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.
Humans have been around since the beginning of... well, actually we don't really know do we? Some theorists believe the current version we see in the mirror every day has been around for 12,000 years, others say more, others just do a 48min podcast and conclude nothing on the topic. Click your play button and you'll hear one of the three aforementioned.
Take a dive down memory lane of humanity and ponder just exactly when and where our current selves came from? Where are we going from here? Previous versions of humans came and went, so what exactly does that mean for homo-sapiens when our next better and brighter version comes onto the scene?
Jason Reedy once again joins us.
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.
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/.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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…
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.