Adam sits down to talk with Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe. They talk about his voiceover work for Ford, and also chat about producing and making a television show. They then consider whether or not everyone should get a college education, and discuss the benefits of alternative education.
Adam wants to pick up where they left off when they had their last interview on the radio show. Adam asks Mike to dig way back to the beginnings of his personal journey. They discuss Mike’s dad working as a public school teacher while his grandpa was a drop out who mastered several labor related trades instead. He also talks about riding a horse to school and the teacher who helped him overcome his stutter.
Moving along in the journey, they talk about Mike’s experience in junior college, and his struggles to make it into one of the acting unions. He ended up spending years working in the Opera instead; and eventually moved on to QVC and doing on-air TV work for American Airlines.
Mike continues discussing how he finally got his big break, and talks a bit about the drudges of working in a sewer all day. He compares the level of sanity one has if you’re working in a dirty place as opposed to be miserable in paradise. Adam relates by discussing his work cleaning carpets back in the day.
Mike also talks about speaking to congress to kick off the ‘I Make America’ campaign. The idea is that as our society progresses, we become more interested in how things are bought as opposed to how they are sold. Mike warns of the dangers of a country of people who do nothing, and also talks about his work speaking to the Future Farmers of America (FFA).
Wrapping up the podcast, Adam and Mike discuss the notion of redefining the term ‘better’ so that this next generation can feel they’ve accomplished more than the one before it.
Check out Dirty Jobs, airing now on the Discovery channel.
Also visit www.mikeroweworks.com, or follow him on Twitter @ MIKEROWEWORKS
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Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producers: Mike Dawson & Mike Lynch
Writer: Mike Lynch
Audio, Build and Edit: Katie Levine
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler