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The Apple Seed

Great stories can change your world. Join The Apple Seed for tall tales, fairy tales, folk tales, personal tales, historical tales, and more! Hosted by storyteller Sam Payne. A production of BYUradio.

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BITE: "The Poor Unfortunate Man" by Judith Black

Judith Black tells us the tale of a man who always seems to have a reason to complain. Maybe it's a good reminder to be grateful every once in a while for the small things.

13mins

29 Jul 2022

Rank #1

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S2 E24: Geraldine Buckley + Mark Twain 'Connecticut Yankee' OTR

In today's episode we'll hear all sorts of tales about people trying to find their place in the world. Whether they end up in prison for a reason they didn't expect, move to a new home, or travel through time, each person has to adapt to the changes made in their lives.(4:53) Geraldine Buckley shares about a time she acted as a prison chaplain, and how she was able to find acceptance and love in a place we might think of as harsh. Recorded live in The Apple Seed Studio.(28:11) Sam talks about getting used to new places, new people, and new things, and a mantra that has helped him do so in many interesting situations. It's today's entry in The Radio Family Journal.(34:27) We bring you a piece of Old Time Radio, originally aired in 1947 and adapted from Mark Twain's novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," about a man who finds himself suddenly transported back in time to the days of King Arthur.

52mins

28 Jul 2022

Rank #2

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BITE: "Drakestail" by Priscilla Howe

Great stories can change your world. Join The Apple Seed for tall tales, fairy tales, folk tales, personal tales, historical tales, and more! Hosted by storyteller Sam Payne. A production of BYUradio.

14mins

27 Jul 2022

Rank #3

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BITE: "The Uglified Ducky" by Maynard Moose

Did you ever feel like you were born in the wrong family? The beloved puppet Maynard Moose (with a little help from storyteller and author Willy Claflin) puts a moose-ified spin on the Ugly Duckling fairy tale.

18mins

26 Jul 2022

Rank #4

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BITE: "The Peddler of Swaffham" by Heather Forest

A wonderfully musical tale from storyteller Heather Forest about lowly peddler who has a (literal) dream that he decides to follow despite the ridicule from onlookers.

13mins

25 Jul 2022

Rank #5

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BITE: "Kang Ding Love Story" by Motoko

This traditional Chinese folk song sung by Motoko tells the story of a young couple in love who defy all odds to be together. And through it all, they learn that family should always be together, no matter what.

14mins

22 Jul 2022

Rank #6

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S2 E23: Original Audio Drama "The Glass Cutter" + John Henry story from Charlotte Blake Alston

Today's episode brings us tales of people seeing their own potential and going for it. Their stories remind us that we each have our own purposes in life and that we can achieve great things if we buckle up and believe in ourselves.(4:21) Charlotte Blake Alston puts a rhythmic spin on the classic folktale of John Henry, where a legendary race between man and machine takes place. Recorded live in The Apple Seed Studio.(20:14) Sam talks about how Queen Esther became the person she, perhaps, was meant to be, and how the story came alive for him the last time he read it. It's today's entry in The Radio Family Journal.(33:08) An original audio drama about a family that travels the world together on dangerous missions. Why? To rescue stolen art pieces, of course. Each member has a particular set of skills that benefits the team, but one member thinks her skills might be better used elsewhere.

52mins

21 Jul 2022

Rank #7

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BITE: "The Grecian Urn" by Robin Schulte

Join us on this Apple Seed BITE as we listen to a Robin Schulte story about small, every day moments that become sweeter over time. Each of us has moments in our life that live on forever as we remember them and record them, much like the images on a Grecian Urn.

12mins

20 Jul 2022

Rank #8

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BITE: "My Dad is the Man" by Antonio Sacre

Join us for this Apple Seed BITE, featuring a short story by Antonio Sacre about his dad, who really was his hero as a child.

9mins

19 Jul 2022

Rank #9

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BITE: "A Story About The Story" by Fran Yardley

Great stories have to begin somewhere, and sometimes the story behind the story is just as interesting as the actual story. Fran Yardley has just such a tale.

12mins

18 Jul 2022

Rank #10