Music Popcast

Music Popcast

New Jazz That Agitates for Change

A conversation about strong recent debuts, and how canon and community can be in tension. Guests: Giovanni Russonello...

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The Music Lost to Coronavirus, Part 2

Remembering Fred the Godson, Adam Schlesinger and Cristina. Guests: Kurt B. Reighley; Complex's Shawn Setaro; and Ben...

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Olivia Rodrigo and ‘Drivers License’ Aren’t Going Anywhere

A conversation about the year’s first genuine pop phenomenon, and the long arc of the Disney machine. Guests:...

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Inside the Bull Market for Songwriting Rights

The emergence of Hipgnosis has helped turn the battle for catalogs into an arms race that shows no signs of slowing...

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How Zev Love X Became MF Doom

Conversations about the legacy of the beloved rap figure’s early career, which set the table for the artist he...

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How Zev Love X Became MF Doom

Conversations about the legacy of the beloved rap figure’s early career, which set the table for the artist he...

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2020 Popcast Listener Mailbag: Taylor, Dua, MGK and More

Answering your questions about the year’s biggest stars, and also some of its curious flops. Guests: Joe...

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2020 Popcast Listener Mailbag: Taylor, Dua, MGK and More

Answering your questions about the year’s biggest stars, and also some of its curious flops. Guests: Joe...

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’: Let’s Discuss

A second album written and recorded during pandemic lockdown carries the singer and songwriter further from...

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’: Let’s Discuss

A second album written and recorded during pandemic lockdown carries the singer and songwriter further from...

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The Best Albums of 2020? Let’s Discuss.

An absence of live music refocused attention on records, and work by Fiona Apple, Taylor Swift and Run the Jewels...

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The Best Albums of 2020? Let’s Discuss.

An absence of live music refocused attention on records, and work by Fiona Apple, Taylor Swift and Run the Jewels...

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The Best Albums of 2020? Let’s Discuss.

An absence of live music refocused attention on records, and work by Fiona Apple, Taylor Swift and Run the Jewels...

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Saweetie, City Girls and the Female Rapper Renaissance

Streaming, social media and the tireless work of trailblazers have helped change the hip-hop landscape.

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Saweetie, City Girls and the Female Rapper Renaissance

Streaming, social media and the tireless work of trailblazers have helped change the hip-hop landscape.

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Saweetie, City Girls and the Female Rapper Renaissance

Streaming, social media and the tireless work of trailblazers have helped change the hip-hop landscape.

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Who Will Control Britney Spears’s Future?

While her father remains the head of her estate for now, the pop star has signaled she’s ready for change....

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Who Will Control Britney Spears’s Future?

While her father remains the head of her estate for now, the pop star has signaled she’s ready for change....

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Who Will Control Britney Spears’s Future?

While her father remains the head of her estate for now, the pop star has signaled she’s ready for change....

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Ariana Grande, a Pop Star for the Post-Pop Star Age

A conversation about her unique route to the top of the charts — and what’s next. Guests: Lindsay...

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