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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Harry Styles and John Mayer, Teardrops on Their Guitars 2017-05-19
Paramore Returns, Headed Straight For the 1980s 2017-05-12
Finding Feist’s Pleasure and Pain 2017-05-05
How Lil Uzi Vert Turned Rap Into Rock and Became a Pop Star 2017-04-28
A Deep Dig on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s Hip-Hop’s Values 2017-04-21
How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Chainsmokers? 2017-04-14
Jazz in 2017: The Music Is Thriving, Though Support Is in Peril 2017-04-07
Drake Changed Hip-Hop’s Sound. Can He Change the Business? 2017-03-27
How Chuck Berry Became a Rock ’n’ Roll Mastermind 2017-03-22
The Billboard Charts Are Wackier Than Ever: What’s Going On? 2017-03-17
The Greatest Trick Ed Sheeran Ever Pulled Was Convincing the World He’s an Underdog 2017-03-10
What Future and Migos Tell Us About Atlanta’s Rap Dominance 2017-03-03
What Happens When Nashville Outsiders Become Country’s Big Stars? 2017-02-24
Were There Any Real Winners at the Grammys? 2017-02-14
Will the Grammy Awards End With a Big Surprise? 2017-02-10
Punk Rock Is Alive and Well, No Politics Required 2017-02-03
The War Over ‘La La Land’: Gotta Hear Both Sides 2017-01-27
The Crooner in Chief: Barack Obama’s Musical Legacy 2017-01-20
Hip-Hop’s Elders and Youth Go to Battle (Again) 2017-01-13
Mariah Carey and New Year’s Eve: Is the Fantasy Over? 2017-01-06

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