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The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

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.

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Episode 135: The Illegitimate Son-of-a-Smith

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

11mins

28 May 2019

Rank #1

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Bonus Episode 101: The Way I Talked About The Way I Heard It

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.  

40mins

10 May 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 147: Her Biggest Fan

The doctor told her not to sing... but she did anyway.

11mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 5: Breaking the Silence

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

6mins

1 Mar 2016

Rank #4

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Episode 134: Not Your Typical Homemaker

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

9mins

7 May 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 136: A Boy And His Dog

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

7mins

3 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 6: "This isn't funny!"

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

6mins

1 Mar 2016

Rank #7

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Episode 33: You Don't Know Mike

Sometimes, all you can do is watch.

7mins

11 Sep 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 7: "Be right back, hon!"

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

5mins

8 Mar 2016

Rank #9

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Episode 144: A Legend In His Own Mind

He was destined for greatness.  No one knew it but him.

13mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 133: Call It What You Will

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

9mins

1 May 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 145: Does This Look Infected

Yes, as a matter of fact, it does.  But penicillin won't help...

12mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 146: OCCASIONALLY--Christmastime

Christmastime is upon us, and with it comes the season of giving. Mike recites perhaps the greatest story ever written about the spirit of giving.

19mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 119: They Shook On It

The significance of that shake was beyond this world.

10mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #14

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Bonus Episode 64: It's Good To Be The King

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

30mins

8 Jul 2017

Rank #15

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Episode 8: It's a Shame About Your Face

The most recognizable face that no one wanted to hire.

5mins

15 Mar 2016

Rank #16

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Episode 148: A Book to Pass the Time

Because you need something to break the boredom of marching 300 miles in 10 degree weather to bring three boat thieves to justice... or so I'm told.

16mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Episode 9: The Longshot

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

6mins

22 Mar 2016

Rank #18

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Episode 150: Dude Looks Like a Lady

She broke the glass ceiling with ease.  But her secret was taken to the grave.

18mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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Episode 143: Rude Awakenings

Some said he was cursed, others said he was blessed, but everyone agreed--he was the luckiest kraut in the navy.

13mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #20