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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. 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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Cosmic Bottles

Cosmic Bottles

2021-03-0101:13:22

The guys get a chance to sit down in person at Cosmic Bottles. They discuss the haps of the shop, when Brogan is planning to open, and Scott’s adventures in Seattle. 02:53 – Brogan talks about his gathering friends for a Cosmic Bottles Put Together Party, the length of time it takes to setup a beer store, and when the location will be ready to go. He shares the cool things that he’s learned during the building process, Justin talks about the restaurant that is going in place of the old Hooters in Tacoma, and gives a shout out to Dine Pierce County. 18:15 – Brogan talks about the hassle tied to doing the change of occupancy that was required for his business, the blood pressure medicines he’s on, and when he’s planning to open shop. He explains what a beer infuser is, what he plans to do for St Patrick’s Day, and talks about the beers they’re enjoying. They brainstorm on the idea of becoming beer hunters, the importance of having a stray dog on the show, and Scott talks about the Homeless Hunter. 36:22 – Brogan and Scott reflect on their camping trip this past summer, Scott recommends that they all attend a Mexican Rodeo, and Brogan explains what a gringo plate is. Scott reflects on picking pine nuts as a kid, swapping beer for pine nuts, and Brogan talks about other businesses he’s discovered near his shop. He talks about how quickly Covington is growing and Justin expresses his excitement for when the place opens. 56:56 – Brogan explains the different kegs sizes, Scott talks about bus adventures in Seattle, and Justin shares where people can find out more about Cosmic Bottles. They discuss what they’re going to be doing with GCP’s new domain name, plans for future guests, and joke currencies that are out there. Brogan closes out the show discussing the fart treaty at his house.
SPUN 2021

SPUN 2021

2021-02-2201:53:45

April Sanders and Jennifer English, owners of SPUN Clay Arts Studio and Gallery in Tacoma sit down with the guys, virtually, for another great conversation. They joined GCP pre GCP re-boot, so for those wanting to hear that episode, check out our Patreon! SPUN was created in a garage over cocktails, a pottery wheel, and a notepad. It’s grown to being a place where people can get encouragement in an environment where they feel comfortable, surrounded by music and local artists in ripped jeans, band t-shirts and beer. Covid-19 has thrown a curve ball in how they do business, but they are still offering services for drop-off and pick-up and are excited to be extending studio hours from 10 – 4 starting March 6th. They plan to follow that up with a phase in of private lessons and eventually the same class settings they were offering before. Make sure to watch their social media for updates! 00:14 – Show kicks off with reflection on the last time April and Jen joined the show, Jen shares the type of classes SPUN offers, and how the business got started. April shares how they went through the Spaceworks program when starting up SPUN, what they’ve been doing to keep the business going during Covid, and Justin talks about his trip to Enumclaw. Scott shares the drink he’s enjoying, April talks about what people can make there, and the different things people have made in the shop. 27:55 - April talks about SPUN teaming up with the Neighborhood Plant Project, the things they’ve been most thankful for lately, and Jen reflects on interns they’ve had over the years. Jen talks about when April broke her leg, Scott shares the story about when he broke his knee during GCP’s Boot to Boot, and him and April talk about how much they now appreciate showers. They give their thoughts on the return on the 90’s, Jennifer talks about growing up in Auburn, and gives her opinion on The Incredible Universe. 60:53 – Justin talks about his camping trip over the past summer, they talk about floating in the tank, and Justin talks about people recently doing home flipping in his neighborhood. They talk about the rising housing cost in the PNW, Justin expresses how much he’s looking forward to when he can have people over to his house again, and Scott shares how relaxing it is for him to watch pottery videos on YouTube. 95:19 – Jen talks about the importance of doing a check up on your friends, Justin shares where people can find SPUN Tacoma online, and Jen talks about her and Aprils trip to Las Vegas in the 90’s where they stayed at Circus Circus. Scott talks about his experience in a Nevada brothel, they talk about the drink that makes them each sick, and close out this episode talking about times they get black out drunk. Thanks April and Jen for joining the guys for a great conversation and update on how SPUN is doing. Special Guest: SPUN.
This time GCP is joined by special guest Dan Nims, the chief investigator for the Washington chapter of MUFON. Dan is retired from the US Air Force (thank you for your service) where he started his career as a fighter pilot and test pilot, followed by advancing to Director of Test for the F-22 program and finally Director of Test Resources. He spent his initial retirement years as a small businessman in Walla Walla and is now re-retired. He has been a member of MUFON since 2017 and Chief Investigator since 2018. He handles on average 200 reported UFO cases per year. MUFON is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 charitable corporation and the world's oldest and largest civilian UFO investigation & research organization. Their goal is to be the inquisitive minds' refuge seeking answers to that most ancient question, "Are we alone in the universe?" The Washington Chapter hosts a monthly lecture series on Zoom where anyone can ask questions and hear how MUFON of Washington State handles UFO cases. 00:01 – The guys give their condolences to Kris Brannon’s, “The Sonics Guy”, family, Dan explains what MUFON is, and how it got started. He talks about MUFON’s three primary functions, what is involved with a MUFON investigation, and ways they gather information outside of a witness’s statement. He shares what his favorite investigation was, the amount of cases that are reported yearly to MUFON, and how he got started with the organization. 21:29 – Dan talks about the first Man in Black sighting that was actually here is Washington, shares that the MUFON Symposium’s are open to the public, and info on the one scheduled for 2021 in Las Vegas. He talks about the advantages and disadvantages of UFO events being held virtually due to Covid, his most unbelievable investigation that ended up as a hoax, and dives deeper into how MUFON is funded. 43:06 – Dan talks about meeting Bob Lazar at a UFO conference, the most frustrating aspects of investigations, and shares the Pink Ring story. He tells the story of the donut UFO that happened over the summer of 2020, reflects on the night testing he did as a test pilot in the Air Force, and gives Brogan a suggestion for a classic UFO pic to hang in his business. Dan talks about one of his recent fun cases and where he feels Washington is in terms of number of UFS sightings. 69:38 – Dan talks about where high numbers of UFO sightings have happened around the country, why the government has a great interest in UFO’s, and the most interesting things that’s happened recently in the UFO world. He shares where people can find more information about MUFON online, webinars they hold monthly, and how people can get involved. They close the show out talking about what to discuss the next time Dan’s in and listener cnote sharing his own UFO experience. Thanks Dan for taking the time out of your day for an informative conversation on MUFON and UFO's! Special Guest: Dan Nims.
Celebrating 3 Years

Celebrating 3 Years

2021-02-0801:33:13

On this episode, the guys celebrate GCP’s 3-year anniversary!! They give shout out’s, talk about the latest haps in the area, and reflect on the past 3 years. 02:42 – The guys introduce themselves, Justin shares what he’s learned recently on TikTok, and the types of TikTok he’s tuned into. They discuss how it’s different from Instagram, Brogan talks about standing up to racism, and gives an update on how the business is coming along. He shares where people can find pictures on how Cosmic Bottles is coming along, Justin gives a shout out to GCP’s friend Ken Carlson, and Brogan talks about the types of cider that he’ll have at the shop. 21:18 – Brogan talks about the updates that are happening at Owen’s Beach, Justin reflects on changes that have happened in University District over the years, and they talk about their love of Tacoma’s 5-mile drive. Scotts shares how Biloxi, Mississippi beach is a fake beach, Justin talks about Tacoma’s other improvements, and Jeff shows the guys the tribute to GCP’s slide show he put together. 47:12 – Justin talks about shaving lately, they encourage Brogan to run for city council, and Brogan encourages Justin to stop shaving. Jeff reflects on when his mom joined the podcast, Brogan and Scott talk about the episodes they did in Reno, and they share episode 23 when Bill Baker joined them. They each talk about episodes that stuck out to them over the years, gives props to Destiny City Comics next to Kings Books, and reflect on the Streetball Supe episode. 68:28 – They talk about the episode with the producer of Once Upon a Superhero (/67), their Boot To Boot (/76) event, and Justin suggests listeners to donate to Real Art Tacoma. Scott and Jeff reflect on riding the train together, Brogan talks about his struggles with branding vendors he’s been dealing with, and they close out opening up to the listeners to join the conversation.
The Hutch Returns

The Hutch Returns

2021-02-0101:12:19

Chase Hutchinson, reporter for the Tacoma News Tribune, contributor at The Stanger, and a member of the Washington News Guild, joins the guys for another great conversation on news in the PNW. Chase was also on episode 135 of the GCP podcast. 02:16 – Justin reflects on their recording the night before for GCP’s Patrons, what brought them to hangover Sunday, and other things GCP offers their patrons. Chase talks about what he’s been doing with the Stranger, what has stood out to him so far during Sun Dance Weekend, and gives praise to those that put together the virtual experience of the festival this year. They talk about King County entering Phase 2, Chase share’s how long he’s been with the Tribune, and some of the local stories that have interested him during 2020. 18:31 – Chase talks about covering the recent incidents that have happened in Tacoma that has hit national news, gives a shout out to those involved with him on the story, and Justin talks about key things that he’s been paying attention to in local media. Scott mentions the difference between the national and local news coverage of the event, Chase talks about an issue he had while capturing what was going on, and the general feel he got from the people present at the protest. 36:02 – Jeff talks about how much watching movies with a VR headset has changed his movie experience, screen parties that are available, and Justin gives his review of watching movies in 4DX. Each reflect on movies they’ve watched where the theater added to their experience, Justin talks on his plans to rent out The Weird Elephant, and his favorite theater experience. 55:46 – Justin gives his review on the locally made movie The Stakeout, reflects on living in Roy, and shares with listeners where they can find Chase online. He gives an update from a past guest Steven on ZEVA Aero, Scott talks about the grant Zeva was awarded, and Justin gives another shout out to Ken Carlson and his Kick Starter account for his Hellbound Slant 6 comic book. Thanks Chase for an update on the haps around Tacoma! Special Guest: Chase Hutchinson.
On this Saturday Night Grit episode, the conversation spans a wide range of topics from Oklahoma’s Big Foot bill, The Stakeout, to the haps in Tacoma. 00:05 – Show kicks off with conversation around the variety of wild game meat each have tried, Justin talks about the recent news on Oklahoma’s new Big Foot bill, and Scott brings up the Missing 411 Documentary. They plan their next road trip, Jeff poses a question out to the Oklahoma listeners, and Justin ponders on how much he would pay for a Big foot tag. Justin talks about the Tonopah Clown Motel, they look up where Tonopah is located, and Justin talks about his first road trip to Vegas. 16:50 – Scott reflects on his past road trips to New Orleans, they plan their route to Tonopah, and discuss ides of perks they can offer their Patreon subscribers. Justin talks about Jeff’s new t-shirt designs, they give their reviews of the recent vampire hunter movie they all watched, Stakeout, and plan for a watch party with the director. 31:43 – Brogan talks about time killing things he’s done during Covid, Justin talks about Tacoma’s plans to renovate Owen beach, and the Five Mile Drive being the most haunted road in Tacoma. Scott shares the story of the guy that injected mushrooms in his own blood, Justin invites their friend Ken onto the podcast, and Brogan talks about his recent beer. Scott talks about the recent mead beer he’s tried, they talk about the different hash strains they enjoy, and Brogan gives an update on Cosmic Bottles. 48:52 – Justin shares his new show segment, they talk about the Light Rail extension progress in Tacoma, and places around the area they’ve been eating at. Brogan and Justin reflect on the Magic Tournaments they attended back in the day, Justin talks about other nerd things they have done, and Brogan wishes that he still had the Bitcoins he purchased back in the day. They close out the show talking about where Emilio Estevez has been up to and Clownvis Presley robot wrestling on his show.
Steve “Firechicken“ Hagara, founder of Streetbeefs Scrapyard, joins the guys for a second time to catch them up on what he’s been doing and upcoming matches. 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. To hear more conversation with Steve, tune into episode 132. 01:39 – Brogan expresses his frustration of the day, Steve shares what he’s been up to since he last visited with them, and answers the question around AstroTurf as the ring flooring. He explains the different types of AstroTurf that’s out there, the benefits of using it, and the things that have changed over the past couple months. He shares when the next event will be coming up, the number of fights that will be happening, and the professional camera crew that has joined his team. 22:03 – Firechicken talks about being into weightlifting at the beginning of his fighting career, the limitations to having an extensive amount of muscle when fighting, and Scott expresses the want to have Pookie on the podcast. Firechicken tells the back story behind Streetbeefs, how he got involved with them, and Scott expresses his appreciation for being able to watch Streetbeefs and Streetbeefs Scrapyard grow over time. Firechicken discusses where he would like to take the club, the importance of giving fighters time to share “who they are” before their fight, and the benefit of video’s like Concrete Breakdowns. 46:04 – Steve talks about the risk behind the fight, matching up beginner fighters with other first-time fighters, and how humbling fighting can be for the involved. He talks about the amount of thought that goes into matching fighters up, the GCP guys thank him for stopping by, and the plans for bubble suits so they can finally meet in person. Justin talks about Brogan and him taking Tiquando as kids, they continue their conversation from the last episode on Cobra Kia, and Justin talks about his recent visit to It’s Greek to Me in Tacoma. 63:45 – Scott talks about the grilled cheese sandwiches he gets from Burbs Burgers in Seattle, Justin gives a shout out to Tacoma Tool Library from their friend Derek, and his next home project. Scott talks about shutting off his Facebook, how that’s impacted him, and Justin talks about bustin out the good old Game Boy. He shares his plans to eventually get a stand-up arcade game, Scott talks about how he mises hanging out with the guys, and the show closes down with them opening the conversation up to the listeners. Thanks Steve for taking the time to stop in and update the GCP guys on what’s been going on with Streetbeefs Scrapyard! Special Guest: Steve Hagara.
This time the GCP guys sit down to converse on Johnny’s at Fife, how their 2021 is going so far, the lady in New York that lost her phone, and much more! 01:50 – Justin shares how listeners can tune into old episodes, they reflect on their New Years Eve recording, and what each of them have been up to this week. Justin gives a shout out to Kwabi, talks about what Kwabi’s been up to with the Peace Bus, and encourages listeners to join the guys on Discord. Brogan shares something he’s recently discovered about himself, they discuss plans for their next t-shirt, and Justin dives into coaster questions. 13:32 – Justin shares the story of Johnny’s at Fife, they each talk about what they’re drinking, and Brogan talks about his newest hot dog creations. Jeff suggests a place Brogan should check out for new hot dog ideas, Scott share’s what his first legal drink was when he turned 21, and Brogan and Jeff reflect on where Brogan’s first legal drink was at. They discuss how they each feel about Cobra Kai, Scott talks about getting caught up with Game of Thrones, and Justin talks about his new adventures with his Apple Watch. 29:10 – Brogan talks about his newest fitness embarkment, Justin talks about getting inspired to work out, and they discuss Streetbeefs Scrapyard’s upcoming plans happening later this month. The talk about Streetbeefs recent improvements to the ring, current Covid vaccine conspiracies, and Jeff talks about the first legal drink his son had in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 40:07 – They discuss SoHo Karen, Jeff talks about how he thinks he’ll be checking out of the game of life, and Justin reflects on his memories of brothels between Reno and Las Vegas. Scott talks about slot machines in various businesses through Nevada, they talk about their recent dental and doctor visits, and Justin share’s Washingtonians favorite chicken fast food place. The show closes down with Brogan talking about Justin’s love language.
This time the crew gets together to say good-bye to 2020 and welcome 2021. A couple of GCP’s friends and past guests join them to celebrate as well! 00:16 – The show kicks off with Justin doing the east coast 2021 count down, Brogan talks about the drinking excursion he had already embarked on that morning, and Justin reflects on the year for GCP and the guests they have had on. He talks about goods things that have happened during this chaotic year, they talk about 2020’s most popular podcast, and each one shares what their New Year’s Resolutions are. 29:39 – Justin shares what he got from his wife for Christmas, they continue the conversation about their New Year’s Resolutions, and talk about what a benefit it has been to interact with listeners this year. Friend Derek talks about what’s been up with Rolling Misadventures, shares what’s coming in 2021 for the show, and his resolutions for 2021. Justin gives and RIP to places that have closed in the PNW, they talk about new places that have opened, and Justin explains what a Ring Group is. 68:19 – Rusty shares his New Year’s Resolutions, Justin talks about his trip last year to Colorado, and what he loves about Denver. He explains what the Denver restaurant, Casa Bonita, has to offer, Brogan shares how long it takes his hot dog roller to heat up dogs, and Justin talks about the new restaurant in Tacoma, Manic Meatballs. They talk about the new Wonder Woman movie, Brogan shares that there are still some Founders Mugs up for grabs, and announces GCP’s unofficial new sponsor. 97:19 – Justin talks about writing off Postmates, Rusty talks about his recent bad experiences with delivery providers, and Jeff explains what the cause of his recent hike in Comcast bill was. They express their love for Buck Chuck, talk about how many times Rusty has joined the podcast, and discuss the drugs they give their pets. They reflect on 90’s movies, Rusty offers to build Justin a panic room, and they close 2020 out giving shout outs to the favorite local businesses and people. Special thanks to all of the GCP patriots and listeners for your support!! Happy New Year to you!!! Special Guests: Derek G, Michelle R., and Rusty.
This episode is a recent conversation the guys had with Tim Wilson, son of legendary co-founder, Don Wilson, of The Ventures. Tim co-directed the movie The Ventures Stars on Guitars that came out earlier in the year. He talks on how the band got started, how the idea of the movie came to be, and great inside stories on what it’s like to have a dad in a world-famous band. The Ventures, a quartet that plays instrumental rock, was started in 1958 in Tacoma by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle. Their first wide-release single, “Walk, Don’t Run” brought international fame in the 1960’s. Since then they have had 14 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 and with over 100 million records sold, they are the best-selling instrumental band of all time. 02:30 – Brogan talks about reflecting on old episodes, they chat about GCP’s upcoming 3-year marker, and Justin kicks off the interview with Tim. Tim talks about how his dad and friend started the band, the quick success of the band, and chats about the non-stop 60 years of playing the band had under their belt prior to Covid. He discusses coming up with the documentary idea, getting his sister involved with the filming piece, and dives deeper in the evolution of the band. 24:41 – Tim talks about starting a guitar company in 2003, the various bands that were influenced by The Ventures over the years, and how the band learned to create their various sounds. He shares the story of the uptick of Fender Jazzmaster guitar sales after fans had reached out to Fender after they heard their music to find out the type of guitar they used, Jeff talks about the magic behind The Ventures music, and Tim shares how the band got started playing in Japan. 49:15 – Tim explains how they ended up meeting Billy Bob Thornton, other famous people The Ventures played with, and gives props to the producers of the Walk Don’t Run documentary. He talks about how The Ventures started getting air play, the legwork his grandmother put in as the producer and manager of the band, and the great work Pat O’day did for bringing musicians to the PNW. He talks about the upcoming event happening at the Emerald Queen Casino Ballroom August 22nd 2021, the work behind getting the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and his conversation with Quentin Tarantino. 60:13 – The guys reflect on the conversation with Tim, their plans to have him on the show again soon, and each chat on how their Christmas was. Jeff talks about the new gaming chairs he got for Christmas, Justinn shares what he and his wife had for Christmas Dinner, and Jeff talks about what he ordered from The Black Bear Diner for his. Justin gives a shout out to the Four Horsemen Brewery, Urban Business Support, and they close out the show discussing New Year’s Resolutions. Special Guest: Tim Wilson.
Saturday Night Grit

Saturday Night Grit

2020-12-2139:52

The guys sit down for another kick back Saturday Night Grit!! They discuss upcoming episodes, New Years Eve, and PNW places to eat. 00:00 – They kick off playing a GCP shout out from recent guest Clownvis Presely, Justin talks about the upcoming episode they recorded earlier that day, and their plans for New Years Eve. He encourages listeners to join them via Discord, Brogan talks about having the old man hangover, and his student loans being postponed by the government for another year. Scott gives an update on what he’s been doing, Justin talks about his recent doctor visit, and recommends listeners not get a deep fryer and use an Air Fryer instead. 10:20 – Justin gives a shout out to the Parkway Tavern in Tacoma, places in the Tacoma area that are offering Christmas dinners to go, and places they miss eating at. Justin drools over food porn, Jeff share’s his and Scotts recent hang out with one of GCP’s Patreon supporters, and Justin talks about his adventures in finding new places to dine at in Tacoma. 26:24 – Justin reads reviews of a recent restaurant he went to, Jeff shares a bad experience with at a side job he had, and they chat about how Tacoma is dealing with the homeless in the area. Justin gives a Thank You to Clownvis for joining them on the podcast last week, they give props to Clownvis for his recent GCP shoutout, and they close out the episode asking users to reach out if they have ideas on guests and the New Years Eve show.
Clownvis Presley

Clownvis Presley

2020-12-1401:14:11

The king of clowns, Clownvis, is in the house!! The long-awaited conversation has finally happened. Clownvis Presley offers a unique blend of comedy, song, and magic to people across America. He has been cited as being “Better than the real Elvis”. He tours with prominent bands like Insane Clown Posse, Neil Hamburger, Mac Sabbath, Unknown Hinson, Tim Heidecker and more. In addition to performing throughout the US, he has appeared on The Tom Green Show, Sirius XM, Comedy Central, and a variety of FM stations. Since Covid, he’s had time to get in touch with fans across the country with his show “Clownvis to the Rescue”. The show is live 3 nights a week at the Clownvis YouTube page. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 9pm CT. 02:44 – They kick off the show discussing what they’re drinking, Justin talks about Clownvis’s “Don’t Be a Bitch or you won’t get nothing for Christmas” song, and they give a birthday shout out to the listener Michele. Brogan talks about his hot dog journey, his ventures with vegan dogs, and other new business happenings. Justin talks about the governors ban being extended from December 14th to the beginning on January, and shares why they invited Clownvis on the show. 17:23 – Jeff talks about the latest haunting experiences at his house, Justin shares the gifts he’s been getting from the crows, and gives a shout out to his wife. They welcome Clownvis to the show, he apologizes for being late, and gives himself an introduction to the show. He shares where Clownvis to the Resucue is broadcasted online, talks about when he started live streaming, and the amount of work that goes into putting the show on. He discusses getting his own room at the Clown Hotel in Tonopah, Nevada, they plan a road trip down to explore the Hotel, and Clownvis explains the introduction of Brainina95 on the show. 38:27 – Justin kicks off Coaster Questions, Clownvis shares the most interesting celebrity he’s met, and how he got started in music. He talks about karaoke during his Instagram after parties, gives credit to his friend that has assisted his with his videos over the past 10 years, and talks about fashion designing for the show. He discusses going on the road with other bands and being the MC, who of the clowns he would put on Mt. Rushmore, and shared his JP Patches joke for the PNW listeners. 54:03 – Clownvis talks about working with ICP, doing the gathering of the Juggalos, and the different vibe between a regular show and an ICP show. He discusses being on the national platform America’s Got Talent, the sensational roast he gave, and what his favorite cannabis strain is. The show closes out with Clownvis giving a shout out to the local St. Louis bar, Yaquis, the people that attend his live shows, and says hello to the GCP Russion listeners. Many thanks to Clownvis for taking time out to join the GCP guys for an awesome conversation! Special Guest: Clownvis Presley.
Saturday Night Grit - Bonus

Saturday Night Grit - Bonus

2020-12-1101:06:41

It’s another GCP crew Saturday Night get together for an interesting conversation that covers everything from grocery store delivery service wars, upcoming places to eat in Tacoma, weird news and much more!! If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the show, you’re not going to want to miss the conversation next week with Clownvis!! Patreon listeners get the chance to listen in during the recording, if you’re not one already, find out how you can support them on Patreon by going to: https://www.patreon.com/GritCityPodcast! 00:08 – They kick off this episode discussing how to pronounce Puyallup(pew-AL-up), converse about Rum Balls, and Justin shares how people can listen to them live. They each share what they’re drinking during the recording, Justin explains what it means to Zen pints of Guinness, and Scott talks about Zoom drinking games. Jeff tells a story about his war with the grocery store delivery service, how he handled his groceries being delivered to the wrong house, and Brogan talks about his experience with Instacart. 17:42 – Justin shares the news of Tacoma’s future Dim Sum restaurant, talks about the new meat ball place, Manic Meatballs, also opening soon in Tacoma, and what will be on the menu there. The guys encourage Brogan to take a shot, Justin makes a special announcement of their guest on December 12th, and talks about potential questions they’ll ask. Justin and Brogan give their review on The Queens Gambit, their plans to visit the world’s famous Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada, and Brogan discusses his snore app. 32:00 – Justin poses a listener’s question on the app Brogan is using, the remedies the app offers, and they talk about the otter on the loose in University Place. Justin poses the question on where around the PNW an ideal otter habitat would be, Brogan shares what’s in his pill caddy, and Justin explains what tennis elbow is. He gives a shout out to the hosts from the Roastbusters podcast, Scott gives a warning for those searching for Roastbusters, and discusses the Washington town Stehekin. 47:15 – Scott talks about the Maryhill Stonehenge, listeners that have been there chime in on their experience, and Scott talks on his plans for purchasing land. They talk about the guy in New York that fell in the sink hole, Jeff talks about sink holes in Florida, and Justin expresses his appreciation for Scott finding weird news for the show. Scott shares the news of China turning on a nuclear-powered 'artificial sun', they reflect on their favorite old movies, and close out the show giving their review of the Rick and Morty show.
Saturday Night Grit

Saturday Night Grit

2020-12-0701:00:42

On this episode, the guys get together to cover a variety of topics ranging from movies to future guests. Special thanks to GCP’s Patreon Subscribers, if you haven’t signed up yet, please visit gritcitypodcast.com to find out how! 00:08 – Brogan complements Justin on living his best life, they discuss what leftovers they have from Thanksgiving, and what they’ve been up to since the holiday. Brogan shares the fun of building the bar during Covid and they each give their review of the movie Dead Pool. They talk about other movies they’ve been watching and Scott give his review of the movie The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. 15:30 – They discuss professional paraders, the deals they got on Black Friday, and when Clownvis will be coming on the show. Brogan talks about his plans to get a real Christmas Tree, explains the process of cutting down the tree, and Justin shares how his cat handles their tree. Jeff talks about his new kitten, Justin poses a question to the group for discussion, and Jeff talks about wanting to get Krampus 253 on the show. 29:42 – Brogan explains what Battle of the Oranges is, Jeff talks about Squid Fishing, and Justin reflects on the BNI back in the day. He shares past stories from Reddit on BNI, Scott explains how octopuses catch their pray, and they scroll through Brogans gifs that he’s posted on Discord. Brogan talks about correcting his fatty liver, what he has to drink in the house, and Scott shares his inability to talk politics with others. 45:16 – Brogan talks about Uncle Roger and his reviews, they talk about boxing and UFC fights that are happening, and Mike Tyson’s upcoming fight against Roy Jones Jr. Scott recommends Mike Tyson’s podcast, Jeff drops a joke on the group, and Brogan follows up with one of his own. They open up the conversation to the listeners, Brogan talks about upcoming movies he’s planning to watch and they close out talking about houses in Egypt.
Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving Special

2020-11-3042:18

Happy Thanksgiving from the GCP crew! On this holiday episode, the guys get together to talk Thanksgiving, parades, what they’re thankful for this Thanksgiving. 01:38 – Justin welcomes listeners to Drinks Giving, Scott shares what he’s been playing on the PS4, and Brogan shares what he cooked for Thanksgiving. Justin talks about smoking his turkey, what he used to brine it, and Brogan expresses his love for pickles. Brogan talks about only ordering groceries online since Covid, they share what their favorite pickles and sausages are, and what items stores have been out of lately. 10:48 – Brogan and Justin reflect on when they last enjoyed Godfathers’s Pizza, they give a shout out to Clownvis for doing 30-minute Thanksgiving virtual dining, and they reflect on shocking movies of the past like Faces of Death. Brogan tells the story about his cousin trying to kill him back in the day when he was visiting his grandma, share’s that he’s past pumpkin spice liquor, and his new toy for the shop, a beer infuser. 24:10 – Justin expresses his frustration with parades, Brogan and Jeff throw out ideas how to get Justin in the next parade, and they share what they are thankful for. Justin gives a shout out to their Patrons, talks about his visit to Little Jerries, and explains what their Festivus sandwich is. Jeff reflects on how glad he is that he’s doing ok during this rough year, how he loves seeing listeners wear his art, and Justin shares his appreciation for Discord. 35:08 – Scott gives props to firepits, shares what he’s thankful for, and Brogan says what he is thankful for as well. Jeff share’s his favorite church joke, Justin expresses his want to be a Grand marshal of a parade, and Scott discusses what bothers him about parades. Brogan closes out the conversation recommending that listeners check out the weird channels on their smart TV.
This week the GCP crew is joined by friend of the show, Ken Carlson. Ken is a PNW writer, director, and producer that likes “telling stories and hopes to one day create some that won’t bore you to death”. He has written and directed Dead Drift, Penny Palabras, and his latest comedy show, Roscoe the Junkyard Cat. Roscoe is now available on Amazon for your viewing pleasure. 02:58 – The crew shares what they’ve been drinking, Brogan promotes Cider & Cedar in Tacoma, and Scott gives props to 1111. Justin talks about their new Discord channel for listeners to give shout outs to places they want to promote, welcomes Ken to the show, and Justin gives an update on why Clownvis didn’t join them last week. They discuss what they’ve been watching on various channels, Jeff poses the first GCP question to Ken, and Ken discusses where he finds inspiration for writing. 16:30 – Jeff and Ken talk on the importance of a good ending to a script, they talk on anthology series movies, and they pose their first coaster question to Ken. Ken speaks on being pretty easy going when producing, his love of having a collaborative relationship with the actors he works with, and Justin talks on his love of the show Dead Drift. Ken talks about the challenges of getting people to watch his show with so many other options out there, Justin expresses his mixed feelings with getting honest reports of listeners, and they chat about the latest news on Tacoma Reddit with the American Tavern. 34:06 – Brogan gives an update on the bottle shop, Justin shares his most recent Tacoma crack head experience, and Scott talks on his search of open bars since the recent shut down of inside eating in Washington. They talk on other ways restaurants have innovated to stay open during this time, Scott gives props to Olivers in Edgewood, and Brogan reminds listeners that there are still some Cosmic Bottles Founders Mugs left. Ken shares his thoughts on if there is going to be future demands for Covid tied movies and the changes that have happened with movie production this year. 47:28 – Brogan unmutes the listeners, Ken talks on trends of movies that come up after cultural events, and his favorite movies from the 80’s. They talk about the chilling reality behind scenes in movies that reflect true happenings in life, actor Christopher Lee’s metal album, and give a shout out to actor Sean Connery. Scott gives his review of the movie Prospect, Ken shares his thoughts of the show Raised by Wolves, and they discuss what they want to watch for the next movie review podcast. Thanks Ken for catching up with the guys!!! Special Guest: Ken Carlson.
The guys sit down for a quick episode to talk about the bummer news that Clownvis had to re-schedule due to an illness and changes that may be coming down from the Governors announcement the Sunday following their recording. 00:12 – They play a GCP fan talking to Clownvis hyping up his future visit to the show, Justin shares that their conversation with Clownvis that was supposed to happen on this episode had to be postponed, and gives thanks to fans that posed their coaster questions for Clownvis. Justin tells users how they can listen to the show live, they discuss the potential upcoming changes in restrictions from our governor, and the return of customers hoarding of toilet paper at the stores. 09:56 – Justin gives a shoutout to their listener Cowboy, Jeff talks about the research he did on Clownvis, and shares his rule of thumbs around Juggalo’s. Scott shares his newfound love of Clownvis’s songs, Justin talks about being disappointed with Clownvis having to post pone his visit to GCP, and when he started listening to Clownvis’s show. 19:15 – They talk about Clownvis’s pre-Covid plans to play in the PNW with Metalachi, they open up the conversation to their Patreon listeners, and welcome Sophia to her first ever podcast. Billy signs off, Scott welcomes Tacoma Joe, and Justin shares how listeners can support them on Patreon. Scott talks about their upcoming plans on Patreon, Jeff talks about his newest GCP shirt, and coffee mug. 28:47 – Cowboy joins the conversation with his adorable friend that chimes in, Justin reminds listeners about the Pierce County Restaurant Rally, and talk about the Festivus Sandwich from Little Jerries. They reflect on how sucky 2020 has been and close out the show welcoming new listeners to the show.
Suzanne Akerman Returns!

Suzanne Akerman Returns!

2020-11-0901:22:04

Friend of the show, Suzanne Akerman, returns to give an update on the haps at Point Defiance Zoo. 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 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 modeling. Suzanne holds a B.A in English and an M.A. in Education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma and an M.A. in Biology from Miami University. She’s joined the GCP cast also on episodes 110 (/110), 80 (/80), 76 (/76), and 16 (/16)! 01:44 – Brogan gives the team a review of how his day has been so far, they share type of alcohol they’re enjoying, and Brogan gives an update on when Cosmic Bottles (/cosmicbottles) is opening. Suzanne share’s how she’s feeling, things she’s been doing at the Point Defiance Zoo, and how the zoo has been shifting during Covid. She shares cool tarantula facts, the wide range of critters she gets to work with, and the new avenues the zoo has opened up during this crazy time. 21:12 – Jeff throws his otter question to Suzanne, he reminds listeners that otters do have a great PR team but they are monsters, and Suzanne talks about plans to send Jeff a special shout out from the Sea Otters. She talks about the upcoming event with Drinking for Conservation, they talk about the various Zoom meetings they’re all attending, and Suzanne explains what the Grit City Carnivore Project is. 39:11 – Brogan shares that his dog howls when he plays the harmonica, Suzanne expands on what that phenomenon is, and Justin encourages Brogan to share that on TikTok. Brogan gives props to the GIFs on Discord, Justin poses the question on if the zoo has a hippo, and Suzanne shares that the zoo in Seattle has one. Brogan suggests that they host a live Drinking for Conservation when Cosmic Bottles opens, Justin talks about Pierce County Restaurant Rally, and Scott asks Suzanne what animals she loves to see and work with at the zoo. 58:48 – Suzanne agrees to go out with GCP on their Big Foot Hunt, Justin shares his excitement on who their upcoming guest is going to be, and they share their favorite Clownvis songs. Scott talks about their new shirts that are available to their Patreon listeners, gives a shout out to their latest Patriot, and Suzanne talks about the methods used to train a tortoise to do tricks. Suzanne lets the group know how kids that are interested in being a zookeeper can start getting involved in it now, how adorable tiny pigmy rabbits are, and Justin encourages listeners to join their Patreon team! Thanks Suzanne for catching up and letting us know what’s been going on at Point Defiance Zoo! Special Guest: Suzanne Akerman.
Chase Hutchinson, film critic from Tacoma News Tribune, joins the GCP guys this week. Chase writes on Art and Entertainment for The News Tribune and helps host the podcast, Scratch Cinema. 01:32 – They chat about the hurdles GCP is having with technology on this episode, Justin introduces Chase to the listeners, and Brogan talks about his new red beans and rice hot dog idea. Chase tells the guys about himself, where he can be found online, and Brogan shares his love for The Stranger magazine out of Seattle. Chase talks about how long he’s been in Tacoma, Scott talks about Twin Falls being one of the few places in the US where people can base jump, and they talk about how part of Borat was recorded near Olympia. 19:35 – Chase talks about filming that has been going on in Tacoma, the release of the movie They Reach, and local places in Tacoma it was recorded at. Chase shares his favorite Bigfoot joke, what he did during Halloween, and Justin talks about the movies he watched over the past couple days. Jeff reflects on when, on a whim, he, Scott and a few other friends enjoyed the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Blue Mouse Theatre in Tacoma, they talk about Hanks Restaurant in Tacoma, and Chase shares how he removes his bias of movie sequels when reviewing them. 37:30 – Scott gives his review of the new Adam Sandler movie, they each share their favorite and least favorite Adam Sandler movies, and confirm the Netflix does still have subscription option for DVD’s. They discuss the potential for movies to be more Sci-Fi based due to Covid, Chase talks about when the production of movies will be able to start back up in Washington, and the current regulations the state has put in place on production since Covid started. 58:06 – They discuss putting wallpaper in the house and using it for your business, they give props to beer, and talk on their hopes of changes that will come on November 4th. Chase shares other things he does outside of Tacoma News, Justin talks about how he misses having parties at his house, and Scott talks about drinking in Seattle. Chase talks about the current small business vibe in Tacoma, what some of the venues are doing to stay alive, and the huge loss when The Swiss went out of business. Thanks, Chase, for joining the crew for a great conversation! Special Guest: Chase Hutchinson.
Saturday Night Grit

Saturday Night Grit

2020-10-2601:32:50

This time the crew sits down for a Saturday night conversation inviting a few of their listeners and friends to join in the fun. 02:15 – Brogan shares his newest fancy hot dog ideas, hot dog ideas that haven't worked out, and the dog that will be named after Scott. He talks about the number of Founder’s Mugs he has left, they toss around other fundraiser ideas for the business, and Brogan shares what he is drinking during the show. Scott talks about the bars in the Seattle SoDo district that have closed since Covid started, suggests listeners to get out and support the favorite local businesses, and Brogan gives his review of his Pumpkin Spice Liquor. 25:44 – Justin shares places he has adventured too recently, Brogan explains what a Black and Tan drink is, and Scott explains how they are made. Justin suggests that they rent the tap room at the Narrows Brewery, how much it would cost, and their friend Derek shares what he has been up to lately. Derek talks about how long it takes him to record each of his podcasts, they reflect on how many hours they have spent recoding GCP, and Derek shares how he got into voice acting. Justin talks about his next steps in finishing his studio, Jeff reflect on the GCP video from the early days, and Derek talks about recording with GCP for the first time at old Malarkeys. 49:56 – Joe talks about working during Covid, the decontamination chamber he has setup between his garage and house because of it, and they talk on the reality behind Covid. Joe talks about the saddening long term effects they are finding from it, the toll it has taken on his writing, and why his readers believe his writing is so realistic. He talks about his next books having to go through pre-publication security review before they are released, Brogan opens the conversation to other live listeners, and Scott gives props to Cowboy’s voice. 76:08 – Brogan talks about his plan to move to Spain 9 years from now, they talk about Jeff’s new t-shirt designs for the Patrons, and Brogan shares what a “Raw-Dog” is. Justin encourages listeners to join the Patreon fans group, they ponder on a drinking game, and Brogan debates whether he should finish his pumpkin drink. They talk about bad drink concoctions, Derek talks about going down a 90’s commercials rabbit hole on You-Tube, and they finish up the conversation talking about getting Clownvis on the show. Special Guests: Derek G and Joseph Malik.
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