Good for a Weekend: A Taylor Swift Podcast
The Rise and Fall of the Squad

The Rise and Fall of the Squad

October 20, 2020

We're back, baby! Beginning around Taylor Swift's 1989 era, we see more and more of the highly publicized (and criticized) "Squad." What is "The Squad" -- and does it still exist? We answer these questions and give a history of Taylor's friendships over the years and where they stand today, in all its shade and glory. We discuss Taylor's introspective look at The Squad in her "30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30" essay for Elle, who all got a cardigan, Lorde's tricky relationship with interviews, inner-squad conflict, who helped Taylor release her inner feminist, and SO much more. We close with who we think is in and out of Taylor's friendship circle today, new and familiar names. Zendaya, why the shady tweet likes?!

The GFAW episodes we mention in this episode:

  • Ep. 2 and 3, all about Karlie Kloss:
  • Ep. 4 and 5, all about Snakegate:
  • Ep. 7, mentions what all Justin Bieber did:
  • Ep. 11, mentions the shady posts Kacey Muscgraves allegedly liked, among other shady things celebrities have done regarding Taylor:

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