Old Kentucky Tales

Podcast
  • Local Host Brent Taylor and Jason Donner

This is a podcast for anyone who likes history or who just likes the stories that define our humanity and in particular that define us as Kentuckians. From the serious to the hilarious, if people have done it, it becomes a part of our history, and part of us.  

 

Host Brent Taylor is an assistant professor of history at West Kentucky Community & Technical College.

 "A sense of place is something that many, many Kentuckians appreciate already, as I see regularly in my Kentucky History classes, and this project would allow them to develop that sense while looking at the good and the bad people and events that have shaped us as a people," said Taylor.  

 

Brent is joined by his co-host Jason Donner who is a professor of communications at WKCTC. The podcast is produced in partnership with WKMS at the Paducah School of Art and Design.

Welcome to this edition of “Old Kentucky Tales,” the only podcast that solemnly swears that none of its participants have fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State, or out of it.

Today’s Title is “There Goes the Neighborhood – Kentuckians Just Moved In.”

This week host Brent Taylor, and co-host Jason Donner look at Kentucky women in Law Enforcement past and present in the “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for the “Main Event” learn about what happened when Kentucky immigrants overran a rural part of Michigan.      

On this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, Brent and Jason discuss historical highs and lows of interest rates, and the recounting of the Reverend Calvin Fairbanks' story of a 19th century slave auction. The outcome might surprise you.

Programming Note: Some content may not be suitable for all audience members.

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we learn about the “Kentucky Meat Shower” and examine Deflation and Great Depression Prices in Kentucky.

Special Thanks to our Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong, the Paducah School of Art and Design, and WKMS.

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at gambling past and present in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine Paducahans’ thoughts regarding what should have happened to Kaiser Wilhelm II at the end of the First World War.

Special Thanks to our Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong, the Paducah School of Art and Design, and WKMS. 

This week on the  Old Kentucky Tales Podcast“Sears Kind of Hurts My Feelings.”  Host Brent Taylor and Co-Host Jason Donner discuss the A-Boom past and present in our region and discuss the lifting of Kentucky's nuclear moratorium. Also hear how Sears became the number one retailer in the country before its path to closure in western Kentucky.  


Welcome to the first edition of “Old Kentucky Tales,” the only podcast that solemnly swears that none of its participants have fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State, or out of it.