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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.

    The Best Albums of 2022? Let’s Discuss.

    The Best Albums of 2022? Let’s Discuss.

    Our critics debate their year-end lists (and agree on Beyoncé and Rosalía!) in a wrap-up of the year in LPs. Guests: Jon Pareles and Lindsay Zoladz.

    • 59 min
    2022: The Year in Atlanta Rap

    2022: The Year in Atlanta Rap

    The country’s most influential hip-hop scene has weathered a period of extraordinary upheaval. A look back at happened, and what’s next. Guest: Joe Coscarelli.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Separating Big Business and Bad Behavior in ‘Tár’

    Separating Big Business and Bad Behavior in ‘Tár’

    The film about a renowned and embattled conductor puts a fresh spin on conversations about art, power and misdeeds. Guests: Vulture's Alison Wilmore and Zachary Woolfe.

    • 54 min
    50 Years of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Talking Book’

    50 Years of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Talking Book’

    A conversation about the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s studio innovations, and melding of social consciousness and musical creativity. Guest: Jon Pareles.

    • 38 min
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’: Listener Mailbag

    Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’: Listener Mailbag

    The New York Times pop music team had its say; now a new panel answers questions about the blockbuster album. Guests: Madison Malone Kircher and Pitchfork's Quinn Moreland.

    • 54 min
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’: Let’s Discuss

    Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’: Let’s Discuss

    The blockbuster singer-songwriter’s 10th studio album finds her at a crossroads: Will she continue to reckon with her past, or forge another new path forward? Guests: Joe Coscarelli, Caryn Ganz, Jon Pareles and Lindsay Zoladz.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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