The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe podcast

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

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Mike tells the amazing story of a mostly forgotten explorer, whose epic journey helped pave the path to Mars. Then, he’s joined by everyone’s favorite astronomer, Dr. Michelle Thaller, to better understand what the hell is happening on the Red Planet, and why it’s so frickin' expensive to get there.

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Love this Podcast!Love this podcast and love Mike Rowe! Simply put, listen to it!.Score: 5/5

Genius and inspiration in 5 min packagesMike, this podcast is flaming genius Sir! And thanks for your podcast with Tim F, which had me laughing out loud multiple times. Roll on the stories…..Score: 5/5

Great content.Shame about the adds. Really detracts from the story. So close to being perfect..Score: 3/5

Wonderful storytellerMike Rowe is a wonderful storyteller. This podcast deserves to be more widely known..Score: 5/5

Interesting tales with a twistSuch a great way to spend about 5 minutes, listening to the twist and turns of another story. All the while, trying to work out the main star of the tale. Nice and relaxing..Score: 5/5

Amazing at the startThe tales are amazing but as time as gone by it as just turned into 6 mins or so of adverts.Score: 3/5

Simple concept but brilliant!Mike, your story telling is spot on! I've enjoyed each and every one of your podcasts. I even enjoy the adverts :) My only complaint is that you've been a little quiet recently... no episodes for about a month. I'm hoping you're busy with work and not stopped producing these little moments of genius?! Fingers crossed. Many thanks and all the best..Score: 5/5

GreatWas a bit miffed as I had bought the Audio Book, but love the new format listening to Mike and Chuck gossiping like men do 😀 then gets better when you have guests, although miffed again with Discovery Channel for taking Mike’s voice over off Deadliest Catch UK 😡.Score: 5/5

Mike Rowe....The Way I heard itWhat can I say, one of the most interesting sometimes funny and always interesting! Mike needs more than 5 stars....That's the way I hear it!!.Score: 5/5

AmazingHeard about this podcast through the Tim Ferriss podcast. Amazing. I listened to all 15 episodes in one go. Short and sweet and the stories are shocking and inspiring..Score: 5/5

Love itLike the review before heard of this guy from his great podcast on Tim Ferris show. Great informative content in bite size pieces. Can't wait for more 👍.Score: 5/5

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Very InterestingI love this podcast. Every episode I learn something new..Score: 5/5

AndrewShort historical mysteries with a blue collar baritone. Time well spent..Score: 5/5

Love this podcastI love dirty jobs wen I fond out about this I never put down my iPad.Score: 5/5

Love itGreat short stories. Beauty.Score: 5/5

Great!It is funny and has lots of plot twist.Score: 4/5

It seems that..I’m the only one who has discovered that commercials can be fast forwarded. Is this the case? Am I special?.Score: 5/5

AwesomeBest storytelling around. Entertaining and you actually learn and sometimes obscure facts about different people or topics. Great job!!.Score: 5/5

If your old enough.These remind me of listening to Paul Harvey with The Rest Of The Story on the radio when I was a kid..Score: 4/5

Awesome story telling!Mike Rowe has an approachable and down to earth goodness about him, and when combined with his unique voice and story telling style it makes for a extremely enjoayable listening experience. The factoids of history that Mike uncovers and then creatively presents are educational, often surprising and always entertaining. I look forwrd to each new episode The Way I heard it with Mike Rowe..Score: 5/5

Best Family Time Event in our house!!!I introduced The Way I Heard it to my family and it has now become our favourite family past time. We enjoy listening to his tales and try and guess who Mike is talking about and right after we have a great family discussion. It's short and informative. As for the commercials, Mike always makes it fun to hear. It does not seem like a hard sell. I enjoy this podcast so much, I have actually made several friends sign up. Keep it up!!!.Score: 5/5

Good ol' fashioned story telling.Smooth voice, interesting prose, time well spent..Score: 5/5

Can't get enough of Mike!I just love this podcast, and also follow Mike on Facebook for his witty posts, videos, and texts from his Mom. He has such a calming voice and a great sense of humour. 10/10 would recommend!!.Score: 5/5

Paul Harvey and the way I heard it.I appreciate you carrying on in the same vein that Paul Harvey went. The way I heard it is a real gem. Even in light of 159, you came back to set the record straight. Our culture today is just looking for things to be offended about. Freedom of speech and basic individual opinions are being seriously censored. With the loss of freedom of speech, people will live in echo chambers never hearing other, perhaps opposing points of view, because people will be afraid of retribution..Score: 5/5

The Way I Heard ItThe best podcast in the store..Score: 5/5

A great podcastIf you're looking some an interesting podcast, look no further..Score: 5/5

Yoooooo MIKE I LOVE YOUUUDirty Jobs was part of Discovery back when it was innovating and exciting viewers; and just I love you Mr. Rowe holy frick please do not stop making podcasts!!!.Score: 5/5

Mr. RoweGreat work.Score: 5/5

ExcellentJust so well done. Short and sweet and interesting..Score: 5/5

Commercials in a 6 minute podcast?I LOVE Mike Rowe, huge fan - but I can't overlook this. The podcast is 5-6 minutes long and there's a commercial... Either make the episodes longer or don't have commercials....Score: 3/5

More people need to hear this!Mike these are educational and informative. They are a pleasure to listen too. Keep up the great work, I look forward to them weekly..Score: 5/5

Love it!I love this podcast. Keep 'em coming Mike!.Score: 5/5

Way too much advertisingThe stories he tells are great and very entertaining. However it takes forever to get to the story. On a 9 minutes podcast you are looking at over 4 minutes of advertisements to start. I ended up unsubscribing because of this. Really too bad best the rest of it is really good..Score: 2/5

Short and awesomeLove this. Each episode has a perfectly pitched story arc..Score: 5/5

So much fun to listen to!Mike Rowe is a national treasure! If he was a Canadian he would be revered in the highest degree!.Score: 5/5

Deadliest podcastEnjoying Mike’s storytelling style.Score: 5/5

A Pleasure to Listen to.Addictive voice, humorous, great story teller..Score: 5/5

45% Commerical/Ad is too highLike the podcast but the ratio of commercials to content is too high. Out of a 9min podcast, 4ish minutes of ads and 5 minutes of content is ridiculous..Score: 3/5

176Excellent, please keep writing. There are many things that need to be corrected everywhere. You are doing a good service with this podcast..Score: 5/5

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Mama say mama saw mamacusa...Lionel Ritchie- All Night Long You guys are great!.Score: 5/5

Fantastic!Enjoyed this.Score: 5/5

Seed GlassMike, you missed the obvious low hanging fruit. The baby bottle refracting the sunlight was the purest example of seed glass..Score: 5/5

Latest two episodesUsed to love your show, Content still interesting but it’s getting too long I listen while working out.... and hour is fine,beyond that more than most podcasts out there..Score: 3/5

We all do it.Love it. Laughed out load at work listening. Keep it up Episode 184 is hysterical. Love it..Score: 5/5

124 130Shorter versions were much better How many times can Mike say juxtaposition.Score: 1/5

Live Mike RoweGreat podcast. Always interesting and funny. I did like the shorter versions, but zi can always drop off ... keep them coming.Score: 5/5

MomThanks for that Mike. Reminded me of talking to my mom. She passed in 2019 and I miss our conversations Thanks again Roger Baker.Score: 5/5

Dr Michelle ThalerWow, Mike, your interview with Dr. Thaler was fun, educational, and interesting. Please keep interviewing smart and humble people..Score: 5/5

Mike Rowe & Tim The Tool Guy 👀🤯💨Been thinking what a show this would be with both of you on. Your both witty n adorable n funny are great combination ✨✨👀✨🤣✨🤯💨💯Will blow your mind in a good way that’s much needed. Munch 💜🤔💭.Score: 5/5

Loving the longer format!Listening to the podcast about the Phillips Screwdriver. While the short piece was great and masterfully informative, the chat afterwards is sublime..Score: 5/5

More please!EDIT: I’m reducing the number of stars I gave this podcast because it’s gone from being 15 minutes to being 51 minutes. Bring back the short stories! Original review: I love everything that Mike Rowe narrates, so a podcast was completely fitting for him. He’s honest about everything, even the sponsors. The episodes are delightful. I think I’ve only guessed who an episode was about maybe once..Score: 4/5

Great!Just plan great!.Score: 5/5

EnjoyI really enjoy your podcast specially the ones when your producer Chuck is in, you guys make laugh; I also love your mom, she is funny and very serious at the same time. Anyway I have been an admired of all your shows for years..Score: 5/5

Episode 184The conversation with his mom regarding his Dads hernia operation could be the best unscripted comedic piece ever delivered Epic on so many levels. You can see where he gets his down home humor from..Score: 5/5

What Do the Simple Folk DoI think the only reason why I listen to you is because your mother isn’t on more. Otherwise I just be listening to her. She’s a hoot. Just kidding of course..Score: 5/5

Gives me FaithMike’s podcast simply gives me Faith in humanity. This is exactly what we need to listen to.Score: 5/5

Extended Content!I love the longer formats! I’m not opposed to the shorter ones, but often times I feel like I’m left wanting more! But that’s also sometimes the sweetest part of the whole podcast! Either way, I’m a fan of both, and would highly recommend putting your headphones in and just letting it play! Love this podcast!.Score: 5/5

A+ PodcastI love this show. The host is really entertaining. This show became my top show on my podcast list. Keep up the great work..Score: 5/5

Absolutely love this podcast!!My time to listen to any podcasts limited usually my drive to work. With all the politics and shouting and hollering and name-calling I’ve just had it. Here is something you can listen to learn some thing from and have a little quiet enjoyment in the traffic and hub of your life. Love longer format but need MORE EPISODES. Still I will take what I can get!!.Score: 5/5

Sexiest voice in podcasting!I love what you do 👍 You’re often the only adult in the room. Thanks for spreading goodness in a chaotic world..Score: 5/5

Loved the podcast with you mom!Your mom cracked me up! I haven’t laughed like that for a while. Perhaps I could relate a little and she reminded me of my own mother’s little bit. 😁.Score: 5/5

Just as riveting for those with a short attention spanMike is an EXPERT storyteller—engaging and funny. I was initially disappointed that the short form podcast was giving way to a longer podcast (who has the time!) but Mike’s longer form is equally engaging, hilarious, and informative. His mom is simply a gem—I could hear here again!!! (Note to Mike and Chuck: just don’t overuse Mom). I can’t stop listening!.Score: 5/5

Your momLove your mom and the erection story. Never known someone’s mom who is that funny with dry humor. She’s a wonderful example of independent, spirit, and joyful with life..Score: 5/5

Very very interestingI have to listen to this twice I don’t want to miss any of it. Mike asks great questions about space, time, all. Great!.Score: 5/5

More pleaseI love your pod casts. You’re humor, the information and the’s perfect..Score: 5/5

Seriously my favoriteI mean, no one beats Mike Rowe. No one beats his family. Too podcast of all time.Score: 5/5

Keep it up!!!Great podcast!.Score: 5/5

Was my favorite! Now - too long.My favorite podcast by far (5 stars) when it was 10-15 minutes. Now episodes are 45-90 minutes. That is just too long. Even when the stories and discussions are engaging, it would be nice to keep them under 45 minutes. But I love the Paul Harvey style stories and Mike’s comments..Score: 3/5

Liked the short formAlthough I generally like Mikes content I have too many other podcasts that are an hour long to listen to. I preferred the 15 minute short form as a quick entertaining listen..Score: 3/5

Episode 186#Yes! Love all you’re dialogue with Chuck and the extended format! Keep it up...with all that is going on you’ll are a breath of fresh air!!!.Score: 5/5

Great show!Just started listening not long ago. Especially loved the episode with Mike's mother... Very sweet. Thanks and keep up the good work!.Score: 5/5

ExcellenceMike Rowe is very engaging. Always interesting stories. Love the longer format..Score: 5/5

Episode 185It’s refreshing to listen to people talk about credibility and a willingness to listen to all sides. I know it’s not new for those who listen to Mike Rowe but everyone should do it a bit more..Score: 5/5

Sad to goIn today’s society it is very dangerous to make certain claims- why not yell fire in a crowded theatre, it would cause less damage.Score: 1/5

Episode 184I am grateful I was not driving…or operating heavy machinery…or trying to plow a straight furrow. Thanks for making me laugh so hard while cringing simultaneously! What joy unspeakable!.Score: 5/5

Excellent!An excellent podcast for those of us that know how to read between the lines. Mike Rowe is bringing Common sense and critical thinking back to the world..Score: 5/5

New formatLove the new format. Old one was awesome also, but now we get more of Mike.Score: 5/5

Your mother does know best!I am a relatively new listener to your podcast. I have enjoyed your shows and look forward to watching 6°. Your mother makes me smile! I wasn’t bored I was thoroughly entertained by the two of you and you’re honest and fun discussion!.Score: 5/5

Questions Questions Questions??Thx Mike! Episode 189 is a great example of what I crave more & more as I age, not topic specific, but just a common conversation discussing the who what where why when & how with someone willing to listen explain and even consider your thoughts and ideas!.Score: 5/5

Mother Talks Best!Loved listening to you & your mom talk and to you quietly laughing as she spoke. OMG! I do the same thing with my mom, lol. She’s quite the conversationalist! Hope you have her on again..Score: 5/5

LikableVery very likable...... well done.Score: 5/5

Episode 184...I am dying!Each podcast is beautifully crafted with storytelling that keeps me hanging on his every word. This episode had me in tears laughing at the convention between Mike no his mother. My cheeks hurt, I’m crying, I’m laughing out couldn’t script this stuff!.Score: 5/5

Too longI always love Mike’s podcasts,tv shows,writing. I liked his podcasts because they were concise but now they seem to ramble and have gotten too long.Score: 2/5

Who doesn’t love Mike?Just wish the format would return to less than 90min episodes. 10-20 minutes is about perfect for a podcast storytelling episode. 90min is rambling..Score: 3/5

Liked the “Short Attention Span”Mike - read the book and really liked your “short Attention Span” best. Love the wolverine boots, and what your foundation does for skill trades. But l am not an hour discussion listener. If you decide to go back to your Way I heard it let me know. “Oldeguy” in Alabama.Score: 2/5

It’s Mike RoweI mean... it’s Mike Rowe... his voice is incredible, and his brain is a half step less so but that’s still amazing..Score: 5/5

Momma knows bestMike thank you I listen during work. Please keep your. I’m coming. Back love her..Score: 5/5

Guest choicesLove Mike and his method of story telling, but his guests are some of the most bland and uninteresting (especially the women) individuals..Score: 3/5

Shorter is betterThe short version was so much better. Too long and rambling now. Love Mike Rowe but new format is not good..Score: 1/5

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Voice like honeyI could listen to Mike Rowe talking about how to boil water. He has a way of making pretty much anything sound interesting - and that voice... Well just listen for yourself..Score: 5/5

Love itLove.Score: 5/5

Such beautiful story tellingMike has a great voice and an amazing way of constructing a story that leaves you guessing. Love every short story!.Score: 5/5

Clever podcastsClever, short, interesting, funny, intriguing, amazing podcasts..Score: 5/5

Always interesting!Mike bills this as the Podcast for those with a short attention span - and this 10-minute-at-a-time Podcast fills the bill perfectly! The short-form stories presented are always interesting. It's almost like a mini-mystery looking for the clues to work out who is the subject of each 10 minute installment.. Mike is engaging and funny - and VERY easy to listen to! A great podcast for everyone...Score: 5/5

Best Short PodcastI love everything about this podcast. Mike's sense of humour, the great stories, and not too long so it's not a big commitment to listen..Score: 5/5

Perfect PodcastClever, short, always surprising and read by a top American bloke. What's not to like?.Score: 5/5

Refreshing stories and reflectionsMike Rowe’s distinctive stories are told with his mesmerising voice and a laugh. This podcast is a great step away from everyday that gentle gets your mind going and ends with a warm smile or laugh when all is revealed.Score: 5/5

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The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe Podcast Episodes

Episode 188: How Much for a Round Trip

Mike tells the amazing story of a mostly forgotten explorer, whose epic journey helped pave the path to Mars. Then, he’s joined by everyone’s favorite astronomer, Dr. Michelle Thaller, to better understand what the hell is happening on the Red Planet, and why it’s so frickin' expensive to get there.

Episode 187: Beware the Irish Hammer

Mike ruminates on the splendid virtues of a certain “Full Figured Gal,” and tells the true story of the day his lawyer – The Irish Hammer – changed the trajectory of his career by challenging him to put a pig on a pedestal. He then invites The Irish Hammer herself – Mary Sullivan – to explain why she left a successful law firm to oversee the career of a man who crawled through sewers to make a living.

Episode 186: That Was Perfect Do It Again

Mike begins with chapter 8 of his bestselling book which contains quite possibly the greatest audition story ever told about one of the most ubiquitous names in television. This is followed by a personal recollection of Mike’s thespian dad and concludes with a moderately inappropriate conversation between Mike and Chuck wherein they swap audition stories from the ‘90s.  It’s totally rad!

Episode 185: Off By Roughly Two Trillion... AGAIN!!!

In episode #185, which Mike incorrectly identifies as episode #184, Mike welcomes noted astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller, to discuss the obvious differences between sounding certain and being correct. Dr. Thaller, a noted astronomer with an enormous brain, tries to help Mike understand the enormity of the cosmos, and explain why the universe contained 200 billion galaxies just four years ago, and then 2 trillion galaxies just a few weeks later, and then back down to a few hundred billion as of last week. It’s enough to make your head spin, but between Mike’s gigantic cranium and Dr. Thaller’s enormous brain, we finally unlock the secrets of How the Universe Works…

Episode 184: "I can't imagine Facebook is going to let you air this!"

“When it comes to erections, if it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.” Yes, Mike actually wrote that in chapter 7 of his bestselling book, and as you might imagine, his mother didn’t take it lying down…

Episode 183: Play That Funky Music White Boy

Why do people go to such extraordinary lengths to change the way they look? What’s the best piece of music ever written? And why is Mike worried about getting cancelled and sued for the conversation you’re about to hear? There’s only one way to find out…

Episode 182: Mother Knows Best

After reading chapter 5 of his bestselling book, Mike surprises his two-time bestselling mother with a phone call, on which they discuss the perils of prevarication, the joys of growing up Rowe, (on a budget,) and Peggy Rowe’s unsolicited review of Mike’s new show, Six Degrees with Mike Rowe, which she may or may not have actually watched.

Episode 181: Off by Roughly Two Trillion

After reading chapter four of his book, Mike and Chuck discuss the real reason that so many Americans no longer believe people who sound certain - including journalists, politicians, scientists, doctors, professors, and yes… even narrators.

Episode 180: Mike Rowe is Nothing but a Sellout

After Mike shares chapter three of his book he gives a spirited defense of the critical art of salesmanship, during which Chuck accuses him of being a sellout, and the two navigate the precarious world of commercial television vs commercials.

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