Good for a Weekend: A Taylor Swift Podcast
Don’t Blame Ali: Rebekah Harkness & Marjorie Finlay, Happy Women’s History Month I Guess

Don’t Blame Ali: Rebekah Harkness & Marjorie Finlay, Happy Women’s History Month I Guess

March 4, 2021

In this edition of Don't Blame Ali, Ali shares her unfiltered take on the recent attention Taylor Swift has received following her tweet on Monday to Netflix show Ginny & Georgia after one of their episode's made a sexist joke at Taylor's expense. "What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift." In honor of Taylor and Women's History Month, Ali focuses on two strong and incredible women who influenced songs on Taylor's Folklore and Evermore albums respectively, Rebekah Harkness and Marjorie Finlay. If you love the songs The Last Great American Dynasty and Marjorie, this is the episode for you. Then finally, in a last ditch effort, Ali shares her theory on if the Folklore-Evermore trilogy album could still exist with an interesting take on Taylor's music video for Cardigan. Is Ali the only trilogy believer left?

 

Sources:

https://www.elle.com/culture/music/a33416288/taylor-swift-the-last-great-american-dynasty-true-story-meaning/

https://ew.com/music/taylor-swift-entertainers-of-the-year-2020/

https://www.gossipcop.com/taylor-swift-grandma-marjorie-finlay/649/

https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/a34931275/taylor-swift-rhode-island-home-tour-holiday-house/

https://taylorswift.fandom.com/wiki/Marjorie_Finlay

https://www.vulture.com/2020/07/taylor-swift-rhode-island-feud-last-great-american-dynasty.html#:~:text=In%202015%2C%20Rhode%20Island%20governor,by%20that%20Watch%20Hill%20purchase.

https://www.vulture.com/2020/12/taylor-swift-evermore-questions-answered.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_House_(Watch_Hill)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQacWbsLbS4

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Special Announcement! New Discord and Hotline

Special Announcement! New Discord and Hotline

February 18, 2021

Are you dying to share your Fearless (Taylor's Version) theories? We've got a place for you! In this episode, we share two exciting announcements -- we have a new Good for a Weekend Discord AND hotline!

ABOUT THE DISCORD

Discord is basically a giant chatroom. You can download the Discord app or use it on your desktop. Some of our favorite podcasts have their own discord, so we’re joining in on the fun too! We get so many great and insightful emails, comments, and DMs from you all, and we wanted to open up the discussion for everyone! We’re active on there and have a pretty solid group so far and we would love for you to join.

There, you can share any Taylor Swift related revelations, episode feedback or suggestions, Taylor Swift memes, or really anything. It will definitely be THE place to be the next time Taylor Swift announces something and you’re freaking out because we’re all gonna be there freaking out too, live in real time.

Chat with us on Discord here: https://discord.gg/jh9NUebYjh

ABOUT THE GFAW HOTLINE:

Around once a month we’re thinking of having an episode dedicated to playing our hotline messages called... insert name here? Maybe Fireside Chats? Let us know what you think! This is just a fun experiment that may or may not work, we’ll see... You can call (205) 693-9160 to leave us a voicemail, and your call may be featured in a GFAW episode!

For now, we would LOVE to hear your predictions for Taylor’s Fearless re-release set for April 9th. Tell us what you think is going to happen! What are the bonus tracks? Will we get new music videos or just lyric videos? Just be sure to introduce yourself at the beginning of the call by giving us a name or username! Let’s go on this journey together!

Call the GFAW hotline: (205) 693-9160

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The Evermore Episode (Part 3)

The Evermore Episode (Part 3)

February 18, 2021

We discuss the final seven tracks of Taylor Swift’s Evermore (Deluxe Edition): Cowboy Like Me, Long Story Short, Marjorie, Closure, Evermore (feat. Bon Iver), Right Where You Left Me, and It's Time to Go. Kressie shares her theory on the story behind Cowboy Like Me, Ali relates the lyrics to Marjorie to a personal life experience, and both debate the bridge divided by Swifties caused by Bon Iver's part in Evermore. We also discuss the lyrics in It's Time to Go that not-so-secretly refer to, you guessed it, Karlie Kloss. Stay tuned for the Evermore Reactions episode coming soon where other Taylor fans pipe in with their thoughts on Taylor's ninth studio album.

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The Evermore Episode (Part 2)

The Evermore Episode (Part 2)

February 5, 2021

We discuss the next seven tracks of Taylor Swift's Evermore, 'Tis the Damn Season, Tolerate It, Happiness, No Body No Crime, Dorothea, Coney Island, and Ivy. Ali shares an interesting fan theory about 'Tis the Damn Season and a real-life Woodvale street in Reading, PA, Kressie brings up a quote from How I Met Your Mother that resonates with the song Tolerate It, and both speculate the role HAIM (pronounced Hime!) played in No Body No Crime. Stay tuned for part three of this album series, beginning with Cowboy Like Me, as well as our Evermore reaction episode where we hear from you!

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The Evermore Episode (Part 1)

The Evermore Episode (Part 1)

January 27, 2021

We discuss the first three tracks of Taylor Swift's eighth album, Evermore -- Willow, Champagne Problems, and Gold Rush. We question the "90s trend" lyric in Willow, unpack Champagne Problems line-by-line and freak out over its mental health layers along with the double meaning of the King Midas reference, and praise Jack Antonoff for creating another quintessentially-Jack song, Gold Rush -- a song that may be from Joe's POV. Expect the following Evermore episode next Thursday.

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I Did Something Kressie: My Biggest Life’s Regret

I Did Something Kressie: My Biggest Life’s Regret

January 19, 2021

Ever since Ali revealed her biggest life's regret on the podcast (not going to 1989 World Tour), Kressie has not let it go. It is a running joke that has become so old that it's simply not funny anymore. To get even and level the playing field -- Kressie reveals her biggest life's regret.

Playlist created for this episode: "GFAW #23: My Biggest Life's Regret" https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3UyrT0EPW2qnCGdkY8Tbie?si=9-5YeNEzS8WGm2hV4j1-BA

 

Our 2021 Predictions for Taylor Swift

Our 2021 Predictions for Taylor Swift

January 8, 2021

We share our 2021 predictions for Taylor Swift, in her profession and personal life. We discuss the re-recordings and how that may look, TS 10, who Tayvoodoo will strike next, and more.

Do you have any predictions for 2021? Let us know!

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Swiftie Confessions: Collection 1

Swiftie Confessions: Collection 1

December 29, 2020

It's here! It's here! After delays due to Ms. Taylor Swift herself, our Swiftie (or Swiffer, as Kressie likes to say) Confessions episode is here. It's been a long road to get here, two albums to be exact, but we've arrived: Welcome to our end of year celebration. We share the confessions we were sent by our listeners, as well as some thoughts of our own. Sometimes it gets controversial -- cough -- secret sessioners -- other times it's sweet! At the end of the episode, we answer a few questions we've received.

Thanks for going on this wild ride with us -- see you in 2021!

GIVEAWAY CLOSES SOON! Enter to win a signed Folklore CD and a top of your choice from Taylor's merch. This giveaway is international. To enter, leave a review on Apple Podcasts by December 31, 2020 and send a screenshot of that review to any of our social media accounts (@gfaweekend) or gfaweekend@gmail.com. The winner will be announced in our 2021 kickoff episode.

I Did Something Kressie: We Need to Calm Down

I Did Something Kressie: We Need to Calm Down

December 20, 2020

 

Welcome to the first episode of I Did Something Kressie! Kressie shares her likely very unpopular opinion on the Taylor Swift album trilogy theory, why we should all take a breather, and the reasons she thinks Evermore is the final chapter.

Folklore -> Evermore -> Nap time

 

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Don’t Blame Ali: Blind Optimism to Blame

Don’t Blame Ali: Blind Optimism to Blame

December 14, 2020

Welcome to the first edition of Don't Blame Ali! In order to give you all of our hottest takes in a timely manner we are starting a new series of solo episodes for all of our individual thoughts, musings, and reactions. Don't worry, we're still working hard to get you our regularly scheduled combo episodes. This is just a way to share some piping hot tea in the meantime. In this episode, Ali shares all of her inner clownery ignited by the recent release of Taylor Swift's ninth studio album, Evermore. Expect to see Kressie's first solo edition coming SOON. 

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