We Answer Your Questions About What’s Next After Joshua Steps Down

After nearly three years with 1A, Joshua is stepping down to join MSNBC as an anchor. His last day is December 20th. Joshua served as the inaugural host of 1A and has been instrumental in our success as a national talk show, following in the footsteps of The Diane Rehm Show.

You might have some questions. Here are some answers, and we’ll be updating this post as we learn more.

Is the show ending?

Nope! You’re stuck with us. After Joshua’s last day in the host’s chair, we’ll rebroadcast several conversations over the holiday season. We’re back with new shows on December 27, 2019.

Who will host the show?

We’re still figuring that out. We’re grateful that reporter (and person who has the distinction of appearing on the show as a host and a guest) Todd Zwillich will host as we conduct a search for a new host. With our partners at NPR, WAMU is looking for someone whose personal principles and values align with the ethos of 1A and public media.  The ideal candidate celebrates and seeks out diversity, has a background in producing, excels under the pressure of daily deadlines, and helps foster a culture of collaboration, civility and inclusivity.

Is the production team leaving?

You’re also stuck with them. Executive producer Rupert Allman and the rest of our staff will remain with the show.

Will you produce my idea for a conversation?

Super glad you asked. Maybe! You can always pitch us here, but if you submit an idea soon,  it might be a part of our listener-suggested series, which will happen in January.

We’re sad to see Joshua go. But we’re excited about this new chapter of the show. And we always want to hear from you — your ideas, your feedback or anything else you’d like to share with us.