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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!! Don't miss our discussions on Shake It Off, Blank Space, Style, and all the others off of 1989!! Our song analyses also go deep into some of Taylor Swift's greatest hits including: You Belong With Me, I Knew You Were Trouble, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and everything else from the Red, Speak Now, Fearless and Taylor Swift's albums, as well as other Taylor Swift songs like Sweeter Than Fiction off of the One Chance soundtrack. We are in NO way officially connected to Taylor Swift.

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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!! Don't miss our discussions on Shake It Off, Blank Space, Style, and all the others off of 1989!! Our song analyses also go deep into some of Taylor Swift's greatest hits including: You Belong With Me, I Knew You Were Trouble, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and everything else from the Red, Speak Now, Fearless and Taylor Swift's albums, as well as other Taylor Swift songs like Sweeter Than Fiction off of the One Chance soundtrack. We are in NO way officially connected to Taylor Swift.

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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!! Don't miss our discussions on Shake It Off, Blank Space, Style, and all the others off of 1989!! Our song analyses also go deep into some of Taylor Swift's greatest hits including: You Belong With Me, I Knew You Were Trouble, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and everything else from the Red, Speak Now, Fearless and Taylor Swift's albums, as well as other Taylor Swift songs like Sweeter Than Fiction off of the One Chance soundtrack. We are in NO way officially connected to Taylor Swift.

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

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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

1hr 17mins

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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 PodcastMain 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

1hr 10mins

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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

58mins

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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

1hr 21mins

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

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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

1hr 1min

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Look What You Made Me Do - Episode 200 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

1hr 14mins

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Blank Space - Episode 159 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to Cali Rodi

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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 PodcastMain 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

1hr 4mins

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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

53mins

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You Belong With Me - Episode 126 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Saturday - Ed Sheeran

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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

1hr 1min

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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

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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

59mins

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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

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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 PodcastMain 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

56mins

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Welcome To New York - Episode 156 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast --- Swifties are also listening to Empire State of Mind by Jay Z

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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 PodcastMain 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

1hr 6mins

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Blank Space LIVE At The AMA's - Episode 161 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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 PodcastMain 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

57mins

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Wonderland - Episode 167 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to Cali Rodi

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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 PodcastMain 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

1hr 1min

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Stay Beautiful Song Analysis - Episode 144 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are ALSO Listening To Mother and Father by The Broods

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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 PodcastMain 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

56mins

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Behind The Scenes - Shake It Off Music Video - Episode 148 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

1hr 6mins

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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

50mins

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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

28mins

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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

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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

1hr 8mins

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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

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Delicate - Episode 205 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

1hr 3mins

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Don't Blame Me - Episode 204 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast - Swifties also listening to Revival - Eminem - feat. Ed Sheeran

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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

1hr

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I Did Something Bad - Episode 203 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

58mins

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End Game feat. Ed Sheehan & Future - Reputation - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

1hr 6mins

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...Ready For It? Song and Music Video - Episode 201 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

1hr 3mins

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Look What You Made Me Do - Episode 200 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

1hr 14mins

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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

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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

1hr 17mins

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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

53mins

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How You Get The Guys - A How You Get The Girl Analysis - Episode 197 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

1hr 26mins

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Taylor Talk LIVE - Episode 196 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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 

Submit to the Show!

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Nov 09 2015

1hr 43mins

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GQ Cover - Episode 195 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

1hr 2mins

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The Story Of Us - Episode 194 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast -- Swifties are also listening to "I Got The Boy" by Jana Kramer

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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

1hr 5mins

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

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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

1hr 1min

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Out Of The Woods - Episode 192 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

1hr 6mins

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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

41mins

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Taylor Talk CLASSIC - Episode 190 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

1hr 24mins

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Never Grow Up - Episode 189 - Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

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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

1hr 6mins

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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 PodcastMain 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

1hr 3mins

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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 PodcastMain 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

43mins

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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

56mins

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