Why is this not a movie?: The Wright Brothers

Welcome back to Season 3 of Why Is This Not a Movie?! Every schoolchild knows the story of the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk. But less well known is what came next — a tense couple of years in which the Wrights perfected their design for an airplane in secret, worried that someone might steal credit for their world-changing idea. Matt Voigts, an anthropology researcher who has a side gig in film production joins us to talk about the two eccentric tinkerers who built one of history’s greatest inventions… and then wouldn’t let anyone see it.