A former church girl's search for a new spiritual home : Code Switch After leaving the Pentecostal Church, reporter Jess Alvarenga has been searching for a new spiritual home. They take us on their journey to find spirituality that includes the dining room dungeon of a dominatrix, Buddhist monks taking magic mushrooms and the pulpit of a Pentecostal church. This episode is a collaboration with our friends at LAist Studios. Special thanks to the Ferriss, UC Berkeley's Psychedelic Journalism program for their support.

A former church girl's search for a new spiritual home

A former church girl's search for a new spiritual home

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After leaving the Pentecostal Church, reporter Jess Alvarenga has been searching for a new spiritual home. Jackie Lay hide caption

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After leaving the Pentecostal Church, reporter Jess Alvarenga has been searching for a new spiritual home.

Jackie Lay

This week's episode is a collaboration with our friends at LAist Studios about finding salvation in unexpected places.

After leaving the Pentecostal Church, reporter Jess Alvarenga has been searching for a new spiritual home. They takes us on their journey to find spirituality that includes the dining room dungeon of a dominatrix, Buddhist monks taking magic mushrooms and the pulpit of a Pentecostal church.

Special thanks to the Ferriss, UC Berkeley's Psychedelic Journalism program for their support.

Help support Code Switch and listen sponsor-free every week by signing up for Code Switch+ at plus.npr.org/codeswitch

This episode was reported by Jess Alvarenga. It was produced by Schuyler Swenson and Max Freedman. It was edited by Sophia Paliza-Carre Dalia Mortada. Greta Pittenger contributed to the research and fact-checking on this episode.

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