Rank #1: ZBT #4: Rob O'Neill
Oct 02 2016
Rank #2: ZBT #154: Dakota Meyer
Round 1: Geardo militia type dudes are taking over the southern border. Without them, the American flag would be in SERIOUS danger
Round 2: An unreal interview with Dakota Meyer. We're throwing a MUST LISTEN on this one
Round 3: We got a user submitted question: what's the most disrespectful thing you've ever seen while you were in the service? Spoiler alert, a platoon leader got slapped in the mouth.
Round 4: Bridezilla gets triggered when Marine shows up to a black tie wedding wearing dress blues. Who was wrong: the Marine or the Blushing Bride?
Mar 29 2019
Rank #3: ZBT #101: Remembering 9/11 with Large
On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, Kate and Cons are joined by Large from Barstool. Prior to Barstool, Large etched out a career on Wall Street and like so many, was personally affected with the days tragedy. Large shares with us an intimate, and at times emotional, account of the day's events. Listen as we reflect on a pivotal day in our Nation's history.
Sep 11 2018
Rank #4: ZBT #233: Jocko Willink + Smells That Remind You Of The Military
Jan 24 2020
Rank #5: ZBT #170: Interview w/ Rep. Duncan Hunter on Eddie Gallagher's Trial
Round 1: Weekend Wrap up from our time in DC and Charlotte.
Round 2: Navy Pilots are speaking out about an obstacle they faced in the sky… Hypersonic UFOs… The flyboys and girls are spillin the ole beans on aliens so we are gonna rolllll that beautiful bean footage
Round 3: Marine Veteran & Congressman Duncan Hunter is making waves for his stance on the Eddie Gallagher case, and for his brash opinions on war and the aftermath. We stopped in DC to talk to him about some of his controversial opinions.
Round 4: Would you be able to turn guns on your own soldiers to stop a war crime from happening? The late Army pilot Hugh Thompson did that to stop the infamous My Lai massacre in Vietnam, and in light of recent headlines his words are making the rounds again.
Round 5: We give a shout out to the best Memorial Day post we saw on Instagram. It is extremely moving.
May 28 2019
Rank #6: ZBT #127: The Murder Case Of Mathew Golsteyn featuring Dan Lamothe
Captain Mathew Golsteyn is a Silver Star recipient and Green Beret who is charged with murder because he admitted to assassinating a member of the Taliban. President Trump tweeted about it and brought the case into the spotlight. With the help of the Washington Post's Dan Lamothe, we comb through all the details of the battle that earned him his awards, and the confession that has him facing a first degree murder charge.
Dec 17 2018
Rank #7: ZBT #34: Killing Osama Bin Laden
May 05 2017
Rank #8: ZBT #58: Bowe Bergdahl's Platoon Mate Cody Full
Lots has been said about Bowe Bergdahl and what happened that night. There's four people in fire team. One of those four in Bowe Bergdahl's fire team is Cody Full. Cody joins to talk about Bowe before, after, and during the deployment. The fellas go on to talk about the events of this past week surrounding the Oval Office and everything it touches.
Oct 19 2017
Rank #9: 100th Episode Special featuring Rob O'Neill
Wow. We made it to 100 official episodes. *Reggaeton airhorn noises* (BOWWW BUHBUHBOWBOWBOWWWWW) Chaps comes up from Texas to do the show in-studio with the full squad. General Mattis put Sean Spicer in a bodybag with the most Mad Dog quote of all-time. Rob O'Neill joins us in studio to tell some more awesome stories, shoot the shit, and answer some silly rapid fire questions. Chaps reflects on how proud he is of what the podcast has become.
Sep 07 2018
Rank #10: ZBT #3
Sep 25 2016
Rank #11: ZBT #212: Baghdadi is BaghDEADi
Round 1: A veteran gets super veterany about trash that was blowing all over his precious, precious street. He needs three soldiers to come police call the area right damn now.
Round 2: The leader of ISIS was killed over the weekend by US Special Forces in Syria. Good riddance, turd. We've reported his death at least twice before but this time it seems to be true.
Round 3: Navy auditors found a warehouse w/ $126 million in aircraft parts, under secretary Thomas Modly says. Was it a warehouse, or a maintenance chief's wall locker?
Round 4: TikTok is under fire as lawmakers urge US Intelligence to evaluate whether or not it is a national security threat. They no doubt will find that it is after searching hashtag military on the app.
Round 5: Everyone's been talking about boobs after Game 5 of the World series when 2 ladies behind the duggout flashed ‘em. Perfect timing because we've got some military boob talk of our own.
Oct 29 2019
Rank #12: ZBT #227: War With Iran?
Due to the timing of last night's late breaking news, Chaps addresses what happened in Iran to open the show. We recorded the pod earlier in the day with the public information we had, and will be sure to give a thorough update on Tuesday's pod as things develop over the weekend.
Round 1: In 2016 civilians were STORMING Canadian military bases at all hours of the day & night, and only now has the Canadian government released the reason for this mad rush. We'll give you a clue: Gotta catch ‘em all, eh?
Round 2: Navy veteran turned distance running hardo is set to circumnavigate the globe on foot this year. He's doing it for suicide prevent but theres not chance that he and I would be friends. It makes me wanna puke.
Round 3: Story of the break was that Marines needed to be sent in to secure the Embassy in Iraq after protestors lead violent action trying to overtake the Embassy. The fallout was quick but most likely isnt close to over.
Round 4: I hate to give North Korea any credit but alas, we must. We have promised the listener that we will always be honest. In this round, we will praise North Korea because it's due.
Round 5: Canada's Veterans Affairs twitter asked some of their WW2 veterans to give some life advice that might help in 2020. We are gonna close out the first show of the new year by soaking in some of that wisdom
Jan 03 2020
Rank #13: ZBT #83: Sorry Mr. Jackson, (Oooooooh) We Are For Reaaaalllllll
From Texas to NYC to Philly, the ZBT crew delivers the most correct takes on Afghani officers going AWOL, #Puppetgate, and Dr. Ronny Jackson getting into a heap of trouble. Chaps interviews Josh Dawsey from the Washington Post about never having bought anything off Amazon, and the most recent news about Ronny Jackson. In a wild twist, everybody takes turns performing Celine Dion's 'Cause I'm Your Lady.'
Apr 27 2018
Rank #14: ZBT #64: Army-Navy Extravaganza
With Army-Navy set to kickoff this weekend, we bring you a jam-packed show. The hosts of Pardon My Take (Big Cat & PFT Commenter) joins us to break down some prop bets like "How many times will Captain Cons step on the field?" and "Will there be more than 20 passes thrown?" Angelo Paolantonio (played by Barstool's very own Rone) joins the show to break the game down from a Philly correspondent's point of view. We call up Navy football alum/New England Patriot Joe Cardona and Army football alum/Pittsburgh Steeler Alejandro Villanueva to get their predictions for the game. We finish the show by interviewing Ross Greenburg, who has been filming with Navy football all season for a Showtime documentary. Also we talk about Donald Trump's dentures. God Blesh The Yewnited Schtatesh.
Dec 08 2017
Rank #15: ZBT #191: Tulsi Gabbard
Round 1: Business Insider made a soup sandwich of a video about military terms and it's fucked up beyond all recognition
Round 2: Pure comedy in Yemen as a squawking bird wreaks havoc on ISIS fighters trying to record a very serious video
Round 3: In 2012 Marine Major Jason Brezler was discharged from the Marine Corps for sending urgent info over an unclassified email. This week it's back in the news & we'll tell you why.
Round 4: An interview with Tulsi Gabbard that ended with a little controversy. We'll talk about that interview and the situation surrounding what happened. It was a wild ride.
Round 5/Saved Round: Bringing the Austin Tice story (7th year anniversary) back to light. Expect a deep dive on this one next week. #FreeAustinTice
Aug 15 2019
Rank #16: ZBT 107: Interview with Chaps' Wife
Back in San Antonio, Kate chatted with Chaps' wife about her backstory, her life as a military spouse, and being Chaps' better half. Kate asks her everything from Chaps' TBI to Chaps' social presence to a lightning round of Chaps' favorite things. Afterwards, Kate talks about a story that includes some Naval heroics. She's also super jazzed about Gritty. Maybe a little too jazzed.
Oct 03 2018
Rank #17: ZBT #96 - 2 Fighters, a Pitcher, and a Dad
Aug 03 2018
Rank #18: ZBT #198: ISIS Has Ran Out Of Suicide Bombers, So Now They Use Cows + Remembering 9/11 featuring Large
ROUND 1: The news that the Taliban were going to meet with Trump at Camp David the day before 9/11 caused a firestorm, but now the talks have stalled & they're not meeting at all
ROUND 2: The Army has launched an inquiry into how a teen with autism and arm disorders was recruited
ROUND 3: General McCraven's Lessons In Leadership
ROUND 4: ISIS is using cows as suicide bombers but I hate that term because these beautiful beautiful cows dont have a choice in the matter. They are murder bombers.
ROUND 5: Does the term “If it ain't rainin', we ain't trainin'” make you roll your eyes a little? We get into a little PT talk with a poll from the ZBT twitterverse.
ROUND 6: With the 18th anniversary of September 11th this week we'll be closing out the show by re-playing an interview we recorded last year with our co-worker Large. He lost his father-in-law in the attacks, and we're so grateful he shared his story with us.
Sep 10 2019
Rank #19: ZBT #30: Syria, Mosul and Nerve Agents
Apr 07 2017
Rank #20: ZBT #82: Master of Puppets featuring S.E. Cupp
Kate's been hired full time, and she's already out here interviewing S.E Cupp. Chaps and Kate ask S.E Cupp for her thoughts on the recent events in Syria. The crew also discusses the three Air Force members who were punished for a viral video made during a re-enlistment oath.
Apr 20 2018