Episode 1

Avery Trufelman (Nice Try!): “Thirsty on main,” distilled knowledge, future karaoke classics

Since August 2020, Avery Trufelman has hosted the New York Magazine podcast The Cut, which covers "culture, sex, politics, and more." She previously worked at the widely beloved design podcast 99% Invisible, where she created and hosted an award-winning miniseries about the meaning of fashion, called Articles of Interest.

On the series debut of Follow Friday, Trufelman talks with Eric Johnson about comedy that only makes sense to Twitter addicts like her; why she wants her email newsletters to have "meat on those bones"; the strange feeling of hearing a stranger describe a real-life friend's private life; and her Batman-like philosophy of karaoke.

Follow us:

- Avery is @trufelman on Twitter

- This show is @followfridaypod on Instagram and Twitter

- Eric is @heyheyesj on Twitter

Who Avery follows:

- Lake Micah

- Drew Austin

- Emma Kohlmann

- Sasami Ashworth

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Theme song written by Eric Johnson, and performed by Yona Marie. Show art by Dodi Hermawan. Special thanks to Katherine Chang.

About the Podcast

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Follow Friday
The podcast about who you should follow online

About your host

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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.

LightningPod works with creators of all backgrounds and experience levels to help them achieve their podcasting goals. You can learn more at lightningpod.fm/hire-us