Weaponized Animals: From Fire Pigs to Bomb Bats

Warfare has always played a central role in human civilization, but we've always invited to share the rest of the animal kingdom to share in the violence and misery -- sometimes as actual weapons. Join Robert and Christian as they explore the history of weaponized animals, from flaming war pigs in ancient Greece to high-tech incendiary bats in the Second World War.

Image Caption: Samson and the foxes by J. James Tissot. Illustration to Judges, 15.4 : "And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails." (Culture Club/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: history, war, animals