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Two-time NYT bestselling author Peggy Rowe drops by to discuss her upcoming hour-long FOX primetime TV special—America’s Grandmother, her third book—Vacuuming in the Nude: and Other Ways to Get Attention, and the existence of aliens in the universe.  Or, to put it another way, a normal Mike’s mom episode.
Earth nearing its eight billionth resident has Bill Maher very concerned. More people means more CO2 and that means catastrophe.  Unconcerned is Alex Epstein, author of the book Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas—Not Less. Alex thinks we should carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages while deciding what to do with fossil fuels. He believes the widespread idea that rising CO2 will make the Earth unlivable is literally impossible and he would like to tell Bill why.  Instead, he tells us.
James Nestor, a NYT bestselling author whose book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art inspired Mike to have a septoplasty, discusses the advantages of healthy breathing, the dangers of mouth breathing, and the reasons why our ancestors had larger mouths and straighter teeth. Then we share a song written by listener Bill Dumas in reaction to Mike’s request for a ballad about his deviated septum and his father’s swollen scrotum in Episode 203: There’s a Hole in Daddy’s Arm.
Former Navy SEAL and bestselling author, Jack Carr talks writing, grit, and how his desire to “never miss an opportunity to make someone’s day” led to the serendipitous circumstances that got his first novel into the hands of Chris Pratt.  
Dairy Farmer Dirty Jobbers Sue and Mike McCloskey school Mike and Chuck on the finer points of animal husbandry, the science of better milk, and how no-till and eutrophication is bringing them ever closer to becoming an environmentally net zero farm.
Rick Beato drops by to talk Everything Music; his dinner with Joni Mitchell, his interview with Sting, and the TWO weddings where he sat next to Mike at a time when Mike was couch surfing.  
258: Best Guest Ever

258: Best Guest Ever

2022-07-0501:42:097

This week’s special guest is YOU gentle listener as Mike answers your questions about Freddy’s whereabouts, Mike’s desired super-power, and the joy of singing jingles.
President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression a.k.a. FIRE, Greg Lukianoff discusses free speech vs hate speech, Safetyism vs Safety Third, and the Coddling of the American Mind.
Former Green Beret and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee Company Evan Hafer talks combat, coffee, and what it’s like to take a blast of bear spray in the face… on purpose.
255: Just Say Nyet

255: Just Say Nyet

2022-06-1401:10:195

After Mike reprises The Man Behind the Microphone, a story about the most influential sportscaster of all time, he chats with that man’s eldest son about his dad’s fondness for frugality and trepidation of taxes – SPOILER ALERT – it’s Michael Reagan. 
Robert Kiyosaki talks about how he voluntarily got into Vietnam, how he almost got kicked out, and why he wrote his Capitalist Manifesto to combat Marx’s manifesto.  
After reading a short Memorial Day mystery called Visiting Hours Mike speaks with Bill Whittle about the protocols of Arlington National Cemetery, the price of freedom, and the need for gratitude.   
Luke Mickelson talks about how his charity Sleep in Heavenly Peace skyrocketed after appearing on Returning The Favor and his mission to make sure every child has a bed to sleep in.    
Three-time NHRA Funny Car Champ and farmer/rancher, Matt Hagan discusses artificial insemination, human waste as fertilizer, and what it’s like to be inside of an 11,000 horsepower funny car when it explodes.
Staff Genealogist for Sons of the American Revolution, Jessie Hagan forgoes his Derby party to school Mike and Chuck on their revolutionary lineage, why it matters, and why Knobel is a fitting name for Mike’s whiskey. 
Two-time NYT bestselling author, Peggy Rowe stops by to discuss her upcoming third book, how not to tape your students to a chair, and what it’s like to give your best friend’s eulogy.  
Adam Carolla talks frankly about growing up invisible, his podcasting leap of faith, and how he brought his construction work ethic to comedy.  
Master podcaster and chronicler of Hardcore History, Dan Carlin joins the conversation to discuss his process, the war in Ukraine, and the pitfalls of judging yesterday's events with today's values.
246: Best Preamble Ever!

246: Best Preamble Ever!

2022-04-1201:15:077

Mike and Chuck go guestless to talk Australian DJs, Satan’s pool, killing iguanas, and everything else that fills the squares on Mike’s calendar.  
Bloody do-gooder and Returning The Favor alum, Katie Hughes of GirlsBuild.org talks curiosity, confidence, and how a broken toaster changed the course of her life.  
Comments (425)

vickie stiner

5 stars

Aug 11th
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Bill Bass

FANTASTIC SHOW LOVED IT.

Aug 1st
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Roberta Augustini

Thank you so much for the informative, entertaining show!!

Jul 15th
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Joseph Nathaniel Stackhouse

140k birds die annually from commercial solar installations. However its estimated nearly 15 million die due to fossil fuels.

Jul 15th
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Debra Beattie

amazing show

Jul 10th
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Gino Gott

Great interview! Thanks Mike Rowe, for going there

Jun 18th
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Joseph Bowman

Awesome!

Jun 15th
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Myrnee Blair

so many interesting points

Jun 9th
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GunsDontKill

Interesting show!

Jun 4th
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Lisa Lenz

To add reasoning to tissue vs. handkerchief. Men have whiskers sometimes. Tissue can leave behind tissue feathers. Like a tissue left in a pocket later found obliterated in the washer or dryer. Yuck! A Handkerchief seems dapper (except when hung over the heater, slight gag). I love old movies where a man can offer up a CLEAN handkerchief to a lady. "Just My Thought" to "The Way You Heard It".

May 14th
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Muthoni H

Maggie Rowe is the dirty mother!!! I love me some Maggie. #TheWayIHeartIt

May 6th
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Pat Englund

I love what you do. I laugh every time. Your mom is amazing. I don't know how to leave a review. If I did it would be a10!

May 5th
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dreading this "told you so"

simply, "amen"

May 3rd
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Dan Miller

it is The Medal of Honor, not the congressional medal of honor. Just trying to be accurate.

May 2nd
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Joseph Bowman

amazing

Apr 26th
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Allie Ruppert

I've never thought of 'the lion's share' as the lion getting all of it at all! I've always thought of it that he gets what's left after his family is taken care of. the lionesses hunt, eat, feed their babies and the lion eats what's left after his pride is provided for.

Apr 25th
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GunsDontKill

good episode!!

Apr 8th
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Michael Hair

5***** Enjoyed the short stories. love the longer format interviews. Found a new favorite Podcaster today in Vinnie T.

Apr 4th
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Seth Louviere

wow! this man sang my wife and I's first dance song as a married couple, and I never knew this.

Mar 30th
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vickie stiner

I'd love to give you five stars, I get impatient for the newest podcast. Thanks for the content I've learned a lot! I can't find the option for giving a rating though?

Mar 30th
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