Preach. Because everyBOdy believes in something.

On Preach, host Lee Hale sits down with people from all walks of life and all religions. You’ll hear people talk honestly about their doubts and beliefs. How they wrestle with life’s big questions. And the way spirituality intersects with their daily struggles and joys. 

These days, especially on social media, the word “Preach” is used as a way to encourage someone to share their story. To validate. To tell them that they deserve to be heard. That’s what this show is about. Empowering the people — some of them famous, all of them fascinating — who live in the messy middle of faith. Because we’re all hungry for more frank, fun conversations about how we make sense of life.

About the host

Lee Hale is a millennial who grew up in a devout Mormon household. Three years ago he decided to move to Salt Lake City to report on his own church for KUER (NPR Utah). The experience has been enlightening, disheartening and has changed the way he thinks about belief. So now Lee wants to talk to people of all faiths about living as a believer in the modern world. Because he’s still sorting out it all out. And he thinks you might be too.

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ABOUT THE TEAM

TRICIA BOBEDA — PODCAST MANAGER

What does Tricia believe? Lots of things. That a rally cap can turn things around in a baseball game. That Mister Rogers was right about pretty much everything. That stories are powerful (cue Tyrion Lannister monologue). And you. She believes in you.

CHELSEA NAUGHTON — DIGITAL PRODUCER

Can we say spiritual but not religious without being cringey? After growing up deeply Christian in the Midwest, Chelsea is pretty much #SBNR at this point. She’s also a pop culture junkie with a soft spot for well-told stories.