#51 Alexis Gay (Non-Technical): Wool sweaters, divorcées, bonsai trees

Follow Friday

Feb 25 2022 • 34 mins


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 Twitter in April 2020 that took her from under 1,000 followers to more than 15,000. Several viral hits later, she's now pursuing comedy full-time and hosting the podcast https://redcircle.com/shows/non-technical (Non-Technical), where she interviews people from the tech world about everything that's not on their résumes. Today on Follow Friday, Alexis shares the love and talks about four of the coolest people she follows online: Someone she's jealous of: Evan Ross Katz, @evanrosskatz on https://twitter.com/evanrosskatz (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/evanrosskatz/ (Instagram) Someone who makes her think: Mike Isaac, https://twitter.com/MikeIsaac (@MikeIsaac on Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/mike_isaac/ (@mike_isaac on Instagram) Someone who makes her laugh: Kylie Brakeman, @deadeyebrakeman on https://twitter.com/deadeyebrakeman (Twitter) and https://www.tiktok.com/@deadeyebrakeman (TikTok) Someone who's an expert in a very specific niche she loves: Tobin Mitnick, @jewslovetrees on https://www.instagram.com/jewslovetrees/ (Instagram) and https://www.tiktok.com/@jewslovetrees/ (TikTok) And on https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (our Patreon page), you can pledge any amount of money to get access to Follow Friday XL — our members-only podcast feed with exclusive bonus follows. That feed has an extended-length version of this interview in which Alexis talks about someone super-talented who is still under the radar, the musician and comedian https://twitter.com/iamsarahdooley (Sarah Dooley). Also: Follow Alexis @YayAlexisGay on https://twitter.com/yayalexisgay (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/yayalexisgay/ (Instagram) Follow us @FollowFridayPod on https://twitter.com/followfridaypod (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram) Follow Eric https://twitter.com/HeyHeyESJ (@heyheyesj) on Twitter Theme song written by Eric Johnson, and performed by https://www.fiverr.com/yonamarie (Yona Marie). Show art by https://www.fiverr.com/dodiihr (Dodi Hermawan). Thank you to our amazing patrons: Jon, Justin, Amy, Yoichi, Elizabeth, Sylnai, and Matthias