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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36 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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Brian Koppelman makes his living as the showrunner, co-creator and writer for the Showtime series Billions. Jim and Greg revisit their conversation...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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What's more inspiring than the start of a new day? Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs inspired by the morning. The hosts a...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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In early ‘80s California, a new kind of music was brewing that blended the psychedelic sounds of the '60s with the modern day post-punk ethos. This...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about work in honor of Labor Day. They also review the new album from Big Freed...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with journalist and author Lior Phillips about the rich and vibrant popular music of South Africa.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some new music that’s flying underneath the mainstream radar - buried treasures! They’ll also hea...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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In the largely white landscape of ‘80s and ‘90s rock, Living Colour stood out with their electrifying riffs, genre blending sound and political lyr...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot bid farewell to the late singer, songwriter and activist Sinéad O’Connor, who recently died at age ...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot bid farewell to the late singer, songwriter and activist Sinéad O’Connor, who recently died at age 56. Jim and Gre...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot interview author Mark Guarino about his new book, "Country and Midwestern," which details Chicago's role in the de...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2023
  • Length: 54:00