In the Beginning
  • Jan 12, 2017 7:00 am
  • 55:23 mins

Do you ever wonder about the people who were the very first at something? The very first person to look at corn and decide it would best be eaten popped? The first person to look at the ocean and say, “I’m going to cross it,” or the first person to settle your hometown? Do you wonder what it was like in the very beginning? If these are questions you’ve asked yourself or of others, then this episode is dedicated to you and to the following characters who could proudly put “self-starter” down on their resumes. We have many kinds of beginnings for you today, new and old. Stories included in this episode: The First Story Dan Keding shares a story that highlights how humans have been intrigued by narratives since day one. Find more of Dan Keding's work by visiting Daniel Morden Live at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival The Sun and the Moon learn to live with the First Humans recorded live at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Learn more about the talented Daniel Morden by visiting Manjiro A story about the first Japanese person to come to the United States who was integral in the opening of Japan after the end of the Edo period. Find more of Joan Stockbridge's work by visiting The Legend of Strawberry An origin story from the Native American tradition about one of nature's greatest treats. Learn more about Jenni Cargill-Strong by visiting Sourdough Starter A tender story about the origins and (unexpected endings) of traditions. Learn more about Madeline Pots by visiting

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