342 episodes

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.

Popcast The New York Times

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    • 4.0 • 887 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.

    What’s Left for the Weeknd to Conquer?

    What’s Left for the Weeknd to Conquer?

    “Dawn FM” suggests at least one future direction for the pop powerhouse, who’s spent a decade making careful moves. Guest: The Ringer's Rob Harvilla.

    • 45 min
    2021 in Jazz: Intimacy and Conversation

    2021 in Jazz: Intimacy and Conversation

    Throughout the pandemic, the music’s flexibility has become an asset. Where will artists take it next? Guests: Giovanni Russonello and Marcus J. Moore.

    • 44 min
    Bonus Episode: Lana Del Rey’s American Fever Dreams

    Bonus Episode: Lana Del Rey’s American Fever Dreams

    As a New Year's treat, we've recovered an old episode sidelined by technical issues (thank you, Pedro!): a discussion of Lana Del Rey’s “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” and the long arc of her career. Guests: Mina Tavakoli and Lindsay Zoladz.

    • 53 min
    What We Forgot to Talk About in 2021

    What We Forgot to Talk About in 2021

    A catch-up round table on a host of topics: Maneskin, Jazmine Sullivan, Kelly Clarkson, a Real Housewife’s music career and much more. Guests: Joe Coscarelli and Caryn Ganz.

    • 59 min
    TikTok’s Music Critics Reflect on 2021

    TikTok’s Music Critics Reflect on 2021

    Four of the app’s voices on pop name their favorite releases of the year and discuss developing taste in the age of the algorithm. Guests: Margeaux Labat, Eric Morris, Cam Sullivan-Brown and Hunter White.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Best Albums of 2021? Let’s Discuss.

    The Best Albums of 2021? Let’s Discuss.

    Our critics spar over their year-end lists (and agree on Olivia Rodrigo and Tyler, the Creator) in a wrap-up of the year in LPs. Guests: Jon Pareles and Lindsay Zoladz.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
887 Ratings

887 Ratings

Bagelforever ,

Good show, frustrating host

Love topics and questions asked, looove all the guests, just wish the host didn’t so often come across as biased, pretentious, and at times quite frankly mysogynistic.

smile4limon ,

Love the podcast! Needs more Shakira!!!

I love this podcast and look forward to listening to new episodes. I wish they would cover Latin American pop queen, Shakira!!!

hachback music baby ,

best music podcast on the planet

i’m shocked by some of the negative reviews here. jon caramonica is truly a gift — wildly intelligent, critically prescient, and clearly an empathetic and kind. he is a phenomenal thinker and interviewer and i do not miss an episode of pop cast. it is a special/sacred thing!

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