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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609 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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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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Since 2003, Numero Group has championed talented, overshadowed artists across genres by reissuing their albums with care and creativity. Hosts Jim ...

  • Added: May 18, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share favorite songs about the end of the world from artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Fishbone. They're also jo...

  • Added: May 10, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with director Mary Harron about her films American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol, Charlie Says and he...

  • Added: May 04, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis talk with the director of the documentary, Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President about how Carter chang...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Eleventh Dream Day founders Rick Rizzo and Janet Bean about the indie rock band's 40 year long career. T...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot highlight new music that listeners may have missed: musical buried treasures. They're joined by their production s...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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On the eve of a presidential election, hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis talk with the director of the new documentary, Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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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