Popcast podcast

Popcast

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. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp

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. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp

 

#496

We Ranked Every Taylor Swift Album! (Deluxe)

Two longtime chroniclers of Swift’s career list their favorites — and least favorites — of the singer’s 11 original studio albums so far. ... Read more

7 hrs Ago

1 HR 46 MINS

1:46:50

7 hrs Ago


#495

Will There Ever Be Another Global Pop Icon? (Deluxe)

In a moment of success for newcomers like Sabrina Carpenter and Chappell Roan, is there still a path to becoming a true cross-platform pop superstar? ... Read more

26 Jun 2024

38 MINS

38:55

26 Jun 2024


#494

Charli XCX’s ‘Brat’ Breakthrough

The pop songwriter’s sixth album is in some ways her most daring release yet. Improbably, it also yielded her best opening week. Guest host: Lindsay Zoladz. Guests: Shaad D'Souza and Meaghan Garvey. ... Read more

24 Jun 2024

54 MINS

54:48

24 Jun 2024


#493

What’s an Aging Rapper to Do? Eminem, Drake, J. Cole (& Will Smith!) Adapt (Deluxe)

New songs from Eminem, Drake and J. Cole — plus Will Smith’s post-Slap “Bad Boys” comeback — demonstrate different paths for maturing (or not). ... Read more

12 Jun 2024

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:21

12 Jun 2024


#492

Julia Fox Interview! on Charli XCX, ‘It Girl’ Songs & Kanye Lessons

The actress, writer and downtown New York icon discusses her post-Kanye career, what it’s like to see her past go viral and the history of “It Girl” pop songs. ... Read more

05 Jun 2024

54 MINS

54:21

05 Jun 2024


#491

How A.I. Has Changed Music, and What’s Coming Next

Artificial intelligence has become the dominant disrupter to music creation and distribution. And it’s only getting started. Guests: Bloomberg's Rachel Metz and Billboard's Kristin Robinson. ... Read more

30 May 2024

58 MINS

58:50

30 May 2024


#490

Did Dua Lipa Flop? + Miserable Music Movies (Deluxe)

Discussing the imperfect rollout of “Radical Optimism," plus: the recent music movies “Back to Black,” about Amy Winehouse, and “The Idea of You” with Anne Hathaway. ... Read more

29 May 2024

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:51

29 May 2024


#489

Billie Eilish Is Done Hiding (Deluxe)

A conversation about the pop singer’s new album, “Hit Me Hard and Soft.” Plus: How Tinashe’s “Nasty” went viral. ... Read more

22 May 2024

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:00

22 May 2024


#488

Kendrick-Drake Beef Ends + Zendaya, Post Malone & Central Cee (Deluxe)

Catching up on the conclusion of rap’s heavyweight fight, Zendaya in “Challengers,” a new Central Cee freestyle and Post Malone’s country single with Morgan Wallen. ... Read more

15 May 2024

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:04

15 May 2024


#487

The Legacy of Steve Albini, Rock’s Uncompromising Force

A conversation about one of the most admired, and divisive, figures in rock. Guest host: Ben Sisario. Guests: The Atlantic's Jeremy Gordon, and Joe Gross. ... Read more

14 May 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:09

14 May 2024


#486

Popcast (Deluxe): How Kendrick Lamar Out-Drake’d Drake

Breaking down the heavyweight rap battle after a weekend of dramatic diss tracks. ... Read more

08 May 2024

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:19

08 May 2024


#485

Popcast (Deluxe): The Best New Taylor Swift Songs. Plus: Chappell Roan & Sabrina Carpenter

Picking the best edited track list for “The Tortured Poets Department” one week later and charting the recent rise of a pair of pop’s middle-class stars. ... Read more

01 May 2024

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:20

01 May 2024


#484

Taylor Swift: The ‘Tortured’ Mailbag

Answering your questions about the sound and substance of the pop superstar’s double album, and the way fans and critics have responded to it. Guests: Caryn Ganz and Stereogum's Tom Breihan. ... Read more

26 Apr 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:11

26 Apr 2024


#483

Popcast (Deluxe): Taylor Swift’s ‘Tortured’ Era

A discussion about the singer’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” Swift’s “imperial era,” the use of her rumored relationships and production choices. ... Read more

24 Apr 2024

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:33

24 Apr 2024


#482

Vampire Weekend’s New Album Goes Underground and All Over

Digging into “Only God Was Above Us,” an LP that’s both catchy and complex. Guest host: Jon Pareles. Guests: The New Yorker's Amanda Petrusich and Pitchfork's Matthew Strauss. ... Read more

17 Apr 2024

39 MINS

39:32

17 Apr 2024


#481

Popcast (Deluxe): It’s Drake vs. Everybody … Who’s Winning?

Breaking down the convoluted recent beef between Drake and Kendrick Lamar (and Future, Metro Boomin, the Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, Rick Ross and more). ... Read more

17 Apr 2024

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:43

17 Apr 2024