Haleema Shah
 

haleema shah

journalist

 
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ABOUT

People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too.
— STUDS TERKEL

I'm the host and associate producer for the Smithsonian's Sidedoor podcast, and a journalist who believes in using audio to enable audiences to delve deep into the ideas that shape our world. 

I’m passionate about telling sound-rich, long-form stories on everything from art and pop culture to religion and ethics. My work has ranged from reporting on national identity in Pakistan, to an interview with the mother of legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla about her son's legacy, to coverage of Milwaukee as a political laboratory for American Socialists.

Previously, I worked as producer and interviewer on the nationally-syndicated, Peabody Award-winning radio program To the Best of Our Knowledge. In a past life, I was on the daily news beat and covered national and state news as a producer for Wisconsin Public Radio’s live news talk show Central Time. ­

 

CLIPS

Haleema Shah covers International Women's Day marches in Lahore, Pakistan.

Haleema Shah covers International Women's Day marches in Lahore, Pakistan.

HOSTING & INTERVIEWING

Reality TV and Other Things We Secretly Love for To The Best of Our Knowledge

That Brunch in the Forest for “Sidedoor,” a podcast from the Smithsonian

Seriously Seeking Sasquatch for “Sidedoor,” a podcast from the Smithsonian

How to Read the Classics in the Modern Age for To the Best of Our Knowledge

REPORTING

What Monuments Can Tell Us About National Identity for To The Best of Our Knowledge

Why Online Quizzes, Personality Tests, and Horoscopes Help You Feel Special for To The Best of Our Knowledge

As Nut Milk Sales Grow, So Do Dairy Farmer's Frustrations for WPR

PRODUCING

Is Socialism Making a Comeback? for To The Best of Our Knowledge

Is Guilt A Wasted Emotion? for To The Best of Our Knowledge

Is The Nation-State Splintering? for To The Best of Our Knowledge

ODESZA: Love Songs for a Digital Age for NPR's "All Things Considered"

 


RESUME

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Contact

Email: HSHAH003@GMAIl.com
TWITTER: @LELESHAH
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/haleemashah/