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  • A Night to Remember September 15, 2013 EmmyWriting about my own experience at the Emmys is difficult. But nonetheless, here I go. read more...
  • Making of the Poster September 12, 2013 buy-1  Mike Explains Further In the long history of bad advice, you’d have look pretty hard to find something dumber than Work Smart Not Hard. It first appeared years ago as part of a recruitment campaign for college. It was bad advice then, but today, it’s just plain dangerous. Google Work Smart Not Hard and you’ll see just how far this idiotic ... read more...
  • On the Cover September 12, 2013 Challenge Magazine StandIt appears I’m on the cover of a magazine called Challenge, available now in a truck stop near you. read more...
  • Watch Where You’re … Oh. September 7, 2013 Blind DogSo I’m at this party in San Francisco … read more...
  • So Damn Funny September 4, 2013 Funniest VideoThis is quite possibly the funniest 34 seconds in the history of YouTube. read more...
  • Challenge Magazine: Mike Rowe Profoundly Disconnected September 3, 2013 In the September 2013 edition of Challenge magazine Mike talks about how he continues to get the message out about the skilled trades with his new initiative Profoundly Disconnected. Read the online edition – HERE read more...
  • A Prick in Congress September 2, 2013 prick-in-congressAs some of you know, mikeroweWORKS was launched on Labor Day back in 2008. Every so often somebody asks me how that came to be, and whether or not Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe had anything to do with it. Here’s my original reply to that question. A couple years ago I went to Congress, to see if anyone there was ... read more...
  • SkillsUSA Champions Fall 2013 Magazine: Mike Rowe ‘Work Smart and Hard’ August 31, 2013 Mike talks about “flipping a negative image of skilled jobs” in the 2013 Fall issue of SkillsUSA Champions magazine.     View the original article here. read more...
  • Guideposts – Mike Rowe, Using the Tools August 31, 2013 TV’s Mike Rowe idolized his grandfather. There was one problem—he could never be like him. Or could he? By Mike Rowe, San Francisco, California Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d make a living hosting and narrating TV shows. My plan was to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather, a man who worked with his hands, not his voice. ... read more...
  • Good News (for Me) August 30, 2013 Less IrritatingAccording to the latest Gallup Poll, less than 9% of Americans find me to be “Irritating.” read more...
  • Micro Mike Rowe August 28, 2013 Micro Mike RoweScroll through the whole deal. It’s worth it. read more...
  • Bigfoot Bites August 27, 2013 Bigfoot BitesI’m gratified that my lemur encounter has provided an unanticipated public service. read more...
  • Your Headline, My Face August 22, 2013 Your-Headline-My-Face1From:  Mike Rowe Re:  Your Headline, My Face. Hi Steve, Mike Rowe here, Dirty Jobs. Thanks to the necromancers over at Google, I’ve been alerted to your most recent Question of the Day: “Are Bad Jobs Good for the Economy and the People Who Work Them?” Immediately under your headline I noticed a photo of me, taken on the Mackinac Bridge while filming ... read more...
  • C.R.A.P.: Collectibles Rare And Precious August 19, 2013 Poo PlaquesSee what C.R.A.P. is available THIS week (and remember, proceeds help pay for trade-school scholarships). read more...
  • A Talk About Ted August 17, 2013 speechBack in 2008, I got an invite to speak at something called EG, or “The Entertainment Gathering.” The Entertainment Gathering is a conference that evolved from TED, another well-known speaker series that I had never heard of. Against my natural instincts, I wound up attending EG, and spoke for exactly 20 minutes, as instructed. I had no recollection of what ... read more...