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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Can Record Labels Be Trusted to Preserve Music History? 2019-06-13
Bob Dylan’s Excellent Adventure 2019-06-11
Megan Thee Stallion and Rap’s Rising Generation of Women 2019-05-25
Are AirPods Worth the Costs? 2019-05-20
Vampire Weekend, Indie Rock Heretics Turned Anxious Jam Band 2019-05-13
The Return of Bikini Kill and the Long Tail of Riot Grrrl 2019-05-05
How Gospel and Pop Learn From Each Other 2019-04-30
Is Billie Eilish the Future of Pop? 2019-04-19
Lil Nas X and the Long History of Country-Rap 2019-04-07
Boy Bands, Now Featuring Grown Men 2019-03-29
How a Viral Rap Star Rocketed From Meme to Hit 2019-03-21
Can Michael Jackson’s Legacy Ever Really Be Derailed? 2019-03-07
The Hip-Hop Superstar as Local Newsmaker 2019-03-01
Behind the Ryan Adams Investigation 2019-02-18
The 2019 Grammys Make Up for Last Year, Somewhat 2019-02-12
Maggie Rogers and Sharon Van Etten Break Free From Old Expectations 2019-02-01
Fyre Festival’s Post-Mortems: We’ve Still Got Questions 2019-01-25
Listening to Pop Music’s Class of 2019 2019-01-18
Bad Bunny Is Just Getting Started 2019-01-12
The New Battles Over the Direction of Jazz 2019-01-04

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