Haleema Shah




Haleema Shah is a producer and interviewer for To the Best of Our Knowledge, a Peabody award-winning, nationally-syndicated radio program about big ideasShe enjoys telling stories about pop culture, religion and spirituality, and social change.

She has interviewed musicians about their art, talked to religious scholars about identity, 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 ConsideredShe graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Economics.

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