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Frolic on 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. 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.


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Frolic on 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. 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.






Ep. 71 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

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...


Ep. 70b - Climate Change Part II: The Theories

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...


Ep. 70a Climate Change - Part I

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...


Talkin' Brains with Dr. Lindsay Weisner

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...


Short Intrigue Snippets - TALKING ANIMALS

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.


Exploring Humanity with Kimberley Chapman

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 and find her podcast, also titled Wakeup With KC on all podcast platforms. Grognostics...


Ep. 69 The International Space Station and the Future of Space Exploration

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...


America. Drunk History Style.

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...


The Hidden History of Humanity w/ Tim Kelly

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...


Introducing the Green Mushroom Network

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 The list of shows is: Ad Hoc History Administrism Faith Blind Council Lux Occult...



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.


Short Intrigue Snippets - THE EMOTION OF MUSIC

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....


Beer Sessions Vol X - The Red Ale

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...


St. Patrick's Day Brewery Field Trip - Ballykilcavan Farm Brewery

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...


Beer Sessions Vol IX - The Hefeweizen

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.


Ep. 68 Havana Syndrome

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...


The Witch of Amesbury with Author Stephen Hawley Martin

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...


Ep. 67 Future of Sports & Technology

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...


Ep. 66 The Age of Man

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?...


Into the Void - A Summer Sideshow

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...