Podcast Network

Welcome to the Champaign Showers Podcast Network. Locally-sourced music, sports, and interviews – for Champaign-Urbana, by Champaign-Urbana.

More shows coming soon 😉


The 200 Level

The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter is a weekly podcast focusing on Fighting Illini basketball and football.

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He's Baaack! (07/16/21) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Kofi Cockburn is coming back to Illinois for his junior season, capping off a roller coaster of an offseason for Brad Underwood's program. Mike Carpenter reacts to the huge news, lofty expectations for the 2022 team, and how this bodes well for future recruiting in the NIL era.
  1. He's Baaack! (07/16/21)
  2. Chet Airliner (05/06/21)
  3. Is Orlando Anti-gone? (04/27/21)
  4. Spring Game Musings (04/21/21)
  5. Five for One (04/18/21)
  6. 200th Episode Extravaganza!!! (04/13/21)

Champaign Is Also A Band

Sven interviews different C-U musicians (past or present) each episode to talk about a favorite song they’ve written, the CU music scene, and their favorite non-musical thing.

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Episode 66 – Cameron of Extremely Mundane – "I Can't Take More Of It" Champaign Is Also A Band

Sven sits down with Cameron of Extremely Mundane to talk about her song "I Can't Take More of It," great things that make a good scene, and her favorite non-musical thing. SONG: i can’t take more of it ALBUM: Single BANDS: Extremely Mundane Favorite Treat: Fresh fruit (berries, pineapple, etc…) Photo Credit:  Patrick Feltes
  1. Episode 66 – Cameron of Extremely Mundane – "I Can't Take More Of It"
  2. Episode 65 Haki Shabazz of Haki N 'M – Caffeine & Green
  3. Episode 64 – Luke Bergkoetter – Part 2 the Excerpts
  4. Episode 64 Luke Bergkoetter of Overacheiver – "Heads UP!"
  5. Bonus Episode 14: "Summer Child EP" – Music in the time of Coronavirus – Melvin Knight from EP 7
  6. Episode 63 – Kevin Miller AKA DJ Belly "Don't Lie"

I Have To Ask…

Elizabeth Hess has a one-on-one sitdown with important Champaign-Urbana figures, from activists to elected officials.

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Episode 76: Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Ben Dyer I Have To Ask…With Elizabeth Hess

Episode 76: Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Ben Dyer by Elizabeth Hess
  1. Episode 76: Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Ben Dyer
  2. Episode 75: James Manrique, Champaign County Voters Alliance
  3. Episode 74: Marci Adelston-Schafer, Voting Rights Activist
  4. Episode 73: Stephen "Sven" Johnson – Champaign Is Also A Band
  5. Episode 72: Lara Orr, Urbana School Board Candidate (D3)
  6. Episode 71: Clarissa Nickerson Fourman, Champaign City Council