Mike Drop

Mike Drop

By Mike Ritland

The Mike Drop podcast is hosted by former Navy SEAL, Mike Ritland. It is a not so politically correct discussion of wide ranging topics that span from government, politics and war to health and fitness, from guns and survival skills to food and nutrition with music, BBQ and a touch of everything else in between. This is THE platform that is completely raw, totally unfiltered and in your face, while still intellectually sound with good intuitive dialogue between A-holes that know what they’re talking about.

Episodes

Pro MMA Fighter Navy SEAL Mitch Aguiar | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 188

Subscribe to the Mike Drop Patreon Page to see Ad-Free Episodes Early + Bonus Content at https://www.patreon.com/mikedrop Mitch "Smashin' Frog" Aguiar is one tough dude. He's a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs, he's a professional MMA Fighter, and he's even an entrepreneur, having built two businesses out of his 'Smashin' Greens' superfood and Violent Hippie Apparel. He's also a returning guest to the podcast - longtime fans may recall his appearance way back on Episode #008 of the show when he appeared alongside Kyle Maynard.  Since then, Mitch has been hard at work building his businesses while knocking lights out both in and out of the octagon and traveling the world, constantly chasing new challenges like hiking from Sparta to Thermopylae on a fast and building Adopt a Cop Jiu Jitsu training for officers all over the country. What keeps this Smashin' Frog smashing? Let's ask Mitch. ---------- Support Mitch Aguiar -  Check out Mitch's Smashin' Greens and other Superfoods at https://masfsupplements.com/ Get Your Violent Hippie Tees, Silkies, Apparel, and More at https://violenthippie.com/ Donate to Adopt A Cop BJJ at https://adoptacopbjj.org/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mitch_aguiar ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- American Hartford Gold Visit https://www.americanhartfordgold.com or call 855-967-1413, that’s 855-967-1413, or text “DROP” to 6-5-5-3-2 for UP TO $15,000 of FREE SILVER! ---------- True Classic Tees Upgrade your wardrobe and get up to 25% OFF @trueclassic at https://www.trueclassic.com/MIKEDROP! #trueclassicpod #sponsored ---------- BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com/mike and use code MIKE for 20% off your order.  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/243h 12m

Night Stalker Master Aviator Author Alan C. Mack | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 187

Subscribe to the Mike Drop Patreon Page to see Ad-Free Episodes Early + Bonus Content at https://www.patreon.com/mikedrop CW5 Alan C. Mack is an elite aviator, war hero, public speaker, and the author of 'Razor 03: A Night Stalker's Wars.' Over the course of his near 36 year military career, he flew over 6700 hours of flight time, of which over 3200 hours were flown with Night Vision Goggles. He's trained and flown with the best, and he's been a part of a number of operations that were later adapted into Hollywood film productions like '12 Strong' and 'Lone Survivor'. He even had a hand in the rescue of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army soldier that was held captive by the Taliban from 2009-2014.  So how do you become one of the most skilled aviators in our Armed Forces? How do you manage to clock that many flight hours, at night, in the desert, with night vision goggles on? And most importantly - what's the secret to making those incredibly difficult flight maneuvers look so simple to pull off? Let's ask Alan.  ---------- Support Alan Mack -  Website - https://alancmack.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/alancmack2015 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AlanCMackAuthor Support the Night Stalker Foundation -  Website - https://www.nightstalkerfoundation.com/ Support the Special Operators Transition Foundation -  Website - https://sotf.org/ ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/244h 26m

Ret. Blackwater Operator Author Morgan Lerette | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 186

Subscribe to the Mike Drop Patreon Page to see Ad-Free Episodes Early + Bonus Content at https://www.patreon.com/mikedrop The world of private military contracting is wildly complicated. Take it from Morgan Lerette - he's a retired Blackwater Operator, Army Intelligence Officer, and the author of 'Guns, Girls, & Greed: I Was A Blackwater Mercenary in Iraq', an irreverently honest memoir that shows both the good and the bad of injecting private armies into active combat zones in the name of diplomacy, spread out over the early days of the Iraq War.  With gut-wrenching tragedy, dark humor, and absolutely insane party stories that make 'Animal House' seem like a Disney film, Morgan's memoir offers a firsthand perspective of how men act and react in war, for better or worse. It's a story of national incompetence, international collapse, and the search for blood and treasure that either helped - or hindered - the American war effort in Iraq. Was all the carnage worth it? Let's ask Morgan.  ---------- Support Morgan Lerette -  Get Your Copy of Morgan's Book, 'Guns, Girls, & Greed: I Was A Blackwater Mercenary in Iraq' at http://amazon.com/dp/B0C7P83DL6 IG - https://www.instagram.com/blackwaterdude1/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@blackwaterdude1?lang=en X - https://twitter.com/BlackwaterDude1 ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- Black Buffalo If You're 21 and Older, consume Nicotine or Tobacco, and Want to Join the Black Buffalo Herd, Head over to https://www.blackbuffalo.com to learn more! Black Buffalo products are intended for adults aged 21 and older who are consumers of nicotine or tobacco. ---------- BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com/mike and use code MIKE for 20% off your order.  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/242h 29m

Navy Trauma Nurse Jab Lab Co-Owner Nikki Selby | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 185

Subscribe to the Mike Drop Patreon Page to see Ad-Free Episodes Early + Bonus Content at https://www.patreon.com/mikedrop Working in a military hospital is no easy feat. You're trained in trauma and combat care - taking every measure possible to save lives wherever possible, no matter the cost. But when you come back to the states, suddenly civilian medicine becomes a whole different ballgame. Just take it from Nikki Selby - she's a Registered Nurse with over 28 years of experience in healthcare, and more than 23 of those years were serving in the Navy.  Since she retired as a Lt. Commander, Nikki's traveled the globe working alongside executive protection, started her own business, and she's even featured on Mike Drop before, way back on Episode 48 of the podcast in 2019. So what's changed since COVID rocked the country? Does Ozempic (and other semaglutide weight loss solutions) really work? And most importantly - what's the secret to living healthy and staying out of the hospital? Let's ask Nikki. Hear Nikki's Previous Appearance on Mike Drop in Episode 48 at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-48-nikki-selby-airborne-angel/id1346234726?i=1000458911583 ---------- Support Nikki Selby -  IG - https://www.instagram.com/fly_girl_rn/ Linktree - https://linktr.ee/fly_girl_rn Begin Your Aesthetics & Wellness Journey Today at www.the-jab-lab.com ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/241h 55m

Fit Body Bootcamp Owner Bedros Keuilian | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 184

Subscribe to the Mike Drop Patreon Page to see Ad-Free Episodes Early + Bonus Content at https://www.patreon.com/mikedrop Bedros Keuilian believes that you can have it all. Fame, fortune, glory - any earthly desire, all within reach, but only if you're willing to earn it. He's a CEO, entrepreneur, author, mentor, podcast host, and an early immigrant, having immigrated from Armenia to southern California at a young age. Most importantly, he's an ardent believer in the American Dream, and the power of the human spirit.  Today, Bedros uses the stage, social media, and his podcast to share his story and inspire others, but that's far from where he started. So what's it like starting over with nothing? How do you find your footing in a country where you don't speak the same language as everybody else? And most importantly - what's got Bedros so fired up in the first place?  ---------- Support Bedros Keullian -  Website - https://bedroskeuilian.com/ Podcast, 'The Bedros Keuilian Show' - https://bedroskeuilian.com/podcast/ Book, 'Man Up: How to Cut the Bullshit and Kick Ass in Business (And in Life)' - https://a.co/d/haPmpaK YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@BedrosKeuilian Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bedroskeuilian/ ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- Ned Visit https://www.helloned.com/mikedrop to get 15% off your first order using promo code MIKEDROP. That's https://www.helloned.com/mikedrop with promo code MIKEDROP for 15% off!  ---------- BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com/mike and use code MIKE for 20% off your order.  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/242h 33m

Navy SEAL Blackwater Team McAfee CEO Jimmy Watson | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 183

Subscribe to the Mike Drop Patreon Page to see Ad-Free Episodes Early + Bonus Content at https://www.patreon.com/mikedrop Jimmy Watson has got one hell of a story to tell. He served 17 years on active duty, first with two deployments as a U.S. Marine before getting into private contracting at Blackwater, where he'd eventually rise to the rank of Team Leader and find himself squarely in the sights of the F.B.I. following the events of the Nisour Square Massacre.  From there he'd join SEAL Teams over at SDV off the coast of Hawaii, before eventually pivoting into bodyguard work for one John McAfee - shortly before becoming Team McAfee's very own CEO. Throw in a scandalous dash of crypto trading, a sketchy stint doing in contract work in Columbia, and you've got yourself one hell of a story. Fortunately for us, when it comes to Jimmy Watson, nothing is off limits.  ---------- Support Jimmy Watson -  Join Jimmy's Warrior Tribe, Touchpoint Nation, at https://www.jimmywatson.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mightywarrior2023 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MightyWarrior2024 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mightywarrior2024 ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/244h 3m

Air Force Pararescueman Brandon Daugherty Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 182

Air Force Pararescuemen, also known as PJ's, are the only elite combat force in the Department of Defense that are trained and equipped to perform personnel recovery. PJs are highly trained special operators who rescue, recover, and return American or allied forces in times of danger or extreme duress. It's a dangerous position from any angle - air, land, or sea, PJ's are there when others are not. Just take it from Brandon Daugherty.  With seven back-to-back deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, and a few classified missions in parts unknown, Brandon knows a thing or two about flying into the dark. And after 10 years in Pararescue, he's since pivoted to rescuing astronauts with his company at Operator Solutions that we covered in his previous episode. But what makes PJ's so special? Where's Brandon seen the most action? And most importantly - what kind of situations has he seen that the rest of us never even heard about?  ---------- Support Brandon Daugherty and Operator Solutions -  https://os-rescue.com/ Support Project Alpha 5 and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation -  https://specialops.org/alpha5 ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com/mike and use code MIKE for 20% off your order.  ---------- Black Buffalo Go to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP for 20% off your first order! Black Buffalo products are intended for adults aged 21 and older who are consumers of nicotine or tobacco. ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/242h 45m

Astronaut Rescue Air Force PJ Brandon Daugherty Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 181

Subscribe to the Mike Drop Patreon Page to see Ad-Free Episodes Early + Bonus Content at https://www.patreon.com/mikedrop Brandon Daugherty rescues Astronauts. It's a complicated notion for a such a simple statement - where do Astronauts need to be rescued from, exactly? How many Astronauts are you rescuing in a given month, or even a year? And how does a guy like Brandon go from diving out of helicopters to snatching cosmic explorers right out of the ocean? Turns out, it all starts in the Air Force with a decade of Pararescue, along with seven back-to-back deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa to boot. Nowadays, Brandon's own Operator Solutions is doing incredible work alongside the likes of NASA and SpaceX, as well as his philanthropic work over at the Alpha 5 Project for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, but you don't get to save spacemen without doing a little homework first. So how do you rescue an Astronaut, anyway? Brandon's got the answers.  ---------- Support Brandon Daugherty and Operator Solutions -  https://os-rescue.com/ Support Project Alpha 5 and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation -  https://specialops.org/alpha5 ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- Ned Visit https://www.helloned.com/mikedrop to get 15% off your first order using promo code MIKEDROP. That's https://www.helloned.com/mikedrop with promo code MIKEDROP for 15% off!  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/241h 30m

Former Secret Service Agent Evy Poumpouras Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 180

Subscribe to the Mike Drop Patreon Page to see Ad-Free Episodes Early + Bonus Content at https://www.patreon.com/mikedrop You might not know it, but the United States Secret Service does a lot more than simply protecting the President. They're acting security for any Heads of State, including those foreign and domestic, alongside their families and any close confidants that require around-the-clock service. They also investigate crimes against the financial infrastructure of the United States, moving across the globe to ensure the validity of our economic systems. And with any wide berth of responsibility comes preparation - simply put, when you have to be prepared for anything, preparation quickly becomes everything. So what's it like working inside the White House? Have there been any close calls or scandalous operations that the mainstream media never reported on? And most importantly - how can you tell whether or not somebody is telling the truth when it really counts? Let's ask Evy.  ---------- Get Your Copy of Evy's Book 'Becoming Bulletproof: Life Lessons from a Secret Service Agent -  Becoming Bulletproof (Book) - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982103760 Support Evy Poumpouras -  Website: https://www.evypoumpouras.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evypoumpouras ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/241h 32m

Former Secret Service Agent Evy Poumpouras Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 179

The United States Secret Service is one of our nation's most important federal agencies. Serving under the Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service Agents are charged with conducting criminal investigations, protecting U.S. political leaders and their families, and ensuring the safety of visiting heads of state, no matter the cost. Just take it from Evy Poumpouras - she's a former NYPD Officer turned Secret Service Agent with over a dozen years of experience, having served under the protection detail of Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.  And while the Agency may have 'Secret' in the name, there's plenty of questions worth asking. What's training look like when you have to protect some of the world's most important assets? How is the Agency - and the Oval Office - equipped to handle whatever may come? And most importantly - when you're protecting an Enemy of the State, just how far will you go to keep them safe?  ---------- Get Your Copy of Evy's Book 'Becoming Bulletproof: Life Lessons from a Secret Service Agent -  Becoming Bulletproof (Book) - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982103760 Support Evy Poumpouras -  Website: https://www.evypoumpouras.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evypoumpouras ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- Ned Visit https://www.helloned.com/mikedrop to get 15% off your first order using promo code MIKEDROP. That's https://www.helloned.com/mikedrop with promo code MIKEDROP for 15% off!   ---------- BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com/mike and use code MIKE for 20% off your order.  ---------- Subscribe to the Mike Drop Patreon Page to see Ad-Free Episodes Early + Bonus Content at https://www.patreon.com/mikedrop Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/241h 36m

SEAL Team Eight Sniper Sam Mackey | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 178

Sam Mackey retired from the U.S. Navy with over 20 years of service in SEAL Teams, having served first as a Sniper at SEAL Team Eight before pivoting to SEAL Team Four. During his tenure he deployed to the likes of Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda, Cameroon, and more. He's also nearly a record-holder, having taken a shot at the title (literally) with a particularly long-distance engagement during his time in Afghanistan. Today, he's the CEO and Co-Owner of Outsider, a high-quality outdoor lifestyle brand that's encouraing people to get outside, be bold, and live free.  Serving on a SEAL Team is tough enough, so how does somebody end up deploying twith two of them? What's the story behind that nearly-a-world-record sniper shot? And most importantly - what kind of stories do you get when you serve 20 years at SEAL Teams? Let's ask Sam.  ---------- Support Sam Mackey & Outsider -  Website - https://www.outsider.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/outsiderig ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- Subscribe to the Mike Drop Patreon Page to see Ad-Free Episodes Early + Bonus Content at https://www.patreon.com/mikedrop Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/242h 14m

Arizona Border Sheriff Matthew Thomas Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 177

The crisis at the southern border is a hotly-contested topic among Americans, but few have seen the realities of the situation quite like Arizona Chief Deputy Sheriff Matthew Thomas. During his 31 years on the force, he's served in a variety of roles, from SWAT to Detention to Narcotics, and he's seen firsthand just how awful human beings can be to one another when there's something to be gained. In fact, that's why he sat down with Mike in studio in the first place - to talk about the very real dangers happening every day at the border, and why those hazards often seem to spill over into both sides of the fence. ---------- Get Your Copy of 'Interceptors: The Untold Fight Against the Mexican Cartels' at: https://www.onetimenation.com/shop Support Matthew Thomas -  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deputy_onetime/ Website: https://www.onetimenation.com/ ---------- Sponsors:  Ned Visit https://www.helloned.com/mikedrop to get 15% off your first order using promo code MIKEDROP. That's https://www.helloned.com/mikedrop with promo code MIKEDROP for 15% off!  ---------- Black Buffalo Go to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 20% off your first order! Black Buffalo products are intended for adults aged 21 and older who are consumers of nicotine or tobacco. ---------- BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com/mike and use code MIKE for 20% off your order.  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/241h 24m

Arizona Border Sheriff Matthew Thomas | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 176

Matthew Thomas is an active-duty Chief Deputy Sheriff in Pinal County, Arizona - one of the fastest growing counties in the country, in no small part due to it's proximity to the southern border. During his over 31 years of duty, Matthew's served in Detention, Patrol, Traffic, Training, Academy, Narcotics, Anti-Smuggling, Motors and SWAT. Not only is Matthew a tried and true on-the-ground resource for the current crisis at the border - he's also a bellwether for how judicial precedence has worked in the state for the last three decades, and a verifiable indicator of where things may be headed next.  But you don't get to be Chief Deputy just for spending time on the force - there's a whole mess of stories just waiting to be told, from working undercover to busting trafficking rings, catching cartel members, and even a few car chases to boot. Let's meet Sheriff Thomas.  ---------- Get Your Copy of 'Interceptors: The Untold Fight Against the Mexican Cartels' at: https://www.onetimenation.com/shop Support Matthew Thomas -  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deputy_onetime/ Website: https://www.onetimenation.com/ ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- ZBiotics Go to zbiotics.com/MIKEDROP to get 15% off your first order when you use MIKEDROP at checkout. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked. Remember to head to https://www.zbiotics.com/mikedrop and use the code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off. Thank you ZBiotics for sponsoring this episode and our good times.  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/241h 25m

SEAL Team Seven Defense Strategies Group Mike O'Dowd | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 175

Anyone can be Special Operations - or at least, that's what Mike O'Dowd thinks. To him, Special Operations is a mindset - one about never accepting failure and refusing to settle for mediocrity. He's a 9 year Navy SEAL Vet with SEAL Team Seven, having deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He's served as a Breacher, Fighter, Waterman, Weapons Instructor, and he's even qualified as an NCAA Division 1 Athlete in rowing. He even founded Defense Strategies Training Group, a collective of Special Operations Combat Veterans dedicated to providing world-class security training with decades of real-world Special Operations Experience.  Safe to say, Mike's seen his fair share of hard times. Fortunately, like any problem, it's rarely something a little hard work (and maybe a few explosives) can't solve.  ---------- Train with Defense Strategies Group at https://www.defensestrategies.us Support Mike O'Dowd -  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_oscar_delta YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5bH6wg7ln8lTc7BVMJ-wDw ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- Ned Visit https://www.helloned.com/mikedrop to get 15% off your first order using promo code MIKEDROP. That's https://www.helloned.com/mikedrop with promo code MIKEDROP for 15% off!  ---------- ZBiotics Go to zbiotics.com/MIKEDROP to get 15% off your first order when you use MIKEDROP at checkout. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked. Remember to head to https://www.zbiotics.com/mikedrop and use the code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off. Thank you ZBiotics for sponsoring this episode and our good times. ---------- BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/242h 32m

SEAL Team Seven Canine Handler Chris Cappa Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 174

Training an animal to move, obey, and communicate effectively is no easy feat - especially when you're serving at the Tip of the Spear. That's where SEAL Team Seven Canine Handler Chris Cappa met Mickey anyway - a scrappy pup that would go on to become an absolute beast on deployment, snagging bites and catching bombs for nearly every op he went on. Of course, that's only part of the story, and finding out the full weight of the military's might in the wake of the coronavirus scare, traveling to foreign lands for plant-based medicines, and joining the Warrior Dog Foundation's new Home with Handlers program all play a part. Just take it from Chris.  ---------- Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 01:10 - From SEAL Team 10 to SEAL Team 7 07:11 - Mickey's First Bite 19:55 - Training for Targeted Bitework 30:00 - Dampened Deployment 35:40 - LPO of the MPC  42:59 - No Shot For Me, Thanks 50:56 - Haircuts and Mustaches 54:19 - What Would Have Been Next? 01:03:06 - Ibogaine and Plant-Based Medicines 01:21:50 - The Warrior Dog Foundation's Home with Handlers Program ---------- Support Chris Cappa - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_chriscappa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarriorDog/videos/warrior-dog-home-whandler-program/380732714475128/ Support the Warrior Dog Foundation -  The Warrior Dog Foundation: https://warriordogfoundation.org/donate Teamdog: https://teamdog.shop/ ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- ZBiotics Go to zbiotics.com/MIKEDROP to get 15% off your first order when you use MIKEDROP at checkout. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked. Remember to head to https://www.zbiotics.com/mikedrop and use the code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off. Thank you ZBiotics for sponsoring this episode and our good times. ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/241h 35m

SEAL Team Seven Canine Handler Chris Cappa Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 173

Every warrior has a different reason for going over the wire. For Chris Cappa, it was almost destiny; a chance encounter at a local gym turned into a series of relationships that were suddenly severed in a 2011 Afghanistan Boeing Chinook shootdown - otherwise known as Extortion 17. Soon after, Chris found himself headed to bootcamp, and before long, deploying at the Tip of the Spear with SEAL Team Seven in West Africa and Afghanistan.  It wouldn't be long before Chris would find his real passion - canine handling with Mickey, the scrappy dog he feared may have been a non-starter right out of the gate. Turns out, great things really do come from small beginnings.   ---------- Support Chris Cappa - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_chriscappa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarriorDog/videos/warrior-dog-home-whandler-program/380732714475128/ Support the Warrior Dog Foundation -  The Warrior Dog Foundation: https://warriordogfoundation.org/donate Teamdog: https://teamdog.shop/ ---------- Sponsors:  Black Buffalo Go to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKE and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 20% off your first order! Black Buffalo products are intended for adults aged 21 and older who are consumers of nicotine or tobacco. ------------ BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKE for 20% off your order.  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/241h 43m

Marjah Marine Infantry Squad Leader Ryan Rogers Part Two

There's more to being a Marine Squad Infantry Leader than simply telling other Marines what to do. You're not only responsible for your squad's successes, but you also feel the weight of the most devastating of failures. But The Battle of Marjah isn't where Lions of Marjah author Ryan Rogers' story ends - a resurgence of vengeance, a Five-Day War, and getting out alive is all an integral part of the tale. Remember - it's not about the choices, it's about the chances.  ---------- Get Your Copy of Ryan's New Book, 'Lions of Marjah', on Amazon - ibit.ly/AYKJ_ Subscribe to Ryan's Podcast, 'Choices Not Chances' - https://choicesnotchancespodcast.com Support Ryan Rogers -  Website: https://choicesnotchancespodcast.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsqcmxKqaR4dIFFpaJxhtrQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChoicesNotChances ---------- Sponsors:  ZBiotics Go to zbiotics.com/MIKEDROP to get 15% off your first order when you use MIKEDROP at checkout. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked. Remember to head to https://www.zbiotics.com/mikedrop and use the code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off. Thank you ZBiotics for sponsoring this episode and our good times. ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/241h 27m

Marjah Marine Infantry Squad Leader Ryan Rogers Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 171

The Battle of Marjah. A knock-down, drag-out, world class brawl. Featuring over 15,000 soldiers from all over the world, it was the largest joint operation in Afghanistan up to that point. And Ryan Rogers knows it better than most - he was a Marine Infantry Squad Leader for the whole damn thing. He was on the ground for the first day, and the next, and the day after, making the sort of decisions most wouldn't dare face. He's also the host of the Choices Not Chances podcast, and he's the author of 'Lions of Marjah', where he retells the events of the entire engagement from his perspective on the ground.  Believe it or not, there's more to this story than meets the eye - a fleet anti-terrorism security team, a surprising turn in the boxing ring, and a unique appreciation of just how powerful the men and women of the armed forces really are all play a part in Ryan's tale. Let's meet the man.  ---------- Get Your Copy of Ryan's New Book, 'Lions of Marjah', on Amazon - ibit.ly/AYKJ_ Subscribe to Ryan's Podcast, 'Choices Not Chances' - https://choicesnotchancespodcast.com Support Ryan Rogers -  Website: https://choicesnotchancespodcast.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsqcmxKqaR4dIFFpaJxhtrQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChoicesNotChances ---------- Sponsors:  ZBiotics Go to zbiotics.com/MIKEDROP to get 15% off your first order when you use MIKEDROP at checkout. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked. Remember to head to https://www.zbiotics.com/mikedrop and use the code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off. Thank you ZBiotics for sponsoring this episode and our good times. ---------- BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/241h 38m

Ret. CIA Security Officer Ryan Fugit Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 170

After 7 years of flying as an Apache Helicopter Pilot for the Army, Ryan Fugit knew it was time to settle down. So naturally, he moved back to the States, settled in with his family, and immediately joined the CIA as a Collection Management Officer. But working at The Agency isn't all office work - Ryan spent time in Europe and North Africa, rubbing elbows with some of the most unique individuals in spy craft. He even took his kids on a couple of operations, though they'd never know it at the time. And after all that, he took up securities work at huge Fortune 500 companies, tracking down some of the most illicit material on the internet and serving justice to the most offending trolls on the internet.  Now, he hosts Combat Story, a podcast dedicated to sharing stories from veterans just like our very own Mike Ritland, but that's far from the only detail worth sharing. How did Ryan's time at the CIA change with the constant influx of new tech, like facial recognition? Why are the world's most popular search engines seemingly so biased, and is there anything we can do about it? And when it really comes down to it, just how awful can people be to each other from behind the illusory safety of a keyboard?  ---------- Subscribe to Combat Story (Podcast) on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1HfaevfdgCfgc5Zjpcq99a?si=827659e3ddc04619 Support Ryan Fugit -  Website: https://www.combatstory.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/combatstory YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCyApoJr-mNmdMNwdk22xEQ ---------- Sponsors:  Contingency Medical Don't Wait! Go to https://www.contingencymedical.com/mikedrop now and enter promo code MIKEDROP for $20 off any pack! That's $20 off ANY pack at https://www.contingencymedical.com/mikedrop with promo code MIKEDROP! ---------- ZBiotics Go to zbiotics.com/MIKEDROP to get 15% off your first order when you use MIKEDROP at checkout. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked. Remember to head to https://www.zbiotics.com/mikedrop and use the code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off. Thank you ZBiotics for sponsoring this episode and our good times. ---------- BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/241h 57m

Army Apache Helicopter Pilot Ryan Fugit Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 169

Ryan Fugit is pretty good at seeing the bigger picture. Nowadays, he's a podcast host - hosting 'Combat Stories,' a weekly interview series dedicated to sharing war stories from some truly incredible veteran warriors - but before podcasting, he was a veteran himself, having served over seven years as an Army AH-64 Apache Helicopter pilot in Afghanistan in the post-9/11 era. After that, he spent eight years at the CIA (or 'The Agency', as it's known internally), supporting warfighters indirectly from a different kind of foxhole.  When it comes to providing additional support, whether it's in the air above a battlefield or inside the very technology that keeps us safe, it's safe to say that Ryan knows just how valuable those moment-to-moment decisions can be. The smallest move, the slightest tilt, and suddenly, everything could come tumbling down. After all - whoever said piloting a helicopter was easy?  ---------- Subscribe to Combat Story (Podcast) on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1HfaevfdgCfgc5Zjpcq99a?si=827659e3ddc04619 Support Ryan Fugit -  Website: https://www.combatstory.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/combatstory YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCyApoJr-mNmdMNwdk22xEQ ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- Black Buffalo Go to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 20% off your first order! Black Buffalo products are intended for adults aged 21 and older who are consumers of nicotine or tobacco. ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/241h 16m

Top Gun Fighter Pilot Instructor Jack Stewart Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 166

Wait a minute, TOPGUN only trains students to become instructors? Turns out, there's quite a few details the Tom Cruise movies missed when it comes to the most elite flying academy in the world - but when it comes to real world dogfighting, it's not all about academics. It's truly a mental game, where you mean to outwit the opposite pilot before they can get the jump on you. Just take it from Jack Stewart - after he passed through TOPGUN he too became an instructor, before pivoting into commercial aviation. In Part Two of his discussion with Mike, Jack digs into Hollywood myths, real-world dangers, and whether or not there we really are alone in the universe. And what pilot hasn't seen a few UFO's in their day?  ---------- Get Your Copy of Jack's Book, 'Unknown Rider' on Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/t33vbtyy Support Jack Stewart - Website: https://jackstewartbooks.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackstewartbooks X: https://twitter.com/JackStewartBook ---------- Sponsors:  ZBiotics This holiday season, give your friends and family a gift they will actually want and use with ZBiotics. Go to zbiotics.com/MIKEDROP to get 15% off your first order when you use MIKEDROP at checkout. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked. Remember to head to https://www.zbiotics.com/mikedrop and use the code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off. Thank you ZBiotics for sponsoring this episode and our good times. ---------- Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/12/231h 59m

Dog Training Q&A with Navy SEAL Teamdog Founder Mike Ritland | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 167

Why's my dog so aggressive? How can I start to train them more effectively? And what's the secret to getting any dog to truly obey your commands? There may be a million ways to skin a cat, but dog training doesn't have to be that complicated. Just ask Mike Ritland. When he's not hosting his podcast, he's hard at work over at Teamdog, training elite protection dogs and providing nutrition, supplies, and insight solutions for dog owners everywhere. That's why he's sitting down for a special end-of-the-year Q&A episode of Mike Drop - to answer some of your most asked questions about man's best friend.  ---------- Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 02:53 - Is My Dog Afraid of Men? 08:52 - My Dog Loves People but Hates Other Dogs! 15:30 - How Long Does it Take to Train a Dog? 17:30 - Is Mouthing as Bad as the Experts Say? 19:28 - When Should I Start Using a Training Collar?  25:49 - Does Mike Ritland like Cats? 30:26 - Animal Canine Chiropractors?  32:16 - Aggression versus Reactivity 34:09 - Canine Puzzles for Brain Activity 37:08 - Classical vs Operant Conditioning 42:54 - How to Housetrain a Dog 46:26 - Canine Healing & Injury Care 48:42 - When's The Best Time to Socialize My Dog? 50:25 - My Dog Bites People - Now What? 55:51 - My Dog's Only Aggressive to Certain Random People?  59:12 - Barking All Night 01:03:35 - PETA and Canine Assisted Living 01:07:10 - My Dog is Scared of Other Dogs 01:08:28 - My Dog Eats Grass - What Should He Eat Instead? 01:09:48 - Signs of a Fearful & Anxious Dog 01:11:45 - Training Owners for Teamdog Protection Dogs 01:13:13 - Noise & New People Anxiety 01:15:16 - My Dog Acts Tough - Now What?  01:18:40 - Designer Breeds & Canine Marketing 01:20:55 - Help! My Dog's a Beta! 01:21:56 - Training on Bitework 01:26:12 - DNA and Canine Ancestry 01:27:17 - Family Mixes 01:27:58 - Working Dogs & Aging 01:29:54 - High Prey Drives 01:31:15 - End of Life Training 01:34:15 - Breeding for Herding 01:34:57 - High-Drive Canines around Kids 01:37:24 - Dog Allergies & Gut Health 01:39:37 - Teamdog.pet ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet ---------- Sponsors:  BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.  ---------- MUD/WTR Go to https://www.mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off! ---------- Jase Medical Go to https://www.jasemedical.com and enter code DROP at checkout for a discount on your order. That’s promo code DROP at J-A-S-E Medical.com. ---------- Black Buffalo Go to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 20% off your first order! Black Buffalo products are intended for adults aged 21 and older who are consumers of nicotine or tobacco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/231h 43m

Top Gun Fighter Pilot Instructor Jack Stewart Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 166

Jack Stewart always wanted to fly. Following in his pilot father's footsteps, he pursued a career in aviation at the U.S. Naval Academy before serving 23 years as a fighter pilot, flying combat missions from three different aircraft carriers and deploying to Afghanistan as a member of an Air Force Tactical Air Control Party. He's also a graduate of the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School, better known as TOPGUN, both for it's esteemed reputation of bringing up the finest dogfighters in the country, as well as the film series starring Tom Cruise, of course.  When you tell people you graduated from TOPGUN, it doesn't take long for the conversation to wander from real-life situations to whimsical Hollywood schlock, because c'mon - who doesn't want to know more about TOPGUN? Is the real program anything like what's in the movies? What kind of flight risks are people not aware of, and how does new technology help make dogfighting safer in modern warfare? And most importantly - did Jack ever buzz the tower, or is that just Hollywood bunk? ---------- Get Your Copy of Jack's Book, 'Unknown Rider' on Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/t33vbtyy Support Jack Stewart - Website: https://jackstewartbooks.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackstewartbooks X: https://twitter.com/JackStewartBook ---------- Sponsors:  Contingency Medical Don't Wait! Go to https://www.contingencymedical.com/mikedrop now and enter promo code MIKEDROP for $20 off any pack! That's $20 off ANY pack at https://www.contingencymedical.com/mikedrop with promo code MIKEDROP! ---------- ZBiotics This holiday season, give your friends and family a gift they will actually want and use with ZBiotics. Go to zbiotics.com/MIKEDROP to get 15% off your first order when you use MIKEDROP at checkout. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked. Remember to head to https://www.zbiotics.com/mikedrop and use the code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off. Thank you ZBiotics for sponsoring this episode and our good times. ---------- WileyX Whether it is the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, shooting, working around the house, or putting in an honest day’s work on the job, Wiley X has you covered. Protect what matters… Stock up this Holiday season at https://www.wileyx.com ---------- Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout! ---------- BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/12/231h 38m

French Foreign Legion Navy SEAL Taylor Cavanaugh | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 165

The French Foreign Legion - a unique corps of the French Army that, unlike nearly any other army in the world, allows foregin nationals to enlist at will. It's a diverse fighting force, deploying all over the world into any conditions necessary. They're also the home of Taylor Cavanaugh, a former U.S. Navy Vet that enlisted just a few years ago. But Taylor's not just any veteran - he's a former U.S. Navy SEAL from SEAL Team Seven.  Safe to say there's a lot of questions to ask here - why's Taylor living in France? What made him leave the United States to fight for another country? And how exactly did he come to join - and then ultimately depart from - the Tip of the Spear? One thing's for sure - when Taylor's at the wheel, it's gonna be a wild ride.  ---------- Support Taylor Cavanaugh - Website: https://www.taylorcavanaugh.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tcavofficial YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tcavofficial ---------- Sponsors:  American Financing American Financing’s salary-based mortgage consultants will help you consolidate uour debt into one payment. Make the call today. Call American Financing at 866-890-9313 or visit https://www.americanfinancing.net. ---------- ZBiotics This holiday season, give your friends and family a gift they will actually want and use with ZBiotics. Go to zbiotics.com/MIKEDROP to get 15% off your first order when you use MIKEDROP at checkout. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked. Remember to head to https://www.zbiotics.com/mikedrop and use the code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off. Thank you ZBiotics for sponsoring this episode and our good times. ---------- WileyX Whether it is the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, shooting, working around the house, or putting in an honest day’s work on the job, Wiley X has you covered. Protect what matters… Stock up this Holiday season at https://www.wileyx.com ---------- Manscaped Get 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at https://www.manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at https://www.manscaped.com. I can promise you’ve never seen a ball trimmer look like a spaceship. Get yours today from our folks at MANSCAPED™. ---------- MUD/WTR Go to https://www.mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off! ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/232h 50m

Knife-Forging SEAL Nomad Shane Hiatt Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 164

Mike Ritland and Shane Hiatt have been friends for a long time. Which is a surprisingly rare thing in the veteran community - the odds that two SEAL Team guys would run into each other again and again aren't quite as high as you might think. But Shane's a nomad - a wandering traveler, that's been living out of his truck with just his dog and the natural beauty of the American countryside for over 15 years.  Fortunately, he's not just panning for change out there on the open road - Shane owns and operates SH9, an elite knife company that ships American-made products all over the world. So now that he's drifted into town again, Mike's gotta know - what's a former Navy SEAL looking for out there on the highway?  ---------- Support Shane Hiatt - Get One of Shane's Knives At: https://www.sh9.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SH-sl5qm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sh9outdoorshop ---------- Sponsors:  Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 50% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP - discount applied at checkout, no code necessary!  ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/232h 3m

Knife-Forging SEAL Nomad Shane Hiatt Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 163

It takes all sorts to make the world, but only a select few are chosen to lead. Just ask Shane Hiatt - he's a former Point Man for SEAL Team 3, where he met and served together with our very own Mike Ritland. Since then they've been good friends for over 25 years, with Shane swinging by to visit whenever he's in town. He's a modern nomad, living out of his truck for over 15 years (a self-described 'van-lifer' before it was cool) and he owns SH9, an elite knife company that ships products all over the world. He's even been on the podcast before, way back on Episode 50 with Clint Emerson.  Since then, Shane's been traveling, crafting knives and spinning yarns all over the country. But there's a lot more to his past that wasn't revealed last time he was on Mike Drop - that's why he's sitting down with Mike again to share a collective look back at where they've come from early in their careers, and the men they'd eventually grow to become.  ---------- Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 03:53 - This Is All A Huge Mistake 10:46 - I Live In My Truck 16:07 - Growing Up in the Rio Grande Valley 21:22 - Problems with Grandpa-Dad 34:52 - DON'T Become a Navy SEAL 43:44 - BUD/S and Two Deployments 54:57 - Testing Mettle on the Somalia Coast 01:02:15 - A Navy SEAL in College 01:11:42 - Now I Owed the Navy Three Years 01:17:23 - How Shane Hiatt Met Mike Ritland 01:29:00 - A Bad Hat in Fort Chaffee ---------- Support Shane Hiatt - Get One of Shane's Knives At: https://www.sh9.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SH-sl5qm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sh9outdoorshop ---------- Sponsors:  American Financing American Financing’s salary-based mortgage consultants will help you consolidate uour debt into one payment. Make the call today. Call American Financing at 866-890-9313 or visit https://www.americanfinancing.net. ---------- BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.   ---------- MUD/WTR Go to https://www.mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off! ---------- Jase Medical Go to https://www.jasemedical.com and enter code DROP at checkout for a discount on your order. That’s promo code DROP at J-A-S-E Medical.com. ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/231h 34m

Navy SEAL Immigrant Drago Dzieran Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 162

Retired Navy SEAL Drago Dzieran has a complicated past. Before serving twenty years at the Tip of the Spear, he was a political prisoner in his home country of Poland after they assumed Communist rule. After immigrating to America, he became a citizen, joined the military, and not long after started serving with Jocko Willink over at SEAL Team 2, before eventually transitioning to SEAL Team 4. He's operated all over the world, stopped a lot of bad guys, and even archived his travels in his memoir 'The Pledge to America: One Man's Journey from Political Prisoner to U.S. Navy SEAL'.  What makes a man move away from his home to fight for another? What was Jocko like on SEAL Team 2? And what does the future have in store for Drago Dzieran? Let's find out. ---------- Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 01:36 - Life was Totally Different Now 06:46 - A Newly-Released Political Prisoner 14:25 - An Emergency U.S. Visa 19:35 - Working-Class American Compassion 33:42 - Joining the Military 38:05 - A Brief Explanation of Skydiving (& American Women) 43:01 - I Joined the Navy, Having Never Seen the Ocean 50:47 - Joining SEAL Team 2 01:01:21 - Meet Jocko Willink 01:14:23 - Working Out on 9/11 01:28:08 - Deployed to Iraq 01:38:23 - SEAL Team 4's Craziest Raid 01:46:05 - Teams in Fallujah 01:56:05 - Dating Advice from SEAL Team 4 02:08:23 - The Pledge to America & The Navy Seals Fund 02:13:54 - Censorship and ConnectZing ---------- Support Drago Dzieran - Book - The Pledge to America: https://www.amazon.com/Pledge-America-Journey-Political-Prisoner/dp/1637583710 Website: https://dragodzieran.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dragodzieran ---------- Sponsors:  American Financing American Financing’s salary-based mortgage consultants will help you consolidate your debt into one payment. Make the call today. Call American Financing at 866-890-9313 or visit https://www.americanfinancing.net. ---------- Beam Take advantage of Beam's biggest sale of the year and get up to 50% off for a limited time when you go to https://www.shopbeam.com/MIKEDROP - discount applied at checkout, no code necessary! ---------- Manscaped Get 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at https://www.manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at https://www.manscaped.com. I can promise you’ve never seen a ball trimmer look like a spaceship. Get yours today from our folks at MANSCAPED™. ---------- Black Buffalo Go to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 20% off your first order! Black Buffalo products are intended for adults aged 21 and older who are consumers of nicotine or tobacco. ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/232h 17m

Navy SEAL Immigrant Drago Dzieran Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 161

Drago Dzieran was born in Poland while under Communist rule. After spending time in a Communist prison (also known as a Gulag) as a political prisoner for his activism against against censorship, he immigrated to the United States in 1984, becoming a full U.S. Citizen in 1991. That same year he joined the Navy, where he'd go on to be assigned to SEAL Team 2, SEAL Team 4, and Naval Special Warfare as a BUD/S Instructor. He's been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, The Navy Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal, among others.  Since then, Drago's helped to found The Navy SEALs Fund, freedom-of-speech platform ConnectZing, and written a book about his experiences called 'The Pledge To America: One Man's Journey from Political Prisoner to U.S. Navy SEAL'. His story serves as a reminder that America's a country of builders - people who can come together, from far and wide, and build a life for themselves and their family with a little bit of hard work and some good old-fashioned elbow grease. But how did he escape a Communist Gulag? What led him to enlist to fight on behalf of another country? And how the hell did Drago get to be so damn tough? Let's meet the man.  ---------- Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 03:31 - Missing Poland 09:31 - Concerning Communism 14:35 - Born into Socialism 23:23 - Poor in Poland 41:03 - Polish Education, Socialist Values 52:51 - Sports for the State 59:08 - Warsaw with Dad 01:08:08 - Learning to Box 01:18:15 - Dad Wanted to Believe 01:23:19 - Running the Bubble-Gum Scam 01:28:25 - Socialized Medicine, State-Run Media 01:42:14 - Firearms, Martial Law, & Military Regime 01:53:54 - A Three-Year Prison Sentence ---------- Support Drago Dzieran - Book - The Pledge to America: https://www.amazon.com/Pledge-America-Journey-Political-Prisoner/dp/1637583710 Website: https://dragodzieran.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dragodzieran ---------- Sponsors:  BUBS Naturals  The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.  BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life. Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.  Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.  ---------- MUD/WTR Visit https://www.mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and get up to 20% off on participating products! ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/232h 9m

Ranger BORSTAR Actor Vince 'Rocco' Vargas Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 160

Nobody understands the border crisis quite like Vince 'Rocco' Vargas. Though most know him now as the actor behind Gilly Lopez on FX's 'Mayans M.C.', Vince is also a retired specialized law enforcement BORSTAR agent, where he operated for years on both sides of the border. He's also a veteran, having been deployed as an Army Ranger, and the author of 'Borderline: Defending the Homefront', where he shares more stories from his work in law enforcement.  Having traveled the country and witnessed the problem firsthand, it's safe to say that Vince has got more than a few hot takes on how to tackle the avalanche of issues that make up the border crisis. But one thing's for sure - Vince has seen the danger, and now he has something to tell us.  ---------- Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 01:16 - Going to the Border 08:47 - Drill Sergeant Selection 16:58 - You're a BORSTAR Agent Now 25:37 - The Mission That Pushed Me Out 31:08 - Sons of Anarchy & Mayans M.C. 46:27 - Authoring Borderline - Defending the Home Front 53:08 - The Great Immigration Debate 01:24:50 - Light the Fuse Retreat & The Vinny Roc Podcast ---------- Support Vince Rocco Vargas - Book: Borderline: Defending the Homefront Book - https://www.theborderlinebook.com Light The Fuse Mental Health & Wellness - https://ltfmentorship.com The Vinny Roc Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-vinnyroc-podcast/id1284060556 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/VincentRoccoVargas275 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vincent.rocco.vargas ---------- Sponsors:  Black Buffalo Go to https://www.blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 15% off your first order! Black Buffalo products are intended for adults aged 21 and older who are consumers of nicotine or tobacco. ---------- MUD/WTR Go to https://www.mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off! ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/231h 30m

Ranger BORSTAR Actor Vince 'Rocco' Vargas Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 159

'Going Hollywood'. It's a phrase that's all too familiar to Vince 'Rocco' Vargas - a veteran turned actor, Vinny's appeared in FX's Mayans M.C. along with a handful of features that have had a surprisingly large impact online. He's also a former Army Ranger, prison guard, drill sergeant, and BORSTAR agent, and nowadays he's an author, podcast host, father, and husband. From afar, it might seem like Vince has had an easy go of things, but that's far from the truth. Struggles in schooling and a fiery need to paddle his own canoe led to military service, but what followed is a whole other ball of wax. Here's Rocco's side of the story. ---------- Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 02:20 - Playing Gilly in Mayans M.C. 09:08 - The Threat of AI 16:11 - Gang Wars 20:49 - Going Into the Rangers 28:17 - Losing Faith in Iraq 35:26 - A Dangerous Daylight Op 44:37 - Losing Friends 52:56 - Stories from Prison 01:06:04- Reforming the Prison System 01:14:39 - Going to the Border ---------- Support Vince Rocco Vargas - Book: Borderline: Defending the Homefront Book - https://www.theborderlinebook.com Light The Fuse Mental Health & Wellness - https://ltfmentorship.com The Vinny Roc Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-vinnyroc-podcast/id1284060556 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/VincentRoccoVargas275 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vincent.rocco.vargas ---------- Sponsors:  MUD/WTR Go to https://www.mudwtr.com/mike to get your free frother and samples and support the show!  ---------- American Hartford Gold Visit https://www.americanhartfordgold.com or call 855-967-1413, that’s 855-967-1413, or text “DROP” to 6-5-5-3-2. ---------- Fabric Join the thousands of parents who trust Fabric to protect their family. Apply today in just minutes at https://www.meetfabric.com/mikedrop. ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/231h 15m

Retired CIA Operative Instructor Jason Hanson | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 158

Jason Hanson knows how to keep a secret. It's part of his job, actually - he's a former officer of the CIA, or 'The Agency' as insiders call it - along with an instructor in escape and evasion via his his tactical spy school, a frequent media guest on television programs around the world, and even a New York Times bestselling author with his book 'Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life.' And with a resumé ranging from surveillance to Shark Tank, safe to say Jason's got more than a few good stories worth sharing from the world of intelligence espionage. So how does somebody become a CIA Operative? What kind of work was Jason doing when he worked at the Agency? And just what exactly is the CIA up to nowadays, in a digital world that's constantly connected? Let's meet Jason. ---------- Support Jason Hanson - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JasonHansonSpyBriefing LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-r-hanson-5a1760a5/ Spy + Survival Briefing: https://www.spybriefing.com Enroll in Jason's Tactical Spy Course: https://www.tacticalspyschool.com Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/231h 39m

Recon Marine Fox Special Forces Host Rudy Reyes Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 157

Retired Recon Marine Rudy Reyes has got quite the resumé. He's a wildly popular Call of Duty character, he played himself on HBO's Generation Kill, he hosts Special Forces: The World's Toughest Test on FOX - and that's just the popular stuff. He even founded a veteran nonprofit, Force Blue, that's dedicated to changing the world through ocean conservation, all while helping veterans along the way. Some might say Rudy's 'gone Hollywood', but pushing celebrities to their limits every week on national television isn't exactly a soft gig. Fact is, Rudy's still doing the same thing he's always done - kicking ass, taking names, and having a great time doing it.  ---------- Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 01:20 - Navigating the State Department 11:25 - Close Calls in Africa 18:04- Cringe Contracting 32:03 - Special Forces Showbusiness 47:42 - Saving Our Oceans with Force Blue 01:03:31 - I Just Want a Tombstone ---------- Support Rudy Reyes - Website: https://rudyreyes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realrudyreyes Force Blue Veteran Nonprofit: https://forceblueteam.org Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/231h 23m

Recon Marine Fox Special Forces Host Rudy Reyes Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 156

Call of Duty. Generation Kill. Special Forces: The World's Toughest Test. For Rudy Reyes, it's all in a days work, but Hollywood's far from his only priority. It's change that matters most to Rudy - you can see it at Force Blue, his veteran nonprofit dedicated to ocean conservation, and in Special Forces on Fox, where he teaches stars to test their limits every week.  How does a recon marine go on to host one of the most daring shows on television? How does he end up playing himself on the breakout HBO series like Generation Kill? And through it all, how does Rudy Reyes manage to stay so positive?  ---------- Support Rudy Reyes - Website: https://rudyreyes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realrudyreyes Force Blue Veteran Nonprofit: https://forceblueteam.org ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/231h 38m

Navy SEAL Crossfit King Dave Castro | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 155

Every year, CrossFit's toughest athletes enroll to compete in The CrossFit Games, a three-week global competition designed to find the Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth. It's a grueling endeavor, filled with agonizing events and creative challenges that are guaranteed to weed out the weak and crown the victors in glory. Just take it from Dave Castro - he's a retired Navy SEAL that's been organizing the games since 2007, way back on his parents ranch in Aromas, California.  Since those early days he's been hired, fired, re-hired, and through it all, has somehow managed to grow the games from a simple weekend workout to a globally-broadcasted event. How did he do it? What's CrossFit's role in all of it? And is a retired Navy SEAL the sole reason the Games are so brutally challenging? Let's meet Dave. ---------- Support Dave Castro - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedavecastro YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@davecastro6289 Support The Crossfit Games -  Website: https://games.crossfit.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRs1pHnES3QDdh43xbjOmzw Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/231h 42m

Functional Medicine Nutritionist Rachel Scheer | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 154

Chronic pain. Adrenal Fatigue. Veteran Care. When it comes to meeting the needs of the average American, western medicine has a lot to answer for. Doctors today are quick to prescribe an all-in-one solution, but does that really help? Rachel Scheer doesn't always think so. She's the Founder and CEO of Rachel Scheer Nutrition, host of the Scheer Madness podcast, and actually a returning guest on Mike Drop, from all the way back on Episode 49.  So what's she been up to since she's been away? Are the Hollywood's new fad diets and latest fitness techniques actually working? And just what exactly is Rachel Scheer doing to help the average joe run faster, feel better, and live longer? ---------- Support Rachel Scheer - Podcast - Scheer Madness with Rachel Scheer: https://rachelscheer.com/scheer-madness Website: https://rachelscheer.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelscheer Linktree: https://linktr.ee/rachelscheer ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/231h 27m

Black Hawk Down Delta Force Operator Tom Satterly | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 153

As a senior non-commissioned officer of Delta Force, the most elite and secretive special operations unit in the U.S. military, Command Sergeant Major Tom Satterly fought some of this country's most fearsome enemies. Over the course of twenty years and thousands of missions, he's fought desperately for his life, rescued hostages, killed and captured terrorist leaders, and seen his friends maimed and killed around him.  Since then, Tom's found an incredible partner in Jen Satterly, started a nonprofit at The All Secure Foundation, and even kicked off a podcast of his own talking to other amazing veterans about their stories beyond the battlefield, All Secure with Tom & Jen. What keeps this warrior going? Let's hear it from the man himself. ---------- Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 02:28 - Arsenal of Hope by Jen Satterly 08:26 - John Cougar Freedom 13:18 - Army Man 19:30 - By The Seat of my Pants 30:06 - DELTA Selection 53:23 - Surviving Somalia - Black Hawk Down 01:16:21- On a Plane for 9/11 01:25:44- Taking C Squadron to Iraq 01:32:16- NAVY Rivalries 01:36:47 - Halloween in Ramadi 01:46:50 - Truth and Regrets 01:51:21 - Dogs in Israel 01:55:17 - Decision to Leave 02:07:02 - Bagging Saddam Hussein 02:12:43 - Deck of Cards Targets 02:22:08 - Looking for Work 02:28:07 - Founding a Nonprofit - The All Secure Foundation 02:33:06 - Therapy, Behavioral Remedies, & DMT 02:44:54 - Opening Up ---------- Support the All Secure Foundation - Website: https://www.allsecurefoundation.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllSecureFoundation Linktree: https://linktr.ee/allsecure Support Tom & Jen Satterly - Website: https://www.tomsatterly.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomsatterly Podcast - All Secure with Tom & Jen: https://allsecure.buzzsprout.com ---------- Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/232h 48m

MARSOC Raider Government Hacker Michael Bloch | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 152

MARSOC. Intelligence Hacking. Dagger Ops. For Staff Sergeant Michael Bloch, doing rad stuff is all in a days work. And after 12 years of service to our country as a Marine Corps. Raider, Bloch's been busy - he's served as a combat instructor, deployed as a contractor, and even founded his own company, EBS Defense Consulting, along with Project Vetworx, a veteran nonprofit. It's a lot for any one person to handle, much less a vet suffering post-traumatic stress. Fortunately, the V.A. has options for treatment like Nuvigil, a medication that's reported to promote wakefulness. But like any medication, too much of a good thing can quickly turn out bad. Just take it from Michael.---------- Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 09:29 - The Quintessential American Dream 20:44 - Kuwait to Babylon29:42 - 63 Engagements a Month 36:15 - The No-Commms Christmas Eve Miracle 47:00 - The Last Day Patrol 01:00:31 - Six Months Home, Six Months Back 01:06:19 - Combat Instructing at Quantico 01:13:10 - MARSOC Selection01:19:21 - A Raider in Senegal01:29:57 - Defining the Dagger Op 01:37:32 - Family Matters01:46:52 - Contracted Deployments01:54:30 - Hacking and Cyber Warfare 02:05:25 - The COVID Mindset 02:16:45 - Starting EBS Defense Consulting02:22:12 - On Nuvigil02:43:12 - Bracing for Fallout 02:57:07 - Going to Trial ----------Donate for Michael & The Bloch Family:https://www.gofundme.com/f/family-of-us-marine-raider-ssg-michael-blochSupport the Bloch Family via UAP:https://www.uap.org Support Michael Bloch - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike__joe__EBS Defense Consulting: https://ebsllc.coProject Vetwerx: https://www.projectvetwerx.orgLinkTree: https://linktr.ee/mikebloch ---------- Sponsors:BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ---------- BioProteinUse code MIKEDROP to save $30 on your first order at https://www.bioproteintech.com---------- MUD/WTRGo to https://www.mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off ----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/233h 12m

Army Ranger K9 Police Officer Jon Lindsey Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 151

After only 18 months at Savannah PD, Officer Jon Lindsey made the jump to SWAT - partly due to his Army experiencing serving on The 75th Ranger Regiment, but mostly due to his outstanding work ethic and a natural knack for the job. Paired with K-9 Jas, the two got into their own fair share of scrapes and close calls, but nothing too serious. That is, until a race to a scene went all too wrong in July of 2021. Fortunately, when it comes to working dogs, Mike knows a thing or two about loss.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:13 - Savannah Police Academy22:48 - Triage and Footchases37:18 - Combatives Training45:25 - SWAT Stories55:39 - Crazy Calls, Shocking Situations01:00:22 - Losing Jas01:16:01 - Bolt Bites01:28:37 - What's Next?----------Support Jon Lindsey -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/j_chris_l19Support the Georgia Police K9 Foundation: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/georgiapolicek9foundation----------Sponsors: BioProteinUse code MIKEDROP to save $30 on your first order at https://www.bioproteintech.com----------BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------MUD/WTRGo to https://www.mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/231h 41m

Army Ranger K9 Police Officer Jon Lindsey Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 150

Officer Jon Lindsey is what you'd call a 'dog guy'. He's also a husband, a father, and a veteran - he served as a Multi-Purpose Canine Handler while a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment. After the Army, he took up at the Savannah Police Academy in Georgia, where he trained police K9 prospects, until he officially joined the department in 2019. Since then, it's been a wild ride serving the good people of Savannah, but it hasn't all been sunshine and rainbows. Let's meet the man. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:44 - Vacation08:43 - Fireworks over Disneyland13:55 - R.A.S.P. - Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 23:40 - Expectation VS Reality34:39 - Ranger School49:32 - A PFC with a Ranger Tab59:46 - Live Contact in Bagram01:13:24 - Home for the Week01:16:34 - K9 Oriented01:23:32 - A Dog named Witty----------Support Jon Lindsey -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/j_chris_l19Support the Georgia Police K9 Foundation: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/georgiapolicek9foundation----------Sponsors: Black BuffaloGo to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 15% off your first order!Black Buffalo products are intended for adults aged 21 and older who are consumers of nicotine or tobacco.----------MUD/WTRGo to https://www.mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off----------BioProteinUse code MIKEDROP to save $30 on your first order at https://www.bioproteintech.com----------BUBS Naturals The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/08/231h 44m

Air Force PJ Jason Sweet - Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 149

Jason Sweet's darkest days seem to be behind him now, but last we heard he still had a ways to go. In his most dangerous engagement yet, Jason digs into Mission #0427 Alpha and his closest call in pararescue before stumbling into playing Division 1 Football at the University of Arizona (yes, really) and getting his start in training the next generation with SOCOM Athlete, an elite training group for aspiring SEALS and BUD/S participants. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:09 - Mission #0427 Alpha16:17 - Establishing Contact 32:16- And I'm Free Falling42:41 - Coming Home was Weird, Man50:17 - Chasing the Football58:39 - Playing Div 1 at University of Arizona01:07:53 - A Blown-Out ACL01:17:08 - The Science of Sport01:24:11 - SOCOM Athlete01:31:06 - Hell Day01:36:56 - Is PJ Training Harder than BUD/S?----------Support Jason Sweet - SOCOM Athlete: https://www.socomathlete.com/SEND ME Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/0fQDggSL1oCS22ZLa0mo9eInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorsweet51/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SOCOMAthleteLinkedIn: https://tinyurl.com/5n6n5ebj----------Sponsors: MasterworksJust go to https://www.masterworks.art/mikedrop to skip the waitlistAgain that’s https://www.masterworks.art/mikedrop“Net Returns” refers to the annualized internal rate of return net of all fees and costs, calculated from the offering closing date to the sale date. IRR may not be indicative of Masterworks paintings not yet sold and past performance is not indicative of future results. See important Reg A disclosures: Masterworks.com/cd----------BioProteinUse code MIKEDROP to save $30 on your first order at https://www.bioproteintech.com----------ManscapedGet 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at manscaped.com. Trim your chesticles with the besticles.----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/231h 43m

Air Force PJ Jason Sweet - Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 148

Jason Sweet isn't like other PJ's. As a members of Air Force Special Warfare, Pararescue Specialists (PJ's) are directly responsible for the rescue and medical treatment of downed military personnel all over the world. And saving lives is only a part of his service record - Jason also spent a spell in Afghanistan, roomed with his own father while he was at boot camp, and even played on special teams for University of Arizona Football.Nowadays he's running an elite Special Operations training program called SOCOM Athlete, merging his knowledgebase with other professionals from different arms of the military to train America's next generation of warriors. But to hear where he came from, you might be surprised to see how far he's come.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro 02:26 - I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist09:39 - Waking Up at 3:45am17:12 - A Small Town in the Desert23:04 - You Have What's Called 'Deadarm'36:05- Training for Parajumping51:33 - SEALS vs PJ's01:07:58 - HALO School, EMT Certified01:12:56 - Surprise, Dad's My Roommate01:20:27 - Aghanistan to Pakistan01:35:36 - High Ops - The Casualty Evacuation Platform01:39:09 - Mission #0427 - Alpha----------Support Jason Sweet - SOCOM Athlete: https://www.socomathlete.com/SEND ME Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/0fQDggSL1oCS22ZLa0mo9eInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorsweet51/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SOCOMAthleteLinkedIn: https://tinyurl.com/5n6n5ebj----------Sponsors: MUD/WTRGo to https://www.mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off!----------BioProteinUse code MIKEDROP to save $30 on your first order at https://www.bioproteintech.com----------BUBS Naturals The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/231h 42m

Navy SEAL Filmmaker Remi Adeleke | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 147

Remi Adeleke has a lot on his plate. Between writing, directing, acting, producing, and even authoring his new book 'Chameleon: A Black Box Thriller', it's safe to say he's busier than ever, and that's in an industry that's not always easy to work in - film and television. He's also been on the show before - avid listeners might remember his appearance back on Episode 32 to talk about his military career as a SEAL, or when he came back again in Episode 59 to catch up and talk current events. So for his third appearance on Mike Drop - a first for any returning guest of the show - what exactly does he have to talk about? Let's get Hollywood.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro11:00 - Hollywood Surprises14:46 - Big Budget Pictures21:00 - Moviemaking 10125:43 - A Self-Taught Writer30:36 - AI and the Writer's Strike46:10 - Writer, Actor, Producer, Director57:52 - Bankable Names01:03:07 - What Makes A Good Story?01:17:00 - Targeted Content01:23:33 - Organ Harvesting01:34:19 - Blood Trafficking01:42:30 - Safer Screenwriting01:50:51 - Transformed the Film01:58:21 - Chameleon: A Black Box Thriller----------Support Remi Adeleke -Get Your Copy of 'Chameleon: A Black Box Thriller': https://tr.ee/tdXwjGb0_cLinktree: https://linktr.ee/remiadelekeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/remiadelekeRemi's Previous Mike Drop Episode (#32): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIh1PYD7xOIRemi's Previous Mike Drop Episode (#59): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VUgoAvFcIo----------Sponsors:1st Phormhttps://www.1stphorm.com/mikedrop | Free shipping on all orders over $75 when you use the link! ----------BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/232h 6m

BORTAC Spec Ops Marine Erin 'Jammer' Switzer - Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 146

BORTAC: Border Patrol Tactical Unit. An elite arm of the United States Border Patrol, BORTAC works in conjunction with other law enforcement departments to stop criminals, catch smugglers, and protect the U.S. from dangers at home and away. Just take it from Erin 'Jammer' Switzer - he's been a part of BORTAC for years. And the border isn't the only place he's smashing heads - he's also appeared in Call of Duty and Amazon's 'The Terminal List' too. But what exactly does BORTAC do? How do they operate? And what are the boundaries of their jurisdiction, if they have any at all? Fortunately, Jammer's got the answers. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:42 - BORTAC Loadouts & Tactical Gear09:46 - Outsmarting the Smugglers14:30 - Responding to Uvalde17:51 - BORSTAR: Border Patrol Search, Trauma, & Rescue22:50 - Avenging Brian Terry38:04 - Human Atrocities41:17 - People Processing46:56 - Politics in a Border Crisis56:20 - Notable Encounters01:01:45 - Recruiting At Any Age01:07:48 - Going Hollywood01:16:16 - What's Next?----------Support Erin Switzer - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jammer_actual----------Sponsors: MUD/WTRGo to https://www.mudwtr.com/mikedrop to support the show and use code MIKEDROP for 15% off!----------BioProteinUse code: mikedrop to save $30 on your first order at https://www.biorproteintech.com----------BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/231h 23m

BORTAC Spec Ops Marine Erin 'Jammer' Switzer - Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 145

Call of Duty. The Terminal List. In the entertainment world, Erin 'Jammer' Switzer is already a stud - and that's without mentioning his service record. Throughout his career, Erin spent 23 years in the special operations community after serving as a Reconnaissance Marine, where he worked alongside several K9 teams and developed a passion for working dogs. Eventually, he adopted Rex, who would eventually land roles Call of Duty, The Terminal List, and more, along with joining him in his work at BORTAC, one of the United States' elite Border Patrol special operations divisions. Safe to say, there's an awful lot to talk about when it comes to Erin Switzer. And that's not all - he brought Rex to the studio, too.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro 04:48 - Call of Duty & The Terminal List09:42 - Morning Routine19:57 - College Ball30:42 - Boot Camp to Okinawa37:41 - Rolled Into Recon46:12 - A Six-Month Extension49:44 - Starting in Border Patrol01:00:10 - Patrol Selection01:12:16 - BORTAC: Border Patrol Tactical Unit----------Support Erin Switzer -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jammer_actual----------Sponsors:ManscapedGet 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at manscaped.com. Trim your chesticles with the besticles.----------1st Phormhttps://www.1stphorm.com/mikedrop | Free shipping on all orders over $75 when you use the link!----------BioProteinUse code MIKEDROP to save $30 on your first order at https://www.bioproteintech.com----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/231h 28m

Human Traffic SEAL Jeremy Mahugh | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 144

The word 'Caim' is Gaelic for 'Protection'. It's at the center of everything Jeremy Mahugh's doing at Caim Technology, an organization dedicated to preventing fraud and human trafficking. And Jeremy's perfect for the job - as a retired Navy SEAL sniper with Spec Ops and Intelligence Community experience, he's seen firsthand just how terrible people can be.Since then, Jeremy's dedicated his career to fighting human trafficking with his team at Caim, and they're only just getting started. With access to new technologies, they're blazing a trail into the dark to save lives and tackle some of humanity's most elusive criminals.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:48 - Previously on Episode 1110:17 - Finding Funding15:28 - The State of Human Trafficking in 202324:06 - Working With the Government (and Congressman Zinke)38:24 - Stories We Wish Weren't True48:16 - Understanding the Victims52:44 - The Jeffrey Epstein List57:06 - Minor Recovery01:02:19 - Infiltrating the Dark Web01:07:13 - Social Media Dopamine01:15:14 - Vetting the Foster System01:21:34 - We're Starting with Caim01:29:34 - Respecting Privacy, with Exceptions01:39:06 - How Caim Works to Stop Trafficking01:42:35 - A Two-Pronged Approach01:51:53 - Downloading SpydrWeb----------Support Jeremy Mahugh - Caim Tech - www.caim.techInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/caimtechLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/caim-technology-llc/Linktree: https://linktr.ee/caimtechJeremy's Previous Mike Drop Episode (Episode 11) - https://tinyurl.com/4yzfd9ez----------Sponsors: BUBS Naturals The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/231h 58m

MARSOC SERE Instructor Christian Holloway - Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 143

MARSOC - an elite component command of the United States Special Operations Command that comprises the Marine Corps' contribution to SOCOM. Just take it from Christian - he was one of the first Marines admitted into the Corps' elite program. Since his days in deployment, he's pivoted; a turn as a Texas State Trooper on Border Patrol and a police officer in Austin certainly don't hurt his already outstanding resume. But titles are more than just accolades - they're a sterling reminder of the gun fights, close calls, and high-speed chases that can only happen on American highways. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:06 - IED Developments09:01 - Finding MARSOC19:32 - The Horn of Africa33:33 - The Service Limitations Rule39:09 - ...Underage Drinking?43:54- Instructing at SERE School59:16 - The Three Most Important Survival Tips01:06:53 - A Texas State Trooper on Border Patrol01:19:18 - Human Trafficking01:26:55 - Highway Work01:34:41 - Back at Academy01:44:38 - A High-Speed Getaway in Austin01:52:19 - Souped-Up Patrol Cars01:57:00 - Police Office Politics02:00:02 - Finance, Finance, Finance----------Support Christian Holloway - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chris.holloway_fiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs1jwxG_W_NAVVX8KlZ-MigLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-holloway1----------Sponsors: 1st Phorm https://www.1stphorm.com/mikedrop | Free shipping on all orders over $75 when you use the link!----------BioProteinUse code MIKEDROP to save $30 on your first order at https://www.bioproteintech.com----------Black BuffaloGo to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 15% off your first order!Black Buffalo products are intended for adults aged 21 and older who are consumers of nicotine or tobacco.----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/232h 15m

MARSOC SERE Instructor Christian Holloway - Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 142

Christian Holloway was just a mild mannered, all-American, belt-fed marine, right up until he found himself being deployed as infantry to the second battle of Fallujah. It was far from the only time he'd find himself in a tough spot - Christian's got more than one story of close calls, stray squirters, and unexploded rocket-propelled grenades courtesy of Saddam's best and brightest.Eventually his experiences led him to becoming one of the earliest members of MARSOC, the Marine Special Operations Command that's now known as the Marine Raiders, where he found even more action from an entirely different side of the globe. That's why he's sitting down today to tell us all about it. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:05 - Why Are We Here?10:08 - David Goggins Can't Hurt Me17:03 - I Wanted to Fly Planes23:33 - In Country, Out of Options37:27 - The Craziest Gunfight I Got Into47:52 - Everybody's Got a Plan Until First Contact01:02:45 - They Weren't Pulling Pins01:14:08 - Searching Bodies for Intel01:22:47 - Post-Deployment Leave01:28:32 - Second Deployment01:47:49 - IED Developments----------Support Christian Holloway - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chris.holloway_fiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs1jwxG_W_NAVVX8KlZ-MigLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-holloway1----------Sponsors: MUD/WTRGo to https://www.mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off----------1st Phorm https://www.1stphorm.com/mikedrop | Free shipping on all orders over $75 when you use the link!----------BioProteinUse code MIKEDROP to save $30 on your first order at https://www.bioproteintech.com----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/231h 56m

Ret. Army Ranger Police Officer Greg Anderson - Part Two | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 141

Last week on the podcast, Mike talked to Greg Anderson about his background and military service - after a turn as an Army Ranger with 14 overseas deployments and some additional work in private contracting, Greg stepped into law enforcement as a U.S. Marshall, and later a Police Officer for the Port of Seattle in Washington. All of these moments are things that would define anybody else's biography - soldier, contractor, Marshall, officer, and even Jiu-Jitsu gym owner would all be enough for an already outstanding life. But for Greg, it's all background for one particular day on the job - when he published an Instagram video of a fiery defiance of unconstitutional lockdown orders from inside the very squad car he served the public from every day. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:10 - A Positive Pregnancy Test06:10 - Hired by the U.S. Marshalls13:01 - Smarter Criminals19:58 - That Time We Seized a Luxury Yacht31:46 - There For My Dad38:32 - Starting A Jiu Jitsu Gym48:02 - A Patrol Cop in Seattle01:00:29 - Going Viral01:09:26 - Putting GoFundMe Into the Gym01:27:57 - Why Cops Don't Train01:42:47 - What's Next?01:54:20 - Humbled On The Mat----------Support Greg Anderson: Linktree - https://linktr.ee/Granderson33Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/granderson33Podcast - Endless Endeavor with Greg Anderson - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/endless-endeavor-with-greg-anderson/id1520461765----------Sponsors: MUD/WTRGo to https://www.mudwtr.com/mikedrop to support the show and use code MIKEDROP for 15% off----------ManscapedGet 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at https://www.manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at manscaped.com.----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/232h 4m

Ret. Army Ranger Police Officer Greg Anderson - Part One | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 140

'No one is coming to save you.' It's not quite as dour as it sounds - to Greg Andseron, it's a phrase that he says all the time at his Electric North Jiu Jitsu Academy in Washington. It reminds him to chart his own course; that you yourself are truly the only person blazing the trail for your own life. And it's perfect for him too - not all that long ago Greg was an Army Ranger with 14 overseas deployments, with an added turn in private contracting and even a brief stint as a national U.S. Marshall. He also served as a Police Officer in Seattle, right up until the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic when he went viral with a video from inside his squad car where he explained that officers like himself have a civic duty to protect and serve the constitutional rights of the American people, consequences be damned.Safe to say, Greg's got quite a story behind him - one that's still developing, as he continues to speak his mind from his gym, his instagram, and his podcast, Endless Endeavor with Greg Anderson. But it's not always about who you are. Sometimes it's about where you came from.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:10 - Actually, We HAVE Met Before10:17 - A Most Humbling Jiu Jitsu Story19:01 - Ten Pages A Day34:02 - Morning Chaos39:55 - Growing Up On the Water50:38 - Getting Into Ranger Regiment59:09 - Going to Afghanistan01:08:34 - Joining Triple Canopy01:20:09 - Friendly Fire01:25:49 - The August 10th Ambush----------Support Greg Anderson:Linktree - https://linktr.ee/Granderson33Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/granderson33Podcast - Endless Endeavor with Greg Anderson - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/endless-endeavor-with-greg-anderson/id1520461765----------Sponsors:BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.Go to https://www.bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------1st Phormhttps://www.1stphorm.com/mikedrop - Free shipping on all orders over $75 when you use the link----------BioPro+https://www.bioproteintech.com - Use code: mikedrop to save $30 on your first order----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/231h 40m

Ret. Green Beret Zach Garner - Part 2 | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 139

Zach Garner's career as a Green Beret was on thin ice. Following his first seizure, he quickly discovered that something deeper was beginning to rise to the surface - a cavalcade of medical maladies that nobody could've predicted. Fortunately, Zach's no quitter, so he shifted gears, transitioning seamlessly into contract work and participating in Iron Man marathons around the country.But sometimes there's more to life than simply being resilient, and some illnesses aren't so easily remedied - especially when it comes to an invisible enemy so horrifying that it eats its victims from the inside. Time for some medical miracles. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:21 - Seizures11:14 - Non-Pharmaceutical Solutions15:51 - Four Deployments in Contract Work20:14 - Don't Trip Over Objects in the Rearview Mirror23:53 - Hit By a Car on a Half Iron Man41:05 - Flesh-Eating Bacteria55:52 - Addicted to Opiods01:08:06 - Bad Decisions01:15:42 - Living with Pain Management01:23:36 - What's Next----------Support Zach Garner: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zack_next_doorYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@zacharygarnerLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachary-garner-253605170----------Sponsors: BUBS Naturals The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------StrikemanRight now, get 25% OFF by using the code RITLAND when you go to TRAINWITHSTRIKEMAN.COM.----------1st Phorm1stphorm.com/mikedrop Free shipping on all orders over $75 when you use the link. ---------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/231h 33m

Ret. Green Beret Zach Garner - Part 1 | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 138

Resilience is a word that gets thrown around a lot when it comes to describing the warriors and veterans that fight for our freedom, but few embody the term moreso than Zach Garner. On the surface, he's a retired Green Beret from 7th Special Forces Group that completed multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. But a peek under the hood tells a different story - surgeries, seizures, multiple-month hospital stays, and even a brutal fight with an absolutely devastating flesh-eating bacteria have all played a part in his life. But to hear Zach tell it, that's why he's here - to share his experience and the lessons he learned throughout his recovery, in the hopes of providing solutions to the obstacles we all face. If Zach can do it, anybody can. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:47 - Dad Was a Styx Fan09:14 - Morning Routine 13:42 - Born in Illinois20:16 - Ground Rules26:55 - Becoming a Forward Observer36:05 - Multiple Launch Rocket System41:35 - Overnight House Clears53:20 - Then I Got Stabbed at a Kenny Chesney Concert01:01:09 - A Single Dude in Germany01:14:51 - Special Forces01:20:48 - Firefight in the Valley01:28:32 - Everybody Loves an A-1001:38:41 - The First Seizure----------Support Zach Garner: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zack_next_doorYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@zacharygarnerLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachary-garner-253605170----------Sponsors: StrikemanRight now, get 25% OFF by using the code RITLAND when you go to TRAINWITHSTRIKEMAN.COM.----------1st Phorm1stphorm.com/mikedrop Free shipping on all orders over $75 when you use the link. ----------BioPro+use code: mikedrop to save $30 on your first order----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/231h 48m

Heroes & Horses Ret. Navy SEAL Micah Fink - Part 2 | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 137

Know thyself - that's what Micah Fink says. And out on his Double-H Ranch deep in the backcountry of Montana, that's exactly what he's teaching combat veterans to do - providing a solution that doesn't include prescription medications or even traditional psychotherapy, but rather the opportunity to use tools to rediscover their own inner strength. But Micah didn't just up and decide to create an environment like this. It comes from a place deep within, tapped from a well of memories he'd much sooner forget. Because according to Micah, we've all got the answers inside ourselves - we just have to find them - and us - first. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:35 - SDV - SEAL Delivery Vehicles08:45:00 - America Is In World War Three18:56 - ...Am I Anti-War? 25:41 - The Reasons Why You Fight Give You Power42:25 - At Heroes & Horses, You Die47:56 - If I Don't Have PTSD, Who Am I? 01:00:44 - You Have the Answers01:11:06 - An Afghanistan Thanksgiving01:18:13 - Starting The Day Cold01:25:34 - Trading Buckles----------Support Heroes and Horses: Website - https://heroesandhorses.orgFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/HeroesAndHorsesInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/heroesandhorsesYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@heroesandhorses351----------Sponsors: BUBS Naturals The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off----------ManscapedGet 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at manscaped.com. Trim your chesticles with the besticles.----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/231h 32m

Heroes & Horses Ret. Navy SEAL Micah Fink - Part 1 | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 136

Micah Fink is on a mission - to un-program the programmed. Deep in the backcountry of Montana, out on the Double-H Ranch, that's exactly what's happening - every year, 32 male applicants are hand-picked from a pool of thousands to join Micah at Heroes & Horses to unpack the human mind; to uncover the true meaning behind this vast experience we all call life. Considering Micah's background as a 10 year Navy SEAL, it's probably fair to ask - what's it all mean? What's it all for? And how exactly is 41 days on the Double-H Ranch supposed to solve anything? Fortunately, Micah's got the answers. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:10 - The Great Unlearning04:30 - Son of a Preacher Man11:30 - Warriors and Killers20:37 - An Apocalypse39:07 - Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics46:02 - Granddad was a Mob Guy50:52 - Boxing57:55 - Homeless at Sixteen01:07:43 - A Telephone Pole on September 11th01:12:36 - Navy SEAL Books from the Library01:24:42 - Santa's Not Real01:33:32 - It Starts with Microchanges01:44:50 - Encouraged to Rise----------Support Heroes and Horses: Website - https://heroesandhorses.org/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HeroesAndHorsesInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/heroesandhorsesYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@heroesandhorses351----------Sponsors: BUBS Naturals The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off----------ManscapedGet 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code MikeDrop at manscaped.com. Trim your chesticles with the besticles.----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/232h

Ret. Green Beret Storyteller Scott Mann - Part 2 | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 135

On Episode 134, Scott Mann talked about his humble beginnings - enlisting in the Army, working his way up to Special Ops, and discovering some of the most untold parts of the world in a way only a good soldier can. But Scott's leadership, and the struggles that came with it, were only small part of that story. In Part 2, Scott digs into the challenges that come with leading, and the often absurd political machinations that come with it, before diving into the aptly named Operation Pineapple Express, reviewing his charitable works, and explaining just how he managed to get on a stage in his acclaimed play 'Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret.' ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:17 - Running the Ops Center17:29 - Navigating Leadership Waters23:13 - Challenging Calls40:56 - Regretful Ops46:07 - Retiring on My Terms58:16 - Gender, Vaccines, & Social Engineering in the Military01:02:50 - Different Ways in Ukraine01:11:26 - Veteran Entrepreneurs01:15:21 - Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret01:19:01 - Operation Pineapple Express----------Support Scott Mann: Website - https://scottmann.comPlay - Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret - https://lastoutplay.comBook - Operation Pineapple Express - https://operationpineappleexpress.comPodcast - The Rooftop Podcast - https://spoti.fi/3FIz3vsYouTube - https://bit.ly/3lsoR3vInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/scottmannauthorFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScottMannAuthor----------Sponsors: BUBS Naturals The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off----------Black BuffaloGo to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 15% off your first order!----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/231h 25m

Ret. Green Beret Storyteller Scott Mann - Part 1 | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 134

Lt. Col. Scott Mann is a retired Green Beret with over twenty-two years of Army and Special Operations experience around the world. Over the course of his career he's deployed to Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He's also an award-winning author, speaker, CEO, playwright, and actor, and that's all when he's not being a loving father and husband. He's appeared on Fox News, CNN, and other national platforms as a thought leader on countering violent extremism, building organizational relationships, and restoring trust in our communities. And today, he's sitting down with Mike to tell us all about it. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:27 - Reading The Culture Code 09:08 - Civil Servants in Logging Towns19:02 - Ranger Qualified in Panama24:24 - A 7th-Group Green Beret28:48 - Headed to Peru 35:27 - Mexican Cartels & Border Talk41:49 - Blown Up in Bogota47:54 - The First Deployment to Afghanistan51:48 - Political Tribalism and General Milley----------Support Scott Mann: Website - https://scottmann.comPlay - Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret - https://lastoutplay.comBook - Operation Pineapple Express - https://operationpineappleexpress.comPodcast - The Rooftop Podcast - https://spoti.fi/3FIz3vsYouTube - https://bit.ly/3lsoR3vInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/scottmannauthorFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScottMannAuthor----------Sponsors: Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/231h 9m

Warzone Humanitarian Ret. Navy SEAL Ephraim Mattos | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 133

Venezuela. Ukraine. Burma. Africa. A former Navy SEAL Sniper, Ephraim Mattos is the founder of Stronghold Rescue & Relief, a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to protecting families in conflict zones all over the world. Keen listeners of the show may recall that Ephraim's actually been in the studio before - way back on Episode 53, when he was just getting started and finding his way. Now, thanks to the support of listeners just like you, he and his colleagues are saving lives and changing landscapes all over the globe. But in the worst places, run by the most vile of people, it's important to remember - no good deed goes unpunished.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:30 - Stronghold Smugglers08:25 - The Plan to Take Back Venezuela17:55 - I Do Not Represent the U.S. Government23:05 - Choosing Where to Help26:45 - Good Guys, Bad Guys, and American Media34:50 - A Horror in Ukraine46:55 - Are You Sure They're Navy SEALS? 50:20 - Going to Burma01:06:35 - Listener Supported01:08:15 - A Jungle Ambulance Service01:18:30 - The Snake Gunfight01:26:00 - Losing My Friend01:41:45 - Escaping the Ambush01:51:45 - The Story Never Really Ends01:54:30 - The Cities Are Warzones01:56:45 - So... What Are You Packing?02:03:15 - ...Jungle Squirrel?02:07:15 - Worldly Souvenirs02:11:25 - Going In and Getting Out02:16:55 - What's Next for Stronghold Rescue----------Support Ephraim Mattos & Stronghold Rescue:Website - Stronghold Rescue & Relief - https://strongholdrescue.orgInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/strongholdrescueFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/strongholdrescue ----------Sponsors:ManscapedSave 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code MikeDrop at Manscaped.com. That’s 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code MikeDrop at Manscaped.com. Focus on the face and use the Beard Hedger Pro Kit for the cleanest look in the game.----------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off----------BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------Ketone-IQYou can find Ketone-IQ at hvmn.com. Visit https://hvmn.com/MIKEDROP and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout to save 20%. Again, that’s https://hvmn.com/MIKEDROP for 20% OFF promo code: MIKEDROP----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/232h 25m

Special Forces Mountaineer Bryan Ray - Part 2 | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 132

Towards the peak of his military career, Bryan Ray had achieved nearly everything he'd set out to do. He'd excelled as a solider, embraced command, and been entrusted with the kind of decision-making that only the bravest dare to reach. But as any mountaineer knows, with the highest highs come the lowest lows, and it's all too easy for a leaders mind to wander when lives are at stake.Part 2 of Bryan's story picks up where Episode 131 left off - a harrowing story of how another day in the desert became an unforgettable experience, for better or worse. ----------Chapters:00:00 - A RON Site Tragedy08:00 - Learning to Cope24:00 - Countertaliban28:00 - Back to Afghanistan35:00 - Serving Under Different Presidential Administrations43:00 - A Good Ol' Fashioned Prison Raid52:00 - Missile Rick1:01:00 - Coursework at the Racket Club1:04:00 - Getting Out01:14:00 - GWOT Guys Are Gonna Run the World01:17:00 - HVMN & Ketone-IQ01:32:00 - What's the Worst that Could Happen? ----------Support Bryan Ray:Website - HVMN & Ketone-IQ - https://hvmn.com/pages/ketoneInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/b.ray_dol----------Sponsors:BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off ----------Ketone-IQYou can find Ketone-IQ at hvmn.com. Visit hvmn.com and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout to save 20%. Again, that’s hvmn.com and promo code MIKEDROP.----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Intro SequenceThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/231h 37m

Special Forces Mountaineer Bryan Ray - Part 1 | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 131

Bryan Ray always wanted to be the best soldier. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army, 15 of which were in Special Forces. He's deployed to Afghanistan, Africa, and Iraq, going from the most inexperienced infantry to ultimately running teams as command. He's also a mountain man, schooling amateurs on everything from moderate hiking to ice climbing at some of the highest elevations on earth.Over the course of his career, Bryan's had a lot of close calls, from ISIS ambushes to a Taliban prison raid and even a hair-raising story of an AC-130 call gone wrong. And since then he's pivoted into Health Via Modern Nutrition, a Mike Drop favorite for fans of high-energy operations. But one thing he knows for sure is don't be a leg - and never, ever quit.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:00 - Traveling to Italy04:15 - A Very Cold Shower09:45 - Born on Fort Bragg14:45 - Paintball with Dad20:15 - "Don't Be a Leg"23:45 - Fort Polk with the 509th32:45 - Deployed to Iraq36:15 - A Wayward Ambush42:15 - The Army's Corporal Recruiting Program45:15 - The Special Forces Qualification Course58:00 - Back to Iraq as Special Forces01:01:00 - Operations in Niger01:04:00 - Meeting My Wife01:08:00 - Conquering Mountains at SWC01:21:45 - First Trip to Afghanistan01:23:30 - The Difference Between Fighting ISIS and The Taliban01:33:45 - Mortars on ISIS01:38:45 - A RON Site Tragedy----------Support Bryan Ray:Website - HVMN & Ketone-IQ - https://hvmn.com/pages/ketoneInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/b.ray_dol----------Sponsors:MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off----------BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP!----------Ketone-IQYou can find Ketone-IQ at hvmn.com. Visit hvmn.com and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout to save 20%. Again, that’s hvmn.com and promo code MIKEDROP.----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/231h 45m

Third-Generation Cattle Rancher RC Carter | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 130

Welcome to Carter Ranch, a 40,000-acre natural spring-fed slice of heaven nestled in the western slope of Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains. On Carter Ranch, owner RC Carter is raising a family, honoring his legacy, and hanging his hat on the premise that the best tasting beef has to be raised slowly and with respect to the truth, which is nature. But respecting nature takes more than simply raising cattle - it's building a sustainable environment, from the air, to the water, to the soil, to create better food with richer nutrients for a stronger quality of life. Because at the end of the day, we truly are what we eat - and nobody knows it better than RC. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:30 - The Biggest Misconception About Cattle Ranching10:30 - Born and Raised in Ten Sleep, Wyoming20:00 - Regenerative Farming and 60 Million Bison30:30 - A Typical Day on Carter Ranch38:00 - Carbon from Cardboard47:00 - Tilling Soil the Natural Way52:30 - Marketing Deception Inside the Food Industry55:00 - Reviewing The USDA01:06:30 - All About Phytonutrients01:11:00 - Managing Parasites01:17:30 - Dangerous Implications of a Centralized Food Industry01:30:00 - The Agriculture Debt Crisis01:35:00 - The Carter Country Difference01:45:30 - How to Get Carter Ranch Delivered To You01:54:30 - Carter Country Meats----------Support RC Carter: Website - https://cartercountrymeats.comBig Horn Box Meat Delivery Subscription - https://cartercountrymeats.com/products/big-horn-boxes-subscriptionsInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/cartercountrymeatsYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@cartercountrymeats582----------Sponsors: MasterworksJust go to https://www.masterworks.art/mikedrop to skip the waitlist“Net Returns” refers to the annualized internal rate of return net of all fees and costs, calculated from the offering closing date to the sale date. IRR may not be indicative of Masterworks paintings not yet sold and past performance is not indicative of future results. See important Reg A disclosures: Masterworks.com/cd----------The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.----------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off----------Black BuffaloGo to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 15% off your first order!----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/232h 1m

MARSOC Sniper Cody Alford | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 129

Cody Alford served as a Marine Scout Sniper for more than 15 years, including assignments with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (2/1) STA, 1st Force Reconnaissance, and all three Marine Raider (MARSOC) battalions. Now, he's an entrepreneur and speaker, helping others to work through post-traumatic stress and helping to dispel the stigmas associated with mental health awareness, all while running a merch company, We Defy the Norm, and living the nomad lifestyle in his van on the road. To look at Cody, you may never guess that he's served his country in so many capacities; he's an enigma in the veteran space - which is why he's sitting down with Mike to tell everybody what he's really about.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro03:00 - Liver Cleanse05:00 - Temper Tantrums11:00 - A Pocketknife for Christmas14:00 - Convict Conditioning19:00 - Duncanville, Texas24:00 - Dad was a Good Man29:30 - A Marine Corps Superfan40:00 - Fallujah First43:00 - Shot In the Helmet53:00 - Taking Life58:00 - Processing Trauma01:07:00 - Not Everyone is in the Fight Like You01:21:00 - Losing John01:39:00 - Transferring to MARSOC01:50:30 - On Varsity Now01:58:00 - A Heart-Shaped Photo02:16:00 - Wait for the Billow, THEN Run02:22:30 - An Envious Desk-Rider02:26:45 - Running The Show02:33:00 - Evaluating the Afghanistan Evacuation02:40:00 - Addressing Allegations02:44:00 - The Pinnacle of my Career02:55:00 - Inside the Ops Center02:58:00 - American Problems03:05:00 - Alford Solutions03:11:00 - The Meaning of Life03:17:00 - So... What Happens When We Die?03:20:00 - Reincarnation, Kind Of03:31:00 - Tumbling Down03:37:00 - A Funny Canine Story03:41:00 - I Got Out, My Life Ended03:45:00 - Hippie Sh*t03:51:00 - What's Next?03:53:00 - Earlobe Tattoos03:56:00 - Defy Tribe----------Support Cody Alford:Coaching - Defy Tribe - https://defytribe.comMerch - We Defy The Norm - https://wedefythenorm.comPodcast - We Defy The Norm Podcast - https://apple.co/3XZSlmFPatreon - https://www.patreon.com/CodyalfordYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@CodyAlfordFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/wedefythenormInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/thecodyalford----------Sponsors:MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off!----------BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------ManscapedSave 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code MikeDrop at Manscaped.com. That’s 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code MikeDrop at Manscaped.com. Focus on the face and use the Beard Hedger Pro Kit for the cleanest look in the game.----------Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP!----------Fueled by TeamDog |... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/234h 2m

Sadam Hussein's Pilot Mohammed Sulaiman | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 128

What if you served a cruel and powerful dictator to provide for your family? Witnessed a top-secret meeting that could cost you your life? What if death notices showed up at your front door and assassins hunted you? Meet Mohammed Sulaiman: VIP Pilot of Saddam Hussein, father of four beautiful children, and keeper of secrets.Across his career, Mohammed's had a number of wild adventures, both on the ground and off. But nothing compares to the story author Lauren Ungeldi's helped him to tell in their new book 'Flying the Tyrant' - that of Saddam Hussien, the tyrant who personally paid him to fly to secret meetings, classified conferences, and untold dangers. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro03:30 - Brought Up in the Cockpit06:00 - Daily Routine07:30 - How Did We Get This Interview? 11:30 - Growing Up in Habbaniya14:30 - My Oldest Brother Was Killed 18:00 - Blocked from Global Politics22:30 - Cuisine and Combat26:30 - Flying before Driving32:30 - A Prayer Tower & An Umbrella34:30 - Joining the Air Force38:30 - Lost Lives44:30 - First Flight with Saddam48:30 - Saddam Hussein, In His Underwear52:00 - The Israeli Prime Minister Meeting1:03:30 - Out of Country, Overweight, with an Engine Fire01:20:30 - Nobody Knew Americans Were Coming01:23:30 - Everything Changed in 199101:29:30 - America Should've Finished The Job01:33:30 - Grounded01:40:00 - An Active-Duty Appliance Salesman01:45:30 - Sending the Family to America01:51:30 - Death Threats on My Door01:54:30 - Narrowly Escaping A Drive-By Shooting01:58:30 - Danger Close01:58:30 - Getting Out (with a Bad Wheel)02:06:30 - Evading Highwaymen02:10:30 - Safe in Michigan02:14:30 - A New Last Name02:17:30 - The Kids are Alright02:20:30 - Lauren's Perspective02:23:30 - A Quick Story of Saddam's Sons02:29:30 - To Hell----------Support Mohammed Sulaiman: Book - Flying the Tyrant: The Declassified Story of Flying Saddamn Hussein, Keeping Secrets, and Escaping Assasination: https://amzn.to/3IMkgSwInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/flyingthetyrant/Support Lauren Ungeldi: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/laurenungeldi/----------Sponsors: Black BuffaloGo to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 15% off your first order!----------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off----------BUBS Naturals The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------Ketone-IQYou can find Ketone-IQ at hvmn.com. Visit hvmn.com and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout to save 20%. Again, that’s hvmn.com and promo code MIKEDROP.----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com -... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/232h 36m

The Sharp Woman Kelly Sayre | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 127

Kelly Sayre is Founder & President of The Diamond Arrow Group, a company that builds women's self-confidence with realistic tactics and tools to help them live life safely and on their own terms. She's the author of 'Sharp Women', a thought-provoking read designed to break down ways for women to deal with everyday situations using their best self-defense weapon - their intuition. She's a speaker, bringing energy and humor to undeniably challenging topics like women's safety and violence prevention, and when she's not teaching people to be better, she's a mother of two and married to a police officer.Safe to say, Kelly knows just about all there is to know about using your intuition to pick up on the little things - the signals, the red flags, and all the signs that point to danger that you can sidestep, if you know how. But how did she get there? Where did she develop the tools? And most importantly - when things start to go awry, are you really safe? ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro04:15 - Pickup Camping06:45 - Morning Routine09:30 - Saint Cloud, Minnesota18:30 - Boot Camp24:30 - Keeping Up with the Joneses30:00 - California Dreamin'38:00 - Hitched to a Silver Spoon41:30 - ...Sports Tourism?46:15 - A Women's Self-Defense Class54:00 - Daria's Story1:02:00 - The Real Enemy of Women1:11:00 - What is Situational Awareness?1:15:00 - Am I Being Followed?1:18:30 - Rudeness & Persistence1:23:30 - Obligations1:29:30 - Turning Tables1:42:30 - Sharp Kids1:49:00 - Vehicular Safety1:56:00 - Traveling1:59:45 - It's Only the Beginning2:09:45 - What's Next?2:15:45 - Gendered Threat Assessment----------Support Kelly Sayre: Book - Sharp Women by Kelly Sayre: https://bit.ly/3WB9FxhWebsite - The Diamond Arrow Group: https://bit.ly/405rBmPPodcast - Thrive Unafraid: https://apple.co/400KMOvYouTube: https://bit.ly/3kEkfGyFacebook: https://bit.ly/3kwqlITInstagram: https://bit.ly/3R9suXu----------Sponsors:MyBookieSign up at MyBookie, use my promo code MIKEDROP and you’ll instantly get a deposit bonus up to $1000!----------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off ---------- Ketone-IQYou can find Ketone-IQ at hvmn.com. Visit hvmn.com and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout to save 20%. Again, that’s hvmn.com and promo code MIKEDROP.----------Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP!----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/232h 21m

Active-Duty Green Beret Amputee Nick Lavery | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 126

Nick Lavery is an Active-Duty U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret. He's a six-foot-six warrior through and through, with a thorough list of awards that includes the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, two Bronze stars, the Special Operations Command Excalibur Award, and more. He's also considered the first Green Beret to return to combat as an above the knee amputee - a record-setter with a flair for sacrifice, determination, and selflessness. Rest assured, Nick recalls exactly how he lost his leg, in an engagement so shocking that it's only counter may be the moments that immediately followed, in a horrifying Medivac incident that nearly cost him his life. But how did he survive? What called him to go back? And how the hell do you go back to being a Green Beret with only one leg? Fortunately for Mike, Nick's got the answers. ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:30 - Indisputably Boston07:30 - Morning Routine10:00 - A New Home Every Year17:00 - The Only Reason I Went to College22:30 - Fort Bragg's Spec Ops Course27:30 - Too Big to Haze35:00 - The First Trip to Afghanistan44:30 - Wardak - Dropped in a Hornet's Nest49:00 - Catching Shrapnel53:00 - A Bleacher Seat from Fenway Park59:00 - Vehicular Ambush at a Dead Sprint01:07:00 - Then I Got Shot in the Face01:18:00 - Hibernating on Airdropped MRE's01:22:00 - Flexing the Gustav01:27:00 - Selfish Love01:31:00 - Bach the Dog, Moe the Handler01:35:00 - Losing My Leg01:43:30 - Three Tournequets01:54:00 - Six Units of The Wrong Blood01:59:00 - Amputated Above the Knee02:04:00 - Prosthetic Recovery02:10:00 - Fighting to Go Back02:20:00 - Back in the Saddle02:26:30 - My Favorite Amputee Gunfight Story02:31:00 - You Should've Killed Me When You Had the Chance02:36:00 - How A Mechanical Leg Actually Works02:42:00 - Finding Toni02:49:00 - Objective Secure02:59:00 - Becoming Dad03:09:00 - What's Next?----------Support Nick Lavery: Book - Objective Secure by Nick Lavery: https://www.machinenick.com/bookWebsite: https://www.machinenick.comYouTube: https://bit.ly/3WfuMFnFB: https://bit.ly/3WlMsyXIG: https://bit.ly/3wga1Pf----------Sponsors: Bubs NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.----------ManscapedGet 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. ----------Ketone-IQYou can find Ketone-IQ at hvmn.com. Visit hvmn.com and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout to save 20%. Again, that’s hvmn.com and promo code MIKEDROP.----------Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE Travel Packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit https://www.athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/233h 17m

Ranger K9 Handler Julian McDonald | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 125

Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald served nine and a half years in the army, predominantly as a Ranger and a Ranger K9 Handler, with eight deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan, and a Purple Heart to match. He's also Layka's handler, who, if you haven't heard, is one of the most famous dogs to come out of the military in recent memory.With Julian in tow, MPC Layka's graced the cover of National Geographic, been the subject of an HBO Documentary, and even helped Channing Tatum make a little movie called 'DOG'. But when you ask Julian just what makes Layka so special, it's not just the dog, but Benno - the one who showed Julian the way - that really counts.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:45 - Seeds of Terror10:00 - Childhood Memories12:00 - First the Gym, Then the Sauna16:00 - Born at Cannon Air Force Base19:00 - Grandpa Beat Us on the Bus24:00 - So Then I Got Expelled31:15 - I'd Like to be a Ranger39:00 - Baptized by Gunfire43:30 - SEAL Team 6 & A Family Reunion49:30 - Civilian Contractors On Target56:30 - An Offset Infil1:02:45 - Two Deployments in Tikrīt01:11:00 - A Dog Handler in 200901:19:30 - My First Dog Benno01:30:00 - Two Bravo01:43:00 - Fentanyl Lollipops01:54:30 - Surviving an IED, Barely02:33:00 - Practically Full-Time Training02:20:00 - A Tunnel Bite Story02:25:00 - What Made Benno Exceptional02:44:00 - The Dog Takes Drugs02:48:00 - This Is It02:58:00 - Benno's Last Deployment03:17:30 - And Then I Had Layka03:24:00 - Layka Gets Shot03:36:00 - A Seven-Hour Amputation03:44:00 - Adoption Papers03:52:00 - Becoming a Symbol03:57:00 - Two Years Sober04:01:00 - Withdrawals on Deployment04:05:00 - Finding Myself04:11:00 - Mike on Rico04:18:00 - Giving Gifts ----------Support Julian McDonald:Website - MPC Layka Statue Fund - https://www.scottswish.org/mpc-layka-statue-fundIG - https://www.instagram.com/trent_k9 ----------Sponsors:MyBookieSign up at MyBookie, use my promo code MIKEDROP and you’ll instantly get a deposit bonus up to $1000!----------Black BuffaloGo to blackbuffalo.com/discount/MIKEDROP and use promo code Mike Drop at checkout for 15% off your first order!----------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off!----------BUBS NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived.BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life.Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. ----------Ketone-IQYou can find Ketone-IQ at hvmn.com. Visit hvmn.com and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout to save 20%. Again, that’s hvmn.com and promo code MIKEDROP.------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogsMikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog trainingTeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.pet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/234h 25m

SEAL Team 4 ZeroEyes Rob Huberty | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 124

Artificial Intelligence? Nowadays most folks think AI is coming to take their jobs, but Rob Huberty doesn't think so. He's a retired member of SEAL Team 4 with three combat tours under his belt, not to mention a startlingly impressive sniping record at a range of over 1700 yards. Today, Rob's the Chief Operating Officer of ZeroEyes, a bleeding-edge security company that's using AI to detect firearms on existing security cameras in public venues all over the country, and Rob's not alone - he's running ZeroEyes with fellow SEAL Team 4 members CEO Mike Lahiff and CRO Sam Alaimo too. But how does ZeroEyes work? What are the risks involved? And how are a bunch of retired SEAL's going to make it better?Website: https://zeroeyes.comYouTube: https://bit.ly/3vLvnDXFB: https://bit.ly/3WYnDucIG: https://bit.ly/3Izh4K2 ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:30 - Last Name Jokes04:30 - Father of Four08:15 - Born in Chicago12:30 - A Good Old-Fashioned Hazing Story21:00 - Joining SEAL Team Four25:00 - Deboarding in Baghdad39:30 - A Pretty Awesome Christmas Party44:00 - 2nd Deployment in Afghanistan52:30 - Sam Alaimo's Helo Crash Story58:00 - The Shakes of the Valley01:02:30 - Deadly Sniping at 1705 Yards01:11:30 - Saddling Up for Deployment #301:21:30 - Chasing Lima One - Remembering Kevin Ebbert01:37:30 - Commanding Officer Job Price01:43:00 - A Dark and Silver Lining01:46:00 - Mike Lahiff's Wharton Application01:49:00 - Operations at Amazon01:57:00 - The Meaning of Life from MDMA and Ibogaine02:07:00 - Teaching Computers to Recognize Guns02:13:00 - How ZeroEyes Actually Works02:17:30 - Working on Existing Security Systems02:24:00 - Gifts From the Show----------Support Rob Huberty: Website: https://zeroeyes.comYouTube: https://bit.ly/3vLvnDXFB: https://bit.ly/3WYnDucIG: https://bit.ly/3Izh4K2--------------Sponsors: MasterworksSkip the waitlist, support the show, and start investing in blue-chip art today at https://www.masterworks.art/mikedrop“net returns” refers to the annualized internal rate of return net of all fees and costs, calculated from the offering closing date to the sale date. IRR may not be indicative of Masterworks paintings not yet sold and past performance is not indicative of future results. See important Reg A disclosures: Masterworks.com/cd Masterworks’ offerings are filed with the SEC, view all past and current offerings here: https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=masterworks&match=&filenum=&State=&Country=&SIC=&myowner=exclude&action=getcompany--------------RayconRight now, Mike Drop listeners can get 15% off their Raycon order at Buyraycon.com/mikedrop. https://www.Buyraycon.com/mikedrop--------------ManscapedGet 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. --------------HVMNYou can find Ketone-IQ at hvmn.com. Visit hvmn.com and use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout to save 20%. Again, that’s hvmn.com and promo code MIKEDROP.--------------Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE Travel Packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit https://www.athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP ------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com -... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/232h 30m

Echo in Ramadi Major Scott Huesing | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 123

Scott Huesing is a retired United States Marine Corps Infantry Major with 24 years of service, including 10 deployments to over 60 countries worldwide. He has led hundreds of combat missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa, and since then he's authored the bestselling book, Echo in Ramadi, which tells the story of his experiences and the sacrifices of his fellow Marines during the Second Battle of Ramadi in 2006. Today, Scott serves as the Executive Director of Save the Brave, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans and active duty military personnel. But regardless of the time that's passed since, one thing's for sure - Scott still feels the Echoes of Ramadi, in one way or another.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:45 - California & Texas03:45 - Morning Routine09:30 - The Waukegan Kid14:45 - Genetically Predisposed16:45 - Operation Desert Shield Desert Storm 25:43 - A Criminal Justice Degree 28:00 - Becoming an Infantry Officer33:00 - Generational Differences35:00 - So We Were Living in Saddam's Palace...40:00 - The Impact of 9/1145:30 - On Hazing48:00 - Boots on the Ground56:30 - Working For the Government1:04:30 - The First Ramadi Gunfight1:06:00 - Corporal Libby1:13:00 - Where the 2nd Amendment Doesn't Work1:23:00 - Active City Tactics1:35:30 - Dog Day Afternoons1:38:30 - Fighting in the Al Anbar Province1:45:30 - The Meaning of 'Echo in Ramadi'1:48:30 - Homeward Bound1:54:30 - Expeditioning in the Horn of Africa1:57:30 - ... But Do You Miss It?2:00:30 - Getting Into Nonprofit Work2:05:30 - Save the Brave----------Support Scott Huesing: Veteran Support - Save the Brave: https://savethebrave.org/Book - Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq's Deadliest City: https://amzn.to/3Gn5LChWebsite - Echo in Ramadi: https://bit.ly/3iiHXXWFB: https://www.facebook.com/EchoinRamadiIG: https://www.instagram.com/echoinramadi/------------Sponsors:MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKEMUD for 15% off!------------Bubs NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.------------Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE Travel Packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit https://www.athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLANDSHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/232h 19m

Chad Robichaux's Interpreter Aziz | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 122

Who is Chad Robichaux's JSOC interpreter Aziz? During their eight deployments together in Afghanistan, Chad and Aziz saved each other's lives more times than either could count, providing invaluable intel and establishing connections all over the region. But when the Afghan government fell and interpreters began being hunted by the Taliban, suddenly Aziz and Chad had bigger problems. Because it wasn't just getting Aziz out that was the problem - it was getting his family out safely too. And of course, neither could have known at the time that they were building the foundation for Save Our Allies, an organization that's helped thousands of families escape since.----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:20 - Merry Christmas from Mike Drop05:00 - How Chad Met Aziz08:00 - Bashir 14:00 - A Firefight Exit16:00 - Buying Russian Weapons20:00 - It's Not 'Corruption', it's 'Business Facilitation'22:00 - Born in Kabul24:30 - Escaping the Taliban29:00 - Living under Mujahideen Rule35:00 - They're Kind of Like Gangs, but Worse41:00 - Nobody Really Thought about the U.S. until the War44:00 - A Hairy HVT Story49:00 - John Wick Academy50:00 - A Shockingly Effemninate Talib54:00 - An Administration Gone Quiet1:00:00 - Learning to Culturally Blend In1:09:00 - Encouraging Cooperation1:11:00 - Close Calls at the Bank1:16:00 - Hearing about the Withdrawal for the First Time1:23:00 - Holding Leadership Accountable1:26:30 - Crafting the Daily Caller Story1:36:00 - Five Days in Hell1:40:00 - Through the Taliban & Getting Shot at Along the Way1:45:00 - Evaccing the Family1:48:00 - One Backpack, One Pair of Clothes1:53:00 - From Chad's Perspective1:59:00 - 300,000 People Are Still Trying to Get Out2:04:00 - Acclimating to America2:06:00 - Chad, Meet Hatra2:11:30 - 9 Months in Abu Dhabi2:15:00 - Dennis' Perspective2:19:00 - So There's a Man in a Ghillie Suit...----------Support Aziz & Chad Robichaux: Saving Aziz (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Saving-Aziz-Mission-Calling-Thousands-ebook/dp/B09YNH4SF2Save Our Allies: https://saveourallies.orgMighty Oaks Foundation: https://www.mightyoaksprograms.orgIG: https://www.instagram.com/chadrobo_official------------Sponsors:MyBookieSign up at MyBookie, use my promo code MIKEDROP and you’ll instantly get a deposit bonus up to $1000!------------Black BuffaloUse promo code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off your first order on BlackBuffalo.com. And check out their store locator to see if Black Buffalo is sold at a retailer near you.------------Bubs NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.------------USCCAhttps://www.uscca.com/mikedropLEGAL DISCLAIMER -The USCCA is not an insurance company. A policy has been issued to the USCCA. That policy provides the association and its members with self-defense liability insurance, subject to its terms, conditions, limitations, and... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/12/222h 32m

Delta Force Operator Tyler Grey | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 121

Tyler Grey grew up in Bakersfield, California, joined the army in 1998 and quickly advanced from training into the 75th Ranger Regiment, 2nd Battalion, spending most of his time there as a Sniper. He spent the rest of his career at Ft. Bragg. Grey deployed four times - two each to Afghanistan and Iraq - before he became disabled from an explosion that occurred during a late-night house raid that turned into a gun-battle in Baghdad in 2005. Nowadays, Tyler's an actor, producer, and director on the CBS show SEAL Team, where he puts his skills to work teaching others about the challenges our country's heroes face every day. But how did he get to work on an actual television show? Do people assume he used to be a SEAL? And what exactly happened in that late-night house raid in 2005 that changed everything? ----------Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:00 - ...But I Play One on TV07:30 - Military Rivalries10:00 - Morning Routine12:30 - Hit on a Motorcycle16:00 - Combat in Hollywood22:00 - Filming Action Isn't Easy24:00 - I Do All My Own Stunts30:00 - Breaking Into Hollywood36:00 - Real Kits, Real Guns42:00 - Breaching Pyrotechnics44:00 - On-Set Shootings on The Crow & Rust49:00 - Growing Up in Bakersfield, CA54:00 - Green Beret Dreams, Army Ranger Realities1:11:00 - A First-Mission Combat Story1:15:00 - The Best-Kept Secret in the Military1:20:00 - Spec Ops Training Starts at Zero1:27:30 - Feeling Like a Superhero1:28:00 - A 2-Man Graduation1:30:00 - Big Boy Pranks1:32:00 - A Delta Force Operator1:36:00 - A Thirty-Thousand Foot View1:37:00 - Horribly Wrong1:42:00 - A Fallujah Walkout1:44:00 - Brilliantly Operated1:50:00 - Military Married1:52:00 - Second Deployment, '05-'061:54:00 - A Morbid Curiosity2:01:00 - A Cool Dog Story2:06:30 - Getting Blown Up: A Play-by-Play2:31:30 - 60 Days in the Hospital2:35:30 - 30-40% Mobility 2:38:00 - Being In Sets You Up for Being Out2:43:30 - A Fundamentally Self-Destructive Person2:46:15 - L.T.S.D.2:52:30 - Self Destruction is Growth, Kinda2:57:30 - Finding RAMBOSupport Tyler Grey: IG: https://www.instagram.com/tyleragreySEAL Team on CBS: https://www.cbs.com/shows/seal-team------------Sponsors:MasterworksSkip the waitlist, support the show, and start investing in blue-chip art today at https://www.masterworks.art/mikedrop“net returns” refers to the annualized internal rate of return net of all fees and costs, calculated from the offering closing date to the sale date. IRR may not be indicative of Masterworks paintings not yet sold and past performance is not indicative of future results. See important Reg A disclosures: Masterworks.com/cd Masterworks’ offerings are filed with the SEC, view all past and current offerings here: https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=masterworks&match=&filenum=&State=&Country=&SIC=&myowner=exclude&action=getcompany------------ManscapedGet 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. Keep things smooth and fresh as we say sayonara to Smooth Ball Summer and enter Fresh Ball Fall!------------Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE Travel... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/223h 7m

Black Hawk Down Major Jeff Struecker | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 120

In 1993, U.S. Special Operations Forces were sent to Somalia to capture war criminal Mohamed Farrah Aidid - a mission made famous by the movie "Black Hawk Down". For many, the movie's a glimpse into what really happened - but for Jeff Struecker, it's merely a shadow of a memory he's been remembering for 29 years. Because Jeff Struecker was there during the Battle of Mogadishu, and he remembers everything. Frankly, between serving 23 years in the military, raising five kids, earning a PhD, authoring six books, hosting a podcast, and leading the fine members of his congregation every single Sunday morning, it's still difficult to forget. That's why he's sitting down with Mike to tell his side of the story - the real story - and get to the bottom of how it all happened. Chapters:0:00 - Intro2:10 - Best thing about being a pastor3:55 - Favorite childhood memory4:50 - Last book7:50 - First three hours of the day8:40 - Distance running and mountain biking10:10 - Raising awareness on veterans suicide13:25 - Growing Up Divorced26:00 - Training to become an Army Ranger28:00 - Panama invasion35:30 - Carnage in the Gulf War39:30 - One of the worst things he saw in Desert Storm41:30 - Leading up to Somalia45:00 - First days in Somalia50:30 - Being a combat leader in this type of environment55:30 - Black Hawk Down58:10 - Reviewing the Film1:01:00 - Timeline of the 18-hour firefight1:05:30 - Most intense firefight of his life1:06:30 - Black Hawks shot down1:09:00 - UN Armor arrives1:10:30 - Funny moments during the fight1:13:00 - Sun comes up1:16:30 - Zombie tactics1:20:00 - What the movie got wrong1:25:30 - Number of dead1:28:00 - After the fight1:30:00 - Combat stops in Somalia1:32:00 - Stick with the fight until you win1:33:00 - After Somalia1:36:30 - Silver Star1:39:00 - Joining the ministry1:40:00 - Becoming an Army Chaplain1:41:30 - Theology school1:44:00 - History of Christianity1:50:30 - Violence among denominations1:57:00 - What is it like to be a chaplain in combat?1:59:00 - Firefights as a chaplain2:02:00 - Fears of starting a holy war2:04:00 - Casualty Notification2:06:40 - Perspectives on everyday problems2:08:00 - Other veterans that are chaplains2:10:00 - Requirements to be a chaplain2:13:00 - Confidentiality as a chaplain2:14:30 - Why does God let bad things happen?2:16:00 - Families taking out their pain2:17:30 - Poor leadership2:20:30 - Wrapping upSupport Jeff Struecker: Website: www.jeffstrucker.comPodcast - Unbeatable with Jeff Struecker: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Kh6usOFkjXlaLn9efHe6n?si=bdddbeed58524a7bYouTube: www.youtube.com/jeffstrueckerFacebook: www.facebook.com/pastorjeffstrueckerInstagram: www.instagram.com/jeffstruecker------------Sponsors:MyBookieSign up at MyBookie, use my promo code MIKEDROP and you’ll instantly get a deposit bonus up to $1000!------------RayconRight now, Mike Drop listeners can get 15% off their Raycon order at Buyraycon.com/mikedrop. https://www.Buyraycon.com/mikedrop--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com |... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/222h 25m

Ukraine Relief Veteran Mark Turner | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 119

What's happening in the Russia-Ukraine war? Retired Recon Marine Mark Turner might have the answer. He's a founder of The Overwatch Foundation, a humanitarian nonprofit that's been assembling teams of U.S. Military Veterans to provide critical natural disaster relief and urgent humanitarian response communities all over the world. Mark isn't just sending heroes to help - he's been there, on the ground, in the days and weeks following the Russian invasion into Ukraine. So what's going on over there? Is it really as bad as they say? And most importantly - what can we do to make real change?Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:30 - Scottish Stereotypes05:00 - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu11:30 - Growing Up Scottish19:00 - Religion, Religion, Religion24:00 - American Culture Shock28:00 - Like Wrestling, But Better31:00 - 4 Years of JROTC42:00 - Election Security44:00 - Arriving in Iraq, 200447:30 - Pulling the Trigger to Jason Mraz52:00 - More Training, Less Doing58:00 - Aggressive Intelligence1:00:00 - The Battle for Yusufiyah1:12:00 - Growing An Underground Network1:15:30 - A Newly-Retired Marine1:20:00 - Cartel Contracts in Mexico1:23:00 - Close Calls1:31:00 - Stateside Work 1:36:00 - Hurricane Work1:45:00 - A Ukrainian Friend1:49:00 - Four Days Into the War1:58:00 - Training The Troops2:04:00 - Russian Saboteurs2:08:00 - Shaking Like A Leaf2:19:00 - On Russia's Invasion2:29:00 - Back to Ukraine2:43:00 - Available Arms2:59:00 - Rallying for Round 32:57:00 - Not What We Planned For3:02:00 - Volunteering3:04:00 - Our Third (and Fourth) Outing3:13:00 - Some Have TOO Much Gear3:16:00 - A Missing Marine3:23:00 - Raising Funds & Gathering Resources3:35:00 - Finding A PurposeSupport Mark Turner and The Overwatch Foundation:The Overwatch Foundation: www.overwatchfoundationusa.orgBJJ Lab Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy: www.bjjlabnaperville.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/markturnerbjj | https://www.instagram.com/theoverwatchfoundation------------Sponsors:MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/MIKE to support the show and use code MIKE for 15% off as well as showing your support for their Veteran’s Day sale.------------Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE Travel Packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit https://www.athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLANDSHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/223h 55m

Vietnam Veteran Colonel Nelson Modrall | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 118

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfWho is Nelson Modrall? He's a former teacher, Silver-Star Colonel, and he just so happens to be the very first Vietnam Veteran to ever grace the Mike Drop studio. That's why Mike's sitting down with him to talk about his tour in the ill-fated country - the tunnels, the injuries, and all the Agent Orange you could stand. What did Nelson find out there in the jungle? Tune in to find out. Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:00 - Platoon and Forrest Gump03:30 - Expert Marksmanship06:30 - The Case for Christ08:30 - Morning Routine10:00 - Born and Raised in Saginaw, Michigan12:30 - Anticipating Vietnam16:30 - Ukraine & Russia19:30 - Collegebound25:00 - In the Army Now31:30 - Draft Recruits34:00 - Landing in Vietnam36:30 - My First Mission47:30 - Finding the Hidden Enemy52:30 - Going Loud59:30 - Agent Orange1:01:30 - Ambushing the Ambushers1:06:00 - Fighting the Jungle1:16:30 - Injured by Contact1:27:30 - A Field Hospital in Saigon1:33:30 - Lasting Injuries1:38:30 - Recovering Stateside1:42:30 - Chasing the Aviator1:44:30 - Aviation Intelligence Officer1:54:00 - Missions In Flight1:04:00 - On Leaving Vietnam2:09:00 - The Vietnam Memorial2:11:00 - Teaching the Next Generation2:18:00 - Strategic Intelligence2:20:30 - Bucket-List Items------------Sponsors:ManscapedGet 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. Keep things smooth and fresh as we say sayonara to Smooth Ball Summer and enter Fresh Ball Fall!--------------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKE for 15% off!------------Black BuffaloUse promo code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off your first order on BlackBuffalo.com. And check out their store locator to see if Black Buffalo is sold at a retailer near you.------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/222h 35m

Former Counterterrorism Officer Drew Berquist | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 117

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfDrew Berquist is a complicated guy. Between his military work as a former U.S. Intelligence Officer in Afghanistan, his media work as a former CRTV and BlazeTV correspondent and current host of “This is My Show” w/Drew Berquist. What's not complicated is just how dedicated Drew is to his country, his friends, and his sources, even when things get hairy. Enjoy this episode of Mike Drop as host Mike Ritland unpacks his career in the Intelligence Community.Chapters:00:00 - Intro01:00 - CIA Orientation04:00 - Kids in the 80's12:00 - Football in Minnesota19:00 - Making My Own Degree23:30 - How to Apply for the CIA31:00 - An Arabic-Speaking NSA Employee41:30 - Language Barriers45:30 - Navy-Adjacent Iraq Interpretation50:30 - You Have to Protect Your Source1:01:30 - A Human Intel Collector1:11:30 - CIA-Certified Training1:22:00 - War Dogs & Arms Dealers1:27:00 - Interrogations1:32:00 - Pul-e-Charkhi Prison1:47:00 - You Son of a Gun, I'm In2:00:00 - Definancing ISIS2:11:00 - Extracting Shafi2:33:00 - Getting Into Digital Media2:38:00 - This is My Show with Drew BerquistSupport Drew Berquist:Website: https://www.drewberquist.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrewBerquistThisIsMyShowRumble: https://rumble.com/DrewBerquistPodcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6uj7eNLZLHQIoDUzlazu8AFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/drewtberquist--------------Sponsors:Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE Travel Packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit https://www.athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/222h 49m

Exonerated Major Fred Galvin | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 116

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfMajor Fred Galvin is a retired Marine Corps Major who served as an enlisted Marine and officer for over 26 years. He served on multiple combat deployments in Afghanistan, including where he commanded the Marine Corps’ first Special Operations Task Force. He's also been painted as the "posterboy for the largest mass murder in U.S. Military History." Since then, he's fought for the freedom of every single marine that was under his command that day - to exonerate the men who volunteered to lay down their lives for their country and restore their reputations, even at the cost of his own career. So how did he do it? What happened that day? And most importantly - who's telling the truth? Fortunately for Mike, Fred's got the answers. Chapters:00:00 - Intro04:00 - A Few Bad Men12:00 - Double Jeopardy16:00 - Daily Routine20:00 - Kansas Roots25:00 - A Brand New Marine29:00 - Penny Stocks32:30 - Back In at 2537:00 - Force Recon Okinawa46:00 - Yuma, Arizona53:30 - Marine Special Operations1:03:00 - Firefight Stories1:11:00 - Backstabbed1:21:00 - Corruption in the System1:35:00 - There's Money in Wargames1:41:00 - Retelling The Incident1:59:00 - They're Saying You Did Something2:09:00 - Guilty Until Proven Innocent 2:13:00 - Acquittal By Night2:20:00 - Willing to Sacrifice Lives2:30:00 - 'They Acted Appropriately'2:38:00 - Finding Tesla2:52:00 - The MARSOC 32:58:00 - Filthy Fred Support Fred Galvin:About Fred Galvin: https://bit.ly/3MN1kTLBook - 'A Few Bad Men' by Fred Galvin: https://amzn.to/3sd3P8F------------Sponsors: MyBookieSign up at MyBookie, use my promo code MIKEDROP and you’ll instantly get a deposit bonus up to $1000!------------Black BuffaloUse promo code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off your first order on BlackBuffalo.com. And check out their store locator to see if Black Buffalo is sold at a retailer near you.------------USCCAhttps://www.uscca.com/mikedropLEGAL DISCLAIMER -The USCCA is not an insurance company. A policy has been issued to the USCCA. That policy provides the association and its members with self-defense liability insurance, subject to its terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions.------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/223h 3m

Veteran with a Sign Zach Bell | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 115

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourself"No one listened to me until I held up the sign." That's Zach Bell's outlook anyway - known online as Veteran with a Sign, Zach's got a lot of hot takes about America's military and the heroes who serve. That's why he's sitting down with Mike to talk about his time serving as an infantryman in the Marines, the nightmare reality of his time in Marjah, and how something as simple as putting sharpie to cardboard turned into a movement that's quickly becoming too big to ignore. Chapters:00:00 - Intro02:30 - Lightning-Round Questions10:00 - Tennessee, Born and Raised19:30 - LiveLeak Changed Everything 30:30 - The Trouble with Stolen Valor38:30 - A Parris Island Marine45:00 - Boots on the Ground in Afghanistan51:00 - My First Gunfight57:00 - So We Went to a Wedding1:03:00 - Hell is on Earth, and it's in Marjah1:17:00 - On U.S. Withdrawal1:23:00 - Squad Dog1:27:00 - Back in the Workforce1:30:30 - Veteran with a Sign1:40:00 - Brothers In Arms1:47:00 - Mike's 'Epstein' Fox News Joke1:51:00 - What's NextSupport Zach Bell & Veteran With a Sign:Website: https://veteranwithasign.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/veteranwithasignFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/veteranwithasign--------------Sponsors:Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE Travel Packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit https://www.athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROPThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/221h 56m

Former Congressman Allen West | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 114

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfWait a minute, a politician? On Mike Drop? Relax - Allen West is one of the good ones. He's a Republican Politician and Retired Military Officer who, believe it or not, doesn't work too far from the studio. That's why West was kind enough to dip in and spend some time talking about Parachuting into Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, running for Texas Governor against Greg Abbott in the 2022 Primary, what it's REALLY like to work in Congress, and answer a lightning-fast round of rapid-fire foreign and domestic policy questions that have been on Mike's mind for years. Strap in. Chapters:00:00 - Intro2:00 - Congressional Surprises10:30 - The Worst Part of Washington D.C. 12:30 - Pro Term Limits22:00 - Running for Governor26:00 - Morning Routine27:30 - Growing Up in Atlanta32:30 - On Welfare36:30 - Commissioned at Fort Sill40:00 - Desert Shield, Desert Storm47:30 - Officer Evaluations58:00 - Military Retirement1:03:00 - Money in Politics1:06:00 - Rebuilding Education1:12:00 - A Republic (If You Can Keep It)1:16:00 - Citizen Involvement1:18:00 - Women in Combat Roles1:20:00 - Russia & Ukraine1:22:00 - On China1:23:30 - Bills in Congress1:25:00 - Foreign AidSupport Allen West:Podcast - Steadfast & Loyal with Allen West: https://open.spotify.com/show/29yp3fZK2AMfr7z39tE2QhFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllenBWestInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/allenbwest--------------Sponsors:Bubs NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.--------------ManscapedGet 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. Keep things smooth and fresh as we say sayonara to Smooth Ball Summer and enter Fresh Ball Fall!--------------USCCAhttps://www.uscca.com/mikedropLEGAL DISCLAIMER -The USCCA is not an insurance company. A policy has been issued to the USCCA. That policy provides the association and its members with self-defense liability insurance, subject to its terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions.--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLANDSHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/221h 29m

Medal of Honor Marine Kyle Carpenter | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 113

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfIt's kind of crazy when the whole world wants to know about the only five seconds you can't remember. At least that's what Kyle Carpenter says. For Kyle, those five seconds happened on a rooftop in Helmand Province, Afghanistan when he jumped on a grenade to save himself and fellow Marine Nick Eufrazio. Now, after three flatlines, three years at Walter Reed hospital, dozens of surgeries, and a Medal of Honor award in 2014, Kyle's here to talk about it. Chapters:00:00 - Intro3:00 - Lightning Round18:00 - Growing Up Carpenter26:00 - Chasing the Military48:45 - Boot Camp on Parris Island1:14:00 - Training at Camp Lejeune1:33:45 - Boots on the Ground in Afghanistan1:52:00 - Combat Stories2:28:00 - Setting Up at Compound 2:53:00 - Kyle Gets Hit3:04:00 - Putting the Pieces Together3:23:00 - The Road to Recovery3:43:00 - Receiving the Medal of Honor4:01:00 - Kyle TodaySupport Kyle Carpenter:Website: https://www.williamkylecarpenter.comPodcast: https://spoti.fi/3DUQyZgInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chiksdigscars--------------Sponsors:Bubs NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.--------------Black Buffalo Use promo code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off your first order on BlackBuffalo.com. And check out their store locator to see if Black Buffalo is sold at a retailer near you. --------------USCCAhttps://www.uscca.com/mikedropLEGAL DISCLAIMER -The USCCA is not an insurance company. A policy has been issued to the USCCA. That policy provides the association and its members with self-defense liability insurance, subject to its terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions.--------------Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE Travel Packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit https://www.athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLANDSHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/224h 29m

K9 Handler/Trainer Dan Cliff | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 112

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfIn this episode of Mike Drop, K9 Handler/Trainer, Dan Cliff shares stories from his time in law enforcement. Mike and Dan cover a myriad of topics including live bites, hot pursuits and more.Chapters:00:00 - Intro1:47 - Lightning Round10:39 - Thin Blue Line13:32 - Morning Routine19:27 - Getting Into Law Enforcement23:02 - First Assignment28:01 - Patrolman Pursuit34:42 - Bicycle Patrol41:25 - First K9 Call45:45 - First Bite51:37 - Feline Diversion55:45 - Live Bite Stories1:08:22 - K9 Presence1:12:38 - Robbery1:18:08 - Use Of Force1:22:56 - West Coast1:27:50 - Training Stories1:35:53 - Zlatan1:37:26 - Use Of Force Checklist1:39:33 - Most Memorable Engagement1:54:16 - Passive Bite1:59:52 - SWAT Team2:05:57 - Current State of Law Enforcement2:16:19 - Car Chase2:18:11 - Moving ForwardSupport Dan Cliff:Website: https://www.integritycanine.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/integritycanine/--------------Sponsors:ManscapedGet 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. That’s 20% off + free shipping with the code "MIKEDROP" at manscaped.com. Keep things smooth and fresh as we say sayonara to Smooth Ball Summer and enter Fresh Ball Fall!--------------Bubs NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order.--------------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKE for 15% off--------------True Classic T'sGet 25% OFF @trueclassic with promo code MIKEDROP at https://trueclassictees.com/MIKEDROP--------------USCCAwww.uscca.com/mikedropLEGAL DISCLAIMER -The USCCA is not an insurance company. A policy has been issued to the USCCA. That policy provides the association and its members with self-defense liability insurance, subject to its terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions.--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/222h 24m

Catching Medical Serial Killers: Special Agent Bruce Sackman | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 111

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfBRUCE SACKMAN is a renowned investigator specializing in tracking down MEDICAL SERIAL KILLERS and is in demand as a consultant on that subject all over the world. He is a former Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Field Office, Criminal Investigations Division, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Inspector General where he was responsible for criminal investigation in 295 VA facilities. He is a licensed private investigator and conducts internal investigations for one of the largest medical centers in the world. He is president of the Society of Professional Investigators. Read More at https://behindthemurdercurtain.com/.Chapters:00:00 - Intro1:29 - Lightning Round9:59 - Morning Routine17:15 - Career Path20:07 - DOD Fraud Cases28:39 - Penalties33:08 - Construction Fraud35:33 - Narcotics Cases43:54 - Director of Pharmacy Case51:13 - Medical Serial Killers1:05:11 - What Makes a Medical Serial Killer?1:11:00 - Victimology1:17:28 - Coincidences1:19:05 - Maintaining Objectivity1:26:22 - VA Cases Victimology1:31:20 - Michael Swango1:39:46 - Working with Michael Baden (Autopsy)1:47:02 - Sentencing1:50:03 - Obscure Methods1:56:24 - 20202:00:00 - Moving ForwardSupport: Bruce SackmanWebsite: https://behindthemurdercurtain.com/--------------Ghost BedGet 30% off everything at GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPhttps://www.ghostbed.com/MIKEDROP--------------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKE for 15% off--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/222h 6m

DEVGRU Operator Eddie Penney | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 110

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfIn this episode of Mike Drop, former DEVGRU Operator Eddie Penney returns to the show and talks about his new book: Unafraid: Staring Down Terror as a Navy SEAL and Single Dad, BJJ and a myriad of other topics.After two combat deployments with SEAL Team Two, Eddie tried out and was selected for DEVGRU, the elite of the elite and the tip of the nation’s spear in the fight against terrorist threats worldwide. Terrified of missing the action, Eddie became a breacher, the first man to the door on a target and one of the most dangerous jobs imaginable. Eddie endured five more deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa in his role, relishing in taking the fight to the enemy as he engaged in countless examples of extreme close-range combat.Chapters:00:00 - Intro0:55 - Lightning Round7:29 - Workout Routine / Combative Training11:34 - Mindset / Situational Awareness12:43 - BJJ17:53 - New Book26:43 - Writing Process / Relationships33:41 - Family37:39 - Dealing With Failures39:47 - Taking Life46:34 - Dreams / Brainspotting54:57 - Writing Process / Relationship With Wife56:39 - Tier 1 Character Trait1:05:50 - Faith1:08:53 - Culture War1:18:37 - Unafraid1:35:30 - Vets In Politics1:37:25 - Equal OpportunitySupport: Eddie PenneyInstagram: @eddie.penney - https://www.instagram.com/eddie.penney/@contingentgroup - https://www.instagram.com/contingentgroup/Website: https://eddiepenney.com/Buy Eddie's Book - Unafraid: Staring Down Terror as a Navy SEAL and Single Dad - https://www.amazon.com/Unafraid-Staring-Down-Terror-Single/dp/154453289X/Sponsors:MyBookieSign up at MyBookie, use my promo code MIKEDROP and you’ll instantly get a deposit bonus up to $1000!--------------Bubs NaturalsThe BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. https://www.bubsnaturals.com--------------RayconRight now, Mike Drop listeners can get 15% off their Raycon order at Buyraycon.com/mikedrop. https://www.Buyraycon.com/mikedrop--------------Good RanchersGo to goodranchers.com/mikedrop or use my code MIKEDROP to claim your offer of $30 off any box of beef, chicken, or seafood.Code can only be used once per customer, and it does not apply to subscription orders.https://www.goodranchers.com/mikedrop--------------Fueled by TeamDog | Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/221h 42m

I Died 3 Times In Surgery - U.S. ARMY Captain Derick Carver | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 109

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfIn this episode of Mike Drop, U.S. ARMY Captain Derick Carver opens up about the attack on January 19, 2010 and his road to recovery.Chapters:00:00 - Intro1:43 - Lightning Round8:14 - Morning Routine10:59 - Weight Lifting Injuries15:59 - Childhood20:21 - Chess23:59 - Joining The Army34:47 - Ranger School37:28 - First Deployment41:10 - Jan 19, 20101:12:26 - Dying1:18:18 - Medications1:20:23 - Recovery Process1:25:17 - Pain Management1:31:38 - Alternative Medicine1:34:00 - Reflection1:36:56 - Transitioning To Civilian1:48:38 - Moving Forward1:49:33 - Politics2:00:03 - BRCCSupport: Derick CarverInstagram: @derick_carver - https://www.instagram.com/derick_carverWebsite: https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/specially-adapted-smart-homes/derick-carverSponsors:Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROPhttps://www.athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP--------------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKE for 15% off--------------Good RanchersGo to goodranchers.com/mikedrop or use my code MIKEDROP to claim your offer of $30 off any box of beef, chicken, or seafood.Code can only be used once per customer, and it does not apply to subscription orders.https://www.goodranchers.com/mikedrop--------------Black BuffaloUse promo code MIKEDROP at checkout for 15% off your first order on BlackBuffalo.com. And check out their store locator to see if Black Buffalo is sold at a retailer near you.--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/222h 17m

Fullest Potential - Dr. Gabrielle Lyon | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 108

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfIn this episode of Mike Drop, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon covers a myriad of popular medical topics.Dr. Lyon received her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board-certified in family medicine.She earned her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she studied vitamin and mineral metabolism, chronic disease prevention and management and the physiological effects of diet composition.She also completed a research/clinical fellowship in Nutritional Science and Geriatrics at Washington University in St. Louis.Chapters:00:00 - Intro00:49 - Lightning Round7:00 - Daily Routine / The Practice12:32 - Eggs16:08 - Reach Fullest Potential22:21 - Digestive Standpoint / Worms23:57 - Sushi and K9 Kisses27:26 - Seed Oils33:02 - Diets36:48 - Plant-based Protein46:42 - Inflammation / Insulin Resistance55:46 - Protein1:01:57 - Artificial Sweeteners1:04:10 - Men vs Women Diet1:09:20 - Generational Change1:10:34 - Age Related Diet and Exercise1:17:59 - Steroids1:27:03 - Caffeine, Nicotine & Depression1:36:39 - Joint Health Support: Dr. Gabrielle LyonYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWPQJeWz4pvccA3lIoZ7j1QWebsite: https://drgabriellelyon.com/Instagram: @drgabriellelyon - https://www.instagram.com/drgabriellelyon/Sponsors:RayconRight now, Mike Drop listeners can get 15% off their Raycon order at Buyraycon.com/mikedrop. --------------Bubs NaturalsGo to Bubsnaturals.com and use promo code MIKEDROP for 20% off. The BUBS namesake derives from Glen ‘BUB’ Doherty, who was heroically killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. In addition to remembering Glen for the patriot he is, the BUBS ethos centers around the passionate and adventure seeking life that Glen lived. BUBS Naturals products are rooted in sustainably sourced ingredients and controlled consistency to provide our customers with the highest quality Collagen Protein & MCT Oil Powder that help you feel amazing and live a fuller life.Our mission is simple. FEEL GREAT. DO GOOD. 10% always goes back to charity, helping military men and women transition back into civilian life. Go to bubsnaturals.com and use code MIKEDROP for 20% off your order. --------------Good RanchersGo to goodranchers.com/mikedrop or use my code MIKEDROP to claim your offer of $30 off any box of beef, chicken, or seafood.Code can only be used once per customer, and it does not apply to subscription ordershttps://www.goodranchers.com/mikedrop--------------Ghost BedGet 30% off everything at GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPhttps://www.ghostbed.com/MIKEDROP--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training-... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/221h 46m

Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 107

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourselfIn this episode of Mike Drop, Florent Groberg opens up about his childhood as a French immigrant and shares stories from his time serving in the United States Army. He dives deep into the incident on Aug 8, 2012 for which he was ultimately awarded the Medal of Honor. Read more on Florent Groberg - https://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/groberg/Chapters:00:00 - Intro1:38 - Lightning Round30:42 - Childhood47:38 - Joining The Army52:49 - OCS58:31 - Ranger School1:07:29 - First Deployment1:16:50 - Sponsors1:24:18 - Mission Objectives1:28:37 - 50 Cal1:39:37 - Executive Officer1:46:07 - Aug 8, 20122:16:13 - Recovery2:18:59 - Medal of Honor2:37:27 - Moving Forward2:38:33 - Warriors Ethos / Bravo SierraSupport: Florent GrobergWebsite: https://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/groberg/Instagram: @florent.groberg - https://www.instagram.com/florent.groberg/--------------Sponsors:Athletic GreensAthletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROPhttps://www.athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP--------------MUD/WTRGo to mudwtr.com/mike to support the show and use code MIKE for 15% offhttps://www.mudwtr.com/mike--------------Good RanchersGo to goodranchers.com/mikedrop or use my code MIKEDROP to claim your offer of $30 off any box of beef, chicken, or seafood.Code can only be used once per customer, and it does not apply to subscription ordershttps://www.goodranchers.com/mikedrop--------------Ghost BedGet 30% off everything at GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPhttps://www.ghostbed.com/MIKEDROP--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/222h 53m

Former JTF2 Sniper/Assaulter Jeff Depatie | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 106

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourself--------------In this episode of Mike Drop, former JTF2 sniper/assaulter Jeff Depatie shares stories from his time serving in the Canadian military. Depatie is the co-founder and the Chief Course Architect of The Process. His vision is to identify superior non-military men and bring them together to see if they collectively can solve some of the world’s biggest issues from the ground up.Chapters:00:00 - Intro1:03 - Lightning Round19:05 - Morning Routine25:55 - Alternative Medicine32:34 - Childhood40:00 - Joining The Canadian Military45:08 - Sniper Training48:25 - Deployment1:10:02 - Three Day Engagement1:18:39 - Hindsight1:22:33 - Scoped Kill1:31:05 - JTF2 Selection & Training1:40:41 - Canadian Gun Rights1:42:57 - Sniper School1:44:48 - Longest Kill1:50:22 - Iraq Deployment2:01:28 - The Special Forces Experience2:06:59 - Citizen Green2:10:14 - The ProcessSupport: Jeff DepatieWebsite: https://thespecialforcesexperience.com/Instagram: @jeffdepatie_ - https://www.instagram.com/jeffdepatie_/Instagram: @specialforcesexperience - https://www.instagram.com/specialforcesexperience/--------------SponsorsMyBookieSign up at MyBookie, use my promo code MIKEDROP and you’ll instantly get a deposit bonus up to $1000!--------------Bubs NaturalsGo to Bubsnaturals.com and use promo code MIKEDROP for 20% off. https://www.bubsnaturals.com/--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/222h 23m

U.S. Army Sniper, Googan Squad & Lunkers TV - Robert Terkla | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 104

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourself--------------In this episode of Mike Drop, Robert Terkla shares stories from his time serving as a sniper in the U.S. Army attached to SEAL Team 3. Terkla is now a professional fisherman, successful businessman and powerhouse YouTuber @Lunkers TV and @Googan Squad.Chapters: 00:00 - Intro1:43 - Lightning Round7:34 - Childhood13:51 - Joining The Military18:48 - Becoming an Army Sniper22:01 - Deployment25:49 - Gear30:00 - 50 Cal Story33:50 - When You Gotta Go39:50 - Bodybags44:05 - Firefights57:40 - Drug and Gun Routes1:01:04 - Engagements1:11:15 - Leadership Decisions1:22:57 - Turnover1:29:19 - Back From Deployment1:31:22 - Selection1:33:57 - Got Out / Transition1:38:36 - Businesses1:40:27 - Lunkers TV & Googan Squad1:54:44 - Moving Forward In Business2:01:18 - The HatSupport: Robert TerklaWebsite: https://googansquad.com/YouTube: @Lunkers TV - https://www.youtube.com/c/LunkersTVYouTube: @Googan Squad - https://www.youtube.com/c/GooganSquadInstagram: @robterkla - https://www.instagram.com/robterkla/--------------Support Sponsors:GhostBedGet 30% off everything at GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPhttps://www.GhostBed.com/MIKEDROP--------------Equip FoodsGo to Equipfoods.com/MIKEDROPand use code MIKEDROP for 20% Offhttps://www.equipfoods.com/MIKEDROP--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/222h 10m

Navy SEAL Sniper Ryan "Birdman" Parrott | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 103

Thank you to our Sponsors: Manscaped - Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code "MIKEDROP" at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod https://www.manscaped.comShop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! #chokeyourself--------------In this episode of Mike Drop, Ryan "Birdman" Parrott shares his stories from SEAL Team 7, sniper operations, base jumping and much more. Parrott opens up about the IED attack that gave him the nickname "Birdman". He is the founder of Sons of the Flag, The Bird's Eye View Project and The 7X Project.Chapters: 00:00 - Intro2:06 - Lightning Round15:45 - Childhood22:44 - Bootcamp24:04 - BUD/S28:11 - SEAL Team 736:33 - First Deployment41:20 - IED48:01 - al-Zarqawi51:32 - Philippines57:58 - Iraq1:01:39 - Sniper Stories1:09:39 - Transition1:15:26 - Sons of The Flag1:22:38 - Bird's Eye View Project1:27:11 - 7X Project1:37:42 - Legacy Jump1:48:20 - New MissionSupport: Ryan Parrotthttps://www.americanextreme.com/hpphttps://birdseyeviewproject.org/https://sonsoftheflag.org/Instagram - @birdmanactual - https://www.instagram.com/birdmanactual/Instagram - @sonsoftheflag - https://www.instagram.com/sonsoftheflag/YouTube - @Birds Eye View Project - https://www.youtube.com/c/BirdsEyeViewProject--------------Support Sponsors:GhostBedRight now GhostBed is offering 40% off GhostBed Bundles where you get a Mattress & Adjustable Base. Or 30% off everything if you use the code – "MIKEDROP" AT https://www.GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPYou can buy a mattress for like $35 a month. They have a $0 down, 0% financing plan for up to 60-months. Go check it out at: GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPGet 30% off everything at GhostBed.com/MIKEDROP--------------BUBS NaturalsGo to Bubsnaturals.com and use promo code MIKEDROP for 20% off.https://bubsnaturals.com--------------MyBookieSign up at MyBookie, use my promo code MIKEDROP and you’ll instantly get a deposit bonus up to $1000!--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/222h

Kyle Creek aka "The Captain" | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 102

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Kyle Creek, aka "The Captain" is a creator, writer and instigator. He is the author of "Speech Therapy," "F*cking History," and the "Feel Free to Quote Me" series. He is a world-class ad man and the host of “Shark Sex 101” for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.Chapters:00:00 - Intro0:39 - Lightning Round22:09 - Morning Routine28:55 - The Captain Diet31:33 - Childhood36:14 - Sports, College and Addiction43:37 - Drinking49:28 - Advertising Career57:02 - Content Types59:13 - Advice For New Writers1:01:27 - Mental Health1:11:44 - TV and Movies1:14:15 - Publishing Volume and Attention Spans1:16:37 - Music Tour Manager1:26:19 - Overcoming Depression1:35:40 - Divisiveness in Society1:42:55 - Gun Control2:02:26 - Abortion2:09:58 - New Projects --------------Support: Kyle Creek | The CaptainWebsite - https://www.kylecreek.com/Twitter - @sgrstk - https://twitter.com/sgrstkInstagram - @sgrstk - https://www.instagram.com/sgrstk/--------------Support Sponsors:RayconGo to BUYRAYCON.com/mikedrop TODAY to get 15% off your Raycon order! https://www.BUYRAYCON.com/mikedrop--------------BUBS NaturalsGo to Bubsnaturals.com and use promo code MIKEDROP for 20% off.https://bubsnaturals.com--------------GhostBedGet 30% off everything at GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPhttps://www.GhostBed.com/MIKEDROP--------------Equip FoodsGo to Equipfoods.com/MIKEDROPand use code MIKEDROP for 20% Offhttps://www.equipfoods.com/MIKEDROP--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/222h 34m

Navy SEAL Ultrarunner Chadd Wright | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 101

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! In this episode of Mike Drop, Chadd Wright opens up about his time at SEAL Team 8, Ultra Running and the Three of Seven Project.Chadd served in the SEAL teams as a Team Leader on multiple deployments, a SEAL instructor and Master Training Specialist. Retiring in 2019, he is now a part-time defense contractor, business owner, entrepreneur, competitive Ultrarunner and husband.Chapters:00:00 - Intro1:18 - Lightning Round9:57 - Ultrarunning25:00 - Saved52:18 - Morning Routine55:13 - Childhood59:37 - Joining The Navy1:01:22 - BUD/S1:07:13 - SEAL Team 81:18:40 - Africa1:33:10 - Obama Security Detail1:37:43 - Addiction1:54:01 - Running2:08:15 - 3 of 7 ProjectSupport: Chadd Wrighthttps://3of7project.com/YouTube - @3 of 7 Project Instagram - @chadwright278 - https://www.instagram.com/chadwright278/Instagram - @3_of_7project - https://www.instagram.com/3_of_7project/--------------Support Sponsors:GhostBedRight now GhostBed is offering 40% off GhostBed Bundles where you get a Mattress & Adjustable Base. Or 30% off everything if you use the code – "MIKEDROP" AT https://www.GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPYou can buy a mattress for like $35 a month. They have a $0 down, 0% financing plan for up to 60-months. Go check it out at: GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPGet 30% off everything at GhostBed.com/MIKEDROP--------------BUBS NaturalsGo to Bubsnaturals.com and use promo code MIKEDROP for 20% off.https://bubsnaturals.com--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/222h 25m

SEAL Team 6 Operator GBRS Group CEO Cole Fackler | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 100

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! Cole FacklerGBRS GROUP - Founder, CEONAVY SEAL – 17 YEARSSEAL TEAM 10NSW DEVELOPMENT GROUPCole grew up in Hampton Roads, Virginia and after graduation enlisted into the military in 2003. He spent 17 years in Naval Special Warfare and was medically retired due to injuries sustained from his intense deployment schedule. Since his retirement he has channeled his focus continuously into the NSW community, helping veterans who are in transition, Gold Star Families, and the community at large. As a husband and father of four he understands first hand the grief, challenges, loss and sacrifice that many SOF veterans and their families experience.Chapters:0:00 - Intro1:14 - Episode Start2:15 - Lightning Round13:44 - Phatty Origin Story26:40 - BUD/S33:59 - SEAL Team 1050:49 - Dogs on the Battlefield58:36 - Development Group1:21:09 - Jumping Dogs1:26:00 - Real World Mission1:37:41 - DEVGRU Deployments2:03:58 - Dogs at DEVGRU2:13:16 - Injuries2:19:11 - Retirement2:28:12 - GBRS GroupSupport: Cole Facklerhttps://www.gbrsgroup.com/YouTube - @GBRS Group Instagram - @therealphatty - https://www.instagram.com/therealphatty/Instagram - @gbrsgroup - https://www.instagram.com/gbrsgroup/--------------Support Sponsors:GhostBedRight now GhostBed is offering 40% off GhostBed Bundles where you get a Mattress & Adjustable Base. Or 30% off everything if you use the code – "MIKEDROP" AT https://www.GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPYou can buy a mattress for like $35 a month. They have a $0 down, 0% financing plan for up to 60-months. Go check it out at: GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPGet 30% off everything at GhostBed.com/MIKEDROP--------------Athletic GreensRight now, it’s time to reclaim your health and arm your immune system with convenient, daily nutrition — especially heading into the flu and cold season! It’s just one scoop in a cup of water every day. That’s it! No need for a million different pills and supplements to look out for your health.To make it easy, Athletic GreensIs going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP. Again, that is athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance!Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROPhttps://www.athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast,... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/222h 45m

Chris Williamson Host of the Modern Wisdom Podcast | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 99

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Episode 99: Chris Williamson, the Host of the Modern Wisdom Podcast, club promoter, and the Love Island star who will unfriend you on your birthday. Life should be lived by design and not default. Chris and Mike cover a variety of topics from club promotion to existential risk. #chokeyourselfSupport: Chris Williamsonhttps://chriswillx.com/YouTube - @Chris Williamson - https://youtu.be/laSK7Pxh0_8Instagram - @chriswillx - https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx/Chris Williamson Reading List - https://chriswillx.com/books/Chapters:0:00 - Intro2:04 - Lightning Round9:38 - Morning Routine12:07 - Childhood17:37 - Club Scene and Promotion24:02 - Uvalde31:35 - Difficult Decision Making35:28 - 2nd Amendment43:09 - Political Processes56:07 - Existential Risk1:14:20 - Abortion and Shaming1:20:16 - The Modern Wisdom PodcastSupport Sponsors:Go to Equipfoods.com/MIKEDROPand use code "MIKEDROP" for 20% OffOur Story: Equip was Founded in 2016 by Dr. Anthony Gustin because he felt that people should be able to get exactly what they need in supplements and nothing else - no additives, chemicals, fillers, or other junk. We are proud to provide some of the shortest ingredient lists in the supplement industry made from 100% real foods.Our best selling product is Prime Protein, a grass-fed beef protein powder that tastes like dessert - 4.9 stars with over 700 reviews!--------------GhostBedRight now GhostBed is offering 40% off GhostBed Bundles where you get a Mattress & Adjustable Base. Or 30% off everything if you use the code – "MIKEDROP" AT https://www.GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPYou can buy a mattress for like $35 a month. They have a $0 down, 0% financing plan for up to 60-months.Go check it out at: GhostBed.com/MIKEDROPGet 30% off everything at GhostBed.com/MIKEDROP--------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs.MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog trainingTeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/221h 33m

Canadian Armed Forces Artillery Gunner Kelsi Sheren | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 98

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! Episode 98: Kelsi Sheren is a Canadian Forces Veteran who fought on the front lines in Afghanistan as an artillery gunner. She opens up about her time at war, her struggles with PTSD after returning home and her recovery.It is now her mission to help others struggling with PTSD through her jewelry company, Brass & Unity. In 2016, she started Brass & Unity to help save her fellow soldiers lives, or at least try to give them a second chance. After serving on the front lines in Afghanistan (Infantry & Artillery) at 18 years old and losing many of her friends during battle, she came home with severe PTSD. After 7 years of anger and pain she decided to use her struggle for good, and try to help others through their struggle.To accomplish this, B&U donate's 20% of net profits to help rehabilitate soldiers & First Responders.Chapters0:00 - Intro1:55 - Lightning Round30:30 - Joined The Canadian Military33:00 - Canadian Boot Camp40:38 - Women In The Military54:23 - Workup Before Deployment1:00:43 - Afghanistan1:16:29 - CST One Week Went Haywire1:41:00 - PTSD2:06:45 - Alternative Medicine and Art Therapy2:27:18 - Brass And UnitySupport: Kelsi Sherenhttps://www.brassandunity.com/ - Use Code "MIKEDROP35"YouTube - @Brass & Unity Podcast Instagram - @brassandunity - https://www.instagram.com/brassandunity/Instagram - @kelsie_sheren - https://www.instagram.com/kelsie_sheren/--------------Support Sponsors:Raycon is easy to use and don't cost a fortune. Wireless headphones, Bluetooth and half the price then the other brands out there. They have 32 hours of standby time and 8 hours of playtime. Mike Drop listeners get 15% off by going to BuyRaycon.com/MIKEDROP --------------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.com - https://www.MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.pet - https://www.TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/222h 40m

Surviving Narcos with Mexican Cartels | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 97

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! Episode 97 tells the most recent chapters of former Navy SEAL, founder of Vigilance Elite, and host of his own wildly popular show Shawn Ryan. Shawn had ventured south into Mexico and Colombia. From visiting migrant camps to a real life "close call " scenario made for a movie, it's and episode you don't want to miss a minute of. Strap in, and lets go for a ride in a way only Mike Ritland and his guests can take you on. Enjoy this Mike Drop #gochokeyourself 0:00 - Intro 1:20 - Lightning Round28:00 - Migrate camps 1:01:00 - Think you know a guy 1:49:00 - Trip to Mexico 2:22:03 - OutroMike Drop is a meeting ground for heroes and fascinating people. Hosted by former Navy SEAL, bestselling author, and K9 Trainer Mike Ritland.Sponsored by https://mikeritlandco.com & https://teamdog.pet----------Support: Shawn Ryanhttps://www.vigilanceelite.com/blogs/the-shawn-ryan-showTwitter - @Shawnryan762Instagram - @Shawnryan762 ----------Support Sponsors:We love GhostBed.... They have been a loyal sponsor with Drinkin Bros over the past 5 years and everyone raves about them. They have super comfortable mattresses that last forever, and they're made in the USA.Right now GhostBed is offering 40% off GhostBed Bundles where you get a Mattress & Adjustable base.Or 30% off everything if you use the code - MIKEDROP at Ghostbed.com/MIKEDROP$35 a month and $0 down, 0% financing plan for up to 60 months.--------------Raycon is easy to use and don't cost a fortune. Wireless headphones, Bluetooth and half the price then the other brands out there. They have 32 hours of standby time and 8 hours of playtime. Mike Drop listeners get 15% off by going to BuyRaycon.com/MIKEDROP --------------EuroOptic is an online retailer of optics, firearms, hunting apparel, and outdoor gear. They carry all the major brands we know and love - like Vortex, Swarovski, Night force just to name a few. They have faster shipping than anyone else. With their RED shipping, you will get your purchase shipped the same day and it'll be on your doorstep in 1-2 days, FOR FREE. Head over to EuroOptic.com/MIKEDROP to see everything they have to offer. https://www.eurooptic.com/MIKEDROP Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/222h 34m

Cowboy Governor with Chad Prather | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 95

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! Episode 95 of Mike Drop welcomes recent Cowboy Gubernatorial Candidate Chad Prather. An American conservative political commentator, comedian, and internet personality. Also, an active YouTuber where he comments on life, right-leaning politics, and current events. Finally, find and follow the Chad Prather Show on Blaze Tv.0:00 - Intro 1:10 - Lightning Round 46:28 - Border Crisis 1:08:13 - Breaking things down 1:28:53 - What is next for you1:35:50 - Outro Mike Drop is a meeting ground for heroes and fascinating people. Hosted by former Navy SEAL, bestselling author, and K9 Trainer Mike Ritland.Sponsored by https://mikeritlandco.com & https://teamdog.pet----------Support: Chad Prather https://www.watchchad.com/Twitter - @WatchchadInstagram - @watchchad ----------Support Sponsors:We love GhostBed.... They have been a loyal sponsor with Drinkin Bros over the past 5 years and everyone raves about them. They have super comfortable mattresses that last forever, and they're made in the USA.Right now GhostBed is offering 40% off GhostBed Bundles where you get a Mattress & Adjustable base.Or 30% off everything if you use the code - MIKEDROP at Ghostbed.com/MIKEDROP$35 a month and $0 down, 0% financing plan for up to 60 months.--------------Raycon is easy to use and don't cost a fortune. Wireless headphones, Bluetooth and half the price then the other brands out there. They have 32 hours of standby time and 8 hours of playtime. Mike Drop listeners get 15% off by going to BuyRaycon.com/MIKEDROP --------------EuroOptic is an online retailer of optics, firearms, hunting apparel, and outdoor gear. They carry all the major brands we know and love - like Vortex, Swarovski, Night force just to name a few. They have faster shipping than anyone else. With their RED shipping, you will get your purchase shipped the same day and it'll be on your doorstep in 1-2 days, FOR FREE. Head over to EuroOptic.com/MIKEDROP to see everything they have to offer. https://www.eurooptic.com/MIKEDROP Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/221h 52m

Navy SEAL'S Jason Bourne with Clint Emerson | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 94 | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 94

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! Bestselling Author, and the guy James Bond wishes he could be returns to the show for his third time. Clint discusses his new book The Rugged Life. 10 chapters teaching you self-reliance, how to live off the land, and be prepared for the unexpected in this modern guide to self-sufficiency and homesteading. Need more than survival? An episode with Mike & Clint wouldn’t be complete with some stories back when they were in the Teams. You’ll love this episode so much, you may #chokeyourself1:00 - Intro 2:00 - Breaking down Clint's new book 40:00 - Lightning Round 1:06:00 - The disguise game 1:34:00 - Surveillance1:34:41 - Foreign Policy 2:03:20 - ClosingMike Drop is a meeting ground for heroes and fascinating people. Hosted by former Navy SEAL, bestselling author, and K9 Trainer Mike Ritland.Sponsored by https://mikeritlandco.com & https://teamdog.pet----------Support: Clint Emerson https://clintemerson.com/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsLniDWUQDHHmh0XuEOJfDw----------Support Sponsors:We love GhostBed.... They have been a loyal sponsor with Drinkin Bros over the past 5 years and everyone raves about them. They have super comfortable mattresses that last forever, and they're made in the USA.Right now GhostBed is offering 40% off GhostBed Bundles where you get a Mattress & Adjustable base.Or 30% off everything if you use the code - MIKEDROP at Ghostbed.com/MIKEDROP$35 a month and $0 down, 0% financing plan for up to 60 months.--------------Raycon is easy to use and don't cost a fortune. Wireless headphones, Bluetooth and half the price then the other brands out there. They have 32 hours of standby time and 8 hours of playtime. Mike Drop listeners get 15% off by going to BuyRaycon.com/MIKEDROP --------------EuroOptic is an online retailer of optics, firearms, hunting apparel, and outdoor gear. They carry all the major brands we know and love - like Vortex, Swarovski, Night force just to name a few. They have faster shipping than anyone else. With their RED shipping, you will get your purchase shipped the same day and it'll be on your doorstep in 1-2 days, FOR FREE. Head over to EuroOptic.com/MIKEDROP to see everything they have to offer. https://www.eurooptic.com/MIKEDROP Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/222h 14m

Navy SEAL to Congressional Candidate with Eli Crane | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 93

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! Five war time deployments, three of them to the Middle East with SEAL Team 3 and served our country for 13 years. Former Navy SEAL & entrepreneur Eli Crane is fed up with the lack of leadership and accountability found in modern government. Mike and Eli talk about his views on taking his experience to capitol hill. Who’s ready to be motivated and encouraged to step up and find your own ways to lead! Sit back and enjoy episode 93❗️#chokeyourself0:25 - Intro 0:55 - Lightning round 20:44 - Campaign issues 44:33 - Social media fix 58:30 - Policy questions 1:34:41 - Foreign Policy 1:48:39 - ClosingMike Drop is a meeting ground for heroes and fascinating people. Hosted by former Navy SEAL, bestselling author, and K9 Trainer Mike Ritland.Sponsored by https://mikeritlandco.com & https://teamdog.pet----------Support Eli Crane https://eliforarizona.com/https://www.instagram.com/elicrane_ceo/?hl=enhttps://twitter.com/elicrane_ceo?lang=enhttps://www.facebook.com/EliCraneAZ----------Support Sponsors:Super Speciosa wants you to try their " super leaf" so badly their offering you an incredible deal.Go to GetSuperLeaf.com/MikeDrop and use promo code: MIKEDROP to get 20% off.EuroOptic is an online retailer of optics, firearms, hunting apparel, and outdoor gear. They carry all the major brands we know and love - like Vortex, Swarovski, Night force just to name a few. They have faster shipping than anyone else. With their RED shipping, you will get your purchase shipped the same day and it'll be on your doorstep in 1-2 days, FOR FREE. Head over to EuroOptic.com/MIKEDROP to see everything they have to offer. https://www.eurooptic.com/MIKEDROP Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/221h 59m

Surviving The Wilderness of Everyday Life with Cody Lundin | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 92

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!The difference between living & dying depends on what you know. Episode 92 explores those differences with Cody Lundin, a survival instructor. He teaches at the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona. Here Cody teaches real and necessary life-saving skills in his Modern Wilderness & Urban Preparedness Courses.Prepare to be educated in all thing's “survival” on this episode of Mike Drop #chokeyourself0:00 - Intro2:57 - Lightning round 48:45 - Childhood/ growing up52:26 - Catalyst to go survival route 1:01:11 - Random survival questions 1:15:03 - Cody asks Mike questions 2:02:45 - Cody’s courses available 2:04:21 - Wrap upMike Drop is a meeting ground for heroes and fascinating people. Hosted by former Navy SEAL, bestselling author, and K9 Trainer Mike Ritland.Sponsored by https://mikeritlandco.com & https://teamdog.pet----------Support Cody Lundin Website: https://www.codylundin.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100043895751189Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/abodudemanTwitter: https://twitter.com/codylundinalssInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/codylundinsurvival/?hl=en----------Support Sponsors:Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROP----------Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/222h 14m

BLM and Race Hustling with Brandon Tatum | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 90

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/221h 22m

BLM and Race Hustling with Brandon Tatum | Mike Ritland Podcast Episode 90

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Welcome back or if you are new to Mike Drop, welcome and you are in for a real treat. On today's episode of Mike Drop we have Brandon Tatum a American Conservative, a former police officer & former football player. Mike starts off asking Brandon what growing up was like which leads into Brandon reliving his football days on the field which not getting drafted to the NFL got him to pursue being a police officer. We also get into BLM and a few other topics you don't want to miss on this episode. We hope you enjoy this episode of Mike Drop, if you don't, you know what to do. Sponsored by @teamdog.pet. ----------Table of Timestamps:0:26 - Intro1:09 - Lightning round8:38 - Childhood/ Growing up 12:48 - High school/ College football day's18:50 - Joining Tuscan PD41:00 - Racial issues facing America1:01:10 - Do you find that to be true 1:14:49 - Get ahold of you1:16:36 - Outro ----------Support Brandon Tatum Website: https://theofficertatum.com/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaYw_yJ_YLPEv6zR2c7hgHAInstagram: @theofficertatum ----------Support Sponsors:Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROPgo to magbreakthrough.com/mikedrop and use MIKEDROP during checkout to save 10 percent and get free shipping.Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.petOrigin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA---ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- TeamDog.petThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/221h 22m

Navy Seal Charged with Murder in Iraq Dan Cerrillo | Mike Drop- Episode 89

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!On today's episode of Mike Drop, we have Dan Cerrillo who is a decorated Navy SEAL veteran who currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for American Addiction Centers. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation and Navy Achievement Medals, all with combat distinguishing devices, as well as the Purple Heart Medal. Dan also gets into being charged with murder while on tour and also some private contractor work. So, pull up a chair and enjoy this episode of Mike Drop and if you don't you know what to do. Sponsored by @teamdog.pet. ----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Intro4:04- Favorite US city you have not lived in26:01- Street smart standpoint 35:11- Talk to you about murder55:53- Any other missions that stand out1:19:20- Time doing Contractor work 1:42:20- Inconvenience with people 2:06:15- Therapy2:28:41- Movement to legalize 2:39:20- Mature Man 3:04:41- Outro ----------Support Dan Cerrillo Website: https://americanaddictioncenters.org/industry-experts/dan-cerrillohttps://www.spartan7inc.com/teams/dan-cerrilloInstagram: @dancerrilloTwitter: @cerrillodan ----------Support our sponsors:Super Speciosa wants you to try their " super leaf" so badly their offering you an incredible deal.Go to GetSuperLeaf.com/MikeDrop and use promo code: MIKEDROP to get 20% off.Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROPgo to magbreakthrough.com/mikedrop and use MIKEDROP during checkout to save 10 percent and get free shipping.Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAFueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet---ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/223h 14m

Pushing The Limits with Onnit Founder Aubrey Marcus | Mike Drop- Episode 88

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!On today's episode of Mike Drop we have Aubrey Marcus founder of Onnit which is a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Mike and Aubrey get right into conversation today from topics on hardest business lessons all the way down to where his idea was created. You don't want to miss this episode of Mike Drop, if you don't go choke yourself. Sponsored by @teamdog.pet. ----------Table of Timestamps:0:00- Intro0:57- Why do you think humans are here and exist4:10- Do you think that is by design 11:04- Close near-death experience 18:49- Emotionally jealous 28:00- Did you read sex at dawn31:08- Two-year time frame 31:40- You read a lot34:10- Hardest business lesson 39:39- Morning routine 44:47- Childhood1:00:34- Career path standpoint 1:05:45- Where was the idea created1:12:24-Is there a product you want to develop 1:23:14- Prescription standpoint1:29:00- Lightning round 1:36:00- Outro ----------Support Aubrey MarcusWebsite: https://www.aubreymarcus.com/YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC604SM0YhltEKZ5hmDs_GqwInstagram: @aubreymarcusTwitter: @AubreyMarcus----------Support our sponsors:Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/MIKEDROPgo to magbreakthrough.com/mikedrop and use MIKEDROP during checkout to save 10 percent and get free shipping.Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAFueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet---ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/221h 43m

Hit By An IED In Iraq With Daniel Gade | Mike Drop - Episode 87

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!On today's episode of Mike Drop we have Daniel Gade who is an American disability and veteran benefits activist, political candidate, professor, and researcher. Mike & Daniel get into Running for senate and Mike also ask if you could would you ever meet the person who blew your leg off ? So go ahead and pull up a seat you don't want to miss this episode of Mike Drop, if you do, you know what to do. Sponsored by @teamdog.pet. ----------Table of Timestamps:0:00- Intro1:40- Last full book you have read2:30- Black earth2:54- Last book you finished 3:18- Morning Routine3:55- Diet lifestyle4:25- Running for senate13:40- Your take20:48- Light switch to join the military 25:05- First interaction after leg blowen off28:20- Your take on west point 41:00- Did you have a since of purpose why you where there47:32- Your take on what's the difference52:45- Rpg 56:14- Injury from rpg56:40- Day you were blown up 1:07:10- You every think about who set the bomb off1:09:14- Would you meet the person who blew you up 1:10:17- You think he would feel that way1:13:33- What happen after you blew up1:15:50- Desire to survive1:20:10- More you take for grant 1:23:16- Was it a mistake going 1:28:49- Should we have a involvement 1:34:40- Involvement 1:52:15- Going to help you get where you want to be 1:55:04- Mike makes a suggestion2:10:51- What do you do here2:13:10- Anything you like to add2:14:12- Outro----------Support Daniel Gabe Website: https://woundingwarriors.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GadeforvirginiaTwitter: https://twitter.com/gadeforvirginia----------Support our sponsors:This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/222h 21m

Live From January 6th Chrissie Mayr | Mike Drop - Episode 86

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!On today's episode of Mike Drop, we have Chrissie Mayr who is a writer, producer, actress and a standup comedian. Mike has a bunch of different questions from Morning routine to the craziest Porn star story. Her album Live from January 6th is out as well. Pull up a chair and listen to this great episode and as always thanks for listening. I hope you enjoy this episode of Mike Drop, if you don't, you know what to do. Sponsored by @teamdog.pet. ----------Table of Timestamps:0:00- Intro1:55- Craziest Porn star story3:53- Guiltiest pleasure tv show 5:34- Best pickup line7:10- Morning routine 8:13- Originally from11:37- Turning point to be a comedian 17:26- What is taught at class 21:54- Scenario that stands out at improv class26:02- Rundown process34:46- Reading the room35:37- Tweaking and learning the crowd 44:54- Shits getting out of hand 50:18- Why are you there Russia 1:08:19- Politically standpoint1:12:51- Your option 1:18:51- Live from January 6th1:22:32- What else is going on 1:25:21- Outro ----------Support Chrissie MayrWebsite: https://www.chrissiemayr.com/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ChrissieMayrYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/chrissiemayrInstagram: @chrissiemayrpodTwitter: @ChrissieMayr----------Support Mike Drop on Patreon:www.patreon.com/mikedrop---Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAFueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet---ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- MikeRitlandCo.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/221h 32m

Darrin Niemeier FBI Human Remains K9 Handler | Mike Drop - Episode 85

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! On todays episode of MIke Drop we have Darrin Niemeier who is a FBI human remains K9 handler who just happens to have Storm one of Mikes dogs. From working in the fire house to out in the field with the FBI this is a episode you dont want to miss.I hope you enjoy this episode of Mike Drop, if you don't, you know what to do. Sponsored by @teamdog.pet. ----------Table of Timestamps:0:00- Intro1:50- Most grossed out human remains found 2:51- Most embarrassing dog story5:05- Morning routine at the firehouse6:17- Originally from 6:28- Being in the fire dept push you to train dogs7:36- Terms childhood Suprise people8:53- What was the process10:13- What's the academy like11:53- Fire & Science standpoint 13:40- Dealing with people in emergency 15:55- Terms of fires you been on 20:20- Worst fire that you every fought 28:27- How do you handle losing guys on the job34:40- Is there a method45:29- Working K8s50:05- Donating dogs52:31- Had cancer 58:35- Going through chemo 1:00:00- Getting into human remains 1:09:04- Cold case stories1:14:02- First mission1:17:10- Any searches with FBI you can share1:32:00- Story you can share 1:43:14- Outro ----------Support Darrin NiemeierTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@darrinniemeierFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stormk9solutions/----------Support Mike Drop on Patreon:www.patreon.com/mikedrop---Support our sponsors:Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/221h 50m

Devgru Missions And Thoughts on Ukrainian | Mike Ritland - Episode 84

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Rob O'Neill is a former United States Navy Seal. O'Neill was in mays 2011 Operation Neptune Spear with Seal Team 6, O'Neill was the individual to kill Osama bin Laden. In todays episode Mike and Rob get into his new book as will as the mission to killing Bin laden. They also talk about what's going on in Ukrainian. Enjoy todays episode of Mike Drop, If not go choke yourself!Sponsored by @teamdog.pet. ----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Intro1:56 - Favorite condiment 2:10 - Best I killed Osman Bin Laden story4:05 - Do you still get recognized 5:37 - Do you get tired of it 13:08 - Daily routine 15:31 - Speaking gigs18:24 - Most surprising group to speak to 21:28 - Do you use PowerPoint22:48 - Childhood26:05 - You have siblings 27:38 - Any sisters29:58 - Inspirations for joining the navy35:30 - Showing up42:06 - How many years on seal team 242:52 - Terms on switch over 45:10 - Did you go to Ukrainian 45:54 - What is your impression of the Ukrainian people 47:34 - Screening process58:31 - Got into squadron 1:03:00 - Did you get to the crash site 1:11:39 - Dog Story 1:13:37 - Dogs get used on the missions 1:19:30 - One deployment stand out 1:42:30 - After the mission 1:46:22 - Conspiracy theories 1:47:52 - What is your take on Ukrainian 1:58:44 - The book2:03:20 - Outro ----------Support Rob O'Neill Website: http://www.robertjoneill.com/Nonprofit: http://www.robertjoneill.com/RobertJONeill_Charity.htmlInstagram: @mchooyahTwitter: @mchooyah----------Support Mike Drop on Patreon:www.patreon.com/mikedropThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/222h 12m

What Really Happened with Eddie Gallagher | Mike Ritland - Episode 83

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Edward R Gallagher is a retired United States Navy Seal who came to national attention in the United States after he was charged with 10 offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice over accusations with an ISIS prisoner, but later was acquitted. His book The Man in the Arena: From fighting ISIS to Fighting for My Freedom. Tells his story. On today's episode Mike and Eddie talk about his nonprofit The Pipe Hitter Foundation and also answer some viewer questions. I hope you enjoy this episode of Mike Drop, if you don't, you know what to do. Sponsored by @teamdog.pet. ----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Intro1:06 - How have things been 3:03 - What's the process 6:13 - How difficult is it to say no or pick10:13 - What do you have going on outside the foundation15:00 - Speaking engagement 17:32 - Relationship standpoint 23:13 - What is Eddie reaching for if he hears a bump in the night 25:20 - Would you go back for vacation in the middle east 28:48 - Did buds help prepare you for prison 30:05 - Did you drop the soap 35:56 - How did you deal with the mind f*%#38:30 - Keeping your hope up39:20 - Treatment program 47:34 - Was there a spot where you focused 50:05 - Where there anything you saw that you forgot 53:43 - Was there any childhood that you forgot 56:02 - What is all intel in the experience drug wise 1:01:01 - Looking back1:03:25 - Line series on Apple 1:09:32 - Workout routines 1:14:20 - How left is the military and how woke 1:19:54 - Personal constitution 1:25:55 - If you could do it all over again 1:27:00 - What's the #1 thing you want your kids to realize 1:28:20 - What do you think about Canada Convey1:34:38 - If nothing would have happened would you have stay in the seals 1:35:56 - Anything you would have done differently1:42:18 - Has any of those guys reached out to you1:46:46 - As Secretary of the navy what would you do 1:48:39 - Trainee that died in buds1:53:04 - Anything you want to talk about or addThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/222h 5m

Episode 1 | Q&A

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Welcome to the first Q&A session here on Mike Drop! Today Mike answers viewer's questions for YouTube, Instagram and even Facebook. Have a question for Mike comment below and maybe he will answer your question on the next Q&A show. I hope you enjoy this episode of Mike Drop, if you don't, you know what to do. Sponsored by @teamdog.pet. ----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Intro1:30 - Tell us a little bit about your Tattoos2:55 - F*** one, marry one, Kill one3:14 - What's your favorite EDC handgun? 4:19 - What was the scariest mission you have been on 5:10 - Having a stubborn dog issue 7:51- How many times have you choke yourself 7:59 - Have you ever had any equipment fail on you? 8:45 - What is mike like? 9:51 -What's the best life advice you have got from someone? 10:40 - Did you have dogs growing up or get them after the military 11:27 - Would you rather be immortal or be able to read peoples thoughts? 12:10 - What's your take on the Mark Owen interview?12:40 - If you had to pick one candy for the rest of your life?12:50- What's the best lesson you learned the hard way14:38- If you didn't go to the seals what job do you see yourself doing15:17- What do you really think is going on worldwide17:05- You usually ask people how a certain issue affect them 23:28- Do you believe being fully dedicated to a job25:17- What do you think about rottweilers 27:56- How do seals avoid being deployed29:28- If you had the time what would you want to learn to do 30:47- What do you like to do 31:00- If you could have stay in the teams would you have done a full career31:37- How many dogs would you give away for free to get on Joe Rogan 32:10- What's the biggest similarity between humans and dogs33:47- What are my three favorite moments when you were in35:34- What are your Strategy 37:08- Do you think the job get watered down38:29- What kind of jeans do you wear 39:07- what do you want to be when you grow up40:00- Are there examples of you doing something dumb on the teamsThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/221h 13m

Episode 82: Being Your own Boss with Bobby Sausalito

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com (https://www.mikeritlandco.com) for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Bobby Sausalito is a Comedian, political commentator, and Internet personality most notably recognized on Instagram as @takenaps. He is a self-proclaimed "loud-mouthed New England guido" living in South Florida and making comedy videos about politics, the economy, current events, real estate, roasting, travel, and dubious observations. Bobby has amassed a social media presence of over 140,000 followers and earned over 15 million video views and counting. Today, Bobby talks to me about a lot of things from the Biden administration’s effectiveness, to the Chinese Olympics. Bobby also tells me about his life story, how he starts off in Connecticut and, through hard work, hardships, determination, and a never-give-up attitude, is able to work for himself and be financially set. I hope you enjoy this episode of Mike Drop, if you don't, you know what to do. Sponsored by @teamdog.pet. ----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Intro1:46 - Breaking The Ice7:21 - Morning Routine8:30 - Do Drugs Help With Creativity?19:45 - Growing Up29:17 - Leaving Connecticut and Entrepreneurship40:58 - What Does Bobby Do Now? 47:05 - How is Joe Biden Doing?59:10 - Chinese Olympics and Politics1:02:54 - Ukraine, Russia, and the Biden Administration1:10:19 - The Canadian Trucker Protest; Freedom Convoy1:14:33 - Cryptocurrency 1:25:20 - How To Be Financially Stable1:30:52 - Betting on the Big Game1:35:17 - Outro----------Support Bobby SausalitoWebsite: https://bobbysauce.com/ (https://bobbysauce.com/)Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/takenaps (https://www.patreon.com/takenaps)This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/221h 44m

Episode 81: Living Amongst the Taliban with Hollie McKay

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com (https://www.mikeritlandco.com) for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Hollie McKay is a foreign policy expert and war crimes investigator. She was an investigative and international affairs/war journalist for Fox News Digital for over fourteen years where she focused on warfare, terrorism, and crimes against humanity. Hollie also saw an unfathomably important part of US History: America hastily withdrawing troops out of Afghanistan. Hollie McKay went behind the enemy lines, to live amongst them, and see the culture and changes that came as the Taliban rapidly took over the country. Hollie talks me through daily life there, the unstable infrastructure, blown up roads, no water, and many more hardships, but she also brings up some interesting points that the US Media has greatly exaggerated. Hollie has worked on the frontlines of several major war zones and covered humanitarian and diplomatic crises in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Burma, Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other areas. I hope you enjoy this episode of Mike Drop! Sponsored by @jockofuel and @teamdog.pet.----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Intro2:40 - Adjustment back from Afghanistan5:43 - Are there Americans in Afghanistan?11:20 - How is the Infrastructure?18:33 - Why did the US condone Afghan Corruption?23:07 - Do we view the Taliban as a legitimate government?25:30 - What are the next steps in Afghanistan?31:31 - Afghan Banking43:33 - Getting Into Afghanistan and the fall of the Government57:48 - The emotional contrast in the veteran community1:07:35 - Covid in Afghanistan1:13:56 - Is their contraband in Afghanistan1:33:01 - Afghan Airports1:48:41 - What made you say ‘It’s time to go!’?1:59:50 - Chinese involvement/Mining2:03:42 - What would President McKay do?2:08:42 - What misconceptions does the American Society have?This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/222h 33m

Episode 80: Force Recon to Legacy FC Champion with Chad Robichaux

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Chad “Robo” Robichaux’s reputation proceeds him wherever he goes. Chad is a former Force Recon Marine and DoD Contractor with eight deployments to Afghanistan as part of a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force. After overcoming his personal battles with PTSD and nearly becoming a veteran suicide statistic, Chad founded the Mighty Oaks Foundation, a leading non-profit, serving the active duty and military veteran communities with highly successful faith-based combat trauma and resiliency programs. Chad is also a highly skilled MMA fighter, attaining the rank of 6th best in the world at his prime. He also tells us the unfiltered truth about Afghanistan, and how he founded his non-profit, Save Our Allies, to do something about it. I hope you enjoy this episode! Sponsored by @jockofuel and @teamdog.pet.----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Intro1:42 - Breaking the Ice 10:42 - Morning Routine13:21 - Growing Up19:16 - Seals Vs Force Recon25:29 - High School28:57 - Joining the Marines45:19 - Time as an Air Marshal and a Cop58:30 Jujitzu1:05:08 - Deployments1:13:53 - An “I can’t believe that just happened” Moment1:29:46 - Transition Out, Mental Health, Relationships and Depression1:38:01 - Faith1:42:55 - The Mighty Oaks Foundation1:44:33 - Faith and Fighting2:00:32 - Back to Mighty Oaks2:05:44 - Afghanistan and Save Our Allies2:27:23 - Outro----------Support Chad Robichaux: Save Our Allieshttps://saveourallies.org/Mighty Oaks Foundationhttps://www.mightyoaksprograms.org/InstagramChadRobo_Official----------Support Mike Drop on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/mikedrop---Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAFueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet---ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND:SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs- https://MikeRitlandCo.comTeam Dog Online dog training- https://TeamDog.petSupport Mike Drop on Patreonhttps://Patreon.com/mikedropThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/212h 36m

Episode 79: SEAL Pararescue Combat Deployments with Chad McCoy

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Chad McCoy has most likely seen every injury known to man. After 17 combat deployments all over the world in the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa, it’s safe to say he’s seen it all. Chad walks us through his life, and shares many great stories about his time in the combat zones, giving us all the great details. Hope you enjoy it! Sponsored by @jockofuel and @teamdog.pet.----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Introduction2:07 - Breaking the Ice5:26 - Morning Routine 7:25 - Growing Up14:19 - Joining The Airforce37:08 - Real World Rescue39:33 - 24th to Green Team42:12 - Attaching to a Unit56:15 - Medicine1:03:04 - Bouncing between the Army and Navy1:04:55 - 17 Combat Deployments1:18:39 - First Operation as a Shooter1:29:17 - Being a Medic in Somalia1:42:21 - Craziest Injury and Dogs1:52:33 - Time with Gold Team and Extortion 172:01:28 - An Operation That Went Horribly Wrong2:09:42 - Crazy Injuries and Battlefield Medicine2:16:08 - Constipation Climb 2:19:40 - Securing a Merchant Vessel2:22:09 - CPR on a Plane2:25:18 - Leaving Afghanistan and Military Hierarchy2:30:51 - Transitioning out of the Airforce2:46:59 - Foxtrot 3 and Lifeline Rescue Tools 2:51:21 - Outro----------Support Chad McCoy: Doolittle Labs: https://doolittleinstitute.org/team-di/ This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/212h 59m

Episode 78: SEAL Teams to Orange County Cop with Travis Kennedy

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbDdNaGF4bW1sNnZ1ZERlUFNXM2NCSUctUWg0d3xBQ3Jtc0tsbWhZd2FpVUV6V01nZHRETVlNT1ZmWWFkRDNnSHhzM3hKR0lXcFRSc3FMdFpvLXZhNDFmN1M5UjgxTFFYT3Q4SGJJemNlRVZjcnhuVjU3ZHp6Z01wUExsbU5RV1Vkejg5NzZOMHpBS25ZTUNBSy1iWQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mikeritlandco.com) for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Travis Kennedy has a lot of great stories to tell; he has 3 deployments with the Navy SEALS, two to Afghanistan and one to Columbia, and is a cop in southern california. Travis walks through what it was like to be a SEAL, from enlisting and BUDS training, to deploying in one of the most dangerous places in the world. Kennedy then talks about how he transitioned out, became a true entrepreneur, starting Kennedy Defensive Solutions, and finally how he became an orange county cop. Hope you enjoy it! Sponsored by @jockofuel and @teamdog.pet.----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtaDwKl60DE&t=0s) - Introduction1:40 - Breaking the Ice6:12 - Morning Routine10:31 - Growing Up15:41 - Military Decision20:37 - BUDS and Education31:00 - 1st Deployment to Afghanistan39:40 - Close Calls49:17 - Dogs On Deployment55:47 - Post 1st Deployment57:13 - 2nd Deployment to Afghanistan1:35:21 - Post 2nd Deployment and BUDS Instructing1:44:40 - 3rd Deployment to Columbia1:55:51 - Transitioning Out and Post Military 1:57:59 - Kennedy Defensive Solutions2:01:07 - Police Academy2:03:20 Policing in California2:11:50 - Domestic Abuse2:21:27 - Stereotyping in Police2:31:00 - Proactive PolicingThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/212h 45m

Episode 77: 82nd Airborne to Podcasting with Dan Hollaway

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more!Dan Hollow...This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/213h 1m

Episode 76: Special Forces Doctor Mike Simpson

Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbmhpUFowQ2dCYzM0bWZBNkdlbFhKRFkwdGpad3xBQ3Jtc0tscG5Ga19OZm5sdDI2Y01JTTN1WFhaYW9YRjVudHdlR0hRTm16OUo1bWJzRGRoQTRQRDFiMjF4RmdjT2ZoamJqdEQ5QjNyU1Riejk1a1VibXI0MGlESjFVWlI2Mkh1UTUyX2FlVXNPMnlVTmFTUXRZbw&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mikeritlandco.com) for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! Dr. Mike Simpson has quite the record: Airborne Ranger, Special Forces Operator, and physician. Mike’s military career spanned thirty-two years of service and included multiple tours of combat. From the operating table to jumping out of helicopters and planes, Mike shares his story through it all, giving his opinion on important topics as he goes along. It is amazing to hear what he has to say about the world today. Hope you enjoy it! Sponsored by @jockofuel and @teamdog.pet. ---------- Table of Timestamps: 0:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWJaVh28w4&t=0s) - Introduction1:47 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWJaVh28w4&t=107s) - Breaking the Ice15:41 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWJaVh28w4&t=941s) - Morning Routine21:20 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWJaVh28w4&t=1280s) - Childhood Life25:44 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWJaVh28w4&t=1544s) - Progression in the Army41:01 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWJaVh28w4&t=2461s) - Southern Fort Renaming49:14 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWJaVh28w4&t=2954s) - 18 Deltas are essentially PAs1:04:17 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWJaVh28w4&t=3857s) - Combat Deployments1:25:12 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWJaVh28w4&t=5112s) - Leaving the Military1:34:47 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWJaVh28w4&t=5687s) - Opinion on how the USA left the Middle East1:39:11 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWJaVh28w4&t=5951s)This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/213h 31m

Episode 75: 29 Years in Special Operations with Rick Hogg

Rick Hogg has spent almost 3 decades in the U.S. Army, most of which with joint special operations command. He also spent several deployments as a k9 handler, also at the highest level possible. It was great to sit down with him a...This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/212h 53m

Episode 74: A Gold Star Widow's Fight For The Truth with Michelle Black

Losing our countrymen in war is something that is we have to deal with, but one we accept in that it’s a necessary evil to combat those who wish us harm. When those deaths are clouded in controversy, it makes it incredibly tough to accept. I sat down with green beret Gold star widow Michelle Black, to talk about her search for the truth after her husband was killed in Niger.Sponsored by @jockofuel and @teamdog.pet ----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Intro5:45 - Breaking the Ice9:00 - 20 Acres in California13:00 - My Green Beret Husband21:00 - Online Poker?27:00 - An Active-Duty Wife34:00 - The Afghanistan Deployment37:30 - Cattle Thieves42:00 - Premonitions46:30 - The Tongo Tongo Ambush56:00 - An American Funeral1:01:30 - Then Donald Trump Called1:07:30 - A White House Visit, A Trump Hotel1:17:30 - ISIS Releases the Video1:27:30 - Kids in the House1:34:00 - Recounting the Events1:56:00 -The Final Part2:00:00 - An Investigation2:10:00 - Wrapping UpGo Inside the Episode, See Behind-The-Scenes videos, and Support the Show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/mikedrop.----------To find out more about Michelle or to get a copy of her book, ‘Sacrifice: A Gold Star Widow’s Fight For The Truth’, visit her publisher’s website at www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/647982/sacrifice-by-michelle-black.---Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAFueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet---Apparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook | @TeamDog TrainingBooks, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritlandco.comWant more Mike Drop? Check out Uninfluenced, our weekly podcast at www.youtube.com/uninfluenced.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/212h 17m

Episode 73: God's Undaunted Plan with Kyle Thompson

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19/07/213h 3m

Episode 72: California Cop with Officer Kyle Shoberg

Active police K9 handlers are usually at the tip of the spear when it comes to dealing with the toughest calls. I sat down with Kyle Shoberg, who’s spent 14 years as a police officer - and half of that as a handler. We get in to the difficulties of policing in such a polarized political climate and also numerous shootouts he’s been in during his tenure.Sponsored by @jockofuel, @projectwarpath, @heartbeathotsauce, and @resiliencecbd.----------Table of Timestamps:00:00 - Intro9:00  - Breaking the Ice13:15 - Morning Routine18:00 - Growing Up in California29:15 - Police Academy32:00 - Justice with Discretion39:15 - Public Perception43:30 - First Years on the Force55:45 - George Floyd59:45 - My First K-91:10:15 - Dog Bites1:22:45 - New Dog, New Day1:29:15 - First Gunfight1:42:15 - An Explosive Situation1:55:15 - A Stolen Car2:04:4 5 - Shootout at the Sunrise Mall2:21:15 - PTSD2:31:15 - Departmental Changes2:37:00 - Defund the Police2:49:00 - Looking Ahead----------To find out more about Kyle or to learn more about Shoberg Tactical Consulting, check out Kyle’s website at www.kyleshoberg.com or follow him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/kyle_shoberg.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA---Heartbeat Hot Sauce | www.heartbeathotsauce.com | @heartbeat_hotsauceGet 20% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP at www.heartbeathotsauce.com.---Project Warpath | www.projectwarpath.com | @ProjectWarpathGet 15% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP15 at www.projectwarpath.com---Resilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbd---Apparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.pet Team Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/213h 7m

Episode 71: Breaching Bottles with Eli Crane

The discipline required to be an effective sniper is similar to the discipline required to be a successful entrepreneur. I sat down with former Navy SEAL sniper and Bottle Breacher CEO Eli Crane to discuss his time in the teams, going on the show “Shark Tank”, and the transition into being a businessman after his career.Sponsored by @jockofuel, @projectwarpath, and @resiliencecbd.----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Intro6:00 - Breaking the Ice11:15 - Growing Up in Yuma21:00 - In the Navy Now30:00 - Fleet Deployment39:30 - Second Hell Week50:15 - A Courthouse Wedding57:15 - Seal Team 31:12:30 - Light Up The Car1:30:00 - Sniper School1:43:30 - Dog Days1:55:30 - Search and Rescue2:00:45 - Deciding to Quit2:07:45 - Seals vs Football2:16:45 - BottleBreacher2:30:00 - Inside the Shark Tank2:46:45 - Brand Ambassador, Sig Sauer2:52:45 - Looking Ahead----------To find out more about Eli or to purchase any of his Bottle Breacher products, check out his website at www.bottlebreacher.com or follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @EliCrane_CEO.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA---Project Warpath | www.projectwarpath.com | @ProjectWarpathGet 15% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP15 at www.projectwarpath.com---Resilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbd---Fueled by Team Dog Food & Treats, apparel, accessories, and protection dogs at https://www.mikeritlandco.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.pet I Team Dog Facebook | @TeamDogShop, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at https://www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/213h 6m

Episode 70: Broken Boys Break Things with Sean ‘Buck’ Rogers

In today’s episode of “you thought you had a tough childhood” I sit down with former Green Beret and combat veteran Sean “Buck” Rogers. He has an incredible story of resilience and making the most of any situation.Sponsored by @jockofuel, @projectwarpath, and @resiliencecbd.----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Intro9:30 - Morning Routine12:15 - Working Out17:00 - Growing Up27:30 - The French Fry Incident33:30 - Fighting Words46:30 - Sunday Barbecues58:15 - Father Figure1:12:15 - Married Life1:22:45 - Ranger “Enlistment”1:36:30 - Second Selection1:51:00 - Purple Heart & Bronze Star1:03:15 - Dog Tales2:10:00 - Becoming a Cop2:15:30 - The George Floyd Riots2:25:30 - Observations on Emotion2:40:30 - Sean ‘Buck’ Rogers2:47:30 - In Conclusion----------To find out more about Sean or to purchase a copy of his book  "Rising Above", check out his website at www.seanbuckrogers.com, follow him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/seanbuckrogers, or subscribe to his channel FNG Academy on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt3rz2NOIXEpp5NZPG0VJSQ.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA---Project Warpath | www.projectwarpath.com | @ProjectWarpathGet 15% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP15 at www.projectwarpath.com---Resilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbd---Apparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.com Online dog training | https://teamdog.pet Team Dog Facebook | @TeamDog Training Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/212h 59m

Episode 69: Only Cry for the Living with Hollie McKay

I’ve had the honor to meet many a strong independent women in my life, and this episode was no exception. I sat down with Hollie McKay, author of “Only Cry For The Living” who has spent years covering the war torn Iraq/Syria region of the Middle East at the height of the ISIS onslaught. It was both inspiring and gut wrenching all at the same time, and really gave me a perspective reset that is always powerful and necessary to appreciate what we have and where we live.Sponsored by @jockofuel, @projectwarpath, and @resiliencecbd.And a very special thanks to Veteran Wood Company for the incredible display - www.veteranwoodco.com.----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Intro12:00 - Morning Routine13:45 - Growing Up Australian27:15 - Coming to America33:00 - Thoughts on Unbiased Journalism40:30 - Becoming a War Correspondent51:00 - Living On the Road1:08:30 - Reporting on ISIS1:22:00 - Presidential Changes1:36:30 - Russian Influence1:43:30 - Crimea1:47:00 - President Hollie McKay1:59:00 - How to Fix Democracy2:15:30 - Food Poisoning2:19:40 - Reflecting on Other Countries2:30:25 - Positive Stories From The Front2:40:25 - What’s Next? ----------To find out more about Hollie or to purchase a copy of her book ‘Only Cry For The Living’, visit her website at www.holliemckay.com or follow her on instagram and twitter @holliesmckay.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA---Project Warpath | www.projectwarpath.com | @ProjectWarpathGet 15% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP15 at www.projectwarpath.com---Resilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbd---Apparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.pet Team Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/213h 1m

Episode 68: A God-Fearing DEVGRU Man with Bill Rapier

The Duality of Service when completing 10 combat deployments with development group, all while being a staunch Christian is delicate yet impressive balance. I had the honor of sitting down with AMTAC shooting owner Bill Rapier, where we discussed his time serving in one of the most prestigious units in existence, growing up overseas, his family and faith, and living off the grid in Northern Idaho. Super interesting life of one hell of a warrior. Sponsored by @jockofuel, @projectwarpath, @resiliencecbd, and @heartbeat_hotsauce.----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Show Start8:30 - Starting the Day26:00 - Germany, Year 533:30 - Fighting at San Jose29:50 - Culture Jock44:45 - Military Aspirations54:30 - The Lord & The Carpenter1:00:15 - Sniper School1:11:00 - Black Hawk Down1:17:30 - Two Deployments in Iraq1:25:45 - Eight Deployments in Afghanistan1:35:00 - Going Hot1:46:00 - Dog Days1:58:30 - Religious Extremists2:05:30 - Killing In the Name Of2:11:00 - Big Picture People2:27:30 - General Thinking2:34:30 - AMTAC Shooting2:50:15 - AMTAC Blades2:56:30 - Preferred Carry3:04:30 - Homesteading3:17:30 - Off-Grid Parenting3:19:30 - In Conclusion----------To find out more about Bill, check out his website at ww.amtacshooting.com or follow him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/amtacshooting.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA---Project Warpath | www.projectwarpath.com | @ProjectWarpathGet 15% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP15 at www.projectwarpath.com---Resilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbd---Heartbeat Hot Sauce | www.heartbeathotsauce.com | @heartbeat_hotsauceGet 20% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP at www.heartbeathotsauce.com.---Apparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.pet Team Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/213h 36m

Episode 67: Taming Mother Nature with Trent S.

Since the beginning of combat, weather has played an enormous role in how it's won and lost. Countless souls have been lost due to miscalculations of weather and it’s impacts on the battlefield. In this episode, I sat down with an active duty Air Force Special Warfare Weatherman. From being in gunfights alongside green berets, to missing windows of helo extract that results in being snowed in for 2 days, a fascinating look at a very small and elite, yet vitally important element of this nations war-fighting tip of the spear.Sponsored by @jockofuel, @projectwarpath, and @resiliencecbd----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 - Show Start7:00 - Breaking the Ice17:00 - A Mormon from Utah26:00 - High School Car Salesman34:00 - Special Ops Weather37:00 - Ambushed in the Valley44:45 - Taming Mother Nature53:45 - Deployment, Round 21:01:00 - Long Days in Qandahar1:01:45 - F*cked Up Forecasts1:10:45 - Crisis Response Force1:20:00 - Presidential Changes1:24:15 - Active Duty COVID Woes1:27:45 - Senior Master Sergeant1:38:30 - Coin Collector1:45:00 - A Message from Mike Drop----------To find out more about Trent, check out his podcast at www.onesready.com.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAProject Warpath | www.projectwarpath.com | @ProjectWarpathGet 15% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP15 at www.projectwarpath.comResilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbdApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.pet Team Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/211h 51m

Episode 66: Motrin and Ice with Leo Jenkins

From living in Mexico to traveling the world on a hundred bucks, former Army Ranger medic turned author Leo Jenkins is one of the most interesting men in the world. Great stories of special operations medics and what happens after the fact in this one.Sponsored by @jockofuel, @originusa, and @resiliencecbd ---------- Table of Timestamps: 0:00 - Show Start6:20 - Breaking the Ice16:00 - Baja, Mexico24:30 - Arizona Origins33:15 - September 11, 200142:00 - In The Army Now4:00 - Operation Red Wings1:02:00 - Going to Iraq1:05:30 - Operation Simpson1:22:00 - Dog Bites1:42:50 - College Boy2:03:50 - Why We’re Still Fighting2:13:10 - Colorado Felonies2:20:00 - $100 to Slovenia2:33:10 - Jonesing for the Road----------To find out more about Leo or to purchase one of his books, find him on Amazon or follow him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/leo_jenkins.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAResilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbdApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.pet Team Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/202h 54m

Episode 65: Captain Phillips & Extortion 17 with Terry Houin

The story of Captain Phillips and the sniper operation that saved his life and rescued him is one of the best our country has. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Terry Houin, one of the deadliest men on the planet, and who was one of the snipers on that operation. We talked about his amazing 26 year career as a SEAL, primarily spent at Development Group in the SEAL teams. Sponsored by @jockofuel, @originusa, and @resiliencecbd ---------- Table of Timestamps: 0:00 Show Start 5:15 Breaking the Ice 16:45 Dairy Farm Roots 20:00 Boot Camp in Orlando 27:00 Seal Team 4 37:40 Gold Squadron 43:10 Afghan Deployment 51:40 Headed to Iraq 55:10 Jessica Lynch 59:00 Birthday Party 1:06:00 Sniper Overwatch 1:18:00 Husband and Father 1:21:50 Extortion 17 1:27:20 Captain Phillips 1:51:40 Master Chief 1:56:30 Shrapnel & PTSD 2:06:00 Family Man ---------- To find out more about Terry or to follow him on Instagram, find him at www.instagram.com/terry.houin. ---------- Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA Resilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbd Apparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.com Online dog training | https://teamdog.pet Team Dog Facebook | @TeamDog Training Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/202h 24m

Episode 64: Back From The Dead with Jason Redman

In this harrowing tale of learning true leadership the hard way, I sat down with former Navy SEAL Jason Redman to talk about his story of coming back after being seriously wounded in combat and making the most of adversity. From Ranger School to Iraq, there's no shortage of great lessons learned and how to maximize opportunities from the adversity in this one. Sponsored by @jockofuel, @originusa, and @resiliencecbd----------Table of Timestamps:0:00 Show Start7:26 Breaking the Ice (Best Childhood Memory)17:50 Growing Up Redman29:10 Sights on Seal Team41:10 Run Through The Jungle (Seal Team 4)46:20 Freshman Year, 9/1153:40 Make the Call1:02:40 Sh*tcanned back to Bagram1:07:30 Ranger School, Round 11:15:30 Ranger School, Round 21:20:40 Back in (Platoon) Black1:28:00 Jason's Injury1:46:10 Off the Medevac2:00:45 The Wife, The Kids, & The Recovery2:15:40 Lessons in the Aftermath2:21:10 Living Proof of a Comeback----------To find out more about Jason or to purchase one of his books, visit www.jasonredman.com (http://www.jasonredman.com/) or find him on Facebook and Instagram @jasonredmanww.Check out Jason's podcast, Moving The Needle with Jason Redman, on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAResilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbdApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/202h 41m

Episode 63: Kevin Owens - Irish Born, American Made

From being an Irish special forces soldier conducting operations at the height of the British/IRA conflicts to fighting for America as a Green Beret in Iraq and Afghanistan- Kevin Owens has Over 30 years of experience fighting for the country he lives in at the highest level possible. Absolutely riveting insight and interview sitting down with him discussing his Irish childhood and vast combat experiences as an adult. Sponsored by @jockofuel, @originusa, and @resiliencecbd ---------- Table of Timestamps: Intro - 0:00Breaking the Ice - 1:43Growing Up Irish - 10:30The Northern Ireland Conflict - 20:10Antifa, Police, and Peaceful Protests - 34:30Irish Army vs American Army - 42:37Discharge By Purchase - 49:30The Mogadishu Job - 56:20In The Army Now - 1:05:20An Irish Diet - 1:17:30Special Forces - 1:27:50Taking The Leash Off - 1:40:30Sniper School - 1:52:40Professional Soldier, Personal Man - 2:02:40Retired (Medically) - 2:10:55Canine Combat - 2:24:26Voting in 2020 - 2:28:55Irish Stereotypes - 2:38:20FieldCraft Survival - 2:40:45Closing Remarks - 2:44:10----------To find out more about Kevin or FieldCraft Survival, visit www.fieldcraftsurvival.com or find him on Instagram @kevin.p.owens.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAResilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbdApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/202h 48m

Episode 62: Angel Cortes - Gang Signs & Ranger Tabs

I talk a lot about maximizing opportunity as I believe there is no shortage of it in this country. This episode is a prime example of it. I sat down with Angel Cortes - former L.A. gang banger turned Army Ranger, and now studying to be a registered dietician to help the type of communities from which he came from. Lots of great insight into immigration policy as well as rising up in the face of abject poverty and adversity. Sponsored by @jockofuel, @originusa, and @resiliencecbd----------Table of Timestamps:Breaking the Ice - 2:15Trouble at Home - 11:00Morning Routine - 19:45Illegal Immigration - 30:00How to Cross the Border - 39:00Gang Signs - 49:45Cops and Robbers - 1:00:30Idols and Superheroes - 1:08:00Joining the Military - 1:16:30Boots on the Ground - 1:31:30How I Got Out - 1:41:00An Army Story - 1:48:15Florida Ranger School - 2:04:15Coming Home - 2:20:20Diet and Exercise - 2:30:15A Question for Mike - 2:49:15----------To find out more about Angel or to purchase any of Angel's apparel, visit www.r (https://rangercortes.com/)angercortes.com or follow him on Instagram @angelgcortes175.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAResilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbdApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/203h 10m

Episode 61: Matt Hanson - Running with Ironman

The Ironman race... 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run. A ridiculous feat of preparation, endurance, and mental toughness. To not only finish, but to be a 3 time North American champion and shatter numerous course records around the world is on a different level. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt Hanson who accomplished just that, and asked him all about what that’s like at that magnitude. I was always a big fan of triathlons growing up, and this episode I had a lot of questions and desired insight into the mind of someone who has competed at that level. From bike crashes to shitting yourself, we get into what it really takes to push yourself way past what you thought was possible. Sponsored by @jockofuel, @originusa, and @resiliencecbd----------Table of Timestamps:Breaking the Ice - 5:55Morning Routine - 12:45Growing Up in the Midwest - 21:40First Major Injury - 29:45The First Ironman - 36:30Peak Workout - 48:00Strategy & The Chess Game - 59:30Turning a Profit - 1:08:30Drug Testing - 1:15:45Workout & Nutrition - 1:25:00Matt Hanson Coaching - 1:35:30----------To find out more about Matt or to find out how Matt and his team can help train your brain and your body to overcome any race, visit www.matthansontri.com or follow Matt on @matthansontri on social media.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAResilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbdApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/201h 48m

Episode 60: Yousef Badou - Identifying the Threat with Emergence Disrupt

Born in Kuwait and baring witness to the gulf war Iraqi invasion of his home country, Yousef Badou grew up around the kind of violence that made him want to combat it as he got older. After serving several combat tours as a U.S. Marine, he took part in a special project to train and teach other war fighters to be able to assess and predict violence through body language and context. I had the pleasure of sitting down him to discuss all things related, and of course tie in the parallels of dogs. Sponsored by @jockofuel, @originusa, and @resiliencecbd----------Table of Timestamps:Breaking the Ice - 2:00Growing Up in Kuwait - 15:15Home Sweet Home - 28:30MSG (Marine Security Guard) - 40:00End of the Tour(s) - 55:00The Marine Corp Combat Hunter Program - 58:35A Civilian Instructor - 1:11:00Behavioral Analysis - 1:18:00How to Practice Behavior - 1:36:15Traveling and Safety - 1:48:30Emergence Disrupt - 1:58:35Wrapping Up & Contact Info - 2:04:45----------To find out more about Yousef or to find out how Emergence Disrupt can help increase situational awareness and behavioral analysis in your organization, visit www.emergencedisrupt.com or follow Yousef on Instagram at www.instagram.com/yousefbadou_emergence.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAResilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbdApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/202h 17m

Episode 59: Nick Irving & Remi Adeleke - Police, Protests, and George Floyd

The last few weeks have been some trying times in our nation, to say the least. I wanted to bring two former guests on with as relevant of a perspective as I could think of to both shed some light from their perspective as well as give mine, while having a healthy and necessary discussion. This episode I had the honor of having former SEAL Remi Adeleke and former Army Ranger Nick Irving discuss all things race-related for our country. I hope that those who listen, do so you understand and not respond or confirm. Starting by respecting one another, and truly trying to understand the others perspective is the key to moving forward and coming together. Sponsored by @jockofuel, @originusa, and @resiliencecbd ----------Table of Timestamps:Breaking the Ice - 2:35Going to Protest & Defunding Police - 18:30Bold Accusations & Spotting Racists - 33:00Devil's Advocate & Colored Skin - 44:30Heavy Statistics & White Flags - 1:03:00Playing Politics & Textbook Racism- 1:17:10Black Doesn't Sell & Privilege - 1:29:40Hard Times & Colored Handouts - 1:46:30Education & Managing Resources - 2:05:50New World Order & Police Suggestions - 2:15:30Colin Kaepernick & The N Word- 2:34:00Black Lives Matter - 2:53:35Donald Trump & Making Us Great - 3:08:00Looking Ahead & Moving Forward - 3:20:45----------To purchase a copy of Remi's book "Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds," visit ibit.ly/hY73 and follow Remi on Instagram at instagram.com/remiadeleke.To purchase a copy of Nick's book "Reaper: Drone Strike: A Sniper Novel," visit ibit.ly/k4oo and follow Nick on Instagram at instagram.com/officialreaper33.----------Support our sponsors:Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAResilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbdApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/203h 38m

Episode 58: Will Chesney - Navy Seal Dog Handler & Author of 'No Ordinary Dog'

The most famous mission in modern history, a bad ass K9 that accompanied the SEAL team that conducted it, and the operator/handler that took K9 Cairo on that mission. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the latest Mike Drop episode. I had the honor of sitting down with @willcheeese, author of @noordinarydogbook, to talk about all things Operation Neptune Spear to take down the worlds most wanted man - Osama Bin Laden. Sponsored by @jockofuel and @originusa.----------Table of Timestamps:Breaking the Ice & Dog Treats - 2:35Afraid of Heights & Hell Week - 12:35Giving Up Tridents & Seal Team Four - 20:25Night Sniper in Iraq & Mike Day - 25:05Close Calls & Dog Exposure - 37:05Falco the Dog & K-9 KIA - 44:35Handler School & Meeting Cairo - 58:55Cairo & The Baby - 1:12:55Reunion & Broken Canines - 1:43:55Virginia & Operation Neptune - 1:53:05The Bin Laden Raid - 2:03:05Back In The Saddle & Getting Blown Up - 2:21:55N.I.C.O. & Thirsty Problems - 2:34:35Dieting & The Corona Twenty - 2:46:25No Ordinary Dog (Wrapping Up) - 2:57:55----------To purchase a copy of Will's book, 'No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the Seal Teams to the Bin Laden Raid,' visit https://amzn.to/2S9NkZn.To learn more about Will, follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/willcheeese (https://www.instagram.com/willcheeese).----------Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/203h 17m

Episode 57: Akshay Nanavati - USMC Veteran and Author of 'Fearvana'

What do you get when take a former U.S. Marine from India, who post service gets enlightened and on the level with the Dalai Lama ? You get a super interesting cat named Akshay Nanavati (@fearvana). Incredibly fascinating sit down with the author of the book Fearvana, and we talk about life in many different spectrums. Sponsored by @jockofuel and @originlabs.----------Table of Timestamps: Breaking the Ice & The Dalai Lama - 1:33 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_U_dwrDevs&t=93s) Seven Days in the Dark - 3:45 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_U_dwrDevs&t=225s) Pride & The Adventure - 14:19 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_U_dwrDevs&t=859s) How to Meditate & Ultrarunning - 17:33 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_U_dwrDevs&t=1053s) Born in Bombay - 25:13 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_U_dwrDevs&t=1513s) Green Card Enlistment & Iraq - 34:33 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_U_dwrDevs&t=2073s) Seven Months Out & Chasing the Edge - 48:07 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_U_dwrDevs&t=2887s) Breakpoint Binging & Post-Traumatic Growth - 53:33 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_U_dwrDevs&t=3213s) Fearvana & Success Victims - 1:04:38 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_U_dwrDevs&t=3878s) The Three Sections & Sugarcoating - 1:26:23 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_U_dwrDevs&t=5183s)This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/202h 39m

Episode 56: Jeff Morris - Former Army Officer and Author of 'Legion Rising'

Hearing about men being led into battle and ultimately being lost is something that is never easy to listen to, but is necessary to digest as a nation keeping the promise to never forget about its soldiers that pay the ultimate sacrifice. I sat down with Jeff Morris, author of “Legion Rising” about his role as an Army captain in charge of numerous men lost at the height of the Iraq war. Many tough memories recounted on this one, memories we all need to be aware of. Sponsored by @jockofuel and @originlabs.---------- Table of Timestamps: Small Talk & Coronavirus - 3:27 Dad Work & Baseball - 17:10 Navy Bound & Selling Cars - 31:25 9/11 & 14 Weeks - 39:13 Alpha Platoon & Combat Cherry -49:55Seeing Atrocity & Firefight - 56:55Haifa Street & Going Home - 1:16:55Redeployed & I.E.D.'s - 1:35:25Dead Girl Road - 2:04:15Looking in the Mirror - 2:21:43Animosity & The Burden of Command - 2:31:15Homebound & Going Dark - 2:36:25The Legion 8 Foundation & Workout - 2:44:15Finances & Corona (In Conclusion) - 2:47:25---------- To purchase a copy of Jeff's book 'Legion Rising: Surviving Combat and the Scars It Left Behind, " visit www.amzn.to/2X5SnNC. To learn more about Jeff, follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/legionrisingbook , follow him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/risewithjeff, and follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jeffmo18.----------Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USAApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/203h 2m

Episode 55: Nick Bare - Former Army Officer & Founder of Bare Performance Nutrition

Being a veteran entrepreneur myself, I find it extremely beneficial and therapeutic to sit down with fellow veteran entrepreneurs. In this episode I sit down with Nick Bare (@nickbarefitness) former Army officer, founder and CEO of Bare Performance Nutrition to discuss both his story and go over some great lessons learned on starting a business from scratch while on active duty. Sponsored by @jockofuel, @originlabs, and @bubsnaturals. ---------- Table of Timestamps: Small Talk & Ice Baths - 0:25Dairy Farms & Eating Disorders - 13:43Into the Army & South Korea - 27:44Ranger School & Starting a Business - 37:44Entrepreneurship & Leveraging Time - 46:14Bare Performance & The Kerosene Method - 58:54COVID-19 & Chinese Manufacturing - 1:06:14Average Joe Fitness & Good Feelings - 1:13:14Overrated Cardio & Iron Man - 1:24:14Writing a Book & Entitlement - 1:28:44Winning the Day Back (In Conclusion) - 1:34:44----------To purchase a copy of Nick's book, "25 Hours a Day: Going One More to Get What You Want," visit https://amzn.to/3alQEYh. To learn more about Nick, visit his website at www.bareperformancenutrition.com, follow him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/nickbarefitness, and subscribe to him on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/barelifenutrition.----------Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USABubs Naturals | www.bubsnaturals.com | @bubsnaturalsApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/201h 51m

Episode 54: Mike Day - Former Navy SEAL and Author of Perfectly Wounded

There are times when I have the opportunity to sit down with some extraordinary men and am routinely humbled by their stories. This was absolutely one of those times. Mike Day is a retired Navy SEAL who was shot 27 times on one mission, and managed to kill the 4 insurgents who shot him, then walked himself to the medical helicopter. This is one of the most remarkable stories I've been honored to be told first hand, and one that I know you guys will appreciate.----------Table of Timestamps:Breaking the Ice & Bullet Wounds - 1:24Growing up Tough & Trouble at Home- 5:54Out of School & Into the Military - 22:53Out of a Plane & Into Team 8- 40:392006, Iraq, & Fallujah - 54:01Shot 27 Times in One Firefight - 1:05:35Evac to Germany & Coming Home - 1:28:54Up on the Saddle & Back Into Jumpschool- 1:40:37Retired, Retired? - 1:48:11Trauma Builds Resilience (In Conclusion) - 1:56:54----------To learn more, visit Mike Day's website at www.perfectlywounded.com Preorder Mike’s book, ‘Perfectly Wounded,’ coming June 9th at https://amzn.to/2WjIUlA----------Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USABubs Naturals | www.bubsnaturals.com | @bubsnaturalsApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at www.trikos.comOnline dog training | https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook | @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at www.mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/202h 12m

Episode 53: Ephraim Mattos - Former Navy SEAL and Author of City of Death

I've had the pleasure of speaking to quite a few fellow combat vets about their experiences in the Middle East. Even with that, I wasn't prepared for hearing Ephraim's account of the battle for taking back Mosul from ISIS after U.S. Forces pulled back. Author of "City of Death" and founder of Stronghold Rescue and Relief, Ephraim Mattos shares his detailed account of a truly remarkable battle in one of the oldest cities on Earth.Visit Stronghold Rescue and Relief at www.strongholdrescue.org @strongholdrescueFind City of Death on AmazonSupport our sponsors: Origin Labs - https://originmaine.com/origin-labs/ @ORIGIN USA (https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCS0X9YvU9c5uU3FAb5D30Uw)Bubs Naturals www.bubsnaturals.com @bubsnaturalsApparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at https://trikos.comOnline dog training at https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook - @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at https://mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/203h 5m

Episode 52: Eddie Gallagher - Retired Navy SEAL

Arguably the most polarizing story in the history of the SEAL Teams, the war crimes accusations surrounding Eddie Gallagher have made it a tumultuous story for our entire nation. The president intervened when pre-trial confinement protocol wasn’t being followed, the media has portrayed a narrative and perspective, now it’s time to hear Eddie’s side of the story. I sat down with Eddie face to face, and wanted to get all of the questions I think most of us have answered. Irrespective of what side of the fence you sit on, listen to the whole thing and get all sides before you judge. Support the Gallagher non-profit foundation benefiting service members and law enforcement personnel at www.pipehitterfoundation.org Apparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at https://trikos.com Online dog training at https://teamdog.pet Team Dog Facebook - @TeamDog TrainingBooks, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at https://mikeritland.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/203h 2m

Episode 51: Mike Glover - The Fieldcraft Survival Expert

The inspiration that comes from speaking with real life heroes is impossible to quantify. I continue to be humbled by the caliber of individuals that are willing to share their story with me. In sitting down with former green beret/unit member and owner of Fieldcraft Survival, Mike Glover, I continue to be amazed. After 20 years of service to this country in the highest of capacities, we talk about his experience as tomb guard, green beret, and Tier 1 operator. More importantly, we talk about how those experiences shaped who he is and how he brings that knowledge to your everyday citizen through his company, Fieldcraft survival. - Jump to a Topic - 18:36 - Childhood/growing up23:15 - Joining the military31:49 - Tomb of the unknown soldier duty40:50 - Special Forces training49:10 - Special ops deployments/operation redwings1:24:00 - "The Unit"2:03:40 - Benghazi2:15:06 - Friends lost in combat and how to deal with it2:18:56 - Getting out of the military2:46:20 - Active shooter/ 2nd Amendment3:04:55 - How to fix politics and D.C. Apparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at https://trikos.comOnline dog training at https://teamdog.petTeam Dog Facebook - @TeamDogTrainingBooks, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at https://mikeritland.com Survival and weapons training at www.fieldcraftsurvival.comFieldcraft Survival on Instagram - @fieldcraftsurvivalFollow Mike Glover on Instagram - @Mike.A.GloverThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/203h 29m

Episode 50: Clint Emerson and Shane Hiatt

This episode is especially meaningful for me. Two of my closest friends, (Clint Emerson and Shane Hiatt) that I’ve been to war with,  and all three of us close with Glen Doherty.  We talk about our time together with Glen in platoons at SEAL team 3, Iraq, and transitioning out into entrepreneurism afterward. Never a dull moment with these two bad asses. Sponsored by @originlabs @originusa @bubsnaturalsThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/01/203h 40m

Episode 49: Rachel Scheer - Modeling, Nutrition, and Functional Medicine

With all the conflicting information out there about health and nutrition, I feel obligated to bring different folks on regularly to discuss the ins and outs of all things food. In this episode I sit down with nutritionist and fitness model Rachel Scheer, and she drops some serious knowledge. Grab your notebooks on this one!Sponsored by @originlabs @originusaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/12/192h 14m

Episode 48: Nikki Selby - Airborne Angel

A strong, powerful and independent woman who perseveres through whatever stands in her way... is a perfect description for my guest on this episode. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Lt. Commander Nikki Selby, a combat veteran flight nurse with an absolutely incredible story she was kind enough to share with us. Prepare to be inspired folks- this one is fantastic.Sponsored by @originlabs @originlabsusaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/193h 9m

Episode 47: Jason and Iris Gardner - Back to the Basics

Our way of life that has become routine and ordinary is one of the biggest contributors to our societal degradation. The only way to fix this issue is for each of us to act, and that starts with setting the example. In this episode I sat down with Jason and Iris Gardner, and they exemplify such an example. Very raw emotion from both about life experiences, the horrors of combat, sexual assault, and the positives we can all draw and learn from with those experiences.Sponsored by @originlabs @originusaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/193h 54m

Episode 46: Sam Bonilla - Law and Order, Chicago

There's no job more polarizing and controversial right now than being a police officer. There have been a number of stories in the past few years that have fanned the flames of controversy as it relates to how officers use their authority. It's a constant tough job where split second decisions that have life long impacts occur constantly. This episode I sit down with Sam Bonilla, a captain with a Chicago suburb police department, attorney and USMC vet right in the thick of where our mainstream media highlights such issues. We talk about all things cop, from race relations to drugs, second amendment rights, Body cams, abuse of power and training deficiencies. Great perspective from a man who's lived it for over two decades.Sponsored by @originlabs @originusaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/193h 54m

Episode 45: Nick Koumalatsos - Excommunicated Warrior

The rivalry between Marine Raiders (MARSOC) and the SEAL teams is fierce and constant. I'm often asked about the difference between the two, and what they are like. In this episode I sit down with Nick Koumalatsos to talk about them, Force Recon, and all things leatherneck. More importantly, we dive into his book "Excommunicated Warrior" to discuss the path and struggle that exists for veterans as they find their way back into the civilian world upon exiting from the service. Great info and insight about struggle and how to overcome it.Sponsored by @originlabs @originusaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/193h 48m

Episode 44: Eric Maddox - Finding Saddam

Ladies and gentleman... we got em. Those words forever etched in our minds from the day that Saddam Hussein was finally captured after months of raids and tireless searching. I sat down with the man responsible for breaking the source that led to that capture. Saddams right hand man finally gave him up after Eric interrogated him, and account of the amazing journey of the operators that ultimately nabbed him is gripping to say the least.Sponsored by @originlabs @originusaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/193h 28m

Episode 43: Thomas Pecora - Counter-Terrorism

Have you ever wondered what the inner workings of the CIA's real life Jack Bauer  style CTC command is really like? In this episode we find out all things related to it, as well as the CIA's overseas security details at every level. I sat down with Thomas Pecora and discussed his new book "Guardian" and got a ton of insight into the dark world of anti terrorism that most people only watch movies about. I was on the edge of my seat to say the least!!Sponsored by @originlabs & @originusaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/193h 24m

Episode 42: Matt Pittman - Meat Church

You guys asked for it, and I'm delivering it. Matt Pittman of Meat Church baptizing the Mike Drop podcast with all kinds of crazy BBQ knowledge. We talk all things meat, delving into all the intricacies of the most primal cooking method out there. No shortage of info to get you up to speed to throw down in your backyard in this one.Sponsored by @originlabs & @originusaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/192h 34m

Episode 41: Jaeson Jones - Cartels, Drugs, and Walls

The tumultuous situation at the border is more complicated than we hear about in the media. We only hear what they want us to, and it’s not even close to what really goes on. In this episode I sit down with Jaeson Jones, former higher up at the Texas department of public safety, where he ran counter terrorism/narcotic operations as well as the renowned Texas rangers. We get into all things border security, drug legalization, and how to combat the constant pressure coming up towards us. There’s a lot of dicey situations uncovered in this one, strap in and hold on.Sponsored by @originlabs & @originusaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/192h 48m

040 John Nores

There are many dark elements of our society that we rarely get to see light being shone upon. I sit down with Lt. John Nores of the California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife highlighting the dangerous work he & his teammates have done combatting the environmentally devastating marijuana grow sites in CA. Lots of riveting operational stories in this one.https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-War-Operations-Reclaiming-Wildlands/Sponsored by @originlabs & @originusaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/193h 22m

039 Dakota Meyer

There are times in life when you are faced with impossible decisions. Impossible decisions that no matter what you pick, the outcome is of the gravest of consequences, and people die. This episode I had the honor of hearing first hand that experience from the one and only Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor recipient and world class patriot. The depth of this interview can not be overstated, one that every American should listen to. @dakotameyer0317Sponsored by Origin Labs & Origin USAThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/193h 27m

038 Tony Blauer

How prepared are you in terms being attacked in a real work setting? Violence is part of human nature, & there are examples all day everyday of people who are woefully underprepared for it. I sit down with the legend, Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems. Tony is the real deal and after 40 years studying violence, mindset, resiliency & more his program is much deeper than a how to punch or choke someone out, there are so many good real world lessons in this one!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/193h 42m

037 Taylor Canfield

The SEAL teams are filled with ultra competitive over achievers, men who set their minds to accomplish a goal & don’t stop until they are either successful or dead. I am incredibly fortunate to be able to sit down one of those men in this episode. Former combat veteran SEAL, SEAL K9 handler & now NASCAR race car driver Taylor Canfield joins me and tells his gripping story of overcoming challenges and ultimately kicking life where it deserves. No shortage of inspiration on this one!@Taylor1canfieldThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/192h 39m

035 Nick “The Reaper” Irving

You guys asked for it, & you got it. Circling back with the reaper, aka Nick Irving. After such positive feedback after our first episode with him, we sit down again & go deeper into some of the social policies we talked about the first time, what he’s been up to since that episode as well as his new book & what’s coming down the pipeline.Reaper: Threat Zerohttps://www.amazon.com/Reaper-Threat-Zero-Sniper-Novel/dp/125012736X/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=Reaper%3A+Threat+Zero&qid=1560143063&s=gateway&srThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/193h 19m

034 Hamody Jasim

There are times in our lives when we feel defeated, at our lowest, and like we can’t win. Most often here in this country, the “problems” that we complain about are very trivial. I talk a lot about perspective on my shows and how we should all use it to gain insight on the issues we face. I sit down with Hamody Jasim & talk about his time growing up in Iraq during Saddam's reign & post regime. A remarkable & moving episode.  @the_terrorist_whispererThe Terrorist Whisperer https://amzn.to/2IjvI7MThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/194h 11m

033 Mike Sauers & Samantha Bonilla

What do you think of when you hear the term “power couple”? Think no longer, in this episode I sit down with former SEAL and Forged clothing co-founder Mike Sauers and his beautiful former marine turned model/private investigator/veteran and first responder advocate Samantha Bonilla. There’s no shortage of back and forth between the adventurous duo in this comedic episode of both of their life stories. @forgedmike@samantha_r_bonillaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/192h 51m

032 Remi Adeleke

Where does your perspective come from? Is it influenced by real life experiences from having been immersed in other cultures or is it sheltered by affluent America? This episode gives a nod to the former as I sit down with an incredible man born in Nigeria, who’s also a former Navy SEAL, Man of God, actor and all around amazing human being. Remi Adeleke shares with us his real life coming to America story in this incredible episode of inspiring perseverance.Pick up his book https://amzn.to/2GY5MPjThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/192h 2m

031 Chris Osman Part II

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be locked up abroad? Well, wait no longer, in this episode I sit back down with former Navy SEAL, Chris Osman, after recently being arrested & jailed in Haiti. You may have seen the headlines & stories about what he and others were doing out there. We talk about what happened from beginning to end. You won’t want to miss this one, truly an eye opener for even the most seasoned world traveler. @_chris_osman_designsThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/191h 46m

031 Chris Osman Part I

If a former Marine turned SEAL started his own tactical gear company at the turn of the century before all the big name companies do, what do you suppose would come of that? A self made entrepreneur with a ton of lessons learned the hard way so you don’t have to. In this episode I sit down with Chris Osman who graduated BUD/s class 215 with me, we talk about his military time, combat & transitioning into a multi-million dollar business owner. @_chris_osman_designsThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/193h 52m

030 Shawn Ryan

Former Navy SEALCIA security contractorTrained Keanu Reeves for John Wick to be even more of a bad assReminds you of Dirty Harry 2.0 with his Sahara Desert bone dry sarcasmThis episode I sit down with Shawn Ryan of Vigilance Elite to discuss all things bad ass. No feelings spared here (are you surprised at this point?) and lots of good info and stories shared in true Mike Drop fashion. Vigilanceelite.cominstagram.com/shawnryan762This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/192h 47m

029 Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

What do years of figure and fitness competitions followed by becoming a doctor of health and nutrition give you? Grab your notebooks and pay attention, this episode I sit down with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon and talk about all things nutrition and fitness. A ton of great useable and pertinent info on this one that I’m still learning from.@drgabriellelyonThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/192h 32m

028 Collin Joseph

From pipeline welder to successful online fitness coach, entrepreneur and body builder, this episode I sit down with Canadian Collin Mayne to talk about his inspirational journey to get to where he is today. A number of great lessons learned on this one for starting your own brand/business, as well as some motivation for getting after it in the gym.@collinJoseph_fitThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/191h 25m

027 JP Dinnell

When teachers of leadership & excellence share their motivation & lessons learned, it’s imperative that they have the real world examples of walking that walk to back it up. The guest of this episode couldn’t be a better example of overcoming odds and setting the example for all of us to live by. I sat down with former SEAL & Echelon Front instructor JP Dinnell where he gives us the riveting example of what determination and never settling while striving for greatness looks like. instagram.com/jpdinneThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/193h 16m

026 Dr. Jason Piccolo

With all of the current political infighting about border security, the wall, and human trafficking - this episode is a timely & important one. I sat down with Dr. Jason Piccolo, long time border patrol & federal agent to discuss his book “Unwavering." There were many details I learned in this one, & it gives great insight into issues facing our border agents as well as the macro big picture on the political scale. Unwavering: A Border Agent's Journey From Hunter to Huntedhttps://amzn.to/2O7KalrThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/191h 57m

025 Benito Olson

Combing special operations and working K9’s is the marrying of two things I’m most passionate about. In this episode I sit down with Benito Olsen, former K9 handler attached to SEAL team 6 for numerous combat deployments & remarkably harrowing stories of missions he’s conducted with dogs overseas. The emotions brought during this episode managed to overcome us both and I’m very honored to bring this showcasing of how important & dogs are to our special operations troops.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/192h 39m

024 Lara Logan

6 years ago, Lara Logan interviewed me for a 60 minutes piece. I had the opportunity to interview her in similar fashion. Like you’ve never heard or seen her before, her amazing journey & career as a world renowned journalist, in some of the most dangerous places on earth. The bravery & courage she shows in this interview sharing details of being in war zones as well as being sexually assaulted in Egypt is impossible to overstate. Enter the world of one of the most badass women to ever grace the news worlThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/193h 42m

023 Eddie Penney

The parallels of character that exists in a SEAL team 6 operator & devoted father who suddenly found himself taking care of several children by himself immediately returning from combat is incredibly inspiring. I sit down with Eddie Penney, CEO of Contingent group & former SEAL team 6 operator. He gives us amazing insight into the incredibly competent and world famous unit that has been responsible for numerous high level operations.Instagram.com/eddie.penneywww.contingentgroup.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/192h 30m

Team Dog 004

In this Team Dog Podcast episode I talk about my training philosophies and I take a Q&A from the audience.If you own a dog, come JOIN the Trikos Team Dog Community TODAY at www.teamdog.pet for training lessons, a dog den resource site for everything dog (poisonous foods, first aid, equipment, health checks, and more), forums with an active dog community, and Live Video Chats with me to answer any and all questions.Use promo code BETTERDOG for an instant 25% off the yearly membership!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/192h 8m

022 Erika Jayne

What does a former Navy SEAL and a real housewife of Beverly Hills have in common? More than you would think... this episode I sit down with my good friend and protection dog client, the one and only “the pretty mess” aka Erika Jayne. In true Mike Drop fashion no punches are pulled and I ask her what I want to and how I want to ask her about her life and how it is to be the star of a hit TV reality show.  Never a dull moment in this one!www.Erikajayne.com Instagram.com/@theprettymessThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/191h 30m

021 Jeff Nichols

Have you ever wondered how our nations most elite counter terrorism strength and conditioning coaches get those pipe hitters in world class shape? Imagine one who also spent years as a tier one operator himself, then became that same units lead mofo to condition those guys. Good news- you don’t have to imagine. This episode I sit down with former Navy SEAL and CSCS Jeff Nichols @jeffcscs to talk about both his time in the teams as well as becoming the lead human performance coach in the community.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/183h 39m

020 Mario Romero

What would have happened if Neil deGrasse Tyson went into special operations? Well, you’d get what we have on this episode where I sit down with Mario Romero- former Navy SEAL turned Columbia grad and now NASA employee. We talk about his career in the teams and what the transition to math geek/pathway to becoming an astronaut looks like.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/182h 20m

019 Jack Carr

What do you get when you take a SEAL from enlisted to officer, leading men on the battlefield fighting the war on terror to a first time thrilling fiction author with a story based on his knowledge of the government & special operations? Jack Carr is what, ladies & gentleman. Had a blast sitting down with him & catching up after 20 years talking about how his time fighting overseas influenced his brilliant writing career off the battlefield.instagram.com/jackcarrusatwitter.com/jackcarrusaThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/181h 32m

018 Johnny Walker

15 years ago, if I had been face to face with this man, there’s a high probability we would have been trying to kill each other. The fact that we are sitting here now the way we are as brothers truly highlights how amazing this nation really is. This episode I sit down with Iraqi interpreter to U.S. Special Operations forces “Johnny Walker”. We talk about his story growing up In Iraq and how he became so heavily involved helping SEALs & ultimately coming here and becoming a U.S. citizen.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/182h 46m

017 Dr. James Mitchell

Have you ever wondered what the inside scoop is on waterboarding and breaking the worlds most dangerous terrorists including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? Well, you’re in luck. This episode I had the honor of sitting down with Dr. James Mitchell, the man and patriot behind the interrogation of Al Qaeda leadership in shadowy CIA black sites, as well as the implementation of the enhanced interrogation techniques immediately after 9/11 to thwart future attacks. This one is real eye opener!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/183h

016 David Rutherford

It’s Mr. positivity on this episode folks, Dave Rutherford joins me to talk about all things motivation and a lot of good life lessons. There’s no shortage of meaningful and deep conversation in this one, and journey that Dave has undertaken is truly inspiring. Settle in and enjoy, this one showcases many good rules to live by!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/183h 15m

015 Mike Ritland Q & A Part II

A two part Question and Answer with yours truly. I tried to answer all your questions. This is not a dog specific podcast. However, one common question I received was how to deal with dog loss which I felt would be appropriate to answer on this one. Almost everything I’ve learned I’ve learned the hard way. I hope answering these things for you, will help you out. From leadership, entrepreneurship, hazing, life in the SEAL teams, political topics and much more this two part Q&A is jam packed.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/181h 33m

015 Mike Ritland Q & A Part I

A two part Question and Answer with yours truly. I tried to answer all your questions. This is not a dog specific podcast. However, one common question I received was how to deal with dog loss which I felt would be appropriate to answer on this one. Almost everything I’ve learned I’ve learned the hard way. I hope answering these things for you, will help you out. From leadership, entrepreneurship, hazing, life in the SEAL teams, political topics and much more this two part Q&A is jam packed.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/181h 5m

014 Debbie Lee

Our first Gold Star parent and female guest, Debbie Lee, the mother of Marc Lee who was the first Navy SEAL killed in action in Iraq joins me in a very touching and emotional tribute to her sons sacrifice and what it means to this nation. We discuss her and her sons childhood, the nature of the mission that took her sons life, and how she has ultimately turned her grief into helping scores of veterans and their families with her amazing charity “America’s Mighty Warriors”This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/182h 3m

013 Jeff Gonzales

What’s not intense about U.S. special operations battling it out with cartels? From executing counter narc tactics in central and South America, fighting in Panama and then turning it into one of the most successful shooting, consulting and training schools - this episode we sit down with former Navy SEAL and Trident concepts owner Jeff Gonzales to talk about all that and some serious fitness training as well. Packed episode as always and in true Mike Drop fashion.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/183h 2m

Team Dog 003

In this Team Dog episode of Mike Drop, I sit down with Eric and Ted from Working Dog Radio to discuss experiences in K9 training and deployment in law enforcement as well as some risqué undercover sting stories from Eric that you won’t want to miss!!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/182h 50m

012 Health & Fitness

Morning routine. I ask each Mike Drop guest what their morning routine is, and it’s spawned many listeners asking about mine. I’ve tried just about everything I’ve come across over the years with diets and exercise plans, many of which have been a bit off the wall or relatively extreme. In this episode I talk about not only my full morning routine, but the rest of the day during normal work days in terms of nutrition, exercise, sleep and recovery. This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/181h 1m

011 Jeremy Mahugh

This episode is a powerful one that will surely hit home. I sit down with Jeremy Mahugh, fellow SEAL and co-founder of Deliver Fund, an anti human trafficking organization. Deliver Fund is a non-profit that utilizes special operations members’ specific skill sets and operational experience to help support law enforcement in combating the human trafficking trade here in the U.S.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/183h 12m

010 Andy Stumpf

This guest has pushed the boundaries of human performance in wingsuit flying and smashed world records in doing so, is a decorated combat veteran Navy SEAL and all around Patriot. Andy Stumpf and I talk about his experiences that have gotten him to where he is today, and also answer a lot of your questions regarding hot bed political and societal issues relevant in our country today. There’s no shortage of perspective and solutions in this episode.AndyStumpf.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/183h 21m

009 Bryan Black

This episode I sit down with Bryan Black @bryanpblack owner and founder of ITS tactical (Imminent Threat Solutions. We cover a veritable smorgasbord of info in relation to home and personal security, fieldcraft and survival gear, and overall how to make yourself better prepared for a host of predicaments. Lots of good how-to and useful tips in this episode coupled with a number of gear reviews of different products out there.https://www.itstactical.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/182h 36m

Team Dog 002

In this Team Dog Podcast episode I talk about my training philosophies and I take a Q & A from the audience.If you would like a better relationship with your dog, are having any training issues, join the Team Dog Training Community and train your dog from the comfort of your home with me! www.TeamDog.PetThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/181h 28m

008 Mitch and Kyle

Double dose of inspiration: in this episode I talk with Mitch Aguiar and Kyle Maynard together. I talk with Mitch about his childhood influences and what brought him into the SEAL teams, the mindset motivation he possesses and what drives his inner savage as well as his transition from professional warfighter to professional MMA fighter. Kyle gave me incredible insight about what growing up struggling with the physical challenges he faced taught him and the role his family played in shaping who he is today.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5531509/advertisement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/182h 34m