201 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 • 647 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 192 - The Bounty Mutiny and the Cursed History of the Pitcairn Islands

    Episode 192 - The Bounty Mutiny and the Cursed History of the Pitcairn Islands

    Once upon a time a Royal Navy mutiny created an island of sex crimes and incest.

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

    Sources:
    The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/the-real-story-behind-infamous-mutiny-hms-bounty
    LOST PARADISE: FROM MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY TO A MODERN-DAY LEGACY OF SEXUAL MAYHEM, THE DARK SECRETS OF PITCAIRN ISLAND REVEALED

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 191 - 2008 Russo-Georgian War Part 2: Grand Theft Navy

    Episode 191 - 2008 Russo-Georgian War Part 2: Grand Theft Navy

    The war begins and ends. Russia steals an entire navy.

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

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 190 - 2008 Russo-Georgian War Part 1: Civil War and Amphibious Mafia Landings

    Episode 190 - 2008 Russo-Georgian War Part 1: Civil War and Amphibious Mafia Landings

    It turns out a 2 week long war has 100 years of history

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

    Sources:

    The Guns of August 2008: Russia's War in Georgia

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 189 - The Battle of Tarawa

    Episode 189 - The Battle of Tarawa

    Fun times with the USMC on the beach! *

    *your experience may vary

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

    Sources:

    With the Marines At Tarawa
    One Square Mile of Hell

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 188 - The Bophuthatswana Coup

    Episode 188 - The Bophuthatswana Coup

    What happens when white nationalists, neo nazis, and Black despots team up to try to prolong apartheid in South Africa? One of the dumbest coup attempts of all time.

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

    Sources:

    The Death of Apartheid: The Whites Last Stand

    https://web.archive.org/web/20150924104002/http://www.southafrica.info/10years/tenyearsago2.htm
    http://www.law.buffalo.edu/content/dam/law/restricted-assets/pdf/faculty/mutuaM/magazines/arJulyAug94.pdf
    Allister Sparks. Tomorrow Is Another Country: The Inside Story of South Africa's Road to Change

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 187 - Colonel Tye and the Black Loyalists of the American Revolution

    Episode 187 - Colonel Tye and the Black Loyalists of the American Revolution

    The American Revolution left a lot of people behind.

    Support the show:

    https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys

    sources:
    Egerton, Douglas R., Death of Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America

    Lanning, Michael Lee. African Americans in the Revolutionary War.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
647 Ratings

647 Ratings

bob is not your uncle ,

Funny and insightful

They make serious topics funny yet insightful. If you are looking for serious discussion or serious tone, turn away, this isn’t for you.

paramaster ,

Wow

Don’t change a thing.

RocketPunches ,

Anyone Whining About Inaccuracies is Probably a Nazi

Or mad about the Clean Wehrmacht episode, or that the US gets criticized at all, and there’s also probably some tankie Stalin Stans in there too. The main host is an actual history academic that regularly cites his sources, not some loser miffed that a history podcast doesn’t take a fuel tanker’s worth of white out to history. Joe’s criticism is about as levelheaded as you’ll find, and he’s quite good at digging up interesting stories. I’ve listened to every episode, many of them more than once.

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