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What started as a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span has evolved into enlightening conversations for the not-so-short attention span. Whether it’s a short mystery, a long conversation, or an audio book, The Way I Heard It is a veritable box of chocolates for the ears, because you never know what you’re going to get.
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What does it take to make a traditional flannel shirt in America? According to this New York Times reporter it’s a combination of engineering and artistry. And Steven should know; he wrote the book on it, American Flannel.  Steven explores with us the history of U.S. textile manufacturing and how our thirst for cheaper goods led to the death of small company towns and the creation of the rust belt. Big thanks to our great sponsors ZipRecruiter.com/Rowe to try ZipRecruiter for FREE. Groundworks.com to schedule a free inspection. PureTalk.com/Rowe to save 50% off your first month!
The former Wall Street lawyer and current OG podcaster drops by to discuss the latest in Podcastladia, how patternicity and our desire for certainty can lead us to create wild theories, the death of skepticism, honesty in advertising, and what he learned from being kidnapped the first time in Mexico. Yes, there was more than one kidnapping. Shout out to our great sponsors BuildSubmarines.com Explore available careers! American-Giant.com/mike Use promo code MIKE to get 20% off your order. FieldOfGreens.com Get started with 15% off using promo code: MIKE  
The serial entrepreneurs and founders of Angel Studios talk about growing up poor in a family of eleven, how they went from selling potatoes door to door to being the ad agency of record for Poo-Pourri, Squatty Potty, and Orabrush, how they survived a $62 million lawsuit from four of the biggest studios in Hollywood, and how their Angel Guild is cracking the code to finding the next big film.       Many thanks to our loyal sponsors ZipRecruiter.com/Rowe to try ZipRecruiter for FREE. LifeVac.net Use code MIKE to get 20% off your full purchase. NetSuite.com/Mike to take advantage of their flexible financing.
The writer, producer, and veteran radio broadcaster drops by to regale us with stories from the entertainment trenches, explains why he created the podcast Really? no, REALLY? with his BFF Jason Alexander and how that’s affected their relationship, and expounds on what makes great advertising great. RIP Dexter. Big thanks to our great sponsors BuildSubmarines.com Explore available careers! MCSF.org/apply Check your availability and apply today! LifeVac.net Use code MIKE to get 20% off your full purchase!
The President of the California Policy Center, host of National Review’s Radio Free California podcast, and watchdog journalist warns about the new federal regulation that effectively makes CA-AB5 national and ends independent contractor status as we know it. As goes California, so goes the nation—from a $20 minimum wage for fast-food workers to rampant homelessness, crime, and reparations—the recovering communist dissects examples of what’s happening in the Golden State and yet to come nationally. Many thanks to our great sponsors MCSF.org/apply Check your availability and apply today! ZipRecruiter.com/Rowe to try ZipRecruiter for FREE. American-Giant.com/MIKE Use code MIKE to get 20% off your order.
Another brief mystery for the curious mind with a short attention span, followed by a deeper dive into the story’s reveal with Mike and Chuck. WARNING: Careful where you listen with headphones, as it may result in alternating facial contortions of disgust and hilarity. The title is Nasty Little Instruments, after all. Big thanks to our fantastic sponsors BuildSubmarines.com Explore available careers! FieldOfGreens.com Get started with 15% off using promo code: MIKE MCSF.org/apply Check your availability and apply today.       
The podcaster, YouTuber, and amateur historian ruminates on the state of Hollywood, talks about his upcoming Daily Wire project, An Empire of Terror, which exposes the dark underbelly of the Soviet Union’s police state, and recounts the amazing story of Frank Luke, the forgotten top ace of WWI.  Tip o’ the hat to our excellent sponsors ZipRecruiter.com/Rowe Try ZipRecruiter for FREE. AuraFrames.com/Mike Use code: Mike to get $20 off their best-selling frame. MCSF.org/apply Check your availability and apply today.
America’s grandmother recalls the harrowing details of her husband’s heart attacks at Christmas, gives an update on his convalescence, and tells a shocking tale about the newsletter you do NOT want to be mentioned in. From stents to physical therapy, shuffleboard to bingo, and that little dance we do when our panties are in a bunch, it’s another edition of Coffee with Mom! A grateful nod to our fine sponsors MCSF.org/apply Check your availability and apply today.        3DayBlinds.com/ROWE Buy one get one 50% off!   
The former New York cabby, current stand-up comic, and perennial philosopher talks hilariously about why he’s keeping politics out of his new show Fox News Saturday Night, why he wrote his bestselling book, Cancel Culture Dictionary, and why he looks at the world like a drug-sniffing dog at the airport.   Big thanks to our great sponsors BuildSubmarines.com Explore available careers. LifeVac.net Use code MIKE to get 20% off your full purchase. MCSF.org/apply Check your availability and apply today.
Mike follows through with his threat to get Chuck a professional haircut by enlisting The Irish Hammer’s “hairstylist to the stars” to bring his salon to our studio for a cut and record. What could possibly go wrong? Not entirely unrelated is an announcement about additional trades being eligible for the mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s 2024 Work Ethic Scholarship Program. The application process begins February 28. Thanks to our great sponsors ZipRecruiter.com/Rowe to try ZipRecruiter for FREE. www.american-giant.com Use code MIKE for 20% off. BuildSubmarines.com Explore available trade careers!
The New York Post columnist and author discusses the disruptive and damaging nature of social media, our shortening attention spans, the lack of free speech on college campuses, why the First Amendment is the most important right, why she left NYU during COVID despite her 4.0 GPA, and how she came to write The Cancelling of the American Mind with Greg Lukianoff. Big thanks to our great sponsors FieldOfGreens.com Get started with 15% off using promo code: MIKE. Dewalt.com to learn more about the DEWALT Trades Scholarship. mikeroweworks.org/scholarship Work Ethic Scholarship Program launches February 28!
The volleyball legend, fitness leader, podcaster, New York Times bestselling author, and serial entrepreneur talks about raising her girls with a do-it-yourself attitude, why it’s important to eat clean and lift heavy things, and how to be a good citizen without being a conformist and still saying yes. Big thanks to our fine sponsors ZipRecruiter.com/Rowe to try ZipRecruiter for FREE. digs.com/mikerowe Try Digs for FREE and get 50% off Core and Professional plans. mikeroweworks.org/scholarship Work Ethic Scholarship Program launches February 28!
The consummate villainous actor's actor joins us to discuss his childhood growing up in a motel, how being blacklisted in Hollywood tested his faith, and why he chose to play the Benefactor, a.k.a. the devil, in Angel Studio’s movie, The Shift. Big thanks to our great sponsors mikeroweworks.org/scholarship Work Ethic Scholarship Program launches February 28! KnobelSpirits.com A portion of online sales benefits the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. American-Giant.com/mike Use promo code MIKE to get 20% off your order.  
367: Scarcity Brain with Michael Easter The journalist and NYT bestselling author shares his research into why our brains are hardwired for overconsumption, how this scarcity mindset can lead us to take unnecessary risks, and how Inveterate gambling pigeons prove that we can change. It’s all from his newest book, Scarcity Brain: Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough. Big thanks to our loyal sponsors ZipRecruiter.com/Rowe Post a job for FREE. American-Giant.com/mike Use promo code MIKE to get 20% off your order. LifeVac.net Use code MIKE to get 20% off your full purchase.
A NEW mystery for the curious mind with a short attention span called They Put Him in a Cage is followed by an installment of The Way I Talked About The Way I Heard It, during which Mike and Chuck discuss first jobs, audition horror stories, and the condition of Mike’s dad. Big thanks to our fantastic sponsors 3DayBlinds.com/ROWE Buy one get one 50% off ZipRecruiter.com/Rowe Post a job for FREE. FieldOfGreens.com Get Started with 15% off using promo code: MIKE
Mike’s mom discusses Christmases past and present, her decided lack of cooking skills, complaining vs. observing, vertigo-inducing carpet, the perils of drinking dehumidifier water, pratfalls, a Christmas mugging, and Mike singing The Grinch.
The appellate lawyer and President General of the Sons of the American Revolution drops by to discuss our nation's founding and celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party by inducting Mike, Chuck, and Mike’s dad, John, into the SAR.
It was a trip to the dentist, the dentist would never forget… Big thanks to our American-made sponsor American-Giant.com/mike Use promo code MIKE to get 20% off your order
The New York Times bestselling author and podcaster discusses great writing, the power of storytelling, his newest book, The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel, and how he solved a 110-year-old whodunnit.  
The Washington Examiner columnist and reporter discusses why Lincoln’s Gettysburg address holds up 160 years later, why she’s building a room to hold miniature trains, the “dust up” in the Middle East, our current age of disruption, and why people are searching for something bigger than themselves. Then, by request, Mike serenade’s Salena.  
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Vanessa Liles

it stopped playing at 52min in for me

Apr 9th
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GunsDontKill

Great episode!

Apr 2nd
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ROBERT GRISHAM

p ..

Mar 5th
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Travis Satterlee

episode 373 seems to have a broken link. can't play.

Mar 2nd
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Jan 27th
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Stephen Dille

Which one of his parents named him Michael?

Jan 26th
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Justin Deal

He said ENDEX!!! SO AWESOME!!!!!!

Jan 26th
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Mr kibria

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Jan 26th
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Justin Deal

Reguflation, what a word love it

Jan 22nd
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Justin Deal

I love it when people who are knowledgeable about certain subjects dive down rabbit holes there's no better way to learn about random knowledge

Jan 18th
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Justin Deal

Travis is one the best examples of why being pessimistic about misfortune and strife will only lead to more misfortune and strife. Thank you SSG, HOOOAAHH.

Jan 9th
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Justin Deal

I would love to learn how to go to bed and wake up on a schedule

Jan 7th
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Justin Deal

The idea that college is the only way to get ahead in life is such a farse.

Jan 4th
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Justin Deal

We take how many breaths a day!!??

Jan 3rd
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Justin Deal

Without our histories we will lose ourselves.

Dec 27th
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Jim Troxell

I watched 'Borrowed Future' after listening to this podcast: It's an eye opener for sure - https://watch.amazon.com/detail?gti=amzn1.dv.gti.df7d87a5-66d9-4059-a2c0-8ccd12989d79&action=watch&time=auto&ref_=atv_cf_strg_ad

Dec 20th
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Lori Donovan

365 is funnies - I laughed until I cried.

Dec 19th
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Justin Deal

Man I really thought I had the answer!!

Dec 15th
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Justin Deal

Mike hit it perfectly the farther down this destructive road we go the more we should remember what our ancestors sacrificed for.

Dec 14th
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Katherine Welsh

I love your podcasts and really enjoy watching your "Story Behind the Story" on TBN. I can't seem to find any of the archive episodes on TBN and can only watch your show Live. Where can I find the older episodes to watch?

Nov 25th
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