Fights With Friends

Hosted ByStephen Koepfer & Paul Varacchi

Movies, fights, friends and beer! Steve, Paul and a film industry guest take a bi-weekly deep dive into a singular fight scene from a film or television show.

What do you get when you mix movies, fights, friends and local beer? You get the FIGHTS WITH FRIENDS PODCAST! For decades, these battles of film knowledge have taken place on couches, in theaters, on bar stools, and in the gym between (sometimes during) sparring sessions. Paul and Steve are career martial artists, stuntmen, and filmmakers who have never kept their opinions to themselves…EVER. With so many great fight films analyzed and dissected and even more left untouched, Steve and Paul take to the airwaves with a guest each episode for a deep dive into a singular fight scene from a film or television show that will lead down a rabbit hole any fight and stunt nerd would go to the mat to be a part of.

Stunt performer, filmmaker, renowned coach, and martial artist. Stephen is the head coach and owner of NY Combat Sambo in NYC. As an independent filmmaker, he has produced and directed several documentaries and short films that reflect his passion for collaborative storytelling.

Martial artist, stunt and motion capture performer, and celebrity chef, and has worked extensively in television production in various roles, from PA to department head. At the age of 8, Paul’s dad took him to see Robocop, and the rest is history!

All Episodes