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Join comedians Jacob Trimmer and Tim Groeschel as they analyze and trade stories of people throughout time who have lived interesting and violent lives. Get your dose of Grindhouse History every Tuesday! Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback or comments at letthemfightpodcast@gmail.com.

Join comedians Jacob Trimmer and Tim Groeschel as they analyze and trade stories of people throughout time who have lived interesting and violent lives. Get your dose of Grindhouse History every Tuesday! Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback or comments at letthemfightpodcast@gmail.com.
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Join comedians Jacob Trimmer and Tim Groeschel as they analyze and trade stories of people throughout time who have lived interesting and violent lives. Get your dose of Grindhouse History every Tuesday! Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback or comments at letthemfightpodcast@gmail.com.




Ep. 23 Maurice "Mom" Boucher

This week our first story went a little longer than usual so it's just the one for today. But boy does it make up for being alone with sheer craziness. We're talking about Maurice Boucher, the Canadian (that's right, Canadian) Hells Angel that started a biker war and caused the death of way more people than his nickname of "Mom" would lead you to believe. I lost count of the number of times Tim said, "Holy shit!" Listen in and find out why! Also no outro this week, sorry, I know you're...


Ep. 22 Nathan Bedford Forrest and Sir William the Marshal

We have a great episode for you this week talking about Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the shittiest men I've ever heard of, but admittedly a badass soldier. And boy is his life bonkers, you may even find yourself rooting for this plucky Confederate, then immediately regretting that decision. Then we talk about Sir William the Marshal, a man who went around dick slapping all of Europe, and he kept being a badass up into Life Alert ages. And I would pay good money to watch him smash through a...


Ep. 21 Joe Ronnie Hooper and Dong Zhuo

This week we're going full on bonkers in Asia with Joe Ronnie Hooper, a solder during the Vietnam War who loved throwing grenades into bunkers so much they give him a Medal of Honor for it. Then we move over to China and talk about Dong Zhuo, a ruthless warlord who killed enough people to show up in the Dynasty Warrior video games. Dig in for some real heartwarming, uplifting stories!


Ep. 20 Joseph Beyrle and Dallas Stoudenmire

This week we had a lot of fun talking about Joseph Beyrle, who basically lived Gulliver's Travels WW2 edition, and Dallas Stoudenmire, a proud Arkansas man named after a mediocre Texas city who lived the life of a bonkers cartoon cowboy. We also finally figure out exactly which old timey monster Jacob is, and Tim discovers his wild west spirit animal. So check over both shoulders to make sure your boss isn't close enough to overhear and give it a listen!


Ep. 19 Phoolan Devi and Brendan Eamonn Fergus Finucane

This week we have a real doozy for you. Starting things off is Phoolan Devi, the Bandit Queen of India, whose life starts off haunting and ends in the least expected way possible. Then we talk about Brendan Eamonn Fergus Finucane, who graduates from dunce to pilot that shot down more German planes than he has syllables in his garbage Irish name. Come for the tales of Rajput vengeance and stay for Top Gun if it happened on St. Patty's Day and didn't have the volleyball scene.


Ep. 18 James Longstreet and Gottfried von Berlichingen

This week we're going to the dirty south to learn about James Longstreet, a man who got shit done. Too bad he was kind of on the wrong side of history when it comes to wars. Then we're going way back in time to medieval Germany to go over the life of Gottfried von Berlichingen, and yes that name gets mangled horribly. But he lived a crazy life and had a hand even Hellboy would be jealous of.


Ep. 17 Rafal Gan-Ganowicz and Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus

Today we have two people with different types of garbage names. First up is Rafal Gan-Ganowicz, a Polish mercenary who loved only two things in life, killing Commies and killing Commies that were also friends with Russians. Then we have Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, a Roman warrior that fought with Hannibal and his brothers and then gave himself a title. What would a train car in Warsaw smell like after WW2? What was the dumbest military tactic the Romans used? Find out on this week's...


Ep. 16 Lachhiman Gurung and Lester Joseph Gillis

This week we're transporting you to the exotic locales of Nepal and Chicago, to talk about Lachhiman Gurung, a member of the Gurkhas and all around insane person, and Lester Joseph Gillis, a bank robber and also all around insane person. Come get your weekly hour of explosions, gunfights, and the hosts struggling to pronounce names they aren't used to saying.


Ep. 15 Kody Scott and David Farragut

This week we're talking about how this kindly looking gentleman, Kody Scott, became known as Monster at the age of 13, and all the naval shenanigans and tricks committed by this doughy Mel Brooks impersonator, David Farragut. Gunfights, rapper cameos, the benefits of nighttime boating, and the devil magic that keeps iron ships afloat. All that and more on this week's episode of "holy shit my life is boring by comparison!"


Ep. 14 Lydia Litvyak and Joe Morgan

We have a real fun show for you this week as we talk about a crazy WW2 pilot and the one legged man who helped shape the Mexican Mafia. What type of behavior is punishable in Russia? Is a machine gun robbery as awesome as it sounds? Find out on this week's episode of people that lived cooler lives than us.


Ep. 13 Ruben Cavazos and Billy Sing

This week we're talking about Ruben Cavazos, the man who almost singlehandedly ruined the Mongols motorcycle club, and Billy Sing, a half-Chinese Australian sniper that put in work during World War 1. We got strip club gun fights, more garbage nicknames than you could make up in a lifetime, and Ottoman headshots for days!


Ep. 12 Henry Johnson and Bass Reeves

This week we have a happy coincidence of racism throughout history as Tim talks about Henry Johnson, a black American soldier in WW1 who got kinda stabby, and Jacob talks about Bass Reeves, a black US Marshal who worked the Oklahoma Territory in the wild west. These two men lived incredible lives full of boxed grenades, costume changes, and even some propaganda pamphlets.


Ep. 11 Paul Ricca and Tibor Rubin (Guest: Matt Cole)

This week we are joined by fellow comedian/person whose equipment we steal every week, Matt Cole. He tells us all about Paul "The Worst Nickname Ever" Ricca, the greatest mob boss you've never heard of. Then Tim covers the life of Tibor Rubin, a man who survived a German concentration camp and a Chinese one, just to have jokes made about his life by three fat comedians in Orange County. You can find Matt on all social media platforms @MattColeComedy.


Ep. 10 Robert Allison and Hayreddin Barbarossa

This week we're talking about Robert Allison, a bloodthirsty Confederate soldier turned equally bloodthirsty cowboy/gunslinger and Hayreddin Barbarossa, a man best described as a genie pirate. Come get your weekly dose of grindhouse history and enjoy the wild west shenanigans, curly shoes and poofy hats, and probably the funniest death I've ever heard about.


Ep. 9 Uesugi Kenshin and Rob Furlong

This week listen to Jacob and Tim butcher the pronunciation of Japanese names while discussing Uesugi Kenshin, the celibate samurai. Then learn that not all Canadians are pacifist hockey lovers living in fear of their moose overlords, as evidenced by sniper Rob Furlong.


Ep. 8 Domino Harvey and Federico da Montefeltro

On this week's episode we discuss the life of Domino Harvey, a crazy British chick that gets caught up in one of the shadiest lines of work in America, and Federico da Montefeltro, the only soldier of note ever produced by Italy. All the British shenanigans and garbage Italian names you could ask for!


Ep. 7 Charles Rogers and Ned Kelly

This week we're talking about Charles Rogers, an officer in the military during the Vietnam War and Ned Kelly, Australia's attempt at a Robin Hood but with guns. Listen to their stories of boosting morale during combat, and how much prison time you can get for stolen meats!


Ep. 6 Raymond Chow and the Siege of Malta

Find out if Jacob left in all the Chinese names he can't pronounce properly while telling Tim about a Triad gangster. Then try to guess who blasphemes more when Tim tells Jacob about the Knights Hospitaller and the Siege of Malta. Plenty of racketeering and Ottomans to be had on this week's episode!


Ep. 5 Dan Daly and Thomas Silverstein

These men have lived truly insane lives for very different reasons. Dan Daly basically inspired the phrase, "Travel around the world, meet interesting people, and kill them," and was America's most decorated soldier. Thomas Silverstein inspired the creation of an entire prison and is America's most isolated prisoner. Listen in and find out more!


Ep. 4 Henry Knox and Michael Thompson

Both these men share the fact that their childhoods were pretty awful, then went completely different directions with their lives and made names for themselves for very different reasons. More fun nicknames and stories of violence to be had!