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Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, and Prince William are 'Livin on a Prayer'! In this week's episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we give you full coverage of Taylor Swift's appearance at the Winter Whites Gala. We discuss her individual performance as well as her duet with Bon Jovi and Prince William. We also answer a few ask.fm questions and Adam teaches everyone a festive turkey song for the American Thanksgiving holiday. Gobble gobble gobble! :)

Highlights from Episode 102 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor Swift met Prince William (or he met her) at the Winter Whites Gala.

- Bon Jovi invited Prince William and Taylor Swift to sing "Livin on a Prayer" with him

- What would Taylor do if she could record a song with Will?

- Shout out to our friend @TSwiftCAN, who was nice enough to help Adam prepare for this episode.

- That amazing moment when Taylor got to sing "Love Story" for a real prince and princess.

- We answer some listener ask.fm questions from ask.fm/taylortalk13.

- If Taylor was a guest on Taylor Talk, what would we ask her? (I'd die of happiness if this happened)

- Would you rather meet Taylor and become best friends with her, but never get to see her, or be her backup singer and not be great friends with her?

- What would you do if you found out your crush ran a podcast about a celebrity? Let us know!

- Adam makes sure you remember your turkey song for this year's Thanksgiving.


Episode 101 - Taylor Swift is the queen of pop, tell us something we don't know! In Episode 101 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, a panel of two, Adam and Diane, discuss Taylor Swift's extensive interview entitled "Why Taylor Swift Is the Reigning Queen of Pop," published in New York Magazine. The article is incredibly dense and detailed, so we were only able to talk about a handful of things raised in the article such as Taylor's genre, what she sees herself doing in the future, her songwriting, and the upcoming fifth album. If you have any thoughts relating to the article, be sure to send them in and we may include them on a future episode! Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 101 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor Swift took home four American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year!

- The RED Tour is making its first international stop in Auckland, New Zealand this week

- Read about the history of Taylor's lucky number thirteen on taylorswift13.org/taylor-swift-13.

- Main Discussion: "Why Taylor Swift Is the Reigning Queen of Pop" from New York Magazine / Vulture.com.

- "I’ll just go in the studio and write songs for kids. It’s looking like a good pension plan.” - Taylor Swift on the future and aging gracefully.

- We discuss whether or not Taylor alluded to the theme of "The Lucky One" in her interview.

- “I heard from the guy that most of Red is about,” Swift said. “He was like, ‘I just listened to the album, and that was a really bittersweet experience for me. It was like going through a photo album." -- is he talking about "All Too Well"?

- Taylor Swift is going to start working with Max Martin and Shellback on the fifth album; does this mean the album will be heavily pop-centric?

- Fun fact: we have a Facebook! It's a great way to submit to the show! Facebook.com/TaylorTalk13

- If Swifties ruled the world, Taylor's unicorn shirt would say "Lovers Gonna Love."

- You know you're a Swifty when you're screaming so loud at a Taylor concert that people move to get away from you :D

- What are Swifties Listening To? Danielle Bradbery. Her new album came out on November 25th.


Episode 100 - Happy ONE HUNDRED episodes Taylor Talk!! Your hosts -- Adam, Maya, Diane, and Steve -- celebrate by looking back on past episodes and how incredible podcasting has been and will continue to be, all thanks to our lovely listeners! We also answer several interesting ask.fm questions, like what songs we'd write with Taylor Swift if given the chance and debate on how we think Taylor Swift would like to be proposed to... Just wait and hear what the guys have to say about that one! Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 100 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Check out some highlights from our past 99 episodes in the Special Guests section of TaylorTalk.org for interviews with Charlie Worsham, Brian Mansfield, Declan Whitebloom, and more!

- Fun fact: there is enough Taylor Talk content to listen for nearly three days!

- Is it Swifty or Swiftie? Debate!

- What is the song that comes to your mind when you think of Taylor Swift?

- We dream about the songs we'd co-write with Taylor Swift if given the opportunity.

- Let's talk love and romance... how would Taylor Swift like to be proposed to? ;)

- The hosts discuss the paramount and unutterable way Taylor Swift has changed our lives, all for the better of course.


Episode 99 - The official music video for "The Last Time" has been released! Your hosts -- Adam, Maya, Diane and Steve -- analyze the music video and discuss whether or not a tour video was an appropriate choice for this song. We also create our own music videos for "The Last Time" as if we were the director. Let us know what you think of "The Last Time" music video, and we hope you enjoy Episode 99 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 99 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor just won the Billboard Top Package Award for the RED show!

- Be sure to watch the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 28th on ABC at 8/7c

- Main discussion: the official music video for "The Last Time" aka Taylor and Gary Lightbody's live performance of the song

- Steve wishes the X Factor UK performance of "The Last Time" would have been the official music video

- We put our "director's hats" on and plan our own music video for "The Last Time"

- This episode includes the longest argument over a door. Like ever. 

- Maya gives us her own thoughts on which Taylor song she'd make into a music video.

- What would you guys think if we made our own fan-made music video of "All Too Well"?

- November 17th: Adam was nice to someone. Alert the media.

- You know you're a Swifty when you haven't slept for hours and start seeing illusions of Taylor everywhere. That sounds so scary…

- What are Swifties listening to? "Follow Your Arrow" by Kacey Musgraves. 

- Thank you to everyone for voting for us in the Podcast Awards! 

- New mini-segment: stump THE host! A listener sends in a trivia question for Adam :)


Episode 98 - What would you do if you could direct a Taylor Swift music video? Listen up to Episode 98 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast as your hosts -- Adam, Diane, and Steve -- pick their favorite Taylor Swift songs and wear the "director's hat" to plan the videos. We discuss different ways one could film "Enchanted," "All Too Well," and "Holy Ground," just to name a few. Let us know if you come up with any creative music video directing ideas! Happy listening :)

Highlights from Episode 98 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor Swift's appearance on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on December 10th on CBS.

- Which one of Taylor's songs has impacted you the most? 

- Diane shocks Adam and Steve with a very "morbid" take on "Long Live"

- If you could have any Taylor Swift song made into a music video that hasn't been already, which one would you pick?

- We wear the director's hat and plan music videos for "Enchanted," "Holy Ground," "All Too Well," "The Lucky One," and "State of Grace."

- Want to wish Taylor Swift a happy birthday? Visit HappyBirthdayTaylor.com to leave Taylor Swift a birthday message. The deadline is November 20th. 

- Don't forget to vote for Taylor Talk in the Podcast Awards for the People's Choice and Entertainment categories. Voting closes THIS Friday, November 15th at 9pm EST. Thank you everyone for voting!


Episode 97 - The CMAs honored Taylor Swift with the Pinnacle Award, and we use this opportunity to look back and see how far she's come. In Episode 97 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts Adam, Maya, Diane, and Steve analyze Taylor's underdog anthem, "Change," and use that song as a lens to discuss Taylor's growth as an award-winning country music artist. In addition, we remind you to vote for Taylor Swift in all the upcoming award shows (People's Choice, American Music Awards, and Aria Awards). Please also vote for Taylor Talk in the Podcast Awards for the People's Choice and Entertainment categories. Voting closes THIS Friday, November 15th at 9pm EST. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 97 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Things to vote for: Taylor Swift for PCA's Favorite County Artist, AMA's Artist of the Year, and Aria Award's Best International Artist!

- Don't forget to vote for Taylor Talk in the Podcast Awards for the People's Choice and Entertainment categories. Voting closes THIS Friday, November 15th at 9pm EST.

- We discuss Taylor's "Change" from winning the CMA Horizon Award to the Pinnacle Award.

- "It was absolutely the most amazing night of my life, getting to see the emotion of all the people who worked so hard for me." - Taylor Swift's response to winning the CMA Horizon Award in 2007

- Secret message: "You made things change for me." Is that about Scott Borchetta? 

- "Change" is proof Taylor doesn't just write about break ups! Duh.

- Fun Fact: "Change" become part of the 2008 US Olympic Team soundtrack.

- You know you're a Taylor Talk Swifty when Steve's deep manly voice can put you to sleep :P

- Listen to our interview with Clara (@FeministTSwift) on Episode 68.

- Shout out to our friend, Pia Toscano! You can see her Stageit show on December 15th at 5:00 PST.

- What are Swiftie's listening to? "Queen Bee" by Rochelle Diamante

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Episode 96 - CMA Awards Coverage! Your Taylor Talk hosts discuss what an incredible night it was for Taylor Swift; Not only did she take home four CMAs, but one of them was the highly coveted Pinnacle Award (*cough*pinneapple award*cough*)! We revel in what an amazing achievement this was for Taylor as well as analyze her special performance of "Red," featuring Vince Gill & Alison Krauss. Let us know what you thought of the CMAs and enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 96 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor won four awards tonight: Musical Event of the Year & Video of the Year for "Highway Don't Care," the International Artist Achievement Award, and the coveted Pinnacle Award.

- Check out Episode 62 for our interview with Shane Drake, the video director for "Highway Don't Care"

- What did y'all think of Taylor's CMA performance of "Red"?

- Be sure to purchase the 2013 CMA Awards version of "Red" on iTunes now!

- Diane got very emotional when Taylor was presented with her Pinnacle Award! Raise your hand if you cried too.

- The Pinnacle Award proves how incredibly influential Taylor Swift is, not only in the country music scene, but in music itself.

- "And most of all the fans, who filled stadiums… thank you thank you I love you made me feel so special right now." -From Taylor Swift's Pinnacle Award acceptance speech

- Fun Fact: The only other artist to be honored with the Pinnacle Award was Garth Brooks in 2005. 

- We challenge you to make a Taylor Swift meme holding the "pineapple award" before Steve does!!

- Reminder: please vote for us daily in the 9th annual Podcast Awards! We are nominated for People's Choice & Entertainment. Thank you so much for voting!


We go LIVE to celebrate Taylor Talk's second birthday! The full cast of Taylor Talk -- Adam, Maya, Diane, and Steve -- met up on Youtube to discuss fifth album speculation, Taylor news, and take questions from listeners on the air. Episode 95 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast was recorded live on YouTube for your viewing pleasure, but if you missed the show, you can watch the video below or listen to the episode via iTunes. Enjoy!

Highlights from Episode 95 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Maya is back to join us for our very first live episode ever!

- Adam plays around with sound effects & video effects… spoiler: his favorite live "costume" is Meredith

- "I Knew You Were Trouble" is YouTube’s Phenomenon of the Year! Congratulations Taylor!

- Keep voting for Taylor for the AMAs at ama.votenow.tv! 

- Main Discussion: Fifth album speculation- Which direction could Taylor go musically?

- We drew much of our inspiration for this discussion from “The 5 Directions Taylor Could Go On Her Next Album” from radio.com.

- You know you're a Swifty when you listen to Taylor Talk LIVE in your school bathroom.  

- If you watch the LIVE video, beware of the giant Panda bear. 

- The cool thing about attending a live episode is you get to submit your own mini-segments live!

- What Are Swifties Listening To? "Won't Go Home Without You" by Maroon 5

- Taylor Talk is officially nominated for the Podcast Awards in the categories of Entertainment and People's Choice!! Please VOTE everyday at podcastawards.com. If you take a screen shot of your vote, we'll give you a shout out on the show!

- We announce the winner of the “Taylor Swift Through The Years” Contest. Congratulations!


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