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. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at


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Popcast (Deluxe): Pop Stars vs. the Attention Economy 2024-02-22
Covering the Rise of Tracy Chapman 2024-02-21
Popcast (Deluxe): Usher, Beyoncé and Ye Lead a Busy Week in Pop 2024-02-15
How Usher Arrived at the Super Bowl Halftime Show 2024-02-08
2024 Grammys, Dissected: Taylor, Miley, SZA, Tracy, Joni and More 2024-02-07
Popcast (Deluxe): Will Taylor, SZA or Olivia Win Big at the Grammys? 2024-01-31
Popcast (Deluxe): Playboi Carti, Waxahatchee and 12 More to Watch 2024-01-24
Pitchfork, the Early Years 2024-01-24
An Elastic and Impressive Moment in Jazz 2024-01-19
Popcast (Deluxe): Lil Nas X, Ariana Grande and 21 Savage Kick Off 2024 2024-01-17
Popcast (Deluxe): ‘Saltburn,’ Jacob Elordi and the New Heartthrob Era 2024-01-11
What Did We Learn From a Year in Live Shows? 2024-01-10
Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and the Sphere: The Year in Live Music 2023-12-23
Popcast (Deluxe): The Kid Mero on the Viral Characters of 2023 2023-12-20
Chatting About the Best Songs of 2023 2023-12-15
Jelly Roll: The Popcast (Deluxe) Interview 2023-12-13
The Albums That Defined 2023? Let’s Discuss. 2023-12-09
Popcast (Deluxe): Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Movie Shows All the Work 2023-12-06
Jung Kook, BTS and English Language K-Pop 2023-12-01
Popcast (Deluxe): Can Rap Bridge Its Generation Gap? 2023-11-29

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