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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.

Grognostics - Where craft beer meets the unexplained Grognostics

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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. 60 Ancient Architecture Part II

    Ep. 60 Ancient Architecture Part II

    On today's show we continue on in our quest to determine whether ancient builders had just mad building skills, help from aliens or if we're missing it entirely. Newsflash: We're missing it entirely. Something at least. Enjoy. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 59 Ancient Architecture

    Ep. 59 Ancient Architecture

    The Great Pyramid of Giza stands 481 feet high, and was built thousands of years ago when only primitive building and engineering methods existed...we think.  Ancient structures are scattered all over Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, and even Australia and Antarctica that are quite unexplainable. Since we're the most advanced humans in our species' timeline how did these ancient civilizations manage such feats?  I mean, these inferior cultures barely had pots to pee in right? We're the top of the chain are we not?  Well...newsflash, we might be wrong.  These ancient civilizations - exactly how did they move 20-ton rocks and place them exactly where they wanted hundreds of feet up? How did they have tools enabling them to cut massive, thick stones all the same? It can be explained right? Nope, not really. 
    On this episode, we examine ancient structures from all over the globe to discuss just how these ancient feats were done while drinking some great beer along the way. Don't judge.

    • 59 min
    The Ghosts of Millhaven

    The Ghosts of Millhaven

    A Grognostics Halloween short. Written and recorded by Grognostics. Bonus Halloween show courtesy of Unearthing Paranormalcy Podcast. 

    • 34 min
    Ep. 58 Eastern State Penitentiary w/ Expert Paul Kahan

    Ep. 58 Eastern State Penitentiary w/ Expert Paul Kahan

    Closed in 1971, Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary is considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in the country. It’s been featured on multiple television shows and is visited by dozens of paranormal researchers each year. There are multiple stories of paranormal-like experiences corroborated by visitors, inmates, guards, and workers for decades.
    On today’s show, we’re joined by former prison tour guide, and author Dr. Paul Kahan to take us through the history of the prison and its propensity for eerie occurrences.  He’s the author of a number of books, including Eastern State Penitentiary: A History and The Bank War: Andrew Jackson, Nicholas Biddle, and the Fight for American Finance. He earned his Ph.D. in history from Temple University and is currently working on a narrative history of Philadelphia due out in 2022. Find out more about Dr. Kahan and his work at www.paulkahan.com.

    • 57 min
    Ep. 57 The Winchester Mystery House w/ expert Chris Garcia

    Ep. 57 The Winchester Mystery House w/ expert Chris Garcia

    Known to many as one of the country's most haunted houses, the Winchester Mystery house holds just as many peculiarities in the physical world as it does in the spirit. What started as a modest farmhouse was turned into the most unorthodox house ever built over three decades of continuous construction. With a staircase that leads to a ceiling, doors that lead to nowhere and over 160 total rooms, 40 of which are bedrooms,  one has to ponder the very same question - how on earth would I ever find my iPhone charger? It was plugged in just right there so I could watch TV and charge at same time! I swear.  Or wait,  was it in bathroom so I could charge while getting ready, or... Darnit I forget! Where is it? Why me?!
    On today's show, we sit down with Winchester House expert Chris Garcia who has been passionately intrigued with the house for most of his life. Through his research, his local knowledge, and countless visits to the home, he has inside knowledge you won't hear anywhere else. What I'm saying is that he will leave no oddity or spooky twist and turn left ...unturned (um, not sure that totally makes sense). What I'm trying to say is Chris is really awesome ok? Join us on our Halloween train of scary and comedic and check back each of the following Thursdays in October for a new Halloween-esque episode.   
    More info about the guest Chris Garcia:
    His podcasts are Zodiac Speaking which is a true crime podcast and can be found anywhere you get your podcasts and Short Story, Short Podcast which can be found here or on Spotify. 
    He also writes a zine on the Winchester House which you can find at http://siligonevalley.weebly.com/wide-unclaspd.html 
    Check him out! 
     
     
     

    • 47 min
    The Only Supernatural

    The Only Supernatural

    Science can generally disprove most supernatural to an extent. But there is one that is closer to all of us than one might think. 
    Written by Grognostics. 

    • 8 min

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