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By TaylorTalk.org - The Taylor Swift Podcast by: Adam Bromberg, Diane, Sami, Steve

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Dare we discuss Taylor's reputation. Taylor Talk is the biggest, baddest, most AWESOME Taylor Swift Podcast in the world!! Listen as our expert team of hosts, made up of fans like you, take you through the latest Taylor Swift news, tour discussions and more!! Our song analyses look deep into some of Taylor Swift's songs off of reputation, including End Game feat. Ed Sheeran, Look What You Made Me Do, and ...Ready For It?, as well as her greatest hits including: Shake It Off, Blank Space, You Belong With Me, I Knew You Were Trouble, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and everything else from the 1989, Red, Speak Now, Fearless and Taylor Swift's albums. We are in NO way officially connected to Taylor Swift.

Episode Date
Delicate - Episode 205 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:03:43

Episode 205 - 

Join our hosts through an in-depth analysis of "Delicate" off of reputation. We discuss the clever way the sound of the song evolves alongside the lyrics, and as always, open your minds to the lyrics in a whole new way. 

Episode 205 is brought to you by BarkBox. Listen in for a VERY special offer just for Taylor Talk. listeners. If you love your dog, you'll listen to this episode!

It's a doggy sort of episode :-) 

Feb 20, 2018
Don't Blame Me - Episode 204 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties also listening to Revival - Eminem - feat. Ed Sheeran
01:00:21

Episode 204 - Don't blame this song on being what our panel unanimously agrees is the absolute BEST of the first four tracks off of Reputation. 

As a writer, Taylor expertly uses drugs as a metaphor to perfectly capture the anxiousness, excitement, nervousness, and overall craziness that is one's experience with true love. 

In the "darkest little paradise"...?? What's that, Taylor? An unmentionable place, perhaps? 

This song certainly has more than meets the eye... or rather, ear. Listen in as our hosts take an otherwise G-rated podcast into potentially R-rated territory.  

But hey.. Taylor wrote it. We just analyze it. 

Happy listening :-) 

Dec 18, 2017
I Did Something Bad - Episode 203 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
58:35

Episode 203 - Why's it feel so good, Taylor Nation? 

Warning.. If Taylor says it, we can say it! We may or may not have dropped a few swear words in this episode as we walk through an in-depth analysis of "I Did Something Bad."

Our hosts explore how this track connects to the larger album-wide theme of how one's reputation is formed, how Taylor uses a literary device called antithesis to place emphasis on important concepts, and how her references to the Salem witch trials and possibly the play The Crucible are shown through a modern day lens of media and fan frenzies. 

Also, be sure to check out our sponsor for the episode, Lovepop, for some AMAZING 3-D cards - receive special pricing on 5 or more cards plus FREE shipping when you visit LovePop.com/TaylorTalk.

This is an episode you DON'T want to miss! Happy listening :-) 

Dec 04, 2017
End Game feat. Ed Sheehan & Future - Reputation - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:06:20

Episode 202 - 

Join our panel as we dive deep into the themes of Taylor Swift's new song, End Game, followed by a thorough lyric analysis to see how Taylor, Ed Sheeran, and Future bring those themes to life!

Discussing a song filled with idioms, and clever metaphors painting a picture of multiple stories from the perspectives of three artists, this is not a discussion you will want to miss! 

Happy listening :-) 

Taylor Talk is a 3x award-nominated podcast. Be sure to subscribe so you can get all the newest episodes as soon as they're released.

Nov 13, 2017
...Ready For It? Song and Music Video - Episode 201 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:03:54

Episode 201 - 

Join our panel for an in-depth analysis of "...Ready For It?" and its accompanying music video. 

We take you through some random theories including unique ones (Joe and Taylor = Bonnie and Clyde?), and then decide if some popular online theories merit any attention. 

Fun Fact - On November 1, Taylor Talk will be SIX YEARS OLD! 

Please leave us a review on iTunes when you have a free moment! We'd love to hear from you.

Happy Listening :-) 

Oct 31, 2017
Look What You Made Me Do - Episode 200 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:14:12

Episode 200 - Look what you made US do, Taylor! 

Since Taylor decided to come out of "retirement," so did the team at Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast.

In episode 200, the first published in a year and 1/2, our hosts take you through a fascinating and in-depth analysis of Taylor's latest single, "Look What You Made Me Do." 

Contrary to popular belief, two of our three hosts do NOT believe this song is a Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, or Katy Perry "diss," but rather a song more focused on Taylor, herself.

How do we argue that point? Well give episode 200 a listen and find out! 

Also, if you have a moment to spare, please consider giving us a review on iTunes. You can visit our iTunes page directly by entering "TaylorTalk.org" into any Web browser.

Happy Listening :-) 

Aug 28, 2017
Out Of The Woods Music Video - Episode 199 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Death Of A Bachelor by Panic! At The Disco
01:17:28

Episode 199 - 

She lost him, but she found herself, and somehow, that was everything. In Episode 199 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor Swift’s most recent music video for her new single “Out of the Woods.” Before 1989 was released, Taylor said that “Out of the Woods” was representational of the entire album. It seems fitting then, that “Out of the Woods” would be released as Taylor’s last single off 1989… or is it? Let us know if you think Taylor will come out with anymore singles from the 1989 era. Meanwhile, enjoy the episode as we analyze the “Out of the Woods” music video!

 

Highlights from Episode 121 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Out of the Woods” Music Video

– When you’re on the beach minding your own business and trees literally materialize around you.

– Diane doesn’t like it when wolves are portrayed as evil.

– Did Taylor just jump off a cliff?!?

– We discuss the symbolism behind the extreme elements Taylor encounters.

– What would you rank “Out of the Woods” on a scale of 1-13?

Other Topics:

– Fancy an audio book? Check out our sponsors, Audible, to receive a free audiobook of your choice. Visit http://audible.com/taylor for details.

– We have some BIG news this episode. BIG NEWS.

– What are Swifties listening to? A listener and your hosts give you tons of song suggestions.

– “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” – J.M. Barrie

– Adam, Steve, and I want to thank you, the listeners, for all the support you’ve given the show for the past four years. We LOVE you!!

Feb 01, 2016
Mine - Episode 198 - Taylor Talk Classic - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 198 - 

You are (still) the best thing that’s ever been mine. In Episode 198 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we bring you a Taylor Talk Classic: the song analysis of “Mine.” We chose this episode in honor of Rachel. This past week, in Brisbane, Australia, Taylor Swift performed “Mine” on the b-stage in honor of a fan, Rachel, who was tragically killed in a car accident with her mother. This touching song about love that endures all is a Swifty favorite. Let us know what you think of the song. Enjoy the Taylor Talk flashback!

 

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.

Other Topics:

– 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

Dec 07, 2015
How You Get The Guys - A How You Get The Girl Analysis - Episode 197 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:26:41

Episode 197 - 

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! In Episode 197, we have an all-guys panel to discuss Taylor Swift’s song “How You Get the Girl,” a manual on how to get a girl back after you messed up the relationship. The guys discuss the cinematic style of the song, whether or not the female character is a strong one, and have a heated debate over the validity of the Taylor Talk 13-point song rating system. Diane isn’t a fan of “How You Get the Girl” and the all-guys panel has differing opinions on the song, but what do you think? Leave your comments below (and vote which guy should stay on Taylor Talk… heheh). Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 197 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “How You Get The Girl” Song Analysis

– Fun Fact: Steve was on the first all guys episode, and then never left the show. Vote in the poll to see which guy should stay this time!

– Does the treatment of the female character in the song support feminism?

– “How You Get the Girl” should really be called “How You Get the Girl BACK.”

– This song is written like it’s straight out of a 1980’s John Hughes movie. Even the title is cinematic.

– The word “ghost” keeps haunting Taylor Swift’s songs. What’s the meaning of the word “ghost” in this song?

– “How You Get the Girl” is reminiscent of the Speak Now Era.

– The panel gets HEATED about the 13-point scale rating system. You do not give a Taylor Swift song less than a 13 EVER, says Adam.

 

Follow the Guy’s Online Projects:

– Eric Scull: @spielerman, Mugglecast, Game of Owns, Improvised Star Trek

– Agustin: @theswiftagency, TheSwiftAgency.com, NeverThinkImpossible.com

Calendar:

– November 28: The 1989 World Tour – Sydney, Australia

– December 5: The 1989 World Tour – Brisbane, Australia

– December 7: The 1989 World Tour – Adelaide, Australia

Nov 23, 2015
Taylor Talk LIVE - Episode 196 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:43:26

Episode 196 - 

From our living room to yours, we bring you Taylor Talk Live! Episode 196 was recorded live to our listeners via Youtube on November 7th 3pm PST / 6pm EST. You can watch the Youtube version or listen on iTunes to hear us discuss the end of the US 1989 Tour. We analyze the setlist, costumes, and compare the 1989 Tour to Taylor’s other tours. If you have seen the 1989 Tour, was it your favorite tour or does another tour hold a special place in your heart? Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 196 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: The 1989 World Tour Wrap Up

– In the four years Taylor Talk has been on the air, we’ve had over 3.7 million downloads! What!

– Adam inspires us (bores us) with more Taylor Talk statistics.

– Did you know that Taylor gave every single fan a present at each concert?

– The Setlist — What was your favorite performance? Any songs you wished would have been included on tour?

– Everyone was excited about all the male dancers on tour.

– Listener engagement really made this episode fun! We loved hearing from you on twitter #TaylorTalkLive.

– Some lucky winners will get their Taylor Talk t-shirts very soon!

– See a complete list of the 1989 World Tour special guests on theswiftagency.com.

– Check out Steve’s 1989 Special Guest playlist on Spotify.

 

Calendar:

– November 10, 11, 12: The 1989 World Tour – Shanghai, China 

 

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Nov 09, 2015
GQ Cover - Episode 195 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:02:30

Episode 195 - 

They just don’t make pop stars like Taylor Swift. In Episode 195 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we cover GQ Magazine’s “interrogation” of Taylor Swift. GQ’s journalist, Chuck Klosterman, holds nothing back when he asks Taylor the hardball questions about her songwriting, her fame, her public persona, and the most hitting, “Is thinking about [her] real life an essential part of appreciating [her] music?” Can Taylor Swift’s music be enjoyed if you know nothing about her? Can her songs stand alone without the megastar that is Taylor Swift behind them? The hosts give their perspective in the episode, but we want to hear yours. Leave your thoughts in the comments section. Enjoy the show!

 

Highlights from Episode 195 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: GQ Cover Article/Interview

– Taylor reveals her vision for the “Wildest Dreams” music video. Does this change your perception of the song?

– The music video idea was inspired by Ava Gardner’s Secret Conversations.

– “If you don’t take Swift seriously, you don’t take contemporary music seriously.”

– GQ claims Taylor’s 1989 could rival Michael Jackson’s Thriller if it had been released in the 1980s.

– Would Taylor’s music be popular if it wasn’t Taylor Swift behind it? What a blunt question.

– Taylor Swift is 25. But she is older than you. (but this is obviously true if you are under 25).

 

Other Topics:

– Taylor has been nominated for SIX AMA Awards! Vote now at ama.votenow.tv

– The 1989 World Tour continues to surprise with Ellie Goulding, Miranda Lambert, and Tove Lo as special guests.

– Join us for our fourth anniversary LIVE episode on YouTube.com/TaylorTalk13 on November 7th at 3pm PST / 6pm EST! (Find it in your time zone)

Calendar:

– October 27: The 1989 World Tour – Miami, FL

– October 31: The 1989 World Tour – Tampa, FL

Oct 26, 2015
The Story Of Us - Episode 194 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to "I Got The Boy" by Jana Kramer
01:05:04

Episode 194 - 

If Taylor Swift is taking a break, the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now… This week, Taylor Swift slayed the fandom by telling NME, “I think I should take some time off. I think people might need a break from me.” Cue massive Swifty panic. However, in Episode 194, your hosts try to calm your fears. Taylor Swift usually takes a break after tours and before the next album, so this is normal. Right? What are your thoughts on Taylor Swift potentially taking a break? Share your thoughts by leaving us a comment below. Enjoy the episode!

 

This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Go to Audible.com/Taylor for a free audio book of your choice!

 

Highlights from Episode 194 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Story of Us” Song Analysis

– Taylor’s discussion of Speak Now on her Grammy Pro special has us missing her Speak Now songs!

– Is Taylor’s concept for “The Story of Us” a little naive?

– Fun Fact: You can learn literary terms with Taylor Swift. And Taylor Talk.

– Miscommunication is the cause of all problems really.

– Steve uses the word “paradox” in a sentence and we’re all impressed.

– Friendly reminder to speak now instead of pretending this is nothing…

 

Other Topics:

– Check out Taylor’s mini-“Secret Session” with Grammy Pro!

– Taylor Swift graces the cover of GQ for the very first time.

– Taylor Swift says she’s going to take a break…? THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

– If Swifties ruled the world, we’d send all the media to a deserted island! Muahah.

– We get one of the nicest iTunes reviews ever. (Jk. They’re ALL SO NICE)

– Swifties are listening to “I Got the Boy” sung by Jana Kramer, written by Jamie Lynn Spears. 

Calendar:

– October 12: The 1989 World Tour – Fargo, ND

– October 17: The 1989 World Tour – Dallas, TX

– October 20: The 1989 World Tour – Lexington, KY

– October 21: The 1989 World Tour – Greensboro, NC

– October 24: The 1989 World Tour – Atlanta, GA

Oct 12, 2015
Ryan Adams 1989 and Vanity Fair - Episode 193 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to House Party by Sam Hunt
01:01:10

Episode 193 - Taylor Swift’s got the moves like Jagger. In Episode 193, your hosts Adam, Diane, and Steve recap Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour Nashville stop as well as discuss Taylor’s revealing interview with Vanity Fair. The interview highlights Taylor’s response to the Apple Music incident, a potential Kayne-Taylor collaboration, and whose careers Taylor most admires. In the interview, Taylor still maintains that 1989 is her most “sonically cohesive” album. What do you think? Do you think 1989 is sonically cohesive or do some songs stick out more than others? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Happy listening!

 

Highlights from Episode 193 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Taylor Swift’s Vanity Fair Cover

– Tip: When a magazine says “Source close to Swift says…”, it’s a lie.

– Do you think 1989 is the most sonically cohesive album?

– Taylor gives us the behind-the-scenes account of the Apple Music incident in Vanity Fair.

– Unlike previous eras, Taylor now keeps up with the gossip surrounding her.

– What would a Kayne/Taylor collaboration sound like?

– Who Taylor admires says a lot about how she runs her business.

– Question for comments: which song on 1989 stands out and makes the album not perfectly sonically cohesive?

Other Topics:

– It’s the return of Stump the Host (can someone try to stump Diane for the next show?)

– Taylor did not hold back with surprise guests from the Nashville 1989 shows!!

– Ryan Adams’ 1989 cover album is now available. What did you think of it?

– You know you’re a Swifty when you have a Taylor Swift coloring book!

– Swifties are having a house party listening to “House Party” by Sam Hunt. 

Calendar:

September 28 – 1989 World Tour – St. Louis, MO

October 2 & 3 – 1989 World Tour – Toronto, ON

October 8 – 1989 World Tour – Des Moines, IA

October 9 – 1989 World Tour – Omaha, NE

Sep 28, 2015
Out Of The Woods - Episode 192 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:06:57

Episode 192 - It’s Diane’s turn for Taylor Talk Classic… Out of the Woods! In Episode 192, the hosts relive how they marveled at the masterpiece that is “Out of the Woods,” a song off Taylor’s 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 (now and forever), but what do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts. Happy listening!

 

Highlights from Episode 192 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?

– 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.

Sep 14, 2015
Wildest Dreams Music Video - Episode 191 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 191 - Say you’ll remember me, even if it’s just pretend… Ladies and gentlemen, the music video you have been waiting for has arrived. The music video for “Wildest Dreams” is out now and it is absolute perfection!!! (You can hear the fangirl in my voice!) In Episode 191, your hosts Adam, Diane, and Steve break down the “Wildest Dream” music video thematically and discuss how the visual elements (Old Hollywood, Africa) relate to the story of the song. Since there was so much detail in this video, we’re sure we may have missed some moments, so let us know what your favorite parts were. What did you think of the video?  Happy listening!

 

Highlights from Episode 191 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Wildest Dreams” Music Video

– I think we can agree that this was the perfect video for the perfect song!!!

– The video took the lyric “even if it’s just pretend” and ran with it… Cue shattering heartbreak.

– How did Old Hollywood and shots of Africa contribute to the theme of the song?

– Steve notes Taylor’s strong resemblance to Ava Gardner. 

– All of Taylor’s proceeds from the music video will be donated to wild animal conservation efforts through the African Parks Foundation of America.

Other Topics:

 

– There were so many guests at Taylor’s five sold-out LA shows that it was hard to keep track. (Oops! We forgot America’s sweetheart, Ellen DeGeneres.)

– Nicki Minaj opened the MTV VMAs with Taylor Swift as her surprise guest! Looks like there’s no bad blood between them.

– And Video of the Year goes to…. Taylor Swift for “Bad Blood”!!!

Calendar

– September 4: The 1989 World Tour – Salt Lake City, UT

– September 5 & 6: The 1989 World Tour – Denver, CO

– September 9: The 1989 World Tour – Houston, TX

 

– September 11 & 12: The 1989 World Tour – St. Paul, MN

Aug 31, 2015
Taylor Talk CLASSIC - Episode 190 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:24:55

Episode 190 - Swifties, this week we bring you the first Taylor Talk Classic! As Adam so charismatically explains in this episode’s introduction, we have years worth of content we want to share with you (just in case you haven’t listened to every single episode!) Adam chose one of his favorites this week, the “All The Guys” episode, which was originally released in March 2013. Listen up to gain some insight on what it’s like to be a male Swifty. (And fun fact: this was Steve’s first Taylor Talk episode!) Enjoy!

 

Highlights from Episode 190 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: Taylor Talk Classic “All The Guys Episode”

– The guys discuss how they discovered Taylor Swift.

– How can male listeners relate to songs written from a female perspective?

– What’s it like being a guy in a predominantly female fanbase?

– Are you ever uncomfortable being a guy in a crowd of teenage girls at a Taylor Swift concert?

– Sponsorship from Diet Coke vs Covergirl: Why should a guy care who sponsors Taylor?

– Flash forward to 1989… we now have more gender neutral merchandise!

– Do you ever think Taylor unfairly represents males in her songs?

Other Topics:

 

– Our all-male panel discusses the highly controversial quote from Taylor Swift’s April 2013 Vanity Fair article:

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

– Find out why our male cast thinks this quote was taken out of context, who ACTUALLY said it and more.

– To keep in touch with our guys, follow them on Twitter: Agustin (@TheSwiftAgency), Eric (@Spielerman), and Steve (@SteveDitch)

Calendar

– August 17 & 18: The 1989 World Tour – Glendale, AZ

– August 21-22, 24-26: The 1989 World Tour – Los Angeles, CA

 

– August 29: The 1989 World Tour – San Diego, CA

Aug 17, 2015
Never Grow Up - Episode 189 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:06:08

Episode 189 - Dear Swifties, Taylor Swift reminds you to please try to never grow up. This past week, Taylor met her godson, Leo Thames, the son of Jaime King and Kyle Newman, and posted some adorable photos with him on Instagram. In honor of his birth, we discuss “Never Grow Up.” Although the song was never heavily promoted, “Never Grow Up” still continues to be a fan favorite for its poignant and nostalgic lyrics. (I’m not crying. You are.)

What do you think of “Never Grow Up”? Is Taylor mourning the loss of her childhood? How does she think we should try to never grow up? Can we? Leave your response in the comments. Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 189 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Never Grow Up” Song Analysis

– Thanks to listener Rachel for suggesting that we discuss “Never Grow Up” in honor of Taylor’s newborn godson. 

– Raise your hand if this song makes you miss your childhood…

– Taylor moved out in July… Leo Thames was born in July… Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

– Why does Taylor change from saying “you” to saying “I”? What’s the emotional impact of the pronoun shift?

– Want more “Never Grow Up”? Steve reminded us that we discussed it previously on Episode 107 for Taylor’s 24th birthday. 

Other Topics:

 

– Taylor Talk Challenge: how many months would it take us to get to Episode 1989?

– Vote for Taylor Swift in the MTV VMAs daily at mtv.com/ontv/vma. Sign up for email reminders from Taylor Nation.

– What would we do without Sami’s @TSwiftOnTour updates?

– You know you’re a Swifty when you buy a Taylor Swift coloring book!!

– We LOVE iTunes reviews! Leave us a review and we’ll read it on the show. 

Calendar

– August 4 & 5: The 1989 World Tour – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place.

– August 8: The 1989 World Tour – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field.

– August 14 & 15: The 1989 World Tour – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium.

– August 15: Diane turns…. 24. ugh.

Aug 03, 2015
Holy Ground - Episode 188 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 188 - I was reminiscing just the other day… about doing a throwback song analysis that took me away! On Episode 188 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss “Holy Ground,” a song from the RED album that we believe completes the growth/story arc from “Forever & Always,” to “Last Kiss,” and ending with “Holy Ground” (which are all songs rumored to be about the same person). “Holy Ground” is such a mature way to look at a past relationship. We can learn a lot from Taylor Swift.

What’s your take on the song? Particularly, what do you make of the lyric, “and I see your face in every crowd”? Post your thoughts in the comments below. Enjoy!

Highlights from Episode 188 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Holy Ground” Song Analysis
– Adam fanboys over Taylor’s use of the word “reminisce” in true English teacher fashion.
– What’s your interpretation of “New York Time”?
– Is the phrase “holy ground” a religious reference?
– Check out what Diane predicted about “Holy Ground” before the song was released: taylortalk.org/what-could-the-seven-known-red-songs-be-about-editorial (Do we like the blogs? Do we read the blogs?)
– Diane has a light bulb moment years in the making about the end of the song!
– No one can agree on what “And I see your face in every crowd” means. Thoughts?

Other Topics:

– A listener tries to Stump the Steve this episode (yea, Steve’s back!)
– Sami gives us a 1989 World Tour recap brought to you by @TSwiftOnTour
– We remind Adam how important it is to listen and not just talk…

Calendar
– July 24 & 25: The 1989 World Tour – Foxborough, MA
– August 1: The 1989 World Tour – Vancouver, BC

Jul 20, 2015
The Taylor Swift Experience - A Walk Through The Grammy Museum - Episode 187 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to Hurricane by Bridgit Mendler
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Episode 187 - The GRAMMY Museum provides the ultimate Taylor Swift Experience. On Episode 187 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts, Adam and Diane, visit the very special Taylor Swift exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, California. We know that not many Swifties will make it all the way to California to see this exhibit, so it is our goal this episode to make you feel like you were there! We discuss the pieces Taylor chose to include in the displays and the unique interactive activities at the exhibit. After listening to the episode and viewing the photos and videos from the exhibit below, which piece of the exhibit would you take home with you? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy the show!

The Taylor Swift Experience will be at the GRAMMY Museum until October 4th, 2015.

Highlights from Episode 187 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: The Taylor Swift Experience at the GRAMMY Museum
– We recorded on location in Los Angeles, CA after visiting the Taylor Swift exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum.
– Fun fact: Taylor’s exhibit takes up 1/3 of the GRAMMY museum. (1/3 is pretty close to 13, eh?)
– You know you’re famous when they put your street clothes on display at a museum.
– Even Baby Taylor had a knack for business and the creative. (Her snowman artwork is to die for!)
– Adam tells you about the most underrated part of the museum that no one is talking about. Like, ever.

Other Topics:

– Adam has a joke. Adam has joke (oh no).
– The 1989 World Tour is going to Singapore and China!
– Did you love Taylor’s acoustic version of “Holy Ground”? I’m not crying, you are.
– Swifties are listening to “Hurricane’ by Bridgit Mendler.
– Clarkie the pup shares what he thinks of Taylor Swift! (woof)

Calendar
– July 6: The 1989 World Tour – Ottawa, ON, Canada
– July 7: The 1989 World Tour – Montreal, QB, Canada
– July 10 & 11: The 1989 World Tour – East Rutherford, NJ
– July 13 & 14: The 1989 World Tour – Washington, DC
– July 18 & 19: The 1989 World Tour – Chicago, IL

Jul 06, 2015
To Apple, Love Taylor - Episode 186 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 186 - When Taylor Swift speaks, Apple listens. Early on June 21st, Taylor Swift posted a letter on Tumblr asking Apple to reconsider its compensation structure during the 3 month free trial period for the upcoming Apple Music streaming service. During Apple Music’s 3 month free trial period, Apple said they would not pay the artist, a point Taylor Swift strongly disagreed with. However, by the power of Swift and concerned artists everywhere, APPLE AGREED TO CHANGE THEIR MODEL! This is a huge victory for Taylor and artists everywhere who deserve to be fairly compensated for their art. 

But…. that awkward moment when you record a podcast after Taylor wrote her letter to Apple but moments before Apple announced their decision. Cue immediately out-of-date podcast episode. Still though, in Episode 186, Adam and Diane get to debate between Apple vs. Taylor, and discuss the big questions in the music industry right now: How should artists be compensated? Who should compensate them? Even though Apple now sided with Taylor Swift, the compensation discussion is still an important discussion to have. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights from Episode 186 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “To Apple, Love Taylor”

– Taylor has been pushing Music Has Value since she wrote her Wall Street Journal editorial last summer.

– We learned with Spotify that if Taylor doesn’t agree with a music streaming service’s compensation structure, she’s out.

– “We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.” BOOM.

– The Apple fanboy in Adam has a hard time deciding whether or not to side with Team Apple or Team Swift (Spoiler alert: Apple is Team Swift).

– The big question: Does a music streaming service’s promotion of the artist count as compensation?

– If Taylor can influence the largest company on the planet, what else is she capable of? 

Other Topics:

– Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, including Scott Swift!

– Echosmith, Rachel Platten, Cara Delevingne, and Mariska Hargitay surprised the crowd at the 1989 World Tour stop in Philadelphia!

– OK! Magazine needs to stop their disgusting, misogynistic articles right now. #Feminism

– You know you’re a Swifty when there was never a more perfect time to wear your TEAM TAYLOR jersey. 

Calendar

– June 21: The 1989 World Tour – Amsterdam

– June 23: The 1989 World Tour – Glasgow, Scotland, UK

– June 24: The 1989 World Tour – Manchester, UK

– June 27: The 1989 World Tour – London, UK

– June 29 & 30: The 1989 World Tour – Dublin, Ireland

Jun 22, 2015
I Wish You Would - Episode 185 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to Kelsea Ballerini & Fight Song by Rachel Platten
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Episode 185 - Taylor Talk gives you everything and nothing. Just kidding. We give you a new episode, of course! In Episode 185 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, your hosts delve into the narrative complexity that is “I Wish You Would.” Taylor Swift wrote this song with Jack Antonoff, and they were inspired by the John Hughes movies of the 1980s. Which movie does this song remind you of? What’s your favorite lyric in the song? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 185 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “I Wish You Would” Song Analysis

– Fun fact: Taylor wrote this song based on a track Jack Antonoff gave her.

– Why does 2AM seem to constantly re-appear in Taylor’s songs?

– Serious question: why can’t this girl pick up the phone and tell him what she never said?

– We analyze her most creative lyric: “We’re a crooked love, in a straight line down.”

– Diane realizes something mid-episode that changes EVERYTHING!

– Check out Steve’s “I Wish You Would” Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/stevesplaylist/playlist/524ypzVyWk9fkBKdcr47Gg

Other Topics:

 

– New Taylor Talk t-shirts are available for a limited time only! Shop at Taylortalk.org/store

– So far, Taylor has had Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons and Little Big Town as surprise guests on tour!

– Remember: you MUST go visit Taylor Nation Headquarters if you attend a concert!

– Swifties (and Taylor Swift) are listening to “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.

– The Swifties and Taylor are also listening to Kelsea Ballerini! Check out her interview with us on Taylor Talk Episode 178. 

Calendar

– June 8: The 1989 World Tour – Charlotte, NC

– June 9: The 1989 World Tour – Raleigh, NC

– June 12 & 13: The 1989 World Tour – Philadelphia, PA

 

– June 19 & 20: The 1989 World Tour – Cologne, Germany.

Jun 08, 2015
1989 World Tour - Bad Blood, Blank Space, Shake It Off, and More! - Episode 184 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 184 - 1989 TOUR SPOILERS GALORE! In Episode 184 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, Adam and Diane bring you their review of Taylor Swift’s 1989 Tour. After seeing the show at Rock In Rio in Vegas and in Bossier City, Louisiana, we wanted to give you our initial impressions of Taylor’s new show. We discuss the setlist in detail, Taylor’s elaborate costumes, dancers, and more. If you haven’t seen the show yet and don’t care about being spoiled, listen up! And if you have seen the show, what did you think? Enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 184 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: 1989 World Tour Initial Review

– If you want to stay 1989 Tour spoiler-free, do not listen to this episode!!

– We go song by song and describe each performance of 1989.

– Which song stole the show?

– If you’ve seen the 1989 tour, did anything disappoint you?

– Remember: you MUST go visit Taylor Nation Headquarters if you attend a concert!

Other Topics:

 

– Taylor Swift broke a VEVO record with most views in a single day for “Bad Blood”!! (We’re not surprised though).

– We think we may have figured out what “on D like DOC” means in Kendrick Lamar’s “Bad Blood” rap. Maybe.

– You know you’re a Swifty when you make up choreography for every song off 1989 and you’re essentially an official tour dancer.

– Swifties are listening to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon

Calendar

– May 30: The 1989 World Tour – Detroit, MI.

– June 2: The 1989 World Tour – Louisville, KY.

– June 3: The 1989 World Tour – Cleveland, OH.

– June 6: The 1989 World Tour – Pittsburgh, PA.

May 25, 2015
Bad Blood Feat. Kendrick Lamar + Music Video - Episode 183 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 183 - The “Bad Blood” Music Video SIZZLES!Taylor Swift set the Swifty fandom on fire with her world premiere of the “Bad Blood” music video at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Full of cameos from her best friends, sexy action sequences, and a remix with Kendrick Lamar, Taylor delivers one of her best music videos to date. What are your thoughts on the music video? What do you think of Kendrick Lamar’s rap? Let us know! Hope you enjoy the episode!

 

Highlights from Episode 183 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Bad Blood” Music Video

– Uh oh… Selena Gomez is the backstabbing friend in this video!

– Could Taylor’s transformation into a fighting powerhouse represent her personal transformation in the 1989 album?

– So many cameos… but we missed Meredith and Olivia!

– Why do you think the story of the video took place in London?

– “We was on D like DOC” — Diane needs a translation.

– Taylor’s favorite Kendrick Lamar song makes an appearance. I see what you did there. 

Other Topics:

 

– Taylor’s Rock in Rio performance was different than any performance we’ve seen before (more details to come).

– How do you hold 8 Billboard Music Awards at once? #TaylorSwiftProblems

– If you like us, rate us on iTunes at TaylorTalk.org/iTunes!

Calendar

– May 20th: The 1989 World Tour kicks off in the US in Bossier City, Louisiana.

– May 22nd: The 1989 World Tour continues in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

May 18, 2015
Enchanted - Episode 182 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Stone Walls by We The Kings
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Episode 182 - We’re sure the 1989 Tour is flawless, but we don’t know yet. Don’t worry — Episode 182 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast is spoiler free! We want to hold off having a tour discussion until after we have seen the show, so in the meantime, enjoy a song analysis of “Enchanted.” Taylor writes a lot of songs about love, and in “Enchanted,” Taylor writes about having a crush on someone but not doing anything about it. I’m sure we can all relate. Enjoy the episode, enjoy the puns, and be sure to share your thoughts with us! Happy listening!

 

Highlights from Episode 182 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: “Enchanted” Song Analysis

– “Enchanted” is another example of Taylor Swift as a wordsmith genius.

– Why did Taylor choose the word “wonderstruck” for her perfume?

– Adam’s so vain, he probably thinks this song is about him.

– Is “Enchanted” a realistic or fairytale take on love?

– Why didn’t Taylor tell him she was enchanted to meet him? Oh, the agony!

– Steve connects this song to “The Story of Us” and “Wildest Dreams,” but you could really connect anyTaylor song. 

Other Topics:

 

– The Bad Blood music video will premiere on May 17th!!

– Check out the preview of Taylor’s interview in Elle Magazine, “Taylor Swift Has No Regrets.”

– Fun fact: Xfinity, the 1989 tour sponsor, is offering a bunch of behind-the-scenes features and a chance to meet Taylor!

Calendar

– May 15th: Taylor Swift performs at Rockin Rio in Las Vegas, NV.

– May 17th: The Billboard Awards air on ABC at 8/7c.

– May 20th: The 1989 World Tour kicks off in the US in Bossier City, Louisiana.

– May 22nd; The 1989 World Tour continues in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

May 11, 2015
1989 Tour Predictions - Episode 181 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 181 - Welcome to the 1989 World Tour… it’s been waiting for you! Well, almost! Since the 1989 World Tour is just days away, your hosts Adam, Steve, and special guest Agustin of The Swift Agency bring you their tour predictions. Remember that we have NO inside information. We’re just fans, like you, who are SUPER excited for the 1989 World Tour! What songs would you like to see on tour? How do you think Taylor will perform them? We’d love to hear your tour predictions! Enjoy the show!

 

Highlights from Episode 181 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Main Discussion: 1989 World Tour Predictions

– Since Agustin loves Taylor’s element of surprise, he hopes he’s way off on his tour predictions!

– Which song off 1989 do you think will be cut from the setlist?

– We visualize “Welcome to New York” as the tour opener.

– How will Taylor bring her popular singles, like Blank Space, to the stage?

– “Pretty much everything from the 80’s went out of style though.” – Quotes by Steve

– Agustin has an amazing idea to get the fans involved (and onstage!) during the 1989 tour.

– What special thing do you think Taylor will do on the b-stage? (covers? old songs?)

– We hope new country artist Kelsea Ballerini will be a special guest on the 1989 tour! (check out her interview on Taylor Talk Episode 178)

Other Topics:

 

– I might still be crying over Mama Swift’s speech before giving Taylor her ACM Milestone award…

– Glamour UK has a new guest editor for June 2015… Taylor Swift! Her issue is on newsstands on April 30th.

– You know your dad is a Swifty when he sings Taylor Swift while washing dishes. He thinks they’re finally clean…

– Swifties are listening to “Fly” by Avril Lavigne

Calendar

– May 5th: The 1989 World Tour kicks off in Tokyo, Japan!

– May 15th: Taylor Swift performs at Rockin Rio in Las Vegas, NV.

– May 17th: The Billboard Awards air on ABC at 8/7c.

– May 20th: The 1989 World Tour kicks off in the US in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Apr 27, 2015
God Bless Andrea Swift - The Best Day - Episode 180 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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?

Other Topics

– 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??

Calendar

– 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.

Apr 13, 2015
Long Live Every Era of Taylor! - Episode 179 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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… 

Other Topics:

– 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!!

Calendar

– 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.

Mar 30, 2015
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - Kelsea Ballerini "Love Me Like You Mean It" + Wildest Dreams Analysis Part 2 - Episode 178 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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!

Also: We were nominated for BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST at the 2015 Podcast Awards!! VOTE AT PODCASTAWARDS.COM DAILY.

 

Highlights from Episode 178 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion 1: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – Kelsea Ballerini
– What was it like for Kelsea when Taylor tweeted about her and her music?
– We know Taylor is jamming to Kelsea’s EP. But what is Kelsea’s favorite Taylor song?
– Kelsea reveals a song title off her upcoming album! Find out what it is
– Are you going to see Kelsea perform outside Heinz Stadium in Pittsburgh before Taylor goes on? ‘Cause ya should! Steve will be there, so go join him to see Kelsea LIVE! 

**BONUS: Steve’s “Future Queens of Country” playlist

Main Discussion 2: “Wildest Dreams” Song Analysis
– The second half of Episode 178

Other Topics:

– WE’RE NOMINATED FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST IN THE PODCAST AWARDS! Please vote daily at podcastawards.com!

Find Kelsea Ballerini Online:
www.KelseaBallerini.com
Twitter
Facebook
YouTube
Kelsea’s EP on iTunes

Calendar
– Taylor will appear on Live with Kelly and Michael on March 25th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Mar 23, 2015
Wildest Dreams
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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!

Also: We were nominated for BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST at the 2015 Podcast Awards!! VOTE AT PODCASTAWARDS.COM DAILY.
Highlights from Episode 177 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Wildest Dreams” Song Analysis
– Is going into a relationship thinking that it will ultimately end really a fair way to enter a relationship?
– Steve says “Wildest Dreams” is about forming an immediate connection with someone. That’s one way to put it!
– Taylor Swift writes with her heart. Literally!
– How does the music create the mood of the song?
– Some people debate on whether or not this song sounds like Lana Del Rey. We debate on how to say “Lana.”
– Adam’s so vain, he probably thinks this song is about him.
– We kind of have a singing contest. And I’m kind of sure you’ll never want us to do it again. 
Other Topics:

– WE’RE NOMINATED FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST IN THE PODCAST AWARDS! Please vote daily at podcastawards.com!
– Meredith owes Taylor $40 million for scratching her leg. MeOW.
Calendar
– Taylor will appear on Live with Kelly and Michael on March 25th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Mar 16, 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
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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!

Also: We were nominated for BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST at the 2015 Podcast Awards!! VOTE AT PODCASTAWARDS.COM DAILY.
 
Highlights from Episode 176 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “You Are In Love” Song Analysis
– Does “You Are In Love” sound like love to you?
– Taylor, the ultimate wordsmith, captures the ‘little things’ in this song.
– Only on Taylor Talk would we have a discussion about the meaning of the word “and.” #LyricNerds
– Adam HATES one of the lyrics in this song with a fiery passion!
– … but one part of “You Are In Love” always makes at least two of the hosts cry.
– First dance song vs. walking down the aisle song… where does this song fit in as a wedding song?
– Steve made a love song Spotify playlist based on “You Are In Love.” Enjoy! 
Other Topics:

– WE’RE NOMINATED FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST IN THE PODCAST AWARDS! Please vote daily at podcastawards.com!
– Taylor is going to be the godmother of Jaime King and Kyle Newman’s baby! Oh… and she’s also the godmother of a furry baby, except she doesn’t know it yet.
– If this was a movie… which Taylor Swift song would be the soundtrack to Fifty Shades of Grey?
Calendar
– The Juno Awards will air on March 15th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Mar 09, 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
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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!

Also: We were nominated for BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST at the 2015 Podcast Awards!! Voting starts soon, so be on the look out for daily reminders on our social media pages.
Highlights from Episode 175 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “New Romantics” Song Analysis
– The best people in life love “New Romantics.”
– Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone listed “New Romantics” as the second best song of 2014! Steve was nice and made a Spotify playlist of these songs.
– You know Taylor Swift is an amazing lyricist when you can spend 10 minutes talking about two lines.
– Let’s play a game called “Find References to Other ‘1989’ Songs in New Romantics.” (hint: we found “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space”)
– What exactly are the “new romantics”? A 19th century artistic movement? The cool kids squad?
– The bridge…. what does it mean??
Other Topics:

– WE’RE NOMINATED FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT PODCAST IN THE PODCAST AWARDS! Daily voting starts March 4th. We will remind you so you don’t forget.
– We love how Taylor constantly looks for ways to “take the narrative back” about herself from the media.
– “New money, suit and tie…” What did you think of Taylor’s “Blank Space” BRIT Awards performance?
– Taylor Swift’s Telegraph interview is a must-read. (Tay worries about being able to top “1989” for album number six!)
– If Swifties ruled the world, Taylor Swift would be able to freeze time so she could spend more time with her fans. 
Calendar
– The Juno Awards will air on March 15th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Mar 02, 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
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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!

 
Highlights from Episode 174 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Style” Memories and Taylor Swift & Karlie Kloss in Vogue
– What’s your favorite #StyleMemories video?
– Fun fact: “Style” was written on February 19, 2014.
– Taylor and Karlie Kloss have graced the cover of Vogue together! Check out their Vogue feature on news stands now.
– Vogue interviews Taylor and Karlie about their friendship that started at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and on a trip to Big Sur.
– Taylor Swift wants to regain control of her narrative — we think she’s owning it.
– What does the future of Big Machine look like? Billboard has some ideas. 
Other Topics:

– Wonderland is now available for purchase in the iTunes US Store!
– Taylor Swift sang with Paul McCartney on SNL’s 40th anniversary after party and it was the highlight of her life.
– Fun fact: Stump the Host is one of our favorite games on the podcast!
– Swifties are listening to “Yours” and “Ghost” by Ella Henderson. 
Calendar
– Taylor will make an appearance with Ed Sheeran on BBC 1 Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw on Feb. 24th.
– The BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.
– The Juno Awards will air on March 15th.
– The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are on March 28th.
– March 29th are the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Feb 23, 2015
Style Music Video! - Episode 173 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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!

 
Highlights from Episode 173 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Style” Music Video Analysis
– What were your initial impressions of the “Style” music video?
– The “Style” music video is less of a story and more like an artistic representation of emotion.
– The fragmented mirrors represent… memories? Or did the characters become each other?
– There’s a paper airplane necklace in this video…. Hmmm.
– Steve says Harry Styles loves Classic Mustangs. Because they’re bros, obviously. #not
– What if clips from the “Style” video were set to “Wildest Dreams?” The result is AMAZING: endinburningflamesorparadise.tumblr.com
– Do you think this “Style” music video represents the song?
Other Topics:

– Taylor and Karlie Kloss have graced the cover of Vogue together! Check out their Vogue feature on news stands February 14th.
– Rumor has it that Taylor Swift is willing to record a song with Kayne West.
– You know you’re a Swifty when you dance around in your pjs getting ready for school.
Calendar
– The 40th anniversary episode of SNL (feat. Taylor Swift) will air Sunday, Feb. 15th.
– The BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.
Feb 14, 2015
I Know Places We Can Hiiddddeee - Episode 172 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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!

 
Highlights from Episode 172 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “I Know Places” Song Analysis
– Taylor sent co-writer Ryan Tedder a rough draft version of “I Know Places” before recording it.
– Did you know Tay can make up lyrics on the spot? That’s the mark of a great songwriter.
– It’s fascinating how this song moves from a song about running to a song about love.
– Fun Fact: Taylor says her spirit animal is a fox.
– What would you rate “I Know Places” out of 13?
Other Topics:

– Taylor didn’t take home any Grammys this year, but 1989 is still breaking records left and right!
– You know you’re a Swifty when you use Taylor lyrics to woo the ladies.
– What Taylor Swift song would be a perfect theme song for the Lion King?
– New Swifties, old Swifties, we love them all!!
Calendar
– The 40th anniversary episode of SNL (feat. Taylor Swift) will air Sunday, Feb. 15th.
– The BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.
Feb 09, 2015
Bad Blood - Is it Katy Perry? - Episode 171 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Haim is touring with Taylor! YAS!
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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!

 
Highlights from Episode 171 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Bad Blood” Song Analysis
– Friendship heartbreak hurts worse than love heartbreak.
– Is “Bad Blood” really about Katy Perry?
– Gawker published a timeline of Taylor and Katy’s friendship based on tweets (& Mean Girls references).
– How does “Bad Blood” fit into the story of the album?
– What would “Bad Blood” look like on tour? Could it be a single?
Other Topics:

– Taylor Swift’s social media accounts may have been hacked, but they won’t find anything dirty, because it doesn’t exist!
– HAIM willing be joining Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour for select shows!
– Be sure to subscribe on leave us a review on iTunes. We love feedback!
Calendar
– The Grammys are THIS SUNDAY Feb. 8th at 8/7c on CBS.
– The BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.
Feb 02, 2015
Style - Episode 170 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding from 50 Shades of Grey Soundtrack
56:44

Episode 170 - You know what never goes out of style? Taylor Talk! In Episode 170 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss Taylor Swift’s newest single, “Style”! In “Style,” Taylor relates classic clothing trends that never go out of style to relationships that always seem to keep coming back. We discuss how this metaphor functions in the song and how this song is sure to become an instant classic. What did you think of the song? How do you envision a music video for it? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 170 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Style” Song Analysis
– Taylor said 1989 wasn’t complete until she wrote “Style.”
– “The way the song sounds and feels, that’s all I need people to know about the story.” – TS
– If Steve didn’t find polaroid references in everything, he wouldn’t be Steve.
– Why do you think Taylor chose 1950s iconic images instead of images from the 1980s?
– So what does “good girl faith” mean to you?
– How do you see this song being performed on tour?
Other Topics:

– We start off the show with another round of stump the host. Don’t forget to send us your questions!
– YES WHALE. YES BEACH BOYS.
– You know you’re a Swifty when you use Taylor Swift lyrics to ask a girl to be your girlfriend. #RelationshipGoals
– Swifties are listening to “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.
Jan 26, 2015
All You Had To Do Was STAY - Episode 169 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:01:20

Episode 169 - Let me remind you, this was what you wanted… a new episode of Taylor Talk! In Episode 169 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss track five on 1989, “All You Had To Do Was Stay.” The panel is split about their opinions on the song — feel free to weigh in and let us know your thoughts. Do you think Taylor will perform this song on tour even though the high note STAY would be intense for her voice? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Enjoy the episode!

 
Highlights from Episode 169 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “All You Had To Do Was Stay” Song Analysis
– You can’t talk about this song without belting STAY. #SwiftFact
– Steve calls this song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” 1.0.
– Where do you see AYHTDWS fitting into the story of 1989?
– What is it about this song that makes it get stuck in your head so easily?
– How do you think Taylor will pull off singing the STAY part on tour?
Other Topics:

– This policeman from Delaware is famous for Shaking it Off.
– Have a Stump the Host question? Send em in! We love a good challenge.
– Hooray for the return of the If This Was a Movie segment!
– Mark your calendars! The Grammys are coming up on Feb. 8th and the BRIT Awards are on Feb. 25th.
Jan 19, 2015
This Love - Episode 168 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to Dream Your Life Away by Vance Joy
01:02:40

Episode 168 - Your iPod is glowing in the dark… playing this episode of Taylor Talk! In Episode 168 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we discuss the only song Taylor Swift wrote by herself on 1989, a song called “This Love.” Taylor said “This Love” is about a time when she had to cut someone loose when she didn’t want to, but they came back. What’s your opinion on “This Love”? Do you think Taylor will play it on tour? Let us know what you think of the episode. Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 168 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “This Love” Song Analysis
– Fun fact: “This Love” is the only song Taylor wrote by herself on 1989. That makes it good by default.
– Taylor wrote this song about a love that came back. Do you think “This Love” supports a fatalistic view of love then?
– Does this song contain references to “Wildest Dreams,” “I Know Places,” and other songs on the album?
– Steve finds 80s nods everywhere!
– We know any music video for this song must include the ocean. Duh. 
Other Topics:

– I have no clue how people confuse us for Taylor Swift…
– You know you’re Taylor Swift when you win three awards at an award show you didn’t even attend.
– Looks like Taylor had a well needed vacation with her friends!
– You know you’re a Swiftie when you buy Taylor merchandise and just don’t care about how much you spend for it. Oops.
– Swifties are preparing for the 1989 Tour by listening to the opening act, Vance Joy.
Jan 12, 2015
Wonderland - Episode 167 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to Cali Rodi
01:01:26

Episode 167 -- Haven’t you heard what becomes of curious minds? They listen to Taylor Talk! In Episode 167 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we analyze one of the most popular bonus tracks on 1989, “Wonderland”! Taylor borrowed from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” to write this song about an ill-fated romance. What do you think of “Wonderland”? Why do you think Taylor included it as a bonus track instead of on the 1989 album? Let us know what you think. Happy listening!

 
Highlights from Episode 167 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Wonderland” Song Analysis
– Steve says “Wonderland” is the “Blank Space” of the 1989 bonus tracks.
– The lyrical tone definitely foreshadows a not so happy ending.
– We discuss people’s habits of sticking their noses into other people’s relationships.
– How do you think the reference to Alice in Wonderland contributed to the meaning of the song?
– Adam wants Tim Burton to direct a music video for “Wonderland.”
Other Topics:

– Taylor finished off 2014 with a rocking performance of “Welcome to New York” & “Shake It Off” in Times Square.
– Have you seen Taylor’s Santa Swift video yet? Bring tissues.
– You know you’re a Swifty when you sing “Blank Space” while parasailing!!!
– Swifties are listening to Cali Rodi’s cover of “Wonderland.”
Jan 05, 2015
13 Moments of 2014 - Episode 166 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:11:43

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

 

Main Discussion: 

– 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?

 

Other Topics:

– 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?

Dec 29, 2014
A Swiftmas Carol - Episode 165 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to King by Lauren Aquilina
47:09

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!

 
Highlights from Episode 165 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: A Swiftmas Carol
– Join us for A Swiftmas Carol, the story of an evil music executive named Scrooge who doubted Taylor Swift.
– The Ghost of Swiftmas Past takes us through Taylor’s most noteworthy accomplishments.
– What’s your favorite part of the 1989 era so far? The Ghost of Swiftmas Present has an interesting perspective.
– That awkward moment when music executives predicted 1989 wouldn’t sell very much its first week. Oops.
– Taylor’s someday BFF predicts her future. Rock n Roll Hall of Fame anyone?
– Beyonce, Jay-Z, JT, and Tay NEED to do an epic collaboration.
– Bah humbug! Use this Swiftmas Carol to convert the haters to lovers in your life. 
Other Topics:
– USA Today names Taylor Swift’s 1989 as Album of the Year. Check out Brian Mansfield’s article at usatoday.com
– The GRAMMYS proves that guys can hair flip too.
– Taylor Swift is a confirmed performer at the 2015 BRIT Awards in February! Get ready for an awesome performance.
– Santa and the elves help us out with the mini-segments. They’re Swifties too!
– What are Swifties listening to? “King” by Lauren Aquilina.
Dec 22, 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
57:51

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!

Highlights from Episode 164 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor News – Victoria’s Secret & Jingle Ball
– What did you all think of Taylor Swift’s performances at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?
– Taylor’s outfits proved that she is basically an honorary Victoria’s Secret angel.
– The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and feminism… do they compliment each other?
– HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYLOR! She turned 25 years old on stage at Z100 Jingle Ball.
– Taylor Swift’s birthday party looked AMAZING.
– Our friend and fellow Swifty, Gena, got to present the Billboard Woman of the Year Award to Taylor Swift herself!!
– Taylor is keen on continuing the conversation about ensuring that artists and writers get fairly compensated for their work. 
Other Topics:
– Debate: Does Taylor Swift deserve to be the TIME Magazine Person of the Year?
– More dates have been added to the 1989 World Tour! Check them out at taylorswift.com/events.
– You know you’re a Swifty when your money randomly starts disappearing from your bank account during the 13 days of Taylor…. hmm wonder why.
– Swifties are listening to “Bones” by Alex G.
Dec 15, 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
59:04

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!

 
Highlights from Episode 163 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor News – Billboard to Jingle Ball
– Scott Borchetta, the President of Big Machine Records, will be a mentor on the next season of American Idol.
– Taylor Swift performs at three Jingle Ball events around the world. Is her setlist a hint at what she’ll perform on the 1989 tour? Taylor gave KIIS FM the details on her 1989 tour.
– Look out, Tay, three Grammy nominations coming your way!
– Taylor Swift becomes the two-time winner of Billboard’s Woman of the Year. Read her cover story on Writing Her Own Rules, Not Becoming a Cliche and the Hurdle of Going Pop.
– “I wouldn’t be a singer if I weren’t a songwriter. I have no interest in singing someone else’s words.” – TS
Other Topics:
– Get ready Aussies, Taylor Swift is bringing the 1989 tour to Australia!
– Taylor filmed the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show this week. Be sure to tune in on Dec. 9th on CBS!
– I don’t know about you, but Taylor Swift will be feeling TWENTY FIVE on Saturday!
– You know you’re a Taylor Swift when…
– What would Taylor do if she showed up to a concert and there were only guys in the audience?
– Swifties are listening to “The Hanging Tree” from the Hunger Games soundtrack.
Dec 08, 2014
Clean - Episode 162 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties Are Also Listening To Imogen Heap
01:00:11

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!

 
Highlights from Episode 162 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Clean” Song Analysis
– What is “Clean” about to you?
– We marvel at the imagery in nearly every single lyric in this song.
– It’s raining and she’s drowning, but she can finally breathe. What does this meeeean?
– What is the purpose of this song being the last song on 1989?
– Keep your fingers crossed that Taylor will perform “Clean” on tour!!
– We imagine what the music video for “Clean” could look like. 
Other Topics:
– That awkward moment when Taylor Swift sells more albums in her fifth week of 1989 than some artists ever sell.
– Don’t miss the 13 Days of Taylor deals at store.taylorswift.com!!
– You know you’re a Swifty when Sami gives you a lesson on how to sneak your headphones on in class. Hey, it’s a perfect (and secretive way) to listen to Taylor Swift!
– Swifties are listening to Imogen Heap, Taylor’s cowriter on “Clean.”
– This episode is dedicated to two very special pups, Hershey and Cooper.
Dec 01, 2014
Blank Space LIVE At The AMA's - Episode 161 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
57:33

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!

Highlights from Episode 161 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: Taylor Swift at the AMAs
– Poll: when they turned on the fire, were you scared for her or scared of her?
– Do you think this performance is a representation of the 1989 tour?
– We debate whether or not the pen click was ever a thing.
– Here at Taylor Talk, we ask the hard hitting questions: Which was more powerful, the music video or the performance?
– While being honored with the Dick Clark Award for Excellence, Taylor Swift manages to humbly bring honor to everyone else. 
Other Topics:
– Only Taylor Swift can knock Taylor Swift off the Number One spot on Billboard.
– 1989 hit its 2 million sales mark AND “Shake It Off” went 4x platinum. YAS!
– If Swifties ruled the world, all of Taylor’s exes would be sent to Mars. Muahah
– Adam memorializes a very special someone on the show… and reminds us all of the incredible love found in the Swifty community.
Nov 24, 2014
The Blank Space Experience and Music Video - Episode 160 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
58:38

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!

 
Highlights from Episode 159 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Blank Space” Music Video & Experience
– What were your first impressions of the “Blank Space” music video?
– Fun fact: The castle filming location was the inspiration behind F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
– Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by the Taylor Swift Blank Space girl.
– Sean O’Pry, arguably the most gorgeous man in the world, was discovered via his Myspace prom photos.
– We are OBSESSED with the Blank Space Experience App. Who’s gotten all 41 collectibles?
– Dear Taylor Swift, one burning question: who is GK? Please explain. 
Other Topics:
– Taylor Swift was on the cover of TIME Magazine. Yeah, you read that right! Check out her interview http://time.com/3578249/taylor-swift-interview/.
– Taylor Clause is coming to town! She’s already shipped personalized Christmas presents to several lucky fans, and she even delivered one present in person!
– You know you’re a Swifty when you’re one year old grandson won’t eat dinner because the Shake It Off video is on TV. You gotta start ‘em young.
– What would Taylor do if she had to give up one positive aspect of being famous to avoid paparazzi?
Nov 17, 2014
Blank Space - Episode 159 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to Cali Rodi
01:04:10

Episode 159 - Nice to meet you, where you been? You should listen to Taylor Talk! 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!

 
Highlights from Episode 159 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: “Blank Space” Song Analysis
– “Hey, I want to write this completely satirical song about the fictionalization of my personal life…” said Taylor Swift, and that became “Blank Space”
– Which “Blank Space” song lyric is your favorite?
– Sami discusses the idea that Taylor embedded a little bit of her exes into each part of the song.
– Is there a reference to “The Lucky One” in “Blank Space?”
– We discuss what “Blank Space” would look like on the 1989 World Tour.
– In the likely chance that the official music video for “Blank Space” will be released this week, Steve has a hilarious idea as to what the music video might look like. 
Other Topics:
– 1989 had the year’s largest first week sales of nearly 1.3 million!! Yeaaauh Taylor feels amazin’.
– The 1989 World Tour has been announced! Check out taylorswift.com/events to see when it comes to your city.
– If swifties ruled the world the air would always smell like Wonderstruck.
– Swifties are listening to Cali Rodi’s “Friends Like Us.” Check out her seven free songs at CaliRodi.com.
Nov 10, 2014
Taylor Talk LIVE - 1989 Review - Episode 158 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:26:42

Episode 158 - Happy third anniversary Taylor Talk! 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!

 
Highlights from Episode 157 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: 1989 First Impressions
– 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!
Nov 03, 2014
Ultimate Secret Session - Style & Blank Space - Episode 157 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
40:09

Episode 157 - Welcome to New York… for real! 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!


Highlights from Episode 157 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: The Ultimate Secret Session – 1989 iHeart Radio Live Stream
– 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.
Oct 28, 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
01:06:56

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?
Oct 21, 2014
Out Of The Woods - Episode 155 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to Strange Desire by Bleachers
01:02:45

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.
Oct 14, 2014
Taylor Swift through Fearless - Episode 154 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Budapest by George Ezra
01:11:06

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
Main Discussion: Taylor Swift Through Fearless
– It’s crazy to think how far Taylor Swift has come… now she’s on par with the country artists she opened for in 2007!
– Did you know you can enter to win some rare Taylor Swift CDs? Check out our twitter @TaylorTalk13 for more information.
– That precious, beautiful, adorable moment when Taylor met Tim McGraw by singing her song to him at the ACMs.
– Reminder: Taylor Swift is not famous because of Kanye. Kanye is only famous because of Taylor Swift <icon_razz.gif>
– We love to remember the Fearless era by watching “Journey to Fearless” on Netflix.
– Stay tuned for next week when we talk about the Speak Now era!

Other Topics:
– A Taylor Talk Live Episode is happening! Soon! <icon_wink.gif>
– UK Swifties, be sure to pick up a copy of Vogue! Taylor Swift is on the cover for the first time!
– Reminder to vote for Taylor for Best Look & Best Female at the MTV EMAs: http://tv.mtvema.com/vote
– You know you’re a Swifty when whenever someone says your name, you say, “no, it’s becky.” By the way, this shirt is particularly applicable if your name is Becky: teespring.com/beckytshirt
– Swifties are listening to “Budapest” by George Ezra.

Oct 06, 2014
I'd Lie - Episode 153 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to Little Black Dress by Sara Bareilles
01:01:11

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.

Other Topics:

– 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

Sep 29, 2014
iHeart Taylor - Episode 152 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Bleachers (Jack Antonoff's band)
59:30

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.
Other Topics:
– 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.
Sep 22, 2014
More 1989 Tracks + Taylor Curses?? What?? - Episode 151 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Boys by Sky Ferreira
01:12:04

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 (?)”

Other Topics:

- “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.)

Sep 15, 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
01:24:23

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.

Sep 09, 2014
Better Than Revenge - Episode 150 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties are also listening to Work Day by Hozier
56:59

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?

Other Topics:

- 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.

Sep 08, 2014
The Feminist In Taylor - Episode 149 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties Are Also Listening To Amnesia by 5 Seconds of Summer
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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.

- Girls are always put against each other in society (example on PerezHilton.com)… It’s the sad truth, my friends.

- 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.

- Check out another perspective on Taylor Swift & Feminism in our good friend Agustin’s blog at theswiftagency.com.

- Want to hear us talk even more about Taylor Swift and feminism? Listen to our interview with @FeministTSwift from June 2013.

Other Topics:

- “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

Sep 01, 2014
Behind The Scenes - Shake It Off Music Video - Episode 148 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:06:56

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”?

Other Topics:

- 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…

Aug 25, 2014
SHAKE IT OFF - 1989 - SPECIAL EDITION - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Episode 147
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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.

- Want to meet Taylor Swift? Enter Swiftstakes (like sweepstakes, only “annoying”) for a chance to win concert tickets and meet and greets! Details to follow on taylorswift.com.

- 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!!

Aug 19, 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
01:18:48

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

- An 18th elevator button, a cat, a polaroid camera, and yahoo… what does it all mean??

- 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

Others Topics:

- 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

Aug 11, 2014
Jump Then Fall - Episode 145 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties Are Listening to "Chasing The Sun" by Hilary Duff
58:47

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!

Others Topics:

- 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.

- Swifties are listening to “Chasing the Sun” by Hilary Duff. Declan Whitebloom, the music video director, was on Taylor Talk Episode 8!

Aug 04, 2014
Stay Beautiful Song Analysis - Episode 144 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are ALSO Listening To Mother and Father by The Broods
56:26

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
Main Discussion – “Stay Beautiful” Song Analysis
- Taylor probably wrote this song about her fourth grade crush: Cory Robertson referenced in the Target commercial.
- We decipher how someone could possibly “smile like the radio.”
- Have you ever had such a huge crush on someone that you couldn’t talk to them? Adam says he hasn’t. I think he’s lying.
- We marvel at Taylor’s continued poignant admiration of unrequited love, most recently in an Instagram post.
- For some reason, Adam and Sami break into a short rendition of "Summer Lovin" from Grease.

Others Topics:
- Sami found her wings in New York City too!
- Fun fact: if you tell Taylor it’s your birthday in Central Park, she may buy you dinner!
- Taylor Swift is performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival! We assume her newest single will be out before then :)
- You know you’re a Swifty when you pay your siblings to be quiet when you’re listening to Taylor Talk :’D
- Swifties are listening to “Mother & Father” by Broods.
- Please leave Taylor Talk a GOOD voicemail! A lot of them are creepy….

Jul 28, 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
59:54

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.

Others Topics:

- 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

Jul 21, 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
01:08:48

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!

Other Topics:

- 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

Jul 14, 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
52:32

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.”

- Diane and Adam wrote editorials theorizing about the RED album before it came out. Adam even predicted a song about the Kennedys!

- 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

Other Topics:

- 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.

Jul 07, 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
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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?

Jun 30, 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
59:47

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”

Jun 23, 2014
13 Moments Of The RED Era - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Episode 138 - Also listening to "Animals" by The Goastt
57:06

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

Jun 16, 2014
The Outside - Episode 137 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Black Roses - Clare Bowen - Nashville Cast
57:43

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.

Jun 09, 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
57:56

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

Jun 02, 2014
The Story of Us - Episode 135 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Be My Forever - Christina Perri feat. Ed Sheeran
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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.

May 26, 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
45:07

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

May 19, 2014
God Bless Andrea Swift - Episode 133 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - 5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
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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

May 12, 2014
Drag Me Head First Fearless - Episode 132 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
54:42

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

May 05, 2014
Last Kiss - Episode 131 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Sam Smith - Stay With Me - In The Lonely Hour
48:34

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!

Apr 28, 2014
Taylor and Ingrid Michaelson - Episode 130 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Wonderful Unknown - Give Em Hope
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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?

Other Topics:

- 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.

Apr 21, 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
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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.

- Did you know we interviewed Charlie Worsham, an opener for the Speak Now Tour, on Episode Four?

- Social media is the biggest game changer in the music industry.

- What’s the secret to success to Taylor’s tour openers? #Sweeran

Other Topics:

- Nobody makes fun of Taylor Swift like Taylor Swift on SNL.

- 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.

Apr 14, 2014
Entertainer of the Year Goes To... - Episode 128 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Sing - Ed Sheeran
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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
Main Discussion: 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
- Congratulations to Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Taylor Swift for winning ACM Video of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care”. Listen to our interview with Music Video Director Shane Drake on Episode 62.
- That awkward moment when Adam says he doesn’t like Miranda Lambert and then… well listen to the show & find out what happened <icon_wink.gif>
- Was George Strait winning Entertainer of the Year truly fair and unbiased?
- Fun fact: if Taylor Swift wins Entertainer of the Year again, she will be the only female to win it three times. As for the men? Garth Brooks has won it a whopping six times! Conspiracy?

Other Topics
- Taylor is a giver at heart. She visited the Hasbro Children’s hospital with her dad last week.
- If Swifties Ruled The World … there would be nothing but cats on the internet. Wait a second… It has already begun!
- What are Swifties listening to? “Sing” by Ed Sheeran

Apr 07, 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
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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?:

- We rank Taylor’s chances of winning EOTY against Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and George Strait based on the points brought up at Taste of County.

- 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

Other Topics:

- 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…

Mar 31, 2014
You Belong With Me - Episode 126 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Saturday - Ed Sheeran
01:01:30

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?

Other Topics:

- 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

Mar 24, 2014
Cold As You - Episode 125 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- "Out On The Town" - Fun
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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?

Other Topics:

- 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

Mar 17, 2014
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - TSwiftOnTour - Episode 124 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Little Black Dress - Sara Bareilles
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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!

Other Topics:

- 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.

Mar 10, 2014
Latin America Needs The Red Tour - Episode 123 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast | "You Sound Good To Me" Lucy Hale
01:06:12

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.

Other Topics:

- 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.

Mar 03, 2014
White Horse - Episode 122 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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!

Other Topics:

- 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!

Feb 24, 2014
Mine - Episode 121 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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. 

 

Other Topics:

- 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

Feb 17, 2014
Glamourous Taylor Swift - Episode 120 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- "Say Something" A Great Big World | Christina Aguilera
01:00:39

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

Other Topics:

- 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.

Feb 10, 2014
Don't Leave Your Girl At Home - Episode 119 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
53:05

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.

Other Topics:

- 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!

- Taylor was nominated for FIVE ACMS. Hooray! Check out all the nominees at acmawards.com/nominees. Voting for EnterTAYner of the Year begins on March 24th on VoteACM.com. Stay tuned for reminders!

- 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.

Feb 03, 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
53:55

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.

Jan 27, 2014
"Innocent" Isn't Just About Kanye West - Episode 117 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
01:11:12

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:
Main Discussion 
- “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.
Jan 20, 2014
Which Songs Made Taylor Swift Popular? - Episode 116 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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!

Jan 16, 2014
The Golden Globes 2014 - Sweeter Than Fiction - Episode 115 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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.

Jan 13, 2014
International Smile by Katy Perry Sounds Like It Might Be About Taylor... Huh? - Episode 114 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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 could 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?

Jan 09, 2014
Pop Music vs. Taylor Swift - Episode 113 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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!

Jan 06, 2014
Taylor Swift in 2014 - Episode 112 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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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?!?

Jan 02, 2014
13 Taylor Swift Moments of 2013 - Episode 111 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 111 - Can you believe 2013, the year of Taylor is almost over? As the year draws to a close, we recap the top 13 Taylor moments of 2013. So much has happened this year in terms of what Taylor has accomplished... for example, she went on her third headlining tour, recorded a song with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, and opened an education center at the Country Hall of Fame just to name a few! To be honest, Taylor has achieved so much this past year, and we know that there are only better things to come for her in 2014. We hope you enjoy Episode 111 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, and let us know what your favorite Taylor moments of 2013 are. Happy listening!

Highlights from Episode 111 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Sami from @TSwiftOnTour joins us as a special guest this episode.

- Did you know Taylor Swift was the most charitable celebrity of 2013? We are so proud. 

- What's your favorite Taylor Swift moment of 2013? We'll tell you ours in the main discussion.

- Taylor didn't win a Golden Globe in 2013, but she might in 2014. Find out when the Golden Globes air on NBC at 8pm.

- Adam loves the "22" music video because it has a chest bump :-P

- Listen to our interview with Shane Drake, the music video director of "Highway Don't Care," in Episode 62.

- Sami gives us a first hand account of what it was like to see Taylor perform at LP Field at CMA Fest in Nashville.

- What would a Swifty do if Taylor Swift recorded a song with Justin Timberlake?

- We hope Taylor one day releases a "tell-all" autobiography so we can find out who "I Knew You Were Trouble" is really about!

- Fun Fact: Taylor's $4 million donation to the Country Music Hall of Fame was the largest individual artist gift in the Hall’s history. She's incredible.

- "You know you're a Swiftie when you get very excited after realizing that 2013 was your first year of being a Swifty." Welcome to the club!

- Swifties are listening to "Chip on my Shoulder" from Legally Blonde the Musical.

Dec 30, 2013
Christmases When You Were Mine - Sounds of The Season - Episode 110 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 110 - Ho, ho, ho, Merry Swiftmas, everyone! Your hosts of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast are once again joined by Santa and the elves -- Holly, Twinkle, and Hermey -- to help celebrate Christmas! Listen up in Episode 110 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast for Holiday Trivia (brought to you by Santa and the elves), a song analysis of Taylor Swift's original Christmas song, "Christmases When You Were Mine", and some delicious holiday baking ideas. We hope you enjoy the show and you had a wonderful holiday season! Let us know what you did for Swiftmas and we'll talk to you again on Sunday for our last episode of 2013. Happy listening! :)

Highlights from Episode 110 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast:

- The hosts are joined by some VERY special guests to celebrate Christmas: Santa Claus, Holly, Twinkle, and Hermey!

- The elves surprise us with their knowledge of Taylor Swift.

- What's your favorite song off Taylor Swift's Holiday Collection? Our main discussion is a song analysis of "Christmases When You Were Mine."

- Is "Christmases When You Were Mine" fiction or autobiographical?

- We sit in the director's chair to visualize a potential music video for the song.

- Do you think Taylor is capable of writing a Christmas classic?

- If you're feeling Swifty in the kitchen this holiday season, we recommend baking old fashioned pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting (chocolate chips are optional!). Mint chocolate chip cookies are also delicious. 

Dec 25, 2013
QuizUp Taylor Swift Jeopardy - Episode 109 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 109 - Think you're the master at the Taylor Swift category on QuizUp? Listen up to find out whether or not you're worthy to challenge the hosts of Taylor Talk! In Episode 109 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, the hosts go head to head in a round of Taylor Swift Jeopardy using the questions from the QuizUp app. If you decide to play along with the hosts, be sure to send in your scores for the opportunity to play Taylor Swift Jeopardy on a future episode of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast! Happy listening & good luck!

Highlights from Episode 109 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Join your hosts/contestants, Maya, Diane, and Steve for a round of Taylor Swift Jeopardy.

- Check out Taylor Swift's interview on CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan on cmtradiolive.com

- Taylor Swift to granted a wish to Delaney Brown, a little girl from PA battling leukemia, by skyping with her this weekend. 

- The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards will air on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 9:00pm on CBS. Taylor is nominated for Favorite Country Artist. 

- All the jeopardy questions for this episode were taken from the QuizUp app, the biggest trivia game in the world available via iTunes

- Fun fact: Adam came up with most of the questions in the Taylor Swift category on QuizUp!

- That awkward moment when Steve doesn't remember his last name.

- Did you know that Taylor won a contest in elementary school for her poem "Monster In My Closet"

- Make sure to tally up your score and let us know what you got! The winner may be join our hosts on a future episode of Taylor Talk :)

- You know you're TayTalker when you come up with a cheesy fandom name for Taylor Talk! We LOVE it!

Dec 23, 2013
If Taylor Swift Were Not A Musician - Episode 108 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 108 - What would Taylor Swift do if she wasn't a musician? In episode 108 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, we conduct an open discussion answering your ask.fm questions. We tackle questions such as whether or not Taylor Swift would make a good detective, if she'd write a song about Cory Monteith, and the possibility of "All Too Well" becoming a single. Questions from listeners are some of our favorite things, so please make sure to leave us questions for next week's unedited mid-week episode via ask.fm, email, or twitter. 

Highlights from Episode 108 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- The hosts rate their favorite Taylor Swift albums: How would you rank RED, Speak Now, Fearless, and Taylor Swift?

- Based on Taylor's personality, what occupation do you imagine her having, had she not been a singer/songwriter?

- Taylor Swift admits she'd love to be a detective in Entertainment Wise.

- Adam choses a hilarious and fun occupation for Taylor -- you'll never guess what!

- Do you think Taylor Swift would write a song about Cory Monteith?

- We challenge our listeners to create a playlist of Taylor's song based on relationship timelines... care to take the challenge?

- Rumors are flying that "All Too Well" could be a single.

- Fun fact: radios deter road rage. That's why they placed radios in cars.

- What song could Taylor perform on the Grammy's? We're thinking either "Begin Again" and "Highway Don't Care."

Dec 19, 2013
Never Grow Up - Episode 107 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
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Episode 107 - Taylor Swift just turned 24, but we hope she tries to never grow up.To celebrate Taylor's birthday, the hosts of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Adam, Diane, and Steve -- discuss the song "Never Grow Up." The song was released on the Speak Now album in 2010 and was written when Taylor moved into her own apartment. Listen up to our opinions on the song, and feel free to leave us a comment on the episode guide or tweet us at @taylortalk13 to let us know what you think of the song. Enjoy the show!

Highlights from Episode 107 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

- Taylor got a Golden Globe nomination for her birthday! She is nominated along with Jack Antonoff for “Sweeter than Fiction” from the soundtrack of the movie One Chance. 

- Taylor gave the biggest gift on her birthday... $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony!

- Check out Taylor Swift's instagram for photos from her garden birthday party. 

- Be sure to watch the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at 9PM on CBS. Taylor is nominated for Favorite Country Artist. 

- Last weekly RED Tour Wrap up for 2013 from @TSwiftOnTour.

- Main Discussion: To celebrate Taylor's birthday, we discuss "Never Grow Up"

- Adam and Diane met because of the song "Never Grow Up" #TaylorTalkFact

- We put ourselves in the director's chair... how would you film this music video?

- "I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone." :(

- You know you're a Swifty when you can get a Taylor song stuck in you're head just by listening to the song analysis on Taylor Talk!!

- What are Swifties listening to? "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons

Dec 16, 2013