Follow Friday

Follow Friday

Follow Friday

CATEGORY: Arts
Follow Friday is the podcast about who you should follow online. Every week, Eric Johnson talks to creative people about who they follow, and why. Past guests include Tom Scott (YouTube), Alie Ward (Ologies), Franklin Leonard (The Black List), Alexandra Petri (The Washington Post), and Kara Swisher (The New York Times). On Follow Friday, you'll have fun, you'll learn more about your favorite creators, and you'll discover how to make the most of your time online by following the right folks. New to the show? Start here: https://www.followfridaypodcast.com/start-here Visit FollowFridayPodcast.com for full episode transcripts, links to people who have been recommended on the show, and more. For extended episodes and more, back us on Patreon starting at $1/month: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday
  1. July 08, 2022
    40 min
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    #66 Roman Mars (99% Invisible): City flags, stupid walks, shearing sheep
    "When you're a broadcaster, you don't have a conversation you can't use as content," jokes Roman Mars — well, mostly jokes. The host of https://99percentinvisible.org/ (99% Invisible) says he's trying to use th…
  2. June 24, 2022
    36 min
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    #65 Annie Rauwerda (Depths of Wikipedia): Living statues, #NotAllBots, the Holy Trinity Bikini
    When her college internship was canceled by the COVID-19 shutdown in spring 2020, Annie Rauwerda had a lot of unexpected time on her hands. And instead of learning to bake bread or speak Esperanto, she began cu…
  3. June 17, 2022
    37 min
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    #64 Rusty Foster (Today in Tabs): Giving up on crypto, bear chandelier, Halloween puns
    When Rusty Foster started the email newsletter Today in Tabs, in 2013, "tabs" was trendy media slang for the articles open in your browser that you were hate-reading. That meaning has faded into obscurity, but…
  4. June 10, 2022
    42 min
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    #63 UNLOCKED: Bonus follows from Traci Thomas, Josh Fruhlinger, Bridget Todd, and Jesse Thorn
    Today we're playing four bonus follow recommendations that originally were exclusive to Follow Friday XL, our special podcast feed for supporters on Patreon. If you want to get five follow recommendations per w…
  5. June 03, 2022
    53 min
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    #62 Bridget Todd (There Are No Girls On the Internet): 2+2 = applesauce, bringing chaos, three-way phone calls
    https://www.tangoti.com/ (There Are No Girls on The Internet) is an award-winning podcast about people who have always been at the forefront of technology, but whose stories are often ignored or misrepresented.…
  6. May 26, 2022
    8 min
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    Advice for using social media after a mass shooting, with Bridget Todd (There Are No Girls on the Internet)
    A preview of next week's episode, featuring https://www.tangoti.com/ (There Are No Girls on the Internet) host Bridget ToddPlease consider donating to the https://www.gofundme.com/f/mtdrdc-texas-elementary-scho…
  7. May 20, 2022
    47 min
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    #34 Lindsay Ellis (Axiom's End): Phantom of the Opera, 50 Shades of Grey, air disasters
    For more than five years, Lindsay Ellis produced https://www.youtube.com/c/LindsayEllisVids (video essays on YouTube), analyzing everything from the Transformers movies to Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to popula…
  8. May 13, 2022
    1 hr 1 min
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    #61 Jesse Thorn (Bullseye): Scruffy dogs, breakfast cereal, the worst albums of the 20th century
    Jesse Thorn has been podcasting since 2005, when he put his college radio show The Sound of Young America on the internet. He was a little early to the party: https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2005/04/03/po…
  9. May 06, 2022
    46 min
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    #60 Reggie Fils-Aimé (Disrupting the Game): Becoming a meme, becoming a Muppet, video game skills
    Former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé talks about his new book Disrupting The Game and four of his favorite people he follows online.
  10. April 29, 2022
    40 min
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    #59 Danielle Friedman (Let's Get Physical): Cooking in the nude, human footballs, no filters
    On the internet, body shaming is alive and well, nutrition advice can be wildly inaccurate, and it's a lot easier to scroll through Instagram for hours than to get up and go for a run. But Danielle Friedman, wh…
  11. April 22, 2022
    44 min
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    #58 T.J. Raphael (BioHacked: Family Secrets): Brooklyn moms, "monogamish," T9 texting
    When her college friend Amber invited her to the beach five years ago, T.J. Raphael had no idea that saying "yes" would change the course of her career. On the beach, Amber told T.J. about discovering — thanks…
  12. April 15, 2022
    41 min
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    #57 Charlie Harding (Switched on Pop): Daft Funk, TikTok music, canceling Beethoven
    Charlie Harding says he "procrastinates" by watching YouTube videos about sound design. But it's not an aimless hobby, because Charlie is a musician and the co-host of Switched on Pop, Vulture's podcast about t…
  13. April 08, 2022
    44 min
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    #56 Justin Myers (The Guyliner): Fear of custard, writing about yourself, mixtapes vs. d*ck pics
    Justin Myers is a writer for https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/lifestyle/article/social-media-bad-behaviour (British GQ) and the author of three novels, most recently https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/titles/justin-mye…
  14. April 01, 2022
    47 min
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    #55 Josh Fruhlinger (The Comics Curmudgeon): Beetle Bailey, Hyperloop, bisexual lighting
    Josh Fruhlinger is better known to the internet as the Comics Curmudgeon, and for something like 15 years, he's been riffing on the oddities of newspaper comics at https://joshreads.com/ (joshreads.com). If you…
  15. March 25, 2022
    42 min
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    #54 Traci Thomas (The Stacks): The dreamiest dreamboat, Dolphins Without Borders, banned books
    (https://followfridaypodcast.com/traci-thomas (Full transcript))Traci Thomas is the host of https://thestackspodcast.com/ (The Stacks), a podcast about books and the people who read them. Today on Follow Friday…
  16. March 18, 2022
    37 min
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    #53 Broti Gupta (The Simpsons): Sumo oranges, Koko the gorilla, bears aren't real
    When she's not tweeting about https://twitter.com/BrotiGupta/status/1488664591139631108 (sumo oranges) or her podcast https://www.patreon.com/lecturehall (Lecture Hall), Broti Gupta is a writer for The Simpsons…
  17. March 11, 2022
    38 min
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    #17 Ed Zitron (Where's Your Ed At): Joker memes, baseball isn't boring, the best tweet ever
    (https://followfridaypodcast.com/ed-zitron (Full transcript of this podcast available here)).When he's not writing about the media and running a PR agency, Ed Zitron is probably on Twitter, where he's curated a…
  18. March 04, 2022
    32 min
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    #52 Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder): Dadaist art, writer's block, trolling Trebek
    Hrishikesh Hirway is a prolific creator: A podcaster, a newsletter writer, a TED speaker, a composer, and more. And he's also a musician who has collaborated with everyone from Lakeith Stanfield to Yo-Yo Ma; hi…
  19. February 25, 2022
    34 min
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    #51 Alexis Gay (Non-Technical): Wool sweaters, divorcées, bonsai trees
    https://followfridaypodcast.com/alexis-gay (Full transcript here)Alexis Gay is one of those rare cases you hear about: For seven years, she was a tech worker who wanted to do comedy; then, she posted a video on…
  20. February 18, 2022
    47 min
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    #50 Shima Oliaee (Dolly Parton's America): Fake cousins, lazy exorcists, punching down
    Radio journalist Shima Oliaee, known for her many contributions to podcasts like Radiolab and for co-creating the award-winning series Dolly Parton's America, is also an avowed fan of poetry and taking time off…

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