Blogs / Articles

  • Australia’s NOVA FM Live Radio: Mike Rowe Talks Dirty April 24, 2013 Mike joined Nathan, Nat and Shaun to chat about the new series Dirty Jobs Down Under in Australia. After the guys got over how sexy his voice is, he went in to detail about the dirtiest job he’s ever done, and asked if he’s ever said “NO” to a dirty job. Listen to the interview HERE read more...
  • Used Underpants: Closing the Skills Gap April 22, 2013 Well, my signed underpants have been purchased for nearly $1,100. Suffice it to say, they are thrilled, and I am humbled. read more...
  • The Real Poop from Down Under April 18, 2013 So I’m hanging out on the discount rack of this trendy boutique in Sydney, chatting with the hosiery and feeling sorry for myself. Sure, I might look like fine silk, but really, I’m just another swatch of polyester, transformed by some anonymous Chinese worker into a medium-sized pair of novelty underpants, emblazoned with the Australian flag, and shipped off to ... read more...
  • Getting Behind My Master April 18, 2013 So I’m hanging out on the discount rack of this trendy boutique in Sydney, chatting with the hosiery and feeling sorry for myself, when this big American shows up … read more...
  • The Narrator’s Burden April 16, 2013 I am walking around with eight weeks of highly confidential information that I am simply not at liberty to share. Such is the burden of a narrator … read more...
  • An On-Camera Brain Fart April 5, 2013 If you’re curious (and even if you’re not), this picture captures the essence of an otherwise healthy brain, collapsing under the weight of Australian expectations. read more...
  • I’m Almost Certain That’s a Tail April 4, 2013 I’m mostly certain that the thing jutting out of the dead kangaroo’s nether regions is its tail. Mostly. read more...
  • mrWF Scholarship Recipients from 2013 April 3, 2013 Here’s a video that will never go viral. It features no cats, no talking babies, and no grown-ups falling down the stairs. It’s just footage of a few regular guys making a case for welding, and personally thanking me for their mikeroweWORKS Scholarships. Posting it here feels a bit self-serving, but I’m doing it anyway because a) it’s short, b) ... read more...
  • A Dog Named Grunt April 1, 2013 Grunt is a bulldog memorialized on a cinder block wall of a coffee shop, just off the beach on a street with no name, and he took my breath away for two reasons. read more...
  • The Bahstards Are Steerin March 31, 2013 So I go into a convenience store in Sydney to get a bottle of water and some Tam-Tams. As the guy is ringing me up, I notice a sign on the register that says, “Cigarettes under lock and key.” It soon becomes clear why. read more...
  • G’day, Sydney March 29, 2013 Today’s Lesson in Pointless History comes from Sydney, Australia, where I flew down here to help Discovery International promote Dirty Down Under. read more...
  • All Too Human March 25, 2013 I don’t think I’ve ever lost more weight on a 5-mile run. read more...
  • USA Today: Empowering America’s Tradesmen March 22, 2013 A special supplement hit newsstands in USA Today in New Orleans, Denver, The Carolinas, Kansas City, Dallas, and Atlanta in March of 2013. In case you were not in one of those areas or missed it we have a copy of the supplement here.   read more...
  • The Light is Fantastic and Makes Me Look Pretty March 15, 2013 Here’s a picture of me sitting on a rock somewhere in the Australian Outback. I’m posting it here for several reasons. 1. The light is fantastic, and makes me looks pretty. 2. You can actually see the flies buzzing around my head. Seconds after this photo was taken, one of them flew into my mouth. It was maybe the 25th fly I ... read more...
  • What’s Kristen Thinking? March 12, 2013 Sometimes my web-mistress takes random photos and asks me to supply a caption, a simple and welcome request. However, I admit to being puzzled by this one. read more...