14 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.
@tswiftpodcast on twitter for new episodes, @tsfolklore and @hoaxlakes for the hosts.

The Evolution of a Snake The Snakes

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    • 4.9 • 119 Ratings

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.
@tswiftpodcast on twitter for new episodes, @tsfolklore and @hoaxlakes for the hosts.

    Fearless (Taylor's Unhinged Version)

    Fearless (Taylor's Unhinged Version)

    Fearless (Taylor's Version) was a stroll down memory lane, so we're taking one with you in this episode. We revisit the highs and lows of the iconic, faux country extravaganza, and express our dismay towards the vault songs and *certain* re-recordings which were perhaps recorded in a toaster. As always, we extend our congratulations to The Snake on the maintenance of her status as The World's Most Insane Person. There is some chatter about the new merch (and Austin Swift's secret side gig) as well as some speculation on where we go from here. @tsfolklore and @hoaxlakes on twitter. 

    • 55 min
    2013

    2013

    After our surprise evermoreology drop, we've been inspired to keep chatting nonsense about our favorite reptilian. Take a journey with us through the tumultuous year of 2013, with its plethora of highs, lows, dramas, and bad looks serves. We begin the year with the iconic shot of Taylor sitting alone on a boat, post the mysterious (and evidently explosive) fall out from the Haylor Drama, which continues to plague us at the Grammy's and the VMA's. Some seeds are planted this year, or Easter Eggs if you will, that lead to the absolute carnage of 2014. We've got good and bad performances, a full run-down of the red tour including random fans on stage and rule discourse, and many perplexing outfits to dissect. 

    podcast twitter: @tswiftpodcast
    host twitters: @hoaxlakes & @tsfolklore

    • 1 hr 58 min
    evermoreology

    evermoreology

    Well, here's another unplanned episode spurred on by Taylor Swift's lockdown insanity. Zack and Madeline dive into evermore, drawing comparisons between its predecessor and the rest of the discography. Certain tracks are hotly debated, fawned over, or despised. The new transition to fictional narratives is one that proves fruitful for discussion, as clues are given to potential real life inspirations. Two recent swiftie dramas are discussed, and the fandom elders are displeased with recent events. Who is the ultimate grand supreme, folklore or evermore? Tune in to find out! 

    • 1 hr 42 min
    folklorology

    folklorology

    The Snakes are back post-hiatus with a surprise episode: a deep dive into folklore. In a year of surprises, The Evolution of a snake is taking a turn with the content and discussing 'current' events as well. After the shock of the surprise drop eased, Zack and Madeline jump into the album to discuss the production, writing, visuals, and promo of folklore. Track by track. Comparisons are drawn to the Lover era and...well... they're not flattering. The betty discourse is mentioned, the trilogy of songs is dismissed, Haylor continues to thrive, tour plans are discussed, Connor Kennedy is still on our minds in 2020, and a new chapter of Taylor Swiftology is unleashed on the masses. Send your feedback on this episode to @tswiftpodcast on twitter. @hoaxlakes and @tsfolklore for the hosts. 

    • 2 hr 2 min
    2012: Part 2

    2012: Part 2

    It's been a while....there's a pandemic but we're still thinking about the end of 2012. That's how monumental it was. We discuss the tumultuous highs and lows of one of the most prolific album cycles that Taylor Swift has barged through. We discuss the release strategy for Red, review all of the singles, and dive into a track-by-track review of what is widely thought of as her most experimental album. There's a lot of drama, too. Old flames flicker with John Mayer, Joe Jonas, and Taylor Lautner. We get a fresh and impending heartache in Harry Styles, and discuss one of Taylor's first intense public backlashes. We talk music videos, property purchases through shell companies, rocky live performances, and the sheer artistry behind some of the best writing in her career. Some of the juiciest easter eggs hatch in this short span of time. We rehash the fandom discourse of Taylor Swift becoming a pop artist, and revisit some foundational image changes, as well as the 'good girl' pathology that endured until very recently. Follow us on twitter for more updates, and let us know your thoughts @tswiftpodcast. 

    • 1 hr 47 min
    2012: Part 1

    2012: Part 1

    After a long hiatus (that included an ENGAGEMENT!!) Madeline and Zack are back to discuss the game changing year of 2012. First off - we plug our Patreon! We need your support to continue creating high quality content. Taylor slowly but surely drops prehistoric easter eggs that she'll be releasing an album. The bangs that were cut at the end of 2011, seem to give her some power.....the power to become obsessed with the Kennedy's. Her hyper-fixation tendencies really jumped out this year. On today's agenda:  her whirlwind romance with Conor Kennedy, her almost role in Les Miserables and acting chops in general, the Grammy serve of the century, a brief interlude with Zac Efron, some nasty words from the internet's garbage can John Mayer, and the show stopping Red live chat. Oh.....and a sweet ditty called We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Heard of it? We also discuss our upcoming plans to release two episodes a month, and to diversify our content. https://www.patreon.com/theevolutionofasnake

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

lukechinman ,

great, 10/10, would recommend

30 years from now, music theorists will use this podcast as a historical record for taylor swift’s life. when i tell you this is in depth, it is IN DEPTH - every single outfit, award show, celeb interaction. literally they have something to say about every breath ms. swift has taken, and i am here for it. but the best part is that they are not afraid to clown the queen for things that she must be held accountable for (like lover). and the amount of times they appreciate cruel summer for the masterpiece that it is is the icing on the cake. also - both a great follows on twitter, not that that should really factor into this rating, but it does because they are iconic. peace out and listen to evolution of a snake if you are a true swiffer ✌️

ps. i’m only a stan since rep, but i have learned my place in this fandom. i will always respect my elders and constantly thrive to learn what i missed with this podcast.

mayarosec ,

🤩

This is the tswift podcast I always wanted but never hoped could possibly exist. Finally some stans who are willing to clown on Taylor ! I’m even willing to forgive them for disrespecting august.

RueScribe ,

This is my comfort podcast

The best TSwift podcast out there, no question. Madeleine and Zach combine knowledge and humor into a marvelously entertaining experience. I’ve listened through the entire catalogue of episodes three times, and I eagerly await the next installment.

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