The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join Mike Rowe for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to History… The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.... Show More

Episodes

The kid had a head for numbers.

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May 5, 2020 24 min

What he did was unspeakably brave.  So why then, did no one speak of it?

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April 14, 2020 19 min

They built a lot of bridges.  Perhaps, one too many...

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April 7, 2020 18 min

He only had the one hit...but boy, was it a wonder!

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Mike was the keynote speaker at the last large gathering in the United States before the country officially closed for business. His job? Shaking hands--with over a hundred thousand people. Now, after three weeks of self-isolation, he'd like to tell you about it. And then, read a very funny story from his mom's new book.

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The player loved to play... but on this particular occasion--he chose the wrong playmate.

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Or did they...

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It was the gig of a lifetime... it just wasn't Gig's.

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February 25, 2020 18 min

She broke the glass ceiling with ease.  But her secret was taken to the grave.

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February 18, 2020 21 min

James and Rebecca simply could not settle their differences... that's where the broadswords came in.

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February 11, 2020 16 min

Because you need something to break the boredom of marching 300 miles in 10 degree weather to bring three boat thieves to justice... or so I'm told.

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January 21, 2020 6 min

The doctor told her not to sing... but she did anyway.

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December 24, 2019 18 min

Christmastime is upon us, and with it comes the season of giving. Mike recites perhaps the greatest story ever written about the spirit of giving.

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November 19, 2019 8 min

Yes, as a matter of fact, it does.  But penicillin won't help...

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November 12, 2019 9 min

He was destined for greatness.  No one knew it but him.

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November 5, 2019 10 min

Some said he was cursed, others said he was blessed, but everyone agreed--he was the luckiest kraut in the navy.

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October 30, 2019 18 min

It's All Hallow's Eve! So what better way to mark the occasion than with an episode of OCCASIONALLY. Mike pays homage to the macabre musings of the great Edgar Allan Poe by reciting perhaps his most famous story. Light a candle, pour a beverage, and let the Victorian goosebumps wash over you. Prepare yourself for the insidious beating of... The Tell Tale Heart

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October 15, 2019 7 min

But for this woman... maybe a bit more.

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October 8, 2019 7 min

This group gave us the most iconic sound of all time.

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October 1, 2019 8 min

Who earned a funeral fit for a king.

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