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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.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
539 Ratings

539 Ratings

John zakarai ,

Thought provoking

I don’t always agree with the host and guests, but they always leave me thinking about aspects of music culture from a perspective I had not yet considered. Yes, John C. can sound like he’s Trying To Be Cool when he forcefully inserts the latest youth slang into his dialog, but the guy at least has a well-considered take on most issues and provokes his guests into a natural debate. Would love to hear more critics from outside the NYC bubble, especially when discussing aspects of music culture from the south.

cynthia365 ,

One of the best music pods

I love this pod! I’ve been diving into to the whole catalogue and have been consistently entertained and informed. My fav thus far has to be the treatise on Ashlee Simpson (parts 1 & 2). It showed how well-versed and open-minded and critically curious Jon and his amazing guests are. It made me think contextually about music and also realize how many bangers “Autobiography” actually had, lol. It was before its time!!!

Jon is awesome and thoroughly passionate and he always brings on some of my favorite music writers and journalists — it’s so cool to hear them aloud. I don’t believe they’ve done this before, but I request a Lana deep dive if possible! Would love to hear their thoughts.

Daanab ,

Jon got to go

F###&$$ FIRE THIS GUY ALREADY. 🔥 NYT, you can do better. Nearly unbearable listen every time.

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