Summary: 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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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