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Sound Opinions

Saturdays 6-7pm
  • Hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot

Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions-the world's only rock and roll talk show.

Based in Chicago, Sound Opinions is hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, two of the finest and best-recognized pop music writers in the nation. For over a decade they were dedicated competitors at Chicago's two daily newspapers-Jim at the Chicago Sun-Times and Greg at the Chicago Tribune. Today, Jim writes about music for WBEZ.org and teaches criticism at Columbia College. 

Every week, Sound Opinions fires up smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from indie rock to classic rock, hip hop to R&B, and every genre under the sun.

Sound Opinions' consistently informed, engaging, and controversial dialogue makes it a unique and essential source for the top stories, albums, and trends in music. This is cutting-edge criticism and journalism presented in the great tradition of Siskel and Ebert. The discussion is as indispensible to the hardcore music fan as it is to the casual music fan who feels out of touch. 

Sound Opinions is a direct result of the experience and credibility of its creators. Jim and Greg are both critically acclaimed authors who also write for some of the nation's most prestigious rock magazines, including Rolling Stone, Spin, and Vibe.

Ways to Connect

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Next Frontier.

About Lucianne Walkowicz's TED Talk

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About Lucianne Walkowicz

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About Lisa Nip's TED Talk

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About Lisa Nip

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Next Frontier.

About Stephen Petranek's TED Talk

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About Stephen Petranek

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Next Frontier.

About James Green's TED Talk

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About James Green

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Circular.

About David Katz's TED Talk

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About David Katz

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Circular.

About Jessi Arrington's TED Talk

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About Jessi Arrington

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Circular.

About Kate Orff's TED Talk

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About Kate Orff

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Where Joy Hides.

About Simone Giertz's TED Talk

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About James Bridle

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Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Where Joy Hides.

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About Meklit Hadero

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Where Joy Hides.

About David Baron's TED Talk

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About David Baron

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