Follow Friday

By Eric Johnson / LightningPod

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

  1. 1.
    Reza Farazmand (Poorly Drawn Lines): Persian chicken, desert blues, Commodore 64
    35:10
  2. 2.
    Eric Molinsky (Imaginary Worlds): Spice Girls, colorizing history, James Bond's friend Chewbacca
    39:23
  3. 3.
    LIVE - Kara Swisher (The New York Times): Crypto bros, Uncle Satan, political sex scandals
    54:09
  4. 4.
    Dallas Taylor (Twenty Thousand Hertz): Phil Collins, finding joy, fake supermarkets
    40:09
  5. 5.
    Lindsay Ellis (Axiom's End): Phantom of the Opera, 50 Shades of Grey, air disasters
    45:18
  6. 6.
    Dave Jorgenson (The Washington Post): Hogwarts houses, wholesome comedy, Survivor
    37:41
  7. 7.
    Dave Pell (NextDraft): Florida men, Apple fanboys, Japanese roller coasters
    44:01
  8. 8.
    Morgan Sung (Mashable): Frog bread, astrology, poisonous mushrooms
    33:26
  1. 9.
    Four super-weird accounts you should follow (ft. Ed Zitron, Allegra Frank, Kevin Roose, and Freddie Wong)
    31:28
  2. 10.
    Four comedians you should follow (ft. Adrianne Jeffries, Zack Bornstein, Alie Ward, and Helen Zaltzman)
    28:27
  3. 11.
    Max Miller (Tasting History): Musical theater, insatiable curiosity, Lady Gaga
    35:16
  4. 12.
    Liana Finck (The New Yorker): Pit bulls, Hawaiian tortoises, bread shoes
    26:16
  5. 13.
    Alasdair Beckett-King (Comedian): Mr. Blobby, Vine, paper puppets
    37:31
  6. 14.
    The Auralnauts (Craven Moorhaus and Zak Koonce): Funeral DJs, lightsaber ASMR, Howard the Duck
    46:28
  7. 15.
    Freddie Wong (RocketJump): TikTok magic, train surfing, singing skeletons
    45:54
  8. 16.
    Mark Chrisler (The Constant): Chicago's worst food, The Berenstain Bears, video games are art
    35:25
  9. 17.
    Ann Reardon (How to Cook That): Food fakery, glitterbombs, steamy photographs
    38:19
  10. 18.
    Follow Friday's new Patreon + Alexandra Petri, Rose Eveleth, and Ed Zitron bonus picks
    23:23
  11. 19.
    Franklin Leonard (The Black List): Ted Lasso, being a good ally, how to sell a book
    41:35
  12. 20.
    Alexandra Petri (The Washington Post): Smuggling drugs in fish, the end of the universe, yelling at "Cats"
    38:14
  13. 21.
    Rose Eveleth (Flash Forward): Underwater aliens, COVID journalism, the language of science
    30:20
  14. 22.
    Ed Zitron (EZPR): Joker memes, baseball isn't boring, the best tweet ever
    35:45
  15. 23.
    Adrianne Jeffries & Regina Dellea (Underunderstood): McMansions, dogs eating butter, persuading Joe Rogan
    31:36
  16. 24.
    Michael Tucker (Lessons From the Screenplay): “Jingle Bells," visual effects, the danger of common sense
    32:17
  17. 25.
    Allegra Frank (Slate): S**tposting, Instagram art, ice cube role-playing
    37:05
  18. 26.
    Nick Quah (Hot Pod): Gen Z musicians, sports journalism, video game design
    30:58
  19. 27.
    Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist): Blind dates, the word “queer," the wellness industry
    41:44
  20. 28.
    Rachelle Hampton & Madison Malone Kircher (ICYMI): The Tudors, The West Wing, Cate Blanchett
    36:28
  21. 29.
    Johana Bhuiyan (The Los Angeles Times): Funny TikToks, Filipina hip-hop, Brown dads
    28:59
  22. 30.
    Devindra Hardawar (The /Filmcast): Parasite, Hades, surviving a pandemic
    29:41
  23. 31.
    Zack Bornstein (Comedian): Bigoted biscuits, stand-up heroin, Twitter politicians
    24:03
  24. 32.
    Kevin Roose (The New York Times): Boomer memes, the power of naps, and hustle culture
    29:00
  25. 33.
    Alie Ward (Ologies): Diversity in science, shy comedians, the gayness of paint
    40:20
  26. 34.
    Chelsea Rebecca (Dead Meat): Horror movie fans, the dirtbag left, pro wrestling
    31:16
  27. 35.
    Tre’vell Anderson (FANTI): Black journalists, hairy people in dresses, “love/hate”
    35:21
  28. 36.
    Jenn Takahashi (Best of Nextdoor): Ice-T’s first bagel, very good dogs, meme thieves
    25:39
  29. 37.
    Ryan Broderick (Garbage Day): Twitter trolls, ska music, goblincore
    34:11
  30. 38.
    Avery Trufelman (The Cut): “Thirsty on main,” distilled knowledge, future karaoke classics
    26:25
  31. 39.
    What is Follow Friday?
    1:30

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