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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.

What a Hell of a Way to Die What a Hell of a Way to Die

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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.

    Never Trust Democrats (in Gated Communities or Otherwise)

    Never Trust Democrats (in Gated Communities or Otherwise)

    This week, we’re doing a deep dive into Francis’ hometown of St. Louis -- discussing the heavily armed couple with the huge weird mansion, the mayor of St. Louis doxxing protestors on a FB Live event, and why a blue dog Democrat resurgence is in fact bad.
    The bonus features an interview in which Francis speaks to St. Louis activist and historian Umar Lee (@umarleeiii) about the recent uprising, why The Gateway Pundit is trying to lead protests to protect statues of medieval French kings, and what's changed since the 2014 protests in Ferguson. Get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/38768117
    *SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT* We now have a storefront to sell the patches, buttons, and magnets that we also give out as flair for our $10 tier. Buy some sweet gear here: 
    https://www.hellofawaytodie.com/shop
    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
     You can follow the show on Twitter here: @HellOfAWay
    Follow Nate here: @inthesedeserts
    Follow Francis here: @ArmyStrang

    • 58 min
    Fictional Dystopias for Actual Dystopia Residents feat. Matt Gallagher

    Fictional Dystopias for Actual Dystopia Residents feat. Matt Gallagher

    On today's episode, Nate speaks with author Matt Gallagher (@MattGallagher0) about his new novel ‘Empire City’. Matt's an Army veteran of the war in Iraq and has also written two other books, the novel Youngblood and the memoir Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War. We talk about incrementalism versus radicalism, how to write dystopian fiction when we already live in a dystopia, and much more.
    You can buy Empire City (and support local bookstores) here: https://bookshop.org/books/empire-city/9781501177798
    This week’s bonus is a DadChat featuring Nate and Francis. It’s available at the $1 tier here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/38335982
    *SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT* We now have a storefront to sell the patches, buttons, and magnets that we also give out as flair for our $10 tier. Buy some sweet gear here: 
    https://www.hellofawaytodie.com/shop
    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
     You can follow the show on Twitter here: @HellOfAWay
    Follow Nate here: @inthesedeserts
    Follow Francis here: @ArmyStrang

    • 55 min
    Shockingly, the Guard Also Kills People

    Shockingly, the Guard Also Kills People

    This week, Nate and Francis discuss revelations that Louisville restauranteur David McAtee was killed by National Guard soldiers, how it relates to the Louisville PD’s unwillingness to prosecute or even release the most basic details related to the murder of Breonna Taylor. We also talk about why MPs act the exact same as cops.
    Here’s a piece about David McAtee’s murder: https://eu.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2020/06/13/david-mcatee-killed-kentucky-national-guard-remembered-funeral/3182348001/
    Here’s a piece about Breonna Taylor’s murder: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53021249
    This week’s bonus features us reviewing and discussing the 2006 Bong Joon-ho film THE HOST. Get it at the $3 tier here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/38243148
    *SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT* We now have a storefront to sell the patches, buttons, and magnets that we also give out as flair for our $10 tier. Buy some sweet gear here: 
    https://www.hellofawaytodie.com/shop
    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
     You can follow the show on Twitter here: @HellOfAWay
    Follow Nate here: @inthesedeserts
    Follow Francis here: @ArmyStrang

    • 1 hr 1 min
    On ‘The Jakarta Method’ (feat. Vincent Bevins)

    On ‘The Jakarta Method’ (feat. Vincent Bevins)

    This week, Nate speaks with journalist Vincent Bevins (@vinncent) on the topic of his new book, ‘The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program That Shaped Our World.’ The book covers clandestine Cold War operations in countries like Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and elsewhere in the world in which the US aligned itself with forces of reaction to exterminate leftist political organizations. It’s a phenomenal work and we recommend you get it.
     
    The book is available here: https://vincentbevins.com/book/
     
    This week’s bonus features Francis, Joe Kassabian (@jkass99) of the Lions Led by Donkeys podcast, and friend of the show Carey Shockey (@shocks) in a discussion of the 2019 veteran-themed horror film VFW. Get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/38036544
     
    *SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT* We now have a storefront to sell the patches, buttons, and magnets that we also give out as flair for our $10 tier. Buy some sweet gear here: 
    https://www.hellofawaytodie.com/shop
    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
     You can follow the show on Twitter here: @HellOfAWay
    Follow Nate here: @inthesedeserts
    Follow Francis here: @ArmyStrang

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Time to Pick a Side

    Time to Pick a Side

    This week’s episode focuses on the current uprising, our takes on whether or not the military will turn on Trump, and much more.
    This week’s bonus is a DadChat, which can be yours for only $1 a month on Patreon. Get it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37738952
    *SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT* We now have a storefront to sell the patches, buttons, and magnets that we also give out as flair for our $10 tier. Buy some sweet gear here: 
    https://www.hellofawaytodie.com/shop
    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
     You can follow the show on Twitter here: @HellOfAWay
    Follow Nate here: @inthesedeserts
    Follow Francis here: @ArmyStrang

    • 55 min
    Ghosn Baby Ghosn

    Ghosn Baby Ghosn

    This week, Nate and Francis discuss a recent story that reveals the culprit beyond former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn’s escape from the Japanese court system: he paid a former Green Beret and extremely Boston cop-seeming guy to smuggle him out in a case. It turns out this patriotic human trafficker has his own incredible story, which we’ve cribbed from Military Times (https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2020/05/21/ex-green-beret-nabbed-in-nissan-execs-escape-has-lived-on-the-edge/)
    For this week’s bonus, Francis speaks with Defense News reporter Valerie Insinna (@ValerieInsinna) about the selling points of the F-35, what it's like to fly in a fighter jet, her favorite old-timey aircraft, and some premium St. Louis food banter. Get it on the Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37526656
    *SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT* We now have a storefront to sell the patches, buttons, and magnets that we also give out as flair for our $10 tier. Buy some sweet gear here: 
    https://www.hellofawaytodie.com/shop
    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
    You can follow the show on Twitter here: @HellOfAWay
    Follow Nate here: @inthesedeserts
    Follow Francis here: @ArmyStrang

    • 1 hr 1 min

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