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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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    • 4.8 • 139 Ratings

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 8 - Victory Niagara (1893-1897)

    War of the Currents: Part 8 - Victory Niagara (1893-1897)

    It's the endgame of the War of the Currents! After their betrayal by the Cataract Construction Company, Tesla and Westinghouse finally secure the contract to harness Niagara Falls. They won the war and changed the world.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

Smfargo1 ,

Really enjoy the show - and the attempt at humor

I have been binging the “Tesla, the Life and Times for a while and have really been enjoying it. This is my first podcast series that is about a famous historical person - and I’m hooked.

One of my favorite parts about this show is Stephen’s reciting the names of those who were born or died in the upcoming period in Tesla’s life - as well as the highlights of the news during that period. It helps to put the life of Tesla into context.

Now, I think I am going to look into other similar podcasts that delve into historical figures. After all, reality has always been stranger than fiction.

Gary Sutherland ,

A Podcast Gem

Love it !! Hours of enjoyment. The subject of Tesla’s life is of course interesting but even better is the period history intermingled in the story. I look forward to each new episode. When I’m done listening to this, I’ll be looking to see if Mr. Kotovych has done any others.

Gary S

iamgojates ,

Love it!

Informative and keeps you interested. Not monotone. Great podcast!

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