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Brent Taylor

Creator and Host of Old Kentucky Tales podcast

  • Brent and Jason reach 100 episodes of Old Kentucky Tales with this last installment of Season 10. Brent hosts the quiz as Jason and Todd then try to remember past episodes over the last 7 years! History Sponsors include old ads for Zenith Long Distance Radio and Wheaties! The 100th episode was recorded at the recording studio at the Paducah School of Art and Design. All new episodes now include a video version, to be recorded at WKCTC Channel 2 studios for YouTube and local broadcast, but we will still release our usual audio version for WKMS, iTunes, etc. Share comments here or on the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes or NPROne. Old Kentucky Tales is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at Paducah School of Art and Design on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
  • Brent bids 'hail fellow well met' and farewell to guest host Daniel Hurt. You can hear more from Daniel as host of WKMS' Morning Edition at 91.3 from Murray, KY and local TV talk show River City Presents. For his final podcast, they discuss the Great Awakening, the life of Rev. Peter Cartwright and his peppermints. History Sponsors include old ads for A.C. Gilbert Company's WWII production and Jockey's Over The Knee Underwear. Next time, Brent and Jason launch a new era for the podcast, as we reach 100 episodes - done! The 100th episode and all new episodes will premiere with a video version, recorded at WKCTC Channel 2 studios for YouTube and local broadcast but, of course, we will still release our usual audio version for NPR, iTunes and more. Share comments here or on the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes or NPROne. Old Kentucky Tales is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at Paducah School of Art and Design on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
  • Brent and guest host Daniel Hurt talk about KY Governor/Commissioner of Baseball 'Happy' Chandler and baseball legend/cultural icon Jackie Robinson. The story of how they changed the course of racial integration in American sports is just behind that play button. History Sponsors include a Lucky Strike's Fat Ankles ad and one for the Finger-Nail Test for Hair. Share comments here or on the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes or NPROne. Old Kentucky Tales is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at Paducah School of Art and Design on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
  • Brent reaches for answers in the riveting 4th installment of Col. Daniel Hurt Days. But even better, they are joined by guest Dean Britton Shurley, a poet and all-around good guy, who performs some eclectic, poetic readings. Looks like they talked about meat showers and fatherless snakes. Will the discussion live up to the intrigue of that title? Only you will find out! History Sponsors include the 1980's Casio Calcu-lighter (I added a photo for this thing) and Collins' Voltaic Electric Plasters. Share comments here or on the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes or NPROne. Old Kentucky Tales is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at Paducah School of Art and Design on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
  • Brent and guest host Daniel Hurt talk about how old Abe Lincoln helped to win World War II, via advertisements, propaganda and general Lincolnisms. History Sponsors include old ads for Fleischmann's Yeast and, simply, Beef! Share comments here or on the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes or NPROne. Old Kentucky Tales is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at Paducah School of Art and Design on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
  • Brent continues his 6 episode arc with guest host Daniel Hurt. They talk about how following some advice from the 1970's can help you deal with energy costs and inflation. Like Season 9, these are from a few score weeks ago and I look forward to future thoughts of remembering to listen to them one day. History Sponsors include an old ad for 1920's Dr. Pierce's Woman's Power Over Men prescription and a Panasonic Dynamite 8 Track. Share comments here or on the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes or NPROne. Old Kentucky Tales is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at Paducah School of Art and Design on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
  • As Season 10 starts, Brent and Jason will discuss the, wait, hold up, what's this... Daniel Hurt is sitting in for Jason this time and its left to him alone to answer the questions on Brent's Henry Clay Personality Quiz. In fact, Daniel will be Brent's co-host for the next five episodes and I know, at the least, that I will enjoy a break from the sincere-ish meanderings of Jason (me). History Sponsors include an old ad for Joe DiMaggio's Mildest Endorsement and an 1858 ad for a Critter Gun. Share comments here or on the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes or NPROne. Old Kentucky Tales is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at Paducah School of Art and Design on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
  • Brent and Jason will talk about good ol' Lincoln and his never-fail, go-to anecdotes, stories and witticisms. He used this way of speaking and entertaining to make his point while charming those around him. History Sponsors include an old ad for The Great Majestic Walking Cake and an 1853 ad for Grocery Store Blasting Powder. This concludes Season 9 and the next one will soon follow. We are still sitting on too many episodes and they are piling up in the Old Kentucky Radio Network hallway. Share comments here or on the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes or NPROne. Old Kentucky Tales is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at Paducah School of Art and Design on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
  • Brent and Jason are joined by author and historian Bernadette Rule, author of the book Dark Fire. History Sponsors include an old ad for the Great Hopkins County Fair and a pretty snarky, late 1960's ad for The Diamondscope Diamonds. Share comments here or on the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes or NPROne. Old Kentucky Tales is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at Paducah School of Art and Design on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
  • Brent and Jason take a look at the Compromise of 1850 and what can be learned from it (maybe) today. History Sponsors include an old ad for Beer With Vim and another ad for Grape Nuts. Yep, Grape Nuts. I wish I knew the old years to date these ads but that has gotten left off of my script sheets lately; maybe we say it in the podcast. Share comments here or on the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes or NPROne. Old Kentucky Tales is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at Paducah School of Art and Design on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.