Mike Rowe braves shark-infested waters off the coast of Massachusetts as he lends a hand to shark biologist Greg Skomal. Then he assumes the responsibilities of a garbage collector as he takes to the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown.
Mike Rowe steps into the shoes of a sewer inspector in San Francisco and enlists a disaster clean-up crew after a Brooklyn toilet explodes from a sewer backup. He then joins up with a demolition company where he works as part of a deconstruction crew.
Mike Rowe steps into the shoes of an Iowa pig farmer where he faces the challenges of feeding and cleaning up after hundreds of dirty pigs. Then Mike learns how to care for a new litter of piglets and artificially inseminates a female pig.
Mike Rowe gets dirty as an Iowa chick sexer. Every Friday there are over 80,000 chicks born at the Murray McMurray Hatchery and it's Mike's job to sort the boys from the girls by the end of the day when they're shipped out to farms around the country.
Mike Rowe joins exterminators in their war against rats and bugs. After crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay, Mike learns the fascinating art of shelling crabs. As a blacksmith farrier, Mike makes horseshoes out of raw steel and attempts to shoe a horse.
Mike Rowe gets dirty as he works with surfboard-shaper Matt Barker. Mike masters the art of shaping a surfboard from Styrofoam. And Mike goes underground into a greasy pit of sludge as he joins an environmental company that recycles the gunky grime.
Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeves and gets filthy dirty as he tackles the profession of hot tar roofing a church rooftop that needs to be replaced. Then, Mike learns how to move a sixty-ton house down the street.
Join Mike Rowe as he rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty on a Hawaiian coffee bean plantation, as he learns how to nurse an injured sea lion pup back to health and as he works as an ostrich farmer in the California desert.
Mike Rowe gets a taste of what it's like to work as a zookeeper at the San Francisco Zoo. He then teams up with Vermont cheesemakers to learn how to turn four thousand gallons of milk into world-famous cheese and mixes volcanic-ash mud baths.
Mike Rowe climbs aboard a shrimp boat to help determine this year's shrimping season. He goes to America's largest swamp to team up with a man who catches crawfish for a living. With tire recyclers, he sorts and organizes thousands of tires.
Mike visits one of the dirtiest places on Earth, a sugar mill. The firefighters of the Fremont Fire Dept. teach Mike how to light a building on fire, put it out and then do the real dirty work -- overhauling. Then, he visits a menacing alligator farm.
Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty operating an antique printing press. Then, he joins forces with the largest terracotta manufacturer in the US. Next, Mike teams up with a group of garbage collectors converting trash into electricity.