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.

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will hear the words of an English traveler in Kentucky, 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.    

And along the way, don’t forget to support the Fake History Sponsors who support Old Kentucky Tales.  

We have now turned to the final page of this chapter.  But never fear.  More quirky Old Kentucky Tales are yet to be told.    

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On this edition of “Old Kentucky Tales,” the only podcast that solemnly swears that none of its participants have ever shipped a possum to a London zoo.  

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will hear the words behind U.S. Grant’s invasion of Paducah present in our “Rock the Quote” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will hear how John James Audubon first described the Opossum.

And along the way, don’t forget to support the Fake History Sponsors, real products that fakely 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   


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This week on  Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at the words of Abraham Lincoln in our Rock the Quote segment, and for our “Main Event” we will examine the intense sport of 19th century corn husking.

And along the way, don’t forget to support the Fake History Sponsors, real products that fakely 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   

On this edition of “Old Kentucky Tales,” we will look at watching the news past and present in our “Yesterday’s News” segment, and for our “Main Event” we will look at some incredible political foreshadowing in a stump speech Ronald Reagan gave in Louisville.

Special Thanks to our Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong, the Paducah School of Art and Design, and WKMS. – And the Rest is History

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On this edition of  “Old Kentucky Tales,”  a very special guest – He is the author of multiple

books on Kentucky History such as The Hidden History of Kentucky Soldiers and the forthcoming Kentucky’s Rebel Press – He’s as smooth as Obama, yet as fiery as Trump. Professor Emeritus of History at WKCTC. Berry Craig. We’ll also discuss  football past and present and we’ll remember the 1906 “Skunk Scarf.”

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 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   

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