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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Where to Go From Here (10/25/20) The 200 Level with Mike Carpenter

Mike Carpenter attempts to pick up the pieces after the Illini get smoked at Wisconsin. After watching Illinois’ upcoming opponents look good in their Big Ten debuts, what can Lovie Smith do to turn the tide? 
  1. Where to Go From Here (10/25/20)
  2. Crap Randall (10/23/20)
  3. Friday Night Lights (10/21/20)
  4. Let the Games Begin (10/14/20)
  5. Unchained (10/09/20)
  6. You Down With MTE? (10/06/20)

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 48 Dexter Anodyne of Greenhouse Opera -“Brink of Summer” Champaign Is Also A Band

CW: Mentions misogyny, r*pe, abuse, assault, and people being shitty humans.Sven zooms with Dexter Anodyne, a musician in Springfield, IL.  Hear the question that Sven is glad he asked, Dexter’s favorite venue in Springfield, and her favorite non-musical things. SONG: Brink of Summer ALBUM: Weeping Venus BANDS: Greenhouse Opera FAVORITE TREAT: Sushi Photo Credit: Dexter Anodyne REFS: Synthesizer Psychedelic Music Tool [Band] Radiohead [Band] Aesthetic(s) Nirvana Heaven Björk Guðmundsdóttir [Musician] Beatles [Band] Looping Buzz Bomb Brewing Company [Venue] Vincent Sebastian [Musician] Interference [Album] Ricki Marvel [Musician] Intersectionality Intersectional Feminism Blacksheep Cafe [Venue] Dumb Records [Venue] Bermuda Triangle [Band] Twitch YouTube Facebook Influencer  Bandcamp Springfield, IL Peoria, IL Elitism Australian Shepard Lady Gaga  
  1. Episode 48 Dexter Anodyne of Greenhouse Opera -“Brink of Summer”
  2. Episode 47 Keegan Gulick of Ghoul Jr. “Loose Ends”
  3. Episode 46 Lola Honeye – “Dreams”
  4. Bonus Episode 9: “The Dissociation EP”- EPs in the time of Coronavirus – Chase from EP38
  5. Bonus Episode 8: Fever Dreams – Albums in the time of Coronavirus – Mike from EP37
  6. Episode 45 Karena Tse – “New Blue Rollerblades”

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 63: Mike Ingram, Candidate for Champaign County Recorder of Deeds I Have To Ask…With Elizabeth Hess

Episode 63: Mike Ingram, Candidate for Champaign County Recorder of Deeds by Elizabeth Hess
  1. Episode 63: Mike Ingram, Candidate for Champaign County Recorder of Deeds
  2. Episode 62: Cassandra (C.J.) Johnson, Candidate for Champaign County Treasurer
  3. Episode 61 – County Board Candidate Kellie Lee Mansfield
  4. Episode 60: Illinois House Candidate Cindy Cunningham (104th)
  5. Episode 59: President, Parkland College, Tom Ramage
  6. Episode 58: Mitchell Esslinger, Candidate for State Representative, District 102