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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.
    For Those About to Rock, An Uncertain Fate10/20/2018
    1:19:23
  2. 2.
    ‘A Star Is Born’ Is Here. Let’s Discuss.10/11/2018
    1:15:52
  3. 3.
    How Lil Wayne Became One of Hip-Hop’s Most Durable Stars10/05/2018
    1:24:44
  4. 4.
    Should They Stay or Should They Go? Pop Stars and Retirement09/28/2018
    35:00
  5. 5.
    What Makes for a Great Celebrity Profile?09/20/2018
    1:05:20
  6. 6.
    Remembering Mac Miller, Low-Key Hip-Hop Bellwether09/15/2018
    1:12:49
  7. 7.
    Remembering The Village Voice, Music Criticism's Crucible: Part 209/10/2018
    1:05:46
  8. 8.
    Remembering The Village Voice, Music Criticism's Crucible: Part 109/10/2018
    1:14:21
  1. 9.
    How We Arrived at Ariana Grande’s Big Moment08/28/2018
    58:40
  2. 10.
    Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott, Rivals With Common Problems08/21/2018
    55:44
  3. 11.
    Aretha Franklin: The Artist We Knew, and the Woman We Didn’t08/17/2018
    1:12:48
  4. 12.
    The Shrinking Space Between Band T-Shirt and High Fashion08/10/2018
    1:19:19
  5. 13.
    Can Guns N’ Roses, or Any Artist, Erase an Unflattering Moment?08/04/2018
    1:13:02
  6. 14.
    Who’s in Charge of Telling Whitney Houston’s Story?07/27/2018
    1:07:12
  7. 15.
    When Superfans Attack07/21/2018
    1:12:45
  8. 16.
    Drake: Platinum in a Day, but Still at a Crossroads07/05/2018
    1:18:25
  9. 17.
    Kanye West: You Asked, We Answered06/27/2018
    1:23:54
  10. 18.
    XXXTentacion, Mourning and Morality06/22/2018
    58:02
  11. 19.
    Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes, Would-Be Pop Kings06/16/2018
    1:08:56
  12. 20.
    Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ Is Here: Let’s Discuss06/06/2018
    1:14:22
  13. 21.
    Drake vs. Pusha-T, Unpacked05/31/2018
    56:46
  14. 22.
    Yes, We Stuck With ‘American Idol’05/26/2018
    54:21
  15. 23.
    Pursuing R. Kelly: The Reporter Who Never Gave Up05/23/2018
    37:52
  16. 24.
    ‘Girls’ Gone Wrong: Who Gets to Make a Gay Love Song?05/18/2018
    53:30
  17. 25.
    Avicii: Overexposed and Underappreciated?05/04/2018
    1:05:31
  18. 26.
    Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Break Boundaries04/25/2018
    1:16:56
  19. 27.
    Pop’s Category Killers, From Live Nation to Spotify, Under the Microscope04/20/2018
    43:39
  20. 28.
    Cardi B Arrives at the Top04/12/2018
    1:05:48
  21. 29.
    Logic, XXXTentacion and Hip-Hop Morality in 201804/06/2018
    1:09:22
  22. 30.
    Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde, Country Traditionalists With a Twist03/30/2018
    57:53
  23. 31.
    Ashlee Simpson: You Asked, We Answered03/16/2018
    1:18:19
  24. 32.
    Was Ashlee Simpson Underappreciated? Discuss03/09/2018
    1:14:25
  25. 33.
    Lucy Dacus, Soccer Mommy, the Breeders and the Future of Indie Rock03/02/2018
    56:58
  26. 34.
    In Defense of Soundtracks. And Fergie.02/24/2018
    1:13:18
  27. 35.
    The Complex Intersection Where Rap and the Legal System Collide02/16/2018
    45:50
  28. 36.
    Justin Timberlake Down, Meek Mill Up: How Twitter Swings Public Opinion02/09/2018
    1:18:00
  29. 37.
    Can the Grammys Be Fixed?01/30/2018
    58:15
  30. 38.
    Hear What Music Will Sound Like in 201801/26/2018
    1:07:11
  31. 39.
    Remembering the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan01/19/2018
    52:33
  32. 40.
    In Streaming, One Goliath Creates Many Davids01/12/2018
    1:02:53
  33. 41.
    Is Today’s Jazz Finally Outrunning the Past?01/05/2018
    1:05:01
  34. 42.
    Will Eminem Ever Change?12/22/2017
    54:12
  35. 43.
    The Popcast Answers Your Burning Questions About Pop Music in 201712/18/2017
    1:05:17
  36. 44.
    In 2017, Pop Music Made Triumph Out of Tough Times12/08/2017
    1:13:13
  37. 45.
    After 40 Years, U2 Is Still Huge. Why?12/02/2017
    41:55
  38. 46.
    Remembering Lil Peep11/22/2017
    58:22
  39. 47.
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Has Arrived. Let’s Discuss.11/14/2017
    1:11:42
  40. 48.
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Is Almost Here. Let’s Discuss.11/09/2017
    47:59
  41. 49.
    How Will Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Be Remembered?11/03/2017
    40:42
  42. 50.
    What Are the Billboard Charts Really Measuring?10/27/2017
    54:16
  43. 51.
    The Persistence of Pink and Kelly Clarkson, Outspoken Pop Survivors10/20/2017
    55:24
  44. 52.
    Shania Twain Was Country’s Crossover Queen. What Is She Now?10/13/2017
    47:11
  45. 53.
    Tom Petty, a Secret Punk on Rock’s Mount Rushmore10/04/2017
    33:43
  46. 54.
    National Anthem Protests, From ‘Jazzing the Banner’ to Taking a Knee09/29/2017
    47:57
  47. 55.
    Bye, Bro. In Country Music, It’s the Year of the Gentleman.09/22/2017
    1:03:02
  48. 56.
    From Instagram to ‘Bodak Yellow,’ Cardi B Has Arrived09/15/2017
    55:10
  49. 57.
    Women Dominating Rock: There’s More to the Conversation09/11/2017
    56:13
  50. 58.
    The Popcast Answers Your Questions About Beyoncé, Music Videos and More09/02/2017
    1:07:27
  51. 59.
    Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community?08/25/2017
    30:53
  52. 60.
    Kesha and Taylor Swift Find New Voices08/18/2017
    45:12
  53. 61.
    What Keeps Phish Fans Coming Back for More?08/11/2017
    41:47
  54. 62.
    Is Arcade Fire Its Own Worst Enemy?08/04/2017
    35:53
  55. 63.
    Celebrating Two of Rock’s Big Voices, Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell07/28/2017
    59:21
  56. 64.
    Streaming Is Taking Over Pop, but It’s Far From Flawless07/21/2017
    46:57
  57. 65.
    From Jay-Z to Prodigy, It’s Time to Talk About Hip-Hop’s Elders07/14/2017
    1:13:34
  58. 66.
    Can K-pop Conquer America?06/30/2017
    55:42
  59. 67.
    Hip-Hop’s Punk Moment Has Arrived06/23/2017
    1:05:22
  60. 68.
    Katy Perry, Lorde and Halsey: How to Make a Pop Album in 201706/16/2017
    55:13
  61. 69.
    Why We’re Still Listening to the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’06/09/2017
    30:26
  62. 70.
    Latin Pop Thrives, No Bieber Required06/02/2017
    47:29
  63. 71.
    Festivals That Inspire Awe, and Festivals That Lead to Criminal Investigations05/26/2017
    46:38
  64. 72.
    Harry Styles and John Mayer, Teardrops on Their Guitars05/19/2017
    39:04
  65. 73.
    Paramore Returns, Headed Straight For the 1980s05/12/2017
    30:35
  66. 74.
    Finding Feist’s Pleasure and Pain05/05/2017
    25:48
  67. 75.
    How Lil Uzi Vert Turned Rap Into Rock and Became a Pop Star04/28/2017
    46:43
  68. 76.
    A Deep Dig on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s Hip-Hop’s Values04/21/2017
    55:21
  69. 77.
    How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Chainsmokers? 04/14/2017
    49:21
  70. 78.
    Jazz in 2017: The Music Is Thriving, Though Support Is in Peril04/07/2017
    39:27
  71. 79.
    Drake Changed Hip-Hop’s Sound. Can He Change the Business?03/27/2017
    57:55
  72. 80.
    How Chuck Berry Became a Rock ’n’ Roll Mastermind03/22/2017
    23:52
  73. 81.
    The Billboard Charts Are Wackier Than Ever: What’s Going On?03/17/2017
    56:13
  74. 82.
    The Greatest Trick Ed Sheeran Ever Pulled Was Convincing the World He’s an Underdog03/10/2017
    43:57
  75. 83.
    What Future and Migos Tell Us About Atlanta’s Rap Dominance03/03/2017
    58:35
  76. 84.
    What Happens When Nashville Outsiders Become Country’s Big Stars?02/24/2017
    1:10:46
  77. 85.
    Were There Any Real Winners at the Grammys?02/14/2017
    57:27
  78. 86.
    Will the Grammy Awards End With a Big Surprise?02/10/2017
    37:50
  79. 87.
    Punk Rock Is Alive and Well, No Politics Required02/03/2017
    44:39
  80. 88.
    The War Over ‘La La Land’: Gotta Hear Both Sides01/27/2017
    49:57
  81. 89.
    The Crooner in Chief: Barack Obama’s Musical Legacy01/20/2017
    53:57
  82. 90.
    Hip-Hop’s Elders and Youth Go to Battle (Again)01/13/2017
    52:00
  83. 91.
    Mariah Carey and New Year’s Eve: Is the Fantasy Over?01/06/2017
    52:20
  84. 92.
    10 Songs That Tell the Story of 201612/30/2016
    58:27
  85. 93.
    The Year in Jazz Music12/23/2016
    42:35
  86. 94.
    Pop Music Trends in 201612/16/2016
    38:10
  87. 95.
    The Best Albums of 201612/09/2016
    53:13
  88. 96.
    For Bruno Mars and the Weeknd, the Past as Muse12/02/2016
    43:17
  89. 97.
    Revisiting Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo'11/25/2016
    53:28
  90. 98.
    Mourning the Greats: Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and Mose Allison11/18/2016
    29:26
  91. 99.
    Popcast: Division and Unity in Pop, and Beyond11/12/2016
    52:30
  92. 100.
    Popcast: A Tribe Called Quest Returns11/05/2016
    42:31
  93. 101.
    Popcast: What’s Next for Kesha?10/29/2016
    29:11
  94. 102.
    Popcast: Nu-Dance Rises With Help From Streaming10/22/2016
    37:06
  95. 103.
    Dylancast: Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize!10/15/2016
    26:51
  96. 104.
    Popcast: Tyler Glenn at the Crossroads10/08/2016
    23:46
  97. 105.
    Popcast: Finding the Joy (and Humor) in Bon Iver’s Pain09/30/2016
    31:25
  98. 106.
    Popcast: The Next Teen Star Machine09/23/2016
    35:11
  99. 107.
    Popcast: Fall Preview09/16/2016
    30:43
  100. 108.
    Popcast: The Return of New York Rap09/10/2016
    57:05
  101. 109.
    Popcast: Stardom in the Age of Social Media09/02/2016
    51:47
  102. 110.
    Popcast: Frank Ocean Returns08/25/2016
    52:52
  103. 111.
    Popcast: Race and Hip-Hop, a Conversation08/19/2016
    37:19
  104. 112.
    Popcast: Janet Jackson and the Legacy of ‘Control’08/12/2016
    32:52
  105. 113.
    Popcast: A Send-Off for Ben Ratliff08/05/2016
    47:30
  106. 114.
    Popcast: Gucci Mane and Atlanta Hip-Hop07/29/2016
    37:04
  107. 115.
    Popcast: Dissecting the Legacy of Alan Vega and Suicide07/22/2016
    37:36
  108. 116.
    Popcast: The Return of Pop-Punk and Emo07/15/2016
    31:31
  109. 117.
    Popcast: J Balvin’s Reggaeton Mission07/08/2016
    20:28
  110. 118.
    Popcast: Prince’s Fateful Flight and Judith Hill’s Story06/24/2016
    25:35
  111. 119.
    Popcast: Techno’s Dual Identity06/10/2016
    34:52
  112. 120.
    Popcast: Hip-Hop Concerts and the Police06/03/2016
    43:15
  113. 121.
    Popcast: Arthur Russell05/27/2016
    24:35
  114. 122.
    Popcast: Chance the Rapper and Drake05/20/2016
    32:44
  115. 123.
    Popcast: Radiohead and James Blake05/12/2016
    24:17
  116. 124.
    Popcast: Britney Spears05/08/2016
    33:56
  117. 125.
    Popcast: Beyoncé Serves Up ‘Lemonade’04/26/2016
    39:16
  118. 126.
    Popcast: Remembering Prince04/22/2016
    38:26
  119. 127.
    Popcast: Caetano Veloso04/22/2016
    41:30
  120. 128.
    Popcast:Country Music Agitators04/16/2016
    36:32
  121. 129.
    Popcast: Jazz Artists in Exile04/08/2016
    37:24
  122. 130.
    Popcast: Jazz in Museums03/25/2016
    33:40
  123. 131.
    Popcast: Gwen Stefani Returns03/18/2016
    29:14
  124. 132.
    Popcast: The Art and Future of Criticism03/11/2016
    1:00:15
  125. 133.
    Popcast: Macklemore’s Aesthetic Mission02/26/2016
    56:26
  126. 134.
    Popcast: Kanye West”s Unfinished Album02/19/2016
    53:03
  127. 135.
    Popcast: Beyonce and Rihanna Take a Different Approach02/12/2016
    52:42
  128. 136.
    Popcast: R&B’s New Identity01/29/2016
    26:33
  129. 137.
    Popcast: Tropical House Movement01/22/2016
    29:41
  130. 138.
    Popcast: Love, Death and David Bowie01/13/2016
    47:06
  131. 139.
    Popcast: Jazz Moments of 201501/08/2016
    35:02
  132. 140.
    Popcast: Making Sense of 2015 in Music12/30/2015
    30:46
  133. 141.
    Popcast: Best Songs of 201512/23/2015
    33:44
  134. 142.
    Popcast: Best Albums of 201512/18/2015
    39:21
  135. 143.
    Popcast: Joe Casey of Protomartyr12/11/2015
    25:55
  136. 144.
    Popcast: Sophie and Grimes12/04/2015
    24:10
  137. 145.
    Popcast: The Return of Adele11/13/2015
    32:57
  138. 146.
    Popcast: Taylor Swift and Drake, Friendship vs. Partnership11/06/2015
    35:12
  139. 147.
    Popcast: Joanna Newsom10/30/2015
    30:20
  140. 148.
    Popcast: Justin Bieber Is Back. Thank Poo Bear.10/16/2015
    13:31
  141. 149.
    Popcast: The Influence of ‘808s and Heartbreak’10/09/2015
    37:37
  142. 150.
    Popcast: Janet Jackson Returns With ‘Unbreakable’10/02/2015
    16:16
  143. 151.
    Lin-Manuel Miranda On How Hip-Hop Influenced Him and ‘Hamilton’09/25/2015
    59:17
  144. 152.
    Popcast: Jen Shyu Explores the Unknown09/18/2015
    30:01
  145. 153.
    Popcast: Jon Batiste and ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’09/10/2015
    25:52
  146. 154.
    Popcast: 2015 MTV Video Music Awards09/01/2015
    20:29
  147. 155.
    Popcast: The Weeknd08/28/2015
    55:47
  148. 156.
    Popcast: ‘Where Are Ü Now’08/25/2015
    14:04
  149. 157.
    Carly Rae Jepsen Grows Up08/21/2015
    30:46
  150. 158.
    Popcast: ‘Straight Outta Compton’08/14/2015
    1:20:30
  151. 159.
    Drake’s Bully Pulpit08/07/2015
    1:07:17
  152. 160.
    Popcast: Titus Andronicus07/31/2015
    26:36
  153. 161.
    Popcast: Prince Royce, Pitbull and Multilingual Pop Music07/24/2015
    37:08
  154. 162.
    Reggae’s Summer Flirtation07/17/2015
    24:32
  155. 163.
    Hip-Hop’s Silent Majority07/10/2015
    1:10:33
  156. 164.
    Apple Music and Beats 106/26/2015
    28:23
  157. 165.
    Popcast: “Tomatoes” Giving Country Its Bite06/19/2015
    33:15
  158. 166.
    Popcast: Tenement’s Bright Double Album06/12/2015
    28:25
  159. 167.
    Jason Derulo Glides Across Genres06/05/2015
    26:05
  160. 168.
    ASAP Rocky Returns to a Haze05/29/2015
    21:25
  161. 169.
    Shamir’s Distinctive Voice05/22/2015
    22:49
  162. 170.
    Joey Alexander, the Young Jazz Sensation05/15/2015
    28:18
  163. 171.
    U2 Prepares to Go on Tour05/08/2015
    21:07
  164. 172.
    New Albums By Zac Brown Band and Tyler Farr05/01/2015
    22:26
  165. 173.
    Kamasi Washington and the West Coast Get Down04/24/2015
    26:05
  166. 174.
    How Much Festival Is Too Much Festival?04/17/2015
    33:33
  167. 175.
    The Ongoing Evolution of Charles Lloyd04/10/2015
    27:35
  168. 176.
    Kendrick Lamar, Dissenting From the Mainstream as He Influences It03/27/2015
    26:12
  169. 177.
    On ‘Empire’: The Show, the Music and the Calamitous Finale03/20/2015
    47:31
  170. 178.
    Blurred Legal Lines03/13/2015
    32:44
  171. 179.
    Madonna is Still Madonna On ‘Rebel Heart’03/06/2015
    19:08
  172. 180.
    Who Is Boots?02/20/2015
    22:36
  173. 181.
    Grammys Post-Mortem02/10/2015
    30:02
  174. 182.
    Björk Gets Personal01/30/2015
    26:57
  175. 183.
    Departed Tastemakers: ASAP Yams and Kim Fowley01/23/2015
    21:15
  176. 184.
    Sleater-Kinney Returns01/16/2015
    23:11
  177. 185.
    All About Meghan Trainor01/09/2015
    23:13
  178. 186.
    The Year in Jazz 201401/02/2015
    36:52
  179. 187.
    The Year in Pop 201412/19/2014
    29:07
  180. 188.
    The Best Albums of 201412/12/2014
    43:29
  181. 189.
    The Pop Savvy of ‘Beyond the Lights’12/05/2014
    27:21
  182. 190.
    London Calls Mary J. Blige11/21/2014
    31:41
  183. 191.
    How Bobby Shmurda Danced Into the Hot 10011/14/2014
    27:34
  184. 192.
    Dave Grohl’s ‘Sonic Highways’11/07/2014
    33:07
  185. 193.
    Listening to Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’10/27/2014
    38:24
  186. 194.
    The Myth of Scott Walker10/17/2014
    29:56
  187. 195.
    Tinashe, FKA Twigs and the Semantics of R&B10/10/2014
    29:16
  188. 196.
    Parsing Steve Coleman’s Genius09/26/2014
    20:15
  189. 197.
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Chris Brown09/19/2014
    30:01
  190. 198.
    U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’: Gift or Spam?09/12/2014
    23:22
  191. 199.
    Our Vacations with Ariana Grande and Kate Bush09/05/2014
    31:15
  192. 200.
    The Alchemist08/08/2014
    31:50

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