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July 7, 2020
But did he really have to eat bull testicles to prove it?
July 4, 2020
In honor of Independence Day, Mike chews up the scenery with a recitation of what may be the most important speech ever delivered, by the man historians call "The Forgotten Founder."
June 23, 2020
A helicopter filled with evacuees tries to get off the ground as the shooting intensifies.  What could possibly go wrong?
June 16, 2020
This architect enjoyed a good challenge.  But this one nearly broke him...
June 9, 2020
So too, was the man who got in his way.
May 12, 2020
The kid had a head for numbers.
May 5, 2020
What he did was unspeakably brave.  So why then, did no one speak of it?
April 14, 2020
They built a lot of bridges.  Perhaps, one too many...
April 7, 2020
He only had the one hit...but boy, was it a wonder!
March 31, 2020
Mike was the keynote speaker at the last large gathering in the United States before the country officially closed for business. His job? Shaking hands--with over a hundred thousand people. Now, after three weeks of self-isolation, he'd like to tell you about it. And then, read a very funny story from his mom's new book.
March 17, 2020
The player loved to play... but on this particular occasion--he chose the wrong playmate.
March 3, 2020
It was the gig of a lifetime... it just wasn't Gig's.
February 25, 2020
She broke the glass ceiling with ease.  But her secret was taken to the grave.
February 18, 2020
James and Rebecca simply could not settle their differences... that's where the broadswords came in.
February 11, 2020
Because you need something to break the boredom of marching 300 miles in 10 degree weather to bring three boat thieves to justice... or so I'm told.
January 21, 2020
The doctor told her not to sing... but she did anyway.
December 24, 2019
Christmastime is upon us, and with it comes the season of giving. Mike recites perhaps the greatest story ever written about the spirit of giving.
November 19, 2019
Yes, as a matter of fact, it does.  But penicillin won't help...
November 12, 2019
He was destined for greatness.  No one knew it but him.
November 5, 2019
Some said he was cursed, others said he was blessed, but everyone agreed--he was the luckiest kraut in the navy.
October 31, 2019
It's All Hallow's Eve! So what better way to mark the occasion than with an episode of OCCASIONALLY. Mike pays homage to the macabre musings of the great Edgar Allan Poe by reciting perhaps his most famous story. Light a candle, pour a beverage, and let the Victorian goosebumps wash over you. Prepare yourself for the insidious beating of... The Tell Tale Heart
October 15, 2019
But for this woman... maybe a bit more.
October 8, 2019
This group gave us the most iconic sound of all time.
October 1, 2019
Who earned a funeral fit for a king.
September 17, 2019
A love story.  Sort of...
September 10, 2019
She simply had no choice.
September 3, 2019
The skinny kid was so desperate that he was about to sell his best friend.
May 28, 2019
Denied his father's true last name for most of his life, James reclaimed it--in a monumental way.
May 7, 2019
Julia was flattered by the proposal—but it came with certain… preconditions.
May 1, 2019
It's difficult to describe the chaos of an unpredictable world--but Peter sure tried.
April 16, 2019
She just said she was going home - but it's the way she said it that we remember.
April 9, 2019
When one of the most famous women in the world disappears without a trace, it sets off one of the greatest whodunits you've never heard of.
April 2, 2019
They were classmates, bandmates, and best friends - even after one devastating punch changed everything.
March 19, 2019
Mary had issues, no doubt about it.  But her mother was always there for her...
March 12, 2019
The journey was an incredible achievement - but the true cost was difficult to bear.
March 5, 2019
When it comes to writing steamy love letters, you really gotta hand it to Elizabeth and George - even though they handed it to themselves...
February 26, 2019
It was a mission he chose to accept - and the tape did not self-destruct.
February 20, 2019
How many near misses can one guy take - and still remain grounded.
February 14, 2019
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January 15, 2019
A battered boy who couldn't stand the sight of his own reflection - so he changed it.
January 8, 2019
But Ted was craving a slice of something else.
January 1, 2019
She was plucked from obscurity and destined to satisfy the appetite of her insatiable benefactor.
December 18, 2018
You can't put THAT on TV!
December 11, 2018
The significance of that shake was beyond this world.
December 4, 2018
He talked to everyone - but it was the interview he didn't give that changed his life forever.
November 20, 2018
It wasn't exactly the trial of the century, but nearly everyone agreed - something had to be done.
November 13, 2018
It was just a tiny patch of farmland near a tiny little burg - but oh, the things that happened there...
November 6, 2018
There are many ways to save a life - this one was rather conventional.
October 16, 2018
How to wave goodbye to your current career.
October 10, 2018
This man's reputation needed to be destroyed - and that's the gospel truth... according to Peter.
October 2, 2018
Nothing came between Don and his boys - especially on game day.
September 18, 2018
Sure, as soon as I'm done playing Cowboys and Indians.
September 11, 2018
When the shooting started this patriot ran for his life.
September 4, 2018
She was young and beautiful - and about to kill someone.
August 21, 2018
These words take on a whole new meaning once you know the story behind why they were written.
August 14, 2018
It contained a much desired promise - from beyond the grave.
August 7, 2018
All he wanted was a little peace and quiet - from himself.
July 24, 2018
This doctor believed it was a right that came with the PhD.
July 3, 2018
They paid their fair share, and then some...
June 26, 2018
When it came to getting exactly what she wanted - Frank could be very persuasive.
May 15, 2018
This famous aspiring jockey just wanted to hear the roar of the crowd - but this was not the crowd he was expecting.
May 10, 2018
WARNING: This is not your ordinary The Way I heard It. This episode contains SPOILERS.  Storyteller Mike Rowe is joined by producer Chuck Klausmeyer to answer questions posed by fans of The Way I Heard It.  Mike covers everything from how the podcast started to where it's headed in the future.
May 8, 2018
It was opening night on the world's largest stage, but when you gotta go - you gotta go.
May 1, 2018
A truly democratic machine and the man who didn't invent it.
April 17, 2018
Wee Johnny wanted a mighty check - so he sent out some mighty big bills.
April 10, 2018
No doubt about it - Miriam's timing was impeccable.
April 3, 2018
No movie has been made about this heroic tale, but over a hundred movies have been made because of it.
March 20, 2018
He did everything a hero and patriot ought to do... almost.
March 13, 2018
But how do you eliminate driver error?
March 6, 2018
Who says you can't preach Sunday morning, and then sell whiskey Sunday night?
February 27, 2018
Big John knew a simple but powerful equation when he saw one.
February 13, 2018
Do you want to know the bleeping secret or not!
February 6, 2018
People came from miles around just to see it.
January 3, 2018
Looking for love in the classifieds can lead to explosive consequences.
December 19, 2017
It was never good news when the red phone rang – and on this December night it was ringing off the hook.
December 12, 2017
What does a former POW do when he returns home from an unpopular war?  Stand naked in the town square of course!
December 5, 2017
A tale of award-winning flakes and delayed gratification.
November 28, 2017
Pete just wanted to get some sleep - But he could not get his bunkmate's earworm out of his head.
November 21, 2017
He was willing to play the white-man's game - he just wished they had told him the rules first.
November 14, 2017
It was the trial of the century - that no one remembers.
November 7, 2017
A father and a son with more than just bars between them.
October 31, 2017
He was notoriously proficient in his field and his advice was priceless – he just didn’t make house calls.
October 24, 2017
Saul's nephew kept a secret his entire career - you could do that back then.
October 17, 2017
Only problem is - it's not Bobby's bacon.
October 10, 2017
Eddie was really good at blowing smoke.
October 3, 2017
The story of a slightly subversive student with a taste for gin.
September 26, 2017
The family business was brutal - but this Babe wanted in.
September 22, 2017
His personal proclivities seemed to trigger women – so he had to keep them a secret.
September 12, 2017
When you're in the back of an ambulance in the middle of a snowstorm - every second counts.
September 5, 2017
How to make a billion dollars and remain absolutely calm.
August 29, 2017
When the time came to fight for their King, these knights were prepared to show the enemy what they were made of.
August 22, 2017
Henry Junior just wanted to get out of Henry Senior's famous shadow.
August 15, 2017
No matter how bad your habits, this dentist can stop your pain - guaranteed!
August 8, 2017
Take it from mother - never underestimate the power of a little make-up, properly applied.
August 1, 2017
The consequences of her choice would forever change the world.
July 25, 2017
This aspiring songwriter was a family man who really wanted to be famous.
July 18, 2017
Because necessity is actually the mother of investment.
July 11, 2017
She had tons of suitors because men knew that with her - anything was possible.
July 8, 2017
Mike tells a very personal story of the King that changed his life.
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