Good for a Weekend: A Taylor Swift Podcast
My Fearless Love Story (Don’t Blame Ali)

My Fearless Love Story (Don’t Blame Ali)

April 7, 2021

In this edition of Don't Blame Ali, Ali takes a walk down memory lane to celebrate the upcoming release of Fearless (Taylor's Version) on April 9th. What better way to celebrate the occasion than talking all things Fearless? Ali brings on two special guests, her sister Sandy and her mom Amy, to help her remember everything about the Fearless tour they attended in 2009 for Sandy's 16th birthday. You're in for a ride. Also, don't forget to send us all of your reactions to Fearless (Taylor's Version) following Friday's release by calling the GFAW hotline (205) 693-9160 or emailing gfaweekend@gmail.com. Happy listening!

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Five Weird Conspiracy Theories About Taylor Swift

Five Weird Conspiracy Theories About Taylor Swift

April 1, 2021

Happy April Fool's Day! Today we're sharing our five favorite conspiracy theories about Taylor Swift, including 1) Taylor not having a belly button, 2) Taylor being a secret 4chan user, 3) Taylor's legs being insured for $40 million, 4) Taylor being a reincarnated Satantic cult leader, and 5) Taylor traveling in a giant black suitcase. We also give an honorable mention to no its becky, Meredith being missing, and Snakegate. This episode has a LOT of pictures mentioned, and they can all be found at our website, www.gfaweekend.com!

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Send Us Your Fearless (Taylor’s Version) Reactions!

Send Us Your Fearless (Taylor’s Version) Reactions!

March 25, 2021

We're planning a listener reactions episode on Fearless (Taylor's Version). Send us all your feels by calling the GFAW hotline (please keep it short, though!) at (205) 693-9160 or emailing us at gfaweekend@gmail.com. Let's goooooo!!!!!

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Everything About LWYMMD That Matters (I Did Something Kressie)

Everything About LWYMMD That Matters (I Did Something Kressie)

March 25, 2021

Kressie breaks down everything in Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" music video (Reputation, 2017) that matters and explains what all the Easter eggs mean. This includes all things 2009 VMAs, Famous by Kanye West, Kim Kardashian's infamous and (now proven to be edited) phone call leak on Snapchat, Katy Perry, Mean Girls, Taylor's fight against greedy music streaming companies, and more.

More GFAW episodes you should check out if you liked this one include #2 and #3 on Karlie Kloss, #4 and #5 on Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, and #14 on the Squad.

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Evermore Listener Reactions and Grammys Predictions

Evermore Listener Reactions and Grammys Predictions

March 12, 2021

We share our listener's emails, comments, and voicemails about Taylor Swift's ninth album, Evermore. Tangents include the time Camila Cabello called Kressie's friend MK "Curly Sue," the connection of Dorothea and 'Tis the Damn Season, and of course--Ali's steadfast hope for the mythical third sister album. We also discuss the 2021 Grammys this upcoming Sunday, Taylor's competition, and our predictions. Will Taylor sweep? What will she perform? How much did Scooter pay for the Yummy nom? Will Dua's pandemic partying impact her chances? Is Kressie still a "would" for Jack Antonoff? (The answer is always yes. Gmail me, Jack!)

Thank you to everyone who submitted their Evermore reactions! We're so excited to do it again with Fearless (Taylor's Version) this April.

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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 (Don’t Blame Ali)

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!

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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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