Grognostics - Where craft beer meets the unexplained

Where craft beer meets the unexplained. Frolic on 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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Jan 12, 2018 - donate to the show - start free audible trial today

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.

Nov 21, 2017

430 years ago, 88 men 17 women and 11 children left the only life they’d ever known in England to forge a new one in the new world. They were promised bounties, riches and a place in history. They got one, sort of. Soon after arrival, a colonist is murdered by natives so with food dwindling they send a colonist back to England for more supplies. When he returns, he discovers what no archeologist, historian or ballywhacker podcasters have been able to explain for centuries. On this Thanksgiving episode these turkey-like show hosts investigate the oldest mystery in American history along with the help of Sir Matthew (35:00) and a familiar friend.

Sep 22, 2017

On this show the lads drift down a path of historical, social, and absolute inappropriateness. Believe it or not humans have been sick, twisted, and ripe with odd sexual proclivities since the beginning of time - you just don’t hear about it on the Discovery Channel. The gloves, pants and roller sandals come off as they go deep into sex in the ancient world. What were the first vibrators like? How was infidelity viewed? Why exactly were reptile fetishes acted upon? Journey into the sexual world of the Aztecs, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, Hindu, and Egyptians. You’ll learn things you never could’ve imagined (nor would you have ever wanted to without a good therapist on speed dial). Us humans, we’re some sort of freaks.

Beer reviews by new beer correspondents Oisin O’Reilly and Ely Alexander. Gabriela Jasso guest appears. 

Jun 13, 2017

The Sumerians developed writing, invented the wheel, redirected rivers, partied with aliens, wrote secret scrolls, and basically accomplished more in five minutes of existence than the hosts of the show have accomplished in 40 years. Archeologists, had they returned our calls would have confirmed though - they never hosted a podcast. Bam! How you like them apples Sumer? Hail an Uber Camel and travel on a hilarious expedition to Mesopotamia’s most mystifying and ancient culture. Come for the history, but stay for the extraterrestrials, mysterious “Planet X” and tips on how to turn a demigod into a night watchman. Who wouldn't’ want to know that? 

Apr 21, 2017

What do balls of stone, magically delicious inhabitants, and sexual escapades with an iconic, iron tower in France have to do with the most advanced neolithic society to walk the planet? Absolutely nothing, but we figured we’d talk about them anyway.  Skara Brae, a stone-built, prehistoric village off mainland Scotland remained untouched for over 5000 years. Once discovered, it brought to light how little we know about the history of our species.  On this episode, explore the best-preserved neolithic settlement the world has ever seen. Come for the history, but stay for the hilarity, not to mention the best Scottish accent west of San Francisco.

Apr 11, 2017

80-ton statues walking on their own. Magical spirit essence raining down from the heavens. A thriving island population mysteriously turning to cannibalism. A birdman cult. The remains of the Easter Bunny pristinely preserved in a shallow grave. Four of these are true. Well, maybe three. Two tops. On this show, your least-favorite lads tackle the most mystifying island on the planet, Easter Island, while also showcasing their award-winning acting talents.