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
The Many Mariah Careys 2020-10-22
Luke Combs’s Country Stardom and the Remaking of the Bro 2020-10-04
Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars? 2020-09-28
Is TikTok a Music Industry Friend or Troll? 2020-09-17
Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, Preserving Pop’s Old Guard 2020-09-09
Remembering Riley Gale of Power Trip, a Thrash Titan 2020-09-01
How Merchandise Bundles Undid the Album Chart 2020-08-22
The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 1 2020-08-18
The Welcome Return of the Chicks 2020-08-10
Answering Your Questions About Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ 2020-08-04
Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’: Let’s Discuss 2020-07-28
Remembering Ennio Morricone, the Film Score Maestro 2020-07-20
The Timely Agitation of Run the Jewels 2020-07-09
Pop Superfans Are Getting Politically Active. What Happens Next? 2020-06-30
Lil Baby Is Warming Up to the Spotlight 2020-06-21
The Long, Complicated History of ‘Urban’ Music 2020-06-15
How Did The Source Cover the 1992 Los Angeles Uprisings? 2020-06-07
After Missteps, Pop Stars Apologize … and Sometimes Push Back 2020-06-01
The Many Lives of Doja Cat 2020-05-18
Remembering Tony Allen and Florian Schneider, Two Pillars of Rhythm 2020-05-11

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