245 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
    • 4.7 • 1K 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 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
    Episode 232 - The Great Siege of Malta

    Episode 232 - The Great Siege of Malta

    An order of knights turned protection racket defend a chunk of rock from an Ottoman force several times their size using the military equivalent of Home Alone tactics. and then people began firing heads out of cannons.

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



    sources:

    https://www.historynet.com/no-mercy-malta/

    Crowley, Roger (2008). Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

crazz kid ,

Amazing

10/10 you like it or you don’t

master3feb6 ,

Average

The podcast covers a lot of interesting subjects that go unheard of, and so good for them for spreading awareness of them. Some episodes are definitely better than others.

Lots of side-tracking and giggling. There is not a lot of room for nuance either, as the negative characteristics of a subject will often be extrapolated upon or embellished for comedic relief.

It is also very apparent that it is left-leaning so you have to take some things said with a grain of salt. For example, atrocities committed by one side will receive much more coverage than those committed by the side they identify with more ideologically.

Lou Sassle 69420 ,

Awesome show

Joe told me to do this, so I did.

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