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The Twelve Labors of Hercules
September 20, 2020

According to an article I found on mentalfloss.com, there have been approximately 130 million books published in the history of mankind. (Like always, I'll include that link in the show notes.) That's a lot of books, if I read 40 books per year, it...

Perseus and Andromeda
September 17, 2020

The Andromeda Galaxy is approximately 2.5 million light years away. A light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles (9 trillion km). So that's a huge distance, I can't even imagine what that would look like. Anyway, before our mind hurts too much, in...

Henry Hudson
September 14, 2020

Today we read about Henry Hudson. This story comes to us from the book “Discoverers and Explorers” written by Edward Shaw. The thought of exploring new worlds has always appealed to me. Now when I say new worlds, I'm talking about new places on...

When Buster Was a Cub
September 12, 2020

Today we read about Buster Bear. Not the one that we have read about in the past, today we read about “Buster the Big Brown Bear.” More specifically, we read about a story “When Buster Was a Cub.” This story is written by George Ethelbert...

How the Myths Began
September 05, 2020

“Helios races across the sky in his chariot causing the sun to rise!” That must have been a headline in the newspapers back in the ancient Greek civilizations. Probably not, but what we do see, is that the ancient civilizations, used mythology to...

Black Phantom Snow-flakes
September 02, 2020

Today is a triple feature! I think this is the first time ever on the podcast that I have done it. Today, we read three poems, one by Johann Ludwig Uhland and two by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. They come to us from the book “The Complete Poetical...

The Wreck of the Hesperus
August 24, 2020

Living on the Great Lakes, there are many preserves of shipwrecks and home to many very famous wrecks. Probably the most famous shipwreck on the Great Lakes is the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Well, in today's episode, we read the pom “The Wreck...

The Three Musketeers
August 22, 2020

Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Probably one of the best know trio in the history of literature, and probably of all mankind. Published 176 years ago, this is a novel that has stood the test of time. There's something for everybody. There's a love story,...

The Young Telegraph Operator
August 22, 2020

Today, we ride the rails again with Thomas Edison and we look at his early career as a telegrapher with the story “The Young Telegraph Operator” from the book “The Boy's Life of Edison” written by William H. Meadowcroft. Be sure to check out...

The Young Newsboy
August 19, 2020

Today, we ride the rails with Thomas Edison and we look at his early career as a newspaper boy on the train from Port Huron to Detroit. The story for today is “The Young Newsboy” from the book “The Boy's Life of Edison” written by William H....