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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.

Customer Reviews


Great podcast, even if it is just a bunch of white middle aged dudes talking about how much they love Taylor Swift and hip hop (and country and jazz).


I can't believe I have just discovered this. I've listened to just about every episode in a month!
Such great insight. Credible and relatable.
If I could have dreamed up a podcast, this would be it.

Top two best podcasts

I absolutely love the NYT Popcast. It’s the only place you can find this level of analysis of this broad a range of genres, covering so much of popular music from hip hop and pop to country and emo. I find Jon Caramanica a charming and charismatic host and the guests are a really good, often female (yay!) mix of writers from the New York Times and elsewhere. I’ve learnt so much from listening and have devoured the archive. I even listen to episodes where I don’t actually like the band or genre they discuss.

FYI my joint first other favourite is In Our Time, which covers lots of topics in great detail and is a similar sort of pleasure for me: expert but entertaining discussion on a wise range of topics. Would listen to a Bragg/Caramanica crossover podcast.

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  • Category: Music
  • Language: English

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