The Grit City Podcast

The Premier Business, Community, Entertainment, and Nightlife Podcast. Hosted from The Grit City - Tacoma, Washington! Located in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

About the show

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 know or happen to 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 a common interest in the Seattle/Tacoma area. 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 the Pacific Northwest, with a fan base of people around the world. People who identify with "Grit" and understand that The Reputation is Real.

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  • Friday Night Grit - Hothusbands and VR

    May 23rd, 2022  |  1 hr 35 mins
    chris chan, crypticon, discord, drinks, fng, friday night grit, hangout, hothusbands, pizza & pipes, sng, stoned evergreen travelers, taste of tacoma, the ladies man, the valley, vr

    On this Friday Night, Grit, Scott, Justin, and Jeff talk about various topics, including the upcoming Crypticon, hothusbands, Taste of Tacoma, and getting into VR.

  • Althea - Broadband Internet - CEO Deborah Simpier

    May 16th, 2022  |  50 mins 5 secs
    althea, broadband internet, ceo, co-founder, coaster questions, community, deborah simpier, interoperable, isp, multi-stakeholder networks, network, open market, revenue sharing system, telecom

    Deborah Simpier, co-founder, and CEO of Althea, sits down with the GCP guys for this episode. Althea is a new way to access broadband internet that enables network growth through a unique revenue sharing system. Althea was founded in 2017 with the vision to bring the open market and interoperable peering from the data center to the field and empowering communities to build multi-stakeholder networks faster and more affordable than legacy telecom models.

  • Ken Carlson Hellbound Slant 6

    May 9th, 2022  |  59 mins 17 secs
    author, comic book, dead drift, director, hell, hellbound slant 6, ken carlson, meat raffle, nicolas cage, penny palabras, rhein haus, roscoe the junkyard cat, super villains, writer

    This week the GCP crew is joined by friend of the show, Ken Carlson. Ken is a PNW writer, director, and author of the comic book mini-series Hellbound Slant 6. The four-issue mini-series chronicles the dangerous exploits of a tough-talking, no-nonsense, street-smart girl named Danielle, who's currently on a quest to escape from hell so she can be by her mother's side before she passes away. He has also written and directed Dead Drift, Penny Palabras, and Roscoe the Junkyard Cat.

  • Ross Allison - AGHOST

    May 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 13 mins
    afterlife, aghost, amityville, author, coaster questions, documentary, ghost hunting, ghosts, manresa castle, movie, paranormal, paranormal investigator, parasense, ross allison, spirts, spooked in seattle, teacher, tours, union club

    Ross Allison, founder of AGHOST joins the guys for this episode. Ross has been a ghost hunting for over 30 years, and in addition to being a paranormal investigator, he is an author, media host, lecturer, teacher, and event tour guide. He has appeared on several radio programs, news coverage, and television shows, including The Learning Channel’s America’s Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, The Tonight Show, MTV, CMT, CNN, A&E, the Discovery Channel, ABC’s Scariest Places on Earth, Sci-Fi’s Ghost Hunters, Nightline and two episodes of Travel Channel’s “Most Terrifying Places in America”.

  • Friday Night Hangout

    April 25th, 2022  |  1 hr 50 mins
    bad drivers, crypticon, discord, disney, food, hilltop rats, mushrooms, pennywise, pickles, real art, rusty, scott topics, south sound scooters, tacoma couch guy, whidbey island

    On this Friday Night Hangout, Jeff, Justin, and Scott talk about 420, Crypticon, Whidbey Island, mushrooms, and much, much more!

  • Saturday Night Grit - Backpacks and Buttcheeks

    April 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 28 mins
    420, chasing ghosts on scooters in bars, cruises, crypticon, jeff's capades, saturday night grit, scooters, scott, sng

    36:12 Dye cut stickers commercial
    On this Saturday Night Grit, Scott, Justin, and Jeff talk about Jeff's recent cruse, what their friends from Chasing Ghosts have been up too, their plans at Crypticon, the upcoming 420 and much more!

  • Saturday Night Grit with Joe Malik

    April 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 44 mins
    author, books, coaster questions, conventions, crypticon, fantasy, joe malik, knives, norwescon, radcon, sci-fi, science fiction, writer

    On this Saturday Night Grit, friend of the podcast, Joseph Malik, joins the crew. He is the author of two books, Dragon’s Trail and New Magic, and is currently working on the final installment of the Outworlders series. His first book, Dragon's Trail, was released in September 2016 and is a #1 international bestseller. The second installment in the Outworlders series, New Magic, was released in September of 2018. He also has a blog where he shares his adventures in writing, research, and attending various conventions.

  • Keeping Dispensaries Safe Smoke Out with Billy!

    April 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 53 mins
    billy, cannabis, crime, dispensary, marijuana, mary mart, rainbow room, robberies, smoke out, studio, weed

    Billy, a friend of the podcast, re-joins the show!! In addition to being a friend of the podcast, Billy manages the local cannabis store, Mary Mart. Mary Mart prides itself in being well-versed in their craft and love offering their expertise and insight regarding marijuana and its many applications. He's also joined the guys for 12 other episodes; find more information on those episodes at:

  • Jeff Goldblum Does Not Appear On This Podcast

    March 28th, 2022  |  1 hr 17 mins
    crypticon, drinking for conservation, fat zacks, hangout, jazz, jeff goldblum, mary mart, pickles, pizza

    Scott and Justin hold down this episode discussing recent guests, Fat Zachs, plans during the Crypticon convention, their upcoming guest Billy from Mary Mart, and more!

  • Destiny City Comics with ETHAN HD

    March 21st, 2022  |  1 hr 28 mins
    animated series, animation, comic books, comics, destiny city comics, ethan hd, movies, pro-wrestling, professional wrestling, wrestling

    ETHAN HD rejoins the podcast! Ethan is a pro wrestler, international pro wrestling coach, stand-up comedian, former rapper, entrepreneur, and owner of Destiny City Comics. Destiny City Comics is Tacoma's #1 destination for comic books, graphic novels, and pro-wrestling memorabilia.

  • Summit Hypnosis

    March 14th, 2022  |  55 mins 24 secs
    abuse, anger, anxiety, artist, certified hypnotist, deane benninghoven, hypnotherapy, ptsd, reduce stress, self-confidence, summit hypnosis

    Deane Benninghoven, certified hypnotist and artist, located in Tacoma, checks in with the GCP team with Jasmine and Kellie, that have joined Summit Hypnosis since he last visited the podcast. Summit Hypnosis provides hypnotherapy to help adults and children overcome trauma, abuse, PTSD, reduce stress, anxiety, anger, change emotional patterns, increase self-confidence, focus, and performance in sports, school, and work. For more information, you can find them online at Deane has also joined the podcast on episodes 79 and 99!

  • In Memoriam - Sue Kidd

    March 7th, 2022  |  18 mins 55 secs
    dine pierce county, facebook, in memoriam, sue kidd, the news tribune

    This week the guys pay tribute to local Tacoma writer Sue Kidd that recently passed away. Sue was a career food journalist and former editor for The News Tribune. She was known in the South Sound as a fearless advocate for readers as well as for her dogged pursuit of all things related to food. She managed the Dine Pierce County website and the Dine Pierce County Facebook group. She was also an alumnus member of the Association of Food Journalists and adhered to the AFJ’s ethical standards for food and restaurant writers. She made a significant impact on the community and will be greatly missed.