Popcast

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P.J.
 Aug 9, 2023
Always entertaining, even if it's getting obvious I'm getting too old to appreciate much of the new music recommendations. ah, to be young again. I'm sure a lot of t crap I thought I was amazing was just that, crap, but you could never tell me so at the time

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

Episode Date
Did Dua Lipa Flop? + Miserable Music Movies (Deluxe)
May 29, 2024
Billie Eilish Is Done Hiding (Deluxe)
May 22, 2024
Kendrick-Drake Beef Ends + Zendaya, Post Malone & Central Cee (Deluxe)
May 15, 2024
The Legacy of Steve Albini, Rock’s Uncompromising Force
May 14, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): How Kendrick Lamar Out-Drake’d Drake
May 08, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): The Best New Taylor Swift Songs. Plus: Chappell Roan & Sabrina Carpenter
May 01, 2024
Taylor Swift: The ‘Tortured’ Mailbag
Apr 26, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): Taylor Swift’s ‘Tortured’ Era
Apr 24, 2024
Vampire Weekend’s New Album Goes Underground and All Over
Apr 17, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): It’s Drake vs. Everybody … Who’s Winning?
Apr 17, 2024
Beyoncé, ‘Cowboy Carter’ and Filling in History’s Gaps
Apr 09, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): Listening to Beyoncé & Future (and the Discourse)
Apr 03, 2024
Lil Jon: The Popcast (Deluxe) Interview
Mar 27, 2024
The Justin Timberlake Conundrum
Mar 26, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): Is Reality TV in a New Golden Age?
Mar 21, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): What’s an Industry Plant Anyway? Plus: Ariana Grande
Mar 14, 2024
Tate McRae, Dua Lipa and the Fight to Be ‘Main Pop Girl’
Mar 13, 2024
girl in red: The Popcast (Deluxe) Interview
Mar 06, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): Is TikTok Done? 4 Crises Holding the App Back
Feb 28, 2024
Remembering Toby Keith and His Complexities
Feb 27, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): Pop Stars vs. the Attention Economy
Feb 22, 2024
Covering the Rise of Tracy Chapman
Feb 21, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): Usher, Beyoncé and Ye Lead a Busy Week in Pop
Feb 15, 2024
How Usher Arrived at the Super Bowl Halftime Show
Feb 08, 2024
2024 Grammys, Dissected: Taylor, Miley, SZA, Tracy, Joni and More
Feb 07, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): Will Taylor, SZA or Olivia Win Big at the Grammys?
Jan 31, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): Playboi Carti, Waxahatchee and 12 More to Watch
Jan 24, 2024
Pitchfork, the Early Years
Jan 24, 2024
An Elastic and Impressive Moment in Jazz
Jan 19, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): Lil Nas X, Ariana Grande and 21 Savage Kick Off 2024
Jan 17, 2024
Popcast (Deluxe): ‘Saltburn,’ Jacob Elordi and the New Heartthrob Era
Jan 11, 2024
What Did We Learn From a Year in Live Shows?
Jan 10, 2024
Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and the Sphere: The Year in Live Music
Dec 23, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): The Kid Mero on the Viral Characters of 2023
Dec 20, 2023
Chatting About the Best Songs of 2023
Dec 15, 2023
Jelly Roll: The Popcast (Deluxe) Interview
Dec 13, 2023
The Albums That Defined 2023? Let’s Discuss.
Dec 09, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Movie Shows All the Work
Dec 06, 2023
Jung Kook, BTS and English Language K-Pop
Dec 01, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Can Rap Bridge Its Generation Gap?
Nov 29, 2023
André 3000’s Experiments With Flutes and Fame
Nov 25, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Mailbag! The Beatles, Taylor Swift and More
Nov 22, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): What Is Going On With the Grammy Nominations?
Nov 15, 2023
PinkPantheress Leaves the Bedroom for the Wider Pop World
Nov 10, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): ‘Priscilla’ and ‘The Golden Bachelor’ Plumb Heartbreak
Nov 08, 2023
Noah Kahan’s Rootsy Rock Revival
Nov 03, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Is the Pop Music Machine Stuck in Place?
Nov 01, 2023
Who Is Troye Sivan Now?
Oct 27, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): The Britney Spears Memoir + ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’
Oct 25, 2023
Drake Takes On All Comers
Oct 20, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Movie + Bad Bunny Returns
Oct 18, 2023
Do We Need Album Reviews Anymore?
Oct 12, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Drake’s New Album Courts New Enemies
Oct 11, 2023
Maren Morris: The (Deluxe) Interview
Oct 04, 2023
Zach Bryan Begins Building His Village
Sep 29, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Doja Cat’s Rap Renaissance + Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce
Sep 27, 2023
Remembering Jimmy Buffett, Beach Bum Bard
Sep 21, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Ice Spice’s Munchkin Drink + Jann Wenner Backlash
Sep 20, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Breaking Down Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Guts,’ Part 2
Sep 13, 2023
Olivia Rodrigo’s Songs About Growing Pains
Sep 12, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): ‘Bottoms,’ ‘Hard Knocks’ & Uncovering Rap History
Sep 06, 2023
Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Speed Round, Part 2
Sep 05, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe) Mailbag: Selena Gomez, BTS and Doja Cat!
Aug 30, 2023
Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Speed Round, Part 1
Aug 29, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): A Shocking No. 1 Hit and Addison Rae’s New EP
Aug 23, 2023
Dead & Company Said Farewell, but the Scene Is Very Alive
Aug 22, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Is There Such a Thing as the Song of the Summer?
Aug 16, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Lizzo, Travis Scott and the Limits of Persona
Aug 09, 2023
The Raw Art and Life of Sinead O’Connor
Aug 03, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Our Favorite Albums of the Year So Far
Aug 02, 2023
Jason Aldean’s Culture War Hit
Jul 28, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): ‘Barbie,’ Jason Aldean’s Culture War and Drake’s Tour
Jul 26, 2023
50 Rappers, 50 Stories: Behind the Scenes
Jul 23, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Fans Misbehaving at Concerts, and Pinkydoll’s NPC TikTok
Jul 19, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Britney Spears’s Wembanyama Run-In and Taylor Swift’s ‘Revenge’
Jul 12, 2023
The Many Lives of Lil Durk
Jul 11, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Olivia Rodrigo Returns, Fall Out Boy Denies History
Jul 05, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Kim Petras’s New LP and Jennifer Lawrence’s Return
Jun 29, 2023
Kylie Minogue’s ‘Padam Padam’ and the Queer Club-Pop Canon
Jun 27, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Pharrell Williams at Louis Vuitton and Gunna’s New LP
Jun 21, 2023
The Joni Mitchell Renaissance
Jun 17, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): The Rise of the A.I. Pop Star, Luke Combs’s ‘Fast Car’
Jun 14, 2023
Popcast Mailbag! Frank Ocean, Peso Pluma, A.I. Grimes and More
Jun 09, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Taylor Swift and Matty Healy, Plus ‘The Idol’
Jun 07, 2023
Popcast (Deluxe): Morgan Wallen, Indie Sleaze and ‘Survivor’
May 31, 2023
On TikTok, Pop Music Speeds Up
May 24, 2023
Jessie Ware Is Dancing Into Her Second Act
May 17, 2023
Ed Sheeran Is Vindicated, But Other Copyright Battles Rage On
May 10, 2023
Jai Paul Emerges From the Shadows, Somewhat
May 04, 2023
How Fred again.. Jolted Dance Music
Apr 24, 2023
A Spree of Country Music Divorce Albums
Apr 17, 2023
The Friendship Harmonies of boygenius
Apr 06, 2023
How Taylor Swift Shapes the Story of Her Eras
Mar 31, 2023
The Inevitability of Ice Spice
Mar 22, 2023
The Return of Morgan Wallen (Who Never Went Away)
Mar 16, 2023
Celebrating De La Soul, With Questlove
Mar 08, 2023
Pharrell and Luxury Fashion’s Hip-Hop Obsession
Mar 01, 2023
SZA’s Very Roundabout Path to Success
Feb 18, 2023
Lil Yachty Breaks Boundaries and Takes on Rap Conservatism
Feb 10, 2023
Grammys 2023: Hip-Hop Wins, Beyoncé Wins (Sort of)
Feb 07, 2023
Blackpink, Aespa, NewJeans: The Evolution of K-Pop Girl Groups
Jan 26, 2023
Ticketmaster Under the Magnifying Glass
Jan 19, 2023
Jazz’s Year of Reckoning With Tradition
Jan 12, 2023
The Year of Bad Bunny
Jan 06, 2023
Year-End Listener Mailbag: Your 2022 Questions, Part 2
Dec 31, 2022
Year-End Listener Mailbag: Your 2022 Questions, Part 1
Dec 28, 2022
2022: The Songs of the Year
Dec 14, 2022
The Best Albums of 2022? Let’s Discuss.
Dec 07, 2022
2022: The Year in Atlanta Rap
Dec 01, 2022
Separating Big Business and Bad Behavior in ‘Tár’
Nov 16, 2022
50 Years of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Talking Book’
Nov 09, 2022
Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’: Listener Mailbag
Nov 02, 2022
Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’: Let’s Discuss
Oct 25, 2022
Remembering Loretta Lynn
Oct 20, 2022
The Young Women Who Make TikTok Weep
Oct 12, 2022
The Sudden Rise of Zach Bryan
Oct 05, 2022
Popcast Live! The New Faces of 2022
Sep 22, 2022
The Perseverance of Megan Thee Stallion
Sep 14, 2022
What Is a ‘Fake’ Artist in 2022?
Aug 31, 2022
Rage Against the Machine, Roaring On
Aug 24, 2022
Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’: The Speed Round
Aug 17, 2022
A Renaissance in American Hardcore Music
Aug 11, 2022
The Robust Return of Beyoncé
Aug 02, 2022
Lizzo’s Complicated, Joyful Pop
Jul 27, 2022
‘Elvis’ vs. Elvis
Jul 13, 2022
What’s Next for Jack Harlow?
Jul 07, 2022
Where Is Jazz Most at Home?
Jun 29, 2022
Drake Hits the Nightclub
Jun 22, 2022
Digging Into Bob Dylan and Lou Reed’s Archives
Jun 15, 2022
Mailbag Madness: Adele, Jack Harlow, the State of Rock’s Return
Jun 08, 2022
Can Harry Styles’s Music Catch Up to His Fame?
Jun 01, 2022
Kendrick Lamar’s Anxiety Era
May 24, 2022
How Gossip Is Remaking Online Hip-Hop Media
May 18, 2022
Why We Collect
May 11, 2022
A Decade of Drill Rap
May 08, 2022
Machine Gun Kelly’s Pop-Punk Pivot
Apr 27, 2022
Will Smith, Before the Slap
Apr 21, 2022
The 2022 Grammys: Let’s Discuss
Apr 05, 2022
Charli XCX’s Ever-Evolving Pop
Mar 30, 2022
The Many Worlds of Rosalía
Mar 23, 2022
The Sounds of Ukrainian Pop
Mar 15, 2022
Reggaeton’s Global Expansion and Wide-Open Future
Mar 08, 2022
The Enigma of Big Thief
Mar 02, 2022
Remembering Betty Davis, a Futuristic Funk Force
Feb 23, 2022
Mitski, In and Out of the Spotlight
Feb 16, 2022
Spotify’s Ongoing Joe Rogan Problem
Feb 09, 2022
Remembering Greg Tate, Critic and Catalyst
Feb 01, 2022
A Killing Jolts Sweden’s Rap Scene
Jan 26, 2022
What’s Left for the Weeknd to Conquer?
Jan 18, 2022
2021 in Jazz: Intimacy and Conversation
Jan 12, 2022
Bonus Episode: Lana Del Rey’s American Fever Dreams
Jan 01, 2022
What We Forgot to Talk About in 2021
Dec 28, 2021
TikTok’s Music Critics Reflect on 2021
Dec 21, 2021
The Best Albums of 2021? Let’s Discuss.
Dec 14, 2021
Remembering Stephen Sondheim, Musical Theater Visionary
Dec 07, 2021
Adele Returns, From Beyond Space and Time
Nov 30, 2021
The Emotional and Financial Business of Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’
Nov 17, 2021
Remembering the Velvet Underground Through the Mirror of Film
Nov 16, 2021
How the Mosh Pit and ‘Raging’ Came to Hip-Hop
Nov 09, 2021
Popcast Mailbag! Halsey, Nicki, TikTok and, of Course, Taylor
Nov 03, 2021
glaive and Hyperpop’s Breakthrough Moment
Oct 19, 2021
The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 3
Oct 12, 2021
The Reporters Who Covered R. Kelly on His Trial and Conviction
Oct 05, 2021
Bringing Aaliyah Into the Streaming Era
Sep 28, 2021
Kacey Musgraves, Country Music Chameleon
Sep 21, 2021
Is Drake Tired of Drake?
Sep 14, 2021
Miss the Old Kanye? Try the New Kanye.
Sep 07, 2021
Lorde Steals Her Sunshine Back
Aug 30, 2021
The Style of Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Era
Aug 24, 2021
The Lox, Triumphant at Verzuz
Aug 16, 2021
Billie Eilish’s New Pop Perspective
Aug 09, 2021
Lil Nas X in the Pop Stratosphere
Jul 23, 2021
When Pop Music Trolls Grow Up
Jul 19, 2021
The (Not So?) Tentative Return of Live Music
Jul 12, 2021
Britney Spears Takes On Her Conservatorship
Jul 01, 2021
In the Weeds of ‘In the Heights’
Jun 18, 2021
Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ Breakthrough
Jun 04, 2021
J. Cole, Triumphant (at His Own Pace)
May 29, 2021
The Beatific Re-emergence of Beverly Glenn-Copeland
May 14, 2021
Where Is Country Music Making Room for Women?
May 09, 2021
The Sing-Rap Generation Branches Out
Apr 26, 2021
When a TikTok Influencer Dances, Who Gets Credit?
Apr 16, 2021
The Telling of DMX’s Life Story
Apr 11, 2021
Taylor, Billie, Demi, Blackpink: The Pop Star Documentary Boom
Apr 02, 2021
The Grammys, Improbably, Made It Work
Mar 16, 2021
TikTok and the Pop Music Rough Draft
Mar 13, 2021
New Jazz That Agitates for Change
Mar 02, 2021
Remembering Sophie, Architect of Future Pop
Feb 15, 2021
The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 2
Feb 05, 2021
Olivia Rodrigo and ‘Drivers License’ Aren’t Going Anywhere
Jan 31, 2021
Inside the Bull Market for Songwriting Rights
Jan 19, 2021
How Zev Love X Became MF Doom
Jan 07, 2021
2020 Popcast Listener Mailbag: Taylor, Dua, MGK and More
Dec 23, 2020
Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’: Let’s Discuss
Dec 15, 2020
The Best Albums of 2020? Let’s Discuss.
Dec 09, 2020
Saweetie, City Girls and the Female Rapper Renaissance
Nov 29, 2020
Who Will Control Britney Spears’s Future?
Nov 18, 2020
Ariana Grande, a Pop Star for the Post-Pop Star Age
Nov 10, 2020
The Many Mariah Careys
Oct 22, 2020
Luke Combs’s Country Stardom and the Remaking of the Bro
Oct 04, 2020
Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars?
Sep 28, 2020
Is TikTok a Music Industry Friend or Troll?
Sep 17, 2020
Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, Preserving Pop’s Old Guard
Sep 09, 2020
Remembering Riley Gale of Power Trip, a Thrash Titan
Sep 01, 2020
How Merchandise Bundles Undid the Album Chart
Aug 22, 2020
The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 1
Aug 18, 2020
The Welcome Return of the Chicks
Aug 10, 2020
Answering Your Questions About Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’
Aug 04, 2020
Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’: Let’s Discuss
Jul 28, 2020
Remembering Ennio Morricone, the Film Score Maestro
Jul 20, 2020
The Timely Agitation of Run the Jewels
Jul 09, 2020
Pop Superfans Are Getting Politically Active. What Happens Next?
Jun 30, 2020
Lil Baby Is Warming Up to the Spotlight
Jun 21, 2020
The Long, Complicated History of ‘Urban’ Music
Jun 15, 2020
How Did The Source Cover the 1992 Los Angeles Uprisings?
Jun 07, 2020
After Missteps, Pop Stars Apologize … and Sometimes Push Back
Jun 01, 2020
The Many Lives of Doja Cat
May 18, 2020
Remembering Tony Allen and Florian Schneider, Two Pillars of Rhythm
May 11, 2020
The Triumphant Return of Fiona Apple, Pop Music Renegade
Apr 30, 2020
Beyond ‘Trolls’ and ‘Frozen’: What Are Our Kids Listening To?
Apr 19, 2020
Dua Lipa, Dance-Pop Crusader
Apr 11, 2020
Sam Hunt and Kenny Rogers, Country Music Rule-Benders
Apr 05, 2020
What Is the Role of Criticism in a Crisis?
Mar 27, 2020
What Music Should I Listen to in a Crisis?
Mar 20, 2020
How Will Pop Music Respond to the Coronavirus?
Mar 19, 2020
The Unrelenting Space Jams of Tame Impala
Mar 08, 2020
The Death of Pop Smoke and the Future of Brooklyn Drill
Feb 28, 2020
Justin Bieber Is Back With Confessions, Personal and Musical
Feb 21, 2020
Answering Your Questions About Britney, Billie, Aaliyah and More
Feb 14, 2020
Answering Your Questions About Taylor, Mitski, Emo and More
Feb 07, 2020
When Did the Super Bowl Halftime Show Become Political?
Feb 01, 2020
The Grammys, Dissected: Out With the Old, in With the Billie, Lizzo and Tyler
Jan 28, 2020
How TikTok Is Killing the Radio Songwriter
Jan 17, 2020
In 2019, Jazz Reckoned With Old Boundaries, and Marched Past Them
Jan 11, 2020
Were These the Best Albums of the 2010s?
Dec 31, 2019
Debating the Best Albums of 2019
Dec 20, 2019
Juice WRLD and the Crisis of SoundCloud Rap-Era Fame
Dec 13, 2019
Would Prince Have Wanted His Rough Drafts Made Public?
Dec 08, 2019
Dissecting the 2020 Grammy Nominations
Nov 22, 2019
Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey: Pop Stars (and Their Fans) Clap Back
Nov 20, 2019
Can Reality Television Produce a Plausible Rap Star?
Nov 11, 2019
Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ From the Gospel Perspective
Oct 30, 2019
The Rise of DaBaby, From Memes to the Mosh Pit
Oct 19, 2019
The Highwomen, Miranda Lambert and the Women Invigorating Country Music
Oct 11, 2019
Is 100 gecs the End of Pop, or a New Beginning?
Oct 05, 2019
A New Flood of English-Spanish Pop Is Here. Is It Opportunism or Progress?
Sep 29, 2019
How Does Post Malone Sound Like Everything and Nothing?
Sep 22, 2019
Young Thug Gets His Due, But Is It Too Late?
Sep 07, 2019
What’s the Point of Album Covers in the Post-Album Era?
Aug 29, 2019
Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ the Beginning or the End of an Era?
Aug 27, 2019
A Tribute to David Berman, Who Never Hid His Truth
Aug 16, 2019
Funkmaster Flex and Tyler, the Creator’s Unlikely Buddy Comedy
Aug 02, 2019
How Many Streams Is a T-Shirt Worth? Breaking Down Chart Dilemmas.
Jul 26, 2019
The Loudness of João Gilberto, Bossa Nova’s King of Quiet
Jul 19, 2019
How Hootie & the Blowfish Inspired Both Love and Hate
Jul 08, 2019
Taylor vs. Scooter: The Pop Music Civil War of 2019
Jul 03, 2019
The Unexpectedly Deep Musical Roots of Hootie & the Blowfish
Jul 01, 2019
Why Are the Movies So Obsessed With Pop Stars?
Jun 21, 2019
Can Record Labels Be Trusted to Preserve Music History?
Jun 13, 2019
Bob Dylan’s Excellent Adventure
Jun 11, 2019
Megan Thee Stallion and Rap’s Rising Generation of Women
May 25, 2019
Are AirPods Worth the Costs?
May 20, 2019
Vampire Weekend, Indie Rock Heretics Turned Anxious Jam Band
May 13, 2019
The Return of Bikini Kill and the Long Tail of Riot Grrrl
May 05, 2019
How Gospel and Pop Learn From Each Other
Apr 30, 2019
Is Billie Eilish the Future of Pop?
Apr 19, 2019
Lil Nas X and the Long History of Country-Rap
Apr 07, 2019
Boy Bands, Now Featuring Grown Men
Mar 29, 2019
How a Viral Rap Star Rocketed From Meme to Hit
Mar 21, 2019
Can Michael Jackson’s Legacy Ever Really Be Derailed?
Mar 07, 2019
The Hip-Hop Superstar as Local Newsmaker
Mar 01, 2019
Behind the Ryan Adams Investigation
Feb 18, 2019
The 2019 Grammys Make Up for Last Year, Somewhat
Feb 12, 2019
Maggie Rogers and Sharon Van Etten Break Free From Old Expectations
Feb 01, 2019
Fyre Festival’s Post-Mortems: We’ve Still Got Questions
Jan 25, 2019
Listening to Pop Music’s Class of 2019
Jan 18, 2019
Bad Bunny Is Just Getting Started
Jan 12, 2019
The New Battles Over the Direction of Jazz
Jan 04, 2019
Your Questions About Pop Music, Answered (or Ruled Unanswerable)
Dec 27, 2018
A New Kind of Pop Star Has Arrived
Dec 21, 2018
Listening to the Best Songs of 2018
Dec 13, 2018
How the Grammy Nominations Really Made Us Feel
Dec 08, 2018
Debating the Best Albums of 2018: Janelle Monáe, Soccer Mommy and More
Dec 07, 2018
6ix9ine’s Troubled Past and Uncertain Future
Dec 01, 2018
The Gentle Return of Mariah Carey
Nov 29, 2018
Kane Brown, Pistol Annies and Country Music’s Inclusion Problem
Nov 17, 2018
Remembering Roy Hargrove, Who Brought Jazz History Into Tomorrow
Nov 09, 2018
Robyn, Pop’s Reluctant Pacesetter
Nov 02, 2018
BTS Conquered America. What’s Next for K-Pop?
Oct 26, 2018
For Those About to Rock, An Uncertain Fate
Oct 20, 2018
‘A Star Is Born’ Is Here. Let’s Discuss.
Oct 11, 2018
How Lil Wayne Became One of Hip-Hop’s Most Durable Stars
Oct 05, 2018
Should They Stay or Should They Go? Pop Stars and Retirement
Sep 28, 2018
What Makes for a Great Celebrity Profile?
Sep 20, 2018
Remembering Mac Miller, Low-Key Hip-Hop Bellwether
Sep 15, 2018
Remembering The Village Voice, Music Criticism's Crucible: Part 2
Sep 10, 2018
Remembering The Village Voice, Music Criticism's Crucible: Part 1
Sep 10, 2018
How We Arrived at Ariana Grande’s Big Moment
Aug 28, 2018
Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott, Rivals With Common Problems
Aug 21, 2018
Aretha Franklin: The Artist We Knew, and the Woman We Didn’t
Aug 17, 2018
The Shrinking Space Between Band T-Shirt and High Fashion
Aug 10, 2018
Can Guns N’ Roses, or Any Artist, Erase an Unflattering Moment?
Aug 04, 2018
Who’s in Charge of Telling Whitney Houston’s Story?
Jul 27, 2018
When Superfans Attack
Jul 21, 2018
Drake: Platinum in a Day, but Still at a Crossroads
Jul 05, 2018
Kanye West: You Asked, We Answered
Jun 27, 2018
XXXTentacion, Mourning and Morality
Jun 22, 2018
Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes, Would-Be Pop Kings
Jun 16, 2018
Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ Is Here: Let’s Discuss
Jun 06, 2018
Drake vs. Pusha-T, Unpacked
May 31, 2018
Yes, We Stuck With ‘American Idol’
May 26, 2018
Pursuing R. Kelly: The Reporter Who Never Gave Up
May 23, 2018
‘Girls’ Gone Wrong: Who Gets to Make a Gay Love Song?
May 18, 2018
Avicii: Overexposed and Underappreciated?
May 04, 2018
Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Break Boundaries
Apr 25, 2018
Pop’s Category Killers, From Live Nation to Spotify, Under the Microscope
Apr 20, 2018
Cardi B Arrives at the Top
Apr 12, 2018
Logic, XXXTentacion and Hip-Hop Morality in 2018
Apr 06, 2018
Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde, Country Traditionalists With a Twist
Mar 30, 2018
Ashlee Simpson: You Asked, We Answered
Mar 16, 2018
Was Ashlee Simpson Underappreciated? Discuss
Mar 09, 2018
Lucy Dacus, Soccer Mommy, the Breeders and the Future of Indie Rock
Mar 02, 2018
In Defense of Soundtracks. And Fergie.
Feb 24, 2018
The Complex Intersection Where Rap and the Legal System Collide
Feb 16, 2018
Justin Timberlake Down, Meek Mill Up: How Twitter Swings Public Opinion
Feb 09, 2018
Can the Grammys Be Fixed?
Jan 30, 2018
Hear What Music Will Sound Like in 2018
Jan 26, 2018
Remembering the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan
Jan 19, 2018
In Streaming, One Goliath Creates Many Davids
Jan 12, 2018
Is Today’s Jazz Finally Outrunning the Past?
Jan 05, 2018
Will Eminem Ever Change?
Dec 22, 2017
The Popcast Answers Your Burning Questions About Pop Music in 2017
Dec 18, 2017
In 2017, Pop Music Made Triumph Out of Tough Times
Dec 08, 2017
After 40 Years, U2 Is Still Huge. Why?
Dec 02, 2017
Remembering Lil Peep
Nov 22, 2017
Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Has Arrived. Let’s Discuss.
Nov 14, 2017
Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Is Almost Here. Let’s Discuss.
Nov 09, 2017
How Will Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Be Remembered?
Nov 03, 2017
What Are the Billboard Charts Really Measuring?
Oct 27, 2017
The Persistence of Pink and Kelly Clarkson, Outspoken Pop Survivors
Oct 20, 2017
Shania Twain Was Country’s Crossover Queen. What Is She Now?
Oct 13, 2017
Tom Petty, a Secret Punk on Rock’s Mount Rushmore
Oct 04, 2017
National Anthem Protests, From ‘Jazzing the Banner’ to Taking a Knee
Sep 29, 2017
Bye, Bro. In Country Music, It’s the Year of the Gentleman.
Sep 22, 2017
From Instagram to ‘Bodak Yellow,’ Cardi B Has Arrived
Sep 15, 2017
Women Dominating Rock: There’s More to the Conversation
Sep 11, 2017
The Popcast Answers Your Questions About Beyoncé, Music Videos and More
Sep 02, 2017
Is SoundCloud a Business or a Community?
Aug 25, 2017
Kesha and Taylor Swift Find New Voices
Aug 18, 2017
What Keeps Phish Fans Coming Back for More?
Aug 11, 2017
Is Arcade Fire Its Own Worst Enemy?
Aug 04, 2017
Celebrating Two of Rock’s Big Voices, Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell
Jul 28, 2017
Streaming Is Taking Over Pop, but It’s Far From Flawless
Jul 21, 2017
From Jay-Z to Prodigy, It’s Time to Talk About Hip-Hop’s Elders
Jul 14, 2017
Can K-pop Conquer America?
Jun 30, 2017
Hip-Hop’s Punk Moment Has Arrived
Jun 23, 2017
Katy Perry, Lorde and Halsey: How to Make a Pop Album in 2017
Jun 16, 2017
Why We’re Still Listening to the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’
Jun 09, 2017
Latin Pop Thrives, No Bieber Required
Jun 02, 2017
Festivals That Inspire Awe, and Festivals That Lead to Criminal Investigations
May 26, 2017
Harry Styles and John Mayer, Teardrops on Their Guitars
May 19, 2017
Paramore Returns, Headed Straight For the 1980s
May 12, 2017
Finding Feist’s Pleasure and Pain
May 05, 2017
How Lil Uzi Vert Turned Rap Into Rock and Became a Pop Star
Apr 28, 2017
A Deep Dig on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s Hip-Hop’s Values
Apr 21, 2017
How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Chainsmokers?
Apr 14, 2017
Jazz in 2017: The Music Is Thriving, Though Support Is in Peril
Apr 07, 2017
Drake Changed Hip-Hop’s Sound. Can He Change the Business?
Mar 27, 2017
How Chuck Berry Became a Rock ’n’ Roll Mastermind
Mar 22, 2017
The Billboard Charts Are Wackier Than Ever: What’s Going On?
Mar 17, 2017
The Greatest Trick Ed Sheeran Ever Pulled Was Convincing the World He’s an Underdog
Mar 10, 2017
What Future and Migos Tell Us About Atlanta’s Rap Dominance
Mar 03, 2017
What Happens When Nashville Outsiders Become Country’s Big Stars?
Feb 24, 2017
Were There Any Real Winners at the Grammys?
Feb 14, 2017
Will the Grammy Awards End With a Big Surprise?
Feb 10, 2017
Punk Rock Is Alive and Well, No Politics Required
Feb 03, 2017
The War Over ‘La La Land’: Gotta Hear Both Sides
Jan 27, 2017
The Crooner in Chief: Barack Obama’s Musical Legacy
Jan 20, 2017
Hip-Hop’s Elders and Youth Go to Battle (Again)
Jan 13, 2017
Mariah Carey and New Year’s Eve: Is the Fantasy Over?
Jan 06, 2017
10 Songs That Tell the Story of 2016
Dec 30, 2016
The Year in Jazz Music
Dec 23, 2016
Pop Music Trends in 2016
Dec 16, 2016
The Best Albums of 2016
Dec 09, 2016
For Bruno Mars and the Weeknd, the Past as Muse
Dec 02, 2016
Revisiting Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo'
Nov 25, 2016
Mourning the Greats: Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and Mose Allison
Nov 18, 2016
Popcast: Division and Unity in Pop, and Beyond
Nov 12, 2016
Popcast: A Tribe Called Quest Returns
Nov 05, 2016
Popcast: What’s Next for Kesha?
Oct 29, 2016
Popcast: Nu-Dance Rises With Help From Streaming
Oct 22, 2016
Dylancast: Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize!
Oct 15, 2016
Popcast: Tyler Glenn at the Crossroads
Oct 08, 2016
Popcast: Finding the Joy (and Humor) in Bon Iver’s Pain
Sep 30, 2016
Popcast: The Next Teen Star Machine
Sep 23, 2016
Popcast: Fall Preview
Sep 16, 2016
Popcast: The Return of New York Rap
Sep 10, 2016
Popcast: Stardom in the Age of Social Media
Sep 02, 2016
Popcast: Frank Ocean Returns
Aug 25, 2016
Popcast: Race and Hip-Hop, a Conversation
Aug 19, 2016
Popcast: Janet Jackson and the Legacy of ‘Control’
Aug 12, 2016
Popcast: A Send-Off for Ben Ratliff
Aug 05, 2016
Popcast: Gucci Mane and Atlanta Hip-Hop
Jul 29, 2016
Popcast: Dissecting the Legacy of Alan Vega and Suicide
Jul 22, 2016
Popcast: The Return of Pop-Punk and Emo
Jul 15, 2016
Popcast: J Balvin’s Reggaeton Mission
Jul 08, 2016
Popcast: Prince’s Fateful Flight and Judith Hill’s Story
Jun 24, 2016
Popcast: Techno’s Dual Identity
Jun 10, 2016
Popcast: Hip-Hop Concerts and the Police
Jun 03, 2016
Popcast: Arthur Russell
May 27, 2016
Popcast: Chance the Rapper and Drake
May 20, 2016
Popcast: Radiohead and James Blake
May 12, 2016
Popcast: Britney Spears
May 08, 2016
Popcast: Beyoncé Serves Up ‘Lemonade’
Apr 26, 2016
Popcast: Caetano Veloso
Apr 22, 2016
Popcast: Remembering Prince
Apr 22, 2016
Popcast:Country Music Agitators
Apr 16, 2016
Popcast: Jazz Artists in Exile
Apr 08, 2016
Popcast: Jazz in Museums
Mar 25, 2016
Popcast: Gwen Stefani Returns
Mar 18, 2016
Popcast: The Art and Future of Criticism
Mar 11, 2016
Popcast: Macklemore’s Aesthetic Mission
Feb 26, 2016
Popcast: Kanye West”s Unfinished Album
Feb 19, 2016
Popcast: Beyonce and Rihanna Take a Different Approach
Feb 12, 2016
Popcast: R&B’s New Identity
Jan 29, 2016
Popcast: Tropical House Movement
Jan 22, 2016
Popcast: Love, Death and David Bowie
Jan 13, 2016
Popcast: Jazz Moments of 2015
Jan 08, 2016
Popcast: Making Sense of 2015 in Music
Dec 30, 2015
Popcast: Best Songs of 2015
Dec 23, 2015
Popcast: Best Albums of 2015
Dec 18, 2015
Popcast: Joe Casey of Protomartyr
Dec 11, 2015
Popcast: Sophie and Grimes
Dec 04, 2015
Popcast: The Return of Adele
Nov 13, 2015
Popcast: Taylor Swift and Drake, Friendship vs. Partnership
Nov 06, 2015
Popcast: Joanna Newsom
Oct 30, 2015
Popcast: Justin Bieber Is Back. Thank Poo Bear.
Oct 16, 2015
Popcast: The Influence of ‘808s and Heartbreak’
Oct 09, 2015
Popcast: Janet Jackson Returns With ‘Unbreakable’
Oct 02, 2015
Lin-Manuel Miranda On How Hip-Hop Influenced Him and ‘Hamilton’
Sep 25, 2015
Popcast: Jen Shyu Explores the Unknown
Sep 18, 2015
Popcast: Jon Batiste and ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’
Sep 10, 2015
Popcast: 2015 MTV Video Music Awards
Sep 01, 2015
Popcast: The Weeknd
Aug 28, 2015
Popcast: ‘Where Are Ü Now’
Aug 25, 2015
Carly Rae Jepsen Grows Up
Aug 21, 2015
Popcast: ‘Straight Outta Compton’
Aug 14, 2015
Drake’s Bully Pulpit
Aug 07, 2015
Popcast: Titus Andronicus
Jul 31, 2015
Popcast: Prince Royce, Pitbull and Multilingual Pop Music
Jul 24, 2015
Reggae’s Summer Flirtation
Jul 17, 2015
Hip-Hop’s Silent Majority
Jul 10, 2015
Apple Music and Beats 1
Jun 26, 2015
Popcast: “Tomatoes” Giving Country Its Bite
Jun 19, 2015
Popcast: Tenement’s Bright Double Album
Jun 12, 2015
Jason Derulo Glides Across Genres
Jun 05, 2015
ASAP Rocky Returns to a Haze
May 29, 2015
Shamir’s Distinctive Voice
May 22, 2015
Joey Alexander, the Young Jazz Sensation
May 15, 2015
U2 Prepares to Go on Tour
May 08, 2015
New Albums By Zac Brown Band and Tyler Farr
May 01, 2015
Kamasi Washington and the West Coast Get Down
Apr 24, 2015
How Much Festival Is Too Much Festival?
Apr 17, 2015
The Ongoing Evolution of Charles Lloyd
Apr 10, 2015
Kendrick Lamar, Dissenting From the Mainstream as He Influences It
Mar 27, 2015
On ‘Empire’: The Show, the Music and the Calamitous Finale
Mar 20, 2015
Blurred Legal Lines
Mar 13, 2015
Madonna is Still Madonna On ‘Rebel Heart’
Mar 06, 2015
Who Is Boots?
Feb 20, 2015
Grammys Post-Mortem
Feb 10, 2015
Björk Gets Personal
Jan 30, 2015
Departed Tastemakers: ASAP Yams and Kim Fowley
Jan 23, 2015
Sleater-Kinney Returns
Jan 16, 2015
All About Meghan Trainor
Jan 09, 2015
The Year in Jazz 2014
Jan 02, 2015
The Year in Pop 2014
Dec 19, 2014
The Best Albums of 2014
Dec 12, 2014
The Pop Savvy of ‘Beyond the Lights’
Dec 05, 2014
London Calls Mary J. Blige
Nov 21, 2014
How Bobby Shmurda Danced Into the Hot 100
Nov 14, 2014
Dave Grohl’s ‘Sonic Highways’
Nov 07, 2014
Listening to Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’
Oct 27, 2014
The Myth of Scott Walker
Oct 17, 2014
Tinashe, FKA Twigs and the Semantics of R&B
Oct 10, 2014
Parsing Steve Coleman’s Genius
Sep 26, 2014
What We Talk About When We Talk About Chris Brown
Sep 19, 2014
U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’: Gift or Spam?
Sep 12, 2014
Our Vacations with Ariana Grande and Kate Bush
Sep 05, 2014
The Alchemist
Aug 08, 2014
Songs of the Summer
Aug 01, 2014