The Story Mine

Sunday, 8:30 AM

Small tales, tall tales and every kind of story in between.

Radio entertainment hosted by Cathy Barker and David Bullock, featuring stories as told by their authors and tellers from all over the world. Tall Tales, Folklore, Poetry, Cowboy Poets, Adventure, Historical and life experiences.


Storytellers for many years, Cathy and Dave have participated in many storytelling festivals throughout the West, including the Weber Storytelling Festival and the Timpanogoes Storytelling Festival. Dave has participated in programs at various schools. A dream was born shortly after they met to take their love of telling stories to a greater audience.

The mission of The Story Mine is to promote the Art of Storytelling. After all, everyone has a story to tell.

Our vision is to create an avenue where all may enjoy the power of story; where all may learn to listen more intently; where all may learn how to find and share their own stories with confidence.


The Story Mine is a 30-minute radio show on KPCW 91.7 FM in Park City, Utah can be streamed live at This program will feature storytellers from around the world and their stories. Your hosts, Cathy and Dave, will bring to you a treasure of stories from The Story Mine. Gather your family around the radio on Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM (MTN). What a way to start your day. as our stories will bring a smile to your face or a tear to your eye. Stories are not just for children anymore!

Co-host David Bullock shows his original flair in his fable about the land of BugBanda, How The Lady Bug Got Her Spots. As though that wasn’t enough storytelling for the day, Dave polishes us off with another original tale, How The Toad Got Its Lumps, Bumps, Warts, Hives or Whatever!

Rachel Hedman, former president of the Utah Storytelling Guild and founder of The Story Crossroads Storytelling Festival, is featured on today’s program. Rachel will be telling her story, Pigweed. Our second featured teller is Clive Romney, a beloved storytelling historian and musician, who brings a story song about Pioneer Orson Adair, The Boy Freighter of the Wild West. We highly recommend you tune in to this set of stories.

Internationally acclaimed award-winner and performer David Novak tells his story, Sterling. Then, recognized Utah storyteller Julie Barnson tells a touching story involving her daughter. This is a must-listen duo of great storytellers telling wonderful stories.

Tom Heffron and Destiny Gross share their recollections of the early days at the Sundance Film Festival, when it first came to Park City. They tell of many adventures, including their experiences of procuring festival tickets before the computer age changed everything.

Co-hosts Cathy Barker and David Bullock retell the iconic story of the California Gold Rush era’s legendary jumping frog and his being filled with lead shot, which swung the bet that made this little croaker famous. Presented as a radio play, we joyfully present The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, written by Mark Twain. This is a treat your whole family will enjoy.

Teresa Clark, a nationally recognized, award-winning storyteller, is passionate about using story as a vehicle for the spirit to turn and heal hearts. In this tale, Frog Child’s Lesson, we discover Teresa’s talent in weaving folktale, personal history and history, which all connect to the lesson Frog Child learns.  Also spotlighted are musicians Josh Goforth and David Holt in the song Bones, Spoons and Fiddle Tunes.”

In Davey: Little Mine Camp Boy, David Bullock shares his humorous experiences growing up in the mine camps of Utah in the early 1950s. His family members were some of the last hard rock miners in the state, and Dave started mining at age four. These tales will tickle your funny bone and bring a smile to your face!

Linda Goodman has the ability to take a simple story and create a masterpiece. Linda is an author, storyteller and playwright. She draws on her childhood to share a tale of faith called The Mustard Seed. Gather the family around and enjoy this beautiful story.

Our featured storytellers today are Beth Horner and David Novak. Beth, an acclaimed performer for nearly three decades, takes her listeners on journeys of adventure, warmth, wonder, horror and raucous laughter. She will be telling Elsie and Mr. Fox. David Novak will be telling Sky Women’s Basket, which he adapted from a Zulu tale! Sit back and enjoy these two amazing national storytellers.

Acclaimed storyteller Judith Black creates and tells compelling and humorous stories sculpted from her own life as well as historical events. In this episode, Judith celebrates Workers Memorial Day.  Listen to this story play recounting women’s contributions to American civilian efforts during World War II. Women in the United States went to work in the factories! And prepare yourself to meet the iconic personality Rosie the Riveter.