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 59m. Bisher sind 321 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 days 8 hours 7 minutes


Changing of the Guard feat. Thomas Novelly

This week, Francis speaks to military dot com reporter about his recent article covering post-9/11 veterans’ experiences with the VFW and similar organizations. Thomas makes the point that, after his piece ran, he was inundated with email from...


 2022-04-21  49m

Is The VFW Worth Saving? (Your Mileage May Vary)

Dadchat ends at 16:19! Nate and Francis discuss whether or not it’s a good idea to even attempt to save old veterans’ social organizations and fraternal orders. We read a very ill-advised statement from the American Legion’s commander in 2020...


 2022-04-14  57m

It Seems Imperialism Is Always Bad feat. Adrian Bonenberger

This week, Francis and Nate are joined by our former cohost Adrian Bonenberger (), who's been reporting from Ukraine for years and recently traveled there to help evacuate his family. We speak about what he experienced there, the narratives...


 2022-04-08  57m

In Every Country a Far Right feat. Sam Asumadu

In the first episode for this week, Nate speaks with Sam Asumadu of Media Diversified () about far right in places like Ukraine, Myanmar, and the militaries of countries like the UK and US. She's currently researching an article to try and thread the...


 2022-04-08  40m

Madison Cawthorn Blows Up the Spot

Dadchat ends at 18:39! It is the official position of the What a Hell of a Way to Die podcast that Madison Cawthorn is nowhere near cool enough to get invited to cocaine orgies. But he claims to have been, and this has touched off a lot of stupid...


 2022-03-31  55m

Military News Roundup feat. Davis Winkie

This week, Francis speaks with Army Times reporter Davis Winkie () about a number of stories he’s been working on: military vaccination news, a story about the Army ignoring domestic violence, how the military funded militias in Ukraine as early as...


 2022-03-25  53m

Towards a Unionized Military? feat. Steve Beynon

This week, Francis speaks with Military dot com reporter Steve Beynon () about the misery of National Guard deployments to the Texas/Mexico border, a push among Guard soldiers to unionize, and much more.    For this week’s bonus, Francis...


 2022-03-17  59m

Europe’s First War Ever

DadChat/CovidChat ends at 15:57! This week, Nate and Francis discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine and why it’s sometimes better to not feel obligated to have a take. We didn’t think the invasion was going to happen, and we think it’s a human...


 2022-03-10  1h3m

*UNLOCKED* 'Send in the Army' feat. Milo Edwards

(Sorry for the delayed episodes--Nate is out with covid and Francis is out of town) This week, Nate and Milo discuss the peculiarly British phenomenon of calling for the Army to be deployed domestically--whether it's to quell a social conflict or fix...


 2022-03-05  54m

*CROSSPOST* Sam Asumadu Interviews Author Matt Potter on Information War

There’s no Hell of a Way this week, as Nate has covid and Francis left on vacation before the war in Ukraine started. We’ll hopefully be back next week. In the interim, we’re crossposting a piece from Media Diversified () director and previous...


 2022-03-04  35m