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What a Hell of a Way to Die

Oct 22, 2020

Well, a lot of things are going away: the NYT’s ‘At War’ section, the Bombshell podcast from War on the Rocks, and the previous editorial direction of Task and Purpose (where Nate and Francis both got their starts, in different ways). Is America simply tired of respecting the troops? Well, apparently Troy Aikman and Joe Buck are. To which we can only say: this is a good thing.

For this week’s bonus, Francis speaks with Marine veteran Di'Rico Baker (@rico_rants) on the topic of the poverty draft, why people can't escape the shadow of the Military Industrial Complex, why the military can sometimes seem like the only option for social advancement, and much more. Get it on Patreon here:

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 You can follow the show on Twitter here: @HellOfAWay

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