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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
    • 4.1 • 739 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.

    Is TikTok a Music Industry Friend or Troll?

    Is TikTok a Music Industry Friend or Troll?

    A conversation about how TikTok’s relationship to music has evolved over the last 12 months.

    • 51 min
    Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, Preserving Pop’s Old Guard

    Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, Preserving Pop’s Old Guard

    Lady Gaga and Katy Perry both arrived in 2008 and recently released albums hailed as returns to form. What does that mean in 2020 in their own trajectories and the wider pop landscape?

    • 48 min
    Remembering Riley Gale of Power Trip, a Thrash Titan

    Remembering Riley Gale of Power Trip, a Thrash Titan

    A conversation about the life and work of Riley Gale, the frontman for the genre-blending metal band Power Trip, who died last week at 34.

    • 56 min
    How Merchandise Bundles Undid the Album Chart

    How Merchandise Bundles Undid the Album Chart

    What's the value of music in 2020? Are charts measuring album sales the best metric for popularity?

    • 53 min
    The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 1

    The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 1

    The Covid-19 pandemic is claiming the lives of musicians and others integral to the music industry. The Popcast celebrates their lives and work.

    • 58 min
    The Welcome Return of the Chicks

    The Welcome Return of the Chicks

    Examining the legacy of the Chicks and their new album, "Gaslighter."

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
739 Ratings

739 Ratings

TK-Kuehn ,

POPCAST is one of the most important podcast right now.

This podcast is one of the best musical review podcasts out there. Jon Caramanica is refreshingly opinionated and relevant in pop music. His guests are educated and well rounded. If you agree with him or not I applaud his work. This is a must listen for all music fans.
Jon, can you please review Kelly Clarkson's single, “I Dare You”? I feel it’s one of the best songs of 2020 and with Kelly signing it in 6 different languages is incredible. Her vocals are spot on. Kelly’s past needing her songs jump to #1 on charts. Thoughts?

julie anne w. ,

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