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  • Welcome to MikeRowe.com June 5, 2013 For many years, some other guy named Mike Rowe owned mikerowe.com. He didn’t do anything with it, but he nevertheless refused to sell it for what I felt to be a reasonable sum. I saw this as a sign from above, and an ideal excuse to not launch my own personal website. read more...
  • Um … June 1, 2013 Kristen thinks this spectrogram of my voice is pretty. Whatever. read more...
  • Zack’s Secret Sacrifice May 30, 2013 The other week on Deadliest Catch, deckhand Zack Larson was pretty well lambasted by the narration. Here I present a different view of what might have been broadcast. read more...
  • A Special Thanks to Dad May 27, 2013 To sum up, Happy Father’s Day, Dad, three weeks in advance. And Happy Memorial Day, right on time. read more...
  • Fatherhood Issue of Popular Mechanics: Mike Rowe, the Things My Dad Taught Me May 25, 2013 “People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.” —Albert Einstein When I was 14, I woke up one Saturday morning to see my father standing at the foot of my bed, sharpening a double-sided ax. “It’s time,” he said. “Let’s go.” My father has a tendency to start conversations in the middle. He’s also suspicious of anything too modern. ... read more...
  • Touring MTI May 25, 2013 So I was in Springfield (Illinois) yesterday, and took a tour of a trade school called MTI. These guys have an 85% job placement rate and I wanted to see what they were all about. read more...
  • MTI and Mike Rowe Putting Faces to the mikeroweWORKS Scholarship Project May 25, 2013 So I was in Springfield (Illinois) yesterday, and took a tour of a trade school called MTI. These guys have something like an 85% job placement rate for graduates, and I wanted to see what they were all about. I’m glad I did. Halfway through the tour, a group of guys approached me to say thanks. I didn’t know what they were ... read more...
  • Happy Birthday, Dani May 13, 2013 Apologies in advance to all serious musicians. read more...
  • (Way) Before Dirty Jobs May 12, 2013 Everything in the picture is real. Though virtually nothing is genuine. read more...
  • That Jay Leno May 6, 2013 Anybody see Leno the other night? read more...
  • Snot, Shows and Closets May 6, 2013 In this week’s mail call, I address everything from having an independent TV show to “5 minutes in the closet.” read more...
  • Insulated May 2, 2013 I came to NOLA for a few days to work on a project with Ford, and stopped by a few work sites to say hello and slow things down. read more...
  • Where Am I? May 1, 2013 I’m out of town … Can you guess where? read more...
  • Take Another Guess May 1, 2013 Here’s another hint … where am I? read more...
  • Am I Wearing Underwear? April 25, 2013 Today’s random Q&A was inspired by this photo, which drew many thoughtful queries … including whether I’m wearing underwear. read more...