362 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:
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Lions Led By Donkeys Podcast Lions Led By Donkeys

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    • 4.7 • 1.5K 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 316 - The Münster Rebellion: Part 1

    Episode 316 - The Münster Rebellion: Part 1

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    What starts as a rational critique of the Reformation turns into a wild, sex crazed, blood thirsty, and heavily armed cult ruled by a man who thinks he can cure blindness by spitting in someone's eye while mass executions take place via comically oversized anime sword.

    The Anabaptists of Munster eventually turn everyone against them from Martin Luther to the Catholics to their own believers who simply like their wives.

    Content Warning: Everything, throughout the series.

    Part 1/3

    Sources:

    Anthony Arthur. The Tailor King: The Rise and Fall of the Anabaptist Kingdom of Munster

    Peter Vansittart. The Siege.

    Paul Ham. New Jerusalem: The short life and terrible death of Christendom's most defiant sect

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 315 Bacon's Rebellion

    Episode 315 Bacon's Rebellion

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    A colonial American uprising that united white men who wanted to steal more native land, slaves, and indentured servants against a corrupt Governor.

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    Sources:

    https://virginiahistory.org/learn/bacons-rebellion-virginia-years-1675-1676

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p274.html

    https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/events-african-american-history/bacons-rebellion-1676/

    https://www.jyfmuseums.org/learn/research-and-collections/essays/a-history-of-bacons-rebellion-in-six-sources

    Tales from a Revolution: Bacon's Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America

    • 1 hr 5 min
    *PREVIEW* The Battle of Palmito Ranch

    *PREVIEW* The Battle of Palmito Ranch

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    • 9 min
    Episode 314 - The Zeebrugge Raid

    Episode 314 - The Zeebrugge Raid

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    Untrained soldiers and suicide submarines raid a port during WWI with mothballed ships, reinforced with armor made from used mattresses and sandbags.

    Sources:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/war_sea_gallery_06.shtml

    https://www.royalmarineshistory.com/post/the-raid-on-zeebrugge-23-april-1918-for-england-and-st-george

    https://www.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/rmgc-object-12161

    https://issuu.com/faircountmedia/docs/special-operations-outlook-2018/s/72765

    https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/article/zeebrugge-a-gallant-raid-on-saint-georges-day/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    *PREVIEW* The Greatest Beer Run Ever

    *PREVIEW* The Greatest Beer Run Ever

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    • 9 min
    Episode 313 - The Fall of Confederate New Orleans

    Episode 313 - The Fall of Confederate New Orleans

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    Sinking forts, suicide gun boats, and one very dumb fake country.

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    Sources:

    https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/new-orleans-civil-war

    https://64parishes.org/entry/fall-of-new-orleans-and-federal-occupation-adaptation

    https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/1962/april/fall-new-orleans

    https://www.historynet.com/big-trouble-big-easy-confederacy/

    https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/article/conquering-the-queen-city/

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Et tu Bro-te ,

Joe has my vote

I found this podcast when trying to learn about the Wagner group for a paper, and not only did I find more than I bargained for in terms of information and detail and depth of history, but I also developed my worldview in a really meaningful way that wasn’t accomplished by other podcasts in the past. Joe and his guests tell stories that broaden perspective with a basis in the histories that they share as well as the stories of their own experiences. I would like to thank them for that.

Scrotinizer ,

Just another thinly veiled orgy of safe edgy millennial humor

A better use of your time would probably be just reading the materials they list in the show notes. I can’t believe I listened to this show quasi-religiously for almost a year and actually thought they were funny at one point. The only reason it’s not one star is because at least the episodes aren’t full of awkward pivots to cringey “self aware” ad reads.

Sara Belten ,

Insulting your Audience

Was really liking your program until you start monolithing the FL panhandle as racist and then go and insulting our accents and parts of our culture. Not cool man we have enough to deal with down here without all being demonized. 🥺

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