374 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.

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    • 4.1 • 95 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.

    Popcast Live! The New Faces of 2022

    Popcast Live! The New Faces of 2022

    Blondshell, Central Cee, Ethel Cain and more: a conversation about what’s breaking through, plus questions from the audience at our first live taping. Guests: Joe Coscarelli and Caryn Ganz.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Perseverance of Megan Thee Stallion

    The Perseverance of Megan Thee Stallion

    The rapper’s rise has been accompanied by outside noise. How has she grown on record, and how have extra-musical narratives shaped her career? Guests: Rolling Stone's Mankaprr Conteh and Pitchfork's Heven Haile.

    • 48 min
    What Is a ‘Fake’ Artist in 2022?

    What Is a ‘Fake’ Artist in 2022?

    Firestorms over the “virtual rapper” FN Meka and faceless artists on Spotify have sparked conversations about alienation and creative agency. Guests: Joe Coscarelli; Garbage Day's Ryan Broderick; and Music Business Worldwide's Tim Ingham.

    • 59 min
    Rage Against the Machine, Roaring On

    Rage Against the Machine, Roaring On

    A conversation about the band’s return, its evolving message and the nature of comeback tours. Guests: Rolling Stone's Andy Greene and the writer and "Summer of Soul" producer Joseph Patel.

    • 46 min
    Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’: The Speed Round

    Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’: The Speed Round

    The conversation continues about one of the year’s most ideologically provocative pop albums, its queer inspirations and its credits. Guests: Naima Cochrane, Vulture's Jason P. Frank, Resident Advisor's Kiana Mickles and Patrik Sandberg.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    A Renaissance in American Hardcore Music

    A Renaissance in American Hardcore Music

    A look at the recent burst of bands and how the scene operates as music, ethic and feeling. Guests: Stereogum's Tom Breihan and The Ringer's Chris Ryan.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

DawsonsWill ,

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.

visitsandy ,

Bad show

Underhanded, narcissistic host. Scum of the earth!

ThirdPrize ,

Yeah

Great podcast, even if it is just a bunch of white middle aged dudes talking about how much they love Taylor Swift and hip hop (and country and jazz).

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