Sound Opinions

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Sound Opinions is a national weekly music talk radio show and podcast out of Chicago. Hosted by two long-time music critics, the show’s objective is to entertain and educate music fans through discussions about different genres, all-time great albums and new music.


In addition to conversations about music history, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview artists and industry professionals as well as recommend recent under-the-radar music they call “Buried Treasures.”


Sound Opinions is an independent production, distributed nationally by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.


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8 Pieces

These are custom promos and fundraiser audio voiced by Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. To submit a request: http://tinyurl.com/SO-promo-request

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510 Pieces

Weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.

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4 Pieces

These generic promos can air anytime throughout the week or year and highlight different elements of Sound Opinions.

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4 Pieces

Special fundraising episodes and segments for stations

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30 Pieces

One-hour specials from the weekly public radio program hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot. These are available free to all stations with current PRX memberships, even if they aren't signed up to get the show weekly. Learn how to get the show weekly at prx.org/soundopinions.

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These are 30 second promos for weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.


Pieces

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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their interview with British singer Yola, who is in the new Elvis film playing Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Plus...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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The year is more than half over, and that means it’s time to share the music we’ve loved the most the last six months. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: :00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Emmy-winning music supervisor Susan Jacobs. Over her 30 year career, she's worked with direct...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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In 1982, the Los Angeles punk rock band X put out its album Under the Big Black Sun. 40 years later, it's still great! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview British singer Yola, whose new album blurs genres and breaks her out of the country niche of her previou...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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As the leader of Galaxie 500 and Luna, Dean Wareham is an indie rock legend. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Wareham about five albums t...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are big fans of Aimee Mann’s songwriting, so they’ve asked her to choose five albums that shaped her artistic outl...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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From "Who Let The Dogs Out?" to "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", all sorts of songs ask questions. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined b...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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For the 50th anniversary of Exile on Main St., hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot do a classic album dissection of the iconic Rolling Stones record. ...

  • Added: May 25, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are big fans of Aimee Mann's songwriting so they've asked her to choose five albums that shaped her artistic outlo...

  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00