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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.

    Is Drake Tired of Drake?

    Is Drake Tired of Drake?

    “Certified Lover Boy” dominated the charts, but something seems to have shifted in the most influential pop star of the past decade. Guests: The Ringer's Charles Holmes and Rolling Stone's Jeff Ihaza.

    • 1 hr
    Miss the Old Kanye? Try the New Kanye.

    Miss the Old Kanye? Try the New Kanye.

    West has always been dreaming big, speaking loudly, courting controversy and channeling all of that into music. But one thing has changed. Guests: Vibe's Datwon Thomas and The Ringer's Justin Charity.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Lorde Steals Her Sunshine Back

    Lorde Steals Her Sunshine Back

    How successful is a sunny new phase of her career, and what does it mean to choose to move away from the expectations of superstardom? Guests: Joe Coscarelli and Lindsay Zoladz.

    • 54 min
    The Style of Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Era

    The Style of Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Era

    How West has used fashion to signify musical evolution, how he’s been regarded by the fashion industry and how other musicians are following in his footsteps. Guests: GQ's Rachel Tashjian and Vogue's Steff Yotka.

    • 47 min
    The Lox, Triumphant at Verzuz

    The Lox, Triumphant at Verzuz

    A conversation about New York hip-hop in the 1990s and early 2000s, and a night that brought the spirit of battle back to the pandemic-era staple. Guests: Jayson Rodriguez and Jayson Buford.

    • 56 min
    Billie Eilish’s New Pop Perspective

    Billie Eilish’s New Pop Perspective

    How has the teenage phenomenon’s songwriting, and her relationship to the larger music machine, evolved between albums? Guests: Joe Coscarelli and Lindsay Zoladz.

    • 58 min

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852 Ratings

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BTS?

Hello why are you not writing about the pop phenomenon that is BTS? Or have I missed this episode?

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One of my favorite podcasts

I love the fresh perspectives on music that this podcast gives! I love the different guests that are brought in as experts!

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