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The New York Times

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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

Answering Your Questions About Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’

The "Folklore" conversation continues, with prompts from our readers and listeners.

87 MIN2 d ago
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Answering Your Questions About Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’: Let’s Discuss

A conversation about what “Folklore” portends for Taylor Swift’s musical evolution.

64 MIN1 w ago
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Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’: Let’s Discuss

Remembering Ennio Morricone, the Film Score Maestro

A conversation about how Ennio Morricone’s music shaped the films he worked on.

53 MIN2 w ago
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Remembering Ennio Morricone, the Film Score Maestro

The Timely Agitation of Run the Jewels

How Run the Jewels went from an idiosyncratic late-career lark to the most politically timely hip-hop act of the day.

65 MINJUL 9
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The Timely Agitation of Run the Jewels

Pop Superfans Are Getting Politically Active. What Happens Next?

A conversation about the activism feedback loop between stans and the stars they obsess over.

55 MINJUN 30
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Pop Superfans Are Getting Politically Active. What Happens Next?

Lil Baby Is Warming Up to the Spotlight

Lil Baby began his rap career reluctantly, but in just three years has grown into an evocative and consistent hitmaker.

42 MINJUN 21
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Lil Baby Is Warming Up to the Spotlight

The Long, Complicated History of ‘Urban’ Music

The notion of an “urban contemporary” approach to music dates back to the 1970s and the pioneering radio D.J. Frankie Crocker. But two decades later, "urban" became an umbrella term in the industry.

58 MINJUN 15
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The Long, Complicated History of ‘Urban’ Music

How Did The Source Cover the 1992 Los Angeles Uprisings?

A conversation about the moral and journalistic responsibilities of entertainment-focused media to address the political issues brought up by the art it covers.

47 MINJUN 8
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How Did The Source Cover the 1992 Los Angeles Uprisings?

After Missteps, Pop Stars Apologize … and Sometimes Push Back

In the last two weeks, Lana Del Rey and Doja Cat both found themselves in hot water on the internet, and didn't embrace the usual cycle of the celebrity apology.

74 MINJUN 2
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After Missteps, Pop Stars Apologize … and Sometimes Push Back

The Many Lives of Doja Cat

A conversation about Doja Cat, who is signed to the imprint of the producer Dr. Luke.

46 MINMAY 18
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The Many Lives of Doja Cat

Latest Episodes

Answering Your Questions About Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’

The "Folklore" conversation continues, with prompts from our readers and listeners.

87 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Answering Your Questions About Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’: Let’s Discuss

A conversation about what “Folklore” portends for Taylor Swift’s musical evolution.

64 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’: Let’s Discuss

Remembering Ennio Morricone, the Film Score Maestro

A conversation about how Ennio Morricone’s music shaped the films he worked on.

53 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Remembering Ennio Morricone, the Film Score Maestro

The Timely Agitation of Run the Jewels

How Run the Jewels went from an idiosyncratic late-career lark to the most politically timely hip-hop act of the day.

65 MINJUL 9
Comments
The Timely Agitation of Run the Jewels

Pop Superfans Are Getting Politically Active. What Happens Next?

A conversation about the activism feedback loop between stans and the stars they obsess over.

55 MINJUN 30
Comments
Pop Superfans Are Getting Politically Active. What Happens Next?

Lil Baby Is Warming Up to the Spotlight

Lil Baby began his rap career reluctantly, but in just three years has grown into an evocative and consistent hitmaker.

42 MINJUN 21
Comments
Lil Baby Is Warming Up to the Spotlight

The Long, Complicated History of ‘Urban’ Music

The notion of an “urban contemporary” approach to music dates back to the 1970s and the pioneering radio D.J. Frankie Crocker. But two decades later, "urban" became an umbrella term in the industry.

58 MINJUN 15
Comments
The Long, Complicated History of ‘Urban’ Music

How Did The Source Cover the 1992 Los Angeles Uprisings?

A conversation about the moral and journalistic responsibilities of entertainment-focused media to address the political issues brought up by the art it covers.

47 MINJUN 8
Comments
How Did The Source Cover the 1992 Los Angeles Uprisings?

After Missteps, Pop Stars Apologize … and Sometimes Push Back

In the last two weeks, Lana Del Rey and Doja Cat both found themselves in hot water on the internet, and didn't embrace the usual cycle of the celebrity apology.

74 MINJUN 2
Comments
After Missteps, Pop Stars Apologize … and Sometimes Push Back

The Many Lives of Doja Cat

A conversation about Doja Cat, who is signed to the imprint of the producer Dr. Luke.

46 MINMAY 18
Comments
The Many Lives of Doja Cat
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