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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 ...
 
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Today we're talking about the only thing British that's better than the American version, Charles Bronson. Not his born name, but I'm pretty sure the American Bronson wasn't named that at birth either, oh well. His life started out normal enough, then fairly rapidly descended into a beautiful madness. Despite not killing anybody, he's one of the mo…
 
Today we have a real fun monster for you, dear listeners. We're talking about Uday Hussein. And if you thought his dad Saddam was bad, well you'd be right. But this guy was also a giant piece of shit. Imagine if you will, all the wonderful personality of a douchey trust fund kid combined with the sadistic streak of an evil dictator, then wrap it up…
 
Today we have a story that adds more evidence to the fact that Italy sucks militarily (as if we needed more evidence). Sir John Hawkwood was English as fuck, but got a taste for fighting Italians so he decided to keep doing it. He basically terrorized the whole country and really mastered the art of extortion. Even popes paid him to not fuck their …
 
Today we're taking a trip to the country with the most garbage names per capita, Poland, to talk about a dude that loved killing people from horseback. Casimir Pulaski ran around Europe fighting the Russians every chance he got, and honestly not doing all that well. He was great at drumming up support and training cavalrymen, not so great at the wh…
 
Today we have another cultist for you, Robert Rozier AKA Neariah Israel. This guy had a shot at being a professional football player and decided he'd rather go join up with Yahweh ben Yahweh in Florida as part of a cult that's basically part Nation of Islam and part Christian Identity. Yet another group trying to claim they're the real Jews and the…
 
Today we're bringing you a good old fashioned Australian garbage monster. Ivan Milat may not sound like an Aussie name, because it's not, he was half Croatian. So none of what he does should surprise anyone. His life really showcases how dangerous it can be to backpack through certain parts of the world. And how dangerous it can be to keep knickkna…
 
Today's person of discussion is Bruce Lindahl. And it's hard to figure out if he was a rapey murderer or a murdering rapist, but either way he was super not a good dude. Which you can pretty much figure out just from looking at his picture. Got them creeper eyes. Come tune in and listen to us make fun of this douchebag and experience the schadenfre…
 
Today we're covering a famous Brit with one of the highest kill counts we've seen on this podcast. Of course, all those kills were state sanctioned since he was an executioner so he never had to serve any prison time for any of them. But hey, a kill is a kill even if you're not doing it for a scumnut. He had a very particular system and methodology…
 
Today we're talking about The Poughkeepsie Killer, Kendall Francois. A dude that loved strangling hookers and living in his own filth. To such an extent that people just straight up called him Stinky. He holds the distinct honor of being the grossest living conditions I've read about since Richard Chase. Also this is one of the few stories where th…
 
What can one say about one of the world's most famous writers that he hasn't already drunkenly typed onto a page at some point in his career? Ernest Hemingway may not be the first name you think of when you think violence, but he managed to make it part of his life in a pretty spectacular way. And also come on, it's Ernest fucking Hemingway, you kn…
 
It's time for round two with our friend Kyle Clark, this time to talk about Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. This dude kicked some major ass for France. Even with all the racism over the fact that he was black, he was so good at soldiering and killing people that he still rose in fame and rank. Hell, he was such a badass that his kid spent his whole life ba…
 
Boy have we got an episode for you today, dear listeners. Friend of the show, and fellow comedian, Kyle Clark joins us to talk about Chuck Zito. A man who went from humble beginnings in New York, to the kind of guy who has celebrities writing blurbs for the back of his autobiography. And of course there are plenty of beatings and hilarious incident…
 
We're joined again by friend of the show Shaun Arredondo for round two, this time to talk about notable racist and bare knuckle fighter, William Poole, better known as Bill the Butcher. Not because he was a butcher by trade though. More so because he loved leaving people as a bloody mess. Preferably the Irish because well, he hated them like only s…
 
We are joined by friend of the show, and perfectly toasted marshmallow, Shaun Arredondo to talk about psycho Australian broad Katherine Knight. Even by the standards set by the country of Australia, this chick's life is crazy as shit. A spectacularly terrible childhood and a dash of severe mental illness makes for a bonkers adulthood. Enjoy!…
 
Today we're talking about Prussian badass Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, which is a hell of a name and boy does he live up to it. He stomped around Europe doing some dope shit, but more importantly, he came to America and did some even doper shit. But his life wasn't all violence, he also took plenty of time to party, pants optional. He parti…
 
It's time for another trip to Canada, dear listeners. This time we're talking about Bernie Guindon, one of the country's most infamous bikers. Also, boy did he love punching people whenever he got the opportunity. This episode is chock full of tragic childhoods, hilariously bad names (both clubs and people), violence, and a dash of grossness. Guind…
 
It's been a while since we covered a Texan, so today we're going to talk about probably the most famous one who ever lived. Frank Hamer, known by many as the one who killed Bonnie and Clyde. It turns out he did a whole grip of shit before he even heard their names. He worked as a lawman for most of his life and went just about everywhere in the sta…
 
Today we're finally covering one of our most requested badasses, Simo Hayha. This crazy sniper is probably the only reason why any Americans even know Finland is a country. Because when Russia came knocking at his door, he shot a ton of them in the face. He never really talked about all the stuff he did in The Winter War so details are scarce for c…
 
Today we're heading back to a regular visit of ours in history, World War 1. This time we're talking about badass British shitkicker Henry Tandey, who knocked the hell outta some Germans in his day. And then everything he ever accomplished was overshadowed by some bullshit that I in no way believe is real, but I guess if enough people believe somet…
 
Today we're talking about one of the most infamous old timey American gangsters, George Barnes, AKA "Machine Gun Kelly." Sounds pretty fearsome right? Well turns out he just had a great publicist. Sure he was a bank robber and kidnapper, but he was no Baby Face Nelson or John Dillinger. We still had a lot of fun making fun of his life though, so en…
 
Today we have a nice soul palette cleanser of an episode for you, war hero Alton Knappenberger. They called him the "one man army" but all he wanted to be was just a regular working class Joe. He just had to shoot through a bunch of Nazis to get to live out that dream. Then the army did what they do with a propaganda gold mine, kept him in the rear…
 
Today we've got a real asshole of a monster from our neck of the woods, William Bonin. This dude had a real awful childhood, so of course he grew up to do all the same shit that was done to him, to other people, because there is no god. Anyways, he's also further proof that reporters are terrible at naming things, as his serial killer name was The …
 
We are joined again by friend of show and comedian, Matt Cole. This time to talk about Ned Low, a dude who rose way above the mediocrity of his name to become one of the world's most successful pirates. His ships all had pretty terrible names, but he more than made up for it with sheer barbarity that led to a reputation of being a dude you shouldn'…
 
We're back with your regularly scheduled scumnuttery, and joined by friend of show, Matt Cole. Today we're talking about Michael Wayne Ryan, a real garbage monster who got into some heinous shit and could not look more like the cult leader he was. He's another guy who may not have gotten a high score when it comes to number of bodies, but boy did h…
 
Today for the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we decided to release our Patreon episode on the event. Both because it's one of the greatest riots in history, and because why not give a bit of a preview into what you're missing by not subscribing to the Patreon? So since you can't honor this huge moment in history the way the people involved pro…
 
We've covered a lot of American mob guys, but this time we're bringing you a straight up Sicilian goon. Giovanni Brusca really raised the bar on pissing off an entire country. And for the worst use of the word "puppy," but I don't want to spoil anything. So come join us in mispronouncing all the Italian names while we make fun of this violent socio…
 
Today we're bringing you a fun Ukrainian garbage person who decided life needs a little bit more stabbing in it. Maksim Gelman's early life was full of skateboarding, stalking, and a mixture of cocaine and PCP. And yes, all of those things are red flags. So it's no surprise he had a breakdown and decided a bunch of people looked a lot like knife sh…
 
Today we're talking about good ol' American homegrown nightmare and the patron saint of domestic violence, Gertrude Baniszewski. She may not have a high bodycount, but she certainly makes up for that in sheer brutality and cruelty. Enjoy the ride and join us in going, "What, she did what? And they did what?!" as we go over the life of the ghoul tha…
 
Today we'll be going back to India to talk about notorious crime boss, Dawood Ibrahim. If a crime has been committed in India in the last few decades, chances are he was involved or is actively warring with the person responsible. He also decided to rise way above his starting point and get tied up with governments and terrorist organizations. A re…
 
If you've been listening to us for a while you've undoubtedly heard this name before, and now he's getting his own episode. PGT Beauregard was a Civil War general that was fairly well accomplished, albeit for the wrong side. And he went on to say a couple regrettable things post-war. That being said, he still had an interesting life and we had a lo…
 
Today we're talking about a real degenerate asshole of a human being, Joel Rifkin. He liked buying hookers, and he loved getting his hands dirty. By strangling those hookers. There's no heroes in this story, but there are plenty of scumnuts. So listen along as we make fun of this dumb hunchback's life and all the shitty things he did along the way!…
 
Today we've got Frederick Burnham, a man who was full of wanderlust and the unquenchable desire to shoot people (in battle of course). He accomplished some amazing things and avoided death in pretty bonkers ways. Of course, the people he fought against could best be described as victims of rampant colonization, so you kinda gotta ignore that part t…
 
Carlos Hathcock was more than just a sniper in the Vietnam War, he was THE sniper in the Vietnam War. Bounties from the North Vietnamese forces on snipers were a pretty regular occurrence, but the bounty on Hathcock was equal to a small fortune. That's how terrified of him they were. And with pretty good reason, guy did some major damage. But alway…
 
If you were a fan of ol' Irma Grese, then you're going to love today's subject, Ilse Koch. She went from normal girl with no red flags, to true believer in the Nazi cause. And nothing good happens after somebody becomes a true believer. Now I don't want to give away any of the details of her heinous actions, but I will say that her nickname was "Th…
 
Well dear listeners, we made it all the way to 200. So here's a special treat, Chesty Puller. A hardass Marine who Marine'd harder than anybody else. If you needed a battle won and some fantastic one liners dropped along the way, this was the man you called. He fought all over the place and earned a ton of awards for badassery along the way. Enjoy!…
 
This week we're bringing you a couple special episodes to celebrate hitting the 200 episodes milestone, and we're kicking it off with the life of a bonkers ass dude who lived like 8 different lives. Jon Roberts seems like the name of a pretty boring dude, but his life was truly a rollercoaster of insanity. I don't want to spoil anything but I'll sa…
 
It's time for another trip to Europe, dear listeners. We're going to be talking about the second worst Austrian today, Jack Unterweger. It's a pretty classic story. Man meets hooker, hooker has baby, man flees, hooker goes to jail, and baby is raised by a shitty grandfather. Then goes on to beat and eventually kill hookers himself. You know, that t…
 
We're going back to the early days of America to talk about a member of the Comanche who stood up to America's pretty shitty policy in regards to dealing with Native "troublemakers" for as long as he could. He kicked a lot of ass and then when it became time to turn in, he did what he had to do. And made damn sure that his people made some money an…
 
Today we're covering pretty much the most opposite a person possible from our Tuesday episode. Joseph Paul Franklin, like all Americans with three names, dedicated his life to killing people. And because he was super racist the media gave him the wonderfully creative nickname, The Racist Killer. Really. These people get paid to write for a living. …
 
Today we have badass soldier from the Revolutionary War, Titus Cornelius. It's just a shame he fought for the British instead of the US. But well, we kinda fucked that up by not being the ones to offer him freedom from slavery so that's kinda on us. And it doesn't take away from any of his hard charging, dick punching ways. He ran around New Jersey…
 
Today we're talking about Charles Starkweather, who answers the question, "What if we took a James Dean wannabe and gave him all the worst parts of Mickey Knox from Natural Born Killers, removed all the charisma, and gave him the brain power of James Dean after the car crash?" This spree killer really set the bar in regards to what you can get away…
 
Today we'll be talking about the life of Benedict Arnold, one of the most hated men in America due to kinda, sorta betraying us during the Revolutionary War. Of course we wouldn't have won the war without him either. And he kinda got fucked over and over again. So it's all a bit of give and take here. But there are plenty of shenanigans, wonkyness,…
 
Dave Apkarian joins us again to talk about a great marine, and sprayer of nightmare fuel (a flamethrower), Hershel Williams, and the part he played in the battle of Iwo Jima. That battle was horrible no matter what side you were on or what you were doing, but Hershel made it just a tad bit worse for the Japanese as he was walking around with a weap…
 
Today we're joined by friend of the show and shining gem of Fresno, Dave Apkarian, to talk about badass Armenian, Andranik Ozanian. For those that don't know about Armenian history, which is probably most of us since I didn't even know who they were until I was legally old enough to rent a car, they've gotten fucked with by the Turks since pretty m…
 
Today we'll be continuing the week of incompetence by talking about John Ausonius. Also known as "The Laser Man," this dude wanted to be the savior of Sweden from the foreign menace, only to go down in history as the most failed, self-hating immigrant, assassin that it's possible to be. Come for the violence, and stay to laugh at how upset Tim gets…
 
Today we're talking about one of the most batshit crazy people I've ever heard of. What Richard Lawrence lacks in an interesting name, he more than makes up for with pure, unadulterated insanity. It all started pretty normal, then ramps up and up until it becomes one of my favorite stories involving a president. He doesn't commit a lot of violent a…
 
Today we're talking about our first (I think) person from Dutchland, or Holland, or the Netherlands, whatever those windmill making bastards call their country. Jeronimus Cornelisz not only has the most frustratingly spelled name I've ever seen, but he was a bonkers ass crazy person. He wound up in Australia and did things that would put that night…
 
Today we're talking about a badass Norwegian who for sure has that strong viking blood, Jan Baalsrud. He fought the Nazis when they first showed up in his country, and admittedly lost. But he made his way to Britain to learn how to fight back, at which point he admittedly lost again. So he's not great at winning. But damn if he isn't great at survi…
 
Time for round 2 (or I guess round 4 technically) with Tom Goss, and boy do we have a doozy of a subject for him. Robert Pickton was a murderous dick, ran a pig farm, and, fittingly, he basically wallowed in his own filth. We've covered a few Canadians at this point and Robert is definitely by far the grossest. When the guy running a rendering plan…
 
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