*This is an episode from the first three seasons of Studies in Taylor Swift, which ran from 2021-22. Although the entire podcast is no longer available, selected episodes will be regularly reissued.*
This is a reissue of the first ever episode of Studies in Taylor Swift, on the song "the lakes" from Swift's album folklore, read through the lens of (who else?) Roland Barthes.
If you're a real fan you've already heard this episode. But hey, maybe you're nostalgic for the good old days of the podcast, or the good old days when you could go die by a lake without anyone taking your picture (like Wordsworth, lol). Or the good old days when you could say that academics don't take Taylor Swift seriously? How young we all were.
Studies in Taylor Swift is produced and edited by Clio Doyle. Cover art is by Finley Doyle. Music is by Audionautix.