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Nikola Tesla: A Man of Science

April 07, 2022
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Title: Nicola Tesla: A Man of Science

Description: Today, Steve is joined by podcaster, professor and scientist Chad Davies to discuss the life and times of one of the most important scientists and inventors of the modern era, Nicola Tesla. Was Tesla a mad scientist, the most forward looking scientist of all times or all of the above?

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, [00:00:00] this is beyond the big screen podcast with your host, Steve Guerra. Today, we will be talking about how a particular person, a scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla has been portrayed in both popular media, such as films and books, and a few of the last previous episodes we spoke with Annie of the five foot, two blog about the movie and the book, the prestige, what shows Tesla as the archetype, all mad scientists.
We also talked with the producer and lead actor of the movie, the American side, they use the idea of Tesla as the futurist who predicted and developed the ideas that could radically change the world. As we know it. Today, we're going to focus in on who exactly Nikola Tesla was his life and [00:01:00] times and how he was portrayed, how his portrayal in these films matches up to his real life.
I am very happy to be joined by Chad Davies of the scientific Odyssey podcast to discuss all these fascinating films in this fascinating person of Nikola Tesla, Chad Euro scientists. Can you just tell us a little bit about yourself and your podcast? Sure. Steve, thanks for having me on. I really appreciate the opportunity to be here.
Um, my background actually is a little bit different than the subject that we're going to be talking about on the show. Um, my, I have a PhD in computational ast

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Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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