Nikola Tesla! The team discusses the brilliant scientist’s complex life and inventions (AC power, radio, induction motors, rotary transformers and more!) Learn about his famous rivalry with Thomas Edison and other moments in his world changing career!
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Tesla’s biggest innovation was introducing alternating current as the standard for modern electric power, breaking Thomas Edison’s monopoly on DC power. Mike Daisey is an author and monologuist who performs a one-man show about Tesla, and he tells us how AC/DC isn’t just a band.
Tesla was a flamboyant character who held salons where he played fast and loose with technology. Mike Daisey tells the story of Tesla, Mark Twain, and an X-ray gun.
Nikola Tesla and the War of the Currents (Part 2) — By 1887, Nikola Tesla secured seven patents for components of his alternating current system. In 1888, George Westinghouse offered to hire Tesla to develop the AC system, and that’s when the Current War really got underway.