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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 ...
 
The "Shawn Ryan Show" is hosted by Shawn Ryan, former U.S. Navy SEAL, CIA Contractor, and Founder of Vigilance Elite. We tell REAL stories about REAL people from all walks of life. We discuss the ups and downs, wins and losses, successes and struggles, the good and bad in a respectful but candid way with our guest.We're better than entertainment, we're the REAL thing. Please enjoy the show.
 
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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…
 
Shawn Ryan's wife, Katie Jean sits down with Eddie Gallagher's wife Andrea, to discuss what life was like for Andrea and her family while her husband was behind bars. Andrea opens up about the NCIS raid that took place at her home on her children, and how she took her husband's freedom into her own hands by creating the #FREEEDDIE campaign which go…
 
Chief Special Operator Eddie Gallagher is without a doubt the most controversial Navy SEALs of modern day history, and quite possibly in the entire history of Naval Special Warfare. Shawn Ryan Show #008 Chief Gallagher explains in depth how teammates under his command at SEAL Team 7 not only accused him of being a war criminal, but relentlessly tri…
 
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 - Sh…
 
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 Develop…
 
In this episode of The Shawn Ryan Show, former Navy SEAL/CIA Contractor Shawn Ryan sits down with Ed Calderon. For over a decade Ed Calderon worked in the fields of counter narcotics, organized crime investigation, in the northern-border region of Mexico. He is a considered to be one of the top experts in the operations and tactics of the Mexican D…
 
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 …
 
Shawn Ryan of "Vigilance Elite" and "The Shawn Ryan Show" former Navy SEAL and CIA Contractor debates a liberal / democrat on defunding the police. The "Defund the Police" movement has been, and continues to be one of the most controversial topics of 2020. The great thing about the United States of America is everyone has the right to freedom of sp…
 
In episode #006 of "The Shawn Ryan Show" Shawn sits down with Travis Howze. Travis is a Marine Corps Veteran, former Firefighter, former Police Officer, Stand Up Comedian, author of "Create Your Own Light" and PTSD Awareness Advocate. He was a Charleston firefighter who responded to the deadly Sofa Superstore Charleston 9 fire in 2007 which took th…
 
In part 2 of Vigilance Elite's "Shawn Ryan Show" #005 with Mike Ritland we discuss some of his methods as a top tier K9 dog trainer working with military, police, and many other government agencies. We go into great detail about the psychology and mindset of the warrior dogs and the toll that a deployment full of combat has on the dogs as they retu…
 
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 …
 
In episode #005 of "The Shawn Ryan Show" (a 2 part series), Shawn sits down with Mike Ritland. Mike is a former Navy SEAL who responded to the USS Cole, participated in one of the largest SEAL Team operations that has ever occurred with SEAL Team 3, and kicked off the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003. He later became one of the world's most recogni…
 
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 immigra…
 
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 tha…
 
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…
 
In this episode of The Shawn Ryan Show, Shawn sits down with former Marine grunt / MARSOC Marine Raider Nick Kefalides. Nick has an incredibly compelling story from his 4 combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Nick also opens up about his injuries which lead him to medical retirement from the Marine Corps and how he overcame the dreaded transit…
 
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 Ade…
 
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 Neptun…
 
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 @…
 
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 …
 
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 fro…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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