112 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, 209 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 106 - Leo Major

    Episode 106 - Leo Major

    Once upon a time there was a one eyed Canadian beserker who liberated an entire town on his own.

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

    Sources:
    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/leo-major-the-unstoppable.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/27/world/canada/quebec-leo-major.html
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/leo-major-montreal-zwolle-nazis-1.4660487

    • 48 min
    Episode 105 - Robert E Lee Was a Monster

    Episode 105 - Robert E Lee Was a Monster

    Robert E Lee was a traitor, a slave owner, and a war criminal.

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

    Sources for this episode:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/the-myth-of-the-kindly-general-lee/529038/
    https://acwm.org/blog/myths-misunderstandings-lee-slaveholder/
    http://fair-use.org/national-anti-slavery-standard/1866/04/14/robert-e-lee-his-brutality-to-his-slaves
    https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/08/arlington-bobby-lee-and-the-peculiar-institution/61428/
    https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2013/06/30/Confederates-slave-hunt-in-North-a-military-disgrace/stories/201306300221

    • 50 min
    Episode 104 - The Edgewood Experiments

    Episode 104 - The Edgewood Experiments

    During the Cold War the US dosed thousands of its soldiers with acid. Hilarity did not ensue.

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

    sources:
    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/secrets-of-edgewood
    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/manufacturing-madness
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/12/17/operation-delirium

    • 1 hr 6 min
    *UNLOCKED* Windtalkers

    *UNLOCKED* Windtalkers

    Nic Cage and John Woo flamethrower karate fight their way across the pacific theater of WWII.

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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 103- Popular Front Ft. Jake Hanrahan

    Episode 103- Popular Front Ft. Jake Hanrahan

    Creator of Popular Front Jake Hanrahan joins Joe to talk about how he got his start in Conflict Journalism, why westerners need to stop projecting their beliefs onto the revolutions of other people, and why frozen and lesser known conflicts demand your attention.

    https://www.popularfront.co

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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 102 - The Crippled Eagles of Rhodesia

    Episode 102 - The Crippled Eagles of Rhodesia

    The Crippled Eagles were a collection of American Neo nazis, white nationalists, and fascists who flooded the colony of Rhodesia to defend white nationalism. They failed hilariously. This is the story of how they failed and died.

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/lionsledbydonkeys
    Sources:
    https://taskandpurpose.com/history/vets-want-fight-isis-can-learn-something-old-fights-african-bush
    https://ricochet.media/en/2394/meet-the-canadian-soldiers-behind-a-white-supremacist-military-surplus-store
    The Nation. Volume 222. New York: The Nation Company. 1976.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/10/magazine/rhodesia-zimbabwe-white-supremacists.html
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1977/01/03/soldier-of-fortune-marketing-for-mercenaries/475aac8b-ddce-4878-b732-77111bb70b67/
    https://www.transcend.org/tms/2011/09/the-dark-side-of-soldier-of-fortune-magazine-contract-killers-and-mercenaries-for-hire/
    https://www.maxim.com/maxim-man/soldier-of-fortune-magazine-2016-02

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

Christiano B ,

A Noble Successor To the Lesser Bonapartes.

I know this podcast is totally unaffiliated with the LB’s but i get mad vintage Lesser Bonapartes vibes from these guys. Great podcast especially if you’re not to dear with your political beliefs. Love this podcast!

warren20206452 ,

Great show

Hilarious and quite literally helped me in a history class 👌🏼

Nuggetclump ,

Love it

So I just found your podcast last Thursday and I’m already 30 episodes in and I love it. Keep up the great work and also it’s great to hear from somebody’s who aren’t your typical left leaning people. Keep kicking ass.

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