Follow Friday

Follow Friday

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 podcasters like Alie Ward (Ologies), writers like Alexandra Petri (The Washington Post), and YouTubers like Michael Tucker (Lessons From the Screenplay). 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. Visit FollowFridayPodcast.com for full episode transcripts, links to people who have been recommended on the show, and more. For bonus episodes and more, back us on Patreon starting at $1/month: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

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July 22, 2021 37 min
Back us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (Patreon.com/followfriday) Review us: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday (LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday) Full transcript: https://followfridaypodcast.com/alasdair-beckett-king (FollowFridayPodcast.com/alasdair-beckett-king) ~ "One of my principles is that putting too much effort into things makes them funnier." So says Alasdair Beckett-King, an award-winning co...
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Full transcript: https://followfridaypodcast.com/auralnauts (FollowFridayPodcast.com/auralnauts) Back us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (Patreon.com/followfriday) Review us: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday (LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday) ~ Craven Moorhaus and Zak Koonce owe it all to Bane. Craven, an audio designer, and Koonce, a comedy writer, teamed up as the https://www.youtube.com/c/Auralnauts/videos...
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Full transcript: https://followfridaypodcast.com/freddie-wong (https://followfridaypodcast.com/freddie-wong) Back us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (https://www.patreon.com/followfriday) Review the show: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday (https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday) ~ Podcaster and filmmaker Freddie Wong — the co-founder of https://www.rocketjump.com/ (RocketJump) and co-host of https://maximumf...
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Full transcript: https://followfridaypodcast.com/mark-chrisler (https://followfridaypodcast.com/mark-chrisler) Back us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (https://www.patreon.com/followfriday) Review the show: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday (https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday) ~ On https://www.constantpodcast.com/ (The Constant), Mark Chrisler chronicles "a history of getting things wrong" — the ...
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Full transcript: https://followfridaypodcast.com/ann-reardon (https://followfridaypodcast.com/ann-reardon) Back us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (https://www.patreon.com/followfriday) Review the show: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday (https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday) On her YouTube channel How to Cook That, Ann Reardon has shown viewers how to make desserts like an https://www.youtube.com/watch?v&#...
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(https://followfridaypodcast.com/new-patreon (Full transcript available on FollowFridayPodcast.com)) Big news: Starting today, for as little as $1 a month, you can https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (support Follow Friday on Patreon)! Other than the warm fuzzy feeling you get from helping an indie podcaster out, you'll also get cool stuff when you back us: A shout-out on the show, your name in the show notes, sneak peeks at u...
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(http://followfriday.co/tr20 (Full transcript of this episode available here)). If you want to know what's going to win an Oscar in a couple years, you should talk to film and TV producer Franklin Leonard. Since 2005, he and his team at https://blcklst.com/ (The Black List) have circulated an annual list of the best screenplays floating around Hollywood that haven't yet been made into movies. But films that make it to the B...
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(https://followfridaypodcast.com/alexandra-petri (A full transcript of this episode is available at FollowFridayPodcast.com)) Washington Post humorist and avowed pun enthusiast Alexandra Petri writes columns with headlines like, "Are you a https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/01/are-you-brood-x-cicada-or-just-someone-emerging-pandemic-isolation/ (Brood X cicada), or just someone emerging from pandemic isolation?"...
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(https://followfridaypodcast.com/rose-eveleth (A full transcript of this episode is available at FollowFridayPodcast.com)) For more than six years, https://twitter.com/roseveleth/ (Rose Eveleth) has hosted one of the best science podcasts around, https://www.flashforwardpod.com/ (Flash Forward). In every episode, she takes listeners on a trip to the future to explore "possible (and not so possible)" scenarios, such as: What...
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(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 perfect experience for himself: He follows fascinating people who represent what he cares about, and aggressively mutes what he doesn't care for, including words like "doge," "stonk," and "Ga...
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(https://followfridaypodcast.com/adrianne-regina (Full transcript of this podcast available here)). On the podcast they co-host, https://underunderstood.com/podcast/ (Underunderstood), journalists Adrianne Jeffries and Regina Dellea answer the questions that you can't resolve with a simple Google search. For example: Why does everyone in Japan attribute this one quote to https://underunderstood.com/podcast/episode/snoopy-in-jap...
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(https://followfridaypodcast.com/michael-tucker (Full transcript of this podcast available here)). On his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/LessonsfromtheScreenplay/featured (Lessons From the Screenplay), Michael Tucker and his colleagues have analyzed the stories of films like The Dark Knight, Get Out, Casino Royale, and the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. On today's episode, Michael explains why he likes having his ...
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Slate senior editor Allegra Frank usually writes about things that have a big cultural footprint — movies like Godzilla vs. Kong, or TV shows like the Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But one of her all-time favorite social media accounts has only 45 followers and hasn't posted in two years. "I've read their entire Twitter feed many times," she says. On today's episode, Frank also talks with Eric Johnson about...
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Nick Quah has been chronicling the growth of the podcasting industry since 2014 in his email newsletter, https://hotpodnews.com/ (Hot Pod), and he also offers up regular podcast recommendations in the Vulture newsletter https://www.vulture.com/promo/sign-up-for-15-speed-podcast-newsletter.html (1.5x Speed). But he's not only listening to the big, prestigious shows you've heard of. "One of my favorite things to do is to ...
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On her podcast about language, The Allusionist, Helen Zaltzman has covered everything from cryptic crosswords to translations to public apologies. But don't worry: She's not judging your vocabulary when she's reading something for fun. "When I'm not forced by work to do this kind of interpretation, I like to switch that part of my brain off," she says. On today's episode of Follow Friday, Helen talks wit...
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On Slate's new internet culture podcast https://slate.com/podcasts/icymi (ICYMI), Rachelle Hampton and Madison Malone Kircher "gaze deep into the online abyss—and tell you what's gazing back." They've covered topics like Clubhouse, millennials vs. Gen Z on TikTok, and the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6swmTBVI83k (controversial music video) for Lil Nas X's song Montero (Call Me By Your Name). On today&...
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At the Los Angeles Times, tech journalist Johana Bhuiyan writes about privacy, surveillance, and how the actions of companies like Google and Amazon impact real people. And just like the rest of us, she's trying to avoid getting even more addicted to her phone. "I have not allowed myself to download TikTok except for once," she says. "And it was like a three-day binge." On today's episode of Follow Friday, J...
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As the co-host of two popular podcasts — the movie discussion show the /Filmcast and the tech-focused Engadget Podcast — Devindra Hardawar has his finger on the pulse of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. But to understand those rapidly changing industries, he follows critics and academics who have smart, original takes on what's next. On today's episode of Follow Friday, Devindra talks with Eric Johnson about the state of repre...
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What is it like to be the most popular person on Twitter for a day? Comedy writer Zack Bornstein can tell you — he's been that person three times, thanks to his jokes about politics and current events that frequently go viral. "Finally some good news," he https://twitter.com/ZackBornstein/status/1276393136575504384 (tweeted) in June 2020, on one of those three days. "Scientists discovered a treatment that can reduc...
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New York Times columnist Kevin Roose is best known for writing and podcasting about online extremism and disinformation. But his new book, https://www.kevinroose.com/futureproof (Futureproof), is a practical guide that offers "9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation," making it a sort of self-help book for people who don't want to be replaced by robots. "I was talking to someone yesterday and they said, did you ...
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