Truth Be Told
June 14, 2019 10:26 AM   Subscribe

"Truth Be Told is an advice show made by and for people of color. It’s like the friend you call after a long, exhausting day – the one who will laugh, cry, bitch and moan with you. The one who gets it."

It's an Advice podcast by Tonya Mosley, produced and hosted by KQED (an NPR/PBS broadcaster) Podcasts in San Francisco, California, supported by the California Wellness Foundation, the East Bay Community Foundation, and Berkeley Repertory Theater.

(Note: I know Marvin K. White, the man who does a short sermon about Woke and Eve at the beginning of Episode 4 of Truth Be Told, whom I found out about Truth Be Told from. We know each other through a fellowship we both did in 2016-2017 on Equity in the Arts, with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and we're friends. Also my family, from time to time, subscribes to Berkeley Repertory Theater.)

Topics and language are not always safe for work.

In the spirit of hearing and honoring and listening to marginalized people, and in honor of pride month, I hope this podcast gives you new and interesting information and context about the culture and experiences we share.

Podcasts started in May, and are released weekly.

Topics so far:
- Joy (and sexuality)
- Colonized Desire (and preference versus bias in dating)
- Enough (and accents and code switching, and a discussion of "POC")
- Well-Meaning White Folks
- Motherhood (including the assumption that all women of color are mothers/will mother us)

Many/most of the guests are women of color. There are Latinx, Asian, and Black guests. Queerness is well represented. And young and old. Unsure yet on other axes of marginalization.

For me, the podcast has been hilarious and engaging and interesting and nourishing and community-building.
posted by kalessin (11 comments total)

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Since I started commuting by train a couple months ago, I devour podcasts, so I'm adding this to my subscriptions now! Thanks, kalessin!!
posted by xingcat at 10:49 AM on June 14, 2019

Subscribed, thanks!
posted by signal at 10:56 AM on June 14, 2019

Wow, this sounds awesome!

I already subscribe to way too many podcasts, but this sounds too good to pass up.

Plus, supported by Berkeley Rep!

Thanks so much for sharing this, kalessin!
posted by kristi at 12:05 PM on June 14, 2019

Ooh, this looks great! Thanks for sharing!
posted by aka burlap at 1:17 PM on June 14, 2019

Thank you!
posted by lazuli at 1:32 PM on June 14, 2019

The sermon. I am dead.
posted by schroedinger at 4:35 PM on June 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

I like the title, that's clever.
posted by traveler_ at 10:46 PM on June 14, 2019

Subscribed on Stitcher and listened to three episodes this morning. Really loving it.
posted by lazuli at 9:51 AM on June 16, 2019

I just filled out a reader survey for Pacific Standard and I asked for this because I didn’t know if this podcast already existed. Thanks!
posted by Bella Donna at 1:57 AM on June 17, 2019

Been listening today. It’s very good. Great voices. Funny. Super interesting topics. I’ve definitely learned some new things but it also is quite easy and conversational.
posted by amanda at 9:00 PM on June 17, 2019

I started by listening to the well-meaning white folks episode because I’m a well-meaning white person. I am so tempted to create a transcript and send it to a bunch of my fellow white people.
posted by Bella Donna at 4:01 AM on June 18, 2019

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