The Beatles Get Back, Astroworld & Concert Safety


This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Sound Opinions collaborator Althea Legaspi about the tragedy at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival. They discuss the dire need for consistent safety measures at shows and times they felt unsafe in live music environments. The hosts also hear some desert island jukebox selections from guests and feedback from listeners. 

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A Review of The Beatles Documentary, Get Back


Jim and Greg review the Beatles docuseries “Get Back,” an 8-hour labor of love from director Peter Jackson.

The Astroworld Tragedy and Concert Safety


The guys talk with Rolling Stone senior writer Althea Legaspi about the tragedy at the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston that claimed ten lives. They weigh who is responsible, the local officials, concert promoters, artists, or audience members?

Guest Desert Island Jukebox

Musicians and writers share the song they would want with them on a desert island. Jimmy Jam, Yola, and Tamar Aphek are among the guests featured.

Listener Segment


Messages from listeners in response to recent episodes are played.

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