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.
    Kacey Musgraves, Country Music Chameleon
    55:07
  2. 2.
    Is Drake Tired of Drake?
    1:00:53
  3. 3.
    Miss the Old Kanye? Try the New Kanye.
    1:01:11
  4. 4.
    Lorde Steals Her Sunshine Back
    54:50
  5. 5.
    The Style of Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Era
    47:45
  6. 6.
    The Lox, Triumphant at Verzuz
    56:53
  7. 7.
    Billie Eilish’s New Pop Perspective
    58:16
  8. 8.
    Lil Nas X in the Pop Stratosphere
    39:12
  1. 9.
    When Pop Music Trolls Grow Up
    50:01
  2. 10.
    The (Not So?) Tentative Return of Live Music
    30:33
  3. 11.
    Britney Spears Takes On Her Conservatorship
    48:39
  4. 12.
    In the Weeds of ‘In the Heights’
    52:06
  5. 13.
    Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ Breakthrough
    56:50
  6. 14.
    J. Cole, Triumphant (at His Own Pace)
    1:00:24
  7. 15.
    The Beatific Re-emergence of Beverly Glenn-Copeland
    47:03
  8. 16.
    Where Is Country Music Making Room for Women?
    52:09
  9. 17.
    The Sing-Rap Generation Branches Out
    51:53
  10. 18.
    When a TikTok Influencer Dances, Who Gets Credit?
    39:56
  11. 19.
    The Telling of DMX’s Life Story
    58:03
  12. 20.
    Taylor, Billie, Demi, Blackpink: The Pop Star Documentary Boom
    59:29
  13. 21.
    The Grammys, Improbably, Made It Work
    1:03:24
  14. 22.
    TikTok and the Pop Music Rough Draft
    50:07
  15. 23.
    New Jazz That Agitates for Change
    52:28
  16. 24.
    Remembering Sophie, Architect of Future Pop
    55:17
  17. 25.
    The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 2
    1:07:57
  18. 26.
    Olivia Rodrigo and ‘Drivers License’ Aren’t Going Anywhere
    1:03:54
  19. 27.
    Inside the Bull Market for Songwriting Rights
    44:53
  20. 28.
    How Zev Love X Became MF Doom
    1:17:02
  21. 29.
    2020 Popcast Listener Mailbag: Taylor, Dua, MGK and More
    1:16:58
  22. 30.
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’: Let’s Discuss
    58:21
  23. 31.
    The Best Albums of 2020? Let’s Discuss.
    1:09:09
  24. 32.
    Saweetie, City Girls and the Female Rapper Renaissance
    54:52
  25. 33.
    Who Will Control Britney Spears’s Future?
    53:31
  26. 34.
    Ariana Grande, a Pop Star for the Post-Pop Star Age
    1:05:55
  27. 35.
    The Many Mariah Careys
    1:04:39
  28. 36.
    Luke Combs’s Country Stardom and the Remaking of the Bro
    59:59
  29. 37.
    Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars?
    43:18
  30. 38.
    Is TikTok a Music Industry Friend or Troll?
    51:22
  31. 39.
    Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, Preserving Pop’s Old Guard
    48:22
  32. 40.
    Remembering Riley Gale of Power Trip, a Thrash Titan
    56:56
  33. 41.
    How Merchandise Bundles Undid the Album Chart
    53:42
  34. 42.
    The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 1
    58:27
  35. 43.
    The Welcome Return of the Chicks
    55:17
  36. 44.
    Answering Your Questions About Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’
    1:27:25
  37. 45.
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’: Let’s Discuss
    1:04:24
  38. 46.
    Remembering Ennio Morricone, the Film Score Maestro
    53:12
  39. 47.
    The Timely Agitation of Run the Jewels
    1:05:20
  40. 48.
    Pop Superfans Are Getting Politically Active. What Happens Next?
    55:44
  41. 49.
    Lil Baby Is Warming Up to the Spotlight
    42:34
  42. 50.
    The Long, Complicated History of ‘Urban’ Music
    58:26

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