Splitting is a common symptom associated with issues such as personality disorder which forces individuals to view things only in two absolute terms; black and white;this or that. These individuals are unable to accept qualities in things or people preventing any grey areas to exist in thought or mindset.
As all of us are navigating through a world where mental issues or not, we're faced with decisions that force us into splitting, can we conclude that the entire popluation has subconsciously acquired this mental condition? Or is it just that the Grognostic's crew needed an excuse to talk about popluar 1980's cereals? You be the judge.
Beer enjoyed from Altamont Brewery in Livermore, Ca and Device Brewing in Sacramento, Ca.
The legend of the Bell Witch dates back over 200 years and is one of Americas most credible supernatural stories. The hauntings which occured on the Bell family farm in Tennessee in early 1800's have been witnesses by dozens of people including a future U.S. President. There have been movies based on the tale and several podcasts and TV shows done by people far more qualified than the Grognostics cast, which of course, isn't saying a whole lot. On today's show, we regale you with a ghost story featuring a neauratic witch who can't seem to make up her mind on whether she is kind, demonic or just downright annoying. Sure the Grognostics staff attempts to solve the credibility of the story but as usual come to no conclusion. Thanks for nothing. However, you will experience some laughs, some frights and some knowlegde before coming to the end of the podcast when you will be most terrified. Not beacuse of the ending necessarily, but terrified that you've wasted 45 minutes of your life you can never get back. You're welcome.
Did you know what was made when humanity’s oldest yeast was exhumed (Brendan Frazier and the mummy had nothing to do with it just fyi), How about the culprit for eight people dying in a freak drowning accident in the UK? What about the massage oil used for cuisine’s most popular bovine? Yep, that’s right. It may have something to do with beer. Tune in to hear some of the kookiest beer stories ever told told by the coolest kids west of san Francisco and east of the Farallon Islands which are directly west of San Francisco, so yeah sure when you match them up against a couple of rotting octopus carcasses and shipwrecked seamen, they’re pretty darn funny.
Outer Place is a new Irish Craft brewery in Kildare, Ireland focused on hoppy styles of beer which of course is not typical of Irish beers so this makes their tasty beverages unique. Rebellious. Renegade-esque even.
Their vision is to create a destination brewery that is fiercely independent, ethically inclined and sustainable with a goal of creating modern, progressive, delicious beers inspired by friends, family, art, music, nature and whatever else takes their fancy along the way. The story begins at the home of Mark Clarke and Viven Lough and ends with delicious and creative brews in your pint glass (True pint not those swindling American "pints."
And it all comes to life on today's Grognostic's podcast where we sit down with Mark to talk Irish Craft scene, his brewery and how he got started in the industry. Our Irish beer expert Oisin is in studio in the flesh (we're still not sure if this is a good thing or not) to provide additional insight into drinking suds in Ireland.
You can learn more about this brewery at outerplacebrewing.com.
Be sure to follow on Instagram @outerplacebrew
Enjoy responsibly... or better yet un-responsibly.
We're back to reveal the most savage, most innovative and most effective weapon of human history. If you didn't catch part one where we describe all the competitors please go back and listen. We'll be right here waiting... waiting... waiting... ok ready? You didn't skip any parts did you? Did you?
In the name of misery and death, humankind has created (ok so mankind, men are the only ones sick enough to create such bludgeoning devices) some of the most innovative ways to kill each other. But what has been the most effective? The most catastrophic? The most expeditious? Sure there are more than one ways to skin a cat, but how many different ways have we killed our enemies? From ancient Chinese dynasties to Native tribes in the Americas to Egyptian battlfields, tune in this week for a March Madness showdown bracket-style as we break down some of history's best (or worst rather) killing machines.
I don't know if we want to say the craze is taking off but it certainly is wheels up and off the ground. In 2022 non-alcoholic beers hit $22billion in sales world-wide and the number is expected to grow. Between younger drinkers adopting a healthier lifestyle, countries prohibiting alcoholic beers, and a growing number of people taking on dry January or sober October or no starch March (not a thing) the industry seems to be growing at an exponential rate.
So what exactly are non-alcoholic beers?
How are they made?
Who is drinking them?
Why aren't you answering any of my questions i'm asking?
Join us and a special guest as we break down the history of non-alcoholic beers, name some alternatives you can find online or at your local bottle shop and give you some alt. options too for those who want just a slight hint of alcohol so they get let loose, sort of.
Enjoy responsibly. That was a joke. Because it's non-alcoholic, get it? Right...
With football's biggest game of the year on the world stage, we're going to take you down the darker side of the sport to really ruin the game for you. That's what we do. Jason Reedy joins us once again for a wild ride into science, sports, history, and intrigue to dive into what exactly is CTE and what all the hype is about. Why are we just hearing about it in the last decade or two? What does it do to us? And if you were an emerging star in the game and could make $100m playing football and take care of your family for generations would you do it knowing you're likely to get CTE? What are some positives from head trauma? Wait, positives?
Oh, and enjoy the big game don't think about the immorality of watching your fellow humans bash their heads in, you complicit son of a...
Grognostics is part of the Green Mushroom Podcast Network. with Smuts Up, Faith Blind Council, Lux Occult, Ad Hoc History, Administrism, Unearthing Paranormalcy, The Green Podcast Network, Primordia, Ex V Plan, Grognostics. You can learn more at https://www.tgmpodcastnetwork.com/
Whether we'd like to admit it or not, there are three theories when it comes to climate change. One, climate change is real we are destroying ourselves by burning fossil fuels and the like. Two, climate change is real but it is naturally occuring. Or three, climate change is not real (climate change deniers). One of the three is more widely accepted than the others, but on our conclusion show on climate change we break down all three and why they each may or may not be correct. Spoiler alert-we conclude nothing in Grognostics fashion but we certainly explore everything. And everywhere. And I mean everywhere. We might even be watching you right now. You. As in if you were a polar bear. We are watching you white fluff ball you. Give a listen and enjoy. Happy Holidays.
If you've read any news in the last decade and/or simply walked outside you've noticed things are changing with our climate. However, is the media giving us all the correct information and is the climate actually changing? Many would say yes. Others say no. And others just want to drink beer and listen to awesome podcasts like this one. Which one are you? On the first part of our two-part series we discuss what climate change is and give you an introduction to the theories of what is actually happening as well as dazzle you with a holiday-themed skit you're sure to forget or at least call your therapist about very soon. Enjoy.
Check back for part 2 very soon.
On today’s show we sit down with Dr. Lindsay Weisner to talk about all things brain and answer the questions you’ve always wondered. Do we really only use 10% of our brains? When do men's brain neurons actually connect? 10? 20? 30? Ever? What are some wild but true neurological anomalies she’s come across in her career? How many bitchy PTA parents are typically in a PTA group? How many times can a clinical psychologist swear tastefully? These questions and more...
About the Guest
Lindsay Weisner is a Clinical Psychologist in Long Island, New York specializing in suicidal teens and their family, as well as helping people work through their anxiety. She graduated from Georgetown University in 1999 and was awarded a fellowship in child development at the NIH/NICHD. She received her doctorate from C.W. Post, LIU, and went on to pursue post-doctorate training at the American Institute of Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Weisner is an expert blogger for Psychology Today, The Venn Diagram Life: Where Sense and Science meet and the co-author of the book Ten Steps To Finding Happy, which ironically was released during the first week of quarantine with the support and endorsement of the United Nation’s International Day of Happiness.
In addition, Dr. Weisner is the host of the Neurotic Nourishment Podcast, and the co-host of the Crimes of Long Island Podcast, both of which can be found on all podcast platforms.
Link to purchase book: Ten Steps To Finding Happy
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You can find her on Instagram @PsychShrinkMom
And on Twitter @LindsaySKallen
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You could speak to any animal (and they could speak back). What animal would you choose and what would you ask them?
Enjoy the latest Short Intrigue Snippets segment. They're digestible bytes (see what i did there?) of appetizing goodness made to quickly listen and churn up some pondering thought of your own.
We go through life jettisoning from one destination to another bound by constraints of time and commitments but many of us don't often stop to ask why. Or what's the point of it all? Our guest today believes that a healthy diet of discovery, curiosity and mind-opening research is just the prescription for a healthy soul.
You can learn more about Kimberley and her podcast at https://www.wakeupwithkc.com/ and find her podcast, also titled Wakeup With KC on all podcast platforms.
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WIth the recent invasion of Ukraine by the Russians, it poses questions about what happens above our blue planet. While us humans (naming no names) are making terrible decisions to inflict misery upon our fellow man (and woman) science, space, and the advancement of humanity is still going on in our sky. Enter stage left, right, center - the International Space Station. Originally launched in 1998 and supported by five participating space agencies from around the globe it has been pivotal in the advancement of space exploration. However what happens when what we do on earth threatens what we're doing in space? Tune in this episode as we explore for ourselves while we of course drink some good beer in the name of advancing humanity inside our own podcast recording studio (or un-advance).
Well, there are shows where they are a blast to record but embarrassing to post. This is one of those shows. Come listen to hear Steve's best moments on this planet and learn about a founding father you've never heard of before (one of those is true). He'll also regale you about a story explaining what was the actual cause leading to world war II you've also never heard. What's that Timothy? Two American stories on the 4th of July you've never heard before? Yep. And this isn't one of those fictional, nonsensical Grognostic stories - disclaimer - this is actually 100% true history. (Feel like we have to note when we're being serious) however, they are not conveyed in the most intelligent, sober, concise manner a real historian might. But they are conveyed by a person who is alive... barely...
Happy 4th All.
Did humans evolve naturally? Maybe. Did humans evolve spiritually? Possibly. Did humans evolve a third way? Perhaps. Author Tim Kelly joins us on today’s show to shed some light on what he believes is a hidden history of humanity. We talk about ancient, lost technologies, the pyramids, Lemuria, Atlantis, aliens of course, and what the true building blocks of our DNA is. It’s a fun conversation, so put on your open-mind hat and turn on that internal imagination machine and let’s go!
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For additional research Tim recommends the following videos on the possibilities for a better world and how this one became so damaged:
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Beers tried on show:
Smithwicks Irish Red - Ireland
Coronado Island Brewing Mermaid Red - California, USA
Williams Brothers Premium Red Ale - Scotland
Western Herd Atlantic Irish Red Ale - Ireland
St. Peter's Ruby Red - England
Evans Brewery The Joaquin Dead Mexican Red Ale - California, USA
Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company - Wildfire Red Ale - Ireland
Whitstable Bay Ruby Ale Shepherd Neame Brewery - England
About an hour outside of Dublin in the heart of Ireland sits a farm that has been family-owned for 13 generations. At first look, this farm looks and feels like any other - mixed farm, with woodland, grass for livestock, fields of crops etc. And, it is true that owner David Walsh-Kemmis puts on his farming overalls one pant leg at a time just like every other farmer but there's one glaring difference; when he puts on those pants, he then goes out and grows award-winning barley which in turn he uses to brew some of the best emerging craft brews in Ireland. (And I'll be honest the farm looks pretty amazing too but it didn't work with that long-winded joke about a pant leg)
The Ballykilcavan Brewery located in Stradbally, in County Loais, should be circled on every tourist's itinerary map. (They do amazing tours by the way). Most of the beer ingredients are sourced right on the farm including water from their own well, hops from their own garden, and did we mention their award-winning barley? We'll mention it again. For those who don't know barley is pretty much the main ingredient in that cold, refreshing beverage you're probably drinking right now - beer.
On today's show we get the fortunate opportunity to sit down with David to talk about the history of the brewery, their beers, what the craft beer scene is like in Ireland as well as a pot filled with gold nuggets of information about everything beer-related on this fine St. Patrick's Day. And don't just take his word for you - the brewery was named the most innovative business of the year in Co. Laois in 2019 and their beers have won six medals in the 2019 Dublin Craft Beer Cup. So, saddle up lad and grab a pint or two and join us for a lovely interview with Ballykilcavan Brewery owner, David Walsh-Kemmis.
The Salem Witch hysteria swept New England in the 17th century but it wasn't really fully about witches. It was about the power of belief. That power was so strong that the fear resulting from it caused normal people - judges, clergymen, shop-owners, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and all alike to believe in the irrational, illogical, and obtuse sensationalized belief that their neighbors and friends were witches.
On today's Halloween Special, author Stephen Hawley Martin (Episode 65 Life After Death) joins us for a second time to discuss his new book, The Witch of Amesbury, the idea of belief, and all things witches.
Stephen has unique insight that no one else does regarding witches (one in particular), so saddle up on your broomstick and be ready to be regaled about witches like you never have before.
Stephen Hawley Martin is the author of more than three-dozen books, including five novels, half a dozen business management titles, and a number of self-help books and metaphysical investigations. He is a former principal of the world-renowned ad firm, The Martin Agency, creator of the GEICO Gecko and “Virginia is for lovers.” He has also won first place for fiction from Independent Publisher and first place for nonfiction from USA Book News.
His new book "The Witch of Amesbury" can be found on Amazon or at shmartin.com along with dozens of other titles. In addition to being an author, Steve is a ghostwriter, book designer, editor, and publisher, and his company, The Oaklea Press, has over 100 titles in print. If you're an author or aspiring one he can help you with publishing, editing, ghostwriting and many other services. Go to his website for more information.
The crack of the bat. A deep bomb down the field for a winning touchdown catch. The eruption of the crowd after a winning shot in the hoop. The sounds and sights of sports has been something people all over the world have emotionally enjoyed all of their lives. But how we experience sports and how the players on the field play are at a crossroads. It's all about to change.
Technology is moving at light speed, turning players of yesteryear into inferior ghosts while today's players with use of analysis and technology are on their way to becoming cyborgs sooner than we might think. And how we watch and experience these games is moving even quicker. With the advent of virtual reality, it's making our watching experience limitless in the future.
Join us and guest Nate Tussy as we discuss where sports are headed as well as what the fan experience looks like in the future. And no shocker, we drink some beers along the way.
About our guest: Nate Tussy is on a "far-nerd-leaning" podcast called Rum & Regret which he dives more into on the show. The show can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and wherever you get your podcasts.