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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. 41 Ahmad Shah Massoud (Guest: Alfred Konuwa)

Today we're talking about badass freedom fighter/revolutionary, Ahmad Shah Massoud. And we're joined by friend of the show, comedian and casual dashiki wearer, Alfred Konuwa. This dude kicked major ass all over Afghanistan for way longer than he probably should have been able to. Ahmad I mean, not Alfred. Alfred mostly just crows about being 5-5 in fantasy football. But we had a lot of fun with him on the podcast anyways, cracking jokes and rooting for the plucky underdog. Tune in and enjoy...


Ep. 40 Peter Kurten

Today we'll be traveling back to Germany in the early 1900s to talk about someone I'm genuinely at a loss for words to describe. One might think, "Germany, early 1900s, that dorky looking Hitler 'stache, I know where this is going!" But no, dear listeners, this man somehow makes the Third Reich look likeable by comparison. Ok well maybe not, but just let me build some drama goddamnit! Anyways, tune in, ignore the unsettling delight in Tim's voice, and enjoy the life story of the Vampire of...


Ep. 39 Yves Trudeau

Hello again, dear listeners! Today we will be returning to Frenchiest part of Canada, Quebec, as another biker proves to us that it's not all just moose hockey, apologies, and maple flavored beer with Canadians, sometimes they can be evil shits too. This dude killed a ton of people, and sometimes got pretty creative about it. Here's a little foreshadowing for you, one of his nicknames was "The Mad Bomber." Also some good news, you definitely won't be conflicted about whether or not he was a...


Ep. 38 Aileen Wuornos

Happy Halloween, dear listeners. We're celebrating the holiday with a real haunting story as we delve into the life of Aileen Wuornos. Just look at the picture for this episode. Bitch has shark eyes, you know some evil shit is going down. Her story goes from tragic, to gruesome, to bizarre. You're gonna feel conflicted at the end, or maybe not I dunno, I'm not a psychologist. Come for the bar brawls, lesbian romance, and face shooting. and stay to listen to Tim go from rage to sadness and...


Ep. 37 Baldwin IV of Jerusalem

That's right, we're sticking around Jerusalem, just a few generations after Godfrey. We're talking about the most famous leper in the history of man. It would be the guy Jesus healed, but we stick to real stories on this podcast. This dude kicked a ton of ass until pieces started falling off him, then he kicked some more ass and hobbled his broke ass body back to Jerusalem and ruled over the holy land. Plus Edward Norton played him in a movie. Enjoy all the blasphemy and disease jokes you...


Ep. 36 Godfrey of Bouillon

Did you enjoy your break from historical monsters with our Tuesday dose of decent person? Well, time to dive back into the dickery with this medieval crusader/17,000th dude that hated the Jews. He was legitimately a pretty good general/leader, aside from the whole antisemitism and hating Muslims thing. But hey, you find me one European in this time period that didn't hate non-Christians, and I'll call you a liar because that person didn't exist! Anyways, enjoy the ride because it's still a...


Ep. 35 Anthony Wayne

Today we have a nice, wholesome American hero to give you a feel-good break after the king of plagues and weeping sores from the last episode. But have no fear, he lived a life of plentiful violence as a general in the Revolutionary War. He even earned himself the nickname of "Mad" Anthony Wayne. He also may have fucked over some of the Indians that knew Tecumseh but that's neither here nor there! And you may hear some familiar names between the glorious battles and nighttime bayonet...


Ep. 34 Shiro Ishii

There's this long held belief that it's hard to classify someone as objectively evil. One man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter and all that. Well, in this case it's pretty easy, Shiro Ishii is evil as fuck. I'd call him a real life Bond villain, but he makes Bond villains look like a pack of sissies. Tune in and find out how many war crimes one man can commit! And how the hosts feel about sweet, sweet opiates.


Ep. 33 Tecumseh

We have a nice little coincidence for you, dear listeners, as yesterday was Columbus Day and today we are bringing you the story of Tecumseh, Native American leader/warrior who for some reason wanted to live in Ohio. You can probably guess America doesn't come out of this looking so great, but the British also look like shit too so I'll call it a wash. So listen in and hear all about a man that our garbage public school system decided not to teach us about. And learn a fun little political...


Ep. 32 Francois Duvalier

If you've ever wanted a master class on how to never run a country, well this is the right episode for you. We're talking about an esteemed voodoo practitioner who answers the question, "how evil would Pol Pot in blackface be?" Also, why do all real life Bond villains make their bodyguards wear sunglasses all the time? The guns, torture, and murder is way more terrifying than whether or not I can see your pupils. Just do what you're good at, evil henchmen, and leave the fashion shit to the...


Ep. 31 Xenophon of Athens

We're kicking off the stories this week with the prodigal son (student) of Socrates. The one your philosophy teachers don't want you to know about! Or you just didn't listen when they talked about him because philosophy is goddamn boring. Anyway. Whatever the case, you missed out on some awesome shit. This dude wandered the desert and then stabbed everything he found. Mostly other people. And he had some weird quotes about horses (don't worry, we didn't include those). Tune in and enjoy the...


Ep. 30 Roman von Ungern-Sternberg

We're back for the second time this week with another Russian. This guy is the poster child for the bourgeoisie class that all the poor Russians hate and the rich Russians also hate but still tolerate. But he was one hell of a soldier and got into a mess of shit in his life. Also the dude was friends with the Mongolians. Seriously, listen in and enjoy his drunken Cossack shenanigans!


Ep. 29 Vyacheslav Ivankov

No you're not having a stroke reading the title of the episode, that's actually how this Russian dude spells his garbage Eastern Bloc name. This dude has some crazy political connections and more than his share of that fun violence you've come to expect with our show. We also talk about various Russian criminal tattoos in this episode. Tune in, learn about psycho Soviet things, and enjoy! And come back for more later this week as we will now be releasing episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.


Ep. 28 Wu Zetian (Guest: Tom Goss)

We're back with another episode featuring our friend and yours, Tom Goss. This week we're talking about Wu Zetian, an old timey Chinese woman who rose from a peasant to an empress. Then apparently to a Civilization playable character. We had a lot of fun recording this, give it a listen and join in on the madness!


Ep. 27 Mark Chopper Read (Guest: Tom Goss)

This week we're talking about famous Australian criminal, author, and insane person, Mark "Chopper" Read. And as a special treat, joining us is the much less famous but hilarious local comedian, podcaster, and insane person, Tom Goss. As you travel down this path of craziness, mayhem, and blowtorch fun try and guess if this quote is from our topic or our guest, "I know a lot of dead people." Tune in and enjoy!


Ep. 26 Boston Corbett and John King Fisher

This week we're starting with Boston Corbett and well, I don't really think there's anything I can say in the limited space available here to describe the insanity of his life, but his story will not disappoint. Then we have John King Fisher, a Texas landowning kinda bandit/kinda sheriff. I still can't tell if he loved Mexicans or hated them. Give the episode a listen and let us know what you think!


Ep. 25 James Burke and Larry Thorne

We are very excited to be releasing this episode, because we have two absolutely batshit insane people to talk about. First up is James Burke, a mafia associated criminal who loved three things: murder, money, and even more murder. Then we move on to Larry Thorne, whose incredible hatred for communism led to him serving for three different armies, one of which may surprise you. Or not. Maybe you're smarter than us. Listen to the shenanigans these two got into and find out for sure!


Ep. 24 Francis Pegahmagabow and David Berkowitz

This week we're going back to Canada and starting off with possibly the only man with worse lungs than the hosts of this podcast to talk about badass aborigine Francis Pegahmagabow, who pulled some stunts during WW1 that honestly make him almost as creepy as the second guy we're talking about, David Berkowitz, the Jewiest and mediocrest of serial killers. If murderers had a batting average, Berkowitz wouldn't have made it past little league. Get your fill of chlorine gas, half-orphans, and...


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...