Haleema Shah is a producer and interviewer for To the Best of Our Knowledge, a Peabody award-winning radio program and podcast about big ideas.
She enjoys telling stories about pop culture, religion and ethics, and social change. Haleema has reported on national identity in Pakistan, interviewed the mother of legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla about her son's legacy, and has asked complete strangers about wooing people with mixtapes.
Haleema previously worked on the daily news beat when she covered national and state news as a producer for Wisconsin Public Radio’s live news talk show Central Time. She also co-hosted and helped create the network’s pop culture pilot show Entertain Us, and interned for NPR’s All Things Considered. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in History and Economics from Elmhurst College.
HOSTING & INTERVIEWING
Reality TV and Other Things We Secretly Love for To The Best of Our Knowledge
Preserving J Dilla's Legacy With A Beat for To The Best of Our Knowledge
Understanding The Delicate Art Of The Mixtape for WPR's "Entertain Us"
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
Is Guilt A Wasted Emotion? for To The Best of Our Knowledge
Is The Nation-State Splintering? for To The Best of Our Knowledge
White Evangelicals Are Less Likely Than Most To Say Muslims Face A Lot Of Discrimination for WPR's "Central Time"
ODESZA: Love Songs for a Digital Age for NPR's "All Things Considered"