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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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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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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