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.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 53m. Bisher sind 306 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 10 days 19 hours 49 minutes


episode 299: Inside the Bull Market for Songwriting Rights

The emergence of Hipgnosis has helped turn the battle for catalogs into an arms race that shows no signs of slowing down. Guest: Ben Sisario.



episode 298: How Zev Love X Became MF Doom

Conversations about the legacy of the beloved rap figure’s early career, which set the table for the artist he would become. Guests: Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito Garcia and Dante Ross.



episode 297: 2020 Popcast Listener Mailbag: Taylor, Dua, MGK and More

Answering your questions about the year’s biggest stars, and also some of its curious flops. Guests: Joe Coscarelli and Caryn Ganz.



episode 296: Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’: Let’s Discuss

A second album written and recorded during pandemic lockdown carries the singer and songwriter further from conventional pop. Guests: Joe Coscarelli, Caryn Ganz and Jon Pareles.


 2020-12-15  58m

The Best Albums of 2020? Let’s Discuss.

Breaking down LPs from Sufjan Stevens, Sam Hunt, Lianne La Havas, Phoebe Bridgers, Charli XCX, Justin Bieber and many more.


 2020-12-09  1h9m

Saweetie, City Girls and the Female Rapper Renaissance

More women in hip-hop are gaining traction than ever before.


 2020-11-29  54m

Who Will Control Britney Spears’s Future?

An update on the pop star's conservatorship, and a conversation about the mid-2000s tabloid era that was the kiln for her public unraveling.


 2020-11-18  53m

Ariana Grande, a Pop Star for the Post-Pop Star Age

Breaking down how the singer expands the range of what a contemporary pop star can be, her relationship to R&B and hip-hop, and more.


 2020-11-10  1h5m

The Many Mariah Careys

Which Mariah Carey is your favorite? And did you enjoy Chick's "Someone's Ugly Daughter"?


 2020-10-22  1h4m

Luke Combs’s Country Stardom and the Remaking of the Bro

The Nashville star learned from the genre’s past and carved his own path. Guest: Grady Smith.


 2020-10-04  59m