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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.

Other Topics:

- 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?

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.

Other Topics:

- 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”

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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!

Other Topics:

- We want to wish a very happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, including Scott Swift, Taylor’s #1 fan!

- Ed Sheeran and Scott Borchetta said potentially conflicting things about Taylor’s upcoming 5th album… who’s right?

- 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

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.”

Other Topics:

- 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.

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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!!

Other Topics:

- 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

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!

Other Topics:

- 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.

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

Other Topics:

- 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

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

Main Discussion:

- 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!

Other Topics:

- 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

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.

Other Topics:

- 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

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.

Other Topics:

- 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!

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