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Episode 143: Rude Awakenings

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

Release Date: 11/05/2019

Episode 198: Where Do I Begin show art Episode 198: Where Do I Begin

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

A problem at the border, a fat man in a shiny suit, and all the thirty-five cent draft you can drink. It’s a fine place to begin, even if you don’t know where you’re headed.

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Episode 197: Everybody Run For Your Lives show art Episode 197: Everybody Run For Your Lives

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

Mike tells the true story of two friends united by their love of music, divided by their love of a girl, and the fistfight that changed rock and roll. Then, he recalls the audition that changed the course of his own career, before chatting with the old friend who made it happen, and bursting briefly into song.

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Episode 196: Call It Macaroni show art Episode 196: Call It Macaroni

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

Sig Hansen from Deadliest Catch joins Mike to discuss the manliest surfer of all time, the manliest fisherman of all time, and the problems that can sometimes arise when you punch a pesky fan in the nose. Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up.

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Episode 195: The Epistemological Jack-in-the-Box show art Episode 195: The Epistemological Jack-in-the-Box

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

Mike tells the true story of a famous poet who wrote her best stuff while working as a waitress in a diner, many years ago. After that, another true story about the time Joan Rivers saved his career, followed by a rather remarkable catch-up with Paul Kelley, a true renaissance man who worked the overnights with Mike, back in the glory days of home shopping.  Yeah, it gets a little weird… and there is some adult language.

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Episode 194: Jon Stewart Owes Me $20! show art Episode 194: Jon Stewart Owes Me $20!

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

Ever wonder what The Daily Show would have looked like if Mike Rowe had been hired to host it? Well, guess what – he was! And then he wasn’t. And then, he was! And then…he wasn’t. The question is, does Jon Stewart really owe Mike Rowe $20?

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Episode 193: Who Ya Gonna Call show art Episode 193: Who Ya Gonna Call

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

Who ya gonna call when a lifesaver turns deadly? Who ya gonna call when the ghost in your house can’t be busted? If you’re Mike Rowe, you call your producer, and have a very normal chat, about all things paranormal. Boo!

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Episode 192: Not Really a Ghost Story show art Episode 192: Not Really a Ghost Story

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

A simple story of a simple homemaker turns in to a not-so-simple tale of the haunted home where Mike lived in 1992, followed by the spontaneous re-telling of the most terrifying night of Mike’s life. A ghost story that’s not really a ghost story, but nevertheless scared Chuck as bad as it did Mike…

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Episode 191: Ghost Writers in the Sky show art Episode 191: Ghost Writers in the Sky

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

While you will doubtless find this particular episode, chapter, or installment to be interesting, fascinating, or provocative, you will also learn something about the importance of choosing just the right word, term, or expression when attempting to write a memorable tale, story or yarn. After that, Mike picks the enormous brain of Alex Abramovich, a ghost writer you’ve never heard of, who writes best-selling books for people you have.

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Episode 190: Episode 190: "That's a big-ash tree!!!"

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

After sharing the story of a famous father and son who could never find the right words, Mike and his Dad prove that words are the least of their problems. Strap in for a completely unpredictable rumination on memory foam. broken windshields, intractable stumps, double-sided axes, ancient wood-stoves, big-ash trees, and transgender dogs. Peggy Rowe is there to supervise, but only makes things weirder, as usual.

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Episode 189: Damnatio Memoriae (That’s Latin for Cancel Culture) show art Episode 189: Damnatio Memoriae (That’s Latin for Cancel Culture)

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

In what appears to be an ongoing quest to get himself cancelled, Mike weighs in on the statue controversy much to the alarm of his producer, Chuck. Their conversation then pivots to the situation in San Francisco, where the school board has recently voted to remove the names of Washington and Lincoln from the facades of public schools – a truly bizarre decision that left Mike to wonder how in the world so many powerful people have managed to get their heads so far up their own asses.

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