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. 488 Salvatore Riina
Welcome again, dear listeners, as we close out our week of shitbags with a real winner. This Sicilian, Salvatore Riina, comes to us from Italy, obviously, the land of goofball ass names, a history of failure, and for a specific point in time, more goddamn explosions than a Michael Bay movie. Somebody must have explained the concept of collateral damage to him and he thought, "So I can kill the person I want to, plus a whole bunch of other people? Sign me right the fuck up," because he went hard in the motherfucking paint. Enjoy!
Ep. 487 Harry Bennett
Welcome back, dear listeners. If you don't like Henry Ford, well, you're right. Also, be prepared to think Harry Bennett is an equally s****y person since well, he was Ford's right hand man. Meaning he was the guy that actually carried out the ideas that Ford had. Since Ford wasn't gonna get his own hands dirty, oh no. So expect plenty of shenanigans, but not the cheeky and fun kind. Enjoy!
Ep. 486 Anders Lassen
We're closing out this week by sticking around World War 2 to talk about another badass shitkicker who decided (correctly) that Nazis needed killing. Anders Lassen decided the rich life wasn't for him and he went a-wandering. Then while wandering, some Nazi shit happened where he used to live, so he tapped into that old viking blood and opted to do some, well, ungentlemanly things to said Nazis. Enjoy!
Ep. 485 Andree Borrel
Today we're talking about a badass broad whose regular boring life got disrupted by the start of World War 2. So she dedicated her life to kicking Nazi dicks into the dirt. Andree Borrel lived in France when the Nazis invaded, and she didn't take that lying down. She worked against them, then got some training in England and came back to do it even bigger and better. She is definitely somebody that more people should know about, so plug in your headphones and enjoy!
Ep. 484 "Texas Jack" Vermillion and William Whitney Brazelton
Today we're bringing you two cowboys for the price of one! Both "Texas Jack" and William Brazelton lived exciting lives full of gunfights, diseases, robberies, and some great quotes. Unfortunately only some of it got written down and remembered. So we're packaging them together to bring you a good chunk of wild west shenanigans. Also with some cameos from some famous names who either already had an episode, or will have one in the future. Enjoy!
Ep. 483 Tony Accardo
Welcome back, dear listeners! Today we're revisiting Chicago to talk about Tony Accardo. Like most Italian Americans, he was heaviliy involved in crime. In fact, he may actually be our most successful mob type dude we've ever talked about on this podcast. And sure, he killed some people along the way, but they were also Italian for the most part so I can live with that. Anyway, we had a lot of fun taking about, and making fun of, this dude, so enjoy!
Scumnuttery of Fun!!!
Was researching more information on Bumpy Johnson when I just so happened to stumped upon this podcast and I have never looked back since. Jacob and Tim make history fun and entertaining. They remind me of my biology teacher in high school who would just give us coloring packs for class assignments because he was too blazed out of his mind to teach us anything useful. Keep up the great work guys and make sure to check out their Patreon!
Request: Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller, Carl Eugene Watts, Israel Keyes, and Exercise Tiger
Just found you - love the show
Great podcast. I have been looking for another history podcast for my long commute and this is perfect. Awesome job. Thank you. Chris
Very Educational and Inspiring
When listening to this podcast, you can cite them in your college dissertation. They are that reliable. So listen carefully Btw, when you guys cover Adam Lanza (as a previous commenter has requested), could you invite Tom Goss as a guest for that episode? Lastly, I would like to request Efrain Rios Montt and Roberto D’Aubuisson. They are very inspirational members of the LatinX community.