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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.

    The Beatific Re-emergence of Beverly Glenn-Copeland

    The Beatific Re-emergence of Beverly Glenn-Copeland

    A conversation about his winding path to a receptive, ready audience — and how music can be a bulwark against cynicism and trauma. Guests: Taja Cheek and Mina Tavakoli.

    • 47 min
    Where Is Country Music Making Room for Women?

    Where Is Country Music Making Room for Women?

    Nashville remains challenging for women artists. But some rising performers are breaking through on radio — and TikTok. Guests: Marissa Moss and Natalie Weiner of the Don’t Rock the Inbox newsletter.

    • 52 min
    The Sing-Rap Generation Branches Out

    The Sing-Rap Generation Branches Out

    How melody has continued to reshape hip-hop via the work of Polo G, Rod Wave, Lil Tjay and more rising artists. Guest: Pitchfork's Alphonse Pierre.

    • 51 min
    When a TikTok Influencer Dances, Who Gets Credit?

    When a TikTok Influencer Dances, Who Gets Credit?

    Addison Rae’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show sparked conversations about appropriation and how dance has been central to the platform. Guest: Taylor Lorenz.

    • 39 min
    The Telling of DMX’s Life Story

    The Telling of DMX’s Life Story

    A conversation about the intense potency of the rapper’s music and religious fervor, and what it was like to interview him. Guest: Smokey Fontaine, the co-author of the 2002 book “E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.”

    • 58 min
    Taylor, Billie, Demi, Blackpink: The Pop Star Documentary Boom

    Taylor, Billie, Demi, Blackpink: The Pop Star Documentary Boom

    A conversation about the influx of films made about (and by) current stars and its implications for the format. Guests: The Observer's Simran Hans; and Caryn Ganz.

    • 59 min

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