Episode 9

Devindra Hardawar (The /Filmcast): Parasite, Hades, surviving a pandemic

As the co-host of two popular podcasts — the movie discussion show the /Filmcast and the tech-focused Engadget Podcast — Devindra Hardawar has his finger on the pulse of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. But to understand those rapidly changing industries, he follows critics and academics who have smart, original takes on what's next.

On today's episode of Follow Friday, Devindra talks with Eric Johnson about the state of representation in Hollywood, the impact of Parasite's Best Picture win last year, why so many people are obsessed with the mythology-based video game Hades, and the person on Twitter who has helped him stay sane throughout the pandemic.

Follow us:

- Devindra is @Devindra on Twitter

- This show is @followfridaypod on Twitter and Instagram

- Eric is @heyheyesj on Twitter

Who Devindra follows:

- Valerie Complex

- Karen Han

- Myles McNutt

- Zeynep Tufekci

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Theme song written by Eric Johnson, and performed by Yona Marie. Show art by Dodi Hermawan. Additional music by Katherine Chang and Purple Planet Music.

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.

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