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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The Apple Seed team gathers around the virtual Thanksgiving table to swap stories and memories about Thanksgiving, food, and family.

Bought by KRBD, KCNP, KSJE, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMXT and more


  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 9
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In today’s episode, we have stories about finding gold, sometimes figuratively, sometimes literally. These characters are surrounded by good and ba...

Bought by KSJE, WVPE, and WCNY


  • Added: Oct 14, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 3
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In today’s episode, we’ll hear about Donald Davis’s mother and her extraordinary adventures in driving. Nothing prepares her for the shock she rece...

Bought by KSJE


  • Added: Oct 06, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 1
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A special Halloween episode begins as if it’s going to be an hour of terror, until –PSYCH! It becomes, instead, an hour of exciting and funny stories.

Bought by KVCR, KSJE, and WVPE


  • Added: Oct 02, 2020
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 3
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What was your first-ever job? Was it an easy dream job? Or was it hard and tedious? Whatever it was, we can promise it was easier than Jack’s first...

Bought by KSJE and WVPE


  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episode, we have the pleasure of hearing all about siblings. Both funny stories and heartwarming ones that we’re sure will bring great memo...

Bought by KSJE and WVPE


  • Added: Sep 22, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episode of The Apple Seed, we bring you a collection of stories that examine the what and the why of who we are.

Bought by KSJE and WVPE


  • Added: Sep 15, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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There are lots of reasons we can feel out of place, misunderstood, or unwanted and it’s never a very fun experience. So, what can we do when we fee...

Bought by KSJE and WVPE


  • Added: Sep 09, 2020
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 2
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On today’s episode of The Apple Seed we' re bringing you stories featuring young people who would gladly trade places with an adult, if only to esc...

Bought by KSJE and WVPE


  • Added: Sep 02, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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In this hour of The Apple Seed, we share a collection of stories about finding fulfilling life and love despite our challenging circumstances.

Bought by KSJE and WVPE


  • Added: Aug 25, 2020
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Labor Day is a great opportunity for all of us to reflect on some of the memories we have from working hard, being with family, or learning somethi...

Bought by WVPE, KSJE, KUHF, and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 24, 2020
  • Length: 54:52
  • Purchases: 4
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This episode of The Apple Seed places a focus on handwritten notes, letters, and all the quirky communications that make their way through the mail...

Bought by KSJE


  • Added: Aug 19, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 1
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In this hour, Odds Bodkin shares an African tale about a messenger who was determined to be honest. Hear what happens when a chief works to put tha...

Bought by KSJE


  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This hour of the Apple Seed features a story about a mean rodeo bull, a story about dog mischief, and an entertaining rhyme called "Mistress Shadey."

Bought by KTXK and KSJE


  • Added: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Enjoy an hour of terrific stories about learning and practicing. We think the stories in this episode will stir up some good memories from your own...

Bought by KSJE


  • Added: Jul 30, 2020
  • Length: 54:51
  • Purchases: 1
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We all have done our fair share of misbehaving and acting out. Making mistakes and learning from them is how we continue to grow. Tune in today to ...

Bought by KSJE


  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In our episode today, you'll hear stories that can reassure us all in times of struggle and give us motivation to keep moving forward.

Bought by KSJE


  • Added: Jul 15, 2020
  • Length: 54:56
  • Purchases: 1
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What if stories didn't exist? What if a story existed with such a premise? Well, we've got it! It's called "A Story A Story" and it's one of severa...

Bought by KSJE


  • Added: Jul 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Join with us for an hour of stories performed by talented tellers. This episode includes a story about a hunter who dreams of becoming a diety.

Bought by KSJE


  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 54:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Join us for our Independence Day special. It’s an hour of entertaining stories and songs about this great country.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KSJE, RadioStPete Florida, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 4