350 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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    • 4.7 • 1.4K 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

    *PREVIEW* Lions Led By Robots 7: Piss Gundam

    *PREVIEW* Lions Led By Robots 7: Piss Gundam

    This is a preview of a bonus episode. For the whole thing, support us on patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/102893241

    • 10 min
    Episode 308 - The Battle of Flodden Field

    Episode 308 - The Battle of Flodden Field

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    Scotland invades England with one of the largest armies in Scottish History and nearly wipe out their own government in the process.

    Sources:

    https://www.fulltextarchive.com/book/Marmion--A-Tale-of-Flodden-Field/

    https://web.archive.org/web/20070227045328/http://www.ourpasthistory.com/England/the-battle-of-flodden-field-or-branxton-moor

    Peter Reese. Flooden: A Scottish Tragedy

    Ida Taylor. The Life of James IV

    William Welsh. Butchered At The Battle of Flodden. Military Heritage Magazine. Volume 22, No. 4

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 307 - Task Force Smith

    Episode 307 - Task Force Smith

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    In the opening stages of the Korean War the US sent a badly underarmed, undermanned Task Force to blunt the advance of the entire North Korean military. It did not go great.

    Sources:

    https://www.historynet.com/rush-disaster-task-force-smith/

    https://www.thenmusa.org/task-force-smith-and-the-problem-with-readiness/

    chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkajhttps://apps.dtic.mil/sti/tr/pdf/ADA381834.pdf

    chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkajhttps://www.moore.army.mil/infantry/magazine/issues/2022/Spring/PDF/LessonsFromThePast.pdf

    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/task-force-smith-americas-entry.html

    https://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/Korea/ExecutiveLeaderFailures

    • 1 hr 33 min
    *PREVIEW* The Death of Mussolini

    *PREVIEW* The Death of Mussolini

    This is a preview. for the entire episode, support the show:
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    • 11 min
    Episode 306 - The Battle of Brisbane

    Episode 306 - The Battle of Brisbane

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    Joe and Nate talk about the time a bunch of drunken American soldiers caused a pitched battle between themselves and their allies while stationed in Australia during WWII

    Correction: Indigenous Australians were given Australian citizenship at the same time other Australians (1949) however, the quality of that citizenship was not equal to that of non-indigenous Australians. This continued for decades and as many indigenous Australian activists have pointed out, continues in various forms to this day.

    This included discrimination on enlistment. Some areas of Australia legally allowed indigenous people to enlist, but in practice, turned them away based on how they looked. Others were enlisted but not paid. Others were paid, but not equally and kept in segregated units and virtually none received benefits.

    sources:

    https://www.ozatwar.com/ozatwar/bob.htm

    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E84830

    https://www.9news.com.au/national/the-battle-of-brisbane-how-world-war-ii-mass-riot-startedg/78b4e1be-bd3d-4d35-aef0-8b196213f4e7

    https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/article/culture-clash-americans-in-world-war-ii-south-pacific/

    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/battle-of-brisbane.html

    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/brisbane-news/diggers-lay-into-yanks-in-brisbane-battle-20171122-p4yx5o.html

    https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/homefront/us_forces

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 305 - The Boxer Rebellion Part 5: Legation Garden Party

    Episode 305 - The Boxer Rebellion Part 5: Legation Garden Party

    The conclusion to the boxer rebellion series!

    Support the show:
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Nixonwasacrook ,

Gnarly podcast

My older brother showed me this podcast last June and I’ve been listening since I am still in middle school so I don’t have free time but I always listen on the way to the bus stop and on the bus

Sunny sml ,

Painful

For every hour there is 5 minutes of narrative content and 55 minutes of unfunny irrelevant Dennis Milleresque analogy joke like things.

Cody A. Reynolds ,

Show is awesome, depending on the co-host

This is a well-delivered show, with good information and storytelling about the ridiculous side of military history, but it would be better if Nate could go five minutes without talking about himself. At this point, you could piece together a multi-volume biography from the sheer amount of time he talks about himself or his experiences. If you took a drink every time he did so, you’d be dead from alcohol poisoning halfway through an episode. Often, it’s not even related to whatever the topic is. Just cut down on the self-aggrandizement, man.

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