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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Chet Airliner (05/06/21) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Chester Frazier returns to Illini basketball as an assistant coach, while Orlando Antigua and Chin Coleman head to Kentucky. Mike Carpenter reacts to the arrival and departures, reflects on the Adam Miller saga, and discusses Isaiah Williams move to wide receiver.
  1. Chet Airliner (05/06/21)
  2. Is Orlando Anti-gone? (04/27/21)
  3. Spring Game Musings (04/21/21)
  4. Five for One (04/18/21)
  5. 200th Episode Extravaganza!!! (04/13/21)
  6. When It Paynes, It Storrs (04/08/21)

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 14: "Summer Child EP" – Music in the time of Coronavirus – Melvin Knight from EP 7 Champaign Is Also A Band

Even in the middle of a pandemic, music is still happening and being recorded.  Sven zooms with former guest Melvin Knight from EP7 about his new EP: "Summer Child" – Released 6/10/2021 EP Cover Art Photo by: Jules A. Graham EP Cover Art Design by: Melvin Knight  
  1. Bonus Episode 14: "Summer Child EP" – Music in the time of Coronavirus – Melvin Knight from EP 7
  2. Episode 63 – Kevin Miller AKA DJ Belly "Don't Lie"
  3. Bonus Episode 13: Sven Gets Interviewed
  4. Bonus Episode 12: "Streetlights" – Music in the time of Coronavirus – Sarah and Taylor from EP32
  5. Episode 62 – Taran Joseph Perry of CLINICALLY ILL "Attention"
  6. Episode 61 – Justin Michael Hendrix "Cream"

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 75: James Manrique, Champaign County Voters Alliance I Have To Ask…With Elizabeth Hess

Episode 75: James Manrique, Champaign County Voters Alliance by Elizabeth Hess
  1. Episode 75: James Manrique, Champaign County Voters Alliance
  2. Episode 74: Marci Adelston-Schafer, Voting Rights Activist
  3. Episode 73: Stephen "Sven" Johnson – Champaign Is Also A Band
  4. Episode 72: Lara Orr, Urbana School Board Candidate (D3)
  5. Episode 71: Clarissa Nickerson Fourman, Champaign City Council
  6. Episode 70: Champaign City Council Candidate Justin Michael Hendrix