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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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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. 

Aug 27, 2020

We’ve all had that feeling that we should be or should not be doing something whether we have a gut feeling the result will be good or it will end up bad. So what is that? Is THAT intuition? But the question is, how do we know when to follow what our intuition is telling us and when it’s simply a manifestation cooked up by our fleeting, often fearful minds? Or…let’s think larger.  What if intuition is a slight peak into a superpower humans have harnessed in the past and possibly could again? Think Oracles. Prognosticators. Did they have a secret power that was nothing more than enhanced intuition? And when the rubber meets the conclude nothing explore everything road- What is your intuition telling you right now about clicking play on your podcast app and listening to this podcast? What’s that? It’s telling you not to? Oh. We did not know that. This is awkward.

Sunil Godse has made it a mission to show others how to sharpen their intuition and today he’ll show you how to sharpen yours. He might even help us reflect on some of the aforementioned ponderances.

He’s an author, a public speaker, podcast host, a coach and founder of The Intuitionology Project. He’s been featured on podcasts, radio interviews, TV shows and conducted seminars on how to implement intuitive solutions for both individuals and companies. He’s written two critically acclaimed books, Fail Fast. Succeed Faster. and GUT!  

More info for Sunil including his blog, books, and media can be found at https://www.sunilgodse.com/ or https://www.intuitionology.com/

His Podcast The Intuitionology Podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify

 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intuitionology/

 

Jul 23, 2020

Hypnosis is a human condition involving focused attention, reduced peripheral awareness, and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion according to Wikipedia at least. But what do they know? Not more than your ole' Grognostics crew, am I right? Well, not really but luckily, on today's show we sit down with real-life Hypnotist Joshua Strongin to see what this intrigue we may have seen at parties or gatherings is all about. Is it real? An act? Is there more going on inside the human brain we simply don't know how to harness and this is a glimpse into a world beyond? Guess you'll have to listen to find out. Or not. Suit yourself. Ok please listen. Pretty please? 

Joshua Strongin is a hypnotist and illusionist that also goes by the name Jace who specializes in gatherings as well as using hypnosis for healing.  

You can find him here: 

@hypnosisforchange on Instagram 

www.ihatewands.com 

www.hypnosis4change.weebly.com 

You Tube

 

Feb 6, 2020

Sound. For those hearing fortunate, sounds tell a story in our life. Sometimes they are irritating, annoying, loud, obnoxious, but other times. They are. Serene. Tranquil. Inspiring. Motivating. Persuasive. Angelic. They can make you lose yourself. What is it about a song, or a tune, or a beat, or just sounds in general that resonate with us? Often makes us feel better? But can sound do more than that? Can sound heal us? On today’s show we discuss and sit down with Liam, a real-life sound bath therapist to examine this concept in detail.

You can learn all about Liam and if the next time you’re in Ireland tell him Grognostics sent ya and he’ll get you in for a free sound bath.

Liam Oragh Sound Therapy on Facebook

Liam Oragh Sound Therapy on Instagram

Nov 6, 2018

At last! The final installment of our medium & psychic series. You can all sleep at night now. On this show we finally dive into Steve’s deepest inner-workings and come to the realization he’s pretty much just a big dumb animal with little substance or pulse. We kid, we kid! Sort of… Take a listen for yourself and see how expert medium Evanne Jordan is able to nail Steve’s characteristics, pursuits, and private thoughts. She even correctly navigates through an assessment of one of his relatives who has passed. Truly amazing stuff. Don’t miss! The intelligent and lovely Kelly Stravers joins us again as we wrap up our introspective conversation on psychic mediums.

Guest on our medium trilogies, Evanne Jordan is a teacher, an author, and has been practicing and teaching psychic work for more than two decades. She specializes in readings on careers, relationships, life issues, health, inner child work, past lives, dream analysis, insight into past and future events and more.

To learn more about Evanne or contact her for your own reading which she can do simply by phone or other online applications go to:

Website: http://www.psychicreadings-evanne.com/

Email: evannejordan@gmail.com

Oct 20, 2018

Take a trip down the spiritually magical road of mediums & physics with your favorite hosts Jason & Steve with special guest Kelly Stravers from our previous Reincarnation show. We discuss different types of mediums, why believe, why not to believe, and why Jason has waited 30 episodes to use his first Susan Sarandon joke. We hear again from Evanne Jordan from the prologue show but this time we get to discuss in detail the insight she shares while trying some great beers from Fieldwork and Anderson Valley along the way.

Guest on our medium trilogies, Evanne Jordan is a teacher, an author, and has been practicing and teaching psychic work for more than two decades. She specializes in readings on careers, relationships, life issues, health, inner child work, past lives, dream analysis, insight into past and future events and more.

To learn more about Evanne or contact her for your own reading which she can do simply by phone or other online applications go to:

Website: http://www.psychicreadings-evanne.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/EvanneJordanPsychic/.com/evanne.jordan

Email: evannejordan@gmail.com

Oct 1, 2018

Mediums and psychics put their pants on one leg at a time just like everybody else; except when they do it, they’re able to tell you whether or not your great uncle Tony actually loved you or not. It’s science. Actually, no; it’s totally not. Today, we kick off our medium & psychic trilogy with an inside look into how these magical guides to the spirit world actually work. I sit down with the talented and wonderful psychic channeler, counselor & spirit medium, Evanne Jordan. She let me ask just about any question I could conjure up about mediumship including how she connects to the deceased, her career path, and much more like why Hollywood director M. Night Shyamalan is frankly all wrong about evil spirits.

Evanne Jordan is a teacher, an author, and has been practicing and teaching psychic work for more than two decades. She specializes in readings on careers, relationships, life issues, health, inner child work, past lives, dream analysis, insight into past and future events and more.

To learn more about Evanne or contact her for your own reading which she can do simply by phone or other online applications go to:

Website: http://www.psychicreadings-evanne.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/EvanneJordanPsychic/.com/evanne.jordan

Email: evannejordan@gmail.com

Aug 19, 2017

Woven out of a precocious cloth of militaristic acclaim, Matt possessed a combat blueprint very few humans did.  That in itself wasn't the intrigue.  Many decorated militants have achieved mastery in specific battles. There was, however, one small difference between him and the others - he was just five years of age.

In an appendix to Episode 12, the lads sit down with a close friend of the show to enjoy his fascinating story of first-hand reincarnation. Listen as the idea of reincarnation blurs from spiritual fiction to absolute certainty. 

Aug 11, 2017

How much do you know about your past lives? Were you a young settler on the Oregon Trail, an octopus, or an award-winning-bowling-alley-employee during your last time on Earth? Did you know that birthmarks indicate how you died in your last life?  Can a person reincarnated find the murderer that ended their last life? Can Steve sing like the Backstreet Boys? These are some of life's most-asked questions solved on this latest episode. Kelly Stravers, Lauren Boyle and Karen Starr guest appear on a spiritual expedition into the concept of reincarnation. 

 

May 31, 2017

Disclaimer: You will be rewarded karmically by listening to this podcast.

Ah, that Karma - she’s an unforgiving lassie. Some might even say karma’s a b__ch. Help an old lady across the street, grab a couple cold ones, then journey on an auditory safari through the spiritual concept of karma on today’s show.  How does karma work? Is it real or just something conjured up by hippy store owners to sell more crystals? Is it instant or spread out over multiple lifetimes? Do we have a karmic scoreboard thus pre-determining the karmic journey of our life before we set foot outside the amniotic fluid? Swing by momentarily for the spiritual enlightenment, stay a while for the show’s host who thinks he’s Ethel Merman. Uh, we can explain. No, we probably can’t.

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