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1966 LeMans: Some Americans Finally Won A Thing

8/20/2018
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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.

Duration:01:20:01

Traffic Laws: Weirder Than They Should Be

8/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:30:12

Louis Chevrolet: A Successful Failure

8/8/2018
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The Daily Fill-Up guys discuss one of America's forgotten automotive engineers, Louis Chevrolet. Chevrolet went full speed in everything from racing bicycles to building cars, but he was left behind by history and by the company that bears his name.

Duration:00:55:27

The News: Load-Bearing Supercar Walls and Small Town Corruption

8/5/2018
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Scott and Micah check in with the car world. In this weeks episode, Scott talks about some misused government funds that were used to buy a muscle car in Georgia, and how an eccentric wealthy individual used a supercar in his rather odd interior design project. Micah talks about two new cars coming out next year, a strange product he found on amazon, and quizzes Scott about some short lived F1 careers.

Duration:00:35:55

Gasoline: Fueling the World and also This Podcast

8/1/2018
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Scott and Micah talk about the thing that makes the modern world work: Octane. From the horrifying effects of large amounts of lead to corn farmers in the midwest, this episode has something for everyone.

Duration:00:33:40

Amphibious Cars: The Most Stylish Way to Drown

7/29/2018
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Scott and Micah delve into the fascinating and frequently damp world of amphibious cars in episode thirty-eight of The Daily Fill-Up and come to some surprising conclusions. The most surprising conclusion: some of them actually work.

Duration:00:56:30

Evel Knievel: Why is He a Big Deal?

7/25/2018
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Micah fan boys over one of his childhood heroes, Travis Pastrana, before Scott and Micah take a humorous look at how Evel Knievel got to be the most famous name in stuntman history. From his rough childhood in Butte, Montana, to his illegal poaching business, to his ridiculous number of broken bones, Knievel lives up to his crazy persona.

Duration:00:43:43

Ford Bronco: The Perfect Car for Everyone, Even Probable Murderers

7/22/2018
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Scott and Micah talk Ferris Bueller and one of their favorite SUVs, the Ford Bronco. This episode has something for everyone, with talk about nerdy suspension details, 1960's history, and police chases.

Duration:00:51:35

Car Ferries: Roll-on Roll-over

7/15/2018
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After declaring that self-driving race cars are pretty unsportsmanlike, Micah discusses how some Scottish blokes created the first car ferry in the 1920's. Scott traces the lineage of roll-on/roll-off Ferries back to the 1800s and shows us how the WWII era military basically invented every transport we use today.

Duration:00:44:42

America's Favorite Car: The Toyota Camry

7/11/2018
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Scott rages against the Camry for most of the episode while Micah provides good and interesting facts. The two hosts delve into the soft, dreary world of the Camry and trudge through the history of what is America's best selling car.

Duration:00:32:59

Monster Trucks: Turns Out Size Matters

7/8/2018
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Some dedicated truck guys in the 70s went from promoting their businesses to entertaining sold out stadiums. A movie, some crushed cars, and the pursuit of being the biggest rocketed them to success.

Duration:00:48:55

Racing Safety: Preventing Gruesome Death since the 60's

7/1/2018
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Scott and Micah delve into the world of racing safety in a surprisingly entertaining episode of The Daily Fill-Up. They talk about car safety, racetrack safety, and some of the unfortunately gruesome events that shaped modern car racing.

Duration:00:53:24

Paul Newman: A Better Person Than All Of Us and a Car Guy Too

6/27/2018
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In this episode Scott and Micah spend a surprisingly little amount of time talking about cars. Instead, they spend most of the time talking about the wonderful, wholesome, and sporadically drunk life of Paul Newman.

Duration:00:38:49

Poster Cars: Your Dream Car May Have Sucked

6/24/2018
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Poster cars were gorgeous, advanced, and often pretty terrible. We talk about the best selling posters today, and tell you about how great or horrible your childhood dream cars actually were. Did you like the Lamborghini, Porsche, or maybe Pontiac? Can a French car be a poster car? Did the "me generation" have life figured out? Listen in.

Duration:00:48:48

Cafe Racers: Very British But Still Very Cool

6/20/2018
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Micah and Scott step into the dreary and dark British 1950s to explore the iconic Cafe Racer motorcycle. They discuss the origins, the style, and the American analogue in this short but quite funny episode.

Duration:00:32:43

Porsche 356: Only Sort of a VW Beetle

6/17/2018
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Micah and Scott rave about their love of Porsches while exploring how multiple Ferdinand Porsches began the iconic brand. The Porsche brand started, of course, with the beautiful Porsche 356, a product of ambition and a post war German economy.

Duration:00:53:55

NASCAR: Pairs Well With Alcohol

6/13/2018
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Scott and Micah discuss the amazing southern roots of the left turning sport as well as the pervasive, down right hilarious cheating that has woven it's way into the complex history of NASCAR.

Duration:00:52:22

The Ford F-Series: A Comfortably Outdated Truck

6/10/2018
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Micah and Scott talk about the 70 year history of America's favorite truck, the Ford F-Series. The truck line that is worth more than several major companies has a story worth telling.

Duration:00:42:24

Automated Manufacturing: It's Way More Interesting Than It Sounds We Promise

6/6/2018
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Scott and Micah talk about automated manufacturing and how it relates to the automotive industry. Yes, it sounds dreary. But it is actually a lighthearted tale about the history and potential of robotic manufacturing and full of jokes about K-Pop and engineer's social lives.

Duration:00:53:52

High Speed Trains: Fast, Safe, and Totally Not Boring

6/3/2018
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Scott and Micah delve into the history of one of the most successful technological developments of the 20th century: high speed rail. They answer the tough questions like: Why does it work so well? How fast do these trains actually go? Why can't the US have it?

Duration:00:52:52