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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.

Jul 17, 2018

Tesla the Showman knocks 'em dead at the AIEE with a lecture for the ages and a breathtaking demonstration of high frequency AC. It was his ticket to fame and celebrity. 


Jun 27, 2018

Fresh from his return from Europe, Tesla goes on an inventing spree and dabbles in high-frequency currents. But when George Westinghouse comes calling and pleads poverty, Tesla makes a fateful and costly mistake...


Jun 11, 2018

The War of the Currents enters its most ghoulish and macabre phase: when the combatants were willing to play with a man’s life. William Kemmler became the first person put to death by deliberate electrocution. Viewer discretion is very much advised.


May 31, 2018

When New York became the first state to execute people using the electric chair, Edison and his DC supporters would do anything to ensure it was alternating current that powered “Old Sparky”…


Apr 30, 2018

War is hell, even when it's the War of the Currents. Harold Brown's campaign against AC turns deadly, as he conducts gruesome electrical experiments on stray dogs, and helps set the stage for New York's first electric chair...