The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

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The Way I Heart It with Mike Rowe


145: Does This Look Infected
Nov 19 • 12 min
Yes, as a matter of fact, it does. But penicillin won’t help…
144: A Legend In His Own Mind
Nov 12 • 13 min
He was destined for greatness. No one knew it but him.
143: Rude Awakenings
Nov 5 • 13 min
Some said he was cursed, others said he was blessed, but everyone agreed—he was the luckiest kraut in the navy.
142: OCCASIONALLY—Halloween
Oct 30 • 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…
141: On Average 15 Times a Day
Oct 15 • 7 min
But for this woman… maybe a bit more.
140: Another Band of Brothers
Oct 8 • 8 min
This group gave us the most iconic sound of all time.
139: A Penniless Singer
Oct 1 • 8 min
Who earned a funeral fit for a king.
138: An Extraordinary Swap
Sep 17 • 9 min
A love story. Sort of…
137: A Bona Fide Sex Symbol
Sep 10 • 7 min
She simply had no choice.
136: A Boy And His Dog
Sep 3 • 7 min
The skinny kid was so desperate that he was about to sell his best friend.
135: The Illegitimate Son-of-a-Smith
May 28 • 11 min
Denied his father’s true last name for most of his life, James reclaimed it—in a monumental way.
134: Not Your Typical Homemaker
May 7 • 9 min
Julia was flattered by the proposal—but it came with certain… preconditions.
133: Call It What You Will
Apr 30 • 9 min
It’s difficult to describe the chaos of an unpredictable world—but Peter sure tried.
132: Harvey’s Future Ex-Wife
Apr 16 • 7 min
She just said she was going home - but it’s the way she said it that we remember.
131: The Mystery of the Vanishing Woman
Apr 9 • 9 min
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.
130: A Tale of Two Pupils
Apr 2 • 8 min
They were classmates, bandmates, and best friends - even after one devastating punch changed everything.
129: Mother Knows Best
Mar 19 • 8 min
Mary had issues, no doubt about it. But her mother was always there for her…
128: One Hell of a Toll
Mar 12 • 10 min
The journey was an incredible achievement - but the true cost was difficult to bear.
127: No Polite Way To Put It
Mar 5 • 8 min
When it comes to writing steamy love letters, you really gotta hand it to Elizabeth and George - even though they handed it to themselves…
126: Smooth Operator
Feb 26 • 7 min
It was a mission he chose to accept - and the tape did not self-destruct.
125: On The Importance of Staying Grounded
Feb 19 • 8 min
How many near misses can one guy take - and still remain grounded.
124: At The Crossroads
Feb 14 • 8 min
Where one can ponder a big decision and enjoy a continental breakfast. Sponsored by Postmates, use promo code: ROWE
123: Another Tortured Artist
Jan 15 • 7 min
A battered boy who couldn’t stand the sight of his own reflection - so he changed it.
122: The Cherry Pie Is To Die For
Jan 8 • 9 min
But Ted was craving a slice of something else.
121: Her Most Notable Assets
Jan 1 • 9 min
She was plucked from obscurity and destined to satisfy the appetite of her insatiable benefactor.
120: 30 Minutes of Disappointing Television
Dec 17, 2018 • 8 min
You can’t put THAT on TV!
119: They Shook On It
Dec 11, 2018 • 10 min
The significance of that shake was beyond this world.
118: A Rapacious Capitalist
Dec 4, 2018 • 9 min
He talked to everyone - but it was the interview he didn’t give that changed his life forever.
117: Some Kind of Consequence
Nov 20, 2018 • 8 min
It wasn’t exactly the trial of the century, but nearly everyone agreed - something had to be done.
116: A Little Town Up North
Nov 13, 2018 • 8 min
It was just a tiny patch of farmland near a tiny little burg - but oh, the things that happened there…
115: A Conventional Hero
Nov 6, 2018 • 9 min
There are many ways to save a life - this one was rather conventional.
114: A Manly Man, A Gold Medal, and A Really Big Sea
Oct 16, 2018 • 9 min
How to wave goodbye to your current career.
113: According To Peter
Oct 9, 2018 • 9 min
This man’s reputation needed to be destroyed - and that’s the gospel truth… according to Peter.
112: No Ordinary Fan
Oct 2, 2018 • 9 min
Nothing came between Don and his boys - especially on game day.
111: Can You Be There By Nine?
Sep 18, 2018 • 8 min
Sure, as soon as I’m done playing Cowboys and Indians.
110: A Rank Amateur
Sep 11, 2018 • 6 min
When the shooting started this patriot ran for his life.
109: The Biggest Name In Town
Sep 4, 2018 • 7 min
She was young and beautiful - and about to kill someone.
108: Words Worth Remembering
Aug 21, 2018 • 6 min
These words take on a whole new meaning once you know the story behind why they were written.
107: His Last Letter Home
Aug 14, 2018 • 8 min
It contained a much desired promise - from beyond the grave.
106: Keep Your Voice Down
Aug 7, 2018 • 7 min
All he wanted was a little peace and quiet - from himself.
105: Just What the Doctor Ordered
Jul 24, 2018 • 8 min
This doctor believed it was a right that came with the PhD.
104: The One Percenters
Jul 3, 2018 • 7 min
They paid their fair share, and then some…
103: A Girl Named Frank
Jun 26, 2018 • 7 min
When it came to getting exactly what she wanted - Frank could be very persuasive.
102: The Manchester Cowboy
May 15, 2018 • 7 min
This famous aspiring jockey just wanted to hear the roar of the crowd - but this was not the crowd he was expecting.
Bonus Episode 101: The Way I Talked About The Way I Heard It
May 10, 2018 • 40 min
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…
100: How Not To Ruin Your Most Expensive Suit
May 8, 2018 • 7 min
It was opening night on the world’s largest stage, but when you gotta go - you gotta go.
99: My Little Machine
May 1, 2018 • 7 min
A truly democratic machine and the man who didn’t invent it.
98: Send Me The Bill
Apr 17, 2018 • 7 min
Wee Johnny wanted a mighty check - so he sent out some mighty big bills.
97: A Very Lucky Lady
Apr 10, 2018 • 7 min
No doubt about it - Miriam’s timing was impeccable.
96: The Pilot and the Passenger
Apr 3, 2018 • 11 min
No movie has been made about this heroic tale, but over a hundred movies have been made because of it.
95: Something Is Missing
Mar 20, 2018 • 11 min
He did everything a hero and patriot ought to do… almost.
94: On The Importance of Better Driving
Mar 13, 2018 • 8 min
But how do you eliminate driver error?
93: As Long As It’s Legal
Mar 6, 2018 • 8 min
Who says you can’t preach Sunday morning, and then sell whiskey Sunday night?
92: Sharp as a Tack
Feb 27, 2018 • 7 min
Big John knew a simple but powerful equation when he saw one.
91: A Potty Mouth With a Secret
Feb 13, 2018 • 9 min
Do you want to know the bleeping secret or not!
90: A Man Well Hung
Feb 6, 2018 • 8 min
People came from miles around just to see it.
89: Armed For Love
Jan 2, 2018 • 9 min
Looking for love in the classifieds can lead to explosive consequences.
88: The Missiles of December
Dec 19, 2017 • 10 min
It was never good news when the red phone rang – and on this December night it was ringing off the hook.
87: A Town Where Anything Can Happen
Dec 12, 2017 • 8 min
What does a former POW do when he returns home from an unpopular war? Stand naked in the town square of course!
86: Francisco’s Flakes
Dec 5, 2017 • 9 min
A tale of award-winning flakes and delayed gratification.
85: Strange Bedfellows
Nov 28, 2017 • 7 min
Pete just wanted to get some sleep - But he could not get his bunkmate’s earworm out of his head.
84: A Very High Bar
Nov 21, 2017 • 6 min
He was willing to play the white-man’s game - he just wished they had told him the rules first.
83: How Soon They Forget
Nov 14, 2017 • 10 min
It was the trial of the century - that no one remembers.
82: The Men Behind Bars
Nov 7, 2017 • 7 min
A father and a son with more than just bars between them.
81: The Consultant
Oct 31, 2017 • 9 min
He was notoriously proficient in his field and his advice was priceless – he just didn’t make house calls.
80: How The Game Was Played
Oct 24, 2017 • 8 min
Saul’s nephew kept a secret his entire career - you could do that back then.
79: Bobby Brings Home the Bacon
Oct 17, 2017 • 8 min
Only problem is - it’s not Bobby’s bacon.
78: Give That Man a Cigar
Oct 10, 2017 • 8 min
Eddie was really good at blowing smoke.
77: How To Get Rich and Save Lives by Talking Dirty
Oct 3, 2017 • 10 min
The story of a slightly subversive student with a taste for gin.
76: A Hot Babe Who Liked It Rough
Sep 26, 2017 • 8 min
The family business was brutal - but this Babe wanted in.
75: A Safe Space
Sep 21, 2017 • 8 min
His personal proclivities seemed to trigger women – so he had to keep them a secret.
74: The Ride of His Life
Sep 12, 2017 • 8 min
When you’re in the back of an ambulance in the middle of a snowstorm - every second counts.
73: Monkey Business
Sep 5, 2017 • 6 min
How to make a billion dollars and remain absolutely calm.
72: Better Late Than Never
Aug 29, 2017 • 7 min
When the time came to fight for their King, these knights were prepared to show the enemy what they were made of.
71: Head In The Clouds
Aug 22, 2017 • 8 min
Henry Junior just wanted to get out of Henry Senior’s famous shadow.
70: You Might Feel a Little Pinch
Aug 15, 2017 • 6 min
No matter how bad your habits, this dentist can stop your pain - guaranteed!
69: “A Little Dab’ll Do Ya!”
Aug 8, 2017 • 7 min
Take it from mother - never underestimate the power of a little make-up, properly applied.
68: A Nice Girl From Wisconsin
Aug 1, 2017 • 6 min
The consequences of her choice would forever change the world.
67: Charlie’s Big Break
Jul 25, 2017 • 7 min
This aspiring songwriter was a family man who really wanted to be famous.
66: A Serial Inventor
Jul 18, 2017 • 7 min
Because necessity is actually the mother of investment.
65: A Full Figured Gal
Jul 11, 2017 • 8 min
She had tons of suitors because men knew that with her - anything was possible.
Bonus Episode 64: It’s Good To Be The King
Jul 8, 2017 • 30 min
Mike tells a very personal story of the King that changed his life.
63: Render Unto Caesar
Jul 4, 2017 • 7 min
Caesar’s ride that changed the course of Western Civilization.
62: I’d Like to Buy a Vowel
Jun 27, 2017 • 8 min
But only if the spirit moves you.
61: When the World’s on Fire
Jun 20, 2017 • 5 min
The melody was sweet, but the lyrics were too painful to sing.
60: Something to Stand For
Jun 13, 2017 • 9 min
What do you get when you cross a Private, a General, a lawyer, a doctor and two teenagers? Something worth standing for.
59: A Hero Under the Influence
Jun 6, 2017 • 7 min
When all is lost and the end is near - why not have a drink… or several.
58: A Lesser Known Vessel
May 30, 2017 • 6 min
Captain Cooper was asked to do the impossible - But he found it impossible not to try.
57: But Who’s Counting
May 23, 2017 • 8 min
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night could keep this 60 year-old mailman from finally receiving his due.
56: Something Unforgettable and Real
May 16, 2017 • 8 min
Bill was known for creating unforgettable car chases - but there was one chase he wished he could forget.
55: The Man Behind the Microphone
May 9, 2017 • 7 min
Sometimes choosing the right words means not sticking to the script.
54: The Boy Who Loved to Fly
May 6, 2017 • 7 min
He flew into history - thanks to a nervous mother with an old-fashioned name.
53: A Simple Solution
May 2, 2017 • 7 min
His formula saved millions from starvation - among other things.
52: A Patient Man
Apr 25, 2017 • 8 min
John loved Peggy so much he would do anything for her… including this!
51: Kid Stuff
Apr 18, 2017 • 7 min
Mr. Akai had a secret - and every kid in the neighborhood knew it.
50: Size Matters
Apr 11, 2017 • 9 min
In a competition like this - every inch counts.
49: Dream Job
Apr 4, 2017 • 7 min
The greatest World’s Fair on the planet - and it all started with shoveling horse poo.
48: An Unmistakable Sound
Mar 28, 2017 • 7 min
Bob was a Mad Man who could sell anything - but this new product gave him a terrible headache.
47: On Thin Branches
Mar 21, 2017 • 6 min
How a mild mannered middle-school band teacher terrified America.
46: Fair Warning
Mar 14, 2017 • 7 min
You know his name - now you’ll know why.
45: The Biscuit Bomb
Mar 7, 2017 • 7 min
Melvin’s Stories always had a surprise ending - this one surprised even Melvin.
44: The Greaseman Cometh
Feb 28, 2017 • 7 min
Don’t like your job? Just invent something that does it for you.
43: The Paint Salesman
Feb 21, 2017 • 8 min
“Work hard, tell the truth, and don’t be late for supper.”
42: A Standing Ovation
Feb 14, 2017 • 7 min
You can stand, but don’t you dare applaud.
41: Words, Words, Words
Feb 7, 2017 • 6 min
Choose them wisely or deal with the consequences.
40: Chip Off the Old Block
Jan 31, 2017 • 7 min
This groundbreaking agent had the world’s most unique client. And he took him straight to the top.
39: A Rose By Any Other Name
Jan 24, 2017 • 7 min
Neat trick, but can you copyright it?
38: On Self Abuse
Jan 17, 2017 • 8 min
Please sir, can I have some more?
37: Man of Faith
Jan 14, 2017 • 6 min
A showdown between a pious governor a righteous crowd - what could possibly go wrong?
36: Oh Brother!
Jan 12, 2017 • 6 min
Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a second helping of Presidential election politics.
35: The Code Breaker
Jan 10, 2017 • 6 min
His ear for hearing patterns served him well.
34: That’s All Folks
Dec 14, 2016 • 9 min
Who knew cartoon characters could be so litigious?
33: You Don’t Know Mike
Sep 11, 2016 • 7 min
Sometimes, all you can do is watch.
32: The Dreamer
Aug 30, 2016 • 7 min
He couldn’t change the people, so he changed the world.
31: The Hangman & The Windsor Knot
Aug 23, 2016 • 6 min
How a perfectly tied Windsor knot led to a date with the gallows.
30: The Demoted Deserter
Aug 16, 2016 • 7 min
War is hell, but the paperwork is intolerable.
29: The 100 Billion Dollar Bar
Aug 9, 2016 • 6 min
How his sweet tooth changed your life.
28: An Incredible Reinvention
Aug 2, 2016 • 6 min
When no one wants your product, don’t change the product, change the name.
27: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Jul 26, 2016 • 6 min
I don’t want to split hairs, but EVERYONE should know this woman’s name.
26: Rose Garden Rubbish
Jul 19, 2016 • 6 min
Even the President can’t help this guy catch a break.
25: The Prisoner
Jul 12, 2016 • 5 min
The craziest prison break story you’ve never heard of.
24: Big Guy, Little Guy
Jul 5, 2016 • 5 min
How do you compete with a thriving 20th century company? Use 18th century technology of course.
23: Donnie’s Secret
Jun 28, 2016 • 6 min
Donnie has a secret… and it’s a doozie.
22: In Laws on the Outs
Jun 21, 2016 • 7 min
Their escape from an overbearing family really put them on the map.
21: The Coward of the Deep
Jun 14, 2016 • 7 min
Who will sing the praises of the famous warrior who refused to fight.
20: Fred’s Final Wish
Jun 7, 2016 • 6 min
Why Fred’s kids stopped for a snack on the way to his funeral.
19: John’s Portuguese Cousin
May 31, 2016 • 6 min
A most unlikely path to becoming one of the greatest voices of all time.
18: The Toymaker
May 24, 2016 • 5 min
Al didn’t want to make toys, he just wanted to fly.
17: The Lady Calls the Shots
May 17, 2016 • 6 min
He loved her so much he gave her his job.
16: The Orphan Hero
May 10, 2016 • 6 min
She was plucked from the streets and catapulted to fame.
15: Sorry, Wrong Number
May 3, 2016 • 5 min
Sometimes in life, it’s better not to stick to the script.
14: The American Rock Star
Apr 26, 2016 • 7 min
His music career really blew up.
13: On My Honor
Apr 19, 2016 • 6 min
They say the truth will set you free, but in this case, it was a little white lie.
12: One Hit Wonder
Apr 12, 2016 • 6 min
No one has ever matched his record, and no one knows his name.
11: Lord of Loud
Apr 5, 2016 • 5 min
He didn’t like the quiet, so he made sure we all could pump up the volume.
10: Lord of Light
Mar 29, 2016 • 6 min
The most expensive theme park there never was.
9: The Longshot
Mar 22, 2016 • 6 min
Sometimes the only way to prove your worth, is with a trial by fire.
8: It’s a Shame About Your Face
Mar 15, 2016 • 6 min
The most recognizable face that no one wanted to hire.
7: “Be right back, hon!”
Mar 8, 2016 • 5 min
She believes her husband is a genius. The only problem, no one else does. How her road trip changed everything – for YOU!
6: “This isn’t funny!”
Mar 1, 2016 • 6 min
It was a cold, dark night on the field of battle – and one man had the perfect plan to strike back at the enemy.
5: Breaking the Silence
Mar 1, 2016 • 6 min
He found his voice and defined a generation. And he owes it all to a little piece of fruit.
4: Little Bits Of Corpse
Mar 1, 2016 • 7 min
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.
3: Clean Up On Aisle 4!
Mar 1, 2016 • 5 min
How did the clerks in a modest grocery store change the world as we know it?
2: He Had It All
Mar 1, 2016 • 6 min
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.
1: The 25 Million Dollar Kiss
Feb 24, 2016 • 6 min
A kiss from her helped win the war. But her real assets changed the world as we know it.
Introducing ‘The Way I Heard It’
Feb 23, 2016 • 2 min
What inspired this series of short mysteries for the curious mind? Mike Rowe reveals the inspiration behind the new podcast.