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Past Deadline: That old house on High St.

This time on Past Deadline, host Ben Ackley talks to Staff Reporter Stephanie Kennert about her story on the century-old building that housed two former CMU presidents. Also joining them is current homeowner Susan Sickelka to discuss why she and her husband chose the home as well as what their plans are moving forward.

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Raving Geeks S2 E2: Amazing (and Awful) Adaptations

This time on Raving Geeks, Brendan, Hope and Dan discuss some of their favorite—and least favorite—adaptations of all time.

Is the book truly better than the movie? Tune in and find out!

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Soundcheck S5 E10: Hidden in the Mitten II

On this episode of Soundcheck, Andrew and Michael invite Brody back onto the show to showcase nine more hidden gems of the Great Lakes State!

Ready or not, here they come!

Setlist:

  1. Death Blow // Blister Sisters
  2. Valles Marineris // Rottenberk
  3. Blue Doom // Zilched
  4. Killer Snake // Mexican Knives
  5. You're Gonna Hate What You've Done // Greet Death
  6. Finders Keepers // Shortly
  7. Rumble at the Karaoke Bar // Wally Pleasant
  8. Keep What You Have Build Up Here // empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate)
  9. Catamaran // Bear Vs. Shark
  10. Hanover Hideaway // Nice Enough People


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Maroon & Bold S9 E8: Down to DeKalb

This time on Maroon & Bold, Austin and Christian discuss the Chippewas' season-opening win over Ohio and preview Wednesday's game at Northern Illinois.

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Raving Geeks S2 E1: Spiderman 3 Rumors

On the season debut of Raving Geeks, new hosts Dan Draper, Hope Goodearl and Brendan Valentine divulge their theories on the upcoming third MCU Spiderman movie.

Are your Spidey senses tingling?

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Soundcheck S5 E9: Sonic Youth (Tier List)

This week on Soundcheck, Michael, Andrew and Ben rank every Sonic Youth studio LP. Where will Daydream Nation fall? Tune in and find out!

Hey Goo! What's new?

Setlist:

  1. Freezer Burn / I Wanna Be Your Dog // Sonic Youth
  2. Flower // Sonic Youth
  3. Shadow of a Doubt // Sonic Youth
  4. Catholic Block // Sonic Youth
  5. Silver Rocket // Sonic Youth
  6. Disappearer // Sonic Youth
  7. Chapel Hill // Sonic Youth
  8. Winner's Blues // Sonic Youth
  9. The Diamond Sea // Sonic Youth
  10. Hoarfrost // Sonic Youth
  11. NYC Ghosts & Flowers // Sonic Youth
  12. Karen Revisited // Sonic Youth
  13. Dude Ranch Nurse // Sonic Youth
  14. Incinerate // Sonic Youth
  15. Anti-Orgasm // Sonic Youth
  16. Promised Land // Skeletal Family
  17. Piss River // Kevin Morby
  18. Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast // Steve Reich, Pat Methany
  19. The Youth // MGMT


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Maroon & Bold S9 E7: Football season is finally here!

This time on Maroon & Bold, Austin and Christian dive into the Chippewas' season opener on Wednesday against Ohio. Listen and find out who the guys think will walk out of Kelly/Shorts Stadium with the win!

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Soundcheck S5 E8: The Devil's Playlist (Halloween Special)

This week, the Soundcheck boys break their usual format again by releasing their first audio drama.

On this horrifying episode of Soundcheck, Michael's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, leaving him, Ben and Andrew stranded. Will they find help in the old farmhouse down the road, or something much more sinister?

Stay sick, turn blue. Happy Halloween from Soundcheck!

Setlist:

  1. Halloween // Sonic Youth
  2. Raining Blood // Slayer
  3. Witch Hunt // "Misfits"
  4. Surfin' Dead // The Cramps
  5. A Dangerous Meeting // Mercyful Fate
  6. Spooky // Dusty Springfield
  7. Ghost Town // The Specials
  8. Dracula's Theme // The Ghouls
  9. Nosferatu Man // Slint
  10. My Girlfriend is a Witch // October Country
  11. Devil Woman // Cliff Richard
  12. Mama Loi, Papa Loi // Exuma
  13. Pitchfork Kids // AJR
  14. (You're The) Devil In Disguise // Elvis Presley
  15. Runnin' with the Devil // Van Halen
  16. Creature with the Atom Brain // Roky Erickson


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Maroon & Bold S9 E6: Are you (almost) ready for some football?

This time on Maroon & Bold, hosts Austin and Christian discuss some news surrounding the Chippewa football team. The guys also touch on some men's basketball news as the season is set to tip-off soon.

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Soundcheck S5 E7: Record Roulette

This week on Soundcheck, Andrew, Ben and Michael nose through each others' record collections blindfolded and see what they find.

Will they hit the jackpot?

Editor's Note: This episode is best experienced in video form. The video version is available here.

Setlist:

  1. Freeway Son // David Byrne (Background Music)
  2. Sweet Papa John (Live) // Johnny Winter (Background Music)
  3. Alberto Balsalm // Aphex Twin (Background Music)
  4. Local Girls // Graham Parker And The Rumour
  5. Don't Let It Bring You Down // Wings
  6. Waxworks // Wreckless Eric
  7. Miracle Man // Elvis Costello
  8. Roll With Me (Live) // Johnny Winter
  9. The Violence of Denial // 88 Fingers Louie
  10. How Can You Luv Me // Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Live) // Aretha Franklin
  12. This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying) // George Harrison
  13. I Need That Record // The Tweeds


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Soundcheck S5 E6: Eddie Van Halen

This time on Soundcheck, Director of Student Publications Dave Clark joins Michael and Andrew to discuss the music and legacy of Eddie Van Halen.

Could this be magic?

Setlist:

  1. Sunday Afternoon in the Park // Van Halen
  2. Eruption // Van Halen
  3. Outta Love Again // Van Halen
  4. Spanish Fly // Van Halen
  5. I'm the One // Van Halen
  6. Atomic Punk // Van Halen
  7. And the Cradle Will Rock... // Van Halen
  8. Hot for Teacher // Van Halen
  9. Hear About It Later // Van Halen
  10. Secrets // Van Halen
  11. My Mother Is A Space Cadet // Dweezil Zappa
  12. Prisoner // Echoberyl
  13. Oh! Yoko (Ultimate Mix) // John Lennon
  14. Women In Love... // Van Halen


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Past Deadline: Football's return

This time on Past Deadline, host Ben Ackley talks to Sports Editor Austin Chastain about the upcoming football season.

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Soundcheck S5 E5: Soundcheck +/- Mathrock

This time on Soundcheck, Michael gives Andrew and Ben a pop quiz in his favorite subject: Mathrock!

Hope you studied up...

Setlist:

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man // King Crimson
  2. Futura // Battles
  3. The Swinging Man // Black Flag
  4. Sleep! // Big Black
  5. Breadcrumb Trail // Slint
  6. Never Meant // American Football
  7. Oh Messy Life // Cap'n Jazz
  8. Day Time (feat. Enno Cheng) // Elephant Gym
  9. Biblical Violence // Hella
  10. G.O.A.T. // Polyphia
  11. Waterslide // Chon
  12. The Ongoing Horrible // Maps & Atlases
  13. Aware Wolf // Sincerely
  14. Panda // This Town Needs Guns
  15. Badger // This Town Needs Guns
  16. We Own The Night // Dance Gavin Dance
  17. Never Meant // American Football
  18. Little Liar // Sleepy Dog
  19. Onset // Hikes
  20. Republic of Rough and Ready // Hella
  21. Juliefuckingette // Stephen Malkmus
  22. American Crisis // Bob Mould
  23. Sometimes // J Mascis
  24. 2 + 2 = ? // The Bob Seger System


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Maroon & Bold S9 E5: MACtion is Back!

This time on Maroon & Bold, hosts Austin and Christian discuss the appointment of new athletic director Amy Folan and the reinstatement of the MAC football season. Hear the guys' predictions for the upcoming season here!

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Past Deadline: Why executive searches?

This time on Past Deadline, host Ben Ackley talks to Associate Editor Michael Livingston about the who, what, why and how of executive searches.

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Soundcheck S5 E4: Glam!

This week on Soundcheck, Ben takes Andrew, Michael and the listener through the glittery androgynous world of glam rock!

Bang your gong and get it on!

Setlist:

  1. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy // The Ohio Express
  2. Hold Tight! // Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
  3. Bang a Gong (Get It On) // T. Rex
  4. Baby Strange // T. Rex
  5. Cum on Feel the Noize // Slade
  6. Ballroom Blitz // Sweet
  7. Virginia Plain // Roxy Music
  8. Starman // David Bowie
  9. Take Me I'm Yours // Jobriath
  10. All the Young Dudes // Mott The Hoople
  11. I'm So Free // Lou Reed
  12. Shake Appeal (Bowie Mix) // The Stooges
  13. Elected // Alice Cooper
  14. Personality Crisis // New York Dolls
  15. Five Years // David Bowie
  16. Sweet Transvestite // Tim Curry
  17. I'm Going Home // Tim Curry
  18. Leather Together // The Lemon Twigs
  19. Mighty Little Man // Steve Burns
  20. You Got a Problem Without Knowing It // The Baboon Show
  21. Born to Lose (Lost '77 Mix) // Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
  22. Baby Strange (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ) // The Replacements


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Past Deadline: Changing Title IX (Breakdown)

On this episode of Past Deadline, host Ben Ackley breaks down this week's cover story, "Changing Title IX."

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Maroon & Bold S9 E4: Maroon & Bold Hall of Fame (Part 2: The Coaches)

On this episode of Maroon & Bold, hosts Austin and Christian wrap up their "Maroon & Bold Hall of Fame" series with their selections of the top five coaches in Central Michigan history.

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Past Deadline: Behind the scenes of "Player One"

This time on Past Deadline, guest host Austin Chastain goes behind the scenes with Staff Reporter Katherine Schultz, Waterford junior Zack Saffron and esports head coach and program adviser Katherine Hanchon on this week's cover story. They discuss Zack's history with League of Legends as well as the esports team in general.

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Soundcheck S5 E3: Political Anthems

This time on Soundcheck, Andrew, Michael and Ben talk about some of the most important political anthems from the '60s to now.

A word of warning: This is a heavy episode with heavy political and social topics.

Setlist:

  1. Mississippi Goddam // Nina Simone
  2. Any Other Way // Jackie Shane
  3. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (Live) // Bob Dylan
  4. Redemption Song // Bob Marley & The Wailers
  5. Short Memory // Midnight Oil
  6. (Nothing But) Flowers // Talking Heads
  7. Kool Thing // Sonic Youth
  8. 911 Is A Joke // Public Enemy
  9. Black Hoodie // Body Count
  10. FIGHT! // Wyatt Waddell
  11. Carey // Joni Mitchell
  12. Unknown Soldier // The Casualties
  13. Already Great // Neil Young + The Promise of the Real
  14. Political World // Bob Dylan


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