Cathy Barker


Cathy Barker is cohost of The Story Mine, Sundays at 8:30 a.m.

Ways to Connect

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.