What a Hell of a Way to Die

What a Hell of a Way to Die

is creating a socialist military podcast

482

patrons

$2,114

per month
We are the podcasting fire team of Francis Horton and Nate Bethea, 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.

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
  • Essays from the team and book report episodes once a month. And our undying gratitude!


Includes Discord rewards
Gunny Sergeant
$3 or more per month
  • 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
Includes Discord rewards
DEVGRU level
$5 or more per month
  • All the bonus content of the $3 tier
  • Bonus interviews from Adrian, Francis, and Nate with guests (at least one per month)
Includes Discord rewards
Future US Army Soldier
$10 or more per month

For those signing up or upgrading in the month of March, you'll be getting a special thank you gift in the mail in April. 


Then every quarter we'll be putting out our very own Lefty troop zine with contributions from our fan base. Feel free to reach out to us if you want to contribute and we are happy to keep you anonymous if you like.

Includes Discord rewards
Field Grade Officers/SNCOs
$15 or more per month
  • 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).
Includes Discord rewards
We are the podcasting fire team of Francis Horton and Nate Bethea, 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.

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
  • Essays from the team and book report episodes once a month. And our undying gratitude!


Includes Discord rewards
Gunny Sergeant
$3 or more per month
  • 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
Includes Discord rewards
DEVGRU level
$5 or more per month
  • All the bonus content of the $3 tier
  • Bonus interviews from Adrian, Francis, and Nate with guests (at least one per month)
Includes Discord rewards
Future US Army Soldier
$10 or more per month

For those signing up or upgrading in the month of March, you'll be getting a special thank you gift in the mail in April. 


Then every quarter we'll be putting out our very own Lefty troop zine with contributions from our fan base. Feel free to reach out to us if you want to contribute and we are happy to keep you anonymous if you like.

Includes Discord rewards
Field Grade Officers/SNCOs
$15 or more per month
  • 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).
Includes Discord rewards