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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”