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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Popcast (Deluxe): Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Movie Shows All the Work
Discussing the singer’s new concert film that documents the Renaissance World Tour, interspersed with behind-the-scenes looks at how it came to be.
Jung Kook, BTS and English Language K-Pop
A conversation about K-pop’s long march to American awareness, and the potential risks of that embrace. Guest: Kara.
Popcast (Deluxe): Can Rap Bridge Its Generation Gap?
Is it possible for rappers to age gracefully? Where are the new stars? A discussion on the state of the genre and where it may be heading.
André 3000’s Experiments With Flutes and Fame
The acclaimed rapper’s first solo album contains no rapping. What does this sharp creative turn reveal about its maker? Guests: GQ's Zach Baron, and Sadie Sartini Garner.
Popcast (Deluxe): Mailbag! The Beatles, Taylor Swift and More
Taking viewer and listener questions on hot topics in pop music.
Popcast (Deluxe): What Is Going On With the Grammy Nominations?
Dissecting the contenders for the 2024 Grammy Awards, including top nominations for SZA, Olivia Rodrigo, boygenius, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Jon Batiste. Plus: Nathan Fielder's "The Curse."
Keeping Music Journalism Alive
This podcast is one of the best sources of music discussion on offer - New York Times Chief Pop Critic Jon Caramanica leads an utterly fantastic show that applies consistently fascinating and diverse opinions - always delivered with an unfailingly hilarious sense of humour - while never forgetting to hit the nail on the head and keep music journalism fresh, exciting and, above all, honest. And the show isn’t afraid of those hot takes! From specials on Ashlee Simpson to regular check ins on what’s happening with Queen Taylor to celebrations of musicians lost that, frankly, nowhere else is doing - Jon and the gang have created an incredible community for music lovers across the globe. Every episode is a joy.
Xenophobia and racism
The last episode uploaded on Friday is full of xenophobia and racism. They are criticising an artist, a band and their work only because are Korean and not Americans. It is absurd that in 2023 a platform allowed this type of content.
Racist and xenophobic
Weird opinions expressed here about Asian artists, and whether they should release songs in English. You’d never hear that discourse about white artists who are from France, or Spain. The only explanation is that the host is racist.