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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.

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How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter

Radio hits are different from TikTok smashes. And the shift is having an impact on songwriting.

53 MIN2 d ago
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How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter

In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them

Breaking down the best jazz of the past year.

55 MIN1 w ago
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In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them

Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?

Our critics get grilled about their best-of lists from the past decade.

75 MIN2 w ago
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Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?

Debating the Best Albums of 2019

Who made the best LP-length statements of the year? The team has a few different ideas.

57 MIN2019 DEC 21
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Debating the Best Albums of 2019

Juice WRLD and the Crisis of SoundCloud Rap-Era Fame

A generation of musicians is finding fame without the resources to deal with the traumas it can bring.

51 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Juice WRLD and the Crisis of SoundCloud Rap-Era Fame

Would Prince Have Wanted His Rough Drafts Made Public?

What does unreleased Prince material tell us about the artist —and would he have wanted us to know it?

52 MIN2019 DEC 9
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Would Prince Have Wanted His Rough Drafts Made Public?

Dissecting the 2020 Grammy Nominations

The 2020 Grammys are led by a class of young, diverse artists. But there were still major snubs and surprises.

52 MIN2019 NOV 23
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Dissecting the 2020 Grammy Nominations

Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey: Pop Stars (and Their Fans) Clap Back

Are pop stars responsible when their fan armies can be weaponized?

70 MIN2019 NOV 21
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Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey: Pop Stars (and Their Fans) Clap Back

Can Reality Television Produce a Plausible Rap Star?

Can a reality show like Netflix’s “Rhythm + Flow” find a viable hip-hop star?

57 MIN2019 NOV 11
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Can Reality Television Produce a Plausible Rap Star?

Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ From the Gospel Perspective

Gospel music insiders on Kanye West's "Jesus Is King."

64 MIN2019 OCT 30
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Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ From the Gospel Perspective

Latest Episodes

How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter

Radio hits are different from TikTok smashes. And the shift is having an impact on songwriting.

53 MIN2 d ago
Comments
How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter

In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them

Breaking down the best jazz of the past year.

55 MIN1 w ago
Comments
In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them

Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?

Our critics get grilled about their best-of lists from the past decade.

75 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?

Debating the Best Albums of 2019

Who made the best LP-length statements of the year? The team has a few different ideas.

57 MIN2019 DEC 21
Comments
Debating the Best Albums of 2019

Juice WRLD and the Crisis of SoundCloud Rap-Era Fame

A generation of musicians is finding fame without the resources to deal with the traumas it can bring.

51 MIN2019 DEC 13
Comments
Juice WRLD and the Crisis of SoundCloud Rap-Era Fame

Would Prince Have Wanted His Rough Drafts Made Public?

What does unreleased Prince material tell us about the artist —and would he have wanted us to know it?

52 MIN2019 DEC 9
Comments
Would Prince Have Wanted His Rough Drafts Made Public?

Dissecting the 2020 Grammy Nominations

The 2020 Grammys are led by a class of young, diverse artists. But there were still major snubs and surprises.

52 MIN2019 NOV 23
Comments
Dissecting the 2020 Grammy Nominations

Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey: Pop Stars (and Their Fans) Clap Back

Are pop stars responsible when their fan armies can be weaponized?

70 MIN2019 NOV 21
Comments
Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey: Pop Stars (and Their Fans) Clap Back

Can Reality Television Produce a Plausible Rap Star?

Can a reality show like Netflix’s “Rhythm + Flow” find a viable hip-hop star?

57 MIN2019 NOV 11
Comments
Can Reality Television Produce a Plausible Rap Star?

Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ From the Gospel Perspective

Gospel music insiders on Kanye West's "Jesus Is King."

64 MIN2019 OCT 30
Comments
Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ From the Gospel Perspective

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