309 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.

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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.

    When a TikTok Influencer Dances, Who Gets Credit?

    When a TikTok Influencer Dances, Who Gets Credit?

    Addison Rae’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show sparked conversations about appropriation and how dance has been central to the platform. Guest: Taylor Lorenz.

    • 39 min
    The Telling of DMX’s Life Story

    The Telling of DMX’s Life Story

    A conversation about the intense potency of the rapper’s music and religious fervor, and what it was like to interview him. Guest: Smokey Fontaine, the co-author of the 2002 book “E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.”

    • 58 min
    Taylor, Billie, Demi, Blackpink: The Pop Star Documentary Boom

    Taylor, Billie, Demi, Blackpink: The Pop Star Documentary Boom

    A conversation about the influx of films made about (and by) current stars and its implications for the format. Guests: The Observer's Simran Hans; and Caryn Ganz.

    • 59 min
    The Grammys, Improbably, Made It Work

    The Grammys, Improbably, Made It Work

    The show navigated a year of crisis, minted a new generation of stars and didn’t fixate on boomers. Guests: Jon Pareles, Joe Coscarelli, Ben Sisario, Lindsay Zoladz and Caryn Ganz.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    TikTok and the Pop Music Rough Draft

    TikTok and the Pop Music Rough Draft

    The wildly popular platform has reshaped pop during the coronavirus pandemic, and changed how record labels grapple with unpredictable virality. Guest: Caryn Ganz.

    • 50 min
    New Jazz That Agitates for Change

    New Jazz That Agitates for Change

    A conversation about strong recent debuts, and how canon and community can be in tension. Guests: Giovanni Russonello and Marcus J. Moore.

    • 49 min

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