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Grognostics - Where craft beer meets the unexplained

Frolic on the precipice of discovery, rouse your curious mind and expand self-awareness as Jason and Steve take you on an educational, yet hilarious journey through an explorative stew of mystical, historic, cultural and scientific all while enjoying some frosty pints. Prepare to laugh, learn, and enter into an introspective reverie as they ascertain topics that have always intrigued you whether you know it or not. Are you not ascertained? Are you not ascertained? You will be.
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May 28, 2020

So what exactly has our favorite Grognostics character been doing during this shelter-in-place? Is he taking this opportunity to explore the sights, void of any commoners getting in the way of his explorations? Is he discovering new lands? Species? Breakfast options in the Transylvania Alps? We're warming up to get back to it here at the Grognostics studios (Jason's shoe closet) so get ready for more consistent Thursday posts going forward. 

Apr 16, 2020

We have an announcement. Listen while it's hot. Hope you're staying safe and healthy and enjoying some fine craft brews during your lockdown. Don't forget to catch up on all of our lovely episodes as you lock yourself in a closet to hide from your loved ones... 

Apr 2, 2020

On today’s show, I sit down with AI expert and Thought Leader David Yakobovitch to talk about all things Artificial Intelligence including the future of AI, how the technology can help in the pursuit of solving the Covid19 pandemic, the moral obligations we face as humans as the technology progresses, where AI is today and much more.  You’ll be shocked about how much AI has already infiltrated your day-to-day, even what beer you're drinking!

David Yakobovitch is the host of The HumAIn Podcast where he explores AI for consumers through fireside conversations with industry Thought Leaders. From Chief Data Scientists and AI Advisors to leaders who advance AI for All, the HumAIn Podcast is the channel to release new AI products, to learn about industry trends, and to bridge the gap between Humans and Machines in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In February 2020, The podcast ranked in the top 100 Global Technology Podcasts in the United States, Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Czech Republic, India, and the Philippines. 

Links to explore further:

10 Must Read Data Science & AI Books

Listen to HumAIn Podcast

David's Writings on Medium

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Mar 26, 2020

Today we're involved in a pandemic we've never seen in our lifetimes, but throughout history this is nothing new. On today's show we're joined by our friends at Unearthing Paranormalcy to discuss the five worst outbreaks in humanity's history. What you hear will surprise you. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Leave some toilet paper for the rest of us with chronic IBS. Thank you. I mean we know a guy. 

You can find them on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts and wherever you get your podcasts. 

You can also find them on Instagram @unearthingparanormalcy

Mar 17, 2020

Despite the wild times around the globe. Don't forget to kiss your loved ones - from your country's recommended social distant of course, cozy up to a cold pint of the good ole' irish good stuff and listen to ye lads at Grognostics. Happy St. Paddy's Day. 

Feb 27, 2020

This iconic German beer has more to it than you might think. Join us for our third educational beer series. Show off to your friends. Drink a Kolsch. Be a better lover. Listen. Drink. Repeat. 

Feb 15, 2020

History has given us a handful of monumental love stories. Mark Antony had Cleopatra. Paris had Troy. Sonny had Cher. And Peter? Well, Peter had a love story that has never been told. Until now... 

Feb 6, 2020

Sound. For those hearing fortunate, sounds tell a story in our life. Sometimes they are irritating, annoying, loud, obnoxious, but other times. They are. Serene. Tranquil. Inspiring. Motivating. Persuasive. Angelic. They can make you lose yourself. What is it about a song, or a tune, or a beat, or just sounds in general that resonate with us? Often makes us feel better? But can sound do more than that? Can sound heal us? On today’s show we discuss and sit down with Liam, a real-life sound bath therapist to examine this concept in detail.

You can learn all about Liam and if the next time you’re in Ireland tell him Grognostics sent ya and he’ll get you in for a free sound bath.

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Liam Oragh Sound Therapy on Instagram

Jan 23, 2020

On all previous shows, we've concluded... well absolutely nothing, but we've sure had a blast doing it. On today's show we go back and touch on every prior show in thirty-second intervals to see if just maybe, we can conclude something on some of them. Have a short attention span and don't want to listen to our entire library of shows to learn something? This CliffsNotes version is for you.

Jan 9, 2020

On today’s show, we sit down with author Kathryn Hulick to talk Nazca Lines and all types of fun, worldly mystique. Kathryn has published numerous nonfiction books for children covering all types of intriguing topics including robots, video games, artificial intelligence, technology, energy, and others She is a contributing editor at Muse magazine with a monthly technology column and regular feature articles. Her new book which we discuss on the show,  Strange But True – 10 of the World’s Greatest Mysteries Explained is a magical collection of thought-provoking topics with just the right balance of imagination and science. It will make you think about that little blue dot we live on and trigger your imagination soar the next time you look up and that vast starry sky. Overall, it’s probably best not to miss this conversation.  Trust me on this one.  

You can learn more about Kathryn at http://kathrynhulick.com/ and find her on social media at:

Twitter: @khulick

Instagram: @kathryn_hulick

If you’d like to purchase her book Strange But True – 10 of the World’s Greatest Mysteries Explained which you absolutely should you can do so at:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19214277.Kathryn_Hulick

Or

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00GRLMM8E

Jan 2, 2020

Happy New Year all. Thank you for your Grognostic patronage in 2019.  We hope you've laughed with us or at us, or at very least,  learned something about the world, yourself or a tasty craft beer you didn't know before. On today's show, we share with you some moments of shows to come. We look forward to regaling you in the new year and maybe, just maybe, we'll conclude something in this new decade. Eh, we probably won't. 

 

Dec 23, 2019
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care... ok, so let me back up for a second - that's not entirely true.  One of the podcaster's mothers was in fact stirring, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there, for some, um, special milk and cookies if  you know what we mean. 
 
SPECIAL DISCLAIMER: This podcast contains exceptionally high amounts of explicit language, and all other types of inappropriate humor. This is not your father's podcast... unless of course he is sick and deranged just like us. 
 
SPECIAL SPECIAL DISCLAIMER: You're welcome.
 
The Grognostics team pairs up with one of the greatest podcasts around - Unearthing Paranormalcy (Bigfoot Show) for some nog and yule tide delights highlighting cyptid stories about Rudolph, the history of the character and all other sorts of debauchery. 
 
You can hear all of Unearthing Paranormalcy's shows at on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts. 
 
 
Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/unearthing-paranormalcy 
 
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unearthing-paranormalcy/id1417649272
 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unpnormalcy/
 
Dec 5, 2019

Join us for a new spinoff of the podcast where we educate on different beer styles. We'll cover the history of the style, what goes into them and of course, try one...or eleven. Our next stop? The Saison. 

Nov 28, 2019

Sure Santa, the Easter Bunny, and Ghosts rule the holidays but what about the lesser glamorized Pilgrim who makes Thanksgiving what it is today? Wait, you don't know Bartholomew the Thanksgiving Pilgrim? You do now. 

 

Nov 11, 2019

Throughout our nation's history, brave and courageous individuals have battled tyranny, fearsome opponents and the lack of hope to provide us with liberties and freedoms we have today. For example this Veteran's Day 2019 we can use creative freedom to create a podcast instead of fighting in the trenches of a foreign land. For that we are thankful. Take today to thank those who deserve it most. Happy Veteran's Day to our fearless soldiers and fighters. 

Oct 31, 2019

Throughout humanity, dating back to even our most civilized ancient civilizations, humans have had a fascination, a fear, a panic about witches. And why is that exactly? Why do we continue to fear their powers or more importantly why do we even think they exist? Well, we're glad you asked because Grognostics jumps with both feet into the boiling cauldron to find answers with a new guest while one of the regular guests takes the day off, involuntarily. Halloween beers from Elysian and New Belgium. 

Oct 30, 2019

As part of our Halloween week of spooky hilarity, we present the one, the only, the easily spooked, Sir Matthew. He reminds us that the scariest things are sometimes right under our noses as well as bringing to light what candy we all drool over each Halloween. 

Oct 28, 2019

Have a listen and hear for yourself what's bubbling in the Grognostics cauldron this Halloween. 

Oct 17, 2019

So the time has come for us to finally determine the question we've all been waiting for. Who exactly is buried in Grant's tomb? That and what is the most savage torture device in humanity's history? Well, listen and you shall find out. 

Oct 10, 2019

Just as the nightmares from the last show are grinding to a torturous halt, here comes part II like a Brazen Bull hopped up on bath salts. On today's show, we dig our teeth into the torture device brackets and narrow down the field getting closure to the most badass torture device in history. We also talk about some introspective stuff while sampling some solid brews from Ommegang Brewery. Enjoy. 

Oct 3, 2019

In a time period not so long ago, humans were being tortured by other humans. But you see, us humans, we're quite screwed up folks - a simple beating, Indian burns, or even a good ole' fashioned wet willy wasn't enough - we had to get creative. And when the ancient street corners of creative and sick met in human history you got, well, some pretty f'd up ways to torture people; torture devices. On this multi-show series, the Grognostic's crew along with frequent guest Jason Reedy (Dyatlov Pass, Foreign Accent Syndrome and others)  match them all up with each other in a March Madness bracket format to answer one question - which is the most gruesome torture device in human history? 

Disclaimer: There is an overabundance of expletives used on this show as well as... oh yeah the slight use of disgusting descriptions of human torture. Consider yourself warned. Come join us. 

Beers tried on show are all from Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, New York. 

Sep 20, 2019

Join us for a new spinoff of the podcast where we educate on different beer styles. We'll cover the history of the style, what goes into them and of course, try one or eleven. Our first stop? THe king of craft beers of course - the IPA. 

Sep 5, 2019

The Dogon People, a primitive tribe living in West Africa have preserved a tradition so emphatically for hundreds of years, that one could possibly say it's risen from legend and storytelling into absolute fact. Their belief is one that almost all humans have thought about. Many have theorized it could be real. Some have astoundingly declared such is so. However, this group of people, untouched by the influences of outside society possess such a knowledge of a higher being that theorists believe the Dogons' visits from extraterrestrials are not just real, they've paved the path for Ancient Egypt, Greek Mythology, The Sumerian culture and essentially all of humanity itself.  You, me, whoever is sitting next to you right now. We've all become, in theory, because of this culture and these visits.  Do you believe it? Well, don't just sit there, hit the play button on your podcast app and see for yourself!

Beer once again has been graciously provided by Southern Spirits Podcast. You can find them wherever you get your podcasts.  They're also at http://www.southernspiritspodcast.com/ where you can learn more and get access to all their platforms. 

 

 

Aug 15, 2019

For thousands of years these furry, lovable creatures have patrolled the South Pole with nothing more than a delightful fish sandwich or seal blubber stew to keep them going. The South Pole humans even have a couple for pets that play dead most of the time on their den floor. Today, their environment is threatened by plastic straws and Keurig coffee refills, not to mention most have diabetes due to all the Coca-Cola they drink at Christmas.  On today's show we're going to figure out how to save these cuddly sugar fiends.  Polar Bears. Can't live with them (because they'll eat you), can't live with-

Sorry what's that? This show is not about Polar Bears? I don't understand. Polar what? Polar Shit? Oh. Well excuse me, I thought you said- Oh Shift. Polar Shift. Polar Shift. I get it now. Right, Polar Shift. Wait, no I don't. What is Polar Shift? Oh Pole Shift. Nope, still don't understand. 

What if we told you that the location of the poles and axis of the rotation of our planet has shifted many times throughout history causing cataclysmic events?  How do you like dem geological apples polar bears? Yeah, we thought so. Really? Again with the loosely, barely tied polar bears? C'mon. 

Join us on today's show where Steve finds out about the topic right when he sits down at the microphone which makes for some surprisingly interesting banter. 

Aug 1, 2019
 In what could be the most mysterious experiment ever on America’s eastern seaboard, the Montauk Project marries our deepest fears of human experimentation with almost every aspect of the unexplained and esoteric. Join us for this confusing, yet unbelievably disturbing and intriguing ride as we dive headfirst into a stew of Grognostic topics all baked into one menu of debauchery and mystique. Beer graciously provided by Southern Spirits Podcast. You can find them wherever you get your podcasts and wherever you get your southern America alcoholism gene from.  
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