August 30, 2014

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Spotlight: Skullcandy -

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Guinness World Records -

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Hall of Fame: Toys “R” Us -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FitDeck -

Monday, July 14, 2014

Dr. Fresh -

Monday, July 14, 2014

Groupon -

Monday, July 7, 2014

Nike -

Friday, May 2, 2014

Caesar Salad -

Friday, April 4, 2014

Welch’s Grape Juice -

Monday, March 24, 2014

Welch’s Grape Juice -

Monday, March 24, 2014

Le Labo -

Friday, March 21, 2014

ShotSpotter -

Monday, March 17, 2014

Chewing Gum -

Thursday, January 30, 2014

EarMuffs -

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sink Positive -

Sunday, January 5, 2014

First Christmas Card -

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Silly Bandz -

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Cheesehead -

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Brain Sentry -

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Episode #7: Brain Sentry -

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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    Spotlight: Skullcandy

    Thanks to a snow boarder, music lovers and cell phone users have identical headphones. The solid gold story of Skull Candy.

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    Hall of Fame: Toys “R” Us

    This business was inspired by an old supermarket and unbreakable baby beds. Learn what led a World War II veteran to create the Toys ‘R’ Us empire.

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    Nike

    You can thank a waffle iron for modern running shoes. Learn how a pancake breakfast inspired the Nike sole that revolutionized athletic shoes.

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    Caesar Salad

    Caesar Salad – the name suggests European Cuisine, right? Wrong. Learn how a desperate restaurant owner in Mexico invented the famous Caesar Salad.

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    Welch’s Grape Juice

    You call it fruit juice. He called it non-alcoholic sacramental wine. And he invented it to keep his congregation sober during communion. Discover the original purpose behind Welch’s Grape Juice.


Radio Stories

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Dunlop Tires

In February 1888, British veterinary surgeon Jonn Boyd Dunlop wanted to cushion his young son’s bumpy tricycle ride. His family physician suggested filling sheet-rubber with air – creating similar to the air-filled mattresses used in hospitals.

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Deep River Snacks

He’s revolutionizing the snack world with healthy potato chips that are all natural, gluten free, kosher … and …. taste great. Hear the flavor-filled story of Deep River Snacks.

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Fleurville

Distressed by fuzzy-bunny decorated diaper bags, Steve and Catherine Granville developed a line of premium diaper bags to better suit their tastes.

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Rags Consignment

This online re-sale shop only sells the very best – designer clothing and high-end fashion accessories. Today it’s a multi-million dollar success. The story of Rags Consignments.

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Avis Rent-a-Car

When Ford dealer Warren Avis saw businesses begin flying sales reps to distant cities, he opened a rental car business at Detroit’s Willow Run airport.

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Best Parking

In 2004, Benjamin Sann was just 16 when he had an epiphany during an episode of Seinfeld. It was the one where George can’t find a cheap parking space. Sann knew the area well and set out on two wheels to find the best parking locations and lowest rates in Manhattan.

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Clinic In A Can

When disaster strikes, this charity sends a ”clinic in a can.” Learn how a Kansas volunteers transform industrial shipping containers into mobile medical clinics – that save lives! Hear the story of “Clinic in a Can”

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Scent Events

Neal Harris came up through the ranks in the fragrance business. That gave him a nose for people-pleasing smells. He used experience to form several unique new companies on his own. One is Scent Events. The other is Scentematagraphy.

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Spotlight: Skullcandy

Aug 14, 2014

Thanks to a snow boarder, music lovers and cell phone users have identical headphones. The solid gold story of Skull Candy.

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Guinness World Records

Aug 12, 2014

A pub fight inspired this world famous product — a book to settle bar arguments. Learn why a businessman conceived the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Hall of Fame: Toys “R” Us

Jul 22, 2014

This business was inspired by an old supermarket and unbreakable baby beds. Learn what led a World War II veteran to create the Toys ‘R’ Us empire.