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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What Now? (01/18/21) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

After a disappointing week, Mike Carpenter tries to pick up the pieces with Illini basketball. What will it take to turn things around? How much of these issues start at the top with Brad Underwood? Oh, and some good news – past Illini teams that have overcome rough starts to Big Ten play.
  1. What Now? (01/18/21)
  2. Too Liddell, Too Late (01/16/21)
  3. Ask Carp Anything #2 (01/14/21)
  4. Husker D'oh! (01/12/21)
  5. Terrapain (01/10/21)
  6. Whoa (01/07/21)

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 53 Michael Skibski – “I'll Stay With You” Champaign Is Also A Band

In this episode Sven zooms with Mike Skibski, Vice President of Music for the Masses UIUC. We talk about his song "I'll Stay With You," Music for the Masses, and planning for the future. SONG: I’ll Stay With You [Spotify Link] ALBUM: I’ll Stay With You BANDS: Solo Favorite Treat: Blueberry Acai Green Tea and Dark Chocolate Hershey's Kisses Photo Credit: Jackson Skibski Refs Music For the Masses UIUC Ukelele Tremolo Metaphor Shotgun Microphones [Video] Vance Joy RSO [Registered Student Organization] UIUC Union The Canopy Club Introversion Singer-songwriter Midwest Emo [Genre] Math Rock [Genre] String Harmonics Tapping Bottom Bracket [Band] Rat King Records [Label] Information Systems Entrepreneurship        
  1. Episode 53 Michael Skibski – “I'll Stay With You”
  2. Episode 52 Elena& Travis of Soft and Dumb – "Tony, Please"
  3. Episode 51 AMS. The Nerd King – Part 2
  4. Episode 51 AMS – “Sisyphus”
  5. Episode 50 Em Baker of Plike -”Sanity Meter”
  6. Bonus Episode 10: “WWLD (What Would Love Do) EP”- EPs in the time of Coronavirus – Kelsey from EP6

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 67: Champaign City Councilwoman Clarissa Nickerson Fourman I Have To Ask…With Elizabeth Hess

Episode 67: Champaign City Councilwoman Clarissa Nickerson Fourman by Elizabeth Hess
  1. Episode 67: Champaign City Councilwoman Clarissa Nickerson Fourman
  2. Episode 66: Precinct Committeeperson Shawna Martell
  3. Episode 65: Champaign County Board Member Jordan Humphrey
  4. Episode 64: Champaign County Board Chair Kyle Patterson
  5. Episode 63: Mike Ingram, Candidate for Champaign County Recorder of Deeds
  6. Episode 62: Cassandra (C.J.) Johnson, Candidate for Champaign County Treasurer