Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President & Hanif Abdurraquib

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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 President about how Carter changed the way politicians interact with musicians. Plus, poet and music critic Hanif Abdurraqib talks about hosting the new season of the Lost Notes podcast on 1980.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Letter To You

Throughout the history of Sound Opinions, Jim and Greg have firmly disagreed on the music of Bruce Springsteen, and the singer’s latest, Letter to You, is no exception. Listen to hear what they thought about Springsteen and the E Street Band’s new record.

Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

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The new documentary Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President chronicles President Jimmy Carter’s close relationships and mutual admiration for rock stars ranging from Gregg Allman to Bob Dylan. Jim and Greg talk to director Mary Wharton all about it.

Hanif Aburraqib on the Music of 1980

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Jim and Greg talk with the host of season 3 of KCRW’s Lost Notes podcast, poet and writer Hanif Abdurraqib. Hanif chose to tell the story of music in the year 1980, and they discuss Grace Jones, Darby Crash of The Germs and more.

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