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
Charli XCX’s Ever-Evolving Pop 2022-03-30
The Many Worlds of Rosalía 2022-03-23
The Sounds of Ukrainian Pop 2022-03-15
Reggaeton’s Global Expansion and Wide-Open Future 2022-03-08
The Enigma of Big Thief 2022-03-02
Remembering Betty Davis, a Futuristic Funk Force 2022-02-23
Mitski, In and Out of the Spotlight 2022-02-16
Spotify’s Ongoing Joe Rogan Problem 2022-02-09
Remembering Greg Tate, Critic and Catalyst 2022-02-01
A Killing Jolts Sweden’s Rap Scene 2022-01-26
What’s Left for the Weeknd to Conquer? 2022-01-18
2021 in Jazz: Intimacy and Conversation 2022-01-12
Bonus Episode: Lana Del Rey’s American Fever Dreams 2022-01-01
What We Forgot to Talk About in 2021 2021-12-28
TikTok’s Music Critics Reflect on 2021 2021-12-21
The Best Albums of 2021? Let’s Discuss. 2021-12-14
Remembering Stephen Sondheim, Musical Theater Visionary 2021-12-07
Adele Returns, From Beyond Space and Time 2021-11-30
The Emotional and Financial Business of Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ 2021-11-17
Remembering the Velvet Underground Through the Mirror of Film 2021-11-16

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