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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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    • 4.2, 508 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
508 Ratings

508 Ratings

John zakarai ,

Thought provoking

I don’t always agree with the host and guests, but they always leave me thinking about aspects of music culture from a perspective I had not yet considered. Yes, John C. can sound like he’s Trying To Be Cool when he forcefully inserts the latest youth slang into his dialog, but the guy at least has a well-considered take on most issues and provokes his guests into a natural debate. Would love to hear more critics from outside the NYC bubble, especially when discussing aspects of music culture from the south.

Mark L. 5555 ,

Dynamic coverage of music's changing shape

I've really enjoyed Jon Caramanica's efforts to transform this podcast into a more free-flowing, less stuffy dialogue on music that's relevant and deeper issues that underly conversations about popular music.

Tom Mikolinis ,

Has been great and entertaining for years

I’ve been listening to this podcast for two and a half years now and have listened to nearly every episode released. Lately the topics over the summer of 2019 haven’t been ‘as’ interesting to me personally, but I love the commentary and back and forth banter with the hosts. I think Jon tries to bring in more experienced cohosts when he isn’t as knowledgeable on things (jazz, Brazilian music, female punk pop). Don’t get let down by the negative reviews, just focus on what you’re good at and do your research! Will continue listening for life!

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