The Apple Seed

Series produced by BYU radio/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.


18 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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This episode of The Apple Seed invites you to reflect on stories of progress and change.

  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 53:40
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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
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What's the most precious thing in the world? The question may elicit a different response depending on the person you ask. For some it may be a com...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2020
  • Length: 52:55
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Sometimes it's easy to feel like just another face in the crowd. But this could not be further from the truth!

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 57:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Every single one of us has entered this world in the same way--as a baby. Babies are equally adorable as they are troublesome; and today we’ll hear...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 56:51
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Stories about things that might seem trivial, or even annoying, but that always reveal something deeper and beautiful underneath.

  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 54:10
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A collection of stories that revolve around poetry and its effects on our lives.

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 55:31
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Stories about adventures that arise at the end of the day.

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 57:21
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A collection of stories about stuff that happens in the great outdoors.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 52:41
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A collection of stories about things that have been passed down from those who came before.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 57:54
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Listen to stories about life's unexpected turns.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:03
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An hour of stories all about growing up, and learning lessons from family members.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 57:03
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We place some focus on some stories that are inspired by famous literature.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:02
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A collection of entertaining stories, including stories about bats.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 56:19
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A collection of stories that explore wisdom and luck.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 57:56

  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:27
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Troll Mediation and people at Waffle House

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 56:25
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Stories from those with intuition.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2020
  • Length: 55:47