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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 327 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 days 13 hours 6 minutes

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Good Thing Only Americans Were Exposed to Burn Pits, Right


DadChat ends at 10:45! Nate and Francis discuss the PACT act and the burn pit registry, while trying to pay attention to the fact that the only people eligible for compensation are the people part of the group that did the burning (American military...


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   55m
 
 

RibbonsChat


Nate is back and he joins Francis to discuss a recent article in Task and Purpose about a dress-uniform ribbon apparently becoming a more select award when it used to be given to everyone. So, why the change? Are we finally done with the GWOT? Is the...


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The Church of Getting Your VA Disability Stolen feat. Steve Beynon


Quick update for everyone: Nate is out with illness (not covid) and will return soon. In the meantime, Francis is covering down. This week, Francis speaks with Steve Beynon () of Military dot com about a recent story he wrote in which a church set up...


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   45m
 
 

WhalesChat feat. Sarah B.


Quick update for everyone: Nate is out with illness (not covid) and will return soon. In the meantime, Francis is covering down. This week, Francis speaks with Sarah B. () of the It Came From The Sea podcast () on the topic of the Navy, being a...


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Losing Your Rifle in the Butterfly Reserve feat. Davis Winkie


Quick update for everyone: Nate is out with illness (not covid) and will return soon. In the meantime, Francis is covering down. It’s another military news roundup with Davis Winkie (), reporter for Army Times, and we’re covering topics like...


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 2022-07-14  46m
 
 

The Military Still Performs Abortions (For Now) feat. Hayley Britzky


This week, Francis speaks with Task and Purpose reporter Hayley Britzky () about how the Dobbs decision means that the military now becomes the only abortion provider in some US states, despite the degree to which the Hyde amendment restricts the...


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 2022-07-07  39m
 
 

*UNLOCKED* Autonomous Death Robots / Beer Coasters feat. Kelsey Atherton


Due to some personal issues we weren’t able to record a new episode this week. This week’s episode is an unlocked bonus which originally appeared on our Patreon in February. Francis speaks with military tech journalist and friend of the show...


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 2022-06-30  45m
 
 

DadChat: On Parenthood and Honorary Unclehood


It’s a full hour of DadChat, in which Nate and Francis discuss jokes that small kids find funny, the pain of being owned by a teenager, the first time we can recall seeing our parents drunk, and much more. For this week’s bonus, Francis speaks...


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 2022-06-23  1h4m
 
 

Stay Humble (When Stealing from the Army)


DadChat ends at 24:09! This week, Nate and Francis discuss a recent story about a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in a Special Forces support unit who got hemmed up for selling millions of dollars of government property to civilians. We discuss the ways in...


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 2022-06-16  1h4m
 
 

Navy Morale Also Sinks When It Gets Wet


This week, Francis and Nate discuss Memorial Day, the slow retreat of troop discounts (we think this is a positive thing), some experiential differences between life as a PAO and life as an infantryman, and–perhaps unsurprisingly–yet another story...


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 2022-06-09  1h3m