18 episodes

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.

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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

    Adventure Combat Ops

    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 million a year—and it’s all strangely real. But to the men who created it, these battles are not just about money. They’re therapy. 
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    • 19 min
    Vitality Air

    Vitality Air

    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, especially if the air come from one of the cleanest, most beautiful places on the planet, Canada’s Banff National Park. 
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    • 17 min
    CitiKitty

    CitiKitty

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    • 19 min
    PuckerButt Pepper Co.

    PuckerButt Pepper Co.

    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 him up on the offer to taste one. 
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    • 21 min
    Cuddle Up To Me

    Cuddle Up To Me

    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. 
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    • 21 min
    Apollo Peak Cat Wines

    Apollo Peak Cat Wines

    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. 
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    • 21 min

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