The Night Light with Joshua Johnson
The Night Light with Joshua Johnson
Episode 8: Ask Me Anything!
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Episode 8: Ask Me Anything!

(Quickly, before my existential crisis sets in)
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Hey there:

Hope you’re enjoying a restful Labor Day weekend. This episode picks up my recent post about what you might call a crisis of faith. Lately it’s been hard to maintain my hopefulness about democracy, or about my ability to make positive change within it. I explored that in the post, and in this episode.

Also, thanks to everyone who attended my first live streamed Ask Me Anything! If you missed it, this episode contains an extended excerpt. You can watch the whole thing here on YouTube.

Work on the new studio continues — I plan to have it spruced up in the next few weeks. And I’m experimenting with different formats for this podcast, as you’ll hear me mention in the episode. I’d love your thoughts on what you’ve heard so far. Eight episodes in, I’m sure some segments have hit the mark for you more than others. What did you like? What would you like more of? Maybe it’s something I haven’t done yet — I’m open to ideas.

Hope you can find time for some leisure on this holiday weekend before the autumn rush begins (if it hasn’t already). I’ve spent this weekend dodging raindrops here in Las Vegas: nothing nearly as bad as what my friends at Burning Man are enduring, but still pretty serious flooding in some parts of town. Thankfully, no damage here… just a little water that seeped under the door. I’ll never forget a speaker who came to visit my elementary school class one day. She told us (and this is true) that in her language, Setswana, the word for rain — pula — is also a word for money. Botswana calls its currency the Pula, because rain is so scarce in its desert climate.

I’ll take that as a good omen. Why not, right?

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The Night Light with Joshua Johnson
The Night Light with Joshua Johnson
Bright, nonpartisan insights on news & culture from former NPR & MSNBC host Joshua Johnson.