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The North Omaha History Podcast with noted author and historian – Adam Fletcher Sasse. Each week, Adam takes you on a guided tour through Omaha’s dynamic past.

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The North Omaha History Podcast with noted author and historian – Adam Fletcher Sasse. Each week, Adam takes you on a guided tour through Omaha’s dynamic past.

    History of Monmouth Park Neighborhood in North Omaha

    History of Monmouth Park Neighborhood in North Omaha

    One neighborhood in North Omaha had a hospital, a half-dozen churches and businesses galore, and a long history. Then it all seemed to disappear. This is a history of the Monmouth Park neighborhood.



    Our thanks to our patrons:

    Jenna Smith

    Dan Hedrick

    Carl Jackson

    Kelsey Tarrell

    Richard Gude

    Daniel Ammons

    Sara Rogers

    Troy Lewellen

    Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh

    Kristine Gerber

    Jay Hannah

    Lori Schwartz

    and

    Jim Collison

    The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to Patreon.com/Omaha

    • 12 min
    The Legacy of North Omaha community leader Rodney S. Wead

    The Legacy of North Omaha community leader Rodney S. Wead

    For more than 150 years, North Omaha has experienced powerful leadership within the community. Some leaders have appealed to African Americans, some to white people, and some have created bridges to support all North Omahans. From the 1950s through the 1980s, one man was regularly credited with the latter. This is a biography of community leader, entrepreneur and educator Dr. Rodney Wead.

    Our thanks to our patrons:

    Jenna Smith

    Dan Hedrick

    Carl Jackson

    Kelsey Tarrell

    Richard Gude

    Daniel Ammons

    Sara Rogers

    Troy Lewellen

    Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh

    Kristine Gerber

    Jay Hannah

    Lori Schwartz

    and

    Jim Collison

    The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to https://www.patreon.com/omaha

    • 9 min
    The Story of Dan Desdunes

    The Story of Dan Desdunes

    Dan Desdunes was The Man. For more than 20 years, he was the leader of Omaha’s powerhouse music scene. He also launched several musicians’ careers, volunteered around the community, and was well-thought of throughout his life. But even before he got to Omaha, Desdunes made waves ripple in Louisiana. This is the biography of North Omaha’s Dan Desdunes.

    Our thanks to our patrons:



    Jenna Smith

    Dan Hedrick

    Troy Lewellen

    Carl Jackson

    Kelsey Tarrell

    Richard Gude

    Daniel Ammons

    Sara Rogers

    Jim Collison

    Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh

    Kristine Gerber

    Jay Hannah

    and

    Lori Schwartz

    The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to Patreon.com/Omaha

    • 12 min
    History of Cortland Beach

    History of Cortland Beach

    Imagine a warm summer evening at the turn of the century. Look out on Carter Lake and see the lightning bugs flickering and listen to the cicadas roaring. Picture yourself strolling along a boardwalk wrapped along the edge of the lake, wearing fancy clothes and just basking in the natural opulence. Walking by clubs and docks with sailboats bobbing in the darkness, you see cottages and restaurants all crowding the edge. Then you see a brightly lit amusement park. This is a history of Cortland Beach, Omaha’s finest summertime resort from 1889 to 1905.



    Our thanks to our patrons:

    Dan Hedrick

    Troy Lewellen

    Carl Jackson

    Kelsey Tarrell

    Richard Gude

    Daniel Ammons

    Sara Rogers

    Jim Collison

    Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh

    Kristine Gerber

    Jay Hannah – and

    Lori Schwartz

    The North Omaha History podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to Patreon.com/Omaha

    • 16 min
    History of the 24th and Lake Historic District

    History of the 24th and Lake Historic District

    North Omaha is screaming full of history, and the new 24th and Lake Historic District is a tremendous example of how that’s so. After its first developments in the 1870s, this intersection evolved to become a hotbed of the African American community; as well as the heart of the Jewish community; a farm supply area; and much, much more. In 2016, 38 buildings were included in a new listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Adam Fletcher Sasse guides us through a large jewel in North Omaha’s historical crown.

    Our thanks to our patrons:

    Carl Jackson

    Kelsey Tarrell

    Richard Gude

    Daniel Ammons

    Sara Rogers

    Jim Collison

    Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh

    Kristine Gerber

    Jay Hannah - and

    Lori Schwartz

    The North Omaha History Podcast is a volunteer effort, but you can help us meet expenses by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month. Go to Patreon.com/Omaha

    • 43 min
    Historic Neighborhoods in North Omaha

    Historic Neighborhoods in North Omaha

    North Omaha sits on the shoulder of a city that keeps growing, but leaves this community alone. Routinely forgotten about, the community is largely neglected by investors and developers who see it as dead space. Perched uncomfortably on the precipice of downtown Omaha, the rest of this growing metro looks at North Omaha’s foibles and history mercilessly.



    Instead, Omaha is slowly devouring the southern boundaries of North Omaha in an apparent effort to gentrify the neighborhood for the benefit of Creighton University and the growing NoDo area.



    Become a patron of the North Omaha History Podcast at: Patreon.com/Omaha

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Abrookdg ,

Great production value

Very glad I stumbled across this gem. Informative, intelligent, and well produced. Looking forward to more episodes.

badguy_402 ,

It’s a fun listen

It’s a fun quick listen. Very informative for what it is. Great research by Adam. But it doesn't dish out new episodes very often and the episodes are very very short. Would love to see them released more often and to be longer! Theres could be so much more substance and lots to cover to do it with.

bicyclingfish ,

Lots of Fun!

This is my first regular podcast, and its lots of fun! I enjoy sharing the stories, telling the tales and spreading the great history of North Omaha. If you like it, I hope you'll leave a 5-star rating!

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