The T-Side Podcast

The T-Side Podcast

Host, Tawnya D, shares stories and has candid conversations with guests about health related topics and life lessons learned from her unique perspective as a trauma survivor, licensed therapist, doula and music enthusiast. Her mind is a 24 hour soundtrack so every lesson comes with a theme song.


June 1, 2022 52 mins

Tawnya gives her random thoughts on the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard case while doing a live test run using Streamyard for the first time. 

Have you been watching the trial? Based on the evidence, who do you think will win the case JD or AH?  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  #JohnnyDepp #AmberHeard       


Theme Song: “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley (2006) 

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I missed you!  Did you miss me? Lol  I am hopping on to give a quick update since I haven’t released an episode in about a month. Life has been taking a toll on me!  In this brief update I talk about Black History Month, Heart Health Month, give an update on what’s been going on in my world with a bonus “Does That Make Me Old?” moment, give an update on the podcast, and give some recommendations on shows and movies to watch. 

I wil...

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Have you ever thought about going to therapy, but only heard horror stories from other people that went?  If so, this episode is for you.  This episode is being dual released in conjunction w/ ShaVanna Spratt, host of Da Hood Talks Podcast.  Last year she reached out to me about partnering with her in her new series called “Da Hood Heals” where she brings different experts on to talk about therapy and the importance of mental healt...

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January 6, 2022 50 mins

What exactly is an Enneagram, you ask?  I had the same question so I looked it up and found out that it’s a personality typification system, similar to other popular tests you may have heard of, but much more detailed.  This week I talk with certified Enneagram Coach, Misty Escobar, and have her explain exactly what an Enneagram is and how it can be used to help you with your personal transformation and growth. I identified as a “4...

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December 30, 2021 18 mins

Can you believe it's the last week of 2021?  There's been a lot of ups and downs this year. It's easy to talk about and focus on the bad things because they can easily overshadow everything else, but there’s always something good to talk about.  This week Tawnya talks about some highlights of 2021 and shares her go to song that she listens to when she feels like life is too overwhelming and discusses some of the lyrics.


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December 22, 2021 12 mins

This week Tawnya reflects on some fond Christmas memories and invites you to check out her Spotify Christmas playlist filled with all of the nostalgic songs she grew up listening to including her ALL TIME favorite Silent Night by The Temptations.  

Do you have that one song that you have to hear every year?  What are some of your favorite Christmas songs and Christmas memories? Leave a comment or reach out to her via email at   the...

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December 11, 2021 18 mins

Can you believe it’s December already!  That’s right it’s #SagSeason baby!  That means it’s Tawnya’s birthday month. Since her birthday falls so close to Christmas she just gets in where she fits in for her celebration. Tune in to find out what she has planned for this month.  She also gives you a “Does That Make Me Old” moment.  She also wants to know why aren’t you supposed to ask a woman how old she is? 

Do you have any birthday...

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December 5, 2021 25 mins

Growing up in Generation X, sex was not discussed.  Like everything else, it was just expected to be learned along the way.  Today Tawnya talks with sexologist, Bre Tyner, about sexual wellness and the importance of normalizing sexuality.  They discuss sex during pregnancy, The overall health benefits of sex, foreplay and the difference between sex and intimacy.  Bre even shares some tips to promote intimacy into your relationship.


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November 27, 2021 28 mins

The holiday shopping season is officially upon us! Tawnya also likes to consider this her birthday season and gives a PSA on behalf of all Sagittarius/December babies.  She discusses things to be aware of when online shopping and gives some Do’s and Don'ts on gift buying  that won’t break the bank.  After all, it’s the thought that counts, right?  She also discusses the latest films she’s seen in her  “What I’ve Been Watching” ...

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This week Tawnya chats it up with Atlanta comedienne and podcaster, Kyndra Crump.  Kyndra is a recent graduate from Clark Atlanta University. She obtained her Bachelors in Mass Communications and plans on having her own radio/tv show.  Among other things they discuss how she got into comedy and people spending money they don’t have. Kyndra even drops some gems in a five for five (well four and a possible) and five Bible verses.

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November 13, 2021 60 mins

Tawnya's brother DeMarco makes his seasonal visit to the podcast; this time in a professional capacity as a community organizer. They break down some of the lyrics to Billy Joel's iconic song "We Didn't Start The Fire" and get into an in depth discussion about how many of the things mentioned are still relevant today.  What role do you play in helping to put out the fires?  What is "political hobbyism" a...

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November 7, 2021 10 mins

Yes it’s that time of year again! It’s Daylight Savings Time, the time of year when we get to “fall back” and set our clocks back one hour to get an extra hour of time in our day.  But what exactly is daylight savings time anyway.  The concept has always been confusing to Tawnya so she decided to educate herself.  Who decided we needed to change our clocks twice a year?  What does Benjamin Franklin have to do with it? Tawnya had al...

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October 27, 2021 18 mins

Halloween in the 80’s was the best!  At least Tawnya thinks so.  From the movies to the characters, to the songs, everything was iconic.  Well maybe not those plastic costumes and masks. Lol October is also the awareness month for both Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence. She shares some information about male breast cancer and the contact information for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

What were some of your favorite Hallo...

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Tawnya is solo this week and doing a little reflection on the past year being a podcaster. Have you ever asked someone what was the first word that came to mind when they thought about you?  Well that's exactly what Tawnya did when formulating the T-Side as a solo host.  Tune in to see what people really think about her.  She also shares the real reason for continuing the podcast despite all of her challenges this past year. 


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October 13, 2021 23 mins

(Paisley Park pt. 2) There was so much to talk about from their recent visit to Minneapolis, it had to be broken down into two parts.  This week Tawnya, Myette and LeNiece continue their discussion about their trip to Minneapolis. They talk about their emotional visit to the George Floyd Memorial.  They discuss how it made them feel being in that space, their takeaways from it and the benefits of a community garden.  Also, find out...

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October 5, 2021 44 mins

Tawnya kicks off Season 3 by celebrating the 1 year anniversary of The T-Side Podcast. Joining the celebration are her friends, Myette and LeNiece, as they talk about their recent trip to Paisley Park. 

  • What exactly is a Birthday Club? 
  • Pros/Cons of the Paisley Park Tour
  • Find out if Myette was able to purify herself in Lake Minnetonka.
  • The importance of appreciating and enjoying the little things in life
  • Theme Song x2:  Sign O' Th...

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    September 25, 2021 13 mins

    This is a bonus episode/story time about the time Tawnya and her friend went to Las Vegas to celebrate graduating from grad school and ended up meeting Michael Jackson in 2002.  In another moment of epicness, they also got to see the great Muhammed Ali while attending the Laila Ali fight. 

    Theme song: Remember The Time by Michael Jackson


    Background Music:  

    Nuh Na Nuh by Kevin MacLeod Link:

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    August 30, 2021 23 mins

    It’s a wrap! Tawnya gives a recap of Season 2 and talks about her personal growth this past season. She talks about her first trip since October 2019. Season 3 will be back in October to kick off the 1yr anniversary of the podcast.  She even decided to do a spontaneous giveaway. Tune in for your chance to win!  

    As always your feedback and suggestions are always welcomed so let Tawanya know what you liked/didn’t like about this pas...

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    August 20, 2021 32 mins

    Show Notes - Season 2, Track 12: Working Day and Night

    In the last full episode of  Season 2 Tawnya will tell you what she has been up to during her brief periods of being M.I.A. over the past couple of months. She will also talk about her first time ever taking a full week of vacation in her 20+ year career.  She also has an unexpected “Does that make me old?” moment. Tune in next week for a recap of Season 2.  Be sure to reac...

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    July 29, 2021 45 mins

    Fun fact: Tawnya loves to travel, but due to ‘Rona she hasn’t been able to. Today she is joined by Phil aka The Blerd Explorer to talk about his most recent book, The Black Traveler’s Guide To Daegu. He explains how he got to South Korea and what it’s like to live there, especially as a black man.  Although geared towards the black traveler, the book is a great resource for anyone considering travel to South Korea. Tawnya asks ques...

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