291 episodes

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.

Popcast The New York Times

    • Music Commentary
    • 4.3 • 102 Ratings

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.

    Luke Combs’s Country Stardom and the Remaking of the Bro

    Luke Combs’s Country Stardom and the Remaking of the Bro

    Luke Combs is the most promising new country star of the last five years, a feat he's achieved by changing up the music's recent formulas.

    • 59 min
    Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars?

    Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars?

    Avatars are working harder than ever, and perhaps making a blueprint for how the pop stars of the future will handle the work of fame.

    • 43 min
    Is TikTok a Music Industry Friend or Troll?

    Is TikTok a Music Industry Friend or Troll?

    A conversation about how TikTok’s relationship to music has evolved over the last 12 months.

    • 51 min
    Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, Preserving Pop’s Old Guard

    Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, Preserving Pop’s Old Guard

    Lady Gaga and Katy Perry both arrived in 2008 and recently released albums hailed as returns to form. What does that mean in 2020 in their own trajectories and the wider pop landscape?

    • 48 min
    Remembering Riley Gale of Power Trip, a Thrash Titan

    Remembering Riley Gale of Power Trip, a Thrash Titan

    A conversation about the life and work of Riley Gale, the frontman for the genre-blending metal band Power Trip, who died last week at 34.

    • 56 min
    How Merchandise Bundles Undid the Album Chart

    How Merchandise Bundles Undid the Album Chart

    What's the value of music in 2020? Are charts measuring album sales the best metric for popularity?

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Bryce H. 204 ,

Great podcast!

This is a fun and entertaining podcast for any fan of music. The content is up to date and focussed on current topics in the industry. The short snippets of songs are a great way to add to your own music library.

mattrodrig97 ,

Incredible Podcast

I am giving Popcast four out of five stars. Two stars solely based on Caramanica for keeping up with music and pop culture trends and creating interesting topics to debate each week. Two more stars go for Caramanica's way of infusing a discussion with his guests to allow for a broader discussion of the music industry. Whether you want to debate if album covers are necessary today or if investing in airpods is a wise decision, Popcast creates a world for music listeners to dissect not only what they listen to, but how they consume it.

russtimothy ,

Straight culture

A very hetero take on pop

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