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Aldo NICE, Rog Smuve, and C.A.P. discuss current events in the world of popular culture, sports, and music from the perspective of cool, black guys with interesting and often opposing life views. Now that I think about it, cool and black are kinda synonymous.... so let's just go with black.
THE BEST FRIEND WEEKEND PODCAST
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What up friends and welcome back to the Best Friend Weekend Podcast! Aldo NICE, Rog Smuve and Los aka C.A.P. found some time to bring you the events of Valentine’s week 2020. Rumble Williams opened up with his thoughts on New Year’s resolutions (01:00) which sparked some funny commentary before Aldo let us know what Burned His Boudin this week including barber smells (05:00), lazy Door Dashers (09:00), mandatory shirt giveaways (13:00) and doctors at plantations (20:00). We chose to cover four major stories that have been making the rounds in the culture this week. Los laid out the particulars about Gayle King’s feud with Kobe Bryant supporters (25:00) prior to us running through our thoughts on the Power series finale (32:00). Then we talked about the recent Michael Vick documentary on ESPN (36:00) and D. Wade’s bold stance on parenting (51:00). We ended the podcast with Aldo having Nothin’ NICE to Say about Netflix’s The Pharmacist (1:04:00), everyone discussing the broom challenge (1:08:00), one name celebrities (1:11:00) and Rog’s weekly NFL segment (1:19:00)
Best Friends Who Brunch
Welcome to a special edition of the Best Friend Weekend Podcast. Aldo NICE and Los aka C.A.P. were joined on this episode by Erika of Black Girls Who Brunch and Vicky V. of Tha Fat Girl Food Chronicles to talk about food, restaurants gender roles and anything else that happened to pop up along the way. After some quick introductions (01:00), Aldo let us know what Burned His Boudin about restaurants including being seated at bad tables (05:00), when one person’s order is incorrect (09:00), when the check is always given to the man (21:00) and #casian crawfish (28:00). Next, Erika spoke about @blackgirlswhobrunch and their upcoming ‘Girls Love Crawfish’ event while Vicky gave the scoop on @thafatgirlfoodchronicles, @the.yum and the awaited return of ‘Brunch on the Block.’ The podcast pivoted to some talk about which restaurants are acceptable to blog about (49:00) before the ladies let us know some of their favorite restaurants in Houston and exotic foods they have tried (55:00). We wrapped up the episode with some Valentine’s Day norms and expectations (1:03:00) and the birth of our Black Meal Prep Bingo (1:18:00).
Politics As Usual
Welcome to February! Aldo NICE, Rog Smuve and Los aka C.A.P. kicked off Black History Month with a podcast centering on three things we love talking about in the culture: sports, politics and music. Rumble Williams led off the pod with his observations about black folks in expensive cars (01:00) which got us discussing what we value the most. Aldo let us know what Burned His Boudin this week including being “held back” from “my right grade” (08:00), the use of Apple Watches in church (13:00), tearing off too many paper towels (19:00), my child vs. me (22:00) and people who exaggerate their height (23:00). Next, we decided to run down interesting events surrounding the Super Bowl (32:00) such as Pat Mahomes’ greatness, the QC Stripper Bowl, the tomahawk chop and the lack of respect for the national anthem. These conversations segued to some political talk surrounding Trump’s acquittal (44:00), Nancy Pelosi wilding (47:00) and the democratic party (49:00). Lastly, we got to some music highlights and discussed our new favorite artist, Chad Focus (1:00:00), and Lil Wayne’s Funeral album. We ended the podcast with Aldo having Nothin’ NICE to Say about stealing identities (1:08:00), a rehashing of our convo on bounce music in high school (1:12:00) and Rog’s weekly NFL segment (1:30:00).
So this week, we decided to do something different… This podcast was completely dedicated to Mamba talk in honor of Kobe “Bean” Bryant. Rumble Williams got things started with his eulogizing of the Mamba (01:00) which transitioned to a podcast flashback (03:00) and Aldo NICE, Rog Smuve and Los aka C.A.P. giving our initial thoughts on the tragedy (05:00). After discussing how we get our news (10:00), we debated on if TMZ broke the news too soon (14:00) and what types of tributes are appropriate (20:00). The homie, DreHype, joined us from L.A. to share the pulse of the city (35:00) before we talked about “where were you?” moments (40:00) and the Kobe shoe purge (45:00). Next, Aldo had Nothin’ NICE to Say about Kobe’s legacy in Eagle, Colorado (48:00) and let us know what Burned His Boudin this week including beauty supply Kobe R.I.P. shirts (54:00), choosing who to mourn more (56:00), “what are they distracting us from?” (59:00), “them other people died too” (1:01:00) and #girldad (1:06:00). We ended the podcast with some of favorite social media responses (1:13:00), the top Kobe rap lyrics (1:15:00) and where does Kobe rank as a basketball player (1:20:00) before Rog gave his post-credits NFL (1:28:00).
Make 'Em Say Ugh
One time for the one time! With Rog Smuve out sick, Aldo NICE and Los aka C.A.P. brought in the homeboy Smash Dog for this weeks’ pod… Rumble Williams got things started with his disdain for the Lotto (01:00). After talking about what brought everyone together this evening (03:00), we ran through 20 things more likely than winning the lottery (06:00) and some talk about scratch offs and quick picks (12:00). Next, Aldo and Los let us know what Burned Their Boudin this week including “must be your phone” (15:00), “wrong answers only” (20:00), bums bumming for change (21:00) and rounding up for charity (25:00). Upon confirming that Netflix is king, we decided to talk about three current programs that are gaining traction: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez (28:00), A Fall From Grace (47:00) and Hip Hop Evolution (57:00). The back half of the podcast found us talking about Antonio and Orlando Brown (1:04:00), Aldo having Nothin’ NICE to Say about texting and driving (1:07:00) and Rog’s weekly NFL segment (1:14:00).