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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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    • 3.5 • 1.3K 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.

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

    Vampire Weekend’s New Album Goes Underground and All Over

    Vampire Weekend’s New Album Goes Underground and All Over

    Digging into “Only God Was Above Us,” an LP that’s both catchy and complex. Guest host: Jon Pareles. Guests: The New Yorker's Amanda Petrusich and Pitchfork's Matthew Strauss.

    • 39 min
    Popcast (Deluxe): It’s Drake vs. Everybody … Who’s Winning?

    Popcast (Deluxe): It’s Drake vs. Everybody … Who’s Winning?

    Breaking down the convoluted recent beef between Drake and Kendrick Lamar (and Future, Metro Boomin, the Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, Rick Ross and more).

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Beyoncé, ‘Cowboy Carter’ and Filling in History’s Gaps

    Beyoncé, ‘Cowboy Carter’ and Filling in History’s Gaps

    A conversation about how the pop superstar’s genre experiments explore race and power, and the implicit politics that come with them. Guests: Marcus K. Dowling and Julianne Escobedo Shepherd.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Popcast (Deluxe): Listening to Beyoncé & Future (and the Discourse)

    Popcast (Deluxe): Listening to Beyoncé & Future (and the Discourse)

    How conversation about very specific aspects of the new albums “Cowboy Carter” and “We Don’t Trust You” can obscure talk of their musical quality.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Lil Jon: The Popcast (Deluxe) Interview

    Lil Jon: The Popcast (Deluxe) Interview

    An in-depth interview with the Atlanta hip-hop and EDM legend, tracing his path through punk, skateboarding and crunk music on the way to this year’s Super Bowl.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Justin Timberlake Conundrum

    The Justin Timberlake Conundrum

    His sixth solo album, “Everything I Thought It Was,” has been met with critical dismissal and weaker sales. Where can the onetime pop superstar turn next? Guests: Steven J. Horowitz and Joshunda Sanders.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

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Check the amount of “like” you use

So many that it’s hard to listen.

KH_NY ,

Terrible

Jaded, insular opinions and reviews. How did they choose these 2 hosts for a NYTimes podcast??

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Just kind of a tough listen

There has to be a critic less jaded and self-righteous than “I’m old enough to remember…” Jon Caramanica. Please find them and let them lead this podcast.

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