The Night Light with Joshua Johnson
The Night Light with Joshua Johnson
Trump-Haley Primaries / Ending DEI Forever / Oscars Snub Barbie?

Trump-Haley Primaries / Ending DEI Forever / Oscars Snub Barbie?


Donald Trump has a solid lead going into the South Carolina Republican Primary. Its former Governor Nikki Haley vows to fight on. Pundits say it’s all over for her. I’ll explain why I think they’re wrong.

Conservatives are pushing hard to end diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) programs at companies and colleges. The more I think about it, the more I realize these programs should end… but not the way they think it should.

The Academy Award nominations are out, and as always the snubs are a hot topic. Some are upset that Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig didn’t get nominated for “Barbie”. Except, that’s not quite true: Robbie did get nominated, in a way that’s more important than you might realize.

And Apple’s Macintosh computer turns 40 today. Apple’s big projects include the Vision Pro and a long rumored electric car, but its real legacy is… the Super Bowl! I’ll show you the ad that changed everything.


I know a two-hour show can be a lot to listen to, and you’re not always going to be equally interested in all of it. That’s why I’m working on better ways to guide you through the segments, so you can skip ahead to exactly what you want to hear when you want to hear it. Step one is giving you timecodes for each segment:

2:13 - Barbie
17:55 - NH Primary & SC Preview
38:34 - listener comments/questions (politics)
53:12 - Ending DEI
1:17:25 - listener comments/questions (DEI)
1:30:23 - my 23AndMe ancestry report
1:36:51 - Mac turns 40

Also, I’ve updated my Linktree website containing all my social media & merch links. Now you can go to to find everything, including this Substack site.


Many thanks to everyone who took part in last night’s AMA. If you missed it, here’s the link for paid subscribers to watch on-demand:

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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.