The Winds of Fortune

I met Captain Wayne Magwood in 2005, back when he welcomed me aboard The Winds of Fortune, a shrimp boat that plied the waters off Shem Creek in South Carolina. We were shooting the second season of Dirty Jobs, and I wanted to do a story on the shrimp industry. I had just wrapped the first season of Deadliest Catch, and had a feeling that crustaceans in general were about to become popular with cable networks looking for new content, so I asked Barsky to look around the low country, for a Captain with the right stuff. Barsky found a Read More

Off The Wall: Forcing an Overdue Conversation

Holly Meikle Clawson‎ to Mike Rowe: Mike, being from Baltimore I’d love to hear your thoughts on this video and this woman. Hi Holly Being form Baltimore, how can I say no? I don’t know Kim Klacik, but I’ve seen her video, and I can certainly understand why it’s gone viral. A black republican in a red dress strolling through the worst parts of Baltimore in high heels while accusing democrats of not caring about black lives is going to get a lot of attention. And so, it has. Over ten million views on Twitter alone. It’s also broken a Read More