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An Exit Interview with Mark Oppenheimer, Religion Columnist for The New York Times May 11, 2017
Religion should be covered like sports, Jews make good copy, and, let's be real, CrossFit is not a religion. After nearly seven years writing about faith every other week for The New York Times, Mark Oppenheimer reflects on what he's learned. One takeaway: Please stop calling religion coverage the "God beat."

"We are covering human beings who do stuff, or earn a paycheck, in the name of religion," he says. "If there is a God, then he, she, or it is not coverable by us." He spoke to producer Laura Kwerel. First aired in August, 2016.

Mark Oppenheimer, religion writer and co-host of the Unorthodox podcast