The Grit City Podcast

The Grit City Podcast

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Hosted from beautiful Tacoma, WA. Covering everything business and entertainment in the Pacific Northwest!
The Studio - Jeff, Justin, and Scott
Nov 12 • 36 min
On this episode, Justin, Jeff, and Scott kick it at Justin’s home studio to talk Tacoma Hops, The Union Club, PNW earthquakes, and ideas for future shows! 2:28 – The guys kick off the show with giving props to GCP fans that became customers of Tacoma Hops…
Filmmaker - Matt Esteron
Nov 5 • 52 min
This time the guys sit down with Matt Esteron, film producer and co-creator of Mozaic Studios. Matt’s most recent film, DRONE will be available online in November of 2018. Mozaic Studios has won many awards, including the 2018 winner for Best Actress at…
FAIRWINDS Cannabis
Oct 29 • 60 min
This week Steve from Fairwinds joins the guys and they also have a special guest from Yakima who joins the conversation: Jeff’s Mom! Fairwinds is a cannabis grower whose focus is based on wellness. They work closely with their scientists to develop new…
Joseph Malik Returns!
Oct 22 • 70 min
This time the guys are rejoined by local author, Joseph Malik. His first book, Dragon's Trail, was released in September of 2016, and is a #1 international bestseller. His second book, New Magic is the second installment in the Outworlders series,…
Joshua W. Turner
Oct 15 • 40 min
On this episode, Justin, Scott, and Jeff sit down with Joshua W. Turner, local indie singer/songwriter and producer based out of Tacoma. His music, in his words, is a solid mix between Ed Sheeran, Phil Phillips and Benjamin Francis Leftwich. People…
The Studio - After Hours with Billy from Mary Mart.
Oct 8 • 47 min
This time the guys hang out with Billy White, a returning guest, from Mary Mart in Tacoma. Mary Mart is a retail marijuana dispensary located nearby in the south Tacoma neighborhood. They’re family-owned and operated and take pride in serving their local…
SPICE! Dances of the African and Arab Diaspora
Oct 1 • 40 min
This time the guys talk with Denetta Uzzell(who dances under the name Nafiah) and Carol The Belly Dancer, about the Tacoma event SPICE! Carol created SPICE! in 2017. SPICE! is a powerful, exciting showcase of dance styles from around the world with…
Tacoma Hops
Sep 24 • 56 min
On this fun episode, the guys talk with LeeAnn McGhie-Stoermer, the owner of Tacoma Hops. Tacoma Hops offers a walking tour of Tacoma's breweries and feature a fantastic beer and local food pairing at each stop. Their 2 ½ - 3 hour tour features…
Tacoma Film Festival
Sep 17 • 44 min
On this episode, the guys sit down with Wade Neal and David Dinnell from the Tacoma Grand Cinema. Wade and David stoped by to talk about the Tacoma Film Festival that’s going on Thursday October 4th – 11th, starting at the Grand Cinema. The film festival…
Best of - Shroom Brothers
Sep 10 • 88 min
This time the guys play a best of from 2015 where they talked with husband and wife, Bob and Carrie and Bob from Shroom Brothers. Beginning in 2012, Shroom Brothers is a company that sells beautiful originally made art that includes wearable and hangable…
GCFU - The Church Cantina
Sep 3 • 22 min
This episode is a Grit City Follow UP with Rusty, longtime friend of the podcast, and one of the owners of The Church Cantina. The Church Cantina is located at 5240 South Tacoma Way in Tacoma. Their grand opening is on September 8th at 5 PM where the…
Brogan’s Bad Week
Aug 27 • 35 min
This week the guys discuss the bad week Brogan’s had including Wizards Keep being burglarized and him almost dying. 4:42 – After discussing Justin’s house warming party, conversation turns to Wizards Keep recently being burgled at 3:46 am the day of…
Local hip-hop artist Benjamin J
Aug 20 • 31 min
This week, the guys sit down with local hip hop artist, Benjamin J, at the Union Club in Tacoma. Benjamin has been in the PNW for the last year and is originally from North Carolina. He recently put out his first album, First In Flight. People can hear…
Apache 6 - Cannabis Security
Aug 13 • 52 min
This time the guys sit down with Nacho, owner of Apache Six. Apache Six is a veteran based company that trains, recruits, and staffs security guards, private investigators, and executing protection agents from some of the most demanding industries. Apache…
The Studio - After Hours with Rusty
Aug 6 • 62 min
This week the guys sit down with longtime friend of the show, Rusty, to chat about his new bar/ restaurant in Tacoma, The Church Cantina. This is the 4th time he’s been on, previous episodes he has also joined them on were Episode 1, 10, and 11. The…
SURGE Tacoma and The Union Club.
Jul 30 • 41 min
On this episode the guys visit Alice Lubic and Guion Rosenzweig from SURGE. They recorded at the Union Club location. SURGE Coworking “empowers startups, freelancers, entrepreneurs, students, and non-profits by providing state of the art offices,…
Art on The Ave
Jul 23 • 54 min
This time the guys recorded from Tacoma’s Art on the Ave 2018. Art on the Ave is Tacoma’s largest art based event that celebrates music and arts along 6th Avenue from State St to Alder. This year was its 18th year and attracted thousands of supporters.…
Best Of - Spun
Jul 16 • 76 min
This time the guys do a GCFU with Derek Graziano from The Sometimes Geek Podcast, a show that covers all of the major news from the gaming industry in a short and easy to listen format. He’s kicking off a new podcast, Rolling Misadventures. GCFU is then…
Ben Andrews - RenCon
Jul 9 • 43 min
This time the guys sit down with Ben Andrews, creator of RenCon, Renton Comicon. RenCon is a celebration for comic book fans, technophiles, cosplayers, & nerds of all ages! It is a place where you can buy your favorite comic book, find that collectable…
Best Of - Blue Helix
Jul 2 • 67 min
On this episode, after a short intro, the guys replay a "Best Of" that was recorded with Sami Chohfi from Blue Helix. Blue Helix is a local alternative rock band that Sami formed in 2008. Their latest record, “A Tale of Two Halves” was released in 2014.…
Pretty Gritty Tours - Chris Staudinger
Jun 25 • 61 min
This week the guys chat with Chris Staudinger owner of Pretty Gritty Tours at Wizards Keep Games in Renton. Chris is an Adventurer, videographer, social media consultant that has travelled around the world writing articles for places like USA Today.…
Puzzle and Game Designer - Mike Selinker
Jun 18 • 52 min
This time the guys sit down with Mike Selinker. Mike Selinker is the president and chief creative officer of Lone Shark Games. He's the co-creator of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Lords of Vegas, Unspeakable Words, and many other games, as well as…
Best Of - Jake Bird
Jun 11 • 34 min
On this podcast the guys do a GCFU with Donaven Brians from Rusted Portal Games to talk about them joining Wizards of the Coast for the upcoming Free RPG. They’ll be brining Apocalypse the Risen for people to try before it’s released! After they catch up…
Music Documentarian Isaac Olsen
Jun 4 • 52 min
This week the guys sit down with Isaac Olsen, a local writer, director, and producer from Tacoma. His movies include Ich Hunger, Quiet Shoes, Semi Iconic and Strictly Sacred, The Story of Girl Trouble. Justin kicks off this episode chatting about his…
The Knights of Pythias, Commencement Lodge # 7 with Steve Dunkelberger
May 28 • 66 min
Steve Dunkelberger joins the GCP team this week to talk Pythians and the Pythian Temple. Steve has been a working journalist for more than 20 years at various publications around Washington's Puget Sound, and is currently the news writer/online editor at…
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Biologist Suzanne Akerman
May 21 • 60 min
One this episode they guys are joined with Suzanne Akerman. Suzanne spends her days sharing her passion for animals with visitors at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium where she works as a staff biologist for the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater. When she is not…
Amani Taylor
May 14 • 58 min
This time the guys are sitting down with Amani Taylor, a local PNW comedian and host of weekly comedy shows at The Local 907, Trencher’s, and The Hanger 205. People can find him on Facebook and at his website AmaniTaylor.com. ******Avengers Spoiler******…
Tacoma Ghost Tours
May 7 • 53 min
This time Justin and Scott are joined by Andrew who is a part Tacoma Ghost Tours, the first and longest running paranormal guided walking tour of Tacoma. Running since 2012, they offer three different, entertaining, tours around the connection between…
Fear and Loathing at Norwescon - Part 4
Apr 30 • 69 min
The Norwescon 41 saga comes to an end with Fear and Loathing Part IV. This time they’re joined by their friend James and also David Carnahan from The Alexandria RPG Lending Library. The Alexandria RPG Lending Library is now an official non-profit in the…
Fear and Loathing at Norwescon - Part 3
Apr 23 • 66 min
The Norwescon 41 saga continues with Fear and Loathing Part III. This time they are joined by Tommy Rice, author of the book The Lok, and the guys from Rusted Portal Games, creators of Apocalypse the Risen. The show kicks off with the Justin sharing his…
Fear and Loathing at Norwescon - Part 2
Apr 16 • 61 min
On this episode the guys are back with Fear and Loathing Part II from Norwescon 41, this time with Kozar of Eldritch LARP and Rusty. They cover some of their favorite memories of the con, going for the first time, and what the convention means to them.…
Fear and Loathing at Norwescon - Part 1
Apr 9 • 72 min
This episode is part 1 of the Fear and Loathing at Norwescon 41 with their friends Rusty and Calvin. Norwescon is a sci-fi convention that promotes “science fiction, fantasy, and science through the written word, art, and educational programs, such as the…
Billy, Misha, and Ava D’Jor
Apr 2 • 51 min
Billy and Misha return to give the guys an update on what’s new in the 253 cannabis world, this time joined by another fellow Mary Mart friend, Ava D'Jor from the Gritty City Sirens. Gritty City Sirens is a local Tacoma burlesque troop that performs in…
Penny Palabras
Mar 26 • 55 min
On this episode, the guys sit down with Ken Carlson, Deena Ingley, and Emilie Rommel Shimkus to talk about Ken’s newest project, Penny Palabras. After his sci-fi comedy “Dead Drift,” Ken shifted gears to create a “cinematic adaptation” of the graphic…
Dystopia Rising: Washington
Mar 19 • 53 min
On this episode the guys are joined with Gaylon "Coop" Cooper the Coordinator Director and Jim Flood, the Storytelling Director of Dystopia Rising. Dystopia Rising is a completely immersed LARP (Live Action Role-Playing experience set in a…
Weird Elephant
Mar 12 • 58 min
This episode the guys sit down with Wade, the creator and programmer of Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema in Tacoma. Weird Elephant shows weekly screenings of cult classics and new movies that are “bizarre, spine-chilling, fantastic, avant garde, retro,…
Mary Mart, Chris Stone, and T
Mar 5 • 55 min
On this episode Billy and Misha from Mary Mart return to catch up with the GCP guys. This time they’ve also brought Terrance and Chris to join the conversation. T is another face of Mary Mart and Chris is an MMA fighter and owner of the Gig Harbor MMA…
The Sometimes Geek - Derek Graziano
Feb 26 • 53 min
Derek Graziano hosts The Sometimes Geek Podcast, a show that covers all of the major news from the gaming industry in a short and easy to listen format. He’s also added a new series called Sometimes Geek Levels Up that goes a little deeper in specific…
Episode 3: Mary Mart’s Billy and Misha
Feb 19 • 52 min
This week the guys talk to Billy and Misha from Mary Mart. Mary Mart is the largest square footage dispensary in the state of Washington that offers a friendly and fun atmosphere with premium cannabis and prices to fit anyone’s budget. They are located on…
Episode 2: Joseph Malik
Feb 12 • 47 min
This week, the GCP guys are joined by fantasy author Joe Malik. His first book, Dragon's Trail, was released in September of 2016, and is a #1 international bestseller. He is currently working on his second book in the series. Joe is appearing at RadCon…
Episode 1: Return of The Grit City Podcast (and Rusty)!
Feb 5 • 59 min
The Return with Rusty They’re back!!! After taking some time to re-coop the guys are back and better than ever! This season they’re also joined by Justin, the newest member of the podcast!! They kick off this season with none other than comedian Rusty who…