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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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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Weekly episodes of Sound Opinions.

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

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Special fundraising episodes and segments for stations

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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.


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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the expansive world of video game soundtracks. They chat with Los Angeles Times critic Todd Martens about ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by indie rock stalwarts Superchunk for a live performance and interview at the Goose Island Tap Room in...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Since the 1980s, producers and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have made huge hits with artists like Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Mariah Ca...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with music critic Steven Hyden about his new book on Pearl Jam. They recount the group’s quixotic attempt to ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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It’s that time of year again…spooky season! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their conversation with horror writer, director and composer J...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by singer-songwriter Kurt Vile and a roomful of fans for a live performance and interview at the Goose ...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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As often as possible, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot love to share new, exciting, under-the-radar music. This week, they’ve got a brand new batch...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Author Marissa Moss's new book "Her Country" details the challenges the country music industry puts before female artists. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and ...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Over 20 years later, Common’s album Like Water for Chocolate remains a socially conscious, hip hop masterpiece. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot re...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot welcome Pedro The Lion to the Goose Island Tap Room in Chicago for a live performance and interview. Dav...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 54:00