#66 Roman Mars (99% Invisible): City flags, stupid walks, shearing sheep

Follow Friday

Jul 8 2022 • 40 mins


"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 the internet more thoughtfully than he used to, and that includes not needing to share everything with the world. "The past year, it's been really the focus of my time, actually not having every thought be on social media and making everything into something," he says. Today on Follow Friday, Roman talks about which creators he likes to follow, including: Constitutional law professor Elizabeth Joh (https://twitter.com/elizabeth_joh (@elizabeth_joh) on Twitter); writer and podcaster John Green (https://www.tiktok.com/@literallyjohngreen?lang=en (@literallyjohngreen) on TikTok); competent people who calmly do things well, such as https://www.tiktok.com/@stellarsidewalks?lang=en (@stellarsidewalks), https://www.tiktok.com/@texasbeeworks?lang=en (@texasbeeworks), and https://www.tiktok.com/@rightchoiceshearing/ (@rightchoiceshearing) on TikTok; and the subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/oddlysatisfying/ (/r/oddlysatisfying). And on https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (Follow Friday's Patreon page), you can unlock an extended version of this interview in which Roman shares a bonus follow recommendation! Thank you to our amazing patrons: Jon, Justin, Amy, Yoichi, Danielle, and Elizabeth. Also: Follow Roman https://twitter.com/romanmars (@romanmars) on Twitter and https://www.instagram.com/theromanmars/ (@theromanmars) on Instagram Listen to https://99percentinvisible.org/ (99% Invisible) and https://learnconlaw.com/ (What Roman Mars Can Learn About Con Law) Follow us @FollowFridayPod on https://twitter.com/followfridaypod (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram) Leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday (LoveThePodcast.com/FollowFriday) Follow Eric https://twitter.com/HeyHeyESJ (@heyheyesj) on Twitter Email us! hello@followfridaypodcast.com This show is a production of Lightningpod.fm, hosted and produced by Eric Johnson Music: https://www.fiverr.com/yonamarie (Yona Marie) Show art: https://www.fiverr.com/dodiihr (Dodi Hermawan) Social media producer: Sydney Grodin