Good for a Weekend: A Taylor Swift Podcast
Good for a Weekend: A Taylor Swift Podcast
gfaweekend
The podcast where two friends talk about Taylor Swift.
The Grammys, The Long Pond Sessions, and Folklore Revisited
We discuss the announcement of our autographed Folklore CD and merch of your choice giveaway, reminder of Swiftie Confessions, 2021 Grammy nominations, Taylor's new documentary Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, Folklore revisited, and our wild new theories. Oh boy… did we have a lot to cover in this episode! There was no way we could ignore the Grammys, Taylor Swift's six nominations, and The Weeknd's majorly controversial snub. After ranting about how trash the Grammy voting committee is, the sheer disrespect to what we consider Taylor's biggest competition for the award show, Justin Bieber's pure ignorance and entitlement (read the room, Justin!), and our winner predictions -- we discuss the next huge drop in the Taylor Swift community, her new documentary Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions on Disney+! Where does she find the time? We talk about the biggest revelations we learned from the movie (looking at you, "Mirrorball"), one of the host's newfound... appreciation... for Jack Antonoff, and how the documentary overall changed how we feel about the album. We end this episode with an abridged, heavily edited down previously recorded episode where we revisit Folklore and the opinions you shared with us. Of course, this was recorded before her new documentary (a head's up would've been nice, Taylor!), so we cut it down to just the important stuff, like Kressie's new theory about "The 1," and Ali's realization of how Karlie Kloss could come into play. We wouldn't be a true Taylor Swift podcast if we didn't have at least a few episodes that become irrelevant days after recording! About the Giveaway To enter, write us an Apple Podcasts review and send a screenshot of it to gfaweekend@gmail.com by December 31, 2020.You may also submit your Swiftie Confession in your email.The winner will receive an autographed Folklore CD as well as t-shirt of their choice from Taylor's Folklore merch available on www.taylorswift.com.The winner will be announced in our 2021 kickoff episode. About Swiftie Confessions What’s on your mind, Taylor Swift fans? What are your unpopular opinions? What’s your favorite Taylor moment? What "Easter eggs" did you totally believe that never happened? Do you have any conspiracy theories? It can be positive, negative, something you need to get off your chest, whatever. We’ll choose our favorites and read them in our first episode of 2021. You may also enter in our giveaway by including a screenshot of your Apple Podcasts review in your email. Listen to our previous episode (15. Swiftie Confessions) for full details. Here are the rules: Nothing weird or sexual about Taylor. That means no speculating about her sex life, in any way. Please follow this rule out of respect for Taylor.Don’t call out certain Swifties. It’s okay if you want to rant about maybe a big fan account or have had some problems with Swifties, but do not specifically call them out, no names, usernames, nothing.Submit by Dec. 13 at the absolute latest. Email your Swiftie Confessions to gfaweekend@gmail.com -- you may also send an audio recording saved as an mp3 file. The earlier you send your confession, the more likely it is that we will include it. Join the discussion! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr at @gfaweekend, or our subreddit r/goodforaweekend. You can find more about this episode and its sources at our website, www.gfaweekend.com
Nov 27
1 hr 21 min
Introducing Swiftie Confessions
Introducing Swiftie Confessions: What’s on your mind, Taylor Swift fans? What are your unpopular opinions? What’s your favorite Taylor moment? What "Easter eggs" did you totally believe that never happened? Do you have any conspiracy theories? It can be positive, negative, something you need to get off your chest, whatever. We’ll choose our favorites and read them in a December episode. We give examples of our Swiftie Confessions in the episode. So, let’s act like we’re all hanging out around a warm fire place together, sipping hot cocoa or wine, Taylor Swift songs playing softly in the background, just chatting about what’s on our minds.SWIFTIE CONFESSION SUBMISSION RULES:Nothing weird or sexual about Taylor. That means no speculating about her sex life, in any way. Please follow this rule out of respect for Taylor.Don’t call out certain Swifties. It’s okay if you want to rant about maybe a big fan account or have had some problems with Swifties, but do not specifically call them out, no names, usernames, nothing.Submit by Dec. 1 at the absolute latest. That sounds super far away, but y'all, that’s less than 30 days away! Email your Swiftie Confessions to gfaweekend@gmail.com -- you may also send an audio recording saved as an mp3 file. The earlier you send your confession, the more likely it is that we will include it.Join the discussion! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr at @gfaweekend, or our subreddit r/goodforaweekend. You can find more about this episode and its sources at our website, www.gfaweekend.com
Nov 1
9 min
The Rise and Fall of the Squad
We're back, baby! Beginning around Taylor Swift's 1989 era, we see more and more of the highly publicized (and criticized) "Squad." What is "The Squad" -- and does it still exist? We answer these questions and give a history of Taylor's friendships over the years and where they stand today, in all its shade and glory. We discuss Taylor's introspective look at The Squad in her "30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30" essay for Elle, who all got a cardigan, Lorde's tricky relationship with interviews, inner-squad conflict, who helped Taylor release her inner feminist, and SO much more. We close with who we think is in and out of Taylor's friendship circle today, new and familiar names. Zendaya, why the shady tweet likes?! The GFAW episodes we mention in this episode: Ep. 2 and 3, all about Karlie Kloss: https://gfaweekend.com/2020/05/12/the-karlie-kloss-episode/Ep. 4 and 5, all about Snakegate: https://gfaweekend.com/2020/06/24/4-kanye-west-and-kim-kardashian-bc-before-call-part-1/Ep. 7, mentions what all Justin Bieber did: https://gfaweekend.com/2020/07/22/ep-7/Ep. 11, mentions the shady posts Kacey Muscgraves allegedly liked, among other shady things celebrities have done regarding Taylor: https://gfaweekend.com/2020/08/14/ep-11/ Join the discussion! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr at @gfaweekend, or our subreddit r/goodforaweekend. You can find more about this episode and its sources at our website, www.gfaweekend.com
Oct 20
1 hr 12 min
The Thirteen Episode
We all know Taylor Swift has a bit of an affinity towards the number 13... but are all these moments tied to the number 13 coincidences, or Tayvoodoo at it again? We explain Taylor's history with the number, how it became her Lucky 13, and some of Taylor's best (and surprising!) moments that somehow include the number. We also talk about Taylor's visit to Auburn University, our newfound appreciation for Harry Styles, and end the episode with a new segment of Gamer Girlz. Kressie gives a disclaimer at the beginning of the episode to apologize for the strange clicking sounds, but shares some excellent news to make up for it. We're doing a giveaway, y'all! Join the discussion! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr at @gfaweekend, or our subreddit r/goodforaweekend. You can find more about this episode and its sources at our website, www.gfaweekend.com
Sep 23
1 hr 10 min
The Lakes, Taylor the Actress, and Our Speak Now Moment
We discuss "the lakes" and Taylor Swift's career as an actress, that began with her unforgettable 2009 TV debut on CSI. Along the way, we also discuss the Ellen controversy, all things Andy Samberg, the Speak Now moment on New Girl, and the special place in hell for women who don't help other women.Join the discussion! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr at u/gfaweekend, or our subreddit r/goodforaweekend. All TV and movie moments discussed during this episode can be found on our website, www.gfaweekend.com.
Aug 31
54 min
Tayvoodoo (Mini)
Kressie tries to explain what "Tayvoodoo" is to Ali. Tayvoodoo, a newer term used in stan culture, is an unseen, powerful force that appears to come after those who have wronged Taylor Swift, proving to us all that Taylor Swift invented karma. We also talk about the two Swifties who have allegedly been arrested, the lengths Taylor fans will go to for chart placements (hexes, feet pics, and fraud?), and those who we think have received the power of Tayvoodoo, for better or for worse.Join the discussion! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr at @gfaweekend, or our subreddit r/goodforaweekend. You can find more about this episode and its sources at our website, www.gfaweekend.comPS: You may hear a random chirp a few times :) We edited almost all of them out but there are a few stragglers.
Aug 14
32 min
Who is Joe Alwyn?
A lot of pieces about Joe Alwyn focus on rumors about his relationship with Taylor Swift, so in this pre-folklore recorded episode -- we try to change that! This is about Joe Alwyn and who he is, using information consensually given in interviews from the couple. We even watched his movies to prepare! Listen to hear how his career got started in the most magical way that most actors only dream of, his biggest roles so far, times we've seen the couple support each other, and lyrics we think are about him.Join the discussion! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr at @gfaweekend, or our subreddit r/goodforaweekend. You can find more about this episode and its sources at our website, www.gfaweekend.com
Aug 5
41 min
The Folklore Episode
We discuss every track on Taylor Swift's new album, folklore, and share our many thoughts and theories. Things get heated. The original recording was 3.5 hours long, and we still didn't cover it all. We'll make a mini episode in the future discussing things we cut out, forgot to say, and anything new that has happened with the album since its release. Oh, also -- new era, new cover art. We hope you like our new logo! Join the discussion! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @gfaweekend, or our subreddit r/goodforaweekend. You can find more about this episode at our website, www.gfaweekend.com Time Stamps: 1:15 - about folklore10:28 - the 117:34 - cardigan23:56 - the last great american dynasty27:50 - exile34:38 - my tears ricochet38:25 - mirrorball43:45 - seven50:49 - august57:28 - this is me trying1:00:35 - illicit affairs1:08:47 - invisible string1:16:46 - mad woman1:21:45 - epiphany1:25:45 - betty1:32:42 - peace1:34:49 - hoax1:39:14 - the lakes speculation1:41:42 - critical reviews/charting stats about folklore so far
Jul 29
1 hr 46 min
EMERGENCY EPISODE: FOLKLORE?????
Well, Taylor has done it again. All of our clownery has paid off. Listen to our raw, unfiltered reaction to Taylor Swift's announcement of Folklore, recorded as is at 8am. No intro music, stomach growls not edited out, so enjoy this very real, in the moment reaction.Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr at @gfaweekend, and our subreddit r/goodforaweekend.
Jul 23
12 min
Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta, and Taylor's Masters
We breakdown Taylor Swift's history with Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, and how her masters play into this. We explain her legal rights and the contract that permitted her from playing her old songs at the 2019 AMAs, Miss Americana, and City of Lover concert. You'll hear more about how Taylor's dad's equity in Big Machine caused controversy, celebrity reactions from Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, and others, a wild conspiracy Kressie needs your help solving before she loses her mind, Nils Sjoberg, and much more.Join the discussion! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr at @gfaweekend, or our subreddit r/goodforaweekend. You can find more about this episode and its sources at our website, www.gfaweekend.com
Jul 22
52 min
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