Best Pop podcasts — Pop music and news (Updated August 2017; image)
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Popcast
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New York Times music critics Jon Pareles and Jon Caramanica talk each week about the latest pop music news, the top songs, the best albums, the biggest stars — and the up and coming stars you haven't heard of yet.
 
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Pop Shop Podcast
Weekly+
 
Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor Katie Atkinson offer weekly Billboard chart breakdowns, discuss the hottest music news and cover the year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans, chart junkies and everyone in between are invited to this weekly half-hour discussion.
 
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The DJ Top 30 Countdown
Monthly+
 
The official ranking of the 30 hottest tracks on our playlist. The DJ Top 30 countdown is compiled weekly from listener requests, club and dance radio station plays around the world. The countdown airs live every Saturday evening at 8pm. Download the podcast or listen on-demand.
 
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Switched On Pop
Monthly+
 
Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.
 
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The Noise Pop Podcast
Monthly
 
The Noise Pop Podcast is a bi-monthly series showcasing noteworthy new releases from the independent and underground music scene, produced by Noise Pop: San Francisco’s favorite indie music, arts and film festival. We deliver episodes that are engaging, distinctive, and always rooted in the music we love, that we think you will too. Along with music recommendations, Host Adrian Spinelli (Paste Magazine, SF Chronicle, Fest300) interviews artists, tastemakers, and professionals from every corn ...
 
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The BackBeat
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Biweekly podcast dedicated to talking about what's happening in popular music.
 
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Tuner
Monthly
 
There's more to pop than meets the ear.
 
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Episodes – Hear Me Out
Monthly+
 
This is Hear Me Out, the podcast where Winston Noel and Alden Ford, along with a special guest each episode, explore the songs we love, no matter what literally everyone else says. We are not music officials. We are not music critics or music snobs. We are unqualified on every level to provide any cogent analysis of why a song is good or bad. All we know is, there are songs we just can’t stop loving, even though the world passed its harsh judgment on them long ago. So every episode we sit do ...
 
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The Chartographers
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"Every album: ranked." The Chartographers is your go-to pop music podcast. Founded by Evan Sawdey & Taran O'Reilly, The Chartographers invites guests to come by and rank an artists' entire album discography from worst to best. We debate, we joke, and have those music-nerd discussions you've always wanted to have, now streaming on demand. So with new episodes every Tuesday, make sure you keep on listenin' -- 'cos you know that we'll be.
 
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Hottest 100s and 1000s (mp3)
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Since 1993, the Hottest 100 has been the largest annual music poll in the world. Countless acts have graced the chart, from Dido to Depeche Mode.We're going to talk about all of them.Hottest 100s and 1000s is a Sydney-based podcast hosted by longtime friends Adam Buncher, Andrew McDonald, David James Young and Nathan Harrison. They look back at every Hottest 100; and every song that has been deemed hot enough to be a part of it over the course of 20+ years.
 
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The DJ Top 30 Countdown
 
The DJ Top 30 countdown is compiled from weekly radio station playlist reports and club plays around the world. Download the podcast from iTunes or stream it live on Google Play Music. Connect with Paul Bury at http://paulbury.com T.W.L.W.W.O.30NEW.1Felix Jaehn & Alex Aiono – Hot2Touch29NEW.1Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt – Tonight281810Alle Farben ...…
 
Darren Criss joins the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about the third annual Elsie Fest music festival, how the show is a "pop culture cabaret," how he aims to sing a surprise duet at the shindig, and his ultimate hope of booking rock gods to perform at future Elsie Fests. Plus, founding Pop Shopper Jason Lipshutz returns to co-host the show and chat ...…
 
OK guys, we're ready to start ...In what can only be described as a sprawling new episode, Evan, Taran, and special guest Ryan Donahue stage an Arcade Fire intervention, asking if everything really should be now and whether headlights in fact look like diamonds. What's their best album? Do they really live up to their own hype? Or is it just a ...…
 
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The DJ Top 30 Countdown
 
The DJ Top 30 countdown is compiled from weekly radio station playlist reports and club plays around the world. Download the podcast from iTunes or stream it live on Google Play Music. Connect with Paul Bury at http://paulbury.com T.W.L.W.W.O.30NEW.1Clean Bandit ft. Marina and the Diamonds – Disconnect29NEW.1TRAVI – Bang28NEW.1Skrillex & Poo Be ...…
 
On “Rainbow,” Kesha steps away from her old persona but keeps her former spark. In court, Taylor Swift speaks with no filter.
 
Music writer Alfred Soto joins Coming Around Again this week to talk about the 30th anniversary of New Order's singles collection 'Substance.' We discuss why the set survives as far more that just a hits compilation, and the subtle ways that New Order's brilliance has long gone underappreciated -- until recently, anyway.…
 
Bea Miller stops by to talk about her upcoming performance at the 2017 Hot 100 Festival, how she sees music in color, and how she got creative with releasing her new music because “people don’t really consume albums anymore.” Plus, the Pop Shop team previews the Hot 100 Fest and dives into chart chat about Cardi B, Kesha, Kendrick Lamar and more!…
 
Don't let it go away ... this feeling has got to stay -- and thankfully it does! We know you couldn't give up on us yabbin' about No Doubt too quickly, which is why Evan, Taran, and special guest and Chirp DJ Briavael O'Reilly talk about nothing but the good stuff: the band's worst song, Gwen Stefani's very odd solo career, and so much more. Af ...…
 
The band just completed a 13-show run in New York where it didn’t repeat any songs, and its fans are already hungering for the next residency.
 
Billboard associate editor (and boy band expert) Taylor Weatherby stops by to discuss her excellent 20th anniversary oral history of Backstreet Boys' seminal self-titled U.S. debut LP. On the podcast, Taylor discusses the process behind the oral history, and memories of BSB as a young pre-teen fan. And of course, the ultimate question has to be ...…
 
What has catapulted Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" to the top spot on the Billboard charts? Sorry, typo—to its status as the biggest song in the world? Your hosts explore the many worlds of "Despacito" in search of an answer. Featuring: Lusi Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee - Despacito Luis Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee y Justin Bieber - Despacito (Rem ...…
 
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The Noise Pop Podcast
 
This month's mix is a wave of peaking emotions, that travels across just about every ocean on the globe. 1. Big Thief - “Mythological Beauty,” 2.Twin Peaks - “Tossing Tears,” 3.Gold Class - “Get Yours,” 4. Yaeji - “Noonside,” 5.Yellow Days - “Hurt In Love,” 6. Jordan Rakei - “Sorceress,” 7. Yussef Kamaal - “Yo Chavez.”…
 
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Hottest 100s and 1000s (mp3)
 
It's time for that sweet, sweet payoff. Where DID that riff come from? Why has David been SO graphic and gross this season? What ARE Andrew's thoughts on the biggest Bush hit? WILL Adam ever be able to hear a violin? What IS Nathan up to? Is he back on the gear? Did The Prodigy give him more drugs and Dayglo?IT'S TIME FOR THE TOP TEN. IT'S TIME ...…
 
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The BackBeat
 
This week on The BackBeat, we talk about Brandy claiming Whitney Houston passed her the torch. We cover the success of Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" on the Hot 100. Next, we delve into Trina's beef with a local Miami rapper and we congratulate Cyn Santana and Joe Budden on their new baby. Also, we give a shout out to Kelly Rowland, who is in the stu ...…
 
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The DJ Top 30 Countdown
 
The DJ Top 30 countdown is compiled from weekly radio station playlist reports and club plays around the world. Download the podcast from iTunes or stream it live on Google Play Music. Connect with Paul Bury at http://paulbury.com T.W.L.W.W.O.30NEW.1Olav Basoski ft. Spyder – Waterman 201729NEW.1Conor Donaghey – I need a miracle28292Alok & Bruno ...…
 
Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Dan Wilson joins the Pop Shop Podcast to talk about his new album “Re-Covered,” working with the ‘super funny’ Adele, and cold-calling pop stars in the hopes of collaborating with them on music. Plus, we’ve got chart news updates about Arcade Fire, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and more.…
 
Don't speak, we know just what you're thinking: that you want to listen to a new episode of The Chartographers! This week, Evan, Taran, and special guest (and CHIRP DJ) Briavael O'Reilly go underneath it all for ranking the discography of No Doubt. There's a lot of push and shove going on here, but it's a lively, fun debate that feels fresh, li ...…
 
This week, Pearl Jam's iconic "Jeremy" video turned 25. Billboard senior contributor Gil Kaufman joins Coming Around Again to talk about the classic clip, and the two pieces he wrote about the video -- including one on Trevor Wilson, the then-young actor who gained brief fame playing the video's title character, who later disappeared from the s ...…
 
As the band released its most divisive album yet, it embarked on a rollout that confused its narrative even further.
 
On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast, Billboard staffers discuss Lana Del Rey's "Get Free," Mura Masa's "Love$ick" with A$AP Rocky, Arcade Fire's "Creature Comfort," Julia Michaels' "Worst of Me" and the 2017 Battle of the Boy Bands: PrettyMuch's "Would You Mind" and Why Don't We's "Why Don't We Just."…
 
Today on the show, we have a ridiculously fun conversation with John Mayer about his Search for Everything tour, continuing his journey with Dead & Company and much more. Also on the show, we dive into this week's chart chat, including a brand-new No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 from Lana Del Rey, a record-setting feat for Sam Hunt on the Hot ...…
 
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The DJ Top 30 Countdown
 
The DJ Top 30 countdown is compiled from weekly radio station playlist reports and club plays around the world. Download the podcast from iTunes or stream it live on Google Play Music. Connect with Paul Bury at http://paulbury.com T.W.L.W.W.O.30NEW.1Cedella Marley, Savi & Bankay – Could you be loved29NEW.1Alok & Bruno Martini – Never let me go2 ...…
 
A conversation about two singers in different bands who left significant musical and emotional legacies
 
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Hottest 100s and 1000s (mp3)
 
Once a season, we take a break from the countdown and talk about some songs that we wish had been voted in - be they bizarre omission or obscure person favourite. There have been a few entries in the countdown we feel haven’t earned their place; we humbly present some alternatives.SONGSModest Mouse - DramamineNas - If I Ruled the World ft. Laur ...…
 
This week, Billboard staff writer Chris Payne joins Coming Around Again to discuss the 10th anniversary of Plain White T's hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their emo-pop crossover hit "Hey There Delilah." The guys dig into the song's roots, examine what made it such a surprise smash, and wonder whether a chart-topper like it could st ...…
 
On the latest show we chat with Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke and dance duo Lost Kings about their new collaboration “Look at Us Now.” In addition, we’ve also got chart chat and news updates about Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nine Inch Nails, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Bieber and Linkin Park.
 
Outside Lands Festival's 10th Anniversary is going down from Aug 11-13 and our preview highlights some of our favorite acts on the bill. Listen in for cuts from Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Cozmo, Bomba Estéreo, Dr. Octagon, Thundercat, Hundred Waters and Kaytranada. See you at Golden Gate Park!
 
It's a wooooooooooorld premiere! Kung Fu Kenny is out there making everything alright, but now, it's up to Evan, Taran, and special guest Shannon "iRedman" White to cut through that whoop-de-whoope/blah-ze-blah and determing what truly is the greatest album from Kendrick Lamar, one of the most vital artists working today. You used to be conflic ...…
 
We got we got we got we got thoughts about the Kendrick all up in our DNA. Yes, Evan, Taran, and special guest Shannon "iRedman" Whiteman are back to go over everything K.Dot, talking about his worst song, his guest verses, his live show, and where he ranks in the infamous Top 5 MCs debate. OUR LAST SHOW JUST WENT VI-RAL!/// Our theme song for ...…
 
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The DJ Top 30 Countdown
 
The DJ Top 30 countdown is compiled from weekly radio station playlist reports and club plays around the world. Download the podcast from iTunes or stream it live on Google Play Music. Connect with Paul Bury at http://paulbury.com T.W.L.W.W.O.30NEW.1Dragonette – Body 2 Body29NEW.1Dzeko ft. Brynn Elliott – California28NEW.1Capital Cities – Swimm ...…
 
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The BackBeat
 
This week on The Backbeat, we get into Usher's herpes scandal, R. Kelly's cult, Jay Z's 444 & Tidal issues, and Justin Bieber being banned from China.Also make sure you tune into the end of the episode when we get into our songs of the moment from Meek Mill, Two Chainz, Sza, Demi Lovato, and Cardi B.…
 
'Coming Around Again' returns this week to discuss the 30th anniversary of Guns N' Roses seminal, diamond-plus-selling Appetite for Destruction debut. Calling in to talk about the album -- and debate the merits of its centerpiece track, "Paradise City" -- is Celebration Rock podcast host and cultural critic Steven Hyden, who also recently did a ...…
 
Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal: Seemingly every major streaming service has suffered through some controversy lately
 
Choose the Gurge. Choose cruises, ridiculously-long setlists and vape pens. Choose a famous rave hit from the 90s made famous by a movie starring Ewan McGregor. Choose Quentin Tarantino movies. Choose dog food. Choose blazing. Choose teenage angst. Choose flipping off your hometown. Choose music videos. Choose bald men with guitars. Choose The ...…
 
Were you waiting for this Happy Hour Minisode about the world's current favorite animated band? Well tomorrow comes today, and Evan, Taran, and special guest John Gleason Teske round out their discussion of all things Gorillaz by discussing their worst song, ranting about "Hillbilly Man", exploring their live iterations and so much more. It's c ...…
 
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The DJ Top 30 Countdown
 
The DJ Top 30 countdown is compiled from weekly radio station playlist reports and club plays around the world. Download the podcast from iTunes or stream it live on Google Play Music. Connect with Paul Bury at http://paulbury.com T.W.L.W.W.O.30NEW.1Cash Cash ft. Conor Maynard – All my love29NEW.1Martin Solveig – All stars28NEW.1Mike Candys & E ...…
 
A new album from Jay-Z, documentaries about Sean Combs and Dr. Dre, and the death of Prodigy have stirred new thinking about older artists
 
Billboard staffers talk Kesha's "Praying," Demi Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry," Zedd and Liam Payne's "Get Low," DeJ Loaf's "No Fear," Broken Social Scene's "Stay Happy," and Kweku Collins' "Aya."
 
Selena Gomez's "Bad Liar" stands out on the charts by doing things a little differently: it's a subtle, at times even awkward, summer surprise. Breaking down this pop morsel reveals it has teeth, though—and not just because it borrows a bass line from the Talking Heads' macabre "Psycho Killer." This is a fun one. Come along for the ride. Featur ...…
 
Digging into the top 20 with everything you’d want - namely, dogs. We got fights about to start, out-of-place tuning and unusual chord progression, as well as that heady political analysis of the Bush-era you know and love. Just get ready to boo when the goblin comes out - he is, as they say in the theatre, behind you.SONGS COVERED: 20. The Fau ...…
 
We’re celebrating Girl Group Week with a bevy of chart stats, surprising facts and trivia about some of the biggest girl groups of all time, including Spice Girls, TLC, The Pointer Sisters, The Supremes and Exposé. Plus, we’ve got chart news about how Calvin Harris scores his highest charting album ever on the Billboard 200, how Imagine Dragons ...…
 
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The Noise Pop Podcast
 
The Noisemakers Summer Mix is a blend of different styles currently popping off as summer is underway. The mix includes music from Kevin Morby, Japanese Breakfast, Low Hums, Wiki, Camp Cope, Palehound and Moses Sumney. While this episode was recorded in SF, it was mixed and mastered in a lakeside cabin outside of Austin, TX. Let the sunshine in!…
 
Top quarter! If you’ve had it up to here, come out past the breakers with us to chat about some definitive 90s songs. The truth is out there - probably in the park with Thai Bruce Springsteen.SONGS COVERED: 25. No Doubt - Just a Girl24. Everclear - Santa Monica23. Regurgitator - I Sucked a Lot of Cock to Get Where I Am22. Ash - Oh Yeah21. Foo F ...…
 
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The BackBeat
 
This week on The BackBeat, we get into Sza’s Ctrl Tour (which sadly we didn’t get tickets for), Jay Z’s 4:44 bonus tracks and upcoming feature for the album, delve into new music from Kesha, and talk about Sevyn Streeter releasing her highly anticipated and delayed album Girl Disrupted. We also talk about Pharrell getting in the studio to work ...…
 
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The DJ Top 30 Countdown
 
The DJ Top 30 countdown is compiled from weekly radio station playlist reports and club plays around the world. Download the podcast from iTunes or stream it live on Google Play Music. Connect with Paul Bury at http://paulbury.com T.W.L.W.W.O.30NEW.1AronChupa & Little Sis Nora – Llama in my living room29NEW.1Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Ka ...…
 
On the latest episode of the show, we have the perfect independent lady for Independence Day: the one-and-only Lady Gaga! The Mother Monster called up the Pop Shop Podcast to announce the return of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour, but we addressed so much more in our chat, including her plans so far for the upcoming 60-date Joanne World Tour -- dur ...…
 
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The Chartographers
 
We can guarantee, with certainty that this podcast will leave you feeling happy, feeling glad, it's like sunshine, in a bag. Indeed, The Chartographers return by bringing along acclaimed Chicago actor/director John Gleason Teske to rank the discography of The Gorillaz, Damon Albarn's inexplicable hip-hop-flavored cartoon side-project outside of ...…
 
Fanaticism about this Korean genre is on the rise in the United States, but it hasn’t cracked mainstream pop culture
 
There's only one thing to do when you hit the top 30: Strut. Okay, maybe you can do some more stuff. You could mope. You could go the distance. You could put on your raver pants. Hell, you can probably jerk off if you want to. Whatever makes you feel like a winner. SONGS COVERED: 30. The Fauves - Self Abuser29. Beck - Devil's Haircut28. Smashin ...…
 
Author, critic and podcaster Andrea Warner joins for a throwback episode exploring politics in Lilith Fair, harmonic anger in Alanis Morissette's iconic "You Oughta Know," and the blind spots in your host's assessment of women in rock. Featuring: •Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know Artists mentioned by Andrea Warner: SZA Ibeyi The Overcoats Lizzo…
 
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