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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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?
We'll be back with regular episodes very soon folks. In the meantime, give a listen to what's baking in the Grognostics fall lineup oven. A familiar friend calls in even.
Don't forget to check us out on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We're also now on UnTapped. All are @grognostics. Also check us out on Patreon at www.patreon.com/grognostics.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
None of the usual. All of the necessary.
Grognostics says thank you to our Veterans.
Veteran's Day 11.10.17
This 11th show puts the cast back in podcast as the Grognostic lads are joined by some of their closest friends for two parts hilarity, three parts nonsensical and ninety-nine parts schizophrenic. There’s a blooper reel, a a trivia gameshow, beer, an exclusive interview with The Producer and if you listen hard enough you’ll hear a yeti making love to an apparition who previously fell down a well. Only three of those are true. Pour yourself a cold one and join guests George Sellas, Karen Starr, Luciano Muselli, Ely Alexander, Jevon Matiassi, Kelly Stravers, Nick Avlonitis, and Christina Premutati for this bonus episode.
Ever had the feeling you’ve been abducted and probed by beings from another world? If so it just means that your roommate is getting friendlier than you’d probably like. On this episode Jason and Steve teeter on the edge of paranormal and prank when they dive into the disputed world of crop circles. Bringing a level of comedic gravitas found nowhere else, they even manage to discuss menstrual cycles. I’m sorry, what’s that now? So...are crop circles real? Fake? A message from Mel Gibson? You’ll just have to listen and explore for yourself. Have a pint or two with us in the process.
Take a listen as Jason and Steve dive into their first-ever podcast. One day when they're neither rich nor famous, listeners will look back at this first attempt and think - they really haven't improved much have they? In this episode they try their best to explain what sort of mystique and thought-provoking topics they'll be covering as well as exactly what a Grognostic really is, while also digressing multiple times in attempts to quell their nerves.
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.