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Zero Blog Thirty

Zero Blog Thirty is a military podcast presented by Barstool  Sports that's listenable for the most crusty of veterans, the bootest of boots, or people who have never touched a weapon in their life. Through the eyes of enlisted Marines and a West Point trained officer, Zero Blog Thirty is like sitting at the online-bar of the VFW and having a virtual cold one with your buddies.

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ZBT #19: Alejandro Villanueva

This week's episode opens with Chaps, Connor and Riggs debuting a new segment then a discussion on the commutation of Chelsea Manning. Then, they interview Pittsburgh Steelers starting OL and Bronze Star recipient Alejandro Villanueva about his time in Afghanistan, being in the NFL, adjusting to life after the military, and much more. You don't want to miss this one!

48mins

22 Jan 2017

Rank #1

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ZBT #4: Rob O'Neill

Chaps and Connor welcome Rob O'Neill. Rob gained notoriety for being the trigger man on the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. The guys talk about that raid, the VA, and being piss drunk. Zero Dark Thirty meets Zero Blog Thirty in episode 4.

53mins

2 Oct 2016

Rank #2

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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 dangerRound 2: An unreal interview with Dakota Meyer. We're throwing a MUST LISTEN on this oneRound 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???

1hr 17mins

29 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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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 footageRound 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!

46mins

28 May 2019

Rank #4

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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!

31mins

11 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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ZBT #17: Back From Break

This week Chaps, Connor and Riggsy catch up after the holiday break, talk about Chaps' favorite moment after coming back from Iraq, President-Elect Trump's comment on escalating nuclear stockpiles, Presidential doublespeak about the War in Afghanistan and more. Then the boys conclude the episode by introducing Zero Blog Theatre and ranting about Serial Season Two!!!

52mins

8 Jan 2017

Rank #6

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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!!

1hr 1min

17 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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ZBT #34: Killing Osama Bin Laden

Navy Seal Rob O'Neil joined the boys to talk about killing Osama Bin Laden. Rob walked us through the build up, training and execution of the most famous raid in American history. The boys also talk about Zero Dark 30-23 and military culture!

1hr 8mins

5 May 2017

Rank #8

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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!

53mins

19 Oct 2017

Rank #9

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ZBT #24: Chaps' Momma On War And Service

This week on ZBT, the boys talk about the emotional and historical significance of the Battle of Iwo Jima on the 72nd anniversary of the flag raising. Connor and Chaps then discuss elements of what they miss and don't miss about military life. Chaps misses being an asshole. Shocker. Rear Admiral from Spittin' Chiclets joins Zero Blog Theatre to discuss Stripes. The episode closes with Chaps walking his mother down memory lane from the point he decided to enlist to the aftermath of when he was wounded in action!!!

1hr

24 Feb 2017

Rank #10

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ZBT #25: Stanley Rubin Part One

Chaps is in-studio in New York for this week's Zero Blog Thirty. Him, Connor and Riggsy open the episode giving their thoughts on Trump's speech, their philosophy on great military leadership and the developing story about Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Then PFT Commenter from Pardon My Take comes in to talk about what he'd do in the military and do PFT things. Then, Part 1 of a two-part interview with Stanley Rubin, a survivor from the Battle of Iwo Jima to give a stunning detailed account of what it was like to battle in the Pacific Theatre!!!

1hr 4mins

3 Mar 2017

Rank #11

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ZBT #92: 4th of July BBQ's Featuring Kyle Stewart & Michael Jackson

The 4th of July is right around the corner, so Kate quizzes the rest of the crew on some Independence Day facts. Chaps dishes out the details on what would be his ideal barbecue. MMA fighter Kyle Stewart joins the show to talk about his 10-0 record, his time in the Marines, and how he's using his fighting career to inspire others!

57mins

29 Jun 2018

Rank #12

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ZBT #3

Chaps and Connor talk about the terror events​​ in NYC and NJ, police violence, ptsd, and shitting your pants so you don't have to go to the gas chamber, and if people are actually skittles!

45mins

25 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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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!

1hr 2mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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ZBT #233: Jocko Willink + Smells That Remind You Of The Military

ROUND 1: Running through the jungle with my M-16. What smell is in my nostrils, it's still Simple Green. We took to our social media accounts to see what smells reminded you of military life the most. The results? Well, you sick fucks came through again. ROUND 2: Set your watches to MOTIVATION O'CLOCK because we have Navy SEAL, author & leadership guru Jocko Willink on the show, and boy does he think Kate is a loser ROUND 3: There's a group online trying to make money off a hot new fad… The Military Diet… And no it's not Rip It's and cheap cigarettes. ROUND 4: The U.S. Navy says it will name an aircraft carrier after Doris "Dorie" Miller, the African American mess attendant who heroically leapt into combat during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It's an incredible story and so well deserved!

1hr 15mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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ZBT #90: Zero Blog Theater: Full Metal Jacket featuring Lights Camera Barstool

Jeff and KenJac from Lights Camera Barstool join the ZBT crew for a live viewing of Full Metal Jacket. Kate and Cons discuss the Singapore summit, and what would happen if a nuke hit Times Square! 

1hr 11mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #16

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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!

1hr 7mins

7 Sep 2018

Rank #17

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ZBT #96 - 2 Fighters, a Pitcher, and a Dad

On this week's episode of zero blog thirty, the squad sits down with the first West Point graduate to pitch in the major leagues. West Point and the MLB have been around over 150 years and only one man has done it. We also interview Gay Pat and Air Force member Hannah Fryer ahead of their rough and rowdy fight. After that, Barstool's own Jerry Thornton joins us to talk about his son's return home after finishing his time in the Marine Corps...

1hr 25mins

3 Aug 2018

Rank #18

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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 

1hr 6mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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ZBT #117: Medal Of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha

In the next few weeks, we will have multiple Medal of Honor recipients joining our show. The first is Clint Romesha. He tells us the story that earned him the award, and the about filming the upcoming Netflix series documenting it. Captain Cons addresses the nasty rumors circulating about him online.Before the episode begins we acknowledge the tragedy that occurred in the Thousand Oaks shooting. It is a sad story that we are waiting to provide a larger perspective on once more details become public! 

1hr 8mins

9 Nov 2018

Rank #20