The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

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.


October 3, 2023 83 mins
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The Emmy-winning writer, TV host, and author swaps stories of near-miss television gigs with Mike, shares tales of growing up blue-collar with her auto mechanic dad, and reveals how she got the Iron Man of baseball to read and blurb her book, Making It Home: Life Lessons From a Season of Little League.

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Three-time bestselling author Peggy Rowe reveals her favorite show that Mike’s ever made, talks about her favorite British murder mysteries, tells the story of how her friend once arrested Mickey Mantle in Baltimore the day before a ballgame, and recounts time spent with a seeing-eye dog named Larry. Oh, and Mike talks about a secret upcoming project he has no business talking about.  

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The former Department of Homeland Security special agent talks about the hit film based on his career fighting pedophiles, Sound of Freedom, the ubiquity of modern-day slavery, and how our leaky border is aiding human traffickers. to get your own KPI checklist. Use code MIKE for a first deposit match up to $100. Use code ROWE to receive your first mont...
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The businessman and football coach talks about his experience growing up fatherless, how it felt to star in the Academy Award-winning documentary Undefeated, in which he used his tough-love style of coaching to help an underprivileged Memphis high school’s football team make it to the playoffs, and his mission to recruit an Army of Normal Folks to make this world a better place.

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September 14, 2023 13 mins
When you've had it up to here with terrorism, who you gonna call?

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Former U.S. Army Green Beret, Lieutenant Colonel Scott Mann Ret., is a NYT bestselling author, warrior, and storyteller. Scott discusses his efforts to help save the lives of Afghan special forces and nationals left behind in the wake of the United States’ botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, his book Operation Pineapple Express that he wrote about those efforts, and the play he wrote to honor those who fought and died.
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343: A Beer, Some Nachos, and a Barstool with Dr. John Delony
The bestselling author, mental health expert, and host of the Dr. John Delony Show chats about the crisis of confidence that comes from living in a post-expert world, the dangers of certainty, the choices we can make to live a non-anxious life, and how sharing nachos and beer with good friends can help.

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This Old House’s Kevin O’Connor talks about the serendipitous non-audition audition that landed him a job on the longest-running how-to show on TV, what it was like to embed with Team Rubicon to film his new Roku show, what masculinity really looks like, and how to treat a razor wound.

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America’s grandmother shares more of her signature wit and charm while discussing her husband’s cataract surgery recovery including a grueling eye drop schedule, the difference between an astigmatism and a stigmatism, forgetting your keys, the pros and cons of high stakes poker and Mahjongg, the meaning of PIE, and Lou Carter’s song If I Had a Nose Full of Nickels.  Strap in for another coffee with mom.

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The otolaryngologist and facial reconstructive surgeon that fixed Mike’s nose talks about how prevalent deviated septums are, how he prepares for a 12-hour surgery, and the bicycle accident that nearly ended his surgical career.

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Nick is a custom homebuilder and skilled trades advocate who founded NS Builders and hosts the Modern Craftsman podcast. He talks skilled trades, the labor shortage, and the ancient dilemma of juggling quality, schedule, and price. 

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The past is what we choose to forget. History is what we choose to remember.

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The founder of Living Lands and Waters talks about how his do-goodery removed over 13 million pounds of garbage from America’s waterways, how he’s turning discarded plastics into durable pallets, and why his volunteers refer to his flagship as the "Love Barge."

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The Libertarian journalist and editor-at-large at Reason interviews Mike at FreedomFest 2023. The two discuss a myriad of topics, including skilled trades, workforce participation, and the state of education.

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From Shakespeare to Frost and Madras to Nantucket, the three-time bestselling author and her son trade raps and reminisce about recitations. There’s also talk of sushi and rainwater, ancient mariners, nicking butter and cream, room-service cart ethics, barnacles on the sea of life, hot-tub lifeguarding, and Chuck’s Hitlerian youth. Yup, it’s coffee with mom.

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The host of the #1 rated late night TV show and five-time NYT bestselling author joins TWIHI to discuss what he hates and loves, why he originally didn’t want Mike on his show, how our culture has flipped, and his new book, The King of Late Night.
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For Chuck's milestone birthday, Mike questions him about the Pageant of the Masters, his frequent hobbies, and the reason he has pellets in his ass. 

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1 invalid + 8 assassins = the train ride of a lifetime.

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The successful producer of hit shows like Hunter, Renegade, and Silk Stalkings talks about how 9/11 changed television forever and led him to turn his 20-acre studio into Strategic Operations, a training facility that has allowed hundreds of thousands of military, law enforcement, and first responder personnel to experience medical and tactical training in “Hyper-Realistic® scenario environments.”

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Astronaut and combat veteran Captain Scott Tingle, a.k.a. "Maker," explains how he turned his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut into a reality. He provides a harrowing blow-by-blow account of what it’s like to fly an 8-hour combat mission and land on an aircraft carrier at night, as well as how to poop in space.

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