Los Angeles, July 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — rangerthe leader in fan-powered rankings, whose brand includes Ranker.com, Watchworthy, Weird History, Nerdstalgic and more, continues to expand its impressive YouTube presence by adding Strange Story Food to its highly regarded real estate portfolio. Further development of the successful format Weird History, Strange Story Food is about the stories and history of food, focusing on products, famous foodies, the business of food and the role of food in pop culture.
Strange Story Food takes viewers on a uniquely entertaining, informative and nostalgic journey, exploring foods that have influenced generations. The channel tells fascinating stories as only the Weird History franchise can. The power of the Weird History brand coupled with relatable, entertaining content has seen Ranker’s newest YouTube channel amass over 2 million views during its soft launch.
To date, Strange Story Food has produced videos that showcase the creativity and diversity of the channel. Starting with The Dark and Seedy Origins of Wonder Bread, the soft launch of Strange Story Food also has videos on “What Happened to Zima?”, “Who Was the Real Colonel Sanders?”, “Chuck E. Cheese’s Origin Story Is Sadder Than You Remember,” and “How California Raisins Got Big in the ’80s.” were recorded.
Strange Story Food joins the growing Ranker Video Network, which has become a popular destination on YouTube with over 5.5 million subscribers and 750 million views across the platform. Ranker now operates five distinct, popular channels that embrace the diverse nature of the Ranker brand. strange story alone currently has over 3.8 million subscribers responsible for 470 million views and over 54 million hours of watch time.
“Ranker was designed to give people the power to express their passions by allowing them to vote on almost any topic,” he said Clark Benson, CEO and Founder of Ranker. “Our video team and the network they have created have done a remarkable job of translating that vision into content where the unexpected not only comes to life, but is damn entertaining.”
strange story was both a viewer and critical success. Everything you didn’t learn in history class, the channel touches on the unexpected, the untold, and the downright weird parts of history. Viewers come onto the channel to understand that no matter how strange people may seem today, we don’t hold a candle to the story. The channel currently has over 3.8 million subscribers who are responsible for 470 million views and over 54 million hours of watch time.
That ranger Kanal explores the vast library of Ranker content and brings it to life in a whole new way. Using Ranker’s extensive lists of over 1.2 billion votes, the channel’s flagship series, ReRank, brings together celebrities and experts from various fields to re-rank our lists from their perspective. Call Me Kat (FOX), Young Rock (NBC), The Wilds (Prime Video), The Bachelor and The Bachelorette (ABC), Panic (Prime Video), Keenan (NBC), Resort to Love (Netflix), La Brea ( NBC), Among the Stars (Disney+) and more have all made videos with the channel. In addition, the station produces “Rank vs. Rank,” in which influencers Jack O’Shea and Mikaela Pascal interpret popular pop culture arguments in their own ways.
nerdstalgic offers content around everything nerd. From film to television to comics and more, the channel delves deep into topics dear to the hearts of passionate fans. Nerdstalgic currently has over 1.1 million subscribers and is approaching 200 million lifetime video views.
Nerdstalgic gaming is the latest offshoot of the success of Nerdstalgic. This channel takes Nerdstalgic’s successful in-depth approach and applies it to all things gaming. The channel covers everything from Minecraft to Grand Theft Auto. Over 650,000 subscribers are currently tuning in to Nerdstalgic Gaming, which boasts over 60 million views.
That Ranker video network is led by Rich Kuras and Kyle Segal. The Co-Heads of Video bring years of expertise to the growing network. Rich Kuras oversees Weird History (which he grew from 10,000 subscribers to 3.8 million), Weird History Food, and Rankworthy for Snapchat. Kyle Segal oversees the Nerdstalgic and Ranker channels while leading brand sales initiatives.
Ranker is the leader in fan-powered rankings on almost everything. Whatever the subject—TV, movies, video games, sports, brands, food—Ranker puts the voice in the hands of millions, not a few critics, to answer the questions that matter most to us. Over 1.2 billion votes now support Ranker Insights, a repository of correlational psychographic data that delivers personalized consumer recommendations and audience insights.
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