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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The Shrinking Space Between Band T-Shirt and High Fashion 2018-08-10
Can Guns N’ Roses, or Any Artist, Erase an Unflattering Moment? 2018-08-04
Who’s in Charge of Telling Whitney Houston’s Story? 2018-07-27
When Superfans Attack 2018-07-21
Drake: Platinum in a Day, but Still at a Crossroads 2018-07-05
Kanye West: You Asked, We Answered 2018-06-27
XXXTentacion, Mourning and Morality 2018-06-22
Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes, Would-Be Pop Kings 2018-06-16
Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ Is Here: Let’s Discuss 2018-06-06
Drake vs. Pusha-T, Unpacked 2018-05-31
Yes, We Stuck With ‘American Idol’ 2018-05-26
Pursuing R. Kelly: The Reporter Who Never Gave Up 2018-05-23
‘Girls’ Gone Wrong: Who Gets to Make a Gay Love Song? 2018-05-18
Avicii: Overexposed and Underappreciated? 2018-05-04
Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Break Boundaries 2018-04-25
Pop’s Category Killers, From Live Nation to Spotify, Under the Microscope 2018-04-20
Cardi B Arrives at the Top 2018-04-12
Logic, XXXTentacion and Hip-Hop Morality in 2018 2018-04-06
Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde, Country Traditionalists With a Twist 2018-03-30
Ashlee Simpson: You Asked, We Answered 2018-03-16

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