Podcast Network

Welcome to the Champaign Showers Podcast Network. Locally-sourced music, sports, and interviews – for Champaign-Urbana, by Champaign-Urbana.

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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's time for the annual Illini football post-mortem, and sadly, this one comes before bowl season. Mike Carpenter reacts to a wild 45-43 loss to Northwestern that encapsulated the frustrations of Bret Bielema's third year. With a loss of momentum and veteran stars departing for the NFL, how can Illinois football find its way to consistency?
  1. Busted Stuff (11/27/23)
  2. Bowl or Bust (11/20/23)
  3. Hangin’ with Harry: Illinois vs. Iowa Preview (11/15/23)
  4. Illinois vs. Marquette Live Reaction (11/14/23)
  5. Toys in the Paddock (11/12/23)
  6. Hangin’ with Harry: Illinois vs. Indiana Preview (11/08/23)

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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EP118 – Mousepad – ”Fine For Now” Champaign Is Also A Band

Sven chats with Mousepad (He/Him) about his song "Fine for Now" off of the album "Right Person, Wrong Time," favorite CU venues, what collaboration could mean to the music community, and his favorite non-musical things. Cover photo by Jake Futch
  1. EP118 – Mousepad – ”Fine For Now”
  2. EP117 – Dorcus Withers – ”Mama’s Song”
  3. EP116 – ZENtheRapper – ”According To Legend (feat. Mousepad)”
  4. EP115 – Jamere XO – ”Envious”
  5. Bonus Episode 29: Wright Street EP – Manifest West
  6. EP114 – Matt & Claire – Meadowhawk – ”There and Back Again”

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 95 – Ben LeRoy I Have To Ask…With Elizabeth Hess

Episode 95 – Ben LeRoy by Elizabeth Hess
  1. Episode 95 – Ben LeRoy
  2. Episode 94 – Champaign City Council Member Matthew Gladney
  3. Episode 93 – Champaign Mayor Deb Frank Feinen
  4. Episode 92: Champaign City Council Candidate Kathy Shannon
  5. Episode 91: Mentor, Volunteer Coordinator at Champaign Centennial, Lori Rogers
  6. Episode 90: Champaign County Sheriff Dustin D. Heuerman