Let Them Fight: A Comedy History Podcast
Summary: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.facebook.com/LTFpodcast, or https://twitter.com/PodcastLTF.
On this week's episode we talk about how this kindly looking gentleman, Kody Scott, became known as Monster at the age of 13, and all the naval shenanigans and tricks done by this doughy Larry David impersonator, David Farragut. Gunfights, rapper cameos, the benefits of nighttime, and the devil magic that keeps iron boats afloat. All that and more on this week's episode of "holy shit my life is boring by comparison!"
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
A crazy biker and bridge vikings, what more could you want? Maybe food based nicknames and testicular trauma. Find out more on this week's episode.
A look into the lives of crazy English soldier Jack Churchill, and Chicago OG Larry Hoover.
Jacob and Tim exchange some stories about the lives of old west outlaw Joaquin Murrieta and World War 2 soldier Daniel Inouye.