WATCH: Mike Rowe reveals his secret origin, sings opera in interview with Glenn

Mike Rowe is one of Glenn’s favorite guests to have on radio, for a variety of reasons. First, Mike is one of the seemingly few leaders left on the planet who values hard work. He also isn’t afraid to speak his mind and doesn’t fold like a cheap tent when he gets some public pushback over a particular opinion. Special bonus: Mike sings some decent opera. On radio this morning, Mike opened up about how he got started on TV and the origins of his new show Somebody's Gotta Do It.

Why did Mike Rowe pick up opera?

"Well, I was living in Baltimore, which is a weird town vis-à-vis the unions. Right? So SAG and AFTRA,"

"Maryland, not so much. I needed both of those cards to work in my chosen field. And I couldn't get those cards unless I did union work. But I couldn't do union work without those cards. Classic catch-22. There's also a loophole. There was another guild called AGMA, which is the American Guild of Musical Artists. If you can get yourself into any of the aforementioned acronyms, you can buy your membership into any of the sister unions."

"For me, it became simpler to learn an aria and try to smoothy-boot my way into the opera union than it was to check the want ads for, you know, openings in TV. So that's what I did. I learned the shortest aria I could find. Puccini. La bohème. The Coat Aria. I walked around for a month with my Walkman on, singing it, which I looked like an insane person walking the streets of Baltimore."

"But it's one of the shortest ones I could find. And I auditioned. And the guy said you have no idea what you're doing, do you? And I said, no, none. And he said you have a rich, well-modulated baritone. We'll dress you up as a pirate. I got in the opera. I got my card. I figured I'd buy my other cards. But the truth is, the music was a lot better than I thought it would be. And the rep company was a fascinating little microcosm of men and women, 45 women, 35 men. Thirty of the men had zero interest in 100 percent of the women. The remaining five men -- of the remaining five, three were married, and the other one was my buddy Rick, and he had a mole on his eyelid the size of your thumb with thick black hair growing out of it."

"So basically I'm 22. I'm single. I'm dressed like a pirate, and I'm singing Vivaldi. It is 1984. I stayed seven years in the opera."

How did Mike Rowe get started with Dirty Jobs?

"Dirty Jobs happened because I'm in this freelance mentality. It's after the opera. It's after Home Shopping. It's after ten years doing a thousand jobs. Six months on, six months off a year. I've got it all figured it out. I'm Travis McGee from John D. MacDonald's. Great series. I'm taking my retirement in advance. I don't care about the job. I care about the amount of free time I have."

"Dirty Jobs happens because my granddad gets sick, and he's a guy who built my house without a blueprint. The one I was born in. He never seen anything on TV that looked like work."

"So I said, before you die, it would be great if I did something that you would at least recognize as vocational. That's what started Dirty Jobs. It was supposed to be three one-hour specials. 10,000 letters later, after the first airing, I realized everybody had a story about work. The network realized it too."

"A new show was born. A new franchise was launched, and a new genre eventually evolved in cable TV about people who work. I don't want the blame or the credit for any of that, but I was proud of my show. And we did it like a good scout for nine years. We did 300. We shot in every state."

How did his new show Somebody's Gotta Do It evolve?

"When we were done [with Dirty Jobs], my partner, Mary and I said, now what? Look, we ran out of dirt and we ran out of jobs, but we didn't run out of people. And we met a lot of people we met during Dirty Jobs that I would have loved to put on TV. But they weren't disgusting enough. So we kind of circled back and said, what about the inventors, what about the entrepreneurs, what about the bloody do-gooders, what about these people who wake up every morning, not unlike some of the people sitting at this table right now, who are a little agitated that the world is not quite right the way they want it. What about these people? The guy who builds Stonehenge in his backyard because he wants to prove aliens didn't do it. The woman who has the only hair museum in a strip mall because she wants to keep an ancient form of jewelry and genealogy alive. What about them?"

A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

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Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

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