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Memories of a Moonbird is about human stories. Almost every week, I interview interesting people doing inspiring things. From activists to actors and scientists to scholars, we talk about their hopes, their struggles, and what it means to be human. How does a teacher help former child soldiers in Africa? What do hummingbirds sound like to a deaf person? What does an accountant think is the meaning of life? Come join me and explore life… one story at a time.

Memories of a Moonbird Daniel Scherl

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Memories of a Moonbird is about human stories. Almost every week, I interview interesting people doing inspiring things. From activists to actors and scientists to scholars, we talk about their hopes, their struggles, and what it means to be human. How does a teacher help former child soldiers in Africa? What do hummingbirds sound like to a deaf person? What does an accountant think is the meaning of life? Come join me and explore life… one story at a time.

    Guy Gavriel Kay, Award-Winning Author

    Guy Gavriel Kay, Award-Winning Author

    He’s one of the most successful and multiple award-winning authors alive today. He worked with Christopher Tolkien on “The Silmarillion,” has published fourteen novels and a book of poetry, and his combined works have been translated into thirty languages worldwide. He was also named to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor.

    He has a true love of literature… and like a good Canadian… hockey. Here today to talk about a great many things, as well as his newest novel, “All the Seas of the World,” it’s an absolute honor to welcome Mr. Guy Gavriel Kay.

    Guy's website = brightweavings.com

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dr. Charles Liu, Astronomer and Astrophysicist

    Dr. Charles Liu, Astronomer and Astrophysicist

    He’s no stranger to podcasts… and the mysteries of the Cosmos.

    He’s an Astrophysicist and Astrophysics Professor at the City University of New York’s College of Staten Island as well as an associate with the Hayden Planetarium and Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

    This Harvard and U of A graduate not only studies colliding galaxies, quasars, and the star formation history of the universe, but he’s also a frequent co-host on StarTalk with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, and… is an award-winning author.

    If that weren’t enough, he’s a devoted husband, father of three cool kids, is the President of the Astronomical Society of New York, and in 2019, was named a Fellow of the American Astronomical Society.

    Despite all of this, in his own words, “he’s just an astronomer guy.”

    It’s a real honor to welcome, Dr. Charles Liu!

    If you'd like to learn more about Astronomy and Astrophysics, check out these links:

    Dr. Liu on StarTalk

    American Museum of Natural History - Astrophysics

    Hayden Planetarium

    NASA's website
    Astronomy.com

    American Astronomical Society
    Buy Dr. Liu's book here:

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Andrew Bicking, Environmentalist

    Andrew Bicking, Environmentalist

    He’s a fascinating human being, and an award-winning environmentalist. He’s the Director of Government Relations and Public Policy for Scenic Hudson, the New York based organization credited with launching the modern grassroots environmental movement. There, he oversees the organization’s engagement with local, state and federal government officials, and directs grass-roots and legislative lobbying campaigns.

    He's the recipient of the Land Trust Alliance’s National Ambassadors Award for Advocacy, has successfully helped the passage of legislation critical to the Hudson Valley’s way of life, and helped raise billions of dollars in federal, state and local funding for the environment.

    In his spare time, he’s also an avid cyclist, bicycle mechanic, camper, and musician, who dabbles in blacksmithing and gardening. But this champion for the Earth and father of two great kids is not battling just the environment.

    In 2015, his wife Jenny was diagnosed with breast cancer, and as a family, their journey through treatment and management continues to this day.

    Here to talk about those struggles and life lessons, the environment, and so much more, please welcome, Mr. Andrew Bicking.

    If you'd like to learn more about Scenic Hudson, click here.
    If you'd like to learn more about helping the environment, check out these organizations:

    Riverkeeper: riverkeeper.org

    Clear Water: clearwater.org
    Sierra Club: sierraclub.org
    Environmental Defense Fund: edf.org
    Nature Conservancy: nature.org
    The Audubon Society: audubon.org

    If you'd like to learn more about breast cancer awareness: bcrf.org
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Robert Picardo, Actor

    Robert Picardo, Actor

    For over forty years, and with over 200 IMDb credits, he’s made you laugh, cry and feel everything in-between. You’ve seen him in shows and movies like Ally McBeal, Home Improvement, Small Soldiers, Hail, Caesar!, Gremlins, the Howling, and the Orville, to just scratch the surface of his long and distinguished career.
    Since the 1980’s, he’s been a staple on television, film and stage, and he’s played iconic roles like Dr. Dick Richards on China Beach, the Cowboy in Innerspace, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years, the Emergency Medical Hologram (or EMH) on Star Trek Voyager, and Richard Woolsey on Stargate.
    If that’s not impressive enough, this Emmy-nominated actor has also been a director, and is an accomplished author and singer.
    In his real life, he’s a proud Dad of two daughters, is on the Executive Board of the Planetary Society, the non-profit space advocacy organization originally formed by Carl Sagan, Louis Friedman and Bruce Murray, and I’ve heard he makes a pretty awesome pasta.
    It’s a great honor to welcome, Robert Picardo.
    Books we referenced on the show:
    1) The Hologram's Handbook by Robert Picardo and Jeff Yagher
    If you'd like to learn more about Bob, check out his links:
    Bob's website

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Dr. Amber Straughn, NASA Astrophysicist

    Dr. Amber Straughn, NASA Astrophysicist

    She’s a NASA Astrophysicist who’s no stranger to public speaking.  She’s talked about her passion for all things space and science from the Library of Congress all the way to ComicCon.

    Today, she works at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and using data from the Hubble Space Telescope, studies how stars and black holes form in distant galaxies and how those processes change over time. 

    She’s also the Deputy Project Scientist For Communication for the James Webb Space Telescope, and Associate Director Of The Astrophysics Science Division.

    In addition to all of that, this former Southerner and amazing woman is also, in her own words, a “pilot, yogini, home brewer, Great Dane mom, and Pearl Jam super fan girl.”

    Please welcome, the super cool, and forgive the pun... out of this world... Dr. Amber Straughn!

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    Books we referenced on the show:
    1) "The Three Body Problem" by Cixin Liu
    2) "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff
    3) "A People’s History of the United States" by Howard Zinn
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    If you'd like to learn more about Dr. Straughn, the James Webb Space Telescope or NASA, check out these links:

    1)  Amber's Website and her social media is @astraughnomer

    2)  The James Webb Space Telescope

    3)  NASA's website
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Sabine Einicke, Paramedic

    Sabine Einicke, Paramedic

    For more than ten years, as a first responder, she’s helped save people’s lives and been on the front lines of healthcare as a paramedic in Munich, Germany.

    Born and raised in Germany, she also grew up in the country that only eighty years ago was at the center of World War II.

    Today, we’re going to talk about what it’s like to see human beings in some of their most fragile moments, as well as delve a little into what it’s like growing up in the shadows of war and the Holocaust.

    Please welcome, Sabine Einicke!

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    If you'd like to learn more about the Holocaust, please visit:

    1) Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

    2) History.com - The Holocaust

    3) The United States Holocaust Museum


    4) The Shoah Foundation
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Purpledreads ,

interesting topic and nice voice

Interesting topic and nice voice

I also enjoyed the varied topics and the overall quality of the podcast.

Thanks Daniel.

MooshaMom ,

Great travel stories!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE MOONBIRD!!!!

Rdstr900 ,

I’m over the moon(bird)!

Useful travel advice ✈️
Fun anecdotes 😜
Soothing voice 🥰

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