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 audio experience like no other! Hosted from the vibrant city of Tacoma, Washington - also known as "Grit City," our show has been entertaining and informing listeners since 2014. And what a ride it's been!

Every week, we release a new episode that introduces you to the dynamic and inspiring individuals who call the Pacific Northwest home. From local business owners and entrepreneurs to authors, artists, and unique characters, our guests embody the hard-working, blue-collar spirit that Grit City is known for. And let's not forget the occasional drug-fueled weirdo we may have met at a comedy club the night before!

The Grit City Podcast first launched back in the summer of 2014 and quickly built a loyal fanbase of listeners who appreciated the show's unique perspective on the Seattle/Tacoma area. After a brief hiatus in 2017, the podcast was rebooted in 2018, with even more friends and family members involved. It quickly regained its "must listen to" status and went on to deliver an impressive 275 episodes and counting, delivering over 280 hours of audio content to our fans since. With no signs of slowing down soon!

Our mission at The Grit City Podcast is simple: to bring the hard-working spirit of the Pacific Northwest to the world and have a good time doing it! We aim to create a community of listeners who understand and appreciate the concept of "grit". With a focus on local business owners, entrepreneurs, and unique characters, sprinkled with a good dose of humor, The Grit City Podcast is a one-of-a-kind audio experience that you won't want to miss.

So, if you're looking for a weekly dose of inspiration, laughter, and a celebration of the human spirit, look no further than The Grit City Podcast! Subscribe now and join us for the ride!

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  • GCP: Friday Night Hangout -Java Jivin'

    May 22nd, 2024  |  1 hr 9 mins
    2nd cycle, animals, bears, bike polo, bob's java jive, discord, john cusack, live, movies, racoons, say anything, sports

    This time, the crew discusses gaming, wild animals, An Evening with John Cusack, movies filmed in Tacoma, and local sports!

  • GCP: Saturday Night Grit - Aurora Borealis, Mt. St. Helens, and Crypticon

    May 15th, 2024  |  1 hr 29 mins
    ape caves, areola borealis, aurora borealis, billy zane, crypticon, jeff’s capades, joe daunte, mt st helens, northern lights, sasquatch, scott topics, uneasy events, volcano

    The crew discusses the aurora borealis, Crypticon adventure, Jeff’s Capades, and much more!

  • GCP: Best Of - Casey McLain

    May 8th, 2024  |  1 hr 14 mins
    best of, casey mclain, comedian, comedy, heavy metal, podcast, poor sports, sports

    This best-of is a replay of the crews conversation with local comedian and podcaster Casey McLain from episode 265. During that episode, he chatted with the guys about comedy, podcasting, and The Pacific Northwest. Follow him on his socials for information on his upcoming performances!

  • GCP: Friday Night Grit - Car Problems, AI Music, and Things Happening

    May 1st, 2024  |  1 hr 34 mins
    ai music, car problems, crypticon, friday night grit, moon talk, over the moon cafe, public transportation, upcoming guests

    This Friday Night Grit, the crew discusses Crypticon, upcoming guests, car problems, public transportation, moon talk, Over The Moon Café, and AI music.

  • GCP: Sunday Sermon - The Next Day, The Coloring Book, and Neighbors

    April 24th, 2024  |  59 mins 58 secs
    7 seas brewery, coloring book, con crud, concerts, crypticon, first 311, grit city pop quiz, jeff's capades, music, northwest pinball and arcade, pax plague, porchfest, putt stuff

    This time the crew discusses 4/20 partakings, Fallout, GCP Coloring Book, Jeff’s Capades, Crypticon, and much, much more!

  • GCP: Saturday Night Grit - Eclipse, Rage Rooms, & Fallout

    April 17th, 2024  |  1 hr 1 min
    brainyactz, cosmic bottles, eclipse, fallout, grit fit, jury duty, mercury retrograde, ocean shores, running, sports, streetball supe, tacoma runners, tnr, trivia, tuesday night rides, uneasy events, westport

    The guys chat about the recent Best Of, Jury Duty, Scott Topics, the Fallout show, and local sporting events.

  • GCP: BEST OF - Streetball Supe

    April 10th, 2024  |  44 mins 24 secs
    artist, best of, music, perspective, rap, streetball supe, the crocodile

    This week's episode is a blast from the past. The crew brings you a Best Of where they talked to local Seattle rapper Streetball Supe back in 2019. Streetball Supe is an independent artist from Seattle's Central District. You can find him on your favorite music streaming service including Apple Music or Spotify. Special props to GCP friend Cnote for suggesting the replay of this episode!

  • GCP: Tacoma Handywoman

    April 3rd, 2024  |  1 hr 28 mins
    building, coaster questions, diy, electrical, handy, handywoman, home repair, jobs, michelle lindsay, projects, renovation, skilled, tools, trades

    Michelle Lindsay and David from Tacoma Handywoman join the crew on this episode. Michelle, Tacoma’s local “Jill” of all trades has over 5 years experience as a handywoman. She dedicates herself to serving the community by offering knowledgeable, affordable, and high-quality services. Check out the website for information on the services they offer and conveniently book an appointment online!

  • GCP: St. Paddy's Sermon

    March 27th, 2024  |  1 hr 13 mins
    aazk pet pageant, craig ferguson, gym rats, off day, pets, point defiance zoo, pythian temple, tacoma comedy club, travel

    This time the crew discusses top travel plans, Point Defiance AAZK Pet Pageant - Silly Edition, past episodes that have stood out over the years, and being a part of the gym rat family.

  • GCP: Sunday Sermon - Jury Duty and Jeffrey Crocker

    March 20th, 2024  |  1 hr 1 min
    adultingrocks, baking, birthday, breakfast, buddy's chicken and waffles, concerts, cosmic bottles, el corazon, girl trouble, jeff's capades, jeffrey crocker, jury duty, mcmenamins, spanish ballroom, weekly volcano

    This time the guys chat about jury duty, Jeff’s Capades, cooking stories, Buddy’s Chicken and Waffles, and Girl Trouble's 40th Anniversary.

  • GCP: Sunday Sermon - Strange State Facts, Pecans, and Chicken & Waffles

    March 13th, 2024  |  1 hr 3 mins
    buddy's chicken and waffles, burbs burgers, burger king, burgers, closings, conservatory, dogs, dusty's, fish, food, in and out, karpeles manuscript museum, manifester, mcdonalds, nerd talk, pecans, pecon punch, scott topics, steven tyler's toes, whopper

    This week the hot topics of discussion include including Buddy’s Chicken and Waffles, state statistics, Picon Punch, the sad closure of the Manuscript Library Museum, and the new look coming to the Proctor District.

  • GCP: Sunday Sermon - Board Games, Trivia, and Putt Stuff

    March 6th, 2024  |  1 hr 12 mins
    board games, brainy acts, call to haul, commuting, crypticon, is it tacoma, putt stuff, rage rooms, scott topics, side piece kitchen, sunday sermon, trivia

    On this Sunday Sermon, the guys get together to talk about how they survive the commute, the Tacoma Trivia Game, Is It Tacoma, and upcoming plans.