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 - Old School Tacoma Ghost Tours

    March 30th, 2020  |  59 mins 43 secs
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    This episode is a Best of, one of the GCP Classics that Scott and Brogan recorded. As mentioned in episode 112, Andrew from Tacoma Ghost Tours recently unexpectedly passed away. He will be greatly missed by everyone here .

  • The Studio - Tacoma Ghost Tours Tribute, Dusty's Hideaway

    March 23rd, 2020  |  51 mins 29 secs
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    This week the guys say good bye to longtime friend of the podcast Andrew Hansen. Andrew was the owner and creator of Tacoma Ghost Tours and recently, unexpectedly, passed away. He was a key member of Tacoma’s tour scene, the first and longest running paranormal guided walking tour of Tacoma, an amazing member of the community, and will be missed greatly.

    They also give a shout out to Dustuy’s Hideaway, a Bar/Restaurant on McKinley Hill in Tacoma. They offer great food & drinks and are open to all ages until 9 PM. As of today, they are open for phone in orders, in addition to DoorDash, and UberEats delivery.

  • GCP's Big Doin's

    March 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
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    Brogan, Justin, and Scott get together and talk about some local Tacoma stuff and GCP's upcoming plans.

  • Talking Penguins - and Other Animals - with Biologist Suzanne Akerman.

    March 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
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    Suzanne Akerman is a staff biologist at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, WA. She is also chair of Drinking for Conservation, a committee dedicated to conserving wildlife through fun social gatherings. Suzanne holds a B.A in English and an M.A. in Education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma and an M.A. in Biology from Miami University.

  • Valentine's Day and Other VD with Steve Dunkleberger

    March 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins
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    Steve Dunkelberger is back! This time we talk Valentine's Day and VD. 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.

  • Allison Needles from the Tacoma News Tribune

    February 24th, 2020  |  49 mins 57 secs
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    Allison Needles is a reporter covering education and politics with the Tacoma News Tribune.

  • Talking Pizza with Tai from The Pizza Bro's Podcast

    February 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins
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    Tai from The Pizza Bros Podcast comes on and talks all the pizza things.
    Tai has been podcasting in the PNW for the past 12 years, including Pizza Bro’s. The Pizza Bros Podcast has been going for over 3 years and has put out 167 episodes so far. His brother co-hosts Pizza Bro’s where they talk about pizza, candy, and traveling with occasional guests that join in the conversation. Listeners can find them on their favorite podcast streaming service and can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Writing Research with Joseph Malik

    February 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins
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    Joseph Malik 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. He also has a blog where he shares his adventures in writing, research, and attending various conventions.

  • Scott & Justin's Excellent Tacoma Adventure!

    February 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

    Billy joins the guys to talk about what's going on at Mary Mart and the haps around Tacoma.

  • Talking Tacoma with Timothy Marlowe and Andy Varga

    January 27th, 2020  |  51 mins 27 secs
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    Andy Vargo and Timothy Marlowe join the GCP team to talk about BD Local. Andy Vargo is a coach, comedian and creator of the podcast The Awkward Career. Timothy Marlowe is the founder and owner of BD Local and the podcast Be The Better. BD Local is a production media company that offers users podcasts and much more through the app.

  • The Peace Bus

    January 20th, 2020  |  46 mins 27 secs
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    This time the GCP team is joined by Kwabi Amoah-Forson, and his friends Lia Lee, and Kevin Wilford. Kwabi is the creator of The Peace Bus. They are currently working on The Peace bus TV show for kids that helps to promote their mission to ignite solidarity throughout communities, spawning a campaign for peace both nationally and internationally. One of the essential pillars of the Peace Bus is delivering humanitarian aid to communities in need. They are committed to the act of giving as a fundamental part of the Peace movement and are committed to empowering communities by uplifting others.

  • Four Rounds with Jose Cervantes - Battle at the Boat 125

    January 13th, 2020  |  50 mins 15 secs
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    The GCP team sits down with boxer Jose Cervantes (1-0), before his upcoming bout at Battle at the Boat 125. Happening Friday, January 17th, at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Battle at the Boat is organized by Brian Halquist Productions, the Northwest premiere fight promotion company that has been promoting fights and concerts for over 35 years in the Pacific Northwest.