The Kill The Quit Show Mission:

“In life, there are no off days and quitting is NEVER an option, and “Kill the Quit” is a show dedicated to athlete “warriors” seeking to maximize their performance potential!  Learn professional secrets from Kill Cliff’s BADASSADORS about what it takes to operate at your physical and mental best, the process of setting and achieving personal goals, adapting to the obstacles that stand in opposition to those goals, and keeping a positive mindset throughout.”

Hosted By Mark Zinno

Mark Zinno has over 10 years of radio and television experience. He started out as a news and sports reporter for WNAV in Annapolis, Maryland before moving to ESPN Radio 1300 in Baltimore in 2006, where he continued doing updates and began hosting his own talk show. Mark was elevated to full-time host when he joined 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore, where he spent a total of eight years with CBS Radio. In 2014, Mark left Baltimore and moved to CBS Radio Atlanta and 92.9 The Game before joining 680 The Fan in 2017. Mark has done play-by-play for Loyola (College) University Maryland men’s basketball and the University of Maryland Terrapins baseball programs. He is currently the voice of the Georgia Swarm of the National Lacrosse League, a professional men’s indoor lacrosse league whose games can be heard on The Sports X. 

Mark is also a member of the Army National Guard, where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has deployed twice to Iraq – the first time from 2005-2006 and the second time in all of 2011. He has been awarded two bronze stars and combat action badge for his service in Iraq. Mark graduated from Loyola College in Maryland with a BA in Communications.

He is the father of twin boys.


Michael "Rod" Rodriguez - Retired Special Forces Green Beret

Retired Special Forces Green Beret Michael “Rod” Rodriguez is this week’s guest on the 20th episode of the Kill The Quit podcast. Not only is Rod a Green Beret, but he is currently the President and CEO for the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation and was hand selected for President George W. Bush’s Military Service Initiative Advisory Council with the role of advising and supporting the President and leadership of the Bush Institute on key Strategic and Programming priorities in support of Veterans and their families. He is also on the Veteran Advisory Council for the VA in North Carolina. Rod and host Mark Zinno discuss everything involving Rod’s time in the military, his family’s military history, the multitude of injuries he had in combat, his life after the military, and more.

Kevin Lacz: Navy SEAL veteran sniper - Author of "The Last Punisher"

Former Navy SEAL sniper and published author Kevin Lacz joins Mark Zinno for episode 19 of the Kill The Quit podcast. The guys chat about the impact that 9/11 had on them and how it lead Kevin to serve our country, his BUD/S experiences, his involvement in Clint Eastwood’s movie “American Sniper”, the differences between the book and move, his reason for leaving the Navy, writing “The Last Punisher”, and more.

Former Navy SEAL David Rutherford

Former Navy SEAL medic/instructor and best selling author David Rutherford joins host Mark Zinno for another killer episode of the Kill The Quit podcast. David chats it up with Mark about his childhood dreams of becoming an NFL quarterback, his short-lived experience as a Penn State football player, the reason he became a Navy SEAL, how he battled through BUD/S, his transition out of the SEALs and into Team Frog Logic, how he inspires teams, and much more.

Josh Bridges

Former Navy SEAL, collegiate wrestler, and CrossFit stud Josh Bridges joined Mark Zinno for the seventeenth episode of the Kill The Quit podcast. This week, Josh talks about miserable sales job that led him to join the Navy SEALs, how he discovered CrossFit, how his athletic background prepped him for BUD/S, his rise in the CrossFit community, battling back from a horrible knee injury, and much more.