Central Michigan Life Podcasts

Central Michigan Life


From news (Past Deadline) to sports (Maroon & Bold) and music (Soundcheck), Central Michigan Life podcasts have it all! Keep an ear out for new episodes weekly.

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1001 episodes

Kreepy Kulture E9: Horror Legacy

On the final episode of Kreepy Kulture, Tyler and Stephanie look back on the season and their favorite moments. They discuss subjects outside of the previous episodes and what the podcast has meant to them. You won't want to miss it!

May 06
Pass the Mike E4: A Chat with Dave Mead

On the final episode of Pass the Mike, Michael is joined by Dave Mead, a musician and songwriter for his band, to talk about his time in the music industry and the passion he has for the medium. As Pass the Mike closes off for the semester, we recommend checking out past episodes of the series!

May 04
Raving Geeks: Arkham Finale

On the season finale of Raving Geeks: the geeks discuss their predictions of the sequel to The Batman, the hit Batman movie featuring Robert Pattinson as the titular character. As always, stay geeky and have a great week-y! As the geeks say goodbye for the semester, we recommend that you check out past episodes of Raving Geeks and CM-Life Podcasts.

1h 8m
May 02
Level Up Chips: Upcoming 2022 games to look forward to!

On the season finale of Level Up Chips, join Max and Mike as they talk about the upcoming games of 2022. While there may not be a lot announced from September to December, the summer time is looking heavy in terms of RPGs, multiplayer games, and more!

Apr 26
Raving Geeks: The Marvel Edition

On this week's edition of Raving Geeks, the Geeks get into predictions for what's to come in the Disney Plus show, Moon Knight. Next, they discuss and analyze what is happening in the new Thor: Love and Thunder trailer.

1h 10m
Apr 25
Kreepy Kulture Episode 8: True Crime

Join Tyler and Stephanie as they talk about modern society's obsession with true crime. Learn about crimes that inspired some of our favorite horror films and the shows that capture true crime stories across the world.

Apr 22
Every Day is Earth Day S2 E3: So what now? An introduction to sustainability at CMU

After learning about civic engagement and media literacy, guest host Teresa Homsi is joined by her colleague Eric Urbaniak to talk about sustainability at CMU. In this final episode, the pair discuss opportunities and infrastructure that students can engage with to make an impact on campus and beyond. Urbaniak and Homsi also stress the importance of community-based sustainability.

Apr 21
Every Day is Earth Day S2 E2: Who's right? A guide to avoiding misinformation

In order to develop solutions to environmental issues, we need to be on the same page and supported by credible, fact-based information. But how do we know what a fact is, what is real and how do we navigate the mess of misinformation? Join guest host Teresa Homsi and professor Troy Hicks as they discuss media literacy - what it is and why it’s important. Hicks is a professor of English and Education at CMU who works with K-12 teachers on implementing media literacy curriculum into their classrooms.

Apr 20
Every Day is Earth Day S2 E1: Civic Engagement, Collective Action and Sustainability

In this first episode of “Every Day is Earth Day,” guest host Teresa Homsi is joined by Maddie Thomas to discuss civic engagement, a broad but imperative concept in implementing sustainable solutions. Thomas is the student coordinator for Central Civics, a program run out of the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center that works to develop civic skills and promote active citizenship. “Every Day is Earth Day” is a special mini-series that celebrates the spirit of Earth Day with a focus on action through civic engagement, media literacy and opportunities at CMU. This is the podcast’s second-year run with Teresa Homsi, a campus sustainability coordinator with Central Sustainability and Facilities Management

Apr 19
Raving Geeks 2: Electric Boogaloo

On this week’s episode of Raving Geeks, the Geeks talk about all the fantastic, confusing, and down-right crazy titles that you see for different media. From Ghostbusters to Pokemon Masters: EX, it’s a podcast you won’t want to miss!

Apr 18
Pass the Mike E3: Reflections from a former punk-rocker

On this week's episode of Pass the Mike, Michael is joined by Dr. Joel Lewis, a CMU alumnus who was in the Mount Pleasant punk scene from the early 90's to the late 2000's. From raiding stages to getting a little bare-skinned during performances, you don't want to miss the crazy stories that Lewis has to offer!

1h 16m
Apr 13
Raving Geeks: The Video Game-Movie Adaptation

On this week's episode of Raving Geeks, the Geeks are joined by Level Up Chips host, Michael Gonzalez, as they talk about the many different video game movie adaptations throughout the years. They even discuss the many movie-to-video-game adaptations. From Sonic the Hedgehog to Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, it's an episode you don't want to miss!

1h 11m
Apr 11
Kreepy Kulture E7: A24 Horror Films

On this episode of Kreepy Kulture, Tyler and Stephanie discuss A24's scariest horror films and why they spark our darkest fears.

Apr 08
Diverse Voices EP12: The Asian American Experience

On this episode of diverse voices Host Mia Sikkema and Vice President of Central Michigan University's Organization of Asian Leaders, Gabby Hugo, celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month and discuss a wide variety of topics important to the Asian American experience.

Apr 08
Pass the Mike E2: Henry and the ETV

Join host Michael Piwowarski and guest band Henry and the ETV as they talk about their latest album, tours, and Spotify! This episode also includes the song Breakin Out from the band's latest album, Roasty Toasty.

Apr 06
Maroon and Bold: Talking transfers

On this week's Maroon and Bold, sports editor Christian Booher welcomes on reporters Ryan Colores and Sean Chase to talk what's going on in CMU athletics. Ryan dishes on baseball's sweep of Ohio, while Sean talks about the impact of Molly Davis transferring from CMU. All that and more on this week's Maroon and Bold.

Apr 05
Past Deadline: A conversation with Melissa Isacc of the Michigan Department of Education

On this episode of Past Deadline, University News Editor and guest host Aurora Rae has a conversation with Melissa Isaac. She serves as Gizhwaasod: Protector of the Young at the Michigan Department of Education. Isaac discusses her time with First Lady Jill Biden at the State of the Union on March 1st and how she is supporting the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe from her position at the MDE.

1h 2m
Apr 01
Pass the Mike E1: Riot Course

On the all-new limited series podcast, Pass the Mike, join host Michael Piwowarski as he talks to Riot Course- a Southeast-Michigan band. You'll hear them talk about inspirations, the music process, and… the Killdozer? It's a music podcast you don't want to miss!

1h 15m
Mar 30
Maroon and Bold: Softball and wrestling and football, oh my!

This week on Maroon and Bold, sports editor Christian Booher welcomes on Megan Youngblood and Ashley Birkeness to talk softball and wrestling. Megan recaps the Chippewa wrestlers and their performance at nationals. Later, Christian talks spring football with Sean Chase.

Mar 29
Raving Geeks: Book-Cast, Like Book-Tok but better

On this week's episode of Raving Geeks, the Geeks talk about the tropes, themes, and so much more about the books they've read. It's a geeky episode that you won't want to miss!

1h 3m
Mar 28
Diverse Voices S1 E11: The Parental Right to Education?

On this episode of Diverse Voices, host Mia Sikkema tells listeners about a proposed bill in Florida that's been causing uproar all over the United States. The "Don't Say Gay Bill." is sparking controversy over parental rights in the classroom. 

Mar 25
Kreepy Kulture E6: Literary Horror

On this episode of Kreepy Kulture, Stephanie and Tyler are joined by CMU English Professor Joseph Sommers as they discuss literary horror. While Stephanie and Tyler discuss their personal favorite horror authors, Professor Sommers dives into one of the scariest books of all time.

1h 18m
Mar 25
Sex is Central: Update Mini-Episode

Welcome back to Sex is Central! Get to know your host, Jill Harrington, in this mini-sode as she addresses some listener questions and talks about her experiences while establishing the podcast so far.

Mar 24
Raving Geeks: The Boys are back! (Warning: +18 to the extreme)

On this week's episode of Raving Geeks, the Geeks take a look at the season 3 trailer for The Boys- Amazon's hit supe-show with tons of gore, swears, and so much more. This is a very mature show, so viewer discretion advised for this episode!

1h 8m
Mar 21
Level Up Chips: IT'S ALL ELDEN RING!

On this episode of Level Up Chips, Mike and Max join up with the editor-in-chief, Michael Livingston, to talk about how much fun their having with Elden Ring. With some slight spoiler warnings, this is an episode all three of us have been dying to do. You won't want to miss it!

Mar 21
Maroon and Bold March 16, 2022

On this week's episode, Christian welcomes on Megan to discuss the four Chippewa wrestlers who will be participating in the NCAA championships March 17-19 in Detroit. Ashley and Noah also join the show to discuss their experiences in Cleveland for the MAC tournament and the future outlook of the Chippewa men's basketball team.

Mar 17
Kreepy Kulture E5: Modern Horror Movies

On this episode of Kreepy Kulture, join Stephanie and Tyler as they discuss modern horror culture and some of their favorite modern horror films.

1h 8m
Mar 11
Diverse Voices S1 EP10 Stand with Ukraine

On this episode of Diverse Voices Host Mia Sikkema and Guest Dr. Adhikari Parkash of the Central Michigan University discuss the crisis in Ukraine and how listeners can help from overseas. The following organizations and links are donation sites helping Ukraine.  -Ukraine Red Cross: Donate – Товариство Червоного Хреста України (redcross.org.ua) https://redcross.org.ua/en/donate/ - Doctors without Borders: Help save lives. Donate now. | Doctors Without Borders https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/secure/donate?_ga=2.36720868.511091533.1646359344-1746275157.1646359344 -Global Citizen: 25 Meaningful Ways You Can Help Ukraine (globalcitizen.org) https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/ways-to-help-ukraine-conflict/#:~:text=You%20can%20help%20keep%20the%20curtains%20up%20for,international%20journalists%20during%20the%202014%20%E2%80%9CRevolution%20of%20Dignity.%E2%80%9D

Mar 04
Maroon and Bold: Toughness Amidst Trauma

In this week's episode, Christian welcomes on Megan Youngblood to discuss Central Michigan softball's response to a bus accident. The Chippewas, amidst the traumatic event, rallied to win its next game. Megan shares the story and impressions of the team after going through the event. Reporters Ashley Birkeness, Sean Chase and Ryan Colores also share what's been going on with their respective teams. All that and more on this week's Maroon and Bold.

Mar 02
Raving Geeks: The Muppet Geek Show

This time on Raving Geeks, the Muppets are the big talk for the Geeks as they decide how each character will fit into their favorite pop-culture series. Will Rizzo the Rat be Qui-Gon-Jin or will it be Gonzo? Tune in on this week’s episode to see it all play out!

1h 9m
Mar 01