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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Shania Twain Was Country’s Crossover Queen. What Is She Now? 2017-10-13
Tom Petty, a Secret Punk on Rock’s Mount Rushmore 2017-10-04
National Anthem Protests, From ‘Jazzing the Banner’ to Taking a Knee 2017-09-29
Bye, Bro. In Country Music, It’s the Year of the Gentleman. 2017-09-22
From Instagram to ‘Bodak Yellow,’ Cardi B Has Arrived 2017-09-15
Women Dominating Rock: There’s More to the Conversation 2017-09-11
The Popcast Answers Your Questions About Beyoncé, Music Videos and More 2017-09-02
Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community? 2017-08-25
Kesha and Taylor Swift Find New Voices 2017-08-18
What Keeps Phish Fans Coming Back for More? 2017-08-11
Is Arcade Fire Its Own Worst Enemy? 2017-08-04
Celebrating Two of Rock’s Big Voices, Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell 2017-07-28
Streaming Is Taking Over Pop, but It’s Far From Flawless 2017-07-21
From Jay-Z to Prodigy, It’s Time to Talk About Hip-Hop’s Elders 2017-07-14
Can K-pop Conquer America? 2017-06-30
Hip-Hop’s Punk Moment Has Arrived 2017-06-23
Katy Perry, Lorde and Halsey: How to Make a Pop Album in 2017 2017-06-16
Why We’re Still Listening to the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017-06-09
Latin Pop Thrives, No Bieber Required 2017-06-02
Festivals That Inspire Awe, and Festivals That Lead to Criminal Investigations 2017-05-26

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