Stories From The Hiber-nation

Sinopse

Stories and poetry read by Grizzly Smith, from the Public Domain or read by permission of the author

Episódios

  • Hiber-Nation 20200305 - Federalist # 17 - The Same Subject Continued: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union

    Hiber-Nation 20200305 - Federalist # 17 - The Same Subject Continued: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union

    06/03/2020 Duração: 16min

    The same subject continued... continued. The original text from Congress.gov Book Theme: "Prelude in C Major" from Kevin MacLeod  Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat  Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls  Comment Line: 218-234-CALL   218-234-2255  Contributions: https://www.patreon.com/grizzlysgrowls

  • Hiber-Nation 20180419 - Federalist # 16 - The Same Subject Continued: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union

    Hiber-Nation 20180419 - Federalist # 16 - The Same Subject Continued: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union

    19/04/2018 Duração: 19min

    Back in the saddle, with a few saddle sores.  And a bit of news. And then, The Same Subject Continued. The original text from Congress.gov Book Theme: "Prelude in C Major" from Kevin MacLeod  Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat  Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls  Comment Line: 218-234-CALL   218-234-2255  Contributions: https://www.patreon.com/grizzlysgrowls

  • Hiber-Nation 20180208 - Federalist # 15 - The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union

    Hiber-Nation 20180208 - Federalist # 15 - The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union

    08/02/2018 Duração: 28min

    Everybody agreed the Articles of Confederacy weren't working.  Not everyone agreed how much needed to be changed. The original text from Congress.gov Book Theme: "Prelude in C Major" from Kevin MacLeod  Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat  Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls  Comment Line: 218-234-CALL   218-234-2255  Contributions: https://www.patreon.com/grizzlysgrowls  

  • Hiber-Nation 20180201 - Federalist # 14 - Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered

    Hiber-Nation 20180201 - Federalist # 14 - Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered

    01/02/2018 Duração: 20min

    Hello, welcome back for Federalist # 14, "Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered." You know, I do love reading these older works aloud for you. I like to think it adds a living energy to words to which you and I have paid far too little attention for far too long. I've mentioned that I don't read ahead very much, to keep the material fresh for me. I like suprises as much as you folks do. Much of the Federalist papers are rather calm, rather clerical, rather tame. The first part of this essay is much the same. But towards the end, there's quite a crescendo, lemme tell ya. This one purports to be written by James Madison, though the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society argues that most or all were written by Hamilton. That's possible. But it seems to me the more firey essays do seem to be attributed to Madison. So it's an intriguing question. And it's nice to find an intriguing question about something written 230 years ago. Hope I do it justice. Good day!   The original text

  • Hiber-Nation 20180125 - Federalist # 13 - Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in Government

    Hiber-Nation 20180125 - Federalist # 13 - Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in Government

    26/01/2018 Duração: 11min

    Hello, we meet again, this time for Federalist # 13, "Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in Government." Once again, the Federalist's primary argument for the Constitution is that it is the only way to preserve the Union, all the states working together. That argument is assumed throughout this essay. And once again, the Federalist gives us an answer to a question raised in our current era. Hamilton contends that there are functions that must be carried out by the national government, whether that nation be one state, one of three or more confederacies, or a nation comprised of all the thirteen states. With that in mind, a single government would be most economical, without duplicating necessary national functions three times, or thirteen times. Modern politicians often argue that the Federal government is too expensive and inefficient. I'd counter that people governing themselves is expensive and inefficient, and worth preserving. The alternative offered is not some better Federal government. It is

  • Hiber-Nation 20180118 - Federalist # 12 - The Utility of the Union In Respect to Revenue

    Hiber-Nation 20180118 - Federalist # 12 - The Utility of the Union In Respect to Revenue

    18/01/2018 Duração: 19min

    Hello again. Tonight is Federalist # 12, which is all about Revenue. Or in other words, tax collecting. Naturally this one is written by Alexander Hamilton, the banker. He founded the Bank of New York. Later on, President George Washington appointed him as the first Secretary of the Treasury, and in that capacity he also founded the first Bank of the United States. So he would be the one to write an essay to convince the people of New York that the Constitution would be a great idea, because the government would be better at collecting taxes. I admit I got a bit of a chuckle out of that. Can't picture a modern legislator promoting anything with the idea it'd let the Federal government collect more taxes. Anyway, I found it a bit amusing. Then again, I also get many of the dirty jokes in Shakespeare. The modern debates on reforming the tax code, basically started with the work of Alexander Hamilton. But he does make some valid points. No government can do much without revenue, no one can, really. If it's got t

  • Hiber-Nation 20180111 - Federalist # 11 - The Utility of the Union in Respect to Commercial Relations and a Navy

    Hiber-Nation 20180111 - Federalist # 11 - The Utility of the Union in Respect to Commercial Relations and a Navy

    11/01/2018 Duração: 22min

    Hello again. Tonight I'm recording Federalist #11. This is not the most exciting essay to the modern ear, being primarily about international trade, especially by sea. The ending does get a bit firey. I am not a trained historian, just a history fan, I suppose. In 1787 America didn't have much of a navy to speak of. And British naval power, or French for that matter, was much stronger. The only advantage we had was the very long way they had to travel to do much of anything to us, and the ongoing conflicts between Britain and France, which made conflict with us an inconvenient side issue in many ways. I find the coverage of American Naval potential interesting in the very different resources necessary for naval building in those days: tar, pitch, turpentine and the strong wood available from the southern states, oh, and some of the iron from the north, too. The essay also mentions hypothetically cutting off direct trade with Britain, and how it might put us in a strong position negotiating a trade treaty with

  • Hiber-Nation 20180104 - Federalist # 10 - The Same Subject Continued: The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection

    Hiber-Nation 20180104 - Federalist # 10 - The Same Subject Continued: The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection

    04/01/2018 Duração: 24min

    Hello again and welcome to Federalist #10. You may remember I mentioned I'd be recording this the same night as #9. I was startled to notice that #9, "The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection" was written by Hamilton, and was rather intellectual. But #10, "The Same Subject Continued" came from James Madison, who seems so staid in the pictures, but who's a bit of a firebrand in this essay. There's a lot to love about this one. Once again the author wrote a couple of centuries back, but seems to have watched TV last night. While I'm sure there was a temptation to high-flown rhetoric, Madison was cold-bloodedly pragmatic about the vulnerabilities of the Republic. He knew it wouldn't be perfect, but he knew it could be protected and made better. I also noted Madison's reference to "the most numerous party, or, in other words, the most powerful faction," which reminded me of John Stuart Mill's mention in On Liberty, Chapter One, of "the majority, or those who succeed in making themselves

  • Hiber-Nation 20180101 - Federalist # 9 - The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection

    Hiber-Nation 20180101 - Federalist # 9 - The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection

    01/01/2018 Duração: 19min

    Tonight I'm recording Federalist number 9. I'm sorry that I'm way behind the weekly recordings I originally planned. It was such a lovely plan, wasn't it? I'm going to try to record two tonight, so I can get caught back up. I feel like there ought to be three aspects of this essay for me to comment about, but I can only think of two. First I note that Hamilton describes generally the best and worst of the ancient Greek and Roman republics. These descriptions feel all too well fitted around our own necks. Listen for yourself, tell me I'm wrong, because I'd like to be. Secondly I note that Hamilton defends the new Constitution by pointing out new innovations in republican government that should prevent the worst excesses of past republics. He's quite right, they should. But these new ideas aren't magical incantations, inscriptions and annointings that will frighten off all possible future demons. These are practices and processes, habits and jobs. And these jobs must be done every day by those we've hired to do

  • Hiber-Nation 20171221 - Federalist # 8 - The Consequences of Hostilities Between the States

    Hiber-Nation 20171221 - Federalist # 8 - The Consequences of Hostilities Between the States

    21/12/2017 Duração: 20min

    Some dangers we avoided early, but encountered later. And what I didn't know, but didn't want to spoil the surprise. The original text from Congress.gov Book Theme: "Prelude in C Major" from Kevin MacLeod  Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat  Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls  Comment Line: 218-234-CALL   218-234-2255  Contributions: https://www.patreon.com/grizzlysgrowls  

  • Hiber-Nation 20171214 - Federalist # 7 - The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States

    Hiber-Nation 20171214 - Federalist # 7 - The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States

    14/12/2017 Duração: 22min

    Reference to a shared YouTube clip from "The Newsroom" which is sadly on-point for this episode, and which you can see on my Podbusker.com blog. The original text from Congress.gov Book Theme: "Prelude in C Major" from Kevin MacLeod  Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat  Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls  Comment Line: 218-234-CALL   218-234-2255  Contributions: https://www.patreon.com/grizzlysgrowls  

  • Hiber-Nation 20171019 - Federalist # 6 - Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States

    Hiber-Nation 20171019 - Federalist # 6 - Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States

    19/10/2017 Duração: 20min

    We fight amongst ourselves, but we're still family even so. The original text from Congress.gov Book Theme: "Prelude in C Major" from Kevin MacLeod  Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat  Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls  Comment Line: 218-234-CALL   218-234-2255  Contributions: https://www.patreon.com/grizzlysgrowls  

  • Hiber-Nation 20171012 - Federalist # 5 - The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence

    Hiber-Nation 20171012 - Federalist # 5 - The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence

    12/10/2017 Duração: 15min

    Though these essays seem to be separate pieces, they are also organized to work together as a cohesive piece.  Also, as with other old works I've recorded, there are lessons here that apply well to our modern circumstances.  Every day we see "Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence," don't we? The original text from Congress.gov Book Theme: "Prelude in C Major" from Kevin MacLeod  Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat  Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls  Comment Line: 218-234-CALL   218-234-2255  Contributions: https://www.patreon.com/grizzlysgrowls

  • Hiber-Nation 20171005 - Federalist # 4 - The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence

    Hiber-Nation 20171005 - Federalist # 4 - The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence

    05/10/2017 Duração: 17min

    Everything new is old again. The original text from Congress.gov Book Theme: "Prelude in C Major" from Kevin MacLeod  Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat  Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls  Comment Line: 218-234-CALL   218-234-2255  Contributions: https://www.patreon.com/grizzlysgrowls

  • Hiber-Nation 20170928 - Federalist # 3 - The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence

    Hiber-Nation 20170928 - Federalist # 3 - The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence

    28/09/2017 Duração: 15min

    Upon further review ... one essay per podcast, for the moment. The original text from Congress.gov Book Theme: "Prelude in C Major" from Kevin MacLeod  Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat  Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls  Comment Line: 218-234-CALL   218-234-2255  Contributions: https://www.patreon.com/grizzlysgrowls

  • Hiber-Nation 20170921 - Federalist # 2 - Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence

    Hiber-Nation 20170921 - Federalist # 2 - Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence

    21/09/2017 Duração: 17min

    A possible change in format.  But not this time. The original text from Congress.gov Book Theme: "Prelude in C Major" from Kevin MacLeod  Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat  Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls  Comment Line: 218-234-CALL   218-234-2255  Contributions: https://www.patreon.com/grizzlysgrowls  

  • Hiber-Nation 20170914 - Federalist # 1 - General Introduction

    Hiber-Nation 20170914 - Federalist # 1 - General Introduction

    14/09/2017 Duração: 20min

    My first effort on the Federalist Papers.  One of those learning experiences you've heard about.   The original text from Congress.gov Book Theme: "Prelude in C Major" from Kevin MacLeod  Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat  Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls  Comment Line: 218-234-CALL   218-234-2255  Contributions: https://www.patreon.com/grizzlysgrowls  

  • Hiber-Nation 169 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 25 Chapters 50 and 51

    Hiber-Nation 169 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 25 Chapters 50 and 51

    23/12/2016 Duração: 12min

    Chapter 50 - Sharon Rose Chapter 51 - Molly, the Football Fan   Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat.  Book Theme: "Five Card Shuffle" from Kevin MacLeod Get your own copy of the book for your Kindle reader, or at R. T. Quinlan's Saloon in Duluth MN. Comments to 218-214-CALL  (218-234-2255) Comments via the https://www.speakpipe.com/grizzlysgrowls Contributions: https://www.paypal.me/grizzlysgrowls  

  • Hiber-Nation 168 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 24 Chapters 48 and 49

    Hiber-Nation 168 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 24 Chapters 48 and 49

    19/08/2016 Duração: 23min

    Chapter 48 - Carl and Arlene Chapter 49 - Pocket Sandwiches   Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat.  Book Theme: "Five Card Shuffle" from Kevin MacLeod Get your own copy of the book for your Kindle reader, or at R. T. Quinlan's Saloon in Duluth MN. Comments to 218-214-CALL  (218-234-2255)   Contributions: https://www.paypal.me/grizzlysgrowls  

  • Hiber-Nation 167 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 23 Chapters 46 and 47

    Hiber-Nation 167 -- Swinging Doors by Quinlan Michael Hampston Part 23 Chapters 46 and 47

    12/08/2016 Duração: 28min

    Chapter 46 - Norman's Bar Chapter 47 - Wynona with a Y   Show Theme: "Canon in D" from Owen Poteat.  Book Theme: "Five Card Shuffle" from Kevin MacLeod Get your own copy of the book for your Kindle reader, or at R. T. Quinlan's Saloon in Duluth MN. Comments to 218-214-CALL  (218-234-2255)   Contributions: https://www.paypal.me/grizzlysgrowls  

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