A new year is upon us!! It’s now 2013, the year of Swift, but let’s not forget 2012. Join Belle, Maya, Diane, and Haley in this New Years episode as they discuss Taylor’s last moments of 2012 and speculate on what’s to come for Swifties in 2013. We’re thinkin big here.
In Episode 45:
-All the girls bring you the first episode of 2013 while Adam is away on “business” (aka a Justin Bieber concert)
-Is Adam a Belieber now? Uh oh!
-Taylor’s performance at Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve was the best of the night! Our hosts talk about their favorite parts of it and more, such as whether or not Taylor has to approve Grant’s crazy outfits. LOL
-The ladies take you in a time machine back through 2012 to discuss their favorite moments in the world of Taylor
-THEN the time machine fasts forward and takes a look at what’s to come in the YEAR OF SWIFT, 2013: What singles would we like to see? What do we think will NOT become a single? What are our plans for the RED Tour?? (Diane hasn’t got tickets yet, so shame on her! :-P)
-WWTD if at the RED tour, Adam jumped on stage, took the microphone from Taylor, and said “Listen to Taylor Talk.. oh.. and.. I love you, Taylor,” handed the mic back and was tackled by 13 body guards?
-What are Swifties Listening To? – “Shut Up,” “Kiss Me” and “According to You” by Orianthi
You won’t want to miss our annual Holiday Edition of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast. Once again, Santa and his elves, Jelly Bean, Holly and Mistletoe join the team to discuss some fun Taylor Swift inspired holiday topics!!
In Episode 44:
-The Taylor Talk team is joined by some special guests: Santa, Jelly Bean, Holly and Mistletoe
-We read a hilarious letter suggesting an idea for the holiday episode, courtesy of Taylor Talk listener, “The Jolly Green Giant”
-Winter Break is upon us, and we will be taking next week OFF to celebrate the New Year!! Be sure to get all your mini-segment submissions in for the next episode following the break! (Find our methods of contact HERE)
-Santa and the elves brainstorm over what they should bring Taylor Swift next year
-They also help us read this week’s “You Know You’re A Swifty When..” and “If Swifties Ruled The World..” mini-segments
-Because Santa felt so awful he couldn’t bring everybody every Taylor Swift product they wanted, he wrote a poem with his suggestions as to what you should buy yourself this holiday season
-Our panel decided 5 years is WAY too long since Taylor’s Holiday CD came out and she’s due for a refresh. We discuss which songs we think should make it onto her next Holiday album and why. (NOTE: Taylor has NOT announced a new Holiday album. These our just our opinions based on IF Taylor released a new Holiday album in the future.)
-WWTD if the Grinch DID steal Christmas?
-What Are Swifties Listening To? – “As Long As You Love Me” by Justin Bieber
-What Are Swifties Listening To? – “Day After Christmas” by Matthew West
-Be sure to listen beyond Belle’s disclaimer at the end for a special message from Maya’s cat!
Don’t you dream impossible dreams? In Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast Episode 42, our team discusses “Starlight,” a song about Bobby and Ethel Kennedy.
In Episode 42:
-In a brief recap from our “All Too Well” discussion last week, Taylor Talk listener, Rebecca, emails in with a non-literal interpretation of the song
-This episode is being released on Taylor’s birthday, so HAPPY BDAY TAY!!
-Find out which host thinks “Gangnam Style” is the “worst piece of garbage” ever!
-“This episode of Taylor Talk is brought to you by: Squirrel Pajamas”
-An in-depth discussion of “Starlight” includes:
-“Starlight” is “Kennedy Fan Fiction”
-How “Starlight” gives insight into the era in which it takes place – ie. using words and phrases of the era, shows what life was like in that time period, etc.
-Where the song references a famous Bobby Kennedy quote
-How the song reminds us of an old school Taylor song going all the way back to her first album, Taylor Swift
-The music of “Starlight” has a very Peter Pan feel to it
-I (Adam) point out that my prediction (read here) that there would be a Kennedy-themed song on Red proved true!
-Will this song be on the Red Tour and how will it be portrayed? — Should Taylor bring out Ethel as a special guest? LOL
Well… It’s that time of year again. The time we all get to come together to wish our very favorite singer the happiest of birthdays!!!
How are you going to celebrate?? The Twitter-verse is buzzing with all kinds of fun ideas, from baking Taylor cookies to trending different celebratory hashtags. My personal favorite is the people who have changed their names to Taylor Swift on Twitter so they can all celebrate as if it were their birthdays too!
Here’s a fun birthday fact about Taylor: Taylor’s 13th bday was on Friday the 13th AND next year, her bday is on Friday the 13th, 2013!!!
Happy birthday once again, Taylor.
As Taylor continues to grow, let’s never forget where she came from. View photos from Taylor’s younger years in this special album in our GALLERY.
Don’t miss the “I Knew You Were Trouble” music video will premiere, Thursday December 13, at 4:40 p.m. ET on MTV.
“All Too Well” is quite definitely one of the best songs Taylor Swift has ever written. It tells a beautiful story beginning to end. Looking at the imagery, the constant reappearances of Taylor’s scarf and more, our team seeks to reveal the deep meanings behind this masterpiece.
In Episode 41
-Adam has TWO knock-knock jokes this week!!
-Following up to last week’s discussion, koalas DO in fact have fragile ribcages
-If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You’re A Swifty When…
-An in-depth analysis of “All Too Well”
-Explore the meaning behind the song
-We study the lyrics in depth examining things such as imagery in the song and the use of the reappearing scarf
-Does the music match the emotions of the song?
-What does the secret message of the song reveal?
-Will “All Too Well” make it onto the RED Tour and how will Taylor portray it live on stage?
-WWTD if a fan threw a bra on stage?
-What Are Swifties Listening To? – “Love is Easy” by McFly
I don’t know about you, but Taylor Talk’s feeling 22… Even at 40. In Episode 40 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast, our team breaks down Taylor’s song “22” off her latest album RED.
In Episode 40:
-There is an “I Knew You Were Trouble” video coming out!! Who’s excited?
-We do a quick recap of last weeks “Holy Ground” Analysis. A Taylor Talk listener points out something very intriguing that our panel seems to have overlooked.
-Adam thanks the ladies for their kind words regarding the lovely shape of his behind.
-If Swifties Ruled The World/You Know You’re A Swifty When…
-An analysis of Taylor’s song “22”
It’s a song about having fun!
Definitely one of the more literal songs
Diane points out the bits of the song that were likely influenced by Taylor’s co-writers, Martin/Shellback
Were the dialogues (“Who’s Taylor Swift anyway?”) influenced by the co-writers?
What exactly IS a hipster?
Our panel thinks this song captures the essence of a “girls night.” Find out why
-WWTD if she were stuck in a koala cage with Grant?
-What Are Swifties Listening To? – “My Heart Is” by: Tiffany Alvord (see video below)