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An Extra White Beer, A Racist Wall, and All the Guns - Episode 16

We get back together in the new year and talk about what's going on in our lives and our crazy culture. We are thankful for our listeners and look forward to a new year of contrarianism! Beers: Founders Brewing Curmudgeon's Better Half OMMEGANG Brewery's Game of Thrones Series, Winter is Here Double White Ale Twitter: @contraratics Instagram: @the_contraratics_podcast


This Is My Fight Song PART 2 with Brian Ronk - Episode 15

We are joined by Brian Ronk for the second half of our cabin discussion. We dive into why we should equip our children to fight with song.


Voting Like Your Rights Depend On It (Or Not) with Brian Ronk - Episode 14 - PART 1

Brian Ronk joins us again for a late night, backwoods cabin session that explores the consequences of voting, bad lawmaking, and raising men with no drive. Of course there are a few rabbit trails, most of which relate to the topic at hand, and several good brews (according to some). Scary Joy by Skookum Brewery 2018 Barren Wood by Skookum Brewery Oakspire Bourbon Barrel Ale by New Belgium Brewing Old Fashioned by Brian Ronk


Military, Education, and Manhood with Brian Ronk PART 2 - Episode 13

In the second part of our interview with Brian Ronk we continue with our discussion of military compensation which bleeds into a discussion of public education and why it isn't privatized. We also discuss when a boy should be considered a man. Combat Wombat by Rogue Ales -


Kavanaugh and Military Contrarianism with Brian Ronk PART 1 - Episode 12

This week we bring back Brian Ronk to the podcast to discuss his experience in the military which leads into a broader discussion of military aggression, military discounts, and the privatization of education. Stick around for a bonus drop at the end. We drink: Woodinville Whiskey's Rye Stone Brewing's Anni-matter Double IPA Rogue Ales' Combat Wombat Sour NE-style IPA


People Are Bad, Guns Are A Tool, And Jesus Is A Contraratic - Episode 11

On Episode 11, we discuss a recent shooting that hit the news a few weeks back which leads to a discussion of original sin, open carry, and what to do when businesses don't want any guns on site. Of course we review a couple brews and attempt a couple moments of hilarity. Enjoy! - Comatose IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company - Petrus Aged Pale from Trader Joe's brewed by Brewery De Brabandere...


Raising Men In a Confused Culture - Episode 10

In this episode of The Contraratics we discuss raising boys in a culture that doesn't know the difference between men and women. What could possibly go wrong in that scenario?! Punkin Ale by Dogfish Head Tart Cherry by 6 Point Cider


Motivational Speakers, Gun Printing and Sharp Words - Episode 9

This week we have Ian’s brother, Nate on the pod to talk about some hot topics in our society as well as how Christians should relate to these ideas. There is much laughter throughout the whole recording but not without dose of sobriety and weight. Join us! We Drink: New Holland Brewing's Dragon Milk Stout Wingman Brewer's S'more's Porter Instagram @the_contraratics_podcast Twitter @contraratics


Laughter Warfare: Why Classical Christian Education Matters - Episode 8

We are joined by Jonathan Sarr, headmaster of Evangel Classical School, to discuss Classical Christian Education. He also serves as a pastor of Trinity Evangel Church as well as a husband and father and maker of long bows (among a wide variety of interests). We are accompanied by Woodinville Whiskey's Port-Finished Whiskey and their flagship Rye.


Whiskey on the Rocks of Political Hypocrisy - Episode 7

We discuss our recent vacations and jump into some news stories regarding the ever-changing political landscape in America. We record this episode on Ian's deck overlooking the setting sun and our crazy children. Trails End Kentucky Straight Bourbon Dry Fly Port Finish Wheat Whiskey Catch us on Instagram @the_contraratics_podcast and...


A Company That Aims to Serve, Men That Claim to Be Women, and Children That Need Representation - Episode 6

We are joined this week by Brian of Ronk Brothers Heating and Air to talk about the beauty of business and entrepreneurship in America. We explore Brian's personal journey through the military and various other jobs and why he felt compelled to become his own boss. We are accompanied by Dank Wood, a barrel-aged Red IPA from Founders and J.P. Trodden's Bourbon. Find us on Instagram @the_contraratics_podcast and Twitter @contraratics


Suppressed Shooting, Loony Gun Laws, and a Hero with a Gun - Episode 5

This episode we talk about our experience shooting a couple suppressed weapons that our guest brings along. Our guest is a gun nerd in his own right and brought some fun hardware to play with. Specifically we discuss an Aero .300 Blackout AR Pistol with a Rugged 7.62 suppressor and a Heckler and Koch 9mm with a Yankee Hill Machine suppressor. We also get into how archaic laws can result in ridiculous hoops to jump through and what good guys can do with those evil black shooting...


Russian, Conservative, Americanism with Phillip Kulishov - Episode 4

Phillip Kulishov joins us to talk about his experience in the business world, what inspired him to #putaringonit, and how insane the new #headtax is in Seattle. We also review Fremont Brewing's Sister Imperial IPA and Founder's KBS Stout.


White-Canadian Privilege, Alfie Evans and a Hop Salad

In this episode we explore some potentially inflammatory topics that our culture is obsessed with complemented by some delicious brews. *All opinions are our own and do not necessarily represent the opinions of our affiliates or sponsors. Please feel free to publicly disagree with us on Twitter @contraratics or Instagram @the_contraratics_podcast


Pledge of Allegiance Contrarianism and a Review of the Glock 43 - Episode 2

We start out this week by doing a brief catch up on Ian's first shooting experience with an AR-15 and then jump into a review of the Glock 43. Josh explains some of complexities of the gun and why it's a great concealed carry option. 14:30 Josh answers Ian's questions about the Pseudo Suhka that he's posted about on his personal Insta page. 15:50 Stone Brewing's Enjoy By 4.20.18 IPA 20:00 News Article - Self-Defense 31:00 Skip Rock Distillers Rye Whiskey (31:34 for the cork popping...


Welcome to the Contraratics - Episode 1

Come along for the ride as we stumble through our first episode! We reveal how we met our wives, what a podcast has to do with raising kids, how little Ian knows about guns, and review a couple of great beers! Guns shot: .22 rifle Glock 19 Glock 43 AK-47 rifle AK-47 pistol Beers "reviewed"/consumed: Icicle Brewing's Dark Persuasion Cake Ale Black Raven Brewing's Feather Weather Stout __________ Check us out on the Insta @the_contraratics_podcast or on the Twitterverse @contraratics