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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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