Taylor Swift’s Feminist Awakening — Episode 149 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Taylor Swift Guardian Feminist

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 became Taylor’s 60th song to make it on 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

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Videos Referenced in Episode 149 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

“Shake It Off” Outtakes Video #1 – The Cheerleaders

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Taylor Swift – iHeartRadio – Road to Vegas

What are Swifties Listening To? “Amnesia” by 5 Seconds of Summer

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

Shake It Off & Party Like It’s 1989 – Episode 147 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Shake It Off 1989 Taylor Swift

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!!




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Videos Referenced in Episode 147 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift PodcastTaylor Swift – Shake It Off

The Fifth Album is Coming! – Episode 146 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

taylor-swift-album-5UPDATE!!!Taylor has OFFICIALLY announced a Live Stream on August 18 at 5p.m.ET/2p.m.PT. Please enjoy this episode as our last silly speculation from BEFORE this was officially announced, and head to TaylorSwift.com for more details on the Live Stream!

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 :P

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

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Videos Referenced in Episode 146 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Taylor Swift Presenting at the Teen Choice Awards

Ew! It’s Natalie! (Taylor Swift, the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon)

What are Swifties Listening To? “If You Ask Me To” – MacKenzie Porter

National Geographic Moment of the Day: Jaguar Attacks Crocodile

“Jump Then Fall” Song Analysis — Episode 145 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Jump Then Fall Taylor SwiftPrepare 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! :P

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!

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Videos Referenced in Episode 145 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Jump Then Fall – Taylor Swift @ Foxboro, MA – Fearless Tour Finale 2010

Taylor Swift – Jump Then Fall – Dancing With the Stars (October 27, 2009)

Swifties Are Listening to “Chasing the Sun” by Hilary Duff

“Stay Beautiful” Song Analysis – Episode 144 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Taylor Swift takes a Central Park strollHey, 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” 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….

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Videos Referenced in Episode 144 of Taylor Talk: The Taylor Swift Podcast

Taylor Swift Speak Now Target Commercial

Broods – Mother & Father (Official Audio)

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