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Weird Creighton History

This is the landing page for Weird Creighton History, a new podcast exploring the more peculiar corners of Creighton University's sometimes strange past. Weird Creighton History is hosted by two weird Creighton employees — longtime alum/writer/editor Rick Davis and wannabe historian Micah Mertes. Have a good story for the podcast? Share it with micahmertes@creighton.edu.

 

Episode 4: A Weird Creighton Christmas

Dreaming of a weird Christmas? You're in luck. We've got a two-part Weird Creighton Christmas extravaganza. Part 1 recounts strange tales of Creighton Christmases past — like the 2000 Christmas tree controversy and the story of the campus Grinch who stole (then returned) Christmas. For Part 2, we It's-a-Wonderful-Life Creighton, by asking ... "What would the world be like if the University had never existed?" A few alums shared their responses! You can read more about how the campus found Christmas here.

You can listen on the player below or your favorite podcasting appBe sure to subscribe! We'll release a new episode at least once a month. 

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More podcasting app options. Or subscribe to our YouTube channel.


This podcast is made possible by the University Archives and Special Collections, the keeper of Creighton's history. Please consider making a gift to the Archives and helping us preserve Creighton’s amazing story for generations to come.

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Episode 3: The Alum who Saved 200,000 lives

He was one of the most consequential individuals ever to graduate from Creighton University, though few know his name. In a not-weird (though inspiring and heartrending) episode of Weird Creighton History, Rick and Micah explore the life of John Pehle, a man whose actions helped save the lives of 200,000 European Jews during WWII.

You can listen on the player below or your favorite podcasting appBe sure to subscribe! We'll release a new episode at least once a month. 

LISTEN ANYWHERE


More podcasting app options. Or subscribe to our YouTube channel.


This podcast is made possible by the University Archives and Special Collections, the keeper of Creighton's history. Please consider making a gift to the Archives and helping us preserve Creighton’s amazing story for generations to come.

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Episode 2: The Exorcists

Rick and Micah explore Creighton University's connection (via three Jesuits) to the exorcism that inspired the book and movie The Exorcist.

You can listen on the player below or your favorite podcasting appBe sure to subscribe! We'll release a new episode at least once a month. 

LISTEN ANYWHERE


More podcasting app options. Or subscribe to our YouTube channel.


This podcast is made possible by the University Archives and Special Collections, the keeper of Creighton's history. Please consider making a gift to the Archives and helping us preserve Creighton’s amazing story for generations to come.

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Episode 1: The Manure

In their first episode, Micah tells Rick the forgotten tale of the big pile of manure left on Creighton's doorstep and how it changed the face of campus forever. (Check out accompanying images to the story.)

You can listen on the player below or your favorite podcasting appBe sure to subscribe! We'll release a new episode at least once a month. 

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More podcasting app options. Or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Read more stories from the Creighton Archives.