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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.

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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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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@SmashPad

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English


Episodes

Let’s Weekend #316 – Gaze Deep Into My Black Hole

5/13/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk the big news of SCOTUS being expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, where that’ll lead to more awful laws by the GOP, and try to find some joy in Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. 10 people killed by shooter in Buffalo, NY supermarketFormer Alabama jail official killed herself after helping murder suspect escape before both were caught in IndianaTexas Supreme Court allows the state child welfare agency to resume...

Duration:01:33:44

Let’s Weekend #315 – It’s All Downhill From Here

5/6/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk the big news of SCOTUS being expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, where that'll lead to more awful laws by the GOP, and try to find some joy in Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. A leaked draft opinion suggests that SCOTUS will overturn Roe v. WadeJustice Roberts was offended by the leaknow the leak is being investigatedPeople went back to their confirmation hearings to see which justices lied about Roe v Wade...

Duration:01:33:11

Let’s Weekend #314 – This Is Bad

4/28/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk the very awful things a Florida sheriff and Kansas state Rep. said, how one woman on death row is getting a second look at her case, and a taste of some of the texts that Mark Meadows received leading up to the January 6 Capitol Hill Insurrection. New York judge holds Donald Trump in contempt of court for failing to produce docs for a subpoena from the state’s AGA Florida sheriff encouraged homeowners to shoot intruders to save the taxpayers...

Duration:01:39:36

Let’s Weekend #313 – It’s Time to Probe Uranus

4/22/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the latest political stunt by Ron DeSantis, the blocking of the federal mask mandate for transit, and why NASA wants to probe Uranus and other parts of the solar system. InfoWars files for bankruptcy in the face of Sandy Hook lawsuitsOne trial to determine payments to Sandy Hook families has been delayed as a resultFederal judge struck down the travel mask mandate this weeklegal experts say that she misunderstands public health lawThe...

Duration:01:24:03

Let’s Weekend #312 – Truckers Hate Greg Abbott

4/14/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the shooting in Brooklyn and the failure of the NYPD, Greg Abbott's latest stunt, and the great things happening in baseball. NY Lt Gov Brian Benjamin resigned after a federal court announced charges of bribery and wire fraud against himNYPD has arrested the man suspected of carrying out shooting on an NYC subway that shot 10 peopleFlorida Gov. DeSenatis signed a bill banning abortions after 15 weeksTexas Gov. Greg Abbott finally...

Duration:01:11:11

Let’s Weekend #311 – Politics Will Kill Everyone

4/8/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the awful bills coming out of Oklahoma and Alabama, the confirmation vote for Ketanji Brown Jackson, and how politics will kill us all. Oklahoma’s House passed an anti-abortion bill to make abortions a felonyAlabama legislature signed a bill to ban gender-affirming medical care for transgender youthThe Senate votes to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme CourtSCOTUS voted to make it easier to sue the police for malicious...

Duration:01:17:34

Let’s Weekend #310 – Amazon Lost

4/1/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the Florida's awful new bill, the successful vote by Amazon workers to form a union, and how we wish Sarah Palin would go away. Florida bill dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill has been signed by Gov. DeSantisDisney’s statement says their goal is to get it repealedFTC is accusing Intuit of deceptively advertising TurboTax as freeSarah Palin is entering the race to fill recently deceased US House Rep seat for AlaskaAmazon workers at the...

Duration:01:25:40

Let’s Weekend #309 – Throw Out All Of Your Pizza

3/25/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the Idaho’s ridiculous escalation of anti-abortion laws, the potential end of Daylight Savings Time clock changes, and how a kids book about butts cost an assistant principal their job. Mackenzie Scott has donated $275 million to Planned Parenthood, the largest gift it has ever receivedKentaji Brown Jackson did well in the face of the GOP’s constant racist and sexist mudslingingIndiana & Utah Governors vetoed transgender sports ban...

Duration:01:16:15

Let’s Weekend #308 – Idaho Sucks

3/18/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the Idaho's ridiculous escalation of anti-abortion laws, the potential end of Daylight Savings Time clock changes, and how a kids book about butts cost an assistant principal their job. Idaho takes the Texas abortion law to the next level allowing family members of a rapist to sue for $20k each if the victim gets an abortionThe Pritzker Architecture Prize has been given to a Black architect for the first timeRussian woman that protested...

Duration:01:07:27

Let’s Weekend #307 – Jimmy Carter’s Nuclear Mission

3/11/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Disney's bad week, and what the US Senate has been up to this week. Russia bombed a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraineand a mosque sheltering 80 peopleColorado county clerks indicted on charges of election tamperingDisney had a bad week after refusing to denounce Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill while saying their LGBTQ-friendly content was their support for themfinally backtracks on...

Duration:01:27:22

Let’s Weekend #306 – Unionize Tesla

3/4/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, what happened to that abandoned cargo ship with cars on it, and Elon Musk challenging his workers to unionize. Estee Lauder exec forced to retire after posting racist meme on his Instagram while claiming he didn’t read it beforehandReps. Boebert and Greene heckled Biden during his State of the Union speech as he was talking about his son Beau’s death to cancerACLU sues to block Texas from...

Duration:00:55:54

Let’s Weekend #305 – Hank the Tank Fears No Man

2/25/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the bad news out of Florida and Texas, and our new favorite bear called Hank the Tank. Russia invaded Ukraine this weekThree ex-Minneapolis cops are found guilty of violating George Floyd’s civil rightsJury finds Ahmaud Arbery’s three killers guilty of federal hate crimesAG Merrick Garland confirms the 15 boxes of White House materials found at Mar-a-Lago contained classified materialTexas Gov. Greg Abbott...

Duration:01:06:18

Let’s Weekend #304 – Should No Longer Be Relied Upon

2/18/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about Trump's big financial issues in New York, the new shows and movies announced for Paramount Plus, and the wild trailer for the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie. Former Minneapolis cop Kim Potter only gets 16 months in prison for killing Daunte WrightTrump Organization’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, ended its relationship with the company and warned financial statements from 2011-2020 “should no longer be relied upon”NY State...

Duration:01:41:30

Let’s Weekend #303 – 10 to 15 Flushes

2/10/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the major "mistake" that the former President made, the latest murder by the Minneapolis police, and whether we actually want new Futurama. Trump stole 15 boxes of documents from the White House to stash at Mar-a-Lago that the National Archives finally recoveredMinneapolis police broke into the wrong apartment with a no-knock warrant and killed Amir Locke, who was sleeping on his couchPence goes against Trump for claiming the VP had the...

Duration:01:13:50

Let’s Weekend #302 – The Masked Rudy

2/3/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk the major TV exec that no longer has that job, the shocking news that the NFL might have racist hiring practices, and what upcoming show will be attempting to clean up a traitor's reputation. Bomb threats were sent to many HBCUs on February 14 men have been arrested in relation to the overdose death of Michael K. WilliamsJeff Zucker resigns as president of CNN after failing to disclose a relationship with another executiveNative American...

Duration:01:21:03

Let’s Weekend #301 – The Maus Ban

1/28/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the unfortunate ban on Maus at a Texas school district, the Spotify problem, and the interesting show coming soon to Netflix. Tennessee school district voted to ban Holocaust graphic novel Maus from its curriculumSCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer will retire at the end of the current termBiden will announce nominee by the end of FebruaryMark Cuban launched an online pharmacy that charges with dramatically lower markupCalifornia is returning...

Duration:01:38:36

Let’s Weekend #300 – 10 Megatons of Fun

1/21/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the huge bill PharmaBro has to pay, more examples of the cops being awful, and what the new prices for Netflix subscriptions will be. Senate GOP with the help of Manchin & Sinema blocked the Dems from changing the filibuster to get voting rights bills up for voteUniversity of Michigan reached a $490 million settlement over sexual abuse by former sports doctorSCOTUS denies Trump’s request to block the release of White House records to...

Duration:01:20:17

Let’s Weekend #299 – Snorlax Hates The Police

1/14/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the huge bill PharmaBro has to pay, more examples of the cops being awful, and what the new prices for Netflix subscriptions will be. Martin Shkreli is ordered to return $64 million in profits and is barred from the pharma industry for lifeCourt upholds 2017 firing of two LAPD officers were fired for ignoring a robbery call to catch a Snorlax in Pokemon GoVirginia Beach Police found to have used forged docs with fake DNA evidence in...

Duration:01:25:05

Let’s Weekend #298 – Thank You For Being A Friend

1/7/2022
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk about the sad deaths that closed out 2021 and started 2022 and a whole bunch of awful people that are going to prison for a long time. Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty on five of six counts of sex trafficking of minorsFormer Minneapolis cop Kim Potter found guilty of manslaughter in Daunte Wright’s deathTheranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes found guilty of fraud and conspiracyAll three Georgia men sentenced to life in prison for Ahmaud Arbery’s...

Duration:01:19:28

Let’s Weekend #297 – Nic Cage as Nick Cage

12/17/2021
On this week’s episode of Let’s Weekend, we talk the bad and good stuff happening at the end of 2021, how NASA has touched the Sun, and the latest Nic Cage movie. Tornadoes decimated large parts of the midwest from Missouri to Kentucky with 92 dead as of todayAmazon were particular assholes as they refused to let workers get to safety until it was too lateUS Navy base in Hawaii had a petroleum leak that contaminated Honolulu’s drinking water supply, forcing 3k military members and family to...

Duration:01:08:56