Woodstock ‘99 & Guests’ Desert Island Jukebox Picks


This week, we hear what songs some of our past guests like Todd Rundgren and Tune-Yards would want with them on a desert island. Plus hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with music journalist Steven Hyden about the new documentary "Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage." 

Download Subscribe via iTunes

Take our survey! Ends July 31st!

Join our Facebook Group

Become a member on Patreon

Sign up for our newsletter

Make a donation via PayPal

Record a Voice Memo

The Horrors of Woodstock ‘99


Photo by Catherine Lash

Jim and Greg talk with writer and podcaster Steven Hyden about Woodstock ‘99 and the new HBO documentary on it. They talk about the sociological and economic reasons that the festival ended in riots, fires, and sexual assault instead of peace, love, and music.

Guest Desert Island


Past guests on the show share one song they can’t live without that they'd want with them if they were stranded on a desert island. Guests include Todd Rundgren, Nancy Wilson, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards and comedian Chris Gethard.

  • Todd Rundgren: "What the World Needs Now is Love" by Burt Bacharach
  • Nancy Wilson: The White Album by The Beatles
  • Pino Palladino: "(I’m A) Road Runner" by Jr. Walker & The All Stars
  • Tune-Yards: "Vida" by Batuk
  • Chris Gethard: "Pulp" by Spowder

Dear Listeners,

For more than 15 years, Sound Opinions was a production of WBEZ, Chicago's public radio station. Now that the show is independent, we're inviting you to join the band and lend a hand! We need your support more than ever because now we have to do all the behind-the-scenes work that WBEZ handled before (like buying insurance and paying for podcast hosting, ugh). Plus, we have some exciting ideas we'd like to try now that there's no one to tell us no!