The Bluegrass Historian Podcast — November 15

Who was Lexington’s most famous madam? How did Mechanic Street get its name? This week’s episode will answer these questions as we take a look at the life of Belle Brezing in the first installment of our new series on Lexington People. We will also discuss upcoming museum events and museum news. After a long hiatus, The Bluegrass Historian podcast is back!

Narrator: Natasha Collier
Producer: Jamie Millard
Program Director: Natasha Collier
Research: Debra Watkins, Jamie Millard, Natasha Collier

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Bluegrass Historian Podcast — June 01

Get a brief primer on the history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in this week’s episode. Relive the Lexington Sesquicentennial Jubilee Celebration, and listen to the history of Isaac Shelby’s inauguration as First Governor of Kenutcky! We examine what in the world a “Jaggie Fox” is and talk about news and upcoming museum events!

Narrator – Natasha Collier

Program Director, Technical Director – Natasha Collier

Research – Jamie Millard, Natasha Collier

The Bluegrass Historian Podcast — May 24

The Bluegrass Historian is back after a brief hiatus and change in direction! We appreciate your patience and your willingness to hear more Bluegrass history! This episode explores the history of Gratz Park, Lexington’s favorite park and home to some of the most beautiful architecture in town. Also in this episode, we discuss this week in history and the murder of Solomon P. Sharp!

Narrator: Natasha Collier
Program Director: Natasha Collier
Technical Director: Natasha Collier
Research: Natasha Collier, Jamie Millard

The Bluegrass Historian Podcast – April 6

We apologize for the delay of this week’s broadcast. Your patience will be rewarded as we examine the life and political career of the great statesman, “Harry of the West”, Henry Clay. Also in this episode, we discuss this week in history as well as answer our history mystery on the mysterious blue lady on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University!

**Edit: Transylvania University ended their football program in 1941, not 1949 as was reported in the podcast. We apologize to all Pioneers.**

Narrator: Natasha Collier
Program Director: Lindsay Merritt, Natasha Collier
Technical Director: Tyler Chelf, Natasha Collier
Research: Lindsay Merritt, Jamie Millard

The Bluegrass Historian Podcast – March 30

We sincerely apologize for the delay in this week’s podcast – but we promise it’s worth the wait! Learn about various state symbols including the official song, dance, and seal, and find out why the John Hunt Morgan monument outside the museum has the Confederate general riding a stallion instead of his favorite mare, Black Bess. We hope you enjoy!

Credit:
Narrator: Natasha Collier
Program Director, Technical Director: Lindsay Merritt
Research: Jamie Millard, Lindsay Merritt, Natasha Collier

The Bluegrass Historian Podcast – March 23

Curious as to how Monkey’s Eyebrow got its name? Ever wonder whether bourbon the drink was named after Bourbon the county, or vice versa? Today’s podcast can answer these questions and more, as we delve into the history of place names throughout the state, discuss Duncan Hines’ life, and learn about the history of bourbon. Have any questions about Lexington or Kentucky? Send in your questions before next Saturday, and maybe we’ll answer it on air! Next week’s show will be about Kentucky state symbols, so stay tuned!

Credit:
Narrator – Natasha Collier
Program Director – Lindsay Merritt
Technical Director – Tyler Chelf
Research – Jamie Millard, Natasha Collier, Lindsay Merritt

The Bluegrass Historian Podcast – March 16

In this week’s episode, learn about Benjamin Gratz, Lucretia Hart Clay, and Blanton L. Collier, hear some spooky ghost stories, and find out how Tates Creek got its name! Next week’s episode will be about unique place names in the Bluegrass State, and, as always, will feature our History Mysteries segment, so send in your Kentucky-related questions and we’ll try to give you your answer on-air!

Credit:
Narrator – Natasha Collier
Program Director – Lindsay Merritt
Technical Director – Tyler Chelf
Research – Jamie Millard, Natasha Collier, Lindsay Merritt