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One Heart Podcast

For 130 years, Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP) has been a university with heart: a heart for learning, a heart for service, a heart for community. Each individual who’s been part of this community brings their own heart and joins with others to become part of this one heart. The One Heart podcast tells the stories at the heart of the CSP community.

Listen to One Heart on the following platforms:


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  • In this first episode of the One Heart podcast, President Brian Friedrich shares his love for Concordia University, St. Paul, his family legacy at CSP, his time as a student, his career journey, and what brought him back as CSP’s 10th president.

  • In this episode of One Heart, Concordia University, St. Paul President Brian Friedrich talks about the state of higher education, including some of the challenges and opportunities that face institutions like CSP. He covers topics such as demographics, closures, current happenings within the LCMS and more.

  • In this episode, CSP’s Associate Director of Instruction and Outreach, Rachel Wightman, shares about her new book, Faith and Fake News: A Guide to Consuming Information Wisely, including how she became interested in the topic, what led to the creation of this book, and why this topic is so important today.

    Purchase Faith and Fake News at the following retailers:


    Barnes & Noble

    One Heart has an email address! Send us your questions, feedback, and ideas for future topics or guests at [email protected].

  • In this episode of One Heart, recent graduate Davaris Cheeks, BA ’23, known better as DC, shares about his journey to CSP, his active involvement as a student leader and student athlete, his academic path and career goals, and his internship this summer.