Episodes
In honor of this very happy Valentine's Day, your hosts have opted to take a special fan request and draft Lover! Lover, which came out in 2019, has always had a divisive nature amongst Swifties, with many people loathing it and many people loving it. Today, Olivia & Dani work through their own feelings about the album as they pick and choose their teams! Will Olivia sweep easy since it is her favorite album? Will Dani steal Olivia's faves to keep her from winning yet again? Be sure to...
Published 02/14/24
This episode has a crazy title to match the crazy couple of weeks we have experienced in the Swiftie world! Taylor Swift's leading man, Travis Kelce, helped lead the Kansas City Chiefs to their fourth Super Bowl game in five years...and our favorite couple engaged in some saccharine PDA to celebrate! The following weekend, Taylor not only made Grammy's history by being the only four-time Album of the Year winner, but she also announced her next project- 'The Tortured Poets Department.' Join...
Published 02/07/24
For every single Taylor Swift song, there is someone out there that would defend it to their grave. But, as we know, some songs receive more flowers than others when it comes to love from fans. In today's opinion-based episode, Dani & Olivia chat through their "Big 3" from each album, as well as tackling the favorites from around ~8,000 polled Swifties. Get ready to join in the conversation about what makes a fan favorite track! Spotify Playlist: Click here! *Explicit: Language ---...
Published 01/31/24
Okay Taylisteners, are you ready to go back to college with us? In today's fun episode, your hosts tackle the newest collegiate trend: Taylor Swift-themed classes! Of course, you can't really get an education solely in Taylor Swift (unless you listen to us every week), but you can use Taylor as a vessel to learn about a variety of topics, from psychology to economics to engineering. Tune in to hear how universities around the world are using the hype of Taylor to further education, and stick...
Published 01/24/24
"Would it be enough if she could never give him peace?" That's what Taylor laments throughout 'Peace,' a gutting track from 2020's Folklore. There is much to be anxious about in a relationship, especially for Taylor Swift. Is what she can give to someone worth the things she cannot? Is a lack of peace a deal breaker? What can we learn from this song about Taylor's thoughts on the media in her relationship, and what can we learn about ourselves? Tune in to find out! Spotify Playlist: Click...
Published 01/17/24
There's no doubt about it: 2023 was the biggest year in Taylor's career so far! With more awards than ever before, more public appearances than we've had in the previous six years combined, even more records broken...Taylor was at the top of her game last year. To honor that, today's episode is a 'Taylor Wrapped' of sorts; a highlight reel from the Year of Swift! As a bonus, stick around to the end to hear Olivia & Dani make their 2024 Taylor Swift-related predictions. Spotify...
Published 01/10/24
Happy New Year! As we enter the new year, we noticed it's been a couple of months without The Eras Tour, and your hosts are in withdrawal. To hold us over until Taylor hits the stage again, we revisited the Speak Now World Tour, which took place from 2011-2012. Go back in time with us as we talk through the set list, reception, and impact of this nostalgia-packed show! Watch the Speak Now show on Youtube: Click here! Spotify Playlist: Click here! *Explicit: Language --- Support this...
Published 01/03/24
Taylor Swift once called her Track 5s "legendary" amongst Swifties, and she was correct- they are legendary! Traditionally, Track 5 on any Taylor album is the moment where the shell of the album cracks, and out pours Taylor's most vulnerable song. These ten songs are all quite different, but they all share one thing: Taylor thinks of them as the emotional breaking point, so fans pay extra attention to these tracks. Hear your hosts rate them, rank them, and replace them in the final...
Published 12/27/23
1 2 3, LGB! In today's episode, we revisit the Mental Cages series to deep dive into one of Taylor's biggest singles from the Reputation Era: Delicate. This catchy synth ballad is vulnerable and repetitive, the latter of which indicates how anxious she was at the beginning of her most major relationship to date. How can you be so confident and so anxious at the same time? We break that contradictory feeling down in this quick episode! Spotify Playlist: Click here! *Explicit: Language,...
Published 12/20/23
This is an exciting day! Not only is it Taylor's birthday, but it is also the start of our newest mini series: Dear Taylistener. This series, inspired directly by one of our listeners, is a unique take on an advice column where we give advice in applicable Taylor Swift songs. Today's question is about handling the fallout of a friendship after catching your "friend" in an affair with your husband. This series leaves us wondering, WWTD (what would Taylor do)? All that's left to do is have your...
Published 12/13/23
Welcome, Swifties & Harries alike, to the finale of this massive 3-part series! In today's thick episode, Olivia & Dani talk through every single Harry/One Direction song that has any decent speculation on being inspired by Taylor Swift. People like to give Taylor a hard time for being so confessional in her songs, but what if Harry is even more so? Join us as we conclude this journey and decide which songs have no chance, some chance, or a near 100% chance of being inspired by...
Published 12/06/23
Talk about a hefty title! And a hefty episode to match. Last week, your hosts talked you through the intricate details of the 'Haylor' timeline to give you factual context of what went down between the two pop stars. Today, your hosts build on the more speculative nature of their relationship as they go through every song that so much as *might* have been written about Harry from Taylor's perspective. Some songs have damning evidence, some have almost no chance of being Harry-inspired, and...
Published 11/29/23
The first ever episode of The Muses mini series came out in the summer of 2022, and it was all about Harry Styles. However, your hosts kind of just...stopped the timeline prematurely! The original episode covers the public romance through their breakup in early 2013, but this episode does what the first one fails to do, and that's cover everything we left behind from 2013-now. With that, enjoy this fun episode revisiting the Haylor timeline. This episode is dedicated to Ana...
Published 11/22/23
The point of this podcast is to educate Swifties - new and old - about the lore surrounding Taylor Swift. But what do we do when new lore is forming right before our eyes? Enter 'State of Swift'! In this new mini series, your hosts tackle current topics surrounding our girl. This past weekend, Taylor went ~very public~ with her relationship with Travis Kelce. There was so much to unpack this weekend that we had to do it on hot mics! Our girl is "falling in love again" (or so she hinted at...
Published 11/15/23
Arguably one of her best pop songs ever, 'Out of the Woods' is a song that describes anxiety surrounding a relationship that may or may not make it to tomorrow. In this continuation of the Mental Cages series, your hosts analyze the repetitive track to understand why this particular relationship riddled her with so much anxiety and confusion. Is she ever truly out of the woods? Spotify Playlist: Click here! *Explicit: Language, Mental Health, Sexual Content --- Support this podcast:...
Published 11/08/23
It's got more synth, it's got more sex, it's got more secrets. 1989 TV is the most popular rerecording yet, but does it deserve the hype? In this episode, your hosts talk all things '89, from the songs that improved, those that didn't, and those that REALLY didn't. Also, tune in for vault track conversations and rankings! Spotify Playlist: Click here! *Explicit: Language, Sexual Content, Eating Disorders --- Support this podcast:...
Published 11/01/23
The countdown is on. In less than two days, we will hear 1989 (Taylor's Version) in full for the first time! In this hype episode, hear your hosts chat about which songs we are most excited/anxious to hear, what we think the vault tracks will sound like, and also some thoughts on #TayvisSwelce. Let's have some fun, Taylisteners! Spotify Playlist: ⁠Click here!⁠ Explicit: Language --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/taylearning-podcast/support
Published 10/25/23
You know what time it is! In keeping up with our past traditions of drafting an album around its release time, join us today as we draft our way through the original 16 songs that make up the Pop Bible, '1989'. Dani is 0-2 in fan votes when it comes to drafts, so how did she do when it comes to drafting her heart album? Did Olivia take it easy on her, or did she come to fight? Be sure to head over to Instagram to vote, and/or vote in the interactive polls embedded in the episode on Spotify! ...
Published 10/18/23
You know the greatest films of all time are...on their way, since Taylor has fully entered the film scene! In our official Season 3 opener, hear your hosts talk all things Taylor + films. To celebrate the Eras Tour concert film releasing this week, Olivia & Dani get back into their groove discussing the timeline of films Taylor has been a part of, as well as her experiences in directing. Movies have been woven into Taylor's music and life for so long, but this fact does not get much...
Published 10/11/23
Hey Taylisteners- SURPRISE! A bonus episode to start off our newest season! In this episode, we give you our first thoughts on the Taylor Swift/Travis Kelce tea, which is especially piping since Dani is from Kansas City (and that is where your cohosts met)! *Explicit: Language --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/taylearning-podcast/support
Published 10/06/23
Taylearning: A Taylor Swift Podcast premieres on October 11th, wherever you listen to podcasts! New episodes every Wednesday. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/taylearning-podcast/support
Published 10/05/23
We are back! Well, briefly, with some bonus content for you. Beloved Taylisteners, grab your favorite favorite vice- it's time for more of the Tipsy Swifties! In this bonus between-seasons episode, join Dani, Olivia, and their guest Rebecca as they work through a bracket pitting each and every USA Eras Tour show against each other. Every Eras show is a winner, but which show is the winner of all winners? Grab your bracket (click here), grab your cheat sheet (click here), grab your drink, and...
Published 09/09/23
We know we JUST wrapped Season 2, buuuuut we told you we would come back if something crazy happened. And the announcement of 1989 (Taylor's Version) at the LA6 show last night certainly qualifies! 1989 is Dani's "heart album"- a term we use for the album that feels the closest to our hearts. Hop into this bonus episode to hear your hosts' immediate, messy, 3 AM thoughts on the chaotic announcement! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/taylearning-podcast/support
Published 08/10/23
We have reached the end of Season 2! Over the past seven months, Olivia & Dani have delivered over thirty episodes, including Extra Credits and two-part episodes! In today's season finale, your hosts go through the music video for "I Can See You" - frame by frame - and hunt for Easter Eggs. Come and see what they find! And don't fret- your hosts will be back this October for Season 3! In the meantime, keep your eyes on this space and on our social media...just in case. *Explicit:...
Published 08/09/23