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. From PRX and KUER.
So Long, Farewell, And Thanks
In this final episode of Preach, host Lee Hale talks with his producer Tricia Bobeda about what they learned making the show, and Lee’s exciting new chapter at NPR. From KUER and PRX.
Growing Up Jehovah’s Witness
Host Lee Hale finds himself talking to strangers about religion a lot. So when he was test driving cars, it was bound to come up. It turned out the car salesman, Pete Philbrook, grew up a strict Jehovah’s Witness. And he was willing to answer all of Lee’s questions about the other door-knocking faith. From KUER and PRX.
Amanda Yates Garcia On Witchcraft And Magical Acts
The Oracle of Los Angeles and author Amanda Yates Garcia talks with host Lee Hale about being raised a witch, how she practices magic now, and the power of Saturn. From KUER and PRX.
Sam Sanders On Dogs, Prayer And Putting Your Phone Down
The host of NPR’s It’s Been A Minute opens up about his Pentecostal roots, the power of church music and what he's praying about in these challenging times. From KUER and PRX. Hosted by Lee Hale.
Jessamyn Stanley On Breaking Yoga Stereotypes
She describes herself as a fat, black and queer yoga teacher. And Jessamyn Stanley has garnered a massive following online for her authentic, unapologetic love of yoga. The author and podcaster talks with host Lee Hale about leaving behind her strict upbringing in the Bahá'í Faith and wandering in a spiritual wilderness. Plus, how to combat cultural appropriation. From KUER and PRX.
Calling A Friend To Calm Your Nerves
Host Lee Hale woke up to an earthquake in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning. Between that, and all the coronavirus news, it seemed like a good time to call his friend Jakob Lewis. Jakob hosts the podcast *Neighbors *from Nashville. They had an honest chat about finding faith in times of need, existential uncertainty, and how maybe we can all be better neighbors (even while we keep our physical distance). From KUER and PRX.
Can’t wait to hear what you do next!
I was hesitant to listen to JW interview bc apparently, years after leaving, I still feel so protective of my ex religion and my family members still there. (Ex JWs know what I refer to as ‘apostasy’). I worked myself up to it and on the way related to you and so many of your guests, After years of being told we were SO different from the rest, I realized it’s the same load of crap in different covers.
This has been an incredible help to me and so many others (maybe that’s why Rainn’s price is so high lol).
Sad to hear it go!
I am an active religious person and it brings me happiness. Through PREACH I see differences and similarities and helps me understand why others struggle with religion. I can see it’s not one size fits all. I hear in the interviews the same questions I have always wanted to know. Good luck in D.C!
My favorite podcast, you will be missed! I am an atheist with a deep interest in spirituality. This show is wonderful.