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Season One Begins September 6, 2019 | New Episodes Fridays

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.  "Preach" is a production of KUER (NPR Utah) and a participant in the PRX Catapult project. 

Hideo Higashibaba was born into the Unification Church. Its members are commonly known as “Moonies” because of their devotion to the self-proclaimed messiah Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

Makinde Adedapo grew up practicing an ancient West African tradition in Chicago. He talks with Lee Hale about discovering your destiny, the explosion of interest in Yoruban culture and how things can get complicated when your dad is also your priest.

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Preach podcast is back for season two! And we’re kicking things off with Krista Tippett. The unofficial pastor of public radio talks with Lee Hale about her time as a chaplain for patients with Alzheimer's, why she’s a ‘little bit allergic’ to the language of belief and why mystery matters so much. From KUER and PRX.

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The host of Snap Judgment opens up about being agnostic and rethinking the role of belief after growing up in an apocalyptic cult. Plus, the parts of your spiritual upbringing stick that with you in unexpected ways. Hosted by Lee Hale. From KUER and PRX.

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On the first episode of Preach, actor Rainn Wilson — best known for his role as the oddly obsessive Dwight Schrute on The Office — opens up about his messy journey to find a religion that felt right.

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On Preach, host Lee Hale talks to people of all religions about living in the messy middle when it comes to faith.


Some of them are famous. All of them are fascinating. And you can count on each episode to serve up a frank, fun conversation about how we wrestle with life’s biggest questions. From KUER and PRX.