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Popcast

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Popcast

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.
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For Those About to Rock, An Uncertain Fate Oct 20, 2018 Listen Download
‘A Star Is Born’ Is Here. Let’s Discuss. Oct 11, 2018 Listen Download
How Lil Wayne Became One of Hip-Hop’s Most Durable Stars Oct 5, 2018 Listen Download
Should They Stay or Should They Go? Pop Stars and Retirement Sep 28, 2018 Listen Download
What Makes for a Great Celebrity Profile? Sep 20, 2018 Listen Download
Remembering Mac Miller, Low-Key Hip-Hop Bellwether Sep 15, 2018 Listen Download
Remembering The Village Voice, Music Criticism's Crucible: Part 2 Sep 10, 2018 Listen Download
Remembering The Village Voice, Music Criticism's Crucible: Part 1 Sep 10, 2018 Listen Download
How We Arrived at Ariana Grande’s Big Moment Aug 28, 2018 Listen Download
Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott, Rivals With Common Problems Aug 21, 2018 Listen Download
Aretha Franklin: The Artist We Knew, and the Woman We Didn’t Aug 17, 2018 Listen Download
The Shrinking Space Between Band T-Shirt and High Fashion Aug 10, 2018 Listen Download
Can Guns N’ Roses, or Any Artist, Erase an Unflattering Moment? Aug 4, 2018 Listen Download
Who’s in Charge of Telling Whitney Houston’s Story? Jul 27, 2018 Listen Download
When Superfans Attack Jul 21, 2018 Listen Download
Drake: Platinum in a Day, but Still at a Crossroads Jul 5, 2018 Listen Download
Kanye West: You Asked, We Answered Jun 27, 2018 Listen Download
XXXTentacion, Mourning and Morality Jun 22, 2018 Listen Download
Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes, Would-Be Pop Kings Jun 16, 2018 Listen Download
Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ Is Here: Let’s Discuss Jun 6, 2018 Listen Download
Drake vs. Pusha-T, Unpacked May 31, 2018 Listen Download
Yes, We Stuck With ‘American Idol’ May 26, 2018 Listen Download
Pursuing R. Kelly: The Reporter Who Never Gave Up May 23, 2018 Listen Download
‘Girls’ Gone Wrong: Who Gets to Make a Gay Love Song? May 18, 2018 Listen Download
Avicii: Overexposed and Underappreciated? May 4, 2018 Listen Download
Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Break Boundaries Apr 25, 2018 Listen Download
Pop’s Category Killers, From Live Nation to Spotify, Under the Microscope Apr 20, 2018 Listen Download
Cardi B Arrives at the Top Apr 12, 2018 Listen Download
Logic, XXXTentacion and Hip-Hop Morality in 2018 Apr 6, 2018 Listen Download
Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde, Country Traditionalists With a Twist Mar 30, 2018 Listen Download
Ashlee Simpson: You Asked, We Answered Mar 16, 2018 Listen Download
Was Ashlee Simpson Underappreciated? Discuss Mar 9, 2018 Listen Download
Lucy Dacus, Soccer Mommy, the Breeders and the Future of Indie Rock Mar 2, 2018 Listen Download
In Defense of Soundtracks. And Fergie. Feb 24, 2018 Listen Download
The Complex Intersection Where Rap and the Legal System Collide Feb 16, 2018 Listen Download
Justin Timberlake Down, Meek Mill Up: How Twitter Swings Public Opinion Feb 9, 2018 Listen Download
Can the Grammys Be Fixed? Jan 30, 2018 Listen Download
Hear What Music Will Sound Like in 2018 Jan 26, 2018 Listen Download
Remembering the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan Jan 19, 2018 Listen Download
In Streaming, One Goliath Creates Many Davids Jan 12, 2018 Listen Download
Is Today’s Jazz Finally Outrunning the Past? Jan 5, 2018 Listen Download
Will Eminem Ever Change? Dec 22, 2017 Listen Download
The Popcast Answers Your Burning Questions About Pop Music in 2017 Dec 18, 2017 Listen Download
In 2017, Pop Music Made Triumph Out of Tough Times Dec 8, 2017 Listen Download
After 40 Years, U2 Is Still Huge. Why? Dec 2, 2017 Listen Download
Remembering Lil Peep Nov 22, 2017 Listen Download
Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Has Arrived. Let’s Discuss. Nov 14, 2017 Listen Download
Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Is Almost Here. Let’s Discuss. Nov 9, 2017 Listen Download
How Will Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Be Remembered? Nov 3, 2017 Listen Download
What Are the Billboard Charts Really Measuring? Oct 27, 2017 Listen Download
The Persistence of Pink and Kelly Clarkson, Outspoken Pop Survivors Oct 20, 2017 Listen Download
Shania Twain Was Country’s Crossover Queen. What Is She Now? Oct 13, 2017 Listen Download
Tom Petty, a Secret Punk on Rock’s Mount Rushmore Oct 4, 2017 Listen Download
National Anthem Protests, From ‘Jazzing the Banner’ to Taking a Knee Sep 29, 2017 Listen Download
Bye, Bro. In Country Music, It’s the Year of the Gentleman. Sep 22, 2017 Listen Download
From Instagram to ‘Bodak Yellow,’ Cardi B Has Arrived Sep 15, 2017 Listen Download
Women Dominating Rock: There’s More to the Conversation Sep 11, 2017 Listen Download
The Popcast Answers Your Questions About Beyoncé, Music Videos and More Sep 2, 2017 Listen Download
Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community? Aug 25, 2017 Listen Download
Kesha and Taylor Swift Find New Voices Aug 18, 2017 Listen Download
What Keeps Phish Fans Coming Back for More? Aug 11, 2017 Listen Download
Is Arcade Fire Its Own Worst Enemy? Aug 4, 2017 Listen Download
Celebrating Two of Rock’s Big Voices, Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell Jul 28, 2017 Listen Download
Streaming Is Taking Over Pop, but It’s Far From Flawless Jul 21, 2017 Listen Download
From Jay-Z to Prodigy, It’s Time to Talk About Hip-Hop’s Elders Jul 14, 2017 Listen Download
Can K-pop Conquer America? Jun 30, 2017 Listen Download
Hip-Hop’s Punk Moment Has Arrived Jun 23, 2017 Listen Download
Katy Perry, Lorde and Halsey: How to Make a Pop Album in 2017 Jun 16, 2017 Listen Download
Why We’re Still Listening to the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Jun 9, 2017 Listen Download
Latin Pop Thrives, No Bieber Required Jun 2, 2017 Listen Download
Festivals That Inspire Awe, and Festivals That Lead to Criminal Investigations May 26, 2017 Listen Download
Harry Styles and John Mayer, Teardrops on Their Guitars May 19, 2017 Listen Download
Paramore Returns, Headed Straight For the 1980s May 12, 2017 Listen Download
Finding Feist’s Pleasure and Pain May 5, 2017 Listen Download
How Lil Uzi Vert Turned Rap Into Rock and Became a Pop Star Apr 28, 2017 Listen Download
A Deep Dig on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s Hip-Hop’s Values Apr 21, 2017 Listen Download
How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Chainsmokers? Apr 14, 2017 Listen Download
Jazz in 2017: The Music Is Thriving, Though Support Is in Peril Apr 7, 2017 Listen Download
Drake Changed Hip-Hop’s Sound. Can He Change the Business? Mar 27, 2017 Listen Download
How Chuck Berry Became a Rock ’n’ Roll Mastermind Mar 22, 2017 Listen Download
The Billboard Charts Are Wackier Than Ever: What’s Going On? Mar 17, 2017 Listen Download
The Greatest Trick Ed Sheeran Ever Pulled Was Convincing the World He’s an Underdog Mar 10, 2017 Listen Download
What Future and Migos Tell Us About Atlanta’s Rap Dominance Mar 3, 2017 Listen Download
What Happens When Nashville Outsiders Become Country’s Big Stars? Feb 24, 2017 Listen Download
Were There Any Real Winners at the Grammys? Feb 14, 2017 Listen Download
Will the Grammy Awards End With a Big Surprise? Feb 10, 2017 Listen Download
Punk Rock Is Alive and Well, No Politics Required Feb 3, 2017 Listen Download
The War Over ‘La La Land’: Gotta Hear Both Sides Jan 27, 2017 Listen Download
The Crooner in Chief: Barack Obama’s Musical Legacy Jan 20, 2017 Listen Download
Hip-Hop’s Elders and Youth Go to Battle (Again) Jan 13, 2017 Listen Download
Mariah Carey and New Year’s Eve: Is the Fantasy Over? Jan 6, 2017 Listen Download
10 Songs That Tell the Story of 2016 Dec 30, 2016 Listen Download
The Year in Jazz Music Dec 23, 2016 Listen Download
Pop Music Trends in 2016 Dec 16, 2016 Listen Download
The Best Albums of 2016 Dec 9, 2016 Listen Download
For Bruno Mars and the Weeknd, the Past as Muse Dec 2, 2016 Listen Download
Revisiting Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' Nov 25, 2016 Listen Download
Mourning the Greats: Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and Mose Allison Nov 18, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Division and Unity in Pop, and Beyond Nov 12, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: A Tribe Called Quest Returns Nov 5, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: What’s Next for Kesha? Oct 29, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Nu-Dance Rises With Help From Streaming Oct 22, 2016 Listen Download
Dylancast: Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize! Oct 15, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Tyler Glenn at the Crossroads Oct 8, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Finding the Joy (and Humor) in Bon Iver’s Pain Sep 30, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: The Next Teen Star Machine Sep 23, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Fall Preview Sep 16, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: The Return of New York Rap Sep 10, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Stardom in the Age of Social Media Sep 2, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Frank Ocean Returns Aug 25, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Race and Hip-Hop, a Conversation Aug 19, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Janet Jackson and the Legacy of ‘Control’ Aug 12, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: A Send-Off for Ben Ratliff Aug 5, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Gucci Mane and Atlanta Hip-Hop Jul 29, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Dissecting the Legacy of Alan Vega and Suicide Jul 22, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: The Return of Pop-Punk and Emo Jul 15, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: J Balvin’s Reggaeton Mission Jul 8, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Prince’s Fateful Flight and Judith Hill’s Story Jun 24, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Techno’s Dual Identity Jun 10, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Hip-Hop Concerts and the Police Jun 3, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Arthur Russell May 27, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Chance the Rapper and Drake May 20, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Radiohead and James Blake May 12, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Britney Spears May 8, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Beyoncé Serves Up ‘Lemonade’ Apr 26, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Remembering Prince Apr 22, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Caetano Veloso Apr 22, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast:Country Music Agitators Apr 16, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Jazz Artists in Exile Apr 8, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Jazz in Museums Mar 25, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Gwen Stefani Returns Mar 18, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: The Art and Future of Criticism Mar 11, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Macklemore’s Aesthetic Mission Feb 26, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Kanye West”s Unfinished Album Feb 19, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Beyonce and Rihanna Take a Different Approach Feb 12, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: R&B’s New Identity Jan 29, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Tropical House Movement Jan 22, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Love, Death and David Bowie Jan 13, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Jazz Moments of 2015 Jan 8, 2016 Listen Download
Popcast: Making Sense of 2015 in Music Dec 30, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Best Songs of 2015 Dec 23, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Best Albums of 2015 Dec 18, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Joe Casey of Protomartyr Dec 11, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Sophie and Grimes Dec 4, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: The Return of Adele Nov 13, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Taylor Swift and Drake, Friendship vs. Partnership Nov 6, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Joanna Newsom Oct 30, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Justin Bieber Is Back. Thank Poo Bear. Oct 16, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: The Influence of ‘808s and Heartbreak’ Oct 9, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Janet Jackson Returns With ‘Unbreakable’ Oct 2, 2015 Listen Download
Lin-Manuel Miranda On How Hip-Hop Influenced Him and ‘Hamilton’ Sep 25, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Jen Shyu Explores the Unknown Sep 18, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Jon Batiste and ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Sep 10, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sep 1, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: The Weeknd Aug 28, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: ‘Where Are Ü Now’ Aug 25, 2015 Listen Download
Carly Rae Jepsen Grows Up Aug 21, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Aug 14, 2015 Listen Download
Drake’s Bully Pulpit Aug 7, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Titus Andronicus Jul 31, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Prince Royce, Pitbull and Multilingual Pop Music Jul 24, 2015 Listen Download
Reggae’s Summer Flirtation Jul 17, 2015 Listen Download
Hip-Hop’s Silent Majority Jul 10, 2015 Listen Download
Apple Music and Beats 1 Jun 26, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: “Tomatoes” Giving Country Its Bite Jun 19, 2015 Listen Download
Popcast: Tenement’s Bright Double Album Jun 12, 2015 Listen Download
Jason Derulo Glides Across Genres Jun 5, 2015 Listen Download
ASAP Rocky Returns to a Haze May 29, 2015 Listen Download
Shamir’s Distinctive Voice May 22, 2015 Listen Download
Joey Alexander, the Young Jazz Sensation May 15, 2015 Listen Download
U2 Prepares to Go on Tour May 8, 2015 Listen Download
New Albums By Zac Brown Band and Tyler Farr May 1, 2015 Listen Download
Kamasi Washington and the West Coast Get Down Apr 24, 2015 Listen Download
How Much Festival Is Too Much Festival? Apr 17, 2015 Listen Download
The Ongoing Evolution of Charles Lloyd Apr 10, 2015 Listen Download
Kendrick Lamar, Dissenting From the Mainstream as He Influences It Mar 27, 2015 Listen Download
On ‘Empire’: The Show, the Music and the Calamitous Finale Mar 20, 2015 Listen Download
Blurred Legal Lines Mar 13, 2015 Listen Download
Madonna is Still Madonna On ‘Rebel Heart’ Mar 6, 2015 Listen Download
Who Is Boots? Feb 20, 2015 Listen Download
Grammys Post-Mortem Feb 10, 2015 Listen Download
Björk Gets Personal Jan 30, 2015 Listen Download
Departed Tastemakers: ASAP Yams and Kim Fowley Jan 23, 2015 Listen Download
Sleater-Kinney Returns Jan 16, 2015 Listen Download
All About Meghan Trainor Jan 9, 2015 Listen Download
The Year in Jazz 2014 Jan 2, 2015 Listen Download
The Year in Pop 2014 Dec 19, 2014 Listen Download
The Best Albums of 2014 Dec 12, 2014 Listen Download
The Pop Savvy of ‘Beyond the Lights’ Dec 5, 2014 Listen Download
London Calls Mary J. Blige Nov 21, 2014 Listen Download
How Bobby Shmurda Danced Into the Hot 100 Nov 14, 2014 Listen Download
Dave Grohl’s ‘Sonic Highways’ Nov 7, 2014 Listen Download
Listening to Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Oct 27, 2014 Listen Download
The Myth of Scott Walker Oct 17, 2014 Listen Download
Tinashe, FKA Twigs and the Semantics of R&B Oct 10, 2014 Listen Download
Parsing Steve Coleman’s Genius Sep 26, 2014 Listen Download
What We Talk About When We Talk About Chris Brown Sep 19, 2014 Listen Download
U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’: Gift or Spam? Sep 12, 2014 Listen Download
Our Vacations with Ariana Grande and Kate Bush Sep 5, 2014 Listen Download
The Alchemist Aug 8, 2014 Listen Download
Songs of the Summer Aug 1, 2014 Listen Download

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