S2 E11: Stories about Fantastic Critters feat. Motoko and Original Submarine Drama 'The Crystal Whale'

S2 E11: Stories about Fantastic Critters feat. Motoko and Original Submarine Drama 'The Crystal Whale'

The Apple Seed - Season 2, Episode 11

  • Apr 21, 2022 6:00 am
  • 52:50 mins
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Today’s hour is filled with stories about fantastic critters of all kinds. You'll meet unlikely beasts both real and imagined, and each one might make you think differently of a real-life animal – or person – you love. (2:26) Japanese storyteller Motoko shares an old Chinese folktale about a father's unlikely relationship with a cricket in "The Golden Eye of the Fighting Cricket," recorded live in the Apple Seed Studio. (22:46) Host Sam Payne talks about his relationship with a colony of feral cats living in his backyard in today's entry in the Radio Family Journal. (35:00) A new original audio drama called "The Crystal Whale." The crew of an experimental glass submarine grounded on the bottom of the ocean faces a giant, mysterious creature that has an unusual fixation on their sub.

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