223 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 • 29.1K 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.

    I Don't Want to Recover From This

    I Don't Want to Recover From This

    A show about nothing, a guy named Jerry, and the audition that changed television. Followed by a very funny conversation with Enrico Colantoni, one of the few actors to be a series regular every week for the last 20 years.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Tim Allen Lives on a Runway

    Tim Allen Lives on a Runway

    Mike has a most enlightening chat with his TV Big Brother, the one and only Tim Allen, who still seems a little incredulous that Mike didn’t return to Last Man Standing to finish what he started. As for why Tim now lives on the runway of an airport, well, that’s a bit of a mystery...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Duck of Justice Flies Again

    The Duck of Justice Flies Again

    Mike chats with Tim Cotton, the famous cop who saved a stuffed bird from the trash heap and went on to write a couple of bestselling books.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Beard is Getting Itchy

    The Beard is Getting Itchy

    The true story of the most important novel ever written, and a conversation with the filmmaker who tried to put it on the big screen.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Human Calculator is on a Mission

    The Human Calculator is on a Mission

    The Human Calculator, Scott Flansburg stops by to demonstrate his Guinness world-record abilities, introduce Mike to a better calendar, and explain why he is determined to uncover the real story of how basketball was invented.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    OCCASIONALLY – A Chat with Gary Sinise on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

    OCCASIONALLY – A Chat with Gary Sinise on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

    Mike sits down with his “professional big brother,” to discuss the relevance of 9/11, twenty years after the attack on America.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29.1K Ratings

29.1K Ratings

Book Nerd 83 ,

My first podcast

I have been wanting to get into listening to podcasts for a while now and just never got around to it. One day, while scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw your podcast. I decided now was the time to try. I was hooked after the first one. It's so nice to hear a celebrity who still seems like a 'regular Joe'. I'm glad that your podcast was the first one that I ever listened to. Keep up the excellent work.

mysterytheater3000 ,

Interesting topics and your voice is easy to listen to

I have loved every episode. The stories are engaging and Mike's voice is easy to listen to (soothing tones). Both Mike and Chuck are humorous. Keep up the great work.

Jana Botkin ,

Getting stuff fixed

On the episode with Tim Allen, he expressed frustration with planned obsolescence, a topic almost everyone understands. There is an internet business based in San Luis Obispo (California) called ifixit dot com. Their goal is to have parts, tools, instruction manuals, and videos for everything. Someone, anyone, please let Tim know!

Fun episode except for Tim’s poor sound quality which made his parts hard to understand (outside of the broken coffee maker segment).

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