Let's Weekend

News & Politics Podcasts

The opposite side of the Day 0 Update coin, Let's Weekend! is an informal hangout for various SmashPad staff, typically recorded on Friday night and posted Saturday. In contrast to SmashPad's flagship podcast, topics on Let's Weekend! include but are by no means limited to gaming, allowing the hosts to discuss their other major interests from literature to sports, from superheroes to music, and all points in between. Just remember, sobriety is optional.

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United States

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The opposite side of the Day 0 Update coin, Let's Weekend! is an informal hangout for various SmashPad staff, typically recorded on Friday night and posted Saturday. In contrast to SmashPad's flagship podcast, topics on Let's Weekend! include but are by no means limited to gaming, allowing the hosts to discuss their other major interests from literature to sports, from superheroes to music, and all points in between. Just remember, sobriety is optional.

Twitter:

@SmashPad

Language:

English


Episodes

Let’s Weekend #349 – 90 Seconds to Midnight

1/30/2023
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the awful shootings in California, the awful murder committed by police in Memphis, and how the M&Ms got too hot for Tucker Carlson. Gunman killed 11 people and wounded 9 others in a mass shooting in Monterey Park near a Chinese New Year festival, then shot himself in his van before cops arrivedGunman killed 7 people in shootings in Half Moon Bay in two landscaping nurseriesFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis had his education department block a...

Duration:01:45:45

Let’s Weekend #348 – Super Gonorrhea

1/23/2023
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about Boston's MLK sculpture, the new Tron movie, and the first cases of super gonorrhea in the US. The House GOP has let the US Government hit its debt ceilingLosing GOP candidate in New Mexico has been charged over shootings of the homes of DemocratsThe Supreme Court said they couldn’t figure out who leaked the Roe v Wade draft decisionBiden admin revealed a new program to allow groups of private citizens to sponsor refugees to live in the...

Duration:01:40:55

Let’s Weekend #347 – The World’s Biggest Loser of Money

1/16/2023
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about some major union victories, Elon Musk's new Guinness World Record for being a loser, and the disaster that Wizards of the Coast created for themselves. Bolsonaro supporters stormed Brazil’s congressional building, Supreme Court building, and the presidential palaceNYC nurses union end strike after reaching tentative deal with Mt. Sinai and MontefioreAmazon again loses a new bid to overturn the historic union vote for its Staten Island...

Duration:01:43:26

Let’s Weekend #346 – Corporations Are Stupid

1/6/2023
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we ring in the New Year as we make fun of Andrew Tate's stupidity, the hubris of Bed Bath & Beyond and WB Discovery, and the wild Damar Hamlin situation. Idaho authorities seem to have found a suspect for the killings of four University of Idaho studentsAndrew Tate’s massive ego tried to talk shit to Greta Thunberg on Twitter, causing a series of stupid events that lead to his arrest for human trafficking in RomaniaSouthwest Airlines caused a lot of...

Duration:01:41:54

Let’s Weekend #345 – Thanks for the Free TV

12/26/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the newest GOP liar in the House, the end of the January 6 committee, and why we're excited about a potential RRR sequel. One of the GOP’s newest House Reps in New York lied about much of his work and school backgroundThe Vatican defrocked an anti-abortion priest that had once placed an aborted fetus on an altarHarvey Weinstein found guilty on three charges in a new LA trialTory Lanez found guilty of shooting Megan Thee StallionGerman...

Duration:01:12:19

Let’s Weekend #344 – The Main Character of Twitter Every Day

12/19/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the ongoing antics of Elon Musk, Trump's new grift, and how Ash Ketchum got to retire before you did. Elon Musk banned a bunch of journalists and other Twitter accounts that criticized himalso barred accounts tracking flights and banned the Elon Jet accountPeru’s President announced he was dissolving Congress, so Congress voted him out for violating their constitutionJudge orders him to be detained for 18 monthsSam Bankman-Fried has...

Duration:01:36:15

Let’s Weekend #343 – Florida Woman vs Cocaine Bear

12/5/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about Kanye West's very eventful week, San Francisco entering the Robocop age, and that Cocaine Bear trailer. Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes convicted of seditious conspiracy in his January 6 trialThe House voted to force a contract on workers to avert a rail strikeThe Senate also passes itDanny Masterson’s rape trial ended with a hung jury and was declared a mistrialNYC’s Mayor Eric Adams moved forward with plan to involuntarily...

Duration:01:37:30

Let’s Weekend #342 – Swapping Bobs

11/28/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about two more awful shootings of the past week, some awful people going to prison, and the hero that stopped one of the shootings from being worse. Shooter went into Club Q, an LGBTQ club, in Colorado Springs, killed 5 people, and wounded 18 othersThe shooter had made a bomb threat against his mother last year that resulted in no charges as the records were sealedHis dad was relieved that he only killed people in a gay club and wasn’t...

Duration:01:26:31

Let’s Weekend #341 – Extremely Hardcore Capitalism

11/21/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the two bad killings on college campuses, some awful people going to prison, and the big snow storm that hit Buffalo and surrounding areas of western New York. Suspect is in custody after shooting at UVA that killed three football players and injured two othersFour students at the University of Idaho were killed by an edged weapon as the suspect is at largeThe man that killed six people with an SUV he drove into a Christmas parade has...

Duration:01:20:04

Let’s Weekend #340 – The Red Splash

11/14/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about midterms that went well for the Democrats, the latest crypto scam, and what people are licking at one National Park. A noose was found at the Obama Presidential Center construction siteNJ woman hung stuffed animal toys tied in nooses above a political sign for a black man running for a House Rep seatJudge demands that Alex Jones pay an extra $473 million to Sandy Hook familiesJames Roesener is the first out trans man elected to US state...

Duration:01:28:01

Let’s Weekend #339 – The Neverending Conspiracy

11/9/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the Kyrie Irving situation, the return of Benjamin Netanyahu, and great rejection of Bolsonaro as Lula won the Brazilian election. David DePape charged with assault, attempted kidnapping in attack on Paul Pelosi in his homeConspiracies went rampant all over the Far Right after the incidentA theft ring of catalytic converters has been busted as the US gov’t seeks $545 million in forfeitures from the culpritsKyrie Irving of the Brooklyn...

Duration:01:23:07

Let’s Weekend #338 – All Day I Dream About Consequences

10/31/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about more of the consequences of Kanye's actions, the debate between John Fetterman and Dr. Oz where Oz was just an asshole, and James Gunn's amazing rise to power at DC. Man that drove his SUV through a Christmas parade last year was convicted in courtThree men convicted of supporting plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. WhitmerElon Musk has finished his Twitter acquisition and immediately fired two of its top execsThe man who pulled Capitol Police...

Duration:01:22:25

Let’s Weekend #337 – 45 Days Later

10/25/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the quick end to the reign of Liz Truss as the UK Prime Minister, Kanye West's bad week of awfulness, and how good Trigun's rebirth is looking. Streamlining game development by going all-in on a genre’s priorities.Arcade1Up can fuck all the way off.Smash is not a fighting game, but its future might change that.(Play BallisticNG)UK PM Liz Truss resigned weeks after getting the job because she’s bad at everything and nobody in her party...

Duration:01:52:33

Let’s Weekend #336 – $1 Billion In The Hole

10/16/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about Alex Jones losing his Sandy Hook defamation trial in epic fashion, the return of Tom Delonge to Blink-182, and the racist episode of the Great British Bake Off. Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook trial ended with him being ordered to pay $965 million to the 14 parents and an FBI agentNikolas Cruz, the Parkland shooter, gets life in prison recommendation by the juryLA Councilwoman Nury Martinez resigned after leaked recording show her and others on...

Duration:01:30:42

Let’s Weekend #335 – Elon Musk’s Bad Week

10/7/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about Elon Musk's bad week, the brief that The Onion wrote for the Supreme Court, and the big Blue's Clues movie. Elon Musk decided to reveal his plan for solving the Russian war on Ukraine on Twitter that got dunked on by UkrainiansMusk will likely complete his deal to acquire Twitter by October 28 to avoid going to court over trying to cancel the deal after agreeing to itPlanned Parenthood is planning mobile clinics to reside on borders of...

Duration:01:42:37

Let’s Weekend #334 – Lizzo and the Crystal Flute

9/29/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the aftermath and current location of Hurricane Ian, what Lizzo did that was historic, and the bad news about Italy. More text messages show that Brett Favre also sought gov’t money for a football facilityPutin has illegally annexed territories in UkraineCongressional workers for Andy Levin’s office voted to form a unionCuba approves of same sex marriage in a referendum on a sweeping “family law” codeCuba lost power during the stormIan...

Duration:01:19:09

Let’s Weekend #333 – College Football Makes Men Even Dumber

9/23/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the continuing controversy over misspent welfare funds in Mississippi, the migrants used by Gov. DeSantis suing him for that stunt, and how a billionaire is complaining about cancel culture in forcing the sale of his NBA & WNBA teams. The DOJ has charged 47 with stealing $250 million from a pandemic food program for kids in MinnesotaEx-director of Mississippi’s welfare agency pleads guilty over misspent moneyThe migrants that were flown...

Duration:01:22:58

Let’s Weekend #332 – Lindsey Graham’s Reading The Room

9/16/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the awful new bill by Lindsey Graham, the shenanigans of Ron DeSantis, and a former billionaire doing a cool thing with his company. Reading the room, Lindsey Graham and the Senate GOP introduced a national 15-week abortion ban in the US SenateR. Kelly has been convicted of several charges of child pornography and sex abuse in his federal trial in ChicagoFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis used state money to traffic legal migrants from Texas and...

Duration:01:20:27

Let’s Weekend #331 – The Internet Hated The Queen

9/9/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the many grievances about the Queen and the British Monarchy, the new Prime Minister of the UK, and a bunch of the D23 news. The new PM of the UK is Liz TrussFederal judge, that was appointed by Trump, grants his request for a Special Master to review the documents seized by the FBIDOJ appealsSteve Bannon faces NY state charges that he defrauded donors to We Build the WallNew Mexico judge ruled that an Otero County commissioner is now...

Duration:01:24:04

Let’s Weekend #330 – Feral Piglet and Winnie the Pooh

9/2/2022
DOJ says that Trump and his people may have hidden or moved classified materalJudge unsealed document that shows a detailed list of what each box containedCloudfare has finally blocked Kiwi Farms from their serviceBiden gave a speech that called out the grave threat to the US’s democracy from Trump and his alliesFormer Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is deadZombie ice will raise sea levels much higher than was previously forecastMore than a third of Pakistan is underwater now due to massive...

Duration:01:38:30