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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556 Pieces

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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33 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.


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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot dissect De La Soul’s iconic debut 3 Feet High and Rising. They discuss the innovative sampling and rapping style, ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Poster Children have been going strong for nearly 35 years. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with co-founders Rose Marshack and Rick Valentin ...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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For more than 60 years, John Cale has continued to make exciting, challenging and culturally relevant music, including his most recent release, Mer...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Dr, Ricky Rodriguez about the cultural exchange between Latino fans and British bands in the 1980s. Plus...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with New York Times reporter Ben Sisario about the latest developments in the long and winding saga of Ticket...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with musician Chris Connelly about his new tribute to German singer Nico, best known for her work with the Ve...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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In 1992, Sinéad O’Connor was at the peak of her commercial success when she spoke out against the Pope on Saturday Night Live. After that, she enco...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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As a member of her family group The Staple Singers and as a solo artist, Mavis Staples has used her huge voice to power the Civil Rights Movement a...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 12
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As a member of her family group The Staple Singers and as a solo artist, Mavis Staples has used her huge voice to power the Civil Rights Movement a...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by their production staff to highlight new music that listeners may have missed: musical buried treasur...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2023
  • Length: 54:00