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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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Jul 8, 2021

On today's show we take a detour from our regular show structure to sit and chat about intriguing questions that make you think. Most importantly, what do you think about them? We roll out these questions of intrigue and then take 15 minutes on each to discuss over some cold brews that of course open up the mind. Life is discovered on another planet but it will take 20 years to get there. Would you go? If you could go back to any year throughout history, where would you go and why? And that is just a taste of intrigue ... Enjoy. 

Jun 18, 2021

Dads have been drinking beer since the beginning of time, most likely cultivating beer in their man caves during the early age of man. Literal caves with a man in them – not the cave with a fridge filled with nitro cream IPAs, darts, and signed, framed jerseys of athletes from the ’80s.  The beer they crafted using rock tools, the leaves of a mulberry bush, and wooly mammoth dung has changed a little bit over time but not much. The current version is brewed by a small brewery in America’s heartland– Budweiser. Totally joking. Or am I?

In honor of dads all over the lands, throughout time, we salute you in this special Father’s Day edition where we go over the top 10 dad beers and shocker – we try some along the way.  Jason Reedy joins us for the festivities.

Jun 3, 2021

To steal an iconic line from one of our favorite shows - Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?

Today's guest, author Stephen Hawley Martin, not only bathes us in this existential ponderance but floods our curious minds with where he believes humankind is headed.  Stephen is a bestselling author who has interviewed dozens of near-death survivors, psychics, researchers into the paranormal, as well as quantum physicists and medical doctors and believes that humankind is on the cusp of a transition to a new understanding of the true nature of reality.   So, what exactly does this rebirth mean for the world and you? Listen and you shall find out. Well, that and a whole lot more about the afterlife, paranormal, and our species as a whole. 

Stephen he has written over a dozen books,  is a former principal of the world-renowned ad firm that created the GEICO Gecko and “Virginia Is For Lovers,” The Martin Agency, and is currently the editor and publisher of The Oaklea Press. He is the only three-time winner of the Writer's Digest Book Award, having won first prize twice for fiction and once for nonfiction. He has also won First Prize for Visionary Fiction from Independent Publisher and First Prize for Nonfiction from USA Book News. 

You can learn more about Stephen and his books on his website at https://www.shmartin.com/.

May 14, 2021

It doesn't matter if you're old, young, from different continents, what you look like, if you're male, female, etc. Anyone can have an NDE. Because then again, death doesn't forget anyone now does it? But what about death that leads to continued life? Enter stage left - Near-Death Experiences. Regardless of how you feel about the stories; hearing them is guaranteed to make you question your own reality and what actually lies beyond. 

On today's show, we sit down with M.K. (Kathy) McDaniel who is a #1 Amazon best-selling author on the topic. Placed on a ventilator for lung failure in 1999, she fought for her life in a coma and it was during this time, she found herself in an inexplicably dangerous, foreign realm. And if you make the right decision to hit play on your podcast app, you might get just lucky enough to hear about it. 

If you're learning about NDE's for the first time then Kathy's story is one that will change the way you view your life and existence. And, if you've heard many NDE stories before, Kathy's story will also change the way you view your life and existence because it's an NDE story I promise you've never heard before. She is a lovely human being and through nothing short of a miracle, a little grit, a lot of bravery, and a will to endure, she has defeated all odds to be able to share her story with us today. 

You can learn more about Kathy at misfitinhelltoheavenexpat.com or buy her book Misfit in Hell to Heaven Ex-Pat: Near-Death Experience and How to Avoid Hell in the Afterlife on Amazon

 

Apr 28, 2021

Lucy Cooke aka "Sleeping Lucy" was a famous clairvoyant physician who would heal people while in trance. She is credited with healing hundreds of patients and also could recover lost items, and provide other mystical services. And on today's show she takes her skills to the best podcast in all the land - Serial Podcast. Kidding, she's on Grognostics! Well I mean not her personally -she's been dead for 120 years. We break down who she was, what she did and the controversy/intrigue around mystic healers in general. Each show starts out with a skit to put you in the shoes of the subject itself. Enjoy. 

Apr 11, 2021

The lost city of Atlantis has intrigued historians, dreamers, and well... me. Truth is many are obsessed. One Atlantis theorist described his pursuit of the potentially mythical land as a gambling addiction. And, whether you realize it or not, you are obsessed with it too. It's ingrained in our DNA. So what's it all about? Where was Atlantis? Have we found it? Who were these futuristic humans? Join us for our latest show to find out. As usual, every show starts with a skit. To fully comprehend it you need to either be on some sort of psychedelic root or know that Plato is by far the most important character in this multi-Millenial tale. Sit back and soak it all in. Enjoy. 

Apr 9, 2021

Face The Music is a collective of creative activists utilizing performances to inspire individual action. With over 70 social justice artists across the US & Canada, many with large national followings, our artists utilize calls to actions developed by partner organizations because the expertise on how to best make a positive impact comes from groups with expertise for the cause. 

They are putting on a FREE streaming concert to celebrate Earth Day on Aprill 22nd!  You can sign up for a ticket and learn more: Here 

Former guest of Grognostics Evanne Jordan has a new philanthropic movement and is participating in the event. 

our organizations are supporting the event with calls to actions: Music Declares Emergency (artists, music industry professionals and organisations standing together to declare a climate and ecological emergency), Outside the Box 925 (an education nonprofit focused on environmental issues),  Neto Community Network (a northern CA nonprofit that leads  people to act toward greater equity) and Field Team 6 (a voter registration organization). 

Mar 17, 2021

Ye there lads. Top of the morning to ya. It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Why aren’t you in an Irish pub throwing back a few of the black stuff? What’s that? There’s a pandemic? Oh. Well. Don’t worry. We’ve got you sorted.  We’ve brought the pub to you. On today’s show we sit down with Tam and Oisin, who have just the right accents for today’s holiday to educate listeners on the beer scene across the pond. What’s the fascination with stouts in Ireland? Guinness? What’s the craft beer scene like in Ireland? And more importantly how many expletives can a few Irishmen use in one episode? 255 is the answer to that by the way.

Join us for another annual St. Patrick’s Day episode as Jason and Steve do blind tastings of six beers – (American Stouts from Highwater Brewing, Epic Brewing and Firestone as well as two types of Guinness and one beer we’d all like to forget). Give a listen and then go out and get yourself a cold one old St. Paddy himself would be proud of.  

FYI THIS IS NOT THE SHOW FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T ENJOY THE USE OF FOUR-LETTER WORDS…

Mar 5, 2021

Miraculously bees know which flowers to land on to pollinate. Jellyfish are able to live essentially forever by constantly multiplying. Bears go to bed and know exactly when to wake up after months of slumber. And Jason? Well, Jason can drink a beer while standing on one leg. I mean, not all of mother nature's gifts are spectacular. Bears for example. Not that impressive. So if all these species of insects and animals possess magical superpowers why can't humans? Why can't we harness the ability to smell dangerous gases or toxic chemicals or sense the magnetic fields other species can? How about seeing or feeling radiation? Everything we need to thrive is here on this earth. We just have to find it. Today, you've found the best podcast on the planet. Thank you for that mother nature. 

Feb 15, 2021

President's Day - a day to reflect on the leader's of our nation's past, or a day to stretch a drinking binge weekend into a fourth day of monumental debauchery. 

Our country has been led by natural-born leaders, by individuals thrust into a leader role without warning or those who have thrusted their way into scandal. And everything in between.  On today's show we treat them all equally breaking down each of the 45 past presidents in one minute or less. Some information you may already know, while some, such as which presidents were fond of reptile intercourse for example you didn't. Or did you? You little... 

As we educate we do this Drunk History style with a shot of beer for each president described. It gets silly. It gets unruly. It gets just perfectly divine. 

Do try this at home. 

Feb 4, 2021

Join us for another beer session show as we navigate down the historical trail of craft beer's latest craze - the Hazy Ipa.  

Jan 7, 2021

When it comes to ancient discoveries centered around the core principles of humanity's story, no one is more apt to uncovering lost enigmas than our very own Sir Matthew. From taming savage turkeys in Roanoke to uncovering secret elixirs in vampire lairs to the unveiling of Santa's whereabouts in the North Pole, Sir Matthew's marveled exploits have fallen nothing short of prodigious in the advancement of our species. On his latest quest, he travels to North Africa to unearth the ancient secrets of the Boink-Oink Lapooodha Tribe in hopes of changing humanity forever. Along the way, he encounters a collection of snafus, tallyho, and I'll be the queen's uncles as usual. 

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