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.
December 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
author, church cantina, comedian, comedy, dead drift, director, gremlins, joseph malik, ken carlson, movies, penny palabras, roscoe the junkyard cat, rusty, whiskey
Joe Malik, Ken Carlson and Rusty return to give their review on the movie Gremlins. Joe Malik is a science-fiction author who recently joined the guys on episode 96 and has also joined for previous episodes 2 and 38. Ken Carlson is a PNW artist, director, and producer that likes “telling stories and hopes to one day create some that won’t bore you to death”. He has written and directed Dead Drift, Penny Palabras, Roscoe the Junkyard Cat, and is always working on new projects. He has also joined the guys on episodes 8 and 87. Rusty is a PNW comedian, co – owner of Church Cantina, and longtime friend of the Grit City Podcast.
December 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 17 mins
author, brown sugar bourbon, dragon's trail, fantasy, fiction, flat earth, international bestseller, joseph malik, oxblood books, screwball whiskey, swords, the new magic
Joseph Malik returns to the podcast for another great conversation and some whiskey. He previously joined the guys on episodes 2 and 38. 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 of 2016, and is a #1 international bestseller. The second installment in the Outworlders series, New Magic, was released in September of 2018.
November 25th, 2019 | 46 mins 52 secs
brian terbush, disaster, emergencies, emergency, prepare, preparedness, preparedness training, washington state, washington state emergency management division, wsemd
Brian Terbush from Washington State Emergency Management Division joins the guys to talk about what WSEMD is and how Washington residents can prepare themselves for an emergency. WSEMD’s vision is for a disaster ready and resilient Washington State. Their mission is to lead and coordinate mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy.
November 18th, 2019 | 47 mins 46 secs
blown away, edgar valentine, glassblower, glassblowing, netflix, tacoma glassblowing studio
Edgar Valentine is a glassblower from Tacoma, WA. Currently, he is teaching beginning and intermediate glassblowing at Tacoma Glassblowing Studio. He recently was on the Netflix Original Series “Blown Away”.
November 11th, 2019 | 53 mins 34 secs
careers, commercial, entrepreneurs, harts services, plumbers, plumbing, residential, sewer., small business, tacoma, trade
Tim, Richard and Dan from Harts Services join the podcast. Harts Services is a Tacoma Plumbing company that formed in 2013. The companies aim is to provide professional, top quality, value-added solutions that customers can rely on at competitive rates. They maintain a highly trained and motivated staff to deliver these things with courtesy and precision. Hart Services provides support to areas up to 30 miles from Tacoma, WA. Visit their website at: hartsservices.com.
November 4th, 2019 | 58 mins 1 sec
501(c)(3), all ages, business, diy, event space, jean-pierre garcia, music venue, non profit, real art tacoma, screen printing, tacoma, volunteer
Jean-Pierre Garcia joins the guys to talk about Real Art. Real Art Tacoma is a volunteer ran 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides an all ages event space and music venue. To find out more information on upcoming events or how to volunteer, find them online at: https://www.realarttacoma.com/.
October 28th, 2019 | 30 mins 11 secs
andre keys, battle at the boat, boxing, brian halquist, cagesport, emeral queen casino, eqc, fighting, mixed martial arts, mma
Brian Halquist and boxer Andre Keys, join the guys to talk boxing in Tacoma and the upcoming Battle at the Boat happening on November 9th at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Brian Halquist Productions is the Northwest premiere fight promotion company, promoting fights and concerts for over 35 years in the Pacific Northwest. Andre Keys, is a Main Event fighter at Battle at The Boat 124. He is a welterweight from Tacoma with an 11-1 record.
October 21st, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
ethan hd, professional wrestling, wrestling
Ethan HD rejoins GCP for a second time to catch up on what has been going on since he joined them on one of the GCP Classic Episodes. Ethan HD is a pro wrestler, international pro wrestling coach, stand-up comedian, former rapper and entrepreneur. He performs locally and around the world, follow him on his social media to find out where he will be next!
October 14th, 2019 | 58 mins 38 secs
entrepreneur, espionage cosmetics, jaimie cordero, kickstarter, mentors, sba, score, small business, tacoma
This time the guys sit down with CEO Jaimie Cordero from Espionage Cosmetics. Espionage Cosmetics sells nerd based nail wraps, makeup, accessories, and tools. You can find more information on the products by visiting them online at: https://www.espionagecosmetics.com
October 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 23 mins
drunk history, ghosts, mcneil island, steve dunkelberger, steve's drunk history
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. Steve has written two history books on the city of Lakewood and has just published his newest book on McNeil Island.
September 30th, 2019 | 1 hr 9 mins
church cantina, comedy, dead drift, ken carlson, movies, penny palabras, roscoe the junkyard cat, rusty, scanners
Rusty and Ken join the guys to talk about the 1981 movie Scanners.
Ken Carlson is a PNW writer, director, and producer that likes “telling stories and hopes to one day create some that won’t bore you to death”. He has written and directed Dead Drift, Penny Palabras, and his latest comedy show, Roscoe the Junkyard Cat. Rusty is a PNW comedian, co – owner of Church Cantina, and longtime friend of the Grit City Podcast.
September 23rd, 2019 | 46 mins 26 secs
art, film blue mouse, grand cinema, independent film, tacoma film festival, tff, weird elephant
David Dinnell and Tanya Tran from the Tacoma Film Festival join the guys to talk about the upcoming event happening on October 3rd – 10th. Established in 2006, the film festival presents a lively week of films, workshops, events, and discussions. Tacoma Film Festival programming is a unique blend of audience and industry programming that empowers all who attend to connect with creators.