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.

The Story Mine – December 23, 2012

Mar 8, 2018

Enjoy our Christmas Eve extravaganza! Retired professional basketball player and Park City resident Mark Eaton reads The Night Before Christmas. Musical selections include Kathleen Dougherty on the harp, as well as Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band! Co-hosts Dave and Cathy have an unexpected visitor!  Also, have you ever heard of a donkey egg?

The Story Mine – November 25, 2012

Mar 7, 2018

Thanksgiving is here! David Bullock shares his story of Esther’s Shepherd Pie, which is sure to whet your appetite! You’ll enjoy a Tall Tale by George McEwan, one of Utah’s Biggest Liars. Susanne Hudson shares a poignant story about Jodi’s Raspberry Pie. David wraps up with a poem titled When The Kids Were Still At Home! Be sure to take this opportunity to share your personal family stories!

The Story Mine - October 19, 2014

Oct 19, 2014

This week's installment begins with Monsters Under the Bed, a story co-host Dave Bullock tells about his fear of being swallowed up by those creatures that crawl up from under the bed. Dave continues with a poem he wrote about The Old Thrift Store. Storyteller Kim Weitkamp wraps up the program singing Head Bone Rattles

The Story Mine - October 12, 2014

Oct 12, 2014

In this installment of The Story Mine, things get creepy: host Dave Bullock tells a scary ghost story called Lower Level, a local tale about an experience an old woman had in the sub-basement of the old Salt Lake City Library. The creepiness continues with Julie Barnson, and her story about a large doll that haunted her family. 

The Story Mine - September 28, 2014

Sep 28, 2014

The Story Mine mixes new and encore material as Cathy Barker and Dave Bullock start on their next hundred episodes. Featuring Melva Gifford, Lori Allen and Dave shares a story about his grandfather and an original poem of his own.