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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Orange Krushed (11/29/22) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Behind a dominant 2nd half performance and Coleman Hawkins' triple-double, Illini basketball smokes Syracuse 73-44. Mike Carpenter reacts during Illinois' onslaught, marveling at their relentless defensive effort and myriad of scoring options. Up next: the Big Ten opener at 22nd-ranked Maryland.
  1. Orange Krushed (11/29/22)
  2. Eight is Enough (11/27/22)
  3. Silver Linings (11/21/22)
  4. The Great Pivot (11/16/22)
  5. Trainwreck (11/13/22)
  6. Just Due It (11/10/22)

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 96 – Genaro Jr. – ”American Gothic” Champaign Is Also A Band

Sven zooms with Genaro Jr (He/Him) about his song "American Gothic" from his album "Pentimento," the DIY music scene, and his favorite non-musical thing. SONG: American Gothic ALBUM: Pentimento BANDS/GROUPS: UIUC Hip Hop Collective, Hidden Renaissance Collective   Favorite treat : Raspberry Lemonade
  1. Episode 96 – Genaro Jr. – ”American Gothic”
  2. Bonus Episode 23 :Doug & Ian of The Weird Meet Boyz – ”The Space”
  3. Episode 95 – Rob Arrol of Dick Justice – ”9 Outta 10”
  4. Episode 94 – Francis & Thomasin of The Joy Machine – ”Herd Immunity”
  5. Bonus Episode 22 : Emily, Camryn, & Abbey – the heartbreak album
  6. Episode 93 – Joy Yang – ”Moon Dream”

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 90: Champaign County Sheriff Dustin D. Heuerman I Have To Ask…With Elizabeth Hess

Episode 90: Champaign County Sheriff Dustin D. Heuerman by Elizabeth Hess
  1. Episode 90: Champaign County Sheriff Dustin D. Heuerman
  2. Episode 89: Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons
  3. Episode 88 – Champaign County Board Members Leah Taylor and Beth Vanichtheeranout
  4. Episode 87: Chad Beckett, Champaign County Circuit Judge Candidate
  5. Episode 86: Matt Kelly, President of Champaign County AFL-CIO
  6. Episode 84 – Jenny Lokshin and Elly Hanauer-Friedman Champaign County Board, District 4