Blogs / Articles

  • Entrepreneur: Curiosity Is Key to Success May 7, 2015 If you ask TV star Mike Rowe, he’d say one more key to success is curiosity. read more...
  • My Plan to Tell Some Good Baltimore Stories May 7, 2015 Twenty-seven years ago, back when I was impersonating an actor in downtown Baltimore, a guy named Allan Charles cast me in my first national commercial. read more...
  • Baltimore Sun: Swimsuit-Clad Mike Revisits Baltimore for Somebody’s Gotta Do It May 5, 2015 By 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 Mike 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 Close 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 Half 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 As 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 Those 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 Once 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 Women. 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 How 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 About 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 Ryan 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 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...