Follow Friday

Trailer: What is Follow Friday?

Follow Friday is a podcast about the best people on the internet, and why you should follow them. Every week, Eric Johnson will talk with one of the web's top creators about who they follow.

These short, fun, insightful conversations will help you discover your new favorite people to follow. Subscribe today in your favorite podcast app! The first episode drops on January 29.

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Theme song written by Eric Johnson, and performed by Yona Marie. Show art by Dodi Hermawan.
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ERIC JOHNSON: Okay. So, there's this thing people used to do on Twitter. Maybe you've heard of it. It was called Follow Friday.

Every week, you were supposed to give a little shout-out to someone else on Twitter. It was a way of saying, "Hey, I like what this person is doing. You should follow them, too."

I think you can learn a lot from who someone follows. It's a reflection of their taste and what they care about and where they've lived and, really, how they think.

However, most people don't, uh, observe Follow Friday anymore. It's not popular. These days, we follow people because we are told to by an ad, or an algorithm, and not a real person.

So here's an idea: What if we brought it back? And what if we got a bunch of really cool people to tell us who they follow?

Hmm.

That sounds good. Let's do it!

I'm Eric Johnson. And this is Follow Friday, a show about the best people on the internet and why you should follow them.

Every week, you're going to hear from podcasters, writers, musicians, comedians, and other people who make stuff for the internet.

They're going to give us a guided tour to the hidden and not-so-hidden gems, the people they love, who we should be following, too.

You'll hear from people like Avery Trufelman from The Cut, Ryan Broderick from Garbage Day, Tre'vell Anderson from FANTI, and many more.

So don't miss the first episode, which drops on Friday, January 29th.

You can subscribe right now for free in your favorite podcast app, or learn more about the show at followfridaypodcast.com.

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