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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.

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    • Music Commentary
    • 4.1, 674 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.

    Pop Superfans Are Getting Politically Active. What Happens Next?

    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 min
    Lil Baby Is Warming Up to the Spotlight

    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 min
    The Long, Complicated History of ‘Urban’ Music

    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 min
    How Did The Source Cover the 1992 Los Angeles Uprisings?

    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 min
    After Missteps, Pop Stars Apologize … and Sometimes Push Back

    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.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Many Lives of Doja Cat

    The Many Lives of Doja Cat

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

    • 46 min

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