The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

By Mike Rowe

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Always entertaining! I rarely laugh out loud at something I hear or read (it just isn't something I do), but this podcast makes me smile a lot and every now and then, it will catch me off guard and I will actually physically LOL. Love it!

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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 from Hollywood to History... The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe -- short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.

Episode Date
Episode 210: Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!
01:29:17

Mike takes a deep dive into the nature of authenticity, with a little help from Sean McCourt – a former Broadway actor who works today as a producer on After the Catch and contributor to The Way I Heard It, and God only knows what else. Sean also happens to be the father of Charlotte, the eleven-year-old Girl Scout made famous by her blisteringly honest critique of the cookies she was trying to sell to her Daddy’s wealthy friend five years ago. A critique that unleashed a media blitz for which Mike accepts most of the blame. It’s a rumination on the power of action, and inaction, and the squishy middle in between.

Jul 27, 2021
Episode 209: Oops, I Did It Again
01:19:37

The true story of the most consequential pig in the history of Silicon Valley, or for that matter, the world. Followed by the true story of the most consequential pig in Mike’s career – the one he put on a pedestal fifteen years ago, that went on to become the unofficial mascot of Dirty Jobs. Then, a most unusual redux, as Tom Frank returns to set the record straight, and explain in no uncertain terms why a brown garbage bag is a poor substitute for a leather vest.

Jul 20, 2021
Episode 208: The Potpourri is About to Hit the Fan!
01:21:58

Mike tracks down Tom Frank, the Hollywood producer who hired him to host the game show that launched his career in television, only to learn his old friend has become a life coach. Or possibly, a career coach. Whatever he is, Tom Frank knows where all the bodies are buried, and tells a story or two that Mike would probably like to forget.

Jul 13, 2021
Episode 207: That Time I Knocked a Famous Movie Star on His Ass
01:26:00

A hashtag and a me-too on steroids, followed by a series of digressions too voluminous to list, concluding with the true story of the time Mike knocked a famous movie star on his ass.

Jul 06, 2021
Episode 206: Who's Your Granddaddy
01:22:28

After sharing the true story of a hard-charging master sergeant with a voice like a jackhammer who went on to become a famous artist, Mike recalls the lessons learned from his soft-spoken grandfather – an artist of a different kind - whose unique talents inspired a show called Dirty Jobs, and a foundation called mikeroweWORKS. It’s a rumination on men who scream, and men who whisper, complete with a song about a nose that wouldn’t stop bleeding.

Jun 29, 2021
Episode 205: A King and a Crouch and Me on a Couch
01:18:03

The true story of two great teachers, two stuttering students, and two happy endings. Followed by a conversation about the beauty of “what,” the danger of “how,” and the timeless challenge of “trying not to try.”

Jun 22, 2021
Episode 204: A Quick Look Over the Railing
01:20:11

The true story of the first woman to go where no man had gone before, followed by the true cost of progress, the false value of safety, and a revealing conversation about the profoundly annoying sensation of being swindled by someone you trust.

Jun 15, 2021
Episode 203: There's a Hole in Daddy's Arm
01:09:56

This is a sad one. But also a funny one. And frankly, a weird one. There’s sentimentality and singing. Nosebleeds and narcotics. Letters from beyond the grave, and perhaps most surprising, the sudden appearance of a giant scrotum. Probably easier to just listen.

Jun 09, 2021
Episode 202: The Leaf Blower Stays In
01:03:04

A famous woman vanishes and triggers the largest manhunt in British history. A hundred years later, Mike loses all his money in an elaborate Ponzi scheme. Coincidence? Probably. But Chuck wonders what Mike’s fictitious hero, Travis McGee, might have to say about the scandal, and Mike has some opinions on the matter – opinions that are somewhat upstaged, paradoxically, by a leaf blower.

Jun 01, 2021
Episode 201: Everybody Pees in the Pool
01:10:55

A famous athlete takes great pains to conceal his true identity from millions of fans. Then, Mike welcomes Paul Kelley back to the podcast, to discuss a series of topics too disparate and strange to articulate in a two sentence description.

May 25, 2021
Episode 200: Smart Stupid – Now With Slightly More Stupid
01:08:25

What do you get when you cross the most beautiful girl in the world with the funniest man on the planet?  Something smart and something stupid.

May 18, 2021
Episode 199: Mothers Day - Now With Fewer Worms
01:05:23

It’s a Mother’s Day surprise, complete with tapeworms, smoke bombs, large chunks of earwax, a wall of dead mice, a fly infestation, and of course, Mike’s favorite mother, with a guest appearance by Mike’s favorite dad. Yeah, it’s a weird one.

May 11, 2021
Episode 198: Where Do I Begin
01:00:56

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.

May 04, 2021
Episode 197: Everybody Run For Your Lives
01:11:08

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.

Apr 27, 2021
Episode 196: Call It Macaroni
01:22:57

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.

Apr 20, 2021
Episode 195: The Epistemological Jack-in-the-Box
01:13:54

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.

Apr 13, 2021
Episode 194: Jon Stewart Owes Me $20!
53:27

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?

Apr 06, 2021
Episode 193: Who Ya Gonna Call
01:07:09

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!

Apr 01, 2021
Episode 192: Not Really a Ghost Story
50:22

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…

Mar 23, 2021
Episode 191: Ghost Writers in the Sky
57:33

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.  

Mar 16, 2021
Episode 190: "That's a big-ash tree!!!"
54:34

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.

Mar 09, 2021
Episode 189: Damnatio Memoriae (That’s Latin for Cancel Culture)
51:10

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.

Mar 02, 2021
Episode 188: How Much for a Round Trip
01:21:07

Mike tells the amazing story of a mostly forgotten explorer, whose epic journey helped pave the path to Mars. Then, he’s joined by everyone’s favorite astronomer, Dr. Michelle Thaller, to better understand what the hell is happening on the Red Planet, and why it’s so frickin' expensive to get there.

Feb 23, 2021
Episode 187: Beware the Irish Hammer
01:12:17

Mike ruminates on the splendid virtues of a certain “Full Figured Gal,” and tells the true story of the day his lawyer – The Irish Hammer – changed the trajectory of his career by challenging him to put a pig on a pedestal. He then invites The Irish Hammer herself – Mary Sullivan – to explain why she left a successful law firm to oversee the career of a man who crawled through sewers to make a living.

Feb 18, 2021
Episode 186: That Was Perfect Do It Again
01:24:38

Mike begins with chapter 8 of his bestselling book which contains quite possibly the greatest audition story ever told about one of the most ubiquitous names in television. This is followed by a personal recollection of Mike’s thespian dad and concludes with a moderately inappropriate conversation between Mike and Chuck wherein they swap audition stories from the ‘90s.  It’s totally rad!

Feb 09, 2021
Episode 185: Off By Roughly Two Trillion... AGAIN!!!
01:18:22

In episode #185, which Mike incorrectly identifies as episode #184, Mike welcomes noted astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller, to discuss the obvious differences between sounding certain and being correct. Dr. Thaller, a noted astronomer with an enormous brain, tries to help Mike understand the enormity of the cosmos, and explain why the universe contained 200 billion galaxies just four years ago, and then 2 trillion galaxies just a few weeks later, and then back down to a few hundred billion as of last week. It’s enough to make your head spin, but between Mike’s gigantic cranium and Dr. Thaller’s enormous brain, we finally unlock the secrets of How the Universe Works…

Feb 02, 2021
Episode 184: "I can't imagine Facebook is going to let you air this!"
52:08

“When it comes to erections, if it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.” Yes, Mike actually wrote that in chapter 7 of his bestselling book, and as you might imagine, his mother didn’t take it lying down…

Jan 26, 2021
Episode 183: Play That Funky Music White Boy
51:08

Why do people go to such extraordinary lengths to change the way they look? What’s the best piece of music ever written? And why is Mike worried about getting cancelled and sued for the conversation you’re about to hear? There’s only one way to find out…

Jan 19, 2021
Episode 182: Mother Knows Best
42:02

After reading chapter 5 of his bestselling book, Mike surprises his two-time bestselling mother with a phone call, on which they discuss the perils of prevarication, the joys of growing up Rowe, (on a budget,) and Peggy Rowe’s unsolicited review of Mike’s new show, Six Degrees with Mike Rowe, which she may or may not have actually watched.

Jan 12, 2021
Episode 181: Off by Roughly Two Trillion
39:34

After reading chapter four of his book, Mike and Chuck discuss the real reason that so many Americans no longer believe people who sound certain - including journalists, politicians, scientists, doctors, professors, and yes… even narrators.

Jan 05, 2021
Episode 180: Mike Rowe is Nothing but a Sellout
51:15

After Mike shares chapter three of his book he gives a spirited defense of the critical art of salesmanship, during which Chuck accuses him of being a sellout, and the two navigate the precarious world of commercial television vs commercials.

Dec 15, 2020
Episode 179: A Shot in the Dark
43:49

After listening to chapter two of the best-selling book, The Way I Heard It, Mike and Chuck discuss three catastrophes and the role booze played in each of them, the joys of sharing shots with famous people, why Mike is NOT hosting one of the longest running TV shows in America, and the perils of primetime pixelated vomit. 

Dec 08, 2020
Episode 178: Be Wary of All Earnestness
51:54

After reading the first chapter of his best-selling book, Mike has a candid, conversation with his producer, Chuck, about the origins of this podcast, the impact of singing old songs with old veterans, and his personal aversion to all things “earnest.”

Dec 01, 2020
Episode 177: It's Thanksgiving! What the Chuck?!
15:11

Mike sits down with his producer Chuck for a candid conversation about the future of The Way I Heard it.  Whiskey is sipped, decisions are made, life goes on.     

Nov 26, 2020
Episode 176: The Trouble With 159
13:35

Mike takes a deep dive into episode 159 and the controversy surrounding a quote that was challenged by Billy Martin Jr., son of the late great baseball manager, Billy Martin.  SPOILER ALERT: If you have not yet heard episode 159 this episode will spoil it for you. 

Nov 10, 2020
Episode 175: His Brother's Keeper
12:28

A spooky tale of an ordained minister and a demonic possession. 

Oct 27, 2020
Episode 174: Once Upon a Time in the Wild Wild West
06:25

Bill waited until the crowd had gathered on his property... and then he shot them all.

Oct 20, 2020
Episode 173: Visiting Hours
07:42

When you have a family this big, you’re guaranteed an occasional visit…

Oct 06, 2020
Episode 172: An Unforgivable Overreaction
07:22

With the war in full bloom all eyes were on the president — would he or wouldn’t he launch?  

Oct 01, 2020
Episode 171: He Really Stuck With It
08:49

And that was good news for the naked burglar.

Sep 22, 2020
Episode 170: They Were All at Risk
08:56

Especially those with a pre-existing condition…

Sep 15, 2020
Episode 169: A Mouse in the House
07:34

That was particularly hard to find.

Sep 08, 2020
Episode 168: A Hooker You Can Trust
09:48

Call her what you will--the lady had vision.

Aug 18, 2020
Episode 167: They Knew It When They Saw It
09:45

And Jerry knew that he desperately needed to get to a meeting.

Aug 12, 2020
Episode 166: A Disaster in the Kitchen
11:02

Seriously, her cakes were downright repulsive!

Aug 04, 2020
Episode 165: The Feel Good Hit of the Summer
07:43

A real toe-tapper that no one could escape.

Jul 28, 2020
Episode 164: A Line in the Sand
08:26

Sometimes, you simply have to draw one.

Jul 21, 2020
Episode 163: He Was Not Inclined To Judge
09:11

But did he really have to eat bull testicles to prove it?  

Jul 07, 2020
Episode 162: OCCASIONALLY--Independence Day
14:24

In honor of Independence Day, Mike chews up the scenery with a recitation of what may be the most important speech ever delivered, by the man historians call "The Forgotten Founder." 

Jul 04, 2020
Episode 161: Excess Baggage
06:54

A helicopter filled with evacuees tries to get off the ground as the shooting intensifies.  What could possibly go wrong?  

Jun 23, 2020
Episode 160: A Groundbreaking Structure of Staggering Possibility
12:25

This architect enjoyed a good challenge.  But this one nearly broke him...

Jun 16, 2020
Episode 159: He Was Just Trying To Get Home
10:52

So too, was the man who got in his way.

Jun 09, 2020
Episode 158: On the Pursuit of Satisfaction
13:46

The kid had a head for numbers.

May 12, 2020
Episode 157: A Novel Hero
20:31

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

May 05, 2020
Episode 156: A Bridge Too Far
14:48

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

Apr 14, 2020
Episode 155: Lullaby for a Crackhead
16:24

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

Apr 07, 2020
Episode 154: OCCASIONALLY--Quarantined Edition
21:33

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.

Mar 31, 2020
Episode 153: An Offer They Couldn't Refuse
09:16

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

Mar 17, 2020
Episode 152: They Had Their Way With Her
14:36

Or did they...

Mar 10, 2020
Episode 151: He Was Ready For His Close Up
14:57

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

Mar 03, 2020
Episode 150: Dude Looks Like a Lady
16:09

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

Feb 25, 2020
Episode 149: Broadswords in a Pit
16:53

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

Feb 18, 2020
Episode 148: A Book to Pass the Time
12:31

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.

Feb 11, 2020
Episode 147: Her Biggest Fan
06:35

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

Jan 21, 2020
Episode 146: OCCASIONALLY--Christmastime
19:14

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.

Dec 24, 2019
Episode 145: Does This Look Infected
07:59

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

Nov 19, 2019
Episode 144: A Legend In His Own Mind
09:42

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

Nov 12, 2019
Episode 143: Rude Awakenings
09:53

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

Nov 05, 2019
Episode 142: OCCASIONALLY--Halloween
18:49

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

Oct 31, 2019
Episode 141: On Average 15 Times a Day
07:08

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

Oct 15, 2019
Episode 140: Another Band of Brothers
07:33

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

Oct 08, 2019
Episode 139: A Penniless Singer
07:49

Who earned a funeral fit for a king.

Oct 01, 2019
Episode 138: An Extraordinary Swap
09:14

A love story.  Sort of...

Sep 17, 2019
Episode 137: A Bona Fide Sex Symbol
07:13

She simply had no choice.

Sep 10, 2019
Episode 136: A Boy And His Dog
07:06

The skinny kid was so desperate that he was about to sell his best friend.

Sep 03, 2019
Episode 135: The Illegitimate Son-of-a-Smith
11:08

Denied his father's true last name for most of his life, James reclaimed it--in a monumental way.

May 28, 2019
Episode 134: Not Your Typical Homemaker
09:18

Julia was flattered by the proposal—but it came with certain… preconditions.

May 07, 2019
Episode 133: Call It What You Will
08:56

It's difficult to describe the chaos of an unpredictable world--but Peter sure tried.

May 01, 2019
Episode 132: Harvey's Future Ex-Wife
06:58

She just said she was going home - but it's the way she said it that we remember.

Apr 16, 2019
Episode 131: The Mystery of the Vanishing Woman
08:47

When one of the most famous women in the world disappears without a trace, it sets off one of the greatest whodunits you've never heard of.

Apr 09, 2019
Episode 130: A Tale of Two Pupils
08:21

They were classmates, bandmates, and best friends - even after one devastating punch changed everything.

Apr 02, 2019
Episode 129: Mother Knows Best
08:37

Mary had issues, no doubt about it.  But her mother was always there for her...

Mar 19, 2019
Episode 128: One Hell of a Toll
09:33

The journey was an incredible achievement - but the true cost was difficult to bear.

Mar 12, 2019
Episode 127: No Polite Way To Put It
08:27

When it comes to writing steamy love letters, you really gotta hand it to Elizabeth and George - even though they handed it to themselves...

Mar 05, 2019
Episode 126: Smooth Operator
07:08

It was a mission he chose to accept - and the tape did not self-destruct.

Feb 26, 2019
Episode 125: On The Importance of Staying Grounded
08:11

How many near misses can one guy take - and still remain grounded.

Feb 20, 2019
Episode 124: At The Crossroads
08:15

Where one can ponder a big decision and enjoy a continental breakfast. 

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Feb 14, 2019
Episode 123: Another Tortured Artist
07:32

A battered boy who couldn't stand the sight of his own reflection - so he changed it.

Jan 15, 2019
Episode 122: The Cherry Pie Is To Die For
09:16

But Ted was craving a slice of something else.

Jan 08, 2019
Episode 121: Her Most Notable Assets
08:53

She was plucked from obscurity and destined to satisfy the appetite of her insatiable benefactor.

Jan 01, 2019
Episode 120: 30 Minutes of Disappointing Television
07:21

You can't put THAT on TV!

Dec 18, 2018
Episode 119: They Shook On It
09:51

The significance of that shake was beyond this world.

Dec 11, 2018
Episode 118: A Rapacious Capitalist
09:25

He talked to everyone - but it was the interview he didn't give that changed his life forever.

Dec 04, 2018
Episode 117: Some Kind of Consequence
07:49

It wasn't exactly the trial of the century, but nearly everyone agreed - something had to be done.  

Nov 20, 2018
Episode 116: A Little Town Up North
08:14

It was just a tiny patch of farmland near a tiny little burg - but oh, the things that happened there...

Nov 13, 2018
Episode 115: A Conventional Hero
08:46

There are many ways to save a life - this one was rather conventional. 

Nov 06, 2018
Episode 114: A Manly Man, A Gold Medal, and A Really Big Sea
09:22

How to wave goodbye to your current career. 

Oct 16, 2018
Episode 113: According To Peter
08:44

This man's reputation needed to be destroyed - and that's the gospel truth... according to Peter.

Oct 10, 2018
Episode 112: No Ordinary Fan
08:53

Nothing came between Don and his boys - especially on game day.

Oct 02, 2018
Episode 111: Can You Be There By Nine?
07:56

Sure, as soon as I'm done playing Cowboys and Indians.

Sep 18, 2018
Episode 110: The Man Who Ran Away
06:26

When the shooting started this patriot ran for his life.

Sep 11, 2018
Episode 109: The Biggest Name In Town
06:39

She was young and beautiful - and about to kill someone.

Sep 04, 2018
Episode 108: Words Worth Remembering
06:11

These words take on a whole new meaning once you know the story behind why they were written.  

Aug 21, 2018
Episode 107: His Last Letter Home
08:44

It contained a much desired promise - from beyond the grave.

Aug 14, 2018
Episode 106: Keep Your Voice Down
06:56

All he wanted was a little peace and quiet - from himself.

Aug 07, 2018
Episode 105: Just What the Doctor Ordered
07:38

This doctor believed it was a right that came with the PhD.

Jul 24, 2018
Episode 104: The One Percenters
07:06

They paid their fair share, and then some...

Jul 03, 2018
Episode 103: A Girl Named Frank
07:40

When it came to getting exactly what she wanted - Frank could be very persuasive.  

Jun 26, 2018
Episode 102: The Manchester Cowboy
06:29

This famous aspiring jockey just wanted to hear the roar of the crowd - but this was not the crowd he was expecting.

May 15, 2018
Bonus Episode 101: The Way I Talked About The Way I Heard It
40:14

WARNING: This is not your ordinary The Way I heard It. This episode contains SPOILERS. 

Storyteller Mike Rowe is joined by producer Chuck Klausmeyer to answer questions posed by fans of The Way I Heard It.  Mike covers everything from how the podcast started to where it's headed in the future.  

May 10, 2018
Episode 100: How Not To Ruin Your Most Expensive Suit
06:16

It was opening night on the world's largest stage, but when you gotta go - you gotta go.

May 08, 2018
Episode 99: My Little Machine
06:54

A truly democratic machine and the man who didn't invent it.

May 01, 2018
Episode 98: Send Me The Bill
07:29

Wee Johnny wanted a mighty check - so he sent out some mighty big bills.

Apr 17, 2018
Episode 97: A Very Lucky Lady
07:15

No doubt about it - Miriam's timing was impeccable.

Apr 10, 2018
Episode 96: The Pilot and the Passenger
11:22

No movie has been made about this heroic tale, but over a hundred movies have been made because of it.  

Apr 03, 2018
Episode 95: Something Is Missing
10:17

He did everything a hero and patriot ought to do... almost.

Mar 20, 2018
Episode 94: On The Importance of Better Driving
08:30

But how do you eliminate driver error?

Mar 13, 2018
Episode 93: As Long As It's Legal
07:53

Who says you can't preach Sunday morning, and then sell whiskey Sunday night?

Mar 06, 2018
Episode 92: Sharp as a Tack
07:00

Big John knew a simple but powerful equation when he saw one.

Feb 27, 2018
Episode 91: A Potty Mouth With a Secret
08:34

Do you want to know the bleeping secret or not!

Feb 13, 2018
Episode 90: A Man Well Hung
08:20

People came from miles around just to see it.

Feb 06, 2018
Episode 89: Armed For Love
08:36

Looking for love in the classifieds can lead to explosive consequences. 

Jan 03, 2018
Episode 88: The Missiles of December
09:51

It was never good new when the red phone rang - and on this December night it was ringing off the hook. 

Dec 19, 2017
Episode 87: A Town Where Anything Can Happen
07:43

What does a former POW do when he returns home from an unpopular war?  Stand naked in the town square of course!

Dec 12, 2017
Episode 86: Francisco's Flakes
09:00

A tale of award-winning flakes and delayed gratification.

Dec 05, 2017
Episode 85: Strange Bedfellows
06:27

Pete just wanted to get some sleep - But he could not get his bunkmate's earworm out of his head.

Nov 28, 2017
Episode 84: A Very High Bar
06:33

He was willing to play the white-man's game - he just wished they had told him the rules first.

Nov 21, 2017
Episode 83: How Soon They Forget
09:19

It was the trial of the century - that no one remembers.

Nov 14, 2017
Episode 82: The Men Behind Bars
07:09

A father and a son with more than just bars between them.

Nov 07, 2017
Episode 81: The Consultant
08:27

He was notoriously proficient in his field and his advice was priceless – he just didn’t make house calls. 

Oct 31, 2017
Episode 80: How The Game Was Played
07:41

Saul's nephew kept a secret his entire career - you could do that back then.

Oct 24, 2017
Episode 79: Bobby Brings Home the Bacon
08:07

Only problem is - it's not Bobby's bacon.

Oct 17, 2017
Episode 78: Give That Man a Cigar
08:12

Eddie was really good at blowing smoke.

Oct 10, 2017
Episode 77: How To Get Rich and Save Lives by Talking Dirty
10:14

The story of a slightly subversive student with a taste for gin.

Oct 03, 2017
Episode 76: A Hot Babe Who Liked It Rough
08:10

The family business was brutal - but this Babe wanted in.

Sep 26, 2017
Episode 75: A Safe Space
07:26

His personal proclivities seemed to trigger women – so he had to keep them a secret.

Sep 22, 2017
Episode 74: The Ride of His Life
08:21

When you're in the back of an ambulance in the middle of a snowstorm - every second counts.

Sep 12, 2017
Episode 73: Monkey Business
05:32

How to make a billion dollars and remain absolutely calm.

Sep 05, 2017
Episode 72: Better Late Than Never
07:15

When the time came to fight for their King, these knights were prepared to show the enemy what they were made of.

Aug 29, 2017
Episode 71: Head In The Clouds
07:54

Henry Junior just wanted to get out of Henry Senior's famous shadow.

Aug 22, 2017
Episode 70: You Might Feel a Little Pinch
06:02

No matter how bad your habits, this dentist can stop your pain - guaranteed! 

Aug 15, 2017
Episode 69: "A Little Dab'll Do Ya!"
07:05

Take it from mother - never underestimate the power of a little make-up, properly applied.

Aug 08, 2017
Episode 68: A Nice Girl From Wisconsin
06:31

The consequences of her choice would forever change the world.

Aug 01, 2017
Episode 67: Charlie's Big Break
06:35

This aspiring songwriter was a family man who really wanted to be famous. 

Jul 25, 2017
Episode 66: A Serial Inventor
07:24

Because necessity is actually the mother of investment

Jul 18, 2017
Episode 65: A Full Figured Gal
07:44

She had tons of suitors because men knew that with her - anything was possible.

Jul 11, 2017
Bonus Episode 64: It's Good To Be The King
30:27

Mike tells a very personal story of the King that changed his life.  

Jul 08, 2017
Episode 63: Render Unto Caesar
07:34

Caesar's ride that changed the course of Western Civilization. 

Jul 04, 2017
Episode 62: I'd Like to Buy a Vowel
07:49

But only if the spirit moves you.

Jun 27, 2017
Episode 61: When the World's on Fire
05:42

The melody was sweet, but the lyrics were too painful to sing.

Jun 20, 2017
Episode 60: Something to Stand For
09:08

What do you get when you cross a Private, a General, a lawyer, a doctor and two teenagers?  Something worth standing for.

Jun 13, 2017
Episode 59: A Hero Under the Influence
07:00

When all is lost and the end is near - why not have a drink... or several.

Jun 06, 2017
Episode 58: A Lesser Known Vessel
06:13

Captain Cooper was asked to do the impossible - But he found it impossible not to try.

May 30, 2017
Episode 57: But Who's Counting
08:43

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night could keep this 60 year-old mailman from finally receiving his due.

May 23, 2017
Episode 56: Something Unforgettable and Real
08:23

Bill was known for creating unforgettable car chases - but there was one chase he wished he could forget.  

May 16, 2017
Episode 55: The Man Behind the Microphone
06:46

Sometimes choosing the right words means not sticking to the script.

May 09, 2017
Episode 54: The Boy Who Loved to Fly
06:47

He flew into history - thanks to a nervous mother with an old-fashioned name.

May 06, 2017
Episode 53: A Simple Solution
07:13

His formula saved millions from starvation - among other things.

May 02, 2017
Episode 52: A Patient Man
07:42

John loved Peggy so much he would do anything for her... including this!

Apr 25, 2017
Episode 51: Kid Stuff
07:33

Mr. Akai had a secret - and every kid in the neighborhood knew it.

Apr 18, 2017
Episode 50: Size Matters
09:06

In a competition like this - every inch counts.

Apr 11, 2017
Episode 49: Dream Job
06:46

The greatest World's Fair on the planet - and it all started with shoveling horse poo.

Apr 04, 2017
Episode 48: An Unmistakable Sound
07:11

Bob was a Mad Man who could sell anything - but this new product gave him a terrible headache.  

Mar 28, 2017
Episode 47: On Thin Branches
06:28

How a mild mannered middle-school band teacher terrified America. 

Mar 21, 2017
Episode 46: Fair Warning
06:49

You know his name - now you'll know why.

Mar 14, 2017
Episode 45: The Biscuit Bomb
07:09

Melvin's Stories always had a surprise ending - this one surprised even Melvin.

Mar 07, 2017
Episode 44: The Greaseman Cometh
07:20

Don't like your job?  Just invent something that does it for you.

Feb 28, 2017
Episode 43: The Paint Salesman
08:00

"Work hard, tell the truth, and don't be late for supper."

Feb 21, 2017
Episode 42: A Standing Ovation
06:30

You can stand, but don't you dare applaud.

Feb 14, 2017
Episode 41: Words, Words, Words
06:39

Choose them wisely or deal with the consequences.  

Feb 07, 2017
Episode 40: Chip Off the Old Block
06:31

This groundbreaking agent had the world's most unique client.  And he took him straight to the top.

Jan 31, 2017
Episode 39: A Rose By Any Other Name
07:06

Neat trick, but can you copyright it?

Jan 24, 2017
Episode 38: On Self Abuse
07:51

Please sir, can I have some more?

Jan 17, 2017
Episode 37: Man of Faith
05:54

A showdown between a pious governor a righteous crowd - what could possibly go wrong? 

Jan 14, 2017
Episode 36: Oh Brother!
06:12

Thanksgiving isn't complete without a second helping of Presidential election politics.

Jan 12, 2017
Episode 35: The Code Breaker
06:04

His ear for hearing patterns served him well.

Jan 10, 2017
Episode 34: That's All Folks
08:38

Who knew cartoon characters could be so litigious?

Dec 14, 2016
Episode 33: You Don't Know Mike
07:45

Sometimes, all you can do is watch.

Sep 11, 2016
Episode 32: The Dreamer
06:47

He couldn't change the people, so he changed the world.

Aug 30, 2016
Episode 31: The Hangman & The Windsor Knot
05:43

How a perfectly tied Windsor knot led to a date with the gallows.

Aug 23, 2016
Episode 30: The Demoted Deserter
06:43

War is hell, but the paperwork is intolerable.

Aug 16, 2016
Episode 29: The 100 Billion Dollar Bar
05:51

How his sweet tooth changed your life.

Aug 09, 2016
Episode 28: An Incredible Reinvention
06:03

When no one wants your product, don't change the product, change the name.

Aug 02, 2016
Episode 27: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
06:19

I don't want to split hairs, but EVERYONE should know this woman's name.

Jul 26, 2016
Episode 26: Rose Garden Rubbish
06:03

Even the President can't help this guy catch a break.

Jul 19, 2016
Episode 25: The Prisoner
05:43

The craziest prison break story you've never heard of.

Jul 12, 2016
Episode 24: Big Guy, Little Guy
05:02

How do you compete with a thriving 20th century company? Use 18th century technology of course.

Jul 05, 2016
Episode 23: Donnie's Secret
05:51

Donnie has a secret... and it's a doozie.

Jun 28, 2016
Episode 22: In Laws on the Outs
06:37

Their escape from an overbearing family really put them on the map.

Jun 21, 2016
Episode 21: The Coward of the Deep
06:47

Who will sing the praises of the famous warrior who refused to fight.

Jun 14, 2016
Episode 20: Fred's Final Wish
05:36

Why Fred's kids stopped for a snack on the way to his funeral.

Jun 07, 2016
Episode 19: John's Portuguese Cousin
06:26

A most unlikely path to becoming one of the greatest voices of all time.

May 31, 2016
Episode 18: The Toymaker
04:52

Al didn't want to make toys, he just wanted to fly.

May 24, 2016
Episode 17: The Lady Calls the Shots
06:17

He loved her so much he gave her his job.

May 17, 2016
Episode 16: The Orphan Hero
06:11

She was plucked from the streets and catapulted to fame.

May 10, 2016
Episode 15: Sorry, Wrong Number
05:36

Sometimes in life, it's better not to stick to the script.

May 03, 2016
Episode 14: The American Rock Star
06:32

His music career really blew up.

Apr 26, 2016
Episode 13: On My Honor
06:05

They say the truth will set you free, but in this case, it was a little white lie.

Apr 19, 2016
Episode 12: One Hit Wonder
05:52

No one has ever matched his record, and no one knows his name.

Apr 12, 2016
Episode 11: Lord of Loud
05:26

He didn't like the quiet, so he made sure we all could pump up the volume.

Apr 05, 2016
Episode 10: Lord of Light
06:23

The most expensive theme park there never was.

Mar 29, 2016
Episode 9: The Longshot
06:09

Sometimes the only way to prove your worth, is with a trial by fire.

Mar 22, 2016
Episode 8: It's a Shame About Your Face
05:51

The most recognizable face that no one wanted to hire.

Mar 15, 2016
Episode 7: "Be right back, hon!"
05:00

She believes her husband is a genius. The only problem, no one else does. How her road trip changed everything – for YOU!

Mar 08, 2016
Episode 6: "This isn't funny!"
06:07

It was a cold, dark night on the field of battle – and one man had the perfect plan to strike back at the enemy.

Mar 01, 2016
Episode 5: Breaking the Silence
06:02

He found his voice and defined a generation. And he owes it all to a little piece of fruit. 

Mar 01, 2016
Episode 4: Little Bits Of Corpse
07:07

Was he a lunatic or a genius? Sometimes it's hard to tell, especially when you're telling the world that doctors are killing their patients.

Mar 01, 2016
Episode 3: Clean Up On Aisle 4!
05:19

How did the clerks in a modest grocery store change the world as we know it?

Mar 01, 2016
Episode 2: He Had It All
05:23

He had the talent. He had the charisma. He had the looks. But without one little change, he'd never be the household name he is today.

Mar 01, 2016
Episode 1: The 25 Million Dollar Kiss
05:56

A kiss from her helped win the war. But her real assets changed the world as we know it.

Feb 24, 2016
Introducing 'The Way I Heard It'
02:13

What inspired this series of short mysteries for the curious mind? Mike Rowe reveals the inspiration behind the new podcast.

Feb 23, 2016