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Candid conversations about race and identity with KQED's Joshua Johnson.

Customer Reviews

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!