Truth Be Told
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Candid conversations about race and identity with KQED's Joshua Johnson.
||Lessons From a Black Woman’s First Boyfriend||A young black woman starts her dating life with an outright racist.||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||A White Ally Finds Her Voice||Personal stories about being white in America today.||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||A White Girl at a Black College: Dealing With Race on Campus||What business does a white girl have studying at a historically black campus? Cheyenne Haven asked herself the same thing when she got to Howard University.||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Dealing With Racial Drama At Work: Lyndon’s Story||'When I'm moving through the world, it's like I'm responsible for more than just me, and I'm making a point to be an example.'||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Online Racial Profiling Divides Neighbors of Color||Some social networks, including Nextdoor, have changed their policies after a number of racial profiling incidents between real-life neighbors. One controversy broke out at a neighborhood in Oakland, California,||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Life As A Jewish Latina Girl? ¡Meshugenismo!||What is it like being a mixed-race person of color who’s always perceived as white? For one young woman it can make for a life that’s just meshugenismo. Maya Cueva of Berkeley, California tells us her story of learning to live between two world||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Ultrasound Insult||What do you do when your in-laws, make you feel like an outsider? If the rift is racial, it might mean having a very uncomfortable family conversation. It all started at Christmastime, with the announcement of a new baby on the way.||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Who Let YOU Live Here?||Housing discrimination is illegal in this country… but housing harassment? One black man in San Francisco says he learned that still goes on, in unexpected ways.||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Life In A Multiracial Family||You can’t pick your family, but if you’re from a multiracial family you have to pick your battles. Which battles do you fight over people who can’t pronounce your name, people who don’t know what social box to put you in,||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ruining The Company Holiday Party||Here are two things that should never go together: racism… and alcohol. Especially at the company holiday party. Imagine someone in the office having one too many and making a thoughtless, racially charged remark.||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||White in America||What does it mean to be white? If you’ve never thought about it… you’re not alone. People of color wrestle with racial issues all the time. In this hour, white people: it’s your turn. We’ll hear from whites who are trying to support racial||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Race On Campus||They call education “the great equalizer”. For a nation like the USA that’s always struggled with equality, that is an awesome thing. But many students, of all races, find when they get to college that racial conflicts can force some low moment||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Race In The Workplace||If you encountered outright racism in your workplace, then you would probably speak up and take action. That’s obvious. What’s not obvious is how to handle the many other encounters that are racially charged in subtle ways.||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Race And Dating||They say that love is blind. What does it take to make love colorblind? Dating and marriage can be tough enough without bringing race into the equation. In this hour, we’ll hear from people who confronted their racial stereotypes,||5/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 0: Welcome to Truth Be Told!||Here’s a little more about this series.||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
So well Done
I really enjoy this podcast. Callers brings a great sense of community to the pieces and the host continually addresses issues I see happening in my own community. Thank you for providing such a great service to your listeners.
It's the breath of life
"Truth Be Told" (formerly "So Well Spoken") gives me hope and makes me think we're all going to be okay. When you're a token minority, it's pretty depressing to have to nod and smile at all the little racisms, the microaggressions, that happen all the time. They're often too small to want to deal with individually, but they build up from everyone and become mountains. Truth Be Told talks about these awkward situations candidly and discusses how they can be diffused, avoided, responded to, etc. If you're white, take a listen, because you'll learn a lot about how to deal with the little situations that make you feel a little awkward but that you don't know how to act on. If you're a person of color, that a listen, because it's therapeutic to talk about race in a way that is practical and helpful. I love the story style.
Insightful and Relevant
I heard about this from the ads on BART and my interest was immediately piqued. And it lived up to my expectations! Awesome podcast that is extraordinarily topical, particularly in the Bay Area these days. Wonderful and diverse points of view. Yay KQED!
- Category: Personal Journals
- Language: English
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