Mike Daisey

Global Politics

Tesla vs. Edison

Tesla's biggest innovation was introducing alternating current as the standard for modern electric power, breaking Thomas Edison's monopoly on DC power. Author and monologist Mike Daisey performs.

Global Politics

The Death Ray

Mike Daisey tells the story of the Tesla's real Dr. Strangelove moment: inventing the ultimate super-weapon, a death ray. But did it work? The government thought it might, and the Cold War got hotter.

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Global Politics

Tesla vs. Edison

Tesla's biggest innovation was introducing alternating current as the standard for modern electric power, breaking Thomas Edison's monopoly on DC power. Author and monologist Mike Daisey performs.

Global Politics

The Death Ray

Mike Daisey tells the story of the Tesla's real Dr. Strangelove moment: inventing the ultimate super-weapon, a death ray. But did it work? The government thought it might, and the Cold War got hotter.