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Popcast

By The New York Times

The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in pop music criticism, trends and news.

  1. 1.
    Yes, We Stuck With ‘American Idol’26 May 2018
    54:21
  2. 2.
    Pursuing R. Kelly: The Reporter Who Never Gave Up23 May 2018
    37:52
  3. 3.
    ‘Girls’ Gone Wrong: Who Gets to Make a Gay Love Song?18 May 2018
    53:30
  4. 4.
    Avicii: Overexposed and Underappreciated?4 May 2018
    1:05:31
  5. 5.
    Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Break Boundaries25 April 2018
    1:16:56
  6. 6.
    Pop’s Category Killers, From Live Nation to Spotify, Under the Microscope20 April 2018
    43:39
  7. 7.
    Cardi B Arrives at the Top12 April 2018
    1:05:48
  8. 8.
    Logic, XXXTentacion and Hip-Hop Morality in 20186 April 2018
    1:09:22
  1. 9.
    Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde, Country Traditionalists With a Twist30 March 2018
    57:53
  2. 10.
    Ashlee Simpson: You Asked, We Answered16 March 2018
    1:18:19
  3. 11.
    Was Ashlee Simpson Underappreciated? Discuss9 March 2018
    1:14:25
  4. 12.
    Lucy Dacus, Soccer Mommy, the Breeders and the Future of Indie Rock2 March 2018
    56:58
  5. 13.
    In Defense of Soundtracks. And Fergie.24 February 2018
    1:13:18
  6. 14.
    The Complex Intersection Where Rap and the Legal System Collide16 February 2018
    45:50
  7. 15.
    Justin Timberlake Down, Meek Mill Up: How Twitter Swings Public Opinion9 February 2018
    1:18:00
  8. 16.
    Can the Grammys Be Fixed?30 January 2018
    58:15
  9. 17.
    Hear What Music Will Sound Like in 201826 January 2018
    1:07:11
  10. 18.
    Remembering the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan19 January 2018
    52:33
  11. 19.
    In Streaming, One Goliath Creates Many Davids12 January 2018
    1:02:53
  12. 20.
    Is Today’s Jazz Finally Outrunning the Past?5 January 2018
    1:05:01
  13. 21.
    Will Eminem Ever Change?22 December 2017
    54:12
  14. 22.
    The Popcast Answers Your Burning Questions About Pop Music in 201718 December 2017
    1:05:17
  15. 23.
    In 2017, Pop Music Made Triumph Out of Tough Times8 December 2017
    1:13:13
  16. 24.
    After 40 Years, U2 Is Still Huge. Why?2 December 2017
    41:55
  17. 25.
    Remembering Lil Peep22 November 2017
    58:22
  18. 26.
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Has Arrived. Let’s Discuss.14 November 2017
    1:11:42
  19. 27.
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Is Almost Here. Let’s Discuss.9 November 2017
    47:59
  20. 28.
    How Will Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Be Remembered?3 November 2017
    40:42
  21. 29.
    What Are the Billboard Charts Really Measuring?27 October 2017
    54:16
  22. 30.
    The Persistence of Pink and Kelly Clarkson, Outspoken Pop Survivors20 October 2017
    55:24
  23. 31.
    Shania Twain Was Country’s Crossover Queen. What Is She Now?13 October 2017
    47:11
  24. 32.
    Tom Petty, a Secret Punk on Rock’s Mount Rushmore4 October 2017
    33:43
  25. 33.
    National Anthem Protests, From ‘Jazzing the Banner’ to Taking a Knee29 September 2017
    47:57
  26. 34.
    Bye, Bro. In Country Music, It’s the Year of the Gentleman.22 September 2017
    1:03:02
  27. 35.
    From Instagram to ‘Bodak Yellow,’ Cardi B Has Arrived15 September 2017
    55:10
  28. 36.
    Women Dominating Rock: There’s More to the Conversation11 September 2017
    56:13
  29. 37.
    The Popcast Answers Your Questions About Beyoncé, Music Videos and More2 September 2017
    1:07:27
  30. 38.
    Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community?25 August 2017
    30:53
  31. 39.
    Kesha and Taylor Swift Find New Voices18 August 2017
    45:12
  32. 40.
    What Keeps Phish Fans Coming Back for More?11 August 2017
    41:47
  33. 41.
    Is Arcade Fire Its Own Worst Enemy?4 August 2017
    35:53
  34. 42.
    Celebrating Two of Rock’s Big Voices, Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell28 July 2017
    59:21
  35. 43.
    Streaming Is Taking Over Pop, but It’s Far From Flawless21 July 2017
    46:57
  36. 44.
    From Jay-Z to Prodigy, It’s Time to Talk About Hip-Hop’s Elders14 July 2017
    1:13:34
  37. 45.
    Can K-pop Conquer America?30 June 2017
    55:42
  38. 46.
    Hip-Hop’s Punk Moment Has Arrived23 June 2017
    1:05:22
  39. 47.
    Katy Perry, Lorde and Halsey: How to Make a Pop Album in 201716 June 2017
    55:13
  40. 48.
    Why We’re Still Listening to the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’9 June 2017
    30:26
  41. 49.
    Latin Pop Thrives, No Bieber Required2 June 2017
    47:29
  42. 50.
    Festivals That Inspire Awe, and Festivals That Lead to Criminal Investigations26 May 2017
    46:38
  43. 51.
    Harry Styles and John Mayer, Teardrops on Their Guitars19 May 2017
    39:04
  44. 52.
    Paramore Returns, Headed Straight For the 1980s12 May 2017
    30:35
  45. 53.
    Finding Feist’s Pleasure and Pain5 May 2017
    25:48
  46. 54.
    How Lil Uzi Vert Turned Rap Into Rock and Became a Pop Star28 April 2017
    46:43
  47. 55.
    A Deep Dig on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s Hip-Hop’s Values21 April 2017
    55:21
  48. 56.
    How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Chainsmokers? 14 April 2017
    49:21
  49. 57.
    Jazz in 2017: The Music Is Thriving, Though Support Is in Peril7 April 2017
    39:27
  50. 58.
    Drake Changed Hip-Hop’s Sound. Can He Change the Business?27 March 2017
    57:55
  51. 59.
    How Chuck Berry Became a Rock ’n’ Roll Mastermind22 March 2017
    23:52
  52. 60.
    The Billboard Charts Are Wackier Than Ever: What’s Going On?17 March 2017
    56:13
  53. 61.
    The Greatest Trick Ed Sheeran Ever Pulled Was Convincing the World He’s an Underdog10 March 2017
    43:57
  54. 62.
    What Future and Migos Tell Us About Atlanta’s Rap Dominance3 March 2017
    58:35
  55. 63.
    What Happens When Nashville Outsiders Become Country’s Big Stars?24 February 2017
    1:10:46
  56. 64.
    Were There Any Real Winners at the Grammys?14 February 2017
    57:27
  57. 65.
    Will the Grammy Awards End With a Big Surprise?10 February 2017
    37:50
  58. 66.
    Punk Rock Is Alive and Well, No Politics Required3 February 2017
    44:39
  59. 67.
    The War Over ‘La La Land’: Gotta Hear Both Sides27 January 2017
    49:57
  60. 68.
    The Crooner in Chief: Barack Obama’s Musical Legacy20 January 2017
    53:57
  61. 69.
    Hip-Hop’s Elders and Youth Go to Battle (Again)13 January 2017
    52:00
  62. 70.
    Mariah Carey and New Year’s Eve: Is the Fantasy Over?6 January 2017
    52:20
  63. 71.
    10 Songs That Tell the Story of 201630 December 2016
    58:27
  64. 72.
    The Year in Jazz Music23 December 2016
    42:35
  65. 73.
    Pop Music Trends in 201616 December 2016
    38:10
  66. 74.
    The Best Albums of 20169 December 2016
    53:13
  67. 75.
    For Bruno Mars and the Weeknd, the Past as Muse2 December 2016
    43:17
  68. 76.
    Revisiting Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo'25 November 2016
    53:28
  69. 77.
    Mourning the Greats: Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and Mose Allison18 November 2016
    29:26
  70. 78.
    Popcast: Division and Unity in Pop, and Beyond12 November 2016
    52:30
  71. 79.
    Popcast: A Tribe Called Quest Returns5 November 2016
    42:31
  72. 80.
    Popcast: What’s Next for Kesha?29 October 2016
    29:11
  73. 81.
    Popcast: Nu-Dance Rises With Help From Streaming22 October 2016
    37:06
  74. 82.
    Dylancast: Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize!15 October 2016
    26:51
  75. 83.
    Popcast: Tyler Glenn at the Crossroads8 October 2016
    23:46
  76. 84.
    Popcast: Finding the Joy (and Humor) in Bon Iver’s Pain30 September 2016
    31:25
  77. 85.
    Popcast: The Next Teen Star Machine23 September 2016
    35:11
  78. 86.
    Popcast: Fall Preview16 September 2016
    30:43
  79. 87.
    Popcast: The Return of New York Rap10 September 2016
    57:05
  80. 88.
    Popcast: Stardom in the Age of Social Media2 September 2016
    51:47
  81. 89.
    Popcast: Frank Ocean Returns25 August 2016
    52:52
  82. 90.
    Popcast: Race and Hip-Hop, a Conversation19 August 2016
    37:19
  83. 91.
    Popcast: Janet Jackson and the Legacy of ‘Control’12 August 2016
    32:52
  84. 92.
    Popcast: A Send-Off for Ben Ratliff5 August 2016
    47:30
  85. 93.
    Popcast: Gucci Mane and Atlanta Hip-Hop29 July 2016
    37:04
  86. 94.
    Popcast: Dissecting the Legacy of Alan Vega and Suicide22 July 2016
    37:36
  87. 95.
    Popcast: The Return of Pop-Punk and Emo15 July 2016
    31:31
  88. 96.
    Popcast: J Balvin’s Reggaeton Mission8 July 2016
    20:28
  89. 97.
    Popcast: Prince’s Fateful Flight and Judith Hill’s Story24 June 2016
    25:35
  90. 98.
    Popcast: Techno’s Dual Identity10 June 2016
    34:52
  91. 99.
    Popcast: Hip-Hop Concerts and the Police3 June 2016
    43:15
  92. 100.
    Popcast: Arthur Russell27 May 2016
    24:35
  93. 101.
    Popcast: Chance the Rapper and Drake20 May 2016
    32:44
  94. 102.
    Popcast: Radiohead and James Blake12 May 2016
    24:17
  95. 103.
    Popcast: Britney Spears8 May 2016
    33:56
  96. 104.
    Popcast: Beyoncé Serves Up ‘Lemonade’26 April 2016
    39:16
  97. 105.
    Popcast: Caetano Veloso22 April 2016
    41:30
  98. 106.
    Popcast: Remembering Prince22 April 2016
    38:26
  99. 107.
    Popcast:Country Music Agitators16 April 2016
    36:32
  100. 108.
    Popcast: Jazz Artists in Exile8 April 2016
    37:24
  101. 109.
    Popcast: Jazz in Museums25 March 2016
    33:40
  102. 110.
    Popcast: Gwen Stefani Returns18 March 2016
    29:14
  103. 111.
    Popcast: The Art and Future of Criticism11 March 2016
    1:00:15
  104. 112.
    Popcast: Macklemore’s Aesthetic Mission26 February 2016
    56:26
  105. 113.
    Popcast: Kanye West”s Unfinished Album19 February 2016
    53:03
  106. 114.
    Popcast: Beyonce and Rihanna Take a Different Approach12 February 2016
    52:42
  107. 115.
    Popcast: R&B’s New Identity29 January 2016
    26:33
  108. 116.
    Popcast: Tropical House Movement22 January 2016
    29:41
  109. 117.
    Popcast: Love, Death and David Bowie13 January 2016
    47:06
  110. 118.
    Popcast: Jazz Moments of 20158 January 2016
    35:02
  111. 119.
    Popcast: Making Sense of 2015 in Music30 December 2015
    30:46
  112. 120.
    Popcast: Best Songs of 201523 December 2015
    33:44
  113. 121.
    Popcast: Best Albums of 201518 December 2015
    39:21
  114. 122.
    Popcast: Joe Casey of Protomartyr11 December 2015
    25:55
  115. 123.
    Popcast: Sophie and Grimes4 December 2015
    24:10
  116. 124.
    Popcast: The Return of Adele13 November 2015
    32:57
  117. 125.
    Popcast: Taylor Swift and Drake, Friendship vs. Partnership6 November 2015
    35:12
  118. 126.
    Popcast: Joanna Newsom30 October 2015
    30:20
  119. 127.
    Popcast: Justin Bieber Is Back. Thank Poo Bear.16 October 2015
    13:31
  120. 128.
    Popcast: The Influence of ‘808s and Heartbreak’9 October 2015
    37:37
  121. 129.
    Popcast: Janet Jackson Returns With ‘Unbreakable’2 October 2015
    16:16
  122. 130.
    Lin-Manuel Miranda On How Hip-Hop Influenced Him and ‘Hamilton’25 September 2015
    59:17
  123. 131.
    Popcast: Jen Shyu Explores the Unknown18 September 2015
    30:01
  124. 132.
    Popcast: Jon Batiste and ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’10 September 2015
    25:52
  125. 133.
    Popcast: 2015 MTV Video Music Awards1 September 2015
    20:29
  126. 134.
    Popcast: The Weeknd28 August 2015
    55:47
  127. 135.
    Popcast: ‘Where Are Ü Now’25 August 2015
    14:04
  128. 136.
    Carly Rae Jepsen Grows Up21 August 2015
    30:46
  129. 137.
    Popcast: ‘Straight Outta Compton’14 August 2015
    1:20:30
  130. 138.
    Drake’s Bully Pulpit7 August 2015
    1:07:17
  131. 139.
    Popcast: Titus Andronicus31 July 2015
    26:36
  132. 140.
    Popcast: Prince Royce, Pitbull and Multilingual Pop Music24 July 2015
    37:08
  133. 141.
    Reggae’s Summer Flirtation17 July 2015
    24:32
  134. 142.
    Hip-Hop’s Silent Majority10 July 2015
    1:10:33
  135. 143.
    Apple Music and Beats 126 June 2015
    28:23
  136. 144.
    Popcast: “Tomatoes” Giving Country Its Bite19 June 2015
    33:15
  137. 145.
    Popcast: Tenement’s Bright Double Album12 June 2015
    28:25
  138. 146.
    Jason Derulo Glides Across Genres5 June 2015
    26:05
  139. 147.
    ASAP Rocky Returns to a Haze29 May 2015
    21:25
  140. 148.
    Shamir’s Distinctive Voice22 May 2015
    22:49
  141. 149.
    Joey Alexander, the Young Jazz Sensation15 May 2015
    28:18
  142. 150.
    U2 Prepares to Go on Tour8 May 2015
    21:07
  143. 151.
    New Albums By Zac Brown Band and Tyler Farr1 May 2015
    22:26
  144. 152.
    Kamasi Washington and the West Coast Get Down24 April 2015
    26:05
  145. 153.
    How Much Festival Is Too Much Festival?17 April 2015
    33:33
  146. 154.
    The Ongoing Evolution of Charles Lloyd10 April 2015
    27:35
  147. 155.
    Kendrick Lamar, Dissenting From the Mainstream as He Influences It27 March 2015
    26:12
  148. 156.
    On ‘Empire’: The Show, the Music and the Calamitous Finale20 March 2015
    47:31
  149. 157.
    Blurred Legal Lines13 March 2015
    32:44
  150. 158.
    Madonna is Still Madonna On ‘Rebel Heart’6 March 2015
    19:08
  151. 159.
    Who Is Boots?20 February 2015
    22:36
  152. 160.
    Grammys Post-Mortem10 February 2015
    30:02
  153. 161.
    Björk Gets Personal30 January 2015
    26:57
  154. 162.
    Departed Tastemakers: ASAP Yams and Kim Fowley23 January 2015
    21:15
  155. 163.
    Sleater-Kinney Returns16 January 2015
    23:11
  156. 164.
    All About Meghan Trainor9 January 2015
    23:13
  157. 165.
    The Year in Jazz 20142 January 2015
    36:52
  158. 166.
    The Year in Pop 201419 December 2014
    29:07
  159. 167.
    The Best Albums of 201412 December 2014
    43:29
  160. 168.
    The Pop Savvy of ‘Beyond the Lights’5 December 2014
    27:21
  161. 169.
    London Calls Mary J. Blige21 November 2014
    31:41
  162. 170.
    How Bobby Shmurda Danced Into the Hot 10014 November 2014
    27:34
  163. 171.
    Dave Grohl’s ‘Sonic Highways’7 November 2014
    33:07
  164. 172.
    Listening to Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’27 October 2014
    38:24
  165. 173.
    The Myth of Scott Walker17 October 2014
    29:56
  166. 174.
    Tinashe, FKA Twigs and the Semantics of R&B10 October 2014
    29:16
  167. 175.
    Parsing Steve Coleman’s Genius26 September 2014
    20:15
  168. 176.
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Chris Brown19 September 2014
    30:01
  169. 177.
    U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’: Gift or Spam?12 September 2014
    23:22
  170. 178.
    Our Vacations with Ariana Grande and Kate Bush5 September 2014
    31:15
  171. 179.
    The Alchemist8 August 2014
    31:50
  172. 180.
    Songs of the Summer1 August 2014
    29:09

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