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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Episodes

  • Pretty Gritty Tours - Chris Staudinger

    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.

  • Puzzle and Game Designer - Mike Selinker

    June 18th, 2018  |  52 mins 59 secs
    axis and 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.

  • Best Of - Jake Bird

    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.

  • Music Documentarian Isaac Olsen

    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.

  • The Knights of Pythias, Commencement Lodge # 7 with Steve Dunkelberger

    May 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    history, illuminati, jake bird, knights of pythias, maury island, pythian temple, secret society, steve dunkelberger, tacoma

    Downtown Stevie D. gives us a tour of the Pythian Temple and some Tacoma history to go along with it.

  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Biologist Suzanne Akerman

    May 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 17 secs
    animals, bigfoot, biologist, drinking for conservation, otters, point defiance, suzanne akerman, unisloth, zoo

    Biologist Suzanne Akerman stops in to talk a little about Drinking for Conservation, and zoos...and animals.

  • Amani Taylor

    May 14th, 2018  |  58 mins 1 sec
    907, amani taylor, avengers, bigfoot, comedy, comics, grit city, pacific northwest, tacoma, trenchers, washington

    Amani Taylor stops in to talk comedy shows, conspiracy, and Avengers.

  • Tacoma Ghost Tours

    May 7th, 2018  |  53 mins 38 secs
    andrew, comedy, flat earth, gcfu, ghost, grit city, pacific northwest, tacoma, tacoma ghost tours, washington

    Andrew stops in and tells us about Tacoma Ghost Tours and shares some creepy Tacoma stories.

  • Fear and Loathing at Norwescon - Part 4

    April 30th, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins
    convention, fantasy, fiction, norwescon, science, seatac, seattle, tacoma, washington

    In the last installment of our Fear and Loathing at Norwescon series we check in with some of the original corrupters from Brogan and Justin's past. James and Rob tell their Norwescon histories and David from The Alexandria RPG lending library explains what they are doing.

  • Fear and Loathing at Norwescon - Part 3

    April 23rd, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    action, author, gaming, horror, live, lok, norwescon, post-apocalyptic, role playing, rusted portal, seatac, tommy rice, washington, zombie

    Author and huge human Tommy Rice talks about his book the LOK and the Rusted Portal guys stop in to talk about their game and Norwescon history.

  • Fear and Loathing at Norwescon - Part 2

    April 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    action, convention, eldritch, fantasy, fiction, geek, kozar, larp, live, norwescon, pacific northwest, pnw, role playing, rusty, science, seatac, seattle, tacoma

    In Part 2 of our Fear and Loathing at Norwescon series we bring in Kozar. The creator of Eldritch, a live action role playing game. He has also been attending Norwescon for some time. Substances are consumed and more stories are shared.

  • Fear and Loathing at Norwescon - Part 1

    April 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins
    41, calvin, convention, fantasy, fiction, fireball, geek, norwescon, rusty, science, seatac, seattle, tacoma

    We kick off our weekend at Norwescon 41 with Rusty and Calvin. Stories and drinks are exchanged.