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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  • 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!

  • Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization

    May 27th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins
    bfro, bigfoot, bigfoot field researchers organization, sasquatch

    On this episode, Nathan Bronis and Kirk Brandenburg, members of The Bigfoot Field Research Organization, join the guys to talk about their investigations into reports of Bigfoot sightings and also expeditions they host in Washington and New Mexico.

  • Walk, Don't Run: The Story of The Ventures

    May 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins
    eleven eleven, isaac olsen, justin peterson, kickstarter, peaks and pints, the valley, the ventures, walk don't run: the story of the ventures

    This week we sit down with Isaac Olsen and Justin Peterson and they tell us about their project making a documentary about the rock and roll hall of famers, The Ventures.

  • Gutty and Tha Wurm

    May 13th, 2019  |  53 mins 17 secs
    art, gutty, music, stay grounded, tacoma, tha wurm

    This time the guys talk with local Tacoma artists Gutty and Tha Wurm about their newest project. Each have played in multiple bands in the area over the years including bands like Stay Grounded. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates on their new projects and where they’re playing.

  • Once Upon a Superhero

    May 6th, 2019  |  38 mins 11 secs
    art, blue mouse, independent films, movies, once upon a superhero, producer, scott weil

    This time the GCP team talks with Scott Weil, producer of the movie Once Upon a SUPERHERO. The movie is about a homeless wanderer, named Solar Flare, who proclaims to be a real superhero from the Sun who has been exiled to live on Earth without his superpowers for 189 days.

  • Chasing Ghosts. On Scooters. In Bars.

    April 29th, 2019  |  53 mins 34 secs
    bars, ghosts, mark, podcasts, scooters

    Skeptic Mark and Believer Mark from Chasing Ghosts. On Scooters. In Bars. stop in and we talk ghosts, bars, and scooters.

  • Punk Rock Gumby

    April 21st, 2019  |  44 mins 58 secs
    cosplay, prg, prp, punk rock gumby, punk rock pokey, punkrock_gumby, street art

    On this episode the guys sit down with artist, photographer, and cosplayer Punk Rock Gumby and his sidekick Punk Rock Pokey.

  • Streetball Supe

    April 15th, 2019  |  39 mins 49 secs
    artist, hip hop, music, name offa work, rap, seattle, streetball supe

    This week we talk to Seattle musician Streetball Supe. He comes in with the most surprising story and positive message we've ever heard on the show.

  • Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County

    April 8th, 2019  |  51 mins 18 secs
    ccc- pc, citizen corps council of pierce county, emergency preparedness, federal emergency management agency, fema, medical reserve corps

    On this episode the teams sits down with Marvin, Melinda, and Stephanie from Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County (CCC-PC) to talk emergency preparedness and response programs.

  • Ejay O'Donnell

    April 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    die cut stickers, ejay o'donnell, instagram, street art, tacoma run club, tacoma_wa

    Ejay O'Donnell stops in and talks Tacoma. Ejay is VP of, he founded the peer-to-peer mentorship group ‘Opportunity Has No Offseason’, started the Tacoma Run Club, and is the creator of the @Tacoma_WA Instagram page, which has successfully reached 22.6k followers and has become a staple Instagram page for Tacoma.