The Apple Seed

Series produced by BYUradio/KUMT/KBYU-FM

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The Apple Seed is an hour of great storytelling. Enjoy tall tales, folk tales, personal tales, historical stories and more from passionate and talented storytellers.

We live in an exciting era of storytelling revival. People are awakening to the power and the fun of listening to stories on stages around the country, at the kitchen table, and on the radio. The Apple Seed is there, for you and your family. You and your loved ones can enjoy stories of all kinds -- tall tales, fairy tales, folk tales, personal tales, historical tales, and more -- along with an invitation to use the stories on the show as inspiration to share stories with each other. Hosted by storyteller Sam Payne.


111 Pieces

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On this episode of the Apple Seed we'll hear a story by the great storyteller Charlotte Blake-Alston, about a village who's survival depends someho...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 2
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On today's episode of the Apple Seed, you're going to hear from the great North Carolina storyteller Donald Davis, with a story about how he got fi...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 3
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On this episode of The Apple Seed we're bringing you a rendition of the Cinderella story. The story of Cinderella has hundreds of versions from all...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
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There's nothing like a classic fairytale, and on this episode of The Apple Seed we'll bring a version of the old story of Rumpelstiltskin. You'll h...

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2021
  • Length: 55:01
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On this episode, we hear a story from Australian storyteller Jenni Cargill Strong, about a king who orders the royal carpenters to build him a towe...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
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  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
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On this episode of the Apple Seed we explore tales of different types of labor.

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 55:01
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On this episode of the Apple Seed, the great North Carolina storyteller Donald Davis talks about a time when he was a little kid and they decided t...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 3
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On this episode of the Apple Seed, you'll hear the wonderful storyteller Heather Forest with a story from Hans Christian Anderson, the Danish maker...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2021
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 4
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On this episode of the Apple Seed you're going to hear a story called "Onions" from Cindy Rivka Marshall. It's a Jewish folktale about a young girl...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
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In this hour we'll hear a story from Judith Black, a story of goodness and honesty and see what happens when the Lord of the Wind must be appeased ...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:53
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In this episode of the Apple Seed you'll hear from the wonderful musical storyteller Heather Forest with a story called "The Boy Who Drew Cats", ab...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • Length: 54:57
  • Purchases: 4
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On this episode of the Apple Seed you'll hear a story from Len Kebrall, about two pals, a buddy story! Thing is, these buddies are frogs. The adven...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
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On this episode of the Apple Seed, you'll hear an old tale about a community of animals who's welfare depends on learning the name of a mysterious ...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 3
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On this episode of the Apple Seed, Odds Bodkin will share an old story called The Runaway Horse, a story in which misfortune changes to good fortun...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 4
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On this episode of the Apple Seed, we share a hilarious story about the biggest mystery in the world: What might be behind the door of the teacher'...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Join us for a special episode of The Apple Seed featuring stories about, and also even told by Dads.

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 6
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On this episode of the show, a classic Greek myth, the story of Hades and Persephone, told for you by Beatrice Bowles. It's a tale called the Peril...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 2
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We're excited to bring you a special Independence Day episode of our show. We share a story about George and Martha Washington. We have a reading f...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
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On this episode of the Apple Seed you'll hear a story from India about monkey and crocodile. A story that illustrates that a quick wit can be the d...

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  • Added: May 24, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2