Strange Success with Jane Wells

Strange Success with Jane Wells

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Strange Success with Jane Wells. CNBC’s Jane Wells finds rags-to-riches stories with a twist.,Strange Success is about people who come up with crazy ideas to solve a problems you may not even realize exist. They take an even crazier journey to success, filled with failures, rejection, and stupidity. If you like weird stories with profitable outcomes, Strange Success is for you.


Adventure Combat Ops
Apr 2 • 19 min
Combat veterans, many of them from Special Ops, have found success in Las Vegas, where they’ve created a business that allows people to battle zombies in a global apocalypse. It all happens inside a massive facility east of the Strip—bringing in about $2…
Vitality Air
Mar 26 • 17 min
Two bored realtors in Calgary, Alberta, kept trying to come up with a “big idea” to make money. One day they were looking at a bottle of Fiji water and wondered, “If people will buy water from Fiji, will they buy air from Canada?” Apparently they will,…
CitiKitty
Mar 19 • 19 min
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PuckerButt Pepper Co.
Mar 12 • 21 min
Ed Currie was so miserable he wanted to die. Then an angel appeared and told him to live. Now he runs a hellish enterprise, growing the hottest peppers on Earth. How hot? “Stupid hot.” It’s made him rich. It’s also made this reporter sorry she ever took…
Cuddle Up To Me
Mar 5 • 21 min
A divorcee in Portland just wanted a hug, but all the men she met assumed that meant sex. It didn’t, and the only way she figured anyone would take her seriously is if she charged money to cuddle. It worked. It’s weird. It’s Portland. Learn more about…
Apollo Peak Cat Wines
Feb 26 • 21 min
A guy in Colorado working in the pet food industry saw a huge gap, and filled it, with wine. Except it’s not really wine. He also won on “Shark Tank,” except he didn’t really win on “Shark Tank.” It’s strange. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Drop Stop
Feb 19 • 19 min
How two best friends living in a small apartment in LA with dreams of making it big in Hollywood instead came up with a $33 million dollar product to save lives. Hint: one nearly died. Reveal: they still live in the small apartment. Learn more about your…
Neuticles
Feb 12 • 19 min
How a dog lover near Kansas City, MO, came up with a product for neutered dogs to let them keep their “God given look.” Neuticles are testicular implants for dogs, though inventor Gregg Miller has made custom implants for a variety of other…
Season 2 Preview
Jan 29 • 3 min
CNBC’s Jane Wells is back for more rags-to-riches stories with a twist. “Strange Success” is about people who come up with a crazy idea to solve a problem you may not even realize exists. They take an even crazier journey to success, filled with failures,…
The World’s Most Expensive Sex Doll
Feb 28, 2018 • 22 min
Matt McMullen accidentally fell into the sex doll business, but he has never regretted it. He makes the Real Doll, the most popular, most expensive, most…realistic…sex doll on the planet. Sales in 2018 could reach $3 million with a new model that has a…
Exploding Kittens
Feb 21, 2018 • 26 min
Elan Lee failed out of several colleges before becoming a legendary video game developer. Matthew Inman started drawing cartoons online and now has over 1.5 million followers on social media. Here’s how two guys from digital backgrounds created one of the…
The Queen of Poo
Feb 14, 2018 • 21 min
Suzy Batiz had failed twice in the world of business, but she would not be deterred. A decade ago, Batiz developed an oil-based spray to conquer the one thing she hates more than anything else in the world: the smell of bathroom odor. She named her…
Hangover Heaven
Feb 7, 2018 • 26 min
Hangover Heaven - What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but when you party too hard, a hangover can ruin a weekend of fun. It can mean canceled business at a convention, or networking opportunities at, say, the annual adult video awards show. So an…
Holy Guacamole!
Jan 31, 2018 • 27 min
GUAC-LOCK: Two best friends were living the good life in Scarsdale, New York. Not good enough! Seeking a challenge, they took on America’s great party problem: how to stop guacamole from turning brown. What followed was a four-year saga to make a…
My Pillow
Jan 24, 2018 • 26 min
You’ve probably heard him on TV; “Hello, I’m Mike Lindell and I’ve invented the world’s most comfortable pillow…” He took his obsession for a good night’s sleep and turned it into a $300M pillow empire, with three factories churning out up to 100,000…
Bunkers
Jan 17, 2018 • 17 min
Hawaii panics after a false alarm warning of an incoming ballistic missile. A few days later, the same thing happens in Japan. The alerts were false, but the fear is real. Long before President Trump’s war of words with Kim Jung Un, however, Clyde Scott…
Squatty Potty
Jan 10, 2018 • 28 min
The Squatty Potty was created by an entrepreneurial family in Utah because mom suffered from, well, constipation. Sales in 2017 were close to $33 million, but achieving that figure in six years included a few obstructions (get it?). It started with trying…
Strange Success with Jane Wells
Dec 27, 2017 • 3 min
CNBC’s Jane Wells finds rags-to-riches stories with a twist. “Strange Success” is about people who come up with a crazy idea to solve a problem you may not even realize exists. They take an even crazier journey to success, filled with failures, rejection,…