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We’re the friend you call after a long day. The one who gets it. Through soul-nourishing conversations, host Tonya Mosley explores Black liberation with some of the greatest thinkers of our time. Season 5 explores what the latest psychedelic renaissance means for the Black diaspora. Truth Be Told is a TMI Production in association with American Public Media. We are @DearTruthBeTold on Twitter and @deartbt on Instagram. Reach out to us using the hashtag #DearTBT.

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We’re the friend you call after a long day. The one who gets it. Through soul-nourishing conversations, host Tonya Mosley explores Black liberation with some of the greatest thinkers of our time. Season 5 explores what the latest psychedelic renaissance means for the Black diaspora. Truth Be Told is a TMI Production in association with American Public Media. We are @DearTruthBeTold on Twitter and @deartbt on Instagram. Reach out to us using the hashtag #DearTBT.

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Episodes

Sneak Peek: A New Project From Truth Be Told

2/29/2024
Truth Be Told Presents: She Has A Name, a deeply personal story for host Tonya Mosley. The first episode of this family mystery podcast drops here on the Truth Be Told feed on Thursday, March 28th.

Duration:00:04:02

TBT Live Part 2

9/14/2023
A live conversation in Pasadena, California at the LAist’s Crawford Theatre. Wise One: Casey Gerald, author of There Will Be No Miracles Here. Following the discussion, all five guests from the live event return to the stage to answer questions from the audience.

Duration:00:53:18

TBT Live Part 1

9/14/2023
A live conversation in Pasadena, California at the LAist’s Crawford Theatre. Wise Ones: Jamilah Lemeiux, writer; Nancy Redd, award winning author and podcast host; Steven Canals, screenwriter, producer of FX’s Pose; Ayize Jama Everett, author & documentary filmmaker “A Table of Our Own.”

Duration:00:34:35

Season 5 - BONUS: Madison McFerrin

7/10/2023
Happy Summer! We're stepping into your feed to share a conversation Tonya recently had with singer, songwriter, and producer Madison McFerrin. Madison has been on her own liberation journey the last few years, and it’s evident with her new album “I Hope You Can Forgive Me." Tonya had her music on loop while writing Season 5 of Truth Be Told about using psychedelics to heal racial trauma, so you know we had to have her on the show!

Duration:00:23:29

Season 5 - EP 7: Home

5/25/2023
We’ve explored the psychedelic renaissance with Black scientists, therapists and everyday people in search of healing. In this season closer, host Tonya Mosley finds her own path towards healing. Also, some parting words from our Wise Ones: Ernestine Mosley, Dr. Monnica Williams, Nicolas Powers, Undrea Wright, Camille Barton, Ayize Jama Everett.

Duration:00:22:44

Season 5 - EP 6: A New World

5/18/2023
The public's perception of drugs and drug use is changing. And with it, the decrim movement is in full swing. Soon the FDA is expected to approve psychedelic-assisted therapy. But are these steps enough for Black people in America? Enough to keep us safe in a world of racial bias and over-policing? There’s the potential for liberation but also for oppression. Episode 6 explores what could happen if psychedelics become legal. Wise Ones: Dr. Carl Hart, Neuroscientist; Natalie Ginsberg, Global Impact Officer, MAPS. We want to hear what you think about Truth Be Told! You can help us out by filling out a short audience survey at deartbt.com/survey.

Duration:00:21:19

Season 5 - Slowdown 1: Q & A

5/11/2023
We’re taking a break from our series to answer your questions about psychedelic-assisted therapy and the use of psychedelics to help alleviate depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Duration:00:37:57

Season 5 - EP 4: The Ancestors

5/4/2023
We explore the magic in magic mushrooms and the ancestral and Indigenous origins of using them to heal. What does ancestral knowledge mean for Black people disconnected from our lineage? Wise Ones: adrienne maree brown: author, activist. Undrea Wright, The Ancestor Project.

Duration:00:30:14

Season 5 - EP 3: Self-Made

4/27/2023
Decades after Richard Nixon declared the war on drugs, our evolved understanding of drug addiction has ushered in a new understanding of mental health and the flaws of the criminal justice system, and with it, a resurgence of an age-old medicine, once criminalized — now used as a form of healing. In Episode 3, we meet the children of the drug war and discover how they’re navigating this newfound exploration of psychedelics to find personal healing. Wise Ones: Ayize Jama Everett, Educator; Mary Pryor, Detroiter, Entrepreneur.

Duration:00:30:50

Season 5 - EP 2: Letting Go

4/20/2023
Psychedelics work by allowing us to have an experience with ourselves — To face our biggest traumas without being retraumatized. This episode explores what that experience is like. But first, Black people (rightfully skeptical of altered states) must trust enough to let go.

Duration:00:32:40

Season 5 - EP 1: How To Get Free

4/13/2023
Tonya Mosley is on a journey to experience the depths of freedom and liberation and discovers new research that shows psychedelics as a promising treatment for all forms of PTSD, including racial trauma. Tonya sets out to try magic mushrooms and discovers the psychedelic renaissance is overwhelmingly white despite its Indigenous and African roots. Episode 1 kicks off this 6 part journey led by Tonya which explores the latest science, the push for FDA approval, and the movement to get Black and Brown therapists trained in psychedelic therapy. Wise Ones: Monnica Williams, Researcher; Sara Reed, Licensed Family Therapist; Jazmin Hupp, Psychedelic Guide. Website: deartbt.com Instagram: deartbt TikTok: tonyatalks

Duration:00:40:09

Overture

3/30/2023
If freedom is a birthright, host Tonya Mosley is on a journey to experience the depths of it. Season 5 explores emerging science that shows psychedelics like MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms can help to heal racial trauma, whether it’s diagnosed PTSD or the kind of trauma that comes from the pain of living as a Black person in a racist world. Join us on the journey, beginning April 13th.

Duration:00:05:02

TBT Rewind: The Womb

2/1/2023
Hey fam, Truth Be Told will be back for a new season this spring! In the meantime, enjoy this timely encore conversation about body autonomy with journalist and abortion activist Anoa Changa. If you haven't listened to seasons 3 and 4, get on it! Season 5 of Truth Be Told is coming in April. LINKS: deartbt.com Twitter: deartruthbetold Instagram: deartbt TikTok: tonyatbt Email: tonya@deartbt.com

Duration:00:11:54

PREVIEW: History Is US

7/3/2022
We want to turn you on to a new show that you should consider adding to your podcast queue: History is US. It’s a 6-part documentary podcast from C13-Originals Studios and Jon Meacham — the team behind the 2021 Webby Award-Winning Best Podcast Series “It Was Said.“ It’s written and narrated by Dr. Eddie Glaude, who is a friend of Truth Be Told. You might remember him as a Wise One from Season 2. Eddie is an award-winning author and professor of African American Studies at Princeton University – and he’s such a deeply reflective and generous thinker. It’s a limited series that aims to help us understand how we got here, and how we can all use history to clarify the choices before us.

Duration:00:03:45

How Good Can It Get?

6/16/2022
Bad habits, toxic relationships, soul-sucking jobs — our inner voices tell us the truth, but are we listening? A moment of nakedness in the vastness of the ocean helped restaurant owner Kristi Brown slow down enough to hear what her inner voice was telling her. On this episode of Truth Be Told, we explore how listening to ourselves can lead us to joy and our ultimate purpose.

Duration:00:23:31

Renewal

6/9/2022
#MeToo founder Tarana Burke is known as a truth-teller. In this episode of Truth Be Told she goes even deeper, revealing for the first time the depths of despair she’s felt over the last few months, and the ways during these dark times she’s chasing joy and renewal. And grab your notebook! Mental health counselor Rian Roberson steps in to give us our own mini-therapy session.

Duration:00:39:55

Numb

6/2/2022
What are the words - when there are no words? In the face of so much violence, death, and heartbreak, minister and writer Danté Stewart joins us to talk about what he calls “little experiments of liberation.” GUESTS: Danté Stewart, minister, writer and author of Shoutin’ Into The Fire: An American Epistle. TW: @stewartdantec LINKS: deartbt.com Twitter: deartruthbetold Instagram: deartbt TikTok: tonyatbt Email: tonya@deartbt.com

Duration:00:17:31

Phat / Fat

5/26/2022
Our nation’s obsession with thinness refuses to acknowledge that the ideal, at its core, is racist. How do we get beyond the belief that bigger Black bodies are a problem? And instead, allow ourselves, no matter what size, to take up space? GUESTS: Sabring Strings, Ph.D., scholar, and author of Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia Carvell Wallace, author, and memoirist Mozell Ward, trainer at Radically Fit LINKS: deartbt.com Twitter: deartruthbetold Instagram: deartbt TikTok: tonyatbt Email: tonya@deartbt.com

Duration:00:24:35

The Source

5/19/2022
As Black Americans, we’ve had to fight to get grocery stores into our neighborhoods, while fast-food chains were encouraged to thrive thereby federal policy. It feels like the opposite of a fully liberated life...one where access to nourishing food would be easier than the smoothest drive-thru. How can we build a future where we're closer to the source of our food? We digest that history and envision a future of liberation and nourishment with @DrMChatelain and @feedoursoul founder Adrienne Wilson. GUESTS: Dr. Marcia Chatelain, scholar, and author of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America Adrienne Wilson, founder, of Feed Our Soul LINKS: deartbt.com Twitter: deartruthbetold Instagram: deartbt TikTok: tonyatbt Email: tonya@deartbt.com

Duration:00:29:52

The Womb

5/12/2022
What do body autonomy and reproductive health look like in a post Roe vs. Wade world? The stress of racism and barriers to care–including abortion care–are part of a downward spiral in reproductive justice. Too often, those stressors play out in our wombs as fibroids and cancers. We talk about seeking justice and liberation with our guests. GUESTS: Anoa Changa, journalist and writer of “What’s Next for Roe v. Wade?” Dr. Ashley Davis, Gynecologic Specialist at the Fibroid and Pelvic Wellness Center of Georgia Omisade Burney-Scott, healer and host of Black Girl’s Guide to Surviving Menopause LINKS: deartbt.com Twitter: deartruthbetold Instagram: deartbt TikTok: tonyatbt Email: tonya@deartbt.com

Duration:00:38:54