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The World's only radio rock talk show. Listen Mondays at  6 p.m. 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. To learn more and listen to past shows, click here.

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Wisdom In Hindsight.

Guy Raz reflects on seven years of wisdom gained through hosting the TED Radio Hour, in a conversation with the new host Manoush Zomorodi.

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Wisdom In Hindsight.

About Indre Viskontas' TED Talk

How do you decide between two different life passions? After years of struggling to choose, neuroscientist and operatic soprano Indre Viskontas learned that science and opera can inform the other.

About Indre Viskontas

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Wisdom In Hindsight.

About Curtis Carroll's TED Talk

When Curtis Carroll was sentenced to life in prison, he decided to teach himself the ins and outs of the stock market. Today, he advocates for teaching others the importance of financial literacy.

About Curtis Carroll

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Accessing Better Health.

About Rachel Wurzman's TED Talk

Circumstances like who we are and where we live can impact our health. But Rachel Wurzman says another critical factor is loneliness. She studies the connection between isolation and opioid addiction.

About Rachel Wurzman

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Accessing Better Health.

About Michael Hendryx's TED Talk

For over a decade, Michael Hendryx's research has shown mountaintop removal is connected to cancer and other diseases in nearby towns. He says awareness is key for changing policy around the practice.

About Michael Hendryx

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Accessing Better Health.

About Mary Bassett's TED Talk

How does race affect the medical attention you receive, your baby's chances of living, and your life expectancy? Mary Bassett says structural racism can impact every aspect of health.

About Mary Bassett

Dessa: How Can You Fall Out Of Love?

Nov 22, 2019

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode In & Out Of Love.

About Dessa's TED Talk

For years, musician Dessa tried to get over a toxic relationship. But she couldn't figure out how — until she tried something unconventional: using neuroscience to dull her feelings for her ex.

About Dessa

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode In & Out Of Love.

About Helen Fisher's TED Talk

Helen Fisher says love is a biological drive and a survival mechanism. She discusses the science of love and how much control we have over who we love, how we love, and whether that love lasts.

About Helen Fisher

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode In & Out Of Love.

About Katie Hood's TED Talk

Unhealthy relationships don't start out unhealthy. But Katie Hood says you have to pay attention to some critical signs at that early stage, and learn the skills for healthy love.

About Katie Hood

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Risk.

About Dylan Evan's TED Talk

Dylan Evans spent years studying pro gamblers and found that the savviest risk-takers are better at calculating probability. He says we can make better decisions by learning from expert gamblers.

About Dylan Evans

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