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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  • Food Is Free Tacoma

    August 26th, 2019  |  39 mins 14 secs
    cars, coaster questions, food, food is free, garden, tacoma

    The guys talk with David Thompson from the Tacoma chapter of the Food is Free Project. The Food is Free Project is a worldwide movement of people sharing food freely. The organization strives for food-sharing that advocates for front yard gardens and sharing among neighbors in order to help in growing the community.

  • After Hours with Billy

    August 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    billy, cannabis, mary mart, small business, tacoma, weed

    Billy joins the guys for an update on what’s been going on at Mary Mart in Tacoma. Mary Mart is a retail marijuana dispensary located nearby in the south Tacoma neighborhood. They’re family-owned and operated and take pride in serving their local community.

  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's Suzanne Akerman

    August 12th, 2019  |  57 mins 43 secs
    american association of zoo keepers, biologist, drinking for conservation, point defiance zoo and aquarium, suzanne akerman, tacoma, zoo

    Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium Biologist Suzanne Akerman stops in again and talks animals and Drinking for Conservation with Justin and Scott.

  • Deane Benninghoven - Hypnotist

    August 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins
    anxiety, art, artist, certified hypnotist, creativity, deane benninghoven, flow state, hobo nickels, hypnosis, hypnotherapy, hypnotism, self-help, self-hypnosis, stress, summit hypnosis

    Certified hypnotist Deane Benninghoven stops in to talk about using hypnotherapy to overcome limiting and negative behaviors, chronic pain, and increase creativity.

  • Jeremey Tate

    July 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 secs
    grown men watch this s***?, indie wrestling, jaimsvanderbeek, jeremey tate

    Jeremey Tate is host of the Grown Men Watch This S* * *? podcast and manages the hilarious @jaimsVanDerBeek Twitter account.

  • Best Of - Unleashed at Stadium Bowl.

    July 15th, 2019  |  46 mins 5 secs
    best of, kindred souls foundation, race, running, stadium bowl, stairs, unleashed

    This episode is a Best Of when the guys talked to Brian Nelson, the mastermind behind Unleashed at Stadium Bowl in 2016. This year Unleashed at Stadium Bowl 2019 is happening on August 4th at 9 am. Registration is now open and will close at midnight on July 28, 2019.

    For more information, visit their website at:

  • Boot To Boot - The Ride!

    July 7th, 2019  |  50 mins 15 secs
    bar crawl, boot 2 boot, camp bar, chasing ghosts, derek, flying boots, rhein haus, rusty, scooters, suzanne akerman, the hub

    This episode the guys recorded during their Boot to Boot event that happened June 29th, 2019.

  • Jet City Comic Show

    July 1st, 2019  |  51 mins 45 secs
    artists, authors, comic book conventions, comic books, conventions, jet city comic show

    This time we talk to James Taylor from the Jet City Comic Show. The con is an affordable experience that helps promote the comic book industry by expanding awareness of the comic industry and creators. This year the convention is happening on October 26th. Through August 31st, people can get early bird pricing: Sunday Pass at $10.00, Saturday Pass at $15.00, and a Two Day Pass for $20.00 Those wanting more information can find them online at:

  • GCP Hangout - Flat Earth Follow Up, B2B

    June 24th, 2019  |  38 mins 17 secs
    boot 2 boot, camp bar, conspiracy, flat earth, flying boots and wings, rhein haus, youtube

    On this episode the guys sit down after their recording of the Flat Earth episode to give their review and also talk about their upcoming event Boot To Boot happening on June 29th.

  • Steve's Drunk History - JBLM

    June 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    drunk history, jblm, joint base lewis-mcchord, mcneil island, military history, steve dunkelberger, steve's drunk history

    Steve Dunkelberger returns on this episode to talk PNW military history. Steve has been a working journalist for more than 20 years at various publications around the Puget Sound.

  • Flat Earth with Mark Sargent

    June 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 40 mins
    conspiracy, documentary, flat earth, mark sargent, nasa, netflix, youtube

    Mark Sargent stops in to answer some questions on Flat Earth theory.

  • Boot 2 Boot

    June 3rd, 2019  |  51 mins 28 secs
    boot 2 boot, camp bar, flying boots and wings, rhein haus

    This week the guys hang at Justin’s bar to talk about what’s coming up on the podcast and promoting their upcoming event on June 29th, The Boot to Boot!