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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  • Local hip-hop artist Benjamin J

    August 20th, 2018  |  31 mins 36 secs
    benjamin j, gospel, hip hop, jazz, north carolina, pacific northwest, pnw, rap, tacoma, union club, washingtion

    Justin and Scott talk to hip hop artist and transplant from North Carolina, Benjamin J.

  • Apache 6 - Cannabis Security

    August 13th, 2018  |  52 mins 55 secs
    apache 6, cancer, cannabis, marijuana, nacho, security

    Justin and Scott sit down with Nacho owner of Apache 6, a cannabis security company.

  • The Studio - After Hours with Rusty

    August 6th, 2018  |  1 hr 2 mins
    rusty, the church cantina

    Everyone hangs out at The Studio with Rusty, talk trash, and have a few drinks. He tells us about The Church Cantina.
    Definitely not safe for work but a great time!

  • SURGE Tacoma and The Union Club.

    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.

  • Art on The Ave

    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.

  • Best Of - Spun

    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.

  • Ben Andrews - RenCon

    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.

  • Best Of - Blue Helix

    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.

  • 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.