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.


123 Pieces

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Everyone of us needs to know how special and how precious we are to someone. A great place for a kid to learn those kinds of things is on the lap o...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2021
  • Length: 54:55
  • Purchases: 3
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On the next episode of the show, a conversation with our friend, Rod Gustafson, about how the film Shadowlands, the movie about C.S. Lewis, helped ...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2021
  • Length: 54:48
  • Purchases: 5
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Some stories are just there to help us know that things can get tough, but sometimes they work out. We'll hear a story from Catherine Conant about ...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:54
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"The Monkey King" features a story about an emperor of the south gate to heaven creates a monkey from a magical stone. Then listen to fun stories c...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2021
  • Length: 54:56
  • Purchases: 5
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A special episode of The Apple Seed that will help you celebrate Thanksgiving. We’ll share stories of things we’re thankful for, stories about grea...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2021
  • Length: 54:51
  • Purchases: 12
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Who's the Slavic folk character who lives in a house on top of giant chicken legs? Well, it's Baba Yaga. This story is told by the great storytelle...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2021
  • Length: 54:35
  • Purchases: 5
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A special storytelling Halloween episode with the Apple Seed! Spooky and silly stories about Halloween.

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
  • Length: 54:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Maybe you've heard the fairytale "Snow White and Rose Red", well on this episode of The Apple Seed, just for fun we'll bring you a fractured fairyt...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 5
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On this episode of The Apple Seed you'll hear a story called "The Grey Goose" from The Storycrafters, the iconic storytelling team who tell traditi...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 5
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On this episode of the Apple Seed we'll hear from Leeny Del Seamonds about her near-death experience , and how her experience helps her to better ...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 5
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On this episode of the Apple Seed you'll hear the great storyteller and songwriter Micheal Reno Ferral tell the story of his family cleaning out ma...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Stories about an Olympic competition, vegetables, and the edge of the world.

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:56
  • Purchases: 5
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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: 5
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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: 4
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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
  • Purchases: 5
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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
  • Purchases: 5
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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
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 4
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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
  • Purchases: 8
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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