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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August 9, 2020 40 min

To continue on with the recap of my recent trip to the Washington DC area, I will give you an audio tour of DC by reading the story, “Washington, A Capital City,” from the book “Great Cities of the United States,” written by Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth and Stephen Elliott Kramer. It is nice to have recently been there since I can remember a lot of the buildings that are talked about even though I couldn't go into a lot of them...

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August 6, 2020 14 min

Two days ago, we got home from visiting the Baltimore/DC area. Our flight and hotel were in Baltimore but we mostly went to go to DC. We didn't get to do much sight seeing in Baltimore because it was raining but that just gives us a reason to go back. After all, where we were in Baltimore was only about 16 miles away from the famous Fort McHenry, which you will hear about in today's story. Today's story comes to us from...

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July 31, 2020 9 min

So the other day, I was helping my neighbor out with his lawn mowing. While mowing the lawn, I found out, he had a ground nest of yellow jackets in his yard and I got stung. It hurt, not gonna lie, and it was funny because John and I were jut talking a few weeks ago about bee stings and when was the last time I got stung. Oh well, I survived and found out I'm still not allergic to bees, so that's good. So today, we read the...

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July 29, 2020

My latest educational endeavour is studying to obtain my ham radio license. While studying for this license, I have come across references to morse code and have seen it used in movies and such throughout my life. I have no idea if or how often it is used in 2020 but it might be another educational pursuit, later on down the road. In today's story, we read the story “Learning to Send” written by Allen Chapman.

 

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July 22, 2020 20 min

Visiting the moon would be awesome. I personally don't think I will ever make it there but it's fun to look at it through some binoculars or a telescope or just with your naked eye. However, it kind of sounds like they are looking to colonize the moon and if they needed volunteers to go up, I would definitely throw my name in the hat. Being up there, you would get lonely and want to talk with your family and friends and may...

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July 16, 2020 11 min

A group of giraffes is called a tower. A piece of trivia for you. Who knows, next time you are at trivia night with your friends, that answer will win you the grand prize! Maybe not, but it is always fun to learn new things, like in today's episode. We learn about the Okapi which are an animal in the Congo that are closely related to a giraffe but resemble a large horse. Today's story is titled “Giraffes and the Okapi” from...

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Today's episode is another result of our trip to the zoo about a week back. My son wanted to see the prairie dogs so on our travels around the zoo, we made sure to stop there. Today, we read the story, “Where Yap-Ya the Prairie Dog Used His Wits” from the book “Mother West Wind 'Where' Stories” written by Thornton W. Burgess.

 

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Going to the zoo is always fun. One of my favorites to see is the wolverine. However, in my 36 years of life and the countless times I have been there, I have only ever seen it a handful of times. It's pretty awesome when you do see it. Makes you feel connected to nature, I mean Michigan is, after all, named “The Wolverine State.”

 

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July 6, 2020 21 min

One day, I would like to invent something revolutionary! I'm talking like Thomas Edison and the lightbulb, Henry Ford and the assembly line, or like in today's story, Eli Whitney and the cotton-gin. Hopefully I will someday, we will just have to wait and see. I'll just keep looking at things around me and try to see what could revolutionize the world. Today's story comes to us from the book “Historic Inventions” wri...

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July 4, 2020 11 min

Happy July 4th! Today, we celebrate our independence here in the United States. Today, we read the speech best know for the line "Give me liberty, or give me death" given by Patrick Henry in 1775. It's always a time for family, fireworks, baseball, and cookouts. We celebrated with some beach time. Nothing is better than spending a summer day at Lake Huron. Anyway, whatever you do, have a Happy 4th of July and enjoy the ...

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July 1, 2020 18 min

It's an exciting week here in North America. Today is Canada Day, in Canada, and on Saturday, it will be Independence Day here in the United States. That's a whole lot of birthdays! 153 years young for Canada and 244 years young for the USA. As a way to celebrate, we read the story “The Fall of the Spider Man” from the book Canadian Fairy Tales written by Cyrus Macmillan.

 

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June 28, 2020 13 min

Well, it's been a little while since I planned to do this, but here we are, an episode about Thomas Edison. This was supposed to be done a few weeks back when I was done with our Thor series but better late then never. Today's story is “Edison's Early Boyhood” from the book “The Boys' Life of Edison” written by William H. Meadowcroft.

 

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I think that I have mentioned it before but if I haven't, I like to fish. We like to go to a local pond and fish for blue gills. To my knowledge, I don't think I have caught a trout yet in my life. I do know some places that we can go to chase them but for now, I am happy with the blue gills. One thing that we always try to be is safe. Safety is always priority whether we are fishing or hunting we always want to be safe. To...

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June 19, 2020 12 min

I like looking at the stars. There is a little bit of light pollution where I live so I don't get to see as much as I'd like but if I head up north, the light pollution is less, and the stars are awesome! Anyway, depending on how you believe the universe was formed, you're definition of who the stars were formed is going to be a little different. Today, we look at the Maori legend of “The Creation of the Stars” and see ...

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June 17, 2020 15 min

Pigs, pigs, and more pigs! That's the theme at the house right now. For the past week, we've been reading about 2 chapters a night of George Orwell's book , “Animal Farm” and then we watched the 1999 film with the same name again yesterday. Pigs all over the place! It's fun though. If I remember correctly I think that there have been a few feuds or skirmishes over the history of mankind that have resulted from a pig...

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June 13, 2020 19 min

The Northwest Passage. A seaway sought for many years and I'm still not sure if it is really a viable way to get across the top of North America. Anyway, today we read about how a team went and searched for the doomed ships, the Terror and Erebus, of Sir John Franklin's expedition and how they learned about the Eskimos and found traces of Sir John Franklin's expedition.

 

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Today is, as far as I know, the last story that I have that is specifically about Grandfather Frog. It's kind of sad but we'll make it through. There are tons of other stories I want to read and so little time! We have a lot of friends from the Green Meadow and the Green Forest that we can read about.

 

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June 4, 2020 17 min

Frogs and hamsters, hamsters and frog. It seems to change every time we go to the pet store. Then again, the pet store is kind of like a very small zoo. We see birds, amphibians, and other animals in their cages just waiting to get taken home. It's fun to watch these little crabs waves their claws in the air like they are waving at us! I digress. Today, John reads the story “Grandfather Frog Gets Even” from the book “Mother Wes...

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June 1, 2020 8 min

The latest obsession in the house is frogs. We went looking at the local pet store a few days ago for a frog for a new pet. We found a pacman frog. We didn't buy it but we looked at multiple sources on the internet about what it takes to care for and keep a frog as a pet. Maybe one day, but until then, we are going to keep catching frogs in the yard and admiring pollywogs or tadpoles in the ditches and other bodies of water.

 

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May 30, 2020 14 min

Double feature day today! The common element is a pea. Yes sir, the little green orbs that sit on your plate at dinner is the subject today. I love peas, my son loves peas, my wife...not so much. Anyway, these stories come to us from Hans Christian Andersen. Enjoy!

 

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