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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. N ...
 
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Brogan and Derek sit in on this week's podcast. They talk Monkeyshines, Cosmic Bottles kitchen enhancements, dessert soups, White Lotus, Is It Tacoma, and 2023 Crypticon. 01:31 – Justin introduces special guest host Derek, Derek reflects on the first time he visited the podcast, and Justin gives a shout-out to Cosmic Bottles. Brogan jumps into the …
 
Frank Porcelli from Visualize Tattoo sits down with the GCP crew on this episode. Visualize Tattoo is located in Tacoma, and its artists, including Frank, are dedicated to respecting tattoo tradition and strive to create tattoo art that stands the test of time. Frank’s foundation is traditional tattooing, although he is well-versed in many styles a…
 
On this episode, the guys talk about their New Years' Eve Party, Polar Plunge, movies and shows they're enjoying, gaming, and Wheel of Fortune. 01:26 – Jeff gives the podcast word of the day, Robo Brogan visits the podcast, and Justin welcomes Jeff and Scott to the New Year. He chats about their New Years' Eve casserole party, the shots they shared…
 
On this special episode, Justin first converses with Cheryl Rux, local artist and art coordinator from the Tacoma Light Trail. The Tacoma Light Trail is a free walkable/driveable trail of light art in downtown Tacoma. Their mission is to use light art to bring light to dark times, to lift up diverse voices and bring the community together through t…
 
Friend of the podcast Brandon from Tacompton Files joins the conversation on this episode. They talk about the crazy weather, New Year’s plans, firewood, ninjas, Coaster Questions, and gingerbread houses. 00:23 – Justin reflects on Brogan bricking his machine from torrent downloads in the early 2000s, Brandon from Tacompton files joins the conversa…
 
On this episode, Jeff, Justin and Scott discuss New Years and other holiday plans, their recent gaming get-together, bringing back Is It Tacoma, and the Citizen App. 01:24 – Robo Brogan helps kick off the podcast, Justin shares the new Listen Live option for listeners on Discord, and discuss if they're going to plunge on New Year's Day. Justin talk…
 
Renate Rain, the founder of Puget Sound Plungers, sits down with the guys to discuss creating the group Puget Sound Plungers and her local business. She found cold exposure in September of 2021 and was immediately hooked. Since then, the Puget Sound Plungers group has expanded to around 1,800 members and continues to grow. She also owns the local b…
 
This time, the guys celebrate episode 253, giving thanks to Patrons, listeners, and guests that helped make it happen!!!! 01:43 – Jeff reveals the word of the day, Justin gives props to the supporters that have listened to every episode, and throws a shout-out to the Patrons. Scott talks about the hidden benefits of having Patreon support and Jeff …
 
Cody Shea and Vern Porter from the Tacoma Fire Department sit down with the GCP crew to talk about their remarkable documentary, The Call We Carry. Based out of Tacoma, the documentary highlights the crisis that is brewing amongst today's first responders. In a culture where showing vulnerability means showing weakness, this ground-breaking documen…
 
Jeff, Justin, and Scott get a chance to sit down with Yolanda, Alec, and Greg at Pint & Pie in Tacoma on this episode. Pint and Pie is a Pacific Northwest born Northwest Brewing Company. The spot is an English pub inspired tap room, serving winning beers and savory pies. They use the finest ingredients from right in their backyard and work hard to …
 
Jeff, Justin, and Scott talk about their local library and this week’s news on Twitter and Bitcoin. 02:10 – Justin gives the down and dirty of a blue checkmark back in the day, Jeff reveals the word of the day, and Justin talks about the present he received from the green Santa Claus. He gives a shout-out to Erik, Justin talks about his recent visi…
 
Happy Happy Birthday to Brogan!!! This episode covers Brogans birthday party, falling back, Grit City Grub, and the haps around Tacoma! 00:00 – This episode kicks off with a Happy Birthday song for Brogan, they make plans to get back into VR, and Jeff reveals the word of the day. They talk about time falling back, reflect on their visit at Grit Cit…
 
The time has arrived, and on this episode, the team is live at the Grit City Comic Show!! They shared a table with friend of the podcast Ken and had a chance to check in with other artists and vendors at the show. 00:10 – Justin kicks off the episode sharing his excitement for the characters at the event, Jeff reveals the days safe word, and Justin…
 
Friend of the podcast Billy sits down with the guys for another great conversation on the haps in the cannabis industry. Billy also represents the local cannabis store, Mary Mart. Mary Mart prides itself in being well-versed in their craft and love offering their expertise and insight regarding marijuana and its many applications. He's also joined …
 
Friend of the podcast, Ken Carlson, joins the show to discuss the upcoming Grit City Comic Show and much more! Ken is a PNW writer, director, and producer. His latest work is on his comic book series Hellbound Slant 6; he’s currently working on #4 in the series. Fans can find information on his Kickstarter in the links below. You can see the GCP cr…
 
Jeff, Justin, and Scott hangout together in The Studio and get nostalgic about the year 2001, talk about the evolution of technology, Scott's trip to Nevada, a little weed talk, hockey, upcoming events, Real Art, and much more! 01:36 – Jeff announces this episode's word of the day, Justin shares love for Fire Chicken giving GCP shout-outs during th…
 
This time Jeff, Justin, and Scott sit down with Mandy Bear and Steve “Firechicken” from Streetbeefs Scrapyard. Streetbeefs Scrapyard is the Pacific Northwest backyard fight organization located in Gig Harbor. It’s a branch of the largest backyard fight group in the USA, Streetbeefs, created in 2008. Steve brought Streetbeefs concept “Guns Down, Glo…
 
This time the GCP guys were at the latest Streetbeefs Scrapyard event. Streetbeefs Scrapyard is the Pacific Northwest backyard fight organization located in Gig Harbor. It’s a branch of the largest backyard fight group in the USA, Streetbeefs, created in 2008. Steve brought Streetbeefs concept “Guns Down, Gloves up!” to the PNW in 2020. 00:16 – Jus…
 
On this episode, the guys talk about hanging out at the fair and meeting with Chad from Wolverine West Fireworks (thanks, Cnote!!) while there. They also discuss Werewolf movies, plans for the fall, and The Grit City Comic Show 01:17 – Jeff kicks off the podcast with the safe word of the day, Justin welcomes Tacompton Files back on Facebook, and hi…
 
On this Saturday Night Grit, Jeff, Justin, and Scott talk about the upcoming Grit City Comic Show, Justin’s continuing werewolf movie project, upcoming guests, area restaurants with new owners, fair food, and more! 00:15 – The show kicks off with Scott talking about Nate Diaz fighting the night of the recording, Jeff reveals the code word of the da…
 
Jeff, Justin, and Scott chat about Jaws, werewolf movies, bbqing, Washington State Fair, Grit City Comic Show, and much more! 00:00 – They kick off the podcast talking about the Washington State Fair, Jeff shares the word of the day, and they dive into cute animal talk. Scott talks about watching Jaws the original in 3D, Jeff talks about Jaws being…
 
00:00 – Scott kicks off this Saturday Night Grit discussing his recent obsessions, Jeff presents the crew with the word of the day, and Robo Brogan makes an appearance. Justin gives a shout-out to GCP’s friend Rusty, talks about Rusty’s upcoming event, and reflects on their first episodes. He talks about his recent camping trip, the hiking he did w…
 
GCP friend Joseph Malik returns to discuss rum, guns, and what he's been up to post-retirement. Joe is a bestselling fantasy author, adventurer, swordsman, and veteran with multiple tours in the U.S. Special Operations Command. He has also worked as a stuntman, a high-rise window cleaner, and a touring rock musician. You can also listen to him with…
 
Byron from Byron Pullen Real Estate joins the podcast for this episode. Real estate has always been a passion for Byron, and he works to provide top-notch service no matter what stage of life or home buying/selling process his customers are in. Outside of real estate, he loves traveling, cooking with his wife, and playing Frisbee with their dog Jov…
 
Jeff, Justin, and Scott get together and chat about Traegers, the ban of The Handwich, speed limits dropping in Tacoma, VR, and the Unleashed stadium run. 00:11 – Scott and Justin discuss getting sick when playing VR, Justin talks about the Disneys sandwich of the future, and looking into a waffle cone maker. They talk about what fillings they woul…
 
Brogan, Jeff, Justin, and Scott chat about the heated PNW, Rustin Way Drama, VR, and virtual brands. 01:17 – Jeff kicks off the episode with his safe word, discusses strange con bathroom experiences, and Scott proposes a new con idea. They talk about the heat in the PNW, the flooding around the country, and Brogan talks about recently catching Covi…
 
Brogan, Jeff, Justin, and Scott get together and chat about old GCP episodes, the happs in the community, VR, OPPs, pinball, and the upcoming Grit City Comic Show. 01:27 – Jeff kicks off the podcast sharing the safe word of the day, Justin gives props to no pants Saturday, and they make plans for a shared GCP tattoo. Justin reflects on the RC that …
 
Jeff, Justin, and Scott chat about their recent visit to Art on the Ave and the fantastic things they found there. 00:06 – Justin kicks off the podcast with a GCP check-in at The Redd Dog, the new things happening on Discord, and Jeff talks about a friend’s classroom at a local elementary on the east side catching fire. He talks about the amazing w…
 
This time, Scott, Justin, and Jeff talk to writer and podcast creator Jonny Eberle. He is the president of Obscure Studios, a small, independent production studio making original films and podcasts on a tiny budget and big dreams since 2004. His most recent podcast is The Adventures of Captain Radio, is available wherever you listen to podcasts. 00…
 
01:19 – Jeff shares the safe word of the day, Justin gives a shout-out to Eric, and talks about their plans to be at the Grit City Comic Show this fall. Jeff talks about the Blunt The River event in Yakima, Scott talks about how long it’s been since he floated, and Justin talks about his past yearly floating. Scott reflects on past float events in …
 
Cody and Hurchel from DC253 join the guys on this episode! DC253 is Tacoma's area DEF CON Group. They're a gathering point for folks interested in the alternate applications of modern technology, referred to properly as hacking. They meet the last Friday of the month at Devils Reef. On July 27th, they'll be at The Grand Cinema for a pre DEF CON mov…
 
This time, all the guys get together and chat about the VR world, HOA's, 4th of July party, robots, and BBQing. 00:19 – Scott talks about getting a VR, Justin talks about Meta Horizon Worlds, and Jeff shares his neighbor fertilizing his lawn. Brogan talks about lawn maintenance rates, Jeff gives recommendations for first things for people to do whe…
 
On this episode, the guys chat about their recent Northwest Pinball and Arcade visit, VR, slot machines, online games, and more, including Is It Tacoma! 00:07 – Jeff kicks off the podcast talking about vampire stories being generational, Justin reflects on their recent Crypticon visit, and talks about his visit to the Northwest Pinball and Arcade s…
 
This time, the guys have a special Sunday Night Grit where they talk Crypticon, the VR world, Five Mile Drive, re-opening of Owen's Beach, and everything in between. 00:00 – Justin calls for Scott to get the podcast rolling, Brogan talks about being hungover for a week after their Crypticon adventure, and the afterlife Sunday party that featured Ya…
 
This episode, the guys hit up Crypticon, Seattle's premier horror convention. The con offers opportunities for local, and not-so-local, talent in all fields, be that movies, television, radio, music, art, literature, or creators and purveyors of household products and games—all dark-themed to tickle the terrifying fancies of our lurid Seattle horde…
 
On this Friday Night, Grit, Scott, Justin, and Jeff talk about various topics, including the upcoming Crypticon, hothusbands, Taste of Tacoma, and getting into VR. 01:24 – Jeff talks about enjoying his Hungry Man Dinner, people sleeping on the Light Rail, and Scott talks about the security at every Light Rail station. They talk about people being a…
 
Deborah Simpier, co-founder, and CEO of Althea, sits down with the GCP guys for this episode. Althea is a new way to access broadband internet that enables network growth through a unique revenue sharing system. Althea was founded in 2017 with the vision to bring the open market and interoperable peering from the data center to the field and empowe…
 
This week the GCP crew is joined by friend of the show, Ken Carlson. Ken is a PNW writer, director, and author of the comic book mini-series Hellbound Slant 6. The four-issue mini-series chronicles the dangerous exploits of a tough-talking, no-nonsense, street-smart girl named Danielle, who's currently on a quest to escape from hell so she can be b…
 
Ross Allison, founder of AGHOST joins the guys for this episode. Ross has been a ghost hunting for over 30 years, and in addition to being a paranormal investigator, he is an author, media host, lecturer, teacher, and event tour guide. He has appeared on several radio programs, news coverage, and television shows, including The Learning Channel’s A…
 
On this Friday Night Hangout, Jeff, Justin, and Scott talk about 420, Crypticon, Whidbey Island, mushrooms, and much, much more! 00:04 – Justin kicks off the show, requesting Scott explain himself, Robo Brogan joins the crew, and they talk about their Patrons-only podcast. They talked about their 420 episode, Justin gives a shout-out to his mother-…
 
On this Saturday Night Grit, Scott, Justin, and Jeff talk about Jeff's recent cruse, what their friends from Chasing Ghosts have been up too, their plans at Crypticon, the upcoming 420 and much more! 00:23 – Jeff share's how he explains the podcast, Robo Brogan shows up, and Scott talks about celebrating Easter with his adult child. Jeff talks abou…
 
On this Saturday Night Grit, friend of the podcast, Joseph Malik, joins the crew. Joe has recently retired from the Military and is now working full-time as an author. He is the author of two books, Dragon’s Trail and New Magic, and is currently working on the final installment of the Outworlders series. His first book, Dragon's Trail, was released…
 
Billy, a friend of the podcast, re-joins the show!! In addition to being a friend of the podcast, Billy represents the local cannabis store, Mary Mart. Mary Mart prides itself in being well-versed in their craft and love offering their expertise and insight regarding marijuana and its many applications. He's also joined the guys for 12 other episod…
 
Scott and Justin hold down this episode discussing recent guests, Fat Zachs, plans during the Crypticon convention, their upcoming guest Billy from Mary Mart, and more! 01:38 – Scott and Justin talk about where Cosmic Bottles is located, their most recent guests, and Justin talks about Jeff Goldblum’s two jazz albums. They talk about what country h…
 
ETHAN HD rejoins the podcast! Ethan is a pro wrestler, international pro wrestling coach, stand-up comedian, former rapper, entrepreneur, and owner of Destiny City Comics. Destiny City Comics is Tacoma's #1 destination for comic books, graphic novels, and pro-wrestling memorabilia. Follow him on his social media to find out where he will be perform…
 
Deane Benninghoven, certified hypnotist and artist, located in Tacoma, checks in with the GCP team with Jasmine and Kellie, that have joined Summit Hypnosis since he last visited the podcast. Summit Hypnosis provides hypnotherapy to help adults and children overcome trauma, abuse, PTSD, reduce stress, anxiety, anger, change emotional patterns, incr…
 
This week the guys pay tribute to local Tacoma writer Sue Kidd that recently passed away. Sue was a career food journalist and former editor for The News Tribune. She was known in the South Sound as a fearless advocate for readers as well as for her dogged pursuit of all things related to food. She managed the Dine Pierce County website and the Din…
 
Joe Carlson from the podcast Gaming with Grief sits down at the Union Club with the guys in this episode. Joe created the podcast after experiencing a tremendous amount of grief between 2016 and 2020. With it, he tries to examine gaming from a perspective of how it can help deal with grief and how grief is articulated into the game itself. 01:55 – …
 
Justin and Scott BS on this episode about great places around Tacoma back in the day, events happening in the area, and upcoming GCP guests. 01:36 – Robo Brogan joins the podcast, Justin talks about the haps at Cosmic Bottles during the Super Bowl, and gives a shout-out to Ivers. He talks about the varying levels of sushi places in Tacoma and the n…
 
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