Mike Rowe
yesterday at 22:37. Facebook
Many of you have seen this video. It not only proves that I began my misspent career in the home shopping industry, it illustrates why I was unable - for three years - to pry myself away from the cold, dead clutch of the graveyard shift. I’m posting it today, because Chuck Barris has died, and it’s his fault that I spent my tenure at QVC on double-secret probation. It’s also his fault that I...
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Mike Rowe
yesterday at 00:06. Facebook
Apparently, it’s National Agricultural Day. Personally, I’m not sure it’s reasonable to carve off a whole day to recognize the 1.5% of our population who somehow manage to feed 300 million people three times a day. Seems like two or three days would be more appropriate. Hell, maybe a whole week.

I’ve been thinking today, not just of the farmers who keep me fed, but of the ranchers as well....
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Mike Rowe
03/21/2017 at 19:34. Facebook
Off The Wall

Mike - As part of my stalking regime, I set up a google alert for “Mike+Rowe+Dirty+Jobs” a few months ago. Every single day, an article pops up quoting you, or featuring an interview with you. Admit it. You have a clone. There is no other explanation.

Sharon Lyon

Hi Sharon

I suppose it’s possible. I have the same alert installed on my computer, (yes – I still google myself,)...
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Mike Rowe Sits Down for an Interview With CEG

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Mike Rowe
03/20/2017 at 23:51. Facebook
I’m not sure of the difference between a “trend” and a “pattern,” but over the last few weeks, the number of people who listen to “The Way I Heard It” has doubled. While part of me would like to believe it’s because each episode is a little better than the last one, I suspect the reason has more to do with these sneak-peeks I’ve been doing from this page, every Monday afternoon. It seems that...
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Episode 47: On Thin Branches

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Mike Rowe
03/20/2017 at 17:38. Facebook
Off The Wall

Hey Mike - Are you shocked and outraged by the sudden disappearance of the work boot, the thimble, and the wheelbarrow from Monopoly? I sure as hell am.

John Pribe

Hi John

These days, I try to limit my outrage to onerous parking tickets, ($120! For blocking my own driveway?!) and programs I DVR that run beyond their allotted time. (Come on AMC, you can do better.) But I must...
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Mike Rowe
03/18/2017 at 14:59. Facebook
I awoke today, as old as the national speed limit.
On the positive side, I awoke.

My electronic devices are humming with well-wishes from Dirty Jobbers, thoughtful texts from high school friends, encouraging emails from work associates, and lots of amusing salutations from old friends well-met and well-remembered. Funny how your pals from the old days get more important as the years...
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Mike Rowe
03/17/2017 at 18:54. Facebook
Let's be careful out there...
Mike Rowe
03/16/2017 at 15:39. Facebook
Mike – I just read a delightful story about one of your scholarship recipients over on the mikeroweWORKS FB page. Why not post them over here, so all “your little Facebook friends” can enjoy them? Just a thought…

Missy Paul

Hi Missy –

My friend Chuck, (whose primary duties include organizing the podcast and keeping the women in my office vaguely amused,) is also responsible for...
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Mike Rowe
03/15/2017. Facebook
Here’s another video for those of you who can’t get enough of me telling the world that a four-year degree is not the best path for the most people. Modesty aside, I think it's pretty good. And here's another reminder to listen to this week’s five-minute mystery, which appears to be setting a new podcast record at mikerowe.com/podcast. Modesty even further aside, I think it's the feel-good hit...
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Mike Rowe
03/14/2017. Facebook
Off The Wall

‎Hi Mike -‎ While assuming is always rife with danger, I think it's probably safe to assume that your foundation is primarily seeking to attract, train and place younger people in the many positions that are not only vital to civilization, but constantly being vacated by older workers wanting to retire. I'm curious, though, if you see---in your day-to-day interactions with the...
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Mike Rowe
03/14/2017. Facebook
As promised, here's a sneak-peek at tomorrow's short story, served up early for my friends on Facebook. It's called Fair Warning. Give it a listen. If you like it, share it. If you really like it, rate it on iTunes. (I'm trying to get back in Apple's good graces.)

Thanks,
Mike

Episode 46: Fair Warning

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Mike Rowe
03/13/2017. Facebook
Hey Mike - Whatever happened to Ghost Hunters? You were fantastic on that as a narrator. Then you were gone. Is there a story?

Andy Greenberg

Hi Andy

You mean like, a “Ghost Story?” Not really. I was simply fired. Happens all the time. I can’t speak for the network, but I think the decision was based on two issues. First, I don’t believe in ghosts, and I may have said some things publicly...
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Mike Rowe
03/13/2017. Facebook
My prior post crashed my own website. Awkward. This is what I was shooting for...

Mike
Mike Rowe
03/13/2017. Facebook
Off The Wall

Mike - I'm jet-lagged and I didn't even go anywhere. Any thoughts on the this God-forsaken, dumbass time change?

Shirley King

Hi Shirley - My thoughts on this matter are many, and best expressed in a prior post. Here 'tis...[ Bit.ly Link ]

PS/EDIT: Good Grief, I just crashed my own website. Click on the link above, to read the actual story. Sorry...

Partial to Standard Time

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Mike Rowe
03/11/2017. Facebook
Off The Wall

Mike – Seems you’re everywhere all at once these days, weighing in on this and that. Question – do you post every article that’s written about you?
Don Jacks

Hi Don
I try and limit the articles I post to those that make me sound slightly more interesting or intelligent than I actually am. For instance, here’s one that just appeared in magazine called “Smart CEO.”

While the...
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‘Dirty jobs’ in danger? Mike Rowe weighs in on America’s growing skills gap

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Mike Rowe
03/10/2017. Facebook
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Hi Mike - I took one of my closest friends to Vegas to see Billy Idol last night. And to top it off I got her a meet and greet after the show. And boy do I wish I'd gotten one too...because she came out afterwards and told me she got to meet you too! After I got over being jealous...she told me she that not only did you let her take a selfie with her phone...that you also took...
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Mike Rowe
03/09/2017. Facebook
A quick thanks...

Couple months ago, I wrote an open letter to “Tool Companies of America,” asking for their help on behalf of Project Jumpstart. [ Bit.ly Link ]

As many of you know, Jumpstart is a pre-apprenticeship program in Baltimore that prepares inner city residents for a career in the construction trades. Their success rate is unprecedented, and this year, I thought it would be nice...
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Mike Rowe
03/08/2017. Facebook
Hi Mike

Just wondering – have you closed the skills gap yet? What’s on the agenda for today?

Tony Lawhon

Hi Tony

Sadly, I don’t believe I’ve filled a single job today. On the other hand, the day’s not over yet, and hope springs eternal. Currently, I’m boarding a Virgin Air flight to Sin City, where I’ll spend the next few days at another Con Expo, preaching to the choir. (If you have a...
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FFJournal.net | Exclusive interview with Mike Rowe

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Mike Rowe
03/07/2017. Facebook
Here’s another video designed to confront some of the myths and misperceptions currently dissuading millions of people from investigating a career in the trades. (Since I make a cameo, I thought I’d share.) [ Facebook.com Link ]

By the way, today’s podcast - for whatever reason - is blowing up. Mikerowe.com/podcast. It’s called The Biscuit Bomb…
Mike Rowe
03/07/2017. Facebook
Hey Mike -

I confess; I'm an addict. I'm hopelessly addicted to your podcast. I look forward to Tuesday mornings like a kid on Christmas Eve. I'm serious - I absolutely love these stories. Question - for your friends here on Facebook, why not post a link early? You know, as a gesture of your undying appreciation for our unconditional affection...

oxo
Carol Martucci

Hi Carol

Alrighty,...
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Episode 45: The Biscuit Bomb

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