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Updated November 2019
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Local Podcasts for Local Listeners about Local People
 
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Old Kentucky Tales
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Old Kentucky Tales: Quirky history stories from Kentucky’s past plus Brent and Jason (and guests) have a laugh at old (fake) commercials and real life characters.
 
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Sounds Good
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About The Show The music on Sounds Good is a mix of legacy artists who are still making great music now (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt ) deep cuts from classic artists (The Band, The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, REM) great contemporary artists who don' t receive commercial airplay ( Neko Case, Wilco , Jack White, Darrell Scott, The Black Keys) and those who defy the boundaries of categorization (Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck, Ry Cooder , Bill Fr ...
 
Something From Nothing is a show about the creative process and the individuals involved. This show is about local makers for local listeners.
 
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An average Tuesday for 18 year-old James Frazier starts at about 7 a.m. with a part-time job at a local law firm. Then, it’s time for school. First is a psychology class. His teacher just returned from maternity leave.By Bri Hunter
 
November is National Bald Eagle month, and Land Between the Lakes provides bird-watchers and national symbol-lovers alike with ample opportunities to see these large birds in their natural habitat. John Pollpeter, lead naturalist at the LBL Woodlands Nature Station, visits Sounds Good to discuss eagles and how to find them.…
 
When Janice Morgan learns that her son has been arrested for possession of a stolen firearm and drug charges, she feels like she's living a nightmare. Her son's turbulent journey through anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder showed Morgan the importance of seeking a better understanding of mental health and the recovery process. Morgan visi ...…
 
Brent and Jason compare Zachary Taylor and The Battle of Buena Vista with the ancient Greek legend of The Battle of Thermopylae. This episode also features another cold reading in the Great Unknown Kentuckian Performer Showcase, this time from the Double Jeopardy movie script. The Fake History Sponsors are 1917's Checkbooks for Wives and 1910's ...…
 
For the second installment of "The History of Democracy," Murray State professor of history, David Pizzo, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the history of apartheid in South Africa and the democracy born from incredible racial tension and violence.By tross1@murraystate.edu (Tracy Ross)
 
For the second installment of "The History of Democracy," Murray State professor of history, David Pizzo, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the history of apartheid in South Africa and the democracy born from incredible racial tension and violence.By tross1@murraystate.edu (Tracy Ross)
 
Kentuckians will hit the polls to elect the state’s next governor Tuesday. And in a few weeks, some families will discuss the results or straight-out avoid the topic altogether over Thanksgiving dinner. A Pew Research Center survey conducted this spring found 85% of adults in the U.S. said the nature of political debate in this country has beco ...…
 
77-year-old Sidney Milton of Marshall County remembers the first time she ever voted. The year was 1960. She said she walked into her polling station, inside a car dealership in downtown Mayfield, when she was 18.By hbullard@murraystate.edu (Hannah Bullard)
 
From only eating specific meals on game day to booger hexes to lighting incense in front of a backyard Buddhist statue - sports fans are no strangers to superstitious behavior. Murray State professor of psychology, Dan Wann, Ph.D., and Tracy Ross continue their sports psychology series with a discussion on sport superstition.…
 
Brent and Jason review 20 suggestions offered in 1912 Kentucky newspapers for husbands and wives. The first 10 were presented by Rev. W. W. Bustard, followed later by the second 10 as a direct response composed by Mrs. Myra Strawn Hartshorn. The Fake History Sponsors are Maloney's Wall Paint and Vaseline Hair Tonic. We also pick a few random on ...…
 
Brent and Jason review 20 suggestions offered in 1912 Kentucky newspapers for husbands and wives. The first 10 were presented by Rev. W. W. Bustard, followed later by the second 10 as a direct response composed by Mrs. Myra Strawn Hartshorn. The Fake History Sponsors are Maloney's Wall Paint and Vaseline Hair Tonic. We also pick a few random on ...…
 
When the state of Kentucky pays to conserve natural areas, it tries to protect that land forever.By Ryan Van Velzer (KPR)
 
School superintendents across Kentucky joined together Tuesday to ask the legislature for more overall education funding and support for teachers.By Liz Schlemmer
 
The list of all possible fears and phobias seems to go on forever. An estimated 9.1% (19 million) U.S. adults have at least one phobia. Murray State professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss fear and why it might be better to embrace fear than avoid it.By tross1@murraystate.edu (Tracy Ross)
 
The list of all possible fears and phobias seems to go on forever. An estimated 9.1% (19 million) U.S. adults have at least one phobia. Murray State professor of psychology, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss fear and why it might be better to embrace fear than avoid it.By tross1@murraystate.edu (Tracy Ross)
 
The KentuckyWired broadband internet network has passed a major milestone, with data now flowing through a segment that connects the state’s most populous areas.By Ryland Barton
 
Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear squared off in another gubernatorial debate Monday night, one of the last opportunities for voters to see the candidates make their cases before Election Day.By Ryland Barton
 
Trump announced on Sunday the founder and leader of the Islamic State, or ISIS, was killed in a U.S. special operation mission in northwestern Syria. A native of west Kentucky helped lead the operation.By Bri Hunter
 
Kentucky will hold its first ‘Senior Hunger Summit’ on Wed., Oct. 30 in Frankfort. State and local leaders say it’s time to confront hunger and related health issues facing older residents.By Rhonda Miller (KPR)
 
This story is part of a series about the insufficient protections for vulnerable people as natural disasters worsen in a warming climate. The Center for Public Integrity and four partners – the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, High Country News, Ohio Valley ReSource and StateImpact Oklahoma – are contributing stories.…
 
This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin said he’ll re-open a prison to help deal with the state’s booming prison population.By Ryland Barton
 
Gov. Matt Bevin says that if he’s reelected, he’ll push for changes to the state’s tax code, including a shift from the income tax to a sales tax and raising the state’s gas tax .By Ryland Barton
 
At the end of the First World War (1918-1919), Germany experienced a powerful revolution in which the monarchy was overthrown and replaced with a democratic government system. Murray State University professor of history, David Pizzo, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the revolution in the first installment of a new series, "The History of D ...…
 
At the end of the First World War (1918-1919), Germany experienced a powerful revolution in which the monarchy was overthrown and replaced with a democratic government system. Murray State University professor of history, David Pizzo, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the revolution in the first installment of a new series, "The History of D ...…
 
Jason and Brent listen to a fascinating tale told by 97 year old Field McChesney, a World War II radio operator whose B-17 was shot down during the bombing of Dresden. He parachuted into a small German village, only to be taken as a POW in the last months of the war. This is a concise account of a young soldier's personal memories of his war ex ...…
 
Jason and Brent listen to a fascinating tale told by 97 year old Field McChesney, a World War II radio operator whose B-17 was shot down during the bombing of Dresden. He parachuted into a small German village, only to be taken as a POW in the last months of the war. This is a concise account of a young soldier's personal memories of his war ex ...…
 
Coal executive Bob Murray clashed Monday with federal energy regulators at a Lexington, Kentucky, energy forum over what Murray called a failure by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to sufficiently support the struggling coal industry.By Sydney Boles
 
Coal lobbyists have enlisted the help of Kentucky state utility regulators in asking federal officials to weigh in on a Trump administration plan to bail out coal-fired power plants.By Ryan Van Velzer (KPR)
 
Hopkinsville, Kentucky native, Ted Poston, is commonly referred to as the "Dean of Black Journalism." Poston will be celebrated in "Our Town Hoptown: African American Voices" as part of Hopkinsville's annual Big Read. Founder and editor of the Hoptown Chronicle , Jennifer Brown, visits Sounds Good to discuss the program and the man behind it.…
 
Brent and J ason discuss famed doctor Ephraim McDowell who performed the first successful ovariotomy in 1809 with guest David Heflin adding some medical perspective to this amazing story of the pain and perseverance in frontier medicine from McDowell's own detailed account. Pictured here is the statue in question during this fairly ridiculous e ...…
 
Paducah native, McKynleigh Abraham, spent her early acting years performing on the Market House Theatre stage. Years later, Abraham will return to Paducah to perform at the Carson Center with the touring production of the Tony award-winning musical, Once on This Island . Abraham visits Sounds Good to discuss the show, her Paducah roots, and how ...…
 
The next film in the 2019 Cinema International series highlights the fear and resentment that permeated Europe following Donald Trump's election in the United States. Director of Murray State's Cinema International, Thérèse St. Paul, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the film.By tross1@murraystate.edu (Tracy Ross)
 
Die-hard fandom members, bandwagon jumpers, two-teamers - no matter how long or in what way a person supports a sports team, they all share a common characteristic: the love of BIRGing, or Basking In Reflective Glory. Murray State professor of psychology, Dan Wann, visits Sounds Good to discuss this phenomenon.…
 
Fandoms exist over a wide spectrum of activities and interests, from sports, to the arts, to television shows and movies. Sport fandoms are a particularly well-known sect of avid supporters, but what makes them so unique? Murray State professor of psychology, Dan Wann, visits Sounds Good to discuss.By tross1@murraystate.edu (Tracy Ross)
 
Around October every year, a great orange migration of monarch butterflies moves from all over the United States east of the Rocky Mountains to the oyamel fir forests in central Mexico. Arrianne Byrum, public programs coordinator for the Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes, visits Sounds Good to discuss this vividly colored speci ...…
 
D. Dominick Lombardi is a visual artist, writer, and art critic who has been exhibiting his socially-driven works since 1977. A 45-year retrospective of Lombardi's prolific career will be presented on Murray State's campus. Lombardi visits Sounds Good to discuss his lifelong achievements and the upcoming exhibit.…
 
Almost thirty years ago, the concrete barrier separating East and West Berlin was torn down. Murray State's Cinema International program will be presenting two films having to do with the Berlin Wall this week and next. Program director, Thérèse Saint Paul, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the upcoming screenings.…
 
Murray State professor of psychology, Daniel Wann, Ph.D., was a trailblazer in the world of sports fandom psychology. Sounds Good is introducing a new series on the subject, and Wann visits the Sounds Good studio to discuss why he chose a previously unstudied career path.By tross1@murraystate.edu (Tracy Ross)
 
Although pelicans are normally associated with coastal areas, more and more of these large, big-billed birds are making a seasonal home in Land Between the Lakes. LBL lead naturalist, John Pollpeter, visits Sounds Good to discuss the recent influx of pelicans in western Kentucky.By tross1@murraystate.edu (Tracy Ross)
 
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking a rare species of plant found in the Ohio Valley off of the endangered species list. Amid controversial proposals to change the law protecting rare species, the Running Buffalo Clover is an example of a successful recovery. It joins about 2.5 percent of threatened and endangered species (42 species) ...…
 
Kicking off the German language series of Murray State's Cinema International program is 2017 Austrian film Mademoiselle Paradis . Director of Cinema International, Thérèse Saint Paul, and MSU history professor, Brian Clardy, visit Sounds Good to discuss the film and its upcoming screenings.By tross1@murraystate.edu (Tracy Ross)
 
Tom Folz drives around on a sunny, August afternoon and surveys the thousands of acres of dark green, leafy soybean plants and tall stalks of corn he grows on his sprawling farm in Christian County, Kentucky.By Liam Niemeyer
 
Festival organizers in colorful clothes walked out Saturday morning in front of a stage along Paducah’s historic floodwall. Dozens of local businesses and vendors, their stands adorned with bright, rainbow flags, crowded downtown parking lots.By lniemeyer1@murraystate.edu (Liam Niemeyer)
 
The self-proclaimed “World’s Longest Yard Sale” cuts straight through Kentucky on Highway 127. The nearly 700 mile yard sale is almost as long as the 77-year-old section of pipeline that carries natural gas through the state. And in the early hours of August 1, hours before the yard sale was set to begin, part of that pipeline exploded just off ...…
 
Brent and J ason speak to author James Markert about his new novel called Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel. His latest book is historic fiction, building on personal stories and incorporating magical elements in a very readable style. Markert has guested on the podcast before to discuss his other works. Check out the linked episodes below to hear ...…
 
Brent, Jason and guest Emma Spychalski discuss a summary of what tourists can expect when visiting Kentucky in 1935. The New Deal's WPA program hired writers for travel information (fair or not) for visiting other states. This episode also features Fake History Sponsors for a county fair with .75mm gunfire for the youngsters and the veggie plat ...…
 
Season Finale of Something From Nothing features celloist Ben Sollee. Ben Sollee chose the Celle as a youngster for a unique reason and adding his own sound never stopped. Hear his story on this week's episode of Something From Nothing. Ben ends the episode with a song about a Paducah boat.By Justin Lewis
 
Coming from a family of artists, Landee wasn't sure where she might fit in the art culture. Hear her story of how this 'go-getter' has found her fit.By Justin Lewis
 
Brent puts Jason and college student John Gordon to the test to see who can pass a Kentucky 1912 high school entrance examination, with too much laughing and something to be learned. This episode also features two new Fake History Sponsors - Herbine Brand Liver Cure and Kellogg's Corn Flakes Burger! And why have you not left a comment right her ...…
 
Brent and Jason host a s pecial edition of the podcast with a live audience for the 50th episode, a game show edition of OKT held on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. This episode features 3 different games of historic characters and challenges with our student contestants. Fake History Sponsors include an ad for Dr. ...…
 
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