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.


115 Pieces

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Join us for a special episode of The Apple Seed featuring stories about, and also even told by Dads.

Bought by WVPE, RadioStPete Florida, KCNP, KVCR, KUHF and more


  • 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...

Bought by KSJE and WVPE


  • 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
  • Purchases: 7
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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...

Bought by KTXK and KKRN


  • Added: May 24, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Join us today on The Apple Seed for a story from the terrific Chicago area teller Dan Keding, a story called Strawberries in Winter from the Czech...

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  • Added: May 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Have you ever wondered: Why does the elephant have such a long trunk? Rudyard Kipling first answered this question with his Just So Stories. In thi...

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  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Tune in to today's episode for a story by Geraldine Buckley who, before she was a storyteller, worked as a chaplain in the largest men's prison in ...

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  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 3
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On today's episode you're going to hear an old story about a big red beet and a farmer who has to try and pull it from his garden. Join us!

Bought by KSJE, KTXK, KKRN, and WVPE


  • Added: Apr 26, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 4
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On this episode of the show, you'll hear from Kate Dudding who spends her time as a storyteller researching stories about people who make a differe...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Memorial Day can be filled with backyard barbeques and summer fun, but it can also be filled with remembrances that bring us closer to the ones we ...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 10
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We here at The Apple Seed practice Mother’s Day in the way that feels most meaningful and natural to us - through stories. Join us for tales from D...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 6
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This episode of The Apple Seed features stories about a lot of different questions, and answers. We'll hear from Bill Harley, Mary Grace Ketner, an...

Bought by KSJE, KTXK, KKRN, and WVPE


  • Added: Apr 14, 2021
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This episode of The Apple Seed features stories from several great storytellers, including Bob Reiser, Bill Harley, and Liz Weir. We also spend som...

Bought by WCNY and KSJE


  • Added: Apr 07, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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On this episode of the Apple Seed you'll hear from Lyn Ford, an old folktale about a boy in search of the strongest thing in the world. What will h...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2021
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Join us on today's episode with Bill Harley's telling of Mrs. Ammons and the Boys' Room. It's a story that will take you right back to elementary s...

Bought by KTXK, KSJE, and WVPE


  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Today's episode of The Apple Seed will entertain you with stories of family, sticking together, and learning from the past.

Bought by KSJE and WVPE


  • Added: Mar 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 2
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From time to time, we all feel as though we're "on the outside." In this episode of The Apple Seed, we share some tales about "outsiders." This col...

Bought by KKRN, KSJE, KCHW, and WVPE


  • Added: Mar 09, 2021
  • Length: 54:57
  • Purchases: 4
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This episode of The Apple Seed features a story about a King and his magic ring of wonder. You'll also hear a jack tale, a tall tale, a entry in th...

Bought by WCNY, KSJE, and WVPE


  • Added: Mar 03, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 3
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In this episode of The Apple Seed we examine what makes up a great story. Is it a bit of adventure? Romance? Relatable characters? Perhaps the mark...

Bought by KSJE and WVPE


  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 2
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On today's hour of storytelling, we hear stories of all kinds of love between parent and child, friends, and of course romantic partners.

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 2