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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.

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe Mike Rowe

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 25.9K Ratings

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.

    The Epistemological Jack-in-the-Box

    The Epistemological Jack-in-the-Box

    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.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Jon Stewart Owes Me $20!

    Jon Stewart Owes Me $20!

    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?

    • 53 min
    Who Ya Gonna Call

    Who Ya Gonna Call

    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!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Not Really a Ghost Story

    Not Really a Ghost Story

    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…

    • 50 min
    Ghost Writers in the Sky

    Ghost Writers in the Sky

    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.

    • 57 min
    "That's a big-ash tree!!!"

    "That's a big-ash tree!!!"

    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.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25.9K Ratings

25.9K Ratings

thomaspromise ,

Voice of Gold

Yes, Mike is a superb writer. Sure he has great things to say and perfect delivery. But I just keep coming back for that smooth baritone voice. I really could listen to him all day!

Mur79 ,

Great work

I could listen to Mike read a cereal box. But take that gift, add in fantastic stories, fascinating interviews, and his common sense wit, and you have a winner of a podcast.

BeefeaterGM ,

159 and Follow-up Podcast

A big part of my recent Menasha, WI to Chicago to Macomb, IL to Hannibal, MO to Tulsa, OK to Plano, TX road trip included Mike Rowe as traveling companion. What a decent, fair-minded, clear thinking individual Mike Rowe is.
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