271 episodes

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.

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 33.1K Ratings

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.

    Holy Crap, It's Thomas Crapper's Birthday!

    Holy Crap, It's Thomas Crapper's Birthday!

    Today’s episode honors the man who unwittingly inspired Mike’s career by inventing the first flushable commode, Mike shares a David Sedaris story about a turd that won’t flush titled Big Boy then, in an homage to eighth-grade humor, Mike and Chuck swap embarrassing stories involving the necessary.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Chuck Really Wants Me to be Friends with Nick Searcy

    Chuck Really Wants Me to be Friends with Nick Searcy

    For half a dozen years Chuck has been trying to introduce Mike to Peabody Award winning actor, Nick Searcy who is best known for playing Chief Deputy U.S. Marshall Art Mullen on the FX series Justified, one of Mike’s favorite shows.  They discuss Nick’s career, why he made a movie about 1/6/21, and how he met President Bill Clinton at the White House.   

    • 1 hr 17 min
    A Place for the Placeless

    A Place for the Placeless

    Journalist Salena Zito keeps the conversation lively by dissecting the student loan forgiveness act, the lost notes of Baptist churches, moonshine coal, and her obsession with Fiestaware. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    A Prick in Congress

    A Prick in Congress

    They say you can’t judge a book by its cover and that is certainly true with this week’s special Labor Day episode.  It begins with a true story written by Mike about a particularly industrious Dirty Jobber, and it ends with Mike and Chuck discussing the origins of Labor Day, America’s work ethic crisis, and the pros and cons of labor unions.  

    • 1 hr 18 min
    America's Cop is Always on Doodie

    America's Cop is Always on Doodie

    Award-winning author, Bangor Maine Police social media manager, and Duck of Justice creator Tim Cotton joins TWIHI to discuss America’s love-hate relationship with cops, the proper punishment for crapping in the street, and why Mike has dubbed Tim America’s Cop despite his recent retirement.  

    • 1 hr 32 min
    I've Been Fired Too Many Times to be Cocky

    I've Been Fired Too Many Times to be Cocky

    George T. Murdoch, a.k.a. Tyrus, joins TWIHI to discuss everything from abortion and the benefits of staying in one’s lane, to work ethic and his weird fascination with the ‘Squatch shows.

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33.1K Ratings

33.1K Ratings

Prtr8r ,

First episode.

Was listening the Newt’s World ( excellent podcast) and he had Mike on. I was like hey I know that guy, so I checked it out. Just one episode and I’m hooked. It was Nick Sercey and fantastic. Now between this Newt and all the rest of my favorites I’ll never have time to listen to broadcast radio again. Have to go back through all the older episodes.

Cindy in Alabama ,

Loved the interview with Tyrus

Thank you Mike and Chuck for bringing us such intriguing and informative topics! The Tyrus interview was one of my absolute favorites. Such an interesting guy and I look forward to reading his book as well.

vapsman88 ,

Nick Searcy Interview

Fantastic show, I especially loved the part about Bill Clinton, hilarious. Been a fan of Nicks since the little remembered “7 Days”.

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