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.
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Ep. 188 Jeronimus Cornelisz
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 nightmarish hellscape to shame. Or at least ordered those things be done. He didn't get his hands dirty often, but he certainly went horrific when he did. Enjoy!
Ep. 187 Jan Baalsrud
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 surviving. Dude went through hell and back, and still lived to be an old man. And he got to enjoy a mode of transportation I need to experience some day. Enjoy!
Ep. 186 Robert Pickton (Guest: Tom Goss)
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 plant says you're creepy and gross, you should probably just give up at that point and let nature reclaim you. Anyways, enjoy this crazy Canadian murderer!
Ep. 185 John C Woods (Guest: Tom Goss)
Today we are joined by comedian, friend of the show, and beloved nutball, Tom Goss, to talk about John C Woods. A man so inept at his job that he actually cycled back around to kinda successful. He stumbled through life bungling one thing after another before winding up in the Army and being asked, "You know how to hang people?" He of course lied his ass off and became the Army's personal executioner. Also you'll get to learn about Tom's weird thing about sea creatures. Enjoy!
Ep. 184 Lenny Murphy
Today we'll be visiting the land of leprechauns to discuss a pretty divisive figure from The Troubles, Lenny Murphy. If you're an Irish Protestant or English, you're probably pretty supportive of his cause. But if you're an Irish Catholic or one of the many people in the world that thinks England should keep its dick to itself, you're probably not a fan. Also dude was in charge of a group called The Shankill Butchers so he wasn't really a good person. But anyways, pour yourself an Irish car bomb and enjoy!
Ep. 183 Nathaniel Kinney and the Bald Knobbers
Today we're covering a requested vigilante, Nathaniel Kinney, and his terribly named vigilance committee from the 1800s. This committee stirred up a whole heap of shit in Missouri and despite starting for semi-admirable reasons, quickly devolved into some blatant fuckery. Beatings, shootings, and lynchings, they pretty much covered all the necessary bases and earned the attention of a hilariously named governor. Enjoy the tales of their night rides and comically tragic executions!
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