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

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Secrets of a Successful Season (08/18/22) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Mike Carpenter returns with a live podcast which asks the question: what would qualify as a successful 2022 Illini football season? Likewise, what would be considered a failure? He checks out the latest projected depth chart from Illini Inquirer, and also discusses the mammoth TV deal inked by the Big Ten Conference.
  1. Secrets of a Successful Season (08/18/22)
  2. Don’t Stop Bielemin’ (08/15/22)
  3. Mayer of Campustown (05/28/22)
  4. The Portal Giveth (05/01/22)
  5. Kofi Proburn (04/20/22)
  6. Skyy’s the Commit (04/07/22)

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 90 – Larry Gates of Curb Service – ”Take It From Me” Champaign Is Also A Band

Sven sits down with Larry Gates II (He/Him) to talk about his song "Take It From Me," what the CU music scene needs, and his favorite non-musical thing. SONG: Take It From Me ALBUM: Single BANDS: Worm/Starlight & Yuk. The Goody Patch, Satiiva, Lorenzo Goetz, The Jezebelly, Curb Service. DJ LEGTWO Favorite treat:  Sparkling water and a pear  
  1. Episode 90 – Larry Gates of Curb Service – ”Take It From Me”
  2. Bonus Episode 20 : Ayla McDonald – Folk Jam Circle
  3. Episode 89 – Cade Whitt – ” Uncertainly Certain (Take Caution)”
  4. Episode 88 – Harsh – ”The Truth”
  5. Bonus Episode 19: Kyle Fleming from Fleming Music Therapy
  6. Episode 87 Briar Schlenker of the Briar Schlenker Trio – ”electrophorus”

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 84 – Jenny Lokshin and Elly Hanauer-Friedman Champaign County Board, District 4 I Have To Ask…With Elizabeth Hess

Episode 84 – Jenny Lokshin and Elly Hanauer-Friedman Champaign County Board, District 4 by Elizabeth Hess
  1. Episode 84 – Jenny Lokshin and Elly Hanauer-Friedman Champaign County Board, District 4
  2. Episode 82: CUrbanism, Adani Sanchez and Kathy Shannon
  3. Episode 81: Ann Prisland, League of Women Voters of Champaign County
  4. Episode 80 – Ray Long, Investigative Reporter, Chicago Tribune
  5. Episode 79: Champaign County Board Member Jenny Lokshin
  6. Episode 78: Steve Summers, Candidate for Champaign County Executive