Sun, 12 April 2015
Episode 180 - God Bless, Andrea Swift. This one’s for you. Episode 180 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast is dedicated to Mama Swift. Since Taylor announced this week that her mom had been diagnosed with cancer, we wanted to use this episode to honor Andrea.
We discuss “The Best Day,” the heartfelt song Taylor wrote for her mom back in 2007 as a Christmas surprise. What do you think of the song? Does it remind you of your childhood? We also want to encourage you, as the Swift family does, to have all to have your loved ones checked for cancer, just in case. For now, enjoy the episode and please keep the Swift family in your thoughts!
Highlights from Episode 180 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “The Best Day” Song Analysis
– No one has impacted Taylor’s life more than her mother, Andrea Swift.
– Fun fact: Taylor gave this song & video to her mom as a Christmas present, and it took Mama Swift a while to realize that it was Taylor singing about her!
– Do you remember that childhood feeling that your parents could fix anything?
– Adam argues that Taylor plays around with perspectives in this song.
– Does this song remind you of your relationship with your mom?
– Keep Andrea, Taylor, and the rest of the Swift family in your thoughts. They have an important battle to fight.
– Taylor encourages us to be proactive about cancer by making sure our loved ones get checked. EDUCATE yourself at http://www.cancer.org/healthy.
– The 2015 Podcast Awards are this Tuesday, April 14th! You can watch the live stream at 6:00pm PST at PodcastOne.com.
– Taylor Swift is nominated for 14 Billboard awards! Did they nominate anyone else??
– April 19: The 50th Annual ACM Awards will take place in Dallas, TX and broadcast live on CBS.
– April 26: The 2015 Music Radio Disney Music Awards will air on the Disney Channel at 8pm ET/PT.
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Mon, 30 March 2015
Episode 179 - Bring on all the pretenders, we’re not afraid. In Episode 179 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we’re joined by our good friend, Agustin from theswiftagency.com, to discuss “Long Live,” one of Taylor Swift’s most powerful anthems. This song is both a celebration for her team and her fans. Our throwback to the Speak Now era comes at a perfect time too, because although Taylor is now a self-proclaimed pop artist, country music organizations, like the ACMs, keep honoring her with awards! It just goes to show that Taylor Swift left a strong legacy behind her in country music and will undoubtedly do the same for pop music. What do you think of “Long Live”? Would you put it on a greatest hits album for Taylor Swift? Feel free to share your thoughts. Enjoy the episode!
Highlights from Episode 179 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Long Live” Song Analysis
– Who did Taylor write “Long Live” for? The fans, her team, or both?
– It’s impossible to read the lyrics to this song without singing them (have fun listening to Adam try).
– Who is the “you” in the song? Grant? Amos? Scott Borchetta?
– At Taylor’s 2009 CMA Entertainer of the Year win, a band of thieves in ripped up jeans got to rule the world.
– It’s okay if you need to excuse yourself and get a tissue while we talk about the bridge…
– Happy birthday Kenny Chesney! You get Taylor Swift at your concert as a present
– Fortune names Taylor Swift as the greatest female leader in the world, but we already knew that.
– Country music just won’t stop giving Taylor awards, will they?
– Taylor surprised us all by performing backup guitar for Madonna’s iHeartRadio performance!!
– As Agustin said, you can take the girl out of country, but you can’t take country out of the girl — the ACMS are honoring Taylor with a Milestone Award on April 19th.
Direct download: 179_Episode_179_-_Long_Live_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Mon, 23 March 2015
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Kelsea Ballerini "Love Me Like You Mean It" + Wildest Dreams Analysis Part 2 - Episode 178 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Episode 178 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Remember when we featured Kelsea Ballerini in “What Are Swifties Listening To?” then about a week later, Taylor herself tweeted about Kelsea? Well… In this week’s episode, we chat with Kelsea Ballerini about that moment, plus her upcoming album and more! After that, the Amazing Steve-dini worked his magic and salvaged the second half of our “Wildest Dreams” analysis from last week! Let us know your thoughts and what you think of “Wildest Dreams.” Enjoy the episode!
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Sun, 15 March 2015
Episode 177 - Oh my my my, how Taylor Swift has changed from the “Love Story” girl! In Episode 177 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor’s new, realistic take on love in her song “Wildest Dreams.” Taylor says that when she meets someone new, her first thought is, “When this is over, I hope they think well of me.” Her opinion on love has changed from a more romantic happily-ever-after viewpoint to something more fatalistic. What’s your take on this perspective? Do you see love like Taylor does? Let us know your thoughts and what you think of “Wildest Dreams.” Enjoy the episode!
Direct download: 177_Episode_177_-_Wildest_Dreams_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Sun, 8 March 2015
You Are In Love - Episode 176 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - If this was a movie... 50 Shades Of Grey, Indiana Jones, 101 Dalmatians
Episode 176 - One night, he wakes. Strange look on his face. Pauses. Then says, “Have you listened to Taylor Talk? In Episode 176 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss the song that every Swifty wants played at their wedding, “You Are In Love.” Taylor Swift channeled her friends, Jack Antonoff and Lena Dunham’s relationship to describe what real, true love looks like. Taylor says that this song “sounds like love to her.” What do you think? When you think of the concept of love, does this song match up? Let us know your thoughts. Enjoy!
Direct download: 176_You_Are_In_Love_-_Episode_176_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Sun, 1 March 2015
New Romantics - Episode 175 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to Love Me Like You Mean It by Kelsea Ballerini
Episode 175 - Every day is like a battle, but every episode with us is like a dream. Here at Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we consider ourselves part of the “New Romantics” squad. What does the phrase “New Romantics” mean exactly? Who are these people and why are they singing heartbreak as their national anthem so proudly? Listen up to Episode 175 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast as we review the song that sums up the whole 1989 album. What do you think of “New Romantics”? Feel free to share your thoughts. Happy listening!
Direct download: 175_Episode_175_-_New_Romantics_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Sun, 22 February 2015
Style Memorie, Vogue Cover with Karlie Kloss - Episode 174 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Ghost by Ella Henderson
Episode 174 - Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss never go out of style. In Episode 174 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss the Vogue feature on one of our favorite female friendships: Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss! The pair talked about how “normal” they are and competed in a hilarious Vogue competition to determine who is the best best friend. We also discuss the #StyleMemories and consider how the “Style” music video would be different if those clips had been included. What was your favorite news story from this week? Let us know in the comments below. Enjoy the show!
Direct download: 174_Episode_174_-_Style_Memories_-_Vogue_with_Karlie_Kloss_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Fri, 13 February 2015
Episode 173 - You must have a day dream look in your eye, because the “Style” music video is out!! In Episode 173 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts discuss the “Style” music video, which is Taylor’s most abstract and artistic music video to date. What were your initial impressions of the video? Did its difference from other Taylor videos throw you off? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Happy listening!
Direct download: 173_Episode_173_-_Style_Music_Video_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Sun, 8 February 2015
Episode 172 - I know places you can listen to Taylor Talk…Episode 172 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast is all about one of Taylor’s coolest sounding tracks on 1989, “I Know Places.” Taylor wrote this song about elements that try to ruin a love (ex. friends, media, paparazzi, etc.), but the “foxes” escape the “hunters” in the end. What do you think of the song? What would the music video for “I Know Places” look like if you could direct it? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy the show!
Direct download: 172_Episode_172_-_I_Know_Places_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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Mon, 2 February 2015
Bad Blood - Is it Katy Perry? - Episode 171 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Haim is touring with Taylor! YAS!
Episode 171 - There’s only mad love for Taylor Swift on this show. On Episode 171 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift, we discuss “Bad Blood.” This song is allegedly about pop star Katy Perry, Taylor’s former good friend. Rumor has it that Katy Perry tried to “sabotage an entire arena tour” (RED Tour) by hiring some dancers right from under her. The hosts agree that “Bad Blood” was Taylor’s way to confronting the situation, even though Taylor said herself that she hates confrontation. What do you all think of the song? Could it be about Katy Perry? Leave us your thoughts. Thanks for listening!
Direct download: 171_Episode_171_-_Bad_Blood_-_Taylor_Talk__The_Taylor_Swift_Podcast.mp3
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