Mike Rowe wrangles some water snakes, steps into the shoes of hard working bait and lobster fishermen in Maine and opens the viewer mail bag which results in some seaweed trimming.
Mike Rowe joins a rowdy construction crew in California and learns the art of concrete stamping. Then he takes care of some penguins in New Orleans and wades into the muck and mire of a tidal flat in Maine to go digging for bloodworms.
Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeve and gets dirty making giant bells at the McShane Bell Foundry. He also gets down and dirty with the US Army Corps of Engineers as they conduct yearly maintenance on a hurricane barrier that was raised from the ocean's floor.
Mosquito Control Officer
From gutting mold-infested houses to exterminating disease-ridden rats and mosquitoes, Mike has got his work cut out for him. He gets dirty helping New Orleans locals restore, rebuild and revive their city in the aftermath of Katrina.
Mike Rowe joins forces with a California stump removal service that's on a mission to eradicate the country of dead stumps. Then he gets dirty on a farm that with fainting goats and visits a bug-breeding facility that specializes in rare and exotic bugs.
Poo Pot Maker
Just when Mike thought he had seen it all, he is hired at a cow farm that specializes in making gardening pots out of cow manure. Then he counts dead salmon carcasses, opens up the mail bag to answer a viewer's question and gets bitten by a snake.
Mike joins forces with a master-cooper, or in laymen's terms, a barrel maker. Then he heads to the backwoods of Tennessee to work with lumber jacks that cut down giant trees, and pull the timber out of the forest with a team of mules.
Mike joins the Bowie BaySox team acting as a groundskeeper, gets wet and dirty helping secure boat moorings, then joins Watson Water company to dig deep through mud, rock, gravel, sand and water as they drill for heating and water in Tennessee.
Mike helps dig tunnels that are used as underground wine caverns. Then he is off to the airport where he does the dirty jobs behind the scenes.
This behind-the-scenes look at how Dirty Jobs is filmed on location follows Mike Roe to Hutchinson, KS for an up-close look at a salt mine, where he gets down and dirty underground packing explosives into a salt wall.
Mike gets dirty in Napa Valley as he takes on the dirty job of making wine. Then he rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty at a Kansas Cattle Ranch where he gets a lesson on how dirty the cattle business can be.
Steam Ship Cleaner
Mike joins forces with two guys from San Diego who have mastered the art of hydro-seeding. Then he rolls up his sleeves on a steam-ship ferry that's over 100 years old and delves into the mailbag to answers a viewer's question.
Mike Rowe teams up with an outdoor advertising company in Texas that teaches him the tricks of their very dirty trade.
Mike Rowe travels to Texas and joins forces with a local snake farm that is dedicated to raising some of the biggest and most dangerous snakes in the world. Mike is scared for his life as he moves giant snakes.
Mike joins Richard Meyers and his sons in the ancient art of tanning leather. At their tannery in New York, Mike rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty turning stiff cowhides into soft suede soles for bowling shoes.
Mike Rowe and the crew work with Michigan's Mackinac Bridge Authority, one of the world's largest suspension bridges, braving 50-mile-per-hour winds. Then Mike rolls up his sleeves to help with maintenance on NASA's $14 million dollar Space Crawler.
Vomit Island Workers
Mike Rowe gets dirty as he braves the untamed world of Vomit Island, a place where few have ever been and even fewer would ever want to go. Mike's mission is to help band and count newly-hatched Herons on the poo covered island.
Alligator Egg Collector
Mike Rowe gets dirty as he forages the swamps of Louisiana in search of alligator eggs, 90,000 of them to be exact. It's a job that's helping to preserve the population of the American alligator.
Wild Goose Chase
Mike Rowe goes on a wild goose chase, literally! He joins forces with a team of workers that round up a flock of wild geese with airplanes. And on Michigan's Macinac Island, he learns the true meaning (and cost) of horsepower in a place that time forgot.
Special Effects Artist
Mike exposes the fascinating secrets behind the dirty world of special effects. He explores this very strange world as he is transformed into a real life zombie by a special effects artist. Then, he gets dirty harvesting kelp.
Reef Ball Maker
Mike's covered from head to toe, cleaning out the insides of muddy tanks for oil drilling, he helps make an artificial underwater reef, key to revitalizing fish and coral populations, and he gets an education in the process of making goat soap.
Exotic Animal Keeper
Mike works at a recycling center in San Francisco that requires its drivers to clean the backs of their garbage-hauling dump trucks after every shift. Then Mike plays with exotic animals and cleans a cougar-sized kitty litter box.
Spray Insulation Technician
Mike Rowe gets dirty with a team of airport runway painters, examines dirty diapers for bad smells and then teams up with a group of spray insulation technicians that get dirty to keep houses warm.
Big Animal Vet
Mike Rowe cleans grease at a barbecue joint, experiences the world of llama dentistry and sick horses, and finds himself deep in a New Jersey sludge.
Steel Mill Worker
Mike Rowe gets dirty in St. Louis as he works with a river barge demolition team and then melts down the scrap steel into molten metal.
Mike Rowe teams up with a cave biologist that takes him underground into a labyrinth of Kentucky caves. Then he braves the high seas in search of slime eels.
Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty with an Oregon family that has mastered the art of making wood shingles. Then he jumps on a Coast Guard ship to clean buoys off the coast of San Francisco.
Mike Rowe gets dirty at a North Carolina brick company that specializes in making handmade bricks. Then he masters the art of cranberry farming in Oregon.
Mud Mineral Excavator
Mike Rowe gets dirty at a California mineral mine where everything seems to go wrong. Then he heads to a South Carolina rice plantation where he masters the art of milling rice.
Dirty Jobs of the Big Apple
Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty with some of the dirtiest jobs in the big apple. First Mike climbs to the top of a giant building to build a water tower, and then he masters the art of elevator repair.
Floating Fish Factory
In this special Dirty Jobs episode, Mike travels to the great state of Alaska for an epic adventure aboard a fish processing ship. He gains a new appreciation for the men and women who get dirty to put fresh fish on our dinner table.
Dairy Cow Midwife
Inside an Indiana dairy farm, Mike learns how to milk a cow and use a blow torch to clean her udders. Then, Mike gets the inside scoop on how to inseminate a cow, and he gets an up-close look at fatherhood as he helps deliver baby calves.
Aerial Tram Greaser
Mike heads to the site of a future California neighborhood where he learns that there's more to erosion control than one might think. Then Mike gets a bird's eye view of Palm Springs, CA, as he helps maintain and repair the tram 8,500 feet above the city.
Mike Rowe crawls through rat drops, falling insulation and debris to make a house more energy efficient. Then, he visits a turkey farm where the birds are inseminated and feels the power of destruction at a salvage yard where cars are crushed into cubes.
Ice Salvage Crew
Mike Rowe gets dirty in Alaska as he helps protect the environment by cleaning up an oil spill and then travels to Minnesota, where he works to pull a car out of a lake that has fallen through the ice.
Wind Farm Technician
Mike Rowe heads to an Oklahoma wind farm and learns that going green sometimes means you've got to get brown first. Then he heads to Kentucky to clean out a sink hole that some have unfortunately turned into a garbage dump.
Mike heads to San Diego to get dirty with the tar rigging crew of the Star of India, the oldest active merchant ship in the world. Then, Mike takes a look back at some of the dirty tools he's used that make civilized life possible for the rest of us.
Dirty Chip Maker
Mike heads to the Dirty Potato Chips factory and learns how potato chips are made and what it takes to keep the machines used to make them clean and in working order. Then it's off to Rifle, CO, where Mike attempts to clean a "monster" hidden underground.
Mike works at an auto dealership where the job is sawing down a giant concrete wall to make room for a new wash bay, then heads to a sheep farm where he tries his hand at sheep shearing and castrating before getting treated to Rocky Mountain Oysters.
Mike teams up with the boys from Bartos Bait and Fish to catch leeches that will later be sold for fish bait. Then it's off to the Green Tripe factory in Hollister, CA, where Mike helps make BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) for dogs.
Mike finds himself at the Windsorland Mobile Home Park where homes are being broken down to make room for a new shopping center. Then, he heads off to Patina-V where he learns that making mannequins is not only a dirty job, but a form of art as well.
Mike and the crew travel to the Spring Brook Ranch in Kalispell, Montana, to join forces with a yak and bison rancher who puts him to work on his 150th Dirty Job. It's a celebration of dirt as Mike and the crew go to work.
Mike visits a chicken farm to see how eggs make it to the store. There, he finds out that 1.4 million chickens equal a lot of poo, which he gets the chance to clean. Later, Mike learns how dirty dirt becomes clean dirt as he sterilizes soil in Oklahoma.
Mike travels to Yakama, Washington, to harvest hops, the main ingredient in beer. From there Mike goes to the Hudson Valley where he turns animal hides into paper.
Mike travels to Congress, Arizona, to try his hand at moving a giant cactus before a storm comes in. Then Mike heads to Idaho, where he visits a special kind of farm, one that raises maggots.
Mike travels to the middle of Connecticut to clean out a lake, then drops by a gourd farm in Pennsylvania and transforms gourds into a variety of products.
Mike heads to Pennsylvania to try his hand at making bologna and then goes to Alaska to repair a very special toilet.
Abandoned Mine Plugger
Mike travels to Ohio to check on the common tern population at a wildlife refuge. He then heads to Northern California to plug an abandoned mineshaft.
Mike takes a trip to the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles to find out about the important work being done in Pit 91. Then Mike travels north, where he learns about rendering and discovers how much of a farm animal can be recycled.
Goose Down Plucker
Mike heads to Meridian, California, to find out what it takes to harvest walnuts. Then he spends some time in Tulelake, California, where he learns how to make goose-down pillows and comforters.
Mike journeys to Queen Creek, Arizona, to press olives into oil and then heads to Sacramento, California, to clean dirty diapers.
Mike ventures to Payette, Idaho, to learn how to make high-quality bird food. Then he heads to Yarnell, Arizona, to collect spiders from the desert to milk them for their venom.
Mike heads to MotivePower in Boise, Idaho, to build and restore locomotives for his 200th dirty job.
Sled Dog Breeder
Mike ventures out to discover what it takes to breed and train sled dogs at the Happy Trails Kennels in Big Lake, Alaska.
Mike heads to Miami to recover and crush abandoned boats. Then he ventures to San Francisco to pick up and recycle used mattresses.
High-Rise Window Washer
Mike travels to Hawaii and joins the crew of World Wide Window Cleaning where he harnesses up and hops into a bosun's chair to clean windows 40-stories above Honolulu. Then he shows some never-before-seen footage of the cramped quarters at an aquarium.
Mike treks to a creek in Arkansas to perform tests on endangered alligator snapping turtles. Then, he travels to San Francisco where he removes and recycles toilets.
Mike heads to a unique dairy farm in Ramona, California, where he learns how to milk, care for and breed dromedary camels.
Mike heads to California to spend a day at an electronic waste recycling facility. Then he travels to Honolulu to learn what it takes to make tofu.
Mike goes to Jonesboro, Arkansas, to perform dung beetle research. Then he heads to Williamstown, West Virginia, to try his hand at making glass art.
Rocky Reach Dam
Mike journeys to Wenatchee, Washington, to help maintain a hydroelectric dam. Then he explores a fish bypass system where he catches and tags fish and winds up wading through a pool of fish poop.
Mike goes to Kentucky to try his hand at shrink-wrapping a houseboat. Then he heads off to Palmer, Alaska, to spend a day working at a reindeer farm.
Mike goes to Hawaii to learn how to make dirt shirts at The Original Dirt Shirt Company. Then he heads off to Reno, Ohio, to learn how to make marbles.
Mike travels to Addison, Pennsylvania, to learn what it takes to be a specialty fireworks technician. Then he heads off to Arkansas State University to check out a cow with a hole in its stomach.
Mike heads to Florida to harvest clams in the Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve and then takes on the task of worm grunting in the Apalachicola National Forest.
Maple Syrup Maker
Mike’s adventure begins in San Francisco where he participates in the messy process of paint bulking. Then, he travels to Wagner’s Sugar Camp in Pennsylvania to spend the day learning to make the most delicious maple syrup the old-fashioned way.
Animal Control Specialist
Mike heads to Southern California to work as an Animal Control Specialist by removing stinky skunks and other wildlife that live underneath and around peoples' homes. Then Mike responds to a fan letter about the reindeer farm.
Mike spends a day working on a cricket farm to help breed, capture and package the critters. Then he offers never-before-seen footage of his visit to the Oasis Camel Dairy and his job as a camel rancher.
Mike spends the day working with the Chicken Busters to chase feral chickens and chicks to get them off the streets of Miami. Then he answers a fan letter which asks him about the familial bond often rooted within the various jobs that he works on.
Soo Locks Technician
Mike heads to Sault Saint Marie, Michigan, to work with the Soo Locks maintenance crew. The lock system allows vessels to travel from Lake Superior to Lake Huron.
Mike travels to Moss Landing, California, to get messy by making decorative concrete countertops and a fire pit. Then he recounts the scariest job he has ever done in his Dirty Jobs career.
Mike travels to Michigan where he gets downright filthy working at a bone black plant. Then he meets with twin sisters who are big fans of the show to discuss the top five dirtiest jobs Mike has ever done.
200 Jobs Look-Back
Mike takes a look back at his previous jobs, toughest co-workers and his ongoing encounters with dirt and poo. He also entertains with a look at some of the more memorable and unexpected moments in Dirty Jobs history.
In a thoughtful look back at his most challenging and hazardous apprenticeships, Mike makes a practical case for safety and reaffirms the critical role of individual responsibility in a dangerous world.
Mike travels to Texas to help out at a ranch that harbors and breeds different exotic animal species including lemurs, sloths, bearcats and camels.
Mike goes to Texas to work as a stand-in fugitive while attempting to outsmart a team of bloodhounds and evade being captured. Then he heads to the Florida Everglades to help combat non-native, invasive species in the marshlands.
Sea Lamprey Exterminator
Mike helps the US Department of Fish and Wildlife control the sea lamprey population that is jeopardizing the fishing industry of the Great Lakes. Then Mike makes "meat gel" to feed the fish in a shark reef aquarium.
Mike travels to De Kalb, Mississippi, to spend a day at an old-fashioned stone-ground corn mill. Then he heads to Wills Point, Texas, to help relocate a pair of exotic Pere David's deer.
Lightning Rod Installer
Mike travels to Lucedale, Mississippi, to try his hand at installing a lightning rod system on a home.
Woolen Mill Operator
Mike spends a day working at Ohio Valley Natural Fibers where he makes yarn from fleece. Then he goes to work at a day spa in Michigan where he helps wax hair off of his good friend Barsky.
Mike travels to Fremont, California, to help maintain a bowling center. Then he responds to a letter from one of his fans who wants to see more footage of cameraman Doug.
Mike joins Purdue University's DECOMP team to dig through pig carcasses, searching for maggots and other insects.
Mike travels to the Kentucky Equine Research facility to assist with testing athletic horses. His duties include helping with blood testing during a fitness test and checking pH levels in fresh poo.
Custom Meat Processor
Mike heads to a dump to learn a seagull removing method. Then he’s off to work on a mobile meat processing truck.
Date Palm Pollenator
Mike shows never-before-seen footage while answering viewer mail. Then he travels to Palm Springs, CA, where he collects pollen from male date palm pods and pollinates female trees.
Mike heads to Newport Distillery to help the crew turn molasses into rum. Scouring copper, working with scalding liquid, hauling hoses and lugging molasses cubes are all just part of a hard day's work.
Mike climbs high up on Jelm Mountain in Wyoming to help change out an old wooden power pole and replace it with a new metal version. Then he visits the Hair Fairies in San Francisco where he learns all about hair lice removal.
Mike heads to Delaware to spend the day learning the process of making, wrapping and shipping scrapple. Then, he assists the best shoe doctor in town at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.
Mike visits the Jelly Belly Candy Company to concoct a dirty-boot flavored jelly bean based on his own filthy pair of work boots. Then he travels to Maine to harvest blueberries and joins the "Pie Ladies" in a pie bake-off.
Mike heads to Tarpon Springs, Florida, to help collect sponges off the sea floor. Then he answers viewer mail and recounts his struggle with a metal fence post at an abandoned mine.
Cedar Log Peeler
Mike works on a fish processing boat in the Bering Sea and cleans out the fish grinder. Then he heads to the Rapid River Rustic Mill to lend a hand with debarking, peeling and processing wood for a cedar log cabin.
Mike visits with long-time fans to look at never-before-seen footage at a crawfish factory in Louisiana. Then, he experiences the many hands-on duties that come with being a termite researcher on Sapelo Island in Georgia.
Mike travels to New Mexico to work as a fish squeezer with the Department of Game and Fish. Then he heads to Virginia to practice the ancient art of pet acupuncture on a goat named Lilly.
Mike travels to a remote area near Moab, Utah, to take on the job of being a paleontologist.
Doomsday Seed Banker
Mike visits the Chicago Botanic Garden to help with the Millennium Seed Bank Project that collects and preserves flora seeds from around the world so life can replant itself in case of a catastrophic event.
Water Softener Technician
Mike travels to Moorhead, Minnesota, to work as a water softener technician. Then he heads to the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco where he takes on the job of a coin washer.
Mike travels to Mobile, Alabama, to work with an old school barber and learn some of the tricks of the trade. Then he stops by the Ostrom Road Landfill in Northern California to spend the day working as a landfill operator.
Mardi Gras Bladder Banger
Mike travels to Mobile, Alabama, to get a behind the scenes look at a Mardi Gras "Folly" float. He spends his day assembling cow bladders that will be used during the parade to drive away evil spirits.
Mike travels to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to spend the day working as a medical waste processor.
Tower Top Hand
Mike travels to North Dakota to help erect a radio communications tower. Then he heads to a Hollywood sound stage to creatively commemorate the milestone of doing a dirty job in each of the 50 states.
Mike works as an onion processor where he slices, dices and tastes onions before cleaning out the juicing machine and parts of the reactor. Then he visits the San Francisco Fire Department to help build wooden ladders.
Rowe'd Trip: Dirty Infrastructure
Mike Rowe and his dirty crew hit the highway to see the sights and reminisce about classic American infrastructure jobs from the show's history. Along the way they check in with some of the hard-working men and women that keep the country moving.
Rowe'd Trip: Tight Spaces
En route to explore a cave, Mike Rowe and his dirty crew reminisce about classic jobs from the show's history that had them squirming into tight spaces. They also check in with some of the hard-working people that have been featured on the program.
Rowe'd Trip: Filthy Animals
Driving out to an ostrich farm in search of eggs, Mike Rowe and his dirty crew reminisce about classic animal-related jobs from the show's history. They also check in with some of the hard-working people that have been featured on the program.
Rowe'd Trip: Problem Solvers
Mike Rowe and his dirty crew take a drive in search of a cold beer, reminiscing about classic jobs from the show's history featuring innovators and problem solvers. They check in with some of the hard-working people that have appeared on the program.
Rodbuster / Galvanizer
Mike works his hardest construction job yet. He helps a team of rodbusters, who carry 2 tons of reinforced steel each for overpass construction. Next, Mike combats the ruination of rust by galvanizing infrastructural steel in an 850-degree zinc bath.
Jellyballer / Epoxy Installer
Mike Rowe joins a fourth-generation fisherman's crew in Georgia as they harvest cannonball Jellyfish for food, a trade known as "Jellyballing." Then Mike helps a father-son team install epoxy flooring at a restaurant in time for the dinner rush.
Tugboat Fitter / Water Tower Cleaner
Mike visits a ship-building community in Coden, Alabama, to learn the ins-and-outs of building a tugboat, from tight spaces to complex algebra. Then he makes a long climb to the top of a dirty water tower in Magee, Mississippi, to clean inside the tank.
Rock Sucker / Mountain Carver
Mike sucks rocks off an industrial roof with a massive vacuum. He then travels to the Black Hills to carve the largest monument in the world: Crazy Horse. Both stories involve several generations working together to pass on their life's ambitions.
Escalator Maintainer / Scorpion Sweeper
Mike Rowe crams into a hockey arena's escalator where he scrapes and cleans a special kind of shmutz from the bottom. Then, he and a zoo keeper venture into the hot, treacherous Arizona desert at night to round up neurotoxic stinging scorpions.
Combat Surgeon / Iguana Hunter
Mike Rowe trains as a trauma surgeon using hyper-realistic scenarios and specialized equipment to learn under simulated battlefield conditions. He then controls an invasive mess of iguanas which are posing health risks to humans on the Florida coast.
Pool Fixer/Hotel Soap Recycler
Mike Rowe joins a second-generation pool fixer in West Palm Beach, Florida, and jumps into the dirtiest pool in America to clean 17 years of accumulated filth. In Orlando, Mike and a Soap Whisperer recycle dirty hotel soap in an effort to Clean the World.
Feral Cat Fixer/Reaper Keeper
Mike Rowe helps cat ladies of northern Texas to fix a clowder of feral cats at a spay and neuter facility. Mike and his crew feel the burn as he processes peppers with the mad scientist inventor of the Carolina Reaper, the hottest pepper in the world.
Pile Jacketer/Concrete Cleaner
Mike Rowe preserves infrastructure as he submerges in a murky Florida river to pour concrete jackets around crumbling bridge pilings. In North Carolina, Mike sucks out a concrete washout pit and sprays sediment as he turns toxic sludge into potable water.
Caviar Harvester/Spice Maker
Mike Rowe shows us where our food comes from, harvesting caviar from the muddy Mississippi River. Mike brings his parents to work and rectifies misconceptions in his hometown of Baltimore preparing blue crab seasoning with a fourth-generation spice maker.
Baghouse Cleaner/Biochar Maker
Mike Rowe attends a dusty baghouse party to clean the filtration system at a North Carolina asphalt plant. In Colorado, Mike solves global warming as he gets his dirtiest yet, pyrolyzing waste lumber into the planet's most efficient fertilizer: biochar.
Deer Urine Farmer/Necropsy
Mike Rowe travels to Anna, IL, and wades knee-deep in diarrhea to collect deer urine for America's buck-hunters. Mike strands Maryland's shore to perform a necropsy on an ocean sentinel to determine its cause of death and any possible human ramifications.
Manhole Rehab/Clock Caretaker
Mike Rowe descends into the depths of an aging manhole, coating it with a polyurea liner to extend its warranty in Murfreesboro, TN. Mike joins an horologist and a priest to set the time right as he restores a historic clocktower in our nation's capital.
Beaver Relocator/Slime Master
Mike Rowe goes to the mountains in Utah and gives a dam to a couple nuisance beavers causing havoc for municipalities. Mike gets a little sticky in the process of fulfilling a lifelong dream, working with a special effects artist at a glue factory in LA.