What a Hell of a Way to Die

What a Hell of a Way to Die is a left-wing military and veteran podcast hosted by Nate and Francis, two extremely online combat veterans. Join us to hear discussion of veterans issues, defense news, and military culture — all from a lefty perspective.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 358 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 13 days 17 hours 42 minutes


DadChat: Commence Wriggling Out of This Jam

We recorded an episode on the morning of the day that Donald Trump claimed he was going to get arrested. We decided to offer our predictions on what we thought might happen, fully knowing that the situation would most likely change between recording...



2022’s Worst Military Movies feat. Sarah Sicard

This week, Francis speaks with Military Times senior editor Sarah Sicard about the absolute worst military films to grace our screens in 2022. They’re almost always bad, but last year they might have been worse? Check out Sarah’s writing here:...



DadChat: Your Dads Want You to Relax and Enjoy Things

A banner week for DadChat: Nate and Francis discuss how to combat the feeling that you’ve got so much stuff left to do that you can’t relax. We also discuss the Army bringing back its 1980s-vintage recruiting slogan ‘Be all that you can be,’...



DadChat: The Gun Coffee Lament

This week, Nate and Francis react to news that a certain patriotic gun troops coffee company is in hot water, both because they’ve failed to make millions of dollars in payments to vendors, and because their CEO got so mad at a guy for being a...



Purple Drank Poppyseeds: 100% Real

This week, Nate and Francis discuss a recent Military dot com article about how the U.S. Army may have punished people for positive drug tests because they ate poppy seeds. This 100 percent sounds like an urban legend, but the Army had to make a...


 2023-02-23  58m

Balloon Talk feat. Kelsey Atherton

This week, Francis speaks with friend of the show and defense journalist Kelsey Atherton () about the recent phenomenon of balloon interceptions. What’s the deal with these balloons–what is the technology involved, how come we’re just hearing...


 2023-02-16  48m

Defining Ireland feat. Thomas O’Mahony

This week, Nate speaks with co-producer Thomas O’Mahony (or Irish Tom for short) about his recent series on the Troubles. What is it about Ireland and Irish identity that compels people with any link to the country to invent their own version of it?...


 2023-02-09  56m

DadChat: Mclusky Does Missouri

It’s another DadChat featuring Nate and Francis discussing what the hell it is that makes people get so excited about Branson, Missouri–and much more. We really hope you enjoy!  *SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT* We now have a storefront to sell the...


 2023-02-02  49m

DadChat: Pissing Hot with Eugene Debs

Nate and Francis finally managed to meet in person after over six years of podcasting together. And they met at the Eugene V. Debs museum in Terre Haute, Indiana. This episode describes that meeting, and a discussion of the military’s system for...


 2023-01-26  52m

The Pat Donohoe Burn Book feat. Davis Winkie

This week, Francis speaks with Army Times reporter Davis Winkie () about a recent feature he published on the topic of the Army’s social media policies, an Army general who was extremely online, and the strange investigation–or vendetta, if you...


 2023-01-19  51m