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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Jung Kook, BTS and English Language K-Pop
A conversation about K-pop’s long march to American awareness, and the potential risks of that embrace. Guest: Kara.
Popcast (Deluxe): Can Rap Bridge Its Generation Gap?
Is it possible for rappers to age gracefully? Where are the new stars? A discussion on the state of the genre and where it may be heading.
André 3000’s Experiments With Flutes and Fame
The acclaimed rapper’s first solo album contains no rapping. What does this sharp creative turn reveal about its maker? Guests: GQ's Zach Baron, and Sadie Sartini Garner.
Popcast (Deluxe): Mailbag! The Beatles, Taylor Swift and More
Taking viewer and listener questions on hot topics in pop music.
Popcast (Deluxe): What Is Going On With the Grammy Nominations?
Dissecting the contenders for the 2024 Grammy Awards, including top nominations for SZA, Olivia Rodrigo, boygenius, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Jon Batiste. Plus: Nathan Fielder's "The Curse."
PinkPantheress Leaves the Bedroom for the Wider Pop World
A conversation about the 22-year-old singer, songwriter and producer’s new album and the art of sampling. Guests: Kemi Alemoru and Lindsay Zoladz.
More thoughtful than most critics
Not afraid to go deeper than consensus opinion
Caramanica is a coward, barely a critic
He doesn’t listen to music and is terrified of controversy
Typical millennial man trash
I love the NYT and I love listening to people talk about pop culture. The one host who can’t let anyone else finish a thought is so obnoxious and annoying and is such a hater, almost every take he has is objectively bad and not based in anything other than his own opinion. Ridiculous get a new host