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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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Aug 18, 2022

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. 

Grognostics is part of the Green Mushroom Podcast Network. To view the other shows which are contributors to the Green Mushroom Podcast Network please visit our catalog at TGMpodcastnetwork.com. 

 

Jul 21, 2022

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). 

Jul 4, 2022

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. 

Jun 16, 2022

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!

You can learn more about Tim at http://polytope.www1.50megs.com

His health book and many other products may be purchased using the add to cart buttons at the website.

 

To purchase his book, Hidden History of Humanity, listeners may make a Paypal request to polytopepress@protonmail.com

 

For additional research Tim recommends the following videos on the possibilities for a better world and how this one became so damaged:

 

Brighteon:

Paradise of Nature 1:

https://www.brighteon.com/0fc95621-9512-4826-a7cc-7335ec71ed95

Paradise of Nature 2:

https://www.brighteon.com/b73abc6b-4997-4698-af8f-2a590c3c6d95

 

Jun 9, 2022
We have some exciting news. We have teamed up with a Podcast Network called The Green Mushroom Network. This will enable us to do some more cross-collaborations and promote our show on other show platforms.

Listen to this episode to hear more about the shows we're sharing a podcast network bed with going forward. Give a listen. 

You can learn more about all the shows on the network at GMpodcastnetwork.com. 

  • The list of shows is: 
    • Ad Hoc History 
    • Administrism 
    • Faith Blind Council 
    • Lux Occult 
    • Smuts Up 
    • Unearthing Paranormalcy
    • Primordia
    • Weird Web Radio
    • Ex V Planis
May 19, 2022
Welcome back to another short session here with the Grognostics crew. We take 12 minutes to discuss a topic pulled out of a hat - If ghosts populated your living space would you rather be able to see them or would you prefer not to know? Enjoy. 
May 5, 2022
LIke an armpit at a deodorant convention (said no one ever), we like to keep things fresh. And with that comes yet another new segment we're trying out called Short Intriguing Snippets. 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. On today's we discuss the connection between emotions and music as well as find out how one can play heavy metal and boy band pop in ones car at the same exact time. It's not easy let me tell you. 
Apr 7, 2022
St. Patrick's Day may be behind us, but that doesn't mean we can't still drink like the Irish do. On this beer show we break down the red ale and discuss what makes it a red tasty treat as well as the difference between American Reds vs. English vs. the classic Irish Red. Tam joins us with snipets from his 15-pint drinking session and our resident beer "when it comes to red ales I'm definitely not an expert" expert Oisin. 

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 

Mar 17, 2022

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. 

Ballykilcavan Brewery

Website: ballykilcavan.com 

 

Mar 3, 2022
Recent guest Nate from Rum & Regret Podcast is back for another educational beer session on the popular, yet somewhat forgot Hefeweizen beer style. And boy it sure is a toughie to pronounce. Enjoy some history, the characteristics details and some fun. 
Jan 21, 2022
Over 200 government officials from multiple countries have experienced strange symptoms such as ringing in ears, dizziness, nausea, insomnia and other ailments while abroad. Despite investigations by multiple U.S. agencies, no one can figure out the cause of these oddities. The U.S. has recently acknowledged this as a known ailment and even promised to provide healthcare to victims but we are no closer to discovering what is behind this phenomenon.  And then there's Grognostics podcast, rip roarin' into this topic like no one ever has finally back in the saddle after a long hiatus. Enjoy. 
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