81 episodes

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.

Mike Drop Mike Ritland

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 213 Ratings

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.

    Episode 75: 29 Years in Special Operations with Rick Hogg

    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...

    • 2 hrs 47 min
    Episode 74: A Gold Star Widow's Fight For The Truth with Michelle Black

    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
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    Table of Timestamps:
    0:00 - Intro
    5:45 - Breaking the Ice
    9:00 - 20 Acres in California
    13:00 - My Green Beret Husband
    21:00 - Online Poker?
    27:00 - An Active-Duty Wife
    34:00 - The Afghanistan Deployment
    37:30 - Cattle Thieves
    42:00 - Premonitions
    46:30 - The Tongo Tongo Ambush
    56:00 - An American Funeral
    1:01:30 - Then Donald Trump Called
    1:07:30 - A White House Visit, A Trump Hotel
    1:17:30 - ISIS Releases the Video
    1:27:30 - Kids in the House
    1:34:00 - Recounting the Events
    1:56:00 -The Final Part
    2:00:00 - An Investigation
    2:10:00 - Wrapping Up
    Go Inside the Episode, See Behind-The-Scenes videos, and Support the Show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/mikedrop.
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    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.
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    Support our sponsors:
    Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA
    Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet
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    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.mikeritlandco.com
    Want more Mike Drop? Check out Uninfluenced, our weekly podcast at www.youtube.com/uninfluenced.

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Episode 73: God's Undaunted Plan with Kyle Thompson

    Episode 73: God's Undaunted Plan with Kyle Thompson

    • 2 hrs 56 min
    Episode 72: California Cop with Officer Kyle Shoberg

    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.
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    Table of Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro
    9:00  - Breaking the Ice
    13:15 - Morning Routine
    18:00 - Growing Up in California
    29:15 - Police Academy
    32:00 - Justice with Discretion
    39:15 - Public Perception
    43:30 - First Years on the Force
    55:45 - George Floyd
    59:45 - My First K-9
    1:10:15 - Dog Bites
    1:22:45 - New Dog, New Day
    1:29:15 - First Gunfight
    1:42:15 - An Explosive Situation
    1:55:15 - A Stolen Car
    2:04:4 5 - Shootout at the Sunrise Mall
    2:21:15 - PTSD
    2:31:15 - Departmental Changes
    2:37:00 - Defund the Police
    2:49:00 - Looking Ahead
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    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.
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    Support our sponsors:
    Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA
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    Heartbeat Hot Sauce | www.heartbeathotsauce.com | @heartbeat_hotsauce
    Get 20% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP at www.heartbeathotsauce.com.
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    Project Warpath | www.projectwarpath.com | @ProjectWarpath
    Get 15% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP15 at www.projectwarpath.com
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    Resilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbd
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    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.com

    • 3 hrs
    Episode 71: Breaching Bottles with Eli Crane

    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.
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    Table of Timestamps:
    0:00 - Intro
    6:00 - Breaking the Ice
    11:15 - Growing Up in Yuma
    21:00 - In the Navy Now
    30:00 - Fleet Deployment
    39:30 - Second Hell Week
    50:15 - A Courthouse Wedding
    57:15 - Seal Team 3
    1:12:30 - Light Up The Car
    1:30:00 - Sniper School
    1:43:30 - Dog Days
    1:55:30 - Search and Rescue
    2:00:45 - Deciding to Quit
    2:07:45 - Seals vs Football
    2:16:45 - BottleBreacher
    2:30:00 - Inside the Shark Tank
    2:46:45 - Brand Ambassador, Sig Sauer
    2:52:45 - Looking Ahead
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    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.
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    Support our sponsors:
    Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA
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    Project Warpath | www.projectwarpath.com | @ProjectWarpath
    Get 15% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP15 at www.projectwarpath.com
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    Resilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbd
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    Fueled by Team Dog Food & Treats, apparel, accessories, and protection dogs at https://www.mikeritlandco.com
    Online dog training | https://teamdog.pet I Team Dog Facebook | @TeamDog
    Shop, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at https://www.mikeritland.com

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

    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.
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    Table of Timestamps:
    0:00 - Intro
    9:30 - Morning Routine
    12:15 - Working Out
    17:00 - Growing Up
    27:30 - The French Fry Incident
    33:30 - Fighting Words
    46:30 - Sunday Barbecues
    58:15 - Father Figure
    1:12:15 - Married Life
    1:22:45 - Ranger “Enlistment”
    1:36:30 - Second Selection
    1:51:00 - Purple Heart & Bronze Star
    1:03:15 - Dog Tales
    2:10:00 - Becoming a Cop
    2:15:30 - The George Floyd Riots
    2:25:30 - Observations on Emotion
    2:40:30 - Sean ‘Buck’ Rogers
    2:47:30 - In Conclusion
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    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.
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    Support our sponsors:
    Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA
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    Project Warpath | www.projectwarpath.com | @ProjectWarpath
    Get 15% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP15 at www.projectwarpath.com
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    Resilience CBD | www.resiliencecbd.com/militaryandfirstresponderdiscount | @resiliencecbd
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    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.com

    • 2 hrs 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

Shagyo ,

Just fantastic

First off. Love the shoutout for Heartbeat Hot sauce. Being from the small city that’s it’s made in that’s amazing how it got to you. Also the content it mint. As a police officer in emergency services working along side k9 and being an aspiring k9 handler the information is all very relevant. Keep up the amazing work.

Canadian Crabapple ,

Pure fu*#ing awesome.

Sending a big thanks from Canada for all of your service and this awesome podcast. I’ve really enjoyed hearing these stories from all of these unique and incredible people. I preach this podcast to the degree that it’s probably annoying, but they can choke themselves. ;) Keep these going Mike! Much respect.

22.5degrees ,

Worth your time

Excellent content, lots of tidbits not normally discussed.

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