The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

By Mike Rowe

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pep
 Oct 16, 2019
I like when Paul Harvey did it


 Oct 1, 2019

Neil Shorey
 Oct 1, 2019
Freaking great podcast, bub. Go ahead and download that sonofabitch: I see you looking at it.

Tristan
 Aug 28, 2019
Amazing podcast!! I'm waiting for new episodes.


 Jun 30, 2019

Description

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.

Episode Date
Episode 141: On Average 15 Times a Day
11:17

But for this woman... maybe a bit more.

Oct 15, 2019
Episode 140: Another Band of Brothers
11:53

This group gave us the most iconic sound of all time.

Oct 08, 2019
Episode 139: A Penniless Singer
10:53

Who earned a funeral fit for a king.

Oct 01, 2019
Episode 138: An Extraordinary Swap
10:02

A love story.  Sort of...

Sep 17, 2019
Episode 137: A Bona Fide Sex Symbol
07:49

She simply had no choice.

Sep 10, 2019
Episode 136: A Boy And His Dog
07:35

The skinny kid was so desperate that he was about to sell his best friend.

Sep 03, 2019
Episode 135: The Illegitimate Son-of-a-Smith
11:26

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
09:38

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

May 07, 2019
Episode 133: Call It What You Will
09:47

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
07:36

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
09:14

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
08:41

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

Apr 02, 2019
Episode 129: Mother Knows Best
08:34

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
10:25

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
09:01

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
07:37

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
08:12

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

Feb 20, 2019
Episode 124: At The Crossroads
08:32

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

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Feb 14, 2019
Episode 123: Another Tortured Artist
08:20

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
09:54

But Ted was craving a slice of something else.

Jan 08, 2019
Episode 121: Her Most Notable Assets
09:02

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
07:41

You can't put THAT on TV!

Dec 18, 2018
Episode 119: They Shook On It
10:06

The significance of that shake was beyond this world.

Dec 11, 2018
Episode 118: A Rapacious Capitalist
10:17

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
08:26

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
08:41

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
09:04

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
09:39

How to wave goodbye to your current career. 

Oct 16, 2018
Episode 113: According To Peter
09:35

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
09:30

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

Oct 02, 2018
Episode 111: Can You Be There By Nine?
08:01

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

Sep 18, 2018
Episode 110: A Rank Amateur
06:32

When the shooting started this patriot ran for his life.

Sep 11, 2018
Episode 109: The Biggest Name In Town
06:54

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

Sep 04, 2018
Episode 108: Words Worth Remembering
07:02

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
09:19

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

Aug 14, 2018
Episode 106: Keep Your Voice Down
07:25

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

Aug 07, 2018
Episode 105: Just What the Doctor Ordered
07:54

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

Jul 24, 2018
Episode 104: The One Percenters
07:56

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

Jul 03, 2018
Episode 103: A Girl Named Frank
08:15

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

Jun 26, 2018
Episode 102: The Manchester Cowboy
06:57

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
07:42

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
07:11

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

May 01, 2018
Episode 98: Send Me The Bill
08:19

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

Apr 17, 2018
Episode 97: A Very Lucky Lady
07:53

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

Apr 10, 2018
Episode 96: The Pilot and the Passenger
12:04

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
10:37

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

Mar 20, 2018
Episode 94: On The Importance of Better Driving
08:45

But how do you eliminate driver error?

Mar 13, 2018
Episode 93: As Long As It's Legal
08:45

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

Mar 06, 2018
Episode 92: Sharp as a Tack
07:35

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

Feb 27, 2018
Episode 91: A Potty Mouth With a Secret
08:57

Do you want to know the bleeping secret or not!

Feb 13, 2018
Episode 90: A Man Well Hung
08:38

People came from miles around just to see it.

Feb 06, 2018
Episode 89: Armed For Love
08:53

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

Jan 03, 2018
Episode 88: The Missiles of December
10:43

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
08:20

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
09:20

A tale of award-winning flakes and delayed gratification.

Dec 05, 2017
Episode 85: Strange Bedfellows
06:47

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
06:49

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
10:10

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

Nov 14, 2017
Episode 82: The Men Behind Bars
07:44

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

Nov 07, 2017
Episode 81: The Consultant
08:50

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
08:00

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
08:23

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

Oct 17, 2017
Episode 78: Give That Man a Cigar
09:03

Eddie was really good at blowing smoke.

Oct 10, 2017
Episode 77: How To Get Rich and Save Lives by Talking Dirty
10:52

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

Oct 03, 2017
Episode 76: A Hot Babe Who Liked It Rough
08:32

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

Sep 26, 2017
Episode 75: A Safe Space
07:46

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
08:36

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
06:25

How to make a billion dollars and remain absolutely calm.

Sep 05, 2017
Episode 72: Better Late Than Never
07:52

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
08:17

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

Aug 22, 2017
Episode 70: You Might Feel a Little Pinch
06:20

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

Aug 15, 2017
Episode 69: "A Little Dab'll Do Ya!"
07:22

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
07:22

The consequences of her choice would forever change the world.

Aug 01, 2017
Episode 67: Charlie's Big Break
07:12

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

Jul 25, 2017
Episode 66: A Serial Inventor
07:45

Because necessity is actually the mother of investment

Jul 18, 2017
Episode 65: A Full Figured Gal
08:04

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
08:25

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

Jul 04, 2017
Episode 62: I'd Like to Buy a Vowel
08:27

But only if the spirit moves you.

Jun 27, 2017
Episode 61: When the World's on Fire
06:02

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

Jun 20, 2017
Episode 60: Something to Stand For
09:28

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
07:17

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
07:05

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
09:19

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
08:48

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
07:04

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

May 09, 2017
Episode 54: The Boy Who Loved to Fly
07:03

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

May 06, 2017
Episode 53: A Simple Solution
08:02

His formula saved millions from starvation - among other things.

May 02, 2017
Episode 52: A Patient Man
08:20

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

Apr 25, 2017
Episode 51: Kid Stuff
07:55

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

Apr 18, 2017
Episode 50: Size Matters
09:25

In a competition like this - every inch counts.

Apr 11, 2017
Episode 49: Dream Job
07:00

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

Apr 04, 2017
Episode 48: An Unmistakable Sound
08:04

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
07:05

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

Mar 21, 2017
Episode 46: Fair Warning
07:11

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

Mar 14, 2017
Episode 45: The Biscuit Bomb
07:26

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

Mar 07, 2017
Episode 44: The Greaseman Cometh
07:37

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

Feb 28, 2017
Episode 43: The Paint Salesman
08:56

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

Feb 21, 2017
Episode 42: A Standing Ovation
07:08

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

Feb 14, 2017
Episode 41: Words, Words, Words
06:57

Choose them wisely or deal with the consequences.  

Feb 07, 2017
Episode 40: Chip Off the Old Block
06:52

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
07:22

Neat trick, but can you copyright it?

Jan 24, 2017
Episode 38: On Self Abuse
08:43

Please sir, can I have some more?

Jan 17, 2017
Episode 37: Man of Faith
06:30

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

Jan 14, 2017
Episode 36: Oh Brother!
06:35

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

Jan 12, 2017
Episode 35: The Code Breaker
06:22

His ear for hearing patterns served him well.

Jan 10, 2017
Episode 34: That's All Folks
08:55

Who knew cartoon characters could be so litigious?

Dec 14, 2016
Episode 33: You Don't Know Mike
08:34

Sometimes, all you can do is watch.

Sep 11, 2016
Episode 32: The Dreamer
07:25

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

Aug 30, 2016
Episode 31: The Hangman & The Windsor Knot
06:05

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

Aug 23, 2016
Episode 30: The Demoted Deserter
07:02

War is hell, but the paperwork is intolerable.

Aug 16, 2016
Episode 29: The 100 Billion Dollar Bar
06:05

How his sweet tooth changed your life.

Aug 09, 2016
Episode 28: An Incredible Reinvention
06:55

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

Aug 02, 2016
Episode 27: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
06:55

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

Jul 26, 2016
Episode 26: Rose Garden Rubbish
06:25

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

Jul 19, 2016
Episode 25: The Prisoner
05:59

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

Jul 12, 2016
Episode 24: Big Guy, Little Guy
05:19

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

Jul 05, 2016
Episode 23: Donnie's Secret
06:42

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

Jun 28, 2016
Episode 22: In Laws on the Outs
07:14

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

Jun 21, 2016
Episode 21: The Coward of the Deep
07:07

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

Jun 14, 2016
Episode 20: Fred's Final Wish
05:56

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

Jun 07, 2016
Episode 19: John's Portuguese Cousin
06:41

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

May 31, 2016
Episode 18: The Toymaker
05:44

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

May 24, 2016
Episode 17: The Lady Calls the Shots
06:52

He loved her so much he gave her his job.

May 17, 2016
Episode 16: The Orphan Hero
06:34

She was plucked from the streets and catapulted to fame.

May 10, 2016
Episode 15: Sorry, Wrong Number
05:55

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

May 03, 2016
Episode 14: The American Rock Star
06:48

His music career really blew up.

Apr 26, 2016
Episode 13: On My Honor
06:54

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
06:30

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

Apr 12, 2016
Episode 11: Lord of Loud
05:48

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
06:43

The most expensive theme park there never was.

Mar 29, 2016
Episode 9: The Longshot
06:24

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
06:43

The most recognizable face that no one wanted to hire.

Mar 15, 2016
Episode 7: "Be right back, hon!"
05:36

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!"
06:31

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
06:19

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
07:24

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!
06:11

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
06:00

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
06:16

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