Mike Rowe
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04/25/2017 at 01:24. Facebook
As promised, or at least implied, here's a sneak peek of tomorrows short story for those incapable of waiting till tomorrow. It is called, somewhat appropriately I think...A Patient Man...
As promised or at least implied heres a sneak peek of tomorrows

Episode 52: A Patient Man

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This morning, for your consideration, I offer further proof that our country’s war on work continues to rage in all corners of polite society. Behold the latest assault from Nordstrom’s. The “Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans.” [ Bit.ly Link ]

Finally - a pair of jeans that look like they have been worn by someone with a dirty job…made for people who don't. And you can have your very own pair for...
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This morning for your consideration I offer further proof that our countrys
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Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe
04/22/2017 at 20:54. Facebook
Mondays With Mother (on a Saturday)

Honestly, you can't make this stuff up...

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Mike Rowe
04/22/2017 at 01:02. Facebook
Fridays With Freddy, Redux.

It happened again. Not as bad as last time, but bad enough to remind me of the first time. The world is indeed, filled with a rich variety of creatures I'd just as soon never meet again. But the black and white farting cat is surely at the top...

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Fridays With Freddy Redux It happened again Not as bad as last
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Mike Rowe
04/21/2017 at 00:40. Facebook
Mike –

Travel and Leisure Magazine has apparently conducted a poll whereby they asked America to identify the city with the least attractive people in the country. The winner is your hometown – Baltimore. [ Tandl.me Link ]

As a proud native of the town with the ugliest people around, I can’t help but think you might have a few thousand words of blistering commentary for the morons over at...
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Mike Travel and Leisure Magazine has apparently conducted a poll whereby they
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Mike Rowe
04/19/2017 at 23:20. Facebook
Off The Wall

Hey Mike - I heard you on the TV last week talking about the shortage of truck drivers. Don’t you think the current shortage might have something to do with the fact that most trucks are going to be self-driving in a few years?

Stan Halstead

Hi Stan

Couple weeks ago, on the train at DFW, I was sitting next to the pilot of the 767 that just flew me in from SFO. I asked him,...
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Mike Rowe
04/18/2017 at 21:57. Facebook
Better late than never?

Here's a sneak peek at the most recent podcast. True, it went live this morning, so it's not much of a "sneak." And no, it's not a video, so really, it's not much of a "peek" either. Nevertheless, it's a cool story, and studies show your life will improve dramatically if you drop what you're doing and listen right now.

Thanks - Mike

PS - For the approximately 10,000...
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Better late than never Heres a sneak peek at the most recent

Episode 51: Kid Stuff

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Mike Rowe
04/18/2017 at 18:22. Facebook
Guess what? It’s National Lineman Appreciation Day. Swear to God.

A few years ago, the Senate passed Resolution 95, which officially designates April 18th as the day in which all sane and thoughtful Americans should pause to recognize both the profession and the individual contributions of linemen.

Of course, the absurd thing about this Resolution, is that it only sets aside one day for...
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Guess what It’s National Lineman Appreciation Day Swear to God
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Mike Rowe
04/17/2017. Facebook
Off The Wall

Donna Johnson writes...

“I assume you’ve seen the United video. Were you as disturbed as I was? How can a company treat their customers like that and remain in business? I know you fly all the time – what would do if you were the CEO?”

Hi Donna

Like most people, I don’t enjoy seeing passengers dragged down the aisle of a commercial airplane, limp and lifeless. Nor do I enjoy...
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Mike Rowe
04/14/2017. Facebook
Good Friday With Freddy

Freddy – With respect, what the hell, dude? It’s been months! Clearly, The Biped is out saving the world, but what about you? What’s become of you? Throw us a bone, already!

Sharon Fleiss

Hi Sharon –

Sorry to worry you. It’s true, I’m busy. Terribly, terribly busy. Today for instance, I watched The Biped cut a tree in half that had fallen across our preferred...
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Good Friday With Freddy Freddy With respect what the hell dude Its
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Mike Rowe
04/13/2017. Facebook
#TBT

Dear Mike, I had the most vivid dream about you last night. Full disclosure, I'm a happily married woman, and though I've watched you on the TV for years, I've never had a wayward or inappropriate thought about you. But last night, in my dream, we made out. Like, a lot. Question – are you a good kisser in real life? Any thoughts on kissing in general?

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TBT Dear Mike I had the most vivid dream about you last

Episode 1: The 25 Million Dollar Kiss

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Mike Rowe
04/13/2017. Facebook
Last night, Season 13 of Deadliest Catch premiered, and the usual suspects gathered and celebrated in the usual way. The Captains made their way to a bar in Hollywood called The Parlor, along with a few hundred of their closest friends. At one point – thankfully, before the open bar was open – we did something on Facebook Live that may or may not have been ill-advised. Regardless, it’s all...
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Last night Season 13 of Deadliest Catch premiered and the usual suspects
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Mike Rowe
04/10/2017. Facebook
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Mike Rowe
04/09/2017. Facebook
Off The Wall

I’ve been listening to you all day narrate the best show on television. (Next to Dirty Jobs, of course.) You are truly the voice of The Bering Sea. I just watched the episode where Phil died, and wept all over again. I don’t cry much, especially at reruns, but that episode destroys me every time. You wrote a eulogy of sorts, back when Phil passed. Would you mind posting it...
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Off The Wall Ive been listening to you all day narrate the
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Mike Rowe
04/06/2017. Facebook
Full disclosure – I haven’t followed professional sports since The Colts fled Baltimore, and the Browns fled Cleveland. Not closely, anyway. (It’s possible I may still harbor some residual bitterness for the unthinkably crass fashion in which loyal fans were completely and utterly disregarded by hundreds of millionaires who don’t seem to care about those most responsible for their good...
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Mike Rowe
04/05/2017. Facebook
So I’m flicking around, searching for enlightenment - you know, like a good citizen - when I learn that CNN is still “the most trusted name in news.” I notice this, because they tell me so every ten minutes. This is comforting. I think it’s important that journalists be trusted.

Meanwhile, over at FOX, I am assured that everything is still “fair and balanced.” I know this, because they tell...
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So Im flicking around searching for enlightenment you know like a good
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Mike Rowe
04/04/2017. Facebook
As I type this, our leaders are debating the wisdom of apprenticeship programs. I hope they'll watch this video. I hope you will, too. I find it extraordinary.

The benefits of learning a useful skill go far beyond "work force development." It goes right to the guts of who we are as a county. A robust apprenticeship program is a statement of what we value as a society. So too, is the absence...
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As I type this our leaders are debating the wisdom of apprenticeship

Sean - 2016 Employee of the Year Award Winner

Sean knew from a young age that he wanted to work with his hands. He had spent countless hours learning from his father and helping his family’s curtain inst...

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Mike Rowe
04/02/2017. Facebook
Off The Wall

Philip Barnum writes…

Hey Mike - I see you’ve removed you’re April Fools Day post. How come? I thought it was hysterical. Did you get some…blowback? Maybe a call from The White House? For what it’s worth, you got me hook, line, and sinker! Best thing I’ve read since War of the Worlds.

Hi Philip

You’re correct – the post is gone forever, and yes – I did hear from DC. I...
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Mike Rowe
03/30/2017. Facebook
Off The Wall

Dylan Pond‎ writes...

Hey Mike,

I don't know if you remember my name, but I was one of the first recipients of your work ethic scholarship. Three years ago, I was a senior in high school and didn't know where life was going to take me. No, after completing my course work at MTI, I applied for the local steamfitters union in Peoria Illinois. After a test and an interview, I was...
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Off The Wall Dylan Pond writes Hey Mike I dont know if
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Mike Rowe
03/29/2017. Facebook
My old friend Verlin Rockey - The Potato Magician - died last week.

Verlin and I only spent one day together back in 2006, on his potato farm in Powderhorn, Colorado. But it felt a lot longer. In hindsight, most shoot days on Dirty Jobs felt longer than the time we actually spent shooting, and thanks to a few thousand re-runs, people I haven’t seen in years still feel like people I see all...
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My old friend Verlin Rockey The Potato Magician died last week
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