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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 pop music criticism, trends and news.

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Title: Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey: Pop Stars (and Their Fans) Clap Back

Dissecting the 2020 Grammy Nominations

November 22nd, 2019

Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead the way. But has the Recording Academy’s relationship to pop changed? Guests: The full New York Times pop music… Go to Episode

Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey: Pop Stars (and Their Fans) Clap Back

November 20th, 2019

Are artists responsible when their fan armies can be weaponized? Guests: Joe Coscarelli and Lindsay Zoladz. Go to Episode

Can Reality Television Produce a Plausible Rap Star?

November 11th, 2019

Netflix’s “Rhythm + Flow” is the most recent example of the reality-TV business trying to get into the hip-hop business. Guests: Complex's Frazier… Go to Episode

Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ From the Gospel Perspective

October 30th, 2019

Gospel music insiders on the rapper’s turn to religious music and how his album relates to contemporary holy hip-hop. Guests: Root's Hasan James… Go to Episode