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Popcast

The New York Times

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Popcast

Popcast

The New York Times

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924
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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.

Latest Episodes

The Death of Pop Smoke and the Future of Brooklyn Drill

A conversation about Pop Smoke's career and the scene he was poised to bring to the world.

58 MIN7 h ago
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The Death of Pop Smoke and the Future of Brooklyn Drill

Justin Bieber Is Back With Confessions, Personal and Musical

Justin Bieber has returned on his own terms, and with some unexpected musical allies.

61 MIN6 d ago
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Justin Bieber Is Back With Confessions, Personal and Musical

Answering Your Questions About Britney, Billie, Aaliyah and More

You have questions (about MCR, Gary Clark Jr., Billie Eilish; we have answers.

68 MIN2 w ago
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Answering Your Questions About Britney, Billie, Aaliyah and More

Answering Your Questions About Taylor, Mitski, Emo and More

You have questions (about Taylor, Katy, Pinegrove, Mitski); we have answers.

63 MIN3 w ago
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Answering Your Questions About Taylor, Mitski, Emo and More

When Did the Super Bowl Halftime Show Become Political?

A site for entertainment of political engagement? How halftime evolved.

57 MIN3 w ago
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When Did the Super Bowl Halftime Show Become Political?

The Grammys, Dissected: Out With the Old, in With the Billie, Lizzo and Tyler

The NYT pop music team fights (nicely!) over the 2020 Grammy Awards.

71 MINJAN 29
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The Grammys, Dissected: Out With the Old, in With the Billie, Lizzo and Tyler

How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter

Radio hits are different from TikTok smashes. And the shift is having an impact on songwriting.

53 MINJAN 18
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How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter

In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them

Breaking down the best jazz of the past year.

55 MINJAN 12
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In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them

Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?

Our critics get grilled about their best-of lists from the past decade.

75 MINJAN 1
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Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?

Debating the Best Albums of 2019

Who made the best LP-length statements of the year? The team has a few different ideas.

57 MIN2019 DEC 21
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Debating the Best Albums of 2019

Latest Episodes

The Death of Pop Smoke and the Future of Brooklyn Drill

A conversation about Pop Smoke's career and the scene he was poised to bring to the world.

58 MIN7 h ago
Comments
The Death of Pop Smoke and the Future of Brooklyn Drill

Justin Bieber Is Back With Confessions, Personal and Musical

Justin Bieber has returned on his own terms, and with some unexpected musical allies.

61 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Justin Bieber Is Back With Confessions, Personal and Musical

Answering Your Questions About Britney, Billie, Aaliyah and More

You have questions (about MCR, Gary Clark Jr., Billie Eilish; we have answers.

68 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Answering Your Questions About Britney, Billie, Aaliyah and More

Answering Your Questions About Taylor, Mitski, Emo and More

You have questions (about Taylor, Katy, Pinegrove, Mitski); we have answers.

63 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Answering Your Questions About Taylor, Mitski, Emo and More

When Did the Super Bowl Halftime Show Become Political?

A site for entertainment of political engagement? How halftime evolved.

57 MIN3 w ago
Comments
When Did the Super Bowl Halftime Show Become Political?

The Grammys, Dissected: Out With the Old, in With the Billie, Lizzo and Tyler

The NYT pop music team fights (nicely!) over the 2020 Grammy Awards.

71 MINJAN 29
Comments
The Grammys, Dissected: Out With the Old, in With the Billie, Lizzo and Tyler

How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter

Radio hits are different from TikTok smashes. And the shift is having an impact on songwriting.

53 MINJAN 18
Comments
How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter

In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them

Breaking down the best jazz of the past year.

55 MINJAN 12
Comments
In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them

Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?

Our critics get grilled about their best-of lists from the past decade.

75 MINJAN 1
Comments
Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?

Debating the Best Albums of 2019

Who made the best LP-length statements of the year? The team has a few different ideas.

57 MIN2019 DEC 21
Comments
Debating the Best Albums of 2019
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