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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.

Latest Episodes

The Highwomen, Miranda Lambert and the Women Invigorating Country Music

Nashville has long marginalized women. But a wave of artists is fighting back.

63 MIN1 w ago
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The Highwomen, Miranda Lambert and the Women Invigorating Country Music

Is 100 gecs the End of Pop, or a New Beginning?

The duo 100 gecs is one of the year's most unlikely breakthrough artists. What does its music mean for pop?

65 MIN1 w ago
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Is 100 gecs the End of Pop, or a New Beginning?

A New Flood of English-Spanish Pop Is Here. Is It Opportunism or Progress?

A survey of English-Spanish pop collaborations post-"Despacito."

64 MIN2 w ago
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A New Flood of English-Spanish Pop Is Here. Is It Opportunism or Progress?

How Does Post Malone Sound Like Everything and Nothing?

A conversation about the rapid rise of Post Malone.

59 MIN3 w ago
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How Does Post Malone Sound Like Everything and Nothing?

Young Thug Gets His Due, But Is It Too Late?

Young Thug is one of the decade's most copied rappers —now he finally has a No. 1 album.

60 MINSEP 7
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Young Thug Gets His Due, But Is It Too Late?

What’s the Point of Album Covers in the Post-Album Era?

Album art has shrunk in the digital era. What's been lost?

55 MINAUG 29
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What’s the Point of Album Covers in the Post-Album Era?

Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ the Beginning or the End of an Era?

Breaking down Taylor Swift's new album, "Lover."

76 MINAUG 28
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Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ the Beginning or the End of an Era?

A Tribute to David Berman, Who Never Hid His Truth

Remembering the Silver Jews leader's music and life.

75 MINAUG 16
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A Tribute to David Berman, Who Never Hid His Truth

Funkmaster Flex and Tyler, the Creator’s Unlikely Buddy Comedy

Funkmaster Flex and Tyler, the Creator shared the wildest interview of the year.

69 MINAUG 3
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Funkmaster Flex and Tyler, the Creator’s Unlikely Buddy Comedy

How Many Streams Is a T-Shirt Worth? Breaking Down Chart Dilemmas.

There’s more data about music consumption than ever before. That doesn’t mean we understand who’s the most popular.

60 MINJUL 26
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How Many Streams Is a T-Shirt Worth? Breaking Down Chart Dilemmas.

Latest Episodes

The Highwomen, Miranda Lambert and the Women Invigorating Country Music

Nashville has long marginalized women. But a wave of artists is fighting back.

63 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Highwomen, Miranda Lambert and the Women Invigorating Country Music

Is 100 gecs the End of Pop, or a New Beginning?

The duo 100 gecs is one of the year's most unlikely breakthrough artists. What does its music mean for pop?

65 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Is 100 gecs the End of Pop, or a New Beginning?

A New Flood of English-Spanish Pop Is Here. Is It Opportunism or Progress?

A survey of English-Spanish pop collaborations post-"Despacito."

64 MIN2 w ago
Comments
A New Flood of English-Spanish Pop Is Here. Is It Opportunism or Progress?

How Does Post Malone Sound Like Everything and Nothing?

A conversation about the rapid rise of Post Malone.

59 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How Does Post Malone Sound Like Everything and Nothing?

Young Thug Gets His Due, But Is It Too Late?

Young Thug is one of the decade's most copied rappers —now he finally has a No. 1 album.

60 MINSEP 7
Comments
Young Thug Gets His Due, But Is It Too Late?

What’s the Point of Album Covers in the Post-Album Era?

Album art has shrunk in the digital era. What's been lost?

55 MINAUG 29
Comments
What’s the Point of Album Covers in the Post-Album Era?

Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ the Beginning or the End of an Era?

Breaking down Taylor Swift's new album, "Lover."

76 MINAUG 28
Comments
Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ the Beginning or the End of an Era?

A Tribute to David Berman, Who Never Hid His Truth

Remembering the Silver Jews leader's music and life.

75 MINAUG 16
Comments
A Tribute to David Berman, Who Never Hid His Truth

Funkmaster Flex and Tyler, the Creator’s Unlikely Buddy Comedy

Funkmaster Flex and Tyler, the Creator shared the wildest interview of the year.

69 MINAUG 3
Comments
Funkmaster Flex and Tyler, the Creator’s Unlikely Buddy Comedy

How Many Streams Is a T-Shirt Worth? Breaking Down Chart Dilemmas.

There’s more data about music consumption than ever before. That doesn’t mean we understand who’s the most popular.

60 MINJUL 26
Comments
How Many Streams Is a T-Shirt Worth? Breaking Down Chart Dilemmas.