52 episodes

A podcast detailing the life and times of the world's most famous reptile: Taylor Swift. Hosted by two longtime fans that are unafraid to mock and critique, The Evolution of a Snake takes an analytical lens to the twists and turns of the most eventful pop legacy in recent memory. Diving into the minutiae of each era, the podcast unveils and pays homage to the evolution of a musically proficient cobra.
@evolutionofasnake on ig and @tswiftpodcast on Twitter.
PATREON: Patreon.com/swiftologist

Evolution of a Snake: The Taylor Swift Podcast The Snakes

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A podcast detailing the life and times of the world's most famous reptile: Taylor Swift. Hosted by two longtime fans that are unafraid to mock and critique, The Evolution of a Snake takes an analytical lens to the twists and turns of the most eventful pop legacy in recent memory. Diving into the minutiae of each era, the podcast unveils and pays homage to the evolution of a musically proficient cobra.
@evolutionofasnake on ig and @tswiftpodcast on Twitter.
PATREON: Patreon.com/swiftologist

    2018

    2018

    Welcome back to the yearly format. 2018 was an awkward, in-between kind of phase for Taylor Swift and her fandom. It was uncharacteristically quiet for a year of an album cycle: there were some months where she wasn’t pictured at all, and her actual public appearances beyond the Reputation Stadium Tour were few and far between. Nevertheless, we found a lot to say about it. But of course, The Snakes cover the record-breaking tour, the setlist, guest appearances, and outfits. There are a few moments of hilarity: Katy Perry’s literal olive branch, the announcement of Taylor’s starring role as Bombalurina in Cats, and her first foray into activism. It was the year of TaydemoCAT. We end this transitional period with a stormy horizon: a new record deal with Republic and Universal. Enjoy! Subscribe to our Patreon for weekly episodes: https://www.patreon.com/swiftologist


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    • 2 hr 8 min
    Unpacking Taylor Swift's Creative Process

    Unpacking Taylor Swift's Creative Process

    Welcome back to Phone a Snake! In this episode, where we take your urgent calls, we explore the significance of track five songs on Taylor's albums and how they evoke strong emotions. Also on the menu: the criticism Taylor receives and her thoughtful responses, touching on the bloat in her recent albums and the need for more concise editing. We also examine the vulnerability in Taylor's songs and the delicate balance between being open and oversharing. Enjoy! Subscribe to our Patreon for the monthly bonus episode of Phone a Snake and sooo many more goodies.

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    • 43 min
    Erastourology (Tortured Poets Version)

    Erastourology (Tortured Poets Version)

    Welcome back to TAYLOR TALK, our monthly segment discussing the latest and greatest news in la nacion de taylor. On the docket today: but of course, the revamp of The Eras Tour. Including all of the glaring omissions (RIP Long Live) and an appreciation of the gorgina TTPD set which has truly gagged us into another dimension. Elsewhere: Taylor Swift's insane first-week chart numbers, the disappearance and sudden reappearance of her catalogue on TikTok, how critics need to understand swifties in order to appraise Tortured Poets correctly, and the surprising restraint of merch this time around. Enjoy! Join the patreon for weekly episodes: https://www.patreon.com/swiftologist


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Torturedpoetology (Part 2)

    Torturedpoetology (Part 2)

    A week later, here we are with our meditations and reflections on The Anthology, the second album or companion piece to the jaw-dropping Tortured Poets Department. In this episode, we dig into Taylor's prolific output: is it necessary to release this much? How much of these releases are 'valuable' output? And we dig into a few motifs and intriguing nuggets of insight that were suspiciously kept off the standard edition of the album. Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Torturedpoetology (Part 1)

    Torturedpoetology (Part 1)

    We're back with a very important and length episode: unpacking the juicy morsels of The Tortured Poets Department. Taylor Swift's 11th studio album is the culmination of years spent honing her craft. And, it's a significant departure from her previous Grammy award winning record, Midnights. Today, The Snakes unpack first thoughts from this mammoth of a record: interrogating the muses, the futility of trying to 'assign' a muse, and the evolution of Taylor's perspective on love through the years.



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    • 2 hr 13 min
    The Tortured Playlist Delusions

    The Tortured Playlist Delusions

    Here’s an emergency episode available to all: Taylor Swift has categorized her prior works into the five stages of grief for an @applemusic playlist exclusive. But of course, The Snakes have a lot to say about it. With some of our own delusions confirmed and many others brought to the forefront, we take a long, hard look (yet again) at the Joever of it all in advance of TTPD in a mere fortnight.

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    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
619 Ratings

619 Ratings

Emmerz222333444 ,

Great find!

I found Zack on YouTube and since I’m in my Taylor Swift era, I jumped on the podcast. I’m listening to 2012 and I missed so much TS stuff. Zack and Madeline hold no punches. They love Taylor but they also understand her. I truly enjoy the looks in to the fandom that they serve. I’m hooked.

WoW. PODCASTS❤️🩷 ,

TAYLOR.WHAT AN ICON

OMG. FINALLY. A GOOD TAYLOR SWIFT PODCAST!! They portray Taylor in the real light, and are hilarious, with best friend personalities, and my favorite part…THEY ARE AS OBSESSED WITH TAYLOR AS WE ALL ARE. They are awesome! They make you feel seen. As TS says: “It’s nice to have a friend..” :)

Jwporetenus ,

Lightning in a Bottle

It’s the oddest thing — I heard this podcast essentially by accident, I don’t even know Swift’s music that much, and I’m wayyyy past the target audience, yet I just love this show because of its creators. The friendship and chemistry between the co-hosts is lightning in a bottle — both are smart, funny and opinionated but so are many podcasters. What really sets them apart is a quality that is increasingly rare across all media — they are genuine. They genuinely have fun with this, they genuinely like and respect each other, they are genuinely sharp and articulate, they genuinely think through their opinions and they are genuinely good-humored about their favorite singer and about themselves. People can sniff disdainfully about Taylor Swift all they want (though they shouldn’t because envy is unattractive and who are they kidding) but I will tell you this one thing — any entertainer who can inspire friendships and joint creativity to this degree is actually doing something worthwhile for pop culture. This podcast caused me to actually listen to TS’s new release all the way through — the first time I ever heard anything of hers that wasn’t coming from a radio or grocery store sound system — and guess what? It’s excellent.

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