The Fighting Moose

The Fighting Moose

A podcast where we retell stories, some historical and some fictional, that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from the little baby lying in their crib, to the grandparents watching these babies.... Show More

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May 26, 2020 12 min

For me, every story is a journey. Whether it be a historical piece of literature like a biography to a fictional piece of work, each story transports you to someplace else than where you are. Well today, we take two journeys. We take a journey inside a journey. We head to the Smiling Pool and from there we head on a journey with Grandfather Frog.

 

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May 23, 2020 15 min

It seems that the way you look at things, really affects your attitude. It's like the glass half full of water. If you see it as half full, you are optimistic, if you see it as half empty, you're pessimistic. I don't think there is a wrong way to look at it. What we see today is that laughter, and not crying, even though things may go wrong, like getting injured, is usually the best way to handle things.

 

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Have you ever heard, “don't hang out with so and so because they're a bad influence on you?” I'm pretty sure I have. It may not have been those exact words but it was something definitely close to that. Well, in today's story, we see what happened to Danny Meadow Mouse's distant relatives when they hung out with the wrong people.

 

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May 17, 2020 18 min

Ever had moles in your yard? I have them. I was talking with my neighbor one day last summer and I saw the ground moving a few feet away from me because of a mole. Well, in today's story, we learn a little bit about our subterranean friends and what they actually do down there.

 

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May 14, 2020 8 min

We have pretty much all heard the story of “The Ugly Duckling.” But it's a classic so why not read it again right? Today, John is back with us again reading today's story. I think he's getting better at this podcasting stuff, I better watch out, he will try to take my spot!

 

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May 11, 2020 6 min

We have another special reader with us today. John takes us on a journey with the good ship Argo. If you have ever been pestered by gnats while outside, I'm sure you will empathize with the king in this story.

 

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May 10, 2020 6 min

Family time is always fun. Today, you get to partake in family time as the whole Hendrickson clan reads that story of “Little Red Riding Hood.” John said that he wanted to do this story a few days ago and so we finally got around to it today, on Mother's Day.

 

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Throwing stones on the floor in the house. Who does that kind of thing? Well, after today's story, we learn why people are advised not to throw stones on the floor in the house. I'm pretty sure that I've only ever thrown stones outside but then again, if I ever threw a stone in the house, I would have been in super big trouble.

 

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May 1, 2020 9 min

Where did Thor get his hammer? I guess I always assumed that he had it with him since the beginning of his story but today, we find out where it came from. This will help people who like to know where things come from and their origin stories.

 

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April 29, 2020 27 min

Fishing is fun. I truly enjoy spending time with family or friends and either wading in a creek, sitting on a river bank, or standing on the dock. It's just nice to get outside and spend that quality time. Well, if you like fishing, you'll probably enjoy today's episode. Thor catches something that isn't quite what most people go fishing for though.

 

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April 26, 2020 23 min

I'm not really sure how an old Norse god made it into comic books but it does make it interesting, especially since I am a big fan of Norse mythology. I have heard that civilizations that used mythology, whether it be the Norse, Romans, Greeks, or whoever, used the mythology to explain things that happened in life.

 

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April 23, 2020 15 min

John Paul Jones is a name that I have seen on different occasions throughout my readings of early America. I don't really know to what extent the part he played in the Revolutionary War but I do know that he had a part in it. He does seem to resonate a lot with what I have read about George Washington so I think I may be looking for a biography about John Paul Jones to read for my next book.

 

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April 20, 2020 16 min

I love it when life events just happen to coincide with the stories I choose for the podcast. Last night, I got to thinking about raccoons when we were talking about scavengers at the dinner table. Then today, we read a story about raccoons. I love it!

 

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April 17, 2020 28 min

When was the last time that you drove by a power plant? We did the other night as we went out for a family drive down the river. We drove past three of them, two on the US side and one of the Canada side and we got talking about how they burn coal to make steam to produce electricity. So I saw that story of “Watt and the Steam-Engine” in the Table of Contents of the recent book I found and here we are for today's episode.

 

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April 11, 2020 33 min

It always seems that when people go against the norm, people always think they are crazy! It has always been a dream of mine to invent something that will revolutionize our world. Today, we read about how Galileo invented the telescope, was persecuted because his beliefs were different than the norms, and how he invented something that revolutionized an area of science.

 

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April 8, 2020 12 min

It's always bittersweet coming to the end of a series but it must happen. Today marks the end of “The Snow Queen” series. Over the last 6 episodes, we have seen a young girl looking for her friend and pretty much going to the ends of the Earth to find him. Where will our next literary adventure take us? I don't know, but this one has been fun and I look forward to what's ahead in the future.

 

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April 5, 2020 11 min

Do you have pride in your geographical home? I do, when I am out of state and people ask where I am from, I always get a great sense of pride to say that I am from Michigan. Today, in the sixth story in “The Snow Queen” saga, we meet two woman, and one of them is from Finland. I am not from there but I do feel a sense of belonging to that country because my wife's family has ties to that country.

 

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April 2, 2020 13 min

Part 5 of our 7 part series! We are almost there. Today we get ready to visit the North Pole. What's up there? Besides Santa? From what I understand, it's a lot of ice and ocean. There isn't a land mass like at the South Pole. However, we see that Gerda is going to head there in search of her pal Kay after a short visit with a robber maiden.

 

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March 31, 2020 17 min

Today, we continue on with “The Snow Queen” as we read story 4 of 7. What books are you reading right now? I hope it's a good one! I just got done reading “Dinosaurs Destroy Detroit” written by Johnathan Rand. After posting that on Facebook, a lot of my friends said that they read that book series as a kid. I didn't know it was a thing, but that's what I love about books, they are full of surprises. I hope you have foun...

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March 27, 2020 23 min

Today, we take a little break from the podcast because we have a special guest reader. We welcome John back to the podcast as he reads us a story from Thornton W. Burgess. We get to learn a little bit about the rabbit family with Peter Rabbit, who is a cottontail, and Jumper the Hare, who is a snowshoe hare.

 

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