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“Never Grow Up” Song Analysis — Episode 189 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Never Grow UpDear 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.

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Taylor Swift Through Fearless — Episode 154 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Taylor Swift Tim McGraw

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 and Fearless. 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 😛
– 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!
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Behind the Scenes of “Shake It Off” & the 2014 VMAs — Episode 148 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Taylor Swift Shake It Off
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!! We had a blast recording this, so we hope you enjoy it. Happy listening!


Highlights from Episode 148 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
Main Discussion: 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! (Read her blog about it)
– 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…

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Videos Referenced in Episode 148 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Taylor Swift’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

“Innocent” Is About More Than Kanye West — Episode 117 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

taylor-swift-innocent-lyricsDisclaimer: 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?
– “I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother would’ve said.” -Kanye — What did Mama Swift say??
– Think this song is just a song about Kanye? Think again… It goes WAY deeper than that!
– The hosts discuss how this song portrays the shocking realizations of life not always being the way you want it to be.

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.

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Videos Referenced in Episode 117 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Taylor Swift – “Innocent” – 2010 MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift and Kanye West – 2009 MTV VMAs

13 Taylor Moments of 2013 — Episode 111 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

20130328-tayswift-600x-1364480101Can 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 in the comments below. 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 😛
– 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.

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Videos Referenced in Episode 111 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift’s 2013 Grammy Performance

“Highway Don’t Care” – Official Music Video – Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban

Prince William, Taylor Swift and Bon Jovi sing “Livin’ On a Prayer” at the Winter Whites Gala

“I Knew You Were Trouble” – Taylor Swift’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Performance

CMA 2013 honored Taylor Swift with the Pinnacle Award

What are Swifties Listening To? “Chip on my Shoulder” from Legally Blonde the Musical

EXCLUSIVE: 13 Days of Taylor – Episode 104 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

taylor-swift-red-tour-1-1363265022-view-1We teamed up with Taylor Nation to bring you an EXCLUSIVE review of two new Taylor Swift holiday products!! As part of Taylor Swift’s online store’s 13 Days of Taylor holiday promotion, Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast was chosen to unveil two new products: a RED Tour poster and a RED Tour lithograph. Both of these items are avaiable exclusively via store.taylorswift.com. PLUS, if your total Taylor Swift Store purchase is over $10, type in promo code TAYLORTALK to receive a free RED Album poster! Finally, check out our twitter account @taylortalk13 for your chance to win the RED Tour poster and the RED Tour lithograph (we do ship international). We hope you enjoy our review of the new Taylor Swift holiday products! Happy listening :)

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Highlights from Episode 104 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast
– We unveil two new Taylor Swift products as part of 13 Days of Taylor: a RED Tour poster ($9.99) and a RED Tour Lithograph ($14.99)
– IF you spend more than $10 in the Taylor Swift store, be sure to enter promo code TAYLORTALK to receive a free RED Album poster!
– The hosts give you their initial reactions to the products (silly Adam didn’t share what they were beforehand!)
– How impossible is it to sum up our love for Taylor Swift in one sentence? I mean, really?! Can’t be done.
– We discuss how being part of Taylor Talk has changed our lives.
– You know who’s cool? Male Swifties. That’s who.
– CONTEST ALERT: follow @taylortalk13 on twitter to find out how you can win the RED Tour poster and the RED Tour Lithograph.

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Videos Referenced in Episode 104 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

“22” – Taylor Swift – 2013 Billboard Awards

“I Knew You Were Trouble” – Taylor Swift – 2013 BRIT Awards

“Should’ve Said No” – Taylor Swift – 2008 ACMs

“You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift – 2009 VMAs

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift – 2012 EMAs

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