The Grit City Podcast

GCP Media

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”.

All Episodes

This Black Friday, the GCP guys get together and discuss their Thanksgiving, the shooting at the Tacoma Mall, and play a round of Is It Tacoma. 02:14 – Justin talks about the enormous amount of turkey he had leftover from Thanksgiving, Jeff talks about their realtor dropping a pie for them to enjoy, and Justin shares his love of the sweet potato pie. He talks about Thanksgiving being low-key, reads off some of the top responses to the Reddit post What Was Your Thanksgiving Drama this year, and reflects on the first Thanksgiving dinner he had at his house. He talks about smoking the turkeys this year, the recent shootings at the Tacoma Mall, and shares how people can find the GCP Discord link. 15:33 – Brogan joins the show, shares how his Thanksgiving went, and wishes listener Ceezer Happy Birthday. Justin talks about plans for styling his har, Scott gives suggestions on the new style Justin should go with, and Brogan talks about the happs at Cosmic Bottles. They ask if a taco is a hot dog, Justin gives his reviews on a no crust apple pie, and they talk about finding gifs online. Justin reviews updates on the shooting and where listeners can also get live updates on what’s going on in the area. 32:07 – Jeff talks about the homeless people in Seattle howling at the full moon, Scott talks about his company offering the ability for employees to get escorted by security to their car, and Justin talks about Little Radio opening back up. They talk about various businesses closing in the area due to Covid, Justin kicks off Is It Tacoma, and reads off the first article. He talks about the past floodings in downtown Tacoma, announces the stabbing of someone at the Safeway in the area, and the guys each guess which article is from Tacoma. 46:28 – Justin reveals which of the articles is from Tacoma, talks about his new squirrel friend, and bonding with it recently. He talks about understanding the risks of doing so, the squirrel bringing more friends, and the little sanctuary he has at his house. He reflects on his past cat catching a bird and bringing it to him, Eric gives a shout-out to Elegant Octopus Games, and they give special thanks to the new Patrons.

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Nov 29

1 hr 2 min

This time, Jeff, Justin, and Scott record a Saturday Night Grit with special friends during the Kraken game. They cover a range of topics from cocktails, real estate, Tacoma, and much, much more! 00:19 – The show kicks off chatting about a North Korean defector in tribute to No Nut November, Justin gives props to Rusty for his recent engagement, and explains to the group the drinking rules of the game. He explains what a Dark N Stormy cocktail is, Rusty talks about the difficulty of buying an engagement ring, and Justin shares his love of Discord. Rusty gives his review of the room they’re recording in, Byron talks about starting up his own business, and what the housing marked is like in the area. 30:14 – Scott talks about his want to do a real estate podcast, Bryon discusses the price of housing levelling off in the area, and they talk about the different websites GCP has purchased for podcast business opportunities. Justin shares his anger at the visiting hockey team scoring a goal, they each give their review of the Kraken drink, and Justin talks about the first drink he tried. Justin talks about what Black (Brass) Opals are, Rusty shares his love of Long Island drinks, and Justin talks about GCP plans to have Jason Alexander back on the show. 62:32 – Justin talks about a special drink for Scott, encourages GCP listeners to reach out to Bryon for all their real estate questions, and Justin declares the official Kraken bar drinks. Rusty talks about his daughter discovering his comedy on YouTube, Derek talks about the awkward sex conversations he had with his mom, and Rusty talks about the ease of raising his daughter. Justin talks about going crazy when hitting 18, how Tacoma was back in the ’90s, and Derek talks about the horror stories he heard about Tacoma while growing up in Kent. 88:46 – Scott talks about how he’s feeling, they express the sadness of not enjoying a drink to celebrate the team scoring, and Rusty discusses how hard it is for him to watch reality shows. Derek shares his love of watching ghost shows, Scott announces plans to have a ghost hunter on, and Justin shares plans to have Rusty vs. episodes. They take a shot for the Kraken score, Justin considers jumping into Is It Tacoma, and Scott shares his love of Smart Lights. They wrap up the show with Derek sharing where people can find his past podcast episodes online and where listeners can find Rusty’s business online. Special Guests: Derek G and Rusty.

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Nov 22

1 hr 54 min

Anthony Remick, the owner of Puget Sound Mobile Glassblowing, joins the podcast. Through his business, Anthony aims to share his love of glassblowing with everyone, making it as easy and accessible to the public as he can. Anthony feels everyone should be able to experience creating with glass. He offers the service to multiple venues, including special events, lessons, weddings, team-building events, etc. Those interested can find out more on his website: https://pugetsoundmobileglassblowing.com 00:15 – They kick off the podcast talking about the show recorded in Tacoma, Haters Back Off, Anthony shares how he got started in glass blowing, and the moment he knew glass blowing was what he wanted to do for a living. He talks about starting with Hilltop Artists, interning in Seattle, and his first glass blowing experience. He talks about people being intimidated when first getting into it, the importance of having a good teacher, and teaching a child as young as three how to do the art. He talks about the importance of letting his students use the glassblowing tools, helping other kids make the art a career, and the people that helped him get started. 15:57 – Anthony talks about offering team building sessions, how long he’s been fully mobile, and places he’s been in the area. He talks about the importance of being involved in the community markets, where he did his first event in the area, and Justin talks about how haunted Brandy’s Attic in Tacoma is. Jeff asks another coaster question, proposes that Anthony makes a GCP piece of art to give away, and Anthone shares what his favorite art pieces to do are. Justin talks about peoples love of glass-blown pumpkins, Anthony gives his opinion on them, and explains how he tries to make his art personable. 34:30 – Scott recalls visiting the unique wood kiln in Flagstaff, Anthony shares how he believes everyone is creative, and Jeff talks about how practice makes perfect. Scott talks about Yes Works team buildings, Anthony talks about doing ash art, and the importance of his mom's faith in him and his artistic skills. He talks about the type of math involved in the art, important items that are popular across the year, and his enjoyment of making cats. 47:33 – Anthony talks about the octopus piece he assisted with that went into a casino in Las Vegas, being the only business vehicle driver, and Justin shares where people can find Anthony online. Anthony talks about doing Art on The Ave, people hiring him for special events, and things he had going on pre-covid. Justin reflects on GCP’s last visit to Art on The Ave, Anthony talks about building his followers on Instagram, and Justin talks about podcasting through Discord post covid. Anthony closes out the podcast talking about the re-use of broken glass. Thanks, Anthony, for joining the podcast to share your story and information about your business! Special Guest: Anthony Remick.

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Nov 15

1 hr 5 min

On this Saturday Night Grit, they talk about Justin and Brogans recent trip, news in the area, flying cars, and much, much more. 00:00 – Jeff kicks off the show talking about the slowest geriatric drug deal ever, they welcome November, and Justin congrats Rusty on getting engaged. They talk about making lightsabers, discuss if GCP should have a TikToc, and Justin talks about his and Brogans recent trip to Leavenworth. He talks about the amazing weather during the stay, he and Brogan talk about places they enjoyed wine and cider at while there, as well as restaurants they tried. Brogan talks about taking over the hot tub and Justin talks about the amazing jets that the hot tub had. 20:31 – Justin talks about the birthday party they attended while there, Brogan blacking out at the pizza place, and Brogan talks about dubstep. They make plans for their upcoming recordings, reflect on past Brass Kraken parties, and Justin congratulates Tacompton Files. Justin talks about friend of the podcast, Steve Dunkleburger, being on Dead Files, they jump into the Jeffscapades, and they talk about trying to keep GCP real. 39:51 – Jeff talks about the recent robbery at his neighbor’s house, Scott talks about the recent power outage in Puyallup, and riding the train during the outage. He talks about how thieves obtain copper from poles, the news on what Africa is doing with the Cadillac converters, and Jeff talks about how new flying car racing is here. They plan for a giveaway for Patrons to win a ride in a flying car, the grid system that would need to be put into place with flying cars, and Scott and Justin reflect on puking on carnival rides back in the day. 59:02 – Justin shares the headlines for Is It Tacoma, Scott gives his guess, and Jeff gives his as well. They further discuss the stories, Brogan gives his guess, and Justin announces the winner. Jeff plans starting a cross-country podcast with his mom, Justin reveals where the stories are from, and they discuss mental illness being a major problem today. Justin and Scott talk about how they enjoyed Spokane, Justin talks about the legit comedy acts that are put on there, and they plan for an upcoming GCP con.

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Nov 8

1 hr 20 min

Skye Warden, the guitarist from Abney Park, joins the podcast to talk about the band and the Live OutLoud program. Abney Park is a steampunk band based in Seattle. They were responsible for initiating the steampunk musical subculture, transforming steampunk from a little-known literary genre to a popular movement, and inspiring many later steampunk bands, writers, and artisans. Live It OutLoud is an 8-week summer music program for aspiring (12 to 18-year-old), non-professional musicians (haven't signed with a major label yet!), produced by Ted Brown Music Outreach and sponsored by Ted Brown Music. 01:51 – Justin talks about watching Friday on VHI, his and Brogans plan to visit Leavenworth, and Jeff reflects on pictures he took at a past NorwesCon. Justin throws around new Patreon ideas, they talk about participating in The Great Shakeout, and Tacoma being buried in water. Justin welcomes Skye, Skye talks about how he good hooked up with the other band members, and when he got started with goth-industrial style music. He talks about getting to play with his partner, Justin talks about the goth-industrial clubs in Seattle, and Skye discusses the other goth-industrial bands in the PNW. 22:10 – Justin throws around ideas to have a Grit City Music Fest, talks about the different areas they could get together at, and Justin talks about what The Church Cantina has been up to. Skye talks about how heavy Lime scooters are, Justin shares a story of a guy raging about scooters in Seattle, and Skye talks about being a mentor in the Live It OutLoud program. He talks about taking over the program, explains what the program offers, and what the band has been up to post Covid-19. 43:47 – Jeff talks about taking his wife to Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time, Justin congrats Blue Mouse Theater on their 20th anniversary, and Scott shares the worst movie trailer he's seen so far on YouTube. They plan for their next GCP sleepover, plan to produce a movie with friends of the podcast, and discuss how they'll include patriots in the film. Skye talks about the most memorable themed events he's been a part of, doing Wast Landers Ball, and the unique person that put Wasteland Weekend together. 66:48 – Skye talks about the streaming shows they put on during the pandemic, the most steampunk version of the studio, and they make future hang-out plans. He talks about the new album that has come out, Roberts's process for music production, and Robert's different recording styles. He talks about putting the Beaten Battered and Abused video together, the release of the Live It OutLoud recent videos, and the unexpected benefits of putting on the program. Thanks, Skye for sitting down with the guys to talk about the band and the great things Live It OutLoud does in the community! Special Guest: Skye Warden.

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Nov 1

1 hr 28 min

This time, guys get together to talk about the happs at Cosmic Bottles, Brogan and Justins upcoming trip, local news, and much more! 01:58 – Brogan joins the podcast, reflects on him and Scott's first podcast brainstorming at the Wingman Brewery, and how Wingman was a part of Tacoma history. He talks about the great memories he and Justin have from down on Puyallup Ave, they reflect on the GCP video recorded back in the day, and Justin shares that they may have another podcast with StreetBeefs Scrapyard. Brogan and Justin talk about their upcoming trip to Leavenworth, plans for what they're going to do there, and the attire they're going to wear. 18:56 – Justin gives a shoutout to Suzanne Akerman for her new book The Deliverers, Brogan proposes they start an Opera style book club, and how the guys have broken him. They together add a book review, Brogan talks about the weird things happening at his bar, and the Hotdogger he just bought for the business. He talks about how he ended up finding it, Scott talks about recently hanging out with Al, and their breakfast at The Valley. 36:48 – Scott talks about what he enjoyed for breakfast at The Valley, being hungover from the night before, and they jump into Jeffscapades. Jeffs talks about his recent trip to Centralia for his birthday, the arcade bar they went to while there, and the food he enjoyed. He talks about his love of club sandwiches, friend of the podcast, Brandon, joins the conversation, and talks about the weird things that have been going on in Tacoma. They talk about the lady with the trash fort in Tacoma, where she's been in the area, and Justin talks about the crazy Friday traffic. 55:14 – Justin talks about the recent bomb cyclone, the storm train that's hitting the area, Brogan talks about the drumsticks he's found in the work fridge, and Justin and Brogan talk about taking office food when working as security guards. Justin and Brogan review Doon, Jeff talks about Alec Baldwin's fatal shooting on the set of his new movie, and Justin talks about Northwest Theory's Top 10 Spooky Washington Legends. Brogan talks about going to The Thornwood Castle, and Justin closes out the show, sharing how people interested in joining the conversation can get a hold of them.

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Oct 25

1 hr 14 min

Rodney Richardson, the Founder/CEO/Janitor of Sidewalk Rescue, joins GCP guys for this episode. The purpose of Sidewalk Rescue is to go directly to the streets to share water, food, faith, and meet basic needs of those struggling with chronic homelessness. In addition, they strive to meet individuals face to face and create lasting relationships with those who have lost hope in society. 00:19 – Scott gives props to his favorite BBQ restaurant in Puyallup, Rodney shares who he brought with him, and talks about how the ministry got started. He talks about his first outreach visit, becoming homeless at 13, and the importance of the group to bring love to those on the streets. He talks about the medical and dental problems people on the street face, Sarah shares a story of one of the women on the streets she worked with, and Nancy talks about how she got connected with Rodney. 17:58 – Harrison gives the mechanics of Sidewalk Rescue, the donations they receive from businesses around town, and the culture shock it was going out with Rodney for the first time. He talks about some of the people they’ve been able to help, his struggle with addiction, and the importance of having compassion for everyone. Rodney gives props to the company that donates jerky, how Sidewalk Rescue is now helping other rescue companies in the area, and the different things they provide in their give bags. 35:40 – Rodney expresses the need for hand warmers and other things as we are heading into winter, Justin talks about how their past guest David Thompson has also experienced the beauty of large donations from companies in the area, Rodney talks about how he decides who of those on the street to give money to, and reminds people to show respect to those on the street without judgment. Harrison talks about volunteering with a company that builds tiny houses, how heartbreaking it is to see kids on the street, and Rodney talks about his want to change people's minds about the homeless. 52:35 – Harrison talks about helping people with practical answers, Scott talks about other people they’ve had on that give to the community, and Rodney talks about learning how to treat people on a more humane level while working at Good Will. Justin talks about growing up in Tacoma, Harrison talks about Rodney’s remarkable ability to find people to help, and Sarah talks about how inspiring it is to watch him speak to the people on the street. Rodney shares how rewarding it is to help someone out of homelessness, the need to grow the number of people involved in the community, and Jeff closes out the episode with Coaster Questions. Thanks Rodney and your team, for an inspiring conversation and your fantastic help in the community! Special Guest: Sidewalk Rescue.

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Oct 18

1 hr 10 min

Chef Marie Price, owner of Proof Patisserie and Café in Tacoma, sits down with the GCP guys for this episode. Proof Patisserie was built from a vision of being an inviting, safe place for people where they were not manipulated, threatened, or disrespected. Proof Café strives to create and grow a safe space for the Hilltop community to thrive in. The café opens its doors for all in need of a refreshing space to work, create, and relax. They sell pies, breads and rolls, pastries, coffee, candles, and holiday goodies. The business is located at 1314 Martin Luther King Jr Way and are open 7 days a week. You can order online for pickup, delivery, or have items shipped to you. 01:51 – Justin introduces Marie, Marie shares what she sells, and what the word Patisserie means. She explains the sleeves she provides with her bread and talks about getting started with baking when she was 9. She shares starting her own baking company at the age of 13, Justin talks about buying his first drum set, and Marie reflects on falling in love with baking. Scott talks about having a paper route as a kid, Marie talks about her first official introduction into running a bakery business, and the wide variety of careers within the food industry. She talks about shadowing Wolfgang Puck’s Executive chef as well as getting career guidance from Wolfgang Puck. 18:05 – Marie talks about loving baking 100 times more today than when she got started, her partner that managed the businesses brand creation, and they jump into Coaster Questions. Jeff throws out the first question, Marie talks about her favorite piece of equipment for baking, and if convection ovens make food baked in them dry. She talks about the difference between working with gluten-free flour and regular flour, Scott shares what he’s drinking, and Marie explains the items each of the guys are trying. 38:00 - Marie explains what the edible butterfly is made of, where her business is located, and her involvement with Tacoma Baking Company. She talks about how the Sound Transit construction is affecting small businesses in the Tacoma area, Mr. Mac getting broken into because of the construction that’s happening, and the importance of brining an economy back into low-income areas of a city. Justin shares what gentrification means to him and Marie talks about her love to make people’s lives better with pastries. 54:41 – Justin encourages people to visit Quickie Too in Tacoma, Marie talks about what of her bagels are vegan, and how they make their own cream cheeses. Jeff asks if she dabbles in using THC in her food, Marie talks about the benefits of using THC, and Justin talks about Billy’s nuclear grade heart shaped brownie. Scott talks about Vancouver decriminalizing illicit drugs, Justin talks about Denver and Seattle de-criminalizing mushrooms, and Marie talks about the benefits of micro-dosing. She shares what is her best cookie, their smoke infuser, and what she recommends for parings. Thanks Marie for joining the podcast to share your story! Looking forward to having you back on soon! Special Guest: Chef Marie Price.

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Oct 11

1 hr 11 min

Special Guest: James Layton.

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Oct 7

11 min 41 sec

On this episode the guys get together to break in The Studio with a Dabcast. They talk news, Tarot card readings, pickles, and much, much more! 00:00 – Brogan kicks the podcast off with some Dad Jokes, Justin announces their inaugural podcast from the completed studio, and they give a review of Buddy Boy Farms. Scott gives props to Buddy Boy’s DJ Kush, Justin breaks down the show's plans, and Justin gives props to Tacompton Files for the new listeners. Scott expresses his love of the new establishment, they discuss new ways of making GCP money, and Justin talks about GCP’s latest unique T-Shirts and rework of their merch store. 29:20 – Scott guesses which article is from Tacoma, Justin talks about the new bikini coffee shop, and announces the Tacoma news story. He talks about where the other articles are from, Scott gives props to Spokane, and they dive into Jeff doing the Tarot card readings. Jeff talks about how he got into reading Tarot cards, what cards he’s gotten the best results from, and the different ways of blessing the cards. He expresses why sacrifices don’t work, explains how the Sock Monkey is the WCK cult leader, and the importance of having sacred spaces. 63:06 – They tune into Jim Cada video’s on YouTube, Justin picks his fortune cards, and Jeff reveals Justin’s past, present, and future readings. Justin and Brogan talk about their Power Ball pact, Scott talks about his retirement number, and Justin shares when he purchases lotto tickets. Brogan share’s his number, Jeff explains how he came up with his, and Justin talks about why he hates the smell of patchouli. Justin dives into another Is It Tacoma, each give their guess on which article is from Tacoma, and Justin reveals which article it is. 93:07 – They talk about how the Kraken and Mariners are doing, Justin shares the weird beers they’re trying, and Brogan talks about other beers he brought for the guys. Their lisener Al volunteers for a reading, Brogan fingers through the cards for Al, and Jeff reads Al his fortune. Justin moves on to Scott’s pickle chat, Scott shares where the pickles are from, and Brogan expresses his love of the pickles. Justin gives his review of them, Brogan reflects on spilling milk as a kid, and Justin opens up Ask Us Anything to the listeners.

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Oct 4

1 hr 59 min

On this Saturday Night Grit, Brandon from Tacompton Files joins the conversation. They talk about what Brandon's been up to, 3D printing, Discord, and much, much more! Brandon also joined the guys in episode 176 (/176). 01:34 – Robo Brogan kicks off this episode, Scott talks about the increase of people on the train lately, and Justin talks about his love of Port Townsend. He talks about Jeff leaving GCP postcards around Port Townsend during his visit, Brandon shares what put the pause on Tacompton Files on Facebook and adding a Tacompton Files channel on Discord. He talks about how long he's out, Justin talks about the golf cart pursuit news story, and Scott talks about getting thrown off golf courses when he was younger. 25:08 – Scott talks about how easy it is to get ideas for 3D printing, Justin talks about his love for Let It Snow Tacoma, and they dive into Scott topics. Justin explains the details of the incident where Eddie Van Halen allegedly pulled a gun on Fred Durst, they ponder on the ease of buying a tank, and Justin shares the Mad Max Fury cars. He ranks where he would put Mad Max: Fury Road in the list of the Mad Max movies and Brandon suggests the next film for GCP to review. 51:58 – Justin jumps into 'Is It Tacoma', reviews the game's rules, and reads the headlines. Scott and Brandon guess which article is from Tacoma, Brandon talks about the different codes Tacoma Police use over the radio, and they discuss the latest homeless encampment shooting. Brandon shares his love of Jack Cameron's Tacoma Stories, how Jack puts a personal aspect on homicides in the area, Justin shares where the other articles are from, and dives into coaster questions. 78:49 – Brandon talks about the benefit of stringers that provide news stories to the media, each of them shares what they're drinking, and Justin talks about watching the Seahawks game last week at Cosmic Bottles. Brandon and Justin share the unique Oreo flavors on the market, Brandon gives his review of Impossible Burgers, and Scott talks about plans for GCP to do a charter boat rental next summer. Scott invites Brandon to join them in watching a Clownvis show, Brandon talks about the recent naked guy in Tacoma, and Justin expresses his love of the beach in Hawaii. Special Guest: Tacompton Files.

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Sep 27

1 hr 43 min

This time the guys give their review of the movie The Long Kiss Goodnight. They also discuss other movies they love, places they’ve been visiting, and plans for the next movie review. 02:01 – Justin gives his appreciation for GCP listeners, they talk about the wild animals in Puyallup, and Brogan talks about his recent visit to the Ruston area in Tacoma. Justin and Brogan share their review of the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jeff talks about his appreciation of Dr. Strange, and Justin reflects on the businesses that used to be around The Lakewood Cinema. Brogan talks about the life at Cosmic Bottles, Justin talks about taking his in-laws to see the sites of Tacoma, and his visit to Dusty’s Hideaway. 18:30 – Jeff finishes out his Jeff’s Capades story, Justin shares when his cat tried to bail when a friend brought a dog over to his house, and they talk about The Busch Apple beer. Brogan shares their mushroom adventure story, when Justin flushed his soul down the toilet, and Justin talks about why he chose The Long Kiss Goodnight for the movie episode. Brogan talks about other movies the producer of the movie made, the missing fill in parts of the movie, and Jeff talks about his least favorite part of the movie. 37:45 – Justin talks about other movies the bad guy was in, they plan to do a sleep over at Justin’s house for the next movie review, and Brogan shares his mission to watch all Wesley Snipes movies. They throw out ideas for the upcoming review, Justin shares Christmas movies that aren’t technically Christmas Movies, and reads the description of the movie Fatman. 55:01 – They talk about the hate for the new version of He-Man, Brogan talks about salmon fishing back in the day, and the lonely nights he spent calling into the lines. Scott talks about calling up the 900 #’s from phone booths back in the day, Justin talks about meeting people off AOL chat rooms, and getting Brogan’s backpack back to him. They listen to the police scanner to find out what’s going on in the area and Jeff closes out the show playing the Brogan song.

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Sep 20

1 hr 14 min

Drew, member of the band Buffalo Preacher sits down with Jeff, Scott, and Justin to talk music, vinyl records, Covid, and music they love. The band is a continuing project that was inspired by living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail. Their latest album, On Sacred Ground, is available on Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Pandora. Keep updated on the band by following them on Facebook! 01:42 – Robo Brogan joins the show, Drew shares how long he’s been in Tacoma, and what his first impressions were of the community when he arrived. He talks about how the band got started, Justin talks about getting back into vinyl, and Scott talks about the first tape and CD bought. Justin talks about the first CD he bought, the business the Outlet Mall in Auburn used to be, and Drew shares what his first CD was. He talks about the beauty behind a vinyl albums, Justin talks about his favorite album, and Jeff reflects on his first CD. 19:20 – Justin reflects on the CD’s he ordered through Columbia House back in the day, Jeff gives his review of the record, and Drew talks about the guitars he uses. He talks about trying to use the least amount of digital on the record, Scott talks about booking guests, and Drew talks about the importance of having someone that can help out with promoting the band. Justin talks about GCP having to pivot during Covid, shares his love of Clownvis, and Jeff expresses his admiration for Clownvis’s shift during Covid. 39:12 – Drew expresses his love for movies that are cheesy-bad, his love of Nicholas Cage, and Justin gives a shout out to Puget Sound Pizza. He talks about their amazing pizza of the month, he expresses his love for Ruben sandwiches, and Drew shares what he loves about Tacoma. Justin talks about the bands he’s seen at The Valley, Drew talks about how he’s grown to love country music musicians, and at what point Country Music Pop evolved. 56:58 – Justin kicks off “Inside The Union Club”, Drew shares what his favorite word is, and then what his least favorite word is. Justin talks about when they had Mark Sargent on, Drew talks about the sounds he loves, and what profession, other than his current one, that he’d like to attempt. They talk about how the quickly the earth started healing after the lockdown at the beginning of Covid, how bad it would suck to work at a gas station at night, and Drew shares what he would like to hear God say when he arrived at the pearly gates, if Heaven exists. Jeff closes out the show with his thoughts on what you can do now for a better chance to get into Heaven before you pass. Thanks Drew for hanging out with the guys for an awesome conversation! Special Guest: Buffalo Preacher.

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Sep 13

1 hr 19 min

Will Sowder from the band Saint Hussy joins the guys for this episode. Saint Hussy is a local experimental rock band from Tacoma. The band recently put together a scholarship fund for non-privileged kids to attend the School of Rock in Seattle, tuition-Free. Every $300.00 in album sales equals one kid attending the School of Rock. Saint Hussy will be playing live next month at the Central Saloon Friday, October 1st. For more information about the band and upcoming events, visit their website: https://sainthussy.com/. 00:15 – Jeff talks about spreading the word of Brogan, Will shares how the band was formed and what their band supports. He talks about what it's like to be part of the Tacoma music scene, the music art radio collective they started, Grit City Radio, and how they spent quarantine. They talk about the importance of being able to pivot, Brogan gives his thoughts on beer, and Justin talks about his and Brogans favorite beer in their youth. Will talks about what lead to them putting out the benefit record and their scholarship fund. 21:19 – Will talks about how he connected with The Bitter, Justin gives Will props to their branding, and Will talks about the reactions he gets from the band's image. Jeff talks about his favorite songs from the album, Will talks about where the song's name “Taking Acid with The Smiths” came from, and his intention behind switching up the band's songs. He talks about the band's upcoming event in October, how he ended up meeting with the other band members, and the recording of their first song. 42:41 – Will talks about connecting with the Oasis Center award their first scholarship, the need for more diversity of bands in Tacoma, and Justin talks about the summer camp in Tacoma, Living Out Loud. Will talks about making a series of scholarships, Justin shares his love of steampunk, and Scott talks about his connection with Andrew at The Mountain House. Will talks about opening for a band from Nashville at The Plaid Pigs, the importance of having relationships with other bands in the area, and Justin talks about the Open Mic in Chick-fil-A in Nashville. 64:45 – Will encourages Brogan to reach out to Cap City Promotions to schedule bands at his bar, Justin jumps into Coaster Questions, and they talk about why each limits their weed smoking or whiskey drinking. They talk about getting sponsorship from Metamucil, Will talks about his love of The Stadium School, and Justin talks about the haunting at The Union Club. Will talks about the haunting vibe where he lives, each share what they would do if they had $5,000, and Justin closes out reflecting on their trip to Spokane. Thanks Will for joining the guys to talk about the amazing things Saint Hussy is doing in the community! Special Guest: Saint Hussy.

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Sep 6

1 hr 25 min

00:01 – Scott talks about Puyallup trending on Twitter recently, they talk about the new listeners they acquired from their visit to Spokane, and Jeff shares his love of posting pictures on Discord. Scott talks about tapping out of Facebook, Justin talks about getting people to join Safe Street meetings post covid and kicks off Jeffs Capades. Justin talks about the recent fires in Puyallup, Scott talks about the recent apartment fire in Tukwila, and Justin talks about his urge to go check the fire in Puyallup out. 22:15 – Justin goes through the different Tacompton File Bingo cards options, jumps into Scott topics, and Scott shares his love of public transportation. Robo Brogan sneaks in with his hit song, Jeff talks about his recent trip to Oregon, and the wineries along the way. He talks about delicious food in the Pearl district of Portland, his visit to the Aeronautical Museum, and he talks about GCP’s upcoming coloring contest. 43:18 – Scott shares what the app Gimp does, Jeff gives props to their amazing Instagram followers, and Justin jumps into “Is It Tacoma”. He covers the shout-outs from the listeners on Discord, they share what drinks they’re enjoying, and Justin expresses his excitement for pumpkin season being right around the corner. He talks about the type of people that hit up Safeway at 4 PM on Saturdays, they talk about things that were happening in Tacoma the weekend of the recording, and Jeff talks about the energy young adults have when releasing their new swag online. 65:45 – Jeff talks about the marijuana party packs, they welcome the Discord listeners to join them in Is It Tacoma, and Justin reads off the articles. They go through each article, covering the contestants’ questions, they give their guesses, and Justin announces the winner. They discuss further the root cause of the incident in the Tacoma article, Justin shares where the other articles are from, and Scott closes out the show talking about the crazy things that he sees in Seattle on early mornings.

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Aug 30

1 hr 25 min

Comedian Dave Losso joins Justin and Scott on this episode. Recently relocated to the PNW, Dave is originally from Chicago and has been all over the country headlining comedy shows. Labeled “a joke machine” by Savage Henry Magazine, he’s worked with such acts as Kyle Kinane, Ari Shaffir, Sean Patton, Johnny Pemberton, Josh Fadem, and Adam Clayton-Holland. His debut album is out now; you can find it on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/carelesswhisper. 02:12 – Justin expresses how much he misses Brogan, shares the story of Brogan getting lost looking for Chipotle, and Dave talks about the recent special he recorded. He talks about the venue he recorded it at, Justin talks about what old Malarkeys turned into and the Tacoma drama around the Tacoma Baking Company. Scott talks about the new self-serve beer bar in Tacoma, Dave talks about doing radio in Florida while enjoying White Claw, and the story behind the nickname The Hot Dog Guy. 18:37 - Dave shares how long he’s been doing stand-up, when he started doing out-of-town shows and compares the crowds of Chicago and Milwaukee. He talks about what kicked off him traveling around the country, DIY touring, and opening for Ari Shaffir. He talks about getting back out post-Covid, they jump into Scott Topics, and Dave reflects on his mushroom experience. Justin talks about the most ridiculous time he had on shrooms, Dave suggests excellent movies to watch during the trip, and podcast ideas. 39:10 – Justin talks about the fantastic treats their friend Billy has shared with them in the past, the Dope Show that Tyler Smith and Dave talk about the Stoned vs Drunk vs Sober show in New Orleans. He gives his review on The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Movie, Justin talks about educating the youth on 90’s rock and shares the history of The Union Club with Dave. Justin dives into Is It Tacoma, they discuss which article they think is from Tacoma, and Justin reveals which one it is. 62:50 – Dave shares where people can find him online, places he’ll be performing at, and explains how frogs are great helpers in the garden. He talks about the crazy group he created on Facebook, where people can get his new album and the hardcore band he was in 15 years ago. He talks about being excited to get back on the road next month, what he enjoyed about doing comedy in Orlando, and the creation of the town Notre Dame, Indiana. Thanks, Dave, for hanging out and the outstanding conversation Special Guest: Dave Losso.

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Aug 23

1 hr 15 min

This time Julie Judy, the Community Development Lead from The Coffee Oasis, joins Scott and Justin. The Coffee Oasis is a non-profit organization that exists to create pathways of opportunity for youth to be restored in heart, soul, mind, and body. They believe youth are the future of our community, but many are hurting, homeless, and hindered from living their full potential. They support youth from 13 – 23 through shelter and housing, crisis services, youth engagement, and youth development. 00:5 - Julie shares her plan to go out with a Viking sendoff funeral, Justin plays his Robo Brogan song, and Julie talks about what The Coffee Oasis does. She talks about where The Coffee Oasis is located, her role with the company, and the companies recent increase in their beds from 6 to 20. She talks about the group of women who reached out to the company's founder to branch out to the Tacoma area, Pierce Counting always wanting them to increase their capacity from 6 to 12, and the benefits of being where they're located. 25:30 – Julie talks about going through the process of trying to locate one or both parents of the youth, identifying where the person they're helping is at education-wise, and how they became the education resource during Covid. She explains how the company has a 150-day maximum stay, the importance of keeping the youth connected with their community, and the two things that are unique about The Coffee Oasis. She talks about the recreational activities they offer the youth, their continuum of care model, and her fascination with toilets. 50:17 – Justin shares what drink he's enjoying, the Hops For Housing events that are happening the month of August, and Scott talks about his love of the brew community. Justin introduces the new game "Inside the Union Club", Julie expresses her love for James Lipton, and talks about her favorite and least favorite words. She talks about what it truly means to own a boat, the sounds she loves and hates, and how stoked she is for The Kraken. 75:00 – Julie talks about what profession, other than hers, she'd like to attempt, and what she'd like to hear God say when arriving at the pearly gates. She talks about what drew her to working at The Coffee Oasis, one of the first residents at The Coffee Oasis, and the two youth they supported that were accepted to The Washington Youth Academy. She gives props to the amazing staff that she gets to work with, the other amazing organizations the company works with, and Justin announces the upcoming GCP coloring contest. Thanks, Julie, for the great conversation and the treats! Special Guest: Julie Judy.

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Aug 16

1 hr 41 min

This time Scott and Justin reflect on the second part of their trip to Spokane. 01:11 - Justin explains Jeff being on a road trip and what he did while hanging with one of the GCP fans. He shares how people can listen to GCP live, talks about their experience at Buddy Boy Farms in Spokane, and they talk about how it felt like a con weekend. Justin talks about taking Lime scooters to Dry Fry Distillery, Scott talks about the challenge to get a scooter later in the night and how beautiful the river through Spokane was. Justin shares the difficulty of using the map on his phone while on the scooter, using his intuition to get to the distillery instead of listing to the cop, and they talk about the Spokane “Bro-muda Triangle” downtown. 20:23 - Justin talks about the Smurf Bombs they enjoyed at 24 Taps, the Yardstick drink they enjoyed at Fast Eddies, and the roving gangs of college kids they ran into. They talk about experiencing the river walk on Saturday, Scott’s quest for a lighter, and the cool Garbage-Eating Goat. Justin talks about the various scooters they saw in the water, their visit to the Martini Bar, and the food they enjoyed there. He talks about the drinks they enjoyed there, their visit to the Ben & Jerry's store, and Scott talks about the red zones for the scooters. 40:35 – Justin talks about them adventuring east on the Spokane trail, going to Gonzaga University on the scooters/bike, and Brogan jumps in on the conversation. Justin talks about the drag show the ladies went to, their visit to Clinkerdagger, and him and Scott watching a singer at the hotel while hotboxing at the bridge. He talks about him and Scott then finding scooters, their quest to Gamers Arcade Bar, and how they headed out as the Grit City Podcast Street Teamers. 60:00 – Justin shares the great songs he played on Touch Tunes while at the Arcade Bar, the punching bag at the arcade, and the “bro-doods” impressing their chicks on it. He shares his appreciation for Pop A Shot, Scott talks about when he blacked out, and Justin talks about the motivational speeches he gave while there. Finally, Justin talks about his mistakes in consuming alcohol and closes out giving a shout-out to Buddy Boy Farms and Spokane.

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Aug 9

1 hr 21 min

On this episode, Scott and Justin get the opportunity to join Galadriel, DJ, and their amazing team for a tour of Buddy Boy Farms!!! The owners of the farm have 40 years of certified organic farming under their belt and use the most natural & organic methods of growing their numerous strains. Their growmasters constantly work toward nourishing & creating the cleanest, finest buds on the planet for their customers. To find out more about where to find Buddy Boy products at a retailer near you, information on touring the farm, or just want to stop by and say hi, check out their website: https://buddyboyfarm.com/. 02:05 - Justin talks about why they chose to visit the farm in July, their first night in Spokane, and Scott talks about the stop in Covington to visit Brogan. Justin talks about the wildfires in Oregon and Washington, his and Michell’s experience at the Safeway in Spokane, and his past visits there. They talk about experiencing the college nightlife their first night in Spokane and the 90’s fashion that was going on. 25:57 - Scott talks about the Netflix show Z Nation being recorded in Spokane, Justin introduces Galadriel, and Galadriel introduces Nick. Nick talks about where he’s originally from, Galadriel takes the guys to the cannabis starts, and the lady bugs that they bring in every week. She talks about how the lady bugs are caught in the wild, explains that they’re working to becoming an organic form for cannabis, and Nick talks about them trying to consolidate the different data points that they use. 52:04 - Nick explains that they sell products to other producers, they head over to Buddy Boy 2, and Galadriel talks about the different teams they have setup. Justin talks about the rattle snake season signs, Nick talks about having to record the cannabis waste, and Galadriel talks about the design of their green house. Justin talks about the magnitude of the buildings, Galadriel talks about the number of people they employ, and the different strains that they have. 75:02 - Galadriel shares how the green houses in the new building are all connected, Nick talks about they new building being automated, and they talk about how much math is used in the process. Galadriel talks about the comfort she found in her dads green house as a kid, the amazing teams they have, and the head grower talks about how he got started with Buddy Boy Farms. He talks about the stress around growing, Galadriel shows them the mother plants, and explains what “mother plant” means. Many many thanks to Galadriel for taking us on am amazing tour of Buddy Boy Farm! We look forward to getting to catch up with you soon!!!! Special Guest: Buddy Boy Farm.

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Aug 2

1 hr 41 min

Bill Miller, Pacific North Westerner, and Justin’s father-in-law sits down with the guys on this episode to talk about his life and adventures on Anderson Island. 02:06 – Justin introduces Bill, shares that his mother-in-law listens to the podcast, and talks about the drinks he’s been enjoying lately. Bill talks about finding a lot at Anderson Island, getting scammed out of the first lot he bought, and helicoptering with his wife in Hawaii. He talks about his foody track, where he lived as a kid with his dad in the Air Force, and how his family ended up in California. 18:09 – Bill compares the traffic between LA and Tacoma, what’s cool about being a bank robber, and how he ended up in Tacoma after getting married. He talks about going back to school for winemaking, the “Chamber of Commerce” days in Washington, and his and Linda’s first trips to Washington. He talks about what Bothell was like when they moved there in the ’80s, how quiet it is out on the island, and his Anderson Island Foodies Facebook group. 36:32 – Bill talks about seeing more deer than cars some days on the island, his outhouse, and how matching his schedule with the ferry can be frustrating at times. Justin talks about his ferry meltdown, Bill talks about the second life of tables he picked up for free, and restaurants on the island. He talks about the makeover of the Riv, gives tips on what to order, and shares the story of the cities name. 53:47 – Bill talks about the length of time it takes to travel on the ferry, the resort capital of the PNW, and photographing two weddings at JBLM. They talk about the crazy signs people hold up when picking people up at the airport, Bill talks about the connections he’s made with people in the Anderson Island community and what caused him to start the FB food group. He shares making raspberry and apple wine, being a professional photographer for 50 years, and his favorite places to shoot photos in Washington. Many thanks to Bill for sitting down for an interesting conversation! Special Guests: Bill Miller and Derek G.

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Jul 26

1 hr 11 min

This time the guys sit down with Brandon, the creator of the Tacompton Files page on Facebook. Tacompton Files was created to share crime info for the Tacoma area and has grown into a place that also shares news on missing people and animals, and information directly related to the Tacoma area. The page was created in 2015 and has grown to have 82,014 followers, with 71,842 people that like the page. Friend of the podcast Derek also sits in as a co-host. 01:16 – Justin talks about what Jeff is up to, welcomes Derek as a special co-host, and introduces Brandon. Brandon talks about the page being locked out of FB, what he did during his month off, and the inception of Tacompton Files. He talks about blocking people on FB, they review the app Next Door, and Justin talks about things he deals with in his Safe Streets neighborhood group. 18:10 – Scott talks about the drone footage Brandon posted in the past, Brandon reflects on listening to the scanner as a kid, and Derek talks about tuning into Tacompton Files when he hears police activity in his area. Justin talks about Tacompton Files bingo card, the coffee mugs that came out of the bingo cards idea, and Brandon tells a story of being jumped while out camping. 37:56 – Justin thanks Brandon for bringing beer from McMenamins, shares his hate of IPA’s, and Scott talks about his love of juicy IPA’s. Justin talks about the food from Puget Sound Pizza they’re enjoying while recording, the Gin 101 event he attended, and discusses the Everclear cherries he serves at his parties. Justin then jumps into Is It Tacoma. 53:29 – Each of the guys' guesses which of the articles is from Tacoma, Scott talks about missing the Lime scooters, Justin talks about why Lime is out, and Razor is in with scooters in Tacoma. Brandon talks about his first scooter adventure, Justin shares where the other stories were from, and Brandon talks about the 50-mile backpacking trip he went on in Montana. Brandon shares his love of camping, how it resets him, and they close out talking about the catalytic converters craze that has hit the nation. Thanks to Brandon for dropping in to talk about Tacompton files! Special Guests: Derek G and Tacompton Files.

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Jul 19

1 hr 11 min

Brian Nelson, the mastermind behind Unleashed at Stadium Bowl, owner of Grit 360, and Co-Founder/Chairman of the Board for Kindred Souls Foundation, sits down with Scott and Justin to catch up since the last time he joined the podcast in 2016. This year Unleashed at Stadium Bowl is happening on August 8th. 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, and total descended 814 for a total of 1,628 steps. Participants can double the pain and double the glory by choosing the 2 Lap Option for a total of 3,256 steps! Registration is now open and will close on August 1st. Race entry fee is $50, $40 for those with a military ID & first responders, and $25 for anyone 8-17 years old. For more information, visit their website at: http://unleashedatstadiumbowl.org/about/ 01:46 – Scott introduces Brian, Brian talks about pivoting his business just before Covid and how long he’s been in the PNW area. He talks about falling in love with the area, Justin talks about the changes around Tacoma over the years, and they talk about the amazing revitalization of the greater Tacoma area over the last 30 years. They talk about the pool halls that have opened in the area, Justin talks about his short stint in Wisconsin, and Brian talks about the importance of people being grateful for their job during this time when so many others are struggling. 21:31 – Brian talks about the safest way of running the bowl, his formula for team building, and why that formula works. He shares what people see in each other when the ego is dropped, why movies like Rocky and Rudy resonate with us, and what makes an authentic connection. He talks about the day he decided to create the race, the importance of reminding ourselves and others that there is more in them than they see, and talks about the upcoming race this year. 39:05 – Jeff pops in and gives props to Brian, Justin talks about how GCP made it through the last year, and Scott talks about how much it helped to have the podcast during Covid. Brian talks about the importance of keeping things going during Covid, ways to counter our tendencies to catastrophize, and Justin talks about the decision to have a 4th of July BBQ. Brian talks about how people are re-learning to connect, Justin talks about people re-locating to rural areas, and how Covid has forced businesses to see the benefits of employees working remotely. 57:35 – They talk about how beautiful the Stadium is, Brian talks about when he fell in love with Tacoma, and the various walks of life people are from that participate in the Unleashed Stadium Bowl. Justin jumps into Is It Tacoma, Scott and Brian make their guess on which article is from Tacoma, and Justin reveals the correct answer. They talk about how hard it is to break a car window, Justin shares where the other two pieces were from and plays the firecracker article. Thanks Brian for stopping in to give us an update on what’s been going on since the last time you joined the podcast! Special Guest: Brian Nelson.

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Jul 12

1 hr 18 min

The whole gang sits down to talk about the haps at Cosmic Bottles, 4th of July plans, and UFOs. 00:15 – Brogan talks about the drinks he’s bringing to the 4th of July celebration, Justin shares where listeners can find them online. Jeff tries out his new greeting, they talk about the high temperatures at each other’s house, and their trip next month to visit The Buddy Boy Farm. Brogan talks about the cute puppy adoption that will be going on at Cosmic Bottles, Jeff talks about the brewery in Seattle that has a dog park and Brogan talks about the recent fire at Cosmic Bottles. 17:53 – Scott talks about his recent vacation, the different car types cursing around Reno, and the karaoke fun he had. Justin talks about the variety of items that will be at the party, he talks about his love of vampires, and Scott talks about the beer he’s enjoying. Scott talks about trying out axe throwing, encourages the guys to go, and explains how it works. Justin talks about the new escape room on Rustin, Brogan debates if he should set up axe throwing at his shop, and Jeff expresses his want of a splatter room. 38:36 – Brogan celebrates Costco being able to again serve samples to customers, Brogan talks about things coming back and expresses his concern with the guys not joining them at the bar. He talks about the GCP banner hanging at the shop, Justin shares with Brogan the new shop that opened in place of Malarkey’s and expresses his want to support them. Justin reflects on his visits to Malarkey’s, their plans for future recordings at the Union Club, and Brogan talks about his recent interaction with a real mans-man. 57:52 – Justin shares what he has learned on UFOs, Scott explains what UAP means, and Brogan suggests that they go on a Grit City Suspect Adventure. Brogan roasts Caesar, Caesar shares what he’s been up to, and Al talks about the temperature where he’s at in Eastern Washington. Justin talks about checking out the sauna at Urban Float in Tacoma, they jump into Jeffscapades, and Scott talks about how much can be accomplished with a buzz. Justin offers his house as a safe place when the apocalypse arrives, and Scott envisions Justin’s future apocalyptic character.

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Jul 5

1 hr 17 min

Jeff, Justin, and Scott sit down for a Saturday Night Grit to talk about a variety of things including: Juggalo’s, Mac Sabbath, and amazing food in Tacoma. 01:50 – Justin kicks off this episode talking about Cosmic Bottles crawfish broil that’s coming up, they each discuss their feelings on crawfish, and Jeff talks about a guy eating an iguana. Justin talks about catching up with Billy, the great Tacompton group on Facebook, and the drive through metal band Mac Sabbath. Jeff shares his frustration with certain members of the Juggalo crowd, Justin talks about the Juggalo culture, and claims the GCP team officially Juggalo’s. 21:51 – Jeff talks about places ICP’s played at in Seattle, Justin talks about Studio Seven in Seattle going out of business, and Justin and Scott talk about their plan to visit the clown motel in Tonopah, Nevada. Jeff talks about making a custom Mac Sabbath Ouija board, Scott talks about Mini Oscars Annex, and they talk about new restaurants coming to Tacoma. Justin talks about his last melting pot experience, being saved by Robo Brogan, and they dive into Jeffscapades. 39:26 – They discuss finger loss when using a table saw, Jeff talks about the “smart” table saws, and Justin invites the guys out to the Washington State Fair. They talk about traffic coming back, Scott talks about his adventures on the train, and getting his classic truck started. Justin talks about other local places opening up, gives props to the favorite places that have closed, and his recent trip to Frugals Burgers. 59:08 – Justin recaps the three articles for the Is It Tacoma game, Jeff and Scott guess which article is from Tacoma, and Justin shares what cities the other stories are from. They talk about peoples tipping points, public freak-outs, and Justin talks about recommendations for a bucket list for those leaving Tacoma. They discuss post Covid B&I, Jeff shares that 90% of the US donut shops in America are owned by Cambodians, and they close out the podcast talking about donut burgers.

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Jun 28

1 hr 18 min

This week the guys catch up with Chris Staudinger, owner of Pretty Gritty Tours since he was last on the show. Pretty Gritty Tours was founded in 2016 by a collection of guides, artists, and historian who feelt that the South Sound is one of the most beautiful and underrepresented parts of the world. Since then they have been digging deep into the stories, the businesses, and the buildings that make this such an incredible place to visits and sharing those treasures with all of you. Pretty Gritty Tours offers various tours around Tacoma, including a Brewery Tour, Historical Tours, and Antique Row. With the onset of Covid, they've also added new weekly virtual tours of the PNW for free! You can find out more about Chris and Pretty Gritty Tours at: prettygrittytours.com. 01:54 – Scott turns on Jeff’s picture as they all express how they’re missing him, Justin talks about what’s been happening with Brogans businesses in the last three years, and Chis talks about how’s he’s been since he last joined the podcast. He talks about the virtual tours he’s done during Covid, his touring of Tacoma’s old City Hall, and Justin talks about how The Union Club in Tacoma is haunted. He talks about how they’ve expanded there, the historical significance of the McMenamins building in Tacoma, and the secret bar there. Chris talks about being related to Patrick Swayze, Pretty Gritty Virtual Tours, and how they’ve been able to re-start their walking tours. 17:42 – Chris talks about the haunting he experienced at Stadium High School, the candy history in Tacoma, and the recent things he’s done with The Historic Preservation Office of Tacoma. He talks about the award they won during the pandemic, explains what started the Interactive Murder Mystery “Tacoma Noir”, and Scott talks about the group that put together live scavenger hunts. Chris talks about how he prepares for ghost tours, Scott reflects on the post ghost hunt at Brandy’s Attic, and Chris recommends that the guys tour the attic at The Union Club before the remodel. 35:03 – Justin tells Chris about GPC’s past Boot to Boot, Scott talks about his elegant fall during the event, and Chris recommends that they visit The Black Fleet Brewery during GCP’s next Boot To Boot. He talks about becoming a blacksmith, his love of making knives, and Justin gives Chris suggestions of things he could make for his bar. He talks about his plans to mark noon with cannons from his yard, Chris offers to make Justin a brass kraken for his bar, and explains how he tests each of his knives. Scott talks about what it takes to be a master bladesmith, his love of railroad spike knives, and Chris shares his love of KPOP music. 52:43 – Justin kicks off Is It Tacoma, they talk about how murderous racoons are, and Justin reflects on their past guest StreetBall Supe. Scott expresses what story he fells is from Tacoma, Chris asks if the story is actually from Tacoma, and Justin reveals what story it is. Justin shares the locations the two other stories are from, Chris talks about past interactions with a racoon, and Justin talks about a past argument he got in with a racoon. Scott stands by being right on his guess, they talk about squatter’s rights, and Justin shares where people can find Pretty Gritty Tours online. Thanks Chris for joining the guys again for an update on what’s been happening since you last joined the podcast!! Special Guest: Chris Staudinger.

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Jun 21

1 hr 11 min

Narin Vann sits down with Scott and Justin on this week’s episode. Narin, the greatest Ordained Minister of all time, is also a professional stand-up comedian that has performed all over the country. As an Ordained Minister, he has done over 70 weddings where his specialty is the awkward photos he does at the ceremony. For booking information please contact him at narinvann@gmail.com! On the comedy side, you can find him performing in various places in the PNW, including him hosting Open-Mic On June 23rd at the Tacoma Comedy club. 00:46 – They celebrate National Donut Day, Justin talks about the first time he met Narin at Brogan’s Roast, and Narin talks about shooting the parity viral video of people mistaking him for other Asians. Scott talks about his Seattle bus adventures, Narin reflects on the bits he did at the Broast, and talks about rules that are setup before roasts happen. He talks about the research he does on people that he roasts, dealing with racism when he grew up, and personalities that he’s found are most sensitive at his shows. 18:35 – Narin talks about the multiple times he’s had with people rushing the stage while performing, getting heckled by one of his dates while on stage, and he gives his perspective on doing Zoom shows during Covid. He talks about what got him into comedy, how he sneaks booze into games, and talks about being a minister in addition how he makes the ceremonies memorable. He shares that he enjoys MCing weddings and Justin talks about his wedding at the Bonnie Springs ranch in Vegas. 37:05 – Narin talks about doing a wedding at Salty’s in Seattle, tips he’s gotten other than money, and how the Narin Bar came along. Justin reflects on his rat experience in Seattle, the rats he’s had around the house, and Scott talks about the coyotes and mountain lions around LA dying from rat poison. He talks about seeing racoons in the morning by his house, Justin talks about the two racoons he’s had around his house, and Rusty crashing his drone in the bamboo during a party at his home. 52:38 – Narin talks about the night Shelby got punched while on stage, the meme’s he’s had stolen, and how his style differs from his friend, and fellow comedian, Luke. He gives props to the green room at the Tacoma Comedy Club, Scott talks about people raiding the snack drawer at places he’s worked, and gives Narin props for his pictures of food on Instagram. Scott shares his viewpoint on food blogging, Justin expresses his love for Popeyes, why he stopped going to Jimmy Johns, and Narin talks about the story of a nickel being found in a sandwich at MSM. Special thanks to Narin for an entertaining conversation! Special Guest: Narin Vann.

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Jun 14

1 hr 14 min

Luan Roberts sat down with GCP to share her knowledge and love of tide pooling. She has been in the PNW and exploring for the last 5 years and hopes she can inspire others to get out and tide pool too! You can find her on Instagram: @luanimal and her website: https://www.naturelookings.com/ 01:21 – Justin and Scott kick off the show missing Jeff, Luan introduces herself, and Justin gives props to the Union Club for GCP’s ability to record in person. They talk about their last recording at the Union Club, Luan explains her love of sea slugs, and how she gets her great shots of them. She talks about how disrupting tide pooling can be to the wildlife’s environment, and how she came across PNW’s beautiful marine landscape. 11:22 – Luan talks about the specialness of the Tacoma Marina, the different types of sea slugs that are there, and shares when the best time to go see them is. Justin talks about the movie My Octopus Teacher, Luan talks about the places she was surprised about seeing the sea slugs at, the stationary creatures that are at the places she visits, and Luan talks about the terrible things sea slugs can do to each other. 21:15 – Luan talks about what got her interested in the marine life when she moved to Seattle, her first discovery of the tide pool, and things that have helped her foster her hobby. She talks about how she has made her connections in the community, the actual size of the creatures, and the types of defense measures the nudibranchs have. She talks about the marine themed tattoo she is getting, Justin asks a Coaster Question, and shares how Coaster Questions got started. 32:09 – Luan talks about things she’s ran across that seemed out of this world, her dream place she’d love to explore, and Justin talks about his past snorkeling experience. He talks about his horrid sunburn, Luan explains the purpose of the herring nets at Narrows Marina, and how exploration makes a perfect pandemic hobby. Justin talks about the old docs and buildings in the Rustin Way area, Scott talks about the PNW tree octopus, and Justin shares where listeners can find Luan online. Thanks Luan for sharing your love of sea slugs! Special Guest: Luan Roberts.

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Jun 7

45 min 24 sec

Billy rejoins the podcast with friend Henry Hagen from The Henry Hagen Band. In addition to being a friend of the podcast, Billy represents the local cannabis store Mary Mart. Mary Mart prides themselves in being well-versed in their craft and love offering their expertise and insight when it comes to marijuana and its many applications. He's also joined the guys for 11 other episodes, find more information on those episodes at: https://www.gritcitypodcast.com/guests/billy Henry was born and raised in the PNW and is the sole creator of The Henry Hagen Band. The bands mission in life is to spread love. Their music is influenced by personal life experiences along with a dash of Pink Floyd’s guitar solos and Eminem’s desire to be the best. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear one of Henry’s amazing songs! 03:20 – Justin welcomes Billy back to the podcast, talks about the past plans to have Henry on the podcast, and Billy and Henry talk about going to elementary school together. Henry shares who he is, the joy he gets from bringing people together when performing, and talks about how the band got together. He talks about opening for Three Doors Down, upcoming performance at the Oregon Hemp Fest, and they discuss treasure hunting in Tacoma. 18:58 – Henry talks about touring this year around the country starting in June, the GCP guys reflect on the Black Hole Brownies Billy brought them in the past, and they talk about what he’s brought with him this time. Billy gives some props to Mary Mart, they discuss The Nalley Valley of Tacoma, and they go through the cannabis infused fruit drinks Billy brought in. 37:55 – Scott dives into Scott Topics, they reflect on the article about a louse biting off a fish’s tongue then replacing it, and Billy shares the next cannabis treat with he guys. They jump into Jeff’s Capades, Jeff talks about the sweet lady trying to offer him help at the ATM, they each reflect on embarrassing experiences in public, and Billy talks about The Float bar in Gig Harbor. 54:33 – Justin kicks off the game Is It Tacoma, shares the three stories, and the guys discuss each of the stories and which one was based in Tacoma. Each of the guys express which article they think is from the PNW, Justin shares where each of the articles are from, and they close out the show with Henry sharing where listeners can find him online. Thanks Billy and Henry for joining they guys for a great conversation!!! Special Guests: Billy and Henry Hagen.

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May 31

1 hr 13 min

This time the GCP guys sat down for a fun conversation with Jason and Tim, members of the PNW band ANTIHERO. I has been together for 5 years, though Jason and Tim have been playing for years together. You can find more information about the band on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. 00:30 – Jason talks about the first time he threw his drum sticks out to the crowd, Justin welcomes Robo Brogan, and reflects on the last time he saw ANTIHERO live. The guys talk about how they’ve been doing, changes that have been going on lately with the band, and the interesting experience they had playing at The Stone Gate. They share what the purpose of a drum shield is, how long ANTOHERO has been around, and Jason talks about when they first started playing together. 18:04 – They talk about joining Dollar Store Cowboys, shifting to the Atomic Outlaws Band, and only playing with people they know. They talk about lighting things on fire when they play, how Tacoma ports are one of the top 10 cleanest ports in America, and Scott shares his love of conspiracy theories. Justin talks about talking Flat Earth with Mark Sargent, all share their love of Art Bell, and Justin gives props to the food at The Church Cantina in Tacoma. 33:17 – Justin jumps into Is It Tacoma, they discuss where Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia would be found in the PNW, and what drugs are most popular in places between Tacoma and Gig Harbor. Justin reveals what story was from Tacoma, they discuss if it was an inside job, and Tim talks about the roadies the band has had in the past. They talk about having $40,000 work of instruments stolen by someone busting through the side of the house, how they ended up getting some of it back, and Jason talks about buying an RV. 55:28 – Justin thanks the guys for sitting down for a conversation, Scott encourages them to let their kids join the band, and Tim talks about the band he started during Covid. Justin talks about when he moved to Arizona, why he came back to Seattle, and encourages the guys to float. They discuss how the food in Portland gets extra stars because of where it’s served at, starting the glam band Beauty School Drop Outs back in the day, and Jeff talks about getting his first Judas Priest album. Thanks Jason and Tim for joining the guys for an awesome conversation! Special Guest: Antihero.

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May 24

1 hr 12 min

GCP is back recording in person!! Their first live guest is the great friend of the podcast, Steve Dunkelberger. 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 written two history books on the city of Lakewood and has just published his newest book on McNeil Island, and is currently working on two more. He has also had several of his historical articles published on Historylink.org and in Columbia magazine. His past GCP episodes are Episode 10, a Best Of on Jake Bird, Episode 17 where the guys get to tour The Knights of Pythias’s Commencement Lodge #7, Episode 44 where they discuss The Maury Island Incident, Episode 61 where they talk Drunk History, Episode 73: JBLM, Episode 88, and Episode 109. 00:00 – Robo Brogan kicks off the show, Steve shares how what he’s been doing during Covid, and his plans for returning to do Steve’s Drunken History Tacoma in person. Scott expresses his appreciation for Steve’s moccasins, they discuss reasons for US to return to the moon, and Justin gives an update on the haps at the Union Club. Steve talks about what’s been going on at the Pythian temple, projects that they’re working on there, and what his favorite artifact is. 20:53 – Steve tells the George Janovich story including George’s involvement in The Enterprise, how they got caught for burning down The Top of Ocean restaurant, and the books he’s working on, one around Fort Steilacoom, the other on the History of Medical Care in Pierce County. He talks other pandemics throughout history, plans for publishing the books, and the different things he does around the community. 45:30 – They question why there isn’t a beer in a box like wine, Scott reflects on the importance of a tap when throwing a party, and Justin tlks about plans for a kegerator for the home bar. Justin gives an update on the home studio, shifts to coaster question, and Steve talks about his go to drink during the pandemic. They jump into Is It Tacoma, Steve, Jeff, and Scott break out their pocketknives, and Scott shares things he considers before he buys a knife. 60:03 – Steve talks about his trip to Ohio, the food culture that’s missing in Toledo, and shares the three things about Ohio that he doesn’t understand. Justin talks about the fireworks in Tacoma, how the cops in Tacoma feel about people shooting off fireworks, and Steve dives into an article around the Unsolved Mysteries in Tacoma. He talks about the native American legend stories behind Bigfoot, the number of sightings of Bigfoot in Washington, and they close out sharing with listeners how they can find more information about Steve online. Thanks Steve for joining GCP for another great conversation!!! Special Guest: Steve Dunkelberger.

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May 17

1 hr 20 min

On this Saturday Night Grit, the guys get together and discuss the recent I-5 mess, pickle beer, Brogans upcoming trips, and heading back to record at the Union Club next week. 01:46 – Jeff wishes everybody a Happy 8th of May, Brogan talks about what has been going on at Cosmic Bottles, and they talk about what they’re going to wear for their golf uniforms. Justin talks about what he wears under his kilt, the craziness of I-5 on Friday, and gives his review of the pickle beer Brogan gave him last weekend. He reflects on celebrating his birthday at Cosmic Bottles, Brogan shares some of the questions he had for Star Wars Trivia, and what has surprised him so far with his business. 19:15 – They jump into the Is It Tacoma game, Justin reveals the correct answer, and they talk about each of the articles. Scott talks about the great experience he and Brogan had with being part of the press at post Norwescons, they talk about future conventions they’d like to go to, and Brogan shares his plan to get his covid shot. 39:33 – They encourage Brogan to take a Smokey and the Bandit road trip, Scott explains what an over ripe beer is, and talks about his favorite fermented pickles. Justin jumps into Eating Out Tacoma, Brogan shares where he is planning to visit when he goes to Vegas, and they talk about homes for cheap in Italy. They chat on plans for Put Stuff, Scott gives an update on his truck, and Brogan talks about the birthday table at the shop. 58:26 – The guys talk about the first albums they got, Scott talks about first hearing Metallica, and listening to the Dr. Demento show when he was a kid. Justin reflects on the huge satellite dish at his grandmas house, Brogan talks about the summers he and Justin spent together when they were kids, and Scott and Jeff imagine what Brogan and Justin would be like if they drove truck together across the country. Justin talks about other jobs him and Brogan had thought of doing when they were younger, Scott shares his testosterone plans, and Justin share’s his excitement to start recording again at The Union Club.

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May 10

1 hr 19 min

All the guys get together to talk about Tacoma News, their return to Union Club May 15th, and GCP’s summer plans! 01:42 – Brogan and Justin discuss how Brogan is sitting on the floor, Brogan talks about how Cosmic Bottles is doing, and Justin talks about getting his second Covid shot. They discuss what they want to name the GCP hot dog, Justin talks about their upcoming golf plans, and shares Robo Brogan. He talks about the last time he ordered from Memo’s, they jump into Jeff's Capades where Jeff shares a recent food delivery experience, and how easy it is to prank people with a pizza delivery. 15:15 – Jeff talks about his conspiracy theory that would create chaos, his recent visit to his mom’s house, and Scott talks about his recent surprise gift. They talk about the type of truck they would buy, Justin talks about the first car he owned, and Brogan expresses how much he’s missed the guys lately. Justin dives into Tacoma news, they talk about the Governor setting counties back from phase 3, and Jeff talks about the earthquake in North Bend. 31:08 – Justin reflects on experiencing the 2001 Nisqually Valley earthquake, Brogan talks about setting up outdoor seating at Cosmic Bottles, and Scott shares why he couldn’t make it to Justins. They talk about their road trip plan to Buddy Boy Farm this summer, Justin talks about the show Sasquatch on Hulu, and Scott shares his view on the show Banshee. 45:16 – Brogan talks about the “therapist” duty that’s tied to being a bartender, stories from people that come to his bar, and the difference between running a bar and running a game store. Justin talks about not wanting to go back to Vegas, Brogan invites everyone to visit New Orleans with him, and they talk about their Boot-to-Boot plans. Justin share’s their plan to do put stuff at Parkland Putters, talks about trophies he plans to have for the event, and Brogan opens a challenge to the listeners.

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May 3

1 hr 7 min

On this episode, Justin shares his recent trip to Port Townsend, they give updates on plans to return to the Union Club to record, Scott Topics, Jeff Capades, and much more!! 02:22 - Justin gives the team an update on the progress of his studio, they talk about their plans to start recording again at the Union Club, and Justin shares updates that have happened at the club. Scott expresses his excitement to start recording live again, they discuss the average lifespan of podcasts, and Justin talks about his recent trip he and his wife took to Port Townsend. He and Scott talk about their visit to Dusties before Covid, their birthday plans, and Justin talks about exploring a winery in Port Townsend. 22:45 - Justin talks about the drinks they enjoyed when eating out in Port Townsend, what the drink The Huntress has in it, and plans to get a bartender on. He challenges Scott to try new fruity drinks the next time they’re out, Scott reflects on the drinks he had back in high school, and Jeff shares what his favorite fruity drink is. They plan drink rounds the next time they’re out so each of them can share their favorite drinks with each other, what Brogan has going on at Cosmic, and Justin talks about the history of The Manrea Castle Hotel. 42:25 - Conversation turns to Scott Topics and the the crazy article he found about a man who put his head inside a particle accelerator while it was on, they discuss what would it take to get them to the point where they would be ok with putting their head in a particle accelerator, and Scott talks about his last story of the guy feeding crocodiles. They move into Jeff’s Capades, Jeff talks about the scariest thing that happened to him when dealing with alligators in Florida, and they talk about stories of the past where gators have taken children. 69:08 - Scott and Jeff give their guesses on what article is from Tacoma, Justin talks about how cool art is a staple in Tacoma, and Scott asks the guys if they’ve ever sliced a tire. They discuss how much someone could get for a finger on the black market, if you should file a claim with your insurance company if sex toys are stolen from your house, and Jeff brings up his new business idea and invites the guys to join him. They close out the episode talking about how Liquor To Go will be available for people in Washington through 2023!

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Apr 26

1 hr 30 min

This week the guys introduce two new bits for the show, discuss PNW’s beautiful weather, the haps in the news, and GCP’s summer plans! 00:32 – The show kicks off with the guys talking about the recent bobcat attack in the news, Jeff questions if he chose the right slogan for his Founders Mug, and Justin talks about this week’s 4/20 deals at Mary Mart. They talk about enjoying the beautiful weather, Justin talks about his adventures with fixing his lawnmower, and they kick off Scott Topics. 19:14 – Justin comments on their plan to check out Buddy Boy Farm in July, Scott talks about deer eating meat, and Justin shares his plan for a metal Disney princess band called Cannibal Bambi. He tells listeners where they can go to listen to GCP record live, Jeff plays the bobcat video, and Scott talks about Elon Musk buying out the houses in his neighborhood. He shares what he’s drinking, his least favorite day of the week, and Justin dives into the Jeff’s capades. 37:40 – Jeff ponders on if there’s a support group for people being cat fished, Justin poses a question to the group on if they think in pictures or in a stream of consciousness, and they talk about the weird shows that Fox had back in the day. Justin talks about his internal jukebox, jumps into Is It Tacoma, and talks about growing up on Dukes of Hazard. 58:44 – Jeff shares the video of the driver that jumps a draw bridge in Daytona Beach, they talk of Too Booty Too Furious plans, and plans for making a Tour Washington episode. Justin talks about putt-putt courses in the area, plans to put together a putt-putt league, and the competition behind bowling. They close out the show talking about Jeff’s newest GCP part and Jeff talks about his upcoming designs.

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Apr 19

1 hr 14 min

This week Scott, Jeff, Justin get together to try out new bits, discuss new happening places coming to Tacoma, and recent news in Tacoma. 00:31 – Scott and Jeff give props to Justin for his intro bit, Jeff talks about his road trip to visit family, and the Jager bombs he’s been enjoying while there. Justin dives into the podcast’s latest bit “Is It Tacoma”, he reads off three headlines, and Scott and Jeff discuss which of the articles are from the area. Scott and Jeff make their first guess and Justin shares which of the headlines is actually from Tacoma. 11:15 – They talk about where the new business Jack + Adeline are opening in Tacoma, Jeff expresses his appreciation of the new bit, and Justin talks about the Tacoma community coming together to save Bob’s Java Jives. Jeff talks about what makes the tea pot special, reflects on how the tea pot was a necessity back in the 50’s and 60’s, and Justin talks about Washington rules around what marijuana stores are allowed to do for advertising. Scott talks about other states that have legalized cannabis and Justin shares a recent article he found in Tacoma News Tribune on a recent marijuana DUI and what the guy had in his possession. 23:15 – Jeff talks on a Smokey and Bandit reboot “Stoney and The Bandit”, Justin shares his new bit idea “Scott Topics”, and Scott talks about recent physics findings. Jeff talks about a recent YouTube video he watched on shankings in prison and Scott explains a recent article he read where the author philosophically proves we’re in a simulation. 35:05 – They discuss if they won the lottery what they would take: the lump sum or an annuity, the fun of pull tabs, and Justin expresses how Scott is the gifted one when it comes to gambling. Jeff talks about how his mom is the “Slot Machine Whisperer”, Scott talks about the biggest jackpot he ever paid while working in gaming, and they close out the episode talking about another GCP great bit covering “Tacompton Files”.

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Apr 12

48 min 20 sec

On this episode Justin, Scott, and Jeff talk about what they’ve been up to lately, local haps around Tacoma, and Brogan joins the conversation towards the end of the show. Special guest James reads his first GCP Blog at the end of the episode, The Harbor. 01:58 – The guys reflect on the past week’s episode, Justin gives props to Buddy Boy Farms, and talks about getting his first Covid shot. He talks about his hopes for getting together with friends this year, how listeners can tune into GCP live, and how PNW traffic has been picking up lately. Scott talks about the new bus lines that have opened in Seattle, Jeff questions whether that is going to last, and they talk about the uptick in Covid cases. Jeff talks about the dark energies on the land we live on, Justin gives a shout out to their listener James, and his blog The Harbor. 24:58 – Justin talks about the amazing food he got while visiting Sig Brewing, how Dirty Oscars is doing during Covid, and Jeff talks about where he has been out to eat lately. He talks about pressure washing his house, Justin talks about Jeff raging about his neighbors calling him out on his music being too loud, and Scott reflects on listening to himself raging on past episodes. Jeff shares the newest idea on GCP t-shirts, Justin tells listeners where they can send pictures of their pets, and the plans for GCP to attend PNW conventions. 45:57 – They reflect on their past Norwescon visits, how much they miss the parties that happen during the convention, and Jeff talks about the reboot movie of Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. He shares how he is working the Virtual Reality kinks out , Justin talks about The Tacoma Smelter Plume project, and they throw out ideas of other people they could have on the podcast. Justin shares the article from Tacoma News Tribune on Russell Wilson, talks about The Queen’s Gambit, and how he got started with Magic Cards. 69:06 – Justin brings up the Satanic Panic, they make plans to go on haunted tours, and Justin shares where he and his wife will be going for their anniversary. He and Scott talk about their plans to visit the Clown Motel in Tonopah, Scott talks about places he has stayed around Nevada, and Brogan jumps in to talking about how everything has been since the recent opening of Cosmic Bottles. The show closes out with their friend James reading his blog “The Harbor”.

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Apr 5

1 hr 32 min

This episode was another great one that they were lucky enough to be able to record in person!! They were joined by DJ, Co-Owner, and Galadriel, General Manager, of Buddy Boy Farm. Buddy Boy Farm, located in Eastern Washington, got started in 2013 producing cannabis. The owners of the farm have 40 years of certified organic farming under their belt and use the most natural & organic methods of growing their numerous strains. Their growmasters constantly work toward nourishing & creating the cleanest, finest buds on the planet for their customers. To find out more about where to find Buddy Boy products at a retailer near you, information on touring the farm, or just want to stop by and say hi, check out their website: https://buddyboyfarm.com/. 00:21 – The show kicks off discussing when to use the term “Over” to indicate the end of a conversation, the opening of Brogan’s shop, and GCP’s new offer for Patriots. DJ discusses when Bunny Boy Farms got into the cannabis game, they talk about the different laws tied to growing, Galadriel shares what they produce, and where the business is located. DJ talks about when they got their license, the facilities that they’ve built so far, and how having the background in farming played a key role in the success of Buddy Boy. 13:15 – Jeff talks about using cannabis for the first time, their first trip to Mary Mart, and Galadriel talks about her mind shift in perspective on marijuana after doing marketing for the company. Justin reflects on the episode they had with Jeffs mom and the discussion of marijuana, Galadriel talks about how each of the stores they sell to are different, and the benefit of her and DJ going together to market their products to retail stores. She talks about the value of having amazing people that help out on the farm and where people can find retailers that sell their product. 26:54 – Justin talks about the comeback of vinyl records, Scott and Justin talk about their summer trip plans, and Galadriel and DJ discuss the types of strains The Buddy Boy offers. Jeff shares Clownvis with the guests, Galadriel talks about their preferred CBD for backpain, and the hurdle it is to break in to selling lotions. Jeff talks about the benefits he finds with using cannabis, Galadriel talks about the benefits it has on anxiety, and Justin talks about the help doing the podcast has on his own anxiety. 40:24 – Jeff shares the Friday Night Bowl, Justin talks about the listener love their last episode was getting, and thanks Galadriel and DJ for joining them to talk about their businesses. They talk about the challenges with delivering to places close to the state border, Justin reflects on when he was in Camden, NJ, and Galadriel invites the guys to visit them in July for a tour in addition to enjoying their blueberry wine. Thanks Galadriel and DJ for the great conversation on information on Buddy Boy Farm. Looking forward to the next time you’re on! Special Guest: Buddy Boy Farm.

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Mar 29

53 min 48 sec

On this episode, the guys talk to Olowo-n'djo Tchala, founder & CEO of The Alaffia Foundation, (TAF). TAF is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to empower African communities through the advancement of Fair Trade, education, sustainable living and gender equality. They execute their Alaffia Empowerment Projects in Togo, West Africa that support Fair Trade producer communities. TAF provides a platform for individuals and organizations around the world to partner with Alaffia, by sharing resources, skills, time and money. This public support is critical to Alaffia impacting more lives in Togo. Empowerment Projects are Alaffia’s mission in action, funded by the sale of their products. Targeted development ensures basic needs are met for a dignified life. This allows Togolese communities to provide their skills and knowledge to the rest of the world and rise out of poverty. 01:21 – Justin shares how listeners can find GCP online, Olowo-n'djo talks about how often he gets to go back home to Togo, and talks about where he grew up in Togo. He discusses when he began to understand ways he could help uplift the African people, what life was like for him as a child in Togo, and explains how that experience has drove him to do what he is doing today. He talks about how TAF came to be, how the creation of the products was a way for them to generate money to support their mission, and how their business not only helped with creating jobs in Africa, it also created jobs locally as well. 13:13 - Olowo-n'djo talks about how he ended up in Olympia, where the name of the company came from, and the real meaning of Alaffia. He talks about what some of the difficulties are in getting out of poverty, the guiding principles of the organization, and the importance of us to see the world as one community. He talks about the importance of having to do multiple things to make an impact on poverty, the reasoning behind planting 90,000 trees, and how deforestation is contributing to starvation. 25:52 - Olowo-n'djo shares that 1 of 16 women in Togo have a chance to loose their life in giving birth, the impact that has on the children they leave behind, and discusses the schools that Alaffia has built. He talks about the other project of donating bicycles Togo, the impact that has on preventing children from dropping out school, and the amount of human trafficking that is happens in Togo. He talks about the importance of family and culture to him, how the company blew up in 2018, and the organizations intent to make their products accessible and affordable to all American communities. 39:08 – Olowo-n'djo talks about the want to give everyone the ability to give in the world, the fact that changes can be made by things as simple as being mindful about what you purchase, and what he does to relax and have fun. He talks about exercising daily being important to him and that though he knows Alaffia has made a huge stride on removing poverty, he always feels like there is more to do. The guys closedown the show reflecting on the amazing conversation. Thank you Olowo-n'djo for joining the podcast and sharing the awesome things TAF is doing! Special Guest: Olowo-n'djo Tchala.

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Mar 22

54 min 19 sec

They sit down for another GCP Saturday Night Grit and talk sandwiches, Phase 3, the recent break in at one of the major Tacoma Food Banks, and much more. 02:12 – The show kicks off conversing about Brogan’s pain and suffering from the tacos he enjoyed the night before, shares when Cosmic Bottles will be opening, and they break into sandwich chat 2.0. Justin gives his review of his Reuben Pizza, Brogan shares what his favorite sandwich is, and Scott chimes in with his as well. They discuss why the price at Jack In The Box has jumped, Scott talks about his favorite local fermenting place, and Jeff share’s info on his signature brine. 15:55 – Jeff talks about his first experience watching VR porn, they celebrate Pierce County going to Phase 3 starting March 22nd, and Justin shares what Phase 3 means for sports fans. Scott suggests they rent a movie theater soon, they talk about what’s coming up soon for the Patrons, and they discuss their $1 Patreon tier. They talk about what listeners have done with GCP art, the bad impressions they’ve made on Jeff, and discuss the recent break in at the Tacoma Food Bank. 31:20 – They talk about the different business opportunities that have come from Covid, Justin talks about places that have closed because of it, and Brogan changes up his sandwich choice. Jeff talks about the great Pho places in Seattle, they reflect on their bummer birthdays of 2020, and Scott share’s the great breakfast pizza he had earlier. 46:24 – Justin talks about the squares on the Tacompton Files Bingo game, Jeff talks about what’s shared on the Next Door Neighbor app in his area, and what the mating call is of the PNW pot smokers. They talk about where they’ve been lately other than work, Scott talks about places he’s ate out at lately, and encourages Justin to French Toast his pizza leftovers. Justin finishes out the episode sharing the GCP benefits Patreon subscribers get for supporting the podcast and they plan the next Boot To Boot.

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Mar 15

1 hr 3 min

This time Jeff, Justin, and Scott talk on travel, new brewery’s opening, and their favorite sandwich. 00:18 – Show kicks off with conversation about Justin’s home defense system, Justin gives an update on where Brogan is at with Cosmic Bottles, and talks about the first time he went to Denver. They make plans to go camping, Scott talks about his favorite things to do when camping, and Jeff gives travel trips for those going to Florida. Justin reflects on his trip to Orlando, Jeff talks about the Salvador Dali Museum, and the types of art that is there. 15:01 – Justin gives a shout out to Mary Mart, Scott shares that Dunagan’s Irish Pub and Brewery is opening in Gig Harbor this spring, and they feature a Pickle Review by Scott. They make plans for doing a hot dog blog, Justin talks about his hate as a child of sauerkraut, and his love for Ruben. Jeff expresses his love for the club sandwich, Justin shares what is essential on a Ruben sandwich, and where he’s had the best Ruben. 30:47 – Jeff talks about what to him makes a good club sandwich, the best place to get a Grilled Cheese sandwich, and explains what Wizard Con is. They talk about looking through comic book price guides back in the day, Jeff talks about winning a writers contest when he wrote a script for a comic book. Justin reflects on going to the art institute for a year, Scott talks about what he has been drinking lately, and they reflect on the crazy 2020 year. 44:53 – Jeff shares how The Union Club has recently updated, they talk about Covid vaccines, and Justin officially makes Lemmy GCP’s pet. Scott talks about the recent amazing sandwich he had at 2 Doors Down in Seattle, the restaurant’s great beers to go, and how he appreciates having a beer before taking the train home. He talks about how enjoys finding great places to eat, Justin suggests a new GCP advertisement, and they close the show out talking about what they have going on in the upcoming weeks.

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Mar 8

1 hr 5 min

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.

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Mar 1

1 hr 13 min

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.

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Feb 22

1 hr 54 min

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.

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Feb 15

1 hr 28 min

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.

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Feb 8

1 hr 33 min

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.

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Feb 1

1 hr 12 min

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.

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Jan 25

1 hr 5 min

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.

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Jan 18

1 hr 26 min

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.

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Jan 11

54 min 29 sec

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.

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Jan 4

2 hr 13 min

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.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 40 min