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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

297: Megyn Kelly and the Irish Goodbye

1/31/2023
It’s a fun hang with the feisty journo who shares her thoughts on fierce M&Ms, potty talk, why newsrooms are trying to scare the hell out of you, and how to execute the perfect Irish goodbye.

Duration:01:05:57

296: BONUS: It's Hatchet Throwing Season!!!

1/27/2023
Time for a cup of coffee with mom! Peggy Rowe, a.k.a. America’s Grandmother, drops by to discuss an upcoming family wedding, the joys of ninety-year-olds with power tools, and her escapades with chair volleyball and competitive ax throwing.

Duration:00:37:37

295: We're Still We the People

1/24/2023
Todd Rose, CEO of Populace, recounts his journey from 0.9 GPA high school dropout to Harvard professor and provides empirical evidence that Americans suffer from collective illusions about what we believe, why we believe it, and how we came to be so divided. Spoiler Alerts: No one is average, and we’re not as divided as we think we are.

Duration:01:41:50

294: The Ballad of Tom Odom

1/17/2023
Will Swaim, journalist and president of the California Policy Center, educates us on CA Assembly Bill 5 (AB5,) which seeks to turn independent contractors into employees, and how it’s negatively affecting 70,000+ independent California truckers; truckers like Tom Odom, who calls in from the road to let us know why he is A.) part of a class action lawsuit and B.) moving to Texas. Spoiler Alert: it’s because of AB5! Will Swaim’s article about AB5 and Tom Odom Contact Tom with your AB5...

Duration:01:26:51

293: Matt Walsh Made a Great Movie

1/10/2023
Matt shares his thoughts on sex vs gender, objective truth, and why it’s so hard for so many people to answer the simple question, “what is a woman?”

Duration:01:16:36

292: When Animal Lovers Eat Their Own

1/3/2023
Dirty Jobber Stacey Schumacher, co-owner of Schumacher Cattle (a ranch with a "pasture to plate program") and founder and executive director of the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, a non-profit organization that spayed and neutered over 68,000 cats and dogs last year, has a unique perspective on animal rights and animal husbandry and why they are both so crucial.

Duration:01:21:55

291: America's Grandmother is Done with Christmas Cards

12/20/2022
It’s another Christmas extravaganza featuring three-time New York Times bestselling author Peggy Rowe, a.k.a. Mike’s mom. Now with less potty mouth! Peggy explains why she and Chuck conspired to keep a secret from Mike.

Duration:01:24:31

290: Give Me a Sink Plunger and I'll Save the World

12/13/2022
Inventor and bloody do-gooder, Arthur Lih is on a mission to save a million people from choking with his LifeVac device. It’s a quixotic quest that began at age 20 when he watched his best friend die in his arms.

Duration:01:12:14

289: There's No Place Like Nome

12/6/2022
Shawn Pomrenke of Bering Sea Gold shares the circumstances that led him to drop out of high school, how he used his work ethic and MacGyver skills to become a multi-million-dollar gold prospector, and why he describes being 100 feet below an ice shelf in the frigid Bering Sea as... relaxing. That is, until his regulator freezes and the oxygen flow stops—then it gets sporty.

Duration:01:06:34

288: BONUS: Vacuuming in the Nude Chapters 15 & 16

12/2/2022
New York Times bestselling author Peggy Rowe is at it again—this time giving a hilarious inside look at her writing career. She has been writing all her adult life. In fact, she doesn’t know how not to write—even through those years of constant rejection from publishing houses. But between her tenacity and the encouragement of her family, Peggy’s breakthrough finally came at the tender age of 80. Vacuuming in the Nude is most likely her funniest prose to date as she shares her journey of...

Duration:01:05:43

287: Sooner or Later, You've Gotta Squeeze the Beaver

11/29/2022
On the two-year anniversary of The Way I Heard It’s format change from short to long form, Mike and Chuck make another announcement about the future of the podcast, and there is a lot of talk about an upcoming episode of Dirty Jobs that involves… you guessed it, squeezing beavers.

Duration:01:06:44

286: BONUS: Vacuuming in the Nude Chapters 13 & 14

11/25/2022
New York Times bestselling author Peggy Rowe is at it again—this time giving a hilarious inside look at her writing career. She has been writing all her adult life. In fact, she doesn’t know how not to write—even through those years of constant rejection from publishing houses. But between her tenacity and the encouragement of her family, Peggy’s breakthrough finally came at the tender age of 80. Vacuuming in the Nude is most likely her funniest prose to date as she shares her journey of...

Duration:00:44:31

285: Scream Inside Your Heart

11/22/2022
In his new book, Gone Viral: How Covid Drove the World Insane, Justin Hart, the founder and chief data analyst of RationalGround.com, puts out the case for what our government did well and what our government did not-so-well to battle Covid-19. Spoiler Alert: The second category contains a lot more items.

Duration:01:21:58

284: BONUS: Vacuuming in the Nude Chapters 11 & 12

11/18/2022
New York Times bestselling author Peggy Rowe is at it again—this time giving a hilarious inside look at her writing career. She has been writing all her adult life. In fact, she doesn’t know how not to write—even through those years of constant rejection from publishing houses. But between her tenacity and the encouragement of her family, Peggy’s breakthrough finally came at the tender age of 80. Vacuuming in the Nude is most likely her funniest prose to date as she shares her journey of...

Duration:00:43:17

283: You Can't Lead from a Pickup Truck

11/15/2022
Jack Nix, chief operating officer of Shelby Erectors and reinforcing ironworker (a.k.a. rodbuster), talks about his appearance on Dirty Jobs, what it takes to tote steel and bust rod, and how it feels to have all your hard work covered up by cement.

Duration:01:28:54

282: BONUS: Vacuuming in the Nude Chapters 9 & 10

11/11/2022
New York Times bestselling author Peggy Rowe is at it again—this time giving a hilarious inside look at her writing career. She has been writing all her adult life. In fact, she doesn’t know how not to write—even through those years of constant rejection from publishing houses. But between her tenacity and the encouragement of her family, Peggy’s breakthrough finally came at the tender age of 80. Vacuuming in the Nude is most likely her funniest prose to date as she shares her journey of...

Duration:00:34:17

281: I'd Like to Buy a Vow

11/8/2022
Bestselling author Mike Rinder drops by to discuss his new memoir, A Billion Years: My Escape From a Life in the Highest Ranks of Scientoloty, his time in “the hole,” and how he went from saving the world withscientology to saving the world from scientology.

Duration:01:40:01

280: BONUS: Vacuuming in the Nude Chapters 7 & 8

11/4/2022
New York Times bestselling author Peggy Rowe is at it again—this time giving a hilarious inside look at her writing career. She has been writing all her adult life. In fact, she doesn’t know how not to write—even through those years of constant rejection from publishing houses. But between her tenacity and the encouragement of her family, Peggy’s breakthrough finally came at the tender age of 80. Vacuuming in the Nude is most likely her funniest prose to date as she shares her journey of...

Duration:00:41:09

279: From Hollybush to Hollywood

11/1/2022
Dirty Jobs field producer, Zack Hall checks in from his Kentucky holler to discuss how he snuck his way into reality TV, his encounter with Bigfoot, and the new season of Dirty Jobs (filled with spoiler alerts!)

Duration:01:18:27

278: OCCASIONALLY -- Halloween 2022

10/31/2022
In a tip o’ the hat to the occasion, Mike delivers a dramatic recitation of one of his very favorite poems, The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service. Happy Halloween!

Duration:00:14:07