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


Title Date published
Your Questions About Pop Music, Answered (or Ruled Unanswerable) 2018-12-27
A New Kind of Pop Star Has Arrived 2018-12-21
Listening to the Best Songs of 2018 2018-12-13
How the Grammy Nominations Really Made Us Feel 2018-12-08
Debating the Best Albums of 2018: Janelle Monáe, Soccer Mommy and More 2018-12-07
6ix9ine’s Troubled Past and Uncertain Future 2018-12-01
The Gentle Return of Mariah Carey 2018-11-29
Kane Brown, Pistol Annies and Country Music’s Inclusion Problem 2018-11-17
Remembering Roy Hargrove, Who Brought Jazz History Into Tomorrow 2018-11-09
Robyn, Pop’s Reluctant Pacesetter 2018-11-02
BTS Conquered America. What’s Next for K-Pop? 2018-10-26
For Those About to Rock, An Uncertain Fate 2018-10-20
‘A Star Is Born’ Is Here. Let’s Discuss. 2018-10-11
How Lil Wayne Became One of Hip-Hop’s Most Durable Stars 2018-10-05
Should They Stay or Should They Go? Pop Stars and Retirement 2018-09-28
What Makes for a Great Celebrity Profile? 2018-09-20
Remembering Mac Miller, Low-Key Hip-Hop Bellwether 2018-09-15
Remembering The Village Voice, Music Criticism's Crucible: Part 2 2018-09-10
Remembering The Village Voice, Music Criticism's Crucible: Part 1 2018-09-10
How We Arrived at Ariana Grande’s Big Moment 2018-08-28

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