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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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
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Join with us for an hour of great stories in celebration of fathers. You’ll hear from storytellers Willy Claflin, Martha Reed Johnson, Michael McCa...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 54:59
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"Mountains" can be literal or metaphoric--places of peace and escape, or symbols of trials to be overcome. This episode will take us through the be...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2020
  • Length: 54:18
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Join with us for an hour of stories about finding things. These tales may help you reflect on experiences that you've had with finding answers, fin...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 55:06
  • Purchases: 1
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This hour of great storytelling begins with a travel adventure story that involves two sisters. We follow that up with some wonderful ancient "crea...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 56:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This special Memorial Day episode brings you stories from the Civil War and both World Wars. These stories help us remember and appreciate the sacr...

Bought by WGHC-LP 98.3 FM Chicago, KTXK, RadioStPete Florida, WNMU-FM, WYAP and more


  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 56:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Fanciful explanations about things that occur in the natural world.

  • Added: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 57:04
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Stories and memories about mothers.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Enjoy stories that enable us to admire the energy of youth.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2020
  • Length: 55:27
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In this episode we will see examples of some of the influential people and stories from one’s life, and how these stories continue to influence gen...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 56:34
  • Purchases: 1
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A collection of stories about second chances, and about our loved ones.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 57:27
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South Carolina storyteller, Tim Lowry performs before a live audience.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 55:40
  • Purchases: 1
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A collection of stories that will prompt you to think about what it means to be strong.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:24
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Listen to stories about magical items that are more than just a means to an end.

  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:14
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Often as children, we believe in fairies, magical items, or powerful creatures that can make the world seem vibrant and colorful. To rekindle some ...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 57:41
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A collection of stories to help you reflect on the people who've been your heroes.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Mar 09, 2020
  • Length: 55:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Things can go wrong on a regular basis. But just as often, things can work out amazingly well.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Mar 03, 2020
  • Length: 55:41
  • Purchases: 1
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A collection of stories that give fanciful explanations about the natural worlds.

  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 57:02
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This episode of The Apple Seed invites you to reflect on stories of progress and change.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 53:40
  • Purchases: 1
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We spend an hour with the great West Virginia storyteller, Bil Lepp.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Feb 12, 2020
  • Length: 56:30
  • Purchases: 1