Old Kentucky Tales

Podcast

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

​ As the brainchild of history professor Brent Taylor from West Kentucky Community and Technical College, the podcast is his endeavor to bring "that sense of place that many Kentuckians appreciate already and that I see regularly in my Kentucky history classes.  This podcast hopes to develop that appreciation, while looking at the good and bad events of the past that have shaped us as a people."   

Brent is joined by WKCTC communication professor Jason Donner as they tackle the serious, the wacky and the seriously wacky moments that can truly be called Old Kentucky Tales.  

 

The podcast is produced in partnership with WKMS and recorded under the expertise of Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong at WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.

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In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we will look at a 1909 Eclipse in our Yesterday’s News segment and, for our Main Event, we will take a chance of getting burned by some of Abe Lincoln’s best one-liners.

Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: 1970s portable TV and 1898 Celery Compound!

A big thanks to Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong and WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.   

 

 


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

​Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: lead paint of the 1910's and 1950's air conditioning!

A big thanks to Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong and WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.   

 


In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we look at the Boom and Bust of Coal Mining in the 1910's in our Yesterday’s News segment and, for our Main Event, we examine the findings of the Lexington Vice Commission in the Progressive Era.

Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: Brooms For Kids and The Ta-Bed!

A big thanks to Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong and WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.   


Old Kentucky Tales S1, Ep9: Look Out! Henry Clay’s Got a Gun!

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In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we look at tax reform, past and present, in our Yesterday’s News segment, and, for our Main Event, we examine how one witness described Henry Clay’s involvement in a duel. 

Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: Marquis the Hypnotist and a 1981 computer!

A big thanks to Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong and WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.


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On this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we discuss Turkeys in the Streets and Turkey Bills in the Capital in our Yesterday’s News segment and, for our Main Event, we examine Paducah’s Controversial Cow Election. 

Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: Belvedere Beer and the Spanish Flu Chiropractor!

A big thanks to Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong and WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design. 


In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we look at Gen. "Peacock" Johnson in our Yesterday’s News segment and, for our Main Event, we examine the Kentucky vote in the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln.   

Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: Hog Killing Time and 1958 Fur Coats!

A big thanks to Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong and WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.


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

Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: the 1930's Telephone and 1946 DDT Pest Control!

A big thanks to Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong and WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design. 


In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we discuss historical highs and lows of interest rates and look at Rev. Calvin Fairbank's story of a 19th century slave auction and the outcome will surprise you.  Programming Note: Some content may not be suitable for all audience members.

Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: The Undertaker and United States Gas, Coal and Coke Co.!

A big thanks to Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong and WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.


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

Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: Junk Hunt for Victory during WW2 and the 1960's Dodge Dart!

A big thanks to Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong and WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.


In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we look at gambling, past and present, in our Yesterday’s News segment and, for our Main Event, we examine what Paducah residents thought should have happened to Kaiser Wilhelm II at the end of the World War I.

Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: the 1890 Gasoline Stove and 1958 Dixie Crystal Sugar!

A big thanks to Sound Engineer Todd Birdsong and WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design. 


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