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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.


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4 out of 5 stars from 1.5k ratings
  • Those who can, do. Those who can’t critique

    Listened only to one so far the one one Harry Styles and I learned a big lesson. The only thing worse then reading a review of music id listening to a podcast on it. Yawn.

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    United States25 days ago
  • Tragically hilarious

    This host sounds like Seth Rogen, but is somehow more annoying and even less funny.

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  • Closed minded and smug host and guests

    Please don’t talk down to your listeners. It’s incredibly annoying.

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    United States3 months ago
  • Practice and vet

    I love my NYTimes podcasts, tried this one again and I just could not get through anymore. I agree with comments about the male host. The production is good though. The most recent podcast, as of today, was without the regular host and instead, two female hosts (great!) But, good god, the gentleman guest should have been reminded to refrain from saying “like” as a place filler, and “ya know, like” constantly. Follow the female hosts’ lead! Slow down. Stop and think about what is being said or... more

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    United States3 months ago
  • Jon Caramonica is insufferable

    Very smug, limited in his topics of interest, eager to interrupt everyone, and just annoying. Would love to see other critics at the NYT take over his chair.

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    United States3 months ago

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