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#50 Shima Oliaee (Dolly Parton's America): Fake cousins, lazy exorcists, punching down
Episode 5018th February 2022 • Follow Friday •
00:00:00 00:47:38

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Radio journalist Shima Oliaee, known for her many contributions to podcasts like Radiolab and for co-creating the award-winning series Dolly Parton's America, is also an avowed fan of poetry and taking time offline to sit and read ... but like the rest of us, she's online, and today on Follow Friday, Shima shares four of her favorite people to follow:

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 Shima talks about someone she's jealous of, the writer and professor Imani Perry.


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

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