What a Hell of a Way to Die is creating a socialist military podcast
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We are the podcasting fire team of Francis Horton, Nate Bethea, and Adrian Bonenberger, and we put out a weekly podcast called What a Hell of A Way To Die.

In the aftermath of a thing that happened in late 2016, we created this podcast to (attempt to) bridge the gap between left-leaning civilians and members of the U.S. military, breaking the stereotype of the hard-right conservative troop. We discuss military and veteran affairs from a leftist point of view, bring on fellow leftist veterans (and people doing interesting things), and riff on veteran culture. We encourage anyone with any questions to contact us however you like and we'll get them answered.

Francis has been in the U.S. Army Reserve since 2000 as a Public Affairs Specialist / NCO and served in Afghanistan with the 25th ID and Iraq with the 1st ID. Nate served from 2007 to 2014 as an infantry officer and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 with 4th Airborne BCT, 25th ID. Adrian served as an infantry officer from 2005-2012 and deployed to Afghanistan twice, once with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and once with 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division.

Our show is produced by Karl Morand, who served in the 82nd Airborne Division from 2005-2010 as an enlisted infantryman. When you sign up to support this show, your money is going to an entirely veteran-run organization (and unlike other veteran businesses, we're not racistly selling you coffee).

We are incredibly grateful to all our patrons! All money made from this Patreon will go to support the troops (us) as well as pay for incidentals, equipment, palatial estates and building our personal armories.

Please check out the book The Road Ahead: Stories of the Forever War, which is filled with stories from veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, to include Nate and Adrian. 

The Website

Francis Twitter

Nate Twitter

Tiers
PFC level
$1 or more per month 16 patrons
  • Essays from the team and book report episodes once a month. And our undying gratitude!


Gunny Sergeant
$3 or more per month 54 patrons
  • Everything from Tier One
  • At least one bonus episode per month, which will include Q&A sessions and personal stories
  • At least one movie review per month
DEVGRU level
$5 or more per month 369 patrons
  • All the bonus content of the $3 tier
  • Bonus interviews from Adrian, Francis, and Nate with guests (at least one per month)
Field Grade Officers/SNCOs
$15 or more per month 7 patrons
  • Specifically for E-7 and above / O-4 and above.
  • All the benefits of the $5 tier, but you get to brag about how much higher quality it is (since you paid more).
We are the podcasting fire team of Francis Horton, Nate Bethea, and Adrian Bonenberger, and we put out a weekly podcast called What a Hell of A Way To Die.

In the aftermath of a thing that happened in late 2016, we created this podcast to (attempt to) bridge the gap between left-leaning civilians and members of the U.S. military, breaking the stereotype of the hard-right conservative troop. We discuss military and veteran affairs from a leftist point of view, bring on fellow leftist veterans (and people doing interesting things), and riff on veteran culture. We encourage anyone with any questions to contact us however you like and we'll get them answered.

Francis has been in the U.S. Army Reserve since 2000 as a Public Affairs Specialist / NCO and served in Afghanistan with the 25th ID and Iraq with the 1st ID. Nate served from 2007 to 2014 as an infantry officer and deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 with 4th Airborne BCT, 25th ID. Adrian served as an infantry officer from 2005-2012 and deployed to Afghanistan twice, once with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and once with 1st BCT, 10th Mountain Division.

Our show is produced by Karl Morand, who served in the 82nd Airborne Division from 2005-2010 as an enlisted infantryman. When you sign up to support this show, your money is going to an entirely veteran-run organization (and unlike other veteran businesses, we're not racistly selling you coffee).

We are incredibly grateful to all our patrons! All money made from this Patreon will go to support the troops (us) as well as pay for incidentals, equipment, palatial estates and building our personal armories.

Please check out the book The Road Ahead: Stories of the Forever War, which is filled with stories from veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, to include Nate and Adrian. 

The Website

Francis Twitter

Nate Twitter

Recent posts by What a Hell of a Way to Die

Tiers
PFC level
$1 or more per month 16 patrons
  • Essays from the team and book report episodes once a month. And our undying gratitude!


Gunny Sergeant
$3 or more per month 54 patrons
  • Everything from Tier One
  • At least one bonus episode per month, which will include Q&A sessions and personal stories
  • At least one movie review per month
DEVGRU level
$5 or more per month 369 patrons
  • All the bonus content of the $3 tier
  • Bonus interviews from Adrian, Francis, and Nate with guests (at least one per month)
Field Grade Officers/SNCOs
$15 or more per month 7 patrons
  • Specifically for E-7 and above / O-4 and above.
  • All the benefits of the $5 tier, but you get to brag about how much higher quality it is (since you paid more).