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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 • 126 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
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

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Fantastically Researched and Presented!

Great podcast. I am clearly finding this years after it started, but better late than never. I love the historical background of what was going on in the world at the time for each period that is described!

Keep up the great work!

Amyyyyyusernametaken ,

Phenomenal! I might just become a history nerd

Love this! It’s easy listening yet interesting enough to keep me tuned in. I disagree with any review less than 5 stars! The research that went into this had to have been grueling. Such a cool podcast.

Jazzydonthate ,

Extremely Thorough

I’m a huge fan. If you want to know general info about Tesla, you can watch a YouTube video, this podcast isn’t for you, but if you want to take yourself on a journey of what it was like in his shoes come birth to death, this is where you need to be. I would say this podcast is for folks that are already big fans and wanna know even more.

Not only is it informative, the narrator adds some humor, different theory’s/perspectives and tries to say unbiased in my opinion. Great job.

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