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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Britney Spears Takes On Her Conservatorship 2021-07-01
In the Weeds of ‘In the Heights’ 2021-06-18
Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ Breakthrough 2021-06-04
J. Cole, Triumphant (at His Own Pace) 2021-05-29
The Beatific Re-emergence of Beverly Glenn-Copeland 2021-05-14
Where Is Country Music Making Room for Women? 2021-05-09
The Sing-Rap Generation Branches Out 2021-04-26
When a TikTok Influencer Dances, Who Gets Credit? 2021-04-16
The Telling of DMX’s Life Story 2021-04-11
Taylor, Billie, Demi, Blackpink: The Pop Star Documentary Boom 2021-04-02
The Grammys, Improbably, Made It Work 2021-03-16
TikTok and the Pop Music Rough Draft 2021-03-13
New Jazz That Agitates for Change 2021-03-02
Remembering Sophie, Architect of Future Pop 2021-02-15
The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 2 2021-02-05
Olivia Rodrigo and ‘Drivers License’ Aren’t Going Anywhere 2021-01-31
Inside the Bull Market for Songwriting Rights 2021-01-19
How Zev Love X Became MF Doom 2021-01-07
2020 Popcast Listener Mailbag: Taylor, Dua, MGK and More 2020-12-23
Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’: Let’s Discuss 2020-12-15

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