Episode 45

#45 Amanda Aronczyk (Planet Money): Circus nuns, Friendster, Tom Holland

Today on Follow Friday, Planet Money co-host Amanda Aronczyk talks about how she and her colleagues find so many entertaining stories about the economy, and recommends four of her favorite online accounts:

  • Someone who has stopped posting but needs to come back: The Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus, @carmeldcj on TikTok
  • Someone she's followed forever: Stacey Vanek Smith, @svaneksmith on Twitter and Instagram
  • Someone who inspires her: Kathy Liu, @joeywingsorg on Facebook and @joeyswings on YouTube and Instagram
  • Someone who she doesn't know, but wants to be friends with: Gbenga Ajilore, @gbenga_ajilore on Twitter

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Theme song written by Eric Johnson, and performed by Yona Marie. Show art by Dodi Hermawan.

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Follow Friday
The podcast about who you should follow online

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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is the founder of the independent podcast studio/consultancy LightningPod, and the former producer of the award-winning tech podcast Recode Decode with Kara Swisher.

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