What do you guys think of the fantasy focus guys trash talking your podcast? Is there really a rivalry between you guys?
That is an interesting question, and I am sorry I didn't answer it sooner. If you want my personal opinion, I think trash talking Taylor Talk, Taylor Swift, and Taylor Swift fans was a bit of a dirty tactic on the part of the ESPN hosts to try to win votes. Prior to the Podcast Awards, I didn't actually even know their podcast existed, and I have nothing against them (although my co-host, Steve, was actually a listener of theirs). As far as whether there is a rivalry or not, I don't consider them to be rivals, because we discuss very different topics for very different audiences. I commend them for the community they've built and they seem to be having great success with their show, but what they do or say doesn't affect us, so I prefer to simply ignore any hate we receive from them. I'm sure they didn't mean any harm by saying what they did, but rather they were doing what they felt they needed to do to gain a competitive edge in the voting. From our end, we felt the best decision for us was to run a clean campaign and not retaliate, so that's what we did.
so since you did Taylor Talk early.... Can we please have another for tomorrow? DEC 5th?
Ahhh.. i love the enthusiasm, but we've done two for the week! A new one will be out on Monday, as normally scheduled
What do you guys use to record and talk?
We all chat on Skype and record our own voices using QuickTime, then merge the tracks together into one final product :-)
You guys totally rock and i Love listening to your podcasts.Keep it up!!!!!
What your favorite piece of Taylor merchandise is that you own?
A Taylor Swift birdcage journal. It's so pretty! - Diane
is the lithograph gonna be in the store for a while?
I'm not sure how many lithographs they have in stock, but I'm sure the product will be in the store beyond the 13 days of Taylor promotion.
Do you think Taylor has an ask.fm account??
Hi Katie -- I couldn't imagine her having one, although there is one I've see people claim to be hers. As far as I know, ask.fm still doesn't have a celebrity verification system like Twitter and Facebook do. It would be cool if Taylor had one though (even though it wouldn't be humanly possible for her to answer all the questions she gets)
Diane and Maya are so pretty!
Thank you! That's very sweet of you to say that :) - Diane
Taylor talk is the best! Hope you win a podcast award! I voted every day :)
Thank you so much, Drew!! The support seriously means so much to us!!
u guys should change your background on ask fm
Eh... temporarily done... I'll have to come up with something better later. For some reason ask.fm includes random blue stripes... dunno why
Is it on purpose that you follow 31 people? :)
That is actually a coincidence :-P Good observation, though :-D
is there a way to be a guest on your show?
Hi Pearce -- We do have guest hosts from time to time, however there are a few conflicts we tend to run into. One is timing. Depending on where the guest lives, time zones can wreak havoc on schedules. The other is equipment. Very few people have the proper equipment for recording a podcast. Unfortunately computers' built in microphones don't seem to make the cut, as they end up sounding AWFUL on the final recording :-( If you've got a good mic and a flexible schedule, send us an email sometime TaylorTalk@TaylorSwift13.org
You guys should throw in WWTDs with the midweek episodes, since they're always really random and that kinda goes along with the Thursday randomness!! Just an idea.
Ask us a WWTD and we just might :-)
taylor talk is smashing
I hope that is "smashing" as a compliment, in which case... THANK YOU! :-)
How do I watch the live episode?
It'll air live in your respective country at 3pm PST/ 6pm ESTon youtube.com/taylortalk13. Hope to see you there! :) - Diane
Diane is such a funny person, I luv u :)
Thanks! I love you too! - Diane
are you pretty?
No, but Taylor is. - Diane
i saw you yesterday
Oh yea? What was I doing? :-)
How many people in Europe listen to TaylorTalk?
And I know I may be the only one, but how may people listen to it in Austria? (you guys even know that we exist? haha)
508 in Austria.. Dunno how many in all of Europe though. That would take too much time with a calculator to figure out :-)
adam, you are my inspiration :)
AWWWW!!!! You're MY inspiration just for saying that! <3
Hey guys! Any idea how long the live episode will go for??
GREAT QUESTION! I haven't got a clue. We are going to plan on it being a standard episode, however, with the introduction of listener feedback in real time, it may go a bit longer
on the live episode will we see u guys?
Yep! Hope our faces don't scare you too much :-)
To get bonus entries I need to enter my iTunes name so you can look at the review I left. But I don't know what my iTunes name is. Is it my Apple ID?
Exactly!! Sorry I didn't answer that sooner!
where did u get the background image for Taylor Talk?
I'm not sure which background you're referring to? Our logo? Or on the Web site? In either case, the photos we use are from Taylor's photoshoot in Vogue from their February 2012 issue.