Episode 4 Winning the World Over
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Winning the World Over

During an era of two World Wars, superpowers like Japan, Germany, England, and the United States also clashed on another front: the burgeoning automobile industry. This is the unbelievable true story of the rogue engineers, manufacturers, and businessmen who competed against each other using new and revolutionary driving machines to create the modern world. You know their names, but you don’t know their stories.

 

Men like Karl Benz, Ferdinand Porsche, Kiichiro Toyoda, Henry Rolls, and Charles Royce were the people behind the cars that made the world. They were ruthless visionaries battling for control of a new industry, and risking everything to spur innovations in technology, engineering, and manufacturing which would change the landscape of civilization forever.

Episode 3 Motorize The Masses
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Motorize The Masses

Aired on Dec 12, 2020

As the roaring twenties bring cars to the American masses, Germany lags far behind–and Japan struggles to modernize. The car could be the answer to the problems of both nations, as Germany searches for a “people’s car” to help pull them from an economic depression, and a small group of industrialists and upstarts see the car as the way to claim Japan’s rightful place in the world. Then World War II changes everything.

Episode 2 Create a Market, Build an Empire
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Create a Market, Build an Empire

During an era of two World Wars, superpowers like Japan, Germany, England, and the United States also clashed on another front: the burgeoning automobile industry. This is the unbelievable true story of the rogue engineers, manufacturers, and businessmen who competed against each other using new and revolutionary driving machines to create the modern world. You know their names, but you don’t know their stories.

 

Men like Karl Benz, Ferdinand Porsche, Kiichiro Toyoda, Henry Rolls, and Charles Royce were the people behind the cars that made the world. They were ruthless visionaries battling for control of a new industry, and risking everything to spur innovations in technology, engineering, and manufacturing which would change the landscape of civilization forever.

Episode 1 Fueling Invention
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Fueling Invention

Aired on Nov 28, 2020

Frustrated by the limitations of personal transportation, a select group of inventors set out to liberate humanity from their dependence on the horse by harnessing the power of the internal combustion engine. Karl Benz discovers a potent, portable fuel that sparks the invention of the car, leading rival Gottlieb Daimler to build a faster, more powerful engine. As the car slowly changes from expensive curiosity to essential technology, Charles Rolls, a man of privilege and an early car enthusiast, partners with brilliant engineer Henry Royce to build the greatest car in the world.

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