That Was Genius - A Funny History Podcast

Milking the Billy Goat (Cars week) - That Was Genius Episode 87

November 12, 2020

Here in my car, I've got lots of podcasts, all about stuff that happened way in the past. It's Cars!

Yes, the humble automobile is the topic this week. Tom's been looking at the amazing overland odyssey of mad Australian Francis Birtles, who drove from the UK to Oz (granted, with some boats) in the 1920s. 

Next, Sam takes a look at Bertha Benz, wife of car inventor Karl Benz, who in 1888 got bored of her husband's tinkering and stole his car, taking the first ever long-distance drive, and kick-starting a revolution in the process.

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Welcome to That Was Genius: Two blokes. An immature sense of humour. And 10,000 years of human civilisation. A weekly podcast looking at the weirder side of history.

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