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Foxhole Symphony

Steve Sargent & Mark Vesper

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Foxhole Symphony is a podcast about the transformational value of men in authentic Christian community. The world has taught men that authentic equals weak. We have been trained since young ages to stuff it, hide it and fake it 'till we make it with messages like ‘big boys don’t cry’, ‘put on a stiff upper lip’, and ‘never let ‘em see you sweat’. Stop believing the lie that you can thrive in isolation and instead, join us on the journey from broken to whole.
 
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 ...
 
If you’ve lost a loved one, a career, business or isolation has gotten you down and now you’re afraid, depressed, or lack hope for your future, this podcast is for you. Together with my guests through inspiring experiences, stories and practical advice, together we will be helping and guiding you to discover your true passion and purpose in life. Through this devastating pandemic we are all discovering what is really important in life. So many of us that have just been surviving are looking ...
 
We Don't Have Cookies is a laid back, absurdist comedy podcast hosted by former radio personality and comedian Jason Marshall. Guests range from comedians to UFC hall of famers to reality show stars to friends. The show has a cast of characters who pop in, like the podcast's official weatherman Frankie MacDonald. You never know what is going to happen on this show Subscribe today, join the community and tell your friends!
 
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This time Cody and Michaela from DC253 sit down to give an update since Cody was last on! DC253 is Tacoma's area DEF CON Group. DC253 is 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. Cody is also involved with the Tac…
 
Friend of the podcast and local comedian Amani Taylor catches up with the guys! Amani hosts weekly comedy shows at The Local 907 and Trencher's. He has also joined the podcast four other times, links to his previous visits are below! 00:16 – They kick off this episode discovering that they’re all masters of improv Justin talks about the last time t…
 
Perhaps you live a life of constant adventure or maybe you are just blessed with consistent joy, peace and contentment. Many of us, though, question our purpose or mission in life, particularly in the mundane day-to-day responsibilities of our lives. In the book "The Practice of the Presence of God", Brother Lawrence, a humble cook, learned an impo…
 
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…
 
Let's start by saying this...YOU MATTER! God has uniquely gifted each of us to fulfill a role, to play a part, in His active plan to redeem the world. This plan involves all of us as His body, one community, working together in unity to be His ambassadors, a royal priesthood. While we all play different parts, each one is critical. Do you know your…
 
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…
 
In this first ever episode with a female guest, Mark and Sarge peel the onion with psychologist, coach and author, Veronica Colon. Not only is Veronica's perspective applicable for men, but she also provides valuable insight into the importance of a man's role to provide a safe place for his princess. If you've ever wondered who your significant ot…
 
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…
 
Shana Pereira is an award-winning advertising executive who directs and guides large-scale operations that drive cultural engagement, fast-paced growth, and lasting business impact. But, after a near-death experience during a heart and kidney transplant on Christmas Day 2020, she became a real-life "Christmas Miracle." Shana is now channeling a ren…
 
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 …
 
So what is a Sherpa anyway? Is it a warm fuzzy pullover? Sarge seems to think so, but Mark has some wisdom and context to share on the subject of Sherpas. In this episode, Mark, Sarge and Chris discuss the value of having a Sherpa, or guide, when making a trek through the mountains and even more so in our day-to-day lives. Do you have a Sherpa in y…
 
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…
 
Ever wish life had a pause button? Join us as we connect with Dan Bove, President of Pause Ministries, in discussing their process for facilitating PAUSE from the temptations, compulsions and addictions that drive us. You won't want to miss this valuable conversation surrounding Dan's personal story and the fruit that is now abundant in and through…
 
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 …
 
In today's episode inspired by Stevie the rescue pup, Sarge and Mark discuss what it looks like to partner with God and join Him on the mission to rescue this world. Many of us have experienced both deep rescue in our lives, as well as, the opportunity to be used by God in the rescue of others. God calls us to bring whatever crumbs we have and entr…
 
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…
 
In this final episode of Season 1, Sarge and Mark connect with Ray Reuter, a Christian leader, business consultant, executive coach and Grandpa to 16 little ones from the great state of Kansas. They discuss the topic of present moment leadership and Ray provides incredible perspective and practical tools for exercising this muscle which is critical…
 
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…
 
The extraordinary healing powers of horses are one of the most successful ways to battle the struggles of mental illness. Lynn Thomas is a licensed clinical social worker. She is also the co-founder of Horses For Mental Health. Lynn Moore is a licensed therapist and founder of Acres For Life. The two Lynns have championed “horse therapy” for decade…
 
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…
 
For a decade Jill Wheaton has been a key member of Tony Robbins’ incredible team. Tony is the world’s # 1 Life and Business Strategists. To the outside world, Jill had it all, Ivy League education, wealth, and professional acclaim of her peers. But on the inside, Jill felt unfulfilled and lost. Listen to her remarkable story and hear how Jill Wheat…
 
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…
 
In this episode Sarge and Baba-G talk to our friend ,Joe Pelegrino, about what it really means to be a Legacy Minded Man and learned about some of the ministry tools he’s used over the years to attract men to longer, stronger relationships with God. Joe believes that we should start young when it comes to leading boys/men to Christ and we agree. Li…
 
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…
 
Jason Romano is the Director of Media with Sports Spectrum and the host of the popular Sports Spectrum Podcast with now over 1000 episodes. For 17 years, he was an Emmy-Award winning Producer and Senior Manager at ESPN. He has created and produced content for shows such as SportsCenter, Monday Night Football, Mike and Mike in the Morning, Sunday NF…
 
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…
 
Today, Sarge and Mark connect with their dear friend and brother, LC. Lawrence is a man on a mission focused on setting mens' hearts on fire for deep, authentic relationships with Jesus and each other. He's a passionate follower of Jesus, serial entrepreneur, radical adventurer and family man. God's taken him on a fascinating journey from full-time…
 
Lauren Sisler is an Emmy award-winning sports reporter for ESPN. Her coverage of college football and gymnastics has earned her praise as one of sports journalism’s best storytellers. However, Lauren’s life has not always been one of fun and games. In 2003, as a freshman attending Rutgers University, her world was shattered, when both of her parent…
 
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…
 
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