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!

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.

The Story Mine - September 21, 2014

Sep 21, 2014

In honor of completing 100 episodes of The Story Mine, Dave Bullock and Cathy Baker share an encore presentation of their very first show. Featuring Stacy Dymalski, Amy Tisovec and Karl Behling from the Utah Storytelling Guild. 

The Story Mine - June 22, 2014

Jun 22, 2014

Kids will be kids as illustrated by this hilarious family story told by National Storyteller, Anthony Burcher. Sharing a summertime memory of spending time in the family "Junkyard," Anthony has a flare for sharing experiences which will make you laugh until your sides split.

The Story Mine - June 15, 2014

Jun 15, 2014

Father's Day is a time to talk about our families and the influence they have over our lives. Cathy Barker shares several reflections of her father followed by Lamont Peterson telling "Everyone Can Dance". Christian Riehle sharing his poignant story about his Father titled "The Trumpeter." David Bullock is the final presenter telling his classic story, "The Long Road."

The Story Mine - June 8, 2014

Jun 8, 2014

It's co-host Cathy Barker's Birthday Bash featuring some of Cathy's Story Mine Show favorites! Cathy will tell several of her personal stories including "Bugs," and "Dirt Clod Wars." This show features: Beth Horner singing "Dogs!" David Sharp accompanied by his musical wife, Carol Sharp telling, "The Tinker and the Water Spirits," A poem called "The Incredible Hulk" written by Annie Bullock. Josh GoForth and David Holt round out the story by singing "Things Are Coming My Way!" Sit back and pull up a chair to enjoy listening to some of Cathy's favorites.

The Story Mine - June 1, 2014

Jun 1, 2014

A Story Mine Classic featuring David Bullock telling the Story of Fancy Pants and his Grandfathers Sacred Mountain. Family Stories can be told in many different ways and David re-tells this story in a traditional folkloric fashion. Based on a true experience he had with his son, we hope you enjoy the retelling of this powerful tale.