About the show

The Delicious Truth with Gloria Cotton, is a podcast series that presents the whole truth about the issues that impact our daily lives.

We believe that what makes something 'delicious' is a certain fullness. Delicious is rich, intimate and powerful. During this podcast, we’ll cover all three delicious layers of the truth.

The Absolute, Empirical Truth
The objective, unbiased precise evidence, the facts, stats and data.

The Personal, Experiential Truth
The experiences people have. Answers to questions like, “How does this show up in peoples’ lives for real?” and “What are some of the things that people don’t know they don’t know and that keep them in a conscious or unconscious darkness or denial about what’s true for others even when it’s not true for them”.

The Consequential, Impactful Truth
The difference this makes in people's lives. Things that answer the questions, “So what?” “Why should anyone care?” and “How does this impact others, not just the target group?”

And finally, we get to NOW WHAT? During this podcast you will hear about resources, solutions, tools and what you can do to make things better, to make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others.

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Episodes

  • Still We Rise - The Unacknowledged Truth

    April 30th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  19 mins 34 secs
    anti-racisim, systemic racisim

    During this episode I’ll be sharing the often discounted and unacknowledged strength of black people. How despite the barriers… We rise. We rise to the challenges, the opportunities and we still exercise joy. Listen in.

  • Hindsight is 2020 - Season Two Has Come to An End

    December 28th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  20 mins 46 secs
    happiness, healing, hope, human interest, humanity, joy, love, self-care, therapy

    As we wrap up this season I do hope that despite how hard 2020 has been for us all, that you felt empowered by the guest featured on each and every episode this season. My hope was that we would acknowledge the problems and pains and provide pathways to healing, to joy.

  • Season 2 - Episode 11: We need to Change. Now what does that mean?

    December 9th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  51 mins 13 secs

    No matter what side of racism we stand on, neither side can be complicit. We gotta change. But what does that mean exactly. Well, our guest on this episode of the delicious truth helps us unpack the why behind our inaction and how we can change.

    I am so excited to introduce you to André Robert Lee. André is a public speaker ON TOPICS RELATED TO issues OF Anti-Racism, Inclusion, and Diversity for educational and corporate institutions.

  • Season 2 - Episode 10: Beginning to Examine the Structures of Racism in Corporate America

    December 2nd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  43 mins 22 secs

    A few of the most common ways we see it are in hiring, compensation, and advancement, and retention. We know these because of all of the "diversity & inclusion" programs set in place in companies across America. However, there are many silent systems that often go undetected that keep the status quo.

  • Season 2 - Episode 9: The Relationship Between Bias and Systemic Racism

    November 25th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  46 mins 3 secs

    When the “New North America” was established, it was clear that black people were not human or equal to white people, even after the civil rights movement. Consequently the architects of society had a non-inclusive cultural standard to adhere to when developing our society.

  • Season 2 - Episode 8: Honoring All of Our Parts

    November 18th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 46 secs

    Have you ever said or thought that you could be great if only a certain part of you would let you? Maybe a phrase like, “I don’t know why I keep letting this partner back in my life? I’m never going to find love.” or “I could be healthy, but I can’t seem to stop eating the wrong things.”

    Usually these thoughts are pretty normal and can begin a dialogue about restoring one's power and sense of self. But when we are addressing larger dysfunctions like eating disorders, addiction, phobias etc.. the exchange between your favored self and the part of you that you have identified as your hated self are at odds and prevents health.

  • Season 2 - Episode 7: Searching for AND in a World of OR

    November 11th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  44 mins 37 secs

    Humans seem to be obsessed with labels. The idea that you look at a certain pronoun, assign it a proper label which comes with a certain definition. With these labels and definitions we expect that these pronouns would mostly adhere to their respective labels. It’s either this OR that. Rarely do we accept pronouns that are this label and AND something else.

    Women are this, men are that. Cats are like this, dogs are like that. Americans are this, Africans are that. Christians are this, Atheist are that. People of color are this, white people are that. Any behavior or label in addition to the predetermined label being added is “Unnatural.” And you know how people treat things deemed unnatural.

    The fascinating thing about this behavior is that humans are constantly evolving and there is so much left to be discovered in the world. What we know about any given thing today is limited to now. That is why labels are such a problem. They are severely limited to whatever was known at the time that the label and subsequent definition was assigned.

    The result has led us to two kinds of people. Those of us who fight to ensure that “natural” is protected and those of us who fight to challenge what it means to be natural. I think what is better than fighting is embracing “AND,” and leaving behind “OR.”

    If we only acknowledged the fact that nothing is an absolute we can embrace the limitless possibilities for any and everything. On this episode our guest knows first hand what it means to live within one's labels and to test the boundaries but not shedding them but adding to them.

    David has extensive experience strategically partnering with individuals, teams, and organizations to heighten effectiveness by enhancing communication and deepening understanding of the legal, financial, cultural, and/or dynamic issues at play.

    Humans seem to be obsessed with labels. The idea that you look at a certain pronoun, assign it a proper label which comes with a certain definition. With these labels and definitions we expect that these pronouns would mostly adhere to their respective labels. It’s either this OR that. Rarely do we accept pronouns that are this label and AND something else.

    Those of us who fight to ensure that “natural” is protected and those of us who fight to challenge what it means to be natural. I think what is better than fighting is embracing “AND,” and leaving behind “OR.”

  • Season 2 - Episode 6: One Woman's Journey to Becoming a Recovering Racist

    November 4th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  44 mins 56 secs

    Racism defined as a prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.

    By that definition, anyone, even those in the majority can suffer from racism. That is not the case. Racism is only effective because of its power to impact the lives of people on a systemic level. People of color aren’t upset about the aforementioned definition, it’s the real definition that keeps us fighting for equality and equity.

  • Season 2 - Episode 5: Stopping and Preventing Bullying and Taking Care of Yourself

    October 28th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  44 mins 18 secs

    There was a time where we thought bullying occurred in school. However, children face bullying at home by their loved ones and with the rise of the internet, bullyings seem to have an incredibly far reach into our lives. Now, you may or may not know your bully.

    Betty Hoeffner is the co-founder and CEO of Hey U.G.L.Y. She is the author of STOP BULLYING HANDBOOK-A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS & THEIR FRIENDS, DEAL FEEL HEAL-KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING EMOTIONAL PAIN, and HUE-MAN KIND-A BOOK TO END RACISM. Hoeffner is a keynote speaker at anti-bullying conferences and resource for the media including national programs like the Steve Harvey Show. She created, and facilitates, Hey U.G.L.Y.’s Stop Bullying Boot Camps, Hue-Man Kind Art Projects, and the DEAL FEEL HEAL-Emotional Healing Program for youth.

    You won’t want to miss the incredible insights she shares about Bullying and the impact it has on all of our lives.

  • Season 2 - Episode 4: Working with Native American Communities

    October 20th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  43 mins 26 secs

    We recently, for the first time in US history celebrated Indigenous Peoples day, formerly Christopher Columbus Day. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the newly branded day. When many of our fellow Americans think of Native American people, vivid images of headdresses, wild and free dancing, mystery, and what is most likely the most popular thought would-be “cowboys and Indians.“

  • Season 2 - Episode 3: The Spirit of Inclusion

    October 16th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 25 secs

    Inclusion is defined as the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure. We are familiar with that right?

    On the playground, everyone gets picked to be on the team. Sucks to be picked last.

    At home, older siblings are required to include their younger siblings. Spouses or lovers are reminded by national holidays to include one another.

    At work, there are affinity groups, conferences, workshops and on a government level, affirmative action policies for the places we work, and the institutions in which we are educated include to include diverse persons.

  • Season 2 - Episode 2: The Revelation of Being a Caregiver

    October 7th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 50 secs

    According to a research study by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are approximately 43.5 million caregivers in the United States that have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months, in 2019. The United States has 331,002,651 citizens.

    This is a subject that impacts 13% of the population, and frankly, there isn’t enough support and awareness on the subject to offer adequate support. This issue is something that needs to be discussed. That is why I invited our guest today to share his first-hand experience with us, on what it’s like to suddenly find himself in the position of Caregiver and how he manages to keep himself healthy both physically and mentally while doing so.