W. Bernard Carlson, author of Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, discusses Tesla's childhood and cultural background, his invention process, his most famous inventions, including the Tesla coil and alternating current motor, and the Edison-Tesla “rivalry.” In addition, Carlson sheds light on Tesla’s personality and style.
A production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Audio production by Laurel Fritzsch. Art Molella, executive producer. Joyce Bedi, webmaster. W. Bernard Carlson was originally recorded on 25 June 2013. Podcast released on 25 November 2013.