S2: Ep.12 - The Oscar Wilde Way - Tammy Lynne Stoner & Pretty Gritty
Storytellers Telling Stories
Written and narrated by Tammy Lynne Stoner. Musical performance by Pretty Gritty.This week, we hear an excerpt from Tammy's novel "Sugar Land" where two close friends grow much closer. Then, Pretty Gritty performs a song.Check out Tammy's writing: tammylynnestoner.comListen to more of Pretty Gritty at prettygrittymusic.comHear more episodes: sttspod.comLearn how to become a patron: patreon.com/sttspodClick here to rate us on iTunes. Otherwise, please share this episode with your friends and family -- new episodes arrive every Tuesday!Thank you for listening.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/sttspod)
This week the guys chat with Chris Staudinger owner of Pretty Gritty Tours at Wizards Keep Games in Renton. Chris is an Adventurer, videographer, social media consultant that has travelled around the world writing articles for places like USA Today. Pretty Gritty Tours offers various tours around Tacoma, including a Brewery Tour, Historical Tours, and Antique Row. You can find out more about Chris and Pretty Gritty Tours at: prettygrittytours.com. This episode kicks off with Chris telling the guys about growing up in around eastern Washington, including Leavenworth. He tells them what brought him over to this side of the state, explains what Pretty Gritty Tours is and what made him decide to start doing the tours. They talk about Tacoma being ‘The Boston of the Westcoast’, Yakima being the ‘Palm Springs’ of the west, and the Miners Burger in Yakima that gives free burgers to people that can do a free standing split in their door frame. 14:40 – Chris talks about his reasoning for avoiding the majority of Patrick Swayze films, they discuss the movie ‘Next of Kin’, and Wesley Snipes movies back in the 80’s and 90’s. Conversation then goes back to Chris telling the guys about his travels around the world and what sparked him to create the business in Tacoma. He talks about deciding to move to Pohang, South Korea and what made him decide to live there for 2 years instead of his initial plan of staying for 6 months. 29:38 – Chris talks about how he and his wife became travel bloggers, them being on TLS, his wife writing for National Geographic, and how they met while traveling abroad in college. They talk about John Lithgow’s understated acting career, the sale of Top of Tacoma, and the history around East Tacoma. He then tells the guys of one of his favorite stories of Tacoma. 45:41 – Talk goes to how the building Golden Dragon is in was originally where The Real Art Theater was, built by Radnor Pratsch who built three theaters on South Tacoma Way in the early 1900’s, and the classic dive bars in the South Tacoma area. They talk about Tacoma’s changes over the years since the 1870’s, how Seattle jumped ahead of Tacoma early on, and Pretty Gritty Tours being involved in the Link and Drink. As this great episode comes to an end, the guys talk about their favorite parts of Tacoma, including Wapato Park, the Tacoma waterfront, Rustin Way, Hilltop, and the old City Hall building. Chris tells about working with the historic preservation office and where people can find him online. Thanks Chris for a great conversation and information about Pretty Gritty Tours. Special Guest: Chris Staudinger.Sponsored By:Wizard's Keep Games: Building Community Through The Power Of Games.Stop by and check out the weekly events. Commander, D&D, Friday Night Magic, It all happens at Wizard's Keep Games in Renton.17148 116th Ave SE Renton WA, 98058The Lindsay Jackman Group: We understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why our team of highly-seasoned real estate professionals are dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of our clients. We take great pride in the relationships we build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.Lindsay Jackman, Broker253.857.3366RE/MAX EXCLUSIVE7201 Pioneer Way Ste A 101, Gig Harbor, WA 98335Support The Grit City PodcastLinks:PRETTYGRITTYTOURS.COM - The ultimate Tacoma Tour company — Pretty Gritty Tours - Home
Episode #167. Today Pretty Gritty triumphantly returns to perform two songs after an almost three year absence from DC. Voice of America radio journalist Mayra Prata Fernandes joins the group to school Justin on how to pronounce her name in Portuguese. Topics of conversation include killer clown sightings, Darty Vader playing the bagpipes on a bicycle, and Bob Dylan being missing. Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website www.thecircuslife.com. This podcast is also brought to you by, http://acorn-financial.com, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.
Blaine and Sarah are Pretty Gritty, a Soulful Americana band based in Portland, Oregon. They join me to tell a story of Roger's jam shed and the night they spent there, it is hilarious and heartwarming and includes a goat. Not in that way. This incredible duo are truly talented and really funny as all get out, please check them out on Reverbnation, Soundcloud, Facebook/prettygritty and their awesome website www.prettygrittymusic.com. #JamShed #Smoke&Dust&Weirdos I also sample two of their songs: Country; This Heart of Mine. You are going to love them. Support the Tell Me Stories Podcast