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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.

Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp

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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.

Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp

    What’s an Aging Rapper to Do? Eminem, Drake, J. Cole (& Will Smith!) Adapt (Deluxe)

    What’s an Aging Rapper to Do? Eminem, Drake, J. Cole (& Will Smith!) Adapt (Deluxe)

    New songs from Eminem, Drake and J. Cole — plus Will Smith’s post-Slap “Bad Boys” comeback — demonstrate different paths for maturing (or not).

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Julia Fox Interview! on Charli XCX, ‘It Girl’ Songs & Kanye Lessons

    Julia Fox Interview! on Charli XCX, ‘It Girl’ Songs & Kanye Lessons

    The actress, writer and downtown New York icon discusses her post-Kanye career, what it’s like to see her past go viral and the history of “It Girl” pop songs.

    • 54 min
    How A.I. Has Changed Music, and What’s Coming Next

    How A.I. Has Changed Music, and What’s Coming Next

    Artificial intelligence has become the dominant disrupter to music creation and distribution. And it’s only getting started. Guests: Bloomberg's Rachel Metz and Billboard's Kristin Robinson.

    • 58 min
    Did Dua Lipa Flop? + Miserable Music Movies (Deluxe)

    Did Dua Lipa Flop? + Miserable Music Movies (Deluxe)

    Discussing the imperfect rollout of “Radical Optimism," plus: the recent music movies “Back to Black,” about Amy Winehouse, and “The Idea of You” with Anne Hathaway.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Billie Eilish Is Done Hiding (Deluxe)

    Billie Eilish Is Done Hiding (Deluxe)

    A conversation about the pop singer’s new album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft.” Plus: How Tinashe’s “Nasty” went viral.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Kendrick-Drake Beef Ends + Zendaya, Post Malone & Central Cee (Deluxe)

    Kendrick-Drake Beef Ends + Zendaya, Post Malone & Central Cee (Deluxe)

    Catching up on the conclusion of rap’s heavyweight fight, Zendaya in “Challengers,” a new Central Cee freestyle and Post Malone’s country single with Morgan Wallen.

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

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1.3K Ratings

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What are you saying?

It’s so frustrating to listen to lectures without a thesis statement! Please finish a thought and fill us in on exactly what you’re talking about. It’s so inside joke-y it’s painful.

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Stop talking over Joe

Its frustrating because I want to hear him finish his thought and you interrupt him constantly. I thought this was supposed to be a conversation and you are not valuing what he has to say!

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Rudimentary?

Did you ever think maybe you don’t get it because it wasn’t made for you? You’re not like us fellas. Maybe get a Black expert on Black people the next time you want to discuss Black culture/music.

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