121 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

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    • 4.9, 23 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 115- The Myth of the Clean Wehrmacht

    Episode 115- The Myth of the Clean Wehrmacht

    Folks, it turns out Nazis are in fact, bad.

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

    *CORRECTION*
    A correction is needed regarding our answer to the question from the Legion in this episode. We originally thought the Army Esports team was just a Esports team staffed by soldiers who got a sweet gig. We were wrong. It is staffed by Recruiters. We officially retract our statement and encourage everyone to troll them until they go away. Children should not be targeted for military recruitment and the idea that the military is allowed into those spaces is abhorrent.


    Sources:
    The Wehrmacht: History, Myth, Reality. Cambridge: Harvard
    University Press, 2006
    https://www.dw.com/en/the-wehrmacht-and-the-holocaust-on-the-battlefield/a-53366016

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 114 - The Battle of the Golden Spurs

    Episode 114 - The Battle of the Golden Spurs

    Stupid sexy Flanders.

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

    Sources: DeVries, Kelly (2006). Infantry Warfare in the Early Fourteenth Century: Discipline, Tactics, and Technology. The Boydell Press.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 113 - The 47 Ronin

    Episode 113 - The 47 Ronin

    Grab your butt ladles and get ready for the most epic tale of revenge in history.

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

    Sources: Allyn, John. 47 Ronin. Tuttle Books.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 112 - Wagner Group

    Episode 112 - Wagner Group

    The Wagner Group is what happens when money, strange neo nazi cults, and proxy wars have a baby.

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

    sources:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/world/middleeast/american-commandos-russian-mercenaries-syria.html
    https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-wagner-group-mercenaries-where-operate-2018-4
    https://www.fpri.org/article/2019/10/diplomacy-and-dividends-who-really-controls-the-wagner-group/
    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/russian-mercenaries-wagner-africa/568435/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 111 - Mount Rushmore is a Racist Tourist Trap

    Episode 111 - Mount Rushmore is a Racist Tourist Trap

    Blow up Mount Rushmore.

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

    Sources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/sordid-history-mount-rushmore-180960446/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/07/03/mount-rushmore-gutzon-borglum-klan-stone-mountain/
    https://apnews.com/430aa7f10b344eef891ff733116cf3ae
    https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/monumental-racism-the-kkk-member-who-carved-mount-rushmore

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 110 - Joseph Medicine Crow

    Episode 110 - Joseph Medicine Crow

    Joseph Medicine Crow became the last War Chief of the Crow Tribe. He did this by counting coup, stealing an enemy's weapon, and stealing their horses....in World War II.

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

    Sources: Joseph Medicine Crow, Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond.
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/joseph-medicine-crow-last-crow-tribe-war-chief-dies-at-102

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

lowmer ,

Great podcast

Well researched and funny as hell, also a really good guide/introduction to lesser studied parts of military history

Jimmy Banqs ,

Funny funny and informative

Great podcast

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Awesome Podcast

This podcast is awesome. Its both informative and funny.

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