Mon, 30 December 2013
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.
Direct download: 111_Episode_111_-_13_Taylor_Moments_of_2013_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Wed, 25 December 2013
Christmases When You Were Mine - Sounds of The Season - Episode 110 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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.
Direct download: 110_Episode_110_-_Christmases_When_You_Were_Mine_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49am PST
Sun, 22 December 2013
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!
Direct download: 109_Episode_109_-_Quiz_Up_Jeopardy_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm PST
Wed, 18 December 2013
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."
Direct download: 108_Episode_108_-_If_Taylor_Swift_Were_Not_A_Singer_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm PST
Sun, 15 December 2013
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
Direct download: 107_Episode_107_-_Never_Grow_Up_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm PST
Thu, 12 December 2013
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!!
Direct download: 106_Episode_106_-_Victorias_Secret_Fashion_Show_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17am PST
Sun, 8 December 2013
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!
Direct download: 105_Episode_105_-_Back_To_December_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm PST
Tue, 3 December 2013
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
Direct download: 104_Episode_104_-_TAYLOR_TALK_LIVE_-_Exclusive_Unveiling_-_13_Days_of_Taylor_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm PST
Mon, 2 December 2013
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.
Direct download: 103_Episode_103_-_Haunted_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24am PST
Thu, 28 November 2013
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.
Direct download: 102_Episode_102_-_Livin_On_A_Prayer_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42am PST
Mon, 25 November 2013
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.
Direct download: 101_Episode_101_-_Taylor_Swift__The_Reigning_Queen_of_Pop_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27am PST
Wed, 20 November 2013
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.
Direct download: 100_Episode_100_-_Writing_With_Taylor_Swift_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm PST
Sun, 17 November 2013
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 :)
Direct download: 99_Episode_99_-_The_Last_Time_Music_Video_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm PST
Wed, 13 November 2013
UNEDITED - What If "Enchanted" Were A Music Video? - Episode 98 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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!
Direct download: 98_Episode_98_-_UNEDITED_-_Taylor_Swift_Music_Videos_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35pm PST
Sun, 10 November 2013
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
Direct download: 97_Episode_97_-_Change_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm PST
Wed, 6 November 2013
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!
Direct download: 96_Episode_96_-_SPECIAL_EDITION_-_CMA_Awards_Coverage_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm PST
Sun, 3 November 2013
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!
Direct download: 95_Episode_95_-_Taylor_Talk_LIVE_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm PST
Wed, 30 October 2013
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!
Direct download: 94_Episode_94_-_UNEDITED_-_ACAs_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56pm PST
Mon, 28 October 2013
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.
Direct download: 93_Episode_93_-_Best_Announcement_EVER_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PST
Wed, 23 October 2013
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!
Direct download: 92_Episode_92_-_Sweeter_Than_Fiction_Part_2_-_Listener_Responses_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm PST
Sun, 20 October 2013
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.
Direct download: 91_Episode_91_-_Sweeter_Than_Fiction_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm PST
Wed, 16 October 2013
UNEDITED - If You Could Live In A Taylor Swift Song - Episode 90 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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.
Direct download: 90_Episode_90_-_UNEDITED_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm PST
Mon, 14 October 2013
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 :)
Direct download: Episode_89_-_Catching_Up_With_Taylor_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PST
Wed, 9 October 2013
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 :)
Direct download: Episode_88_-_UNEDITED_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm PST
Sun, 6 October 2013
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
Direct download: Episode_87_-_RED_Tour_Analysis_Part_2_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm PST
Wed, 2 October 2013
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!
Direct download: Episode_86_-_UNEDITED_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48pm PST
Sun, 29 September 2013
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.
Direct download: Episode_85_-_RED_Tour_Analysis_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm PST
Wed, 25 September 2013
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!
Direct download: Episode_84_-_UNEDITED_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm PST
Sun, 22 September 2013
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.
Direct download: Episode_83_-_RED_Tour_Nashville_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm PST
Wed, 18 September 2013
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 ;)
Direct download: Episode_82_-_UNEDITED_-_Steves_Guide_To_Nashville_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm PST
Sun, 15 September 2013
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Liv Spencer - Taylor Swift Biographer - Episode 81 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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."
Direct download: EXCLUSIVE_INTERVIEW_-_Live_Spencer_-_A_Taylor_Swift_Biographer_-_Episode_81_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:03pm PST
Wed, 11 September 2013
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)
Direct download: Episode_80_-_Huh__A_Thursday_Release__-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm PST
Sun, 8 September 2013
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
Direct download: Episode_79_-_RED_Platinum__I_Guess_Well_Find_Out_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm PST
Mon, 2 September 2013
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
Direct download: Episode_78_-_Tied_Together_With_A_Smile_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22am PST
Mon, 26 August 2013
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
- Main Discussion of Episode 77 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast: “Sparks Fly” song analysis
- Steve teaches the youngins about 8 tracks.
Direct download: Episode_77_-_Sparks_Fly_-_Taylor_Talk_-_The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am PST
Mon, 19 August 2013
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
Direct download: Episode_76_-_I_Almost_Do_-_Taylor_Talk-_The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36am PST
Sun, 11 August 2013
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...?
Direct download: Episode_75_-_Will_We_Ever_Outgrow_Taylor__-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56pm PST
Mon, 5 August 2013
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.
Direct download: Episode_74_-_Sad_Beautiful_Tragic_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35am PST
Sun, 28 July 2013
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.
Direct download: Episode_73_-_REMIX_-_Everything_Has_Changed_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm PST
Mon, 22 July 2013
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!
Direct download: Episode_72_-_Why_Should_I_Vote_For_Taylor__-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25am PST
Mon, 15 July 2013
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
Direct download: Episode_71_-_ROUND_2__Taylor_Swift_Jeopardy_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16am PST
Mon, 8 July 2013
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 PST
Mon, 1 July 2013
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 PST
Sun, 23 June 2013
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?"
Direct download: EXCLUSIVE_INTERVIEW_-_Feminist_Taylor_Swift_Clara_Beyer_-_Episode_68_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm PST
Mon, 17 June 2013
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 PST
Mon, 10 June 2013
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?
Direct download: Episode_66_-_Everthing_Has_Changed_Music_Video_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45am PST
Mon, 3 June 2013
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 PST
Mon, 27 May 2013
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?
Direct download: Episode_64_-_Everything_Has_Changed_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PST
Mon, 20 May 2013
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?
Direct download: Episode_63_-_Billboard_Music_Awards_2013_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59am PST
Mon, 13 May 2013
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!
Direct download: EXCLUSIVE_INTERVIEW_-_Shane_Drake_-_Director_of__Highway_Dont_Care_Music_Video.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am PST
Mon, 6 May 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct download: Episode_61_-_Does_Taylor_Swifts_Music_Empower_Women_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34am PST
Mon, 29 April 2013
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 :)
Direct download: Episode_60_-_Is_Taylor_Country_or_Pop__-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53am PST
Mon, 22 April 2013
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 PST
Mon, 15 April 2013
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 PST
Mon, 8 April 2013
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 PST
Sun, 31 March 2013
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 PST
Wed, 27 March 2013
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 PST
Mon, 11 March 2013
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?"
- 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 PST
Tue, 5 March 2013
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 PST
Mon, 25 February 2013
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"
- 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 PST
Mon, 18 February 2013
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 PST
Mon, 11 February 2013
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 PST
Mon, 4 February 2013
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 PST
Wed, 30 January 2013
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 PST
Wed, 23 January 2013
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 PST
Wed, 16 January 2013
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 PST
Wed, 9 January 2013
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 PST