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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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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 

May 9, 2019

How much do we really know about Yuri Yudin, the hiker who turned back and discontinued the trek with his nine fellow hikers in the Ural Mountains at Dyatlov Pass? Come to think of it how much do we know about any Yuri for that matter?

What if we told you that Yuri Cuntsovich was lurking right under your nose the entire time. And possibly lurking under... ok sorry, going down a weird, strange path now... But why? Why would Mr. Cuntsovich do such a thing? Exactly. 

We didn’t feel like our two-part show on the Dyaltov Pass mystery was enough so we’re bringing you some bonus material that might just finally prove the mystery. This little Yuri went to the market, this little Yuri stayed home, and this little Yuri went wee, wee, wee, on the Grognostics Podcast. Let's just say that after today's show you will know with 100% certainty what happened to the hikers at Dyatlov Pass. Give a listen. 

 

May 3, 2019

I know this is a crazy idea, but we've made the collective decision to do something consistent on this show. One thing at least. We will now be posting at least every other Thursday. And sometimes, if our mood swings, and the furry clown with the ball gag in his mouth will let us within an arm's reach of a computer from our cages - every Thursday. So get used to checking your feeds folks. Because the Thursday posting begins now. Well actually it began a few weeks ago but that was technically by accident. Really. 

On this show? Just a quick announcement with a healthy dose of reminiscing and a scintilla of inspiration. Written and produced by  soon-to-be top writer on the show Mr. Jason Bramell.  

Apr 25, 2019

Just when you get settled in and think, wow, this podcast might actually be worth listening to… They’ve finally set up some sort of rhythm; no more in-between shows, releases consistently on a Thursday, and you know what to expect, we again totally pull the rug out from under you. Yes this is something different. We can’t help it.

On today’s show, our favorite Latin archeologist, known felon, prison-escapee, singer-stalker, and all-around amazing human we think, Raul pops in out of nowhere to regale us on his Flat Earth Theories, how Sir Matthew could be in an imposter and how he’s been living in Steve’s shed for past week. Honestly, this is friggin’ hilarious. You just have to listen.

Apr 11, 2019

My gosh it seemed like just last week we posted the beginning of our Bigfoot duet and already it's coming to a close. So many questions have you? (Said by a Bigfoot Yoda). Well, rest assured my little Bigfoot aficionado. Today, we answer them. You know - important things like has any of the group ever seen a hobo with a lantern? Did Unearthing Paranormalcy host Amy see a Bigfoot or was it a boar or her dad coming to steal her fish in the night. (No other theories were presented). And exactly how close to a gorilla’s penis has Amy gotten in order to properly assess the uh, girth of the great apes? And is Ben Dover's cousin really Eileen Dover or just a funny Jason had that you can write in your diary tonight <scribble scribble, April 11th, 2019... Jason made a funny joke today> 

We once again team up with an all-star cast from another podcast we love – Unearthing Paranormalcy. Amy, Dave, Chad, and Eli host the show which spans obscure paranormal topics such as The Mothman, Time Travel, Alien Races, Thought Form Entities, Madame Blavatsky among others. They mix deep research with comedic sprinkling making the topics entertaining. You can check them out on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever else you get your podcasts.  

Enjoy the show. 

 

 

 

 

Apr 4, 2019

His legend has spanned centuries dating back to early sightings in the 1700s and it continues to grow today. He’s been the subject of countless documentaries, YouTube Videos, themed tourist destinations and well, podcasts. Thousands have claimed to have witnessed the hairy beast in the wild. Now, it is true that most of these bigfoot “witnesses” are white men who likely moonlight as serial killers or at the very least are dangerously-avid Star Wars figurine collectors which means they probably couldn’t identify a boob in the wild let alone differentiate between a bear, a common housecat or a Bigfoot, but that’s neither here nor there. Ok, so where was I exactly?

Oh yeah – on today’s show we team up with an all-star cast from another podcast we love – Unearthing Paranormalcy. Amy, Dave, Chad, and Eli host the show which spans obscure paranormal topics such as The Mothman, Time Travel, Alien Races, Thought Form Entities, Madame Blavatsky among others. They mix deep research with comedic sprinkling making the topics entertaining. You can check them out on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever else you get your podcasts.  

On the show we examine important questions about Bigfoot, no one has ever asked. For example, does Bigfoot $hit in the woods? No really that's pretty much all we cover in this episode.

Join us for part I of this epic two-part series as we dive into three conclusive sightings, some backstory, drink and review a beer from Oklahoma and record the first joint-skit in Grognostic’s history.

Check back next Thursday for the finale.

Are you Bigfoot or are you dancer?

Mar 28, 2019

Jason and I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with a real-life Bigfoot or our podcast doppelganger; one of the two to talk about the man (well not really), the myth (eh probably not), the legend (ok fine), Bigfoot. On this teaser we introduce you to our fellow collaborators,  Unearthing Paranormalcy, who we had a blast recording with. They do similar topics to our show with a hint of drinking and comedic flare, so one might say our podcast community has commenced. You can find their shows on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever you listen to your podcasts. Stay tuned... 

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