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.

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at a controversial statue of the past in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine J. Proctor Knott’s legendary Duluth Speech, which turned a massive railroad project into a national joke.

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  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.

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at at earthquakes past and present in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine the massive party that was the Kentucky Frontier Wedding.

 

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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.

 

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at a 1909 Eclipse (not directly of course) in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will put on our asbestos gear so that we don’t

get burned by some of Abe Lincoln’s best one-liners.

 

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Welcome to a new season 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.  

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at milk wars in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will be speaking with a very special guest about his time at Ft. Knox, how he wrecked a tank there, and a very intriguing conspiracy theory about Kentucky’s most famous fort.    

 

On this edition of “Old Kentucky Tales,” we will look at the Boom and Bust of Coal Mining in the 19-teens in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine the findings of the Lexington Vice Commission in the Progressive Era.

And along the way, don’t forget to support the Fake History Sponsors who support Old Kentucky Tales.  Special Thanks to our Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong, the Paducah School of Art and Design, and WKMS.  – And the Rest is History   

Old Kentucky Tales Episode 9: Look Out! Henry Clay’s Got a Gun!

Jul 27, 2017
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In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at tax reform past and present in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine how one witness described Henry Clay’s involvement in a duel. Special Thanks to our Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong, the Paducah School of Art and Design, and WKMS.

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On this edition of “Old Kentucky Tales,”  we  talk about Turkeys in the Streets and Turkey Bills in the Capital in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine Paducah’s Controversial Cow Election. 

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

– And the Rest is History   

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. In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at Kentucky women in Law Enforcement past and present in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine what happened when Kentuckian immigrants overran a rural part of Michigan.   

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.

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