Blogs / Articles

  • DUCK!!! January 3, 2014 PD-DuckSo I was walking around the streets of San Francisco this morning, enjoying a cup of organically roasted, free-trade coffee from an independent, minority-owned establishment run by some immigrants whose legal status is completely irrelevant, when an elderly woman asked me out of the blue how Phil Robertson was holding up with all the drama around Duck Dynasty. “Pretty good,” I ... read more...
  • Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad December 16, 2013 mr-&-mrs-rowe's-53rd-anniveJohn and Peggy Rowe have been married for exactly 53 years. If you ask them how they did it, you’ll learn their commitment to the truth did not extend to their children. read more...
  • Mike Rowe Responds to TedWeekends Comments on Huffington Post December 12, 2013 Last weekend Huffington Post posted Mike Rowe’s Ted Talk in their Ted Weekends series online and hundreds of comments poured in on the site. Mike Rowe responded to some of the comments and a few appeared underneath the Ted Talk on the Huffington Post site. There were a few more comments and responses from Mike’s fans that we thought should ... read more...
  • Innovation & Technology Today Q&A with Mike Rowe December 5, 2013 admin-ajax.phpRead the article – HERE read more...
  • Deadliest Catch’s Johnathan Hillstrand offers his kids’s books & Mike gives the coat off his back for C.R.A.P. November 22, 2013 JH-CRAP-300x239Another big day in the wide, wide world of C.R.A.P. (Collectibles Rare And Precious). My good friend Johnathan Hillstrand of Deadliest Catch — captain of the F/V Time Bandit and lover of motorcycles, broncos and women (he’s been thrown from all three) — has written a book: “Crab boat captain turned children’s book author” Three books, in fact: The Adventures of Little ... read more...
  • The Diploma Dilemma November 20, 2013 Diploma-Dilemma-225x300“So I’m in DC, preparing to discuss a litany of critical issues far beyond my pay grade with a bunch of experts much smarter and better-dressed than me. What could possibly go wrong?” How can we make the future brighter and improve well-being for everyone? On November 20th at 7:00pm est, the Charles Koch Institute hosting a conversation on the challenges students. Tweet ... read more...
  • Bill Lamb of WDRB in Kentucky likes Mike’s promotion of Work without Politics November 17, 2013 Bill Lamb of WDRB in Kentucky likes Mike’s promotion of work without politics. I always used to think that a photo of me, positioned over the left shoulder of a newscaster wearing a suit and tie, would be a harbinger of certain doom. Happily, I was mistaken. Say hello to my new pal, Bill Lamb, and check out the finest commentary ever recorded ... read more...
  • Mechanical Business Magazine: Down & Dirty with Mike Rowe November 15, 2013 Mike is the first U.S. celebrity to grace the cover of Mechanical Business. As the host of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Network and Discovery Canada, Mike Rowe is a perpetual apprentice, and has tried his hand at more than 300 careers. But he’s much more than an apprentice, he’s also one of the biggest cheerleaders the trades have, and he’s ... read more...
  • Twelve Thousand (and One Hundred) Dollars – All to Help the PR Campaign for Hard Work November 12, 2013 Glenn-Beck-Defaces-Mik-150x150 On Sunday, November 10th, 2013, a woman named Candace purchased a “Work Smart AND Hard” poster for $12,100.00. (Plus shipping and handling.) That’s right. Twelve THOUSAND, One HUNDRED United States DOLLARS. (Plus shipping and handling.) The poster in question is identical in almost every way to the hundreds of other autographed posters we routinely sell for $12,000 less than what Candace paid. The only difference?  ... read more...
  • Semper Fi Marines & Happy Veterans Day to ALL Who Serve November 11, 2013 reduced-Mike-Marines-2013On 10 November 2013, The Marines had a party, and Mike had a Ball. The old theater looks like the one in Young Frankenstein – the one where Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle sing “Putting on the Ritz.” Every seat is taken, and the air is filled with a weird mix of anticipation and familiarity. And maybe a faint hint of ... read more...
  • The Missing Android November 10, 2013 tvIn a bar on Dutch Harbor, a Black Nexus Android with the incredible footage of a heroic ship rescue was … misplaced. You can help. read more...
  • A Decade of Dirty November 10, 2013 Dirty-Jobs-Diaper-Duty---10Ten years ago, Dirty Jobs debuted on Discovery. read more...
  • Work Smart AND Hard Poster Signing Mania November 9, 2013 FB-Poster-ManiaI used to have an office. Now I have a space where I sign stuff and get in the way. Apparently, several thousand of you have suddenly purchased our Work Smart AND Hard poster, which means that hundreds of glossy and full-sized representations of yours truly are being rolled and stuffed in cardboard tubes on a daily basis – labeled, stamped, ... read more...
  • Happy 10th Anniversary Dirty Jobs November 7, 2013 10th-Annversary-DJ---DiaperOn Dirty Jobs, we made some questionable decisions, some of which were preserved for posterity. read more...
  • S.T.E.M.(S!) November 5, 2013 STEM-Blog-PhotoPromoting STEM-related jobs at the Science, Technology, Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (I thought it needed another “S.”) Here’s a link to press release full of exciting information that no one is ever going to read: mrW Joins Forces with USA Science & Engineering Festival on Pioneering Skilled Trades Pavilion Why? Because the only people who read press releases are the people who ... read more...