After the riots at the United States Capitol Building, Mike Rowe shared a Facebook post that summed up how many people felt at the time. In the photo, Rowe holds a glass of alcohol as if to toast the viewer. The caption reads, “Well, that was fun. Here’s to 2022.”
Going into this year, there was a widespread sense of optimism. 2020 had been so hard on so many people that it was nice to have something to look forward to. The attempted insurrection on Capitol Hill reminded many Americans, and people the world over, that we were still living in the same world. While it was nice to think that the world would go back to its normal level of chaos after the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve, that doesn’t seem to be the case at the moment.
Mike Rowe seems to be a generally positive guy. For the most part, he looks on the bright side of things. His Facebook feed is full of inspirational stories and brief looks at what he has going on in his professional career.
Even the most optimistic among us could be forgiven for being disappointed by the events of this year so far. The confusion, division, and chaos that burned through last year like a wildfire don’t know that we’re in a new year nor do they care. The only way we are going to get through this and get the ship back on course is to work at it. If anyone knows about doing dirty work, it’s Mike Rowe.
What Is Mike Rowe Doing Now?
Besides dulling disappointment with distilled spirits, Mike Rowe is doing what he does best. He’s hosting entertaining and educational TV. The first six episodes of his show “Six Degrees with Mike Rowe” dropped on January 4th on Discovery+.
The show is based on the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” In that game, players connect actors to Kevin Bacon in six degrees or less. For instance, “Yellowstone” star Cole Hauser was in “Transcendence” with Xander Berkeley who was in “Apollo 13” with Kevin Bacon. This means Hauser two degrees of separation from Bacon.
In the new show, Mike Rowe draws the same kind of line between seemingly unconnected moments in history.
You can check out the new show and several of Mike Rowe’s documentaries and other series on the Discovery+ streaming service.