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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.