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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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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.

    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
    In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them

    In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them

    Breaking down the best jazz of the past year.

    • 56 min
    Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?

    Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?

    Our critics get grilled about their best-of lists from the past decade.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Debating the Best Albums of 2019

    Debating the Best Albums of 2019

    Who made the best LP-length statements of the year? The team has a few different ideas.

    • 57 min
    Juice WRLD and the Crisis of SoundCloud Rap-Era Fame

    Juice WRLD and the Crisis of SoundCloud Rap-Era Fame

    A generation of musicians is finding fame without the resources to deal with the traumas it can bring.

    • 51 min
    Would Prince Have Wanted His Rough Drafts Made Public?

    Would Prince Have Wanted His Rough Drafts Made Public?

    What does unreleased Prince material tell us about the artist — and would he have wanted us to know it?

    • 52 min

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