Zero Blog Thirty

By Barstool Sports

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Description

From bombs, bullets, and bad guys to politics, pop culture and all things problematic: Zero Blog Thirty is the stories you might know told from a slightly different perspective that was forged through war, wit, and wounds.

Episode Date
ZBT #90: Zero Blog Theater: Full Metal Jacket featuring Lights Camera Barstool
01:14:36

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. 

Jun 15, 2018
ZBT #89: H.R. McMaster / Platoon Room
00:36:53

Francis tries to pass off some stolen valor on us but we're not buyin what he's sellin. Kate gets the first interview with Lt. General H.R. McMaster since his retirement (5:35-7:22). The crew also discusses how Master Sergeant Andre Rush is the most jacked White House Chef of all-time, an update on the stolen tank, and more.

Jun 08, 2018
ZBT #88: Canine Goofin' featuring Shelby Miller
00:40:55

Chaps is debating whether or not to put his dog pal Gus up in a fancy dog hotel while he's away at Disney. He also likes to have dick-measuring contests with the veteranarians because he knows more then they do. Chaps tells stories about one of his old service dogs Santo, who was kind of a jerk. Shelby Miller of the Arizona Diamondbacks joins Kate and Cons to talk about his new project Heroes F1rst.

Jun 01, 2018
ZBT #87: MDW
00:45:20

Chaps, Kate and Cons are here to tell you that you can enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend while still reflecting on those who gave their lives for this country. Kate reflects on one of her fallen comrades in this week's Kate's corner. Also, what's the worst thing you've ever had to wipe your ass with?

May 25, 2018
ZBT #86: Burn Pits featuring the Smithsonian Museum
00:51:37

One of the biggest stories in the military world is the case of the burn pits. Veterans are getting sick because of the chemicals produced in the burn pits, but they are important for military protocol. Chaps and Kate interview Miranda Summers Lowe and Arthur Daemmrich from the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC about an event they are hosting called Military Invention Day. The gang answers some hypotheticals to finish off the show.

May 18, 2018
ZBT #85: Go Ruck Yourself featuring Ryan Cauley and #RuckingForRaiders
00:51:24

Kate is having a rucking good time down in sweet home Alabama with the #RuckingForRaiders squad, and she calls in with the man who organized it all, Dan. Dan talks about his inspiration for creating and leading the event. Barstool Heartland's Ryan Cauley also joins us to talk about PTSD and to call out who veterans who use their large platform to deny its severity.

May 11, 2018
ZBT #84 Double Episode: David Burnett Interview / Platoon Room featuring Max Uriarte
01:18:52

Buddy,,,,, you better get excited for this double episode. We kick things off with Max Uriarte AKA Terminal Lance who joins us for a platoon room. We run through a couple hypotheticals about going to Vegas with Mad Dog Mattis and painting with your penis/dick/butt/ass. Author David Burnett joins us in the second half to talk about his experience flying chinooks like a badass. People don't call him the Nightstalker for nothing folks.

May 04, 2018
ZBT #83: Sorry Mr. Jackson, (Oooooooh) We Are For Reaaaalllllll
00:46:50

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
ZBT #82: Master of Puppets featuring S.E. Cupp
00:52:08

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
Syria Special featuring Rep. Adam Kinzinger
00:40:09

Chaps, Cons, and Kate walk the platoon through the situation with Syria. Congressman Adam Kinzinger calms us down with facts from someone in the know. EOD Mike joins us to tell us about the situation on the ground and the dangers of a dug-in ISIS force. 

Apr 15, 2018
ZBT #81: Fight Like A Girl with Kate Germano
01:04:05

On this edition of ZBT, Chaps and Cons discuss their marksmanship levels. Kate and Chaps interview author Kate Germano about her new book 'Fight Like A Girl' and she tells them how she once got fired for being too mean. Badass of the Week returns with an Officer named Mike who tells a story about his friend Jimmy Casadona, who died in service to our country. Kate's Corner tells us all about a hot new phone number you and all your friends should be calling for a good time. With Rough N Rowdy going down, Thrill Ride sounds the retreat.

Apr 13, 2018
ZBT #80: Platoon Room
00:41:13

Chaps and Kate join Cons and Bren at Barstool HQ for a good' ol platoon room pow-wow. The show starts out with an important discussion about the Navy Chaplain who got fired for slanging some dick outside of a New Orleans bar. Chaps tells a story about his grandfather that will make your jaw drop. We take questions from the mailbag about things you wish you brought with you overseas, doin duty, and getting caught not knowing how to reassemble your weapon. 

Apr 06, 2018
ZBT #79: Aye Sir, Good Morning Gentleman
00:51:22

Chaps and Cons discuss the new VA hire Dr. Ronny Jackson, and how they both think that he is unqualified for the job. Kate's Corner calls for the Taliban to slide into our DM's (still waiting). Two Green Berets join the show to discuss their app Kayu, and they tell a story that will have you on the edge of your seat. 

Mar 30, 2018
ZBT #78: The Iraq War Can Get Its Permit
00:58:05

On this edition of Zero Blog Thirty, Chaps and Cons discuss how its been 15 years since the Iraq war started. The Iraq war can basically get its permit already. Chaps and Kate interview Matt Ufford of the New York Times about his most recent article, and he is also the subject of Kate's Corner. The show gives out the Badass Of The Week award and PFC Bren gives an update on his push-up punishment.

Mar 23, 2018
ZBT #77: Joining The Space Force Ft. Duffel Blog's Paul Szoldra
01:02:04

Donald Trump's suggestion that the military should have a division called the 'Space Force' has Chaps thirsty to re-enlist. Chaps and Cons roast PFC RadioBren for being young and dumb. Kate's Corner is about Women's History Month and she's treatin' herself. Chaps and Kate interview Duffel Blog founder Paul Szoldra about founding the military's version of The Onion, and more. 

Mar 16, 2018
ZBT #76: Platoon Room
00:42:48

If you could draft one fictional and one non-fictional person into each branch of the military, who would it be? Despite a ton of confusion, Chaps, Cons, Bren and Kate draft new members of the Marines Corps, Navy, Army and Air Force. They also talk about the best and worst kind of farts because why not. 

Mar 09, 2018
ZBT #75: Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive & Pubes
00:58:42

On this edition of ZBT, Chaps is extremely happy because he got a ton of meat for cheap. Kate's corner is all about cleaning up pubes, which sparks a 'would you rather' of epic pubeportions. Chaps interviews a member of the British Army about his accent mostly, and a little about the British military. We also talk about some members of the Naval Academy got caught up selling drugs on the dark web, and more

Mar 02, 2018
ZBT #74: Leaders And Showoffs featuring General McPeak
00:57:41

On this edition of ZBT, the boys have a discussion about gun control. Chaps believes Democrats should take more responsibility, and also believes it's a terrible idea to arm teachers in the classroom. Chaps also tells a story about getting put in his place by a general for showbaoting. Retired 4-star General Merrill McPeak joins Chaps to talk about being against the invasion of Afghanistan, other high ranking generals like Colin Powell, Jim Mattis and John Kelly, and more. Kate's Corner returns with a segment on how thiccc the troops are getting. 

Feb 23, 2018
ZBT #73: Naked In The Woods featuring Sean Parnell
01:01:52

On this edition of ZBT, Chaps and Cons discuss the Naval officers who were removed from their posts after getting caught drunk and naked in the woods. Why do military members always feel the need to be naked all the time? After reading his book Outlaw Platoon, Cons interviews Sean Parnell about writing the book and his experiences in Afghanistan. Kate debuts her new segment Kate' Corner with a review of 15:17 to Paris.

Feb 16, 2018
ZBT #72: Nobody Likes Military Parades ft. Josh Schaefer of the IDF
00:57:02

Donald Trump has requested the U.S. military put on a parade showcasing our strength, and Chaps and Cons break down why that's actually a terrible idea. Chaps interviews Josh Schaefer, a member of the Israeli Defense Force. Chaps asks him about the process of joining the IDF, the international reputation of the U.S. military, and more. We also salute a notable African American Air Force member for Black History Month, and give an update on ZeeBee, one of the service dogs the stoolies helped raised money for. 

Feb 09, 2018
ZBT #71: Tatted Up featuring Angry Staff Officer
01:08:05

On this week's ZBT, Chaps, Cons, Kate and Pfc Bren discuss how badass eagles are and the USMC's new tattoo policy. Chaps interviews Angry Staff Officer about politics, guns, and more. Chaps also reads an emotional Facebook post from one of his former Marine's wives.

Feb 02, 2018
ZBT #70: Lions, Eagles and Gorillas, Oh My!
00:46:55

Cons is in Mexico so Chaps, RadioBren and Kate are left to their own devices. After a quick chat about the NFL turning down an AMVETS Super Bowl ad about kneeling, they break down a survival hypothetical: Pick 2 animals to defend you from an army of other animals. Cons reads a first person account of WW2 hero Lou Zamperini. 

Jan 26, 2018
ZBT #69 1/2: The Platoon Room
00:48:26

On this edition of ZBT, Chaps, Cons, RadioBren and Kate get weird. The gang talks about poop knives, Chaps wielding his power to make an insubordinate PFC strip, Chelsea Manning, and the NFL playoffs. But mostly poop. Like a lot of poop. 

Jan 19, 2018
ZBT #69: We Totally Forgot This Was Our 69th Episode
00:48:09

On this edition of ZBT, we give RadioBren advice on what to do with his money now that he is a full-time employee (spoiler alert: we tell him to go on a bender). We discuss a story about a veteran who went on an epic beer run to Vietnam, and react to two news updates. The new addition to the ZBT team Kate tells us a first-person story about Anna Mae Hays. All that, and more. 

Jan 12, 2018
ZBT #68: Is Nine Purple Hearts Too Many?
00:43:31

After a much needed holiday break away from each other, Captain Cons and Uncle Chaps break down a bunch of stories in the first episode of 2018. The boys talk about the current weather situation in New York, a veteran claiming he has NINE purple hearts, and our Badass Of the Week, Emmanuel Mensah, who passed away after saving multiple people from a building fire. All this and more on ZBT.

Jan 05, 2018
ZBT #67: Best Of 2017
00:55:26

Big shoutout to all of our loyal listeners in the platoon, and we wish nothing but great things for you in 2018. On our Best of 2017 pod we've got Rob O'Neill, Kyle Carpenter and a discussion about a Canadian sniper setting a world record for the longest snipe of all-time. Enjoy.

Dec 29, 2017
ZBT #66: Post Christmas Party Daze with Marty Skovlund Jr.
00:52:43

Uncle Chaps gets a liiiiiitle testy with Cons after Cons chewed gum and drank water directly into the mic for the one billionth time. Cons and RadioBren recap Barstool's Christmas party, and then the gang talks Christmas movies. Chaps brings on Marty Skovlund to talk about what's going on in Afghanistan.

Dec 22, 2017
ZBT #65: Army-Navy Recap
00:46:10

On this week's edition of ZBT, we recap our experience at the Army-Navy tailgate. Both fanbases showed up big time to the tailgate and it was a lot of fun. We bring on our friend Dave to thank him for making the tailgate possible. We open up the mailbag and take questions about troop morale, bumper stickers., and Jody's, among other things. 

Dec 15, 2017
ZBT #64: Army-Navy Extravaganza
01:10:05

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
ZBT #63: Chaps Is Rooting For Navy This Year
00:52:07

Chaps and Cons discuss the upcoming Army-Navy game. Does Cons go too far when rooting for Army football? Chaps gives some insight into dog-handling and reflects on some of the memories he has of his canine teammate Csika. We go to the mailbag to answer some of your questions, and more.

Dec 01, 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday Safety Brief
02:34:05

Thanksgiving is a time to eat, rest, and get ready for Christmas SZN (we are saying it again). The fellas sent out some well wishes to the folks deployed and take a stroll down memory lane to remember those who were there 70 years ago.

Nov 23, 2017
ZBT #62: Duffel Blog's Kate Mannion
00:54:33

On this week's episode of Zero Blog 30 we talk about a North Korean soldier who went balls to the wall in his escape attempt into South Korea, which leads to a discussion about our favorite war movie escape scenes. Lady POG Kate Mannion joins us to talk about contributing to Duffel Blog, some funny stories from her service days, and how her background in comedy came to be. All this and more on ZBT.

Nov 17, 2017
ZBT #61: Veteran's Day featuring Captain Florent Groberg
01:03:20

On this edition of Zero Blog Thirty, Chaps and Cons talk to Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg on his service in the Army, wearing the Medal of Honor, and being recognized for his accomplishments while also wanting to be recognized as a good person overall. With Veteran's Day coming up, the boys talk about all the great places you can get free meals as a veteran. Hey Private, just because you got a free meal on Veteran's Day doesn't mean you are excused from also tipping your server. 

Nov 09, 2017
ZBT #60: USMC Gunnery Sergeants Best & Bautista from the Marine Corps Ball
01:02:06

On this edition of Zero Blog Thirty, Chaps travels all the way out to California to speak at a Marine Corps ball. Two USMC gunnery sergeants by the names of Best and Bautista talk to Chaps about leading boot camp from a male and female perspective. They share stories form boot camp and give insight into what their jobs are like on a day-to-day basis. Afterwards, we field some mailbag questions from the platoon. 

Nov 03, 2017
ZBT #59: Congressman Adam Kinzinger
00:58:30

On this special edition of Zero Blog Thirty, Adam Kinzinger joins the show. We talk to him about everything from being the most handsome man in D.C., to getting things accomplished in Congress, to switching from Congressman to Hot Plane Guy. In the spirit of Congressman Kinzinger's tenure in the Air Force, we bring back Zero Blog Theater: Top Gun. Chaps, Cons and RadioBren review the all-time classic. Debate topics include--- What was the best line? What would your callsign be? What would be your 'Danger Zone?' and more. This episode feels the need,,, the need,,, FOR SPEED

Oct 27, 2017
ZBT #58: Bowe Bergdahl's Platoon Mate Cody Full
00:58:35

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
ZBT #57: Congressman Seth Moulton
00:45:21

On this special edition of Zero Blog Thirty, Uncle Chaps and Captain Cons travel to the nation's capital to interview Seth Moulton, who represents not only Massachusetts in the House of Representatives, but the Marine Corps as well. The boys talk to Seth about balancing being a Marine and a politician, respecting the American flag, and that time he let an Iraqi TV station broadcast Basic Instinct (spoiler,,, it went actually bad). Chaps and Cons also discuss Donald Trump's recent mishap with Sean Hannity, and that the Army is changing their uniforms AGAIN. All this and more on ZBT.

Oct 13, 2017
ZBT #56: Good Morning Vietnam
00:51:15

On this episode of Zero Blog 30, the boys welcome on Vietnam War veteran Captain Jack Higgins of the USMC. Jack, who has arguably the most awesome military name of all-time, talks about his service in Vietnam and being a leader of men. Chaps and Cons also discuss how they support the usage of, and right to own guns, as long as it is done responsibly, in the wake of some labeling the podcast MSZBT in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting tragedy. Cons also dedicates a Badass of the Week, and has some harsh words for a certain wannabe Instagram celebrity. All this and more on Zero Blog Thirty. 

Oct 06, 2017
ZBT 56: Good Morning Vietnam
00:51:15

On this episode of Zero Blog 30, the boys welcome on Vietnam War veteran Captain Jack Higgins of the USMC. Jack, who has arguably the most awesome military name of all-time, talks about his service in Vietnam and being a leader of men. Chaps and Cons also discuss how they support the usage of, and right to own guns, as long as it is done responsibly, in the wake of some labeling the podcast MSZBT in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting tragedy. Cons also dedicates a Badass of the Week, and has some harsh words for a certain wannabe Instagram celebrity. All this and more on Zero Blog Thirty. 

Oct 06, 2017
ZBT #55: Alejandro Villanueva
00:58:14

On this week's edition of Zero Blog 30, Chaps and Cons discuss the reaction to Pittsburgh Steelers OT Alejandro Villanueva standing for the national anthem while the rest of the team remained in the locker room. Alejandro comes on the show to talk about his journey from Afghanistan as an Army Ranger, to the gridiron as one of the premiere left tackles in the NFL. We also congratulate the first female Marine infantry officer and talk about how President Trump has made it basically impossible for Barstool to "stick to sports." All this on a SPICY edition of ZBT.

Sep 29, 2017
ZBT #54: Sean Doolittle and Podfathers Collab
59:43
Episode 54 of Zero Blog Thirty is jam packed full of funny dudes, more so than normal. Chaps interviews Sean Doolittle of the Washington Nationals, and luckily for you, he remembers to hit the record button this time. For the second half of the show we bring on Big Daddy Clem from Podfathers for a crossover episode. All this and more on Zero Blog Thirty.
Sep 22, 2017
ZBT #53: Cleaning the Barracks Naked to that Whitney Houston Fire Jam
57:09
Episode 53 of Zero Blog Thirty is here, and please make sure you're wearing your best pair of flame-retardant headphones for this one. Chaps and Cons reveal their five most favoritest songs to clean the barracks too, and they bring that HEAT. The boys acknowledge an unidentified badass female Marine who is extremely close to becoming the first female infantry officer, and also acknowledge Ted Cruz' porn watching habits. All this and more on this episode of ZBT.
Sep 15, 2017
ZBT #52: Staff Sergeant Ryan Jones & the Return of Young Riggsy
55:09
On this episode of Zero Blog 30 we celebrate ONE YEAR of being a actually good podcast. (27:09-49:14) We are joined by Staff Sergeant Ryan Jones, whose favorite hat to wear is a Green Beret. We also bring back everybody's favorite Harvard grad Young Riggsy to ask his -8 handicap having ass what golf score he would shoot in a Hurricane. All this and more in this week's episode of Zero Blog 30.
Sep 08, 2017
ZBT #51: Stephanie Stradley & Hurricane Harvey
57:27
On this episode of Zero Blog 30, Uncle Chaps and Captain Cons break down how Secretary of Defense Mattis is able to reign in President Trump when Trump makes bombastic statements. Chaps is ready for the Texans to smoke his Jaguars, and Cons can't wait for some Army football. Stephanie Stradley joins the show to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and how you can help. All that and more on this edition of ZBT
Sep 01, 2017
ZBT #50: Troops Surge & Chinese Masturbation
52:46
On the 50th episode of Zero Blog Thirty, the boys spend a little bit of time talking about everyone's favorite activity, masturbation. Chaps opens the show with a song that reminds him of his friend's masturbation habits, and the boys get into how masturbation is depleting the Chinese Army. Dan Lamothe from the Washington Post joins the show to talk about Afghanistan. All that and more on this episode of Zero Blog Thirty.
Aug 25, 2017
ZBT #49: Sailors Aren't Pussies
00:00
This week's Zero Blog Thirty intro is given you to by some dandy a capella singers from the United States Air Force. Then they go over the recent comments from Secretary Mattis insisting that sailors are not, in fact, pussies, some news out of West Point (Cons went there, not sure if he's told you yet) and Chaps declaring it #PumpkinSZN. Also Michael Malice, author of Dear Reader, comes in to discuss North Korea and Cons gives us a Badass of the Week.
Aug 18, 2017
ZBT #48: Pod Save Zero Blog Thirty with Tommy Vietor
00:00
I'm a huge Tommy Vietor guy. Tommy is the former spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council and for President Obama from 2011-13. An incredibly smart and capable dude who isn't a stick in the mud. Rare find. This is one of my favorite interviews that we've done. We talk everything from the feeling of awe when you are in the Oval Office, North Koreas military ability, what mission-ready nuclear bombs actually look like, life as a young person who works in the White House, and the mistakes that the Obama administration made in regards to North Korea.
Aug 10, 2017
ZBT #47: Kirstie Ennis, Bad Ass and Naked
00:00
Chaps is in New York (again) for this episode with Cons to talk about his Alive Day and his Venmo donations going to an Actually Good charity to buy K9s for veterans. Then Kirstie Ennis joins the show to talk about naked adventures in the Marine Corps, her role as a "combat flight attendant", when she lost her leg, women in combat and her struggles returning to civilian life. Then Barstool's foreign correspondent, Donnie Does, to discuss living abroad in China, what makes the United States military unique around the world, duty stations, toilets in Asia and more. Download, rate five stars and smash subscribe bitccccc.
Aug 04, 2017
ZBT #46: Commander-In-Tweeter
00:00
This week the fellas welcome Jared Keller from Task and Purpose. They talk about President Trump's bombshell tweets, the process of making military rules and regulations, CNN actually posting fake news (for real), gun talk and another edition of Doggie Bag.
Jul 28, 2017
ZBT #45: Sarah Sicard and Return of The Doggie Bag
00:00
Uncle Chaps and Captain Cons are back for another episode of Zero Blog Thirty. This week the fellas talk about how being lazy as a Lance Corporal is really just being smart, the return of Doggie Bags, "being a boxer" in every aspect of your life both inside and outside the military and much more. Also, journalist Sarah Sicard from Task and Force joins the show to talk about a local veteran controversy in Pennsylvania, medical marijuana usage for veterans, changes in the VA and more. Download, rate, smash that subscribe button.
Jul 21, 2017
ZBT #44: Remembering Lt. Chase Prasnicki and finishing up Band of Brothers
01:03:44
On this week's episode of Zero Blog Thirty, Uncle Chaps and Captain Cons remember Lt. Stephen "Chase" Prasnicki. The boys talk about his time on the Army football team with 2010 West Point graduate Carson Williams, who was Chase's best friend. After returning from San Diego, Cons is surprised to realize that the weather in California is actually better than in New York. The boys also wrap the final installment of their Band of Brothers discussion.
Jul 14, 2017
ZBT #43: Mike Ergo and The Second Battle of Fallujah
00:00
This week the fellas talk with Mike Ergo about his experiences during the 2nd Battle of Fallujah. Mike talks about his journey from the Marine Corps Band to the Front Lines. He also talks about why he participates in Iron Man competitions. Connor also joins us from San Diego to talk episodes 7-8 of Band of Brothers.
Jul 07, 2017
ZBT #42: Chaps Has A Heart Attack, Billy Hurley, And Service Dogs With Amanda Balionis
00:00
Our handsomest boy Chaps had some heart trouble this week, but we at ZBT adapted, improvised and overcame to give you your weekly dose of the podcast on time. Cons brings on Robbie Fox aka Octagon Bob for a round of "I Wanna Be Like You" and talking MMA and the UFC's connection to the military, then interviews PGA golfer, Naval Academy grad and former naval officer Billy Hurley. Then Chaps chats with another figure in the golf world, Amanda Balionis, about her work with service dogs. Download, rate 5*, and smash subscribe bitcc.
Jun 30, 2017
ZBT #41: The Longest Kill Shot of All-Time & Band of Brothers
00:00
Chaps is back from his tour in Disneyland for a military-heavy episode of ZBT with Captain Cons. They talk about the the Canadian sniper taking out an ISIS operative with a record-shattering 2.2 mile shot, learning not to worry about what your superior officers are doing, Otto Warmbier, those nerd fighter pilots finally doing something this week and then continue the ZBT Rewatch of the critically-acclaimed Band of Brothers.
Jun 23, 2017
ZBT #40: Brigadier General Jack Hammond
00:00
This week on Zero Blog Thirty, Chaps and Cons get into Band of Brothers episodes 3 and 4 as part of their ZBT re-watch of the acclaimed HBO show, talk about their experience with spoils of wars and a Chaps grudge. Then Cons interviews Brigadier General Jack Hammond, ZBT's highest-ranked guest yet, to talk about his career commanding two battalions in Iraq, time in Afghanistan, becoming a general, his work now in veteran care and much more. Download, rate and smash that gosh darn subscribe button.
Jun 16, 2017
ZBT #39: Band of Brothers and D-Day
00:00
In this week's ZBT, Chaps and Cons take a deep dive in this week's political intri...just kidding. The guys celebrate D-Day Remembrance Day by kicking off the Zero Blog Thirty Rewatch of HBO Series Band of Brothers with a discussion of episode one. Then the guys have on CPT (P) Pete Bier, instructor of history at West Point, to discuss the stories behind one of the most pivotal days in American history.
Jun 09, 2017
ZBT #38: What In The Heck Is Treason?
00:00
Using a weaponized microwave is the new hotness for combating IEDs. The fellas talk about what other house hold items should be weaponized. Also, would Chaps wear a sundress? Would Connor be able to stunt in NYC wearing a nice little classy skirt? Then we bring in Marine Corps LtCol and Attorney James Weirick to talk about Treason, A Few Good Men, and play some MFK.
Jun 02, 2017
ZBT #37: Memorial Day Weekend-Til Valhalla
00:00
This week's episode is all about Memorial Day. We share the names of the fallen, celebrate their lives, and tell some stories about our friends who have been killed in action. Folds of Honor Foundation founder and Air Force Fighter Pilot Dan Rooney joins us to talk about how we can help the Gold Star Families. Jerry Thorton also joins us to talk about a D-Day Documentary that is voiced by Patriot's Head Coach Bill Belichick.
May 26, 2017
ZBT #36: Rapid News And Sexy Rompers
00:00
This week on Zero Blog Thirty, the boy talk about all the craziness of the past week. Connor makes some mistakes by being a certified hater of the romper movement. We get into General Flynn, President Trump, fast-paced news cycles, Top Gun, and Doggie Bag. Busy week and chaotic week. We also give you some memorial day instructions to start the show.
May 19, 2017
ZBT #35: Director Comey Fired And Nate Boyer
00:00
This week on Zero Blog Thirty, Chaps loses his damn mind and becomes Mad Online. He's upset. They talk about Director Comey getting fired, certain Marines not having to go through boot camp, and then Nate Boyer comes on and things calm down. Nate talks about his life in the Army and his journey from a walk-on at the University of Texas and then again to the NFL. An incredible story by an incredible man. Again... Chaps was mad.
May 12, 2017
ZBT #34: Killing Osama Bin Laden
00:00
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.
May 05, 2017
ZBT #33: Congressman Tom Rooney
00:00
This week on Zero Blog Thirty, the boys welcome Congressman Tom Rooney of Florida to the show. The Congressman currently serves on the House's Permanent Committee on Intelligence, where he is involved with the investigation into Russia's possible meddling with the Presidential election. He also is a strong congressional voice to the crisis in the South Sudan, the Armed Services Committee, and he made Connor smile ear-to-ear when they talk about West Point. Chaps didn't like that part. Rep. Rooney also spoke about how he thinks President Trump and Sec. Mattis' first 100 days have gone. Barstool and the Congress: A match made in heaven. The boys also brought back #DoggieBag and gave a HUGE shoutout to the Coast Guard.
Apr 28, 2017
ZBT #32: Kyle Carpenter
00:00
Zero Blog Thirty this week has the privilege of hosting Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter. Kyle comes on to talk about his current life as a student at the University of South Carolina, his service and transition to being a civilian, becoming a motivational speaker, a couple new segments and much, much more. Listen, subscribe and leave a review.
Apr 21, 2017
ZBT #31: Pat McAfee and Jason Kander
00:00
This week on Zero Blog Thirty, Connor and Chaps sit down in New York with plenty of interviews. First is Former NFL Pro Bowler and Barstool employee Pat McAfee for a "I Wanna Be Like You" and conversation about the recently rebranded Barstool 'Merica and patriotism. Then Afghanistan veteran and former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander joins the show to discuss how politics influence military strategy, Donald Trump's policies and style of military leadership, "commander's intent", the US dropping the largest sub-nuclear bomb in their arsenal this week, his organization "Let America Vote" and much, much more. The show ends with Badass of the Week honoring the fallen SSG Mark De Alencar and a surprise ZBT Theatre on Forrest Gump.
Apr 14, 2017
ZBT #30: Syria, Mosul and Nerve Agents
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It's a heavy show this week on Zero Blog Thirty. After a little bit of talk about Big Little Lies for 14:28 (SPOILERS), Chaps and Cons talk about airstrikes in Mosul as well as chemical attacks in Syria with former Marine and journalist from the Washington Post Thomas Gibbons-Neff then an Army officer specializing in Nuclear/Biological/Chemical to educate us on the effects of chemical and nerve agents.
Apr 07, 2017
ZBT #29: Kevin Lacz
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This week on Zero Blog Thirty, Chaps and Cons talk about watching TV while deployed overseas, the troops not getting HD and the problems with veterans having their entire sense of self-worth tied to their time in the military. Then we're joined by Navy SEAL veteran, author Kevin Lacz who played himself in "American Sniper" to talk about his experience in the special forces and work with veterans now. Then Big Cat from Pardon My Take comes on to talk about what he'd do in the military for "I Wanna Be Like You". Download, subscribe, leave that sweet, sweet five-star rating.
Mar 31, 2017
ZBT #28: Terminal Lance's Max
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In this week's Zero Blog Thirty the guys are joined by Kevin Clancy from Barstool New York comes on do a I Wanna Be Like You and some KFC Radio-style hypotheticals. Then the usual three talk about current events with a focus on the developments surrounding Director Comey and Russia. Then a long interview with Max Uriarte, the genius behind the Marine-focused cartoon Terminal Lance and his book Terminal Lance: The White Donkey. They talk about his background, time in the Marines, career as an artist and thoughts on Marine culture. Download, listen, leave a five-star review and smash that subscribe button.
Mar 24, 2017
ZBT #27: Hope Hodge Seck
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This show the boys talk about March Madness and their own Vegas experiences, including some interesting insight from Cons. Then they talk about Riggsy's performance in the Healing Our Heroes hockey game then some hypothetical battles between modern weapons and some our favorite armies from TV and movies, because we're that mature. On a more serious note, then an interview highly-decorated journalist Hope Hodge Seck on the Marine Facebook scandal and sexual harassment/gender issues in the Marine Corps and military. Chaps and the guys then share their thoughts. Download, rate five stars and smash that subscribe button.
Mar 16, 2017
ZBT #26: Stanley Rubin Part Two
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On this week's Zero Blog Thirty, Chaps, Connor and Riggsy open up talking about FISA warrants and Trump's accusations of wiretapping from the past weekend. Then they get into Doggie Bag, where Chaps uses his military dog-handling expertise to answer any dog-related questions you might have. Then it's Part 2 of the Corporal Stanley Rubin interview, where he gives a stunning and emotional recounting of his time fighting in the Battle of Iwo Jima and service during the World War 2 Pacific Theatre.
Mar 10, 2017
ZBT #25: Stanley Rubin Part One
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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.
Mar 03, 2017
ZBT #24: Chaps' Momma On War And Service
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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.
Feb 24, 2017
ZBT #23: Andrew deGrandpre
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On this Zero Blog Thirty, Connor gives an exciting life update about his work with veterans, the guys briefly discuss the Trump presser and debate the Tanks v. Roman Empire hypothetical from KFC Radio. Then they interview Andrew deGrandpre, Senior Editor of the Military Times about his award-winning journalism career and his coverage of Task Force Violent. Then it's the Badass Of The Week and Chaps debuts a new segment for dog lovers.
Feb 19, 2017
ZBT #22: Things Are Nuts
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This week the guys open up talking about how insane the news cycles have been lately since the Trump inauguration and their thoughts on Patriots skipping going to the White House. Then Riggs gives the background and history behind the Yemen raid for a discussion on the country. Then a Zero Blog Theatre for the classic film Full Metal Jacket then Trent comes in to talk about military golf courses and his new golf podcast Fore Play. At the end is a little bonus clip from Connor talking about his glory days on the Silver Screen in the Dark Knight Rises.
Feb 12, 2017
ZBT #21: Chaps Takes Houston
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Chaps is back from the biggest week in Barstool history in Houston. He tells Riggs and Connor about being at the center of it all, the Pat McAfee signing and the Barstool Party. Then the guys discuss all aspects of the recent raid in Yemen, including planning night-time missions, troop safety versus mission accomplishment, Americans not fully understanding collateral damage and more. Then your Badass of the Week.
Feb 05, 2017
ZBT #20: From The Naval Academy To The Super Bowl
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Barstool Sports CEO Erika "Nard Dog" Nardini joins the beginning of the show to play ZBT's newest segment "I Wanna Be Like You" and talk about the current state of Zero Blog Thirty and Barstool. Then Zero Blog Theatre looks back at the movie "Major Payne." Finally, Joe Cardona of the New England Patriots talks about going from the Naval Academy to playing in the Super Bowl.
Jan 29, 2017
ZBT #19: Alejandro Villanueva
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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.
Jan 22, 2017
ZBT #18: From Confirmation To Normandy
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Chaps is in New York and in-studio to sit down with Connor and Riggs this week. They talk about the confirmation hearings for President-elect Trump's cabinet, statements made by General Mattis and the focus and direction of the military. Then Riggs gives this week's Badass of the Week and they talk Saving Private Ryan for ZBT's newest segment, Zero Blog Theatre.
Jan 15, 2017
ZBT #17: Back From Break
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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.
Jan 08, 2017
ZBT #16: Holiday Safety Brief
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On this week's episode, Chaps and Connor discuss Christmas in the military. They talk about the dreaded holiday safety brief, returning home on leave, what to do if you're mistake for military at an airport and much more. Then they interview former Sergeant of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery Tanner Welch to talk about guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. Download, smash that subscribe button, leave a review.
Dec 25, 2016
ZBT #15: Army/Navy
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The ZBT boys recap the Army/Navy game including the story of how Connor almost got arrested in Baltimore. We invited Ensign Pat on the show to talk about flight school and the gentleman who broke John McCain's record for most demerits at the Naval Academy. Riggs joins the show to talk about Allepo, Russia, and where we go from here on those fronts. Chaps also tells us about his pal named Kitchen Gloves.
Dec 18, 2016
ZBT #14
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Chaps and Connor talk about the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombing, Connor cleaning up porta potties, General Kelly's nomination to the Department of Homeland Security and meet with the last Army Quarterback to beat Navy.
Dec 11, 2016
ZBT #13
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Connor takes the reigns and interviews Chaps about his life as a military dog handler. They talk about the process of selecting dogs, training the dogs, and adopting the dogs thereafter. The boys then shift to cabinet positions with Riggs and Chaps actually agrees with Donald Trump about something. /faints
Dec 04, 2016
ZBT #12
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Chaps and Connor talk about what it's like being sick in the military and the joy that is being sick in quarters. We also talk about the legend who is General James Mattis, who is rumored to be a front-runner for Secretary of Defense. Riggs joins us for cabinet talk. Life in the military can be shitty around the holidays, but the fellas talk about how to make it through the holidays.
Nov 27, 2016
ZBT #11
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The Zero Blog Thirty boys are back this week and hit topics like the responsibilities of the Secretary of State, the setting of the table for President-Elect Trump's cabinet, how military folks will let you borrow anything, and the bad ass of the week Cpl Jack Simms.
Nov 20, 2016
ZBT #10
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Chaps and Cons catch up with Riggs for a poignant discussion to reflect on the outcome of the Presidential election. Chaps tells us what it was like to be at President Obama's Inaugural Ball to find out how much cream cheese goes into a Presidential cheesecake. The second half of the show the boys are joined by Bad Ass of the Week, Matt Eversmann. Matt fighting in the Battle of Mogidishu in 1993 was turned into a book and eventually the movie, Black Hawk Down. Matt tells us what it was like to have his life turned into a movie, what Hollywood got right, what they got wrong, and how he felt about having a much less sexy man, Josh Hartnett, play him in the movie.
Nov 12, 2016
ZBT #9
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Chaps and Connor do the show live from West Point. They talk about the game, women in combat and president HW Bush. Connor walks us through the emotional ride that is West Point.
Nov 05, 2016
ZBT #8
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Chaps and Connor talk about the re-enlistment bonus fiasco in California with Riggs, getting the personal poison out on deployments, and the bad ass who was Bob Hoover.
Oct 29, 2016
ZBT #7
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Chaps and Connor are joined by Riggs to talk about Mosul, the fall of Iraq, being naked in trash cans and drinking your own piss.
Oct 23, 2016
ZBT #6
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Chaps and Connor discuss stolen valor, the favorite pranks we've been apart of, and an outlandish suggestion that you can turn off being drunk with your mind.
Oct 15, 2016
ZBT #5
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Chaps and Connor talk about Vice President Biden's comments on PTSD, veteran suicide, and hazing which sometimes can lead to sticking a big ole thermometer in your ass in front of God and everybody.
Oct 09, 2016
ZBT #4: Rob O'Neill
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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
Oct 02, 2016
ZBT #3
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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.
Sep 25, 2016
ZBT #2
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Zero Blog Thirty Ep. 2
Sep 18, 2016
Zero Blog Thirty
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ZBT #1
Sep 07, 2016