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Maroon & Bold Emergency Episode: MAC cancels football, all other fall sports

In an emergency episode, Austin and Christian react to the MAC’s decision to cancel all of its fall sports seasons, including football.

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Feminist Futura S1 E2: Nudes & Company

COVID-19 has forced happy hours and concerts online; sex was no exception. Did you know you could get nudes trademarked? More importantly, how do we prioritize consent under the reign of virtual intimacy?

This time on Feminist Futura, host Sam Shriber is joined by photographer Quinn Kirby to attempt to answer these questions and deconstruct the relationship between sex and multimedia.

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Past Deadline: Reporting on protests in support of Black Lives Matter

This time on Past Deadline, Features Editor Courtney Pedersen and News Editor Katie Hixson discuss their experiences covering protests in support of Black Lives Matter in Mount Pleasant and Grand Rapids respectively. They also interview Lansing State Journal Education Reporter Mark Johnson concerning his experience covering the protest in Lansing.

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Soundcheck S4 E11: Overrated & Underrated

On the season finale of Soundcheck, Andrew, Michael and Ben discuss the most overrated and underrated bands of each decade from the '60s to now.

Good times never seemed so good!

Setlist:

  1. Lucille // Little Richard
  2. Sweet Caroline // Neil Diamond
  3. Care Of Cell 44 // The Zombies
  4. Cold Gin // Kiss
  5. Marquee Moon // Television
  6. Don’t Stop Believin’ // Journey
  7. Add It Up // Violent Femmes
  8. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) // The Offspring
  9. Range Life // Pavement
  10. One Step Closer // Linkin Park
  11. The Rover // Interpol
  12. Howlin’ For You // The Black Keys
  13. Pool Boyz // Diet Cig
  14. Creepin’ // Moon Duo
  15. Sunshine In Chicago // Sun Kil Moon
  16. Overrated // Helmet


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Soundcheck S4 E10: Living Colour

On this episode of Soundcheck, former Central Michigan Life Staff Member Ben Solis returns to talk to Andrew and Michael about cult rock band Living Colour.

Look in my eyes, what do you see?

Setlist:

  1. Cult of Personality // Living Colour
  2. Funny Vibe // Living Colour
  3. Which Way to America // Living Colour
  4. Pride // Living Colour
  5. Elvis Is Dead // Living Colour
  6. New Jack Theme // Living Colour
  7. Go Away // Living Colour
  8. Auslander // Living Colour
  9. Flying // Living Colour
  10. Back In Black // Living Colour
  11. Burned Bridges // Living Colour
  12. Who Shot Ya? // Living Colour
  13. Pattern In Time // Living Colour
  14. Colder Than the Edge of Space // Heifervescent
  15. We'll Talk Inside a Dream // tētēma
  16. Gravity // Turnstile
  17. Color Me Impressed // The Replacements


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Maroon & Bold S8 E9: Post-Draft Talks

On this remotely-recorded episode of Maroon & Bold, host Austin brings on sports reporters Evan Petzold and Christian Booher to recap the Detroit Lions’ draft class and Central Michigan University's Jonathan Ward signing a free-agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals. The guys also break down other moves Chippewas in the NFL made over the weekend.

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Feminist Futura S1 E1: Jess Ribbens

Feminist Futura is a brand new podcast hosted by Sam Shriber that explores numerous issues, practices and ideas in the latest wave of feminism, including the cultures of safe sex, progressive womanhood, period freedom and more!

On the debut episode, Shriber introduces Central Michigan alumnus Jess Ribbens, an active advocate for intersectional feminism with a speciality in trafficking education and assisting survivors.

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Soundcheck S4 E9: Mac DeMarco

This time on Soundcheck, Andrew, Michael and Ben are joined by former Central Michigan Life reporter Melissa Frick. With her help, they explore the discography of the gap-toothed prime minister of indie rock, Mac DeMarco.

Hope they don't freak out the neighborhood too much!

Setlist:

  1. Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans // Mac DeMarco
  2. Me and Mine // Mac DeMarco
  3. Ode To Viceroy // Mac DeMarco
  4. Robson Girl // Mac DeMarco
  5. Blue Boy // Mac DeMarco
  6. Passing Out Pieces // Mac DeMarco
  7. A Heart Like Hers // Mac DeMarco
  8. Rick's New Haircut #2 // Mac DeMarco
  9. Watching Him Fade Away // Mac DeMarco
  10. On The Level // Mac DeMarco
  11. Nobody // Mac DeMarco
  12. On The Square // Mac DeMarco
  13. Slop // Forth Wanderers
  14. Little Beasts // Kitten Forever
  15. From a Window // The Clientele
  16. Lazy Nina // Greg Phillinganes
  17. Killer On The Loose // Red Mass (feat. Rick Froberg, Mac DeMarco)


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Maroon & Bold S8 E8: Draft Day

On this remotely-recorded episode of Maroon & Bold, host Austin talks with Central Michigan Life staff reporters Christian Booher and Andy Loveland about their thoughts on the NFL Draft and where some CMU players may find themselves. Austin also catches up with Benjamin Raven, CMU alumnus and Detroit Lions beat reporter for MLive, to get his take on the Lions’ draft.

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Past Deadline: Escaping Ecuador

On this episode of Past Deadline, Editor-in-Chief Dylan Goetz interviews Beat Reporter Teresa Homsi. Homsi is a CMU sophomore who nearly got trapped in Ecuador on a study abroad trip due to cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Soundcheck S4 E8: Hidden in the Mitten

On this episode of Soundcheck, Andrew, Michael and Ben dig up Michigan's hidden treasure: its best indie bands!

Ahoy, matey!

Setlist:

  1. Fox // Dogleg
  2. Ender // Dogleg
  3. Do It Yourself (Or Don't) // Grey Matter
  4. Dang! Love Yourself // Grey Matter
  5. The Reunion // Prude Boys
  6. Aware Wolf // Sincerely
  7. Guitar Army // The Rationals
  8. The Public Execution of Jimmy Fallon // Pay With Pesos
  9. Perpetual Sweater // Parkway & Columbia
  10. Propane // Heaters
  11. A Lotta Things // Bonny Doon
  12. Lilacs // Waxahatchee
  13. Alberto Balsalm // Aphex Twin
  14. Modern Day Witch Hunt // Aus-Rotten
  15. City Slang // Sonic's Rendezvous Band
  16. Michigan // Rookie


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Past Deadline: Interviewing a nurse on the front lines

On this remotely-recorded episode of Past Deadline, Editor-in-Chief Dylan Goetz interviews Jen Ackley, a nurse at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing about how she is protecting herself amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Soundcheck S4 E7: Pearl Jam

On this long-awaited episode of Soundcheck, Andrew and Michael are joined by Central Michigan University English language and literature faculty member Joe Sommers to discuss their favorite songs by the legendary band. They also review the band's 2020 album "Gigaton."

We're still alive!

Setlist:

  1. State of Love and Trust // Pearl Jam
  2. Breath // Pearl Jam
  3. Hail, Hail // Pearl Jam
  4. Man of the Hour // Pearl Jam
  5. Nothingman // Pearl Jam
  6. Alive // Pearl Jam
  7. Once // Pearl Jam
  8. Footsteps // Pearl Jam
  9. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town // Pearl Jam
  10. Mind Your Manners // Pearl Jam
  11. Just Breathe // Pearl Jam
  12. Spin the Black Circle // Pearl Jam
  13. Garden (Brendan O'Brien Mix) // Pearl Jam
  14. Dance of the Clairvoyants // Pearl Jam
  15. Quick Escape // Pearl Jam
  16. Contagious // The Motet
  17. Hard Sun // Eddie Vedder
  18. Murder Most Foul // Bob Dylan
  19. Just Breathe // Willie Nelson


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Maroon & Bold S8 E7: Telling our story

On this remotely recorded episode of Maroon & Bold, host Austin brings on Central Michigan Life Reporters Christian Booher and Andy Loveland to tell their story of watching the sports world shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Past Deadline: Living on campus during a pandemic

On this remotely-recorded episode of Past Deadline, Editor-in-Chief Dylan Goetz joins Beat Reporters Katie Hixson and Michael Livingston to discuss what dorm life is like during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Past Deadline: Cut short by coronavirus

On this remotely-recorded episode of Past Deadline, four CM Life seniors share their reactions to a postponed commencement and the sudden end of their final year. Editor-in-Chief Dylan Goetz interviews Senior Reporter Melissa Frick, Engagement Editor Danielle Larsen and Associate Editors Sara Kellner and Justin Cooper about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected them.

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Past Deadline: Covering coronavirus

On this remotely-recorded episode of Past Deadline, Central Michigan Life Editor-in-Chief Dylan Goetz and Photo Editor Isaac Ritchey give the lowdown on what covering the coronavirus at CM Life has been like.

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Soundcheck S4 E6: Faith No More

This time on Soundcheck, Andrew and Michael welcome former Central Michigan Life Staff Member Ben Solis to discuss one of his favorite bands, Faith No More.

Needless to say, it was epic.

Setlist:

  1. As the Worm Turns // Faith No More
  2. The Jungle // Faith No More
  3. Introduce Yourself // Faith No More
  4. We Care a Lot // Faith No More
  5. Epic // Faith No More
  6. The Real Thing // Faith No More
  7. Surprise! You're Dead! // Faith No More
  8. Be Aggressive // Faith No More
  9. Everything's Ruined // Faith No More
  10. Cuckoo for Caca // Faith No More
  11. Ugly in the Morning // Faith No More
  12. Last Cup of Sorrow // Faith No More
  13. Ashes to Ashes // Faith No More
  14. Bill Collectors Theme Song // Apes of the State
  15. Ocean Bed // King Krule
  16. Crack Hitler // Faith No More


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Maroon & Bold S8 E6: Basketball marches on

This time on Maroon & Bold, host Austin brings on Central Michigan Life reporter Christian to talk about the triumph of the women's basketball team, the tribulations of the men's basketball team, and the trials of the baseball team.

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Soundcheck S4 E5: 10 Songs to Get You Into Shoegaze

On this episode of Soundcheck, Andrew, Michael and Ben explore 10 songs that represent the influential rock subgenre known as shoegaze... or is it showgaze? You decide!

It's shoegaze.

Setlist:

  1. Just Like Honey // The Jesus and Mary Chain
  2. Cherry-coloured Funk // Cocteau Twins
  3. Little Fury Things // Dinosaur Jr.
  4. Tears Don't Fall // Bullet For My Valentine
  5. When You Sleep // My Bloody Valentine
  6. Alison // Slowdive
  7. Space Song // Beach House
  8. Glamey Glamey - Sadlands Demo // The Smashing Pumpkins
  9. The Pecan Tree // Deafheaven
  10. Dsco // Sweet Trip
  11. Across the Clouds // Loomer
  12. Bad Decisions // The Strokes
  13. That's Just the Way That I Feel // Purple Mountains
  14. Controller // Cheatahs
  15. On Again, Off Again // Lemolo
  16. Sometimes // My Bloody Valentine


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