Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe
yesterday at 20:53. Facebook
Couple years ago, I wrote about a random encounter with a guy named Travis Mills. The story zipped around the world a few million times, and if you haven’t read it, you can do so here. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Technically, it’s not a Memorial Day story, but I’m posting it anyway, because I can't think of a single day when it would be inappropriate to shine a light on Travis. Moreover, I’m going to...
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Travis: A Soldier's Story - Official Trailer #2

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yesterday at 00:18. Facebook
Last night, in a DC Ballroom packed with bloody-do-gooders determined to make America Smart Again, The mikeroweWORKS Foundation was singled out for being unusually awesome.

While I didn’t think anything could top the Christmas Story Leg Lamp I received several years ago from an old girlfriend who knows my suspicion of trophies, I have to say this particular “major award” was a genuine honor...
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05/25/2017 at 16:19. Facebook
The world's in upheaval. The country is divided. Dogs and cats are living together. On the positive side, a woman named Kym is serving foo-foo drinks to the cops in Bangor, Maine. Read all about it, and let your soul be restored...

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05/24/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
Here's the latest in our Quixotic attempt to close America's skills gap. It's short and sweet. If you dig it, share it.

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05/22/2017 at 19:41. Facebook
The Way I Heard It

Here's a sneak peek at a story I wrote for Memorial Day. It’s a true story, as most of my stories aspire to be, and one that I believe is suitable for the occasion. Feel free to share it with abandon, should the spirit move you. Full disclosure, it may very well cause you to wonder aloud how the hell Hollywood can be so mind-numbingly dense. Enjoy…
The Way I Heard It Heres a sneak peek at a story

Episode 57: But Who's Counting

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05/21/2017 at 21:09. Facebook
Off The Wall

Dan Krzykowski writes…

Mike - I just saw your Graduation Speech at Prager University. I encourage you not to do that. Read the comments on their other videos to see the kind of community Prager attracts. He's a charlatan. He's a dangerous ideologue who wraps terrible, divisive thinking in the trappings of actual logic and research. Really. I respect you a lot, but you debase...
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Don't Follow Your Passion

Should you follow your passion, wherever it may take you? Should you do only what you love...or learn to love what you do? How can you identify which path to...

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05/19/2017. Facebook
Fridays with Freddy

Recently, The Biped was asked a series of probing questions about his thoughts on time travel, fine art, literature, photography, and incredibly - his morning ablutions. His answers are published below.

Why The Biped chooses to respond to such random inquiries is puzzling, but none of my business. Why anyone gives a damn about his opinions is no less baffling, but again –...
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Fridays with Freddy Recently The Biped was asked a series of probing

An Interview with Mike Rowe – Lisa De Pasquale – Medium

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05/16/2017. Facebook
Off The Wall

Hey Mike – I ordered one of your S.W.E.A.T. Pledges a few weeks ago for my son Randy’s 18th Birthday. (I hope to God he’ll take it to heart.) Just wondering when I can expect it. His birthday is on June 10th.

Denise Allen

Hi Denise –

It’ll be there in time. In fact, I just signed it.

Honestly, I was a bit overwhelmed by the nearly 800 orders, many of which need to be...
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Off The Wall Hey Mike I ordered one of your SWEAT Pledges
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05/15/2017. Facebook
For those of you with a curious mind and a short attention span - as well as an overwhelming need for speed - tomorrow's podcast is right up your alley. Here's an advanced listen for anyone with the good taste to frequent the real estate on this tiny slice of Facebook. Enjoy...

Mike
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Episode 56: Something Unforgettable and Real

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05/12/2017. Facebook
Off The Wall

Hey Mike,

The other day as I looked through my FB feed I had two articles come through that had a very different reaction. The first was the news of a local police officer who died in a car accident while on the job. The next was an article that an Iron worker friend shared of a report detailing the 43 workers who died in MI while on the job in 2016... a 10 year high. As you...
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Off The Wall Hey Mike The other day as I looked through
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05/10/2017. Facebook
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Mike! Last we heard you were headed to Baltimore. Did you make it. Are you still here? Wanna come over and eat some crabs?

Brenda Barron

Hi Brenda

Come and gone, I’m afraid. And the crabs in Baltimore are not as big as I remember…

Been a whirlwind of a week actually. Caught up with the folks in B’more, who send their regards to “all my little Facebook friends.” Then I headed...
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05/09/2017. Facebook
Dear Mike

I don’t consider myself a suck-up, but Episode 54 was fantastic. Seriously. The ending literally knocked the wind out of me. What’s next?

Kaye Walsh

Hi Kaye

I was thinking Episode 55, tomorrow afternoon. (But since you’re sucking up, here’s a private link, locked and loaded, just for you...)

Thanks - Mike
Dear Mike I dont consider myself a suckup but Episode 54 was

Episode 55: The Man Behind the Microphone

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05/08/2017. Facebook
I don’t know a lot of jockeys, but the ones I’ve met are, pound for pound, the best athletes in the world, and without question, the most fearless. This guy’s no exception.

Six times a day, sometimes more, Corey Lanerie climbs on top of a thousand-pound locomotive and hangs on for dear life. Actually, he does a good deal more than that. He guides his locomotive at speeds approaching 40 mph...
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05/07/2017. Facebook
My mother asked me if was going to write a podcast for Mother's Day. That's code of course, for "Michael, be a good boy and write a story about Mother's Day." And so I have.

Sort of....
My mother asked me if was going to write a podcast for

Episode 54: The Boy Who Loved to Fly

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05/06/2017. Facebook
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Mike - Where are you and what are you doing?

Stephanie Brown

Hi Stephanie

Leaving Nashville, almost as soon as I got here. Pity. It’s a great town and a beautiful day. Spoke yesterday at “Robin Robin’s Big Seminar IT Marketing Sales and Marketing Bootcamp.” I didn’t know anything about IT, and I still don’t, but Sales and Marketing are familiar topics, and “Bootcamps” are...
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05/05/2017. Facebook
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John “Gus” Murray has graduated from The University of Dirty Jobs - with Honors. He appears to have majored in Bee Keeping, Firefighting, and Crane Operating. The attached note, which I found on my wall a few weeks ago, is not unique. Nor is it uncommon. It does however, challenge the incredibly dangerous notion that opportunity is dead in America. Give it a read, and tell me if...
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05/04/2017. Facebook
Fascinating undercurrent swirling around yesterday’s post about Bill Nye and I. (I know that’s grammatically suspect, but I’m a sucker for the rhyme.)

We appear to be coming to terms – poorly – with the fact that we simply don’t know what to believe anymore. In the era of “fake news,” every claim must now be viewed with deep suspicion. In the era of google, anyone can “research” anybody. In...
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Episode 2: He Had It All

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05/03/2017. Facebook
Off The Wall

Melissa Heiser writes... Surprised you haven't responded to Shepdick and the slamming of yourself on the Tysonism page while they compare you to Bill Nye.

Hi Melissa

Actually, I have responded. Repeatedly. Not to ShepDick, specifically, or to the luminaries over at Tysonism, but rather, to all of the Woodward’s and Bernstein’s out there who have just discovered I don’t really...
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05/01/2017. Facebook
Holy Crap! That last post resulted in the sale of over 700 S.W.E.A.T. Pledges. That was not my goal in responding to Karyn as I did, but I'll take it! The money goes directly in the foundation, (all of it,) so thanks very much for your collective generosity. Seems the least I can do is offer you a sneak peek of tomorrow's podcast. (It's free!)

Happy Monday -

Mike
Holy Crap That last post resulted in the sale of over 700

Episode 53: A Simple Solution

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05/01/2017. Facebook
Off The Wall

I heard about your work ethic scholarship program, and suggested my son apply. He wants to be a welder! I was appalled though, when he showed me your “sweat pledge,” and told me that signing it was required of all applicants!! Where did you come up with this nonsense? There are so many things wrong with this document I don’t know where to begin!! Suffice it to say, we will not be...
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