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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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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.

    Remembering Sophie, Architect of Future Pop

    Remembering Sophie, Architect of Future Pop

    Exploring the legacy of a producer and performer who imagined an approach to music without borders. Guests: Sasha Geffen and Pitchfork's Philip Sherburne.

    • 55 min
    The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 2

    The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 2

    Remembering Fred the Godson, Adam Schlesinger and Cristina. Guests: Kurt B. Reighley; Complex's Shawn Setaro; and Ben Sisario.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Olivia Rodrigo and ‘Drivers License’ Aren’t Going Anywhere

    Olivia Rodrigo and ‘Drivers License’ Aren’t Going Anywhere

    A conversation about the year’s first genuine pop phenomenon, and the long arc of the Disney machine. Guests: Joe Coscarelli; Vulture's Justin Curto; and Larisha Paul.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Inside the Bull Market for Songwriting Rights

    Inside the Bull Market for Songwriting Rights

    The emergence of Hipgnosis has helped turn the battle for catalogs into an arms race that shows no signs of slowing down. Guest: Ben Sisario.

    • 44 min
    How Zev Love X Became MF Doom

    How Zev Love X Became MF Doom

    Conversations about the legacy of the beloved rap figure’s early career, which set the table for the artist he would become. Guests: Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito Garcia and Dante Ross.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    2020 Popcast Listener Mailbag: Taylor, Dua, MGK and More

    2020 Popcast Listener Mailbag: Taylor, Dua, MGK and More

    Answering your questions about the year’s biggest stars, and also some of its curious flops. Guests: Joe Coscarelli and Caryn Ganz.

    • 1 hr 16 min

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