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Fascinating historical stories with an automotive theme. Two engineers, Scott and Micah, explore many topics including influential figures, racing, and car advice. Listen and enjoy stories you haven't heard before!

Latest Episodes

Racing Bicycles: A Confusing 200 Years

Episode 50, the big one! After some 80 proof news about Tequila and electric cars, Scott and Micah dive into the confusing 200 year history leading up to the modern racing bicycle. They cover adult size striders, break-neck Penny-Farthing madness, the revolution of the safety bike, and the engineering advancements that lead us to the light weight, mile devouring bicycles we see today.

38 MIN2018 OCT 22
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Racing Bicycles: A Confusing 200 Years

Rolls-Royce: Everything is Better with More Money

The aristocracy needs something sufficiently sophisticated to drive - or be chauffeured. Rolls-Royce fills that need. From early cars and planes to jets and the pinnacle of automotive luxury, Rolls-Royce has provided the best for the last 114 years. There were, however, several inconvenient and uncouth bumps along the way.

44 MIN2018 OCT 15
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Rolls-Royce: Everything is Better with More Money

Tires: A Gripping History

Micah and Scott revisit the ongoing saga of Elon Musk news and discuss who makes the best current police cars. They then dive into the history of tires from the use of leather to the discovery of modern rubber to the latest and greatest in tire technology. Also, they tell you how airplane tires work at all.

40 MIN2018 OCT 8
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Tires: A Gripping History

Harley Davidson: From High-Class to Hogs

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss at length the legal issues facing Elon Musk and Tesla, then delve into the wholesome-to-rebellious world of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Harley history starts in 1903, perseveres through some of the most difficult world events, and ends up today as a highly successful motorcycle manufacturer with many quirks.

45 MIN2018 OCT 2
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Harley Davidson: From High-Class to Hogs

Aftermarket Auto Parts: Where Did All of My Money Go?

The aftermarket auto part industry has been around since the invention of the automobile, but it looked very different in the early days. Scott and Micah discuss the development of the aftermarket auto care industry and a fundamental lawsuit that allowed car people to be car people. They also go on a rant about the state of modified cars today.

38 MIN2018 SEP 24
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Aftermarket Auto Parts: Where Did All of My Money Go?

Camp Trailers: From Gypsies to Millenials

Scott and Micah discuss the origins, luxuries, and oddities of the camp trailer in episode 45 of the The Daily Fill-Up. They discuss gypsies, 1920's airplane design, the weird hobbies of hippies, and modern luxuries as they talk through the long and wonderful history of the best way to be sort of near nature.

31 MIN2018 SEP 17
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Camp Trailers: From Gypsies to Millenials

Electric Cars: They Work, Mostly

Did you know that electric cars predate the internal combustion automobile. Well over a hundred years of history and these mythical hunks of battery powered speed are just now becoming common place. Scott and Micah discuss the many short lived starts of the electric car and why they hope Tesla is the company to finally make it work.

51 MIN2018 SEP 3
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Electric Cars: They Work, Mostly

American Motors Corporation: Timing is Everything and They Didn't Have It

The American Motors Corporation has one of the wildest and least fortunate stories in automotive history. Their almost survival stories spans almost 40 years of everything from bad timing to assassinations. In this episode, Scott and Micah talk about the history of AMC, from the terrible cars to the decent cars to the terrible cars to more terrible cars.

50 MIN2018 AUG 27
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American Motors Corporation: Timing is Everything and They Didn't Have It

1966 LeMans: Some Americans Finally Won A Thing

The 1960's Ford vs Ferrari rivalry is a thing of automotive legend. In this episode, Scott and Micah delve into the history of the rivalry and the final outcome of one of the most consequential car races in history.

41 MIN2018 AUG 20
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1966 LeMans: Some Americans Finally Won A Thing

Traffic Laws: Weirder Than They Should Be

Micah and Scott talk about some weird traffic laws that are still on the books across the United States. From kidnappings to Baskin Robbins to old motorcyclists, this episode has something for everyone. At least, everyone interested in traffic laws.

32 MIN2018 AUG 15
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Traffic Laws: Weirder Than They Should Be

Latest Episodes

Racing Bicycles: A Confusing 200 Years

Episode 50, the big one! After some 80 proof news about Tequila and electric cars, Scott and Micah dive into the confusing 200 year history leading up to the modern racing bicycle. They cover adult size striders, break-neck Penny-Farthing madness, the revolution of the safety bike, and the engineering advancements that lead us to the light weight, mile devouring bicycles we see today.

38 MIN2018 OCT 22
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Racing Bicycles: A Confusing 200 Years

Rolls-Royce: Everything is Better with More Money

The aristocracy needs something sufficiently sophisticated to drive - or be chauffeured. Rolls-Royce fills that need. From early cars and planes to jets and the pinnacle of automotive luxury, Rolls-Royce has provided the best for the last 114 years. There were, however, several inconvenient and uncouth bumps along the way.

44 MIN2018 OCT 15
Comments
Rolls-Royce: Everything is Better with More Money

Tires: A Gripping History

Micah and Scott revisit the ongoing saga of Elon Musk news and discuss who makes the best current police cars. They then dive into the history of tires from the use of leather to the discovery of modern rubber to the latest and greatest in tire technology. Also, they tell you how airplane tires work at all.

40 MIN2018 OCT 8
Comments
Tires: A Gripping History

Harley Davidson: From High-Class to Hogs

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss at length the legal issues facing Elon Musk and Tesla, then delve into the wholesome-to-rebellious world of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Harley history starts in 1903, perseveres through some of the most difficult world events, and ends up today as a highly successful motorcycle manufacturer with many quirks.

45 MIN2018 OCT 2
Comments
Harley Davidson: From High-Class to Hogs

Aftermarket Auto Parts: Where Did All of My Money Go?

The aftermarket auto part industry has been around since the invention of the automobile, but it looked very different in the early days. Scott and Micah discuss the development of the aftermarket auto care industry and a fundamental lawsuit that allowed car people to be car people. They also go on a rant about the state of modified cars today.

38 MIN2018 SEP 24
Comments
Aftermarket Auto Parts: Where Did All of My Money Go?

Camp Trailers: From Gypsies to Millenials

Scott and Micah discuss the origins, luxuries, and oddities of the camp trailer in episode 45 of the The Daily Fill-Up. They discuss gypsies, 1920's airplane design, the weird hobbies of hippies, and modern luxuries as they talk through the long and wonderful history of the best way to be sort of near nature.

31 MIN2018 SEP 17
Comments
Camp Trailers: From Gypsies to Millenials

Electric Cars: They Work, Mostly

Did you know that electric cars predate the internal combustion automobile. Well over a hundred years of history and these mythical hunks of battery powered speed are just now becoming common place. Scott and Micah discuss the many short lived starts of the electric car and why they hope Tesla is the company to finally make it work.

51 MIN2018 SEP 3
Comments
Electric Cars: They Work, Mostly

American Motors Corporation: Timing is Everything and They Didn't Have It

The American Motors Corporation has one of the wildest and least fortunate stories in automotive history. Their almost survival stories spans almost 40 years of everything from bad timing to assassinations. In this episode, Scott and Micah talk about the history of AMC, from the terrible cars to the decent cars to the terrible cars to more terrible cars.

50 MIN2018 AUG 27
Comments
American Motors Corporation: Timing is Everything and They Didn't Have It

1966 LeMans: Some Americans Finally Won A Thing

The 1960's Ford vs Ferrari rivalry is a thing of automotive legend. In this episode, Scott and Micah delve into the history of the rivalry and the final outcome of one of the most consequential car races in history.

41 MIN2018 AUG 20
Comments
1966 LeMans: Some Americans Finally Won A Thing

Traffic Laws: Weirder Than They Should Be

Micah and Scott talk about some weird traffic laws that are still on the books across the United States. From kidnappings to Baskin Robbins to old motorcyclists, this episode has something for everyone. At least, everyone interested in traffic laws.

32 MIN2018 AUG 15
Comments
Traffic Laws: Weirder Than They Should Be