Sun, 28 December 2014
Episode 166 - This just in: magazines are calling 2014 “The Year of the Swift,” but we already knew that. In Episode 166 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, our year in review episode, your hosts delve into what they believe were Taylor Swift’s top 13 moments of 2014. From finishing up the international RED Tour to selling more 1989 albums than anyone predicted, Taylor Swift has dominated the music scene in 2014. We discuss a bunch of Taylor’s biggest accomplishments this year, but let us know what your favorite was! We’d love to hear from you. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 166 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
– Searching for a sound she hadn’t heard before, Taylor said “Welcome to New York” when she changed to pop music.
– Global superstar she may be, but Taylor Swift still makes time for her fans on Instagram, Tumblr, and even by sending them Christmas presents!
– Taylor came out as a feminist! Yeaaauh!
– That awkward moment when the media still thinks Taylor Swift only writes about boys.
– Remember that time Taylor topped the Canadian iTunes charts with 8 seconds of white noise?
– What was your favorite moment of 2014?
– Bigger than the Beatles? Tay’s on her way!
– Diane has about a month to get her GRAMMY announcer voice down.
– If Swifties ruled the world, it would be amazing, but also frightening!
– What do you predict Taylor Swift will do in 2015?
Direct download: 166_Episode_166_-_13_Moments_of_2014_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm PDT
Sun, 21 December 2014
A Swiftmas Carol - Episode 165 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to King by Lauren Aquilina
Episode 165 - Merry Swiftmas everyone! In Episode 165 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts give you their version of A Swiftmas Carol, the story of an evil music executive who doesn’t support Taylor Swift. Your hosts, helped by the Ghosts of Swiftmas Past, Present, and Future convince Scrooge to become a Swifty. Join us for some holiday laughs and a few surprises along the way. Here at Taylor Talk, we wish you a happy holiday season, however you choose to spend it. Enjoy the episode!
Direct download: 165_Episode_165_-_A_Swiftmas_Carol_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56pm PDT
Sun, 14 December 2014
Victoria's Secret, Jingle Ball, Billboard Woman of the Year - Episode 164 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Bones by Alex G
Episode 164 - HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY TAYLOR SWIFT! This week has been another crazy week of Taylor Swift news, from fashion shows to jingle balls to 25th birthday extravaganza! In Episode 164 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss all the Victoria’s Secret Fashion, Z100’s Jingle Ball in NYC, and Billboard’s Woman of the Year luncheon. What was your favorite event this week? Let us know, and enjoy the show!
Direct download: 164_Episode_164_-_Victorias_Secret_Jingle_Ball_and_Billboard_Woman_of_the_Year_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm PDT
Sun, 7 December 2014
What's Going On, Taylor Swift? - Episode 163 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast ---- Swifties are also listening to The Hanging Tree by James Newton Howard & Jennifer Lawrence
Episode 163 -- Who else has won Billboard Woman of the Year TWICE? No one, just Tay. In Episode 163 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss all the latest goings-on in Taylor’s life, from the Jingle Ball in Los Angeles and London, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, her Grammy nominations, and Taylor’s Woman of the Year interview with Billboard. What do you think of Taylor’s recent accomplishments? They keep racking up! Enjoy the episode!
Direct download: 163_Episode_163_-_What_has_Taylor_Swift_Been_Up_To__-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm PDT
Mon, 1 December 2014
Clean - Episode 162 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties Are Also Listening To Imogen Heap
Episode 162 -- Just because you’re clean don’t mean you can miss Taylor Talk! In Episode 62 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss what Taylor Swift calls the most important song off her 1989 album, “Clean.” For Taylor, the song is about moving on passed a bad relationship, but you could also apply it to getting over any sort of tough situation. What do you think of the incredible imagery in “Clean”? We welcome your thoughts. Happy listening!
Direct download: 162_Episode_162_-_Clean_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am PDT
Mon, 24 November 2014
Episode 161 - Don’t say I didn’t warn you… but Taylor Swift slayed at the 2014 American Music Awards! In Episode 161 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor Swift’s performance of “Blank Space” at the 2014 American Music Awards. She wowed us all with pyrotechnics, acrobats, powerful vocals, and some serious crazy eyes. That night, she was also honored as the first recipient of the Dick Clark Award for Excellence. We hope you enjoyed the episode. Feel free to share your thoughts with us! Happy listening!
Direct download: 161_Episode_161_-_Blank_Space_LIVE_At_The_AMAs_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07am PDT
Sun, 16 November 2014
I could show you incredible things… like this episode of Taylor Talk! In Episode 160 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor’s most over the top outrageously grand music video yet, the music video for “Blank Space.” We also rave over the “Blank Space” Experience and how its unlike anything anyone has ever created before. What are your thoughts on the music video and the “Blank Space” Experience app? Feel free to share your thoughts. Enjoy the episode!
Direct download: 160_Episode_160_-_Blank_Space_Music_Video_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm PDT
Sun, 9 November 2014
Blank Space - Episode 159 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to Cali Rodi
Episode 159 - In Episode 159 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor Swift’s newest single “Blank Space,” a song that originally started out as a joke to mock the fictionalized character the media created from Taylor Swift’s alleged “serial dating habits.” It’s a catchy, well-written song, and join us as we analyze the lyrics line by line. There’s no doubt that “Blank Space” will become an instant hit. Happy listening!
Direct download: 159_Episode_159_-_Blank_Space_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm PDT
Sun, 2 November 2014
In Episode 158 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we celebrated by hosting a LIVE episode on Google Hangout to discuss our first impressions of 1989 (how nice of Taylor to give us a new album for our anniversary! lol). You can listen to the audio or watch the recorded video of our live episode on YouTube. We hope you enjoy the episode, and we hope you enjoy 1989! Please keep sharing your thoughts on the album as well as your thoughts on “Blank Space,” Taylor’s newest single off 1989. We’ll discuss “Blank Space” in depth next week, so stay tuned for that! Happy listening!
– 1989 is FINALLY out!! What do y’all think of the new album?
– Fun fact: the secret messages in the lyrics tell a story. Sounds like a concept album to us!
– We try to stump you with 1989 trivia. The prize? A Taylor Talk t-shirt!
– I said remember this moment… when #TaylorTalkLIVE was trending in India and the United States!!!!
– What were your initial thoughts on each song off 1989? Which one is your favorite?
– We theorize as to why some songs were included as bonus tracks instead of on the main album.
– Next week we’re discussing “Blank Space.” Send us your thoughts and we’ll share em on the show!
Direct download: 158_Episode_158_-_1989_-_Taylor_Talk_LIVE_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm PDT
Tue, 28 October 2014
Episode 157 - Listen up to Episode 157 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast as we discuss Taylor Swift’s iHeartRadio rooftop live stream in New York City. All the hosts were in attendance, so we offer a unique perspective as to what it was like to watch the performance live. We discuss why we think Taylor sang the songs she did and we also predict her first week album sales. And I know, we didn’t really talk about 1989 this episode, but don’t fret, we will talk all about it on our LIVE EPISODE this Saturday, November 1st, at 3pm PST. Let us know what you think of 1989 and we’ll share it on the live episode! Happy listening!
– How cool was it to see Taylor Swift perform “Welcome to New York” on a rooftop in New York City?
– This was the first “secret session” where Taylor performed any of her songs off 1989.
– Do you think “Style” and “Blank Space” will be Taylor’s next singles?
– By far the coolest part of the live stream: the Empire State Building lighting up to the beat of the songs!
– Let us know what you think of 1989 and we’ll share it on our live episode on Saturday! You can watch the live episode at youtube.com/taylortalk13.
Direct download: 157_Episode_157_-_Ultimate_Secret_Session_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18am PDT
Mon, 20 October 2014
Welcome To New York - Episode 156 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to Empire State of Mind by Jay Z
Welcome to Taylor Talk, we’ve been waiting for you! In Episode 156 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor Swift’s new song about freedom, new beginnings, and New York City! What did you think of the song? We imagine that it’s going to be the perfect anthem for the release week of 1989. Let us know what you think of the episode. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 156 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Welcome to New York”
– One listener describes this song as being “straight out of a John Hughes 80’s movie.”
– “I dreamt about moving to New York, I obsessed about moving to New York, and then I did it.” – Taylor Swift
– How will Taylor’s 1980s-esque songs mix with her previous catalog of songs for tour?
– Taylor describes New York as a place that can overwhelm some people, but not her.
– We tackle the gay rights line — do you think it was too subtle or did it fit perfectly?
– Steve thinks Taylor was inspired by the “Welcome to New York” sign at LaGuardia Airport, while Adam thinks the song could be about the sign itself….
– How do you imagine the music video for this song? Do you think she’ll release it as a single?
Direct download: 156_Episode_156_-_Welcome_To_New_York_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm PDT
Mon, 13 October 2014
Out Of The Woods - Episode 155 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to Strange Desire by Bleachers
This episode is one day late from our normal schedule… are we Out of the Woods yet? I hope y’all forgive us, because this song is AMAZING! In Episode 155 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, the hosts marvel at the masterpiece that is “Out of the Woods,” a song off Taylor’s upcoming album, 1989, co-written by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff. Taylor said this song is about the “fragility” of a relationship and tried to make the music match the frantic feeling of wondering if the relationship will end tomorrow or continue on. You know the hosts loved the song, but what did you think? Feel free to share your thoughts. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 155 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Out of the Woods” by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff
– Jack Antonoff, co-writer, calls this song “one of the most important things I’ve ever been a part of.”
– What were your initial reactions when you heard the song? Diane’s was one word: WHOA
– We predict that Taylor Swift will single handedly revive the Polaroid brand.
– Is the chorus too repetitive? No. This is repetition with a purpose.
– We admire Taylor and Jack’s mastery of the English language. “Built to fall apart” is amaaaazing.
– What’s your favorite song lyric? Can you pick just one?
– We compare “Out of the Woods” to some of Taylor’s other songs. All Too Well 2.0 anyone? Maybe... Maybe not.
– If Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift can create a song like this when they’re so young, imagine what else they have in store for us down the road.
Direct download: 155_Episode_155_-_Out_Of_The_Woods_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm PDT
Sun, 5 October 2014
Taylor Swift through Fearless - Episode 154 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Budapest by George Ezra
In this moment now, capture it, remember it… With the upcoming release of the 1989 album, we’ve decided to take you right back to the beginning. In Episode 154 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we reminisce on the first two Taylor Swift eras, Taylor Swift andFearless. What were your favorite moments from these eras? We hope you enjoy this episode and grab some tissues if you’re feeling nostalgic. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 154 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Direct download: 154_Episode_154_-_Taylor_Swift_Through_Fearless_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm PDT
Sun, 28 September 2014
I'd Lie - Episode 153 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to Little Black Dress by Sara Bareilles
Episode 153 - We’d be lying if we said we didn’t wish Taylor had put “I’d Lie” on an album! In Episode 153 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss a song from Taylor’s early days, “I’d Lie.” Taylor wrote this song of unrequited love for a high school talent show and never included it on an album. Although it’s technically unreleased, Taylor did perform it at a Billboard event, so it’s fair game for discussion! Please let us know what you think of “I’d Lie.” Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 153 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “I’d Lie” Song Analysis
– “I’d Lie” was never on any of Taylor’s albums, but she did perform it at Billboard, so we can talk about it!
– Fun fact: Just like “Our Song,” Taylor Swift performed “I’d Lie” at her high school talent show
– Why do you think Taylor didn’t include “I’d Lie” on any of her albums?
– Raise your hand if this song was you at sixteen years old.
– How do you envision a music video for “I’d Lie”? Steve has a great idea.
– Mark your calendars! Scholastic’s “Reading Opens a World of Possible” with Taylor Swift live stream takes place on October 29th
– Diet Coke & Regal Cinemas VIP Concert Experience Sweepstakes — enter the contest to win a chance to meet Taylor!
– Starting on October 1st at Subway, be sure to purchase a soda to enter for a chance to meet Taylor! (I’m so excited that there are so many chances to meet Taylor in the 1989 era!!)
– We can’t wait until mid-October when Diet Coke releases a preview of a song off Taylor’s 1989 album!
– @TSwiftFragrance is hinting a new Taylor Swift fragrance… what do you all think?
– You know you’re a Swifty when, even if you became a fan during the RED era, you still love all her old music!
– Swifties are listening to “Little Black Dress” by Sara Bareilles.
– What would Taylor do if someone called her Becky?
Don't forget to buy your "no its becky" shirts at http://www.teespring.com/beckytshirt
Direct download: 153_Episode_153_-_Id_Lie_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm PDT
Sun, 21 September 2014
iHeart Taylor - Episode 152 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Bleachers (Jack Antonoff's band)
Episode 152 - Since we heart Taylor Swift, we’re talking about iHeartRadio! In Episode 152 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor’s incredible 2014 iHeartRadio performance! She performed her top pop songs, including “Shake It Off” and a special remix of “Love Story.” What did y’all think of the show? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 152 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor Swift’s iHeartRadio Performance
– Taylor opened the iHeartRadio weekend with a hilarious secret agent-esque video
– What did you think of Taylor incorporating horn instruments in her band?
– I’m in love love love with Taylor’s revamp version of “Love Story.”
– We wonder if her iHeartRadio performance will be representative of the 1989 tour.
– Vote for Taylor Swift for Best Female and Best Look at the MTV EMAs at tv.mtvema.com
– Rolling Stone released yet another article: “Taylor Swift Reveals Five Things to Expect on ‘1989’”.
– Australian Swifties, good news, Taylor will perform on the finale of X Factor Australia!
– Yow know you’re a Swifty when you dream about seeing the track list for 1989!
– In preparation for 1989, Swifties are listening to Jack Antonoff’s band, The Bleachers.
Direct download: 152_Episode_152_-_iHeart_Taylor_-__Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm PDT
Sun, 14 September 2014
More 1989 Tracks + Taylor Curses?? What?? - Episode 151 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Boys by Sky Ferreira
Episode 151 - REAL TALK, Swifties. In Episode 151 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Rolling Stone’s follow-up to Taylor’s cover story, “22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Taylor Swift.” Not only does this article give us some insight on Taylor’s personality and beliefs, it also gives us two (3?) new song titles! Your hosts — Adam, Diane, and Sami — note our favorite parts of the article and theorize about what Taylor’s new songs could be about. What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts. Enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode 151 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Rolling Stone’s “22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Taylor Swift”
- We’re so happy that Rolling Stone decided to release this over-flow material, because it’s so fun!
- Alert: Both Diane and Taylor Swift cry while drinking wine.
- We debate whether or not Taylor Swift will ever have an explicit album (no, no, no)
- Only Taylor Swift would have a greeting card writing room!
- The similarities between Taylor Swift and her grandmother are uncanny.
- Adam admits he’s taken a sneaky photo of a celebrity before. And he got caught. Oops.
- Taylor Swift admits that she’s never been in love. Like never ever. (it will never get old)
- You can grow up, but it’s never okay to get old.
- Taylor’s album is a “pop poetic party” — the writing is still going to be good, guys!
- What are your opinions on “Wildest Dreams”, “You are Love”, and “I Know Places (?)”
- “Shake It Off” went platinum this week by selling over 1.2 million copies! Yeauuh.
- You know you’re a Swifty when you wear a Taylor Swift shirt for your school pictures.
- Taylor Talk Word of the Day: frolic, to play and move about happily
- Taylor Swift is listening to “Boys” by Sky Ferreira (note: Taylor, please keep recommending music on twitter. We like it.)
Direct download: 151_Episode_151_-_When_Taylor_Swift_Drinks_Wine_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm PDT
Mon, 8 September 2014
WHAT Are Taylor's Newly Revealed Tracks From 1989 About? - SPECIAL EDITION - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - THE Swifty is listening to: Backseat Freestyle by Kendrick Lamar
SPECIAL EDITION - Taylor Swift reveals new song titles from 1989 in Rolling Stone, so we do a special edition episode of Taylor Talk! Listen as Adam, Diane, Sami, and guest host Eric (@spielerman) delve into Rolling Stone’s interview with Taylor Swift, “The Reinvention of Taylor Swift.” This article contains a wealth of information, so it was difficult to talk about everything, but we did touch on Taylor’s dating life (or lack thereof), her tight security, her decision to go pop, and most importantly… THE NEW SONG TITLES FROM 1989!! As we theorize about what each song could be about, feel free to share your opinions with us. We’ll find out on October 27th who was right Enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode Scones of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor Swift's in Rolling Stone
- Although this article mentions how tight Taylor Swift's security team needs to be to keep her safe, the article is about how much Taylor Swift is loving life.
- Eric wonders if Taylor got her country pop/metaphor from a... fortune cookie?
- Taylor claims that her 1989 album is not "boy-centric," and yet nearly all of the track titles she released are about boys!
- Finish the sentence: "I Wish You Would"... what?
- It seems like at least three songs on the album could be about Harry Styles (*braces self from angry Directioners)
- Who needs an NDA when you have Taylor Swift hypnotizing you not to talk?
- Which pop super star does Taylor Swift have "Bad Blood" with? We address the likelihood of each option suggested by Billboard.
- Fun Fact: Taylor Swift listens to Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle" when she's being swarmed by paparazzi.
Direct download: SPECIAL_EDITION_-_The_First_Tracks_Off_1989_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm PDT
Sun, 7 September 2014
Better Than Revenge - Episode 150 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Work Day by Hozier
Episode 150 - We’re better known for the things that we do on…. the podcast! In Episode 150 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss one of Taylor Swift’s most in-your-face songs, “Better Than Revenge.” Taylor wrote this at an age when she still believed that a girl could steal her boyfriend, but in light of her recent feminist admission, she’s changed her tune. What do you guys think of “Better Than Revenge”? Did your thoughts change after you listened to our feminist discussion on Episode 149? Feel free to share your thoughts. Enjoy the episode!
Highlights from Episode 150 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Better Than Revenge” Song Analysis
- This song is probably inspired by a boy who broke up with Taylor in a 27 second phone call. Maybe.
- That awkward moment when The Jonas Brothers write a mean song about Taylor and she comes back with a “much better” song.
- We debate who exactly Taylor is trying to get revenge on: Camilla or Joe?
- Steve gives us a poetic rendition of “Much Better” by the Jonas Brothers. Snap if you appreciate it.
- Diane filmed a short music video for Better Than Revenge back in the day
- Do you think Taylor Swift regrets writing this song?
- Taylor performed “Shake It Off” at the German Radio Awards. Which performance did you like better: VMAs or the GRA?
- Taylor Swift was nominated for CMA Female Vocalist of the year! Did they forget Taylor’s pop now?
- You know you’re a Swifty when you started drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes because Taylor drinks them!
- Swifties (and Taylor Swift) are listening to “Work Song” by Hozier.
Direct download: 150_Episode_150_-_Better_Than_Revenge_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33pm PDT
Mon, 1 September 2014
The Feminist In Taylor - Episode 149 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties Are Also Listening To Amnesia by 5 Seconds of Summer
Episode 149 - Taylor Swift has come out of the closet… as a feminist! In Episode 149 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor’s recent admission that she’s been a feminist all along; she just didn’t know it. Our good friend, Kate, @hipstertswift, a passionate feminist, joins us to discuss what feminism is and what it means for Taylor Swift. We hope you enjoy the show. Feel free to share your thoughts! Happy listening :-)
Highlights from Episode 149 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor Swift Says She IS A Feminist!
- Our good friend, Kate (@hipstertswift), joins us as our ‘feminist correspondent’ to discuss Taylor’s new-found understanding of feminism.
- Taylor embodies the idea that you can also be a feminist while being feminine.
- Fun fact: Having a boyfriend has nothing to do with whether or not you are a feminist!
- We talk about the hidden feminist messages Taylor has had in her lyrics all along.
- Does anyone ever tell Ed Sheeran that he has a lot of feelings? No. But people attack Taylor for the same reason.
- Read more of Taylor’s views on feminism, life, and much more in The Guardian.
- Want to hear us talk even more about Taylor Swift and feminism? Listen to our interview with @FeministTSwift from June 2013.
- “Shake It Off” just made Taylor’s 60th appearance the Billboard Top 100!!
- Taylor is set to be a mentor this season for NBC’s “The Voice.” Tune in starting September 22nd!
- You know you’re a Swifty when you memorized “Shake It Off” in an hour!
- Swifties are listening to “Amnesia” by 5 Seconds of Summer
Direct download: 149_Episode_149_-_Taylor_IS_a_Feminist_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03am PDT
Mon, 25 August 2014
Episode 148 - Hey, hey, hey, we just can’t shake off “Shake It Off”! In Episode 148 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, special guest, Ashley, takes us all behind the scenes of the "Shake It Off" music video -- A place where no Swifty has gone before!! The team also takes a look at Taylor's first ever LIVE PERFORMANCE of "Shake It Off" from the MTV Video Music Awards!!
Highlights from Episode 148 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Behind The Scenes of the "Shake It Off" Music video AND Taylor Swift’s VMA Performance of “Shake It Off”
- We interview Ashley, a fan, who got to be an extra in the “Shake It Off” music video!
- How did Ashley get chosen? What was the audition process? How did Taylor do as a director??
- Enter now, Taylor Swift, the sensational pop superstar!!
- What did you think of Taylor Swift’s modern flapper costume? What about her rompin’ around in a romper on the Red Carpet?
- Sami thinks Taylor’s “almost” jump off the 1989 sign was to remind people she’s still awkward; She’s still our Tay.
- Do you think this performance will inspire Taylor’s tour performance of “Shake It Off”?
- Who watched Taylor’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?!
- Taylor told Good Morning America that in order to beat the haters, “you have to have more fun than them.”
- You know you’re a Swifty when it saddens you to hear the end of a Taylor Talk Episode because you need to wait another week for the next one… exceptnowtheepisodeissoversorry…
Direct download: 148_Episode_148_-_Music_Video_Shake_It_Off_-_Behind_The_Scenes_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09am PDT
Mon, 18 August 2014
Episode 147 -- SHAKE IT OFF - Taylor’s using album five to take us back to 1989! On August 18th, Taylor held a Yahoo LiveStream event to announce a new single, “Shake It Off,” her new album “1989″ (available 10/27!), and a new music video!! Taylor’s live stream was a massive unload of a bunch of new, exciting information, and your hosts are SO excited to unpack it all! We give our initial thoughts about the theme of 1989, how we love that “Shake It Off” is a complete dance party, and we marvel at the music video. Feel free to share your thoughts about the direction Taylor’s taking her new music. Enjoy the show!Highlights from Episode 147 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – New Single “Shake It Off” And New Album 1989
- We should have know the polaroid pictures were a clue!
- Taylor was inspired by the late 1980s for her new album, a time period only Steve remembers.
- Debate: “fake” vs. “bake.” What’s the verdict?
- The hosts conclude that “Shake It Off” is hella good.
- Swift fact: Taylor believes you can tell a lot about a person by how willing they are to dance. She even asked fans to dance with her in the “Shake It Off” music video!
- I don’t know about you, but the “Shake It Off” music video gave us SO many costume ideas for the 1989 Tour!!
Direct download: 147_Episode_147_-_Shake_It_Off_-_1989_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm PDT
Sun, 10 August 2014
THE 5TH ALBUM IS COMING! - Episode 146 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to: If You Ask Me To by MacKenzie Porter
Episode 146 - Say goodbye to the Red Era… album five is coming! In Episode 146 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts — Adam, Diane, and Sami — discuss the three clues Taylor released on Twitter and Instagram that possibly relate to her upcoming album. What’s the relationship between an elevator, Olivia, a polaroid camera, and yahoo.com? Listen up to hear our theories and be sure to share your own. Enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode 146 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – Fifth Album Clues
- Yahoo may have spilled the beans, even though Scott Borchetta says nothing has been confirmed.
- Is there any significance to certain things being cut out of the Instagram pictures?
- We wonder if these clues also hint to the subject of the new single, not just the album announcement.
- That awkward moment when the album five announcement is actually Taylor announcing her retirement… (just kidding)
- Only the Taylor Talk hosts would have an entire discussion about capitalization
- A preview of Taylor in the The Giver has been released! What did you think?
- Be sure to check out Taylor Swift on the Tonight Show and Late Night this week!
- Raise your hand if you want a review of The Giver mini-episode this weekend! (I hope Steve & Maya are okay with this idea)
- You know you’re a Taylor Talker when you listen to Taylor Talk on the elliptical at your gym, and the lady working there has to ask you to get off the machine because you’ve been on for two hours and didn’t realize it!!
- Swifties are listening to “If You Ask Me To” - MacKenzie Porter
Direct download: 146_Episode_146_-_5th_Album_Is_Coming_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm PDT
Sun, 3 August 2014
Jump Then Fall - Episode 145 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties Are Listening to "Chasing The Sun" by Hilary Duff
Episode 145 - Prepare to jump then fall into this episode of Taylor Talk! In Episode 145 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss one of Taylor’s cutest, feel-good songs: “Jump Then Fall!” Although it’s a relatively straight forward song, we still dig deep into the song’s complexities and Taylor’s writing style. We hope you enjoy the episode. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 145 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – “Jump Then Fall” Song Analysis
- You may think the theme of this song is simple, but we still manage to debate as to what it’s about!
- Taylor describes this song as “happy, bouncy, and lovey.” But mostly bouncy.
- We compare the sound of “Jump Then Fall” to “Stay Stay Stay.”
- Fun fact: did you know this song peaked at number 1 on iTunes the week it was released?
- If Taylor wrote this song from personal experience, how do you think it feels for her to release a song about a crush/relationship that ended?
- Sign our petition to get Taylor to play “Jump Then Fall” on the album five tour!
- We predict when Taylor’s new single will be released based on the fact that she’s giving an “explosive” performance of it at the MTV VMAs!
- “My ambition was to start a new book with the next album, not just a new chapter.” – Taylor’s interview with Candy magazine
- How would you guys like an episode with a book review/movie review of The Giver? Unfortunately, Adam doesn’t want to read.
- You know you’re a Swifty when you ask a random lady at the pool if you can take a picture with her turtle floaty because it’s the same one Taylor used on the 4th of July.
Direct download: 145_Episode_145_-_Jump_Then_Fall_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm PDT
Sun, 27 July 2014
Stay Beautiful Song Analysis - Episode 144 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are ALSO Listening To Mother and Father by The Broods
Episode 144 - Hey, by the way… the newest episode of Taylor Talk is out!! In Episode 144 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss one of the die-hard Swifties’ favorite songs: “Stay Beautiful.” Although this is a song Taylor wrote when she was in her teenage years, in light of a recent Instagram post, she still believes in the selfless of unrequited love. Be sure to share your thoughts on the song. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 144 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Direct download: 144_Episode_144_-_Stay_Beautiful_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm PDT
Sun, 20 July 2014
More Album 5 Stuff, Really?! - Episode 143 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties Are Listening To: "Girl In A Country Song" by Maddie & Tae
Episode 143 - It’s a love story… baby just say yes to Album Five theories! In Episode 143 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss more album five theories courtesy of an article on Zimbio. We discuss song topics from cats to Emma Stone to what it’s like to be boyfriend-less. We hope this episode makes you smile (it made us smile, especially through the randomness that makes recording live fun). Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 143 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – More Album Five Discussion? Yes. Yes, indeed.
- Zimbio theorizes what the fifth album could be about… cats? friends? cookies?
- Since Taylor hasn’t had a boyfriend in a while, her only significant relationships are with cats. #sarcasm
- In all seriousness, Taylor might write a song about one of her friend’s life experiences.
- You can find Taylor bakin’ cookies at night! How funny would it be if Taylor wrote a sequel to “Thug Story”?
- We like the idea of a Sweeran song called “Just Friends.”
- Maya and Sami get into a debate about whether or not Taylor may include love on the fifth album.
- That awkward moment when science nerds and heroes throw bottles at Taylor’s house.
- Do you know you can win a chance to attend the premiere and after-party of The Giver? Check out crowdrise.com/thegiver4goodteam to find out how. You can also buy tickets for an early showing of The Giver at Fandango.com.
- FYI: The only person you need to vote for at The Teen Choice Awards is Taylor Swift. Just saying’.
- We have fun thinking about Taylor Swift themed street names.
- What questions would we ask Taylor if she were ever on the show?
- Swifties are listening to “Did You Think” by Erica Morgan.
- Swifties are listening to "Girl In A Country Song" by Maddie and Tae
Direct download: 143_Episode_143_-_Really__More_Album_5_Stuff___-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm PDT
Sun, 13 July 2014
The Future of Music According to Taylor Swift - Episode 142 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties Are Listening To "Not In That Way" by Sam Smith
Episode 142 - Join us as we discuss Taylor’s biggest news this month! Although it’s not an album five announcement, Taylor Swift has now been published in the Wall Street Journal! In Episode 142 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts talk about the WSJ entitled “For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music is a Love Story.” It’s a wonderful piece, full of great “nuggets” of industry insider information. Feel free to share your thoughts on the article, and enjoy the episode!
Highlights from Episode 142 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – Taylor Swift’s Wall Street Journal Article
- Taylor admits piracy is on the rise, but believes artists should “realize their worth and ask for it.”
- Adam gets heated over what type of music is considered “art”
- Raise your hand if you plan on sharing Taylor’s music with your grandkids!!
- Taylor has always been a fan of the element of surprise (notice I did not say shock).
- Taylor Talk also enjoys the element of surprise… the people who’ve bought Taylor Talk t-shirts know this ;-)
- Which would you rather have: an autograph or a selfie with a celebrity?
- Awesome alert: Taylor has finally addressed the eternal genre question!
- Did you know that you can help raise money for charity AND get the chance to meet the cast of The Giver?
- Vote for Taylor so she can dominate the Teen Choice Awards!
- You know you’re a Swifty when you go to your parent’s office and fax other companies various pictures of Taylor….. Oops. Good going.
- Swifties are listening to “Not In That Way” by Sam Smith
Direct download: 142_Episode_142_-_The_Future_of_Music_According_to_Taylor_Swift_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm PDT
Sun, 6 July 2014
A Time Before RED: Part II - Episode 141 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - The Last Time - Sad Beautiful Tragic - Everything Has Changed - Starlight -- Swifties are listening to "Shotgun Wedding" by Jamie Lynn Spears
Episode 141 - Back by popular demand, our RED song title discussion (and Adam’s pirate voice) have returned! In Episode 141 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss what we thought the rest of the songs on RED were about before we heard them. Let us know what your theories are. Enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode 141 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – What did you imagine the songs on RED would be about before you heard them?
- Get ready for our part II discussion on RED songs before you heard them!
- The title “Sad Beautiful Tragic” threw the entire panel off.
- Some of the listeners give an interesting twist to the title “Everything Has Changed.”
- We wonder if Taylor will tackle the theme of death on album five.
- Adam thought “Come Back, Be Here” was about a clingy boyfriend! LOL
- We hope you had a great 4th of July! See what Taylor Swift did to celebrate on her instagram.
- Here’s your daily reminder to vote for Tay in the Teen Choice Awards!
- You know you’re a Swifty when you get engaged in the very same Parisian cafe where “Begin Again” was shot!
- What would Taylor do if Meredith and/or Olivia ran onstage during a concert?
- Swifties are listening to “Shotgun Wedding” by Jamie Lynn Spears.
Direct download: 141_Episode_141_-_What_Did_YOU_Think_Red_Was_About__-_Part_2_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm PDT
Sun, 29 June 2014
What Did YOU Think Before Red? - Episode 140 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to “The People” by Nina Nesbitt
Episode 140 - We take you on a Taylor Swift Flashback to a time before the RED Album! Remember when we got the track list for RED, but hadn’t heard any of the songs yet? In Episode 140 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, per listener request, we reflect on our initial impressions of the song titles and analyze whether or not the song titles fit the song. We’d love to hear your thoughts on our discussion. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 140 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – What did you think the songs on RED were about before you heard the songs?
- We take a look back nearly two years ago before the RED album came out, but when we knew the track list. What did you think her songs were about based on the titles?
- Raise your hand if you thought "The Lucky One" was about Zac Efron.
- “22″ should have been about how many cats Taylor Swift wants. Obviously.
- That awkward moment when Diane was right and yet so wrong about “Red.”
- We talk about the similarities between “Treacherous” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
- Adam uses this episode to perfect his pirate accent…. and once again ties Taylor Swift to Harry Potter.
- Cosmopolitan’s “15 Things Not To Say To A Taylor Swift Fan” is a perfect list to send to the Taylor haters!
- Be sure to vote for Taylor Swift in the Teen Choice Awards everyday! (Hint: if you were born between 1995-2001, you are a teen *wink*)
- You know you’re a Swifty when you feel that much more relatable to Taylor Swift because you were both born on a Wednesday morning!
- Swifties are listening to “The People” by Nina Nesbitt.
- WWTD returns!! What would Taylor do if Miley Cyrus interrupted one of her shows by swinging in on a wrecking ball?
Direct download: 140_Episode_140_-_Remember_What_You_Thought_Before_Red__-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm PDT
Sun, 22 June 2014
Invisible aka You Belong With Me 1.0 - Episode 139 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to X, Multiply, a new album from Ed Sheeran
Episode 139 - I just want to open your eyes and make you realize… a new episode of Taylor Talk is out! In Episode 139 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss “Invisible,” Taylor’s beautiful ballad of unrequited love. We also talk about cooking with Barefoot Contessa, Taylor’s new kitten, and touch on Ed Sheeran’s new album. Enjoy the episode!
Highlights from Episode 139 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – “Invisible” Song Analysis:
- We flash back to a song from Taylor’s high school days, “Invisible.”
- Steve calls this song the first draft of “You Belong With Me.”
- We debate who or what exactly is invisible in this song.
- Adam never fails to find a way to relate Harry Potter to Taylor Swift!
- How does the fact that Taylor wrote this song with a co-writer change the song?
- We wonder why this song was a bonus track rather than being on the original album.
- Taylor Swift says she won’t hang out with boys who are on a diet… just so you know.
- There’s a new kitty in Taylor’s life: Olivia Benson! Does this mean she’s a cat lady now?
- Be sure to vote for Taylor in the Teen Choice Awards.
- You know you’re a Swifty when you name your hermit crab “Swift!”
- MASSIVE end of tour sale going on at the Taylor Swift Online Store! Get it while it’s hot and RED!
- Swifties are listening to Ed Sheeran’s new album “X”
Direct download: 139_Episode_139_-_Invisible_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27pm PDT
Sun, 15 June 2014
13 Moments Of The RED Era - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Episode 138 - Also listening to "Animals" by The Goastt
episode 138 - having post-red tour depression? we are too. in episode 138 of tayLor talk: the taylOr swift podcast, we give you our top 13 momeNts of the red era. as there were so many amazinG moments, we are bound to have missed a few of your favorites, so Let us know what you loved about the red era (samI also adVisEs you to put your red Tour memorieS in the memory boxes of life). enjoy the episode!
Highlights from Episode 138 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – Top 13 Moments of the RED Era:
- It is actually the end of the RED Tour… so we decided to recap our Top 13 Moments of the RED Era.
- Fun fact: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was Taylor’s first number one on the Billboard Top 100!
- That awkward moment when Adam gets confused for Prince William.
- The RED Tour broke so many records, including playing in Shanghai, China for the first time (and selling out the show in one minute!!)
- The tour included so many special guests AND introduced us to someone who has now become one of our favorite artists: Ed Sheeran!
- Remember that time Taylor performed “All Too Well” at the Grammys because the fans asked her to?! Good times.
- Let us know what your top RED Era Tour memories were! We’d love to hear them!
- We want to wish a very happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, including Scott Swift, Taylor’s #1 fan!
- Taylor Swift is featured in Ed Sheeran’s “Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran” Special. Watch it to support this BFFL team!
- You know you’re a Swifty when you make “secret messages” in your writings
Direct download: 138_Episode_138_-_13_Moments_of_the_Red_Era_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm PDT
Sun, 8 June 2014
The Outside - Episode 137 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Black Roses - Clare Bowen - Nashville Cast
Episode 137 - As bad as it sounds, we’re happy Taylor Swift didn’t have friends in middle school. In Episode 137 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss one of the first songs Taylor ever wrote, “The Outside.” In “The Outside,” Taylor talks about what it’s like to be on the outside looking in, a feeling everyone can relate to at least one point in their lives. However, there is hope. Taylor’s story is proof that even though you may feel like an outcast, what makes you different makes you special. The very same kids who made fun of Taylor for liking country music now get to look up at her performing on stage in front of thousands of people. Enjoy the episode!
Highlights from Episode 137 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – “The Outside” Song Analysis:
- At twelve years old, Taylor captures the timeless aspect of being an outcast in “The Outside”
- Adam says this song could really be a theme song for Facebook users.
- Taylor draws from a Robert Frost poem to inspire the lyrics in this song. We wonder how many other times Taylor has drawn from outside sources in her writing.
- “If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t change.” Wise words from Ms. Swift.
- We talk about the similarities between “Mean” and “The Outside.”
- Taylor doesn’t just passively donate to charity; instead, she creates something awesome, like a music production cart for the patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia!
- The RED Tour, aka the tour that never ends, will actually end this week!
- You know you’re a swifty when you’re already saving money for a concert on a tour that hasn’t been announced for an album that hasn’t even been announced!
- Swifties are listening to “Black Roses” by Clare Bowen.
Direct download: 137_Episode_137_-_The_Outside_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm PDT
Sun, 1 June 2014
What's Going On In Asia? - Red Tour Around The World - Episode 136 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - How To Be A Heartbreaker - Marina and The Diamonds
Episode 136 - The RED Tour goes to Asia! In Episode 136 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we cover Taylor’s shows so far in Asia. We also discuss the changes Taylor has made throughout the RED Tour as it traveled to different countries. If you’re going to one of the RED shows in Asia, we’d love to hear from you! Let us know what you thought of the RED tour! Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 136 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: The Many Changes of the RED Tour:
- We discuss the logistics of Taylor Swift moving the RED Tour from country to country.
- You know how Taylor has buses and planes with her face on it? We think she should invest in a ship.
- We theorize about her setlist choices based on each place the RED Tour goes.
- Maya can’t wait for Taylor to sing “Our Song” on the b-stage again….
- Special offer to Thai Swifties: they have reserved tickets for the Singapore show just for you!!
- Taylor Swift says the fifth album is her favorite thing EVER!
- We’re so thankful to @TSwiftOnTour for keeping us updated on the Asian leg of the RED Tour.
- As our Nashville CMA Fest correspondent, Steve will be attending the 2014 CMT Awards! Lucky him. It will air this Wednesday, June 4th at 8/7c on CMT.
- Please help us find a way to tell Taylor Swift Sami named her cat after her
- Swifties are listening to “How To Be A Heartbreaker” by Marina and the Diamonds
Direct download: 136_Episode_136_-_Red_Tour_Around_The_World_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm PDT
Mon, 26 May 2014
The Story of Us - Episode 135 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Be My Forever - Christina Perri feat. Ed Sheeran
The story of Taylor Talk goes on with a song analysis of “The Story of Us”! In Episode 135 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts — Adam, Diane, and Sami — talk about one of their favorite Taylor songs. Let us know what you think of “The Story of Us” in the comments below. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 135 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “The Story of Us” Song Analysis:
- We discuss one of our favorite Taylor Swift songs…. “The Story of Us"!
- Running into your ex is terribly, horrendously, and awfully awkward, especially when it happens at an award show.
- The hosts get in a heated debate about a critic’s comment — whether or not this song means Taylor is “defined by her relationships”
- Sami has a theory that links “The Lucky One” with “The Story of Us”
- We discuss the plot of the “Story of Us” video, and Taylor’s potential curse word slip!
- What would you do if Taylor Swift visited you on a school field trip?
- Taylor’s poster for The Giver is out!
- Make sure you’re voting for Taylor for the CMTs! She could accept an award via video from RED Tour Asia
- You know you’re a Swifty when you can’t decide what to wear, so you choose the outfit that looks like Taylor.
- Swifties are listening to “Be My Forever” by Christina Perri featuring Ed Sheeran.
Direct download: 135_Episode_135_-_The_Story_Of_Us_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52am PDT
Mon, 19 May 2014
Billboard Awards 2014 - Taylor Wasn't There, But This Episode is STILL About Her! - Episode 134 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Luke Bryan - Justin Bieber - Michael Jackson - Katy Perry
Episode 134 - That awkward moment when you have to cover an award show that Taylor didn’t even attend! In Episode 134 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we review the Billboard Music Awards with co-host, Sami, and special guest, Ashley, who were flown to Las Vegas to cover the awards on behalf of @TSwiftOnTour. We hope you enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode 134 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:
Main Discussion – 2014 Billboard Awards
- Taylor was nominated for Top Social Artist (award went to Justin Bieber) and Top Country Artist (award went to Luke Bryan)
- None of the performances live up to Taylor’s 2013 Billboard Performance of “22″
- Sami and Ashley give us the inside scoop as to all the work that goes into producing an award show
- Check out @TSwiftOnTour for photos & videos of the 2014 Billboard Awards
- Be sure to enter the Fearless Box Set contest… There’s only one week left!
- You know you’re a Swifty when…You buy a red 2013 car, get SWIFT13 license plates, and name your car Taylor. SO cool.
- What are Swifties listening to? “What You Know” – Two Door Cinema Club
Direct download: 134_Episode_134_-_Billboard_Awards_2014_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast_-_Luke_Bryan_-_Justin_Bieber_-_Katy_Perry_-_Michael_Jackson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57am PDT
Sun, 11 May 2014
God Bless Andrea Swift - Episode 133 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - 5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
Episode 133 -- This episode goes out to Mama Swift, and all the moms out there this Mother’s Day. We discuss Andrea Swift’s involvement in Taylor’s career and how, if not for her mother’s tremendous support, Taylor’s music wouldn’t be the same. Enjoy the show!
Also, if you’re able to this Mother’s Day, please consider donating to the Ronan Thompson Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. Every little bit counts.
Highlights from Episode 133 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
- This mother’s day we celebrate the woman who gave us Taylor Swift.
- How did Andrea’s support and influence shape Taylor’s career?
- Taylor’s mom provided a strong model of a hard-working woman. We think that’s why Taylor never does anything halfway.
- We discuss the HUGE impact parenting has on a child’s personality and the way they treat others.
- If Andrea had raised Taylor in any other way, her music would not be the same.
- Andrea is so thankful to the fans for supporting her daughter. If you ever meet her, she’s SO nice.
- Adam shares a story that proves what an amazing mama bear Andrea is!
- You only get ONE vote for the CMT Awards… so make sure you vote TSwift!
- Also, vote for Taylor Swift at the Canadian Much Music Awards.
- We cover the 12 Things You Never Knew About Taylor Swift, straight from the Keds event!
- You know you are a Swifty when you feel obligated to write everything you want to tell Taylor each time you post something on Instagram, because what if she likes/comment and you don’t have another chance?
- What are Swifties listening to? “She Looks So Perfect” by 5 Seconds of Summer.
- The Fearless Box Set Giveaway is still open! Listen to the entire episode for a code word to get more entries
Direct download: 133_Episode_133_-_God_Bless_Andrea_Swift_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm PDT
Sun, 4 May 2014
Drag Me Head First Fearless - Episode 132 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Highlights from Episode 132 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – “Fearless” Song Analysis:
- We celebrate the anniversary of the Fearless tour, and I don’t know how Taylor Talk gets better than this.
- Fearless has became an anthem for Swifties. Sami says it’s way more than just about a first date.
- Taylor tends to write a song on every album that’s a fantasy about her perfect love.
- We discuss her performances of “Fearless” on the Fearless Tour, Speak Now Tour, and the RED Tour.
- Want to win a Fearless Collector’s Edition box set? Listen to the full episode for the code word to get a bonus five entries!! Enter at taylortalk.org/fearless.
- For a limited time, each Taylor Talk tshirt purchase comes with a free beach ball! Just in time for summer.
- Taylor is nominated for Billboard’s Top Social Media artist. Maybe that’s why she’s been using Instagram so much!
- You know you’re a Swifty when you think Adam’s jokes are funny.
- What are Swifties Listening to? “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay
Direct download: 132_Episode_132_-_Drag_Me_Head_First_-_Fearless_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm PDT
Sun, 27 April 2014
Last Kiss - Episode 131 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Sam Smith - Stay With Me - In The Lonely Hour
Episode 131 - Dirty Secrets of Last Kiss
Highlights from Episode 131 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – “Last Kiss” Song Analysis:
- Our panel looks into “Last Kiss” and reveals some dirty little secrets…
- Taylor didn’t include a 27 second intro for just any reason
- Steve talks about the importance of a manly handshake.
- That awkward/awesome moment when Taylor Swift sang “Last Kiss” to Joe Jonas at a Speak Now show.
- We discuss the similarities between “Last Kiss” and “All Too Well.”
- It’s amazing how Taylor can fit a world of emotions into a single lyric.
- The 2014 Billboard Music Awards air on May 18 on ABC at 8pm. Taylor is nominated for Top Social Artist and Top Country Artist.
- You know you’re a Swifty when it’s uncomfortable when people use the Satisfaction font when it’s not about Taylor.
- Swifties are listening to Sam Smith!
Direct download: 131_Episode_131_-_Last_Kiss_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm PDT
Mon, 21 April 2014
Taylor and Ingrid Michaelson - Episode 130 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Wonderful Unknown - Give Em Hope
Episode 130 - It’s time again for Taylor Swift’s Fifth Album speculation! In Episode 130 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, the hosts talk about all the recent interactions Taylor Swift has had with Ingrid Michaelson and speculate on whether they mean something for album five and tour four.
Highlights from Episode 130 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – Taylor Swift and Ingrid Michaelson:
- Brian Mansfield overheard “it’s like the other albums were practice.” What does that mean??
- Taylor tweets with a purpose. Could her support of Ingrid Michaelson mean she might be an opener on the next tour?
- How can Taylor push the boundaries of her music abilities without alienating fans?
- Fun fact: if you invite Taylor Swift to your bridal shower, she might actually attend!
- Taylor was nominated for ELEVEN World Music Awards. You can vote everyday at worldmusicawards.com.
- You know you’re a Swifty when Taylor inspired you to ask a guy to prom! #Fearless
- Be sure to buy “Give ‘em Hope” on iTunes. It was released by Big Machine to raise money for Feeding America. 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to Feeding America.
Direct download: 130_Episode_130_-_Ingrid_and_Taylor_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am PDT
Sun, 13 April 2014
How Taylor Influences Other Artists? - Episode 129 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Ed Sheeran - Florida Georgia Line - Hunter Hayes - Austin Mahone - Brett Eldredge
Episode 129 - There’s no doubt that Taylor Swift is incredibly popular, but how does she use her popularity to promote other artists? In Episode 129 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Adam, Diane, Sami, and Steve discuss Taylor’s effect on the success of her opening acts. Enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode 129 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – Taylor Swift’s Influence on her Opening Tour Acts:
- Some of Taylor’s openers have made it HUGE, like Hunter Hayes and Florida Georgia Line
- Taylor Swift opens the door for her openers, they just need to walk through it.
- Social media is the biggest game changer in the music industry.
- What’s the secret to success to Taylor’s tour openers? #Sweeran
- Taylor was nominated for two Billboard Awards: Top Country Artist and Top Social Artist!
- You know you’re a Swifty when your friends refer to taylor as “your girl” when they talk to you.
Direct download: 129_Episode_129_-_How_Does_Taylor_Swift_Affect_Other_Artists__-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm PDT
Sun, 6 April 2014
Entertainer of the Year Goes To... - Episode 128 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Sing - Ed Sheeran
Episode 128 - George Strait won Entertainer of the Year, as predicted. Rightfully so? Or did our girl Taylor get ripped off?? Listen up to Episode 128 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Talk Podcast as we discuss the 49th annual ACM Awards. Maya and Steve watched them on TV, but Adam and Diane attended the awards in person, so they offer a unique perspective that only comes with viewing a show live. Feel free to let us know what you thought of the awards. Enjoy the episode!
Highlights from Episode 128 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Direct download: 128_Episode_128_-_Entertainer_of_the_Year_Goes_To..._-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm PDT
Sun, 30 March 2014
Taylor Swift Versus Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and George Strait - Who will win at the ACM's? - Episode 127 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Episode 127 - Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, or Taylor Swift… who will be the ACM Entertainer of the Year? In Episode 127 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss the probability that Taylor Swift will prevail against the nominees. Taylor lost the award last year to Luke Bryan, but that doesn’t mean she will lose again this year! Let us know what you think of our theories and be sure to watch the ACMs next Sunday, April 6th, at 8/7c on CBS. Enjoy!
Highlights from Episode 127 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion – ACM Predictions: Who Will Be Entertainer of the Year?:
- Blake Shelton sure entertains on The Voice, but we consider those viewers passive, and thus less likely to vote.
- Could Luke Bryan beat Taylor? Honestly, he might “crash her party.”
- Miranda might win Female Vocalist of the Year, but definitely not EOTY.
- George Strait: Entertainer of the Year or Entertainer of a Lifetime? Fun fact: He hasn’t won EOTY since Taylor Swift was born.
- Remember to vote for Taylor daily at VoteACM.com
- Sami visits the “Who’s Taylor Swift Anyway?” art exhibit in Brooklyn, New York.
- Continue to vote for Taylor for the first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards at iheartradio.com/awards.
- You know you’re a Swifty when your parents ask you “What did Taylor Swift do today?” and you actually know the answer…
Direct download: 127_Episode_127_-_Taylor_Versus_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm PDT
Sun, 23 March 2014
Episode 126 - Can’t you see Taylor Talk are the ones who understand you? We are big Swifties like you, and this week, we’re analyzing the Taylor Swift classic “You Belong With Me.” Listen up in Episode 126 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast as your hosts discuss the lyrics, tour performances, and more of “You Belong With Me.” Enjoy!
Highlights from Episode 126 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “You Belong With Me” Song Analysis:
- Fun fact: One of Taylor’s bandmates inspired the first line of the song
- Is this song autobiographical or fiction? Debate! It could be about Drew from “Teardrops on my Guitar”
- Diane’s “You Belong With Me” Youtube parody is the reason Adam is friends with her.
- Fearless, Speak Now or RED — what’s your favorite performance of “You Belong With Me” ever?
- The Fowler Project Space is holding a special Taylor Swift art exhibit in New York
- Voting for ACM EnterTAYner of the Year begins March 24th. Get voting!
- If Swifties Ruled the World, everyone would have a musical or baking ability. Sounds delicious!
- What are Swifties listening to? “Saturday” by Ed Sheeran
Direct download: 126_Episode_126_-_You_Belong_With_Me_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Sun, 16 March 2014
Episode 125 - Taylor's best-written song? -- Here at Taylor Talk, everyone is a mess of a dreamer. In Episode 125, your hosts Adam, Sami, and Steve discuss "Cold As You" off Taylor Swift's self-titled album. "Cold As You" may be one of Taylor's lesser known songs, but that doesn't make it any less powerful. Taylor herself even calls it one of her best written songs! We hope you enjoy the show. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 125 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: "Cold As You" Song Analysis:
- The hosts (and Taylor Swift) love the BURN fact in "Cold As You"
- Taylor considers this song one of her best written songs... what do you think?
- We draw a correlation about the "walls" in "Everything Has Changed" and "Cold As You"
- Adam learns where "mess of a dreamer" comes from! Aww baby steps....
- How would you film a music video for this song?
- Raise your hand if you watched Taylor's freakin HILARIOUS "For Your ACM Consideration" video!
- I don't know about you, but I want to try Taylor's Mustard Roasted Fish and Mixed Berry Pavlova that she made with Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa.
- Share your RED Tour memories by participating in @TSwiftOnTour's RED Tour Tag
- You know you're a Swifty when your friend is timing your mile run and she yells that Taylor is in front of you to make you run faster.
- What are Swifties Listening To? "Out on the Town" by Fun
Direct download: 125_Episode_125_-_Cold_As_You_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm PDT
Sun, 9 March 2014
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - TSwiftOnTour - Episode 124 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Little Black Dress - Sara Bareilles
Episode 124 - Are you ready for this Behemoth interview?! In Episode 124 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Ashley, the creator of @TSwiftOnTour, joins us to discuss what it's like to run one of the largest Taylor Swift updating accounts on Twitter. If you're thinking about starting your own fan updating account, this is one you don't want to miss. Enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode 124 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Interview with the Creator of @TSwiftOnTour:
- Thinking about starting your own updating account? Ashley from @TSwiftOnTour offers some advice.
- We laugh over the wittiness of @Mamma_Swift.
- Ashley talks about what it's like to get RTed by Taylor Swift herself!
- Taylor Swift donated $100,000 from the sales of "Ronan" to the V Foundation for pediatric cancer research.
- Friendly reminder to vote for Tay in the Kid's Choice Awards and the iHeartRadioMusic Awards!
- You know you're a Swifty when you wish for Taylor Swift related stuff for your birthday!
- Did anyone else besides Diane and Maya go out and buy Taylor's H&M dress?
- Swifties are listening to "Little Black Dress" by Sara Bareilles.
Direct download: 124_Episode_124_-_TSwiftOnTour__The_Behemoth_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm PDT
Sun, 2 March 2014
Latin America Needs The Red Tour - Episode 123 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast | "You Sound Good To Me" Lucy Hale
Episode 123 - Taylor, please say yes to Latin America! In Episode 123 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Agustin from TheSwiftAgency.com joins us to discuss the reasons why Latin America is long overdue for a visit from Taylor Swift. We also highlight Taylor's recent nominations from the Kid's Choice Awards and the first ever iHeartRadio Music Awards! As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 123 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: The RED Tour in Latin America:
- Latin America is a HUGE section of the world Taylor's tour hasn't reached yet.
- Taylor's Latin American fans are just as passionate as any other Swifties... just check out the incredible taylorswift.com.br!
- So why hasn't Taylor done a major tour in Latin America? What's holding her back?
- We theorize how Taylor could be marketed in South America. Who would promote her?
- Read Agustin's editorial on TheSwiftAgency.com "Why Latin America May Be Long Overdue" -- it was the basis of our discussion.
- Vote for Taylor Swift in the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards and in the iHeartRadio Music Awards!
- Psst... Adam is turning 26 on Friday, March 7th. Wish him a happy birthday?
- We try to answer the impossible question: What will Taylor's NEXT tour be like?
- You know you're a Swifty when you talk about Taylor so much you turn your family into Swifties!
- Swifties are listening to "You Sound Good to Me" by Lucy Hale.
Direct download: 123_Episode_123_-_Latin_America_Needs_The_Red_Tour_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast_1.mp3
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Sun, 23 February 2014
Episode 122 - This ain't a fairytale, but it is Taylor Talk! In Episode 122 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss "White Horse," a song about watching a seemingly perfect relationship crumble. We also cover Taylor news, including a new RED Tour date in Japan, and read off some fun listener submissions. Be sure to contact us with your thoughts/opinions about this week's episode. Enjoy!
Highlights from Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: "White Horse" Song Analysis:
- "White Horse" functions as the anti-"Love Story" on the Fearless album.
- Secret message: "All I wanted was the truth" -- what was the lie?
- We compare the music video to the message of the song; was "Girl at Home" inspired by the situation in the video?
- Trey Fanjoy (music video director) correctly predicts that Taylor will be a successful actress one day.
- Maya and Sami can't stand the spoken parts in the video.
- Fun Fact: there are actually horses in the "White Horse" music video!
- Taylor is enjoying her free time by taking dance classes and hanging out with Lorde.
- The RED Tour is coming to Japan!
- Be sure to follow @TSwiftOnTour for a chance to win prizes in celebration of them reaching 150k followers.
- You Know you're a Swifty when you make a powerpoint for school on your favorite holiday: Taylor Swift Day!
Direct download: 122_Episode_122_-_White_Horse_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm PDT
Sun, 16 February 2014
Episode 121 - Taylor Swift, you are the best thing that's ever been mine! In Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss "Mine" in honor of this past Valentines Day. "Mine" is perhaps one of Taylor's only true love songs, but is it actually true or just a day dream? Contact us to let us know what you think of the song. In other news, the RED Tour is coming to Asia. Check out taylorswift.com/REDtourAsia for tour dates and where to buy tickets. Enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: "Mine" Song Analysis:
- Taylor said this song is about "finding someone who would make you believe in love"
- We love the depth the music video adds to the line "you made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter."
- How crazy was it to see Taylor Swift pregnant in the video?
- Fun fact: Taylor Swift picked her music video sons after meeting them in an ice cream parlor in Nashville.
- Diane fangirls remembering when Taylor performing "Mine" live on the b-stage in Indiana.
- What do you think of Taylor's new short haircut?
- Hooray! The RED Tour is coming to Asia!
- We're dusting off our ask.fm account, so if you ask us something, we'll answer :)
- If Taylor were an Olympic athlete, what sport would she participate in?
- If Swifties ruled the world, a "pathetic single girls party" will be a holiday
Direct download: 121_Episode_121_-_Mine_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm PDT
Sun, 9 February 2014
Glamourous Taylor Swift - Episode 120 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- "Say Something" A Great Big World | Christina Aguilera
Episode 120 -- Taylor Swift is glamorous this month! The 75th anniversary issue of Glamour featured Taylor Swift on their cover with an in-depth interview inside. Listen up as your hosts discuss Taylor's fifth album hints, her risky songwriting (by the way, it doesn't involve taking her clothes off!), and "freeze out" dating advice in Episode 120 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast. Enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode 120 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Glamour Magazine Interview:
- Taylor talks about the new sound of the fifth album. Apparently she's going to be doing a lot of songs with Max Martin & Shellback!
- We know that if Taylor finds her true love, her honest songwriting would be something he'd love and support.
- "Risky is writing confessional songs...That’s putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off." Thank you for being a role model, Taylor!
- Adam gives some life advice along with Taylor Swift: "Is this going to matter in 10 years?"
- Have you ever employed the "Freeze Out" in your dating life?
- Steve discovers Taylor owns a Polaroid SX-70 camera
- Sami from @TSwiftOnTour gives us the weekly RED Tour wrap up
- Did Ed Sheeran ever really leave the RED Tour?
- Adam can't be the only one who received a survey link from Taylor Nation.
- Find out how to win a RED Tour Lithograph at TaylorTalk.org/Contest. Listen to the whole episode for a code word to increase your chances of winning!
- Check out Episode 64 of Taylor Talk to find out which Wonderland characters the Agency members would be
- You know you're a Swifty when you do hair flips á la Taylor to dry your hair when it's wet.
Direct download: 120_Episode_120_-_Glamourous_Taylor_Swift_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm PDT
Sun, 2 February 2014
Episode 119 - Wanna see you pick up your phone and play this "Girl At Home" song analysis episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast! In Episode 119, your hosts -- Adam, Maya, Diane, Sami, and Steve -- break down the perhaps forgotten Taylor Swift song, "Girl At Home." None of the hosts listen to this song too frequently, but we do recognize how this song communicates Taylor's upstanding morals and her unwavering ability to forgive. Let us know what you think of the song. Happy listening!
Also, we just launched the RED Tour Lithograph contest! Check out TaylorTalk.org/Contest for more information on how to enter. For bonus entries, type in the code word hidden in Episode 119 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast.
Highlights from Episode 119 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:
Main Discussion - "Girl At Home" Song Analysis:
- We discuss the disconnect between the up-beat lyrics and the serious subject matter.
- Who is this song about? Harry Styles? Zac Efron? Or someone we don't know?
- "Should've Said No" theory: This song could be related & told from the other woman's point of view.
- "It would be a fine proposition, if I hadn't once been just like her." What do you think she means here?
- This song may be about a touchy topic, but it speaks to Taylor's forgiveness and good morals.
- Sami wants to see a Taylor Swift music video without *gasp* Taylor! She wants to see a soundtrack for the story.
- Why don't people understand Taylor's hair flip from her "All Too Well" Grammy performance?
- Find out how to win a RED Tour Lithograph at TaylorTalk.org/Contest. Listen to the whole episode for a code word to increase your chances of winning!
- Sami from @TSwiftOnTour gives us a RED Tour update for the first two London O2 shows.
- That awkward moment when a fan bypasses security to join Taylor on stage.
- We think Ed Sheeran's new kitten, Graham, and Meredith should be best buddies/have kittens.
- What are Swifties listening to? "Play It Again" by Luke Bryan.
Direct download: 119_Episode_119_-_Girl_At_Home_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm PDT
Mon, 27 January 2014
GRAMMY EDITION - Remembering These Grammys All Too Well - Lorde "Royals" Daft Punk "Get Lucky" Kacey Musgraves "Merry Go Round" - Episode 118 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Episode 118 - I'm a crumbled up piece of paper lying here because Taylor performed "All Too Well" at the Grammys! On Episode 118 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, the hosts give you full coverage of the 56th Grammy Awards. We discuss the red carpet, the nature of the Grammy awards and how they pick the winners, and Taylor's breath-taking performance of "All Too Well." We also go back in the Taylor Swift time machine and discuss Taylor's past Grammy performances from 2009-2013. And even though Taylor didn't win a Grammy this year, she is still our seven-time Grammy winning girl, our favorite. Enjoy the episode!
Highlights from Episode 118 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:
- The RED Tour is coming to London! Taylor will perform at London's O2 on Feb. 1st & 2nd.
- We bring you full coverage of the 56th Grammy Awards!
- What did you think of Taylor Swift's red carpet dress? The hosts give mixed reviews.
- Maya loved Colbie Caillat's red dress.
- Grammy winners are determined "without regard to album sales or chart promotion." That explains it.
- Adam defines an "artist" as someone who writes or at least co-writes their own music.
- Diane is baffled by Daft Punk's helmets. What?
- That moment when you accidentally think RED won Album of the Year and then your heart is broken...
- Why did Fearless win Album of the Year in 2008 and RED didn't?
- Can we talk about how incredible it is that Taylor chose to perform "All Too Well" because the Swifties asked her to?
- Taylor sure looked pissed about that scarf!
- What's your all-time favorite Taylor Swift Grammy performance? We discuss her performances from 2008-2013.
- Fun fact: Queen Latifah can marry you now!
- You know you're a Swifty when you describe yourself as a hardcore Taylor Swift fan.
- View all the nominees and winners of the 56th Grammy Awards at grammy.com/nominees.
Direct download: 118_Episode_118_-_GRAMMYS_2014_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Mon, 20 January 2014
Episode 117 - Disclaimer: This episode contains a repeated use of the “K-Word." In Episode 117 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss “Innocent,” a song written in response to the 2009 MTV VMAs made infamous when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech for Female Video of the Year. However, we analyze this song in a new way to unearth themes of forgiveness, acceptance, and growing up. Listen up for lots of laughs and insight from our hosts in this SUPER episode. Enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode 117 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:
- “Innocent”... what is this song really about?
- This song may have been inspired by Kanye, but it is certainly not just about him.
- The hosts discuss how this song portrays the shocking realizations of life not always being the way you want it to be.
- “I spoke to her mother right about and she said the same thing my mother would’ve said.” What did Mama Swift say??
- Read Kanye’s apology to Taylor on latimesblogs.latimes.com.
The Other Stuff
- Mishell is back by popular demand!
- Check out Taylor’s fourth collection for Keds at taylorswift.com/keds.
- Only one week until the Grammy Awards! Watch the show on Sun Jan 26th on CBS at 8pm.
- We debut a brand new game… “If This Was a Movie”
- We bring you the return of Adam’s Batman voice.
- Mishell wants stuffed Merediths in the Taylor Swift store! Are you listening Taylor Nation?
- A listener puts herself in the director’s chair and tells us how she’d direct a music video for “Innocent.”
- If Swifties ruled the world, the soundtrack from every movie would be written by Taylor.
- Taylor Talk Large and XL t-shirts are sold out! Only small and medium shirts are left in the store.
Direct download: 117_Episode_117_-_Innocent_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Wed, 15 January 2014
Episode 116 - Everyone has that one Taylor Swift song that grabbed them and made them a Swifty. In Episode 116 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss which songs on each album made Taylor Swift the superstar she is today. And since Taylor's a superstar, it's surprising that she does not yet have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But did you know that fans can nominate celebrities to receive a star? Swifties should nominated Taylor! Let us know if you'd be willing to help nominate Taylor Swift to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 116 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:
- We are combining our mid-week episode and our Monday shows into one awesome show per week!
- Which song off RED helped Taylor acquire more Swifties? Let us know your thoughts!
- We discuss whether or not moving into the pop genre helped Taylor grow in popularity.
- Fun Fact: "The Story of Us" was the song that made Adam a Swifty.
- "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me" may be the all-time Swift classics.
- A listener listens while she's working out! We're so happy Taylor Talk can help keep you healthy.
- Do you think Taylor will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
- Fun Fact: Only 20 people are chosen per year to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- So... who wants to get Taylor Swift a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? It would be the coolest gift ever!
Direct download: 116_Episode_116_-_Which_Songs_Helped_Taylor_Swift_Grow__-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm PDT
Sun, 12 January 2014
Episode 115 - Taylor Swift will always be our golden girl. The Golden Globes aired Sunday, January 12th, and unfortunately, Taylor did not take home an award. This was the second time Taylor was nominated in the Best Original Song category; this year she was nominated for "Sweeter Than Fiction" for the movie One Chance. Although Taylor didn't win, your hosts of Episode 115 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast discuss the entire award ceremony as well as predict whether or not Taylor will be nominated for an Oscar. Let us know your thoughts on the Golden Globes in the comments below. Happy listening!
Highlights from Episode 115 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:
- Taylor tells Variety magazine that "the creative process is something she can never live without."
- The rumors were true... Taylor is performing at the Grammys!
- The Golden Globes (Swifty-style) with a cute tweet from Taylor.
- Taylor Talk names Taylor best dressed! She wore a gorgeous Red Carolina Herrera dress.
- People magazine caught Jennifer Lawrence creeping up behind Taylor on the Red Carpet!
- U2 and Bono won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for "Ordinary Love" from the film Mandela.
- It wouldn't be an award show without an little drama... This controversy is brought to you by Tina Fey.
- "Sweeter Than Fiction" is eligible for an Oscar nomination. Do you think Taylor could be nominated?
- You know you're a Swifty when you see a good tweet but it already has 13 retweets and you're too OCD to disrupt that perfection.
- Swifties are listening to "Make Your Move" by Dear Jane, a local band from Australia.
Direct download: 115_Episode_115_-_The_Golden_Globes_2014_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm PDT
Wed, 8 January 2014
International Smile by Katy Perry Sounds Like It Might Be About Taylor... Huh? - Episode 114 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Episode 114 - Katy Perry's new song might not be about Taylor, but she sure has that "international smile." In Episode 114 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we recap this week's Taylor news as well as continue to discuss new marketing tactics in the music industry. We also answer some questions on ask.fm, such as whether or not Katy Perry's "International Smile" is about Taylor. Even though online sources said who the song is about (don't cheat!), we analyze the ways the song <em>could</em> be related to Taylor. Hope you enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode 114 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:
- Taylor Swift walked away from the PCA's with an award! That's cool considering she didn't even attend!
- Scott Borchetta is allegedly telling Taylor that the fans want to hear "All Too Well" at the Grammys.
- We recap last week's episode about music marketing.
- Check out the Huffington Post's article entitled "What Beyoncé's 'Non-Marketing' Illusion Says About the Current State of Music" we reference in our discussion.
- How do you think marketing affects an album's sales? We kind of think Taylor would sell a bunch of albums anyway.
- Anyone else a fan of HAIM? Or is it just Steve? (Jk. I'm sure their music is awesome)
- Check out our interview with Taylor's former manager, Rick Barker, in Episode 20.
- If you were not a Swifty, what artist would you be a die-hard fan of? Adam would not be a fan of Justin Bieber.
- Penny Lane is in my ears, and in my heart.... da dadada daaa, da dadada daaa.
- On a scale of 1-10, how likely is "International Smile" by Katy Perry about Taylor Swift?
Direct download: 114_Episode_114_-_Is_Katy_Perrys__Incredible_Smile__About_Taylor_Swift__-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm PDT
Mon, 6 January 2014
Episode 113 - Will Taylor Swift follow the change in mainstream pop music or break from it? In Episode 113 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts -- Adam, Diane, Steve, and Sami -- discuss Taylor's relationship to the changing landscape of pop music. Artists like Lorde, Lana Del Rey, and others are creating unique and edgier sounds. Could Taylor move in that direction and make music along the lines of "I Knew You Were Trouble"? What if she dropped in album with no warning like Beyonce? Regardless, Taylor always does something incredible to surprise the fans. Be sure to let us know what you think is next for Taylor in terms of her sound. Enjoy the show!
Highlights from Episode 113 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:
- We want to thank everyone for their amazing support & helping us get nominated for a podcast award. We have the best listeners ever!
- Taylor Swift will help launch CMT After MidNite With Cody Alan, a new radio show. Taylor will appear on Tuesday January 7th.
- Did you know the RED Tour sold 1.5 million tickets? Whoa.
- Beyonce dropped an album in the middle of the night with no promotion -- would Taylor do that?
- It would be super cool if Taylor Swift announced her next album on Taylor Talk. Just saying.
- Artists like Lorde, Passenger, and A Great Big World are changing the sound of pop music. We wonder if Taylor's new sound will be similar to theirs.
- You know you’re a Swifty when your friend complains that you tweet about Taylor too much. Oops.
- Swifties are listening to the new motion picture soundtrack for the film Frozen!
Direct download: 113_Episode_113_-_Taylor_Swift_vs._New_Pop_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01am PDT
Wed, 1 January 2014
Episode 112 - Happy 2014 Swifties! In Episode 112 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss what we think Taylor Swift will achieve in 2014. Could this be the year she wins a Golden Globe? What about an Oscar? Taylor will also release her fifth studio album this year, and she teases "this [album] just started on new territory." Let us know what you're excited about for Taylor Swift in 2014, and enjoy the show!
But wait, in other Taylor Talk news, the Podcast Awards are this Sunday! Tune in via life stream this Sunday at 6:30pm PST on podcastawards.com to see if Taylor Talk won the Best Entertainment and People's Choice Podcast Awards!
Highlights of Episode 112 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:
- The Podcast Awards will be aired via live stream this Sunday at 6:30pm PST on podcastawards.com.
- What do you think Taylor would like to achieve in 2014?
- "I would love to get to go the Oscars someday. That’s why I’m so happy to get to be a part of movies."
- Could "Sweeter Than Fiction" get Taylor Swift an Oscar?
- Be sure to watch The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards next Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 9:00pm on CBS. Our girl is nominated for Favorite Country Artist!
- We predict that Taylor Swift will win the People's Choice Award. I hope we're right!
- Could Taylor add RED Tour dates for Asia in the spring?
- Diane plans her 23th birthday party... seeing The Giver in theaters.
- Taylor talks about her fifth album: "A great deal of what will happen this year has to do with what will happen this next month." What does that mean?!?
Direct download: 112_Episode_112_-_Taylor_Swift_In_2014_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT