246 episodes

The Lions Led By Donkeys podcast is a military history podcast for laughing at the worst military failures, inept commanders, and crazy stories from throughout the history of human conflict.

Our podcast will always be free, but if you think what we do is worth a buck you can throw us one here:
https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys

Lions Led By Donkeys Podcast Lions Led By Donkeys

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 102 Ratings

The Lions Led By Donkeys podcast is a military history podcast for laughing at the worst military failures, inept commanders, and crazy stories from throughout the history of human conflict.

Our podcast will always be free, but if you think what we do is worth a buck you can throw us one here:
https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys

    Episode 237 - The Dumb Life and Dumber Death of the Battleship Yamato

    Episode 237 - The Dumb Life and Dumber Death of the Battleship Yamato

    the Empire of Japan built the largest battleship the world had ever seen and then decided to use it in the dumbest way possible.

    Support the show:
    https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys

    Sources:
    Russel Spurr. A Glorious Way to Die

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/supership/last-nf.html

    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/yamato-was-hell-sink%E2%80%94and-it-went-out-bang-nuclear-blast-192257

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 236 - The Bob Semple Tank

    Episode 236 - The Bob Semple Tank

    Once upon a time New Zealand made their own tank. It did not go well.

    Support the show:
    https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys

    sources:
    https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/NewZealand/Bob_Semple_Tank.php
    The Semple Tank, J.Plowman, Classic Military Vehicle Magazine
    National Library of New Zealand

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 235- Otto Skorzeny Part 3: Otto Skorzeny, Mossad Assassin

    Episode 235- Otto Skorzeny Part 3: Otto Skorzeny, Mossad Assassin

    Things get weird in the conclusion to the Otto Skorzeny story.

    Support the show:
    https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys

    • 1 hr 6 min
    UNLOCKED: Leka I, the Mad Prince of Albania

    UNLOCKED: Leka I, the Mad Prince of Albania

    The pretender to the Albanian throne and Rhodesia fan boy declares himself king, gets arrested for smuggling guns, and gets in a high speed private plane chase while armed with a rocket launcher.

    Joe is joined by KD, writer and runner of the War Takes blog.

    https://wartakes.com/

    Support the show:

    https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys
    @war_takes

    Sources:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/dec/01/leka-zogu
    https://www.ft.com/content/6f2f39aa-21ab-11e1-a1d8-00144feabdc0
    https://web.archive.org/web/20210613055654/https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/royalty-obituaries/8926722/Leka-I-Zogu.html
    https://web.archive.org/web/20010122090100/http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/2000/1127/balkankings.html

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 234 - Otto Skorzeny Part 2: Otto the Hype Man

    Episode 234 - Otto Skorzeny Part 2: Otto the Hype Man

    Skorzeny launches the mission to rescue Benito Mussolini from a ski resort, it does not go well.

    Support the show:
    https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys

    Sources:
    Stuart Smith. Otto Skorzeny: The Devil’s Disciple

    Dr Robert Forczk. Rescuing Mussolini: Gran Sasso 1943

    Otto Skorzeny. Hitler’s Commando

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 233 - Otto Skorzeny Part 1: The STEM Lord, Sword Fighting Enthusiast

    Episode 233 - Otto Skorzeny Part 1: The STEM Lord, Sword Fighting Enthusiast

    Otto Skorzeny was Hitler's favorite Commando during WWII, he was also a total loser.

    Support the show:
    https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys


    Sources:

    Stuart Smith. Otto Skorzeny: The Devil’s Disciple

    Dr Robert Forczk. Rescuing Mussolini: Gran Sasso 1943

    Otto Skorzeny. Hitler’s Commando

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Legion of the Old Crow ,

But wait, it gets worse.

Hands down the best history podcast I’ve ever listened to. Joe is a great presenter and writer and some how manages to make difficult topics digestible. Keep up the good work and bring back Nick!

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Listen and Learn

A really funny, smart guy explains history to a really smart, funny guy.

Content warnings always apply!

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Funny, energetic and educational podcast

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