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The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

Storytelling Podcasts

In The Way I Heard It, Mike Rowe gives a different take on a variety of topics—from pop culture to politics, history to Hollywood, each mystery is a trueish tale about someone you know, filled with facts that you don’t. Delivered with Mike’s signature blend of charm, wit, and ingenuity, these stories are part of a larger mosaic—full of surprising revelations, sharp observations, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike’s own life and career.

In The Way I Heard It, Mike Rowe gives a different take on a variety of topics—from pop culture to politics, history to Hollywood, each mystery is a trueish tale about someone you know, filled with facts that you don’t. Delivered with Mike’s signature blend of charm, wit, and ingenuity, these stories are part of a larger mosaic—full of surprising revelations, sharp observations, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike’s own life and career.

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United States

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In The Way I Heard It, Mike Rowe gives a different take on a variety of topics—from pop culture to politics, history to Hollywood, each mystery is a trueish tale about someone you know, filled with facts that you don’t. Delivered with Mike’s signature blend of charm, wit, and ingenuity, these stories are part of a larger mosaic—full of surprising revelations, sharp observations, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike’s own life and career.

Language:

English


Episodes

256: Just Because You're Pooping Doesn't Mean You're Out of Harm's Way

6/21/2022
Former Green Beret and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee Company Evan Hafer talks combat, coffee, and what it’s like to take a blast of bear spray in the face… on purpose.

Duration:01:39:00

255: Just Say Nyet

6/14/2022
After Mike reprises The Man Behind the Microphone, a story about the most influential sportscaster of all time, he chats with that man’s eldest son about his dad’s fondness for frugality and trepidation of taxes – SPOILER ALERT – it’s Michael Reagan.

Duration:01:09:12

254: What the Hand Does the Mind Remembers

6/7/2022
Robert Kiyosaki talks about how he voluntarily got into Vietnam, how he almost got kicked out, and why he wrote his Capitalist Manifesto to combat Marx’s manifesto.

Duration:01:18:51

253: "They Get to Shoot Nazis... That's Fun!"

5/30/2022
After reading a short Memorial Day mystery called Visiting Hours Mike speaks with Bill Whittle about the protocols of Arlington National Cemetery, the price of freedom, and the need for gratitude.

Duration:01:25:10

252: The Gospel of Do-Goodery According to Luke

5/24/2022
Luke Mickelson talks about how his charity Sleep in Heavenly Peace skyrocketed after appearing on Returning The Favor and his mission to make sure every child has a bed to sleep in.

Duration:01:15:41

251: You Wear 40 Pounds of Gear Because, You Know, You're on Fire Quite a Bit

5/17/2022
Three-time NHRA Funny Car Champ and farmer/rancher, Matt Hagan discusses artificial insemination, human waste as fertilizer, and what it’s like to be inside of an 11,000 horsepower funny car when it explodes.

Duration:01:14:01

250: They Want You to Find Them

5/10/2022
Staff Genealogist for Sons of the American Revolution, Jessie Hagan forgoes his Derby party to school Mike and Chuck on their revolutionary lineage, why it matters, and why Knobel is a fitting name for Mike’s whiskey.

Duration:01:29:13

249: Sometimes When He Goes Stinky He Forgets to Hold Mr. Beeper Down and Winkles on the Wall

5/3/2022
Two-time NYT bestselling author, Peggy Rowe stops by to discuss her upcoming third book, how not to tape your students to a chair, and what it’s like to give your best friend’s eulogy.

Duration:01:21:44

248: I'll Attend His Graduation in a U-Haul

4/26/2022
Adam Carolla talks frankly about growing up invisible, his podcasting leap of faith, and how he brought his construction work ethic to comedy.

Duration:01:21:23

247: The Other Side of the Fourth Wall

4/19/2022
Master podcaster and chronicler of Hardcore History, Dan Carlin joins the conversation to discuss his process, the war in Ukraine, and the pitfalls of judging yesterday's events with today's values.

Duration:02:26:36

246: Best Preamble Ever!

4/12/2022
Mike and Chuck go guestless to talk Australian DJs, Satan’s pool, killing iguanas, and everything else that fills the squares on Mike’s calendar.

Duration:01:13:22

245: Mom, Do You Have a Stud Finder?

4/5/2022
Bloody do-gooder and Returning The Favor alum, Katie Hughes of GirlsBuild.org talks curiosity, confidence, and how a broken toaster changed the course of her life.

Duration:01:16:36

244: Where's the Beef?

3/29/2022
Celebrity fitness trainer and unapologetic carnivore, Vinnie Tortorich talks diet, hormones, and why he has a beef with the fake-meat industry.

Duration:01:31:40

243: The Best BBQ Comes From a Crockpot

3/22/2022
Dave Ramsey joins Mike to discuss his documentary, Borrowed Future; How Student Loans Are Killing the American Dream, the pitfalls of three easy payments, and why great BBQ never comes from a microwave.

Duration:01:11:05

242: Coming Out Blue Collar

3/15/2022
Owl Vans owner, John Willenborg talks about the six, six-figure welding jobs he has open, his stint on season 2 of The Apprentice, and the difficulty in telling his white-collar parents that he wanted to leave Berkley to weld.

Duration:01:41:48

241: The Maddest March Ever

3/8/2022
Scott Flansburg, aka the Human Calculator, makes a repeat appearance to bring breaking news on his quest for truth regarding the real origins of basketball.

Duration:01:14:23

240: The Crushing Certainty of Scientology

2/28/2022
Today’s guest is Spanky Taylor, whose company does fan management and threat assessment for high profile celebrities. Oh yeah, and she broke her billion-year contract and escaped Scientology.

Duration:01:12:06

239: The Best Business Card in History

2/21/2022
Former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill, with his wife and writing partner, Lisa McCubbin Hill, discuss Clint’s service to five presidents including JFK and that fateful day in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

Duration:01:05:45

238: He Has Nodded on Our Undertakings

2/15/2022
President and Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Dr. Peter Lillback dissects Episode 124: At the Crossroads and literally schools Mike and Chuck.

Duration:01:28:32

237: The Cookie Rojas of Cable

2/8/2022
Brian Kilmeade, the utility player of FOX News, chats with Mike about Lincoln and Douglass, Rogan and Spotify, Johns Hopkins and how we all want our lives back.

Duration:01:23:09