Old Kentucky Tales S7, Ep3: The Other Cassius Clay Could Fight, Too!

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By WKMS, Brent Taylor, and Jason Donner. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
(This episode was recorded before the early 2020 pandemic hiatus.) Brent and Jason discuss a tale of early 1800s political fisticuffs involving Kentucky Congressman Cassius Clay, for whom Muhammad Ali's father was named, who then passed his name to his son, the future world famous heavyweight boxing champion. He changed his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964 when he converted to Islam. The Fake History Sponsors are 1896's Spiral Fire Escape and Turtle Soup in 1948, with a segment on Improper Driving PSAs. Share comments here or on the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes or NPROne. Old Kentucky Tales is produced by sound engineer Todd Birdsong at WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design.

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