Sarah Pulliam Bailey is a religion reporter for the Washington Post. She's the former online editor for Christianity Today magazine and a former national correspondent for the Religion News Service.

In our conversation, we talk about what goes into religion reporting - both in-depth coverage and click bait stories - as well as how her own faith affects how she writes about religion for the Washington Post.

This episode is a mix of journalism 101 and personal opinion about the biggest and most important religion stories happening in America right now. Sarah has an interesting perspective as both a reporter and a person of faith herself.

Her favorite book surprised me and had me off to amazon to buy it right away:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Thanks for bearing with the show while we've taken a bit of an unexpected break this month, but we still have a few episodes left in the religion series and then a whole slew of interesting topics and guests for 2017. 

Thanks for listening!