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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  • Exploring Anderson Island with Bill Miller

    July 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins
    anderson island, bill miller, puget sound

    Bill Miller, Pacific North Westerner, and Justin’s father-in-law sits down with the guys on this episode to talk about his life and adventures on Anderson Island.

  • Tacompton Files

    July 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    crime, facebook page, footage, history, police scanners, tacompton files

    This time the guys sit down with Brandon, the creator of the Tacompton Files page on Facebook. Tacompton Files was created to share crime info for the Tacoma area and has grown into a place that also shares news on missing people and animals, and information directly related to the Tacoma area.

  • Brian Nelson - Unleashed at Stadium Bowl and Grit 360

    July 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins
    animal rescue, brian nelson, grit 360, kindred souls, stadium bowl, unleashed

    Brian Nelson, the mastermind behind Unleashed at Stadium Bowl, owner of Grit 360, and Co-Founder/Chairman of the Board for Kindred Souls Foundation, sits down with Scott and Justin to catch up since the last time he joined the podcast in 2016. This year Unleashed at Stadium Bowl is happening on August 8th.

  • Saturday Night Grit - The Salty Show

    July 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins
    4th of july, axe throwing, discord, escape room, pnw heatwave, saturday night grit, ufos

    The whole gang sits down to talk about the haps at Cosmic Bottles, 4th of July plans, and UFOs.

  • Saturday Night Grit

    June 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 18 mins
    discord, saturday night grit

    Jeff, Justin, and Scott sit down for a Saturday Night Grit to talk about a variety of things including: Juggalo’s, Mac Sabbath, and amazing food in Tacoma.

  • Tacoma's Pretty Gritty Tours with Chris Staudinger

    June 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    b2b, black fleet brewery, chris staudinger, history, knives, kpop, pretty gritty tours, tours

    This week the guys catch up with Chris Staudinger, owner of Pretty Gritty Tours since he was last on the show. Pretty Gritty Tours was founded in 2016 by a collection of guides, artists, and historian who feelt that the South Sound is one of the most beautiful and underrepresented parts of the world. Pretty Gritty Tours offers various tours around Tacoma, including a Brewery Tour, Historical Tours, and Antique Row. With the onset of Covid, they've also added new weekly virtual tours of the PNW for free! You can find out more about Chris and Pretty Gritty Tours at:

  • Comedian Narin Vann

    June 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins
    comedian, comedy, narin vann, shelby, tacoma comedy club

    Narin, the greatest Ordained Minister of all time, is also a professional stand-up comedian that has performed all over the country. As an Ordained Minister, he has done over 70 weddings where his specialty is the awkward photos he does at the ceremony. For booking information please contact him at! On the comedy side, you can find him performing in various places in the PNW, including him hosting Open-Mic On June 23rd at the Tacoma Comedy club.

  • Exploring the Puget Sound Marine Life with Luan Roberts

    June 7th, 2021  |  45 mins 11 secs
    luan roberts, marine life, photography, puget sound, sea slugs

    Luan Roberts sat down with GCP to share her knowledge and love of tide pooling. She has been in the PNW and exploring for the last 5 years and hopes she can inspire others to get out and tide pool too! You can find her on Instagram: @luanimal and her website:

  • Henry Hagen Band and Billy

    May 31st, 2021  |  1 hr 13 mins
    artist, billy, cannabis, edibles, henry hagen, mary mart, music

    Billy rejoins the podcast with friend Henry Hagen from The Henry Hagen Band. In addition to being a friend of the podcast, Billy represents the local cannabis store Mary Mart. Mary Mart prides themselves in being well-versed in their craft and love offering their expertise and insight when it comes to marijuana and its many applications.

  • Tacoma Rocks w/ Tim & Jason from ANTIHERO

    May 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins
    antihero, artists, bands, music

    This time the GCP guys sat down for a fun conversation with Jason and Tim, members of the PNW band ANTIHERO. ANTIHERO has been together for 5 years, though Jason and Tim have been playing for years together.

  • Dunkelberger Returns with More Tacoma History

    May 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins
    bigfoot, drinks, drunk history, fireworks, graves, headstones, history, janovich, ohio, pizza, pythian temple, steve dunkelberger, the enterprise, union club, western state

    42:36 commercial
    GCP is back recording in person!! Their first live guest is the great friend of the podcast, Steve Dunkelberger. Steve has been a working journalist for more than 20 years at various publications around the Puget Sound. In addition to being a journalist, he is also a judge for the Society of Professional Journalists National Sigma Delta Chi Journalism Awards. He has also has given lectures in the area on issues facing journalists, is a member of the Knights of the Pythias, and offers Drunken History tours of Tacoma.

  • Saturday Night Grit - Tacoma Can't Drive

    May 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 19 mins
    beer, robobrogan, tacoma, union club

    On this Saturday Night Grit, the guys get together and discuss the recent I-5 mess, pickle beer, Brogans upcoming trips, and heading back to record at the Union Club next week.