The Grit City Podcast is a weekly podcast, hosted from Tacoma, WA. - Affectionately called "Grit City" by people who know and love it.
Every Monday we release an episode highlighting business owners, entrepreneurs, authors, artists, and unique characters we run into. Most often these are people that we feel personify the blue collar, hard work ethic people associate with “Grit”. Sometimes it's a drug-fueled weirdo that we just met, drunk at a comedy club the night before. No matter what or who we are recording we want you to feel like you're hanging out with friends and taking part in a community of unique and interesting people.
The Grit City Podcast was launched during the summer of 2014 and had over 120 episodes between 2014 and 2017. The founders and original hosts are technology workers who met on the job and bonded over common interests. After a short hiatus at the end of 2017, The Grit City Podcast rebooted in 2018 with more friends and family involved. GCP's goal is to become the "Must Listen To" podcast around Tacoma/Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, with a fan base of people around the world. People who identify with "Grit" and understand that the reputation is real.
May 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
eleven eleven, isaac olsen, justin peterson, kickstarter, peaks and pints, the valley, the ventures, walk don't run: the story of the ventures
This week we sit down with Isaac Olsen and Justin Peterson and they tell us about their project making a documentary about the rock and roll hall of famers, The Ventures.
May 13th, 2019 | 53 mins 17 secs
art, gutty, music, stay grounded, tacoma, tha wurm
This time the guys talk with local Tacoma artists Gutty and Tha Wurm about their newest project. Each have played in multiple bands in the area over the years including bands like Stay Grounded. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates on their new projects and where they’re playing.
May 6th, 2019 | 38 mins 11 secs
art, blue mouse, independent films, movies, once upon a superhero, producer, scott weil
This time the GCP team talks with Scott Weil, producer of the movie Once Upon a SUPERHERO. The movie is about a homeless wanderer, named Solar Flare, who proclaims to be a real superhero from the Sun who has been exiled to live on Earth without his superpowers for 189 days.
April 29th, 2019 | 53 mins 34 secs
bars, ghosts, mark, podcasts, scooters
Skeptic Mark and Believer Mark from Chasing Ghosts. On Scooters. In Bars. stop in and we talk ghosts, bars, and scooters.
April 21st, 2019 | 44 mins 58 secs
cosplay, prg, prp, punk rock gumby, punk rock pokey, punkrock_gumby, street art
On this episode the guys sit down with artist, photographer, and cosplayer Punk Rock Gumby and his sidekick Punk Rock Pokey.
April 15th, 2019 | 39 mins 49 secs
artist, hip hop, music, name offa work, rap, seattle, streetball supe
This week we talk to Seattle musician Streetball Supe. He comes in with the most surprising story and positive message we've ever heard on the show.
April 8th, 2019 | 51 mins 18 secs
ccc- pc, citizen corps council of pierce county, emergency preparedness, federal emergency management agency, fema, medical reserve corps
On this episode the teams sits down with Marvin, Melinda, and Stephanie from Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County (CCC-PC) to talk emergency preparedness and response programs.
April 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
die cut stickers, ejay o'donnell, instagram, street art, tacoma run club, tacoma_wa
Ejay O'Donnell stops in and talks Tacoma. Ejay is VP of Diecutstickers.com, he founded the peer-to-peer mentorship group ‘Opportunity Has No Offseason’, started the Tacoma Run Club, and is the creator of the @Tacoma_WA Instagram page, which has successfully reached 22.6k followers and has become a staple Instagram page for Tacoma.
March 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 16 mins
drunk history, girl trouble, history, karpeles manuscript library museum, knights of the pythias, mcneal island, safe streets, steve dunkelberger
Steve Dunkelberger stops in to drink with us and talks history and stuff.
March 18th, 2019 | 43 mins 53 secs
food bank, healthy food, nourish pierce county, tacoma
Travis Weller from Nourish Pierce County stops in and talks about who they are, what they do, and how you can get involved.
March 11th, 2019 | 54 mins 47 secs
federal way, hip hop, new track city, rap
We hang out with New Track City and talk general hip hop and thier process behind making music.
March 4th, 2019 | 49 mins 57 secs
amani taylor, emerald city comic con, first amendment audits, joe malik, mary mart, snow, union club
We had some time between guests so Justin, Scott, and Jeff talk inside GCP.