Beautiful Bastards Podcast
By griz and gerry
#88 Turning the page- rethinking the way we police w/ Ed Cronin
Chief Cronin’s story is about a police executive who broke away from conventional responses to crime in his community. He took the time to immerse himself in the pain of the murders and subsequent grief being felt by his city. He connected directly to the citizens most affected by these horrific crimes. He learned that crime was a symptom of inequality in his city and in our society and by only listening and identifying key leverage points can communities do the work to overcome these injustices.
July 25, 2022
#87 Russian Dinosaurs in Space
What happens when you bring together space, Russia, dinosaurs, and gun violence? An episode of Beautiful Bastards of course! This week Griz and Gerry bounce ideas back and forth on the newest space discoveries, the war in Ukraine, the American problem with gun violence, and the new Jurassic World. Buckle up, it's a wild ride!
July 11, 2022
#86 the uncharted mind: E.S. Fein
This weeks episode features the return of a fan favorite! Author and lucid dreaming expert E.S. Fein expands our minds even further than before! You’ll remember him from episode 28 where he gave us a run down on lucid dreaming, and this week he’s back again to dive a little deeper and talk about his newest book “A Dream of Waking Life”. It’s a fictional story but based heavily on the experiences he’s had as an avid lucid dreamer. Join us once again as we we enter a world responsible for inspiring stories like Inception and The Matrix.
July 05, 2022
#85 The Problem With The Future
In this weeks episode, Griz and Gerry talk about all the recent events and what they might lead to in the future. Elon still wants to win Twitter. Mass shootings are rising. VR intimate encounters are on the horizon for human kind. What does the gang think of all this? Come find out.
June 27, 2022
#84 SINK OR SWIM: Climate change with Marc Cortez
Marc Cortez is a Climate Reality Advocate and the author of the forthcoming title 'Climaturity: A Journey into the Muddy Climate Middle.' Climaturity offers a new perspective on the climate controversy through the pragmatic lens of a long-time renewable energy industry veteran. Part science, part satire and part snark, he takes a stand against the climate panic movement. He advocates for a transparent climate discussion where half-truths are completed, climate science limitations are put into context, and politicians are held accountable for spending taxpayer dollars.
June 20, 2022
#83 The Rise of A.I.
We've had multiple experts on to talk about artificial intelligence now. We've gone over marketing ai, driving ai, and problem solving ai. But what about human consciousness levels of intelligence? What would the singularity even look like? Do we think we could even recognize it? In this weeks episode, Griz and Gerry give their take on the possibilities and implications involved.
June 13, 2022
#82 June 22 - G&G
We’re back again for the monthly G&G episode where we talk about what’s on our minds again! From a dying Putin to apocalyptic survival plans, we bounce all over in this one. There are no experts in the studio this week. It’s just a couple of your favorite guys talking about whatever comes up.
June 06, 2022
#81 Breaking Down China with Jason Szeftel
Jason Szeftel guides us through the backstory of China this week. We all hear about how China is vying for economic power. They want to overtake the United States as the leader of the global community, and most experts agree they very well could. But this week we talk about why they may not be a possibility after all. There is much more to China than just cheap labor and global economics.
May 30, 2022
#80 Hey teacher, Leave those kids alone! - Barbara Mojica
Author, educator, and parent, Barbara Mojica provides tools to inspire, entertain and educate youth. History is the key to solving today’s problems. Tired of being bombarded by social media noise? Accept the challenge. Be a truth-teller.
May 23, 2022
#79 The Man Behind the Laughs - Scott Edwards
Have you ever wondered what your favorite comedians are doing before they make it big? Scott Edwards is here to tell us. After owning multiple comedy clubs for 20 years he knows a thing or two about funny business. Whether he was getting Bob Saget ready for cable tv and late night shows, or filling a set spot after firing some big name performers he was staying busy behind the scenes. Not only did he guide some of the most influential comedians of an era...he also owned a submarine. Find out what else is buried in Scott's story this week on Beautiful Bastards!
May 16, 2022
#78 G&G Conspiracy edition
griz and gerry diving into the world of conspiracies
May 09, 2022
#77 The May G&G Show
This week the boys are at it again! Griz and Gerry Spend this month's G&G Episode trying the whiskey of the month and talking about things that matter. Why don't killer whales eat humans, and why would you poop in someone's bed? These questions and so much more come up for us to unpack together. Tune in to find out what actually goes on inside the minds of two of the most brilliant men on earth, right here on Beautiful Bastards Podcast!
May 02, 2022
#77 bridge between two worlds - keiland Cooper
a scientist at the University of California. The core of keiland's work is somewhere in the middle of neuroscience, data science, and artificial intelligence. Most recently, he has worked on projects that help us understand how we learn and form memories at the level of groups of neurons, keiland helped design algorithms that predict the spread of COVID-19, and co-founded an artificial intelligence research non-profit.
April 25, 2022
#76 Drinking Japanese with Chris Pellegrini
Chris Pellegrini is the founder of Honkaku Spirits, an alcohol related company out of Fukuoka, Japan specializing in "Koji Whiskey". He got his start brewing beer in his closet as a kid in Vermont, and its been an alcohol fueled adventure ever since! From the intricacies of Japanese whiskey, to traditional shochu, awamori and sake, we take you listeners on a global whirlwind adventure. Take your first steps down the path of spirits snobbery right here with us on Beautiful Bastards!
April 18, 2022
#75 Brent Giannotta- On Target!
This week is all about counterterrorism here on the show! What do Gerry and Griz know about that? Nothing at all, that’s why Brent Giannotta is here. He spent a number of years as a U.S. counterterrorism Analyst so he definitely knows what that’s all about. Where does the intelligence come from? What do they do with it? How do they decide who is or isn’t a threat? Find out this week on Beautiful Bastards Podcast.
April 11, 2022
#74 The April G&G Show
It's that time of the month again everybody. Yes...the monthly G&G show. An episode where Gerry and Griz forego the guests and just talk about what's on their mind. This week its slapping, anti-work, and mercilessly beating your children! Tune in for the fun!
April 04, 2022
#73 behind enemy lines with Pete Turner
What comes to mind when you think about spys and international espionage? If you’re anything like us, it’s James Bond and Jason Bourne. Well In this episode we find out the real deal from special guest Pete Turner. Pete spent a lot of time in theaters of war conducting espionage. The true story of life as a spy just might surprise you.
March 28, 2022
#72 Kicking Cancer's Ass with Jack Chan
Jack Chan is a cancer researcher and science communicator specializing in cancer immunotherapy and adoptive cellular therapies. This week he walks us through the ins and outs of what the future of cancer treatment looks like. We all know someone who's had to fight cancer, so we should all try to stay informed on what the fight looks like. Tune and and find out!
March 21, 2022
#71 the black echo with Kristy Sumner
Kristy Sumner is a paranormal investigator who has traveled to some of the most historic and, reportedly haunted, locations in the US.
March 14, 2022
#70 The March G&G Show
This week is another edition of the aptly named "G&G Show". An episode where Griz and Gerry talk about whats on their minds. No guests, No filters, No boundaries, and a whole lot of The Bastards! Enjoy the show and tune in every week for new episodes!
March 07, 2022
#69 PSY-OPS behind the wire with Tim Heale
Tim spent most of his adult life under the Colours in the British Army. From being an infantry soldier to being an experienced PSYOPS Operator on 7 operational deployments, Tim tells us the stories behind his experience.
February 28, 2022
#68 An American Revolution with Jim Ambuske
As a bit of a continuation of last weeks episode on presidents, this week we focus on the American Revolution. Jim Ambuske comes to us from The Washington Library to fill us in on all the things we didn't know about the catalyst for the United States separating from England back in 1776.
February 21, 2022
#67 It Takes A President with Kenny Ryan
Next Monday is Presidents Day! In honor of that most American of holidays, we talk to Kenny Ryan! He brings us on a trip through American history this week talking about U.S. presidents and the decisions they made to shape the country. Why are corporate donations so entrenched in elections? What will our modern presidents be remembered for? Find the answers and so much more on this weeks episode of Beautiful Bastards!
February 14, 2022
#66 The kids aren't alright - Making Sense of Mass killings
This week’s guest is Shavaun Scott, author of the new book “The Minds of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting the Pathway to Violence”. She walks us through the discoveries she made about what motivates mass shootings, why they’re happening more frequently, and what we can do about it.
February 07, 2022
#65 The Fourth Age of Humans with Terry Thiele
"For millennia, we hunted. After the ice, we farmed. For the last ten generations, we built. Today we are teetering on the brink of societal and technological changes unlike anything ever before experienced. The degree and the rate of change are both accelerating us at light speed into a future our imaginations cannot grasp" https://www.fourth-age.com/ Terry Thiele's "Our Fourth Age" book website
January 31, 2022
#64 Into the woods with Nancy East
This week we talk to Nancy East. She has the fastest hike on record for hitting all the trails in the Smokey mountains, and she’s on a rescue team in those same mountains. Check out what she has to say about the people who get lost in the woods, how they get rescued, and how she made a record breaking hike right here on Beautiful Bastards Podcast.
January 24, 2022
#63 The Matrix 4 Revisited
This week our listeners get to enjoy our incredibly educated, experienced and in depth review of The Matrix Resurrections! Was it good? Was it horrible? Come find out, but be prepared for some SERIOUS spoilers if you haven't seen it. As usual, we don't stay on topic the whole time, but the rabbit holes are always fun for everyone.
January 17, 2022
#62 Josh Lewis
It turns out that not all conservatives are QAnon deep state Trumpers. On this weeks episode, we talk to conservative Josh Lewis about being on the right in America today. From conspiracies to extremists, we cover it all. Find out what he thinks of the nonsense, and the left wing, right here.
January 10, 2022
#61 Criminal Minds with Kate
Kate Wallinga is a forensic psychologist with a wild history of her own. From interviewing murderers to accidental ADHD, this is one to sit down and listen to. Her experiences with the criminal justice system can be weird, sad and funny, especially the serial killers.
January 03, 2022
#60 Bruce Sackman
Serial killers…..this week’s guest is Bruce Sackman, and he’s spent decades tracking and catching serial killers. Specifically medical killers. Doctors and nurses can have the power over life and death. Join us this week to hear from Bruce about the ones who chose death, over and over again.
December 27, 2021
#59 The State Of The Union
This week Griz and Gerry just catch up with each other on what's happening in their world. From American tipping practices to police kicking dogs, they talk about the things they've seen going on. There's even a history lesson or two in this one.
December 20, 2021
#58 Behind the comedic curtain with Carlos Valencia.
Carlos Valencia is a 15 year veteran of the comedy industry. This week we talk to him about what that looks like behind the scenes. What it's like to completely bomb a stand up act, the stage fright you start out with, and what success looks like to him are all on the table. As always, he doesn't hold back on the truth.
December 13, 2021
#57 The Dark Days of Christmas
How much do you really know about Christmas tradition? Well it's a story as hold as human history, and it's pretty scary. Jeff Belanger, of PBS' and Amazon Prime's "New England Legends" series, is here this week to tell us where the myths and traditions come from. It's so much more than a flying fat guy in a red suit.
December 06, 2021
#56 Under Pressure with Jill Heinerth
Jill Heinerth is an underwater explorer, writer, photographer, speaker, and filmmaker. A pioneer of technical rebreather diving, she has led expeditions into icebergs in Antarctica, volcanic lava tubes, and submerged caves worldwide, and she's here to talk about what that life is like!
November 29, 2021
#55 The Problem with Foreign Aid
This week Alonzo Wind is on the show. He provided oversight to U.S. government foreign aid development and humanitarian assistance, and supported U.S. Ambassadors as their senior development officer on multiple U.S. Embassy Country Teams. In South Africa he helped establish the Southern Africa Regional Leadership Center as part of President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative, and contributed to other youth development efforts and business incubators.
November 22, 2021
#54 Griz and Gerry Do Last Week Tonight
This week we decided to mix it up. Griz and Gerry go through their news feed and talk about whatever comes up. From Kyle Rittenhouse to Musk and Bezos...anything goes.
November 15, 2021
#53 The Magic Behind Mushrooms with Bob Cohen
Bob Cohen is a respected college professor, and long time psychedelic proponent. He’s on this week to tell us why the popularity of psychedelic drug use has been exploding in the last few years. But not like you’d think. From overcoming PTSD, to crushing your next annual review at work, we go all in on the science and experiences behind the medical uses of psychedelics.
November 08, 2021
#52: The Truth About Hospitals and Covid with Trevor Greenbaum
This week we talk to Trevor Greenbaum. It may not be his real name, and we may not see his face, but he does tell us what's actually going on behind the scenes in hospitals right now. Is covid as bad as they say? Are hospitals faking the numbers? Listen to find out.
November 01, 2021
#51 Exploding Beer with Kevin Abbott
Kevin Abbott owns and operates "Barrel Of Monks Brewery" down in Florida. This week he tells us all about the ins and outs of great craft beer. He knows how it's made, how it's distributed, and where the craft beer explosion came from. Not all IPA brews are created equal folks, come find out what the real deal is.
October 25, 2021
#50 Rick Chromey: Who's Gen-X Again?
Rick Chromey is a cultural historian among other things. This week is all about his specialty, generations and what defines them. From Boomers to Zoomers, we dive into what makes us all tick, or complain about the generations above and below us in history.
October 18, 2021
#49 The Science Behind Being an A-hole with Jeremy Sherman
Jeremy Sherman, PhD is a cradle-to-grave science researcher and writer studying the unbroken chain from the origins of life from chemistry to humankind's grave situation today. On this episode we dive into the ideas behind his latest book called "What's up with Assholes? Advanced psychoproctology for beginners". To sum it up, its about the science behind why people can be real assholes, check it out on our show, or check out Jeremy on his website http://jeremysherman.com/
October 11, 2021
#48 The Rise of A.I.: Stephanie Kirmer on the future of Big Tech
Stephanie Kirmer, a Data Scientist who specializes in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Gerry and Griz wonder when machine learning and A.I. will take over. Stephanie set the record straight, it's tomorrow. Or is it right at this very moment? We're watching you, right now. Turn around.
October 04, 2021
#47 Kirk Nurmi: The Toll of Defending Jodi Arias
Kirk Nurmi was one of the court appointed attorneys on Jodi Arias’ defense team. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Jodi had one of the highest profile murder cases in America from 2008 to 2013. As her defense attorney, Kirk found out how high the price of justice can be when it almost derailed his entire life.
September 27, 2021
#46 Afghanistan with Chris blood: Based Biden or Botched Bailout?
Chris Blood is back again! This time we talk about about the recent decision for the U.S. military to pull out of Afghanistan. It’s a 20 year war with no clear path to an end, so President Biden decided to go with ripping the bandaid off quick. Was it the best choice, or will this haunt us for another 20 years?
September 20, 2021
#45 Deepfakes with Iike Demir
Iike Demir is a research data scientist specializing in deepfakes and AI. This week she tells us exactly what deepfakes are, how they effect us, and how we can identify them. Tune in to learn everything you need to know to start your journey down the rabbit hole of procedural generation, ai, and machine learning right here, on Beautiful Bastards!
September 13, 2021
#44 Chasing Elephants with Aaron young
Aaron Young is a lot of things. An Australian, a conservationist, a stand up guy, and cool as hell. This week we get to talk about his story going from Australia to Africa, and back and forth multiple times. In those travels he fought to protect wild animals from poachers, and accidentally became a conservationist. He Spent time in African prison...twice. He smuggled himself across boarders, and soooo much more. It's a wild tale from a wild man. You don't want to miss this one.
September 06, 2021
#43 Bitcoin with Jimmy Song
Jimmy Song is a Bitcoin developer, educator and entrepreneur. He's an open source contributor to many different Bitcoin projects and is the author of Programming Bitcoin from O'Reilly, The Little Bitcoin Book and Thank God for Bitcoin. Jimmy writes a weekly newsletter, Bitcoin Tech Talk and has a podcast Bitcoin Fixes This.
August 30, 2021
#42 Jeff Le
A lot of people are just hearing about Asian hate for the first time lately because of covid. Is it new? Is it real? These are just a couple questions we've heard come up from people. Well Jeff Le is here this week to talk all about it. As the son of Asian immigrants in America, he knows a thing or two about Asian hate. He has a long history in politics doing what he can to improve the United States, and he also acts as a strong voice for underprivileged citizens of this country.
August 23, 2021
#41 Living In A Van Down By The River-Nick Natale
Nick lived in a 1986 Chevy Suburban for a full 3 years. In that time he paid off $60,000 in debt, survived a federal investigation, gained a roommate, and improved his life. It's a story too weird to make up, and you get to hear about it here!
August 16, 2021
#40 Hive Mind with Andy Norman
Andy Norman is a public philosopher and an award winning author of the book “Mental Immunity”. This week he introduces all of us to a new concept that can help us explain some of society’s recent serious issues. Fake News, conspiracy theories, and all around complete nonsense all have something in common. A lack of critical thinking. Listen to find out Andy Norman’s take on how we got here, and how we can get out of it.
August 09, 2021
#39 School's Out with Chris Brown
Christopher P. Brown is a former preschool, kindergarten, and 1st-grade teacher. He is also an award-winning researcher, teacher educator, and professor of early childhood education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. This week he's on to talk about the good and the bad of public education, and how we can do better.
August 02, 2021
#38 Gerry's Hollywood Episode
This week is a little different from what you listeners are used to! We decided to record a special episode where we talk a bit about the show, what goes into making it, how we got here, and where we're going. We talk about most of our thoughts on the entertainment industry as a whole, and how we really feel about a lot of it. You might be surprised, but then again, there's always something surprising on this show! Check us out every Monday wherever you stream your podcasts from, and on YouTube!
July 26, 2021
#37 2034 with Elliot Ackerman
New York Times best selling author Elliot Ackerman is on this week to talk about his new book 2034: A Novel Of The Next World War. Tune in to find out what went into writing this great book. We talk about about the realities that shaped the idea for his novel, from cyber attacks like we experience now, to the potential ramifications of depending on technology the way we do now. We also recommend picking up Elliot's book anywhere you can buy good books!
July 19, 2021
#36 Building To Survive With George Siegal
George Siegel is the director and producer of the documentary “The Last House Standing”. Through the process of making the film, he discovered what we keep getting wrong about building homes to survive natural disasters. From fires to floods, we dove into the mistakes we keep making, and how to stop making terrible choices about our buildings.
July 12, 2021
Brimstone has had a successful and rewarding career spanning over four decades; participating in numerous entertainment fields boasting a list of titles including professional wrestler, radio host/professional podcaster, actor, voice actor, author, musician, philanthropist, food critic, horror model, and comic book/animated/children's book/video game hero. He's been called a Renaissance man by many, but more accurately described as a well seasoned entertainer and serial entertainment entrepreneur.
July 05, 2021
#34 Happy Time with Kara
Kara Fernstrom is usually on her own podcast, The Conquest of Bliss, but this week she's joining us on Beautiful Bastards to talk about....all kinds of things. Happiness, addiction, drug therapy, and a whole lot more. She brings a lot of what she's learned from experts on mental health to the show, and it's a lot of awesome stuff for you listeners!
June 28, 2021
#33 Scott Medlin on Modern Policing
Scott Medlin has worked as a Police Officer since 2007. Prior to that, he was in the United States Marine Corps. He also attended college. He was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2005. Find out what he has to say about modern day policing right here! Check him out on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfVVEChIR4VL69vPz6ehnoQ
June 21, 2021
#32 Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis
Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis is an activist, educator, sociologist and criminologist with a criminal justice background, trainer, evaluator, and researcher specializing in demographic-and-cultural variance, inclusion, and equity.
June 14, 2021
#31 Kinky sex and Relationships with Dr. Eli Sheff
Dr. Eli Sheff is an expert on polyamorous families, a college professor, an author and much more. She's on this weeks episode to tell us sooo many interesting things we never even considered. We talk about open relationships, shared relationships, BDSM and the implications involved with how it effects people and their families. Griz and Gerry learned more than they even thought to ask, so stop in and listen to find out what else is out there! Find out even more here https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door Dr. Eli is a fantastic source of information so check it out!
June 07, 2021
#30 Keith Hutchings on Better Housing Choices
Keith Hutchings started what he calls "The Comfortable Home Project". His goal is to take the idea of passive solar homes, and smart housing solutions to the mainstream. Listen to find out why we need to get away from the bigger is better housing model. Thanks to Keith, we learn about the better way of doing the whole "house" thing. check out his work here https://www.thecomfortablehomeproject.com.au/
May 31, 2021
#29 Climate Change and Coffee with Cole the Science Dude
This week we talk to Cole the Science Dude about things that matter. Decriminalizing scheduled drugs, climate change, and the holy grail of coffee...NITRO COLD BREW! Stick around until the end to find out exactly how to make it, or check out the write up on the website.
May 24, 2021
#28 Lucid dreaming with E.S. Fein
Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? This week on the podcast we have sci-fi author, and lucid dreaming authority E.S. Fein. He’s here to talk about the incredible phenomenon of lucid dreaming, or being awake in your sleep. Like our very own Morpheus, he tells us how to know the difference between the dream world and the real world.
May 17, 2021
#27 John Davis: nunchuks and perseverance
What do bullwhips, nunchucks, and comedy shows have in common? Our guest, John Davis! No not the lead singer of Korn. We're talking about John Davis, the stuntman, fight director and comedian of the Inner Action Hero podcast. Check out this episode to hear his amazing story, and how he overcame a literal broken spine!
May 10, 2021
#26 Pushing Buttons with China
China has been in the news a lot lately, everybody is afraid of world war 3, and they think Taiwan vs China is the start. Well let's have a reasonable conversation about China in general with everyone's favorite guest, Chris Blood. What's driving the push for Taiwan? Is China a superpower? Is a global war even likely at all? Well, listen in to find out, and more importantly to put your mind at ease.
May 03, 2021
#25 Syphilis Will Make You Crazy! Pirate Style!
Have you ever wondered if there was any truth to the story of Captain Jack Sparrow? Well it turns out the answer is yes, and no. This week we take to the high seas on a peg legged adventure to find out the real story! Climb aboard and find out how pirates came to exist in the Caribbean sea, and all kinds of other pirate things you never knew you needed to know!
April 26, 2021
#24 Mental Health with Ben Edwards
On this week’s episode we talk to Ben Edwards. He’s an advocate for mental health awareness in the UK, as well as a counselor, and host of a mental health podcast called “A Positive Step”. Listen to follow along as he takes us through the modern mental health landscape in the developed world.
April 19, 2021
#23 Enzo Ferrari pissed off the wrong man: Carrol Shelby
Who is Carroll Shelby? Funny you should ask, because this episode is all about the legend himself. From his extreme commitment to racing, to his international feud with Ferrari, we cover all the highlights of what made him such an automotive icon!
April 12, 2021
#22 The Size of California is Just too Damn Big!
On this week's episode, we have a special guest from a podcast called Contrarix. His name is Taylor, and he's an ambitious young conservative who also likes the idea of splitting up the huge states into much smaller states. So let's find out why. What happens if the states break up? Who wins, and who loses? Will splitting up help the economy, housing crisis, and massive income inequality? There may actually be hope after all of Gerry moving to California.
April 05, 2021
#21 Blue Pill or Red Pill? Inside the Devil's Triangle
This week on Beautiful Bastards we dive deep into the myths and science behind the Bermuda Triangle mystery. From flight 19 to the USS Cyclops, and from aliens to The Matrix, we look into some of the big cases, and some of the amazing theories. It's not all conspiracies and paranormal though because we also look at the science, and discoveries that just might tell us what's really happening out there in the middle of the Atlantic. Tune in to this weeks episode for a hell of a good time, and some after show updates just for you listeners!
March 29, 2021
#20 Hi Ben, I'm Dad with Ben Killoy.
This week‘s guest is Ben Killoy from the Military Veteran Dad Podcast. He knows a thing or two about being a good father, and we talk to him about what it takes to raise kids into functional adults. If being a good dad is something that matters to you, then you won’t want to miss this one.
March 22, 2021
#19 The Trans-man Point of View with Tim Lipa
On this week's episode of Beautiful Bastards, We talk to Tim Lipa, a transgender man. We all see it in the news, but how much do we really understand about the situation? Instead of giving you political talking points like mainstream media does, we talk to someone who lives the life.
March 15, 2021
#18 American Guns: We Got the Sheriff...Kyle Kaiser!
Guns are one of the first things that come to mind when someone wants to describe the United States. It's as ingrained in American culture as baseball, beer, and ballpark franks. It's also one of the most divisive topics in this country. So Gerry and Griz decided that since gun control is back in the news again, they better bring on a guest to talk about the whole situation! Unload that side arm, grab a cup of coffee, and listen up!
March 08, 2021
#17 Chernobyl: Ghouls and Gulag Glue
This week's episode is all about those wacky Russians again. This time it's not submarines, it's land based nuclear disaster. That's right! CHERNOBYL! We've all heard about it. A nuclear reactor had a meltdown in Russia causing death, destruction, global chaos, and Gerry's poorly built insides. But what really happened? How could everything go so horribly wrong? Well, check out the episode, and find out about the terrible engineering, and even worse management that lead to Chernobyl reactor number 4 exploding...twice!
March 01, 2021
#16 Big Trouble in Little Ireland
In this week's episode, we talk about a typically forgotten conflict called "The Troubles". It was a civil war in Ireland set from the 60s through the 90s, and who better to talk about it than a citizen who lived through it? Listen to find out what modern segregation and intolerance looks like through our guest Joe (Peppy) Thibodeau. He grew up in Ireland during the height of The Troubles, and he's on the show to tell us all about what it was like.
February 22, 2021
#15 Salem Witch Trials: 1692 just told 2020 to hold my beer.
On this weeks episode, we dive into the Salem witch trials. What exactly lead to the madness that consumed this small New England town for over a year? Well, it’s probably not what you thought it thought it was. Tune in to find out who, what, and how it all went bad.
February 15, 2021
#14 Modern energy:Frog Dicks and Typhoons
We all know climate change and fossil fuels are a problem, but what kind of energy solutions are coming to fix it? On this weeks episode, we talk all about what the future of energy production has in store for the people of Earth. From solar power technologies to wind power, and water turbines to nuclear reactors, we talk about whats been happening with future energy tech. What secret weapon do modern scientist plan to whip out just before the end game? Will we drive ourselves to extinction over corporate interests instead of global preservation? Check out the episode to find out. You might be surprised.
February 08, 2021
#13 Rohingya: A Modern Genocide
Have you ever heard of the Rohingya people? Neither had we until this weeks episode. As it turns out, in the country of Myanmar there’s a fight for survival going on right under our noses. Known as the most persecuted people in the world, The Rohingya people are a people without a country. Here at Beautiful Bastards we believe human rights violations should never go unseen, so we decided to put a spotlight on the issue on todays episode. Returning to help us do that is our favorite expert Christopher Blood. He actually lived in Myanmar for a few years when this situation was starting to reach its peak so we asked him to talk about why this is happening, and who’s responsible.
February 01, 2021
#12 Farming: Organic, Conventional, or Both?
Humans have been farming for almost as long as they've existed on earth, but why do we have a problem now after a million years of evolution? It all comes down to how we do business on farms in modern society. Like almost everything, World War 2 and the industrial age brought untold advancements to the world. Some good, and a lot bad. Farming was one of those things we changed. We needed to meet the needs of a growing population on the planet, so our scientists gave us the tools and chemicals to grow the crops we needed. Unfortunately, those tools and chemicals came with complications we never saw coming. Listen to this week's episode to learn about some of the major drawbacks of conventional farming, and how it compares to the new organic methods being adopted now. You just might be surprised by what you find out in this one. Check out the new webpage www.beautifulbastardspodcast.com
January 25, 2021
#11 Fievel ain't got shit on me!
This week on beautiful bastards, we talk about mad scientist John B Calhoun. Well maybe he's not mad, but this experiment was insane. what would happen if we had unlimited resources, but no room to use them? Well the results of this years long experiment might give us a clue. cannibalism, cuckolding, bad parenting and the thunderdome. then we drift off silently into extinction.
January 18, 2021
#10 Time travel and other stuff
Happy Monday you Beautiful Bastards! We hope your holidays and your new year went fantastic, and we have an easy episode for everyone to enjoy today. On today's episode, we talk about time travel... mostly. We get into time travel in movies, paradoxes, problematic teleportation morals, and whatever else we could fit in here. Enjoy!
January 11, 2021
#9 Snitches Get Stitches
Let's talk about whistelblowing you beautiful bastards! Today we go into the details on how people can rat out the U.S. Government for violating laws without going to jail themselves.....sometimes. As you'll find out, it doesn't always work out that way. We cover famous whistleblowers, past and present. Big names like Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Rebekah Jones, as well as people from long before any of us were around. We found out that safely blowing the whistle on the government seems like a mostly American and European phenomenon, and how we got to the point where that's true. Tune in now and learn how you too can be a tattle tale.
January 03, 2021
#8 Josh Posner on the Film Industry and Hollywood
On today's episode, we sit down with Josh Posner, a professional Hollywood screen writer. Together with Director George Gallo, Josh wrote the script for the upcoming movie "The Comeback Trail". It's a new movie due out in 2021 starring Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Zach Braff and plenty of other great actors. Listen now to hear all about how Josh made it to the level of a professional screen writer. Find out what it takes to make it in the film industry starting out, and in today's competitive environment. Are actors real people? Will Gerry ever move to California? Will Griz ever visit a movie theater again?... We have no idea, but Josh tells us all about everything you always wanted to know.
December 28, 2020
#7 Theodore Roosevelt The Bull Moose
On this week's episode we decided to take a little trip through history, because who doesn't love history class? The man is Theodore Roosevelt, and he has too much to his name to really cover in one episode, but we go over the big highlights. Possibly the first conservationist, Teddy Roosevelt did more for the American People Than almost any other person in history. From fighting corporate greed and corruption, to giving us the national parks we have today, he was more than just a series of political talking points of his time. We talk about Teddy the man in this one, not Teddy the historical figure, and a man he was.
December 21, 2020
#6 Anti-vaxxers and Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
In this episode, we go all in on debunking the "anti-vax" movement. We go from Autism to autoimmune disease, Costco to Keanu Reeves, and everything in between. Moving on from there we dive into the new vaccines coming up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. What's China and Russia getting up to? What do we have instead? Are we better off with our version of the vaccine? Find out all about these topics and more on this weeks episode of Beautiful Bastards!
December 14, 2020
#5 The K-19 Disaster
In this atomic episode, Griz and Gerry go over the events leading up to, including, and following Russia's infamous K-19 nuclear submarine disaster. Originally destined to be Russia's response to American dominance at sea, everything went wrong when Russian submariners hit the open sea for the first time on their freshly completed boat. Tune in to find out what kind of face melting Russian shenanigans went on that led to the final voyage for a whole lot of this submarine crew.
December 07, 2020
#4 The Election with Chris Blood
Chris Blood started out his political career in 2006 right out of college working on campaigns, and as a legislative aid in Massachusetts. Then after working overseas in Thailand and Myanmar for a number of years, he earned his masters degree in international economics with a focus on southeast Asia. He now works for a company that focuses on strategic advisory services for US companies investing overseas. So needless to say, Chris knows way more than we do and he's here to talk elections and politics.
November 30, 2020
#3 Psychedelic Renaissance
In this psychedelic episode of Beautiful Bastards, Griz and Gerry talk about all things psychedelic. From the history of LSD, to the crazy stunts pulled by the CIA and everything in between. There are a lot of twists and turns in this episode so pay hold on for the ride. We learned a ton of crazy info this time around and you will too. We also upgraded our recording setup, so let us know what you think. Do you like it? Do you hate it? Are you lukewarm about it and didn't notice? No matter how you feel about it, this episode is going to be easier to absorb then a tab of acid at a Grateful Dead show!!
November 23, 2020
#2 Farts on Venus
Get ready for another episode of Beautiful Bastards Podcast. On this episode Griz teaches us all about farts on Venus, light speed space travel, and Russian ingenuity. So if you're like us and want to learn something new about the latest discoveries that hail from "where no man has gone before", ya know.....space, tune in to the latest episode, sit back, and buckle up as we jump into hyperspace.
November 16, 2020
#1 Social Media and the Human Experiment
Hello to all you new listeners. This is our first episode of Beautiful Bastards Podcast with Griz and Gerry, and we hope you enjoy it. I know we sure did. We have a lot planned for the podcast coming up in the near future including technical upgrades, guest appearances, and crazy topics. In this episode we're discussing social media in all its technological glory! From the history of social media, to Mark Zuckerberg, to where its taking society in the future, and even a little bit of cancel culture, you don't want to miss this one.
November 13, 2020