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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  • DC253 - Tacoma's DEF CON Group

    June 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    breaker space, coaster questions, dc253, def con, def con groups, devil's reef, discord, gin, hacking, lamda, pheaks, social engineering, vr

    Cody and Hurchel from DC253 join the guys on this episode! DC253 is Tacoma's area DEF CON Group. They're a gathering point for folks interested in the alternate applications of modern technology, referred to properly as hacking. They meet the last Friday of the month at Devils Reef. On July 27th, they'll be at The Grand Cinema for a pre DEF CON movie screening of the 1983 hacker classic War Games.

  • GCP: Saturday Night Grit - Google AI & VR Porn

    June 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 22 mins
    aliens, bbq, brew five three, hoa, horizon worlds, jeff's capades, lamda, meta quest 2, robots, scott topics, smokers, vr, washington association of brewers

    This time, all the guys get together and chat about the VR world, HOA's, 4th of July party, robots, and BBQing.

  • Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show Recap

    June 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 28 mins
    camp bar, cosmic bottles, grit city comic show, hellbound, is it tacoma, ken carlson, northwest pinball and arcade, pinball, seattle surge, the studio, video games, vr

    On this episode, the guys chat about their recent Northwest Pinball and Arcade visit, VR, slot machines, online games, and more, including Is It Tacoma!

  • GCP: Hangout - Sunday Hangover

    June 6th, 2022  |  56 mins 39 secs
    clyde, cosmic bottles, crypticon, discord, hangout, hangover, horizon worlds, oculus, old people party, sunday, swapmeet, vr, yager bombs

    This time, the guys have a special Sunday Night Grit where they talk Crypticon, the VR world, Five Mile Drive, re-opening of Owen's Beach, and everything in between.

  • Crypticon 2022

    May 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 48 mins
    biohazard, crypticon, enter the mind dungeon, film, james clark, ken carlson, movie, pbr coffee, rusty, tiktok

    This episode, the guys hit up Crypticon, Seattle's premier horror convention. The con offers opportunities for local, and not-so-local, talent in all fields, be that movies, television, radio, music, art, literature, or creators and purveyors of household products and games—all dark-themed to tickle the terrifying fancies of our lurid Seattle horde. Guests have included authors, actors, directors, producers, and writers from classic and upcoming horror titles. Friends Rusty and Ken drop in, along with actor and producer James Clark.

  • 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.