381 episodes

What started as a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span has evolved into enlightening conversations for the not-so-short attention span. Whether it’s a short mystery, a long conversation, or an audio book, The Way I Heard It is a veritable box of chocolates for the ears, because you never know what you’re going to get.

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 37.6K Ratings

What started as a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span has evolved into enlightening conversations for the not-so-short attention span. Whether it’s a short mystery, a long conversation, or an audio book, The Way I Heard It is a veritable box of chocolates for the ears, because you never know what you’re going to get.

    Episode 380: American Flannel with Steven Kurutz

    Episode 380: American Flannel with Steven Kurutz

    What does it take to make a traditional flannel shirt in America? According to this New York Times reporter it’s a combination of engineering and artistry. And Steven should know; he wrote the book on it, American Flannel.  Steven explores with us the history of U.S. textile manufacturing and how our thirst for cheaper goods led to the death of small company towns and the creation of the rust belt.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    379: Psst… Wanna Buy a Stadium Buddy? with Jordan Harbinger

    379: Psst… Wanna Buy a Stadium Buddy? with Jordan Harbinger

    The former Wall Street lawyer and current OG podcaster drops by to discuss the latest in Podcastladia, how patternicity and our desire for certainty can lead us to create wild theories, the death of skepticism, honesty in advertising, and what he learned from being kidnapped the first time in Mexico. Yes, there was more than one kidnapping.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    378: Surviving Disney with Jeff Harmon & Neal Harmon

    378: Surviving Disney with Jeff Harmon & Neal Harmon

    The serial entrepreneurs and founders of Angel Studios talk about growing up poor in a family of eleven, how they went from selling potatoes door to door to being the ad agency of record for Poo-Pourri, Squatty Potty, and Orabrush, how they survived a $62 million lawsuit from four of the biggest studios in Hollywood, and how their Angel Guild is cracking the code to finding the next big film.      
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    377: Sitting in a Puddle of Tilden with Peter Tilden

    377: Sitting in a Puddle of Tilden with Peter Tilden

    The writer, producer, and veteran radio broadcaster drops by to regale us with stories from the entertainment trenches, explains why he created the podcast Really? no, REALLY? with his BFF Jason Alexander and how that’s affected their relationship, and expounds on what makes great advertising great. RIP Dexter.
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    376: An Unholy Incubator with Will Swaim

    376: An Unholy Incubator with Will Swaim

    The President of the California Policy Center, host of National Review’s Radio Free California podcast, and watchdog journalist warns about the new federal regulation that effectively makes CA-AB5 national and ends independent contractor status as we know it. As goes California, so goes the nation—from a $20 minimum wage for fast-food workers to rampant homelessness, crime, and reparations—the recovering communist dissects examples of what’s happening in the Golden State and yet to come nationally.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    375: NEW STORY—Nasty Little Instruments

    375: NEW STORY—Nasty Little Instruments

    Another brief mystery for the curious mind with a short attention span, followed by a deeper dive into the story’s reveal with Mike and Chuck. WARNING: Careful where you listen with headphones, as it may result in alternating facial contortions of disgust and hilarity. The title is Nasty Little Instruments, after all.
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37.6K Ratings

37.6K Ratings

Lancaster listener ,

Love these podcasts!

This is my go to for long drives. I always learn something I didn’t know, can listen to that beautiful voice for hours, and the drive flies by. Plus I love the singing commercials. Can’t go wrong with Mike and Chuck.

Steve is so cool lol jkjk ,

Love the show but,,,,

Love the show but every once in a while they get into some inappropriate humor for my wife and grandsons.

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Best podcast, and I listen many!

While driving, mowing the lawn, and even sitting dow just to listen, I am always entertained, enlightened and encouraged by Mike’s excellent podcasts. Thank you, Mike!

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