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The Kid-Free Weekend

We're Jeff & Jennifer - divorced parents with lots of kids and matching parenting schedules. The Kid-Free Weekend ("KFW") is a magical time when we have some time to recharge our batteries. We adore our kids, but we also love movies, music, tv, and a lot of geeky pop-culture! Join us as we explore our favorite things and get to know our awesome guests!
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Welcome to the home of The Kid-Free Weekend!  We're Jeff & Jennifer, and when the kids are away, we really do play!  We watch a lot of movies and tv, play video and board games, do some light cosplay, and then we podcast about our many favorite things.

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May 15, 2017

Having fully intended to wax poetic about the awesomeness that was Guardians of the Galaxy 2, we first go deep into our recent viewing of the gripping documentary 13th, the evils that have been knowingly perpetrated on the African American population, and how - just when Obama might have had us pointing towards the right direction - the exact same awfulness is coming around for a new run.  And then we finally talk about Guardians a little bit!

From the show:

Watch 13th on Netflix.  WATCH IT NOW!

George W. Bush being a jackass

Jeff Sessions is going to do everything he can to prove that he's evil.

 

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Apr 17, 2017

It's been a while, but we've packed this episode with tons of recent nerdy consumption, and couldn't help but get into the social issues surrounding some of this stuff.

First up, MST3k is back, and we're already in love with the first offering: Reptilicus!  This movie contains what might truly be the worst special effects to ever make it into a non-hobbyist motion picture.

Also, since last we spoke, we watched the entire run of Iron Fist.  We discuss the goods and bads of the casting, the acting, the fighting, and the writing.

And finally, Jordan Peele's marvelous film Get Out.  This one touches on all sorts of taboos and leaves us with no choice but to discuss what is or isn't racism.  Great stuff!

As mentioned during that discussion, a couple great podcasts that Jeff subscribes to that recently covered Get Out:

Black Girl Nerds

No, Totally!

 

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Feb 20, 2017

This super-sized weekend needed a super-sized episode, as Jeff & Jennifer marvel at the incredible action of John Wick 2 AND dive as deep as they can (without losing their minds) into the latest President Trump press conference.  What's worse:  A pencil in the ear from John Wick, or "alternative facts" in the ear from Donald Trump? We have a hard time deciding!

John Wick 2 Trailer

February 16th Press Conference

 

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Feb 6, 2017

This weekend, we tell the stories of last week's crazy-bad kid-full weekend, including both an update to the tale of Jennifer's alcoholic mother AND a trip to the hospital that didn't involve Jennifer's alcoholic mother.  We also discuss new horror movie Rings (co-starring beloved former-Griswold Johnny Galecki), and then Jeff catches Jennifer up on some of the lower-points of the Trump administration since our last recording on Inauguration Night.

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Jan 22, 2017

Fueled by despair, Jeff and Jennifer talk about the Donald Trump Presidential Inauguration.  As hard as it still is to believe that he's actually our President, it appears to be true... unless nothing is real at all, of course, in which case our biggest problem is that we're all living batteries for The Machines.  Doesn't that almost sound better?

We take a look at Trump's immediate tax increase for middle-class Americans, his impossibly-bad choices for his cabinet, and we brace ourselves for the world of Potential Grizzlies.

And yes, Jeff has since realized that what he meant to say was, "There is no spoon."

As mentioned on the episode:

White House website touts Melania Trump’s modeling and jewelry line

Fact Check: Fetal Funerals

A Look at Trump's Cabinet Picks

Citing grizzlies, education nominee says states should determine school gun policies

On His First Day in Office, Trump Raises Taxes on Middle-Class Homebuyers

 

 

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Jan 9, 2017

Early last year, Jennifer shared with us a long tale of growing with parents who are addicts.  This week, she shares some updates on her mom's continuing issues with addiction, how this affects the family, the "fun" of trying to get her mom the long-term medical assistance she needs, and what she thinks the next steps will be.

Some information about mental illness, addiction, and homelessness.

Also, as mentioned on the show, we recommend this funny-but-informative segment from Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver on Opioids.

 

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