PODCAST

Follow Friday

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
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What is Follow Friday?
Jan 16 2021
1 min
Bijan Stephen (Eclipsed): A quest for cookies, Tinder robots, imaginary video games
(https://followfridaypodcast.com/bijan-stephen (Full transcript)) Today on Follow Friday, journalist and podcaster Bijan Stephen talks about his new history podcast https://www.campsidemedia.com/shows/eclipsed (Eclipsed) and recommends four of his favorite accounts to follow online: Someone he'd like to be friends with: Tim Rogers, https://www.youtube.com/c/ActionButton/videos (@actionbutton) Someone he's followed forever: Hrishikesh Hirway, https://twitter.com/HrishiHirway (@hrishihirway) Someone super-talented who's still under the radar: Nicole He, https://twitter.com/nicolehe (@nicolehe) Someone who makes the internet a better place: Leon Chang, https://twitter.com/leyawn (@leyawn) You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including a bonus follow recommendation from Bijan, coming next week — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. Follow us: - Follow Bijan on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bijancakes/ (@bijancakes) and on https://twitter.com/bijanstephen (Twitter) and https://www.twitch.tv/bijanstephen (Twitch) at @bijanstephen - 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 and full episodes 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
2d ago
37 mins
Amory Sivertson and Ben Brock Johnson (Endless Thread): Meme history, happy dogs, and the cutest animal — elephants
(https://followfridaypodcast.com/endless-thread#rec381278720 (Full transcript here)) After three years of reporting out stories that originated on Reddit, the WBUR podcast https://www.wbur.org/podcasts/endlessthread (Endless Thread) parted ways with the social app this year, and started asking, "What else can we say about the internet?" "Follow Friday is a great example of how there's so much out there, and we felt like we had more work to do," says Endless Thread co-host Amory Sivertson. "So that's where we are now, telling stories that paint a broader picture of our online interactions and the communities that are formed." And most recently, Amory and her co-host Ben Brock Johnson have been tackling the history of some of the internet's greatest memes, including Rickrolling, Scumbag Steve, and "Woman Yelling At Cat." "A lot of times the image kind of speaks for itself, or at least it brings a vibe that — as long as people put a caption on it — is understandable to you, you can enjoy it and you can pass it on," Ben says. "But there are multiple layers to memes." Today on Follow Friday, Amory and Ben recommend four of their favorite accounts from across the internet: A https://www.youtube.com/c/cnliziqi/videos (cinematic and pastoral YouTube channel) about food in western China; a curated and approachable https://twitter.com/womensart1/ (collection of women's art) on Twitter; a https://twitter.com/kenyatta (pragmatic meme expert) who's making the internet a better place; and a https://www.instagram.com/sheldricktrust/ (Kenyan nonprofit) protecting elephants, rhinos and more. Plus: What are their favorite memes? You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including two bonus follows from Amory and Ben, one of which is already out — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. Follow us: - Follow Amory on https://twitter.com/amorymusic (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/amorymusic/ (Instagram), and https://www.facebook.com/amorymusic (Facebook) @AmoryMusic - Follow Ben on https://twitter.com/TheBrockJohnson (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/thebrockjohnson/ (Instagram) @TheBrockJohnson - 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 and full episodes 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
Nov 19 2021
41 mins
Alasdair Beckett-King, Morgan Sung, Lindsay Ellis, and Gavin Purcell: Bonus follows UNLOCKED
(Full transcript at https://followfridaypodcast.com/patreon-special (FollowFridayPodcast.com)) Supporters of the Follow Friday Patreon page get a shout-out on the podcast, exclusive previews of who's coming up on future episodes, and — most importantly — bonus podcasts, with follow recommendations from our amazing guests that didn't make it into the main episode. Today on Follow Friday, we're unlocking four of those bonus episodes, which were originally available only to Patreon supporters. They feature ... - Comedian https://followfridaypodcast.com/alasdair-beckett-king (Alasdair Beckett-King), recommending "aspiring philosopher" https://twitter.com/lastpositivist/ (Liam Bright) - NBC News reporter https://followfridaypodcast.com/morgan-sung (Morgan Sung), recommending journalist/roller dancer https://www.instagram.com/fairyquadmuva/?hl=en (Liz Brazile) - YouTuber and bestselling author https://followfridaypodcast.com/lindsay-ellis (Lindsay Ellis), recommending YouTuber https://www.youtube.com/c/KatBlaque/videos (Kat Blaque) - Way Too Interested host https://followfridaypodcast.com/gavin-purcell (Gavin Purcell), recommending Glitch CEO https://twitter.com/anildash (Anil Dash) If you've been on the fence about joining the Patreon page, then today's show will give you a good idea of what to expect. You can pledge any amount you want, starting at just $1/month, at https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (patreon.com/followfriday). Follow us: - Alasdair is on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/ABeckettKing/videos (@ABeckettKing) and on Twitter https://twitter.com/MisterABK (@MisterABK) - Morgan is on Twitter https://twitter.com/morgan_sung (@morgan_sung) and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ratsoverflowers/ (@ratsoverflowers) - Lindsay is on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/LindsayEllisVids (@LindsayEllisVids) - Gavin is on Twitter https://twitter.com/gavinpurcell (@gavinpurcell) - Follow us @followfridaypod on https://twitter.com/followfridaypod (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram) - Eric is 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
Nov 12 2021
37 mins
Dana Schwartz (Noble Blood): Bruce Willis, very British words, bad art friends
(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
Nov 5 2021
30 mins
Gavin Purcell (Way Too Interested): Homing pigeons, Gollum, NFTs
(Full transcript at https://followfridaypodcast.com/gavin-purcell (FollowFridayPodcast.com)) When he set out to make a podcast, Emmy-winning writer and TV producer Gavin Purcell thought about the last time he took a chance on a new medium, in the early days of blogging and YouTube. "I was really interested in Japanese TV," he says. "YouTube was like this weird wild west where like all this stuff was getting uploaded, and I started paying attention to it. And then I started a blog and the blog got really successful and it almost became like a completely separate part of my life." The blog didn't become his career, but creating it taught Gavin the value of following our passions, because "they will open up so much more in our brains and introduce things that could be something, a bigger part of our lives." His podcast, https://waytoointerested.com/ (Way Too Interested), unites his friends and celebrity guests — the people who are "way too interested" in a passion or hobby — with experts who can answer all their burning questions about that obsession. Today on Follow Friday, Gavin talks about some of the fascinating people he follows online: Writer and poetry lover https://twitter.com/_zeets (Zito Madu); Twitch streamer and "VTuber" https://www.youtube.com/c/CodeMiko/videos (Code Miko); bestselling author and podcaster https://twitter.com/SheaSerrano (Shea Serrano); and NFT artist and educator https://twitter.com/bryanbrinkman (Bryan Brinkman). You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including a bonus follow from Gavin, coming early next week — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. And, if you're in the US and you're pledging $5 or more as of October 31, you will get a handwritten thank-you note and a sheet of Follow Friday stickers, which are not available anywhere else! Visit https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (patreon.com/followfriday) to get started. Follow us: - Follow Gavin on Twitter https://twitter.com/gavinpurcell (@gavinpurcell) and listen to his podcast, https://waytoointerested.com/ (Way Too Interested) - 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 Johnson 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
Oct 29 2021
42 mins
Samir Mezrahi (Zillow Gone Wild): Hidden treasure, reply guys, Spirit Halloween
(https://followfridaypodcast.com/samir-mezrahi (Full transcript at FollowFridayPodcast.com)) Samir Mezrahi's mind is on the gutters — not in the gutter. As the creator of the Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/zillowgonewild/?hl=en (Zillow Gone Wild) and the video series https://instagram.com/celebrityhomeshopping (Celebrity Home Shopping), he's seen a lot of gaudy McMansions (and proper mansions), which typically haven't been designed with water removal in mind. "They just stick out, and so many HOMEies — which is our squad in the show — will send me pictures of terrible gutters they see," he says. "I've awoken people to seeing bad gutters in their neighborhoods, around town, everywhere. So people are always sending me pictures or Insta posts or Reels. And it's always like, 'Why are you doing this to me?'" On today's episode of Follow Friday, Samir talks about the sort of content he prefers to consume online, including posts from the HGTV stars https://www.hgtv.com/shows/property-brothers (The Property Brothers); Tesla Technoking (that's his real title) https://twitter.com/elonmusk (Elon Musk); mansion tour guide https://www.youtube.com/c/EnesYilmazer/featured (Enes Yilmazer); and musical comedian https://twitter.com/NickLutsko (Nick Lutsko). You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. And, if you're in the US and you're pledging $5 or more as of October 31, you will get a handwritten thank-you note and a sheet of Follow Friday stickers, which are not available anywhere else! Visit https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (patreon.com/followfriday) to get started. Follow us: - Follow Samir on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/samir/ (@samir), https://instagram.com/celebrityhomeshopping (@celebrityhomeshopping) and https://www.instagram.com/zillowgonewild/?hl=en (@zillowgonewild) - 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 Johnson 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
Oct 22 2021
34 mins
Reza Farazmand (Poorly Drawn Lines): Persian chicken, desert blues, Commodore 64
(https://followfridaypodcast.com/reza-farazmand (Full transcript at FollowFridayPodcast.com)) https://poorlydrawnlines.com/ (Poorly Drawn Lines) creator Reza Farazmand thought he knew what to expect when adapting his popular webcomic as an animated TV show. After all, he had seen a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ytZ5DByr4w (documentary) about how South Park gets made. "That gave me the sense that making an animated show would be this wild process with late nights and a bunch of fast food," he says. "But it was really more of a slow, gradual process with a lot of emailing and phone calls ... It was a lot slower than I thought, but it was also an extremely gratifying and fun process." You can watch what came of that process, the Poorly Drawn Lines TV show, on https://www.hulu.com/series/poorly-drawn-lines-a442804a-4dab-413f-9ea5-c2129d800136 (FX on Hulu). And on today's episode of Follow Friday, Reza shares some of his favorite people to follow from around the internet: Salt Fat Acid Heat author and Home Cooking co-host https://twitter.com/CiaoSamin (Samin Nosrat); Tuareg guitarist and rock star https://www.mdoumoctar.com/ (Mdou Moctar); the design podcast https://99percentinvisible.org/ (99% Invisible); and an Instagram account dedicated to https://www.instagram.com/nightliquid_retro/ (Retro Gadgets). You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including a bonus follow from Reza, coming early next week — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. And, if you're in the US and you're pledging $5 or more as of October 31, you will get a handwritten thank-you note and a sheet of Follow Friday stickers, which are not available anywhere else! Visit https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (patreon.com/followfriday) to get started. Follow us: - Follow Poorly Drawn Lines on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/poorlydrawnlines/ (@poorlydrawnlines) and Twitter https://instagram.com/pdlcomics (@PDLcomics) - 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 Johnson 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
Oct 15 2021
35 mins
Eric Molinsky (Imaginary Worlds): Spice Girls, colorizing history, James Bond's friend Chewbacca
(https://followfridaypodcast.com/eric-molinsky#rec364802906 (Full transcript at FollowFridayPodcast.com)) "Imagine if NPR went to Comic-Con and decided that's all they ever wanted to cover." That's how Eric Molinsky describes his podcast https://www.imaginaryworldspodcast.org/ (Imaginary Worlds), which takes science fiction, fantasy, and other "genre" entertainment seriously — and explores the depths that have attracted fans for decades. "When it gets couched within Marvel or Star Trek or Star Wars, people that aren't into that stuff just laugh and think, 'Oh, it's a bunch of nerds arguing,'" Molinsky says. "It's like, 'No, they're talking about gender, race, representation, capitalism in there. They're arguing over the same things you're arguing over. It's just within a fantasy world.'" On today's episode of Follow Friday, Molinsky explains why he follows https://www.youtube.com/c/postmodernjukebox/videos (Postmodern Jukebox), a group of cover musicians who filter modern songs through vintage genres; https://twitter.com/yourpaljames007 (Your Pal James), a dormant art project that parodies action figure photography; https://www.instagram.com/sebcolorisation/ (Sébastien de Oliveira), who expertly colorizes historical photos; and https://www.instagram.com/terriblemap/ (Terrible Maps), an aggressively unhelpful geographical resource. You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including a bonus follow from Eric, coming early next week — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. And, if you're in the US and you're pledging $5 or more as of October 31, you will get a handwritten thank-you note and a sheet of Follow Friday stickers, which are not available anywhere else! Visit https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (patreon.com/followfriday) to get started. Follow us: - Follow Eric Molinsky on Twitter https://twitter.com/emolinsky (@emolinsky) and Imaginary Worlds on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/imaginary_worlds_podcast/ (@imaginary_worlds_podcast) - 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 Johnson 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
Oct 8 2021
39 mins
LIVE - Kara Swisher (The New York Times): Crypto bros, Uncle Satan, political sex scandals
(https://followfridaypodcast.com/kara-swisher#rec362279188 (Full transcript of this episode)) ~ Some of New York Times writer Kara Swisher's favorite follows are people she has admired, crushed on, and befriended — and also people she has battled with, debated, and investigated. And that's no accident. "I think people are dying for that in this incredibly partisan time. It's very hard to reach out to people you disagree with," she says, explaining why she comes to the table with people whom others might consider unpalatable. Pushing them away, she says, "plays into all the malevolent people who are trying to take us apart." Olive branches aside, the https://www.nytimes.com/column/sway (Sway) and https://podcasts.voxmedia.com/show/pivot (Pivot) host also promises to pull no punches in her forthcoming memoir about covering Silicon Valley as a tech journalist for the Wall Street Journal, AllThingsD, Recode, and now the NYT. "I'm burning it all down," she says. "And then I'm like, goodbye ... I have people, the richest people in the world, the most powerful people, [saying] 'You're so mean to me.' I'm like, 'Are you 12?'" In this live episode of Follow Friday, recorded at https://welcometomannys.com/ (Manny's) in San Francisco, Kara explains what she likes (and, in some cases, hates) about her politically incorrect Pivot podcast co-host https://twitter.com/profgalloway (Scott Galloway); the actor and producer https://twitter.com/gemma_chan (Gemma Chan); Twitter and Square CEO https://twitter.com/jack (Jack Dorsey); newspaper columnist and "Fire and Fury" author https://twitter.com/MichaelWolffNYC (Michael Wolff); and "Full Frontal" host https://twitter.com/FullFrontalSamB (Samantha Bee). You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including an extended conversation with Kara Swisher, 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 Kara on Twitter https://twitter.com/karaswisher (@karaswisher) - 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
Oct 1 2021
54 mins
Dallas Taylor (Twenty Thousand Hertz): Phil Collins, finding joy, fake supermarkets
(https://followfridaypodcast.com/dallas-taylor (Full transcript available at FollowFridayPodcast.com)) ~ Once upon a time, Dallas Taylor remembers, it was a compliment to call someone an "audiophile." "Traditionally, audiophiles have been people who are super into Hi-Fi and putting together great systems. But over time, it turned into, at least the way that I hear it ... It's kind of a snobbish thing." But he says his "mission," as professional sound designer and the host of a podcast that celebrates sound design, https://www.20k.org/ (Twenty Thousand Hertz), is to remind people that we are all audiophiles, even if we wouldn't call ourselves that. "You don't need extra permission to think and curate sound around you, just like you don't have to with all of your other human experiences and core senses." And on today's Follow Friday, Dallas has curated four people he follows who represent his diverse tastes: A https://twitter.com/romanmars (famous design enthusiast) who privately helped him realize the purpose of his show; a https://www.instagram.com/starleekine/ (beloved ex-podcaster) who solved mundane mysteries in beautiful fashion; a https://www.youtube.com/user/melodysheep/videos (filmmaker and composer) who has taken his YouTube viewers to the end of time; and a https://meowwolf.com/ (group of off-the-wall artists) who are redefining the idea of an art installation. You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including an extra follow recommendation from Dallas, coming early next week — when you back Follow Friday on Patreon, starting at just $1 a month. Follow us: - Follow Dallas on TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz? (@twentythousandhertz) and his studio on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/defactosound/ (@defactosound) - 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, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast
Sep 24 2021
40 mins
Lindsay Ellis (Axiom's End): Phantom of the Opera, 50 Shades of Grey, air disasters
https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6513735/2021-Discover-Pods-Awards-Nominations (Please nominate Follow Friday in the "New/Debut Podcast" and "Interview-Style Podcast" categories in the Discover Pods Awards!) ~ https://followfridaypodcast.com/lindsay-ellis (Click here to read a full transcript of this episode) ~ For more than five years, Lindsay Ellis has been producing https://www.youtube.com/c/LindsayEllisVids (video essays on YouTube), analyzing everything from the Transformers movies to Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to popular tropes in film and TV. Last year, after more than a decade of wanting to be an author, she published her first book — the bestselling sci-fi novel https://read.macmillan.com/lp/axioms-end/ (Axiom's End), which was informed by that same attentiveness to pop culture. After 9/11, she noticed, popular alien invasion stories had shifted from "goofy" stories to "dead serious" ones, like Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds. "It's an alternate history that takes place in the late 2000s," she says of the first book, which is getting a sequel in October called https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250274540 (Truth of the Divine). "Basically, it's what if first contact happened during the Bush administration? ... It's a thought experiment of how would we react if civilization has to keep on trucking the way we have, but now we have this great existential quandary that, at least in the universe of the book, is heavily politicized." On today's podcast, Lindsay talks about four people she loves to follow on YouTube: A https://www.youtube.com/c/ToddintheShadows (pop music analyst) who breaks down one-hit wonders, band-breaking records, and more; a https://www.youtube.com/c/AmandatheJedi/ (prolific video essayist) who wears her enthusiasm on her sleeve; an https://www.youtube.com/c/DisasterBreakdown/ (aviation expert) who explains the history of air disasters; and a https://www.youtube.com/c/DrewGooden1/ (former Vine star) who cooks up brilliant video ideas like it's nothing. You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including an extra follow recommendation from Lindsay, 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 Lindsay on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/LindsayEllisVids (@LindsayEllisVids) (and don't follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/thelindsayellis (@thelindsayellis), she asks) - 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 our https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVlDOyFjj9ulmiIrsBJlMqg (YouTube channel) - Follow Eric https://twitter.com/HeyHeyESJ (on Twitter @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, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast
Sep 17 2021
45 mins
Dave Jorgenson (The Washington Post): Hogwarts houses, wholesome comedy, Survivor
https://followfridaypodcast.com/dave-jorgenson (Read the full transcript of this episode at FollowFridayPodcast.com) https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6513735/2021-Discover-Pods-Awards-Nominations (Please nominate Follow Friday in the "New/Debut Podcast" and "Interview-Style Podcast" categories in the Discover Pods Awards!) ~ On March 11, 2020, Dave Jorgenson posted a https://www.tiktok.com/@washingtonpost/video/6802974155944840453 (TikTok video of himself, dancing in his apartment). That isn't unusual for TikTok, but it was the first of hundreds he would produce at home while his employer — The Washington Post — tried to protect workers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the ensuing months, https://www.tiktok.com/@washingtonpost? (Dave's videos) have been a much-needed source of levity and absurdity, often mining the Post's straight news stories for hidden deposits of humor. The newspaper's already substantial audience on TikTok has more than doubled in that time, to over one million followers. "I thought it was going to be a three-week-long thread," he says, referring to https://twitter.com/davejorgenson/status/1237828994755592195 (the Twitter thread) where he has cross-posted all 727 TikToks (and counting). "Now, we were just told yesterday that we're not coming back to the office until January, at least ... I have two minds about it. I don't want to be locked out. I don't want there to be a pandemic, but there's a part of me that's like, '1,000 would be cool.'" On today's podcast, Dave talks about a https://www.tiktok.com/@hellotefi (TikTok star and astrology lover) who turns celebrity gossip into exciting stories; a https://twitter.com/petridishes (hilarious Post colleague) who has secretly voiced one of the characters in his TikTok videos; a https://www.instagram.com/nathanwpylestrangeplanet/ (wholesome cartoonist) who has made the leap from internet virality to bestselling books; and a https://twitter.com/RobCesternino (former reality TV contestant) who now leads a podcasting empire. You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including an extra follow recommendation from Dave, 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 Dave on TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@washingtonpost? (@washingtonpost) and https://www.tiktok.com/@davejorgenson? (@davejorgenson), on Twitter https://twitter.com/davejorgenson/ (@davejorgenson), and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/davetakespictures/ (@davetakespictures) - Follow us @followfridaypod on https://twitter.com/followfridaypod (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram), and on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVlDOyFjj9ulmiIrsBJlMqg (YouTube) - Follow Eric https://twitter.com/HeyHeyESJ (on Twitter @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, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast
Sep 10 2021
37 mins
Dave Pell (NextDraft): Florida men, Apple fanboys, Japanese roller coasters
Full transcript: FollowFridayPodcast.com/dave-pell Our new YouTube channel: followfriday.co/youtube Dave Pell calls himself the "managing editor of the internet," and for good reason: Every weekday, he combs through 75 different news sources and plucks out the 10 most important stories for his popular email newsletter https://nextdraft.com/ (NextDraft). But it can be hard for anyone — even a voracious news reader — to put the news of the past couple years in context, which is why Pell is about to release a book about the 2020-2021 news cycle called https://nextdraft.com/scream/ (Please Scream Inside Your Heart). "As I had my friends or proofreaders go over my book, that was the number one response, like, 'Oh my God, I can't believe that happened in 2020. I thought that was another year. I don't remember that happening.'" he says. On today's podcast, Dave talks about four of his favorite accounts to follow: A https://www.theatlantic.com/ (164-year-old magazine) that covered Trump and COVID better than anyone; a https://twitter.com/BillyCorben (self-proclaimed "Florida Man") who documents the state's weird news and corrupt government; an https://www.instagram.com/chefjoseandres/ (inspiring celebrity chef) who has fed millions of people after natural disasters; and an https://daringfireball.net/ (old-school tech blogger) who's never afraid to "shoot from the hip." You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including an extra follow recommendation from Dave, coming early next week — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. Follow us: - Dave is https://twitter.com/davepell/ (on Twitter @davepell) - This show is on https://twitter.com/followfridaypod (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram) @followfridaypod and we have a https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVlDOyFjj9ulmiIrsBJlMqg (brand-new YouTube channel here) - Eric is https://twitter.com/HeyHeyESJ (on Twitter @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, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast
Sep 3 2021
44 mins
Morgan Sung (Mashable): Frog bread, astrology, poisonous mushrooms
Full transcript: https://followfridaypodcast.com/morgan-sung (FollowFridayPodcast.com/morgan-sung) Over the past 18 months, internet culture has become, simply, culture. And one of the top writers documenting and explaining the latest trends is Mashable's Morgan Sung. However, as she explained in one of her most-shared pieces — "https://mashable.com/article/bimbo-tiktok-meme-feminism (Bimbos are good, actually)" — Sung also sees the appeal of not being as savvy as she is. "As someone who's painfully online, I think if you're going to have any sort of online presence or even just engage with online culture at all, you're expected to be on top of the discourse," she says. "You have to know everything at once. It's a lot of reading, and sometimes I'm tired." On today's podcast, Sung talks about four of the accounts that have defined the pandemic-era internet for her: A https://twitter.com/bettinamak (food writer and photographer) who understands how class and race intersect with our diets; a https://www.instagram.com/afffirmations/ (Dadaist meme account) that reminds you you're not crazy; a https://www.tiktok.com/@madeline_pendleton (34-year-old punk) who has become TikTok's cool aunt; and a https://www.instagram.com/blackforager/ (passionate forager) who wants nature to be celebrated, not avoided. You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including an extra follow recommendation from Morgan, coming soon — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. Follow us: - Morgan is https://twitter.com/morgan_sung (on Twitter @morgan_sung) and https://www.instagram.com/morgansung/ (on Instagram @morgansung) - This show is on https://twitter.com/followfridaypod (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram), and https://www.tiktok.com/@followfridaypod/ (TikTok) @followfridaypod - Eric is https://twitter.com/HeyHeyESJ (on Twitter @heyheyesj) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (Patreon.com/followfriday) Leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday (LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday) 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, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast
Aug 27 2021
33 mins
Four super-weird accounts you should follow (ft. Ed Zitron, Allegra Frank, Kevin Roose, and Freddie Wong)
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (Patreon.com/followfriday) Leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday (LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday) ~ Hello again Follow Friday listeners! Today's show is another compilation of recommendations from previous episodes. This time, they're all from the weirdest corners of the internet. You can find links to all of them below, along with the original episodes they came from. Enjoy! https://twitter.com/greengiant_es (greengiant_es) (recommended by https://followfridaypodcast.com/ed-zitron (Ed Zitron from EZPR)) https://twitter.com/georgeicecube1 (George Ice Cube) (recommended by https://followfridaypodcast.com/allegra-frank (Allegra Frank from Slate)) https://www.facebook.com/TheHorseMafia/ (The Horse Mafia) (recommended by https://followfridaypodcast.com/kevin-roose (Kevin Roose from the New York Times)) https://www.tiktok.com/@its557am (its557am) (recommended by https://followfridaypodcast.com/freddie-wong (Freddie Wong from RocketJump)) Follow us: - This show is on https://twitter.com/FollowFridayPod (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram), and https://www.tiktok.com/@followfridaypod/ (TikTok) @followfridaypod - Eric is 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, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast
Aug 20 2021
31 mins
Four comedians you should follow (ft. Adrianne Jeffries, Zack Bornstein, Alie Ward, and Helen Zaltzman)
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (Patreon.com/followfriday) Leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday (LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday) ~ Hello Follow Friday listeners! I'm on vacation this week, so today's show is compilation of recommendations from previous episodes. All of them are comedians, and are linked below, along with the original episodes they came from. Enjoy! https://www.tiktok.com/@burr_iamcomedy? (Amber Wallin) (recommended by https://followfridaypodcast.com/adrianne-regina (Adrianne Jeffries from Underunderstood)) https://www.instagram.com/party_harderson/ (Patti Harrison) (recommended by https://followfridaypodcast.com/zack-bornstein (comedian Zack Bornstein)) https://twitter.com/chrisfluming (Chris Fleming) (recommended by https://followfridaypodcast.com/alie-ward (Alie Ward from Ologies)) https://www.instagram.com/wifeonearth/ (Jo Neary) (recommended by https://followfridaypodcast.com/helen-zaltzman (Helen Zaltzman from The Allusionist)) Follow us: - This show is on https://twitter.com/FollowFridayPod (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram), and https://www.tiktok.com/@followfridaypod/ (TikTok) @followfridaypod - Eric is 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, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast
Aug 13 2021
28 mins
Max Miller (Tasting History): Musical theater, insatiable curiosity, Lady Gaga
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (Patreon.com/followfriday) Leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday (LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday) Full transcript: https://followfridaypodcast.com/max-miller (FollowFridayPodcast.com/max-miller) ~ "The beginning of the research process, it's like walking into a pitch black room," says https://www.youtube.com/c/TastingHistory/featured (Tasting History) host Max Miller. "You don't even know what's there ... Finally, you click on the light and there's something interesting. And then it's like, oh, now I can go down that rabbit hole Miller's YouTube channel, which releases new food history videos every Tuesday, has taken him down a lot of interesting rabbit holes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MAB-VVqjOE (Medieval mead), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6XvMKdD2tY (500-year-old pizza), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaYPEvDuo1I (Aztec chocolate), and even https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR7fywQ-vUE (parmesan cheese ice cream) (a must-watch for his reaction to the end-of-episode taste test). On today's Follow Friday, he lets us into what he's watching and listening to in his limited downtime away from the kitchen: A https://www.youtube.com/c/CharlotteDobre/videos (reaction video star) with a knack for schadenfreude; a https://www.youtube.com/c/vsauce1/videos (charismatic nerd) who answers big questions with energy and science; a https://www.youtube.com/c/EarlyMusicSourcescom/videos (music scholar) who explains the history of the art; and a "boring in a good way" https://www.youtube.com/c/GrahamStephan/videos (finance expert) who taught Miller how to succeed on YouTube. You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including an extra follow recommendation from Max, coming soon — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. Follow us: - Max is on https://www.youtube.com/tastinghistory (YouTube), https://www.tiktok.com/@tastinghistory? (TikTok), and https://www.patreon.com/tastinghistory (Patreon) @TastingHistory, on https://twitter.com/tastinghistory1 (Twitter) @TastingHistory1, and on https://www.instagram.com/tastinghistorywithmaxmiller/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/tastinghistorywithmaxmiller (Facebook) @TastingHistoryWithMaxMiller - This show is on https://twitter.com/followfridaypod (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram), and https://www.tiktok.com/@followfridaypod/ (TikTok) @followfridaypod - Eric is https://twitter.com/HeyHeyESJ (on Twitter @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, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast
Aug 6 2021
35 mins
Liana Finck (The New Yorker): Pit bulls, Hawaiian tortoises, bread shoes
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (Patreon.com/followfriday) Leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/followfriday (LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday) Transcript: https://followfridaypodcast.com/liana-finck (FollowFridayPodcast.com/liana-finck) ~ As a graphic novelist and cartoonist whose work regularly appears in The New Yorker, https://lianafinck.com/ (Liana Finck) mostly follows other artists and illustrators. But she makes an exception when the person she wants to follow has impeccable taste — and maybe a pet tortoise. "I feel very embarrassed to like stalk/follow people who aren't posting, to like peek into their lives," she says. "I do it with a few people, and then I unfollow them repeatedly because I'm embarrassed ... Instagram is kind of a little bit too close for comfort sometimes." On today's Follow Friday, however, Liana opened up about four of her favorite follows: A https://www.instagram.com/weirdhelga/ ("weird" animator) whose cartoon sketches straddle the line between relatable and absurd; the https://www.instagram.com/hanyayanagihara/ (stylish editor in chief) of a prominent magazine; a https://www.instagram.com/lord_birthday/ (poet and artist) who calls Liana his "Insta-foe"; and a https://www.instagram.com/na_son/ (book cover designer) who can seemingly do everything. You can get bonus episodes of Follow Friday every week — including an extra follow recommendation from Liana, coming soon — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. Follow us: - Liana is on https://www.instagram.com/lianafinck/ (Instagram) and https://twitter.com/lianafinck (Twitter) @lianafinck - This show is on https://twitter.com/followfridaypod (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram), and https://www.tiktok.com/@followfridaypod/ (TikTok) @followfridaypod - Eric is https://twitter.com/HeyHeyESJ (on Twitter @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). Special thanks to Lauren Passell from https://podcastthenewsletter.substack.com/ (Podcast: The Newsletter). Thank you to our amazing patrons: Jon, Justin, Yoichi, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast
Jul 30 2021
26 mins
Alasdair Beckett-King (Comedian): Mr. Blobby, Vine, paper puppets
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 comedian whose videos on YouTube and Twitter have repeatedly gone viral over the past year. They include parodies of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9W7pvOLxmQ (Star Trek), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13UVN1CP-08 (spooky podcasts), and "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OOpZitfd0 (every single Scandinavian crime drama)," but Beckett-King is constantly trying new things — sometimes for practical reasons. "People keep saying, 'When are you doing Captain Picard again?'" he says on today's Follow Friday. "And I'm like, 'I'm not!' Because it took ages to do the bald head, and you've seen it now." On this episode, he talks about a https://twitter.com/DaneBaptweets (fellow British comic) who he looked up to when he was just getting started; his complicated feelings about people who reply to his tweets; an https://www.youtube.com/user/ProZD/videos (erstwhile Vine star) who perfected short-form video jokes; and an https://twitter.com/bechillcomedian/ (Australian comedian) who combines perfect timing with paper puppets. You can get a fifth follow recommendation from Alasdair — as well as our past and future guests — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. Follow us: - Alasdair is on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/ABeckettKing/videos (@ABeckettKing) and on Twitter https://twitter.com/MisterABK (@MisterABK) - This show is on https://twitter.com/followfridaypod (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram), and https://www.tiktok.com/@followfridaypod/ (TikTok) @followfridaypod - Eric is https://twitter.com/HeyHeyESJ (on Twitter @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, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast
Jul 23 2021
37 mins
The Auralnauts (Craven Moorhaus and Zak Koonce): Funeral DJs, lightsaber ASMR, Howard the Duck
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 (Auralnauts) in 2012 to dub over scenes from The Dark Knight Rises. "Because [Bane] had a mask on, and you could make him say https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMPZ7WeDck (whatever we wanted), so we just changed the context of everything that was happening and we turned him into this weird fitness freak," Koonce says. "And then he just raps to this audience who is clearly not expecting it, and is not into it." Nine years later and 300,000 subscribers later, they've made dozens of videos dubbing over https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-oK9mnTbyI (TV commercials), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAmyZP-qbTE (Boston Dynamics' robot tests), and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU_Jdts5rL0 (many), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjuLcceCm-U (many) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSCm8yAxBr8 (Star Wars movies). On today's Follow Friday, the Auralnauts talk about four great accounts they follow online: A https://www.youtube.com/c/PopCultureDetectiveAgency/videos (YouTube essayist) who unpacks the hidden layers of pop culture; "the https://twitter.com/Michael1979 (most wholesome troll) that exists in the world"; a https://www.youtube.com/c/FredsVoice/videos (dorky ASMR expert) with a "connected universe" of characters; and an https://www.instagram.com/catatonicyouths/ (Instagram account) that curates "so bad, it's so good" music. You can get a fifth follow recommendation from the Auralnauts — as well as our past and future guests — when you https://www.patreon.com/followfriday (back Follow Friday on Patreon), starting at just $1 a month. Follow us: - https://www.youtube.com/c/Auralnauts/videos (Auralnauts on YouTube) - This show is on https://twitter.com/followfridaypod (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/followfridaypod/ (Instagram), and https://www.tiktok.com/@followfridaypod/ (TikTok) @followfridaypod - Eric is https://twitter.com/HeyHeyESJ (on Twitter @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, and Elizabeth This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast
Jul 16 2021
46 mins

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