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  • Baltimore Sun: Swimsuit-Clad Mike Revisits Baltimore for Somebody’s Gotta Do It May 5, 2015 Mike Rowe - My B MoreBy Mary Carole McCauley Baltimore’s image — badly tarnished in the past few weeks by the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray after his arrest by Baltimore police and the subsequent outbreak of violence — is about to get a much-needed boost of charm. The Baltimore-born television host Mike Rowe is setting this week’s episode of his show, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,”  in his ... read more...
  • WGN Radio: CNN’s ‘Somebody’s Gotta Do It May 4, 2015 mikerowecnnMike talks about his past, present happenings in Baltimore, and the future with the new season of Somebody’s Gotta Do It. Dave chats with tv host, narrator and actor Mike Rowe about eight seasons of Discovery Channel’s ‘Dirty Jobs’, eleven seasons of ‘Deadliest Catch’ and his new CNN series ‘Somebody’s Gotta Do It’, as well as life as an opera singer, ... read more...
  • The Kentucky Derby & mrWF’s Big Win! May 3, 2015 Kentucky Derby Mike RoweClose One. As you may have heard, American Pharoah just won the 141st Kentucky Derby in front of a record setting crowd at Churchill Downs. In other news, I did not. read more...
  • Fridays With Freddy: Am I Aging? May 2, 2015 11167794_985321374811339_874268388695095927_nHalf of these pictures were taken one year ago today. The other half were taken a few moments ago. Question – is it just me, or am I aging and growing at the speed of sound? The biped looks more or less the same, but I’m damn near unrecognizable. How is that possible? How large will I become? At this ... read more...
  • Bobblehead News & 3-Day Auction! April 30, 2015 Thumbnail for Bobblehead videoAs you may have heard, my odyssey to mass-produce a high-quality, competitively-priced Bobblehead entirely in the USA is now complete, and the results are coming to a future episode of Somebody’s Gotta Do It. Without giving too much away, I can tell you that much of what I suspected was confirmed. We succeeded on the “high-quality part,” but fell short ... read more...
  • Off The Wall: Baltimore Riots April 28, 2015 Catherine Beck Shoup Today at 9:22am We could use your perspective right now as a hometown hero, Mike. I have shared some pictures with a more positive perspective on my page, and hoping you can comment on this situation for the millions who listening to you. I know you don’t get into politics, but Baltimore could use a little wisdom, Mike Rowe ... read more...
  • A Sign of the Times April 27, 2015 SGDI Sign HangingThose of you who caught SGDI two weeks ago will recall Craig and Rory May – the father and son blacksmiths who forge hot iron into amazing works of art up in the Colorado Rockies. I spent a day at The Dragon Forge last Fall, where I was reintroduced to the joys of blisters and second degree burns, as well ... read more...
  • Mrs. Frazier’s Exploding Toilet April 26, 2015 Mike and Mrs Frazier's basementOnce upon a time, (2005, as I recall,) a nice lady named Mrs. Frazier awoke to an unaccustomed sound emanating from the lower level of her modest home in Staten Island. It began as a “gurgling,” evolved into a “babbling,” and quickly grew into a series of growls and barks, interspersed with the sounds a giant might make if he ... read more...
  • Fridays With Freddy: Women April 24, 2015 SF Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt Photo with Mike and FreddyWomen. Every time I think I understand them, something inexplicable occurs. Last week for instance, I was taking my biped on his usual stroll through the finer parts of Cow Hollow, watching with my usual bemusement as he went about the business of meeting and greeting the hoi polloi, when out of nowhere a pack of females descended upon me ... read more...
  • ADWEEK: My First Big Break April 23, 2015 Adweek - Mike RoweHow Mike Went From the Opera to Somebody’s Gotta Do It. The CNN host never wanted a 9 to 5 gig By Chris Ariens Mike Rowe got his first big break in TV because of a bar bet and a pencil. Rowe, the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, who now presides over CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do it, told Adweek the ... read more...
  • 50 Shades of Doug April 23, 2015 50 Shades of Doug - 1About that last video…(see below) Some of you know my old friend Doug Glover. Doug is a gifted and mostly fearless cinematographer who has excelled in his chosen field. But Doug also suffers from chronic disappointment, brought about by years of concessions and professional compromise. On Dirty Jobs, Doug was beset by a host of environmental challenges, including but not limited to ... read more...
  • CNN: The art of lucha libre April 22, 2015 03MexicanWrestlingMeetsBurlesqueRyan Bergeron, CNN Clothes may make the man, but a mask transforms him into something more. “With just this mask, the life is changed,” Manuel Quiroz says. “Because when you put the mask on, you feel bigger.” Quiroz has become the go-to mask and costume maker for a new generation of fighters in the world of Mexican freestyle wrestling, known as lucha libre. ... read more...
  • Hospitality April 22, 2015 Hospitality - Mike A quick word if I may, in defense of hospitality, customer service, and hope for the species. Last night, after a four-hour drive from Quitaque to Abilene, the crew and I were equal parts ravenous and exhausted. By the time we checked in to another Holiday Inn, the only place in town still open was The Taylor County Taphouse. According to ... read more...
  • Prairie Dogs Crossing April 22, 2015 Prairie Dogs CrossingGreetings from Quitaque, where the signs are honest, and the local wildlife is in need of a bath. Mike’s Facebook Page read more...
  • Fridays With Freddy: Let Them Eat Cake! April 17, 2015 fwf mike rowe - freddy - cake“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!” Little help, si vous plait? On our morning stroll, the biped stopped to consider this sign, which he described as “ironic.” Is it? I found it merely sarcastic, or perhaps sardonic, with a touch of snark. But maybe I’m wrong? The sign is an advertisement for Kara’s cupcake shop. Kara makes delicious gourmet treats that I’m not allowed to ... read more...