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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 read less

Our Editor's Take

Jon Caramanica has his finger on the pulse of popular music. The New York Times is mindful of who takes care of its pop music criticism section, after all. The Popcast podcast is a pop culture extravaganza about the world of popular music. There is more to pop music than what shimmers on the surface. Who better to investigate than one of the world's foremost pop music critics?

Pop music is always evolving. New stars rise and fall every day. Established artists release new music that can change the course of their careers. Social media changed the way people discover and access new music. The velocity and volume of new releases is ever-increasing. Every pop music fanatic needs a guide to explain the latest developments. Popcast is that guide. The New York Times pop music team recaps all the industry's happenings in each podcast episode. It also embraces fascinating questions of nostalgia and influence.

Jon Caramanica is a fantastic host, filling the show with enthusiasm and knowledge. Popcast is a podcast that talks about anything and everything pop music. It doesn't matter where it comes from. It could be the radio, TikTok, or wherever else. This is a deep dive into pop culture with an expert at the controls.

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