Mike Rowe is a host, narrator, executive producer, spokesman, and bestselling author. Known primarily for creating Discovery Channel’s iconic series, Dirty Jobs, Rowe has traveled to all 50 states and worked as an apprentice on over 300 different jobs. Since then, he has hosted Somebody’s Gotta Do It for TBN and Returning the Favor for Facebook. He also writes and narrates The Way I Heard It, the #1 short-form podcast in America.
As the CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity focused on closing America’s widening skills gap, Rowe is the country’s leading advocate for vocational training, and his foundation has granted millions of dollars in work ethic scholarships to qualified recipients. His new book, The Way I Heard It, a companion to his popular podcast, is a collection of 35 fascinating stories that are part of a larger mosaic—a curious mix of memoir and mystery full of recollections, sharp observations, and behind-the-scene moments from Rowe’s remarkable life and career. In his spare time, Rowe maintains a lively conversation with more than 5 million Facebook friends, where he gets most of his ideas for the many projects he continues to pursue.