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Top 15 Pop Music Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021

1. Popcast

Popcast

New York City, New York, US This podcast should be honoured just for dedicating two episodes to the musical prowess of Ashlee Simpson. Hosted by the New York Times’ pop critic Jon Caramanica, the ‘popcast’ is more a discussion about what is going on in the world of pop music. Past topics, Ms Simpson aside, include breaking down Taylor Swift’s Reputation and how popstars interact with social media. It’s funny and genuinely informative, while also giving listeners the chance to engage and interact. Frequency 3 episodes / month , Average Episode Length 52 min Since Aug 2014 podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas..
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2. Switched on Pop

Switched on Pop

Los Angeles, California, US A podcast about the making and meaning of popular music hosted by musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding, produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. We break down pop songs to figure out what makes a hit and what is its place in culture. We help listeners find a-ha moments in the music. Frequency 1 episode / week , Average Episode Length 34 min Since Oct 2014 switchedonpop.com/episodes
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3. Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs

Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs

New York, US Mark Blankenship and Sarah D. Bunting are journalists, friends, and music fans who love talking about pop music of all stripes. Frequency 1 episode / week , Average Episode Length 35 min Since Mar 2016 bleav.com/podcast-show/mark-..
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4. Unflopped

Unflopped

England, UK Join the Unflopped team for a fortnightly dose of pop-music banter and chart trivia. Two pop know-it-alls and one bona fide musical genius dig deep into pop music history to bring forgotten treasures glistening into the sunlight where they deserve to be. In each episode Stuart and Sean choose a flop single that they think deserved to be a hit. Judge Joe offers his expert musical analysis of each song, then, at the end of the show, delivers his ultimate verdict, declaring one of the songs officially Unflopped. Frequency 2 episodes / month , Average Episode Length 52 min Since Dec 2017 unflopped.libsyn.com
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5. Let It Roll

Let It Roll

Austin, Texas, US ‘Let it Roll’ is a podcast about the history of popular music from the 19th Century to the 21st. Let It Roll is a series of in-depth interviews with music writers like Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, Paul Trynka, Peter Doggett, Elijah Wald and more. We’re slowly but surely putting together a history of popular music in America with a focus on the social, technological and business forces that drive the culture. Frequency 2 episodes / week , Average Episode Length 58 min Since Oct 2017 letitrollpodcast.com
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6. The Chartographers

The Chartographers

Chicago, Illinois, US 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. Frequency 3 episodes / month , Average Episode Length 52 min Since May 2016 soundcloud.com/thechartograp..
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7. ArtPoppin’ Bottles

ArtPoppin' Bottles

Two Geminis, one podcast about female pop artists’ seminal albums. Hosted by Justin Gannaway and Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin. Frequency 3 episodes / quarter , Average Episode Length 118 min Since Aug 2019 anchor.fm/kaela2
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8. The Great Albums

The Great Albums

New Jersey, US Two indie rock musicians, Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson, dive into their experience of great rock and pop music and how it connects to their lives through the lens of the medium they care for most, the album. Episodes frequently include guest contributions from musicians, podcasters, and journalists and always culminate in a track by track review. Frequency 3 episodes / year , Average Episode Length 79 min Since Jan 2015 thegreatalbums.com/podcast-e..
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9. PopRocks Interviews

PopRocks Interviews

Brooklyn, New York, US Discover new up and coming artists in pop and rock music! Host Evan Bieber talks to musicians to discuss their albums, musical influences, stories from tour, and more. Frequency 1 episode / month , Average Episode Length 29 min Since Aug 2019 poprocksbk.com/podcast-1
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10. Brotherskingtalk

Brotherskingtalk

Just two guys sitting and talking about pop music from the past 80 years. Frequency 1 episode / week , Average Episode Length 26 min Since Nov 2019 anchor.fm/brotherskingtalk
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11. Pop Music For Smart People

Pop Music For Smart People

Chicago, Illinois, US Ever wondered what’s down the rabbit hole when you get to the end of pop music today?? Well follow me your host Ryan Courtney every week as I guide you through the musical wonderland me and my magical friends have created. Frequency 1 episode / week , Average Episode Length 30 min Since Jan 2021 popmusicforsmartpeople.com/p..
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12. Pop Talk

Pop Talk

Pop Talk podcast talks about trending pop music, pop artists, upcoming releases, and favorite hits, etc. Hosted by twin brothers Alex & Brad, who are musicians and fellow artists, have a deep love for pop music and having conversations about whats going on in the music world. Frequency 28 episodes / year , Average Episode Length 64 min Since Aug 2020 feeds.buzzsprout.com/1283666
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13. Pop Shield: Perspectives on Music Past and Present

Pop Shield: Perspectives on Music Past and Present

Music fanatics Gabe, Dan, and Darin (formerly of the Metafork Music Review) use your favorite artists and albums to get at bigger trends and phenomena in the world of popular music. Frequency 8 episodes / year , Average Episode Length 95 min Since Jan 2019 popshieldpod.libsyn.com
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14. Flop Stars | A Pop Music Podcast

Flop Stars | A Pop Music Podcast

Los Angeles, California, US You can’t always come out on top. And this is a podcast that celebrates that very fact. Each week hosts Billy Nilles and Greg Willis take an in-depth look into the world of pop music as only they can. Welcome to Flop Stars! Frequency 2 episodes / year , Average Episode Length 63 min Since Feb 2019 feeds.buzzsprout.com/259783
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15. Popular Music: The Podcast

Popular Music: The Podcast

A pop music podcast hosted by Analise Nelson and Omar Najam. Since Feb 2017 popmusicpodcast.libsyn.com
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