Episode 47

#47 Brooke Hammerling (Pop Culture Mondays): Baby Yoda, rich moms, the Bono of finance bros

(Full transcript here)

Today on Follow Friday, The New New Thing founder and Pop Culture Mondays writer Brooke Hammerling talks about the broadening definition of "pop culture," her French bulldog Potato's Instagram fame, and four of her favorite people to follow online:

  • Someone she has a crush on: George Hahn, @georgehahnnyc on TikTok
  • Someone who has stopped posting but needs to come back: Josh Brown, @downtown on Twitter
  • Someone who makes the internet a better place: Christina Najjar, @tinx on TikTok
  • Someone she doesn't know but wants to be friends with: Ben Stiller, @redhourben on Twitter

And on our Patreon page, you can pledge any amount of money to get access to Follow Friday XL — our members-only podcast feed with exclusive bonus follows. That feed has an extended-length version of this interview in which Brooke talks about why you should follow PR expert/investor Ashley Mayer.


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

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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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