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A look at the man behind the myth. The fascinating real life, inventions, and legacy of Nikola Tesla, told in a twice-monthly podcast.

Jun 19, 2019

It was the Fair That Changed America. And it was the chance for Tesla and Westinghouse to show the world the power of their AC system. The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition made Tesla a household name and changed his life forever.


Feb 19, 2019

Westinghouse makes an 11th-hour bid to electrify the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 with Tesla's AC system and GE will do anything to torpedo the deal. Welcome to Thunderdome: two bids enter, one bid leaves...


Nov 5, 2018

Edison and Westinghouse battle over lightbulbs and high finance as we return to the trenches of the War of the Currents, and see how the war whittled itself down from fifteen combatants to just two...


Sep 20, 2018

Tesla's trip to the Continent would take an emotional and physical toll that he couldn't have imagined. But he nevertheless returned from Europe with the big idea that would dominate the rest of his career.


Sep 4, 2018

When his colleagues in the AC field start turning on him, Tesla uses an invitation to lecture in London to reassert his place as the inventor of the AC motor and to dazzle Victorian London with all-new discoveries.