What a Hell of a Way to Die

What a Hell of a Way to Die

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A military podcast with left leaning combat veterans


Vova and Lexus Present: Punk’d in Rojava feat. Milo Edwards
Oct 17 • 63 min
This week’s episode features an impromptu guest spot with @trashfuturepod co-host and stand-up comedian @milo_edwards, who you should follow. Donald Trump has decided that the US is going to pull out of Rojava, the autonomous enclave in northeastern…
Civil War 2: Schlichter’s Delight
Oct 10 • 62 min
Donald Trump recently tweeted that an impeachment proceeding would instigate a second Civil War. This has been a topic of discussion on the right for a long time now, but it hasn’t warranted much attention because it’s such an absurd proposition….
Reflections on the Bad Camouflage Era
Oct 2 • 65 min
This week, we discuss big news that’s specific to the Army: the weird, broken-TV looking camouflage pattern has now been formally phased out. It’s the only uniform that Nate wore on active duty, it’s a legacy of terrible defense appropriations…
Hunter Biden’s Cocaine Navy
Sep 26 • 60 min
Where to even begin? Well, for starters, the Storm Area 51 thing happened and — while it was definitely dumb — it wasn’t a catastrophe. However, for some reason a defense audio/video portal tweeted a threat that seemed to imply that they’d use…
Houthi Drone Operators: Gamer Legends
Sep 19 • 60 min
We stan a team of Houthi gamers who were able to knock out half of Saudi Arabia’s oil supply with some drones. And probably not even military-style UAVs — chances are good these were like hobby store drones with mini bombs attached. Amazing….
Land Boss, Sea Boss, Cake Boss
Sep 12 • 68 min
Some recent developments in the US military that you should know about: first, the President has decided to defund military spending in order to build his stupid racism wall. While on one hand we would call defunding the military a good thing, we…
Rent Control: Full Venezuela feat. Nick Babakitis
Sep 5 • 67 min
The rent is too damn high, but especially nowadays given that hedge funds and private equity are working to squeeze as much lifeblood out of renters as possible. However, god forbid you enact rent control — then you might become like Venezuela! This…
Antifa Juicero Chronicles feat. Rhett J. Evans
Aug 29 • 57 min
Francis is out this week, and this episode features Nate in discussion with Rhett J. Evans (@RhettJEvans), the author of a work of speculative fiction entitled “The Echo Chamber.” It’s a book about social media, corporate malfeasance, a…
‘Proud Boys’ Sounds Like a Book about Toilet Training
Aug 22 • 63 min
This podcast supports antifa — end of discussion. “A bloo bloo bloo,” you might say in response, “My norm’s and notion’s of respectability!” We don’t care. People who put their bodies and livelihoods on the line to face down fascism are…
Liz Cheney Hates Peace (It’s Genetic)
Aug 15 • 59 min
Word on the street is that the US and the Taliban may have come to a peace agreement. Which is why Republican politicians in America hate it. Why? Well, for one, because they’re horny for war (and war expenditures), but also because they’re…
When Your Defiant Teens Defy You by Enlisting
Aug 8 • 64 min
NOTE: When we recorded this episode, news reports hadn’t yet disclosed that the Dayton shooter’s murdered sibling was a trans man. We wanted to update the show notes to reflect that disclosure. It’s hard to write pithy show notes when a horrible…
Climate Change Presents: Heat Cat 40,000
Aug 1 • 64 min
Well, it was bound to happen at some point. The US military has bases primarily in the South, and primarily in parts of the world in which climate change poses a huge risk. So, what is the US military doing about it? If you guessed ‘killing more…
A Comprehensive Guide to Pulling Rank
Jul 25 • 62 min
The military is an authoritarian hellworld, sure, but there are ways to navigate it. In this week’s episode, Nate and Francis discuss a recent op-ed arguing on behalf of the junior enlisted community — basically, arguing that perhaps the military…
Recruiting 16-Year-Olds: Patriotic Child Grooming
Jul 18 • 59 min
Yes, we’ve read the terrible article. A genius decided that it would be a wise idea to propose allowing 16-year-olds to enlist in the military (as a means of solving our current recruiting issues). We think this would be a bad idea — read the…
TTPs for Making Your Soldiers Eat Their Vegetables
Jul 11 • 62 min
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…
Bergdahlpalooza 10 Years Later feat. Jon Thurman
Jul 4 • 61 min
10 years ago, an American soldier walked off an outpost in southeastern Afghanistan. It didn’t make the news in the US to a great degree, but 5 years after that, it precipitated a right-wing freakout and an entire season of the podcast Serial. In…
Why Did Putin Tie My Shoes Together feat. Milo Edwards
Jun 27 • 61 min
That dastardly Vladimir Putin, the bane of our existence, is constantly deploying active measures to make Eric Garland tweet too much. Or is he? As Trashfuture cohost and longtime resident of Russia, Milo Edwards (@milo_edwards), has experienced,…
Expert Field Kitchen Badge
Jun 20 • 63 min
We’ve all seen chest candy. Whether it’s a private rocking an airborne badge or some terrifying spec-ops E-8 with every spaceship-commander skill badge in existence, at some point we’ve all encountered the Army (and it’s basically just the…
You Will Address Me as Sir or Ensign Priebus
Jun 13 • 49 min
Okay, seriously, what the hell—apparently Reince Priebus (former Trump Chief of Staff) has joined the Navy as an O-1… at age 47. We’re confused, but hey, there’s time enough to give him a red belly. Read that story here: …
Vaping Your Way to War Crimes with Duncan Hunter
Jun 6 • 62 min
This week, Nate and Francis discuss two recent news stories that are painfully dumb but also, surprisingly, relevant to the military. First, we examine the story of Trump’s lackeys trying to forcibly relocate the USS John S. McCain because of…
Joining ISIS in the Multiverse feat. Hussein Kesvani
May 29 • 59 min
This week, Nate is in-studio with Hussein Kesvani (@HKesvani), the author of the recently-published book “Follow Me, Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims.” Hussein is also a cohost of the Trashfuture podcast and a man who can enrage…
War Crimes Pardons: The Ultimate Troop Respecting
May 23 • 61 min
Donald Trump, America’s big, wet President, recently pardoned a war criminal named Mike Behenna. Recently, he indicated that he wants to pardon even more war criminals — all of them white dudes who murdered people in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this…
Training: No. Laser Tanks: Yes feat. Joe Kassabian
May 16 • 65 min
Our friend Joe Kassabian (@jkass99), THE HOOLIGANS OF KANDAHAR and host of the Lions Led by Donkeys podcast, has a new book coming out called CITIZEN OF EARTH. You can buy it here, and you should: …
Demon Guitar Solo Trumpism feat. Riley Quinn
May 9 • 56 min
Francis is out doing dad things, and Nate is covering down with a weird one out of left field. This week, Nate and special guest Riley Quinn (@raaleh) of Trashfuture Podcast discuss a looming horror in the distance: Donald Trump fans’ weird…
Crying: A Winning Public Affairs Strategy feat. Fred Wellman and Amber Mathwig
May 2 • 60 min
In this episode, Francis speaks with Army public affairs veteran Fred Wellman (@fpwellman) about a recent article by an Army PAO that basically blames the media for not being patriotic enough. As fellow flacks, they discuss why this is a garbage take…
*Preview* Triple Frontier: Divorced Dad Energy feat. Bryan Quinby
Apr 29 • 11 min
In a preview of this week’s bonus episode, Francis speaks with Bryan Quinby (@murderbryan) of Street Fight Radio on the topic of the recent Netflix film ‘Triple Frontier.’ Why is it so long? Why is Ben Affleck basically playing himself? And why do a…
I Hate It When Fascists Police My Militarized Borders Somehow
Apr 25 • 65 min
This week, we react to the recent happening at the US-Mexico border, in which a group of paramilitaries (among them ex-cops and veterans) held unarmed asylum seekers at gunpoint until the Border Patrol could arrest them. As Francis and Nate discuss,…
Imperial Aftershocks feat. Joe Glenton
Apr 18 • 52 min
We figured it was time to dig in a little deeper on British military stories. This week, Nate speaks with British Army veteran and journalist Joe Glenton (@joejglenton) about his recent piece in the Independent, on the topic of paratroopers shooting…
We Can’t Afford It (Unless It’s Racism)
Apr 11 • 61 min
It’s been something of a banner week for dumb military and veteran news. For starters, a scandal emerged in Nate’s adopted home of Britain after a video showed British Army paratroopers happily shooting a portrait of Labour party leader Jeremy…
Just Say No (to Mayor Pete and Joe Biden)
Apr 4 • 65 min
Rumor has it that leftist politics podcasts only exist to rip on Democrats. Well, that’s only half-true: we rip on right-wing politicians all day long, but we know that they’re fascists and plutocrats. Democrats, on the other hand, are supposed to…
Pacifism Does Not Mean Constantly Getting Owned feat. Nathan J. Robinson
Mar 28 • 56 min
This week, we speak with Current Affairs (@curaffairs) Editor-in-Chief Nathan J. Robinson (@NathanJRobinson) about pacifism: why it’s so maligned in popular discourse, and why a horror of war and violence is a necessary thing in our…
Teen Antifa Fan Club
Mar 21 • 62 min
In the aftermath of the tragic and horrendous massacres in New Zealand, we witnessed what you might describe as performative innocence on the part of people who traffic in Islamophobia. However, some young heroes were not having it — yes, we’re…
Solving Problems by Adding More Lieutenants: The Army Way
Mar 13 • 61 min
This week, Francis and Nate discuss two new military-related stories that will likely bring comically unintended consequences. First, the Army intends to assign lieutenants to basic training units as platoon leaders. Which lieutenants? Well, all of…
The Army Has Found a Way to Make Landlords Suck Even Worse
Mar 7 • 56 min
This week, Francis speaks with Army veteran and sociology student @Falsemotive about what it’s like on the Army post where he lives as a military dependent. The Army offers free housing to military families, but what you may not know is that…
Bad News: the Coast Guard is Now Fash Too
Feb 27 • 57 min
How did a white supremacist spend 30 years in the US military? Well, he enlisted, and then he reenlisted. This week, Nate and Francis discuss a recent story that appeared in Vice on the topic of a Coast Guard lieutenant with a kill list. Additionally,…
An Interview with Joe Haldeman, author of ‘The Forever War’
Feb 21 • 61 min
This week, Francis did some damn journalism. He interviewed Joe Haldeman, author of the 1974 sci-fi masterpiece ‘The Forever War,’ about his Army service and how it informed his writing (and about blowing things up with C4). We really hope you…
Myspace and the Military feat. Matt Gallagher
Feb 14 • 53 min
This week, Nate speaks with Army veteran and author Matt Gallagher (@MattGallagher0 ) about being a veteran writer in the age of online, about his recent NYT op-ed discussing Trump’s trip to Iraq, about how he got his start as an Army blogger…
War Criminal Chat: the Clint Lorance Story feat. Michael McGuinness
Feb 6 • 66 min
This week, we spoke with 82nd Airborne veteran Michael McGuinness (@beardedcynic473) about a story he knows particularly well: the saga of Clint Lorance, an Army officer convicted of murder in Afghanistan and sentenced to 18 years in prison. As you…
Guaidon’t We Invade Another Country
Jan 31 • 57 min
Recent stirrings in the defense establishment seem to indicate that Trump’s cadre of goons want to invade Venezuela, or at least destabilize the region in hopes that Colombia and Brazil will invade. To that end, he’s deployed a walrus and his…
Francis Presents: Trigger Warning, the Book
Jan 24 • 75 min
This Week, Francis drills a hole in his head with the book Trigger Warning by William and J. A. Johnstone. Trigger Warning is the book that happens when you melt multiple boomer Facebook meme pages together and pour it into a mold of an old white man…
Purity Politics? In My Leftist Podcast?
Jan 17 • 63 min
We rung in the new year and immediately launched into the Democratic presidential primary, in which all sorts of bad AI-generated takes on “affordable access” proliferate. In this week’s episode, Nate and Francis discuss whether or not you’re…
The Army: A Gap Year Where You Get Killed
Jan 10 • 61 min
It will probably come as no surprise to you that the military is having hard time meeting its recruiting goals. In fact, for the first time since 2005 (a year when nothing bad happened), the Army failed to meet its fiscal year target. So, in response…
Shocking News: Jim Mattis Wasn’t Smedley Butler
Jan 3 • 53 min
We were so busy ringing in the holidays with movie reviews that we didn’t have time to comment on Jim Mattis’ resignation, Trump’s extremely thought-out Syria zonk, the DC defense establishment backlash to these two developments, and so much…
Is It Fascist? ‘Jarhead’ (2005)
Dec 27, 2018 • 64 min
We heard that some of you were watching movies at Christmas, and so we watched a war movie (with some strong Christmas movie overtones) — Sam Mendes’ 2005 film Jarhead. Is it fascist? Well, it’s definitely muscly and macho. But, as Nate,…
Don’t Play Defense with Xenophobes feat. Ken Klippenstein
Dec 20, 2018 • 51 min
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means Francis has disappeared on vacation and left Nate at the helm of the show. This week, he speaks with investigative journalist and fan of the podcast Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) about…
*PREVIEW* Is It Fascist? ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension’ (1984)
Dec 17, 2018 • 12 min
In this special promo segment, you can hear a preview of this month’s installment of Is It Fascist?, in which Nate and Francis review the 1984 cult classic ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension’. They analyze its inscrutable…
On the Command of ‘Muddle Along…’
Dec 13, 2018 • 67 min
Sign up for the weekly newsletter! We’re bringing it back and putting it in your inbox every Friday - https://hellofawaytodie.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=198e9d03a35381241f448c170&id=86957f9bf9 This week, Nate and Francis discuss the recent…
Read My Lips: Pardon Caspar Weinberger
Dec 5, 2018 • 61 min
We’re a highly organized military podcast, and as such it only made sense that we’d throw out our episode plans and instead react to breaking news. After hearing about the death of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, we decided to discuss his…
Bill Kristol Presents Regime Change Fantasia
Nov 28, 2018 • 63 min
In this week’s episode of Hell of a Way, the gang examines recent commentary from Bill Kristol and Max Boot, famous pro-intervention conservatives whose newly-cemented places in the hearts of liberals comes solely due to their opposition to Trump….
How to Get Murdered with a Trident
Nov 22, 2018 • 67 min
In this week’s episode of What a Hell of a Way to Die, Nate, Francis, and Adrian discuss the recent spate of Navy SEAL-related headlines for murder, murder-ish behavior, and much more. Specifically, they discuss a recent NYTimes piece about a SEAL on…
Where’s Yer Bloody Poppy?! (Special 2-Year Anniversary Episode)
Nov 15, 2018 • 63 min
In this week’s episode of What a Hell of a Way to Die, Nate, Francis, and Adrian have come to the realization that we’ve been doing this show for two years now. So, in honor of this milestone, and in honor of the fact that we recorded this on…
Operation ‘Deploy to the Desert.’ No, the Other Desert!
Nov 8, 2018 • 58 min
In this week’s episode of What a Hell of a Way to Die, Nate, Francis, and Adrian discuss the expanded, overstated, and extremely over-militarized response to a caravan of migrants fleeing Central America. We’ve discussed it before, but of course we…
Put Your Tooth Under the Pillow for the Good Republicans
Oct 31, 2018 • 70 min
In this week’s Episode of of What a Hell of a Way to Die, Nate, Francis, and Adrian discuss the three recent right-wing terror incidents (or ‘senseless, unconnected outbursts’ as they’re referred to in the media). Nate and Adrian reprise their…
Thomas the Migrant Train Engine
Oct 24, 2018 • 66 min
We’re just weeks away from the midterm elections, and damn if we aren’t just ramping up the racism and going full steam ahead into the fall of the new Roman Empire. This week Nate, Francis, and Adrian discuss the coming migrant caravan and wax poetic…
Brain Drones: The Military Recruiting Solution (ft. Carlo Valle)
Oct 18, 2018 • 59 min
Fall is underway, the leaves are beginning to change color, and we’re still in Afghanistan after 17 years. With a low unemployment rate (usual caveats apply), go figure that the Army is having a hard time meeting its recruiting and retention goals….
More Women Defense Contractor CEOs! *clap emoji*
Oct 10, 2018 • 74 min
Quick announcement before we get deep into the wood with Russian poisoning (both real and online) as well as the Department of Defense’s attempt to find a Fiverr video editor and snaring a defunct Newgrounds animatior for a primer on blowing up…
How to Envision Leftist Foreign Policy feat. Alex McCoy
Oct 4, 2018 • 92 min
We’ve kept you waiting for this week’s episode, but you get additional content: first, an interview between Francis and veteran organizer Alex McCoy on the topic of foreign policy and leftism (and how to reconcile the two). You also get a nearly…
Betrayed by the Corps (Featuring Sam)
Sep 25, 2018 • 51 min
Francis talks with Sam, an IRR Marine officer who finds herself being pushed out of the Corps after reporting explicit photos being taken of her and circulated without her consent. The two talk about the poor handling of vulnerable people from command…
History’s Biggest Inventory Formation
Sep 19, 2018 • 52 min
For this week’s episode, Nate, Francis, and Adrian discuss the enormous Vostok 2018 military exercises taking place between Russia, China, India, Pakistan, and others — and the gang determines that there are very few tactical tasks that involve…
News Roundup: A week of Drama
Sep 12, 2018 • 67 min
WE GOT MERCH. Check out the store at Teespring This week, the team covers several news stories, from Bristol Palin diming out her ex to Jody to the secretary of the Army accidentally spotlighting a war criminal during Suicide Prevention Week…
Is it Fascist: RoboCop (1987)
Sep 4, 2018 • 67 min
WE GOT MERCH. Check out the store at Teespring The team watches the original RoboCop directed by Paul Verhoven and between all the graphic violence and naked buts tried to determine if it’s fascist or not. Check out this week’s bonus episode in…
Gamer Congressman Duncan Hunter Punches Reset Button on Career
Aug 28, 2018 • 51 min
WE GOT MERCH. Check out the store at Teespring Adrian, Francis, and Karl talk about the curious case of the vaping congressman Duncan Hunter. While he is a massive piece of crap, he is also the most troop congressman we’ve ever had Check out this…
Going Outside the Wire with Jason Kander
Aug 21, 2018 • 52 min
WE GOT MERCH. Check out the store at Teespring Francis sits down with Jason Kander, Afghanistan Veteran and Missouri politician who is currently running for Mayor of Kansas City, Mo. The two talk about the book, trade deployment stories, and talk…
The Nazis in your backyard (feat. Corey Pein)
Aug 14, 2018 • 76 min
GET YOUR SHIRTS- The Inagural Hell of a Way to Die shirt/Sticker/Tote is here! Adrian speaks with author Corey Pein (@coreypein)about the Unite the Right rally in Washington State and how these ideas flourish in America Check out this week’s…
Everyone Needs a Side Hustle
Aug 7, 2018 • 59 min
GET YOUR SHIRTS- The Inagural Hell of a Way to Die shirt/Sticker/Tote is here! The team discusses guns yet again, and then talk about how China’s crackdown on officer side businesses are less of a threat to global security and more of the…
I Am An American Gamer
Jul 31, 2018 • 60 min
GET YOUR SHIRTS- The Inagural Hell of a Way to Die shirt/Sticker/Tote is here! The team talks about the budget again and just how strange it is that it went through without a fuss. Then we talk about about how if the US Army got together a team…
The Broken Clock is Finally Right
Jul 24, 2018 • 58 min
Francis, Nate, and eventually Adrian talk about the Russian bear in the room. Then we congratulate the Army Times for finally being right about a new Army Physical Fitness Test (which probably still won’t happen) Check out this week’s bonus episode…
Book Report - The Right Answer by John K Delaney
Jul 21, 2018 • 23 min
Francis reviews the book The Right Answer by John K Delaney, which apparently involves a lot of private companies making a bunch of money off the tax payers. This is the first of a new series, the rest of which will be available at the $1 level once…
What’s in the Water (Feat. Ken Klippenstein)
Jul 18, 2018 • 57 min
Ken Klippenstein, journalist with The Daily Beast and The Young Turks, joins Nate and Adrian to discuss poisoned water on military bases, the Freedom of Information Act, and how anyone with some spare time can start their own investigations Follow Ken…
HAIL HAIL The Gang’s All Here
Jul 10, 2018 • 63 min
Adrian makes his triumphant return to the podcast. The team discusses just where the hell he’s been and the politics of being a politician. Check out this week’s bonus episode Mark A Allerton where he and Nate discuss being a lefty veteran on the…
Independence Day Special: Independence Day review!
Jul 2, 2018 • 66 min
IT’S INDEPENDENCE DAY, BABY! Drop your fireworks for an hour and listen as Nate and Francis talk about the original Independence Day. The one with Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. Check out this week’s bonus episode with Spenser Rapone as we break down…
Red Cycle Tasking: Ethnic Cleansing
Jun 26, 2018 • 62 min
Nate and Francis discuss just how screwed the immigration crisis is. Includes: Us being mad at imperialism, Francis trying to parse the idea of the government taking away his kid, and the insanity of VetBro TV. Check out this week’s bonus episode with…
Buddy, They Won’t Even Let Me F*** the Army (feat. Spenser Rapone)
Jun 19, 2018 • 57 min
Spenser Rapone, in infamous Commie Cadet, as seen on the facebook page of your racist uncle who served three years in the Marines during the Cold War, joins the team to talk about what radicalized him and what he plans to do now that he’s out of the…
The only real tankie online
Jun 13, 2018 • 54 min
Nate and Francis talk about the jackasses who called ICE on a guy delivering a pizza to a military base, as well as the hero LT who stole an M557 for a Virginia joyride Check out this week’s Q&A. Three dollars a month gets you access, but five…
MRE Pizzagate
Jun 5, 2018 • 59 min
Nate and Francis talk about an upcoming lawsuit to protect HIV+ soldiers serving, the myth of the dependapotomas, and wonder if pizza MREs are better if you leave them in the fridge overnight Check out this week’s Q&A. Three dollars a month gets…
Memorial Day Spectacular: Pearl Harbor review
May 29, 2018 • 68 min
Nate and Francis watched the cinematic abortion known as Pearl Harbor and ask the question, Is it Fascist or just shit? Check out this week’s Q&A. Three dollars a month gets you access, but five gets you…More access! Got a story to share? You…
The Hooligans of Kandahar (Feat. Joe Kassabian)
May 22, 2018 • 49 min
Francis talks with Joe Kassabian about his upcoming book “The Hooligans of Kandahar”. Joe is a former combat soldier who spent two deployments overseas. In this episode, the two talk about their times in Afghanistan and just how fucked everything is…
Getting waterboarded to own the libs
May 16, 2018 • 51 min
This week, we discuss the 82nd Airborne and their strange approach to suicide prevention, and we’re getting waterboarded to own the libs. Please enjoy Producer Karl’s first appearance on the show This week’s bonus episode features…
Conservative vs Leftist - Health Care, Online and everything in between (Feat. @The_Tyler_Grant)
May 8, 2018 • 53 min
Francis interviews Tyler Grant (@The_Tyler_Grant), a conservative voter, writer and thinker. Somehow they manage to agree on a lot of things and we’re unsure who that makes look bad. This week’s bonus episode features @TheJustinRose as he and Francis…
Free Bonus Content: Rojava Strong with Brace Belden
May 1, 2018 • 66 min
Nate is traveling and Francis had to play Soldier this weekend, so nothing got recorded. Instead, enjoy this old bonus episode with Brace Belden, the California Communist who ran off to Syria to fight ISIS. This week’s bonus episode is a Q&A with…
Dinosaur Puppets: Banned Under UCMJ
Apr 24, 2018 • 55 min
This week, we’re talking about how no one is allowed to have fun anymore, and how Trumps’s great economy is fucking over recruiters In this week’s bonus episode, Nate speaks with former Canadian Air Force officer Alex Fisher about recent hijinks at…
How to Avoid Getting Killed by America (With Phil Klay)
Apr 17, 2018 • 66 min
This week, the fire team brings interviews Phil Klay about his article in the Atlantic tackling what exactly it is we’re supposed to be telling troops when we send them to the desert year after year to fight a war no one cares about. Read Phil’s…
The Definitive Guide to Skating on the Southern Border
Apr 10, 2018 • 45 min
This week, the fire team brings on an Air National Guardsman to discuss what exactly it is the military will be doing along the Mexican border. Turns out it’s mostly boring surveillance stuff. Somehow it will still cost taxpayers a billion dollars,…
Who Needs HIPAA When You Have the Army
Apr 3, 2018 • 48 min
This week, Nate and Francis discuss the military barring enlistment, and even pulling someone out of basic training, for seeking counceling while a military dependent, and the firing of David Shulkin and the long march toward privatizing the VA. …
Our Little Baby War Grew up Into a Surly Teen
Mar 27, 2018 • 53 min
Nate and Francis discuss John Bolton as the new NatSec advisor to President Trump, and just who we’re going to war with first. Then we talk about the 15 year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. We’re also introducing new bonus tiers for the…
Shamrock you like a Hurricane
Mar 20, 2018 • 44 min
This week, we’re chatting about Shamrock Hellfire…
Story Time 2
Mar 16, 2018 • 19 min
Have another one on us. It’s your Story Time Podc…
The Truth Is Out There, Just on the Other Side of the Red Tape
Mar 13, 2018 • 52 min
Nate and Francis discuss the toxicity of the mili…
MRE Sommeliers
Mar 6, 2018 • 58 min
Nate and Francis discuss an article from Task and…
Military News Roundup: Drunk and Naked in the Woods
Feb 27, 2018 • 54 min
It’s a Round Robin this week as Nate and Francis …
Story Time!
Feb 22, 2018 • 25 min
It’s been a hell of a week, so for your mental he…
We Need to talk about Guns. Again.
Feb 20, 2018 • 60 min
In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shootings, N…
Vets against Hate, and also Military Parades
Feb 13, 2018 • 55 min
This week Nate and Francis are joined by Alex McC…
Book Review: Way of the Shadow Wolves (Feat. The Warax)
Feb 6, 2018 • 56 min
The Warax joins us to discuss Steven Seagal’s fic…
We are the Warax. Except AmVets. Screw those guys
Jan 30, 2018 • 58 min
The Warax takes a break from speaking for the tro…
Clown School is Closed: Government Shutdown 2018
Jan 24, 2018 • 56 min
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Taking a machine gun to blackmail charges
Jan 17, 2018 • 49 min
Nate and Francis talk local politics with Connor …
Learn our Names First: Politicizing Fallen Soldiers
Jan 9, 2018 • 52 min
This week, the team takes on the politicizing of …
Please finish your mandatory OPSEC training before close of business
Jan 2, 2018 • 57 min
Nate and Francis talk aboutThe curious case of Ge…
Stolen Valor and Challenge coins
Dec 26, 2017 • 56 min
Nate and Francis discuss Stolen Valor, as explain…
No one actually cares about Alabama (Feat: @juanyfbaby)
Dec 19, 2017 • 51 min
Nate and Francis are joined by Juan (twitter.com/…
A Message from Marine Todd
Dec 13, 2017 • 50 min
Francis got an email regarding his Everyday Carry…
Birthday Cake and Iran Hate (Feat. Madrian Bonenburger)
Dec 5, 2017 • 40 min
This week, Nate and Francis are joined by Adrian’…
Sebastian Dorka EDC and the future of Emergency Medicine
Nov 28, 2017 • 43 min
this week, Francis spends some time ranting about…
Southland Tales with Matt Christman (promo)
Nov 28, 2017 • 1 min
Matt Christman (@Cushbomb)joins Francis to talk a…
What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate
Nov 21, 2017 • 42 min
Francis and Nate discuss the Texas shooter and ho…
Enlisted vs Officer: The Great Divide
Nov 14, 2017 • 47 min
Nate and Francis discuss the difference between t…
Bowe Bergdahl and how Best to Prepare for Your Veterans Day Freebies
Nov 7, 2017 • 50 min
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Mailbag: Call the platoon sergeant, we need a ride home
Oct 30, 2017 • 56 min
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I am the Lorax, I speak for the Troops
Oct 24, 2017 • 43 min
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Rojava strong Pt 2: Interview with Jen Snyder (Preview)
Oct 23, 2017 • 1 min
For access to the full episode, go to the Patreon…
Let’s Make an Iran Deal (Feat. Derek Davison)
Oct 17, 2017 • 55 min
Francis and Nate are joined by Derek Davison to d…
Shooting the Fleas off a Dogs Back at 500 Yards
Oct 10, 2017 • 52 min
Not a subscriber? You’re missing out on bonus con…
For Better or Worse, the state of it all
Oct 3, 2017 • 47 min
Francis talks to Adam Weinstein, Task and Purpose…
Buddy, They Don’t Even Let Me Respect The Flag
Sep 26, 2017 • 51 min
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No Immigrants Need Enlist
Sep 19, 2017 • 41 min
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Disaster Relief (When You’re a Disaster)
Sep 13, 2017 • 54 min
Nate and Adrian comment on the tendency of using …
The Ballad of Sgt. Maj Bofades
Sep 5, 2017 • 44 min
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American Propaganda
Aug 29, 2017 • 56 min
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Johnny Get your Gun
Aug 22, 2017 • 52 min
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Bash the Fash!
Aug 15, 2017 • 49 min
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Millennials are Killing War
Aug 9, 2017 • 40 min
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All Servicemembers Are Welcome
Aug 1, 2017 • 55 min
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Free Bonus Episode - Interview with Alex Horton (@AlexHortonTX)
Jul 30, 2017 • 41 min
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Almost a Soldier
Jul 25, 2017 • 56 min
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Rojava Strong: Talking Army with Brace Belden (Promo)
Jul 23, 2017 • 1 min
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Falling Humvees and Raising Up Women Troops
Jul 20, 2017 • 67 min
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Why you shouldn’t fear a war with Best Korea
Jul 11, 2017 • 53 min
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Independence Day Extravaganza!
Jul 7, 2017 • 49 min
The team takes a break from bitching about politi…
VA Disabilities and Yet Another Horny General
Jun 28, 2017 • 50 min
The team discusses new changes being proposed for…
Star Trek: TNG bonus episode promo
Jun 26, 2017 • 2 min
Adrian and another infantry officer from the 173r…
Afghanistan bound…Again
Jun 21, 2017 • 47 min
The team relates their stories about Afghanistan …
Jeremy Corbyn teaches us what Hope and Change really means
Jun 14, 2017 • 67 min
Nate turns out to be half Red Coat, and teachs us…
Talking Top Gun (feat. @cushbomb) - Preview
Jun 11, 2017 • 1 min
Francis and Matt Christman (@cushbomb) of Chapo T…
We’ll always have Paris…
Jun 6, 2017 • 55 min
We’ve walked away from the Paris Agreement on Cli…
PREVIEW - Postcards from the Ukraine: Katherine Jacobsen
Jun 1, 2017 • 1 min
Adrian talks with Katherine Jacobsen, a freelance…
Trump’s orb handling skills
May 31, 2017 • 35 min
The team takes on the President’s orb handling sk…
She’s Free: Our Chelsea Manning Release Party
May 24, 2017 • 46 min
The three talk about Chelsea Manning and her rece…
Deep Throat State
May 17, 2017 • 45 min
The team talks about why a military coup from the…
Education in and out of the military, Feat. Freddie DeBoer
May 9, 2017 • 38 min
Adrian interviews Freddie DeBoer about the curren…
DS9 Teaser
May 4, 2017 • 1 min
Teaser for the Bonus Episode with Will Menaker fr…
Only Warriors Deserve Free Tuition at Devry University
May 2, 2017 • 47 min
The group talks about Sarah Palin attempting to r…
Bronze Star Awardees Only
Apr 25, 2017 • 43 min
Nate and Francis talk about a new bill in Congres…
COIN operated war
Apr 19, 2017 • 51 min
The fire team is back with a new episode talking …
Syria - A land of contrasts (Featuring Derek Davison)
Apr 11, 2017 • 58 min
Derek Davison (@dwdavison9318)is back on the podc…
Starship Troopers 3 with Matt Christman PREVIEW
Apr 6, 2017 • 0 min
Preview of a bonus episode where Francis and Matt…
Interview with Daily Beast writer and Marine Vet James LaPorta
Apr 5, 2017 • 49 min
Francis talks with James LaPorta, a freelance jou…
The Double Standard Between Generals and the Rest of us Dirtbags
Mar 29, 2017 • 51 min
Adrian takes point to talk about the double stand…
The Unredeemable Portraits of Redemption
Mar 22, 2017 • 51 min
This week, the team discusses the unredeemable Ge…
The Marines United nude photo scandal, featuring Teresa Fazio
Mar 14, 2017 • 49 min
Teresa Fazio, former Marine Corps officer, joins …
Preview interview with Mikael Skillt
Mar 10, 2017 • 1 min
Adrian talks with Swedish soldier Mikael Skillt a…
What do you do with 54 billion dollars?
Mar 8, 2017 • 38 min
Trump is promising us a $54b increase to the mili…
Clint Lorance, Allan West Murderfest
Mar 1, 2017 • 55 min
How bad do you need to screw up to get charged wi…
Bonus Episode Preview - Felix Biederman
Feb 27, 2017 • 0 min
First bonus episod with Felix Biederman (@ByYourL…
The past, present, and future of America with Iran. Featuring Derek Davison
Feb 22, 2017 • 54 min
Adrian is out hunting Ukranian Nazis so Francis a…
Leftist, don’t get left behind! Join today!
Feb 15, 2017 • 38 min
Should a leftist join the American military, or d…
Islamophobia and the Muslim Ban
Feb 8, 2017 • 51 min
This week we talk about the Muslim ban and the ro…
BONUS EPISODE: The Road Ahead
Feb 2, 2017 • 29 min
Welcome to the free release of the first bonus ep…
What does a Socialist utopia do with a standing Army?
Jan 25, 2017 • 48 min
So you have a socialist America. Great! Now what …
Who’s ready for a war?
Jan 18, 2017 • 50 min
The fire team discusses if we’re ready for the ne…
How to go to war: The Draft
Jan 11, 2017 • 59 min
The fireteam talks about the Draft starting with …
The GI Bill: letting the military pay for a BA in underwater basketweaving
Jan 4, 2017 • 43 min
Adrian Bonenberger joins Nate and Francis to talk…
Christmas Recall Formation
Dec 28, 2016 • 32 min
Francis and Nate chat about Christmas overseas, c…
No Money, Mo Problems
Dec 21, 2016 • 41 min
Nate and Joker talk about Payday loans and other …
I refuse to reference any 80s pop song mentioning Japan
Dec 16, 2016 • 24 min
Quick episode of just me talking about Japan. We’…
Being Civilized in an Uncivil War
Nov 29, 2016 • 48 min
We have a new Cohost! Nate Bethea, former infantr…
Bridging the Gap
Nov 23, 2016 • 30 min
Talk of the present and talk of the future of the…
This is my Boomstick
Nov 16, 2016 • 27 min
Today we discuss how awesome guns are and how bad…
Veterans day deals and the future of the stoned Soldier
Nov 9, 2016 • 28 min
Veterans day deals and the future of the stoned S…