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The Wisdom Project is an oral history podcast featuring stories drawn from interviews and projects from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky Libraries.  

Feb 13, 2024

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same sex marriage. This episode explores the stories of two Kentucky couples and one lawyer who were part of the legal fight that led to the Supreme Court–and brought marriage equality to the country. The interviews are drawn from two Nunn Center...


Jan 31, 2022

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was interviewed in Louisville, KY in 2013 for filmmaker Morgan C. Atkinson's documentary "The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton" The Dalai Lama shared his memories of meeting Merton and the profound impact their friendship had on his life. Interview with His Holiness the 14th...


Nov 19, 2021

This episode features an interview with Mark Lyon Thornewill, interviewed on January 23, 2018. In addition to telling a story about dancing with Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in 1947, this episode explores Thornewill's many adventures as a British naval officer during World War II, a priest, a husband, and a...


Oct 25, 2021

This episode explores ghost stories about ghosts at the Wild Turkey Distillery.  The ghost stories are from an oral history interview conducted in 2014 with Olivia J. Ripy for the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project. 

This episode was produced by Doug Boyd and Maddy Williams.
Music was composed and produced by...


Sep 10, 2021

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this episode features a powerful oral history interview conducted on September 11, 2002, with flight attendant Janet Foushee. Foushee recalls her memories of working on a flight that day.

Produced by Doug Boyd; Music by Doug Boyd