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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 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 common interests. 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 Tacoma/Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, with a fan base of people around the world. People who identify with "Grit" and understand that the reputation is real. We would love to hear how you found us. Get in touch here (/contact/) or: info@gritcitypodcast.com Looking for a way to support the show? Check out our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/GritCityPodcast): https://www.patreon.com/GritCityPodcast

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 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 common interests. 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 Tacoma/Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, with a fan base of people around the world. People who identify with "Grit" and understand that the reputation is real. We would love to hear how you found us. Get in touch here (/contact/) or: info@gritcitypodcast.com Looking for a way to support the show? Check out our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/GritCityPodcast): https://www.patreon.com/GritCityPodcast
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Tacoma, WA

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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 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 common interests. 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 Tacoma/Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, with a fan base of people around the world. People who identify with "Grit" and understand that the reputation is real. We would love to hear how you found us. Get in touch here (/contact/) or: info@gritcitypodcast.com Looking for a way to support the show? Check out our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/GritCityPodcast): https://www.patreon.com/GritCityPodcast

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@Grit_City

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English


Episodes

After Hours with Billy

8/19/2019
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Billy White joins the guys for an update on what’s been going on at 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 community. They pride themselves in being well-versed in their craft and love offering their expertise and insight when it comes to marijuana and its many applications. People can learn more about Mary Mart and their upcoming events by...

Duration:01:03:21

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's Suzanne Akerman

8/12/2019
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Local biologist, Suzanne Akerman, joins the podcast for another great conversation. Suzanne spends her days sharing her passion for animals with visitors at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater. When she is not performing in shows or scooping poop, Suzanne is chair of Drinking for Conservation, a committee dedicated to conserving wildlife through fun social gatherings. Her hobbies include reading, solving crossword puzzles, trivia, dancing, and occasional...

Duration:00:57:43

Deane Benninghoven - Hypnotist

8/5/2019
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This time the guys talk to Deane Benninghoven, certified hypnotist and artist located in Tacoma. Deane uses hypnotherapy to help adults and children overcome limiting and negative behaviors and chronic pain. He’s trained to help clients with weight loss, stress and anxiety, to stop smoking, pain relief, changing behavioral and emotional patterns, and substance abuse. For more information, you can find him online at www.summithypnosisnw.com. 00:02 – Justin presents Scott with his replacement...

Duration:01:08:20

Jeremey Tate

7/29/2019
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This time the group talks with Jeremey Tate, host of the Grown Men Watch This S* * *? podcast. He also manages the hilarious @jaimsVanDerBeek Twitter account. This week they are also joined by guest host, Michelle! 2:06 – Justin gives users information on how they can find GCP online, they talk about the heat in Tacoma, and catchup with Scott on him breaking his knee during their pub crawl in June. Justin talks about Brogan getting a beer facial while drinking from the boot, his battery...

Duration:01:00:02

Best Of - Unleashed at Stadium Bowl.

7/15/2019
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This episode is a Best Of when the guys talked to Brian Nelson, the mastermind behind Unleashed at Stadium Bowl in 2016. This year Unleashed at Stadium Bowl 2019 is happening on August 4th at 9 am. At the event, participants run the stairs in a competitive timed event or walk (untimed). The race covers the entire Stadium Bowl, ‘weaving the stairs’ by running up one staircase, and down the other. Total steps climbed 814, total descended 814 for a grand total of 1,628 steps. Participants can...

Duration:00:46:04

Boot To Boot - The Ride!

7/7/2019
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This episode the guys are recording during their Boot to Boot event that happened June 29th, 2019. 1:50 - Justin kicks off the inaugural of the Boot to Boot event at their starting point, The Flying Boots and Wings of Tacoma, he shares where the bar is located, and they talk about where the original Wizards Keep was in Tacoma. Each of the guys share what they’re drinking, Justin gives props to Rusty’s bar The Church Cantina, and Brogan talks about the upcoming ‘Steak Off’. They talk about...

Duration:00:50:15

Jet City Comic Show

7/1/2019
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This time the guys talk to James Taylor, a Co-Promoter of the Jet City Comic Show that was founded in 2009. The goal of the con is to provide an affordable experience for fans and families in addition to promoting the comic book industry and expanding the awareness of comic books and their creators. Above all though, the thing that is most important to them is for everyone to have a fun and enjoyable experience! This year the convention is happening on October 26th. Through August 31st,...

Duration:00:51:45

GCP Hangout - Flat Earth Follow Up, B2B

6/24/2019
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On this episode the guys sit down after their recording of the Flat Earth episode to give their review and also talk about their upcoming event Boot To Boot happening on June 29th. 1:40 – Justin shares where listeners can find them online, Brogan describes the flat earth disc coin that Mark Sargent shared with them on their pervious episode on Flat Earth, and Justin gives Brogan props for his coaster questions. Brogan gives a breakdown of the Flat Earth episode, they discuss the Anton...

Duration:00:38:17

Steve's Drunk History - JBLM

6/17/2019
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Steve Dunkelberger returns on this episode to talk PNW military history. Steve has been a working journalist for more than 20 years at various publications around the Puget Sound. In addition to being a journalist, he is also a judge for the Society of Professional Journalists National Sigma Delta Chi Journalism Awards. He has also has given lectures in the area on issues facing journalists, is a member of the Knights of the Pythias, and offers Drunken History tours of Tacoma. Steve has...

Duration:01:05:23

Flat Earth with Mark Sargent

6/10/2019
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This time the guys talk with Mark Sargent on the Flat Earth theory. Mark is a PNW local growing up on South Whidbey Island, Washington. He has been researching Flat Earth since 2014. What was at that time to him the strangest conspiracy ever, after extensive research to debunk it, has turned into a theory he has come to believe and promote. In 2015, he started releasing a series of YouTube videos titled "Flat Earth Clues” which has grown to over 79,000 subscribers today. After being involved...

Duration:01:40:51

Boot 2 Boot

6/3/2019
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Today the guys hang at Justin’s bar to talk about what’s coming up on the podcast and promoting their upcoming event on June 29th, The Boot to Boot! Promised to be a fun filled adventure, partygoers will be starting their quest at Flying Boots & Wings on 38th and from there scooting on Lime Scooters, bikes, skateboards, walking, or car, to their final destination Rein Huas, with a couple stops along the way. One of the stops, The Camp Bar, will also have give aways, you can’t miss out!! The...

Duration:00:51:28

Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization

5/27/2019
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On this episode, Nathan Bronis and Kirk Brandenburg, members of The Bigfoot Field Research Organization, join the guys to talk about their investigations into reports of Bigfoot sightings and also expeditions they host in Washington and New Mexico. BFRO, founded in 1995, is the oldest and largest organization of its kind -- a virtual community of scientists, journalists, and specialists from diverse backgrounds. The researchers who compose the BFRO are engaged in projects, including field...

Duration:01:17:34

Walk, Don't Run: The Story of The Ventures

5/20/2019
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This week we talk to Isaac Olsen and Justin Peterson about thier new project: Walk, Don't Run: The Story of The Ventures. A documentary about the surf-rock band and rock and roll hall of famers, The Ventures. Justin started fliming the project almost 10 years ago and recently reconnected with Isaac to pull the film into a cohesive project. Who are The Ventures? Here's the answer right from their Kickstarter page: The Ventures were founded in Tacoma, Washington by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle in...

Duration:01:07:50

Gutty and Tha Wurm

5/13/2019
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This time the guys talk with local Tacoma artists Gutty and Tha Wurm about their newest project. Each have played in multiple bands in the area over the years including bands like Stay Grounded. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates on their new projects and where they’re playing. 2:09 – Scott shares how Patreon fans can watch their recording live, Jeff gives shout out to EJ from Die Cut Stickers, and Gutty talks about his love for Tacoma. He covers his music influences, shares...

Duration:00:53:16

Once Upon a Superhero

5/6/2019
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This time the GCP team talks with Scott Weil, producer of the movie Once Upon a SUPERHERO. The movie is about a homeless wanderer, named Solar Flare, who proclaims to be a real superhero from the Sun who has been exiled to live on Earth without his superpowers for 189 days. From the personal discovery of why he was sent here (to save this planet from an apocalyptic solar flare), to the array of bizarre characters that misguide him, we follow the lost 'superhero' on what quickly becomes a...

Duration:00:38:11

Chasing Ghosts. On Scooters. In Bars.

4/29/2019
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This time the guys sit down with the two Marks from the podcast Chasing Ghosts. On Scooters. In Bars. With hopes of Amazon Studios picking them up soon, their goal is to ride scooters and go to haunted bars 40 hours a week. Follow them on their social media to find information on their upcoming rides and listen to their show! 1:35 – Justin shares where listeners can find GCP online, how listeners can help them out online, and give props to Jason from Castle Security and Protection. Mark...

Duration:00:53:34

Punk Rock Gumby

4/21/2019
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On this episode the guys sit down with artist, photographer, and cosplayer Punk Rock Gumby and his sidekick Punk Rock Pokey. You can follow Punk Rock Gumby and his adventures on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/punkrock_gumby/. 2:31 – Justin gives props to Jason at Castle Security and Protection, Punk Rock Gumby and Punk Rock Pokey introduce themselves, and give a shout out to Friday Night Fights put on by the Blue Mouse Theater. Justin talks about going to watch the 30-year anniversary...

Duration:00:44:58

Streetball Supe

4/15/2019
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This time the guys are joined by local Seattle rapper Streetball Supe. Streetball Supe is an independent artist from Seattle's Central District. His latest album, The Streetball EP, was released February 13th and can be heard on any of your favorite music streaming service including Apple Music or Spotify. 1:57 - Justin apologizes to Brogan for hijacking his backpack 22 years ago, Supe introduces himself, and plays Judge Judy determining that Justin needs to buy Brogan a new backpack. He...

Duration:00:39:49

Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County

4/8/2019
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On this episode the teams sits down with Marvin, Melinda, and Stephanie from Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County (CCC-PC). CCC-PC is a recognized 501c3 organization and is one of nearly 2,500 councils across the United States that were created after the 9-11 attacks by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Each one represents a grass-roots approach to bring together government and community leaders to involve residents in all-hazards emergency preparedness and response programs....

Duration:00:51:18

Ejay O'Donnell

4/1/2019
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This time the GCP guys talk to Tacoma resident, Ejay O'Donnell. Ejay is VP of Diecutstickers.com in Tukwila, he founded the peer-to-peer mentorship group ‘Opportunity Has No Offseason’, started the Tacoma Run Club, and is the creator of the @Tacoma_WA Instagram page, which has successfully reached 22.6k followers and has become a staple Instagram page for Tacoma. He has lived in Tacoma since 1987. His end all goal is to continue to inspire and encourage others to get together and know they...

Duration:01:05:58