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.
United States
155 episodes
since Nov. 9, 2016
explicit content


It’s a season of good ideas, and by good ideas we mean people wanting to change things in the Army because they heard that keto was good for you or that you need to do deadlifts to have Warrior Strength. In this week’s episode, Nate and Francis discuss a few hot topics in the military: a proposal to recruit combat arms soldiers to the tune of $250k bonuses; a (pie-in-the-sky) proposal to enforce dietary ketosis for soldiers; and a discussion of how informal memorials crop up as a result of endless war. Here’s the link to the Finance Bonuses for Warriors article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/07/06/no-grunts-under-26-250k-bonuses-dods-most-radical-ideas-transform-infantry.html?fbclid=IwAR02swUbx4EioPsykEF9dbWzQw4_qgUnLtbI3qy7hwWJHniXnZydr16GVHM Here’s the link to the no-more-pizza article: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/07/01/defense-department-to-ban-beer-and-pizza-mandatory-keto-diet-may-enhance-military-performance/?fbclid=IwAR3i4kHE_492CrPu00qfGfEnjItZbnhyVDP1DNlyjiu3EcsEVGSrbrmA4X0 Here’s the link to the piece about informal memorials at Camp Pendleton: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2019/07/05/what-makes-a-war-memorial-marines-upset-over-removal-of-beer-cans-around-camp-pendletons-horno-crosses/?fbclid=IwAR3wAauuk0fSM2S-IrxBY55JAWLhbl_T_DIrYxt5_N7ESwD2kwGWgiqO4VE This week's bonus features Francis reviewing episode 6 of the HBO series 'Generation Kill.' Get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/28222914 You may have noticed that the first issue of our zine has debuted, and you can get it in print by signing up at the $10 monthly Patreon tier. We have a YouTube channel now -- subscribe here and get sweet videos from us in which we yell in our cars like true veterans: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwlHZpNTz-h6aTeQiJrEDKw We have a new t-shirt out — get some anarchist agriculture in your life! Buy it here: https://teespring.com/new-anarchist-agricultural#pid=387&cid=101810&sid=front You can follow the show on Twitter here: @HellOfAWay Follow Nate here: @inthesedesertsFollow Francis here: @ArmyStrang
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