Knife maker Joel Bukiewicz talks about finding an old grinder in his parents’ barn and trying to make a knife. It was the first of many. He describes shaping the steel and making close to a dozen knives every month for his shop Cut Brooklyn.
Shahram Ahari was a drug rep with Eli Lilly, where he learned how to entice doctors with gifts, slanted statistics, and psychological profiles. He even earned the nickname "safe cracker" for getting into the offices of doctors who avoided pharmaceutical reps. Also on the show: the story of a mechanic who grew up never having seen a car.
When Jenny Brown was laid off from her job in Oregon, she was offered a job as a captain of a river ferry even though she had no experience with boats. She was happy she found the job, and discovered unexpected benefits.