65 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

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

    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.
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    Table of Timestamps:
    Breaking the Ice & Dog Treats - 2:35
    Afraid of Heights & Hell Week - 12:35
    Giving Up Tridents & Seal Team Four - 20:25
    Night Sniper in Iraq & Mike Day - 25:05
    Close Calls & Dog Exposure - 37:05
    Falco the Dog & K-9 KIA - 44:35
    Handler School & Meeting Cairo - 58:55
    Cairo & The Baby - 1:12:55
    Reunion & Broken Canines - 1:43:55
    Virginia & Operation Neptune - 1:53:05
    The Bin Laden Raid - 2:03:05
    Back In The Saddle & Getting Blown Up - 2:21:55
    N.I.C.O. & Thirsty Problems - 2:34:35
    Dieting & The Corona Twenty - 2:46:25
    No Ordinary Dog (Wrapping Up) - 2:57:55
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    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).
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    Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA
    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

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

    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.
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    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)

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

    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.
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    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 -49:55
    Seeing Atrocity & Firefight - 56:55
    Haifa Street & Going Home - 1:16:55
    Redeployed & I.E.D.'s - 1:35:25
    Dead Girl Road - 2:04:15
    Looking in the Mirror - 2:21:43
    Animosity & The Burden of Command - 2:31:15
    Homebound & Going Dark - 2:36:25
    The Legion 8 Foundation & Workout - 2:44:15
    Finances & Corona (In Conclusion) - 2:47:25

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    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.

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    Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA
    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

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

    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.
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    Table of Timestamps:
    Small Talk & Ice Baths - 0:25
    Dairy Farms & Eating Disorders - 13:43
    Into the Army & South Korea - 27:44
    Ranger School & Starting a Business - 37:44
    Entrepreneurship & Leveraging Time - 46:14
    Bare Performance & The Kerosene Method - 58:54
    COVID-19 & Chinese Manufacturing - 1:06:14
    Average Joe Fitness & Good Feelings - 1:13:14
    Overrated Cardio & Iron Man - 1:24:14
    Writing a Book & Entitlement - 1:28:44
    Winning the Day Back (In Conclusion) - 1:34:44
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    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.
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    Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA
    Bubs Naturals | www.bubsnaturals.com | @bubsnaturals
    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

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

    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.
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    Table of Timestamps:
    Breaking the Ice & Bullet Wounds - 1:24
    Growing up Tough & Trouble at Home- 5:54
    Out of School & Into the Military - 22:53
    Out of a Plane & Into Team 8- 40:39
    2006, Iraq, & Fallujah - 54:01
    Shot 27 Times in One Firefight - 1:05:35
    Evac to Germany & Coming Home - 1:28:54
    Up on the Saddle & Back Into Jumpschool- 1:40:37
    Retired, Retired? - 1:48:11
    Trauma Builds Resilience (In Conclusion) - 1:56:54
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    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
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    Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA
    Bubs Naturals | www.bubsnaturals.com | @bubsnaturals
    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

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

    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 @strongholdrescue
    Find City of Death on Amazon
    Support our sponsors: Origin Labs - https://originmaine.com/origin-labs/ @ORIGIN USA (https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCS0X9YvU9c5uU3FAb5D30Uw)
    Bubs Naturals www.bubsnaturals.com @bubsnaturals
    Apparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at https://trikos.com
    Online dog training at https://teamdog.pet
    Team Dog Facebook - @TeamDog
    Training Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at https://mikeritland.com

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If Mike were to introduce me I could die happy. Great interviewer

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Great podcast

Mike is a great interviewer and has awesome guests!!!

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Great Podcast!

This podcast has some of the most interesting guests who come on. Iv’e been burning through each episode since I first saw Vigilance Elites YouTube upload Navy SEALs Discuss Life During the Pandemic. Thanks for all the great listens!

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