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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 popular music criticism, trends and news.

  1. 1.
    The Many Mariah Careys10/22/2020
    1:05:40
  2. 2.
    Luke Combs’s Country Stardom and the Remaking of the Bro10/04/2020
    59:59
  3. 3.
    Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars?09/28/2020
    43:18
  4. 4.
    Is TikTok a Music Industry Friend or Troll?09/17/2020
    51:22
  5. 5.
    Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, Preserving Pop’s Old Guard09/09/2020
    48:22
  6. 6.
    Remembering Riley Gale of Power Trip, a Thrash Titan09/01/2020
    56:56
  7. 7.
    How Merchandise Bundles Undid the Album Chart08/22/2020
    53:42
  8. 8.
    The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 108/18/2020
    58:27
  1. 9.
    The Welcome Return of the Chicks08/10/2020
    55:17
  2. 10.
    Answering Your Questions About Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’08/04/2020
    1:27:25
  3. 11.
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’: Let’s Discuss07/28/2020
    1:04:24
  4. 12.
    Remembering Ennio Morricone, the Film Score Maestro07/20/2020
    53:12
  5. 13.
    The Timely Agitation of Run the Jewels07/09/2020
    1:05:20
  6. 14.
    Pop Superfans Are Getting Politically Active. What Happens Next?06/30/2020
    55:44
  7. 15.
    Lil Baby Is Warming Up to the Spotlight06/21/2020
    42:34
  8. 16.
    The Long, Complicated History of ‘Urban’ Music06/15/2020
    58:26
  9. 17.
    How Did The Source Cover the 1992 Los Angeles Uprisings?06/07/2020
    47:56
  10. 18.
    After Missteps, Pop Stars Apologize … and Sometimes Push Back06/01/2020
    1:14:04
  11. 19.
    The Many Lives of Doja Cat05/18/2020
    46:14
  12. 20.
    Remembering Tony Allen and Florian Schneider, Two Pillars of Rhythm05/11/2020
    1:01:03
  13. 21.
    The Triumphant Return of Fiona Apple, Pop Music Renegade04/30/2020
    53:14
  14. 22.
    Beyond ‘Trolls’ and ‘Frozen’: What Are Our Kids Listening To?04/19/2020
    1:00:49
  15. 23.
    Dua Lipa, Dance-Pop Crusader04/11/2020
    47:56
  16. 24.
    Sam Hunt and Kenny Rogers, Country Music Rule-Benders04/05/2020
    56:40
  17. 25.
    What Is the Role of Criticism in a Crisis?03/27/2020
    57:06
  18. 26.
    What Music Should I Listen to in a Crisis?03/20/2020
    1:17:14
  19. 27.
    How Will Pop Music Respond to the Coronavirus?03/19/2020
    59:29
  20. 28.
    The Unrelenting Space Jams of Tame Impala03/08/2020
    43:16
  21. 29.
    The Death of Pop Smoke and the Future of Brooklyn Drill02/28/2020
    58:54
  22. 30.
    Justin Bieber Is Back With Confessions, Personal and Musical02/21/2020
    1:01:03
  23. 31.
    Answering Your Questions About Britney, Billie, Aaliyah and More02/14/2020
    1:08:40
  24. 32.
    Answering Your Questions About Taylor, Mitski, Emo and More02/07/2020
    1:03:55
  25. 33.
    When Did the Super Bowl Halftime Show Become Political?02/01/2020
    57:06
  26. 34.
    The Grammys, Dissected: Out With the Old, in With the Billie, Lizzo and Tyler01/28/2020
    1:11:11
  27. 35.
    How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter01/17/2020
    53:06
  28. 36.
    In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them01/11/2020
    56:00
  29. 37.
    Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?12/31/2019
    1:15:22
  30. 38.
    Debating the Best Albums of 201912/20/2019
    57:22
  31. 39.
    Juice WRLD and the Crisis of SoundCloud Rap-Era Fame12/13/2019
    51:54
  32. 40.
    Would Prince Have Wanted His Rough Drafts Made Public?12/08/2019
    52:09
  33. 41.
    Dissecting the 2020 Grammy Nominations11/22/2019
    52:17
  34. 42.
    Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey: Pop Stars (and Their Fans) Clap Back11/20/2019
    1:10:20
  35. 43.
    Can Reality Television Produce a Plausible Rap Star?11/11/2019
    57:19
  36. 44.
    Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ From the Gospel Perspective10/30/2019
    1:04:37
  37. 45.
    The Rise of DaBaby, From Memes to the Mosh Pit10/19/2019
    1:14:23
  38. 46.
    The Highwomen, Miranda Lambert and the Women Invigorating Country Music10/11/2019
    1:03:24
  39. 47.
    Is 100 gecs the End of Pop, or a New Beginning?10/05/2019
    1:05:05
  40. 48.
    A New Flood of English-Spanish Pop Is Here. Is It Opportunism or Progress?09/29/2019
    1:04:25
  41. 49.
    How Does Post Malone Sound Like Everything and Nothing?09/22/2019
    59:20
  42. 50.
    Young Thug Gets His Due, But Is It Too Late?09/07/2019
    1:09:16
  43. 51.
    What’s the Point of Album Covers in the Post-Album Era?08/29/2019
    55:37
  44. 52.
    Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ the Beginning or the End of an Era?08/27/2019
    1:16:11
  45. 53.
    A Tribute to David Berman, Who Never Hid His Truth08/16/2019
    1:15:18
  46. 54.
    Funkmaster Flex and Tyler, the Creator’s Unlikely Buddy Comedy08/02/2019
    1:10:19
  47. 55.
    How Many Streams Is a T-Shirt Worth? Breaking Down Chart Dilemmas.07/26/2019
    1:00:32
  48. 56.
    The Loudness of João Gilberto, Bossa Nova’s King of Quiet07/19/2019
    55:50
  49. 57.
    How Hootie & the Blowfish Inspired Both Love and Hate07/08/2019
    53:54
  50. 58.
    Taylor vs. Scooter: The Pop Music Civil War of 201907/03/2019
    1:04:48
  51. 59.
    The Unexpectedly Deep Musical Roots of Hootie & the Blowfish 07/01/2019
    57:51
  52. 60.
    Why Are the Movies So Obsessed With Pop Stars?06/21/2019
    1:14:57
  53. 61.
    Can Record Labels Be Trusted to Preserve Music History?06/13/2019
    1:13:33
  54. 62.
    Bob Dylan’s Excellent Adventure06/11/2019
    41:50
  55. 63.
    Megan Thee Stallion and Rap’s Rising Generation of Women05/25/2019
    30:09
  56. 64.
    Are AirPods Worth the Costs?05/20/2019
    1:03:08
  57. 65.
    Vampire Weekend, Indie Rock Heretics Turned Anxious Jam Band05/13/2019
    52:44
  58. 66.
    The Return of Bikini Kill and the Long Tail of Riot Grrrl05/05/2019
    41:49
  59. 67.
    How Gospel and Pop Learn From Each Other04/30/2019
    1:12:03
  60. 68.
    Is Billie Eilish the Future of Pop?04/19/2019
    1:06:53
  61. 69.
    Lil Nas X and the Long History of Country-Rap04/07/2019
    46:58
  62. 70.
    Boy Bands, Now Featuring Grown Men03/29/2019
    1:20:07
  63. 71.
    How a Viral Rap Star Rocketed From Meme to Hit03/21/2019
    55:40
  64. 72.
    Can Michael Jackson’s Legacy Ever Really Be Derailed?03/07/2019
    59:30
  65. 73.
    The Hip-Hop Superstar as Local Newsmaker03/01/2019
    41:01
  66. 74.
    Behind the Ryan Adams Investigation02/18/2019
    41:40
  67. 75.
    The 2019 Grammys Make Up for Last Year, Somewhat02/12/2019
    1:05:43
  68. 76.
    Maggie Rogers and Sharon Van Etten Break Free From Old Expectations02/01/2019
    1:00:04
  69. 77.
    Fyre Festival’s Post-Mortems: We’ve Still Got Questions01/25/2019
    57:38
  70. 78.
    Listening to Pop Music’s Class of 201901/18/2019
    52:38
  71. 79.
    Bad Bunny Is Just Getting Started01/12/2019
    1:11:48
  72. 80.
    The New Battles Over the Direction of Jazz01/04/2019
    1:11:51
  73. 81.
    Your Questions About Pop Music, Answered (or Ruled Unanswerable)12/27/2018
    1:15:30
  74. 82.
    A New Kind of Pop Star Has Arrived12/21/2018
    1:20:49
  75. 83.
    Listening to the Best Songs of 201812/13/2018
    50:02
  76. 84.
    How the Grammy Nominations Really Made Us Feel12/08/2018
    47:11
  77. 85.
    Debating the Best Albums of 2018: Janelle Monáe, Soccer Mommy and More12/07/2018
    1:15:33
  78. 86.
    6ix9ine’s Troubled Past and Uncertain Future12/01/2018
    1:04:19
  79. 87.
    The Gentle Return of Mariah Carey11/29/2018
    1:05:38
  80. 88.
    Kane Brown, Pistol Annies and Country Music’s Inclusion Problem11/17/2018
    1:01:07
  81. 89.
    Remembering Roy Hargrove, Who Brought Jazz History Into Tomorrow11/09/2018
    1:02:09
  82. 90.
    Robyn, Pop’s Reluctant Pacesetter11/02/2018
    55:58
  83. 91.
    BTS Conquered America. What’s Next for K-Pop?10/26/2018
    1:26:28
  84. 92.
    For Those About to Rock, An Uncertain Fate10/20/2018
    1:18:23
  85. 93.
    ‘A Star Is Born’ Is Here. Let’s Discuss.10/11/2018
    1:14:37
  86. 94.
    How Lil Wayne Became One of Hip-Hop’s Most Durable Stars10/05/2018
    1:23:44
  87. 95.
    Should They Stay or Should They Go? Pop Stars and Retirement09/28/2018
    34:15
  88. 96.
    What Makes for a Great Celebrity Profile?09/20/2018
    1:04:36
  89. 97.
    Remembering Mac Miller, Low-Key Hip-Hop Bellwether09/15/2018
    1:12:05
  90. 98.
    Remembering The Village Voice, Music Criticism's Crucible: Part 209/10/2018
    1:05:02
  91. 99.
    Remembering The Village Voice, Music Criticism's Crucible: Part 109/10/2018
    1:13:37
  92. 100.
    How We Arrived at Ariana Grande’s Big Moment08/28/2018
    58:40
  93. 101.
    Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott, Rivals With Common Problems08/21/2018
    55:44
  94. 102.
    Aretha Franklin: The Artist We Knew, and the Woman We Didn’t08/17/2018
    1:12:48
  95. 103.
    The Shrinking Space Between Band T-Shirt and High Fashion08/10/2018
    1:19:19
  96. 104.
    Can Guns N’ Roses, or Any Artist, Erase an Unflattering Moment?08/04/2018
    1:13:02
  97. 105.
    Who’s in Charge of Telling Whitney Houston’s Story?07/27/2018
    1:06:18
  98. 106.
    When Superfans Attack07/21/2018
    1:11:51
  99. 107.
    Drake: Platinum in a Day, but Still at a Crossroads07/05/2018
    1:17:58
  100. 108.
    Kanye West: You Asked, We Answered06/27/2018
    1:23:54
  101. 109.
    XXXTentacion, Mourning and Morality06/22/2018
    58:14
  102. 110.
    Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes, Would-Be Pop Kings06/16/2018
    1:09:00
  103. 111.
    Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ Is Here: Let’s Discuss06/06/2018
    1:14:24
  104. 112.
    Drake vs. Pusha-T, Unpacked05/31/2018
    56:46
  105. 113.
    Yes, We Stuck With ‘American Idol’05/26/2018
    54:21
  106. 114.
    Pursuing R. Kelly: The Reporter Who Never Gave Up05/23/2018
    37:52
  107. 115.
    ‘Girls’ Gone Wrong: Who Gets to Make a Gay Love Song?05/18/2018
    53:40
  108. 116.
    Avicii: Overexposed and Underappreciated?05/04/2018
    1:05:33
  109. 117.
    Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Break Boundaries04/25/2018
    1:16:56
  110. 118.
    Pop’s Category Killers, From Live Nation to Spotify, Under the Microscope04/20/2018
    43:56
  111. 119.
    Cardi B Arrives at the Top04/12/2018
    1:06:09
  112. 120.
    Logic, XXXTentacion and Hip-Hop Morality in 201804/06/2018
    1:09:34
  113. 121.
    Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde, Country Traditionalists With a Twist03/30/2018
    57:53
  114. 122.
    Ashlee Simpson: You Asked, We Answered03/16/2018
    1:18:21
  115. 123.
    Was Ashlee Simpson Underappreciated? Discuss03/09/2018
    1:14:25
  116. 124.
    Lucy Dacus, Soccer Mommy, the Breeders and the Future of Indie Rock03/02/2018
    56:58
  117. 125.
    In Defense of Soundtracks. And Fergie.02/24/2018
    1:13:18
  118. 126.
    The Complex Intersection Where Rap and the Legal System Collide02/16/2018
    45:50
  119. 127.
    Justin Timberlake Down, Meek Mill Up: How Twitter Swings Public Opinion02/09/2018
    1:17:49
  120. 128.
    Can the Grammys Be Fixed?01/30/2018
    58:15
  121. 129.
    Hear What Music Will Sound Like in 201801/26/2018
    1:06:56
  122. 130.
    Remembering the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan01/19/2018
    52:33
  123. 131.
    In Streaming, One Goliath Creates Many Davids01/12/2018
    1:02:53
  124. 132.
    Is Today’s Jazz Finally Outrunning the Past?01/05/2018
    1:05:01
  125. 133.
    Will Eminem Ever Change?12/22/2017
    54:12
  126. 134.
    The Popcast Answers Your Burning Questions About Pop Music in 201712/18/2017
    1:05:17
  127. 135.
    In 2017, Pop Music Made Triumph Out of Tough Times12/08/2017
    1:13:32
  128. 136.
    After 40 Years, U2 Is Still Huge. Why?12/02/2017
    41:55
  129. 137.
    Remembering Lil Peep11/22/2017
    58:22
  130. 138.
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Has Arrived. Let’s Discuss.11/14/2017
    1:11:42
  131. 139.
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Is Almost Here. Let’s Discuss.11/09/2017
    47:59
  132. 140.
    How Will Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Be Remembered?11/03/2017
    40:42
  133. 141.
    What Are the Billboard Charts Really Measuring?10/27/2017
    54:16
  134. 142.
    The Persistence of Pink and Kelly Clarkson, Outspoken Pop Survivors10/20/2017
    55:24
  135. 143.
    Shania Twain Was Country’s Crossover Queen. What Is She Now?10/13/2017
    47:11
  136. 144.
    Tom Petty, a Secret Punk on Rock’s Mount Rushmore10/04/2017
    33:43
  137. 145.
    National Anthem Protests, From ‘Jazzing the Banner’ to Taking a Knee09/29/2017
    47:57
  138. 146.
    Bye, Bro. In Country Music, It’s the Year of the Gentleman.09/22/2017
    1:03:02
  139. 147.
    From Instagram to ‘Bodak Yellow,’ Cardi B Has Arrived09/15/2017
    55:10
  140. 148.
    Women Dominating Rock: There’s More to the Conversation09/11/2017
    56:13
  141. 149.
    The Popcast Answers Your Questions About Beyoncé, Music Videos and More09/02/2017
    1:07:27
  142. 150.
    Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community?08/25/2017
    30:53
  143. 151.
    Kesha and Taylor Swift Find New Voices08/18/2017
    45:12
  144. 152.
    What Keeps Phish Fans Coming Back for More?08/11/2017
    41:47
  145. 153.
    Is Arcade Fire Its Own Worst Enemy?08/04/2017
    35:53
  146. 154.
    Celebrating Two of Rock’s Big Voices, Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell07/28/2017
    59:21
  147. 155.
    Streaming Is Taking Over Pop, but It’s Far From Flawless07/21/2017
    46:57
  148. 156.
    From Jay-Z to Prodigy, It’s Time to Talk About Hip-Hop’s Elders07/14/2017
    1:13:34
  149. 157.
    Can K-pop Conquer America?06/30/2017
    55:42
  150. 158.
    Hip-Hop’s Punk Moment Has Arrived06/23/2017
    1:05:22
  151. 159.
    Katy Perry, Lorde and Halsey: How to Make a Pop Album in 201706/16/2017
    55:13
  152. 160.
    Why We’re Still Listening to the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’06/09/2017
    30:26
  153. 161.
    Latin Pop Thrives, No Bieber Required06/02/2017
    47:29
  154. 162.
    Festivals That Inspire Awe, and Festivals That Lead to Criminal Investigations05/26/2017
    46:38
  155. 163.
    Harry Styles and John Mayer, Teardrops on Their Guitars05/19/2017
    39:04
  156. 164.
    Paramore Returns, Headed Straight For the 1980s05/12/2017
    30:35
  157. 165.
    Finding Feist’s Pleasure and Pain05/05/2017
    25:48
  158. 166.
    How Lil Uzi Vert Turned Rap Into Rock and Became a Pop Star04/28/2017
    46:43
  159. 167.
    A Deep Dig on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s Hip-Hop’s Values04/21/2017
    55:21
  160. 168.
    How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Chainsmokers? 04/14/2017
    49:21
  161. 169.
    Jazz in 2017: The Music Is Thriving, Though Support Is in Peril04/07/2017
    39:27
  162. 170.
    Drake Changed Hip-Hop’s Sound. Can He Change the Business?03/27/2017
    57:55
  163. 171.
    How Chuck Berry Became a Rock ’n’ Roll Mastermind03/22/2017
    23:52
  164. 172.
    The Billboard Charts Are Wackier Than Ever: What’s Going On?03/17/2017
    56:13
  165. 173.
    The Greatest Trick Ed Sheeran Ever Pulled Was Convincing the World He’s an Underdog03/10/2017
    43:57
  166. 174.
    What Future and Migos Tell Us About Atlanta’s Rap Dominance03/03/2017
    58:35
  167. 175.
    What Happens When Nashville Outsiders Become Country’s Big Stars?02/24/2017
    1:10:46
  168. 176.
    Were There Any Real Winners at the Grammys?02/14/2017
    57:27
  169. 177.
    Will the Grammy Awards End With a Big Surprise?02/10/2017
    37:50
  170. 178.
    Punk Rock Is Alive and Well, No Politics Required02/03/2017
    44:39
  171. 179.
    The War Over ‘La La Land’: Gotta Hear Both Sides01/27/2017
    49:57
  172. 180.
    The Crooner in Chief: Barack Obama’s Musical Legacy01/20/2017
    53:57
  173. 181.
    Hip-Hop’s Elders and Youth Go to Battle (Again)01/13/2017
    52:00
  174. 182.
    Mariah Carey and New Year’s Eve: Is the Fantasy Over?01/06/2017
    52:20
  175. 183.
    10 Songs That Tell the Story of 201612/30/2016
    58:27
  176. 184.
    The Year in Jazz Music12/23/2016
    42:35
  177. 185.
    Pop Music Trends in 201612/16/2016
    38:10
  178. 186.
    The Best Albums of 201612/09/2016
    53:13
  179. 187.
    For Bruno Mars and the Weeknd, the Past as Muse12/02/2016
    43:17
  180. 188.
    Revisiting Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo'11/25/2016
    53:28
  181. 189.
    Mourning the Greats: Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and Mose Allison11/18/2016
    29:26
  182. 190.
    Popcast: Division and Unity in Pop, and Beyond11/12/2016
    52:30
  183. 191.
    Popcast: A Tribe Called Quest Returns11/05/2016
    42:31
  184. 192.
    Popcast: What’s Next for Kesha?10/29/2016
    29:11
  185. 193.
    Popcast: Nu-Dance Rises With Help From Streaming10/22/2016
    37:06
  186. 194.
    Dylancast: Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize!10/15/2016
    26:51
  187. 195.
    Popcast: Tyler Glenn at the Crossroads10/08/2016
    23:46
  188. 196.
    Popcast: Finding the Joy (and Humor) in Bon Iver’s Pain09/30/2016
    31:25
  189. 197.
    Popcast: The Next Teen Star Machine09/23/2016
    35:11
  190. 198.
    Popcast: Fall Preview09/16/2016
    30:43
  191. 199.
    Popcast: The Return of New York Rap09/10/2016
    57:05
  192. 200.
    Popcast: Stardom in the Age of Social Media09/02/2016
    51:47

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