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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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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.

Liam Oragh Sound Therapy on Facebook

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.  
Jul 18, 2019

Nestled in the heart of Maryland is a brewery whose persona couldn’t be less ideal for an auditory podcast, yet couldn’t be more ideal for making you feel good about being human. Streetcar 82 Brewery in Hyattsville Maryland is more than a brewery, it’s a goosebump-inducing factory, putting on display that nothing is outside the reach of our most inspired pursuits. Today’s show is the third volume of our Brewery Field Trip sessions. Join us and learn about a new brewery that’s made history as a brewery first.

 

You can find more information about this magical spot here:

https://www.streetcar82brewing.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Streetcar82/ on Facebook

@streetcar82brewingco on Instagram

Jul 4, 2019

Nancy was a kind and innocent woman. Until that sinister day. And then, she wasn't. 

Sometimes stories of patriotism live far outside the reach of our darkest imaginations. 

Jun 27, 2019

How often are you sitting on your porch watching the birds fly by when you're supposed to be doing laundry, finishing up some work or turning off the smoldering-hot iron in your kid's playroom thinking, I sure wish I could clone myself? That way I could do all that while also sitting here doing nuttin'. Never?

Okay, let me ask you this - what about the morality behind cloning, or perhaps maybe in today's world - extension of life? I mean, are people who were "basically a shit anyway" entitled to an extension of life? Or should these scientific advances go only to those that contribute to the world- make it a better place? We all think of genetically modifying the human species as a help for the better, but is it?

Amie, who we all know and love sits down with Heidi (Ep. 25 UFOs - Rinya, alien in skit) and discusses the ethics, morality, legality, and politics behind it all. In addition, they break down where we are with the scientific technology in the year 2019. Meanwhile, Jason and Steve do whatever it is Jason and Steve do when they've been shunned from their studios - watch The Notebook and practice making out with their pillows just to give a hint of one thing they do. Scrapbooking is another. 

Jun 13, 2019

On today's show, we sit down with a real-life ghost hunters - Paranormal Investigations & Observations Team. Given our history of having "guests" on the show, it's always important to disclose that these guys are a real-life paranormal team and not a skit or anything. Phew, now that's out of the way... We were humbly fortunate to be able to spend some time with them. Whether you've always had an inkling to start your own paranormal investigations, enjoy ghost-hunting shows or simply curious about how it all works, this episode is for you. The entity haunting you in your basement desperate for you to realize his existence so he can inform you about his murderer's whereabouts will also be quite thankful. 

You can find more information about the group at:

https://www.piotparanormal.com/

Or on social media at:

Instagram: @piotparanormal

Facebook: @P.I.O.T.Paranormal

You Tube: PIOT Paranormal

THE PARA CONNECTION Podcast :https://piotparanormal.podbean.com/ 

May 30, 2019

Sarah Conner had Skynet. Will Smith had IRobot. Wall-E had Eva. And you, I'm sorry to say have Grognostics to help you along your path towards the robot singularity. Part I of our robot series covered the history of robotics and what man has in store for our mechanical counterparts. Part II is, from the words of Brittany Spears, "not so innocent." Quite more sinister, and what should keep us all up and night is what happens when these robots we create have had enough of our dictatorship rule? Will there be an uprising? Or will there be a suppression at the very least? Exactly how long will it be before your coffee machine is dominating you in all aspects of your life? Yes, even that. Let's just say that for those "50 Shades of Grey" fans... you don't know pain until you're in the red room with your Keurig and a bag of decaf, let me tell you. Sir Matthew joins us. Beer graciously provided by Tavour, the best online beer service on the planet. 

 

 

May 23, 2019

Engrained somewhere deep in our DNA is human's fear of robots and machines. We feel it is inevitable that ultimately they will destroy us all and leave our carcasses for the robot vultures to devour. Why is this? Why can't we envision a world where humans and robots co-exist peacefully and happily? Join us for this two-part show about where the future of robots is headed. On this show we talk through the history of robots and ultimately what humanity will gain from these advancements. Then on next week's show we discuss how robots will benefit and humans, possibly not so much.  Beers donated by Tavour - online beer delivery service. You can find their beers at tavour.com 

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