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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 • 161 Ratings

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

    Hiatus Update & New Episodes in 2022!

    Hiatus Update & New Episodes in 2022!

    TL;DR - This year knocked me off schedule completely, but new episodes are coming soon! Thanks for sticking with the show--I'm looking forward to getting back to telling Tesla's story. Listen to the end for full details of upcoming plans (including...merchandise???)

    • 17 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

1RONM4N ,

Well done ⚡️

In addition to learning more about the man himself, it really has been excellent to know more about what was happening all around him. Great sound quality, fun audio clips, and consistent narrative voice. Well done 👍 Thanks

krafty00 ,

Enjoyed this series

I first found this podcast on Audible, and then finished the series on Apple podcasts. The author is easygoing and adds a touch of humor to a incredible story. Tesla is a man who had so much talent and ambition that it is hard to believe he was real. Starting each year of Tesla’s life with what was happening in history was a great touch. I enjoyed this show so much that I may start over and listen again.

MrSixFoot9 ,

Refreshing!

A podcast not like others and brings a refreshing new approach to podcasting. Host encourages his listeners to research and thing for themselves all while being new exciting details to Tesla. Keeps you captivated and listening while giving other historical facts that allows you to bring the life and times of Tesla to your imagination. You’ll quickly find yourself seeing his life played out right before. Download and enjoy!

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