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.

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. 


On this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we discuss the A-Boom, past and present, and look at the lifting of Kentucky's nuclear moratorium. We also see how Sears became the number one retailer in the country before its path to closure in western Kentucky.  

Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: 1917 W.B. Corsets and the 1902 Golden State Limited Train!

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


Welcome to the first episode of Old Kentucky Tales.  Hosted by history professor Brent Taylor and communication professor Jason Donner, both from West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

In this episode of Old Kentucky Tales, we look at industrial fires, past and present, in our Yesterday’s News segment and, for our Main Event, we discuss Home Cooking and Home Remedies at the turn of the 20th century.  

Listen for our Fake History Sponsors: Dynamite Farming and the Slim Silhouette Television!

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


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