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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. 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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Aug 13, 2018

Join us for our next installment of “Brewery Field Trip,” where Steve and Jason traverse the country in search of the best brews and taprooms around. Get an insider's look at the great folks and stories behind your favorite beers. On this edition we meet up with brewmaster and owners of St. Florian's Brewery in Windsor, California. An award-winning California Common calls this 100% family-owned, independent craft brewery home, but when you hear their story you’ll learn that they represent so much more than just great craft beer.

You can learn more about upcoming events, where to find their beer, and learn more about their story at http://www.stfloriansbrewery.com/.

Jul 25, 2018

There are regular skits. Then there are bonus skits. Take a listen to the skit we did just for fun on our last show, Foreign Accent Syndrome. Sometimes though, the uglier sister who didn't make the cut is way more fun, and not so ugly after all. Give a listen. 

Jul 11, 2018

An accent is a completely normal part of humanity’s linguistics. We go about our day-to-day never thinking about how we sound. Well, imagine going to sleep with the accent you have now only to wake up with an entirely different one. Perhaps one from the other side of the globe from a country you’ve never visited or a dialect and vernacular you’ve never studied. It’s happened to hundreds of people and on today’s show, we’re going to examine why. Is it the result of a brain short-circuiting or could it be from something deeper? Something inexplicable?  Something buried deep in humanity’s collective, created code? New guest Jason Reedy joins us to tackle this phenomena called Foreign Accent Syndrome. We also speak to a person who has personally experienced it and shares her story. 

Jun 12, 2018

The theater had Shakespeare. The ocean depths had Jacques Cousteu. Math had Einstein. The world of discovery however, belongs to the 2017 Archipelago Archeologist of the year award winner, if this award actually existed, Dr. Adeline Eleanor Pinkerton. A throwback to the Edwardian Era, Dr. Pinkerton expects superior breeding, winning at all cost, and, well does not care for us much. On today’s show we sit down with the brazen archeologist as she guides us through some, well many, ok most, here’s the thing - all of our missteps on the show up to this point.  But, you’ll be surprised how it ends. In addition we review all of the past and current “friends of the show” to re-calibrate listeners on who exactly is who on this epic, explorative narrative we call Grognostics. Confused on all these friends of the show that keep popping in on multiple episodes? So were we. So, we wrote a show about it. Here it goes. Everyone stops by. You should too. Jason Reedy guests. Beer from Kona Brewery. 

May 15, 2018

We don’t care if your plasma-alcohol level is above the legal space limit. We say, hop aboard the Grog rocket ship for the next installment of our extraterrestrial duet. On today’s show we hear from two alien experiencers who regale us with real-life alien encounters, Sir Matthew calls in from a lake in the northwest known for its alien sightings, and we do our best to intoxicatingly dissect ancient art depicting UFOs (and Popes with oddly shaped hockey sticks but that’s neither here nor there).

May 1, 2018

When the Grognostic forefathers built this podcast it was created with adjectives that would encapsulate most topics- Esoteric. Paranormal. Unexplained.

For thousands of years, whether depicted on ancient scrolls, or the plot of a Hollywood film in modern times, humans have been obsessed with the idea that we may not be alone in the universe. So why is this exactly? Why the innate, open-mindedness to believe when no concrete evidence exists? We may not admit it,  but each person on this planet, at a minimum, is open to the idea that intelligent life exists outside of our world. But none of us know the answer to the most important question - Why do we believe?

Strap on your space boots and join these aforementioned forefathers for a journey into the esoteric, the paranormal, the unexplained. You’ll hear exclusive interviews with first-hand alien experiencers, a handful of credible witness accounts, and a whole bunch of the usual hilarity.  Amie guests. The Producer guests. We drink a brand new IPA from 101 North Brewery in Petaluma.

Apr 9, 2018

Join us for the first-ever Grognostic Brewery Field Trip, where craft beer meets…well craft beer. On our inaugural episode, we sit down with the co-founder of 101 North Brewery in Petaluma, for an inside look on what it takes to operate a successful California brewery. Along the way we encounter a plethora of hilarity, savory brews and healthy helping of inappropriate humor as one would probably expect. Pour yourself a few cold ones as we embark on a new subset of the show to learn more about the craft beer scene. 

For more information about 101 North, their beers and upcoming events, visit their website at http://www.101northbeer.com/ 

Taste for yourself at 101 North Brewery at 1304 Scott Street in Petaluma, California

 

 

 

Mar 15, 2018

Everyone has heard of the patron saint Patrick who chased menacing, reptilian beasts out of Ireland and into the sea. But few have heard of the not-even-close-to-patron saint, but all-around-awesome Irish beer-reviewer, Oisin. On today's show, to celebrate St. Paddy's Day Oisin graces us with some Irish folklore and sets up a difficult to pronounce Irish name game for us to botch. How exactly is Oisin pronounced? How about Caoimhe? Niamh? They're not how you're thinking that's for sure. Pour yourself a green pint and join us for some laughs as we get an early start on the biggest drinking holiday in America. 

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Mar 9, 2018

Our daring, our brave, our nonsensical correspondent in the field is a man of mystery, exploring the depths of this planet most can only dream of. But behind his rugged, adventurous shell is a caring family man, uncle to an adoring niece, and philanthropist to all. But who is he really? Where did he come from? And why do the podcast hosts insist on sending him to his almost-certain-death on every show? Take a journey with us as we pay homage to our very own, Sir Matthew. 

 

 

 

Feb 6, 2018

Anti-aging expert, biogenetic thought leader, and overall super human Ira Pastor is back to regale us with more tips on living forever. Stay a little while as we chat health advancements, biology and technology, then stay even longer on good ole’ planet earth equipped with your newfound immortal knowledge. In 2243 you’ll thank us. You’re welcome in advance.

Bio and Related Articles for Ira Pastor

http://www.bioquark.com/

https://www.weforum.org/people/ira-pastor

http://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-06-29/how-could-synthetic-biology-help-people-with-diabetes

http://www.worth.com/25-ways-to-live-longer/

Jan 30, 2018

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For a human living in 5,000 B.C. living to the ripe age of 60 may have felt like immortality. Today most expect to live into their 80’s. What happens in 2150? 2750? Will life extension continue? Could we someday, supported by humanity’s greatest advancements in biology, computers, and medicine become immortal?

On today’s show we’re joined by renowned, biogenetic expert Ira Pastor, CEO of the Philadelphia-based life sciences company, Bioquark Inc. His company takes a unique approach to age reversal, merging knowledge from various disciplines in regenerative biology, evolutionary genomics, and bio-cybernetics to directly aid in regeneration and repair of the body.

We’re searching for the fountain of youth. Why don’t you join us and stay a while - like for 60 minutes? Heck, join us eternally… Amie also guests, Oisin reviews a Trappist beer, and even Russ, the neighbor stops by for a pint.

Bio and Related Articles for Ira Pastor

http://www.bioquark.com/

https://www.weforum.org/people/ira-pastor

http://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-06-29/how-could-synthetic-biology-help-people-with-diabetes

http://www.worth.com/25-ways-to-live-longer/

Jan 12, 2018

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Imagine a city where the gaze of the citizens spanned the treetops. A place where 2,000 pound stones were moved with ease.  A land known today as make-believe, coming alive only in children’s books. You are imagining a lost city of giants recently exhumed in Ethiopia.  Was this ancient city folklore or were massive humans roaming the busy streets of this international trading hub as you and I would move about the streets of our cities today? Did giants exist in other parts of our history? Was this recent archeological discovery simply a marketing ploy set forth by the New York football Giants to sell more Eli Manning jerseys after their abysmal 2017 season? Join us on our journey to the land of giants but not before you grab yourself a nice cold pint. And make it a giant one.

Jan 9, 2018

To our listeners, our followers, our friends. The Grognostics staff is excited for the upcoming year. We've been busy back at our podcast shop crafting up new episodes with our shiny new sound mixer to bring you tantalizing intrigue in the new year. Listen to hear what we have cooking in the oven for the new year. 

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