Famed TV host, writer and spokesman Mike Rowe is known for his comical and insightful take on a variety of issues. From his former show “Dirty Jobs” to his current Facebook Watch hit, “Returning the Favor,” Rowe has been intriguing and inspiring the masses for quite some time.
In a recent interview with The Pure Flix Podcast, Rowe appeared alongside his mother, Peggy, to promote her new book, “About My Mother: True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother,” and to speak about modern culture.
Rowe specifically addressed the divides that plague the nation and the “kinder, gentler way of communicating that used to be the norm and now isn’t.”
“The country is listening to some sort of warning sign … and every day, every minute, every headline is just a reminder that something, somewhere is rotten or dangerous or hazardous,” Rowe said, adding that he believes there simply needs to be a world in which people laugh.
The TV host warned that too many people today are self-isolating and falling prey to confirmation bias — a trap in which people search for and see only the information that aligns with their specific worldview.
“We’ve created our own little bubble,” Rowe said. “Oddly we’re more connected today than we ever have been in the history of the world … but at the same time we’re more disconnected than we’ve ever been from the stuff that really matters — from our history, from our food, from our energy and most tragically sometimes from our friends and our families.”
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