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.


116 Pieces

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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
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On today's hour of storytelling, we hear stories from tellers that specialize in tales from the Eastern Hemisphere, including storytellers like Mot...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
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On today's hour of storytelling, we hear of that suspicious force some believe in, called "Karma." Listen to hear what goes around and in turn, wha...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2021
  • Length: 54:57
  • Purchases: 2
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“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” some might say. But what if it is broke, and we don’t know how to fix it? Today’s Apple Seed episode explores “b...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2021
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Join us today for a good-natured celebration of some of our early presidents. We share tales about Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. It's an hour...

Bought by WVPE, KCNP, KSJE, and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:56
  • Purchases: 4
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In this episode we hear an exciting King Arthur adventure from Heather Forest. We also hear wonderful stories from Mary Gavan and Donald Davis.

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episode we share some of the classic tales about journeys that we all grow up with. Join us for some adventures that will take us around th...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Today, we’ve hand-picked stories that will help us dream up a future of hope and happiness. We’ll forget the troubles of the past as we hear from a...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 1
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The Apple Seed team reflects on the passing of this memorable year. We'll also share some stories that help us gain a sense of perspective about ou...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 54:56
  • Purchases: 2
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In today’s episode of The Apple Seed, you’ll hear an account of the ancient tale of the last Zapotec king. And on the lighter side, you’ll hear Don...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Join us today as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and we share stories and songs, bringing focus to the Civil Rights Movement.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
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Today's episode is full of stories about horses and the remarkable history that revolves around these animals.

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 2
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We place some special focus on the importance of mothers. That, and much more, on today's episode of The Apple Seed.

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2020
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Enjoy an hour of entertaining stories with subjects that include woodchucks, art in catacombs, and a little princess.

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Join us this episode for a classic story called "How the Whale Got It's Throat" by Rudyard Kipling and several other stories, including an entry in...

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
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Enjoy stories from Dolores Hydock, Willy Claflin, and much more in an episode packed with stories about history, humor, and imagination.

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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In this Christmas special, The Apple Seed shares holiday stories and memories.

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Sports teach us fitness, dedication, honor, and so many valuable skills that will help us throughout our entire lives. Listen for an hour of great ...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2020
  • Length: 54:40
  • Purchases: 2
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Have you ever taken some time to look up in the sky and see what happens? Moving clouds, images of dragons fighting and so many other things moving...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Today’s collection of stories celebrates nature. Storytellers Jay O’Callahan, Glenda Bonin, Joseph Bruchac, Susan Reed, and Valentina Oritz take us...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2