Nikola Tesla, Strange Genius

The astounding, mad-scientist life of Nikola Tesla: just who was this pioneer of radio, radar, and wireless communication  We discover his legacy in the work of today’s scientists and artists. Samantha Hunt’s new novel “The Invention of Everything Else” is a fictional portrait of Tesla. Monologist Mike Daisey tells us how Tesla x-rayed Mark Twain’s head. And across the country, garage inventors toil in obscurity at the next breakthrough that will change the world. [Hour-long show co-produced for PRI‘s “Studio 360“.]

Nikola Tesla.

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), at age 34.

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