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Let Them Fight: A Comedy History Podcast


Join comedians Jacob Trimmer and Tim Groeschel in a mashup of true crime, history, and comedy as they swap stories and make jokes about people throughout time who have lived interesting and violent lives. Get your dose of grindhouse history every Tuesday and Thursday, because everyone likes violence as long as it's happening to someone else. Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback or comments at letthemfightpodcast@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/LTFpodcast, or https://twitter.com/PodcastLTF.


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Join comedians Jacob Trimmer and Tim Groeschel in a mashup of true crime, history, and comedy as they swap stories and make jokes about people throughout time who have lived interesting and violent lives. Get your dose of grindhouse history every Tuesday and Thursday, because everyone likes violence as long as it's happening to someone else. Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback or comments at letthemfightpodcast@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/LTFpodcast, or https://twitter.com/PodcastLTF.




Ep. 466 Caravaggio

Today we're bringing you a badass of Italian origin, dear listeners. I know, I'm as shocked as you are that one exists but here we are. This dude spent all his time painting surprisingly good pieces of art, and a few other activities that I don't want to spoil here. But trust me, the violence is definitely there. Just look at the portrait of this dude. Even in that you can see that this man had hate in his heart, and he needed to get it out and inflict it upon other people. Enjoy!


Ep. 465 Walter Rudolph Walsh

We're bringing you another old badass today, dear listeners. Well, to be fair this dude was a badass when he was young too, he just never stopped being a badass. Walter Rudolph Walsh was basically born to shoot guns, and shoot them better than almost everyone else. Sometimes he did it for competition's sake, and sometimes he did it because somebody down range needed to catch some lead. But either way, he was a goddamn master. Kick back and listen to an episode where the other shoe never drops, it's just a cool dude doing badass shit the whole way through. Enjoy!


Ep. 464 John Allen Muhammad

The week of two Johns continues today with John Allen Muhammad. A devoted family man and car modification enthusiast who took a young Jamaican immigrant under his wing. Then kinda sorta taught him how to kill people. Then they killed a bunch of people. Alright, maybe he was kind of a shitty person. And his alleged ultimate plan was goddamn nuts. Enjoy!


Ep. 463 John L. Burns

Thank you for joining us today, dear listeners, in another installment of old men be fucking crazy. John L. Burns craved violence, and it just kept seeming to escape him. Then he saw an opportunity and took it, getting to fight in a pretty unique way. And held his own. Dude definitely peeled back a few caps that day. Then lived to tell the tale. Even got a poem written about him by Bret Harte, before him and Owen went off to wrestle in the WWF I guess. Anyway, old dude was a badass, so enjoy!


Ep. 462 Luigi Cadorna

Merry feastmas, dear listeners! If you've been thinking that there hasn't been enough Italian hate on the show, well this is the episode for you. This big Italian meatball, Luigi Cadorna, gives us all the ammo we could want to make fun of him as he proceeds to spill his failings, and mom's spaghetti, out all over World War 1. So after you're done filling your belly with turkey, join us in filling it with rage, and enjoy!


Ep. 461 Omaima Nelson

Welcome back, dear listeners! In today's episode we're covering an Egyptian model who had one doozy of a childhood. Now I know that a model doesn't seem like the kind of person you'd hear about on this show, but Omaima Nelson definitely earns herself a spot on the scumnut list after the way she celebrated Thanksgiving in a, let's say, less than orthodox way. Also a bunch of other stuff she did to survive an admittedly less than ideal life was pretty goddamn sketchy. Enjoy!


Ep. 460 Henry Wirz

Today we'll be getting into the filth, and the grime, and the grub in the tub, to talk about the aptly nicknamed Demon of Andersonville. Henry Wirz started out life as a simple Swiss businessman who liked getting paid just a little too much. Then he got busted for not being very good at it and had to leave. Once in America he found his true calling and really threw himself into his work. And boy did he make a name for himself here. Enjoy!


Ep. 459 Date Masamune

Today we're going back to ye olde Nippon to talk about Date Masamune, which sounds like a bad Japanese relationship show or something, but it's pronounced Daw-Tay apparently. That's not where the bad names end either, since this dude picks up a nickname that I'm sure was badass at one point in history, but super didn't age well. Despite all that, this dude is one hardcore bad motherfucker. And he super didn't take any shit. Listen in as we talk about all the ass kicking this guy did, and enjoy!


Ep. 458 Manfred von Richthofen "The Red Baron"

Up in the air! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...actually yea it's a plane. And it's a plan of one of those most famous Germans to ever live. Manfred von Richthofen, The Red Baron himself. We've all heard the name, or at least the nickname, over the years and I gotta say, the story lives up to the hype. This dude was a bonkers ass pilot and kicked major ass. Damn shame he picked the wrong side, but such is life. Also in this episode for some reason, the secret of Fanta. Enjoy!


Ep. 457 Walter "Nurget" Stadnick

I know, dear listeners, I know, it's been a long time since we had a biker episode. So here you go, today we'll be talking about Walter "Nurget" Stadnick. This tiny, ghoulish Canadian may not look like much, but he may well be the most important member of the Hells Angels in the whole country. And he's probably responsible for a whooooole lot of dead bodies. We also went long today, so make some time, and enjoy!


Ep. 456 Buddy Cianci

Congratulations on surviving the spooky month, dear listeners! We're starting off the return to normalcy with a dude so fun, you'll forget he's Italian! Buddy Cianci did a whole lot of things in his life, most of them shady, but goddamn is he likeable. He's a far cry from the more violent people we've covered so you're free to just kick back and listen to the shenanigans he got into without too much fear. Enjoy!


Ep. 455 The Phantom of Texarkana

Happy Halloween, beloved scumpanions! We've got another mystery for you today, as we're taking on The Phantom of Texarkana. This masked weirdo, after an absurd initial attempt, ran around towns nobody really cares about to shoot up some people just trying to live their lives. Who was he? Why did he do it? What happened to those pants? All these questions, and more, go mostly unanswered in this episode. Enjoy!


Ep. 454 Edmund Kemper

Another round of, "You requested him, now you can have him," today with big, dumb ghoul, Edmund Kemper. Yea yea, I know technically he was smart or whatever, but that's just potential book smarts. The dude's actions show that this Magilla Gorilla was a big dumb shit. Admittedly he did get one of the dopest nicknames for a serial killer ever. But still, fuck him and his glasses. Anyway, enjoy!


Ep. 453 Frank Dux

Well, dear listeners, you wanted this charlatan, and now you got him. Frank Dux was a man of many stories. Many, many fanciful stories. Each somehow more ridiculous than the last. But at least he had all the evidence to support his claims, right? Not a goddamn chance. This dude was an absolute master in the art of bullshido, but that's really about it. Maybe he had some martial arts skill, but it was all surpassed by his talent in lying without his nose growing. So we trash the fuck outta him, obviously. Enjoy!


Ep. 452 Adolfo Constanzo

For those of you that can see the picture for today's episode, that pretty boy is Adolfo Constanzo, El Padrino, a man who had a totally normal and natural childhood. Nothing weird at all. And as a result of this totally normal childhood, he grew up to do some real sketchy, weird shit in Mexico. And boy did he have a lot of friends. Friends that were very, very loyal to him. What a great guy right? I won't spoil anything, but remember that this is the spooky month. Enjoy!


Ep. 451 Ernst Rohm

Well, dear listeners, it's that time again. Tim has delivered unto us yet another shitdick Nazi. This one comes with a bit of a twist though, so enjoy that. But until then, Ernst Rohm, I'm not giving him the respect of spelling it with that stupid umlaut thing, is just like every other Nazi, except like an original one. Dude got in on the ground floor, pre-Beer Hall Putsch even. And he ran the SA, which was basically the SS but full of poor people and no snazzy uniforms. Anyway, let's all shit on him together. Enjoy!


Ep. 450 Joe Ball

Greetings, dear listeners. We have got an interesting bit of scumnuttery for you today. Joe Ball's life didn't quite go in the direction I expected, but The Alligator Man certainly made a name for himself. And once again, we are confronted by police incompetence. Boy, what a fun trend to notice. Also, this episode has my new favorite phrase ever in it. Just ignore all the horrific bits of history attached to it, and it's a lot of fun. Enjoy!


Ep. 449 John Christie

Today we're talking about another guy who does exactly the kind of stuff you'd assume when you see what his face looks like. John Christie had a real shitty childhood, with plenty of weirdness to go along with the awful. So of course he does the natural thing, takes it out on a bunch of women. Post mortem too. I'm sure you can figure out what that means, and if not, it'll get explained, don't worry. Enjoy!


Ep. 448 Robert Bales

The week of darkness continues, dear listeners. You've been asking for scum, so we're bringing you the scum. We're talking about Robert Bales today, and if you can see the picture for this episode, you can tell from those haunted, dead eyes that he's gonna do something horrible by the end of the story. Some familiar names even pop up along the way too. Get ready for some tragedy, and enjoy!


Ep. 447 Caligula

Welcome, dear listeners! We're gonna get weird today. You've been requesting him for a minute now, so we're headed back to ye olde Roman times to talk about one of the bonkersest emperors they ever had, Caligula. To say that he was a colossal piece of shit is to undersell both the words "colossal" and "shit." But man, he did some hilarious stuff while setting the bar for garbage leaders throughout history. Enjoy!