Dana Schwartz (Noble Blood): Bruce Willis, very British words, bad art friends

Follow Friday

Nov 5 2021 • 30 mins

(Full transcript at https://followfridaypodcast.com/dana-schwartz (FollowFridayPodcast.com)) Let's get one thing clear: Despite what some of her podcast critics might claim, Dana Schwartz is not a monarchist. "The whole point of http://noblebloodtales.com/ (Noble Blood) is me pointing out that these royals are just normal people," she says. "I think they're interesting people because they've been given unchecked power often throughout history, but for the record, I don't think that that's the best system of government." And after telling true stories of various monarchs for years on that podcast, Dana has turned her focus to Hollywood royalty in the new show https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-haileywood-88204299/ (Haileywood). In it, she chronicles Bruce Willis' attempt to remake a small town in Idaho in his own image. "He wants to be anonymous, but also wants to be famous and have the power of fame, but only on his terms," she explains. "As a character study, if nothing else, it's incredibly fascinating." Today on Follow Friday, Dana talks about some other incredibly fascinating people, who she follows online: Absurdist comedian https://www.instagram.com/chrisflemingfleming/ (Chris Fleming); author and soothing TikTokker https://www.instagram.com/chrisflemingfleming/ (Victoria Aveyard); writer and comedian https://www.instagram.com/adamhess100/ (Adam Hess); and journalist/podcaster https://twitter.com/rottenindenmark (Michael Hobbes). You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including a bonus follow from Dana, coming early next week — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. Follow us: - Follow Dana on https://twitter.com/DanaSchwartzzz/ (Twitter), https://instagram.com/danaschwartzzz (Instagram), and https://www.tiktok.com/@danaschwartzzz? (TikTok) @DanaSchwartzzz, and pre-order her book https://read.macmillan.com/lp/anatomy-a-love-story/ (Anatomy: A Love Story) - Follow us @followfridaypod on https://twitter.com/followfridaypod (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram), and https://www.tiktok.com/@followfridaypod/ (TikTok) and find clips from the show on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVlDOyFjj9ulmiIrsBJlMqg (our YouTube channel) - Follow Eric on Twitter https://twitter.com/heyheyesj (@heyheyesj) 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, Shinri, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast