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.

Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify / Podbean

Follow: Twitter / Facebook

Spring Game Musings (04/21/21) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Mike Carpenter discusses the Illini spring game, including the QB battle between Brandon Peters and Isaiah Williams, and does a far-too-early breakdown of the 2021 schedule. Then, he discusses no-shows by Adam Miller and Orlando Antigua (and a surprising appearance by EJ Liddell).
  1. Spring Game Musings (04/21/21)
  2. Five for One (04/18/21)
  3. 200th Episode Extravaganza!!! (04/13/21)
  4. When It Paynes, It Storrs (04/08/21)
  5. Portal Kombat (04/06/21)
  6. It's Adam Shame (04/01/21)

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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Bonus Episode 11: "Living Room" – Music in the time of Coronavirus – Kenna from EP13 Champaign Is Also A Band

CW: mental health and dying Even in the middle of a pandemic, music is still happening and being recorded.  Sven zooms with former guest Kenna Mae from EP13 about their new Sweetmelk EP: "Living Room" Check out now and buy yourself a copy and check out the Sweetmelk SWEATSHIRTS! Or as I like to call them SWEETSHIRTS!
  1. Bonus Episode 11: "Living Room" – Music in the time of Coronavirus – Kenna from EP13
  2. Election Special: Justin Michael Hendrix (EP61 Excerpt)
  3. Episode 59 – Kyle Lang of Special Death "Remember"
  4. Episode 58 Cara Maurizi of Linea Crux "Twist and Turn"
  5. Episode 57 Jarrel Young "Doin' To Me"
  6. Episode 56 Blair aka lovenloops – "Black Girl Levitation"

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 71: Stephen "Sven" Johnson – Champaign Is Also A Band I Have To Ask…With Elizabeth Hess

Episode 71: Stephen "Sven" Johnson – Champaign Is Also A Band by Elizabeth Hess
  1. Episode 71: Stephen "Sven" Johnson – Champaign Is Also A Band
  2. Episode 72: Lara Orr, Urbana School Board Candidate (D3)
  3. Episode 71: Clarissa Nickerson Fourman, Champaign City Council
  4. Episode 70: Champaign City Council Candidate Justin Michael Hendrix
  5. Episode 69: Andy Quarnstrom, Township Supervisor, City of Champaign Township
  6. Episode 68: Chaundra Bishop, Urbana City Council Candidate