Grit City Podcast

So much more than two drunks with a microphone....

Welcome to the home of the Grit City Podcast! A couple of guys exploring different aspects of small businessentertainment, and the meaning of "Grit".

We host from "The Grit City", (located in the beautiful Pacific NorthwestTacoma, Washington.  

We cover everything from lifestyle and small businesses to events, musicians, bands and interesting characters we find along the way.  Things that we feel personify the meaning of "Grit": Fortitude, Perseverance, Strength of Character, Determination. Tenacity, Resolve, etc.

We hope you enjoy the show and would love to hear your personal meaning of "Grit".  Leave a comment, reach out on social media, or send us an email: info@gritcitypodcast.com

Thanks for checking us out!

~The GCP Team

Grit City Podcast 118: Vibe Returns - Down To Reiki

Episode 118: Return of Vibe from Down to Reiki

This podcast is in tribute to Jill Fairchild Adams, one of the shows biggest fans that did everything she could to support the guys, including liking and sharing all of their posts, and cheering them on along the way. She recently passed a couple weeks ago, she will be greatly missed.

On this episode Vibe Smith, owner of Down To Reiki returns. The guys first interviewed him February 2016 on Episode 80. Taken from his site, he is: a certified healing hands practitioner and Reiki master. He works with people from all walks of life and all types of physical and emotional pain, ranging from anger, emotional disconnection, PTSD, insecurity, unease and instability to stiffness, soreness, irritability, weakness and fatigue. Vibe looks beyond the physical symptoms and visible emotional scarring to identify the root causes of suffering so patients can deal, heal and feel good again. Vibe’s gift isn’t something he learned. Healing energy flows strongly through his family, as it has throughout the ages. Over the years, he developed his own technique that harmonizes Source Energy, the high vibration energy that unites all living things, with Love Energy, the lower frequency, easily absorbed energy that flows between souls. Some come for one session, others come from many. No matter how many steps one’s journey takes with Vibe, it’s a step forward to good health and happiness. For those looking for ways to get in touch with him to schedule a session, see the links below.

This episode kicks off with the guys talking about the great success of Vibe’s first visit on Episode 80. They talk about what it is that he does in terms of helping people help themselves on their journey. Vibe dives into what lead him to becoming a Reiki master, starting with the injury in the military, and how the process of healing from that injury lead him to eastern medicine and Reiki.

15:35 – Vibe talks about the trial and tribulations he went through and how those series of events helped him to become where he is today. He discusses his experience during surgery inside and outside of the VA. He then plunges deeper into the process of learning and developing the Reiki practice.

23:00 – They discuss source energy and space and how we set the tone for how everything flows in our lives. Vibe also explains dying during one of his surgeries, caused from being overly sedated, and how he ended up finding out about it.

At the halfway mark Vibe chats about what’s been happening since the last show, including joining BNI West Seattle Champions and the count of his clients doubling. One of the hosts talks about his mom’s first session with Vibe while under hospice care at the end of her life.

47:45 – Discussions turns to the importance of people opening up for help, coming from the place of love, letting go of fear and turning inside in order to improve themselves and their lives. They talk about how our culture at many times doesn’t allow that to happen and the importance of Yoga.



The show comes to an end with Vibe talking about other things he offers, including clearing and blessing of people’s residential houses. He gives info on how to reach him, including his website, Facebook, and Twitter pages (see below). Thanks Vibe for joining the guys for another awesome and enlightening podcast!!

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Grit City Podcast 117: Katlyn Hubner

Episode 117: Katlyn Hubner

This time on The Grit City Podcast, they guys sit down with Katlyn Hubner, a visual artist and model, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She describes herself as an ambitious painter based out of Seattle, Washington. She has upcoming solo events on April 22 at The Factory on Capital Hill in Seattle and at the Feast Art Center in Tacoma in November.

The show kicks off with the discussion of hiding Girl Scout cookies from the fam, Katlyn’s bug out bag, and the sharing of germs between Katlyn and the guys within the first five minutes of the show. Katlyn discusses being from Baltimore and how she ended up in Tacoma while modeling and the death of her husband. She also covers her art and shows she does around the community and upcoming events.

14:58 – Katlyn talks about her show in November at the Feast Art Center in Tacoma, a local Tacoma community art school that she is renting space from to do her paintings at. They also talk about Amazons excellent customer service, the way Amazon encourages small business growth and what each of them changed their name to when they’re were kids.

At the ½ way mark, Katlyn explains her art style and the different types of feelings that they generate in the people that view her art. She expresses her thoughts on people that wear Affliction clothing, where people can see her art, and the award she received at the Coos Bay art show.

31:45 – Katlyn gives information on where fans can find her online, including her website, Instagram, and Snap Chat. She talks about plans she has for future performances in Portland and the guys talk about their upcoming plans for Norwescon in April. They also talk about the guests they have following her interview that day.



This show comes to a close with Katlyn discussing the reason she has decided to take up witchcraft. Thanks to Katlyn for joining the guys for an interesting discussion on your art. Special thanks to Jeff for taking pictures during the recordings!

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Grit City Podcast 116: The Gritty City Sirens

Episode 116: Gritty City Sirens

This time, the guys are joined by Ava D Jor, Dessie Devine, and Adora Borealis from the Gritty City Sirens, a local Tacoma burlesque troop that perform in the PNW area. The group celebrates different body types, ethnicities, backgrounds, talents, and strengths of their performers. It’s also important to the group to give back to local non-profits in the community through proceeds and volunteering. Places they’ve helped out include: YWCA, Rainbow Center, Race for a Soldier, and Broadway Center.

The show kicks off with the guests explaining that Gritty City Sirens is a sisterhood of 12 women based on trust, mutual respect, and empowerment. They talk about their founder Rosy Cheeks and the beginning of it all 6 years ago. They give props to local Tacoma sponsors that have helped them throughout the years, including: Valhalla Coffee, 1111, and Minuteman Press.

11:14 – The ladies talk about places they’ve performed in Tacoma including The Swiss, Jazzbones, Pantages, and the Temple, where they performed in front of an audience of over 1,000 people. They talk about the first performances at the old Hells Kitchen that was on Pacific Ave and random places they are setup to change at the performance locations, one being next to a grease fire in a kitchen.

18:20 – Discussion goes through the process of creating the show, the beginning month long creative writing, choreographing of 75% rehearsed routine, and the final part that is fine-tuning and polishing everything for the stage with the production team. They talk about the upcoming show on April 15th, BoobTube and the guys discuss Norwescon happening the same weekend.



At the halfway point, conversation dives into the different committee’s within the group, counting the production team, marketing team, merchandise team and sponsor team and the importance of taking the business part first in order to be successful. Chat then goes to dance classes available in the Tacoma area, and past left handed presidents.

54:30 – The ladies talk about the closeness of the team, hanging out after practice and performance, and understanding that a fight is just a fight, one day they disagree, and they next they go out for brunch. They also talk about the importance of women loving and respecting themselves, and sharing that with their children. Conversation then goes to what the ladies do outside of the Sirens, including Dessie that does a ton of work with veterans in the community.

The show winds down with conversation on the Diep Flap surgery that one of the ladies had done to reconstruct her breast. She explains making the decision for the surgery and what a difference it made to have the close team of the sisterhood that helped her through it. They end on conversation discussing how they give back to non-profits in the community.

Thanks Ava D, Dessie, and Adora for a great conversation on who The Gritty City Sirens are and the awesome work you do in the community. Listeners, make sure to catch their upcoming shows April 15th and August 19th and stay tuned to their future shows by watching their Facebook page!

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