Rank #1: 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 #2: ZBT #4: Rob O'Neill
Oct 02 2016
Rank #3: ZBT #203: WWII Aerial Gunner Robert Sweatt
ROUND 1: A walrus defending her cubs sank a Russian Navy boat in the Arctic Ocean. Will Putin declare war on all sea mammals?
ROUND 2: A soldier planned to bomb a major American news network, and it turns out... that's frowned upon. The FBI has scooped him up & we're thinking it'll be worse than a simple counseling.
ROUND 3: Chaps traveled out to interview Robert Sweatt, a 97-year-old WWII veteran who was an Aerial Gunner in the Air Force. He survived THREE plane crashes. He tells Chaps a ton of incredible stories in a must-listen interview.
ROUND 4: Uncle Sam wants YOU... to donate your body parts (once again, RIP Doris)
ROUND 5: People are chugging canteens full of hater-ade after a military spouse's Tik Tok post rustles feathers
Sep 27 2019
Rank #4: 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 #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 #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 #8: ZBT #34: Killing Osama Bin Laden
May 05 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 #201: John Boehner
ROUND 1: Hey there Red, White & Beautiful --- we found some of the WORST military dating profiles around and we're gonna break ‘em down for ya. Listen in & who knows… maybe you'll find your soul mate
ROUND 2: A veteran from PA went to D.C. thinking he was just there to tour the WWII memorial, but he ended up getting the surprise of a lifetime, and a medal that was a long time coming
ROUND 3: Pull back your recliner and light a cig. John Boehner has a lengthy chat with us and tells us some of his best stories.
ROUND 4: Maybe we really should be storming Area 51 because a member of Blink 182 got the Navy to confirm their existence. Say it ain't so, there's UFOs, take your pants off, they'll give butt probes.
Sep 20 2019
Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: ZBT #30: Syria, Mosul and Nerve Agents
Apr 07 2017
Rank #16: ZBT #96 - 2 Fighters, a Pitcher, and a Dad
Aug 03 2018
Rank #17: ZBT #202: Hunger Strikes At The Citadel ft. Mr. Portnoy (Dave Portnoy's Dad)
Round 1: The Area 51 Raid is over and the Air Force Defenders won the day but the DoD still had to apologize for a now-deleted Tweet involving a B-2 bomber and a gaggle of Airmen.
Round 2: Army Captain gets the biggest boner for himself and creates the biggest closed door open door policy we've ever seen.
Round 3: Private Portnoy, better known as Cousin Mike and Dave Portnoy's father, joins the show to talk about his time in the Army
Round 4: Jaguars star Cornerback Jalen Ramsey demanded a trade last week. He wasnt traded. This week, he called and said that he was sick and wouldnt be showing up to practice. Who the fuck is his squad leader and I expect to see them both with a chit from medical by 0900.
Round 5: Cadets at the Citadel, perhaps the most prestigious military academy in the entire world, are going on a hunger strike over the food conditions at their dining hall. Glad to see these future officers exercising their rights to complain about everything.
Sep 24 2019
Rank #18: 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.
Jun 29 2018
Rank #19: 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.
Nov 09 2018
Rank #20: 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