PopcastAuthor: The New York Times
15 Aug 2018

Popcast

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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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    The Shrinking Space Between Band T-Shirt and High Fashion

    Merch has become a crucial part of a musician’s rise. Here’s how it’s evolved. Guests: Procell's Brian Procell; The Cut's Emilia Petrarca; and Grailed's Lawrence Schlossman.


  • Posted on 11 Aug 2018

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    Can Guns N’ Roses, or Any Artist, Erase an Unflattering Moment?

    What happens when a band wipes a stain from its historical record? Or when physical albums vanish, replaced by different digital versions? Guests: Mark Richardson; Rolling Stone's Christopher R. Weingarten; and The New York Times's Caryn Ganz.


  • Posted on 04 Aug 2018

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    Who’s in Charge of Telling Whitney Houston’s Story?

    Two documentaries have attempted to unpack the life of one of pop’s transformative figures, whose complex legacy is still riddled with questions. Guests: Naima Cochrane; Jezebel's Rich Juzwiak; Alan Light; and The Times's Joe Coscarelli.


  • Posted on 27 Jul 2018

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    When Superfans Attack

    A writer critiqued Nicki Minaj online; the rapper’s fans responded in force. How does celebrity fandom become a vicious tool online, and what’s behind stan culture? Guests: iOneDigital's Janeé Bolden; Who? Weekly's Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber; The New York Times's Joe Coscarelli and Caryn Ganz.


  • Posted on 21 Jul 2018

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    Drake: Platinum in a Day, but Still at a Crossroads

    With his new double album, “Scorpion,” the rapper and singer is grappling with brand maintenance. Is he innovating, and where can he go next? Guests: The New York Times's Joe Coscarelli and Reggie Ugwu; Sheldon Pearce; and Jasmine Sanders.


  • Posted on 05 Jul 2018

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