Good for a Weekend: A Taylor Swift Podcast
Chatting with Brooke Barry: A Swiftie Influencer

Chatting with Brooke Barry: A Swiftie Influencer

April 28, 2022

Kressie chats with TikTok star, influencer, and Swiftie(!), Brooke Barry. Brooke, now 21, first went viral at 15 when she posted a short clip to an app called Musical.ly (which later became TikTok) set to Welcome to New York by Taylor Swift. Since then, Brooke has continued sharing her Swiftiness on her TikTok to her 3.1 million followers, all while producing regular, non-Taylor related content. We discuss Brooke's sewing and her current goal to sew an outfit from each Taylor era, handling mean comments, sharing her love for Taylor with her husband Cole, and much more. Please check out Brooke online, @brookiebarry!

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The Jack Antonoff Episode

The Jack Antonoff Episode

April 7, 2022

 

Kressie and returning guest Mary Katherine talk all things Jack Antonoff--including how he first got involved with music, his personal life (*cough* *cough* the infamous PowerPoint), a now disappeared docu-series, and our favorite Jack Antonoff collaborations. Thank you, MK, for being a wonderful guest host! And, congrats to Jack for winning Producer of the Year at the 2022 Grammys.

At the beginning of the episode, Kressie shares that while she is sad to see Ali go, she is very proud of Ali for putting herself first. Please send all your love to Ali and respect her decision :) More announcements to come soon.

Please visit Ali’s website www.writingontheway.com to further support her and keep in touch with her projects!

  • Kressie’s Daydream: Severance on Apple TV
  • MK's Daydream: Survivor

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Saying Goodbye is Death by a Thousand Cuts (Don’t Blame Ali)

Saying Goodbye is Death by a Thousand Cuts (Don’t Blame Ali)

March 31, 2022

In this episode, Ali announces her difficult decision to step down as co-host of Good for a Weekend. Ali wants to remain a part of the Good for a Weekend family, so if you want to reach her please feel free to message her on Instagram @aliklebo or email her at ali@writingontheway.com

 

To keep up with any of Ali's future projects, sign up for her newsletter coming in May 2022 on her blog https://writingontheway.com or on the contact page https://writingontheway.com/contact

 

Ali is stepping down but GFAW is NOT out. Kressie will be keeping Good for a Weekend going strong so be on the lookout for the Jack Antonoff episode coming soon. 

We Finally Watched Cats

We Finally Watched Cats

March 10, 2022

Good for a Weekend is back and we've finally watched Cats! The 2019 film stars Taylor Swift along with Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench, and James Corden. How did such a star-studded film end up losing Universal a projected $70 million? We have a lot of thoughts. (And nightmares.) Along the way we discuss our feelings on seeing celebrities walk around like cats, how much CGI is too much CGI, our highlights and lowlights of the film, and Taylor's original song Beautiful Ghosts.

Kressie and Ali also share a new monthly episode plan to get back to GFAW's deep-diving roots. On the last Thursday of every month, we will release a new, deeply investigated, episode. What to look forward to this month? The Jack Antonoff Episode.

  • Ali's Daydream: Jersey Boys and Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Upcoming Follow-Up to Fleabag on Amazon.
  • Kressie's Daydream: Search Party on HBO Max.

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Our 2022 Predictions

Our 2022 Predictions

January 27, 2022

Ali and Kressie share their 2022 predictions for Taylor Swift, resolutions for Taylor, her team, and her fans, and end the episode with non-Swift related predictions for the New Year. Ali sees TS10 in 2022, and Kressie sees several music videos. The two coin two different meanings for FTF, Fan Theory Fatigue, and For the Future--which will you use? Both Kressie and Ali have several words for the UMG merchandise team. Get it together!

Please note, this was recorded before the Damon Albran comments ;)

  • Ali's Daydream: The Witcher on Netflix
  • Kressie's Daydream: Yellowjackets on Showtime

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The Red (Taylor‘s Version) Episode

The Red (Taylor‘s Version) Episode

December 9, 2021

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We share our highs and lows of Taylor Swift's latest re-recording, Red (Taylor's Version, as well as our thoughts on the From the Vault Tracks, and listener reactions. We also discuss the two new music videos, Evermore's Grammy nomination, and our Spotify Wrapped.

Thank you to everyone who emailed us, commented on our posts, DM'd us, and chatted in the Discord all about your Red (TV) thoughts!

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We'll see you soon! Stay tuned for our upcoming 2022 Predictions episode, as well as a full breakdown of the All Too Well Short Film ;)

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Accompanying Material:

  • TikTok Barbie Movie: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjhhVNN/
  • TikTok One Direction Theory: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdjhNs56/
Taylor Swift in the Kitchen

Taylor Swift in the Kitchen

November 11, 2021

It’s no secret Taylor Swift loves to bake—she’s even said that her love language is cooking! With the holidays just around the corner, we thought it would be festive to discuss the times Taylor has cooked for her friends as well as all the recipes you can try too! Did you know Taylor received private cooking lessons from Ina Garten? Did you know Taylor taught St. Vincent how to cook?! We share several little known facts about Taylor in the kitchen, so get your apron and oven mitt ready—let’s start cooking!

We even tried two of Taylor’s recipes in preparation for this episode, and we’re excited to tell you how they went at the end.

  • Ali’s Daydream: Ed Sheeran’s new album = and Scholar's Pub in Rome, Italy
  • Kressie’s Daydream: New Animal Crossing update and Taylor’s many live television appearances this week 
Taylor Swift‘s Iconic Interview Moments

Taylor Swift‘s Iconic Interview Moments

November 4, 2021

Our girl Taylor Swift has given a lot of interviews over the years, and Kressie and Ali are here to spill about the most iconic of them all. From Taylor's first time talking about red lipstick, to her unforgettable red carpet clapback to Entertainment Tonight, to her Rolling Stone "Musicians on Musicians" interview with Paul McCartney; GFAW's got it covered. Think we missed one of her most iconic Q&As? Tell us all about your favorite Taylor Swift interview moments by using our social links below.

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Taylorween: Easy Swiftie Costumes

Taylorween: Easy Swiftie Costumes

October 28, 2021

Happy Halloween, Swifties! Need a last-minute costume? Look no further! After starting the episode with a ~spooky~ story, Ali and Kressie share easy Taylor Swift costumes containing items you may already have in your closet. Some of our favorites are the "Should've Said No" wet dress look, as well as the lime green dog from "The Last Great American Dynasty." Tangents include what's happening with the Red (Taylor's Version) rollout, costumes we've worn in the past that were inspired by Taylor, and Adele, of course.

  • Ali's Daydream: Never Have I Ever on Netflix
  • Kressie's Daydream: New ABBA music

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Swiftie Confessions II

Swiftie Confessions II

October 14, 2021

Taylor Swift fans sent us their confessions, spicy hot takes, embarrassing moments, and hills they’d die on–and we share them in this very special second edition of Swiftie Confessions. We hear an important defense of ME!, a reminder of Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney’s power, a surprising Peter Pan reference, and much more. There’s laughter, tears… yeah, mostly just laughter and tears. Join the Discord to fill out your own Taylor Swift song bracket! Thank you to everyone who sent us a Swiftie Confession, as well as wished Ali and Kressie a happy birthday! See ya next year. Same place, same time?

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