Episode 10

Johana Bhuiyan (The Los Angeles Times): Funny TikToks, Filipina hip-hop, Brown dads

At the Los Angeles Times, tech journalist Johana Bhuiyan writes about privacy, surveillance, and how the actions of companies like Google and Amazon impact real people. And just like the rest of us, she's trying to avoid getting even more addicted to her phone.

"I have not allowed myself to download TikTok except for once," she says. "And it was like a three-day binge."

On today's episode of Follow Friday, Johana talks with Eric Johnson about her trusted source for funny TikToks that ensures she never needs to download the app again; a talented young rapper who's also working on COVID vaccines; and why she's "going to be a reporter til I die."

Follow us:

- Johana is @JMBooyah on Twitter and Instagram

- This show is @followfridaypod on Twitter and Instagram

- Eric is @heyheyesj on Twitter

Who Johana follows:

- Aminatou Sow

- Ruby Ibarra

- Kashmir Hill

- Ahmed Ali Akbar

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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, starfrosch, 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.

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