The Grit City Podcast is a weekly podcast, hosted from Tacoma, WA. Highlighting business owners, entrepreneurs, artists and unique characters that personify that blue collar work ethic people associate with the word “Grit”.
GCP was launched during the summer of 2014 and had over 120 episodes in the first season. The founders are blue collar technology workers who met on the job and bonded over common interests.
September 17th, 2018 | 44 mins 29 secs
grand cinema, tacoma film festival, tff, weird elephant
Wade and David from the Tacoma Film Festival stop by and talk to us about a week of panels, parties, and film happening in October.
September 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 28 mins
art, artist, design, graphic printing, screen printing, shroom brothers, small business, t-shirts, tacoma
After a quick catch up with Jeff, Justin, and Scott we dive into a Best Of from way back in 2015 with Shroom Brothers.
September 3rd, 2018 | 22 mins 6 secs
rusty, small business, the church cantina
We do a Grit City Follow Up at The Church Cantina with Rusty before the Grand Opening on September 8 - 9.
August 27th, 2018 | 35 mins 47 secs
This week the guys discuss the bad week Brogan’s had including Wizards Keep being burglarized and him almost dying.
August 20th, 2018 | 31 mins 36 secs
benjamin j, gospel, hip hop, jazz, north carolina, pacific northwest, pnw, rap, tacoma, union club, washingtion
Justin and Scott talk to hip hop artist and transplant from North Carolina, Benjamin J.
August 13th, 2018 | 52 mins 55 secs
apache 6, cancer, cannabis, marijuana, nacho, security
Justin and Scott sit down with Nacho owner of Apache 6, a cannabis security company.
August 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
rusty, the church cantina
Everyone hangs out at The Studio with Rusty, talk trash, and have a few drinks. He tells us about The Church Cantina.
Definitely not safe for work but a great time!
July 30th, 2018 | 41 mins 13 secs
coworking, shared space, small business, surge, tacoma, union club, workspace
We interview Guion and Alice, managers of The Union Club and SURGE Tacoma, two coworking or shared workspaces in Tacoma, Washington.
July 23rd, 2018 | 54 mins 52 secs
art on the ave, devil's reef, lyon pride, mary mart, misha, o'malley's, rusty, steve dunkelberger, tacoma, tacoma cabana, washington
We check out Art on The Ave, have a few drinks and talk to all the cool people you know from past episodes.
July 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 16 mins
art, artists, clay, derek, gcfu, grit city follow up, rolling misadventures, sometimes geek, spun, studio, tacoma, washington
First a Grit City Follow Up with The Sometimes geek Derek, who tells us about his new podcast Rolling Misadventures. Then we give you a GCP Best Of: Spun.
July 9th, 2018 | 43 mins 6 secs
bill baker, bullet train, comic book convention, europe, grit city, rencon, renton, tacoma, washington, world cup
Ben Andrews tells us about RenCon and what it's like starting and running a comic book convention.
Bill Baker makes a quick guest appearance as well.
July 2nd, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
best of, blue helix, music, musician, sami chohfi, tacoma, washington
This week we revisit our interview with Sami Chohfi of Blue Helix.
June 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
chris staudinger, history, pretty gritty, tacoma, tours
Chris makes a stop by our temporary home, Wizard's Keep, to talk about his new tour business in Tacoma, Pretty Gritty Tours.
June 18th, 2018 | 52 mins 59 secs
axis & allies revised, grit, lone shark games, lords of vegas, mike selinker, pathfinder, president, puzzles, risk godstorm, seattle, tacoma, unspeakable words, washington
Mike Selinker is a puzzle and game designer based in Seattle, Washington. He is the president of the design studio Lone Shark Games. His puzzles appear in Wired magazine, the New York Times, Games magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. His games include Risk Godstorm, Lords of Vegas, Unspeakable Words, Axis & Allies Revised, and many others.
June 11th, 2018 | 34 mins 55 secs
axe murderer, free rpg day, gcfu, history, jake bird, killer, pacific northwest, pnw, railroad, role playing games, rpg, rusted portal, serial, tacoma, washington
This week we bring back one of our most popular episodes. The story of serial killer Jake Bird, told by our friend and history nut Steve Dunkelberger. Plus a GCFU from Rusted Portal.
June 4th, 2018 | 52 mins 55 secs
band, director, garage band, girl trouble, independant, isaac olsen, movie, pacific northwest, pnw, punk, semi iconic, strictly sacred, tacoma
Writer/Director Isaac Olsen talks about making his movies Semi Iconic and Strictly Sacred, The Story of Girl Trouble.