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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. 71 Robert Smalls

We have a nice inspirational story for you today, dear listeners! Robert Smalls is credited as being the final factor to sway Lincoln into allowing freed blacks to join the Union Army to fight against the Confederacy, and for good reason. After the most mild slave escape I've ever heard about, he went on to give the northerners a ton of information that assisted their efforts. And he took an active role as a boat pilot in several engagements. Dude was a badass and you'll definitely enjoy his...


Ep. 70 Stanley Tookie Williams

Today we're going on a trip deep into the heart of South Central LA to talk about the infamous Stanley Tookie Williams. Founder of the Crips turned anti-gang advocate who also took part in a baby fight club, and then regular fight club. He was charged with, and convicted of, four murders. But it's really not that simple as some of the transcripts and leaked information from the court case show. Also man did the prosecutor say some dumb shit. He was a complicated man, but he definitely wasn't...


Ep. 69 Olga of Kiev

Well dear listeners, we have an absolutely batshit crazy bitch for you today. Olga of Kiev was basically the queen of revenge killing. Also I still can't tell if she was super smart or everyone else was super dumb, kind of a coin flip situation. What started as a pretty normal story quickly spiraled into a tale of tree dismemberment, human torches, and bird murder. That's right. Goddamn bird murder. You know you want to find out what that means. Enjoy!


Ep. 68 Benjamin Butler

Another fun episode about a Civil War officer for you today, dear listeners. This time it's Benjamin Butler. A man who basically incompetenced his way to victory. He did some hilarious stuff while lording over New Orleans, and I enjoyed his spite. Then he decided to throw Jews under a bus that wasn't there for some reason. So kinda fuck this guy too. The only thing more bountiful than his failings as a soldier was the well of his pettiness, and I gotta respect that. Enjoy this conflicting...


Ep. 67 Nat Turner

Well hello there, dear listeners. I'm sure some of you went to public school in America, which means you know the name Nat Turner and that's pretty much it. He kicked off the largest slave rebellion in the Antebellum South, and before that he was well honestly, kind of a crazy person. But all the fun people are! Dude inspired a lot of people, some in bad ways but some in good, and he's still talked about today because his actions had a huge impact on the South up to and after the Civil War....


Ep. 66 Shaka Zulu

Welcome back, dear listeners. Join us today as we travel deep into the heart of South Africa to talk about Shaka Zulu. A warrior and leader so ferocious it sent ripples across Africa that affected the entire continent. He came from humble beginnings and quickly rose to power, changing nearly every aspect of African culture in his region. And holy shit did he kill/cause the death of a ton of people. He kinda went a little overboard near the end, you'll see what I mean. Enjoy!


Ep. 65 Jake McNiece

We return to one of our favorite time periods on this podcast, World War 2. And we're talking about a real hard charging, dick swinging soldier named Jake McNiece, a paratrooper in the Filthy Thirteen. This dude made four wartime jumps and tore through any Nazis in his way. And when he wasn't doing that he was tearing through a veritable smorgasbord of hookers in various red light districts in a very different, but equally impressive, way. Then lived til his 90s because even death was scared...


Ep. 64 Jose Manuel Martinez

Boy do we have another fun one for you today, dear listeners. On today's episode we're talking about lovable psychopath, Jose Manuel Martinez. He loved three things in life: murdering people, taking care of his family, and murdering people. You may notice I said murder twice, and that's because he really, really loves murdering people. Almost as much as he hates Tulare county cops. All the shootings you can handle, creepy prison love letters, and hilarious quotes abound. Enjoy!


Ep. 63 Roy Benavidez

Do you remember that time you stubbed your toe and were basically incapacitated for the next 15 minutes? You are going to feel like a gigantic pansy about that after this episode. The amount of damage that Roy Benavidez sustained in Vietnam while still fighting the whole time is truly mind boggling. In one battle alone he was wounded so many times he got multiple Purple Hearts for it. And he kicked ass the whole time! My best guess is that death was just afraid to take him. Enjoy his bonkers...


Ep. 62 Pedro Rodrigues Filho

A question for you, dear listeners. What do you get when you combine the Boondock Saints with the Punisher and drop them into the worst parts of Brazil? You get Pedro Rodrigues Filho. Holy shit did this guy kill a lot of people, who all deserved it I might add. And man did he have some daddy issues. His childhood reads like the backstory of the world's saddest stripper. But Pedro lived an insane life, took advantage of a weird Brazilian loophole, and now he gets to just chill and make...


Ep. 61 Simon Girty

We're back with another fan suggested person, because as soon as we heard the name White Savage we knew it was going to be great. Now, old Simon Girty isn't exactly what Americans would call a hero, but you should be able to figure out why he didn't see eye to eye with the Continental Army and preferred to roll with the Brits and Natives. Look out for some familiar names as you listen to the story of childhood trauma, scalpings, and powder burny mayhem!


Ep. 60 Tom Horn Jr.

You are in for a fun episode today, dear listeners! We are going back to the wild west to talk about notorious murderer, Tom Horn Jr. He was never known as a gunfighter, but nonetheless killed a whole bunch of people, and made a good amount of money doing it too! Then it all came to a pretty tragic end after the shammiest of sham trials in the kangarooist of kangaroo courts. As an added treat we have an account of his last day alive, which was pretty sweet to find and I hope you enjoy it...


Ep. 59 John Paul Jones

Today we go back to the high seas, dear listeners! With this Scottish dude who was out kicking ass, dropping cliche movie quotes, and walking the fine line between naval officer and pirate. Also it needs to be said, the United Kingdoms are officially the worst at naming things and need to have that power taken away from them expeditiously! I've always wanted to use that word, shout out to T.I. Anyways, dude lived a badass life, and then had the world's worst legal defense that actually...


Ep. 58 Yemelyan Pugachev

Well, dear listeners, you are reading that monstrous amalgamation of letters correctly. We have another Russian for you today. This dude loved being a crazy person and fighting against Catherine the Great's armies, but he was only good at one of them. He killed a lot of people over his life, and his ineptitude caused even more people to die. But ultimately there are no good or bad guys in this story, so feel free to laugh at all of their awfulness!


Ep. 57 The Bielski Brothers

I am extra excited to bring you today's episode, dear listeners. As we are covering something that is near and dear to (half) the host's hearts, Jews kicking ass. When World War 2 jumped off in Poland things looked...less than good for the local Jew folks. But three brothers, the Bielskis, said, "Fuck these Nazi pricks, we're going to the woods!" Then they saved more Jews than Schindler, suffered the least amount of casualties of any partisan group, and slapped around some fascists. Enjoy!


Ep. 56 Roy Albert DeMeo

Happy new year, dear listeners! Make sure you start 2020 off right with the story of Roy DeMeo, a mafia goomba who killed so many people that they named the way he went about doing it. You'll hear some names pop up that will be getting their own episodes down the road, as well as one of the goofiest nicknames I've ever heard from a mob goon. And there are a lot of goofy mob goon names. Enjoy the break from torturous concentration camp guards with some good ol' fashioned street murder!


Ep. 55 Irma Grese

Welcome back to the podcast, dear listeners! As some of you have no doubt noticed, we've made it it a point to say that it's hard to claim if someone was good or bad, or somewhere in between. Well today's episode is about Irma Grese so that won't be a problem because that bitch was evil as fuuuuuuuuck, She not only willingly signed up with the SS during WW2, but took an active interest in torturing the Jews she guarded at various concentration camps. In ways that may surprise you.


Ep. 54 Andrew Kehoe

Well, dear listeners. Christmas has come and gone, and I'm sure at least some of you have children who weren't grateful about the gifts you bought them. So boy do we have the episode for you today. Andrew Kehoe, I'm not going to say he's a hero, but you should thank him for his service. He provided so much to his hometown of Bath (yea, I know, the name is hot garbage) and all they did in return was offer hardship and scorn until he did what any red blooded American would. Listen in and learn...


Ep. 53 Arminius

Happy 3rd day of Hanukkah dear listeners! And Christmas Eve for you goyims too I suppose. Today we're going way back in time to talk about a very rare thing on this podcast, a German that isn't a gigantic garbage monster. Arminius loved two things, trying to bang women with terrible names and smashing Roman's in the face. And the Romans took away the woman with a terrible name he was trying to bang so guess what this kraut badass is gonna do? Leave so many corpses that the Roman's couldn't...


Ep. 52 Las Poquianchis

Welcome to the last day of accidental lady's week, dear listeners. And we are closing it out with a bang talking about Las Poquianchis. I'm not gonna say these four sisters were evil, but I'm pretty sure when they got to hell Hitler asked them for their autograph. This has all the things a brothel related horror story south of the border needs. Prostitution, names that are hard to pronounce, corruption, rape, beatings, murder, and and hilarious comical karmic punishment. Enjoy!