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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 els…

Mike Ritland


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    Episode 75: 29 Years in Special Operations with Rick Hogg

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 167:19

    Sponsored by @jockofuel and @teamdog.pet. ---------- Table of Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction 4:30 - Breaking the Ice 13:30 - Growing Up 80's 20:30 - 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg '88 24:30 - Operation Desert Storm 30:00 - Deploying in Iraq 36:30 - Ranger School 41:30 - Special Operations 48:00 - S.F.A.R.T.A.E.T.C. 52:00 - September 11th, 2001 1:00:30 - Losing Allies 1:05:30 - 6 Months At Home 1:12:30 - Keeping the Fight There 1:16:30 - Reviewing The War in Iraq 1:24:30 - The Day of Death 1:28:30 - Dogs in Afghanistan 1:35:30 - Voluntold into K-9 Handling 1:47:00 - I Didn't Want Duco 1:51:30 - Falling Out of a Helo 2:06:00 - Mike on Muzzles 2:12:30 - Retirement: An Entirely Different Challenge 2:18:00 - War Hogg Tactical Training 2:21:00 - Afghanistan's Saigon Moment 2:37:00 - What's Next for Rick Hogg? ---------- To find out more about Rick or how War Hogg Tactical can help train you for any combat situation, visit www.WarHogg.com or follow Rick on Instagram at www.instagram.com/WarHoggTactical. Subscribe to Rick's podcast, ‘On The Range', at www.warhogg.com/ontherangepodcast. ---------- Support Mike Drop on Patreon: www.patreon.com/mikedrop --- Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet --- 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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 132:36

    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 - 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. ---------- 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 USA Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet --- 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.

    Episode 73: God's Undaunted Plan with Kyle Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 176:23

    Many of my guests are those of faith, and I myself have had a lot of questions about religion over the years after growing up Lutheran and being around the world a few times. I sat down with Man of God Kyle Thompson to really get into doubts I have and questions I think many of us seem to ask. "Devils Advocate" seemed to be a recurring theme. See episodes One Week Early, go Behind-the-Scenes, and Support the Show at www.patreon.com/mikedrop. Sponsored by @jockofuel and @teamdog.pet. ---------- Table of Timestamps: 0:00 - Intro 4:00 - Inside the Bite Suit 8:30 - Breaking the Ice 13:00 - Working Out 17:30 - Growing Up in Lawton 23:00 - Cauliflower Ear 33:00 - University of Central Oklahoma 38:30 - $75 in your Pocket 47:30 - Odd Jobs & Solicitation 51:00 - A Mission from God 57:30 - Defining Darkness, Defying Gravity 1:05:00 - Mike's Beliefs 1:09:00 - God's “Plan” 1:21:00 - Skeptics & Cynics 1:30:30 - Toxic Masculinity 1:43:00 - Victimhood 1:52:00 - Beating Cancel Culture 2:02:00 - Kyle Speaks 2:07:30 - The Pro-Life Argument 2:24:00 - Trump on Abortion 2:31:00 - Emotion as a Trump Card 2:36:00 - What Kyle Believes 2:49:00 - Wrapping UP ---------- To find out more about Kyle or to subscribe to his podcast, ‘Undaunted.Life - A Man's Podcast', follow him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/kyleokc or visit his website at www.undaunted.life. ---------- Support Mike Drop on Patreon: www.patreon.com/mikedrop --- Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet --- 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

    TEASER: Mike Ritland joins Clint Emerson on 'Can You Survive This Podcast?' Season 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 13:15

    Longtime Mike Drop fans might be familiar with friend of the show and author of '100 Deadly Skills' Clint Emerson, but what you might not know is that he's hosting Season 2 of 'Can You Survive This Podcast,' a show that explores hypothetical life-threatening situations and asks a simple question: Will you be a survivor, or a statistic? For the big premiere of Season 2, Clint invited me on as his first guest and it only seemed natural to a sneak peek of the episode with all y'all here. Check out this short teaser for the new season of 'Can You Survive This Podcast' and slide on over to their page on your favorite podcasting platform and subscribe, rate, and review!

    Episode 72: California Cop with Officer Kyle Shoberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 180:16

    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 - 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 ---------- 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_hotsauce Get 20% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP at www.heartbeathotsauce.com. --- Project Warpath | www.projectwarpath.com | @ProjectWarpath Get 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.com

    Episode 71: Breaching Bottles with Eli Crane

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 180:03

    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 - 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 ---------- 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 | @ProjectWarpath Get 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.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

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 173:01

    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 - 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 ---------- 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 | @ProjectWarpath Get 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.com

    Episode 69: Only Cry for the Living with Hollie McKay

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 174:26

    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 - Intro 12:00 - Morning Routine 13:45 - Growing Up Australian 27:15 - Coming to America 33:00 - Thoughts on Unbiased Journalism 40:30 - Becoming a War Correspondent 51:00 - Living On the Road 1:08:30 - Reporting on ISIS 1:22:00 - Presidential Changes 1:36:30 - Russian Influence 1:43:30 - Crimea 1:47:00 - President Hollie McKay 1:59:00 - How to Fix Democracy 2:15:30 - Food Poisoning 2:19:40 - Reflecting on Other Countries 2:30:25 - Positive Stories From The Front 2:40:25 - 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 | @ProjectWarpath Get 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.com

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 208:50

    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 Start 8:30 - Starting the Day 26:00 - Germany, Year 5 33:30 - Fighting at San Jose 29:50 - Culture Jock 44:45 - Military Aspirations 54:30 - The Lord & The Carpenter 1:00:15 - Sniper School 1:11:00 - Black Hawk Down 1:17:30 - Two Deployments in Iraq 1:25:45 - Eight Deployments in Afghanistan 1:35:00 - Going Hot 1:46:00 - Dog Days 1:58:30 - Religious Extremists 2:05:30 - Killing In the Name Of 2:11:00 - Big Picture People 2:27:30 - General Thinking 2:34:30 - AMTAC Shooting 2:50:15 - AMTAC Blades 2:56:30 - Preferred Carry 3:04:30 - Homesteading 3:17:30 - Off-Grid Parenting 3:19:30 - 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 | @ProjectWarpath Get 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_hotsauce Get 20% off your next purchase with Promo Code MIKEDROP at www.heartbeathotsauce.com. --- 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 67: Taming Mother Nature with Trent S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 107:16

    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 Start 7:00 - Breaking the Ice 17:00 - A Mormon from Utah 26:00 - High School Car Salesman 34:00 - Special Ops Weather 37:00 - Ambushed in the Valley 44:45 - Taming Mother Nature 53:45 - Deployment, Round 2 1:01:00 - Long Days in Qandahar 1:01:45 - F*cked Up Forecasts 1:10:45 - Crisis Response Force 1:20:00 - Presidential Changes 1:24:15 - Active Duty COVID Woes 1:27:45 - Senior Master Sergeant 1:38:30 - Coin Collector   1:45:00 - 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 USA Project Warpath | www.projectwarpath.com | @ProjectWarpath Get 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.com

    Episode 66: Motrin and Ice with Leo Jenkins

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 168:43

    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. 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 6:20 - Breaking the Ice 16:00 - Baja, Mexico 24:30 - Arizona Origins 33:15 - September 11, 2001 42:00 - In The Army Now 4:00 - Operation Red Wings 1:02:00 - Going to Iraq 1:05:30 - Operation Simpson 1:22:00 - Dog Bites 1:42:50 - College Boy 2:03:50 - Why We’re Still Fighting 2:13:10 - Colorado Felonies 2:20:00 - $100 to Slovenia 2:33:10 - 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 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.com

    Episode 65: Captain Phillips & Extortion 17 with Terry Houin

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 139:09

    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.com

    Episode 64: Back From The Dead with Jason Redman

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 156:14

    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 Start 7:26 Breaking the Ice (Best Childhood Memory) 17:50 Growing Up Redman 29:10 Sights on Seal Team 41:10 Run Through The Jungle (Seal Team 4) 46:20 Freshman Year, 9/11 53:40 Make the Call 1:02:40 Sh*tcanned back to Bagram 1:07:30 Ranger School, Round 1 1:15:30 Ranger School, Round 2 1:20:40 Back in (Platoon) Black 1:28:00 Jason's Injury 1:46:10 Off the Medevac 2:00:45 The Wife, The Kids, & The Recovery 2:15:40 Lessons in the Aftermath 2:21:10 Living Proof of a Comeback ---------- To find out more about Jason or to purchase one of his books, visit 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 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.com

    Episode 63: Kevin Owens - Irish Born, American Made

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 162:17

    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 - 0:00 Breaking the Ice - 1:43 Growing Up Irish - 10:30 The Northern Ireland Conflict - 20:10 Antifa, Police, and Peaceful Protests - 34:30 Irish Army vs American Army - 42:37 Discharge By Purchase - 49:30 The Mogadishu Job - 56:20 In The Army Now - 1:05:20 An Irish Diet - 1:17:30 Special Forces - 1:27:50 Taking The Leash Off - 1:40:30 Sniper School - 1:52:40 Professional Soldier, Personal Man - 2:02:40 Retired (Medically) - 2:10:55 Canine Combat - 2:24:26 Voting in 2020 - 2:28:55 Irish Stereotypes - 2:38:20 FieldCraft Survival - 2:40:45 Closing 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 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.com

    Episode 62: Angel Cortes - Gang Signs & Ranger Tabs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2020 183:32

    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 - 2:15 Trouble at Home - 11:00 Morning Routine - 19:45 Illegal Immigration - 30:00 How to Cross the Border - 39:00 Gang Signs - 49:45 Cops and Robbers - 1:00:30 Idols and Superheroes - 1:08:00 Joining the Military - 1:16:30 Boots on the Ground - 1:31:30 How I Got Out - 1:41:00 An Army Story - 1:48:15 Florida Ranger School - 2:04:15 Coming Home - 2:20:20 Diet and Exercise - 2:30:15 A Question for Mike - 2:49:15 ---------- To find out more about Angel or to purchase any of Angel's apparel, visit www.rangercortes.com or follow him on Instagram @angelgcortes175. ---------- 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.com

    Episode 61: Matt Hanson - Running with Ironman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2020 104:10

    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 - 5:55 Morning Routine - 12:45 Growing Up in the Midwest - 21:40 First Major Injury - 29:45 The First Ironman - 36:30 Peak Workout - 48:00 Strategy & The Chess Game - 59:30 Turning a Profit - 1:08:30 Drug Testing - 1:15:45 Workout & Nutrition - 1:25:00 Matt 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 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.com

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2020 132:16

    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 - 2:00 Growing Up in Kuwait - 15:15 Home Sweet Home - 28:30 MSG (Marine Security Guard) - 40:00 End of the Tour(s) - 55:00 The Marine Corp Combat Hunter Program - 58:35 A Civilian Instructor - 1:11:00 Behavioral Analysis - 1:18:00 How to Practice Behavior - 1:36:15 Traveling and Safety - 1:48:30 Emergence Disrupt - 1:58:35 Wrapping 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 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.com

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 211:17

    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 - 2:35 Going to Protest & Defunding Police - 18:30 Bold Accusations & Spotting Racists - 33:00 Devil's Advocate & Colored Skin - 44:30 Heavy Statistics & White Flags - 1:03:00 Playing Politics & Textbook Racism- 1:17:10 Black Doesn't Sell & Privilege - 1:29:40 Hard Times & Colored Handouts - 1:46:30 Education & Managing Resources - 2:05:50 New World Order & Police Suggestions - 2:15:30 Colin Kaepernick & The N Word- 2:34:00 Black Lives Matter - 2:53:35 Donald Trump & Making Us Great - 3:08:00 Looking 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 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.com

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2020


    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 - 2:35 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 ---------- 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. ---------- 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'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2020

    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 Seven Days in the Dark - 3:45 Pride & The Adventure - 14:19 How to Meditate & Ultrarunning - 17:33 Born in Bombay - 25:13 Green Card Enlistment & Iraq - 34:33 Seven Months Out & Chasing the Edge - 48:07 Breakpoint Binging & Post-Traumatic Growth - 53:33 Fearvana & Success Victims - 1:04:38 The Three Sections & Sugarcoating - 1:26:23 Eating Right & The Animal Brain - 1:40:47 The Man & The Machine - 2:00:33 Adversity & Addiction - 2:07:03 Coronavirus & The Fear Brain - 2:20:03 What I Offer (In Conclusion) - 2:28:14 ---------- To purchase a copy of Akshay's book 'FEARVANA: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness, " visit https://amzn.to/34tGLG6. To learn more about Akshay, follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AkshayNanava..., follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/fearvana, and check out his website at https://fearvana.com. ---------- 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 56: Jeff Morris - Former Army Officer and Author of 'Legion Rising'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2020

    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 -49:55 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 ---------- 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 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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2020


    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 - 0:25 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 ---------- 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 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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2020


    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 - 1:24 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 ---------- 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 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

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2020


    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 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


    Episode 52: Eddie Gallagher - Retired Navy SEAL

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2020

    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.com

    Episode 51: Mike Glover - The Fieldcraft Survival Expert

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2020

    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 up 23:15 - Joining the military 31:49 - Tomb of the unknown soldier duty 40:50 - Special Forces training 49:10 - Special ops deployments/operation redwings 1:24:00 - "The Unit" 2:03:40 - Benghazi 2:15:06 - Friends lost in combat and how to deal with it 2:18:56 - Getting out of the military 2:46:20 - Active shooter/ 2nd Amendment 3:04:55 - How to fix politics and D.C.   Apparel, accessories, protection dogs, and online training at https://trikos.com Online dog training at https://teamdog.pet Team Dog Facebook - @TeamDogTraining Books, Blog, Media and more from Mike Ritland at https://mikeritland.com   Survival and weapons training at www.fieldcraftsurvival.com Fieldcraft Survival on Instagram - @fieldcraftsurvival Follow Mike Glover on Instagram - @Mike.A.Glover

    Episode 50: Clint Emerson and Shane Hiatt

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2019

    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 @bubsnaturals

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2019

    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 @originusa

    Episode 48: Nikki Selby - Airborne Angel

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2019

    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 @originlabsusa

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2019

    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 @originusa

    Episode 46: Sam Bonilla - Law and Order, Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2019

    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 @originusa

    Episode 45: Nick Koumalatsos - Excommunicated Warrior

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2019

    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 @originusa

    Episode 44: Eric Maddox - Finding Saddam

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2019

    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 @originusa

    Episode 43: Thomas Pecora - Counter-Terrorism

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2019

    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 & @originusa

    Episode 42: Matt Pittman - Meat Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2019

    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 & @originusa

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2019

    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 & @originusa

    040 John Nores

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2019

    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 & @originusa

    039 Dakota Meyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2019

    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. @dakotameyer0317 Sponsored by Origin Labs & Origin USA

    038 Tony Blauer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2019

    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!

    037 Taylor Canfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2019

    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! @Taylor1canfield

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    036 Emily Joy Hills

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2019

    It never ceases to amaze me how incredibly unique & inspiring my guests are. This episode I sit down with Emily aka gunbunny actual & talk about her gripping story of turmoil & perseverance through some tumultuous events growing up & into adulthood. From childhood trauma to becoming an Army Apache helicopter pilot, there is no shortage of motivation to succeed in this one. Sit down, buckle up & hold on for a wild ride, enjoy! @gunbunnyactual

    035 Nick “The Reaper” Irving 

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2019

    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 Zero https://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&sr

    034 Hamody Jasim

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2019

    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_whisperer The Terrorist Whisperer https://amzn.to/2IjvI7M

    033 Mike Sauers & Samantha Bonilla

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2019

    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_bonilla

    032 Remi Adeleke

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2019

    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/2GY5MPj

    031 Chris Osman Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2019

    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_designs

    031 Chris Osman Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2019

    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_designs

    030 Shawn Ryan

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2019

    Former Navy SEAL CIA security contractor Trained Keanu Reeves for John Wick to be even more of a bad ass Reminds you of Dirty Harry 2.0 with his Sahara Desert bone dry sarcasm This 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.com instagram.com/shawnryan762

    029 Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2019 146:00

    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. @drgabriellelyon

    028 Collin Joseph

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2019

    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_fit

    027 JP Dinnell

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2019

    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/jpdinne

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