The Grit City Podcast

The Premier Pacific Northwest Community, Entertainment, and Nightlife Podcast. Casual talk and events hosted from Tacoma, Washington!

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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  • Best Of - Tacoma Sirens

    June 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    best of, pacific northwest rugby football union, pnrfu, rugby, tacoma sirens, usa, women’s teams

    This week is a Best Of replay of their conversation with the Tacoma Sirens. The Tacoma Sirens Rugby Club recently announced their separation from The Tacoma Rugby Club. Those interested can find more information here.
    The group, founded in 2010, is a thriving team of bold, fun, and athletic women. They are part of the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union (PNRFU), a competitive league including over 10 Women’s teams, and are also members of USA Rugby. Women of all shapes and sizes are welcome, their team is always looking for new players and no experience is necessary, they will teach you. They encourage people in the community to come out and join in the fun!

  • Phase 2 - Wet Brogan Into Space

    June 22nd, 2020  |  59 mins 23 secs
    coronavirus, covid-19, lock down, phase2, quarantine, studio, tacoma

    The guys get together for the second time in person since Phase 2 has been in place. They talk about places they’ve been to since the opening of Phase 2, their newest faves on TV and YouTube, and the haps around the PNW.

  • Phase 2 - Back in The Studio

    June 15th, 2020  |  46 mins 26 secs
    corona virus, covid-19, lock down, phase 2, quarantine, tacoma, the studio

    This week the guys are finally able to get together in person!! They discuss White Claw, DoorDash, and what’s been happing in the PNW since they last talked.

  • Quarantined 10: Not A Drill! We Have Entered Phase 2!

    June 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 secs
    corona virus, covid-19, lock down, phase 2, quarantine, tacoma

    On Quarantined 10, the guys chat about business that are re-opening in Phase 2 and their plans for when they’re able to get together again.

  • Dave Clark from We R Tacoma, the Tacoma Rainiers & Defiance!

    June 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    coronavirus, covid-19, dave clark, lock down, quarantine, sports, tacoma, tacoma defiance, tacoma rainiers, we r tacoma

    The guys chat with Dave Clark, the content creator for Tacoma Defiance and Tacoma Rainiers at He does most of the writing, which is rarely about sports, even when they are playing games. His focus tends to be on the culture of the South Sound. He writes about breweries, cideries, authors, poets, rappers, restaurateurs – basically all the people who make up Tacoma.

  • Quarantined 8

    May 25th, 2020  |  52 mins 5 secs
    coronavirus, covid-19, lock down, quarantine, tacoma

    On Quarantined 8 Brogan, Justin, and Scott get together and talk on business, adventures of ordering out, and what they’ve been watching as the quarantine continues.

  • Mt. St. Helens Eruption with Brian Terbush

    May 18th, 2020  |  46 mins 51 secs
    brian terbush, coronavirus, covid-19, emergency, eruption, lock down, mount st. helens, quarantine, volcanoes, washington emergency management division

    The guys talk to Brian Terbush from the Washington Emergency Management Division about the Mount St. Helens eruption that happened 40 years ago. His work supports the emergency management division’s mission to minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters on the people, property, environment, and economy of Washington State. Brian also joined the guys last November on Episode 95.

  • Quarantined 6

    May 11th, 2020  |  24 mins 4 secs
    coronavirus, covid-19, lock down, quarantine, tacoma

    Scott and Justin sit down to give their listeners a quick update on what’s coming up in the next couple weeks.

  • Quarantined 5

    May 4th, 2020  |  50 mins 23 secs
    coronavirus, covid-19, lock down, quarantine, tacoma

    Brogan, Justin, and Scott get together for another virtual conversation on what’s been happening lately and to take a step back in time to talk crazy road trips and the early GCP days.

  • Quarantined 4: Billy from Mary Mart

    April 27th, 2020  |  49 mins 46 secs
    billy, cannabis, coronavirus, covid-19, lock down, marijuana, mary mart, patreon, quarantine

    Billy from Mary Mart, sits down with the guys to talk about the happings at the store. Mary Mart is a retail marijuana dispensary located in the south Tacoma neighborhood. They’re family-owned and operated and take pride in serving their local community. They pride themselves in being well-versed in their craft and love offering their expertise and insight when it comes to marijuana and its many applications. Mary Mart is open during Stay Home, Stay Healthy. To find out more and their hours of operation during Covid-19, visiting their website at:

  • Quarantined 3: Enter the FabLab

    April 20th, 2020  |  44 mins 30 secs
    coronavirus, covid-19, fablab, fablab tacoma, lock down, makerspace, quarantine

    Billy with FabLab joins the guys for their third Quarantine Episode. FabLab Tacoma is Tacoma’s premier makerspace where they strive to provide easy and open access to cutting-edge design and prototyping equipment and to bring educational opportunities and a supportive community for students, inventors, artists, and DIY enthusiasts. They have recently been helping the community by making 3D printed masks and laser cut shields.

  • Quarantined - Episode 2

    April 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    coronavirus, covid-19, lock down, quarantine, shroom brothers, tacoma

    Brogan, Justin, and Scott sit down for another Quarantined conversation. This time they posted about it on Facebook and Patreon and were joined by some live listeners and returning guests on the GCP Discord!