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Episode 199 - 

She lost him, but she found herself, and somehow, that was everything. In Episode 199 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor Swift’s most recent music video for her new single “Out of the Woods.” Before 1989 was released, Taylor said that “Out of the Woods” was representational of the entire album. It seems fitting then, that “Out of the Woods” would be released as Taylor’s last single off 1989… or is it? Let us know if you think Taylor will come out with anymore singles from the 1989 era. Meanwhile, enjoy the episode as we analyze the “Out of the Woods” music video!

 

Highlights from Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Out of the Woods” Music Video

– When you’re on the beach minding your own business and trees literally materialize around you.

– Diane doesn’t like it when wolves are portrayed as evil.

– Did Taylor just jump off a cliff?!?

– We discuss the symbolism behind the extreme elements Taylor encounters.

– What would you rank “Out of the Woods” on a scale of 1-13?

Other Topics:

– Fancy an audio book? Check out our sponsors, Audible, to receive a free audiobook of your choice. Visit http://audible.com/taylor for details.

– We have some BIG news this episode. BIG NEWS.

– What are Swifties listening to? A listener and your hosts give you tons of song suggestions.

– “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” – J.M. Barrie

– Adam, Steve, and I want to thank you, the listeners, for all the support you’ve given the show for the past four years. We LOVE you!!


Episode 198 - 

You are (still) the best thing that’s ever been mine. In Episode 198 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we bring you a Taylor Talk Classic: the song analysis of “Mine.” We chose this episode in honor of Rachel. This past week, in Brisbane, Australia, Taylor Swift performed “Mine” on the b-stage in honor of a fan, Rachel, who was tragically killed in a car accident with her mother. This touching song about love that endures all is a Swifty favorite. Let us know what you think of the song. Enjoy the Taylor Talk flashback!

 

Taylor Swift, you are the best thing that’s ever been mine!In Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss “Mine” in honor of this past Valentines Day. “Mine” is perhaps one of Taylor’s only true love songs, but is it actually true or just a day dream? Contact us to let us know what you think of the song. In other news, the RED Tour is coming to Asia. Check out taylorswift.com/REDtourAsia for tour dates and where to buy tickets. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Mine” Song Analysis:

– Taylor said this song is about “finding someone who would make you believe in love”

– We love the depth the music video adds to the line “you made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter.”

– How crazy was it to see Taylor Swift pregnant in the video?

– Fun fact: Taylor Swift picked her music video sons after meeting them in an ice cream parlor in Nashville.

– Diane fangirls remembering when Taylor performing “Mine” live on the b-stage in Indiana.

Other Topics:

– What do you think of Taylor’s new short haircut?

– Hooray! The RED Tour is coming to Asia!

– We’re dusting off our ask.fm account, so if you ask us something, we’ll answer 

– If Taylor were an Olympic athlete, what sport would she participate in?

– If Swifties ruled the world, a “pathetic single girls party” will be a holiday

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Episode 197 - 

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! In Episode 197, we have an all-guys panel to discuss Taylor Swift’s song “How You Get the Girl,” a manual on how to get a girl back after you messed up the relationship. The guys discuss the cinematic style of the song, whether or not the female character is a strong one, and have a heated debate over the validity of the Taylor Talk 13-point song rating system. Diane isn’t a fan of “How You Get the Girl” and the all-guys panel has differing opinions on the song, but what do you think? Leave your comments below (and vote which guy should stay on Taylor Talk… heheh). Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 197 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “How You Get The Girl” Song Analysis

– Fun Fact: Steve was on the first all guys episode, and then never left the show. Vote in the poll to see which guy should stay this time!

– Does the treatment of the female character in the song support feminism?

– “How You Get the Girl” should really be called “How You Get the Girl BACK.”

– This song is written like it’s straight out of a 1980’s John Hughes movie. Even the title is cinematic.

– The word “ghost” keeps haunting Taylor Swift’s songs. What’s the meaning of the word “ghost” in this song?

– “How You Get the Girl” is reminiscent of the Speak Now Era.

– The panel gets HEATED about the 13-point scale rating system. You do not give a Taylor Swift song less than a 13 EVER, says Adam.

 

Follow the Guy’s Online Projects:

– Eric Scull: @spielerman, Mugglecast, Game of Owns, Improvised Star Trek

– Agustin: @theswiftagency, TheSwiftAgency.com, NeverThinkImpossible.com

Calendar:

– November 28: The 1989 World Tour – Sydney, Australia

– December 5: The 1989 World Tour – Brisbane, Australia

– December 7: The 1989 World Tour – Adelaide, Australia


Episode 196 - 

From our living room to yours, we bring you Taylor Talk Live! Episode 196 was recorded live to our listeners via Youtube on November 7th 3pm PST / 6pm EST. You can watch the Youtube version or listen on iTunes to hear us discuss the end of the US 1989 Tour. We analyze the setlist, costumes, and compare the 1989 Tour to Taylor’s other tours. If you have seen the 1989 Tour, was it your favorite tour or does another tour hold a special place in your heart? Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 196 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: The 1989 World Tour Wrap Up

– In the four years Taylor Talk has been on the air, we’ve had over 3.7 million downloads! What!

– Adam inspires us (bores us) with more Taylor Talk statistics.

– Did you know that Taylor gave every single fan a present at each concert?

– The Setlist — What was your favorite performance? Any songs you wished would have been included on tour?

– Everyone was excited about all the male dancers on tour.

– Listener engagement really made this episode fun! We loved hearing from you on twitter #TaylorTalkLive.

– Some lucky winners will get their Taylor Talk t-shirts very soon!

– See a complete list of the 1989 World Tour special guests on theswiftagency.com.

– Check out Steve’s 1989 Special Guest playlist on Spotify.

 

Calendar:

– November 10, 11, 12: The 1989 World Tour – Shanghai, China 

 

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Episode 195 - 

They just don’t make pop stars like Taylor Swift. In Episode 195 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we cover GQ Magazine’s “interrogation” of Taylor Swift. GQ’s journalist, Chuck Klosterman, holds nothing back when he asks Taylor the hardball questions about her songwriting, her fame, her public persona, and the most hitting, “Is thinking about [her] real life an essential part of appreciating [her] music?” Can Taylor Swift’s music be enjoyed if you know nothing about her? Can her songs stand alone without the megastar that is Taylor Swift behind them? The hosts give their perspective in the episode, but we want to hear yours. Leave your thoughts in the comments section. Enjoy the show!

 

Highlights from Episode 195 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: GQ Cover Article/Interview

– Taylor reveals her vision for the “Wildest Dreams” music video. Does this change your perception of the song?

– The music video idea was inspired by Ava Gardner’s Secret Conversations.

– “If you don’t take Swift seriously, you don’t take contemporary music seriously.”

– GQ claims Taylor’s 1989 could rival Michael Jackson’s Thriller if it had been released in the 1980s.

– Would Taylor’s music be popular if it wasn’t Taylor Swift behind it? What a blunt question.

– Taylor Swift is 25. But she is older than you. (but this is obviously true if you are under 25).

 

Other Topics:

– Taylor has been nominated for SIX AMA Awards! Vote now at ama.votenow.tv

– The 1989 World Tour continues to surprise with Ellie Goulding, Miranda Lambert, and Tove Lo as special guests.

– Join us for our fourth anniversary LIVE episode on YouTube.com/TaylorTalk13 on November 7th at 3pm PST / 6pm EST! (Find it in your time zone)

Calendar:

– October 27: The 1989 World Tour – Miami, FL

– October 31: The 1989 World Tour – Tampa, FL

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Episode 194 - 

If Taylor Swift is taking a break, the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now… This week, Taylor Swift slayed the fandom by telling NME, “I think I should take some time off. I think people might need a break from me.” Cue massive Swifty panic. However, in Episode 194, your hosts try to calm your fears. Taylor Swift usually takes a break after tours and before the next album, so this is normal. Right? What are your thoughts on Taylor Swift potentially taking a break? Share your thoughts by leaving us a comment below. Enjoy the episode!

 

This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Go to Audible.com/Taylor for a free audio book of your choice!

 

Highlights from Episode 194 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Story of Us” Song Analysis

– Taylor’s discussion of Speak Now on her Grammy Pro special has us missing her Speak Now songs!

– Is Taylor’s concept for “The Story of Us” a little naive?

– Fun Fact: You can learn literary terms with Taylor Swift. And Taylor Talk.

– Miscommunication is the cause of all problems really.

– Steve uses the word “paradox” in a sentence and we’re all impressed.

– Friendly reminder to speak now instead of pretending this is nothing…

 

Other Topics:

– Check out Taylor’s mini-“Secret Session” with Grammy Pro!

– Taylor Swift graces the cover of GQ for the very first time.

– Taylor Swift says she’s going to take a break…? THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

– If Swifties ruled the world, we’d send all the media to a deserted island! Muahah.

– We get one of the nicest iTunes reviews ever. (Jk. They’re ALL SO NICE)

– Swifties are listening to “I Got the Boy” sung by Jana Kramer, written by Jamie Lynn Spears. 

Calendar:

– October 12: The 1989 World Tour – Fargo, ND

– October 17: The 1989 World Tour – Dallas, TX

– October 20: The 1989 World Tour – Lexington, KY

– October 21: The 1989 World Tour – Greensboro, NC

– October 24: The 1989 World Tour – Atlanta, GA


Episode 193 - Taylor Swift’s got the moves like Jagger. In Episode 193, your hosts Adam, Diane, and Steve recap Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour Nashville stop as well as discuss Taylor’s revealing interview with Vanity Fair. The interview highlights Taylor’s response to the Apple Music incident, a potential Kayne-Taylor collaboration, and whose careers Taylor most admires. In the interview, Taylor still maintains that 1989 is her most “sonically cohesive” album. What do you think? Do you think 1989 is sonically cohesive or do some songs stick out more than others? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Happy listening!

 

Highlights from Episode 193 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Taylor Swift’s Vanity Fair Cover

– Tip: When a magazine says “Source close to Swift says…”, it’s a lie.

– Do you think 1989 is the most sonically cohesive album?

– Taylor gives us the behind-the-scenes account of the Apple Music incident in Vanity Fair.

– Unlike previous eras, Taylor now keeps up with the gossip surrounding her.

– What would a Kayne/Taylor collaboration sound like?

– Who Taylor admires says a lot about how she runs her business.

– Question for comments: which song on 1989 stands out and makes the album not perfectly sonically cohesive?

Other Topics:

– It’s the return of Stump the Host (can someone try to stump Diane for the next show?)

– Taylor did not hold back with surprise guests from the Nashville 1989 shows!!

– Ryan Adams’ 1989 cover album is now available. What did you think of it?

– You know you’re a Swifty when you have a Taylor Swift coloring book!

– Swifties are having a house party listening to “House Party” by Sam Hunt. 

Calendar:

September 28 – 1989 World Tour – St. Louis, MO

October 2 & 3 – 1989 World Tour – Toronto, ON

October 8 – 1989 World Tour – Des Moines, IA

October 9 – 1989 World Tour – Omaha, NE


Episode 192 - It’s Diane’s turn for Taylor Talk Classic… Out of the Woods! In Episode 192, the hosts relive how they marveled at the masterpiece that is “Out of the Woods,” a song off Taylor’s album, 1989, co-written by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff. Taylor said this song is about the “fragility” of a relationship and tried to make the music match the frantic feeling of wondering if the relationship will end tomorrow or continue on. You know the hosts loved the song (now and forever), but what do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts. Happy listening!

 

Highlights from Episode 192 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Out of the Woods” by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff

– Jack Antonoff, co-writer, calls this song “one of the most important things I’ve ever been a part of.”

– What were your initial reactions when you heard the song? Diane’s was one word: WHOA

– We predict that Taylor Swift will single handedly revive the Polaroid brand.

– Is the chorus too repetitive? No. This is repetition with a purpose.

– We admire Taylor and Jack’s mastery of the English language. “Built to fall apart” is amaaaazing.

– What’s your favorite song lyric? Can you pick just one?

– We compare “Out of the Woods” to some of Taylor’s other songs. All Too Well 2.0 anyone?

– If Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift can create a song like this when they’re so young, imagine what else they have in store for us down the road.


Episode 191 - Say you’ll remember me, even if it’s just pretend… Ladies and gentlemen, the music video you have been waiting for has arrived. The music video for “Wildest Dreams” is out now and it is absolute perfection!!! (You can hear the fangirl in my voice!) In Episode 191, your hosts Adam, Diane, and Steve break down the “Wildest Dream” music video thematically and discuss how the visual elements (Old Hollywood, Africa) relate to the story of the song. Since there was so much detail in this video, we’re sure we may have missed some moments, so let us know what your favorite parts were. What did you think of the video?  Happy listening!

 

Highlights from Episode 191 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Wildest Dreams” Music Video

– I think we can agree that this was the perfect video for the perfect song!!!

– The video took the lyric “even if it’s just pretend” and ran with it… Cue shattering heartbreak.

– How did Old Hollywood and shots of Africa contribute to the theme of the song?

– Steve notes Taylor’s strong resemblance to Ava Gardner. 

– All of Taylor’s proceeds from the music video will be donated to wild animal conservation efforts through the African Parks Foundation of America.

Other Topics:

 

– There were so many guests at Taylor’s five sold-out LA shows that it was hard to keep track. (Oops! We forgot America’s sweetheart, Ellen DeGeneres.)

– Nicki Minaj opened the MTV VMAs with Taylor Swift as her surprise guest! Looks like there’s no bad blood between them.

– And Video of the Year goes to…. Taylor Swift for “Bad Blood”!!!

Calendar

– September 4: The 1989 World Tour – Salt Lake City, UT

– September 5 & 6: The 1989 World Tour – Denver, CO

– September 9: The 1989 World Tour – Houston, TX

 

– September 11 & 12: The 1989 World Tour – St. Paul, MN


Episode 190 - Swifties, this week we bring you the first Taylor Talk Classic! As Adam so charismatically explains in this episode’s introduction, we have years worth of content we want to share with you (just in case you haven’t listened to every single episode!) Adam chose one of his favorites this week, the “All The Guys” episode, which was originally released in March 2013. Listen up to gain some insight on what it’s like to be a male Swifty. (And fun fact: this was Steve’s first Taylor Talk episode!) Enjoy!

 

Highlights from Episode 190 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Taylor Talk Classic “All The Guys Episode”

– The guys discuss how they discovered Taylor Swift.

– How can male listeners relate to songs written from a female perspective?

– What’s it like being a guy in a predominantly female fanbase?

– Are you ever uncomfortable being a guy in a crowd of teenage girls at a Taylor Swift concert?

– Sponsorship from Diet Coke vs Covergirl: Why should a guy care who sponsors Taylor?

– Flash forward to 1989… we now have more gender neutral merchandise!

– Do you ever think Taylor unfairly represents males in her songs?

Other Topics:

 

– Our all-male panel discusses the highly controversial quote from Taylor Swift’s April 2013 Vanity Fair article:

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

– Find out why our male cast thinks this quote was taken out of context, who ACTUALLY said it and more.

– To keep in touch with our guys, follow them on Twitter: Agustin (@TheSwiftAgency), Eric (@Spielerman), and Steve (@SteveDitch)

Calendar

– August 17 & 18: The 1989 World Tour – Glendale, AZ

– August 21-22, 24-26: The 1989 World Tour – Los Angeles, CA

 

– August 29: The 1989 World Tour – San Diego, CA


Episode 189 - Dear Swifties, Taylor Swift reminds you to please try to never grow up. This past week, Taylor met her godson, Leo Thames, the son of Jaime King and Kyle Newman, and posted some adorable photos with him on Instagram. In honor of his birth, we discuss “Never Grow Up.” Although the song was never heavily promoted, “Never Grow Up” still continues to be a fan favorite for its poignant and nostalgic lyrics. (I’m not crying. You are.)

What do you think of “Never Grow Up”? Is Taylor mourning the loss of her childhood? How does she think we should try to never grow up? Can we? Leave your response in the comments. Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 189 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Never Grow Up” Song Analysis

– Thanks to listener Rachel for suggesting that we discuss “Never Grow Up” in honor of Taylor’s newborn godson. 

– Raise your hand if this song makes you miss your childhood…

– Taylor moved out in July… Leo Thames was born in July… Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

– Why does Taylor change from saying “you” to saying “I”? What’s the emotional impact of the pronoun shift?

– Want more “Never Grow Up”? Steve reminded us that we discussed it previously on Episode 107 for Taylor’s 24th birthday. 

Other Topics:

 

– Taylor Talk Challenge: how many months would it take us to get to Episode 1989?

– Vote for Taylor Swift in the MTV VMAs daily at mtv.com/ontv/vma. Sign up for email reminders from Taylor Nation.

– What would we do without Sami’s @TSwiftOnTour updates?

– You know you’re a Swifty when you buy a Taylor Swift coloring book!!

– We LOVE iTunes reviews! Leave us a review and we’ll read it on the show. 

Calendar

– August 4 & 5: The 1989 World Tour – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place.

– August 8: The 1989 World Tour – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field.

– August 14 & 15: The 1989 World Tour – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium.

– August 15: Diane turns…. 24. ugh.


Episode 188 - I was reminiscing just the other day… about doing a throwback song analysis that took me away! On Episode 188 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss “Holy Ground,” a song from the RED album that we believe completes the growth/story arc from “Forever & Always,” to “Last Kiss,” and ending with “Holy Ground” (which are all songs rumored to be about the same person). “Holy Ground” is such a mature way to look at a past relationship. We can learn a lot from Taylor Swift.

What’s your take on the song? Particularly, what do you make of the lyric, “and I see your face in every crowd”? Post your thoughts in the comments below. Enjoy!

Highlights from Episode 188 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Holy Ground” Song Analysis
– Adam fanboys over Taylor’s use of the word “reminisce” in true English teacher fashion.
– What’s your interpretation of “New York Time”?
– Is the phrase “holy ground” a religious reference?
– Check out what Diane predicted about “Holy Ground” before the song was released: taylortalk.org/what-could-the-seven-known-red-songs-be-about-editorial (Do we like the blogs? Do we read the blogs?)
– Diane has a light bulb moment years in the making about the end of the song!
– No one can agree on what “And I see your face in every crowd” means. Thoughts?

Other Topics:

– A listener tries to Stump the Steve this episode (yea, Steve’s back!)
– Sami gives us a 1989 World Tour recap brought to you by @TSwiftOnTour
– We remind Adam how important it is to listen and not just talk…

Calendar
– July 24 & 25: The 1989 World Tour – Foxborough, MA
– August 1: The 1989 World Tour – Vancouver, BC

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Episode 187 - The GRAMMY Museum provides the ultimate Taylor Swift Experience. On Episode 187 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts, Adam and Diane, visit the very special Taylor Swift exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, California. We know that not many Swifties will make it all the way to California to see this exhibit, so it is our goal this episode to make you feel like you were there! We discuss the pieces Taylor chose to include in the displays and the unique interactive activities at the exhibit. After listening to the episode and viewing the photos and videos from the exhibit below, which piece of the exhibit would you take home with you? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy the show!

The Taylor Swift Experience will be at the GRAMMY Museum until October 4th, 2015.

Highlights from Episode 187 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: The Taylor Swift Experience at the GRAMMY Museum
– We recorded on location in Los Angeles, CA after visiting the Taylor Swift exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum.
– Fun fact: Taylor’s exhibit takes up 1/3 of the GRAMMY museum. (1/3 is pretty close to 13, eh?)
– You know you’re famous when they put your street clothes on display at a museum.
– Even Baby Taylor had a knack for business and the creative. (Her snowman artwork is to die for!)
– Adam tells you about the most underrated part of the museum that no one is talking about. Like, ever.

Other Topics:

– Adam has a joke. Adam has joke (oh no).
– The 1989 World Tour is going to Singapore and China!
– Did you love Taylor’s acoustic version of “Holy Ground”? I’m not crying, you are.
– Swifties are listening to “Hurricane’ by Bridgit Mendler.
– Clarkie the pup shares what he thinks of Taylor Swift! (woof)

Calendar
– July 6: The 1989 World Tour – Ottawa, ON, Canada
– July 7: The 1989 World Tour – Montreal, QB, Canada
– July 10 & 11: The 1989 World Tour – East Rutherford, NJ
– July 13 & 14: The 1989 World Tour – Washington, DC
– July 18 & 19: The 1989 World Tour – Chicago, IL


Episode 186 - When Taylor Swift speaks, Apple listens. Early on June 21st, Taylor Swift posted a letter on Tumblr asking Apple to reconsider its compensation structure during the 3 month free trial period for the upcoming Apple Music streaming service. During Apple Music’s 3 month free trial period, Apple said they would not pay the artist, a point Taylor Swift strongly disagreed with. However, by the power of Swift and concerned artists everywhere, APPLE AGREED TO CHANGE THEIR MODEL! This is a huge victory for Taylor and artists everywhere who deserve to be fairly compensated for their art. 

But…. that awkward moment when you record a podcast after Taylor wrote her letter to Apple but moments before Apple announced their decision. Cue immediately out-of-date podcast episode. Still though, in Episode 186, Adam and Diane get to debate between Apple vs. Taylor, and discuss the big questions in the music industry right now: How should artists be compensated? Who should compensate them? Even though Apple now sided with Taylor Swift, the compensation discussion is still an important discussion to have. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 186 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “To Apple, Love Taylor”

– Taylor has been pushing Music Has Value since she wrote her Wall Street Journal editorial last summer.

– We learned with Spotify that if Taylor doesn’t agree with a music streaming service’s compensation structure, she’s out.

– “We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.” BOOM.

– The Apple fanboy in Adam has a hard time deciding whether or not to side with Team Apple or Team Swift (Spoiler alert: Apple is Team Swift).

– The big question: Does a music streaming service’s promotion of the artist count as compensation?

– If Taylor can influence the largest company on the planet, what else is she capable of? 

Other Topics:

– Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, including Scott Swift!

– Echosmith, Rachel Platten, Cara Delevingne, and Mariska Hargitay surprised the crowd at the 1989 World Tour stop in Philadelphia!

– OK! Magazine needs to stop their disgusting, misogynistic articles right now. #Feminism

– You know you’re a Swifty when there was never a more perfect time to wear your TEAM TAYLOR jersey. 

Calendar

– June 21: The 1989 World Tour – Amsterdam

– June 23: The 1989 World Tour – Glasgow, Scotland, UK

– June 24: The 1989 World Tour – Manchester, UK

– June 27: The 1989 World Tour – London, UK

– June 29 & 30: The 1989 World Tour – Dublin, Ireland


Episode 185 - Taylor Talk gives you everything and nothing. Just kidding. We give you a new episode, of course! In Episode 185 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts delve into the narrative complexity that is “I Wish You Would.” Taylor Swift wrote this song with Jack Antonoff, and they were inspired by the John Hughes movies of the 1980s. Which movie does this song remind you of? What’s your favorite lyric in the song? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 185 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “I Wish You Would” Song Analysis

– Fun fact: Taylor wrote this song based on a track Jack Antonoff gave her.

– Why does 2AM seem to constantly re-appear in Taylor’s songs?

– Serious question: why can’t this girl pick up the phone and tell him what she never said?

– We analyze her most creative lyric: “We’re a crooked love, in a straight line down.”

– Diane realizes something mid-episode that changes EVERYTHING!

– Check out Steve’s “I Wish You Would” Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/stevesplaylist/playlist/524ypzVyWk9fkBKdcr47Gg

Other Topics:

 

– New Taylor Talk t-shirts are available for a limited time only! Shop at Taylortalk.org/store

– So far, Taylor has had Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons and Little Big Town as surprise guests on tour!

– Remember: you MUST go visit Taylor Nation Headquarters if you attend a concert!

– Swifties (and Taylor Swift) are listening to “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.

– The Swifties and Taylor are also listening to Kelsea Ballerini! Check out her interview with us on Taylor Talk Episode 178. 

Calendar

– June 8: The 1989 World Tour – Charlotte, NC

– June 9: The 1989 World Tour – Raleigh, NC

– June 12 & 13: The 1989 World Tour – Philadelphia, PA

 

– June 19 & 20: The 1989 World Tour – Cologne, Germany.


Episode 184 - 1989 TOUR SPOILERS GALORE! In Episode 184 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Adam and Diane bring you their review of Taylor Swift’s 1989 Tour. After seeing the show at Rock In Rio in Vegas and in Bossier City, Louisiana, we wanted to give you our initial impressions of Taylor’s new show. We discuss the setlist in detail, Taylor’s elaborate costumes, dancers, and more. If you haven’t seen the show yet and don’t care about being spoiled, listen up! And if you have seen the show, what did you think? Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 184 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: 1989 World Tour Initial Review

– If you want to stay 1989 Tour spoiler-free, do not listen to this episode!!

– We go song by song and describe each performance of 1989.

– Which song stole the show?

– If you’ve seen the 1989 tour, did anything disappoint you?

– Remember: you MUST go visit Taylor Nation Headquarters if you attend a concert!

Other Topics:

 

– Taylor Swift broke a VEVO record with most views in a single day for “Bad Blood”!! (We’re not surprised though).

– We think we may have figured out what “on D like DOC” means in Kendrick Lamar’s “Bad Blood” rap. Maybe.

– You know you’re a Swifty when you make up choreography for every song off 1989 and you’re essentially an official tour dancer.

– Swifties are listening to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon

Calendar

– May 30: The 1989 World Tour – Detroit, MI.

– June 2: The 1989 World Tour – Louisville, KY.

– June 3: The 1989 World Tour – Cleveland, OH.

– June 6: The 1989 World Tour – Pittsburgh, PA.


Episode 183 - The “Bad Blood” Music Video SIZZLES!Taylor Swift set the Swifty fandom on fire with her world premiere of the “Bad Blood” music video at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Full of cameos from her best friends, sexy action sequences, and a remix with Kendrick Lamar, Taylor delivers one of her best music videos to date. What are your thoughts on the music video? What do you think of Kendrick Lamar’s rap? Let us know! Hope you enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 183 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Bad Blood” Music Video

– Uh oh… Selena Gomez is the backstabbing friend in this video!

– Could Taylor’s transformation into a fighting powerhouse represent her personal transformation in the 1989 album?

– So many cameos… but we missed Meredith and Olivia!

– Why do you think the story of the video took place in London?

– “We was on D like DOC” — Diane needs a translation.

– Taylor’s favorite Kendrick Lamar song makes an appearance. I see what you did there. 

Other Topics:

 

– Taylor’s Rock in Rio performance was different than any performance we’ve seen before (more details to come).

– How do you hold 8 Billboard Music Awards at once? #TaylorSwiftProblems

– If you like us, rate us on iTunes at TaylorTalk.org/iTunes!

Calendar

– May 20th: The 1989 World Tour kicks off in the US in Bossier City, Louisiana.

– May 22nd: The 1989 World Tour continues in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Episode 182 - We’re sure the 1989 Tour is flawless, but we don’t know yet. Don’t worry — Episode 182 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast is spoiler free! We want to hold off having a tour discussion until after we have seen the show, so in the meantime, enjoy a song analysis of “Enchanted.” Taylor writes a lot of songs about love, and in “Enchanted,” Taylor writes about having a crush on someone but not doing anything about it. I’m sure we can all relate. Enjoy the episode, enjoy the puns, and be sure to share your thoughts with us! Happy listening!

 

Highlights from Episode 182 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Enchanted” Song Analysis

– “Enchanted” is another example of Taylor Swift as a wordsmith genius.

– Why did Taylor choose the word “wonderstruck” for her perfume?

– Adam’s so vain, he probably thinks this song is about him.

– Is “Enchanted” a realistic or fairytale take on love?

– Why didn’t Taylor tell him she was enchanted to meet him? Oh, the agony!

– Steve connects this song to “The Story of Us” and “Wildest Dreams,” but you could really connect anyTaylor song. 

Other Topics:

 

– The Bad Blood music video will premiere on May 17th!!

– Check out the preview of Taylor’s interview in Elle Magazine, “Taylor Swift Has No Regrets.”

– Fun fact: Xfinity, the 1989 tour sponsor, is offering a bunch of behind-the-scenes features and a chance to meet Taylor!

Calendar

– May 15th: Taylor Swift performs at Rockin Rio in Las Vegas, NV.

– May 17th: The Billboard Awards air on ABC at 8/7c.

– May 20th: The 1989 World Tour kicks off in the US in Bossier City, Louisiana.

– May 22nd; The 1989 World Tour continues in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Episode 181 - Welcome to the 1989 World Tour… it’s been waiting for you! Well, almost! Since the 1989 World Tour is just days away, your hosts Adam, Steve, and special guest Agustin of The Swift Agency bring you their tour predictions. Remember that we have NO inside information. We’re just fans, like you, who are SUPER excited for the 1989 World Tour! What songs would you like to see on tour? How do you think Taylor will perform them? We’d love to hear your tour predictions! Enjoy the show!

 

Highlights from Episode 181 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: 1989 World Tour Predictions

– Since Agustin loves Taylor’s element of surprise, he hopes he’s way off on his tour predictions!

– Which song off 1989 do you think will be cut from the setlist?

– We visualize “Welcome to New York” as the tour opener.

– How will Taylor bring her popular singles, like Blank Space, to the stage?

– “Pretty much everything from the 80’s went out of style though.” – Quotes by Steve

– Agustin has an amazing idea to get the fans involved (and onstage!) during the 1989 tour.

– What special thing do you think Taylor will do on the b-stage? (covers? old songs?)

– We hope new country artist Kelsea Ballerini will be a special guest on the 1989 tour! (check out her interview on Taylor Talk Episode 178)

Other Topics:

 

– I might still be crying over Mama Swift’s speech before giving Taylor her ACM Milestone award…

– Glamour UK has a new guest editor for June 2015… Taylor Swift! Her issue is on newsstands on April 30th.

– You know your dad is a Swifty when he sings Taylor Swift while washing dishes. He thinks they’re finally clean…

– Swifties are listening to “Fly” by Avril Lavigne

Calendar

– May 5th: The 1989 World Tour kicks off in Tokyo, Japan!

– May 15th: Taylor Swift performs at Rockin Rio in Las Vegas, NV.

– May 17th: The Billboard Awards air on ABC at 8/7c.

– May 20th: The 1989 World Tour kicks off in the US in Bossier City, Louisiana.


Episode 180 - God Bless, Andrea Swift. This one’s for you. Episode 180 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast is dedicated to Mama Swift. Since Taylor announced this week that her mom had been diagnosed with cancer, we wanted to use this episode to honor Andrea.

We discuss “The Best Day,” the heartfelt song Taylor wrote for her mom back in 2007 as a Christmas surprise. What do you think of the song? Does it remind you of your childhood? We also want to encourage you, as the Swift family does, to have all to have your loved ones checked for cancer, just in case. For now, enjoy the episode and please keep the Swift family in your thoughts!

Highlights from Episode 180 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “The Best Day” Song Analysis

– No one has impacted Taylor’s life more than her mother, Andrea Swift.

– Fun fact: Taylor gave this song & video to her mom as a Christmas present, and it took Mama Swift a while to realize that it was Taylor singing about her!

– Do you remember that childhood feeling that your parents could fix anything?

– Adam argues that Taylor plays around with perspectives in this song.

– Does this song remind you of your relationship with your mom?

Other Topics

– Keep Andrea, Taylor, and the rest of the Swift family in your thoughts. They have an important battle to fight.

– Taylor encourages us to be proactive about cancer by making sure our loved ones get checked. EDUCATE yourself at http://www.cancer.org/healthy.

– The 2015 Podcast Awards are this Tuesday, April 14th! You can watch the live stream at 6:00pm PST at PodcastOne.com.

– Taylor Swift is nominated for 14 Billboard awards! Did they nominate anyone else??

Calendar

– April 19: The 50th Annual ACM Awards will take place in Dallas, TX and broadcast live on CBS.

– April 26: The 2015 Music Radio Disney Music Awards will air on the Disney Channel at 8pm ET/PT.


Episode 179 - Bring on all the pretenders, we’re not afraid. In Episode 179 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we’re joined by our good friend, Agustin from theswiftagency.com, to discuss “Long Live,” one of Taylor Swift’s most powerful anthems. This song is both a celebration for her team and her fans. Our throwback to the Speak Now era comes at a perfect time too, because although Taylor is now a self-proclaimed pop artist, country music organizations, like the ACMs, keep honoring her with awards! It just goes to show that Taylor Swift left a strong legacy behind her in country music and will undoubtedly do the same for pop music. What do you think of “Long Live”? Would you put it on a greatest hits album for Taylor Swift? Feel free to share your thoughts. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 179 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Long Live” Song Analysis

– Who did Taylor write “Long Live” for? The fans, her team, or both?

– It’s impossible to read the lyrics to this song without singing them (have fun listening to Adam try).

– Who is the “you” in the song? Grant? Amos? Scott Borchetta?

– At Taylor’s 2009 CMA Entertainer of the Year win, a band of thieves in ripped up jeans got to rule the world.

– It’s okay if you need to excuse yourself and get a tissue while we talk about the bridge… 

Other Topics:

– Happy birthday Kenny Chesney! You get Taylor Swift at your concert as a present 

– Fortune names Taylor Swift as the greatest female leader in the world, but we already knew that.

– Country music just won’t stop giving Taylor awards, will they?

– Taylor surprised us all by performing backup guitar for Madonna’s iHeartRadio performance!!

Calendar

– As Agustin said, you can take the girl out of country, but you can’t take country out of the girl — the ACMS are honoring Taylor with a Milestone Award on April 19th.

Direct download: 179_Episode_179_-_Long_Live_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 178 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Remember when we featured Kelsea Ballerini in “What Are Swifties Listening To?” then about a week later, Taylor herself tweeted about Kelsea? Well… In this week’s episode, we chat with Kelsea Ballerini about that moment, plus her upcoming album and more! After that, the Amazing Steve-dini worked his magic and salvaged the second half of our “Wildest Dreams” analysis from last week! Let us know your thoughts and what you think of “Wildest Dreams.” Enjoy the episode!

Also: We were nominated for BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST at the 2015 Podcast Awards!! VOTE AT PODCASTAWARDS.COM DAILY.

 

Highlights from Episode 178 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion 1: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – Kelsea Ballerini
– What was it like for Kelsea when Taylor tweeted about her and her music?
– We know Taylor is jamming to Kelsea’s EP. But what is Kelsea’s favorite Taylor song?
– Kelsea reveals a song title off her upcoming album! Find out what it is
– Are you going to see Kelsea perform outside Heinz Stadium in Pittsburgh before Taylor goes on? ‘Cause ya should! Steve will be there, so go join him to see Kelsea LIVE! 

**BONUS: Steve’s “Future Queens of Country” playlist

Main Discussion 2: “Wildest Dreams” Song Analysis
– The second half of Episode 178

Other Topics:

– WE’RE NOMINATED FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST IN THE PODCAST AWARDS! Please vote daily at podcastawards.com!

Find Kelsea Ballerini Online:
www.KelseaBallerini.com
Twitter
Facebook
YouTube
Kelsea’s EP on iTunes

Calendar
– Taylor will appear on Live with Kelly and Michael on March 25th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.


Episode 177 - Oh my my my, how Taylor Swift has changed from the “Love Story” girl! In Episode 177 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor’s new, realistic take on love in her song “Wildest Dreams.” Taylor says that when she meets someone new, her first thought is, “When this is over, I hope they think well of me.” Her opinion on love has changed from a more romantic happily-ever-after viewpoint to something more fatalistic. What’s your take on this perspective? Do you see love like Taylor does? Let us know your thoughts and what you think of “Wildest Dreams.” Enjoy the episode!

Also: We were nominated for BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST at the 2015 Podcast Awards!! VOTE AT PODCASTAWARDS.COM DAILY.
Highlights from Episode 177 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Wildest Dreams” Song Analysis
– Is going into a relationship thinking that it will ultimately end really a fair way to enter a relationship?
– Steve says “Wildest Dreams” is about forming an immediate connection with someone. That’s one way to put it!
– Taylor Swift writes with her heart. Literally!
– How does the music create the mood of the song?
– Some people debate on whether or not this song sounds like Lana Del Rey. We debate on how to say “Lana.”
– Adam’s so vain, he probably thinks this song is about him.
– We kind of have a singing contest. And I’m kind of sure you’ll never want us to do it again. 
Other Topics:

– WE’RE NOMINATED FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST IN THE PODCAST AWARDS! Please vote daily at podcastawards.com!
– Meredith owes Taylor $40 million for scratching her leg. MeOW.
Calendar
– Taylor will appear on Live with Kelly and Michael on March 25th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Episode 176 - One night, he wakes. Strange look on his face. Pauses. Then says, “Have you listened to Taylor Talk? In Episode 176 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss the song that every Swifty wants played at their wedding, “You Are In Love.” Taylor Swift channeled her friends, Jack Antonoff and Lena Dunham’s relationship to describe what real, true love looks like. Taylor says that this song “sounds like love to her.” What do you think? When you think of the concept of love, does this song match up? Let us know your thoughts. Enjoy!

Also: We were nominated for BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST at the 2015 Podcast Awards!! VOTE AT PODCASTAWARDS.COM DAILY.
 
Highlights from Episode 176 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “You Are In Love” Song Analysis
– Does “You Are In Love” sound like love to you?
– Taylor, the ultimate wordsmith, captures the ‘little things’ in this song.
– Only on Taylor Talk would we have a discussion about the meaning of the word “and.” #LyricNerds
– Adam HATES one of the lyrics in this song with a fiery passion!
– … but one part of “You Are In Love” always makes at least two of the hosts cry.
– First dance song vs. walking down the aisle song… where does this song fit in as a wedding song?
– Steve made a love song Spotify playlist based on “You Are In Love.” Enjoy! 
Other Topics:

– WE’RE NOMINATED FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST IN THE PODCAST AWARDS! Please vote daily at podcastawards.com!
– Taylor is going to be the godmother of Jaime King and Kyle Newman’s baby! Oh… and she’s also the godmother of a furry baby, except she doesn’t know it yet.
– If this was a movie… which Taylor Swift song would be the soundtrack to Fifty Shades of Grey?
Calendar
– The Juno Awards will air on March 15th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Episode 175 - Every day is like a battle, but every episode with us is like a dream. Here at Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we consider ourselves part of the “New Romantics” squad. What does the phrase “New Romantics” mean exactly? Who are these people and why are they singing heartbreak as their national anthem so proudly? Listen up to Episode 175 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast as we review the song that sums up the whole 1989 album. What do you think of “New Romantics”? Feel free to share your thoughts. Happy listening!

Also: We were nominated for BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST at the 2015 Podcast Awards!! Voting starts soon, so be on the look out for daily reminders on our social media pages.
Highlights from Episode 175 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “New Romantics” Song Analysis
– The best people in life love “New Romantics.”
– Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone listed “New Romantics” as the second best song of 2014! Steve was nice and made a Spotify playlist of these songs.
– You know Taylor Swift is an amazing lyricist when you can spend 10 minutes talking about two lines.
– Let’s play a game called “Find References to Other ‘1989’ Songs in New Romantics.” (hint: we found “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space”)
– What exactly are the “new romantics”? A 19th century artistic movement? The cool kids squad?
– The bridge…. what does it mean??
Other Topics:

– WE’RE NOMINATED FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST IN THE PODCAST AWARDS! Daily voting starts March 4th. We will remind you so you don’t forget.
– We love how Taylor constantly looks for ways to “take the narrative back” about herself from the media.
– “New money, suit and tie…” What did you think of Taylor’s “Blank Space” BRIT Awards performance?
– Taylor Swift’s Telegraph interview is a must-read. (Tay worries about being able to top “1989” for album number six!)
– If Swifties ruled the world, Taylor Swift would be able to freeze time so she could spend more time with her fans. 
Calendar
– The Juno Awards will air on March 15th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Direct download: 175_Episode_175_-_New_Romantics_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 174 - Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss never go out of style. In Episode 174 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss the Vogue feature on one of our favorite female friendships: Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss! The pair talked about how “normal” they are and competed in a hilarious Vogue competition to determine who is the best best friend. We also discuss the #StyleMemories and consider how the “Style” music video would be different if those clips had been included. What was your favorite news story from this week? Let us know in the comments below. Enjoy the show!

 
Highlights from Episode 174 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Style” Memories and Taylor Swift & Karlie Kloss in Vogue
– What’s your favorite #StyleMemories video?
– Fun fact: “Style” was written on February 19, 2014.
– Taylor and Karlie Kloss have graced the cover of Vogue together! Check out their Vogue feature on news stands now.
– Vogue interviews Taylor and Karlie about their friendship that started at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and on a trip to Big Sur.
– Taylor Swift wants to regain control of her narrative — we think she’s owning it.
– What does the future of Big Machine look like? Billboard has some ideas. 
Other Topics:

– Wonderland is now available for purchase in the iTunes US Store!
– Taylor Swift sang with Paul McCartney on SNL’s 40th anniversary after party and it was the highlight of her life.
– Fun fact: Stump the Host is one of our favorite games on the podcast!
– Swifties are listening to “Yours” and “Ghost” by Ella Henderson. 
Calendar
– Taylor will make an appearance with Ed Sheeran on BBC 1 Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw on Feb. 24th.
– The BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.
– The Juno Awards will air on March 15th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Episode 173 - You must have a day dream look in your eye, because the “Style” music video is out!! In Episode 173 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss the “Style” music video, which is Taylor’s most abstract and artistic music video to date. What were your initial impressions of the video? Did its difference from other Taylor videos throw you off? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 173 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Style” Music Video Analysis
– What were your initial impressions of the “Style” music video?
– The “Style” music video is less of a story and more like an artistic representation of emotion.
– The fragmented mirrors represent… memories? Or did the characters become each other?
– There’s a paper airplane necklace in this video…. Hmmm.
– Steve says Harry Styles loves Classic Mustangs. Because they’re bros, obviously. #not
– What if clips from the “Style” video were set to “Wildest Dreams?” The result is AMAZING: endinburningflamesorparadise.tumblr.com
– Do you think this “Style” music video represents the song?
Other Topics:

– Taylor and Karlie Kloss have graced the cover of Vogue together! Check out their Vogue feature on news stands February 14th.
– Rumor has it that Taylor Swift is willing to record a song with Kayne West.
– You know you’re a Swifty when you dance around in your pjs getting ready for school.
Calendar
– The 40th anniversary episode of SNL (feat. Taylor Swift) will air Sunday, Feb. 15th.
– The BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.

Episode 172 - I know places you can listen to Taylor Talk…Episode 172 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast is all about one of Taylor’s coolest sounding tracks on 1989, “I Know Places.” Taylor wrote this song about elements that try to ruin a love (ex. friends, media, paparazzi, etc.), but the “foxes” escape the “hunters” in the end. What do you think of the song? What would the music video for “I Know Places” look like if you could direct it? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy the show!

 
Highlights from Episode 172 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “I Know Places” Song Analysis
– Taylor sent co-writer Ryan Tedder a rough draft version of “I Know Places” before recording it.
– Did you know Tay can make up lyrics on the spot? That’s the mark of a great songwriter.
– It’s fascinating how this song moves from a song about running to a song about love.
– Fun Fact: Taylor says her spirit animal is a fox.
– What would you rate “I Know Places” out of 13?
Other Topics:

– Taylor didn’t take home any Grammys this year, but 1989 is still breaking records left and right!
– You know you’re a Swifty when you use Taylor lyrics to woo the ladies.
– What Taylor Swift song would be a perfect theme song for the Lion King?
– New Swifties, old Swifties, we love them all!!
Calendar
– The 40th anniversary episode of SNL (feat. Taylor Swift) will air Sunday, Feb. 15th.
– The BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.
Direct download: 172_Episode_172_-_I_Know_Places_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 171 - There’s only mad love for Taylor Swift on this show. On Episode 171 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift, we discuss “Bad Blood.” This song is allegedly about pop star Katy Perry, Taylor’s former good friend. Rumor has it that Katy Perry tried to “sabotage an entire arena tour” (RED Tour) by hiring some dancers right from under her. The hosts agree that “Bad Blood” was Taylor’s way to confronting the situation, even though Taylor said herself that she hates confrontation. What do you all think of the song? Could it be about Katy Perry? Leave us your thoughts. Thanks for listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 171 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Bad Blood” Song Analysis
– Friendship heartbreak hurts worse than love heartbreak.
– Is “Bad Blood” really about Katy Perry?
– Gawker published a timeline of Taylor and Katy’s friendship based on tweets (& Mean Girls references).
– How does “Bad Blood” fit into the story of the album?
– What would “Bad Blood” look like on tour? Could it be a single?
Other Topics:

– Taylor Swift’s social media accounts may have been hacked, but they won’t find anything dirty, because it doesn’t exist!
– HAIM willing be joining Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour for select shows!
– Be sure to subscribe on leave us a review on iTunes. We love feedback!
Calendar
– The Grammys are THIS SUNDAY Feb. 8th at 8/7c on CBS.
– The BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.
Direct download: 171_Episode_171_-_Bad_Blood_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 170 - You know what never goes out of style? Taylor Talk! In Episode 170 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor Swift’s newest single, “Style”! In “Style,” Taylor relates classic clothing trends that never go out of style to relationships that always seem to keep coming back. We discuss how this metaphor functions in the song and how this song is sure to become an instant classic. What did you think of the song? How do you envision a music video for it? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 170 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Style” Song Analysis
– Taylor said 1989 wasn’t complete until she wrote “Style.”
– “The way the song sounds and feels, that’s all I need people to know about the story.” – TS
– If Steve didn’t find polaroid references in everything, he wouldn’t be Steve.
– Why do you think Taylor chose 1950s iconic images instead of images from the 1980s?
– So what does “good girl faith” mean to you?
– How do you see this song being performed on tour?
Other Topics:

– We start off the show with another round of stump the host. Don’t forget to send us your questions!
– YES WHALE. YES BEACH BOYS.
– You know you’re a Swifty when you use Taylor Swift lyrics to ask a girl to be your girlfriend. #RelationshipGoals
– Swifties are listening to “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.
Direct download: 170_Episode_170_-_Style_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 169 - Let me remind you, this was what you wanted… a new episode of Taylor Talk! In Episode 169 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss track five on 1989, “All You Had To Do Was Stay.” The panel is split about their opinions on the song — feel free to weigh in and let us know your thoughts. Do you think Taylor will perform this song on tour even though the high note STAY would be intense for her voice? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Enjoy the episode!

 
Highlights from Episode 169 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “All You Had To Do Was Stay” Song Analysis
– You can’t talk about this song without belting STAY. #SwiftFact
– Steve calls this song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” 1.0.
– Where do you see AYHTDWS fitting into the story of 1989?
– What is it about this song that makes it get stuck in your head so easily?
– How do you think Taylor will pull off singing the STAY part on tour?
Other Topics:

– This policeman from Delaware is famous for Shaking it Off.
– Have a Stump the Host question? Send em in! We love a good challenge.
– Hooray for the return of the If This Was a Movie segment!
– Mark your calendars! The Grammys are coming up on Feb. 8th and the BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.

Episode 168 - Your iPod is glowing in the dark… playing this episode of Taylor Talk! In Episode 168 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss the only song Taylor Swift wrote by herself on 1989, a song called “This Love.” Taylor said “This Love” is about a time when she had to cut someone loose when she didn’t want to, but they came back. What’s your opinion on “This Love”? Do you think Taylor will play it on tour? Let us know what you think of the episode. Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 168 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “This Love” Song Analysis
– Fun fact: “This Love” is the only song Taylor wrote by herself on 1989. That makes it good by default.
– Taylor wrote this song about a love that came back. Do you think “This Love” supports a fatalistic view of love then?
– Does this song contain references to “Wildest Dreams,” “I Know Places,” and other songs on the album?
– Steve finds 80s nods everywhere!
– We know any music video for this song must include the ocean. Duh. 
Other Topics:

– I have no clue how people confuse us for Taylor Swift…
– You know you’re Taylor Swift when you win three awards at an award show you didn’t even attend.
– Looks like Taylor had a well needed vacation with her friends!
– You know you’re a Swiftie when you buy Taylor merchandise and just don’t care about how much you spend for it. Oops.
– Swifties are preparing for the 1989 Tour by listening to the opening act, Vance Joy.
Direct download: 168_Episode_168_-_This_Love_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 167 -- Haven’t you heard what becomes of curious minds? They listen to Taylor Talk! In Episode 167 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we analyze one of the most popular bonus tracks on 1989, “Wonderland”! Taylor borrowed from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” to write this song about an ill-fated romance. What do you think of “Wonderland”? Why do you think Taylor included it as a bonus track instead of on the 1989 album? Let us know what you think. Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 167 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Wonderland” Song Analysis
– Steve says “Wonderland” is the “Blank Space” of the 1989 bonus tracks.
– The lyrical tone definitely foreshadows a not so happy ending.
– We discuss people’s habits of sticking their noses into other people’s relationships.
– How do you think the reference to Alice in Wonderland contributed to the meaning of the song?
– Adam wants Tim Burton to direct a music video for “Wonderland.”
Other Topics:

– Taylor finished off 2014 with a rocking performance of “Welcome to New York” & “Shake It Off” in Times Square.
– Have you seen Taylor’s Santa Swift video yet? Bring tissues.
– You know you’re a Swifty when you sing “Blank Space” while parasailing!!!
– Swifties are listening to Cali Rodi’s cover of “Wonderland.”
Direct download: 167_Episode_167_-_Wonderland_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 166 - This just in: magazines are calling 2014 “The Year of the Swift,” but we already knew that. In Episode 166 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, our year in review episode, your hosts delve into what they believe were Taylor Swift’s top 13 moments of 2014. From finishing up the international RED Tour to selling more 1989 albums than anyone predicted, Taylor Swift has dominated the music scene in 2014.  We discuss a bunch of Taylor’s biggest accomplishments this year, but let us know what your favorite was! We’d love to hear from you. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 166 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

 

Main Discussion: 

– Searching for a sound she hadn’t heard before, Taylor said “Welcome to New York” when she changed to pop music.

– Global superstar she may be, but Taylor Swift still makes time for her fans on Instagram, Tumblr, and even by sending them Christmas presents! 

– Taylor came out as a feminist! Yeaaauh!

– That awkward moment when the media still thinks Taylor Swift only writes about boys.

– Remember that time Taylor topped the Canadian iTunes charts with 8 seconds of white noise?

– What was your favorite moment of 2014?

 

Other Topics:

– Bigger than the Beatles? Tay’s on her way!

– Diane has about a month to get her GRAMMY announcer voice down.

– If Swifties ruled the world, it would be amazing, but also frightening!

 

– What do you predict Taylor Swift will do in 2015?


Episode 165 - Merry Swiftmas everyone! In Episode 165 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts give you their version of A Swiftmas Carol, the story of an evil music executive who doesn’t support Taylor Swift. Your hosts, helped by the Ghosts of Swiftmas Past, Present, and Future convince Scrooge to become a Swifty. Join us for some holiday laughs and a few surprises along the way. Here at Taylor Talk, we wish you a happy holiday season, however you choose to spend it. Enjoy the episode!

 
Highlights from Episode 165 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: A Swiftmas Carol
– Join us for A Swiftmas Carol, the story of an evil music executive named Scrooge who doubted Taylor Swift.
– The Ghost of Swiftmas Past takes us through Taylor’s most noteworthy accomplishments.
– What’s your favorite part of the 1989 era so far? The Ghost of Swiftmas Present has an interesting perspective.
– That awkward moment when music executives predicted 1989 wouldn’t sell very much its first week. Oops.
– Taylor’s someday BFF predicts her future. Rock n Roll Hall of Fame anyone?
– Beyonce, Jay-Z, JT, and Tay NEED to do an epic collaboration.
– Bah humbug! Use this Swiftmas Carol to convert the haters to lovers in your life. 
Other Topics:
– USA Today names Taylor Swift’s 1989 as Album of the Year. Check out Brian Mansfield’s article at usatoday.com
– The GRAMMYS proves that guys can hair flip too.
– Taylor Swift is a confirmed performer at the 2015 BRIT Awards in February! Get ready for an awesome performance.
– Santa and the elves help us out with the mini-segments. They’re Swifties too!
– What are Swifties listening to? “King” by Lauren Aquilina.

Episode 164 - HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY TAYLOR SWIFT! This week has been another crazy week of Taylor Swift news, from fashion shows to jingle balls to 25th birthday extravaganza! In Episode 164 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss all the Victoria’s Secret Fashion, Z100’s Jingle Ball in NYC, and Billboard’s Woman of the Year luncheon. What was your favorite event this week? Let us know, and enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 164 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor News – Victoria’s Secret & Jingle Ball
– What did you all think of Taylor Swift’s performances at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?
– Taylor’s outfits proved that she is basically an honorary Victoria’s Secret angel.
– The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and feminism… do they compliment each other?
– HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYLOR! She turned 25 years old on stage at Z100 Jingle Ball.
– Taylor Swift’s birthday party looked AMAZING.
– Our friend and fellow Swifty, Gena, got to present the Billboard Woman of the Year Award to Taylor Swift herself!!
– Taylor is keen on continuing the conversation about ensuring that artists and writers get fairly compensated for their work. 
Other Topics:
– Debate: Does Taylor Swift deserve to be the TIME Magazine Person of the Year?
– More dates have been added to the 1989 World Tour! Check them out at taylorswift.com/events.
– You know you’re a Swifty when your money randomly starts disappearing from your bank account during the 13 days of Taylor…. hmm wonder why.
– Swifties are listening to “Bones” by Alex G.

Episode 163 -- Who else has won Billboard Woman of the Year TWICE? No one, just Tay. In Episode 163 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss all the latest goings-on in Taylor’s life, from the Jingle Ball in Los Angeles and London, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, her Grammy nominations, and Taylor’s Woman of the Year interview with Billboard. What do you think of Taylor’s recent accomplishments? They keep racking up! Enjoy the episode!

 
Highlights from Episode 163 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor News – Billboard to Jingle Ball
– Scott Borchetta, the President of Big Machine Records, will be a mentor on the next season of American Idol.
– Taylor Swift performs at three Jingle Ball events around the world. Is her setlist a hint at what she’ll perform on the 1989 tour? Taylor gave KIIS FM the details on her 1989 tour.
– Look out, Tay, three Grammy nominations coming your way!
– Taylor Swift becomes the two-time winner of Billboard’s Woman of the Year. Read her cover story on Writing Her Own Rules, Not Becoming a Cliche and the Hurdle of Going Pop.
– “I wouldn’t be a singer if I weren’t a songwriter. I have no interest in singing someone else’s words.” – TS
Other Topics:
– Get ready Aussies, Taylor Swift is bringing the 1989 tour to Australia!
– Taylor filmed the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show this week. Be sure to tune in on Dec. 9th on CBS!
– I don’t know about you, but Taylor Swift will be feeling TWENTY FIVE on Saturday!
– You know you’re a Taylor Swift when…
– What would Taylor do if she showed up to a concert and there were only guys in the audience?
– Swifties are listening to “The Hanging Tree” from the Hunger Games soundtrack.

Episode 162 -- Just because you’re clean don’t mean you can miss Taylor Talk! In Episode 62 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss what Taylor Swift calls the most important song off her 1989 album, “Clean.” For Taylor, the song is about moving on passed a bad relationship, but you could also apply it to getting over any sort of tough situation. What do you think of the incredible imagery in “Clean”? We welcome your thoughts. Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 162 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Clean” Song Analysis
– What is “Clean” about to you?
– We marvel at the imagery in nearly every single lyric in this song.
– It’s raining and she’s drowning, but she can finally breathe. What does this meeeean?
– What is the purpose of this song being the last song on 1989?
– Keep your fingers crossed that Taylor will perform “Clean” on tour!!
– We imagine what the music video for “Clean” could look like. 
Other Topics:
– That awkward moment when Taylor Swift sells more albums in her fifth week of 1989 than some artists ever sell.
– Don’t miss the 13 Days of Taylor deals at store.taylorswift.com!!
– You know you’re a Swifty when Sami gives you a lesson on how to sneak your headphones on in class. Hey, it’s a perfect (and secretive way) to listen to Taylor Swift!
– Swifties are listening to Imogen Heap, Taylor’s cowriter on “Clean.”
– This episode is dedicated to two very special pups, Hershey and Cooper.
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Episode 161 - Don’t say I didn’t warn you… but Taylor Swift slayed at the 2014 American Music Awards! In Episode 161 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor Swift’s performance of “Blank Space” at the 2014 American Music Awards. She wowed us all with pyrotechnics, acrobats, powerful vocals, and some serious crazy eyes. That night, she was also honored as the first recipient of the Dick Clark Award for Excellence. We hope you enjoyed the episode. Feel free to share your thoughts with us! Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 161 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor Swift at the AMAs
– Poll: when they turned on the fire, were you scared for her or scared of her?
– Do you think this performance is a representation of the 1989 tour?
– We debate whether or not the pen click was ever a thing.
– Here at Taylor Talk, we ask the hard hitting questions: Which was more powerful, the music video or the performance?
– While being honored with the Dick Clark Award for Excellence, Taylor Swift manages to humbly bring honor to everyone else. 
Other Topics:
– Only Taylor Swift can knock Taylor Swift off the Number One spot on Billboard.
– 1989 hit its 2 million sales mark AND “Shake It Off” went 4x platinum. YAS!
– If Swifties ruled the world, all of Taylor’s exes would be sent to Mars. Muahah
– Adam memorializes a very special someone on the show… and reminds us all of the incredible love found in the Swifty community.

I could show you incredible things… like this episode of Taylor Talk! In Episode 160 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor’s most over the top outrageously grand music video yet, the music video for “Blank Space.” We also rave over the “Blank Space” Experience and how its unlike anything anyone has ever created before. What are your thoughts on the music video and the “Blank Space” Experience app? Feel free to share your thoughts. Enjoy the episode!

 
Highlights from Episode 159 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Blank Space” Music Video & Experience
– What were your first impressions of the “Blank Space” music video?
– Fun fact: The castle filming location was the inspiration behind F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
– Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by the Taylor Swift Blank Space girl.
– Sean O’Pry, arguably the most gorgeous man in the world, was discovered via his Myspace prom photos.
– We are OBSESSED with the Blank Space Experience App. Who’s gotten all 41 collectibles?
– Dear Taylor Swift, one burning question: who is GK? Please explain. 
Other Topics:
– Taylor Swift was on the cover of TIME Magazine. Yeah, you read that right! Check out her interview http://time.com/3578249/taylor-swift-interview/.
– Taylor Clause is coming to town! She’s already shipped personalized Christmas presents to several lucky fans, and she even delivered one present in person!
– You know you’re a Swifty when you’re one year old grandson won’t eat dinner because the Shake It Off video is on TV. You gotta start ‘em young.
– What would Taylor do if she had to give up one positive aspect of being famous to avoid paparazzi?

Episode 159 - Nice to meet you, where you been? You should listen to Taylor Talk! In Episode 159 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor Swift’s newest single “Blank Space,” a song that originally started out as a joke to mock the fictionalized character the media created from Taylor Swift’s alleged “serial dating habits.” It’s a catchy, well-written song, and join us as we analyze the lyrics line by line. There’s no doubt that “Blank Space” will become an instant hit. Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 159 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Blank Space” Song Analysis
– “Hey, I want to write this completely satirical song about the fictionalization of my personal life…” said Taylor Swift, and that became “Blank Space”
– Which “Blank Space” song lyric is your favorite?
– Sami discusses the idea that Taylor embedded a little bit of her exes into each part of the song.
– Is there a reference to “The Lucky One” in “Blank Space?”
– We discuss what “Blank Space” would look like on the 1989 World Tour.
– In the likely chance that the official music video for “Blank Space” will be released this week, Steve has a hilarious idea as to what the music video might look like. 
Other Topics:
– 1989 had the year’s largest first week sales of nearly 1.3 million!! Yeaaauh Taylor feels amazin’.
– The 1989 World Tour has been announced! Check out taylorswift.com/events to see when it comes to your city.
– If swifties ruled the world the air would always smell like Wonderstruck.
– Swifties are listening to Cali Rodi’s “Friends Like Us.” Check out her seven free songs at CaliRodi.com.
Direct download: 159_Episode_159_-_Blank_Space_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Taylor Talk LIVE - 1989 Review - Episode 158 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Episode 158 - Happy third anniversary Taylor Talk! In Episode 158 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we celebrated by hosting a LIVE episode on Google Hangout to discuss our first impressions of 1989 (how nice of Taylor to give us a new album for our anniversary! lol). You can listen to the audio or watch the recorded video of our live episode on YouTube. We hope you enjoy the episode, and we hope you enjoy 1989! Please keep sharing your thoughts on the album as well as your thoughts on “Blank Space,” Taylor’s newest single off 1989. We’ll discuss “Blank Space” in depth next week, so stay tuned for that! Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 157 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: 1989 First Impressions
– 1989 is FINALLY out!! What do y’all think of the new album?
– Fun fact: the secret messages in the lyrics tell a story. Sounds like a concept album to us!
– We try to stump you with 1989 trivia. The prize? A Taylor Talk t-shirt!
– I said remember this moment… when #TaylorTalkLIVE was trending in India and the United States!!!!
– What were your initial thoughts on each song off 1989? Which one is your favorite?
– We theorize as to why some songs were included as bonus tracks instead of on the main album.
– Next week we’re discussing “Blank Space.” Send us your thoughts and we’ll share em on the show!

Episode 157 - Welcome to New York… for real! Listen up to Episode 157 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast as we discuss Taylor Swift’s iHeartRadio rooftop live stream in New York City. All the hosts were in attendance, so we offer a unique perspective as to what it was like to watch the performance live. We discuss why we think Taylor sang the songs she did and we also predict her first week album sales. And I know, we didn’t really talk about 1989 this episode, but don’t fret, we will talk all about it on our LIVE EPISODE this Saturday, November 1st, at 3pm PST. Let us know what you think of 1989 and we’ll share it on the live episode! Happy listening!


Highlights from Episode 157 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: The Ultimate Secret Session – 1989 iHeart Radio Live Stream
– How cool was it to see Taylor Swift perform “Welcome to New York” on a rooftop in New York City?
– This was the first “secret session” where Taylor performed any of her songs off 1989.
– Do you think “Style” and “Blank Space” will be Taylor’s next singles?
– By far the coolest part of the live stream: the Empire State Building lighting up to the beat of the songs!
– Let us know what you think of 1989 and we’ll share it on our live episode on Saturday! You can watch the live episode at youtube.com/taylortalk13.

Welcome to Taylor Talk, we’ve been waiting for you! In Episode 156 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor Swift’s new song about freedom, new beginnings, and New York City! What did you think of the song? We imagine that it’s going to be the perfect anthem for the release week of 1989. Let us know what you think of the episode. Happy listening!


Highlights from Episode 156 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Welcome to New York”
– One listener describes this song as being “straight out of a John Hughes 80’s movie.”
– “I dreamt about moving to New York, I obsessed about moving to New York, and then I did it.” – Taylor Swift
– How will Taylor’s 1980s-esque songs mix with her previous catalog of songs for tour?
– Taylor describes New York as a place that can overwhelm some people, but not her.
– We tackle the gay rights line — do you think it was too subtle or did it fit perfectly?
– Steve thinks Taylor was inspired by the “Welcome to New York” sign at LaGuardia Airport, while Adam thinks the song could be about the sign itself….
– How do you imagine the music video for this song? Do you think she’ll release it as a single?

This episode is one day late from our normal schedule… are we Out of the Woods yet? I hope y’all forgive us, because this song is AMAZING! In Episode 155 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, the hosts marvel at the masterpiece that is “Out of the Woods,” a song off Taylor’s upcoming album, 1989, co-written by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff. Taylor said this song is about the “fragility” of a relationship and tried to make the music match the frantic feeling of wondering if the relationship will end tomorrow or continue on. You know the hosts loved the song, but what did you think? Feel free to share your thoughts. Happy listening!


Highlights from Episode 155 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Out of the Woods” by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff
– Jack Antonoff, co-writer, calls this song “one of the most important things I’ve ever been a part of.”
– What were your initial reactions when you heard the song? Diane’s was one word: WHOA
– We predict that Taylor Swift will single handedly revive the Polaroid brand.
– Is the chorus too repetitive? No. This is repetition with a purpose.
– We admire Taylor and Jack’s mastery of the English language. “Built to fall apart” is amaaaazing.
– What’s your favorite song lyric? Can you pick just one?
– We compare “Out of the Woods” to some of Taylor’s other songs. All Too Well 2.0 anyone? Maybe... Maybe not.
– If Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift can create a song like this when they’re so young, imagine what else they have in store for us down the road.

In this moment now, capture it, remember it… With the upcoming release of the 1989 album, we’ve decided to take you right back to the beginning. In Episode 154 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we reminisce on the first two Taylor Swift eras, Taylor Swift andFearless. What were your favorite moments from these eras? We hope you enjoy this episode and grab some tissues if you’re feeling nostalgic. Happy listening!


Highlights from Episode 154 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor Swift Through Fearless
– It’s crazy to think how far Taylor Swift has come… now she’s on par with the country artists she opened for in 2007!
– Did you know you can enter to win some rare Taylor Swift CDs? Check out our twitter @TaylorTalk13 for more information.
– That precious, beautiful, adorable moment when Taylor met Tim McGraw by singing her song to him at the ACMs.
– Reminder: Taylor Swift is not famous because of Kanye. Kanye is only famous because of Taylor Swift <icon_razz.gif>
– We love to remember the Fearless era by watching “Journey to Fearless” on Netflix.
– Stay tuned for next week when we talk about the Speak Now era!

Other Topics:
– A Taylor Talk Live Episode is happening! Soon! <icon_wink.gif>
– UK Swifties, be sure to pick up a copy of Vogue! Taylor Swift is on the cover for the first time!
– Reminder to vote for Taylor for Best Look & Best Female at the MTV EMAs: http://tv.mtvema.com/vote
– You know you’re a Swifty when whenever someone says your name, you say, “no, it’s becky.” By the way, this shirt is particularly applicable if your name is Becky: teespring.com/beckytshirt
– Swifties are listening to “Budapest” by George Ezra.


Episode 153 - We’d be lying if we said we didn’t wish Taylor had put “I’d Lie” on an album! In Episode 153 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss a song from Taylor’s early days, “I’d Lie.” Taylor wrote this song of unrequited love for a high school talent show and never included it on an album. Although it’s technically unreleased, Taylor did perform it at a Billboard event, so it’s fair game for discussion! Please let us know what you think of “I’d Lie.” Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 153 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “I’d Lie” Song Analysis

– “I’d Lie” was never on any of Taylor’s albums, but she did perform it at Billboard, so we can talk about it!

– Fun fact: Just like “Our Song,” Taylor Swift performed “I’d Lie” at her high school talent show

– Why do you think Taylor didn’t include “I’d Lie” on any of her albums?

– Raise your hand if this song was you at sixteen years old.

– How do you envision a music video for “I’d Lie”? Steve has a great idea.

Other Topics:

– Mark your calendars! Scholastic’s “Reading Opens a World of Possible” with Taylor Swift live stream takes place on October 29th

– Diet Coke & Regal Cinemas VIP Concert Experience Sweepstakes — enter the contest to win a chance to meet Taylor!

– Starting on October 1st at Subway, be sure to purchase a soda to enter for a chance to meet Taylor! (I’m so excited that there are so many chances to meet Taylor in the 1989 era!!)

– We can’t wait until mid-October when Diet Coke releases a preview of a song off Taylor’s 1989 album!

– @TSwiftFragrance is hinting a new Taylor Swift fragrance… what do you all think?

– You know you’re a Swifty when, even if you became a fan during the RED era, you still love all her old music!

– Swifties are listening to “Little Black Dress” by Sara Bareilles.

– What would Taylor do if someone called her Becky?

Don't forget to buy your "no its becky" shirts at http://www.teespring.com/beckytshirt

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Episode 152 - Since we heart Taylor Swift, we’re talking about iHeartRadio! In Episode 152 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor’s incredible 2014 iHeartRadio performance! She performed her top pop songs, including “Shake It Off” and a special remix of “Love Story.” What did y’all think of the show? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 152 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor Swift’s iHeartRadio Performance
– Taylor opened the iHeartRadio weekend with a hilarious secret agent-esque video
– What did you think of Taylor incorporating horn instruments in her band?
– I’m in love love love with Taylor’s revamp version of “Love Story.”
– We wonder if her iHeartRadio performance will be representative of the 1989 tour.
Other Topics:
– Vote for Taylor Swift for Best Female and Best Look at the MTV EMAs at tv.mtvema.com
– Rolling Stone released yet another article: “Taylor Swift Reveals Five Things to Expect on ‘1989’”.
– Australian Swifties, good news, Taylor will perform on the finale of X Factor Australia!
– Yow know you’re a Swifty when you dream about seeing the track list for 1989!
– In preparation for 1989, Swifties are listening to Jack Antonoff’s band, The Bleachers.

Episode 151 - REAL TALK, Swifties. In Episode 151 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Rolling Stone’s follow-up to Taylor’s cover story, “22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Taylor Swift.” Not only does this article give us some insight on Taylor’s personality and beliefs, it also gives us two (3?) new song titles! Your hosts — Adam, Diane, and Sami — note our favorite parts of the article and theorize about what Taylor’s new songs could be about. What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 151 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Rolling Stone’s “22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Taylor Swift”

- We’re so happy that Rolling Stone decided to release this over-flow material, because it’s so fun!

- Alert: Both Diane and Taylor Swift cry while drinking wine.

- We debate whether or not Taylor Swift will ever have an explicit album (no, no, no)

- Only Taylor Swift would have a greeting card writing room!

- The similarities between Taylor Swift and her grandmother are uncanny.

- Adam admits he’s taken a sneaky photo of a celebrity before. And he got caught. Oops.

- Taylor Swift admits that she’s never been in love. Like never ever. (it will never get old)

- You can grow up, but it’s never okay to get old.

- Taylor’s album is a “pop poetic party” — the writing is still going to be good, guys!

- What are your opinions on “Wildest Dreams”, “You are Love”, and “I Know Places (?)”

Other Topics:

- “Shake It Off” went platinum this week by selling over 1.2 million copies! Yeauuh.

- You know you’re a Swifty when you wear a Taylor Swift shirt for your school pictures.

- Taylor Talk Word of the Day: frolic, to play and move about happily

- Taylor Swift is listening to “Boys” by Sky Ferreira (note: Taylor, please keep recommending music on twitter. We like it.)


SPECIAL EDITION - Taylor Swift reveals new song titles from 1989 in Rolling Stone, so we do a special edition episode of Taylor Talk! Listen as Adam, Diane, Sami, and guest host Eric (@spielerman) delve into Rolling Stone’s interview with Taylor Swift, “The Reinvention of Taylor Swift.” This article contains a wealth of information, so it was difficult to talk about everything, but we did touch on Taylor’s dating life (or lack thereof), her tight security, her decision to go pop, and most importantly… THE NEW SONG TITLES FROM 1989!! As we theorize about what each song could be about, feel free to share your opinions with us. We’ll find out on October 27th who was right ;) Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode Scones of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Taylor Swift's in Rolling Stone

- Although this article mentions how tight Taylor Swift's security team needs to be to keep her safe, the article is about how much Taylor Swift is loving life. 

- Eric wonders if Taylor got her country pop/metaphor from a... fortune cookie?

- Taylor claims that her 1989 album is not "boy-centric," and yet nearly all of the track titles she released are about boys!

- Finish the sentence: "I Wish You Would"... what?

- It seems like at least three songs on the album could be about Harry Styles (*braces self from angry Directioners)

- Who needs an NDA when you have Taylor Swift hypnotizing you not to talk?

- Which pop super star does Taylor Swift have "Bad Blood" with? We address the likelihood of each option suggested by Billboard. 

- Fun Fact: Taylor Swift listens to Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle" when she's being swarmed by paparazzi.


Episode 150 - We’re better known for the things that we do on…. the podcast! In Episode 150 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss one of Taylor Swift’s most in-your-face songs, “Better Than Revenge.” Taylor wrote this at an age when she still believed that a girl could steal her boyfriend, but in light of her recent feminist admission, she’s changed her tune. What do you guys think of “Better Than Revenge”? Did your thoughts change after you listened to our feminist discussion on Episode 149? Feel free to share your thoughts. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 150 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Better Than Revenge” Song Analysis

- This song is probably inspired by a boy who broke up with Taylor in a 27 second phone call. Maybe.

- That awkward moment when The Jonas Brothers write a mean song about Taylor and she comes back with a “much better” song.

- We debate who exactly Taylor is trying to get revenge on: Camilla or Joe?

- Steve gives us a poetic rendition of “Much Better” by the Jonas Brothers. Snap if you appreciate it.

- Diane filmed a short music video for Better Than Revenge back in the day

- Do you think Taylor Swift regrets writing this song?

Other Topics:

- Taylor performed “Shake It Off” at the German Radio Awards. Which performance did you like better: VMAs or the GRA?

- Taylor Swift was nominated for CMA Female Vocalist of the year! Did they forget Taylor’s pop now?

- You know you’re a Swifty when you started drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes because Taylor drinks them!

- Swifties (and Taylor Swift) are listening to “Work Song” by Hozier.


Episode 149 - Taylor Swift has come out of the closet… as a feminist! In Episode 149 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor’s recent admission that she’s been a feminist all along; she just didn’t know it. Our good friend, Kate, @hipstertswift, a passionate feminist, joins us to discuss what feminism is and what it means for Taylor Swift. We hope you enjoy the show.  Feel free to share your thoughts! Happy listening :-) 

Highlights from Episode 149 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Taylor Swift Says She IS A Feminist!

- Our good friend, Kate (@hipstertswift), joins us as our ‘feminist correspondent’ to discuss Taylor’s new-found understanding of feminism.

- Taylor embodies the idea that you can also be a feminist while being feminine.

- Fun fact: Having a boyfriend has nothing to do with whether or not you are a feminist!

- We talk about the hidden feminist messages Taylor has had in her lyrics all along.

- Girls are always put against each other in society (example on PerezHilton.com)… It’s the sad truth, my friends.

- Does anyone ever tell Ed Sheeran that he has a lot of feelings? No. But people attack Taylor for the same reason.

- Read more of Taylor’s views on feminism, life, and much more in The Guardian.

- Check out another perspective on Taylor Swift & Feminism in our good friend Agustin’s blog at theswiftagency.com.

- Want to hear us talk even more about Taylor Swift and feminism? Listen to our interview with @FeministTSwift from June 2013.

Other Topics:

- “Shake It Off” just made Taylor’s 60th appearance the Billboard Top 100!!

- Taylor is set to be a mentor this season for NBC’s “The Voice.” Tune in starting September 22nd!

- You know you’re a Swifty when you memorized “Shake It Off” in an hour!

- Swifties are listening to “Amnesia” by 5 Seconds of Summer


Episode 148 - Hey, hey, hey, we just can’t shake off “Shake It Off”! In Episode 148 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, special guest, Ashley, takes us all behind the scenes of the "Shake It Off" music video -- A place where no Swifty has gone before!!  The team also takes a look at Taylor's first ever LIVE PERFORMANCE of "Shake It Off" from the MTV Video Music Awards!! 

Highlights from Episode 148 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Behind The Scenes of the "Shake It Off" Music video AND Taylor Swift’s VMA Performance of “Shake It Off”

- We interview Ashley, a fan, who got to be an extra in the “Shake It Off” music video!

- How did Ashley get chosen? What was the audition process? How did Taylor do as a director?? 

- Enter now, Taylor Swift, the sensational pop superstar!!

- What did you think of Taylor Swift’s modern flapper costume? What about her rompin’ around in a romper on the Red Carpet?

- Sami thinks Taylor’s “almost” jump off the 1989 sign was to remind people she’s still awkward; She’s still our Tay.

- Do you think this performance will inspire Taylor’s tour performance of “Shake It Off”?

Other Topics:

- Who watched Taylor’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?!

- Taylor told Good Morning America that in order to beat the haters, “you have to have more fun than them.”

- You know you’re a Swifty when it saddens you to hear the end of a Taylor Talk Episode because you need to wait another week for the next one… exceptnowtheepisodeissoversorry…


Episode 147 -- SHAKE IT OFF - Taylor’s using album five to take us back to 1989! On August 18th, Taylor held a Yahoo LiveStream event to announce a new single, “Shake It Off,” her new album “1989 (available 10/27!), and a new music video!! Taylor’s live stream was a massive unload of a bunch of new, exciting information, and your hosts are SO excited to unpack it all! We give our initial thoughts about the theme of 1989, how we love that “Shake It Off” is a complete dance party, and we marvel at the music video. Feel free to share your thoughts about the direction Taylor’s taking her new music. Enjoy the show!Highlights from Episode 147 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – New Single “Shake It Off” And New Album 1989

- We should have know the polaroid pictures were a clue!

- Taylor was inspired by the late 1980s for her new album, a time period only Steve remembers.

- Want to meet Taylor Swift? Enter Swiftstakes (like sweepstakes, only “annoying”) for a chance to win concert tickets and meet and greets! Details to follow on taylorswift.com.

- Debate: “fake” vs. “bake.” What’s the verdict?

- The hosts conclude that “Shake It Off” is hella good.

- Swift fact: Taylor believes you can tell a lot about a person by how willing they are to dance. She even asked fans to dance with her in the “Shake It Off” music video!

- I don’t know about you, but the “Shake It Off” music video gave us SO many costume ideas for the 1989 Tour!!


Episode 146 - Say goodbye to the Red Era… album five is coming! In Episode 146 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts — Adam, Diane, and Sami — discuss the three clues Taylor released on Twitter and Instagram that possibly relate to her upcoming album. What’s the relationship between an elevator, Olivia, a polaroid camera, and yahoo.com? Listen up to hear our theories and be sure to share your own. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 146 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – Fifth Album Clues

- An 18th elevator button, a cat, a polaroid camera, and yahoo… what does it all mean??

- Yahoo may have spilled the beans, even though Scott Borchetta says nothing has been confirmed.

- Is there any significance to certain things being cut out of the Instagram pictures?

- We wonder if these clues also hint to the subject of the new single, not just the album announcement.

- That awkward moment when the album five announcement is actually Taylor announcing her retirement… (just kidding)

- Only the Taylor Talk hosts would have an entire discussion about capitalization

Others Topics:

- A preview of Taylor in the The Giver has been released! What did you think?

- Be sure to check out Taylor Swift on the Tonight Show and Late Night this week!

- Raise your hand if you want a review of The Giver mini-episode this weekend! (I hope Steve & Maya are okay with this idea)

- You know you’re a Taylor Talker when you listen to Taylor Talk on the elliptical at your gym, and the lady working there has to ask you to get off the machine because you’ve been on for two hours and didn’t realize it!!

- Swifties are listening to “If You Ask Me To” - MacKenzie Porter


Episode 145 - Prepare to jump then fall into this episode of Taylor Talk! In Episode 145 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss one of Taylor’s cutest, feel-good songs: “Jump Then Fall!” Although it’s a relatively straight forward song, we still dig deep into the song’s complexities and Taylor’s writing style. We hope you enjoy the episode. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 145 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – “Jump Then Fall” Song Analysis

- You may think the theme of this song is simple, but we still manage to debate as to what it’s about!

- Taylor describes this song as “happy, bouncy, and lovey.” But mostly bouncy.

- We compare the sound of “Jump Then Fall” to “Stay Stay Stay.”

- Fun fact: did you know this song peaked at number 1 on iTunes the week it was released?

- If Taylor wrote this song from personal experience, how do you think it feels for her to release a song about a crush/relationship that ended?

- Sign our petition to get Taylor to play “Jump Then Fall” on the album five tour!

Others Topics:

- We predict when Taylor’s new single will be released based on the fact that she’s giving an “explosive” performance of it at the MTV VMAs!

- “My ambition was to start a new book with the next album, not just a new chapter.” – Taylor’s interview with Candy magazine

- How would you guys like an episode with a book review/movie review of The Giver? Unfortunately, Adam doesn’t want to read.

- You know you’re a Swifty when you ask a random lady at the pool if you can take a picture with her turtle floaty because it’s the same one Taylor used on the 4th of July.

- Swifties are listening to “Chasing the Sun” by Hilary Duff. Declan Whitebloom, the music video director, was on Taylor Talk Episode 8!


Episode 144 - Hey, by the way… the newest episode of Taylor Talk is out!! In Episode 144 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss one of the die-hard Swifties’ favorite songs: “Stay Beautiful.” Although this is a song Taylor wrote when she was in her teenage years, in light of a recent Instagram post, she still believes in the selfless of unrequited love. Be sure to share your thoughts on the song. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 144 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – “Stay Beautiful” Song Analysis
- Taylor probably wrote this song about her fourth grade crush: Cory Robertson referenced in the Target commercial.
- We decipher how someone could possibly “smile like the radio.”
- Have you ever had such a huge crush on someone that you couldn’t talk to them? Adam says he hasn’t. I think he’s lying.
- We marvel at Taylor’s continued poignant admiration of unrequited love, most recently in an Instagram post.
- For some reason, Adam and Sami break into a short rendition of "Summer Lovin" from Grease.

Others Topics:
- Sami found her wings in New York City too!
- Fun fact: if you tell Taylor it’s your birthday in Central Park, she may buy you dinner!
- Taylor Swift is performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival! We assume her newest single will be out before then :)
- You know you’re a Swifty when you pay your siblings to be quiet when you’re listening to Taylor Talk :’D
- Swifties are listening to “Mother & Father” by Broods.
- Please leave Taylor Talk a GOOD voicemail! A lot of them are creepy….


Episode 143 - It’s a love story… baby just say yes to Album Five theories! In Episode 143 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss more album five theories courtesy of an article on Zimbio. We discuss song topics from cats to Emma Stone to what it’s like to be boyfriend-less. We hope this episode makes you smile (it made us smile, especially through the randomness that makes recording live fun). Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 143 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – More Album Five Discussion? Yes. Yes, indeed.

- Zimbio theorizes what the fifth album could be about… cats? friends? cookies?

- Since Taylor hasn’t had a boyfriend in a while, her only significant relationships are with cats. #sarcasm

- In all seriousness, Taylor might write a song about one of her friend’s life experiences.

- You can find Taylor bakin’ cookies at night! How funny would it be if Taylor wrote a sequel to “Thug Story”?

- We like the idea of a Sweeran song called “Just Friends.”

- Maya and Sami get into a debate about whether or not Taylor may include love on the fifth album.

Others Topics:

- That awkward moment when science nerds and heroes throw bottles at Taylor’s house.

- Do you know you can win a chance to attend the premiere and after-party of The Giver? Check out crowdrise.com/thegiver4goodteam to find out how. You can also buy tickets for an early showing of The Giver at Fandango.com

- FYI: The only person you need to vote for at The Teen Choice Awards is Taylor Swift. Just saying’.

- We have fun thinking about Taylor Swift themed street names.

- What questions would we ask Taylor if she were ever on the show?

- Swifties are listening to “Did You Think” by Erica Morgan.

 - Swifties are listening to "Girl In A Country Song" by Maddie and Tae


Episode 142 - Join us as we discuss Taylor’s biggest news this month! Although it’s not an album five announcement, Taylor Swift has now been published in the Wall Street Journal! In Episode 142 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts talk about the WSJ entitled “For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music is a Love Story.” It’s a wonderful piece, full of great “nuggets” of industry insider information. Feel free to share your thoughts on the article, and enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 142 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – Taylor Swift’s Wall Street Journal Article

- Taylor admits piracy is on the rise, but believes artists should “realize their worth and ask for it.”

- Adam gets heated over what type of music is considered “art”

- Raise your hand if you plan on sharing Taylor’s music with your grandkids!!

- Taylor has always been a fan of the element of surprise (notice I did not say shock).

- Taylor Talk also enjoys the element of surprise… the people who’ve bought Taylor Talk t-shirts know this ;-) 

- Which would you rather have: an autograph or a selfie with a celebrity?

- Awesome alert: Taylor has finally addressed the eternal genre question!

Other Topics:

- Did you know that you can help raise money for charity AND get the chance to meet the cast of The Giver?

- Vote for Taylor so she can dominate the Teen Choice Awards!

- You know you’re a Swifty when you go to your parent’s office and fax other companies various pictures of Taylor….. Oops. Good going.

- Swifties are listening to “Not In That Way” by Sam Smith


Episode 141 - Back by popular demand, our RED song title discussion (and Adam’s pirate voice) have returned! In Episode 141 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss what we thought the rest of the songs on RED were about before we heard them. Let us know what your theories are. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 141 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – What did you imagine the songs on RED would be about before you heard them?

- Get ready for our part II discussion on RED songs before you heard them!

- The title “Sad Beautiful Tragic” threw the entire panel off.

- Some of the listeners give an interesting twist to the title “Everything Has Changed.”

- Diane and Adam wrote editorials theorizing about the RED album before it came out. Adam even predicted a song about the Kennedys!

- We wonder if Taylor will tackle the theme of death on album five.

- Adam thought “Come Back, Be Here” was about a clingy boyfriend! LOL

Other Topics:

- We hope you had a great 4th of July! See what Taylor Swift did to celebrate on her instagram.

- Here’s your daily reminder to vote for Tay in the Teen Choice Awards!

- You know you’re a Swifty when you get engaged in the very same Parisian cafe where “Begin Again” was shot!

- What would Taylor do if Meredith and/or Olivia ran onstage during a concert?

- Swifties are listening to “Shotgun Wedding” by Jamie Lynn Spears.


Episode 140 - We take you on a Taylor Swift Flashback to a time before the RED Album! Remember when we got the track list for RED, but hadn’t heard any of the songs yet? In Episode 140 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, per listener request, we reflect on our initial impressions of the song titles and analyze whether or not the song titles fit the song. We’d love to hear your thoughts on our discussion. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 140 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – What did you think the songs on RED were about before you heard the songs?

- We take a look back nearly two years ago before the RED album came out, but when we knew the track list. What did you think her songs were about based on the titles?

- Raise your hand if you thought "The Lucky One" was about Zac Efron.

- “22 should have been about how many cats Taylor Swift wants. Obviously.

- That awkward moment when Diane was right and yet so wrong about “Red.”

- We talk about the similarities between “Treacherous” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

- Adam uses this episode to perfect his pirate accent…. and once again ties Taylor Swift to Harry Potter.

Other Topics:

- Cosmopolitan’s “15 Things Not To Say To A Taylor Swift Fan” is a perfect list to send to the Taylor haters!

- Be sure to vote for Taylor Swift in the Teen Choice Awards everyday! (Hint: if you were born between 1995-2001, you are a teen *wink*)

- You know you’re a Swifty when you feel that much more relatable to Taylor Swift because you were both born on a Wednesday morning!

- Swifties are listening to “The People” by Nina Nesbitt.

- WWTD returns!! What would Taylor do if Miley Cyrus interrupted one of her shows by swinging in on a wrecking ball?


Episode 139 - I just want to open your eyes and make you realize… a new episode of Taylor Talk is out! In Episode 139 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss “Invisible,” Taylor’s beautiful ballad of unrequited love. We also talk about cooking with Barefoot Contessa, Taylor’s new kitten, and touch on Ed Sheeran’s new album. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 139 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – “Invisible” Song Analysis:

- We flash back to a song from Taylor’s high school days, “Invisible.”

- Steve calls this song the first draft of “You Belong With Me.”

- We debate who or what exactly is invisible in this song.

- Adam never fails to find a way to relate Harry Potter to Taylor Swift!

- How does the fact that Taylor wrote this song with a co-writer change the song?

- We wonder why this song was a bonus track rather than being on the original album.

Other Topics:

- Taylor Swift says she won’t hang out with boys who are on a diet… just so you know.

- There’s a new kitty in Taylor’s life: Olivia Benson! Does this mean she’s a cat lady now?

- Be sure to vote for Taylor in the Teen Choice Awards.

- You know you’re a Swifty when you name your hermit crab “Swift!”

- MASSIVE end of tour sale going on at the Taylor Swift Online Store! Get it while it’s hot and RED!

- Swifties are listening to Ed Sheeran’s new album “X”

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episode 138 - having post-red tour depression? we are too. in episode 138 of tayLor talk: the taylOr swift podcast, we give you our top 13 momeNts of the red era. as there were so many amazinG moments, we are bound to have missed a few of your favorites, so Let us know what you loved about the red era (samI also adVisEs you to put your red Tour memorieS in the memory boxes of life). enjoy the episode!


Highlights from Episode 138 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – Top 13 Moments of the RED Era:

- It is actually the end of the RED Tour… so we decided to recap our Top 13 Moments of the RED Era.

- Fun fact: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was Taylor’s first number one on the Billboard Top 100!

- That awkward moment when Adam gets confused for Prince William.

- The RED Tour broke so many records, including playing in Shanghai, China for the first time (and selling out the show in one minute!!)

- The tour included so many special guests AND introduced us to someone who has now become one of our favorite artists: Ed Sheeran!

- Remember that time Taylor performed “All Too Well” at the Grammys because the fans asked her to?! Good times.

- Let us know what your top RED Era Tour memories were! We’d love to hear them!

Other Topics:

- We want to wish a very happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, including Scott Swift, Taylor’s #1 fan!

- Ed Sheeran and Scott Borchetta said potentially conflicting things about Taylor’s upcoming 5th album… who’s right?

- Taylor Swift is featured in Ed Sheeran’s “Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran” Special. Watch it to support this BFFL team!

- You know you’re a Swifty when you make “secret messages” in your writings


Episode 137 - As bad as it sounds, we’re happy Taylor Swift didn’t have friends in middle school. In Episode 137 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss one of the first songs Taylor ever wrote, “The Outside.” In “The Outside,” Taylor talks about what it’s like to be on the outside looking in, a feeling everyone can relate to at least one point in their lives. However, there is hope. Taylor’s story is proof that even though you may feel like an outcast, what makes you different makes you special. The very same kids who made fun of Taylor for liking country music now get to look up at her performing on stage in front of thousands of people. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 137 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – “The Outside” Song Analysis:

- At twelve years old, Taylor captures the timeless aspect of being an outcast in “The Outside”

- Adam says this song could really be a theme song for Facebook users.

- Taylor draws from a Robert Frost poem to inspire the lyrics in this song. We wonder how many other times Taylor has drawn from outside sources in her writing.

- “If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t change.” Wise words from Ms. Swift.

- We talk about the similarities between “Mean” and “The Outside.”

Other Topics:

- Taylor doesn’t just passively donate to charity; instead, she creates something awesome, like a music production cart for the patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! 

- The RED Tour, aka the tour that never ends, will actually end this week!

- You know you’re a swifty when you’re already saving money for a concert on a tour that hasn’t been announced for an album that hasn’t even been announced!

- Swifties are listening to “Black Roses” by Clare Bowen.

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Episode 136 - The RED Tour goes to Asia! In Episode 136 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we cover Taylor’s shows so far in Asia. We also discuss the changes Taylor has made throughout the RED Tour as it traveled to different countries. If you’re going to one of the RED shows in Asia, we’d love to hear from you! Let us know what you thought of the RED tour! Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 136 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: The Many Changes of the RED Tour:

- We discuss the logistics of Taylor Swift moving the RED Tour from country to country.

- You know how Taylor has buses and planes with her face on it? We think she should invest in a ship.

- We theorize about her setlist choices based on each place the RED Tour goes.

- Maya can’t wait for Taylor to sing “Our Song” on the b-stage again….

- Special offer to Thai Swifties: they have reserved tickets for the Singapore show just for you!!

Other Topics:

- Taylor Swift says the fifth album is her favorite thing EVER!

- We’re so thankful to @TSwiftOnTour for keeping us updated on the Asian leg of the RED Tour.

- As our Nashville CMA Fest correspondent, Steve will be attending the 2014 CMT Awards! Lucky him. It will air this Wednesday, June 4th at 8/7c on CMT.

- Please help us find a way to tell Taylor Swift Sami named her cat after her

- Swifties are listening to “How To Be A Heartbreaker” by Marina and the Diamonds


The story of Taylor Talk goes on with a song analysis of “The Story of Us”! In Episode 135 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts — Adam, Diane, and Sami — talk about one of their favorite Taylor songs. Let us know what you think of “The Story of Us” in the comments below. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 135 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “The Story of Us” Song Analysis:

- We discuss one of our favorite Taylor Swift songs…. “The Story of Us"!

- Running into your ex is terribly, horrendously, and awfully awkward, especially when it happens at an award show.

- The hosts get in a heated debate about a critic’s comment — whether or not this song means Taylor is “defined by her relationships”

- Sami has a theory that links “The Lucky One” with “The Story of Us”

- We discuss the plot of the “Story of Us” video, and Taylor’s potential curse word slip!

Other Topics:

- What would you do if Taylor Swift visited you on a school field trip?

- Taylor’s poster for The Giver is out!

- Make sure you’re voting for Taylor for the CMTs! She could accept an award via video from RED Tour Asia

- You know you’re a Swifty when you can’t decide what to wear, so you choose the outfit that looks like Taylor.

- Swifties are listening to “Be My Forever” by Christina Perri featuring Ed Sheeran.


Episode 134 - That awkward moment when you have to cover an award show that Taylor didn’t even attend! In Episode 134 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we review the Billboard Music Awards with co-host, Sami, and special guest, Ashley, who were flown to Las Vegas to cover the awards on behalf of @TSwiftOnTour. We hope you enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 134 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

Main Discussion – 2014 Billboard Awards

- Taylor was nominated for Top Social Artist (award went to Justin Bieber) and Top Country Artist (award went to Luke Bryan)

- None of the performances live up to Taylor’s 2013 Billboard Performance of “22

- Sami and Ashley give us the inside scoop as to all the work that goes into producing an award show

- Check out @TSwiftOnTour for photos & videos of the 2014 Billboard Awards

Other Topics:

- Be sure to enter the Fearless Box Set contest… There’s only one week left!

- You know you’re a Swifty when…You buy a red 2013 car, get SWIFT13 license plates, and name your car Taylor. SO cool.

- What are Swifties listening to? “What You Know” – Two Door Cinema Club


Episode 133 -- This episode goes out to Mama Swift, and all the moms out there this Mother’s Day. We discuss Andrea Swift’s involvement in Taylor’s career and how, if not for her mother’s tremendous support, Taylor’s music wouldn’t be the same. Enjoy the show!

Also, if you’re able to this Mother’s Day, please consider donating to the Ronan Thompson Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. Every little bit counts.

Highlights from Episode 133 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion:

- This mother’s day we celebrate the woman who gave us Taylor Swift.

- How did Andrea’s support and influence shape Taylor’s career?

- Taylor’s mom provided a strong model of a hard-working woman. We think that’s why Taylor never does anything halfway.

- We discuss the HUGE impact parenting has on a child’s personality and the way they treat others.

- If Andrea had raised Taylor in any other way, her music would not be the same.

- Andrea is so thankful to the fans for supporting her daughter. If you ever meet her, she’s SO nice.

- Adam shares a story that proves what an amazing mama bear Andrea is!

Other Topics:

- You only get ONE vote for the CMT Awards… so make sure you vote TSwift!

- Also, vote for Taylor Swift at the Canadian Much Music Awards.

- We cover the 12 Things You Never Knew About Taylor Swift, straight from the Keds event!

- You know you are a Swifty when you feel obligated to write everything you want to tell Taylor each time you post something on Instagram, because what if she likes/comment and you don’t have another chance?

- What are Swifties listening to? “She Looks So Perfect” by 5 Seconds of Summer.

- The Fearless Box Set Giveaway is still open! Listen to the entire episode for a code word to get more entries


Highlights from Episode 132 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – “Fearless” Song Analysis:

- We celebrate the anniversary of the Fearless tour, and I don’t know how Taylor Talk gets better than this.

- Fearless has became an anthem for Swifties. Sami says it’s way more than just about a first date.

- Taylor tends to write a song on every album that’s a fantasy about her perfect love.

- We discuss her performances of “Fearless” on the Fearless Tour, Speak Now Tour, and the RED Tour.

Other Topics:

- Want to win a Fearless Collector’s Edition box set? Listen to the full episode for the code word to get a bonus five entries!! Enter at taylortalk.org/fearless.

- For a limited time, each Taylor Talk tshirt purchase comes with a free beach ball! Just in time for summer.

- Taylor is nominated for Billboard’s Top Social Media artist. Maybe that’s why she’s been using Instagram so much!

- You know you’re a Swifty when you think Adam’s jokes are funny.

- What are Swifties Listening to? “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay


Episode 131 - Dirty Secrets of Last Kiss

Highlights from Episode 131 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – “Last Kiss” Song Analysis:

- Our panel looks into “Last Kiss” and reveals some dirty little secrets…

- Taylor didn’t include a 27 second intro for just any reason

- Steve talks about the importance of a manly handshake.

- That awkward/awesome moment when Taylor Swift sang “Last Kiss” to Joe Jonas at a Speak Now show.

- We discuss the similarities between “Last Kiss” and “All Too Well.”

- It’s amazing how Taylor can fit a world of emotions into a single lyric.

Other Topics:

- The 2014 Billboard Music Awards air on May 18 on ABC at 8pm. Taylor is nominated for Top Social Artist and Top Country Artist.

- You know you’re a Swifty when it’s uncomfortable when people use the Satisfaction font when it’s not about Taylor.

- Swifties are listening to Sam Smith!

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Episode 130 - It’s time again for Taylor Swift’s Fifth Album speculation! In Episode 130 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, the hosts talk about all the recent interactions Taylor Swift has had with Ingrid Michaelson and speculate on whether they mean something for album five and tour four.

Highlights from Episode 130 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – Taylor Swift and Ingrid Michaelson:

- Brian Mansfield overheard “it’s like the other albums were practice.” What does that mean??

- Taylor tweets with a purpose. Could her support of Ingrid Michaelson mean she might be an opener on the next tour?

- How can Taylor push the boundaries of her music abilities without alienating fans?

Other Topics:

- Fun fact: if you invite Taylor Swift to your bridal shower, she might actually attend!

- Taylor was nominated for ELEVEN World Music Awards. You can vote everyday at worldmusicawards.com.

- You know you’re a Swifty when Taylor inspired you to ask a guy to prom! #Fearless

- Be sure to buy “Give ‘em Hope” on iTunes. It was released by Big Machine to raise money for Feeding America. 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to Feeding America.


Episode 129 - There’s no doubt that Taylor Swift is incredibly popular, but how does she use her popularity to promote other artists? In Episode 129 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Adam, Diane, Sami, and Steve discuss Taylor’s effect on the success of her opening acts. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 129 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – Taylor Swift’s Influence on her Opening Tour Acts:

- Some of Taylor’s openers have made it HUGE, like Hunter Hayes and Florida Georgia Line

- Taylor Swift opens the door for her openers, they just need to walk through it.

- Did you know we interviewed Charlie Worsham, an opener for the Speak Now Tour, on Episode Four?

- Social media is the biggest game changer in the music industry.

- What’s the secret to success to Taylor’s tour openers? #Sweeran

Other Topics:

- Nobody makes fun of Taylor Swift like Taylor Swift on SNL.

- Taylor was nominated for two Billboard Awards: Top Country Artist and Top Social Artist!

- You know you’re a Swifty when your friends refer to taylor as “your girl” when they talk to you.


Episode 128 - George Strait won Entertainer of the Year, as predicted.  Rightfully so?  Or did our girl Taylor get ripped off??  Listen up to Episode 128 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Talk Podcast as we discuss the 49th annual ACM Awards. Maya and Steve watched them on TV, but Adam and Diane attended the awards in person, so they offer a unique perspective that only comes with viewing a show live. Feel free to let us know what you thought of the awards. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 128 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
- Congratulations to Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Taylor Swift for winning ACM Video of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care”. Listen to our interview with Music Video Director Shane Drake on Episode 62.
- That awkward moment when Adam says he doesn’t like Miranda Lambert and then… well listen to the show & find out what happened <icon_wink.gif>
- Was George Strait winning Entertainer of the Year truly fair and unbiased?
- Fun fact: if Taylor Swift wins Entertainer of the Year again, she will be the only female to win it three times. As for the men? Garth Brooks has won it a whopping six times! Conspiracy?

Other Topics
- Taylor is a giver at heart. She visited the Hasbro Children’s hospital with her dad last week.
- If Swifties Ruled The World … there would be nothing but cats on the internet. Wait a second… It has already begun!
- What are Swifties listening to? “Sing” by Ed Sheeran


Episode 127 - Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, or Taylor Swift… who will be the ACM Entertainer of the Year? In Episode 127 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss the probability that Taylor Swift will prevail against the nominees. Taylor lost the award last year to Luke Bryan, but that doesn’t mean she will lose again this year! Let us know what you think of our theories and be sure to watch the ACMs next Sunday, April 6th, at 8/7c on CBS. Enjoy!

Highlights from Episode 127 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion – ACM Predictions: Who Will Be Entertainer of the Year?:

- We rank Taylor’s chances of winning EOTY against Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and George Strait based on the points brought up at Taste of County.

- Blake Shelton sure entertains on The Voice, but we consider those viewers passive, and thus less likely to vote.

- Could Luke Bryan beat Taylor? Honestly, he might “crash her party.”

- Miranda might win Female Vocalist of the Year, but definitely not EOTY.

- George Strait: Entertainer of the Year or Entertainer of a Lifetime? Fun fact: He hasn’t won EOTY since Taylor Swift was born.

- Remember to vote for Taylor daily at VoteACM.com

Other Topics:

- Sami visits the “Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway?” art exhibit in Brooklyn, New York.

- Continue to vote for Taylor for the first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards at iheartradio.com/awards.

- You know you’re a Swifty when your parents ask you “What did Taylor Swift do today?” and you actually know the answer…


Episode 126 - Can’t you see Taylor Talk are the ones who understand you? We are big Swifties like you, and this week, we’re analyzing the Taylor Swift classic “You Belong With Me.” Listen up in Episode 126 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast as your hosts discuss the lyrics, tour performances, and more of “You Belong With Me.” Enjoy!

Highlights from Episode 126 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “You Belong With Me” Song Analysis:

- Fun fact: One of Taylor’s bandmates inspired the first line of the song

- Is this song autobiographical or fiction? Debate! It could be about Drew from “Teardrops on my Guitar”

- Diane’s “You Belong With Me” Youtube parody is the reason Adam is friends with her.

- Fearless, Speak Now or RED — what’s your favorite performance of “You Belong With Me” ever?

Other Topics:

- The Fowler Project Space is holding a special Taylor Swift art exhibit in New York

- Voting for ACM EnterTAYner of the Year begins March 24th. Get voting!

- If Swifties Ruled the World, everyone would have a musical or baking ability. Sounds delicious!

- What are Swifties listening to? “Saturday” by Ed Sheeran


Episode 125 - Taylor's best-written song? --  Here at Taylor Talk, everyone is a mess of a dreamer. In Episode 125, your hosts Adam, Sami, and Steve discuss "Cold As You" off Taylor Swift's self-titled album. "Cold As You" may be one of Taylor's lesser known songs, but that doesn't make it any less powerful. Taylor herself even calls it one of her best written songs! We hope you enjoy the show. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 125 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: "Cold As You" Song Analysis:

- The hosts (and Taylor Swift) love the BURN fact in "Cold As You"

- Taylor considers this song one of her best written songs... what do you think?

- We draw a correlation about the "walls" in "Everything Has Changed" and "Cold As You"

- Adam learns where "mess of a dreamer" comes from! Aww baby steps....

- How would you film a music video for this song?

Other Topics:

- Raise your hand if you watched Taylor's freakin HILARIOUS "For Your ACM Consideration" video!

- I don't know about you, but I want to try Taylor's Mustard Roasted Fish and Mixed Berry Pavlova that she made with Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa.

- Share your RED Tour memories by participating in @TSwiftOnTour's RED Tour Tag

- You know you're a Swifty when your friend is timing your mile run and she yells that Taylor is in front of you to make you run faster.

- What are Swifties Listening To? "Out on the Town" by Fun

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Episode 124 - Are you ready for this Behemoth interview?! In Episode 124 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Ashley, the creator of @TSwiftOnTour, joins us to discuss what it's like to run one of the largest Taylor Swift updating accounts on Twitter. If you're thinking about starting your own fan updating account, this is one you don't want to miss. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 124 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Interview with the Creator of @TSwiftOnTour:

- Thinking about starting your own updating account? Ashley from @TSwiftOnTour offers some advice.

- We laugh over the wittiness of @Mamma_Swift.

- Ashley talks about what it's like to get RTed by Taylor Swift herself!

Other Topics:

- Taylor Swift donated $100,000 from the sales of "Ronan" to the V Foundation for pediatric cancer research.

- Friendly reminder to vote for Tay in the Kid's Choice Awards and the iHeartRadioMusic Awards!

- You know you're a Swifty when you wish for Taylor Swift related stuff for your birthday!

- Did anyone else besides Diane and Maya go out and buy Taylor's H&M dress?

- Swifties are listening to "Little Black Dress" by Sara Bareilles.


Episode 123 - Taylor, please say yes to Latin America! In Episode 123 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Agustin from TheSwiftAgency.com joins us to discuss the reasons why Latin America is long overdue for a visit from Taylor Swift. We also highlight Taylor's recent nominations from the Kid's Choice Awards and the first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards! As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 123 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: The RED Tour in Latin America:

- Latin America is a HUGE section of the world Taylor's tour hasn't reached yet. 

- Taylor's Latin American fans are just as passionate as any other Swifties... just check out the incredible taylorswift.com.br!

- So why hasn't Taylor done a major tour in Latin America? What's holding her back?

- We theorize how Taylor could be marketed in South America. Who would promote her?

- Read Agustin's editorial on TheSwiftAgency.com "Why Latin America May Be Long Overdue" -- it was the basis of our discussion.

Other Topics:

- Vote for Taylor Swift in the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards and in the iHeartRadio Music Awards!

- Psst... Adam is turning 26 on Friday, March 7th. Wish him a happy birthday? 

- We try to answer the impossible question: What will Taylor's NEXT tour be like?

- You know you're a Swifty when you talk about Taylor so much you turn your family into Swifties!

- Swifties are listening to "You Sound Good to Me" by Lucy Hale.


Episode 122 - This ain't a fairytale, but it is Taylor Talk! In Episode 122 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss "White Horse," a song about watching a seemingly perfect relationship crumble. We also cover Taylor news, including a new RED Tour date in Japan, and read off some fun listener submissions. Be sure to contact us with your thoughts/opinions about this week's episode. Enjoy!

Highlights from Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: "White Horse" Song Analysis:

- "White Horse" functions as the anti-"Love Story" on the Fearless album.

- Secret message: "All I wanted was the truth" -- what was the lie?

- We compare the music video to the message of the song; was "Girl at Home" inspired by the situation in the video?

- Trey Fanjoy (music video director) correctly predicts that Taylor will be a successful actress one day.

- Maya and Sami can't stand the spoken parts in the video.

- Fun Fact: there are actually horses in the "White Horse" music video!

Other Topics:

- Taylor is enjoying her free time by taking dance classes and hanging out with Lorde. 

- The RED Tour is coming to Japan! 

- Be sure to follow @TSwiftOnTour for a chance to win prizes in celebration of them reaching 150k followers.

- You Know you're a Swifty when you make a powerpoint for school on your favorite holiday: Taylor Swift Day!

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Episode 121 - Taylor Swift, you are the best thing that's ever been mine! In Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss "Mine" in honor of this past Valentines Day. "Mine" is perhaps one of Taylor's only true love songs, but is it actually true or just a day dream? Contact us to let us know what you think of the song. In other news, the RED Tour is coming to Asia. Check out taylorswift.com/REDtourAsia for tour dates and where to buy tickets. Enjoy the show!

 

Highlights from Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: "Mine" Song Analysis:

- Taylor said this song is about "finding someone who would make you believe in love"

- We love the depth the music video adds to the line "you made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter."

- How crazy was it to see Taylor Swift pregnant in the video?

- Fun fact: Taylor Swift picked her music video sons after meeting them in an ice cream parlor in Nashville.

- Diane fangirls remembering when Taylor performing "Mine" live on the b-stage in Indiana. 

 

Other Topics:

- What do you think of Taylor's new short haircut?

- Hooray! The RED Tour is coming to Asia!

- We're dusting off our ask.fm account, so if you ask us something, we'll answer :)

- If Taylor were an Olympic athlete, what sport would she participate in?

- If Swifties ruled the world, a "pathetic single girls party" will be a holiday

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Episode 120 -- Taylor Swift is glamorous this month! The 75th anniversary issue of Glamour featured Taylor Swift on their cover with an in-depth interview inside. Listen up as your hosts discuss Taylor's fifth album hints, her risky songwriting (by the way, it doesn't involve taking her clothes off!), and "freeze out" dating advice in Episode 120 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 120 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Glamour Magazine Interview:

- Taylor talks about the new sound of the fifth album. Apparently she's going to be doing a lot of songs with Max Martin & Shellback!

- We know that if Taylor finds her true love, her honest songwriting would be something he'd love and support.

- "Risky is writing confessional songs...That’s putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off." Thank you for being a role model, Taylor!

- Adam gives some life advice along with Taylor Swift: "Is this going to matter in 10 years?"

- Have you ever employed the "Freeze Out" in your dating life? 

- Steve discovers Taylor owns a Polaroid SX-70 camera

Other Topics:

- Sami from @TSwiftOnTour gives us the weekly RED Tour wrap up

- Did Ed Sheeran ever really leave the RED Tour? 

- Adam can't be the only one who received a survey link from Taylor Nation.

- Find out how to win a RED Tour Lithograph at TaylorTalk.org/Contest. Listen to the whole episode for a code word to increase your chances of winning!

- Check out Episode 64 of Taylor Talk to find out which Wonderland characters the Agency members would be

- You know you're a Swifty when you do hair flips á la Taylor to dry your hair when it's wet.


Episode 119 - Wanna see you pick up your phone and play this "Girl At Home" song analysis episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast! In Episode 119, your hosts -- Adam, Maya, Diane, Sami, and Steve -- break down the perhaps forgotten Taylor Swift song, "Girl At Home." None of the hosts listen to this song too frequently, but we do recognize how this song communicates Taylor's upstanding morals and her unwavering ability to forgive. Let us know what you think of the song. Happy listening!

Also, we just launched the RED Tour Lithograph contest! Check out TaylorTalk.org/Contest for more information on how to enter. For bonus entries, type in the code word hidden in Episode 119 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast. 

Highlights from Episode 119 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

Main Discussion - "Girl At Home" Song Analysis:

- We discuss the disconnect between the up-beat lyrics and the serious subject matter.

- Who is this song about? Harry Styles? Zac Efron? Or someone we don't know?

- "Should've Said No" theory: This song could be related & told from the other woman's point of view.

- "It would be a fine proposition, if I hadn't once been just like her." What do you think she means here?

- This song may be about a touchy topic, but it speaks to Taylor's forgiveness and good morals. 

- Sami wants to see a Taylor Swift music video without *gasp* Taylor! She wants to see a soundtrack for the story.

Other Topics:

- Why don't people understand Taylor's hair flip from her "All Too Well" Grammy performance?

- Find out how to win a RED Tour Lithograph at TaylorTalk.org/Contest. Listen to the whole episode for a code word to increase your chances of winning!

- Taylor was nominated for FIVE ACMS. Hooray! Check out all the nominees at acmawards.com/nominees. Voting for EnterTAYner of the Year begins on March 24th on VoteACM.com. Stay tuned for reminders!

- Sami from @TSwiftOnTour gives us a RED Tour update for the first two London O2 shows. 

- That awkward moment when a fan bypasses security to join Taylor on stage. 

- We think Ed Sheeran's new kitten, Graham, and Meredith should be best buddies/have kittens.

- What are Swifties listening to? "Play It Again" by Luke Bryan.

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Episode 118 - I'm a crumbled up piece of paper lying here because Taylor performed "All Too Well" at the Grammys! On Episode 118 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, the hosts give you full coverage of the 56th Grammy Awards. We discuss the red carpet, the nature of the Grammy awards and how they pick the winners, and Taylor's breath-taking performance of "All Too Well." We also go back in the Taylor Swift time machine and discuss Taylor's past Grammy performances from 2009-2013. And even though Taylor didn't win a Grammy this year, she is still our seven-time Grammy winning girl, our favorite. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 118 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- The RED Tour is coming to London! Taylor will perform at London's O2 on Feb. 1st & 2nd. 

- We bring you full coverage of the 56th Grammy Awards!

- What did you think of Taylor Swift's red carpet dress? The hosts give mixed reviews. 

- Maya loved Colbie Caillat's red dress.

- Grammy winners are determined "without regard to album sales or chart promotion." That explains it.

- Adam defines an "artist" as someone who writes or at least co-writes their own music. 

- Diane is baffled by Daft Punk's helmets. What? 

- That moment when you accidentally think RED won Album of the Year and then your heart is broken...

- Why did Fearless win Album of the Year in 2008 and RED didn't? 

- Can we talk about how incredible it is that Taylor chose to perform "All Too Well" because the Swifties asked her to?

- Taylor sure looked pissed about that scarf!

- What's your all-time favorite Taylor Swift Grammy performance? We discuss her performances from 2008-2013.

- Fun fact: Queen Latifah can marry you now!

- You know you're a Swifty when you describe yourself as a hardcore Taylor Swift fan. 

- View all the nominees and winners of the 56th Grammy Awards at grammy.com/nominees.

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Episode 117 - Disclaimer: This episode contains a repeated use of the “K-Word." In Episode 117 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss “Innocent,” a song written in response to the 2009 MTV VMAs made infamous when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech for Female Video of the Year. However, we analyze this song in a new way to unearth themes of forgiveness, acceptance, and growing up. Listen up for lots of laughs and insight from our hosts in this SUPER episode. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 117 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:
Main Discussion 
- “Innocent”... what is this song really about?
- This song may have been inspired by Kanye, but it is certainly not just about him.
- The hosts discuss how this song portrays the shocking realizations of life not always being the way you want it to be.
- “I spoke to her mother right about and she said the same thing my mother would’ve said.” What did Mama Swift say??
- Read Kanye’s apology to Taylor on latimesblogs.latimes.com.
The Other Stuff
- Mishell is back by popular demand!
- Check out Taylor’s fourth collection for Keds at taylorswift.com/keds.
- Only one week until the Grammy Awards! Watch the show on Sun Jan 26th on CBS at 8pm.
- We debut a brand new game… “If This Was a Movie” 
- We bring you the return of Adam’s Batman voice.
- Mishell wants stuffed Merediths in the Taylor Swift store! Are you listening Taylor Nation? 
- A listener puts herself in the director’s chair and tells us how she’d direct a music video for “Innocent.”
- If Swifties ruled the world, the soundtrack from every movie would be written by Taylor. 
- Taylor Talk Large and XL t-shirts are sold out! Only small and medium shirts are left in the store.
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Episode 116 - Everyone has that one Taylor Swift song that grabbed them and made them a Swifty. In Episode 116 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss which songs on each album made Taylor Swift the superstar she is today. And since Taylor's a superstar, it's surprising that she does not yet have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But did you know that fans can nominate celebrities to receive a star? Swifties should nominated Taylor! Let us know if you'd be willing to help nominate Taylor Swift to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 116 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- We are combining our mid-week episode and our Monday shows into one awesome show per week! 

- Which song off RED helped Taylor acquire more Swifties? Let us know your thoughts!

- We discuss whether or not moving into the pop genre helped Taylor grow in popularity.

- Fun Fact: "The Story of Us" was the song that made Adam a Swifty.

- "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me" may be the all-time Swift classics.

- A listener listens while she's working out! We're so happy Taylor Talk can help keep you healthy.

- Do you think Taylor will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? 

- Fun Fact: Only 20 people are chosen per year to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

- So... who wants to get Taylor Swift a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? It would be the coolest gift ever!


Episode 115 - Taylor Swift will always be our golden girl. The Golden Globes aired Sunday, January 12th, and unfortunately, Taylor did not take home an award. This was the second time Taylor was nominated in the Best Original Song category; this year she was nominated for "Sweeter Than Fiction" for the movie One Chance. Although Taylor didn't win, your hosts of Episode 115 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast discuss the entire award ceremony as well as predict whether or not Taylor will be nominated for an Oscar. Let us know your thoughts on the Golden Globes in the comments below. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 115 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- Taylor tells Variety magazine that "the creative process is something she can never live without."

- The rumors were true... Taylor is performing at the Grammys!

- The Golden Globes (Swifty-style) with a cute tweet from Taylor. 

- Taylor Talk names Taylor best dressed! She wore a gorgeous Red Carolina Herrera dress. 

- People magazine caught Jennifer Lawrence creeping up behind Taylor on the Red Carpet!

- U2 and Bono won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for "Ordinary Love" from the film Mandela.

- It wouldn't be an award show without an little drama... This controversy is brought to you by Tina Fey. 

- "Sweeter Than Fiction" is eligible for an Oscar nomination. Do you think Taylor could be nominated?

- You know you're a Swifty when you see a good tweet but it already has 13 retweets and you're too OCD to disrupt that perfection.

- Swifties are listening to "Make Your Move" by Dear Jane, a local band from Australia.


Episode 114 - Katy Perry's new song might not be about Taylor, but she sure has that "international smile." In Episode 114 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we recap this week's Taylor news as well as continue to discuss new marketing tactics in the music industry. We also answer some questions on ask.fm, such as whether or not Katy Perry's "International Smile" is about Taylor. Even though online sources said who the song is about (don't cheat!), we analyze the ways the song <em>could</em> be related to Taylor. Hope you enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 114 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- Taylor Swift walked away from the PCA's with an award! That's cool considering she didn't even attend!

- Scott Borchetta is allegedly telling Taylor that the fans want to hear "All Too Well" at the Grammys.

- We recap last week's episode about music marketing. 

- Check out the Huffington Post's article entitled "What Beyoncé's 'Non-Marketing' Illusion Says About the Current State of Music" we reference in our discussion. 

- How do you think marketing affects an album's sales? We kind of think Taylor would sell a bunch of albums anyway.

- Anyone else a fan of HAIM? Or is it just Steve? (Jk. I'm sure their music is awesome)

- Check out our interview with Taylor's former manager, Rick Barker, in Episode 20.

- If you were not a Swifty, what artist would you be a die-hard fan of? Adam would not be a fan of Justin Bieber.

- Penny Lane is in my ears, and in my heart.... da dadada daaa, da dadada daaa.

- On a scale of 1-10, how likely is "International Smile" by Katy Perry about Taylor Swift?


Episode 113 - Will Taylor Swift follow the change in mainstream pop music or break from it? In Episode 113 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts -- Adam, Diane, Steve, and Sami -- discuss Taylor's relationship to the changing landscape of pop music. Artists like Lorde, Lana Del Rey, and others are creating unique and edgier sounds. Could Taylor move in that direction and make music along the lines of "I Knew You Were Trouble"? What if she dropped in album with no warning like Beyonce? Regardless, Taylor always does something incredible to surprise the fans. Be sure to let us know what you think is next for Taylor in terms of her sound. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 113 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- We want to thank everyone for their amazing support & helping us get nominated for a podcast award. We have the best listeners ever!

- Taylor Swift will help launch CMT After MidNite With Cody Alan, a new radio show. Taylor will appear on Tuesday January 7th. 

- Did you know the RED Tour sold 1.5 million tickets? Whoa.

- Beyonce dropped an album in the middle of the night with no promotion -- would Taylor do that?

- It would be super cool if Taylor Swift announced her next album on Taylor Talk. Just saying.

- Artists like Lorde, Passenger, and A Great Big World are changing the sound of pop music. We wonder if Taylor's new sound will be similar to theirs.

- You know you’re a Swifty when your friend complains that you tweet about Taylor too much. Oops.

- Swifties are listening to the new motion picture soundtrack for the film Frozen!


Episode 112 - Happy 2014 Swifties! In Episode 112 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss what we think Taylor Swift will achieve in 2014. Could this be the year she wins a Golden Globe? What about an Oscar? Taylor will also release her fifth studio album this year, and she teases "this [album] just started on new territory." Let us know what you're excited about for Taylor Swift in 2014, and enjoy the show! 

But wait, in other Taylor Talk news, the Podcast Awards are this Sunday! Tune in via life stream this Sunday at 6:30pm PST on podcastawards.com to see if Taylor Talk won the Best Entertainment and People's Choice Podcast Awards!

Highlights of Episode 112 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- The Podcast Awards will be aired via live stream this Sunday at 6:30pm PST on podcastawards.com.

- What do you think Taylor would like to achieve in 2014? 

- "I would love to get to go the Oscars someday. That’s why I’m so happy to get to be a part of movies."

- Could "Sweeter Than Fiction" get Taylor Swift an Oscar?

- Be sure to watch The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards next Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 9:00pm on CBS. Our girl is nominated for Favorite Country Artist!

- We predict that Taylor Swift will win the People's Choice Award. I hope we're right! 

- Could Taylor add RED Tour dates for Asia in the spring?

- Diane plans her 23th birthday party... seeing The Giver in theaters.

- Taylor talks about her fifth album: "A great deal of what will happen this year has to do with what will happen this next month." What does that mean?!?


Episode 111 - Can you believe 2013, the year of Taylor is almost over? As the year draws to a close, we recap the top 13 Taylor moments of 2013. So much has happened this year in terms of what Taylor has accomplished... for example, she went on her third headlining tour, recorded a song with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, and opened an education center at the Country Hall of Fame just to name a few! To be honest, Taylor has achieved so much this past year, and we know that there are only better things to come for her in 2014. We hope you enjoy Episode 111 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, and let us know what your favorite Taylor moments of 2013 are. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 111 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Sami from @TSwiftOnTour joins us as a special guest this episode.

- Did you know Taylor Swift was the most charitable celebrity of 2013? We are so proud. 

- What's your favorite Taylor Swift moment of 2013? We'll tell you ours in the main discussion.

- Taylor didn't win a Golden Globe in 2013, but she might in 2014. Find out when the Golden Globes air on NBC at 8pm.

- Adam loves the "22" music video because it has a chest bump :-P

- Listen to our interview with Shane Drake, the music video director of "Highway Don't Care," in Episode 62.

- Sami gives us a first hand account of what it was like to see Taylor perform at LP Field at CMA Fest in Nashville.

- What would a Swifty do if Taylor Swift recorded a song with Justin Timberlake?

- We hope Taylor one day releases a "tell-all" autobiography so we can find out who "I Knew You Were Trouble" is really about!

- Fun Fact: Taylor's $4 million donation to the Country Music Hall of Fame was the largest individual artist gift in the Hall’s history. She's incredible.

- "You know you're a Swiftie when you get very excited after realizing that 2013 was your first year of being a Swifty." Welcome to the club!

- Swifties are listening to "Chip on my Shoulder" from Legally Blonde the Musical.


Episode 110 - Ho, ho, ho, Merry Swiftmas, everyone! Your hosts of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast are once again joined by Santa and the elves -- Holly, Twinkle, and Hermey -- to help celebrate Christmas! Listen up in Episode 110 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast for Holiday Trivia (brought to you by Santa and the elves), a song analysis of Taylor Swift's original Christmas song, "Christmases When You Were Mine", and some delicious holiday baking ideas. We hope you enjoy the show and you had a wonderful holiday season! Let us know what you did for Swiftmas and we'll talk to you again on Sunday for our last episode of 2013. Happy listening! :)

Highlights from Episode 110 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- The hosts are joined by some VERY special guests to celebrate Christmas: Santa Claus, Holly, Twinkle, and Hermey!

- The elves surprise us with their knowledge of Taylor Swift.

- What's your favorite song off Taylor Swift's Holiday Collection? Our main discussion is a song analysis of "Christmases When You Were Mine."

- Is "Christmases When You Were Mine" fiction or autobiographical?

- We sit in the director's chair to visualize a potential music video for the song.

- Do you think Taylor is capable of writing a Christmas classic?

- If you're feeling Swifty in the kitchen this holiday season, we recommend baking old fashioned pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting (chocolate chips are optional!). Mint chocolate chip cookies are also delicious. 


Episode 109 - Think you're the master at the Taylor Swift category on QuizUp? Listen up to find out whether or not you're worthy to challenge the hosts of Taylor Talk! In Episode 109 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, the hosts go head to head in a round of Taylor Swift Jeopardy using the questions from the QuizUp app. If you decide to play along with the hosts, be sure to send in your scores for the opportunity to play Taylor Swift Jeopardy on a future episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast! Happy listening & good luck!

Highlights from Episode 109 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Join your hosts/contestants, Maya, Diane, and Steve for a round of Taylor Swift Jeopardy.

- Check out Taylor Swift's interview on CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan on cmtradiolive.com

- Taylor Swift to granted a wish to Delaney Brown, a little girl from PA battling leukemia, by skyping with her this weekend. 

- The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards will air on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 9:00pm on CBS. Taylor is nominated for Favorite Country Artist. 

- All the jeopardy questions for this episode were taken from the QuizUp app, the biggest trivia game in the world available via iTunes

- Fun fact: Adam came up with most of the questions in the Taylor Swift category on QuizUp!

- That awkward moment when Steve doesn't remember his last name.

- Did you know that Taylor won a contest in elementary school for her poem "Monster In My Closet"

- Make sure to tally up your score and let us know what you got! The winner may be join our hosts on a future episode of Taylor Talk :)

- You know you're TayTalker when you come up with a cheesy fandom name for Taylor Talk! We LOVE it!


Episode 108 - What would Taylor Swift do if she wasn't a musician? In episode 108 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we conduct an open discussion answering your ask.fm questions. We tackle questions such as whether or not Taylor Swift would make a good detective, if she'd write a song about Cory Monteith, and the possibility of "All Too Well" becoming a single. Questions from listeners are some of our favorite things, so please make sure to leave us questions for next week's unedited mid-week episode via ask.fm, email, or twitter. 

Highlights from Episode 108 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- The hosts rate their favorite Taylor Swift albums: How would you rank RED, Speak Now, Fearless, and Taylor Swift?

- Based on Taylor's personality, what occupation do you imagine her having, had she not been a singer/songwriter?

- Taylor Swift admits she'd love to be a detective in Entertainment Wise.

- Adam choses a hilarious and fun occupation for Taylor -- you'll never guess what!

- Do you think Taylor Swift would write a song about Cory Monteith?

- We challenge our listeners to create a playlist of Taylor's song based on relationship timelines... care to take the challenge?

- Rumors are flying that "All Too Well" could be a single.

- Fun fact: radios deter road rage. That's why they placed radios in cars.

- What song could Taylor perform on the Grammy's? We're thinking either "Begin Again" and "Highway Don't Care."


Episode 107 - Taylor Swift just turned 24, but we hope she tries to never grow up.To celebrate Taylor's birthday, the hosts of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Adam, Diane, and Steve -- discuss the song "Never Grow Up." The song was released on the Speak Now album in 2010 and was written when Taylor moved into her own apartment. Listen up to our opinions on the song, and feel free to leave us a comment on the episode guide or tweet us at @taylortalk13 to let us know what you think of the song. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 107 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor got a Golden Globe nomination for her birthday! She is nominated along with Jack Antonoff for “Sweeter than Fiction” from the soundtrack of the movie One Chance. 

- Taylor gave the biggest gift on her birthday... $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony!

- Check out Taylor Swift's instagram for photos from her garden birthday party. 

- Be sure to watch the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at 9PM on CBS. Taylor is nominated for Favorite Country Artist. 

- Last weekly RED Tour Wrap up for 2013 from @TSwiftOnTour.

- Main Discussion: To celebrate Taylor's birthday, we discuss "Never Grow Up"

- Adam and Diane met because of the song "Never Grow Up" #TaylorTalkFact

- We put ourselves in the director's chair... how would you film this music video?

- "I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone." :(

- You know you're a Swifty when you can get a Taylor song stuck in you're head just by listening to the song analysis on Taylor Talk!!

- What are Swifties listening to? "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons

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Episode 106 - We knew Taylor Swift was trouble when she walked in at the Victoria's Secret Fashion show. In this mid-week episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor's killer performances on the VS Fashion Show, first opening with Fall Out Boy for "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" and closing the show with "I Knew You Were Trouble." It's undeniable that Taylor gave the best performance of the night, but we ponder why exactly Taylor appeared on the VS Fashion Show. After all, the words "Taylor Swift" and "lingerie" have been mutually exclusive until now. Perhaps Taylor performed for promotional reasons? Or because one of her best friends, Lily Aldridge, is a VS model? Listen up to episode 106 of Taylor Talk to find out our opinions and be sure to send us your own. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 106 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- We recap the eleven days of the Taylor Swift Store's 13 Days of Taylor. Visit TaylorTalk.org/13days to view all the fantastic products!

- Enter code TAYLORTALK to receive a free RED Album poster on purchases of $10 or more!

- CONTEST ALERT: follow @taylortalk13 on twitter to find out how you can win the RED Tour Lithograph. It's open to International Swifties too! :)

- The curse is broken! Taylor Swift accepted the Worldwide Artist of the Year award at the 2013 ACAs!

- We review Taylor's performance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. 

- Is Taylor Swift still relatable even though she's now on par with the Victoria's Secret Angels?

- Taylor did it, so we can talk about the butt slap between her and Cara Delevingne.

- Adam's sings a beautiful rendition of "Happy Birthday" to Taylor Swift!!


Episode 105 - Taylor Swift goes back to December all the time, so we decided to do a song analysis for this week's episode! In Episode 105 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss in-depth "Back to December" off the Speak Now album. We analyze who the song is about (even though it's kind of obvious), the music video, and Taylor Swift's performance on the Speak Now World Tour. We also update you on the first eight days of the Taylor Swift store's 13 Days of Taylor holiday promotion, including telling you how you can win a free RED Tour Lithograph! Check out more information on our twitter page @taylortalk13. Hope you enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 105 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- We recap the first eight days of the Taylor Swift Store's 13 Days of Taylor. Visit TaylorTalk.org/13days to view all the fantastic products!

- Enter code TAYLORTALK to receive a free RED Album poster on purchases of $10 or more!

- Taylor Swift was nominated for FOUR Grammys! Woo!

- The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS at 10/9c, including Taylor Swift's performance of "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" with Fall Out Boy.

- What would Taylor do if the power went out while she was on stage? Well, now we know.

- Main Discussion: "Back to December" Song Analysis 

- "This is about someone who was incredible to me... and I was careless with him. So, this is a song full of words that I would say to him." - Taylor Swift 

- Did Taylor use "Apologize" and "You're Not Sorry" as a response to "Back to December" in her Speak Now performance?

- We discuss the presentation of "Back to December" as a cyclical video. 

- If Swifties ruled the world... It wouldn't be Disneyland it would be Swiftiesland! And Meredith would be a character!

- What are Swifties listening to? "Amber Waves" by Erin McCarley 

- CONTEST: You can win a RED Tour Lithograph by following @taylornation13, @taylortalk13, and RTing the contest tweet. You can find out more information via our twitter page @taylortalk13. It's open to International Swifties too! 


Episode 104 - We teamed up with Taylor Nation to bring you an EXCLUSIVE review of two new Taylor Swift holiday products!! As part of Taylor Swift’s online store’s 13 Days of Taylor holiday promotion, Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast was chosen to unveil two new products: a RED Tour poster and a RED Tour lithograph. Both of these items are avaiable exclusively via store.taylorswift.com. PLUS, if your total Taylor Swift Store purchase is over $10, type in promo code TAYLORTALK to receive a free RED Album poster! Finally, check out our twitter account @taylortalk13for your chance to win the RED Tour poster and the RED Tour lithograph (we do ship international). We hope you enjoy our review of the new Taylor Swift holiday products! Happy listening

Highlights from Episode 104 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
- We unveil two new Taylor Swift products as part of 13 Days of Taylor: a RED Tour poster ($9.99) and a RED Tour Lithograph ($14.99)
- IF you spend more than $10 in the Taylor Swift store, be sure to enter promo code TAYLORTALK to receive a free RED Album poster!
- The hosts give you their initial reactions to the products (silly Adam didn’t share what they were beforehand!)
- How impossible is it to sum up our love for Taylor Swift in one sentence? I mean, really?! Can’t be done.
- We discuss how being part of Taylor Talk has changed our lives.
- You know who’s cool? Male Swifties. That’s who.
- CONTEST ALERT: follow @taylorswift13 on twitter to find out how you can win the RED Tour poster and the RED Tour Lithograph.


Episode 103 - Listen up for a "Haunted" song analysis! In episode 103 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts -- Adam, Diane, and Steve (and a guest host, Mishell) -- break down one of Taylor Swift's most underrated songs, "Haunted." It is perhaps one of Taylor's darkest songs, and it certainly shows off her talent as a songwriter and her haunting vocal ability. Please let us know your thoughts on the song. Happy listening :) 

P.S. Our second ever LIVE episode will air on youtube.com/taylortalk13 this Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET. See you there!

Highlights from Episode 103 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Announcement: LIVE SHOW this Tuesday December 3 - 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET via youtube.com/taylortalk13

- Taylor will perform at the Grammy Nominations Concert from Sydney on December 6th!

- Sami from @TSwiftOnTour gives us the updates on the RED Tour.

- Main Discussion: Perhaps one of Taylor Swift's most underrated songs: "Haunted"

- We discuss Taylor's NBC Special for "Haunted," the almost music video

- The song "Haunted" is really about two guys... John Mayer? Joe Jonas? Taylor Lautner?

- If Swifties ruled the world, Mcdonalds would be named Swiftdonalds. Yum!

- What are Swifties Listening To? "Devil May Cry" By The Weeknd.

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Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, and Prince William are 'Livin on a Prayer'! In this week's episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we give you full coverage of Taylor Swift's appearance at the Winter Whites Gala. We discuss her individual performance as well as her duet with Bon Jovi and Prince William. We also answer a few ask.fm questions and Adam teaches everyone a festive turkey song for the American Thanksgiving holiday. Gobble gobble gobble! :)

Highlights from Episode 102 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor Swift met Prince William (or he met her) at the Winter Whites Gala.

- Bon Jovi invited Prince William and Taylor Swift to sing "Livin on a Prayer" with him

- What would Taylor do if she could record a song with Will?

- Shout out to our friend @TSwiftCAN, who was nice enough to help Adam prepare for this episode.

- That amazing moment when Taylor got to sing "Love Story" for a real prince and princess.

- We answer some listener ask.fm questions from ask.fm/taylortalk13.

- If Taylor was a guest on Taylor Talk, what would we ask her? (I'd die of happiness if this happened)

- Would you rather meet Taylor and become best friends with her, but never get to see her, or be her backup singer and not be great friends with her?

- What would you do if you found out your crush ran a podcast about a celebrity? Let us know!

- Adam makes sure you remember your turkey song for this year's Thanksgiving.


Episode 101 - Taylor Swift is the queen of pop, tell us something we don't know! In Episode 101 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, a panel of two, Adam and Diane, discuss Taylor Swift's extensive interview entitled "Why Taylor Swift Is the Reigning Queen of Pop," published in New York Magazine. The article is incredibly dense and detailed, so we were only able to talk about a handful of things raised in the article such as Taylor's genre, what she sees herself doing in the future, her songwriting, and the upcoming fifth album. If you have any thoughts relating to the article, be sure to send them in and we may include them on a future episode! Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 101 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor Swift took home four American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year!

- The RED Tour is making its first international stop in Auckland, New Zealand this week

- Read about the history of Taylor's lucky number thirteen on taylorswift13.org/taylor-swift-13.

- Main Discussion: "Why Taylor Swift Is the Reigning Queen of Pop" from New York Magazine / Vulture.com.

- "I’ll just go in the studio and write songs for kids. It’s looking like a good pension plan.” - Taylor Swift on the future and aging gracefully.

- We discuss whether or not Taylor alluded to the theme of "The Lucky One" in her interview.

- “I heard from the guy that most of Red is about,” Swift said. “He was like, ‘I just listened to the album, and that was a really bittersweet experience for me. It was like going through a photo album." -- is he talking about "All Too Well"?

- Taylor Swift is going to start working with Max Martin and Shellback on the fifth album; does this mean the album will be heavily pop-centric?

- Fun fact: we have a Facebook! It's a great way to submit to the show! Facebook.com/TaylorTalk13

- If Swifties ruled the world, Taylor's unicorn shirt would say "Lovers Gonna Love."

- You know you're a Swifty when you're screaming so loud at a Taylor concert that people move to get away from you :D

- What are Swifties Listening To? Danielle Bradbery. Her new album came out on November 25th.


Episode 100 - Happy ONE HUNDRED episodes Taylor Talk!! Your hosts -- Adam, Maya, Diane, and Steve -- celebrate by looking back on past episodes and how incredible podcasting has been and will continue to be, all thanks to our lovely listeners! We also answer several interesting ask.fm questions, like what songs we'd write with Taylor Swift if given the chance and debate on how we think Taylor Swift would like to be proposed to... Just wait and hear what the guys have to say about that one! Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 100 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Check out some highlights from our past 99 episodes in the Special Guests section of TaylorTalk.org for interviews with Charlie Worsham, Brian Mansfield, Declan Whitebloom, and more!

- Fun fact: there is enough Taylor Talk content to listen for nearly three days!

- Is it Swifty or Swiftie? Debate!

- What is the song that comes to your mind when you think of Taylor Swift?

- We dream about the songs we'd co-write with Taylor Swift if given the opportunity.

- Let's talk love and romance... how would Taylor Swift like to be proposed to? ;)

- The hosts discuss the paramount and unutterable way Taylor Swift has changed our lives, all for the better of course.


Episode 99 - The official music video for "The Last Time" has been released! Your hosts -- Adam, Maya, Diane and Steve -- analyze the music video and discuss whether or not a tour video was an appropriate choice for this song. We also create our own music videos for "The Last Time" as if we were the director. Let us know what you think of "The Last Time" music video, and we hope you enjoy Episode 99 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 99 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor just won the Billboard Top Package Award for the RED show!

- Be sure to watch the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 28th on ABC at 8/7c

- Main discussion: the official music video for "The Last Time" aka Taylor and Gary Lightbody's live performance of the song

- Steve wishes the X Factor UK performance of "The Last Time" would have been the official music video

- We put our "director's hats" on and plan our own music video for "The Last Time"

- This episode includes the longest argument over a door. Like ever. 

- Maya gives us her own thoughts on which Taylor song she'd make into a music video.

- What would you guys think if we made our own fan-made music video of "All Too Well"?

- November 17th: Adam was nice to someone. Alert the media.

- You know you're a Swifty when you haven't slept for hours and start seeing illusions of Taylor everywhere. That sounds so scary…

- What are Swifties listening to? "Follow Your Arrow" by Kacey Musgraves. 

- Thank you to everyone for voting for us in the Podcast Awards! 

- New mini-segment: stump THE host! A listener sends in a trivia question for Adam :)


Episode 98 - What would you do if you could direct a Taylor Swift music video? Listen up to Episode 98 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast as your hosts -- Adam, Diane, and Steve -- pick their favorite Taylor Swift songs and wear the "director's hat" to plan the videos. We discuss different ways one could film "Enchanted," "All Too Well," and "Holy Ground," just to name a few. Let us know if you come up with any creative music video directing ideas! Happy listening :)

Highlights from Episode 98 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor Swift's appearance on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on December 10th on CBS.

- Which one of Taylor's songs has impacted you the most? 

- Diane shocks Adam and Steve with a very "morbid" take on "Long Live"

- If you could have any Taylor Swift song made into a music video that hasn't been already, which one would you pick?

- We wear the director's hat and plan music videos for "Enchanted," "Holy Ground," "All Too Well," "The Lucky One," and "State of Grace."

- Want to wish Taylor Swift a happy birthday? Visit HappyBirthdayTaylor.com to leave Taylor Swift a birthday message. The deadline is November 20th. 

- Don't forget to vote for Taylor Talk in the Podcast Awards for the People's Choice and Entertainment categories. Voting closes THIS Friday, November 15th at 9pm EST. Thank you everyone for voting!


Episode 97 - The CMAs honored Taylor Swift with the Pinnacle Award, and we use this opportunity to look back and see how far she's come. In Episode 97 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts Adam, Maya, Diane, and Steve analyze Taylor's underdog anthem, "Change," and use that song as a lens to discuss Taylor's growth as an award-winning country music artist. In addition, we remind you to vote for Taylor Swift in all the upcoming award shows (People's Choice, American Music Awards, and Aria Awards). Please also vote for Taylor Talk in the Podcast Awards for the People's Choice and Entertainment categories. Voting closes THIS Friday, November 15th at 9pm EST. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 97 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Things to vote for: Taylor Swift for PCA's Favorite County Artist, AMA's Artist of the Year, and Aria Award's Best International Artist!

- Don't forget to vote for Taylor Talk in the Podcast Awards for the People's Choice and Entertainment categories. Voting closes THIS Friday, November 15th at 9pm EST.

- We discuss Taylor's "Change" from winning the CMA Horizon Award to the Pinnacle Award.

- "It was absolutely the most amazing night of my life, getting to see the emotion of all the people who worked so hard for me." - Taylor Swift's response to winning the CMA Horizon Award in 2007

- Secret message: "You made things change for me." Is that about Scott Borchetta? 

- "Change" is proof Taylor doesn't just write about break ups! Duh.

- Fun Fact: "Change" become part of the 2008 US Olympic Team soundtrack.

- You know you're a Taylor Talk Swifty when Steve's deep manly voice can put you to sleep :P

- Listen to our interview with Clara (@FeministTSwift) on Episode 68.

- Shout out to our friend, Pia Toscano! You can see her Stageit show on December 15th at 5:00 PST.

- What are Swiftie's listening to? "Queen Bee" by Rochelle Diamante

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Episode 96 - CMA Awards Coverage! Your Taylor Talk hosts discuss what an incredible night it was for Taylor Swift; Not only did she take home four CMAs, but one of them was the highly coveted Pinnacle Award (*cough*pinneapple award*cough*)! We revel in what an amazing achievement this was for Taylor as well as analyze her special performance of "Red," featuring Vince Gill & Alison Krauss. Let us know what you thought of the CMAs and enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 96 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor won four awards tonight: Musical Event of the Year & Video of the Year for "Highway Don't Care," the International Artist Achievement Award, and the coveted Pinnacle Award.

- Check out Episode 62 for our interview with Shane Drake, the video director for "Highway Don't Care"

- What did y'all think of Taylor's CMA performance of "Red"?

- Be sure to purchase the 2013 CMA Awards version of "Red" on iTunes now!

- Diane got very emotional when Taylor was presented with her Pinnacle Award! Raise your hand if you cried too.

- The Pinnacle Award proves how incredibly influential Taylor Swift is, not only in the country music scene, but in music itself.

- "And most of all the fans, who filled stadiums… thank you thank you I love you made me feel so special right now." -From Taylor Swift's Pinnacle Award acceptance speech

- Fun Fact: The only other artist to be honored with the Pinnacle Award was Garth Brooks in 2005. 

- We challenge you to make a Taylor Swift meme holding the "pineapple award" before Steve does!!

- Reminder: please vote for us daily in the 9th annual Podcast Awards! We are nominated for People's Choice & Entertainment. Thank you so much for voting!


We go LIVE to celebrate Taylor Talk's second birthday! The full cast of Taylor Talk -- Adam, Maya, Diane, and Steve -- met up on Youtube to discuss fifth album speculation, Taylor news, and take questions from listeners on the air. Episode 95 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast was recorded live on YouTube for your viewing pleasure, but if you missed the show, you can watch the video below or listen to the episode via iTunes. Enjoy!

Highlights from Episode 95 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Maya is back to join us for our very first live episode ever!

- Adam plays around with sound effects & video effects… spoiler: his favorite live "costume" is Meredith

- "I Knew You Were Trouble" is YouTube’s Phenomenon of the Year! Congratulations Taylor!

- Keep voting for Taylor for the AMAs at ama.votenow.tv! 

- Main Discussion: Fifth album speculation- Which direction could Taylor go musically?

- We drew much of our inspiration for this discussion from “The 5 Directions Taylor Could Go On Her Next Album” from radio.com.

- You know you're a Swifty when you listen to Taylor Talk LIVE in your school bathroom.  

- If you watch the LIVE video, beware of the giant Panda bear. 

- The cool thing about attending a live episode is you get to submit your own mini-segments live!

- What Are Swifties Listening To? "Won't Go Home Without You" by Maroon 5

- Taylor Talk is officially nominated for the Podcast Awards in the categories of Entertainment and People's Choice!! Please VOTE everyday at podcastawards.com. If you take a screen shot of your vote, we'll give you a shout out on the show!

- We announce the winner of the “Taylor Swift Through The Years” Contest. Congratulations!


Episode 94 - Controversy in the air? We think so. On Episode 94 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, join Adam, Diane, and Steve for a controversial, yet much needed discussion concerning award shows… Remember how Taylor Swift wins nearly every fan-voted award she's nominated for? Well, despite having 14 ACA nominations in the award show's history, Taylor has never won an ACA. We discuss the potential reasons why and why it's STILL important to vote for Taylor no matter what. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 94 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Reminder: Voting for the Podcast Awards begins on November 1st. Please vote for us for Best Entertainment and People's Choice at PodcastAwards.com!

- Do you think that Taylor will perform "Sweeter Than Fiction" at her international shows?

- Adam knows Taylor Swift listens to ALL of our episodes. Oh, of course...

- Hear Steve's Taylor Talk debut on the All Guys Episode!

- (Not So) Fun Fact: Taylor has been nominated numerous times for the ACA awards, but she has not won a single award. Um, what?

- We discussed the validity of fan voted awards (People's Choice, American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, etc.) in Episode 72. 

- The take-away: when in doubt, vote for Taylor Swift no matter what. Be sure to vote for her at theacas.com.

- The first LIVE show will be THIS Saturday, November 2nd at 3PM PST/6 PM EST/ 11 PM London / Sunday November 3rd at 9AM in Sydney, Australia. Tune in on our YouTube channel, www.YouTube.com/TaylorTalk13

- Be sure to enter our "Taylor Through The Years" Contest! There are only a few days left to enter. Enter at TaylorTalk.org/Contest. You can enter once per day, and the contest ends on November 1st. 

- In celebration of our 2nd birthday, Taylor Talk T-shirts will be $7 instead of $13 in our online store. This is an exclusive 24-hour sale, so get em while they're cheap!

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Episode 93 - In Episode 93 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we make a very special announcement: we were nominated for the Podcast Awards in the Entertainment and People's Choice categories!! This is a huge achievement and we are SO excited about it! We couldn't have done this without the generous support of our listeners, so thank you so much. We hope you enjoy this light-hearted episode of us sharing our excitement and our love for all things Taylor Swift. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 93 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor Talk is officially nominated for the Podcast Awards in the categories of Entertainment and People's Choice!! Voting begins on November 1st at podcastawards.com.

- Taylor is bringing the RED Tour to even more places… She just added Berlin to her list of tour dates!

- Don't forget to nominate Taylor for the following awards: The People's Choice Awards Nominations, Youtube Music Awards (vote by sharing Taylor's Artist of the Year video & the Youtube Phenomenon video for "I Knew You Were Trouble"), and the AMAs at ama.votenow.tv! 

- It's Steve vs. Diane in a round of Taylor Swift trivia.

- You know you're a Swifty when you want to read stories about Taylor as fairy and Ed Sheeran as a werewolf. 

- Fun Fact: Shane Drake has directed a Taylor Swift music video, as well as a music video for this week's What are Swifties listening to: Hunter Hayes! (listen to our interview with Shane Drake in episode 62)

- Reminder: Our first LIVE show to celebrate our two year anniversary will be on Saturday, November 2nd at 3PM PST/6 PM EST/ 11 PM London / Sunday November 3rd at 9AM in Australia. You can tune in at http://www.youtube.com/taylortalk13.

- Don't forget to enter our super valuable, super awesome "Taylor Through The Years" Contest! Enter at TaylorTalk.org/Contest.


Episode 92 - Couldn't get enough of "Sweeter Than Fiction?" Neither could we. Join Adam, Steve, and our friend Eric in Episode 92 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast for Part 2 of our "Sweeter Than Fiction" discussion. We were so excited about all the amazing insight you guys emailed us, that we had to share! So now this entire episode is a discussion about YOUR emails!! Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 92 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Eric rejoins us for this "Sweeter Than Fiction" recap episode.

- That awkward moment when Australian iTunes got Taylor Talk's "Sweeter Than Fiction" discussion faster than the actual song itself.

- We discuss some AWESOME listener emails. You guys have tons of insight into "Sweeter Than Fiction."

- A listener points out how similar "Change" and "Sweeter Than Fiction" actually are.

- "This is either where you prove the people who like you right, or the people who hate you right." 

- Is it LIFE is sweeter than fiction or LOVE is sweeter than fiction?

- We theorize about whether or not this song is representative of Taylor's future fifth album.

- The boys go off on an 80's tangent... John Hughes anyone?

- Dear Andrea Swift, "Dream Adam" does all his own stunts.

- The first LIVE show will be on Saturday, November 2nd at 3PM PST/6 PM EST/ 11 PM London / Sunday November 3rd at 9AM in Sydney, Australia. Tune in on our YouTube channel, www.YouTube.com/TaylorTalk13

- Be sure to enter our "Taylor Through The Years" Contest! Enter at TaylorTalk.org/Contest. You can enter once per day.

- Fun Fact: if you like Harry Potter, you can listen to Adam and Eric on Hogwarts Radio, a Harry Potter themed podcast!


SPECIAL EDITION - Sweeter Than Fiction

Here at Taylor Talk, we think this podcast is sweeter than fiction. In episode 91 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we bring you an analysis of Taylor Swift's newest song "Sweeter Than Fiction!" Taylor penned this song with Jack Antonoff, the guitarist from Fun, for the film entitled "One Chance," which is based on Britain's Got Talent winner, the opera singer Paul Potts. Taylor took a different approach to writing this song; as opposed to writing it from Paul Potts perspective or even her own, she wrote it from the point of view of his wife, the woman who knew Paul Potts could do incredible things from the very beginning. We hope you enjoy Taylor Swift's newest song "Sweeter Than Fiction" and you enjoy episode 91 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Talk Podcast. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 91 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- Taylor says her fifth studio album is "taking a different turn than anything I've done before."

- The words "Taylor Swift" & "award nominations" always go hand in hand as she's racked up another nomination.... Best International Artist for the 2013 ARIA Awards.

- We jump right into the main discussion: a song analysis of "Sweeter Than Fiction"

- You know you're a Swifty when you bleed red.

- Be sure to vote for Taylor for the AMAs at ama.votenow.tv! You can vote until November 15th.

- Reminder: Our first LIVE show to celebrate our two year anniversary will be on Saturday, November 2nd at 3PM PST/6 PM EST/ 11 PM London / Sunday November 3rd at 9AM in Australia

- Don't forget to enter our super valuable, super awesome "Taylor Through The Years" Contest! Enter at TaylorTalk.org/Contest.


Episode 90 - Which Taylor Swift song would we live in if we had the choice?  How do you join Taylor Connect (because you should)? Then we give some love to some great listeners. We also want to thank you all for nominating us for the 2013 Podcast Awards. It means so much to us and we appreciate your votes. We'll find out on November 1st if we've made it on the list, so keep your fingers crossed! Happy listening :)

Highlights from Episode 90 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Fun Fact: If all of Taylor's twitter followers lined up to meet her, the line would be nearly 10,000 miles long!

- If you could live in a Taylor Swift song, which one would it be? 

- Diane choses "Our Song" to be Adam & Steve's bromance song.

- An ask.fm listener requests that Diane do the show alone. #awkward

- Did Taylor actually go to Disneyland recently? Did she have an awkward run-in with John Mayer?

- If you don't have an account on Taylor Connect, you should join :)

- We send some love to all the people who recently reviewed us on iTunes & the people who nominated us for the Podcast Awards. Thank you so much!

- You know you're a Swifty when you've listened to Taylor Talk so many times that you can recite the contact methods by heart (when Steve and Diane still can't do it...)

- The first LIVE show will be on Saturday, November 2nd at 3PM PST/6 PM EST/ 11 PM London / Sunday November 3rd at 9AM in Sydney, Australia

- Be sure to enter our "Taylor Through The Years" Contest! Enter at TaylorTalk.org/Contest. You can enter once per day.

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Episode 89 - Your hosts, Adam, Diane, and Steve take you through all the incredible Taylor news that has happened recently. We cover everything from award show nominations, radio interviews, and the opening of Taylor's very own education center at the Country Music Hall of Fame! Phew. She's a busy girl. We also announce the BEST contest giveaway we have ever done! Be sure to enter the "Taylor Through The Years" contest! Enjoy the episode :)

Highlights from Episode 89 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- Reminder: Our first LIVE show to celebrate our two year anniversary will be on Saturday, November 2nd at 3PM PST/6 PM EST/ 11 PM London / Sunday November 3rd at 9AM in Australia

- We announce our super valuable, super awesome "Taylor Through The Years" Contest! Enter at TaylorTalk.org/Contest.

- Taylor will no doubt dominate the award shows next month; she has SIX CMA nominations and FIVE AMAs nominations.

- Be sure to vote for Taylor for the AMAs at ama.votenow.tv! You can vote until November 15th. 

- Adam comes to terms with the fact Taylor will indeed be in the film adaption of The Giver.

- That awkward moment when Taylor has never driven a maserati down a dead-end street.

- If you're looking for a laugh and to see Taylor's sassy side, be sure to watch Bobby Bones interview with Taylor.

- The Taylor Swift Education Center is now open in Nashville!

- Math question for Steve: If every Swifty lined up to meet Taylor Swift, how long would the line be?

- Please don't forget to nominate us for the Podcast Awards in the Entertainment and People's Choice categories! Let us know you nominated us and you'll get a shout out on the show :)


Episode 88 - Join the men of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast for episode 88! In this episode, Adam and Steve go through a few ask.fm questions, give shout outs to some amazing listeners, and... *drumroll* announce our first ever LIVE show! We hope you enjoy hanging out with Adam and Steve for another weekly uncut, unedited episode of Taylor Talk. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 88 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Our first LIVE show to celebrate our two year anniversary will be on Saturday, November 2nd at 3PM PST/6 PM EST/ 11 PM London / Sunday November 3rd at 9AM in Australia

- Psst... we tease an upcoming contest & the winner will be announced on the live show!

- Would you go up and talk to Taylor if she was eating at a restaurant?

- Shout outs to some of our favorite updating accounts (who happen to be some of our good friends too): @TheSwiftAgency, @tswiftontour, @tayswiftdotcom, @hipstertswift, @SmilesForTaylor, and @tayswiftaus!

- Taylor is up to a whopping FIVE shows in London

- Fun fact: we actually know the kids looking snazzy in their Taylor Talk T-shirts on taylortalk.org/store. We didn't just hire models. 

- “Never compare yourself to other people. It's like comparing your behind the scenes to their highlights reel.” - Taylor Swift

- Adam challenges Taylor Swift to a bake off! Swift vs. Swifty.

- Happy Tell a Friend About Taylor Talk Day! Swifties, you're doing it right.

- Please don't forget to nominate us for the Podcast Awards in the Entertainment and People's Choice categories! Let us know you nominated us and you'll get a shout out on the show :)

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Episode 87 - For episode 87 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we bring you part two of our RED Tour analysis. Just like part one, we discuss news & cover mini-segments before the tour analysis, just in case you don't want to spoil yourself! We also kindly ask you to nominate "Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast" for the 2013 PodCast Awards in the categories of People's Choice & Entertainment. Thanks so much, and we hope you enjoy the new episode! 

Highlights From Episode 87 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- PLEASE nominate "Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast" for the PodCast Awards in the categories of People's Choice & Entertainment.

- You can now pre-order the "One Chance" soundtrack, which includes Taylor's new song, "Sweeter Than Fiction"

- You know you're a Swifty when posting updates about Taylor Swift has become a part-time job. We know what that's like! :)

- Swifties are listening to "Girls" by The 1975

- Adam slightly insults Diane by assuming she doesn't know the answer to his "nosebleed" question. Spoiler alert. She proves him wrong.

- The hosts agree on which one of Taylor's performance was HAWT

- Is it appropriate for fans to cheer during an emotional moment in a Taylor performance? We think yes.

- "Taylor looks like an angel descending from heaven." - Adam

- Send us your thoughts/opinions about the RED Tour via any one of our contacts below


Episode 86 - Join the men of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast for episode 86! Adam and Steve bring you your weekly unedited version of Taylor Talk where they banter about Taylor's alleged casting in the film adaptation of The Giver, Ozzy Osbourne, and zoo animals. Adam also tries to impress the listeners with his vocal imitation abilities. Are you impressed? Let us know, and happy listening!

Highlights From Episode 86 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Batman is the new host on Taylor Talk.

- Adam reminds you of his favorite Mad-Eye Moody quote: "Constant Vigilance!"

- Rumors are swirling about a new Taylor Swift single... could this be the last time we get a single off RED?

- Why hasn't Taylor confirmed or denied her casting in The Giver?

- Don't believe everything you read on Twitter.

- Ozzy Osbourne finally met someone who he could say is a true superstar (hint: her middle name is Alison).

- Do cats and giraffes get along? We hope so for Taylor's sake.

- Adam and Steve reminisce about old songs and draw attention to their ages (as usual).

- Be sure to tune in next Monday for part 2 of our RED Tour Discussion!

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Episode 85 - Since the North American leg of the RED Tour is over, your Taylor Talk hosts can now discuss it! Join Adam, Diane, and Steve for this extra-long episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast for Part One of our RED Tour review. We cover the first half of the RED show and we'll discuss the final half of the show next Monday. Don't worry though, if you're still waiting to see the RED show and don't want to be spoiled, you can still listen to the beginning of the show for Taylor news and mini-segments. Enjoy the episode! 

Highlights From Episode 85 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Trivia: How many tickets were sold for the North American leg of the RED Tour?

- Diet Coke announces a sleek new design featuring Taylor Swift

- Haters gonna hate, but Taylor's gonna keep doing her thang.

- Taylor is bringing the RED Tour to LONDON in February!

- You know you're a Swifty when you obsess over Taylor's toenails... don't ask.

- Watch Steve's vine for the State of Grace opening and watch the curtain fall again & again & again...

- Adam predicted the show opener, although he doesn't remember it all.

- We love hairflip photo/hedgehog Taylor Swift so much that we used it for this episode's feature image.

- It's Adam & Diane vs. Steve on a particular performance (no spoilers!)

- Steve doesn't understand one of Taylor's costume choices. Pst. Men.

- Note: I (Diane) corrected Adam about Jessica Rabbit post-recording... she was in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, not Looney Toons.

- What is the difference between a carousel and a merry go round anyway? 

- Taylor snuck in a reference to a song she wrote before she was famous, "Lucky You," in a RED performance.

- Diane & Steve love it when you send in Adam is So Vain submissions.

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Episode 84 - Two Taylor Talk episodes again this week? YES! In Episode 84 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Adam, Maya, Diane, and Steve answer more of your ask.fm questions. We talk about our own personal hairbrush songs, how many amazing listeners we have in Alaska, and being fans of Taylor Swift, among other cool listener submitted questions. This is another one of our unedited episodes, so we hope you enjoy it! Happy listening and be sure to tune in for another new episode of Taylor Talk next Monday.

Highlights From Episode 84 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- This is Maya's first unedited episode of Taylor Talk. Brace yourselves. ;)

- Adam likes listening to the tall, dark, and handsome Luke Bryan.

- Steve talks about how he became a Swifty.

- We theorize about why the RED tour was so much shorter than Speak Now and Fearless.

- Alaskan listeners, we love you! All 700+ of you!

- We encourage the secret Swifties not to be ashamed of their love for Taylor.

- Taylor Swift likes her exes so much she buys tank tops with their names on it.

- Leave us a question on our ask.fm/taylortalk13 for next week!

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Episode 83 - Adam, Diane, and Steve cover the Nashville shows, the last three shows of the North American leg of the RED Tour. We discuss special guests, Taylor being a trooper, and Ed Sheeran's silliness on stage. We also announce our upcoming four-part series where we'll discuss set design, costumes, and our opinions on the overall performance of each of the songs on the RED Tour! Stay tuned for that, but for now, enjoy episode 83. Happy listening!

Highlights From Episode 83 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Prepare for detailed RED Tour discussions in the upcoming weeks!

- The RED Tour is going international next!

- Fifth album news may come sooner than you think

- Sami gives us the last weekly RED Tour Wrap-Up for the North American leg of the tour from @TSwiftonTour.

- "Sorry guys I have to go blow my nose. Can you guys scream so it's not awkward?" Taylor Swift, ladies and gentlemen. 

- Fun Fact: Hunter Hayes made Adam lose his voice.

- Ed Sheeran surprised the fans (and Taylor) with some creative outfits: grumpy cat, cowboy hat, and clown impostor for WANEGBT.

- You know you're a Taylor Talk Swiftie when whenever someone says a bad joke, you say, "That's an Adam joke."

- Swifties are listening to "Can We Dance" by The Vamps, who happen to be Swifties too!

- That awkward moment when Adam says the episode will be brief and it ends up being almost 40 minutes long.

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Episode 82 - Join Adam and Steve for another unedited, uncut edition of Taylor Talk! The boys have a last minute Nashville discussion before the tour wraps up. They theorize on who Taylor's special guests could be as well as some fun interesting things to do in the city of Nashville. Enjoy the show!

Highlights From Episode 82 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Adam, Diane, and Steve will be in Nashville for the last shows of the North American RED tour

- Adam and Steve's last minutes guesses on who Taylor's special guests might be in Nashville

- "Carly Simon did the Taylor Swift thing before Taylor Swift was born."

- We offer some suggestions for famous Taylor destinations in Nashville

- Sweet potato pancakes at Pancake Pantry is a MUST!

- Could a Taylor documentary be in the works?

- You should leave a voicemail on Taylor Talk… who knows? Maybe Adam will pick up the phone ;)


Episode 81 - An EXCLUSIVE interview with 50% of Liv Spencer, Jen Knoch. Jen and her friend, Crissy Calhoun, are the dynamic writing duo behind the Taylor Swift biography, Taylor Swift: The Platinum Edition. Jen tells us why she decided to write a biography about Taylor Swift and how this biography offers insight other Taylor Swift biographies lack. We also put Jen to the test in a round of Taylor Swift trivia with facts taken from her own book! We hope you enjoy listening to the interview as much as we enjoyed recording it. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 81 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Scott Borchetta gives Swifties an update on when we can expect Taylor's "Sweeter Than Fiction" to be released. 

- Sami gives us the weekly RED Tour Wrap-Up from @TSwiftonTour.

- We interview one of the authors, Jen Knoch, of Taylor Swift: The Platinum Edition, who happens to be a huge Swifty!

- She also writes Taylor Swift fanfiction on wattpad.com/livspencer about the stories behind each track on RED!

- The most interesting thing Jen learned about Taylor in the research process? How incredibly determined she's been since the tender age of 13. 

- See how well you do against Jen, the Taylor Swift biographer in a round of Taylor Trivia! Spoiler alert: all the answers can be found in Taylor Swift: The Platinum Edition

- Be sure to pick up Taylor Swift: The Platinum Edition!. Check it out on Amazon.com or from Barnes & Noble.

- You know you're a Swifty when you make Diane explain what a simile and a metaphor is using the song "Red."

- You know how Taylor Swift is feeling 22? Well, Emily's Army is feeling "Lost at 17."


Episode 80 - UNEDITED

Because one Taylor Talk episode a week isn't enough... we've recorded a special mid-week episode just for you! In this unplanned, unedited version of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we answer some listener ask.fm questions as well as cover Taylor's CMA nominations. And since Adam doesn't tend to pay attention to what his co-hosts are saying, we hope you will. Happy listening!  

Highlights from Episode 80 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Never done before - We just hit the "record" button and let it go!  No editing, no script, but all the fun!

- What Taylor song is the most relatable in our lives right now?

- FYI: Diane is not related to JLo.

- What are our least favorite Taylor Songs?

- Adam is never in the mood for slow songs. Like ever.

- The pessimists on the show don't think Taylor will win that many CMA awards. Unfortunately. 

- We rehash the time old question: is Taylor still country?

- Be sure to send your Adam is so vain submissions to Diane (@notadumblond9)


Episode 79 - 

This week in Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we speculate on potential new Taylor Swift content for the fall. In the past, Taylor has released new albums in even years (ex. 2010, 2012) and gone on tour in odd years (ex. 2011, 2013). However, even in the odd years, she releases new content such as "Journey to Fearless," the Fearless Platinum Edition CD, and the Speak Now World Tour CD + DVD. In this episode, we theorize what Taylor could release this year... perhaps she'll even take the RED Tour to the big screen? Listen up to find out our thoughts and be sure to leave us some of your own in the comments below!

Highlights from Episode 79 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
- Adam notes how strange some radio DJ's introduce Taylor Swift
- Make sure you check out the video of Taylor's week at the Staples Center that includes interviews and performances from Cher Lloyd, Sara Bareilles, Tegan & Sara, Ellie Goulding, and Jennifer Lopez.
- Sami gives us the weekly RED Tour Wrap-Up from @TSwiftonTour.
- Taylor Swift tours in odd years, but she also typically releases new content. Can we expect some more RED content?
- We discuss the alleged RED Platinum Edition pictures that are floating around tumblr (including the image with two #18 track listings).
- Rumor: a Platinum edition of RED could include the 10 minute version of "All Too Well," but it might just sound like a diary entry.
- Could Taylor take RED to the big screen? Steve wants to dress up for the midnight premiere.
- Note: this entire conversation is educated speculation. We aren't privy to any "inside information," unfortunately.
- You know you're a Swifty when you not only have Taylor related dreams, but you have Taylor related nightmares too. Especially if your name is Adam.
- What are Swifties listening to? Delta Goodrem, a singer/songwriter from Australia.
- We give a special shout-out to Australian Swifties for being awesome!


Episode 78 - 

This week in Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Adam, Maya, Diane, and Steve discuss one of Taylor's earlier songs: "Tied Together With A Smile." Taylor wrote this song when she was in high school for a friend who had an eating disorder. She paired a soothing melody with beautiful lyrics to create an incredibly uplifting song, even though the subject matter is a downer. Despite the heavy song topic, your hosts never fail to provide you with laughs and lively discussions about Taylor's f-bomb at the VMAs, Harry Styles, and future Taylor & Ed Sheeran collaborations. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 78 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
- Coming Soon: a new Taylor Swift song! Stay tuned for more details.
- Ed Sheeran clears up why Taylor dropped the f-bomb in a conversation with Selena Gomez at the VMAs.
- Sami gives us the weekly RED Tour Wrap-Up from @TSwiftonTour.
- Even though Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are never ever getting back together, are they cordial?
- Tied Together with a Smile. Proof Taylor Swift doesn't just write about romantic relationships.
- Adam encourages Steve to write a song about Taylor Swift.
- You know you're a Swifty when you want to trade in the penny for a thirteen dollar bill.
- Adam and Maya launch into an impromptu debate: will Taylor and Ed Sheeran do another collaboration?
- Swifties are listening to "Fools" by Lauren Aquilina


Episode 77 -- 

This week in Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, a friend of the show, Taylor (@Taylorr_GC) joins us from the land down under for Episode 77 to discuss the song “Sparks Fly.” Many of Taylor’s singles, like Sparks Fly don’t do nearly as well in Australia as they do in the United States… why? We analyze the potential reasons for this as well as the creation of “Sparks Fly”: from a sixteen-year old Taylor’s daydream to a fiery, powerful showstopper. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 77 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
- Taylor (@Taylorr_GC) from Australia joins us this episode.
- FYI: We only have two XL Taylor Talk shirts left
- A listener sends Adam a joke, so it’s actually funny.
- Taylor Swift broke the record for the most sold out shows at the Staples Center!
- Taylor wins the VMA for Female Music Video of the Year!
- Diane answers the age old question: what is the difference between jelly and jam?
- Harry Styles is cool with Taylor writing a song about him, if she hasn’t done so already.
- Sami gives us the weekly RED Tour Wrap-Up from @TSwiftonTour.
- Tell Me Why: What is your response to people who insult Taylor because of her relationships?
- Don’t make an Aussie mad… they’ll throw a boomerang at you.

Main Discussion of Episode 77 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast: “Sparks Fly” song analysis
- Country music may not be as big in Australia as it is in the United States… is that why some of Taylor’s songs aren’t as popular?
- Fans loved “Sparks Fly” when Taylor performed it live, so she put a version of the song on Speak Now. We compare the original with Taylor’s revision.
- Adam denies all the potential innuendos in this song, but Steve sees sparks fly whenever Jake Owen smiles ;)
- Adam’s so vain, he thinks “Sparks Fly” is about him.

- Steve teaches the youngins about 8 tracks.
- You know you’re a Swifty when you think of creative ways to compliment people on their Keds.
- What are Swifties Listening To? “Get Your Shine On” by Florida Georgia Line
- Am I (Diane) the only one who didn’t know “Get Your Shine On” was about moonshine…? Awkward.
- Aww… Nobody in Australia ever says “throw another shrimp on the barbie.”

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Episode 76 - I Almost Do 

One of our favorite guest hosts, Eric from the All Guys Episode, joins us for Episode 76 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast to discuss one of the most poignant songs off the RED album, “I Almost Do.” Despite the sad nature of this week’s song discussion, we share some laughs over listeners’ creative mini-segment submissions and engage in a heated debate over what qualifies as being a true member of the Swifty community. Happy listening :)

In Episode 76 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
- Listeners of the show sent in some pictures of Taylor in her glasses. Check em out!
- Be sure to watch the 2013 MTV VMAs! It will air this upcoming Sunday, August 25th 9pm. Taylor is nominated for Video of the Year and Best Female Video for “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
- We gasp at absurd ticket prices.
- Eric, our guest host, has listened to Taylor’s albums since the last time he was on! He’s more qualified as a host now.
- Tell Me Why: Do you think it’s okay to dislike some of Taylor’s stuff and still be a Swifty? Also, do you think that people should “leave” the Swifty community if they begin to dislike Taylor’s newer music as it evolves and her style changes, or stick around just in case?
- OMG! Adam hates cats! Don’t tell Meredith….
- Eric calls “I Almost Do” a ‘sleeper hit’ and it’s his favorite on the album.
- Taylor brings up a powerful point in this song… even after a break up and you don’t talk anymore, you still know the person.
- The lyrics are simple, but effective. All the hosts can relate to it in some way.
- Maya says “I Almost Do” is the phase of moving on where you tell all your friends you’re fine, but you go home at night and stare at your phone… it’s the stage of the break-up you go through alone.
- Why does Taylor change the ending to “I hope sometimes you wonder about me”?
- You know you’re a Swifty when your mom has a talk with you about your obsessive Taylor Swift podcast… oh wait.
- Swifties are listening to “The Heart of Dixie” by Danielle Bradbery
- In honor of Eric’s podcast, Mugglecast’s 8 year finale episode, our WWTD is Harry Potter themed!
- Adam’s so vain he thinks all podcasts are about him.

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Episode 75 - Will Swifties Ever Outgrow Taylor? 

In Episode 75 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Adam, Diane, and Steve discuss whether or not we will ever outgrow Taylor Swift. Spoiler alert: the answer is no! Duh! Listen up for countless reasons why Taylor Swift will always hold a special place in our hearts, as well as RED Tour updates, mini-segment fun, and more! Enjoy!

In Episode 75 of Taylor Talk: the Taylor Swift Podcast:

- Adam starts off the episode with a trivia question: which one of Taylor Swift's videos stars a former Tennessee Titans football player? Stay tuned because the answer is at the end of the episode!

- Taylor should take performance notes from The Script

- Want to know what's on Taylor Swift's bucket list? See the Marie Claire article "What's on: Taylor Swift" to find out! 

- Taylor Swift wears contacts? And glasses?

- Bowling for Soup admits they want to live like Award Show Taylor Swift.

- Taylor Swift won two Teen Choice Awards: Choice Female Country Artist and Choice Country Song for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

- We shamelessly ask you to vote for Taylor in the MTV VMAs! Monday, August 12th is the LAST day to vote!!

- Steve likes to pretend Taylor Swift wrote "Hey Stephen" about him

- Diane is going to feel 22 on August 15th! You can wish her a happy birthday via twitter @notadumblond9.

- We answer some questions from ask.fm/taylortalk13 in our new segment: Tell Me Why.

- Do you think one day when we grow up we will stop liking Taylor Swift? Short answer... no!

- Adam relates this question to Harry Potter... because he relates everything to Harry Potter :)

- There's so much nostalgia associated with being a Swifty. We're always going to like her music, but maybe for a different reason in the future.

- "Taylor is a writer who tells stories. And stories live forever." - Adam Bromberg

- How can people relate to Taylor Swift if they haven't been in a relationship?

- You can enjoy music regardless if you can relate to the song or not. 

- We go through some awesome mini-segments!

- Steve and Adam should go on a bromantic man-date so Steve can tip the waiter $13.

- Adam has his own "You Know You're a Swifty When" moment!

- Foreign word of the day for Americans: "chemist" 

- For the people in long distance relationships, Swifties Are Listening to: "Gotta Get There" by Brett Eldredge. Brett Eldredge also opened for Taylor on the RED Tour!

- Adam's so vain... he probably thinks the email was about him. Or is it...?


Episode 74 - Sad Beautiful Tragic 

Hooray! After a several month hiatus, song analyses are back! In episode 74 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Adam, Diane, and Steve break down arguably the most underrated song on the RED album: "Sad Beautiful Tragic." In addition, we discuss Taylor Swift's recent articles in Rolling Stone and her drive to persuade Ed Sheeran to enter ice cream eating contests. We also launch a new segment, "Tell Me Why" that allows you to submit any Taylor-related questions via ask.fm/taylortalk13. We had a great time recording this one, and we hope you have an even better time listening to it! Enjoy :)

In Episode 74 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- Adam starts off with a Stump the Hosts question for Diane and Steve... Did you know Gary Lightbody's voice is actually in two songs on the RED album? 

- You should go to hifromtaylor.com. Just do it. 

- On weekends, Taylor Swift encourages Ed Sheeran to enter ice cream eating contests. 

- Be sure to read Rolling Stone's extensive interview entitled "Backstage with Taylor Swift." Apparently Taylor notices all of your giant fan-made posters of Meredith ;)

- Rolling Stone ranked Taylor Swift as number 49 in "50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now."

- Don't forget to vote for Taylor in the Teen Choice Awards (it's the last week to vote) and the MTV VMAs!  Fun fact: Taylor Swift hasn't won a VMA since Kayne interrupted her... so let's make sure she wins this year!

- Taylor will perform on CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock hosted by Little Big Town. You can watch the taping on Monday Aug 12th at 8/7c on ABC.

- Diane rolls her eyes at the male egos on Taylor Talk.

- Taylor's best friend, Abigail Anderson, attended the Kansas City RED show.

- We launch a new segment *drumroll* "Tell Me Why"! You can leave us questions for this segment via ask.fm/taylortalk13.

- Main Discussion: "Sad Beautiful Tragic" song analysis

- The song analysis was a listener request from Maya, from Dec. 1st 2012. This just proves we keep your submissions... for a long time!

- Adam and Steve admit they don't like sad Taylor Swift songs. 

- Is this song appropriate to play at a funeral?

- Is this song related to "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"? "Words, how little they mean when you're a little too late" = "He calls me up and he's like 'I still love you"

- Diane renames the song "Sad Quiet and Subtle"

- What's the deal with the train? We theorize it as a reference to the film, the Source Code.

- Taylor Swift did her own backup vocals on this song.

- Story of how the song was written: Taylor composed it on her tour bus, and her vocals from the original demo were used on the song because they sounded so pure & raw. 

- We analyze how this song fits into the relationship progression of the RED album's songs.

- You know you're a Swifty when... we go through some hilarious mini-segments from listeners!

- Adam scares everyone by threatening to get a giant Taylor related tattoo on his back. No. Just no. 

- What are Swifties Listening To? “Different” by Ximena Sarinana

- Adam's so vain... his ego is getting too big for this podcast. 


Episode 73

Taylor's so vain. She probably thinks this podcast is about her... oh wait. It is! lol. Join Adam, Diane, and Steve in brief but fun episode 73 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast as we discuss the new "Everything Has Changed" remix, Taylor's generosity, and RED Tour news. Happy listening! :)

In Episode 73 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- Taylor Swift visited the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Check out ryanseacrestfoundation.com for photos from the event.

- Adam wishes he could have gotten a $500 tip when he worked in food service. 

- Don't forget to vote for Taylor in the MTV VMAs!

- Did Taylor hint Carly Simon's special guest appearance on the RED Tour? 

- Main Discussion: We compare the original "Everything Has Changed" with the remix

- We theorize this remix could be the new US single

- How are they different musically? Lyrically? Why does Ed Sheeran suddenly have his own verse? 

- Adam admits he can't understand Ed Sheeran's British's accent... he needs a translation.

- Which do you prefer? Original or remix?

- Hey listeners, if you're going to see the RED Tour soon, let us know which version of the song Taylor & Ed perform on tour!

- "Everything Has Changed" the REMIX is now available on iTunes

- If Swifties Ruled the World, we wouldn't, obviously. Taylor (aka the Queen) would.

- We're all friends with Taylor Swift. She just doesn't know it yet... and that's not creepy at all.

- Swifties are Reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

- What are Swifties Listening to? the Lumineers.

- New Segment! "Adam is so vain because...." jk.


Episode 72 - Why Vote For Taylor? 

Every day you log online, you're faced with a choice: should I vote for Taylor Swift for fan voted awards or not? In this episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss the nature of fan voted awards and the extent to which the award shows control who wins. But never fear, every vote for Taylor STILL matters! Our good friend Agustin from TheSwiftAgency.com joins Adam, Maya, and Steve for this entertaining and informative episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast. Enjoy!

In Episode 72 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- Maya gives us her rainy adventure story seeing Taylor perform in Philly. 

- Agustin suggests we pick our battles and not send out death threats... We discuss Bad Kids Clothing using a list of Taylor alleged ex's as a tank top.

- Taylor teases us with the fifth album in Rolling Stone: "It's so overwhelming that when you're starting a project there are such endless possibilities if you're willing to evolve and experiment. If you're willing to become a different version of yourself, you can really go anywhere with it. And that's kind of where I am. The kind of the laboratory experimental stage of really catching onto a new thing that I'm liking.”

- Despite what we talk about in this episode, please continue to vote for Taylor in the <a href="http://www.teenchoiceawards.com" target="_blank">Teen Choice Awards</a> and the <a href="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/" target="_blank">MTV VMAs</a>.

- Main Discussion: the Taylor Talk team breaks down what fan voted awards REALLY mean

- For the Teen Choice Awards, the fan vote just narrows down the five nominees down to four... the sponsors ultimately decide the winner.

- Is this deceiving? They lead you to believe that the award is purely fan voted. Not many fans would take the time to read the legal information to find out the truth.

- The disclaimer is there to protect the award show. In the end, the award show says they have the right to pick the winner.

- Should there make this information more public? Agustin thinks it would cost the award shows their popularity. 

- Maya admits if she ran an award show, she'd want control over what happens too. At the end of the day, the award show is a show. 

- Award shows are not created to recognize celebrities; the point of the show is to make money for the network. 

- THE BIG QUESTION: Why should fans vote if the vote doesn't really matter?

- Agustin says that your fan votes still help Taylor get recognized by the award show sponsors and the public. Voting for Taylor ALWAYS helps Taylor maintain visibility and relevance! 

- "I don't see many Maseratis, but when I do, I sing 'Red.'"

- You know you're a Swifty when you take creepy stalker pictures of old men with Taylor Swift license plates. 

- Adam almost forgot Journey to Fearless is on Netflix, but he does remember that "Long Live" makes him cry.  

- A round of Stump the Hosts turns into a round of Stump Agustin!


Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast listeners Evan and Rachelle go head to head in another round of Taylor Swift Jeopardy! These questions are much more challenging than the last round, but you'll be surprised at how much these two know about Taylor Swift. Listen up to episode 71 for Taylor news, RED tour updates, and to see if you can compete in this round of Jeopardy!

In Episode 71:

- We're joined later in the episode by two listeners, Rachelle and Evan, for a game of Jeopardy! The prize? A Taylor Talk t-shirt!

- What would you think of a girl band featuring Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift?

- Will.i.Am says he'd like to collaborate with Taylor Swift in the future

- Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy joined Taylor Swift on stage at MetLife Stadium to perform "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" 

- "I'd like to work with Taylor Swift. I like the girl. We could do something really fantasy-like. That would be cool." - Will.i.Am

- Don't forget to vote for Taylor Swift for the Teen Choice Awards! They air on Sunday, August 11th on FOX.

- You Know You're a Swifty When you stay up late listening to Taylor Talk? Thanks! :D

- Adam hosts the second round of Taylor Swift Jeopardy with Rachelle & Diane and Evan & Maya as competitors.

- Categories are Taylor's Childhood, Secret Messages, On the Road (Tour), Lyrics, and Philanthropy (questions are 13, 31, or 113 points each)

- Swifties are listening to "Little Umbrellas" by Sarah Darling


Episode 70 - Red Music Video

First there was "Fearless," then "Sparks Fly," and now there's "Red!" Taylor Swift's RED Tour concert music video is out, which couples the "Red" single with clips from the concert. Your hosts, Adam, Maya, Diane, and Steve, give you their very honest opinions about the "Red" video and compare it to previous tour music videos. Be sure to listen up for lively discussion and leave us your thoughts about the "Red" video. Enjoy!

In Episode 70:

- Check out photos from Taylor's 4th of July Celebration on her blog

- If you're a teen (and if you're not), you should vote for Taylor Swift for the 2013 Teen Choice awards

- Adam visits the fragrance section of Macy's to find "Taylor"

- "If Swifties Ruled the World / You Know You're A Swifty When"

- What would happen if we unleashed the wrath of Swifties on the haters?

- To be honest, none of the hosts were super overwhelmed with the RED Tour music video

- "Red" may not have been the right song for the tour video

- Could "Holy Ground" or "State of Grace" have made a better tour video?

- We compare the "Sparks Fly" and "Fearless" videos with "Red"

- Does the feeling you get when you hear "Red" match the feeling you get at a Taylor concert?

- Adam wishes the song "Red" would have been made into a narrative music video instead

- Taylor tends to use country singles for her tour music videos

- "Sparks Fly" timed the clips with the music much more than the "Red" video did

- The "Fearless" video included beyond the scenes clips, which, according to Maya, is even cooler than concert clips

- "Fearless" captured the fan experience, probably more so than the others

- Diane wants a time machine to see the Speak Now Tour again

- Look out guys! Steve is directing the next tour video ;)

- Send us your rating of the "Red" video on a scale of 1-13

- A listener question did stump ONE of the hosts!

- Don't forget to send us your feedback and content submissions!

Direct download: Episode_70_-_RED_Video_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46am PDT

Episode 69 - Paper Doll vs. Dear John

Taylor Swift and John Mayer's alleged romance may be so four years ago, but it might not be in the past for John Mayer. His newest single, entitled "Paper Doll", could be about none other than Taylor Swift. Your Taylor Talk hosts dissect the lyrics of "Paper Doll" to try and figure out if this song is Mayer's response to Taylor's "Dear John" or just a publicity move. Either way, give "Paper Doll" and "Dear John" another listen and join us for lots of laughs and insight in episode 69 of Taylor Talk.

In Episode 69:

- Reminder: this is the last week to play Taylor Swift Jeopardy & send us your scores 

- If you haven't bought a Taylor Talk t-shirt and you wear an XL, hurry, because we've only got a few left.

- Taylor Swift just hit 30 million followers this week!

- @TSwiftonTour brings you your weekly RED Tour Update

- Taylor Swift played "Long Live" for the first time on the RED tour in Vancouver

- YKYASW if your boyfriend cheats on you, you skip the sad songs and skip to revenge songs like "Picture to Burn"

- Main Discussion: "Paper Doll" by John Mayer as a possible response to Taylor's "Dear John"

- Is "Paper Doll" a dissection of Taylor Swift as a person? 

- Maybe Taylor doesn't "know what she's running from"

- "Sure was fun being good to you" as a direct reply to Taylor's message from "Dear John"

- John Mayer may have referenced "22" and "Red" in "Paper Doll"

- Maya is SUPER creeped out by one of the lyrics in "Paper Doll"

- Similarity between the "paint you another sky" lyrics ("Someone's gonna paint you another sky" / "You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain")

- Check out Vanity Fair's list of Taylor Swift's outfits referenced in "Paper Doll"

- Adam thinks "Paper Doll" was a huge publicity move for John Mayer, not necessarily an emotional outburst

- Some Taylor Talk listeners weigh in on whether or not "Paper Doll" is about Taylor Swift

- Return of Stump the Hosts

- Diane and Taylor Swift have the same shoe size! So exciting ;)

- Swifties are listening to "Who I Am" by Jessica Andrews 

- Maya and Diane come out of the closet as internet nerds.... DFTBA

Direct download: Episode_69_-_Paper_Doll_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26am PDT

Episode 68 - Feminist Taylor Swift

The press is going crazy with this Swifty sensation... Time, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, and more are talking about the twitter account @FeministTSwift! The account takes Taylor Swift lyrics and adds a feminist take. In this episode of Taylor Talk, we interview the account owner, Clara, and she tells us that while she is definitely a feminist, she is also most certainly a Swifty! Enjoy the show!

In Episode 68:

- Notice: This episode's main discussion deals with mature topics (feminist issues)

- RED Tour Merch is now available for pre-order for Canadian Swifties!

- Abercrombie Fiasco: "More Boyfriend's Than T.S."? Oh, no they didn't... never underestimate the power of Swifties!

- Sami from @TSwiftonTour gives us a weekly Taylor Tour update!

- Clara from the explosively popular @FeministTSwift clears things up for us: she really is a Swifty!

- Taylor said, "I don't really think about things as guys versus girls," and Clara explains that that's actually a feminist notion

- Taylor's lyrics give Clara a lot to work with for her tweets

- Clara notes Taylor's lyrics have matured throughout her musical development 

- Do Taylor's songs empower women or disempower them according to Clara?

- Adam is aghast that Clara still watches romantic comedies!

- Clara tackles stereotypical gender roles in Taylor Swift songs

- The tweets that support Taylor from a feminist standpoint get the most retweets... big surprise ;)

- Feminist or not, no one can deny that Taylor's lyrics are powerful

- Taylor! Get out of the passenger seat! You have every reason to be driving the car!

- Clara's goal is to make feminism accessible to a wider audience, all while being a Swifty :)

- Instead of "What Would Taylor Do?"... we have a "What Would MEREDITH Do?"


Episode 67 - Swift Jeopardy

In Episode 67 of Taylor Talk, your hosts Adam, Maya, and Steve bring you something a little bit more fun and interactive than normal.... a Taylor Swift Jeopardy game! Here's your chance to compete against the hosts in the ultimate Taylor Swift trivia game. The prize? A chance to win a Taylor Talk t-shirt and be on an episode yourself! Listen for more laughs and details. 

In Episode 67:

- "Red" is going to the radio in the US on June 24th!

- Taylor Swift won the Fragrance Celebrity of the Year

- Taylor (the fragrance) by Taylor Swift is available for order now at www.ulta.com/taylorswift/

- Tour updates brought to you by @TSwiftOnTour

- Mini Segments: YKYASW/ISRTW

- Adam brings you Taylor Swift JEOPARDY with Maya and Steve as contestants

- Play along with us! Keep track of your score (honestly), and you may be on an episode of Taylor Talk! Contact us with your results, and we’ll pick two contestants for a future episode. The winner will get a free Taylor Talk t-shirt!!

- Jeopardy Categories: Swift Family Tree, Tour Buddies, The Agency, Lyrics, and Just Taylor (13, 31, or 113 points)

- Adam gets festive with sound effects for wrong and right answers

- One of the hosts destroyed the other one in Taylor trivia (no spoilers!)

- We discuss the possibility of a What Are Swifties Reading segment as a monthly special. This week is Taylor Swift - By: Liv Spencer.

Direct download: Episode_67_-_Jeopardy_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55am PDT

Epsiode 66 - Everything Has Changed Music Video

What do you get when you cross a young ginger with a wavy haired blonde?  The "Everything Has Changed" music video, of course!!  With it's release late in the evening on June 5th, "Everything Has Changed" has become the latest music video in Taylor Swift's line up.  Listen in as our team takes you through a fun and informational analysis of this brilliantly shot analysis.  Have your own thoughts on the video?  Leave them in the comments below! 

In Episode 66: 

-Adam and Steve are reporting from Nashville, TN at CMA Fest

-Buy your t-shirts fast! They’re selling like crazy! 

-As always, our partners @TSwiftOnTour provides us with a weekly tour update

-Adam has some issues pronouncing “Louisville” like the local Kentuckians (Taylor played a show there)

-Taylor played “Red” at the CMT Awards.  Think it’ll be the next country single? 

-We do a brief recap of the CMT Awards and what went on there

-Something really cool happened at Taylor’s CMA Fest performance.  Want to find out what? 

-“You Know You’re A Swifty When…”/”If Swifties Ruled The World…” 

-The team breaks down the brand new “Everything Has Changed” music video, asking questions like:

-Was the video supposed to be released when it was?

-Does the video fit the theme of the song?

-Who was cuter? Little Ed or Little Taylor?

-What did our panel think of the surprise ending?


Episode 65 - CLUB RED

Want to know all about Club RED? Listen up on Episode 65 of Taylor Talk to hear Steve's Club RED Experience in Washington, D.C. We offer tips on how to get Club RED (just have fun!) and how to maximize your time if you're picked to meet Taylor Swift! Your hosts Adam, Maya, Diane, and Steve also discuss Taylor's newest perfume Taylor, the upcoming 2013 CMA Fest, and announce Taylor Talk t-shirts! Check em out in the store (www.TaylorTalk.org/store) if you're interested. Happy listening! :)

In Episode 65:

- We celebrate 1 million download with exclusive, limited-edition Taylor Talk tshirts!

- Taylor announces her newest, more personal fragrance: Taylor

- 2013 CMT Awards and CMA Fest is this week in Nashville

- @TSwiftOnTour brings you the latest RED tour updates & gives us a great way to help out the Ronan Foundation: http://www.crowdrise.com/tswiftontour

- Steve was lucky enough to get Club RED at the first night of Taylor's RED Washington, DC show, and shares his experience with everyone!

- *drumroll* Taylor Swift has a Taylor Talk shirt!

- Steve may have been lucky enough to get into Club RED... but will he be lucky enough to win stump the hosts?

Direct download: Episode_65_-_CLUB_RED_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48am PDT

Episode 64 - Everything Has Changed

Join Adam, Maya, Diane, and Agustin for the 64th installment of Taylor Talk as we discuss "Everything Has Changed," a sweet acoustic duet featuring Ed Sheeran. You may remember Agustin from the All Guys Episode of Taylor Talk, and he was nice enough to return to offer his insight into the world of Taylor Swift! Agustin is known for his blog, The Swift Agency about the Agency and Taylor Swift, and on this episode of Taylor Talk, he adds comparing Agency members to creatures Alice encounters in Wonderland to his repertoire. Listen up to find out more! Enjoy ;)

In Episode 64:

- Taylor is performing in Australia near her birthday (12/13). Join the movement to wish her a very happy birthday via twitter @TaylorSwiftBday, Facebook, and Taylor Connect (See the episode guide on TaylorTalk.org for links).

- Taylor has been tweeting some HILARIOUS things recently!

- Check out Diet Coke's Extraordinary22.com for a chance to win tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert!

- Part Two of Keds Presents Taylor Swift on Style has been released

- Taylor Swift continues to snatch up nominations, this time for CMT and the Teen Choice Awards

- Happy Birthday Liz Huett!

- @TSwiftOnTour makes their debut for tour updates on Taylor Talk!

- Agustin is super excited for the return of the mini-segments!!

- So you just wanna know it better now know it better now.... we break apart "Everything Has Changed," the touching duet between Ed and Taylor

- Swifties are listening to "Statues" by Nina Nesbitt 

- What would Taylor do if she fell into a rabbit hole and wound up in Wonderland... what characters would each band member be?


What do you get when you combine Taylor Swift, a "haters gonna hate" unicorn t-shirt, and RED balloons? The Billboard awards, of course! Join our hosts Adam, Diane, and Steve for a fun filled episode where we discuss Taylor's "22" Billboard performance, recent Taylor news, another round of stump the hosts, and more. We also have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! We're teaming up with our friends from @TSwiftOnTour to bring you the most up-to-date Taylor tour news!

In Episode 63:

- We update you in all news concerning Taylor Swift

- The RED tour continues this month in Texas

- BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Abby and Sami of @TSwiftonTour join us to describe the details of the partnership

- Adam and Diane attended the Billboard Awards, and they let you know about what it was like to see it live!

- Join us for another round of stump the hosts! Will Steve finally get a question right?


Episode 62 - Interview with Shane Drake, Director of the "Highway Don't Care" Music video

Prepare yourselves Swifties, you're in for a treat! Join Adam, Diane, and Steve for an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Shane Drake, the music video director of "Highway Don't Care." Shane Drake has worked with countless artists from Paramore to Kelly Clarkson, but he sits down with us in Episode 62 to discuss what it was like working with Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban to create this powerful music video. 

Have any questions for the director? Comment, tweet, or email us your questions, and we'll forward them along to Shane Drake and read his replies in future episodes of Taylor Talk. Enjoy!

In Episode 62:

- Listen up for our exclusive interview with Shane Drake, director of the "Highway Don't Care" music video

- Drake has worked with numerous artists in all genres including hip hop, pop, punk, but now he's trying his hand at country

- Drake worked closely with Tim to create the story of the video

- This was Shane Drake's first time meeting Taylor Swift, and he was very impressed!

- Who's idea was it really to have Tim McGraw walk around shirtless?

- We ask Shane Drake about his music video creating process

- Drake hopes to direct more of Taylor's videos in the future!

- International RED Tour dates have been announced: Taylor is going to Australia and New Zealand!

- Neither Taylor nor Ed will be in the "Everything Has Changed" music video

- If you're into fashion, you should enter Diet Coke's "Young Designer Challenge"!

- Reminder to watch the New Girl on May 14th! Be on the lookout for Taylor at white veil occasions! 

- Also, vote for Taylor for the 2013 Billboard Milestone Award! This is a fan voted award, so she has no excuse not to win!


Episode 61 

Lately, the media has been debating whether or not Taylor Swift's music can be considered feminist. Our special guest, Erica Morgan, an up and coming country singer, joins Adam, Diane, and Steve to tackle this huge question: does Taylor's music empower women? Please let us know your own opinions on this topic by tweeting, emailing, or leaving us a voicemail! We'd love to hear your thoughts.

In Episode 61:

- We wish Grant Mickelson and Daniel Sadownick very happy (belated) birthdays!

- Jay Z's new song "$100 Bill" name drops Taylor Swift in his new song, but we're not sure how positive this is.

- Taylor Swift visits Lauren Murphy, a patient in critical condition at Cedar-Sinai hospital in LA, proof of her generous spirit.

- Taylor Swift is a confirmed performer at CMA Fest 2013 on Thursday, June 6th. Buy your tickets now!

- "Highway Don't Care" music video premieres on May 6th on Google+ Hangout and youtube.com/timmcgraw at 4pm CST. We'll discuss the video on next week's show

- Be sure to watch Taylor Swift on New Girl on May 14th

- VOTE for Taylor for the 2013 Billboard Milestone Award

- The hosts debate whether or not Taylor Swift empowers women

- We use the Huffington Post article "Sexism, Feminism, & Taylor Swift" as a launching pad

- Daily Beast interview with Taylor where she answers whether or not she considers herself a feminist

- The hosts go head to head in "Stump the hosts!" Got a tough Taylor trivia question? Send it in to Adam at taylortalk@taylorswift13.org

Direct download: Episode_61_-_Does_Taylor_Swifts_Music_Empower_Women_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34am PDT

Episode 60 - Is Taylor Country or Pop? 

This week's episode of Taylor Talk features Adam, Maya, Diane, and Steve as they discuss whether or not Taylor Swift can be considered country anymore. Is Taylor now 100% pop or a mix of both genres? Check out episode 60 to hear the hosts thoughts, and if you have an opinion of your own, feel free to let us know!

In Episode 60:

- Adam and Diane attend the RED show in Indianapolis and something VERY special happened

- Taylor adds some Radio Disney awards to her collection

- Be sure to vote for Taylor Swift for the 2013 Billboard Milestone Award!

- President Barack Obama mentions Taylor Swift 

- So… have you ever danced around the kitchen in the refrigerator light?

- We discuss Taylor Swift's music career as she experiments with different genres

- Is Taylor country? Pop? Or both?

- Steve finally gets a Wheel of Taylor question right!

- Be sure to rate us on iTunes. It would make us happy :)


Episode 59 - Collaborations

Taylor Swift has hosted with numerous artists in the past - rapper B.o.B., folksy Civil Wars, and the talented Ed Sheeran, but this week on Taylor Talk, the hosts pose the question: Who will Taylor Swift collaborate with next? We debate the possibility of her working with various artists and what these artists would add to her musicality and song writing. Have an idea about who you'd like to see Taylor collaborate with next? Email us: TaylorTalk@TaylorSwift13.org

In Episode 59:

- We welcome Maya back after a brief hiatus

- The 2013 Billboard Milestone Award is fan voted, so make sure to vote Taylor!

- Taylor recently tied in 10th place for MOST TOP 40 HOT 100 HITS with The Rolling Stones and Marvin Gaye

- Adam predicts B.o.B. as Taylor's special guest in Atlanta on April 19th

- MAIN DISCUSSION: Who should Taylor collaborate with next? 

- We debate whether or not a rap song would be a good idea for Taylor

- What about a Taylor Swift & Britney Spears collaboration? One host isn't so sure, but a few others like the idea.

- Adam roots for a Florida Georgia Line collaboration

- Lightening round of "Wheel of Taylor" puts the hosts against each other

Direct download: Episode_59_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36am PDT

Taylor's Career - Episode 58

Diane, Steve and I (Adam) take you through a great discussion this week where we explore the possibility that Taylor Swift's career has hit a peak.  Has it?  Find out our opinions in Episode 58!

In Episode 58: 

-Adam forgets his co-hosts names.. Whoops!

-The hosts recap their ACM discussion from last week after finding some more information regarding the voting criteria for Entertainer of the Year.  Find a link to the information in our Episode 58 guide on TaylorTalk.org

-Steve was in attendance at the Tim McGraw Special the night after the ACM's and lets us know what we can expect when it airs on CBS on May 19th.

-Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran go to Disney World, upsetting some guests who had to wait in line while Taylor and Ed didn't.  Is that fair of them to get mad? 

-Should US Magazine have featured "boyfriends" that Taylor has never actually dated in her Collector's Edition? 

-For our main discussion, our hosts discuss a BIG question on the minds of many Swifties - HAS TAYLOR SWIFT HIT HER PEAK? 

-What could keep Taylor on top as opposed to other artists that have faded away?

-What can Taylor do in the future to maintain her large audience?  Is there potential internationally to continue growing?

-Why do people think Taylor has hit her plateau and is on the way out? 

-Does negative press regarding Taylor's love life hurt or help Taylor's career?

-Another round of Wheel of Taylor stumps Steve, but Diane actually gets TWO questions right (Steve's and her own)!

Direct download: Episode_58_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:07am PDT

ACM Awards - Episode 57

After an amazing night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, Adam, Diane and Steve recap the night discussing the performances, what the highlights of the night were, and of course the first ever live performance of "Highway Don't Care" by Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

In Episode 57:

-The CEO of the Academy of Country Music gives Kevin McGuire a shout out

-Blake Shelton gives Luke Bryan a warning about Swifties.  What was it? 

-Should Swifties really be angry that Taylor Swift lost Entertainer of the Year?

-Was the voting for the ACM's fixed? 

-The first ever live performance of "Highway Don't Care" brought one of our hosts to tears.  Find out which!

-What Are Swifties Listening To? - "C'mon" by: Panic! At The Disco feat. Fun

-A trivia question in a new round of Wheel of Taylor has Diane and Steve stumped.  See if you can answer it.

Direct download: Episode_57_-_ACMs_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17am PDT

22 Music Video - Episode 56

It may be long overdue, but in episode 56, Adam, Diane, and Steve are finally discussing the "22" music video! Join us for an in-depth discussion of the video itself, the director, and it's correlation to past Taylor Swift music videos. Enjoy!

In Episode 56:

- Reminder to vote for Taylor Swift for ACM's Entertainer of the Year! Go to voteacm.com & see if she wins on the 48th ACM awards airing Sunday, April 7th on CBS 8/7c

- ACM performance speculation.... "Red" as the new country single?

- Taylor Swift will appear as a special guest on the season finale of Fox's "New Girl"

- Tour update section! And don't worry, it's spoil free!

- Rolling Stone's review of the RED show... beware of spoilers (review contains RED's setlist)!

- In-depth "22" music video discussion

- Wheel of Taylor returns: Steve versus Diane

- Be sure to rate us on iTunes please :)

Direct download: Episode_56_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm PDT

SPOILER FREE RED Tour Discussion

Join Belle, Maya, Diane, and Steve for a spoiler-free discussion of Taylor Swift's RED Tour. We discuss general changes from the Speak Now World tour, how to get pit passes for RED, and Taylor's special guests and "wild card" acoustic songs each night. Happy listening!

In Episode 55:

- Remember to vote Taylor Swift for ACMs' Entertainer of the Year! 

- We discuss RED Tour spoilers... Steve doesn't want anyone to ruin the show for him, so we won't ruin the show for you!

- Pit Pass FAQs -- How and when to get 'em

- Changes from the Speak Now show -- no more arm lyrics every night, but Taylor will wear... pants?

- Club RED is the new T-Party

- Taylor's bringing back some special guests on tour... Nelly in St. Louis, MO and Emma Routh, a 7 year old girl battling Fanconi Anemia, in Charlotte, NC

- Taylor gets cues from fans as to what to play during her acoustic set!

- What would Taylor do if they brought a goat on stage during "I Knew You Were Trouble"?

- Swifties are listening to "Still Into You" by Paramore

Direct download: Episode_55_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am PDT

ALL GUYS!! 

This is a Taylor Talk episode like you've never heard before.  In this super-long, super-fun new episode, we beef up the panel with loads of testosterone by giving our weekly female panelists the boot.  Instead, I (Adam) am joined by three special guests: Agustin of TheSwiftAgency.com, Eric of MuggleCast and Game of Owns Podcast fame, and Steve whose Taylor Swift YouTube videos have been spotted in countless news articles around the world.  Ever wonder what it's like in the mind of a male Swifty?  Listen to Episode 54 to find out.

In Episode 54: 

ALL THE GUYS: 

- How did this group of guys become Taylor fans? 

- How can male listeners relate to songs written from a female perspective?

- What's it like being a guy in a predominantly female fanbase?

- Are you ever uncomfortable being a guy in a crowd of teenage girls at a Taylor Swift concert? 

- Sponsorship from Diet Coke vs Covergirl: Why should a guy care who sponsors Taylor?

- Where's all the male merch?!?!  

- Do you ever think Taylor unfairly represents males in her songs? 

- Finally, do guys like Taylor Swift for her music or because she's "hot?" 

EVERYTHING ELSE:

- Our all-male panel discusses the highly controversial quote from Taylor Swift's Vanity Fair article: 

"There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.

- Find out why our male cast thinks this quote was taken out of context, who ACTUALLY said it and more.

- To keep in touch with our guys, follow them on Twitter: Agustin (@TheSwiftAgency), Eric (@Spielerman), and Steve (@SteveDitch)

Direct download: Episode_54_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am PDT

The Last Time

In this episode, the hosts Adam, Maya, Diane, and Haley keep you up-to-date on all things Taylor Swift include Ed Sheeran dating rumors, the Z100 contest, and paper towel dispensers. We also go in-depth with "The Last Time," an underrated song off the RED album. You don't want to miss it!

In Episode 53:

- Make sure to wish Adam a happy birthday @adambromberg!

- Scandal alert? No... We're sure Taylor & Ed Sheeran are just friends

- We take apart "The Last Time" as the prequel to "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

- Adam says the song is boring, and the girls defend it!

- Do Taylor's ex-boyfriend's analyze her albums?

- If you win the Z100 contest, meet Taylor, and tell her about the podcast, you can be our newest host AND get a personalized Adam hug ;)

- Make sure to check out the IKYWT 10 best remixes!

- Swifties are listening to "Heart Attack" by Demi Lovato

Direct download: Episode_53_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24am PDT

BRITs, Goats, and Harry Styles -- Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast – Episode 52 Now Available!!

Anyone see the "I Knew You Were Trouble" goat video? See the GIF of Harry Styles mocking Taylor's "surprised" face? What about Taylor's HOT performance at the BRIT Awards? In this episode of Taylor Talk, the hosts cover the best Taylor Swift news stories of the week. 

In Episode 52:

- A Taylor Talk listener, @ashleeswift13, is generous giving away a pair of RED tickets! Find out how you can win in the Episode 52 guide on TaylorTalk.org

- One word describes Taylor's BRIT Awards performance: HOT

- Our main discussion covers all things happening recently in the Taylor Swift community

- Our buddy at The Swift Agency wrote a great editorial about Capital Hoedown suing Taylor.

- We kindly remind everyone that Taylor is not an alcoholic

- Adam is old. Like really old. 

- We discuss the lack of discussion around Harry Styles mocking Taylor's "surprised face"

- GOAAAT!!

- Swifties are listening to "This is What Makes Us Girls" by Lana Del Rey

Direct download: Episode_52_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08am PDT

Come Back, Be Here - Episode 51

In Episode 51:

- We wish a happy birthday to a Swifty with a VERY special birthday!

- Taylor heads to the UK before starting her RED tour next month... So start your count down! Only 23 days left! (as of 2/18)

- This week, Taylor snatched up some ACM and Kid's Choice awards nominations as well as filmed a music video in Malibu... "22" perhaps?

- The hosts discuss "Come Back... Be Here" a song that was HIGHLY requested among listeners ;)

- It seems almost ALL of Taylor's relationships have been long distance. Why did it take her so long to write a song about a LDR?

- Maya admits she relates to this song more than any other song on the album

- Taylor got the idea for this song from Maya and Diane. Obviously.

- Maya has never met Adam OR Diane... yet we consider each other close friends because we've talked online.

- The BIG Question: Who's this song about??

- Adam likes this song, even though he can't rock out to this in the car.

- Another round of Wheel of Taylor *drumroll*

- Please PLEASE leave a review and/or rate us five stars on iTunes

-What Are Swifties Listening To? "Wings" by The Little Mix

Direct download: Episode_51_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

GRAMMYS! Episode 50

It's Grammy night! A night of glitz, glamour, and.... controversy? The hosts duke it out in this week's episode about Taylor's speech during her "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Was it classy? Sassy? Listen in on our 50th episode to find out our opinions!

In Episode 50th:</b>

- Taylor Talk has officially gone platinum! Hooray for reaching one MILLION views! Thanks guys :)

- Taylor is a confirmed performer at the BRIT Awards 2013 on Feb. 20th

- "22" is the next single for release on April 1st... an April Fool's Day joke? Never!

- Taylor & the Civil Wars win a Grammy for "Safe & Sound"

- We have a return of the mini segments!

- Taylor celebrates "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in a HUGE circusy, Alice in Wonderland spectacle... could this be the RED tour performance of the song?

- "I still love you" (in a British accent).... whaaat?

- We talk Grammy fashion (except Adam... he's a guy)

- Belle and Maya go head to head in another round of Wheel of Taylor

- Are Swiftie's Listening To? "Holiday" by Massad

- The Special PLATINUM Celebration surprise is coming soon... we know what it is. Muahaha!

Direct download: Episode_50_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am PDT

Highway Don't Care - Episode 49

In this special edition of Taylor Talk, Adam, Diane and Haley break apart Taylor Swift's return to her country roots in "Highway Don't Care" just minutes after the song's release. After you've heard the hosts' opinions, be sure to tweet us @TaylorTalk13 to share your thoughts! We might read them on the next episode. 

In Episode 49:

Reminder to watch Taylor perform at the Grammy’s on CBS on Feb. 10th, 8/7c

The Diet Coke endorsement…. Yay or nay? We discuss the possibility that Taylor is promoting an unhealthy lifestyle.

Taylor Swift goes back to her country roots with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban in “Highway Don’t Care.” The hosts love it!!

Diane and Haley share their impressions of the story of the song.

The highway must be metaphorical… what does it represent? Another person? An escape?  A force? Regardless, the highway don’t care.

This is the first time in a long time Taylor was a featured singer in a song she did not help write – what impact does that have?

“Highway Don’t Care” is an homage to “Tim McGraw”  

We debate whether or not this song is lyrically similar to a Taylor Swift song.

Will Taylor perform “Highway Don’t Care” on the RED with special guests Tim McGraw and Keith Urban?? Nashville anyone? 

Adam encourages you to listen to “Highway Don’t Care” ANYWHERE!

Mini-segments will resume next episode. Be sure to send us your submissions! 

Direct download: Episode_49_-_SPECIAL_EDITION_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm PDT

Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Episode 48

The Lucky One

Join your hosts Adam, Belle, Maya, Diane, and Haley as they delve into the mysteries of "The Lucky One" and discuss Taylor's fears about the dark side of fame. This week's full panel also highlights Taylor's European adventures, her Ked's commercial, and her gorgeous Rapunzel photoshoot. Episode 48 is one you won't want to miss!

In Episode 48: 

-Is there a conspiracy behind the sparkly guitar?

-Which RED shows will the Taylor Talk hosts be attending? 

-The latest Taylor Swift news and her upcoming calendar

-If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You're A Swifty When...

Main Discusion: "The Lucky One"

-Hidden message: Wouldn't You Like To Know

-Who is it about?

-What is it about? 

-How does it relate to Taylor's real life?

-Why is this song especially relevant now? 

-WWTD if she was trapped in a room with all her ex-boyfriends?

-What Are Swifties Listening To? "For The Better" by The Ready Set

Direct download: Episode_48_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am PDT

Join our panel in our discussion of Taylor Swift's song "Stay Stay Stay."  It's far more fun and light-hearted than last week's "The Moment I Knew" discussion.  Also, Adam and his friends create a Wonderstruck-inspired cocktail, and you can see how in our YouTube video! (We have directions for a non-alcoholic version, as well).

In Episode 47:

-Watch our YouTube video to learn to make a Wonderstruck-inspired cocktail.  It's absolutely delicious!!!  There is even a non-alcoholic version for the younger people.

-If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You're A Swifty When...

-Maya and Diane compete in a round of Wheel of Taylor, a fun trivia game we started.

-What are Swifties Listening to? - "Anywhere But Here" by Melissa Fuller

-"Stay Stay Stay" discussion

-This song is SO descriptive, we question whether or not it is actually fictional

-Is Taylor an anti-feminist because she likes the male character to carry her groceries? 

-Why does the secret message make our hosts sad?

-Should Adam wear a football helmet to the RED Tour?

Direct download: Episode_47_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26am PDT

In the latest episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, our team dives into a discussion of Taylor's newest song released on iTunes, "The Moment I Knew."  Don't worry though, before we tear your hearts to pieces and make you (and Belle) cry, we're gonna make you laugh your butts off with an impromptu trivia question, a random math lesson and more!!

In Episode 46: 

-The rumors are true, and I (Adam) did in fact miss an episode of Taylor Talk to attend a Justin Bieber concert, and I do a brief comparison of his concert verses Taylor's

-Don't forget, while there is not a specific Taylor Talk app, there IS a Podcasts app where you can subscribe and listen to Taylor Talk

-Belle shares her story of attending the People's Choice Awards and seeing Taylor there

-Is Meredith the most famous cat in the world?? 

-Based on a submission for "If Swifties Ruled The World.." we bust out in an impromptu trivia contest between Belle and Haley

-A submission also results in me (Adam) teaching my co-hosts a fun math lesson!  Seriously.. It's more fun than it sounds! 

-In our main discussion, we take listeners through Taylor's latest iTunes release, "The Moment I Knew"

-Does it have any connection to "22?"

-Why is Taylor so literal with this very sad song, but her happy songs are so metaphorical?

-Belle and I seriously want to punch the male character in the face!

-What makes this song so powerful? 

-What is the difference between the male and female perspective on "The Moment I Knew?"

-Will "The Moment I Knew" be included on the RED Tour? 

-Why is this the only song from the RED Deluxe Edition to be released as a single? 

-WWTD if Taylor was locked in an elevator and the elevator music was "Gangnam Style" on repeat?

-What are Swifties Listening To? "I'm Alright" - @JerseyGreen13

Direct download: Episode_46_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am PDT

A new year is upon us!! It's now 2013, the year of Swift, but let's not forget 2012. Join Belle, Maya, Diane, and Haley in this New Years episode as they discuss Taylor's last moments of 2012 and speculate on what's to come for Swifties in 2013. We're thinkin big here. 

In Episode 45:

-All the girls bring you the first episode of 2013 while Adam is away on "business" (aka a Justin Bieber concert)

-Is Adam a Belieber now?  Uh oh!

-Taylor's performance at Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve was the best of the night!  Our hosts talk about their favorite parts of it and more, such as whether or not Taylor has to approve Grant's crazy outfits. LOL

-The ladies take you in a time machine back through 2012 to discuss their favorite moments in the world of Taylor

-THEN the time machine fasts forward and takes a look at what's to come in the YEAR OF SWIFT, 2013: What singles would we like to see?  What do we think will NOT become a single?  What are our plans for the RED Tour?? (Diane hasn't got tickets yet, so shame on her! :-P) 

-WWTD if at the RED tour, Adam jumped on stage, took the microphone from Taylor, and said "Listen to Taylor Talk.. oh.. and.. I love you, Taylor," handed the mic back and was tackled by 13 body guards? 

-What are Swifties Listening To? - “Shut Up,” “Kiss Me” and “According to You” by Orianthi

Direct download: Episode_45_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58am PDT

You won't want to miss our annual Holiday Edition of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast.  Once again, Santa and his elves, Jelly Bean, Holly and Mistletoe join the team to discuss some fun Taylor Swift inspired holiday topics!!

In Episode 44: 

-The Taylor Talk team is joined by some special guests: Santa, Jelly Bean, Holly and Mistletoe

-We read a hilarious letter suggesting an idea for the holiday episode, courtesy of Taylor Talk listener, "The Jolly Green Giant"

-Winter Break is upon us, and we will be taking next week OFF to celebrate the New Year!!  Be sure to get all your mini-segment submissions in for the next episode following the break! 

-Santa and the elves brainstorm over what they should bring Taylor Swift next year

-They also help us read this week's "You Know You're A Swifty When.." and "If Swifties Ruled The World.." mini-segments

-Because Santa felt so awful he couldn't bring everybody every Taylor Swift product they wanted, he wrote a poem with his suggestions as to what you should buy yourself this holiday season

-Our panel decided 5 years is WAY too long since Taylor's Holiday CD came out and she's due for a refresh.  We discuss which songs we think should make it onto her next Holiday album and why. (NOTE: Taylor has NOT announced a new Holiday album.  These our just our opinions based on IF Taylor released a new Holiday album in the future.)

-WWTD if the Grinch DID steal Christmas?

-What Are Swifties Listening To? - "As Long As You Love Me" by Justin Bieber

-What Are Swifties Listening To? - "Day After Christmas" by Matthew West

-Be sure to listen beyond Belle's disclaimer at the end for a special message from Maya's cat!

Direct download: Episode_44_-_HOLIDAY_EDITION_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17am PDT

I Knew You Were Trouble Music Video - Episode 43

Are you ready for this?? In Episode 43 of Taylor Talk, the hosts discuss, analyze, take apart, and put back together Taylor's newest music video for "I Knew You Were Trouble."

In Episode 43:

-Why did everyone rename themselves to "Taylor Swift" on Twitter? 

-How dare the People's Choice Awards not include Swifties in their fan community award nominations?!?

-If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You're A Swifty When...

-"I Knew You Were Trouble" Music Video Analysis

-How did the video fit the theme of the song? 

-Our hosts examine the narrative of the video

-Who wrote the monologue and why?  With songs and videos that typically tell such a vivid story, what was the purpose of a monologue? 

-What do we think of Anthony Mandler's directing and Reeve Carney's acting? 

-DID this video copy Lana Del Rey or any other artist? 

-Funny story: This video reminds Adam of The Terminator

-WWTD if one of her exes such as Joe Jonas wanted to do a duet with her? 

-Adam does the BEST Joe Jonas impression EVER!

-What Are Swifties Listening To? - "Never Know" by Liz Huett

Direct download: Episode_43_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15am PDT

Starlight - Episode 42

-In a brief recap from our "All Too Well" discussion last week, Taylor Talk listener, Rebecca, emails in with a non-literal interpretation of the song

-This episode is being released on Taylor's birthday, so HAPPY BDAY TAY!! 

-Find out which host thinks "Gangnam Style" is the "worst piece of garbage" ever!

-"This episode of Taylor Talk is brought to you by: Squirrel Pajamas"

-An in-depth discussion of "Starlight" includes: 

-"Starlight" is "Kennedy Fan Fiction"

-How "Starlight" gives insight into the era in which it takes place - ie. using words and phrases of the era, shows what life was like in that time period, etc.

-Where the song references a famous Bobby Kennedy quote

-How the song reminds us of an old school Taylor song going all the way back to her first album, <em>Taylor Swift</em>

-The music of "Starlight" has a very Peter Pan feel to it

-Adam points out that my prediction that there would be a Kennedy-themed song on <em>Red</em> proved true!

-Will this song be on the Red Tour and how will it be portrayed? -- Should Taylor bring out Ethel as a special guest? LOL

Direct download: Episode_42_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am PDT

All Too Well - Episode 41

"All Too Well" is quite definitely one of the best songs Taylor Swift has ever written.  It tells a beautiful story beginning to end.  Looking at the imagery, the constant reappearances of Taylor's scarf and more, our team seeks to reveal the deep meanings behind this masterpiece.

In Episode 41

-Adam has TWO knock-knock jokes this week!!

-Following up to last week's discussion, koalas DO in fact have fragile ribcages

-If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You're A Swifty When...

-An in-depth analysis of "All Too Well"

-Explore the meaning behind the song

-We study the lyrics in depth examining things such as imagery in the song and the use of the reappearing scarf

-Does the music match the emotions of the song? 

-What does the secret message of the song reveal?

-Will "All Too Well" make it onto the RED Tour and how will Taylor portray it live on stage?

-WWTD if a fan threw a bra on stage? 

-What Are Swifties Listening To? - "Love is Easy" by McFly

Direct download: Episode_41_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm PDT

"22" - Episode 40

I don't know about you, but Taylor Talk's feeling 22... Even at 40. In Episode 40 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, our team breaks down Taylor's song "22" off her latest album RED.

In Episode 40:

-There is an "I Knew You Were Trouble" video coming out!! Who's excited?

-We do a quick recap of last weeks "Holy Ground" Analysis. A Taylor Talk listener points out something very intriguing that our panel seems to have overlooked.

-Adam thanks the ladies for their kind words regarding the lovely shape of his behind.

-If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You're A Swifty When...

-An analysis of Taylor's song "22"

-It's a song about having fun!

-Definitely one of the more literal songs

-Diane points out the bits of the song that were likely influenced by Taylor's co-writers, Martin/Shellback

-Were the dialogues ("Who's Taylor Swift anyway?") influenced by the co-writers?

-What exactly IS a hipster?

-Our panel thinks this song captures the essence of a "girls night."  Find out why

-WWTD if she were stuck in a koala cage with Grant?

-What Are Swifties Listening To? - "My Heart Is" by: Tiffany Alvord

Direct download: Episode_40_-__22__-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16am PDT

Episode 39 - Holy Ground

Where we podcast... is Holy Ground. LOL.  Join Belle, Maya and Diane for an all-girls analysis of "Holy Ground."  In one of the best song analyses yet, the ladies dig deep into what the song is about, who it's about, and ultimately conclude that it's one of Taylor's most baffling songs yet!

In Episode 39:

-It's another all-girls discussion!!

-The Taylor Talk Twitter contest winner is announced.  Find out who won.

-Our panel is absolutely blown away by Taylor Swift's performance at the American Music Awards (watch the video in the episode 39 guide at www.TaylorTalk.org)

-At the request of a Taylor Talk listener, we discuss "Holy Ground"

-What is it about?

-Who is it about?

-What does the secret message mean? "When you came to the show in SD" (hint/spoiler: Joe Jonas never went to the show in San Diego)

-What do the lyrics mean "i guess we fell apart in the usual way?"  Is there any connection to "Oh, a simple complication/Miscommunications lead to fall-out" from "The Story of Us?"  Is that how you fall apart in the usual way?

-WWTD if Austin became a bigger pop star than she is?

-What Are Swifties Listening to? - "You" by Emily Brooke

Direct download: Episode_39_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm PDT

Episode 38

So you all remember the crazy, screaming, crying super fan on Good Morning America who won the opportunity to meet Taylor Swift AND see her performance on GMA, right?  Well that super fan, Sarah Jones, joins us this episode to tell us all about the experience of a lifetime.  Join our panel as we question Sarah on all the fun things she got to go through as a result of being a lucky contest winner.

In Episode 38:

-Taylor wins THREE EMA's, and puts on one of her most amazing performances EVER!!

-The RED VIP Packages are real!!  Learn more about them and what they include!  Sorry, they do NOT include a meet & greet.

-Good Morning America contest winner, Sarah Jones, shares her tale of finding out she won a trip to meet Taylor and of the experience, itself!!  She even gave us a special treat telling us all about how her fiancé proposed to her at the Taylor Swift exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame.  And for the record, Sarah did NOT cough on Taylor and get her sick (listen to the episode to understand that joke :-P)

-If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You're A Swifty When...

-Song analyses return with our discussion of "Treacherous."  It's scandalous and sensual themes make this a discussion you won't want to miss.

Direct download: Episode_38_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am PDT

-We are in the middle of a Taylor Talk contest celebrating our FIRST BIRTHDAY, so be sure to enter on Twitter - Twitter.com/TaylorTalk13

-News

-Calendar

-If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You're A Swifty When

-WWTD if she was talking to a fan with broccoli in their teeth?

-What Are Swifties Listening To? - "Love Actually" by Cady Groves

Direct download: Episode_37_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm PDT

Episode 36- Red Release Week

-Taylor Talk's 1st Birthday!!

-The "Begin Again" music video just came out (watch in the episode guide on TaylorTalk.org), and we take the time to break it down for you and even include a "Battle of The Directors" comparing Philip Andelman ("Safe & Sound" and "Begin Again") vs. Declan Whitebloom ("Mean,""Ours" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together")

-The MINI SEGMENTS are BACK!!!! 

-Our team reviews all the events of the RED release week, including all of Taylor's public appearances

-Good Morning America gave Taylor an AMAZING gift, and the concert afterward more or less standardizes the "arm raise dance" we've all come to associate with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

-David Letterman discusses the TWO car accidents Taylor had in ONE day when doing her Rolling Stone interview, and Taylor gives a great message to anyone with insecurities.  We love you Taylor!

-On The View, there is a kitty smack down!! Whoopi Goldberg's cat is jealous of all the attention and fame Meredith is getting

-Ellen plays a fun game trying to identify which boyfriend(s) Taylor writes about

-Katie Couric has an extravaganza revealing a ton of information.  Taylor even admits (well, more or less) that "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is about Jake Gyllenhaal.

-WWTD if Adam proposed to her and the ring was made of Papa John's pizza?

-What Are Swifties Listening To? "Hall of Fame" by The Script feat. Will I Am

Direct download: Episode_36_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am PDT

Episode 35 - RED!! - I could write a long review here, ORRRRR I could just let you guys listen to our Special Edition Taylor Talk for RED!!!!  In Episode 35, we do a brief overview of the entire Red album.  In the upcoming weeks we will dive deep into the individual songs, but for now, enjoy this light-hearted and fun discussion as it leads into the REDdest week ever!!! 

1. “State of Grace”
2. “Red”
3. “Treacherous”
4. “I Knew You Were Trouble”
5. “All Too Well”
6. “22″
7. “I Almost Do”
8. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
9. “Stay Stay Stay”
10. “The Last Time”
11. “Holy Ground”
12. “Sad Beautiful Tragic”
13. “The Lucky One”
14. “Everything Has Changed”
15. “Starlight”
16. “Begin Again”


STATE OF GRACE - Episode 34

-Our hosts give their initial reactions to "State of Grace" having just heard it for the first time

-I know it doesn't happen often, but we made a mistake last week and offer a retraction: The bonus materials on the Target Deluxe Edition of Red HAVE been officially released and include: The Moment I Knew, Come Back... Be Here, Girl At Home, Treacherous (Original Demo Recording), Red (Original Demo Recording), State of Grace (Acoustic Version)

-If you nominate Adam to win a trip to see Taylor on Good Morning America, I will bake you a homemade cheesecake!!!  If you nominate Belle, she will bake cookies

-Probably the COOLEST thing this episode, we share a VERY scientific method a listener used last week to accurately predict the release of "State of Grace" as this week's single!!

-We discuss the unique cover art released with "State of Grace"

-It's amazing how "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "State of Grace" provide such contrasting views of the EXACT SAME PERSON!

-Finally, despite what the other hosts say, I (Adam) think music should name a new genre "Taylor Swift" since she doesn't fit into any other genre

Direct download: Episode_34_-_SPECIAL_EDITION_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40am PDT

I Knew You Were Trouble - Episode 33

-Two of our hosts love "I Knew You Were Trouble," and two hate it.  Maya is out sick this week, so she'll have to be the deciding vote next week!!

-Quote from Episode 33: "I don't like it!"  Who said it???  The same person who said "If Taylor heard what I have to say about this song, 'Mean Part 2' would be about me."

-Learn how this new "dub-step" song is linked and connected to the much softer "Begin Again" and the other singles from Red

-Break down into the nitty-gritty of the song:

What is it about?

Who is it about?

Why does the song title end with a period?

-Finally, hear the latest news and upcoming calendar from Taylor Swift's career!!

Direct download: Epsiode_33_-_SPECIAL_EDITION_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39am PDT

RED - Episode 32

Are you RED-yyy for this?? 

-We kick off the episode with a quick segment on the latest news and upcoming events on Taylor's calendar including her Scholastic Web cast, her banjo player Mike Meadow's first child, her new music video and more!!

-Taylor's former manager, Rick Barker, provides aspiring artists with advice on strategic song releases, just as Taylor is currently using for her singles off of Red.

-And of course, our hosts provide our thoughts and feelings regarding the song "Red" - Who is it about? What is the purpose of the colors in the songs? What are some of the best lyrics?

Direct download: Episode_32_-_SPECIAL_EDITION_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32am PDT

Begin Again 

-We dive in deep into our analysis of Taylor's newest single, "Begin Again":

WHAT is it about?

WHO is it about?

HOW is it similar to "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together?"

HOW is the overall album progressing?

LOTS MORE!!! 

-Mini segments are temporarily on pause until next week

-Adam shares an AWESOME #TaylorPun tweeted to him by a Taylor Talk listener

-Adam, Belle and Diane were all at the iHeartRadio Music Festival for Taylor's latest performance - Hear all about it

-Grant is in good company, because judging by Steven Tyler's outfit at iHeartRadio, Grant's not the only one shopping in the women's department :-)

Direct download: Episode_31_-_SPECIAL_EDITION_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am PDT

Episode 30 - The Agency

-A warning to all listeners searching "Taylor Swift" on search engines - BEWARE OF CYBERCRIMINALS!!!

-Adam tells some fun chicken jokes as per the request of a Taylor Talk listener

-A review of Taylor's upcoming calendar

-All the important news items pertaining to Taylor Swift's career

-AGENCY REVIEW - Who are the Agency?  What instruments do they play?  Where'd they get the name "The Agency from?"

-WWTD if she were a stand up comedian?

-What are Swifties Listening to? - "Want You Back" by Cher Lloyd

Direct download: Episode_30_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20am PDT

Episode 29 - I Love You To The Moon And Back

-Rick Barker's Tip Of The Week reminds artists to utilize all social media channels and not just Twitter

-Our saddest conversation yet delves deep into the details of Taylor's newest song "Ronan" - How it came to be, it's meaning and more.

-The Taylor Talk hosts take you through a fun discussion of Taylor's first performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" at MTV's VMA's, leading Adam to make the claim that he has finally found Waldo

-What Are Swifties Listening To? -- "Strangely Beautiful" by Shealeigh

Direct download: Episode_29_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm PDT

Episode 28 - WANEGBT Music Video

-Rick Barker advises artists on utilizing Facebook chat to engage fans

-Listen for Adam's funniest joke yet!!

-Our team goes deep into the We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together music video!!  You won't wanna miss this discussion!! 

-We find clues within the music video helping prove that the song IS about Jake Gyllenhaal

-If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You're A Swifty When

-WWTD if she could be Meredith for a day?

-What Are Swifties Listening To?  -- "Bruises" by Train

-Maya recounts her story of singing a duet with Train on stage at their concert in front of 15,000 people!!!

Direct download: Episode_28_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am PDT

Episode 27 --

-We are back on our normal schedule with a "Small Talk, Work, and The Weather"

-Taylor Talk finds its way into USA Today

-Rick Barker gives songwriters a great exercise to get them writing everyday and always practicing

-Taylor will be performing "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" at the MTV VMA's on Sept. 6

-Find out how to vote for a chance to have Taylor Swift play a FREE concert at your school!!! 

-"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" breaks a ton of records!!! Find out which!!

-If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You're A Swifty When

-WWTD if she could be a regular person for one day? (regular as in not a celebrity)

-What Are Swifties Listening To? - Ed Sheeran

Direct download: Episode_27_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am PDT

Episode 26 - Maya's Tales

-Maya is BACK!!!!

-Rick Barker gives advice to aspiring artists to always be good to your fans, using Taylor's recent Web cast for examples on how to do it

-Our team dives deeper then we did in last week's Special Edition Episode, with a full analysis of Taylor's newest single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" taking a look at who co-wrote it, our favorite lyrics, and the question everyone has been asking: WHO IS IT ABOUT?!?!

-Maya shares with us her tales about being part of the live audience at the Web cast

-WWTD if she came face to face with herself from when she was little?

-What Are Swifties Listening To?? - Kina Grannis

Direct download: Episode_26_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38am PDT

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together SPECIAL EDITION

-Listen in as our hosts take you through a step-by-step analysis of Taylor Swift's live Web cast from August 13 announcing her upcoming fourth album, "Red," including the release of her first single off of "Red" entitled "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

-We provide our expert analysis breaking down each of Taylor's responses to all the fan-submitted questions she received

-Go buy "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" from the iTunes store now!!! 

Direct download: Episode_25_-_SPECIAL_EDITION_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm PDT

Episode 24 -- 

-Meredith Swift watches the Olympics 

-Taylor supports our U.S. Olympians

-Vote for Taylor in the Do Something Awards

-Our hosts discuss Taylor's rumored relationship with Conor Kennedy to remind you it is still just a rumor!

-Belle finally names her cat!!  Find out what!! 

-The female hosts decide to dress Adam as Taylor Swift for Halloween - fun YouTube video of the make over to come with it! 

-WWTD if someone interrupted her wedding like the in "Speak Now?"

-What are Swifties Listening to? - "Too Good To Be True" by Edens Edge

Direct download: Episode_24_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am PDT

Episode 23 - A Place In This World

-Belle announces the release of her new book, "Secrets," dedicated to Taylor Swift

-Rick Barker gives advice to artists on how to maintain a realtionship with their fans in his Music Industry Blueprint "Tip of the Week"

-Vote for Taylor for the Do Something Awards

-Taylor Swift is NOT dating Patrick Schwarzenegger

-Ed Sheeran feels he and Taylor are musically compatible

-Our team breaks down Scott Borchetta's tweet giving us hints about Taylor Swift's 4th album

-We analyze Taylor's song "A Place In This World" off of her first album, and Belle actually agrees with Adam for once!!! 

-WWTD if she found out about Belle dedicating her book to her? 

-What Are Swifties Listening To? - "Postcard from Paris" by The Band Perry

Direct download: Episode_23_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm PDT

Ep. 22 - Small Talk, Work and The Weather

-Our VERY FIRST "Small Talk"

-What's been bugging Adam? -- People saying Taylor's Kennedy award was a biased decision!!

-Rick Barker gives listeners advice on choosing good tags for YouTube videos so people can find them

-Calendar: iHeartRadio Music Festival is coming up!

-Maya has a special message for listeners!! hint: She misses you, but will be back soon!!

-Vote for Taylor in the Do-Something Awards -- One big "Do-er" will be receiving $100,000 towards their charity!!

-Taylor Swift wins HUGE at the Teen Choice Awards

-WWTD if she were a gamemaker in the Hunger Games?

-What Are Swifties Listening To?? -- Erica Morgan (A fellow Swifty!!) 

Direct download: Episode_22_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am PDT

Episode 21 - Our Song

-Taylor Talk gets a Facebook page!! Go "Like" it!! Facebook.com/TaylorTalk13

-We added a new voicemail system for you to call in and let your voice be heard on Taylor Talk!!  You can either dial (240) 31-SWIFT or visit TaylorTalk.org and click "Send Voicemail" on the side of the screen

-Good news, everyone!! Taylor Talk is switching back to a weekly format!!  Join us every week for a ton of Taylor fun!

-Rick Barker (Taylor's former manager) shares a tip on how aspiring artists can best use YouTube to promote themselves.

-The Taylor Talk team analyzes "Our Song"

-Adam has an epiphany regarding the meaning behind "Our Song"

-WWTD if she could no longer write music? 

-What Are Swifties Listening To? -- "All About Us" by He is We

Direct download: Episode_21_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 20 Part 2

  • Who is our exclusive interview with?!?! Listen to find out
  • Quotes from the interview:

"Taylor Swift worked her tail off to get where she is today!!"

"Taylor Swift is BRILLIANT!! Taylor Swift changed the world!"

  • Vote for Taylor in the Teen Choice Awards
  • Both of Us video debuts - get our hosts' reactions
  • Taylor introduces Wonderstruck Enchanted as a continuation of Wonderstruck
  • OUR GUEST MAKES A VERY SPECIAL OFFER EXCLUSIVE TO TAYLOR TALK LISTENERS!!! 
  • FUN FACT: Our guest interview runs on the treadmill listening to Taylor Talk!! 
  • Finally, TaylorTalk.org gets a makeover!!! Tell us what you think!!! 

Episode 20 Part 1

  • Who is our exclusive interview with?!?! Listen to find out
  • Quotes from the interview:

"Taylor Swift worked her tail off to get where she is today!!"

"Taylor Swift is BRILLIANT!! Taylor Swift changed the world!"

  • Vote for Taylor in the Teen Choice Awards
  • Both of Us video debuts - get our hosts' reactions
  • Taylor introduces Wonderstruck Enchanted as a continuation of Wonderstruck
  • OUR GUEST MAKES A VERY SPECIAL OFFER EXCLUSIVE TO TAYLOR TALK LISTENERS!!! 
  • FUN FACT: Our guest interview runs on the treadmill listening to Taylor Talk!! 

Episode 19

-Happy Birthday Maya!!

-Happy Father's Day to Scott Swift!! 

-Help us name Belle's new cat

-Music video for Both of Us will be out the end of June

-Taylor has been co-writing with Mark Foster of Foster the People

-Selena Gomez wants to work with Taylor on her next album

-SONG ANALYSIS: Teardrops On My Guitar

-Belle tells us her stories from CMA Fest and Taylor Swift: Speak Now - Treasures From The World Tour, including BRAND NEW INFORMATION from Scott Borchetta's Q&A session!!!

-WWTD if Austin (her brother) dated one of her best friends? 

-What Are Swifties Listening To? - Ella Mae Bowen

Direct download: Episode_19_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 18 - MINISODE!! 

  • Short Episode with a full length feature to come next week, including a report from Belle on CMA Fest, and the Taylor Swift: Speak Now – Treasures from the World Tour at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • A special message from a listener from China who uses Taylor Talk to help teach themselves English!! HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!
  • Capital Hoedown in Ottowa is no longer taking place
  • There WILL be a music video for “Both of Us”
  • News
  • If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You’re A Swifty When…
Direct download: Episode_18_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 17 

  • The all-girls EXTRAVAGANZA!!! 
  • Happy Birthday song to Liz Huett
  • The latest Taylor Swift News
  • An in-depth discussion about Taylor Swift's fashion (Hair, clothing, shoes, etc)
  • Analysis of "Picture to Burn"
  • Mini Segments (If Swifties Ruled The World, You Know You're A Swifty When, WWTD?, What Are Swifties Listening To?)

Direct download: Episode_17_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 16 

  • Special Mothers Day Edition dedicated to Andrea Swift (Taylor’s awesome Mom!)
  • Happy Birthday, Paul Sidoti
  • Did you know TaylorSwift.com had a section on it called “Taylor Talk” back in 2003? How cool is that?!?! Check it out for yourself!!
  • Taylor is up for TWO Billboard Music Awards and THREE CMT Awards, so go vote!!
  • We do a follow up discussion to our Special Edition Episode on Taylor Swift’s collaboration with B.o.B now that we have more details.
  • You Know You’re A Swifty When/If Swifties Ruled The World..
  • Special guest, Eric Scull, of Mugglenet.com and Mugglecast, the #1 Harry Potter podcast joins us to help answer the question: WWTD if she went to Hogwarts and was in the same year as Harry?
Direct download: Episode_16_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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SPECIAL EDITION - "BOTH OF US"

SPECIAL EDITION - BOTH OF US

The latest song featuring Taylor Swift called "Both Of Us," off of B.o.B's new album "Strange Clouds" has JUST premiered and our team takes you through our initial reactions followed by an in-depth analysis of the song!!

 

Direct download: Taylor-Talk-bob-special-edition.mp3
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Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Episode 15

Episode 15 - Tim McGraw

-Say What?!!? Grant's grandma has a Twitter?!?! 

-Earth day is the perfect day for watching The Lorax

-On the calendar: B.o.B.'s new album featuring Taylor Swift comes out May 1

-News: Billboard Music Awards, Taylor's collaboration with Justin Bieber

-Learn all about "Tim McGraw" - No, not the singer, but Taylor's first single!

-What inspired the song? 

-Who co-wrote it?

-Learn all about the music video for "Tim McGraw"

-WWTD to get back at Justin Bieber for his prank on Punk'd??

Direct download: Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast_-_Episode_15.mp3
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Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Episode 14

Episode 14 - The Weekend of Taylor

  • The Weekend of Taylor – Punk’d, Kids’ Choice Awards, and Academy of Country Music Awards!!
  • Adam, Belle, and Diane share their stories from ACM weekend and meeting Scott Swift
  • “Fun fact: Of the 1,169,254 singles sold to date from the “Hunger Games” album, 1,003,917 are from @TaylorSwift13′s two tracks.” via Brian Mansfield
  • If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You’re A Swifty When
  • Announcements and News
  • WWTD if she found out about #creepythingsadamsays?
Direct download: Episode_14_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Episode 13

Episode 13 - ALL ABOUT YOU

  • ALL ABOUT YOU! – A few of Taylor Talk’s listeners join us on the show for an “Eyes Open” discussion
  • Taylor Talk goes GOLD – Hits 500,000 downloads in 165 countries!!
  • We discuss the 13′s in Taylor’s life
  • If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You’re A Swifty When
  • Announcements and News
  • Find out how our hosts think Taylor would react if her band turned into vampires on stage!!!
Direct download: Episode_13_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Episode 12

Episode 12 - Lorax, Australia and more! 

  • Lorax discussion – including The Lorax App, the controversy surrounding the film, and of course Taylor in her portrayal of Audrey
  • Belle, Maya, and Jencita think Grant would make a great Barbie doll
  • Australia!!! – Hot Chelle Rae is the opening act and hilarious on Twitter; Taylor gets lunch with her brother Austin, who is all grown up!; Papa Swift turns 60, but does NOT look his age!!
  • Belle offers to allow Adam to give her a haircut in Vegas!
  • Belle also admits to knowing how she would kill Adam if they were in The Hunger Games
  • Mini Segments – If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You’re A Swifty When; What Are Swifties Listening To?; WWTD??
  • Announcements, News, Calendar
Direct download: Episode_12_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 11 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Brian Mansfield

  •      Safe and Sound Music Video - Adam FINALLY reads The Hunger Games!!
  •      Taylor Swift and Zac Efron on The Ellen Show - FUNNIEST APPEARANCE YET!!
  •      News & Calendar
  •      If Swifties Ruled The World, You Know You're A Swifty When, WWTD??
  •      What are Swifties listening to?
Direct download: Episode_11_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 10 - GRAMMYS GRAMMYS GRAMMYS

  • GRAMMYS GRAMMYS GRAMMYS!!!!
  • Be automatically entered to WIN a copy of Beautiful Eyes by taking our SURVEY
  • News and Calendar
  • If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You're A Swifty When
  • What are Swifties Listening To?
  • WWTD??
Direct download: Episode_10_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 9

  • Win a FREE copy of Beautiful Eyes
  • Vogue Cover Discussion
  • What Will Be On Taylor's 4th Album? - Speculation
  • If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You're A Swifty When
  • WWTD?
  • News/Calendar
Direct download: Episode_9_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 8 - Declan 

  • Jesse Saperstein - Anti-bullying advocate
  • Declan Whitebloom - Director of "Mean" and "Ours" music videos
  • Announcements, News, Calendar, If Swifties Ruled The World, WWTD? 

SPECIAL EDITION

In honor of the release of Taylor Swift's new song "Safe and Sound" for the Hunger Games soundtrack, Adam, Belle, and special guest host from Hypable.com, Jeremy host a Special Edition of Taylor Talk.


Episode 7 HOLIDAY EPISODE

Special guests from the North Pole: Santa, Chipper, Jingle Bell, and Jelly Bean
Ours behind the scenes webisodes 9-13 discussion
Taylor Swift's Holiday Collection EP
What Taylor wants for Christmas
Calendar, News, "If Swifties Ruled The World," "You know you're a Swifty when..." and WWTD?

Direct download: Episode_7_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 6

  • Ours Behind-The-Scenes Webisode series discussion
  • Introduction of two new mini-segments
  • Calendar
  • News
  • If Swifties Ruled The World
  • WWTD
Direct download: Episode_6_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 5

    • "Ours" Music Video Discussion
    • Taylor's SEVEN Taste of Country award nominations
    • Sony's rumored buyout of Big Machine Records
    • 13 Days of Taylor
    • Taylor's GRAMMY Nominations
    • "If Swifties Ruled The World..."
    • WWTD?
Direct download: Episode_5_-_Taylor_Talk_The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 4 Part 2

  • Our EXCLUSIVE interview with Charlie Worsham!!!! 
  • Charlie tells us ALL about the Speak Now World Tour
  • Charlie reveals his love of legos and Harry Potter
  • MUCH MUCH MORE!!! 

Episode 4 Part 1

  • The Special Speak Now World Tour Edition
  • Speak Now World Tour CD/DVD Review
  • Speak Now World Tour finale at Madison Square Garden Discussion
  • Listener-submitted #SpeakNowTourMemories
  • News, Calendar, WWTD?, "If Swifties Ruled The World..."
Direct download: Episode_4_Pt._1_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 3

  • The shortest episode ever!! 
  • Adam is coming to NEW YORK!! 
  • News
  • Calendar
  • If Swifties Ruled The World
Direct download: Episode_3_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 2

  • CMA Awards,
  • Upcoming Taylor Swift Music Video,
  • Meredith Swift – Taylor’s new kittie,
  • Cover Songs on the Speak Now World Tour,
  • WWTD,
  • “If Swifties Ruled the World…”
Direct download: Episode_2_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Episode 1

Episode 1

  • Meet our hosts
  • Upcoming Taylor Swift Events
  • Taylor Swift News
  • Wonderstruck
  • Tour Updates
  • Mini-segments
Direct download: Episode_1_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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