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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It Was a Good Day (10/25/21) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Mike Carpenter recaps a Saturday for the books, as Illinois football pulled off an upset at #7 Penn State and the basketball team welcomed fans back to the State Farm Center. He discusses the importance of Bielema's team getting a signature win in his first year, along with the possibility of making a bowl game. Also, the basketball team impresses with their depth, length and athleticism.
  1. It Was a Good Day (10/25/21)
  2. Extremely Happy Valley (10/23/21)
  3. Much Ado About Nothing (10/20/21)
  4. It‘s Basketball Season! (10/18//21)
  5. Just Plain Bad . . . ger (10/11/21)
  6. Revenge of the Berts (10/06/21)

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 72 – Sunny Ture – ”Vacation” Champaign Is Also A Band

Sven meets up with Sunny Ture in his Temple Studio to talk about his song "Vacation" off of the album "Hotline," the therapy that comes from creating, how the Push(soul) Collective began, and his favorite non-musical thing(s).  SONG: Vacation ALBUM: Hotline (Sunny Ture & Solomon Grunge) Released 4/15/21 BANDS: Push(soul) Hip Hop Collective, Colabs with Kelvah, Kivon Redd Favorite Treat: Grippos, Bannana, Strawberry, Greek yogurt Smoothie Photo Credit:  photo by Kivon Redd of Push(soul)
  1. Episode 72 – Sunny Ture – ”Vacation”
  2. Bonus Episode 16: CU Jazz Fest
  3. Episode 71 – Vincent Aguilar – Emma Lee
  4. Bonus Episode 15: The Rose Bowl Tavern
  5. Episode 70 – DadaVeda – We Don‘t Need No Corporations, Do We?
  6. Episode 22 – Angie Heaton (Unabridged) – ”It‘s Easier When You‘re Here”

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 78: Steve Summers, Candidate for Champaign County Executive I Have To Ask…With Elizabeth Hess

Episode 78: Steve Summers, Candidate for Champaign County Executive by Elizabeth Hess
  1. Episode 78: Steve Summers, Candidate for Champaign County Executive
  2. Episode 77 – 13th Congressional District Candidate David Palmer
  3. Episode 76: Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Ben Dyer
  4. Episode 75: James Manrique, Champaign County Voters Alliance
  5. Episode 74: Marci Adelston-Schafer, Voting Rights Activist
  6. Episode 73: Stephen "Sven" Johnson – Champaign Is Also A Band