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.
February 1st, 2023 | 1 hr 34 mins
amani taylor, comedian, comedy, hot ones, hot sauce, is it tacoma, local 907, movies, trencher's
Friend of the podcast and local comedian Amani Taylor catches up with the guys! Amani hosts weekly comedy shows at The Local 907 and Trencher's. He has also joined the podcast four other times - links to his previous visits are in the show notes!
January 25th, 2023 | 1 hr 8 mins
brogan, cosmic bottles, crypticon, derek, dessert soups, friday night, hangout, is it tacoma, jeff's capades, monkeyshines, white lotus
Brogan and Derek sit in on this week's podcast. They talk Monkeyshines, Cosmic Bottles kitchen enhancements, dessert soups, White Lotus, Is It Tacoma, and 2023 Crypticon.
January 18th, 2023 | 1 hr 10 mins
airport tavern, art, artist, coaster questions, frank porcelli, music, tattoos, the greezies, visualize tattoo
Frank Porcelli from Visualize Tattoo sits down with the GCP crew on this episode. Visualize Tattoo is located in Tacoma, and its artists, including Frank, are dedicated to respecting tattoo tradition and strive to create tattoo art that stands the test of time. Frank’s foundation is traditional tattooing, although he is well-versed in many styles and is masterful when designing custom lettering. You can find more information about his work and view the other artists’ work and the shop’s hours at their website: visualizetattoo.com. He also plays in the local Tacoma band, The Greezies.
January 11th, 2023 | 1 hr 9 mins
casseroles, comic books, gaming, halloween, kaleidoscope, movies, new years, party, polar plunge, reddit, series, television, tv, wheel of fortune., white lotus
On this episode, the guys talk about their New Years' Eve Party, Polar Plunge, movies and shows they're enjoying, gaming, and Wheel of Fortune.
January 4th, 2023 | 1 hr 34 mins
cheryl rux, derek, is it tacoma, library, light art tacoma, new years, nye, polar plunge, puget sound plunge, scott topics, tacoma light trail
On this special episode, Justin first converses with Cheryl Rux, local artist and art coordinator from the Tacoma Light Trail. The Tacoma Light Trail is a free walkable/driveable trail of light art in downtown Tacoma. Their mission is to use light art to bring light to dark times, to lift up diverse voices and bring the community together through things we all share – truth, hope, justice, peace – symbolized by light. They have events going from Dec. 31st – Jan. 19th. For more information, visit their website: https://www.tacomalighttrail.org/
December 28th, 2022 | 1 hr 16 mins
discord, drinks, food, grit city comic show, grit city grub, hangout, polar plunge, saturday night grit, tacompton files, weed
Friend of the podcast Brandon from Tacompton Files joins the conversation on this episode. They talk about the crazy weather, New Year’s plans, firewood, ninjas, Coaster Questions, and gingerbread houses.
December 21st, 2022 | 1 hr 12 mins
arcade games, casserole, christmas, hellbound, narrows cannabis, new year's eve, nibbles and bites, slant 6, video games, white claw bitey
On this episode, Jeff, Justin and Scott discuss New Years and other holiday plans, their recent gaming get-together, bringing back Is It Tacoma, and the Citizen App.
December 14th, 2022 | 1 hr 9 mins
coaching, cold confidence, cold exposure, health, ice baths, polar plunge, puget sound plungers, renate rain
Renate Rain, the founder of Puget Sound Plungers, sits down with the guys to discuss creating the group Puget Sound Plungers and her local business. She found cold exposure in September of 2021 and was immediately hooked. Since then, the Puget Sound Plungers group has expanded to around 1,800 members and continues to grow. She also owns the local business Cold Confidence, where she hosts ice bath workshops. In addition, she is certified as a Morozko Method Deliberate Cold Exposure (DCE) Guide and is adding Sherpa Breath and Cold Coaching in December of 2022.
December 7th, 2022 | 1 hr 18 mins
253, clownvis, cosmic bottles, derek, die cut stickers, discord, patreon, shakeout, sports, supporters, thank you, union club
This time, the guys celebrate episode 253, giving thanks to Patrons, listeners, and guests that helped make it happen!!!!
November 30th, 2022 | 1 hr 19 mins
cody shea, documentary, first responders, movie, ptsd, tacoma fd, tacoma fire department, the call we carry, union club, vern porter
Cody Shea and Vern Porter from the Tacoma Fire Department sit down with the GCP crew to talk about their remarkable documentary, The Call We Carry. Based out of Tacoma, the documentary highlights the crisis that is brewing amongst today's first responders. In a culture where showing vulnerability means showing weakness, this ground-breaking documentary attempts to break down these barriers and smash the stigma of mental health in the fire service.
November 23rd, 2022 | 1 hr 2 mins
bars, beer, brewery, grit city grub, kraken, pie, pints & pie, small business
Jeff, Justin, and Scott get a chance to sit down with Yolanda, Alec, and Greg at Pint & Pie in Tacoma on this episode. Pint and Pie is a Pacific Northwest born Northwest Brewing Company. The spot is an English pub inspired tap room, serving winning beers and savory pies. They use the finest ingredients from right in their backyard and work hard to support Northwest products & producers all the way down to their tap handles from Portland, Oregon.
November 16th, 2022 | 53 mins 55 secs
bitcoin, books, cosmic bottles, crypto, discord, drinks, food, ftx, grit city book club, hangout, library, reading, saturday night grit, twitter, weed
Jeff, Justin, and Scott talk about their local library and this week’s news on Twitter and Bitcoin.