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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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Mar 16, 2019

Grab a cold pint of your favorite Irish brew and snuggle up to your three favorite Irish lads this St. Patrick's Day. On today's show, we break down 6 classic Irish drinks with the help of Irish drinking expert Oisin. We cover Irish folklore, history, misconceptions, St. Paddy's Day in the homeland, and just all-around-Irish tomfoolery. What sort of things you might ask? Well did you know that Ireland may or may not have had aquatic sheep? And exactly how hard is it to fish while intoxicated off the coast of Galway? And what would you personally do if a leprechaun touched your dingle? 

Mar 8, 2019

At different points of your life you’ve sat back and pondered, probably while under the influence of a psychedelic, where do I fit into humanity’s timeline? Did civilizations equally or more advanced than us exist thousands of years ago? What is my purpose? Did I leave toaster oven on at home this morning? These along with other life conundrums are questions we ask ourselves on this podcast. On today’s show we answer one of these perplexing introspections. Yes. Yes, you did leave the toaster oven on. Oh that, and there are tens, perhaps hundreds of cities buried deep below our ocean surfaces.  How did they end up there? What does this mean for future coastlines? Our way of life? Will humans be an aquatic civilization by the year 3200? Sit down with us and dive deep into the podcast waters of sunken, hidden, underwater cities. We’re joined by the hilarious, the sultry, the gregarious, Todd Wheat.

 

Beer for today’s show was generously donated by one of our favorite podcasts – Southern Spirits Podcast. If their tagline – “Drinking Our Way Through the Folklore of the South,” doesn’t entice you to listen, slap yourself right in the mouth because you should be questioning your life decisions. You can find more info about their show at http://southernspiritspodcast.blubrry.net/ or listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

Mar 5, 2019

Raul doesn't normally break out of prison, but when he does, he curls up on the limb of a tree and spies into Steve's window.

Feb 13, 2019

On today’s show we sit down to analyze a chemical with roots dating back to early man that can grab ahold of you and often never let go. A chemical which can trigger decision-making well outside of normal, sometimes waging wars, dividing families, and most alarming - causing euphoric distractions, leading to one’s fantasy football team going in the toilet. So what is this exactly? Guess you’ll just have to listen to find out.

 An under-the-weather Steve grabs the mic and asks you all to be his Valentine in his far-from-sexy, two-pack-a-day-smoking, 73-year-old Denny’s waitress voice.  The always knowledgeable, insightful and lovely Amie Bramell joins him as he embarks on his first solo show.

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Feb 8, 2019

The journey into the mysterious deaths of nine hikers in the Ural Mountains of the Soviet Union continues on. On this show we dive head first into the snow (see what we did there?) to try and determine the cause while drinking some sweet-tasting brew from Tavour.com, the best beer delivery platform on the planet. So, what did exactly happen to them? You'll just have to give a listen to find out now won't you? 

As usual, we always appreciate a review of the show on apple podcasts or wherever you listen and please take a moment to follow us on Instagram where we post often about beer, mysteries, and random hilarity.  

 

 

Jan 31, 2019

In 1959 nine experienced hikers went missing in the snowy Ural Mountains of the Soviet Union. Over the course of the next several months, each hiker's body was discovered, most of which were one-by-one. With each discovery, the mystery weaved itself tighter and tighter around unexplained and terrifying. First it was discovered their tent was cut from the inside indicating something had scared them out into the arctic night. One had bone fractures. Another was missing its tongue and eyes. At the time, Soviet authorities determined that a portion of the group had died from an "unknown compelling force," and 60 years later, despite a number of theories, we're nowhere closer to solving this unexplainable mystery... until now. 

Join us as we chat with regular guest Jason Reedy (Foreign Accent Syndrome, Oktoberfest, Resurrection Mary, Friends of the Show) for a bone-chilling tale that is the zeitgeist of podcasts at the moment that you absolutely must hear. On part I, we'll break down the story and next week we'll cover some theories.  Beer review by Oisin. 

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grognostics/ 

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Thanks for listening. 

Jan 18, 2019

Throughout history, dating back thousands of years humans lived in small groups called tribes. Each person had a designated role and was expected to sacrifice for the greater good of the group. If they didn’t, people may have died or suffered. The concept of tribe is so deep-rooted in the human DNA that soldiers would prefer to return to war with their fellow comrades instead of being members of the very society they longed for when they were fighting. It’s the reason that settlers who were captured by natives in the settling of our country snuck back to live with the natives once they were rescued. Could our lack of tribe in our modern world be the cause of the breakdown of our society? Depression, alcohol use, drug abuse, mass shootings, a breakdown of family, lack of community, a void of purpose- are at all-time highs. Truth is, there’s something is missing from our lives, we may just not realize what. What’s missing is our tribe.

Join us for a tantalizingly fun episode where we need a whopping four beer reviews (Knee Deep, Sierra Nevada, and more) to explore how to arrive at humanity’s collective happiness, which is “just say Hi; hey don’t be an a-hole,” by the way. Jevon, George, and Nick guest with skit help from the amazing Amie. Sir Matthew regales us with a trip deep into South Central’s heartland. (28min)

Jan 4, 2019

2018 is in the books and we have a lot to be thankful for. We had some amazing guests this year on the show - Ira Pastor, CEO of Bioquark joined us to discuss the possibility of humans living forever. A new correspondent in the field Ada Pinkerton joined our cast of characters. We visited three amazing breweries; 101 North, St. Florian's and Steetcar 82 (coming soon). The Mojo sisters were back again, their whole family in full effect. Amanda Karr regaled us with ghost stories. Spiritual Medium, Evanne Jordan mystified us with her knowledge of Steve's inner workings. And then there was of course, the always entertaining, rarely serious Sir Matthew who finally discovered his porcelain-skinned crush was right in front of his nose the whole time. And what's up with that archeologist Raul? The one in prison? Will he be back? And lest we not forget the oft-obscure, always bizarre Trapper who leaves random voicemails which I'll be honest are quite bizarre and not just a little. Additional thanks to some of the regulars - the Producer, Amie, Jason Reedy, Kelly Stravers, Jevon, Nick, Gaby and of course Oisin, our Irish beer expert. Special thank you to first-timer Marc Ellis for his awe-inspiring knowledge on our Cosmic Queries shows. So what's next for 2019? Or more aptly, the next few months? Give this a quick listen and find out why dontcha? 

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