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Discover the man behind the myth. The definitive podcast biography of inventor Nikola Tesla--his fascinating real life, inventions, and legacy.

Tesla: The Life and Times Podcast Stephen Kotowych

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Discover the man behind the myth. The definitive podcast biography of inventor Nikola Tesla--his fascinating real life, inventions, and legacy.

    War of the Currents Part 7: Hail Hydro (1889-1893)

    War of the Currents Part 7: Hail Hydro (1889-1893)

    No one wanted to harness Niagara Falls for hydroelectric power longer than Tesla himself. But he and Westinghouse faced liars, cheats, and thieves as they fought to win the final battle of the War of the Currents. Hail hydro!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    In Tesla's Laboratory (1894)

    In Tesla's Laboratory (1894)

    Tesla, at the height of his fame, hobnobs with the Gilded Age's 1%. A sought-after guest swirling through Manhattan’s most glittering homes, private salons, and lavish restaurants, Tesla hosts exclusive events after-hours in his lab, gets up to unusual experiments with Mark Twain, and reveals himself a consummate trickster...

    • 45 min
    Tesla - A Star Is Born (1894)

    Tesla - A Star Is Born (1894)

    Tesla reputation as a leading man of electrical science grows, and publications and accolades come his way by the handful, thanks in no small part to the help of T.C. Martin, his friend, editor, and hype man.

    • 43 min
    Tesla Goes to the Movies: MacGyver

    Tesla Goes to the Movies: MacGyver

    What happens when a rebooted MacGyver and a John Turturro-lookalike as Tesla meet up deep in MacGyver's subconscious? Is MacGyver's mom evil? Was Telsa's hair ever that slick? It's the latest episode of our sub-podcast, "Tesla Goes to the Movies"!

    • 21 min
    Tesla Goes to the Movies: Doctor Who

    Tesla Goes to the Movies: Doctor Who

    What happens when everyone's favourite electrical pioneer meets up with everyone's favourite Time Lord? Why, the world gets saved, of course! Join us for this first sub-episode in our new occasional side podcast "Tesla Goes to the Movies"!

    • 25 min
    Tesla - Good Vibrations (1893)

    Tesla - Good Vibrations (1893)

    Just what was Tesla up to on the side while working with Westinghouse on both the World’s Fair and the bid to win the contract to electrify Niagara Falls?

    • 58 min

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