Let Them Fight: A Comedy History Podcast
Summary: 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 email@example.com, https://www.facebook.com/LTFpodcast, or https://twitter.com/PodcastLTF.
By popular demand to do another Civil War guy, today's violent historical figure is Philip Sheridan. This dude was batshit crazy but a damn fine soldier. He kicked Confederate ass up and down the states during the Civil War and dropped some great quotes while doing it. As an aside, I'm not going to say that he hated Native Americans. But he hated Native Americans so much he also hated the animals associated with them. Enjoy the episode and learn the best use of the word "discouraged" I've ever heard!
We're back with our second episode featuring junior planeteer, Alfred Konuwa. And today we're talking about a man who refused to die, Adrian Carton de Way Too Many Names. That's not even his full name by the way. I think every time he should have died he got a name added. He was shot, blown up, and I assume full of gremlins as nearly every vehicle he got in crashed. He accomplished so much even Churchill was like, "Holy shit, dude." Listen to hear about the trail of human breadcrumbs he left across Europe!
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 the show!
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 Dusseldorf!
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 monster. Enjoy!
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 then back to rage!
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 could want!
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 great story!
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 charges, enjoy!
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.
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 campaign rhyme!
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 professionals.
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 prequel to 300!
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!
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.