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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  • Drunk History with Steve!

    March 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins
    drunk history, girl trouble, history, karpeles manuscript library museum, knights of the pythias, mcneal island, safe streets, steve dunkelberger

    Steve Dunkelberger stops in to drink with us and talks history and stuff.

  • Nourish Pierce County

    March 18th, 2019  |  43 mins 53 secs
    food bank, healthy food, nourish pierce county, tacoma

    Travis Weller from Nourish Pierce County stops in and talks about who they are, what they do, and how you can get involved.

  • New Track City

    March 11th, 2019  |  54 mins 47 secs
    federal way, hip hop, new track city, rap

    We hang out with New Track City and talk general hip hop and thier process behind making music.

  • GCP Hangout

    March 4th, 2019  |  49 mins 57 secs
    amani taylor, emerald city comic con, first amendment audits, joe malik, mary mart, snow, union club

    We had some time between guests so Justin, Scott, and Jeff talk inside GCP.

  • Grit City Magazine

    February 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    beautiful angle project, city hall, grit city magazine, tacoma dome

    We finally corner Sara and Sierra and make them explain what goes on behind Grit City Magazine.

  • GCP Bonus: Archway Consulting Group

    February 20th, 2019  |  16 mins 52 secs
    archway consulting group, bonus episode, diversity, politics, training, union club

    We interrupted Archway Consulting Group's meeting at the Union Club but they were still nice enough to explain who they are and what they do.

  • The Studio - Amani Taylor - Part 2

    February 18th, 2019  |  53 mins 53 secs
    amani taylor, cameras, citizen tacoma, local 907, predator, quantum leap, road rage, security, the studio, trencher's, youtube

    We finish our hangout with comedian Amani Taylor. Quantum Leap, comic books, and movies. Everything cool was covered.

    Check out Amani weekly at the Local 907 and Trencher’s.

  • The Studio - Amani Taylor

    February 11th, 2019  |  52 mins 56 secs
    amani taylor, cameras, citizen tacoma, local 907, road rage, security, tacoma news tribune, the studio, trencher's, youtube

    Comedian Amani Taylor stops by and hangs out in the studio. We talk snow, security, and YouTube videos.

  • Tacoma CERT - Part 2

    February 4th, 2019  |  46 mins 27 secs
    bug out, cert, community emergency respose team, earthquakes, emergency preparedness, ghosts, ovilus, tornados, volcanoes, zombies

    We finish our talk about emergency preparedness with Josh from Tacoma Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

  • Tacoma Community Emergency Response Team

    January 28th, 2019  |  43 mins 56 secs
    cert, community emergency respose team, earthquakes, emergency preparedness, ghosts, ovilus, tornados, volcanoes, zombies

    Josh from Tacoma CERT stops in and explains what CERT is and gives a few tips on being prepared.

  • Edibles with Billy

    January 21st, 2019  |  48 mins 4 secs
    billy, blue roots cannabis, cannabis, edibles, evergreen herbal, marijuana, mary mart, small business, weed

    Billy brings in his favorite, and some new, edibles for everyone to taste.

  • The Tacoma Sun

    January 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins
    electric scooters, erik bjornson, joshua jorgensen, parking, public transit, tacoma, the tacoma sun

    Erik and Joshua come in and tell us about restarting The Tacoma Sun and their thoughts on civic life, rebuilding, and repairing Tacoma.