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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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    • Music Commentary

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.

    Justin Bieber Is Back With Confessions, Personal and Musical

    Justin Bieber Is Back With Confessions, Personal and Musical

    Justin Bieber has returned on his own terms, and with some unexpected musical allies.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Answering Your Questions About Britney, Billie, Aaliyah and More

    Answering Your Questions About Britney, Billie, Aaliyah and More

    You have questions (about MCR, Gary Clark Jr., Billie Eilish; we have answers.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Answering Your Questions About Taylor, Mitski, Emo and More

    Answering Your Questions About Taylor, Mitski, Emo and More

    You have questions (about Taylor, Katy, Pinegrove, Mitski); we have answers.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    When Did the Super Bowl Halftime Show Become Political?

    When Did the Super Bowl Halftime Show Become Political?

    A site for entertainment of political engagement? How halftime evolved.

    • 57 min
    The Grammys, Dissected: Out With the Old, in With the Billie, Lizzo and Tyler

    The Grammys, Dissected: Out With the Old, in With the Billie, Lizzo and Tyler

    The NYT pop music team fights (nicely!) over the 2020 Grammy Awards.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter

    How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter

    Radio hits are different from TikTok smashes. And the shift is having an impact on songwriting.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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Glad it exists

Love the podcast! Can’t help but notice it’s almost impossible for a female guest to finish a sentence without being talked over. I’m sure it’s not intentional but more work needs to be done there.

Lizzy Layton ,

The Condescension is Grating

I love listening to critiques on art, on music, on the nuance of newer artists. The insistent Billie “Eyelash” pronunciation — why? What does it add to the conversation? I felt compelled to listen longer, for the clever and fresh outlook by the female critic. But the dude repeatedly and purposefully mispronouncing Eilish — I don’t get it. I was hoping to subscribe to another music podcast, to listen to while I paint. Going to just stick to the respectful speakers of Switched on Pop.

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