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What a Hell of a Way to Die

Nov 25, 2021

A bit of a hybrid DadChat / Thanksgiving themed episode in which we discuss our various military Thanksgiving experiences, Francis seeing the band Lit while in Kuwait somehow, reminiscences of the BDU era, and much more. Happy Thanksgiving, and hope you enjoy!

For this week’s bonus, Francis made Joe and Carey watch...

Nov 18, 2021

DadChat ends at 14:13!

This week, we examine a recent story about an Army Colonel getting a formal reprimand for stealing a pair of $45 sneakers at a PX in Kuwait? Which is something that legitimately took place, we guess (you can read the story here:

Nov 11, 2021

We get to the point at 17:51!

This week, we discuss adventures in soundproofing, how to de-Ba’ath-ify yourself from the effects of the military making you react emotionally, Veterans’ Day, the 5-year anniversary of this podcast, and much more. However, we also focus specifically on a story about a metallurgist in...

Nov 4, 2021

We get to the point at 23:04!

This week, we’re discussing horror stories of Army physical training, inspired by this article ( in which the Army apparently confronts the fact that its previous approaches to physical training completely wreck...

Nov 3, 2021

This is a full episode of DadChat, so if you don’t enjoy them then it’s probably better to skip it!

Nate and Francis go full dad mode and discuss cooking, their least favorite chores, the benefits of pressure cooking for home canning, favorite winter all-day recipes, and a story about Nate finding a cast iron pan on...