Popular Science: Lessons about Labors No One Wants

How To Take Pride In A Shark Autopsy, And Other Lessons From Mike Rowe The former “Dirty Jobs” host has had his share of gross experiences in the workforce By Popular Science Staff This article was originally published in the February 2015 issue of Popular Science, as part of our Top 10 Worst Jobs In Science feature. As the longtime host of the show Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe tried out hundreds of distasteful tasks. Now he’s got a new job himself: Each week on CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It, he seeks out people passionate about weird work. Rowe, in other Read More

Mike Talks about the Value of Learning a Skilled Trade

Mike opens up on pay, public office and the ‘skills gap’ “I’d love to see every hard worker paid handsomely, including teachers.” ~ Mike Rowe (CNN) — Between Mike Rowe’s television work and his philanthropic efforts with the Mike Rowe Works Foundation, Rowe holds true to one central passion: tipping his hat to those who work hard without much fanfare. In Rowe’s new CNN series, he takes us to meet all of these folks who are the “somebodys” that “gotta do it!” He also wants to re-introduce himself to you. With the help of this Q&A, Rowe lets us in Read More

Mike Rowe is on Cloud 9

…Cloud 9 magazine that is. Cloud 9 is a quarterly in-flight magazine for SeaPort Airlines. Recently Laura Allen talked to Mike about the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, the virtues of work ethic and his determination to promote the skilled trades and their importance in our economic recovery.   View the original article – HERE. DOWNLOAD PDF

The Diploma Dilemma

“So I’m in DC, preparing to discuss a litany of critical issues far beyond my pay grade with a bunch of experts much smarter and better-dressed than me. What could possibly go wrong?” How can we make the future brighter and improve well-being for everyone? On November 20th at 7:00pm est, the Charles Koch Institute hosting a conversation on the challenges students. Tweet your questions and thoughts on #HigherEd to the evening’s panelists using #HigherEd and we’ll start the Q&A off with some of your questions. Panelists · Mike Rowe, Creator and Executive Producer of “Dirty Jobs” and CEO of Read More

Mechanical Business Magazine: Down & Dirty with Mike Rowe

Mike is the first U.S. celebrity to grace the cover of Mechanical Business. As the host of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Network and Discovery Canada, Mike Rowe is a perpetual apprentice, and has tried his hand at more than 300 careers. But he’s much more than an apprentice, he’s also one of the biggest cheerleaders the trades have, and he’s harnessing his energies to garner respect for the trades through the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. By Adam Freill Giving back and building up The stars of Dirty Jobs come from all sectors of industry, but there are a number of common Read More

Guideposts – Mike Rowe, Using the Tools

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. A man who avoided the spotlight. I grew up outside Baltimore, Maryland. We were just a few miles from the city, but it felt like a whole different world. Our family’s land bordered 60 acres of woods, so Read More

Fatherhood Issue of Popular Mechanics: Mike Rowe, the Things My Dad Taught Me

“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. Like nouns. “Time for what?” I said. Knowing the futility of the question before I even asked, I rolled out of bed, pulled on my jeans and work boots, and tried again. “Is it cold out?” “Invigorating,” he Read More