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The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe

All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Join me for a different take on the people and events that you thought you knew, from pop culture to politics, Hollywood to history… The Way I Heard It is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.

DISCLAIMER: Each episode of The Way I Heard It is a true story about a real person, place, or thing. With respect to the facts, I try to be as accurate as possible. However, the Internet is full of conflicting accounts, and it’s entirely possible you might hear me say something about a person or an event that contradicts something you heard or read elsewhere. If so, feel free to bring any discrepancy to my attention. Just remember – I’m not wrong. It’s just the way I heard it…

Oct 31, 2023

The Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, podcaster, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University talks about why we believe weird things, how our brains seek patterns to stay safe, the state of science and journalism, intellectual humility vs. certainty, the surprising rise of antisemitism, and his book Conspiracy:...

Oct 26, 2023

Peggy chides her eldest for spending too much time in the sun, then they discuss
book clubs and pool sharks, Peggy’s latest borderline inappropriate post, Mike
eating dates, geoducks and horses, Picasso vs Cezanne, a briss gone wrong,
used condoms in an elevator shaft, a little paregoric on the gums, how Peggy...

Oct 24, 2023

The Olympic gold medalist and four-time national and world ice skating champion is the most upbeat and cheerful human ever, and he shares his amazing journey from a sickly, smaller-than-average kid to an Olympic champion, what it’s like to survive two forms of cancer, and why he claims the brain tumor he was born with...

Oct 17, 2023

While answering listener questions, Mike and Chuck sip Knobel and discuss the future of TWIHI, Mike’s trip to Italy, the Rowe family reunion, an inappropriate rendezvous high above the opera house, piano-playing kitties, embarrassing teenage moments, and the day Chuck almost died on a photoshoot.

Oct 12, 2023

For the baby’s sake, it’s a good thing Bobby was there. For Bobby, it changed everything.