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What a Hell of a Way to Die

Jul 25, 2019

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 (in this case, the Marine Corps) should treat privates as more than window lickers. You can read that article here:

Over the course of the episode, however, Nate and Francis also discuss the pros and cons of pulling rank -- and some stories of pulling rank gone wrong. Why do people think it’s a good idea? Why do top-down organizations generate weird fixations on rank? This might be a bit of a weird one, but we hope you enjoy it.

This week's bonus features an ‘Is This Fascist?’ discussion between Francis and Brock Wilbur on the topic of the 2005 PS2 game ‘Shadow of the Colossus.’ We only review games from 1994-2005 because, as you’ve guessed, we’re old. Get it on Patreon here:

You may have noticed that the first issue of our zine has debuted, and you can get it in print by signing up at the $10 monthly Patreon tier.

We have a YouTube channel now -- subscribe here and get sweet videos from us in which we yell in our cars like true veterans:

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