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We were recently discussing the Discovery Channel series, Dirty Jobs on an internal Maker Media email. We all admire Mike Rowe’s dedication to rolling up his sleeves and getting down to work and the happiness that can be found in working with you hands, even if the process is filthy. I’ve been a Dirty Jobs fan for a while, and an article in Fast Company about Mike Rowe back in February 2008 really solidified my admiration for the man. He also gave an insightful TED Talk back in March of 2009 that is well worth watching. I’ve watched Mike make marbles, deliver a calf, and grease the parts of the crawler that delivers the space shuttle to the launch pad. It’s great, great fun. If you haven’t watched Dirty Jobs before, today is a great day to jump in on the fun. Discovery is airing a day-long marathon of the show right now. Enjoy!

Rachel Hobson

Rachel Hobson

Rachel Hobson is a writer, editor and social media enthusiast with a background in the DIY/Maker and science/geek communities. She’s also a life-long space geek, and enjoys living five minutes from Houston’s Johnson Space Center where she can get her fill of rockets any time she pleases. Her hobbies include hand embroidery, modern quilting and all things Lego.


  • Anonymous

    This show is awesome! Mike Rowe is the perfect host for this kind of show because his personality just compliments everything they have him do. I have also been a long time fan of Dirty Jobs because it is one of those shows that you just have to watch. It’s a good thing I work for Dish Network because I get to enjoy all of Mike Rowe’s shenanigans in HD. I’m glad Discovery is running a marathon because there are a few episodes I have missed!