The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

By Mike Rowe

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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, Hollywood to History… The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.

Episode Date
Episode 135: The Illegitimate Son-of-a-Smith
12:13

Denied his father's true last name for most of his life, James reclaimed it--in a monumental way.

May 28, 2019
Episode 134: Not Your Typical Homemaker
09:21

Julia was flattered by the proposal—but it came with certain… preconditions.

May 07, 2019
Episode 133: Call It What You Will
09:00

It's difficult to describe the chaos of an unpredictable world--but Peter sure tried.

May 01, 2019
Episode 132: Harvey's Future Ex-Wife
07:44

She just said she was going home - but it's the way she said it that we remember.

Apr 16, 2019
Episode 131: The Mystery of the Vanishing Woman
08:44

When one of the most famous women in the world disappears without a trace, it sets off one of the greatest whodunits you've never heard of.

Apr 09, 2019
Episode 130: A Tale of Two Pupils
08:23

They were classmates, bandmates, and best friends - even after one devastating punch changed everything.

Apr 02, 2019
Episode 129: Mother Knows Best
08:22

Mary had issues, no doubt about it.  But her mother was always there for her...

Mar 19, 2019
Episode 128: One Hell of a Toll
10:03

The journey was an incredible achievement - but the true cost was difficult to bear.

Mar 12, 2019
Episode 127: No Polite Way To Put It
08:23

When it comes to writing steamy love letters, you really gotta hand it to Elizabeth and George - even though they handed it to themselves...

Mar 05, 2019
Episode 126: Smooth Operator
07:11

It was a mission he chose to accept - and the tape did not self-destruct.

Feb 26, 2019
Episode 125: On The Importance of Staying Grounded
07:57

How many near misses can one guy take - and still remain grounded.

Feb 20, 2019
Episode 124: At The Crossroads
08:46

Where one can ponder a big decision and enjoy a continental breakfast. 

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Feb 14, 2019
Episode 123: Another Tortured Artist
07:29

A battered boy who couldn't stand the sight of his own reflection - so he changed it.

Jan 15, 2019
Episode 122: The Cherry Pie Is To Die For
09:18

But Ted was craving a slice of something else.

Jan 08, 2019
Episode 121: Her Most Notable Assets
08:38

She was plucked from obscurity and destined to satisfy the appetite of her insatiable benefactor.

Jan 01, 2019
Episode 120: 30 Minutes of Disappointing Television
07:52

You can't put THAT on TV!

Dec 18, 2018
Episode 119: They Shook On It
09:49

The significance of that shake was beyond this world.

Dec 11, 2018
Episode 118: A Rapacious Capitalist
09:26

He talked to everyone - but it was the interview he didn't give that changed his life forever.

Dec 04, 2018
Episode 117: Some Kind of Consequence
07:54

It wasn't exactly the trial of the century, but nearly everyone agreed - something had to be done.  

Nov 20, 2018
Episode 116: A Little Town Up North
08:44

It was just a tiny patch of farmland near a tiny little burg - but oh, the things that happened there...

Nov 13, 2018
Episode 115: A Conventional Hero
08:44

There are many ways to save a life - this one was rather conventional. 

Nov 06, 2018
Episode 114: A Manly Man, A Gold Medal, and A Really Big Sea
09:24

How to wave goodbye to your current career. 

Oct 16, 2018
Episode 113: According To Peter
08:48

This man's reputation needed to be destroyed - and that's the gospel truth... according to Peter.

Oct 10, 2018
Episode 112: No Ordinary Fan
09:24

Nothing came between Don and his boys - especially on game day.

Oct 02, 2018
Episode 111: Can You Be There By Nine?
07:33

Sure, as soon as I'm done playing Cowboys and Indians.

Sep 18, 2018
Episode 110: A Rank Amateur
06:15

When the shooting started this patriot ran for his life.

Sep 11, 2018
Episode 109: The Biggest Name In Town
06:41

She was young and beautiful - and about to kill someone.

Sep 04, 2018
Episode 108: Words Worth Remembering
06:40

These words take on a whole new meaning once you know the story behind why they were written.  

Aug 21, 2018
Episode 107: His Last Letter Home
08:41

It contained a much desired promise - from beyond the grave.

Aug 14, 2018
Episode 106: Keep Your Voice Down
06:58

All he wanted was a little peace and quiet - from himself.

Aug 07, 2018
Episode 105: Just What the Doctor Ordered
07:42

This doctor believed it was a right that came with the PhD.

Jul 24, 2018
Episode 104: The One Percenters
07:36

They paid their fair share, and then some...

Jul 03, 2018
Episode 103: A Girl Named Frank
07:37

When it came to getting exactly what she wanted - Frank could be very persuasive.  

Jun 26, 2018
Episode 102: The Manchester Cowboy
06:31

This famous aspiring jockey just wanted to hear the roar of the crowd - but this was not the crowd he was expecting.

May 15, 2018
Bonus Episode 101: The Way I Talked About The Way I Heard It
40:14

WARNING: This is not your ordinary The Way I heard It. This episode contains SPOILERS. 

Storyteller Mike Rowe is joined by producer Chuck Klausmeyer to answer questions posed by fans of The Way I Heard It.  Mike covers everything from how the podcast started to where it's headed in the future.  

May 10, 2018
Episode 100: How Not To Ruin Your Most Expensive Suit
07:26

It was opening night on the world's largest stage, but when you gotta go - you gotta go.

May 08, 2018
Episode 99: My Little Machine
06:46

A truly democratic machine and the man who didn't invent it.

May 01, 2018
Episode 98: Send Me The Bill
07:27

Wee Johnny wanted a mighty check - so he sent out some mighty big bills.

Apr 17, 2018
Episode 97: A Very Lucky Lady
07:18

No doubt about it - Miriam's timing was impeccable.

Apr 10, 2018
Episode 96: The Pilot and the Passenger
11:39

No movie has been made about this heroic tale, but over a hundred movies have been made because of it.  

Apr 03, 2018
Episode 95: Something Is Missing
10:08

He did everything a hero and patriot ought to do... almost.

Mar 20, 2018
Episode 94: On The Importance of Better Driving
08:27

But how do you eliminate driver error?

Mar 13, 2018
Episode 93: As Long As It's Legal
07:55

Who says you can't preach Sunday morning, and then sell whiskey Sunday night?

Mar 06, 2018
Episode 92: Sharp as a Tack
07:03

Big John knew a simple but powerful equation when he saw one.

Feb 27, 2018
Episode 91: A Potty Mouth With a Secret
09:04

Do you want to know the bleeping secret or not!

Feb 13, 2018
Episode 90: A Man Well Hung
08:17

People came from miles around just to see it.

Feb 06, 2018
Episode 89: Armed For Love
08:39

Looking for love in the classifieds can lead to explosive consequences. 

Jan 03, 2018
Episode 88: The Missiles of December
09:55

It was never good new when the red phone rang - and on this December night it was ringing off the hook. 

Dec 19, 2017
Episode 87: A Town Where Anything Can Happen
08:12

What does a former POW do when he returns home from an unpopular war?  Stand naked in the town square of course!

Dec 12, 2017
Episode 86: Francisco's Flakes
08:56

A tale of award-winning flakes and delayed gratification.

Dec 05, 2017
Episode 85: Strange Bedfellows
06:29

Pete just wanted to get some sleep - But he could not get his bunkmate's earworm out of his head.

Nov 28, 2017
Episode 84: A Very High Bar
06:37

He was willing to play the white-man's game - he just wished they had told him the rules first.

Nov 21, 2017
Episode 83: How Soon They Forget
09:49

It was the trial of the century - that no one remembers.

Nov 14, 2017
Episode 82: The Men Behind Bars
07:05

A father and a son with more than just bars between them.

Nov 07, 2017
Episode 81: The Consultant
08:29

He was notoriously proficient in his field and his advice was priceless – he just didn’t make house calls. 

Oct 31, 2017
Episode 80: How The Game Was Played
07:44

Saul's nephew kept a secret his entire career - you could do that back then.

Oct 24, 2017
Episode 79: Bobby Brings Home the Bacon
08:37

Only problem is - it's not Bobby's bacon.

Oct 17, 2017
Episode 78: Give That Man a Cigar
08:10

Eddie was really good at blowing smoke.

Oct 10, 2017
Episode 77: How To Get Rich and Save Lives by Talking Dirty
10:17

The story of a slightly subversive student with a taste for gin.

Oct 03, 2017
Episode 76: A Hot Babe Who Liked It Rough
08:14

The family business was brutal - but this Babe wanted in.

Sep 26, 2017
Episode 75: A Safe Space
07:56

His personal proclivities seemed to trigger women – so he had to keep them a secret.

Sep 22, 2017
Episode 74: The Ride of His Life
08:18

When you're in the back of an ambulance in the middle of a snowstorm - every second counts.

Sep 12, 2017
Episode 73: Monkey Business
05:34

How to make a billion dollars and remain absolutely calm.

Sep 05, 2017
Episode 72: Better Late Than Never
07:19

When the time came to fight for their King, these knights were prepared to show the enemy what they were made of.

Aug 29, 2017
Episode 71: Head In The Clouds
08:25

Henry Junior just wanted to get out of Henry Senior's famous shadow.

Aug 22, 2017
Episode 70: You Might Feel a Little Pinch
05:59

No matter how bad your habits, this dentist can stop your pain - guaranteed! 

Aug 15, 2017
Episode 69: "A Little Dab'll Do Ya!"
07:07

Take it from mother - never underestimate the power of a little make-up, properly applied.

Aug 08, 2017
Episode 68: A Nice Girl From Wisconsin
06:35

The consequences of her choice would forever change the world.

Aug 01, 2017
Episode 67: Charlie's Big Break
06:27

This aspiring songwriter was a family man who really wanted to be famous. 

Jul 25, 2017
Episode 66: A Serial Inventor
07:20

Because necessity is actually the mother of investment

Jul 18, 2017
Episode 65: A Full Figured Gal
07:46

She had tons of suitors because men knew that with her - anything was possible.

Jul 11, 2017
Bonus Episode 64: It's Good To Be The King
30:27

Mike tells a very personal story of the King that changed his life.  

Jul 08, 2017
Episode 63: Render Unto Caesar
07:37

Caesar's ride that changed the course of Western Civilization. 

Jul 04, 2017
Episode 62: I'd Like to Buy a Vowel
08:18

But only if the spirit moves you.

Jun 27, 2017
Episode 61: When the World's on Fire
05:38

The melody was sweet, but the lyrics were too painful to sing.

Jun 20, 2017
Episode 60: Something to Stand For
09:10

What do you get when you cross a Private, a General, a lawyer, a doctor and two teenagers?  Something worth standing for.

Jun 13, 2017
Episode 59: A Hero Under the Influence
07:04

When all is lost and the end is near - why not have a drink... or several.

Jun 06, 2017
Episode 58: A Lesser Known Vessel
06:42

Captain Cooper was asked to do the impossible - But he found it impossible not to try.

May 30, 2017
Episode 57: But Who's Counting
08:39

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night could keep this 60 year-old mailman from finally receiving his due.

May 23, 2017
Episode 56: Something Unforgettable and Real
08:25

Bill was known for creating unforgettable car chases - but there was one chase he wished he could forget.  

May 16, 2017
Episode 55: The Man Behind the Microphone
06:49

Sometimes choosing the right words means not sticking to the script.

May 09, 2017
Episode 54: The Boy Who Loved to Fly
07:16

He flew into history - thanks to a nervous mother with an old-fashioned name.

May 06, 2017
Episode 53: A Simple Solution
07:09

His formula saved millions from starvation - among other things.

May 02, 2017
Episode 52: A Patient Man
07:43

John loved Peggy so much he would do anything for her... including this!

Apr 25, 2017
Episode 51: Kid Stuff
07:36

Mr. Akai had a secret - and every kid in the neighborhood knew it.

Apr 18, 2017
Episode 50: Size Matters
09:36

In a competition like this - every inch counts.

Apr 11, 2017
Episode 49: Dream Job
06:42

The greatest World's Fair on the planet - and it all started with shoveling horse poo.

Apr 04, 2017
Episode 48: An Unmistakable Sound
07:13

Bob was a Mad Man who could sell anything - but this new product gave him a terrible headache.  

Mar 28, 2017
Episode 47: On Thin Branches
06:32

How a mild mannered middle-school band teacher terrified America. 

Mar 21, 2017
Episode 46: Fair Warning
07:20

You know his name - now you'll know why.

Mar 14, 2017
Episode 45: The Biscuit Bomb
07:06

Melvin's Stories always had a surprise ending - this one surprised even Melvin.

Mar 07, 2017
Episode 44: The Greaseman Cometh
07:22

Don't like your job?  Just invent something that does it for you.

Feb 28, 2017
Episode 43: The Paint Salesman
08:09

"Work hard, tell the truth, and don't be late for supper."

Feb 21, 2017
Episode 42: A Standing Ovation
07:00

You can stand, but don't you dare applaud.

Feb 14, 2017
Episode 41: Words, Words, Words
06:32

Choose them wisely or deal with the consequences.  

Feb 07, 2017
Episode 40: Chip Off the Old Block
06:33

This groundbreaking agent had the world's most unique client.  And he took him straight to the top.

Jan 31, 2017
Episode 39: A Rose By Any Other Name
07:10

Neat trick, but can you copyright it?

Jan 24, 2017
Episode 38: On Self Abuse
08:21

Please sir, can I have some more?

Jan 17, 2017
Episode 37: Man of Faith
05:50

A showdown between a pious governor a righteous crowd - what could possibly go wrong? 

Jan 14, 2017
Episode 36: Oh Brother!
06:14

Thanksgiving isn't complete without a second helping of Presidential election politics.

Jan 12, 2017
Episode 35: The Code Breaker
06:06

His ear for hearing patterns served him well.

Jan 10, 2017
Episode 34: That's All Folks
08:28

Who knew cartoon characters could be so litigious?

Dec 14, 2016
Episode 33: You Don't Know Mike
07:41

Sometimes, all you can do is watch.

Sep 11, 2016
Episode 32: The Dreamer
06:49

He couldn't change the people, so he changed the world.

Aug 30, 2016
Episode 31: The Hangman & The Windsor Knot
05:47

How a perfectly tied Windsor knot led to a date with the gallows.

Aug 23, 2016
Episode 30: The Demoted Deserter
07:13

War is hell, but the paperwork is intolerable.

Aug 16, 2016
Episode 29: The 100 Billion Dollar Bar
05:47

How his sweet tooth changed your life.

Aug 09, 2016
Episode 28: An Incredible Reinvention
06:05

When no one wants your product, don't change the product, change the name.

Aug 02, 2016
Episode 27: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
06:22

I don't want to split hairs, but EVERYONE should know this woman's name.

Jul 26, 2016
Episode 26: Rose Garden Rubbish
05:54

Even the President can't help this guy catch a break.

Jul 19, 2016
Episode 25: The Prisoner
05:38

The craziest prison break story you've never heard of.

Jul 12, 2016
Episode 24: Big Guy, Little Guy
05:04

How do you compete with a thriving 20th century company? Use 18th century technology of course.

Jul 05, 2016
Episode 23: Donnie's Secret
05:55

Donnie has a secret... and it's a doozie.

Jun 28, 2016
Episode 22: In Laws on the Outs
06:28

Their escape from an overbearing family really put them on the map.

Jun 21, 2016
Episode 21: The Coward of the Deep
06:44

Who will sing the praises of the famous warrior who refused to fight.

Jun 14, 2016
Episode 20: Fred's Final Wish
05:38

Why Fred's kids stopped for a snack on the way to his funeral.

Jun 07, 2016
Episode 19: John's Portuguese Cousin
06:29

A most unlikely path to becoming one of the greatest voices of all time.

May 31, 2016
Episode 18: The Toymaker
05:22

Al didn't want to make toys, he just wanted to fly.

May 24, 2016
Episode 17: The Lady Calls the Shots
06:13

He loved her so much he gave her his job.

May 17, 2016
Episode 16: The Orphan Hero
06:14

She was plucked from the streets and catapulted to fame.

May 10, 2016
Episode 15: Sorry, Wrong Number
05:40

Sometimes in life, it's better not to stick to the script.

May 03, 2016
Episode 14: The American Rock Star
06:22

His music career really blew up.

Apr 26, 2016
Episode 13: On My Honor
06:01

They say the truth will set you free, but in this case, it was a little white lie.

Apr 19, 2016
Episode 12: One Hit Wonder
05:54

No one has ever matched his record, and no one knows his name.

Apr 12, 2016
Episode 11: Lord of Loud
05:30

He didn't like the quiet, so he made sure we all could pump up the volume.

Apr 05, 2016
Episode 10: Lord of Light
06:14

The most expensive theme park there never was.

Mar 29, 2016
Episode 9: The Longshot
06:06

Sometimes the only way to prove your worth, is with a trial by fire.

Mar 22, 2016
Episode 8: It's a Shame About Your Face
05:52

The most recognizable face that no one wanted to hire.

Mar 15, 2016
Episode 7: "Be right back, hon!"
05:03

She believes her husband is a genius. The only problem, no one else does. How her road trip changed everything – for YOU!

Mar 08, 2016
Episode 6: "This isn't funny!"
06:36

It was a cold, dark night on the field of battle – and one man had the perfect plan to strike back at the enemy.

Mar 01, 2016
Episode 5: Breaking the Silence
05:58

He found his voice and defined a generation. And he owes it all to a little piece of fruit. 

Mar 01, 2016
Episode 4: Little Bits Of Corpse
07:09

Was he a lunatic or a genius? Sometimes it's hard to tell, especially when you're telling the world that doctors are killing their patients.

Mar 01, 2016
Episode 3: Clean Up On Aisle 4!
05:23

How did the clerks in a modest grocery store change the world as we know it?

Mar 01, 2016
Episode 2: He Had It All
05:14

He had the talent. He had the charisma. He had the looks. But without one little change, he'd never be the household name he is today.

Mar 01, 2016
Episode 1: The 25 Million Dollar Kiss
05:52

A kiss from her helped win the war. But her real assets changed the world as we know it.

Feb 24, 2016
Introducing 'The Way I Heard It'
02:13

What inspired this series of short mysteries for the curious mind? Mike Rowe reveals the inspiration behind the new podcast.

Feb 23, 2016