20 Episode results for "Thomas Edison"
The Life of Thomas Edison
"Hello Paul McCartney here my new picture bouquet ground dude is out now and it's raided in writing and raising it on I hope you enjoy too you can download do we fully understand the extent of Thomas Edison's genius we'll be here to talk about books by Demi Moore Julie Andrews and Carly Simon Alexander Alterra uh veto Shinsegi is himself the author most recently of Bellevue Three David thanks for being here for pleasure so we're here to talk about another award winning writer generation about three decades ago he wrote a trilogy of Theodore Morris was so flabbergasted by uh-huh characters including one named Edmund Morris who basically took the story crazy over feeling that it had really perverted the mission of what a biography squandered this incredible opportunity because he was the authorized biographer as you couldn't quite distinguish as a reader what was true from what was invented the book amazingly that basically does not follow the factual buried had never come out before so in that respect I so it's interesting that Edmund Morris is considered such a famous biographer because really he was the biographer slowly what were his work have it's like his work habits were unusual L. Trilogy and fourteen years to do Ronald Reagan so he does is to sort of scoop up massive amounts of information and he often therefore Pamela he's a wonderful writer I mean his his pros just sings Edison left five million pages in his archive and it took wrote the book backwards it's like Benjamin Button in other words he starts with the IT complicated I found that we would you know suddenly getting people I find it inventive I as a reader and as a biographer found we don't each chapter stands on its own the problem through the index and where was this person did this person fit into Edison's earlier into traditional and that he was going to break new ground on this research he obviously had unparalleled access but in terms of did it the one thing I will say that I do know the people at the Edison Archives head to learn mechanical engineering metallurgy all kinds of stuff order you would think that telling backwards might be easier if you had someone who had conventions and also I would imagine a challenge now a hundred engines are now so out moded and there are certain things about Edison amazing I for other talent he realized that he could not do this himself and nations in the country I in Menlo Park and then in West orange where he not only kind of like you know like bell labs do afterwards and that is a remarkable shen did he make a lot of money inventions he did he did could really is sort of going. After competitor like George Westinghouse he would do anything bulb whether it was the phonograph whether it was motion Pictures Edison and that included members of his own family he was distant and he could really northern or one or two of them came to work for him he would and he did not suffer fools lightly he was a very difficult allow initially baggy clothing because he believed that tight clothing would from the age of twelve right that is correct he was completely deaf in one ear he was basically self schooled his mother took over his basement of this rural home and have all kinds of chemistry experiments that kind of inventive mind and he didn't mind putting the time and marketable so yes I would say at quite an early age whether it was at a very young age really inventing the phonograph he was enormously lose one thousand nine thousand three patents incandescent light bulb you mentioned x Ray Fluoroscope his name telescope a rotor life flying machine and advances in the synchronization what would you she You know I I would think one would be that teeth so we could hear the vibrations that would then go from his ear. I was looking for alternatives one of his best friends was Henry Ford and they agreed on but Ford was a very lint anti-semites and Edison our in the new world so edison I think was much more gracious but what really on an electric car you know he had to figure out the battery things out but at the very time he is coming to fruition for comes battery that weighs x number of pounds and the electric car kind padded was he competitive with his friends was he frustrated by this it would really depend on the power dynamics there if it were people who worked for him he Kausar Tesla he could be absolutely brutal to get back to Edmund Morris before our fee of Edison in twenty years Zor any particular reason one of the things that's spelled in terms of politics and foreign policy transients Reagan it was industrializing immigrants pouring in the whole dynamic vice for a biographer for an Edmund Morris not only to talk about Edison I wish I could ask them that question David thank you so much for being here my pleasure David Kinski I'm I'm with the sole intention of burning down in order to test fireproof safes so one of and other things that they knew would go up in flames they put these safes in and they lit the room they review everything this way laptops WIFI routers kitchen knives nonstick come visit us at work cutter Dot Com and check out that exists on facebook and through a newsletter as well as on the New York Times which we will be diving into hopefully in the next few weeks yep tell us about fiction this past year it's it's quite an interesting and unusual book I was having are centuries old and three hundred feet tall and the headline in the Washington Post Review what what's that it is in fact a novel about trees yes real world it's a very unusual one we thought it would be a great thing to pick I I are often narrating the story. It's mostly unusual the book so I started reading it and then I realized we were going to include in the book club so I news and all of them in some kind of relationship as I said to the natural world specifically a lot of the actual science that's happened around botany and forests and trees over in fact one of the characters in this novel is a a young blackness fictional press' social creatures right they interact they communicate and and in some an interesting conversation so if readers are interested in and listeners to the podcast as a newsletter that we keep which puts out all kinds of information they can find a link to that for the New York Times and the PBS Newshour and they can find a link to join us and you know they kinds of interaction and then as you say I'll talk to the author at the end of the month listeners and members Jeffery Brown is a senior correspondent at the PBS News Hour in Washington which Alexander altered joins us now with some news in the publishing world highly Standardi- Pamela what's Gli Macmillan which is one of the big five publishing companies and the conflict comes because this is a good question I think part of the rationale is that people are growing books the self published authors and Amazon had better luck the part of that has to do with after it's released and that's whether you're the New York City public library or a small town library I think they want it to be in the catalog because it's new I mean that's useful for them to have there was unfair behaviour by digital market actors meaning McMillan they also called visit controversial to begin with that libraries should ballooning out e-books Konami of of book-selling well not exactly I mean the the libraries but that's not actually how it works if someone has checked out this single copy that they've made available a lot of books for publisher so I'll be curious to see how it plays out and exchangeable audiobooks which you can also check out from the library why did Macmillan Mo- address to its own authors and also to agents and the whole literary initiating this embargo and preventing libraries from purchasing more than one copy so thin their public messaging in condemning this new practice and you know trying to get one hundred sixty thousand at this point or more and those are from readers some authors hang out to their patrons basically saying fight this oppose the sign affect you you know if you ever borrow books from us and you like reading new releases this is going sympathetic readers who can necessarily to buy the books and also authors so the publishing industry really wrestled with and just as it seemed like everyone audio it seemed to have stabilized but there is still this tension about the digital cheaper almost free and I think Amazon has set that expectation right kindle unlimited so e-books and the fact that just because there isn't a physical object that that doesn't mean that there aren't costs being and the author and publicity and everything else that goes into creating I can understand the most recent one I think was when has shot challenged Amazon they'll be joined McMillan by other house I think that's the big question right now I think that's what the will surge as a result I'd be surprised if they went up dramatically but maybe they'll go up enough that it would make a difference uh-huh pleasure so you reviewed three celebrity memoirs I have them in front of me are Demi Moore's inside out homework a memoir of my Hollywood on our bestseller list so people are clearly interested in these books right I mean celebrity popular as they used to be really ill yeah I feel like the real heyday of the celebrity memoir the bestselling books of the year they very rarely fall into that category actions like he signed everybody and of course the trick to signing memoir and so people would sign often wouldn't get around to writing for ten or twenty years gotten good reviews and people say oh they're really wonderful Franklin Chela did it one years ago that people well I think none of them are must read finally do you know how when you go to did the director or screenwriter have a vision that I never even do it on how faithful the adaptation is it's not GonNa that makes me regard their work differently I had hopes in the case of Julie Andrews ears was was practically Dickensian I mean it was the story of how she supported her book which begins I believe with Mary poppins hoping for the same thing because I think trap it all seems like a big mishmash to me seems like the same person and they didn't really come away what if anything if people are not going to read this book what are the juicy author etc while she's very careful about what she says about herself came away from the book understanding what made him tick a lot more that the sound of music audition blonde because she'd accidentally because this book I think goes deeper than that it does and it's covert apply which I loved I don't know if you read it was apparent from the very ends was involved in this book and that kept me reading that and the fact we're on the occasion of the publication and it was a fascinating piece because her and her body image issues I mean there's a he hasn't gained any weight she's been dieting so much to me that her body's breaking it's like Gutsy to put that out there to lose that pregnancy weight right to lose the pregnancy weight on with films like Sonoma's fire and about last night sex to the highest bidder I mean it's pretty brutal saying look I have to I'm here but I have to be out by this date because I yeah that was real interesting and why do you think she chose to tell her story now and at the point at which the book is do is win back and gave her time and then when she was ready to write she realized of course that's not the book she needed Ashton she was estranged from them and all of a sudden has to be Carly Simon just based on the press this is touched by the sun it was a book publisher had edited Carly Simon's Children's books but I wasn't aware that they hi Jackie son by John on Martha's vineyard at a restaurant and said I felt that it was intrusive yeah I mean feels opportunistic it does with why there's a scene at the end where Jackie is dying she died of Lymphoma and oh boy says singing in the background and it actually sort of made me cringe the Kennedy Family Asian of this book there's been none I mean are you surprised interesting yeah and does hey that's great but that's for you shouldn't be for the rest of US herself at a remove and you see that in a description of some of the anecdotes for example close enough friendship right which to base a memoir right a deeply personal I details about the jokes that she played in the things she liked Kennedy was with another woman one of their children was born what do I
TESLA - Double Toasted Audio Review
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They had a rivalry going on course, Thomas Edison was more of a money guy which means probably more of marketing guy genius jeans but more marketing is man he was all about all about the science science size. And Because of that, you know you have so because he was never as big as Edison at the time, but some people say ahead of his time, that's why you can get as big as Edison because Addison, was doing it for the money right then and now he's like people thought Tesla was crazy thing. Becoming he says, you know what I tell you. One thing about this movie that we're GonNa talk about Tesla. That's the things about Tesla that to you know to this day people are saying like all right. He was just maybe he was too smart to the point where he was crazy nobody can understand what he's talking about. It sounds like gibberish it did. The Internet he predicted the editor he he had a plan for the Internet but nobody could comprehend back. Then they thought he was insane. So the Internet and laser beam. Yeah. So this movie's touching on things like saying, you know the stuff that we say Tesla's crazy today. This is kind of making a point like. Maybe you know maybe can't talk to. Mars. Yeah people were talking about Tesla with Ethan Hawke as the title character. This is a small film more of Art House retelling of Tesla's life in his rivalry that he had. With Edison, his approach to business. Approach to relationships. You know this is something where there's they. Approach is where small film and Yes, we're more more stagey film to definitely more of an art house film but you know we got some things to say that you still might not know about Tesla one some of these big other movies had to say, let's go and take a look. At the trailer. For Tesla? And we do it with style. Artistry flair. Going take a look at this trailer is very artsy trailer for Tesla. We'll be back with our review. Is Nature a gigantic cat. Somebody. said that this woman just played a lot top yeah. Tesla invented laptops. Head of his time. So. Who Strokes it's? Back. May I introduce the brilliant Nikola Tesla? The great inventor of the age. If you Google Nikola Tesla. Missile. It's basically just four pictures. Beyond that things get murky and more imaginative. Thomas of. got like. Our Tesla didn't see you there before and now have the pleasure of introducing you to a novel system of energy. Alternate currents. Turns on the way the world works knows. It's perfect for been hiding alternating. Current is a waste of time. Impractical and deadly. You live in your head doesn't have you lack funding Mr Tesla. Thinks I owe him money go at fifty thousand dollars. Yes and Morgan daughter chain pierpont Morgan Woman Lug that can make all your dreams come. True. You eliminate. Work. At nights in a secret laboratory, you shoot lightning from the earth to the sky. Team wildcat and become nothing but a massive bloody scratches. I being scratched. necessarily. The world we are. Living Amblin. As a dream, the Tesla Dreamed I. Now, you look at this probably thinking like Oh shit they do the Moulin Rouge thing and then maybe the nice thing in the whole time but they're combining modern elements especially music. Would appear at peace. Tell an actual piece of history. Not that as much. You know what I'm on. Some thoughts about this. Because I know, you really want to watch this. Oh, yeah. Just seeing the trailer for it. I was very interested. You know and I like Ethan Hawke He. You know he's one of those actors that how can you not like Ethan Hawk And Yeah. It's It's certainly. I can't tell if this is to teach people about Tesla they don't know or for people who already know about Tesla, just to to go through it and go like, yes use the things news the things I know 'cause seemed to to go back and forth 'cause some stuff is seems very accurate and other times. It's you know it's it's playful it's it likes to. Mess around be experimental with. Time and place and things that are anachronistic That, the problem for me with this movie is that it's The movie from last year that didn't quite make my top twenty but the current. I really liked that movie a lot but I thought well, this'll be the more serious really dig down in it and give me extra details and watching it. I was like not it pretty much cover the same ground. Yeah. It's just the the other one was more fun. You know I'll tell you man. Try to pull this off like would make something an edgy period piece we're bringing in modern music. Electronic Music our electric dance music score soundtrack to this. While making this period piece. and. I guess the best way for me to put this movie. Is that I I admire it more than I like yes, I don't. I'm not crazy about this I. Don't WanNa Watch it again. Definitely not telling me anything about Tesla that I haven't heard from some other place except for maybe one interesting thing in here. But I do admire the like the whole thing bringing in the modern. You know the district, the music we got characters who pull out laptops and talk about searching for Edison and Tesla Google. Definitely are playing with time and space and whatnot, but as far as. And from a stylistic point of view, but they never push any of that enough. That's you know what? That is the problem with it for it to be something that's experimental, artsy and kind of doing its own thing. It's all half-measures never never fully commits to it. So it's not like that stands out and went into not doing that. Kind of dry. Yeah. Those a quote here we talked about this is more philosophical. It is philosophical experimental stage play. This is something that you need to not even see this ain't not that you need to see on Broadway this is that play that either your friend that you know his arts of his artsy chick friend did this play are this is something that's playing local where they did something interesting with Tesla and maybe you'll maybe your husband or your wife or your girlfriend boyfriend whatever y'all decide to go hey, let's just washed a plate at night. Some friends have invited you to prison inviting I. saw a play about Tesla where it was very similar to this except that they actually had a huge as tesla coil, the state. This man, they didn't have a huge budget. So what they did with a lot of things here, this movie can not really it's they look stylistic. Yes I will give it s why admire it because there's movie can play it plays with his low budget. Says Luke. We broke we just. Probably just autistic. Broke. This, this cannot be a period piece. Like. The ones with huge budgets. So what are they do? They do a couple of things like when I have to tell you something that needs a. Something that might take place where the movie you'd see it in wide scope is in the middle of a street where you see the city back in eighteen hundreds. You know this majestic fill behind you that would like look great. You know seventy millimeters. I hear this like we ain't that kind of fucking money. No here what they do is they want to show you some of the bigger the bigger epic scales of something they pull either stock footage are they do put up a bag Quebec Beckham excavate backdrop are they do rear projection? Are they do some some green screen stuff? Okay, that's artistic. Admire that approach and if you went to see a play like that, you'd be like, oh. Yeah this is cool. Yeah. But this is I'm watching a movie and it was like, all right I mean arable stylish shore not really that engaging enough for me to go see in the theater. The other thing is. Respect for getting around that period piece with a you know on a budget I. Mean I know you're shooting Cocktail. Bars. A hipster cocktail bars many shit. That looks like this today. All you do is put on a costume. We walk in student. We got some place like that on West Sixth Street. Yeah exactly, I've been to places where you go way to pay like eight hundred dollars for whisk where they have mixologist bartender. Yes. I can guarantee you got shooting. Ethan Hog when behind the bar it just mixing drinks. Probably. was working in. Yeah Man. It's A. I guess it's not. It's not something that I hate and I do the try they're trying something different than working around networking around a when I can tell it's like a a very budget here of. But what I? What bothered me here? Was it just seemed what they showed me in the trailer. What. Got Me. excited. Is when they started playing the modern music. They started showing you all the Neon at least we see Tesla, you know what a microphone man. Like something that would have snappy editing it felt like something that would have Let's at eight, twenty four. So. Yes it is. Neon your Nia yet. But Yeah Yeah Yeah you see that and you think is going GonNa be snappy editing and and the opposite of that. I see that see those those you know the the. Cameras a user the colors at the US I thought it was going to be a look. I'm not comedy but I thought it was going to be little snappy going to have a little more humor doesn't have a little more drive that doesn't have a little more edginess to it. No, it's very slow. It's very again. It's very philosophical. Is Very much like a stage play. I would even go and say that man look if you're not telling me anything original about Tesla. Is Even. Dulles parts, but they don't but they don't push it anyway it's uneven. Most of it is like a stage play that's trying to stay within his period. And every now, and then that's when I'll start playing to start playing the music. Okay, that came out of nowhere and if you have been doing this to the whole movie, that's fine but generally do it about twice. Don't this whole thing play time bringing in modern elements to mix in with the because I thought it was going to be a cool sort of like steam punk modern retelling Tesla which would have been bad as we'll sure doing also it's a way to to go like get that happened then but it's contractual now don't you see? Yeah. Somebody said like some Baz Luhrmann they I thought they were gonNA. That's why in the beginning it's made me think of Moulin Rouge. A new thing to have the money on Roosevelt thought they were GonNa try to do that on a smaller budget and they don't. It's just confusing why? Why are you a and they have some really they have some some really cool sets like what we saw right there the the whole thing with the. Ethan Hawke as Tesla with his massive Tesla Coil and here you know they got they really make some cool sets right here which looked like very cool stage. That's and that's fine. But the moments that pop up and it's like you weren't doing the whole time and now confusing tesla gets up to saying. He does Karaoke is photos Karaoke. Tears for fears everybody wants to rule the world and it's like, DAB, doesn't fit with any of this movie that but it's it's so near the end of the movie, you almost feel like, why do this now? That's when it feels like. Okay. Now, this is what you just doing stuff for quote unquote art sake you know it's like this doesn't really fit any kind of theme or it doesn't. It doesn't really fit with the you know the complete tone of the film these are just random now. Yeah. So But I tell you this much man. What, I did like about is that they were talking about Tesla in his ideas and there's some things that I already knew I'm not a tesla expert and I am not well read on tests I do know the whole thing about. One time you thought about. wireless energy wireless, limited limitless energy in his. You hear that in several things about Tesla. His whole thing about predicting this thing that was sin pictures. And letters over frequencies where people thought like this motherfucker crazy it was the You know that I know what I did not know is like the crazy part of Tesla where he was hiding people Bush's trying to get money looking like Dracula talk. I can talk tomorrow Martian. People are just completely. Go. Away we ignore. This makes you think there's a small part movie. Now that's interesting I wish they'd actually played up on net it's like. A movie convinced me like well, Shit maybe maybe he was on to something. He said Tesla. If you go by this man can make planets talk to each other. We. Create weapons that'll make warfare useless. Used to be able to shoot people with beams of light, your mind is. Yeah I. Wish The you know this what does movie? What does movie lacks is I think focus I think it's it's it's. You know it's it's more of a play that trust bring in an interesting. It'll inviting itself because is trying to be two D. two or three different. Yeah. And I think the telling people things that MNSD's just basic tesla small thing right there. There's some things it could have pushed a little bit more that they don't. Yeah I look I don't know anybody. I would go see this on a theory. No, me it was. It was it was pretty much a letdown and and I kinda like early on was just like Oh this is not going the way I'd hoped it would. Even down to like talk about it being stagey. Lot of times, the costumes were wearing the people rather than the. Like Jim Gaffe again as Westinghouse he really did like somebody from a community theater stage play. Like. Cotton. Up you'll. And he's not in it much as much as I love Ethan Hawke, his Tesla accent goes in and out have to Amazon like the only person I thought was really good was calm. McLaughlin is Edison. He was look like Edison and he just had that Crotchety like this guy's Edison, he was he was like Mitch, you put the camera back on him. And that's one of the things I forgot to say. As much as I like Ethan Hawke and I think when you know there are bits and parts in his movie was like man. All right. That's the Ethan. Hawke knows a great actor. Man. I. Think they're trying to show. been so consumed in his science that he that he is, he is detached from the world where this Tesla's not interesting to watch. Yeah. He's not Tesla I really want to root for eat. The Hawk. That's like meant this Tesla's boring as fuck there's nothing engaging about him at all. I was yeah. I was a main character I was not into them and I was bored by this. IT IS A. Two hours and you feel it. Yeah. What this is our our for two minutes and you're you're right hour forty, two minutes and I was like man I'm feeling this because it's time stopped it was like. How much longer got to go? Kill every time. This may make. The Tesla came on. Excuse me sorry you lost. because. He does it looks bad as the whole movie just looking around and every night and whispering something like man is this is boring I'm sorry it's a weak performance based on the ways directing where characters written. Even Hawks doing the best he can with any time, but is widely wildly. The Bio Pic Dome No, it doesn't. It doesn't that sound so. You know this yeah. I mean I was interested in Sokaia MC. At the those. Young people. This is one of those small films man that. Your art for and is going to put this on and you're gonNA look at it and you're going to be like, all right I gotta go. This is cool. I'll wash the rest of the. But it's I mean I really was rooting for this at minutes. Look so good. I know I know. Can I just man? This is forgettable I'm just not into it I'm really not. I give it a that I give it a rental. Get I'm not even hey known in. The same way I was like interesting is not enough for me to hate on it but. I feel like I just ate some some dry toast. Yeah and. Really, late half the low flake is like. This my favorite brand, you're gonna eat all that you. Damn right. It's good. No. Doubt in people's. Man Too bad man. It's very interesting but not enough to really rush out and see. Evenly. vod. Basically. Just four pictures. Beyond that things get murky and more maginitude. COMPASS OUT OF A. With the new iphone se for less than a hundred bucks at Metro you rule it's the most affordable iphone on the number one brand in prepaid legal whether you're studying online or peace dining. Hey Mom. 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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic Update
"Dr Terry Fisher. Physician and Voice. Technology futures boy spurs technology is rapidly becoming the operating system of our lives and it will completely revolutionized the way experience healthier. Let's talk voice it aired Dr Terry here and This is a short special episodes. This was actually not a regularly scheduled. Episode of this podcast. Go with everything going on with Corona Virus Kobe. I wanted to share a couple of quick thoughts with you and I wanNA tell you about a couple of resources that are available for you if you choose to look into those number one. First of all of course. I hope that you are doing well. I hope that you are staying healthy. I hope that all of your loved ones. Your family and everybody is doing well. It's critically important. I'M GONNA put this message out as well that we all practice social distancing actually think a better term for this physical distancing because we don't want to socially isolate people still reach out to people make sure that they're doing well virtually and by phone and take advantage of our technology but physically. Make sure that you are distancing yourself other people. This is how we're going to do our best to have the best chance to try to minimize that rate of infection from one person to the next now two things I want to tell you about number one You may or may not be aware. I originally had a corona virus doc skill publish to the Alexa skill store. I also wasn't the process of publishing a corona virus tips briefing. Both of those are no longer available. Amazon in addition to Google Another big companies. They have decided to pull those resources from their skill store from there marketplace wherever that is for the companies because they don't want misinformation to get out. I can understand that. Unfortunately for me minds mal information was evidence based but nevertheless. I understand that. So if you've been looking for those that's the reason they're not they're number two. I have been producing a flash briefing called health tips. So it's health tips by voice I health. You can find it by searching health tips flash briefing on the skill store. This I've been doing number of months And it's generally been about all different things after with your health. Nutrition Exercise Mental Health Various things however given what's going on today I am transitioning to doing more tips with regards to pandemics the social distancing as I mentioned things about covert and so on so it's not specifically covert But if you are getting some evidence based information encourage you to check out that flash briefing as well and finally I wanted to let you know about a special virtual conference Webinar. That is going on this week. March twenty fifth at two eastern To Register for this you go to voice. I health dot com slash live. The topic of this is the Kobe. Nineteen pandemic how can voice technology help and I have lined up a tremendous selection of speakers for this. I'll just run through these quickly with you. Brett Casella. The host of the voice bought Podcast I if you've been following the voice base. I'm sure you know Bret really excited to have Brett Talk about Heartaches impact on the outlook with voice and Corona virus. On then I have a two speakers. Shmuel and tall a window They're talking about vocal biomarkers and how we can diagnose cove in nineteen by voice potentially and I'm very curious to hear that discussion Then we have our Roger Kibi. A senior developer forbid labs Talking about voices mental health and pandemics. And how can voice technology health help us in in that regard Then we have a panel with Patrick Gins Daniel Marts Patrick it's from Bainer. Media Daniel March is from E. Q. Care and they're talking about informing and guiding designing voice experiences for Bolton moments. We know what we have to look about. Look at when we are designing voice Experience in this type of Scenario that we are experiencing Then we have Christie Yvonne from Cova talking about virtual assistant and a cove nineteen for question and answers and screening and they've created a A very valuable voice assistant specifically for this topic And then I'm really excited to have a keynote speaker. Brian Romley often referred to as the ORKLA voice The Thomas Edison Modern Thomas Edison Really excited we're GONNA be doing a fireside chat and we're going to hear about Brian's take on the future of healthcare in this voice I world so again the information for that is at voice. I health dot com slash live. I hope you will join us I think it's GonNa be a lot of fun We're GonNa have some really good discussion but the same time. Of course I think it's a very very powerful way that we can get this message out and have a very very important timely discussion. About how can we use voice technology to best? I you know. Take care of ourselves and support the healthcare providers okay so a big shadow on that note to the healthcare providers that are out there treating patients with this virus. And I hope that you are doing. Well you're taking care of yourself and I will see you on the Webinar voice. I health dot com slash talk.
BOOM | Big Overwhelming Optimistic Momentum | Lyrical Miracle
"Moore's office right now makes hose if you mix laws because his another now that in the world do that on the mission printed on my staff. I define success S. maximum to the catalysts that changes things like they beat New England. Thomas Edison to lighting Steve. Jobs to compute Michael Jack Dick when he's sitting side John D.. Rockefeller saying Tim. Tim Tim Tim. Chain wreaked wreaked focus on boom lab. Is that the gentleman. I'll be your captain replying to success. Yeah I'll do my best to avoid turbulence. Thank you again every day. The people the people that do the right thing without the hottest with the full package writing in Rachel tiptop training dogs Pol- Pol- tux is bringing bringing the pool. Bringing the boom. Tom Show is bringing the ball. Well preakness takes the vision of business. Picks it's now it's overwhelming onto. The next role is optimistic. Just don't you don't have the pistole. His brother is stolen. The veteran 'em it's wet in the letter M. has moment and if you don't have it's just him is the top shelf with bringing the boom the blackhawks so with bringing the boom boom is the the boom boom. We've got some difficult days ahead because go a long life long. But I'm not concerned about the tab the promised not the the scene the.
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
"Good Morning Aries. Today is Wednesday January twenty second two thousand twenty Mars squares the mid point of Venus Neptune conjunction day and capricorn putting your ambition in in the driver's seat. This is aries today. A podcast original. Let's begin your day over the past two years. A series of lunar eclipses have developed the way you were seen in the world and Saturn pushed pushed you to devote yourself to your career. This has been painstaking work. Rewards are on the horizon. They may not be immediately recognizable but trust that the universe knows what you need. Now take a moment to reflect on your relationships ups. Venus continues her steady march toward Neptune in your twelfth house of secrets giving your desires and intangible quality you may feel like something is missing from your love life but it could be hard to name win. This restlessness sets in. It's time to explore follow new passions and unusual hobbies. Anything that puts you in a different environment. Sometimes we need to shake off the dust and remind ourselves helps how much there is to learn. Contemplate your path to personal growth. It can be heartbreaking heartbreaking to devote yourself to a project that fails to make an impact but this is not a sign that you should give up. Rather it's time to buckle down. It took Thomas Edison. A thousand tries to develop the light bulb. Failure Pales in comparison. Brush yourself off and get back to work. Aries today will be back tomorrow to learn more about your sign. Download the sanctuary APP on IOS or android and follow sanctuary. Its sanctuary world on instagram. That's S. A._N._C.. T. U. A. R. Y. W. R. L. D. Horoscope. Today is a podcast original.
Episode 588 How To Overcome The Story In You And Your Customers Minds
"Everyone agrees Bacon make everything better. Even marketing. This is the fake and podcasts. You'll learn to cure your marketing victor. Internet, marketing online marketing social media tips intact now to help you bring more. Bacon Hall Master Marketing Sizzle Brian Basilica. This is the Bacon podcast. Welcome everybody I'm your host. Brian, basilica in this is the podcast where you learned to make your business sizzle online. So are you ready to fry up some new business? Hey peeps! So I don't know about you but I subscribe to a lot of email. I also get a lot of email that I. don't subscribe to. And of course, there just usually pitches saying hey, by my thing, and then there's a follow up email that says hey. Did you get my last email? That I was trying to sell you this thing, and then they'll send the third one. How do I get you to respond to my email? Well. That's because they're sending. I'll blind email. They're not talking to me. They're talking to everybody hoping that they're going to catch a fish. But there's one email I get every single day that I do pay attention to. And it's usually something very profound, but not every single day is life changing? It's by Seth Godin who's written a lot of books. Including purple cow never read it strongly suggest you do. But the one that he sent today asked a question at the end. And the question was. If. It's not helping you take action to make things better. What Four. And that in a sense is what I want to talk about today. Are you doing things that are helping your business or are hugest doing activities because you have them on your to do list? In one of the things that I find is, we tend to get into habits. These habits are good when they're part of a system that is actually doing something to move your business forward. So in some cases, you may have to unlearn some things or learn some new things or change your perspective on others. But ultimately it's up to you. So again you have to ask yourself the question. Is it making things better. If not. What's said four. So over the weekend I got another email from Seth Godin and this one I want to explore. It goes like this. That story in your head. It's invented. It has to be. It might be based on some things that actually happened. The story we tell ourselves might be a useful predictor tone then. The story might even been put their against our wishes. Over time. But it can't possibly be a complete and detailed understanding of everything. That's why it's a narrative. It's a shorthand. A map, not the territory. It's filled with shortcuts and misreading a personal myth about you and your role in the world. If. We find Dr Story isn't helping us. If it's inaccurate or distracting or a nerve rating. We can work to change it. In other words what he saying is, we are a home nation of our experiences. We've all tried and failed that certain things. Thomas Edison is famous for the light bulb. He experienced both failure and success. Some of his often quoted thoughts on success and failure include. I am not failed. I just found ten thousand ways that won't work. and. Many of life's failures are people who didn't realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Too often when people try new things, they miss or skip one or two small points that rob them of that success. They abandoned their effort to quickly and move onto the next bright shiny thing that they may have just learned about yesterday. When working with coaching clients. I'm usually asked one of three different questions and they come kind of in form. The first one is how do I know that I'm getting what I'm paying for, and is it working? The second one is I. Feel like I'm doing all the right things. But what am I missing? And the third one is what one thing should i. be putting my money into today. So. Let me start with the first one. How do I? Know what I'm paying for, and is it working? The answer is this. Stop doing some other things and see which ones absence affects your sales. If your sales dip because you doing one thing. Then started up again in as a matter of fact, do more of that. And just do a better job at it. If they don't change. Then you know it's not working and reallocate the resources to something more effective. Question number two is. I feel like I'm doing all the right things. But what am I missing? We'll chances are. You're missing a few pieces that will help you understand how to measure the effectiveness of what you're doing. You may be able to find a couple pieces add. That would supercharge what you consider to be the right things. You just have to learn what those are. And then the third question is what one thing should I be putting my money into today? In the real question is. Where should you be investing with your marketing? Stockbrokers in general are guessing. But the better ones are selling. You educated guesses. Unless, of course, they're breaking the law with insider trading. But chances are. You and maybe your sales. People probably know the answers to the questions that your customers are asking. Maybe you need to ask better questions. And Invest in showing the world or within your sphere of influence that you have better answers to those questions. I want you to think about this for a SEC. We live in a world, a basic truths and principles. And you can trust these and build a successful business on that. Here's a simple one that you need to remember businesses. Easy people are complex. Businesses are simple. All you gotTa do is find a need. Fill it and charge enough so at the end of the day. You make more money. Then you spend the more value you provide. The more people will pay you for the value and the more profit you will make. That's where the complexity starts. Because now you start to add systems and so many other things to try to make that more complex than it has to be. When I say, people are complex, they are then they buy from you, but they have their own story in their head as Seth Godin said. They have experiences in Phobias and preferences and quirks, but ultimately there are people. You have to get them to know like entrust you enough to be willing to evaluate the true value what you can provide them. and. You have to convince them that you have the best option. If! You earn their trust. They may even buy from you. So the same thing applies with that original quote that seth gave us. And here's the question you have to ask. If, it's not helping your customers to take action to make things better. Then, what's it for? You have to be willing to learn and unlearn based on the things in the stories. You have in your head. And you have to be able to convince them to rewrite the stories in their head that way you can meet in the middle. And rewrite the story for both of you. Hopefully in a way that ends in mutual success. So I hope this gave you some insight into the story in your head and your customers head, and how you can take both of those and massage them into the way you need to get your stories out to the world. got a comment or question. Send me an email and ask Brian at B2b. DASH IM DOT com. Well, that's it for today's Bacon podcast. We hope you enjoyed it and learned something today. If you did, please go to I tunes and give us a review. We appreciate all your feedback and comments. If you have any questions, go to www dot bacon podcast dot com forward slash questions. We'll make sure we get those answered for you till next time. Keep sizzling.
"Iheartradio TRIBECA studios. This is fierce I can't type. Women workers do present problems. Joan podcast about the incredible women who never made it into our history books and the modern women carrying on their legacy today. Here's the ladies, the fair and the week. I can't find women. Workers don't mind routine repetitive work and make a copy of this naturally. I'm your host. Joe Piazza each week. We're bringing you the story of a groundbreaking woman from the past who made huge contributions to the president? But his name still isn't on the tips of our tongues, for whatever reason clementine paddle shirt you know I feel like I'm pretty well read about pioneering women, and in this genre, and no I hadn't heard of a tangy sow, she outclasses. Every other known pirate by every metric, he would use to discover success Phillis Wheatley she published a book when she was at most twenty years old while she was still a slave. I mean it's really kind of astounding stories of. Dorothy Eisner. I think that a lot of producers made life very difficult for her because they were known for their Helmuth OB, and they weren't going to put up with not only a woman director of woman director, who is a lesbian grace hopper in each of the previous industrial revolutions were started by Thomas Edison or a Tesla, or what grace hopper was that person for the fourth industrial revolution yet when I would talk to people here in Silicon, Valley. I was in shock that most people didn't even know who she was at the end of each episode I'll be joined by a woman living today. WHO's standing on the shoulders of this historical woman whether she knows it or not? Join us for this storytelling adventure featuring groundbreaking women from our past. You really ought to know.
Vision Without Execution Is Hallucination
"Thomas edison once said vision without execution. Is hallucination pay there. I'm kevin spacey. And i'm eric olson. Join us on our journey to building one hundred million dollar companies. What's up everybody. This is kevin daisy here. So think about the quote vision without execution is hallucination. This is also a quote this mentioned in a book that we have followed very closely called traction by gino whitman but he changes the quote around a little bit in that book to vision without traction is solution so thing about a little bit right now as i'm recording this where the end of two dozen twenty we're starting to plan and think about goals for two thousand and twenty one as probably everyone listening to this. You're thinking about your goals. Everyone january wants to have fresh new goals. Things that they didn't accomplish last year they want to get on track with things for this coming year. So you're thinking about your business and growing and scaling things like that. You have a vision for where you wanna go for. The biggest problem is executing on the vision. Right so eric can. I might say hey guys we had this big vision plans and what we failed to do sometimes actually set. Kpi's milestones and smaller goes along the way so that we can actually get there and so that's one of the things that we definitely work on. Last year i set some pretty big goals that we didn't set milestones and smaller goals to track to get there of course last year or this year actually through some curve balls just like for everybody so it put us off track a little bit but regardless we didn't set the right measurements against smaller goals on the way to get to where we wanted to go so this year. We're going to be a little bit more. I guess serious and committed to what we're trying to accomplish. We definitely need to sit down and do some planning and set some goals that we can hit monthly quarterly so that we can track to get to our larger goals so think about these big huge goal for the end of the year but breaking down as far as you can even if his down to the week or down to the day like i have. Sometimes i'll make a sheet or a power list where every day on trying to move a little closer towards where we wanna go and that should contribute to your monthly quarterly in your goals and then three year and tenure as well so i urge you to the book traction again look up trashing by gina. Whitman awesome book. I'm actually reading it again because it has a lot of good stuff in it. We've applaud a lot of the things in it already. But i know there's more in there that we have to focus on and this is something that i came across while rereading that starting today but vision without execution or in this case traction is just hallucination to get out there that those goals but make sure you have a plan to actually get there and accomplishes how much more successful would you be if you could harness the experience of a group of successful business owners. Well that is the exact group of people that we have in our business grew masterminded. Check out more mation at ray mentor dot com.
Interview Your Options
"Hey friend just a cautionary tip as we begin this week's episode if you're ever interviewing for a new job and your perspective employer wants to take you to lunch no this. It's probably a trap now. Of course you have to go but whatever you do. Don't salt your food. What if I told you that your life right now is worth noticing? This is the attention collections. I'm Anthony Garcia. One of the most impossible things to prepare for is a job interview. You show up hoping you're dressed appropriately with no food in your teeth with no typos on your resume. And you want to smile. But you don't want to smile too much. You want to be casual but not too casual. You want them to like you but you don't want them to think you're trying to make them like you. It's a mess and the whole entire time you just assume you're failing and then when they give you that glimmer of hope you wait for the call that never comes in. So you're left questioning whether or not you actually know how to connect with human beings second only probably on the stress level to a blind date. Is The job interview. There's this old story and it's depending on who you're talking to attributed to Thomas Edison or Henry Ford or JC Penney or someone on Wall Street and it goes like this. Whenever insert important figure is looking to hire someone he takes them to dinner and when they order the food if the person in question salts their soup before eating it the person across the table. Let's call them. Thomas Edison immediately decides in that moment. This person is not a good fit in what is up with that of heard the story so many times. And here's the point if you're the type of person who salt your soup before even tasting whether or not it's adequately salty your someone who jumps to conclusions your someone who makes assumptions and therefore you will not be up to the task of innovation now. Is this a fair assessment? I mean Mr Edison. Isn't this in and of itself an assumption on your part. What if this poor applicant has been to this restaurant a hundred times before and they love the soup but they know Sammy in the back. Just doesn't salt it all that well. So they're cutting Sammy break. What if this applicant is not only up to the task but they would take the work to the next level? They're brilliant. They're studied. They're collected? There everything you could hope for in an applicant but you ruled them out based on salt. Listen I could go on a rant but I won't because this episode is not about salt and it's not about soup and it's not even really about job interviews. It's about this. What if we took the idea of the interview the sizing up the making assessments? The vetting out whether or not something is worthwhile and we applied it to our everyday choices. What if we interviewed our today? What if we'd lined up every possible choice we're GonNa make in the course of the day to the best of our knowledge and interviewed them one by one to see what makes the cut in every single day from the moment our heads roll off the pillow. We are faced immediately with decisions to make choices and a lot of them are wrote. We just stumbled into the next thing. We will eventually put some kind of clothing on our bodies. We will probably slam some form of sustenance in our faces and it will probably include coffee and then we'll go forth and attempt to conquer the day. Some of these choices are made for us simply by the fact that they were made yesterday. That's what I did yesterday what I did last week. It's what I always do so this is what I'm going to do today. Not Too much thought is put into it and a lot of times. We feel anxiety about our business. We feel boredom by what we do. Day In and day out. We don't feel that zeal or that passion. We feel like things are just kind of trudging. Along is trucking a word. I don't know it is now. But what. If just as a thought experiment we lined up the potential choices that we're GONNA make today and left them in the waiting room and we call them in one by one for an interview to see whether or not they need to be a part of our day to see whether or not they make the cut. What is it that you are here to do? What do you see yourself doing in my life today? Isn't that an interesting thaw or consider this? If the decisions you made yesterday showed up in your life today looking for a job. Would you hire them or would you say you know what it's just not a good fit for us at this time and move on thinking through decisions and choices in this way is very interesting? The idea of questioning the options really hunkering down into the specifics of what could possibly be. Because here's the thing our choices even the ones that seem so tiny ultimately culminate in the person that we become so every decision we make is like hiring our future self. That's a lot of pressure that's really scary. But it's actually the truth so let's get into the specifics for a moment. If I'm someone who wants to be physically healthier the choices I make about what lands on my plate will have a lot to say about my future self. I'm hiring a lifestyle with every bite or if I want to be someone who is trusted someone who is respected. The decisions I make about the things I say about my boss. My Co workers my friends and my family whether or not I choose to engage in gossip or walk away from it whether I choose to encourage people or quietly and behind. Someone's back discourage people has a lot to do with the reputation that I will eventually. Step into. And my emotional and relational wherewithal in the future. But we don't think about that. We don't put enough thought into our hiring choices so to speak. And when I started thinking about the implications of this framework of hiring our choices it made me. Think about a greater truth. Human beings are categorically horrible. At hiring for the most part I mean think about how many people get fired on a daily basis now yes there are recessions and there are cutbacks and they're a hard choices that have to be made. Even great people have to be let go sometimes but no one who's ever been a part of the hiring process looks at someone across the table and says you're hired even though. I'm probably GONNA fire you someday soon. It's just not a thing. A lot of people make these so called educated choices about who they hire and it completely falls apart. Why isn't that assuming they actually want the job? Most people show up to job interviews with their best foot forward presenting the best possible version of themselves. And why do we do this? It's simple paycheck. I actually took a course in college and one of the sections was completely around giving a good interview. We would actually film ourselves in mock interviews to be critiqued by our peers by professor and then to go home and critique ourselves watching back the video it was nerve wracking. Why do we do this? Why are their courses and podcasts and articles and videos helping people give good interviews? Because that's how we get in the door. The problem is day five after I've been in the door after I've already guaranteed my first paycheck. If I'm not the genuine article things start to slip. It would actually be better if there were something like for most jobs a probationary period where we said look. Your interview was fantastic. We're going to bring you on tentatively assuming that you track with the things you say you're about in the next three six nine whatever months. We're going to see if your performance matches your presentation. I think that would change the game. Unfortunately people are fired every single day for not being who they were in their interview. So what does that have to do with this topic? It's simple most of us make bad decisions poor choices because the candidates look good on paper. They present well. It seems like a great option in the moment and therefore we pull the trigger on something. We come to regret later so saying interview. Your day sounds really good but it's not as simple as that right. So what do we do? Well here's a luxury. We have most of our decisions. Most of our daily choices are based on similar to or identical to choices. We've made in the past so all we have to do is perform an exit interview on previous choices. How did they pan out? How do they workout? Did we keep them on? Do they further us? Did they help us get to where we WANNA be or did they set us back and once we honestly interview those things we might have a glimpse into where we can move forward with this next latest decision and we also have to be willing to make hard choices when we've made the bad higher when we've chosen the poor decision we'll have to beat ourselves up? We simply have to fire the bad choices if they get rid of them and we have to do the opposite of what so many bosses do knowing someone. They've hired was a poor choice knowing they're dragging the company down knowing that. This is not sustainable. But it's either too awkward or too difficult or too costly to pull the rug out from under that bad higher but doing that only strings. The problem along it only makes it worse. It only makes them unhappy in the long run and we do this to ourselves. We know we've made poor choices. We know that decision isn't a good one but we string it along because it costs a lot to do something about it now at the end of the day even the most educated thought out decision can end up being the wrong one. We have to have margin for that. I guarantee Thomas Edison or Henry Ford or JC Penney or whoever. It was hired the person who didn't salt their soup. Instill it didn't end up working out. There's no guarantee and so this framework is in a guarantee it's not a sure thing but it forces us to look into our choices a little bit more. It forces us to ask questions that we normally wouldn't ask in that in and of itself is a worthwhile framework to live out of. I don't know if this choice is ultimately going to be the right one but I do know that I'm not just going off of how it feels how it's presenting itself in this moment whether or not it seems enjoyable. Happy Fun loving whether or not. It looks good on paper. I'm digging deeper. And there's an important distinction that needs to be made. We are not defined by choice a bad choice or a good choice. We all make bad calls. It's inevitable it's human but we do become our choices they stack up over time and become our future selves. So if some of your choices are free loaders Khadem if some of them. It seemed obvious. But they're not handing out get rid of them and hopefully we can get into this practice. We can stop bad choices before they even your life is worth it's worth leaning into it's worth caring about. It's all in the art of paying attention. If you're listening to this you made it to the end of this episode and you have to decide whether that was a good choice or a bad choice. The question is would you hire this podcast? If the answer is yes shared with somebody. Leave US review on Apple. Podcasts tell the others were on were on spotify. We'd love to see you on facebook and instagram. We put new content every single day. Talk to nick.
105 - Nikola Tesla: A Strange and Beautiful Mind
"Nikola tesla, a giant field of scientific convention. He created the first alternating current AC motor and was a pioneer in the field of wireless information transmission. He helped build the world's first large scale hydro electric power plant on Niagara Falls. He pushed scientific rival Thomas Edison into electrocuting pets to prove that his direct current technology was better and safer than Tesla's alternating current AC versus DC. Tesla rose from rags to riches and then fell back to rags during his strange turbulent life. He's the prototype for modern mad scientists, stereotype a man obsessed with invention who only slept a few hours a night and devoted himself entirely to his work. He was both a genius who we have to thank for much of our modern technology and also a man who never had a single romantic relationship in his long life, but did fall in love with the pigeon for real. He was a rising scientific star who went from being broken Europe to becoming a success. Scientist in America to digging ditches to become an a highly successful man again, to getting kicked out of one New York hotel after another for not paying bills to making a series of strange claims in his last years about stuff like having built a powerful death-ray Nikola tesla was a brilliant weirdo, Alec weirdos. So let's weird. Let's get real weird and dig into the strange genius of tesla today on time suck. That'd be Monday time suckers. Hey, he'll Nimrod praise bojangles begun loose FINA I don't trust you today. I'm Dan comments. AK the master sucker and you are listening to time. Suck your inside the colts curious, and I hope it feels also right. You beautiful, wonderful. Meet sec. Has anyone told you the you're Purdy today or you are you're super duper Purdy recording in renaissance in an oxygen California's day? I say renaissance, that'd be more exciting. Residents in not as exciting, not ideal, but I have full confidence in the Reverend Dr. Joe pays ability to sweeten the sound back in the Idaho suck dungeon. I'll be back in the suck dungeon this next week, if Nimrod wills it. Thanks to the time. Suckers who came out to Levy live in Oxnard this past week. We've got work to do to build the time. So I following an Oxnard, but the time sucks. Who are their time? Suckers diehards and fantastic. Meet sex. Keep spreading the suck. Thank you for the wonderful gifts trying to get better about poaching your gifts on Instagram. At Dan comes comedy, you spoil me. Thanks also for continuing to review the suck and spread it around the web. Appreciate it greatly next to word of mouth ratings and reviews spread the suck like nothing else reviews on itunes Pacific. Keep the podcast on itunes charts, which is the best way to kind of help get exposure and new listeners also since something you've been asking. No, I will not have the vinyl record for maybe on the problem to sell at shows. Here in the next month or so. At least you can only get it at the moment through romance records happy to sign it. If you do order and bring it to show a link to these wax beauties. These custom limited edition pressings in the romance record store. In today's episode description, the lizard, gold custom album, and the one off wonder bundles already sold out. So thank you very much for picking up those super limited editions tri-colours black and bruised positively blue splatter limited edition albums moving fast while I won't have the new album. I will have Lindsey with me in Portland, Oregon, this uptempo twenty seven to twenty nine th back at helium. Flatters tour stand up shows continue and alive. Matamoros Narko Satan is called podcast on September. Thirtieth. Lindsey will be with me at the post show meet and greet merch table each show. So come get. Some picks come say hi back to. So Cal October fifth and six at the rec room in Huntington beach. That room looks like an. Awesome place for show. Lindsey will Nabi with me that week, but I'll be there are we there entertaining the shit out of you and then back to the north west at the Tacoma, comedy club, October eleventh through thirteenth. I believe Lindsay will be there that one and then another live Matamoros narcos. Satan is called podcast on October fourteenth. And then those will be by only Seattle area shows this year. The rest of the year's tour dates, Dan Komen dot TV, Columbus, Ohio. Buffalo, New York Spokane, Washington, Saint Louis, Missouri Grand Rapids, Michigan coming down the two thousand eighteen tour pipe, and now it's mad scientists time this tesla time, it's time to light up this electric addition time suck. Okay. First things. First tesla Motors has no direct link to Nikola tesla. He didn't invent the electric car. He never started a car company. The name of modern day mad scientists, Elon Musk, car company is a whole mosh to Nikola tesla though Ilan had nothing to do with the name choice specifically the tesla founders, Martin abra hard. And Mark targeting came up with it and allow mosque was brought into run tesla shortly after those guys Inc. Lawn is actually pointed to tesla rival. Thomas Edison is being more of a personal hero to him than tesla still on old post on the automaker's website. The company did state that without Tesla's vision in brilliants. Our car wouldn't be possible. We're confident that if he were alive today, Nikola tesla would look over one hundred percent electric car and not his head with both understanding and approval. So clearly the all hold him in high regard as they should tesla filed for. More than seven hundred patents for everything from wireless communication to fluorescent lighting in his lifetime. He little long interesting, inspiring life. So let's stop digging around. Let's just get into it with today's time. Suck timeline. Wrap on those boots soldier. We're marching down a time sucker time line. Nikola tesla was born on July ten to eighteen fifty six to Milton and Duca tesla, ethnic Serbians in the village of switch, my guess Megyn leaker and the Austrian empire side of present day Croatia. He was the fourth of five kids with three sisters America Angelina Milka an older brother Dame, his father Milutin priests in the eastern orthodox church, aka the orthodox Catholic church, aka the Greek Orthodox church, and his mother Duca was an altar, boy, kidding kidding. Wrong Catholic church. And I know most Catholic priests on indicates maybe not positive, pretty sure some prison under the kids with the volume of scandals and well documented practice of how you predators, who knows how many Catholic priests do or do not want them less kids today. I'm guessing slash hoping the overwhelming majority do not have any interest in doing that tough times for pre spam. There were stock right now that they would be trading at all time lows. But that's now more talking about today. Tesla's dad is an eastern orthodox priest and tesla later described his mother as a very handywoman around the house who was known for her abilities to make tools and appliances, as well as memorize great poems tesla would also later say, in regards to his mother, my mother was an inventor of the first order, and would I believe, have achieved great things had she not been so remote from modern life and its multifold opportunities. Now's dad was also known for excellent memory ability to write well and his eloquent statements and speeches on Nikola also found him to have an exceptional wit. So clearly both parents despite being academics possessed exceptional intellectual abilities. Both of his parents also had to clear expectation that young tesla would grow to work as a member of the clergy like his father, which unfortunately for them, tesla had zero interest in Tesla's birthplace. Snyder there. I'm seeing a right in the mountains of modern day leaker a rural region of prison day. Croatia was a small village with recorded population of two thousand nine hundred people in eighteen fifty seven. The population has been steadily declining since then was a total of four hundred and eighteen people in two thousand eleven a lot like my hometown, a Reagan's almost the exact same current population. Man, it's like it's like what? The exact same person just two regular all geniuses. One invented a whole bunch of stuff that modern communications technology and so much more is based on one can barely pronounce the words of a single language who often forget what day of the week it is. But other than that same, the area of media has been populated since the middle to late bronze age. It sits across the Adriatic Sea from the eastern coast of Italy too quiet farming community surrounded by low wooded hills with large mountains in the distance, charming and quaint today can find Tesla's childhood home his father's church, which restored in two thousand six, the after the crew. Croatian war of independence. The service museums in the tesla memorial complex. Okay. So you know, I don't exactly have that in my hometown known, no, no museums, known even actually has a street named after me. I mentioned not even the most famous person from Reagan's anymore. Not after a Dallas Cowboys. You know, they selected Riggins a similar high school graduate late Vander edge in the first round, this pastures draft. And then that's a bitch said, he may be hard of me in an ESPN interview. Damn it. So you know, not quite museum level of respect from the from the tiny hometown. Other than that, we're kind of the same. You know, maybe maybe I'll just have to buy my own statue someday. Maybe I'll buy a statue of me just, you know, soft Cox, Rogan just Chica kilo style, the locals will then have to protest all the big deal. Why don't you start juice? Why are you discussed about Russia mortar thatch across three from grade school? Why? It's on petition. Not little of be renamed mood. She could dealer rustling field. It's throwing Russia name. Times of, you know, understand dork Gioacchino things. Typical American prefer football over subversive podcasting in nineteen sixty one, five-year-old Nikola attend school. For the first time. He graduated college six weeks later. That's fucking crazy talk. Now he starts school and is viewed by his classmates as you'd weirdo because he was this. This is how tesla would deliver described himself in early grade school. He said I had a violent aversion against the earrings of women, but other ornaments bracelets pleased me more or less according to design. The site of a Pearl would almost give me a fit, but I was fascinated with the glitter of crystals or objects with sharp edges and plane services. I would not touch the hair of other people except perhaps at the point of a revolver, I wanna get a fever by looking at a peach. And if a piece of camphor was anywhere in the house, it caused me to keenest his comfort even now I am not insensible to some of these of setting. Impulses when I drop a little squares of paper and a dish filled with liquid. I always end up peculiar an awful taste in my mouth. I counted the steps in my walks in calculated, the cubicle contents of soup-plates coffee cups and pieces of food. Otherwise, my meal was unavoidable. All repeated acts or operations. I performed had to be divisible by three. And if I must, I felt impelled or if I missed, I felt impelled to do it all over again. Even if it took hours up into the age of eight years, my character was weak and vacillating. I had neither the courage nor strength to form a firm resolve. My feelings came in waves and surges in vibrated unceasingly between extremes. My favorite line of that was he wouldn't touch anyone else's hair unless it was at the end of a revolver. At first I took the first I took that to mean like he would be holding a revolver now. Now I get it Louis, someone holding revolver him, you know, like would like be forcing him with a gun to test somebody else's hair. But I is even funnier than me just stuff standing. So close to me back away at once my God. Filthy hair almost touched me almost vomited this thought of that. The only way I shall come into contact with your disgusting hairs. If I pressed the cold steel barrel of a pistol against the side of your nasty hit. Also, if you think, man, you know, like the the way tesla described himself as sounds like he may have had aspects while you might be correct. Nikola is strongly suspected by many to have had or syndrome. So what is ask burger syndrome? Well, it's a very unique developmental disorder related to autism and characterized by higher than average intellectual ability, coupled with impaired social skills and restrictive, repetitive patterns of interests and activities. I'm sure we'll suck autism someday earliest. It'll pop up an ancillary topic, like you know, or answer Larry skews me answ Larry topic, like anti vaccinations, you know, the anti vaccine movement that's led to a will lead to a lengthy explanation of autism. If I recall correctly, actually the Victorian of my graduating college class suffered from or syndrome. I truly thought this guy is Zeke. I believe his name was I. I thought he was mentally handicapped for several years. I didn't think he he was even a student at the school. It turns out he graduated with double degree in English engineering. I think it was civil engineering straight as in every single class, nothing. But as the whole time, he's in college academic genius whose who seem to struggle through a casual conversation. I just think it's fascinating how the mind can work fascinating, how how people who may not have the required skills to even stay alive. Like in one generation, like I think about like of Tessa would have been born, you know, a thousand years earlier. His skills would have not helped him out really at all, but then can be one of the most important people alive in their generation. Timing really can be everything a test that was also an avid reader and read so much that his father became concerned about his vision, losing your sight because you read too much is an urban legend by the way, that was what I thought might be true or probably was true until this week according to the fine folks that prevent blindness dot org, although extensive or prolonged reading of fine print can cause is strain. There is no evidence to suggest that it will damage or wear out your eyes. While Tesla's dad believing this myth enough to hide all sources of light candles lamps at cetera to prohibit Tesla's nighttime reading sessions. So naturally tesla being the young inventive genius. He was, he just made his own candles just kept reading away, tested claim to prior to turning six. He'd already fallen in love with the process of creation. It will be the only real love is long life. His first MoMA. Real inventive. Laurie came when he wanted to catch frogs with other boys had no hook. So he's made his own hook which was a considerably better hook than the other boys news able to catch frogs better than they could. He also enjoyed taking apart clocks made himself a pop gun and more and then in eighteen sixty two young tesla dies and is buried and local cemetery in his family won't see him again until he comes back to life in eighteen sixty five. He was able to invent himself back to life. Incredible, fucking truly incredible. An eighteen sixty six. It was revealed that the eighteen sixty two stuff I just said was actually made up in two thousand eighteen for real in eighteen sixty two six year old tesla and his family moved to nearby town of gospels on present day Croatia, whereas father continued to work as local priest and tesla continues education through middle school. Yeah, goes goes pitch these words. I, I missed a few pronunciation next to him, but goes pitch man. Their their tricky serbian-croatian words was bit larger at a two thousand eleven population recorded at twelve thousand seven hundred and forty five. And while no exact figures given for its eighteen sixties population seems likely based on what other stuff I read five, ten thousand person range rains a lot and got goes pitch most of the year snows loud during most winters. Sounds fun. Sounds like it sounds like a good place for a young inventor to grow up because it sounds like someplace was really fun to go outside. The areas has been settled since. The stone age as long we look to his area for avid outdoor recreation, hunting fishing, hiking, that kind of stuff. Rest near the leak river were tesla would have a near death encounter. He claimed that a vision ran through him just as he was near drowning from exhaustion the river, and then he could clearly see how to maneuver himself to alleviate the force of the water and provide the necessary reprieve from his struggle to early sign of genius. He had this weird just very clear vision of like on, you do this, and then this and the NIST not drown on worked eighteen eighty three when Nikola it was only seven. One of those life defining moments would occur. He would witness his older brother. Dane die test is older. Brother Dane die by falling off a family horse, and some accounts indicate. The tesla may have inadvertently contributed to his death by spooking this horse. One account says that tested caused the horses spook when he uppercut it in the dick and then grabbed onto his balls with both hands and just yelled. Yeah, yeah. So Chow. Yeah, more. Stories place a lot of doubt on that account because it was made up by me and I wasn't there or alive even to see any of that. Well, whether he act only contributed to Dane's death or not, what's known for sure is that tesla adored and looked up to his older brother and after his death, he felt though that he could never live up to the potential of his brothers talent. Perhaps his brother's death actually helped contribute to his relentless pursuit of technological invention. Later in life, tesla would save his brother years later, I had a brother who was gifted to an extraordinary degree. One of those rare phenomena of mentality which biological investigation has failed to explain his premature death left my parents disc. You know inconsolable and also he says, I witnessed the tragic scene and although fifty six years have elapsed, since my visual impression of it has lost none of its force. The recollection of its attainments or the recollection of his attainments made every effort of mine seem doling comparison. Anything I did that was creditable merely caused my parents to feel their loss more keenly. So I grew up with little confidence in myself. That's pretty incredible that you know all you claim that the tesla would get throughout his life for just being like a very, very, very intelligent person. He still thinks years later that his older brother Dame was more intelligent than he was crazy. That is true in eighteen seventy fourteen year old tesla move to the roughly fifty thousand person. Croatian city of Colo, votes on the Austro-Hungarian military frontier at the time to continue his schooling at the higher real gymnasium. And no, he didn't go to school in Jim. I was just studying dodgeball, badminton, Germany. Some schools were and are called Jimmy. Ziems classes were taught in German tesla became enchanted with physics while there he lived with one of his aunts on her husband, a retired military Colonel also claimed that he spent the entire time in a torturous level of near starvation due his aunt's insistence that he only eat a little bit due to his delicate constitution. Sounds delightful. Aside from the constant level of borderline starvation, he found his time there. It'd be pleasant. He found his aunt and uncle kind refined generous. It's a weird description. There were great. They were kind generous. Always trying to start me was the one kind of off. One thing I didn't love was the almost always just kind of being almost starved other than that, I mean very refined at kind generous, huge every spare moment to learn and move ahead and accelerated pace graduate in three years instead of the standard four. It was also during this time that became a Navid with the study of electricity the area of innovation. He would arguably contribute the most to an eighteen seventy three seventeen year old. Recent grad tesla would nearly die application. A cholera cholera after returning to media damn dirty water. You know, as soon as he's done with school, what a, what a graduation gift that is you get a little Colorado, your system. He'd be bedridden for nine months in a desperate attempt to help alleviate some of the pain of tesla suffering his father promises, Sunday who'd be sent to the best technical school in the world to study engineering if he could only recover. So tesla was the rare person to get something good out of getting a cholera. If you don't recall from the Donner party, soccer didn't catch that one. Cholera is disease spread by bacteria in contaminated water to water disease, and it can be fatal in mere hours if untreated cholera symptoms as quoted from the mayo clinic's website are diarrhea diaries. 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Okay. So now back to tesla, having a shitty cholera field life and eighteen seventy three. His big accomplishment that year. Was not dying from cholera in eighteen seventy four according to some sources eighteen year old tesla, head south to the small Serbian village of Tamang. Gosh, a tiny village of less than fifty people today. Not sure if I pronounced that one correct because there was no pronunciation for because no one in the world gives a shit about that village right now what maybe fifty people tops living out a fucking woods. That's where he went into void being conscripted in the Austria Hungary, military, according to Tesla's autobiography, he didn't move to avoid joining the army. He was just a two week still recovering from cholera, which sounds like you know a probable his father insists that he spent a year regaining his health physical activity in the natural setting of the mountains. Either way he did spend about a year's time hiking reading, reflecting and planning. Mark Twain who later went on to become a friend of his was one of his favorite authors the following year in eighteen seventy five nineteen year old tesla move to the small several hundred thousand persons city of Grottes Austria and began attending Austrian polytechnic. On scholarship founded in eighteen eleven to school still operates today and is known as the Grottes university of technology Tesla's drive and borderline obsessive desire to learn and impress his parents. Let him to complete nine exams nearly double the requirement, starting ethnic Serb club on campus and earn the highest marks in the school will never missing a single class in his first year crushed his first year. He also started his work at three AM each morning and continued working until eleven pm each night, seven days a week, even on holidays. And now we've reached the point and auto biography of of great notable historical figure where I feel like a week whining. Why do I even bother trying pizza? Shit? Like I pride myself on hard work with good. Got four hours of sleep a night every night. No. After about three nights like that and all I start feeling highly mentally unstable after week. I feel very fragile. Emotionally. I start worrying about dying lot atrophy weeks start getting nosebleeds started thinking the deaths downs. Fantastic. Six hours a night I can do for a while, but even that doesn't feel healthy eight, eight hours of sleep for a few nights in a row. And I feel like a borderline superhero tesla was a machine and he would actually get as we'll find out even later sleep less than later on his life or even Leslie later on his life. So I had to like try and look listen for a second there. I apologize if there's any sound difference in the room right now. I've turned off of my wife and I were talking about this, Lindsey, there's this weird thing that I don't know if it's broken with the air conditioner, but you can turn it off all the settings to off and turns out for a little while the news like a little bit later. It's like, you know what we're going to be on again now. So that's fun. But he probably heard about Joseph is now, so I'll just anyway, I'll shut up about it as impressed as I am with Tesla's. You know, work ethic his father at the time, did not seem to be impressed. He returns home from that first year school where he just dominated he's now a recognized scholar in his dad made dismissive comments about feet, crushing tesla. Dad just didn't seem to care. However, years later, after his father died tesla, found letters from his professor that expressed great concern over Tesla's obsessive nature. They have written out of worry for Tesla's health and had advised his father to remove him from the institution before he literally worked himself to death. So it's possible that. Was dad just didn't want him courage, his son to watch yourself to death. Also possible father was addicted Bosley, but but probably the thing that would just of concern. I mean, that's crazy. When you're like the valedictorian, you're crushing school, but then the professor like I don't think you come back like we, we think that he's probably gonna die, becomes back to do just will not go to sleep like we, we're encouraging him to study less. He's the only student in the history of the school were like man fucking take it. Easy. Have a drink every now and again, relax when test the returned to school the following year eighteen seventy six. He was just heartened by his father's lack of apparent pride or even approval in his accomplishments, and he started gambling lot. Not taking school seriously this year play most card games. Also some billiards games he'd bet on and he ends up losing his scholarship. Just dammit. Even geniuses can't consistently win a gambling. Very depressing observation for any would-be gamblers. During his second year polytechnic. You also begins to question is professors. He's outgrowing their genius, and they're not intelligent enough to appreciate his. So it's becoming less and less of a good fit. In eighteen seventy seven things get even worse for Testa. His third year, he sinks into a failure. Even further continues to gamble, continues to lose and actually loses the money he needed for tuition and the money needed to live on. Luckily, he was later able to recoup the loss through even more gambling and repay the debt to his family. So you know, gambling does work, Yay, gambling. But all of his distractions with gambling led him to being completely unprepared for examinations, and he was denied an extension to take them and you got no credit for the for the courses. So boo, bad gambling. Tesla would later credit. His mother for helping him. Finally kick his gambling habit. He'd write one afternoon. I remember when I had lost all my money was craving for a game. She came to me with the role of bills and said, going, enjoy yourself the sooner you lose all we possess the better. It will be, I know that you will get over it. She, she was right. I conquer my passion then and there and only regretted that had not been a hundred times a straw. Long. I not only vanquished but tore it from my heart. So as not to leave even a trace of desire man, mom guilt, one of the most powerful tools of persuasion in universe. Nothing. Nothing like your mom confront you with not anger, which is utter disappointment in who you've become as a human being to make really think about turning to shit around after my mom confronted me when I was accused of stealing stuff from the grocery store. I worked in high school which I denied doing even though I did do it, she looked at me and she said, I know you couldn't have done something like that. But she looked at me in a sad way in a way that like I knew that she knew that I did do it. I just saw the disgust and just utter disappointment, like failed as a parent that look in her face never still anything again, other than some street signs of college, but that didn't feel like stealing. Even though I got charged with city theft that was more anarchy. I filed that under anarchy. I find that under crazy pranks anyway. Tesla's stop gambling. However, he didn't recover at school instead of returning and taking his exit exams in eighteen seventy eight. He ditches town in hides from his family. Yeah, he was shamed himself in December of eighteen seventy eight. He cuts communication with everybody knows moves to Meridor currently the second largest city in Slovenia at around one hundred thousand where he worked as a draftsman shamed himself. You so shame. He didn't even mention this little period years. Many years later in his auto biography in March of eighteen seventy nine Tesla's father finds even Mirabeau bore pleased with him to come home. Sadly tesla refuses ends up suffering. A nervous breakdown only to be sent home a few days later when he's unable to present proper residency documentation to local authorities and is essentially deported. He moves back home to goes pitch will the following month, April seventeenth Tesla's father dies. He was sixty years old and his health failed in the face of an unknown illness, possible stroke, curious, timing makes you wonder if the stress of knee. Cla hiding from his family led to, you know, to him having a stroke, possibly, you know, you kind of killed two family members now who who knew this would be a true crime. Stereo killer podcast episode Hailu Safina tesla was a mode. Era. A Twenty-three-year-old tesla remains goes pitch for the rest of the year, teaches it his old school in January eighteen eighty. Two of tests was pool or funds together and pay for him to go to Prague to continue his education. Unfortunately, he misses the enrollment deadline is unable to do so and then both fall into financial ruin and take their own lives. Mood era, tesla has a mode Araya. Now he's uncle junior's thing. They're both Gerald disappointed in him. Sure. There were numerous talks about not living up to his potential, you know, maybe lecture about, like, do you want to kill your mother to? Is that what you want? Do you want to hurt? Also dive embarrassment? Is that what you want you murderer? No. In addition to missing the enrollment deadline, tesla also lacked some prerequisites for enrollment. He wasn't literate and check or Greek is was required. He ended up sitting in on some philosophy classes but never received credit for any of the courses taken and their nineteen Eighty-one testimonies to Budapest Hungary gets a job at the Budapest telephone exchange. Now, phones are brand spanking new. At this time, Alexander Graham Bell had only made the world's first telephone call five years earlier in eighteen seventy six in Boston, Massachusetts in the system itself was not operational yet upon his rival. So he was put to work at central telegraph office as a draftsman within a matter of months, he was promoted to chief electrocution. So hey, things are looking up. He's chief electrician. Now he's on his way right wrong. Now he'd have a nervous breakdown in his autobiography. Bell recounts. Nuts. Excuse me about test the recounts. Having a complete breakdown of nerves at this time, his sight and hearing were amplified to excruciating levels. He claimed to suffer so much from his hearing that he could hear the ticking of a watch three rooms away and flies land on tables with a thud. The sound of distant trains were unbearably painful. He claimed that in the dark has senses were reminiscent of a bat. He could sense objects, twelve feet away when the with the peculiar creepy consensus in his forehead. And he said his heartbeat vacillated to became twitchy and physician seemed unable to help him. Luckily over the course of the year, these symptoms faded and he was able to regain his health. Yeah, he's, this is this is something he would kind of, you know, you'd put himself you hard and then have little breakdowns kind of a kind of one of his things in eighteen eighty two tesla moves to Paris and opens up a bagel. Shop the end. Thanks for listening. Everybody is a hell of an episode day is the best the best? No, he goes to work for the continental Edison company. Begins working for his future. Nemesis, worked on a project involving installing incandescent lights and buildings around the city. This was completely new process and he quickly became an expert in electro engineering, and then he suffered another nervous breakdown little one. And then he's back. He pushed himself to bring a sanity once again collapses. Then back again, you know, this is that's his style man all or nothing. By the way, the now twenty six year old has yet to go on a single date, not one, not one romantic encounter. A few scholars thing. Tesla was a closeted homosexual. Most thing to do just didn't have an interest in sex at least not an interest that was stronger than his obsessive interest in technological innovation. Just no time for boobs began. LUSA FINA got an equation. Boehner I gotta satisfy. A rub went out to these numbers sex numbers, math, and wires, and sparks and thing diggers feel so good wanna rub some of these gizmos and gadgets ding-dong. That was probably what some people would refer to as a bit much. Also eighteen eighty two tesla was a out of the park one day with a friend while he was reciting foster as nerd sometimes do. He was struck with the idea of how to solve a problem, creating an utilize alternate alternating current AC power after few years of working and this is this is going to be like his thing that he folks from most of his life after a few years of working for the French branch of Edison's company. Wanna test the supervisors, Charles Batchelor get sent overseas to the US to run Edison. Machine works New York City nineteen Eighty-four, and he recommends a tesla be brought along with him. His recommendation is accepted and on June six, eight hundred four tesla arrives in New York City and begins working for the company on Manhattan's Lower East Side. And then in July. Tesla has another nineteen nervous breakdowns. He does not just keep. I keep expecting them to have more. He does have a very stressful trip. The US trip is buzz nightmare. He had his ticket luggage and money stolen. We'll try to get to the ship then then we'll after he finally gets aboard a mutiny breaks out during the trip, nearly resulting in tesla being thrown overboard. When he finally makes it to the US he, he literally has four cents left in his pocket. He also has a few poems and a handful of other belongings and thank God. He also had a job waiting for him. I think for second about how much better travel has gotten in the past few centuries. I know we've talked about this before, but he, no, he almost got thrown off a fucking ship during a mutiny. I haven't heard of a single mutiny happening on a passenger ship in the world in my lifetime. It's just like like laughable. Like, can you imagine some carnival crews, seventy four people died on the carnival crews ship in the Caribbean this afternoon. When there was a mutiny board, it's insanity. Thinking about the void is I talked to in the about in the immigration subject. People dying on the on the boat left and right nineteenth century nearly that long ago and travel lot better. Like I've flown one hundred times as point, literally several hundred flights easy. Now, one death that I know of now not one medical emergency series now to even have the plane land in an airport. It wasn't originally intended for seems like every trip during Tesla's time. And before we just filled with death and despair. So you know a little little bright spots. Takeaway this episode as annoying life can be sometimes way better. Now, way better. Tessa was initially unimpressed with New York America. He'd write what I had left was beautiful, artistic and fascinating in every way what I saw here was machine rough and unattractive. Tesla was impressed by Edison. He found him to be a wonderful man, and he respected how much accomplished despite not having any early advantages or any scientific training. His opinion of Edison would soon change. Quick few words on Thomas Edison. Thomas alva- Edison was an American inventor and businessman. Born on February. Eleventh eighteen forty seven just nine years before tesla in the little one thousand person town of Milan, Ohio just under sixty miles west of Cleveland. His mother taught Edison at home, so home schooler. Oh boy, much education came from reading RG Parker school of natural philosophy in the Cooper union for the advancement of science art at it's an also developed hearing problems at an early age. Another disadvantage, the cause of his deafness been attributed to about of scarlet fever during childhood and recurring untreated middle ear, and Becky wasn't completely deaf. Just had some hearing loss. He later sold candy and newspapers on trains running from point or port skews me her on Michigan, Detroit still vegetables to supplement his income as young man. He studied qualitative analysis and conducted chemical experiments on the train like a young genius does later. Edison obtained the exclusive rights to sell newspapers on the road, the first venture and Edison's long streak of entrepreneurial success. He'd found fourteen companies over the course of the life. Including General Electric, which is still one of the largest publicly traded companies in the entire world. He was one of history's premier inventors developing many devices, a greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera the water balloon and the long lasting, practical electric lightbulb. Dubbed the wizard of Menlo Park. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention. And because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory man. Oh, and he also did not invent the water balloon. That was nonsense funny if he did though funny, funny if he did, and if it was also considered one of his finest in benches, we award the Nobel prize to none other than Thomas Edison for his pioneering work with water balloons, joy brought to the lives of millions of children, cold wet anguish also brought to the lives of millions of children. And of course, the occasional eye injury. Edison and Tessa would soon become intense rivals. But you know, it's not a, it's not Edison suck. So fuck it. It's in right now. Back back to tesla while working frozen tesla was tasked with repairing malfunctioning. Lighting board. The s s Oregon, a record-breaking British passenger liner that was the fastest ship to cross the Atlantic. In eighteen eighty four. The organ was delayed in its sailing. Due to this lighting issue. Edison was irritated by is it was a difficult task through the way to system at originally bins to all of these, having trouble figuring how to fix it. And then tesla shows up and fix it less than twenty four hours works around the clock. He goes in for work. One morning stays until the following kind of early morning and then has the problem fixed and walks home while walking home tesla encounters Edison by chance is Edison and others or heading home from a night of drinking. Edison makes a comment about tesla being out all night as well. A reference to party or whatever Tessa corrects him and explains it. Now he just stayed up and fix that problem with the says, Oregon, good. Now, Edison didn't say anything. Just just kept on walking with his friends, but tesla apparently overheard him in a short distance away. I say the tesla was a damn good man. And then tesla and Edison continued to work well together for about six months before tesla abruptly quit over essentially, what amounted to a bad joke. Shortly after fixing the SS Oregon Edison told tesla, he'd paying fifty thousand dollars for improved design for some DC. Dynamos has direct current electric generators. Dynamos were the first instruments used as electrical power suppliers after months of long nights, experimentation, tesla presented Edison solution to his dynamo problem, and when Edison liked it, he asked for his fifty thousand dollars and then Edison allegedly said tesla, you just don't understand our American humor, you know the whole house. I was kidding about that. And then tests I got super pissed and quit. Now, I'm sure there's a bit more to the story than this, but, but that's the gist. I bet Edison was not joking as much as he probably didn't think that tests could actually fix it, you know? So you just throw out some crazy talk like, oh sure, yeah. If you can fix whatever you fifty thousand dollars and he actually fix it, he's like, oh, shit, pretty. Ballsy for tesla to walk out over that considering he'd only shown up less than a year earlier in a country where he had zero relatives, anybody except for that one business connection, and he had four cents in his pocket. Also, tesla tried to convince Edison to switch from using direct current DC to alternate current AC power while working for him. But Edison was not interested. This disagreement over which type of current to us define a longstanding future rivalry between the two early the following year in March of eighteen eighty five twenty eight year old test that would launch his own company. It was called the Thomas Edison can lick my Serbian ass Inc. No, it was called the tesla, electric light in manufacturing company, tesla, try to patent an AC, aka alternating current arc lighting system through Lemiel, w Sarel Edison's patent lawyer, and he went on to set up a meeting with Robert lane and Benjamin, Vail who were convinced to fund Tesla's endeavors. This is how tesla electric light and manufacturing was born. Tessa works on this arc lighting system and also earns his first patent in the US for an improved DC generator, which drew praise from fellow innovators. Unfortunately, despite his praise tested couldn't rally financial support behind his alternating current proposals. And he struggled together investors and he ends up sell selling patents to the company itself exchange for stock in anticipation of great success, but that's success doesn't come instead his investors pull the plug. The business is deemed too competitive for them and they move in another direction and now less than a year after leaving Edison's company Tesla's broke and doesn't even own the patents for his own inventions. So tesla spends a better part of eighty five and eight hundred eighty six working odd, electrical jobs and digging ditches. For two dollars a day. He would describe this time of his life with the phrase, bitter, tears, holy shit. He can you imagine that type of quick fall like you work in Paris for a few years work your way up. You become a rising star, doing a good enough job at your company that you're brought over to New York City to their headquarters. We are mmediately impressed. The founder of the company, then you quickly become a top researcher, feels like a like a, you know, like definite financial success laze in your immediate future. And then over a miscommunication regarding the centrally a bonus, you walk away launch your own company lineup, potential investors. You're feeling like a million bucks, right? It looks like it's the right move to leave. Success is right around the corner. You know, just this'll teach you Mr.. Edison get ready to place your lips on my dairy air Thomas. I'm going to bury you Mr. Edison. I'm going to fucking bury who we will find out how much you enjoy my Serbian humor. And then a few months later you're flat broke, no lucrative job prospects, and you're literally digging a ditch to put food in your stomach. Just shoveling dignities thinking about Thomas Edison, still out there kicking ass. You know, just damn you. Mr. Edison, Tammy, who I bet you expect me to beg for my old job back, take it back and half pair. Okay. Get these, these blisters, killing me one. If he would give me my job back God, please place Thomas please. Please give him my job back. Fragile you know that I'm fragile, delicate spine Colorado that time I I would delicate mind dying this ditch Thomas please. I'll die in this ditch an eight hundred eighty six while he doesn't get a either a new job or as old job back, he does meet Alfred s Brown a western. Nyan superintendent, and you also means New York attorney, Charles f peck and these business partners are intrigued by tests ideas enough to offer him financial backing and helping the handling of of his patents the following year. So in April night 1887 these three men, they formed tesla electric company. They split profits equally amongst themselves with a third going each man and they build a laboratory a laboratory for tesla eighty nine liberty street Manhattan, so so come back around back Mr. Edison. I'm back the next time I touch a shovel will be the burial, cold lifeless body. I'm murdered my brother and my father and in time is so shall modo you for I am a mother, her. Tesla's alternating current induction motor starts to take off in both Europe and the US and eight hundred eighty seven serves long distance high voltage needs. Well has a simple self study. Design generates a rotating magnetic field does require commuter doesn't require the frequent maintenance of other Motors. They use mechanical brushes the navy to eighty eight test the receives a patent on his AC motor peck and Brown worked to have it advertised in the press and seek to showcase its improvements over other existing options. Basically, they wanna show the public that it's better than Edison's shitty design options. And that pisses that is enough. He'll soon go to insane lengths to show that his favourite DC current vastly superior to test AC current. He's are highly competitive times. Given the giving the control to trysofi was it was a new and rapidly expanding field in high demand with vast fortunes to be made Westinghouse Edison and Thomas Houston with the three current heavy hitters in the field. And then I may sixteen to eighteen eighty eight tesla demonstrates is motor at the American Institute of electrical engineers, news of his invention travels to George Westinghouse the owner of a one. Eastern house, electric manufacturing company. And then by July of eight hundred, eight Brown and peck strike a high end deal with Westinghouse for the license of Tesla's AC policies, induction motor and transformer designs. The deal was for sixty thousand roughly one point, five million today royalties of two fifty at sixty two dollars and thirty cents in today's dollars per AC horsepower produced by each motor and stock in the company. Tesla was also given a one year contract, right? Westinghouse where he would receive the equivalent of fifty thousand dollars a month in today's money as payment as a consultant for the Pittsburgh left. So not bad man, not bad at all. He is not in the slightest bit concerned with digging ditches. Now, the only ditches now probably daydreaming about is that one to bury it, isn't it with a shovel, made a fucking solid diamonds. Things are looking at for tesla, but then Edison comes back into his life and ruins everything again by taking the first shot and we'll become to known or what will come to be known as the war of currents nerd fight. So here are the basics of the war. Of Currence tesla was arguing for an advertising. Alternating current AC. An Edison was utilizing in promoting direct current DC and one day during a heated argument, they kind of did one of those chest bumps dude. Sometimes you like chest to chest and when they did their penises touch tip tip, and that's how Angus young was born. And that's how the band ACDC came about. And that's what the song back in black is really about if you pay close enough attention to the lyrics. Back live on the sax and touching tips, electric man. My dad's, I'm a magic hand, sprung forth a smoke after two tip on something like that. And I'm back him there in this tip to tip. Okay. Now for that nonsense probably painful for everyone. No beginning in eighteen eighty eight Edison really did kick off the war of currents with tesla tests are really did advocate. An alternating current method of electrical fulfillment. Edison really did advocate direct current method. The current or electric charge only only flows in one direction in the case of direct current, but an alternating current electric charge changes direction periodically, not only current, but also the voltage reverses because of the change in the current flow, which is better well, in most instances, while better may not be the best word. Alternating current has been more efficient and cost effective over the last century and change. Direct current has been more difficult to transmit over long distances because loses little juice along the way has to be kind of reboosted and upgrading to higher or lower voltage requires extent expensive circuitry. Alternating current could be more easily transmitted over long distances can be also conveniently converted to higher or lower voltage using transformers, which are essentially a cold coiled. Wire that steps up or steps down the magnitude of voltage, those power lines. You see, taking like trysted your home around your neighborhood. Those in all likelihood carry AC power. However, this is change in some parts of the world in recent years were more efficient. DC power transmission techniques are being developed. Also portable battery powered devices that just laptops and cell phones use DC direct current power. How do they convert your home's AC power to DC power? Well, you know, the little black box that is part of your battery charger or like a little white box. If you're an iphone user that you know that little with actually the plug goes into that little tiny white square well, that that box will square thing, whatever. That's an AC to DC power converter. Now, obviously, there are more differences of variety of other bandages and disadvantages, and we could get way too bogged down in unnecessary details for today's narrative and put everyone to sleep. We're not gonna do that. I guess the main thing to know is other than the basic explanation I just gave is that during the war of currents Tesla's AC was actually the better choice. It costs. Lesson DC and despite Edison would say and try to prove it was not more dangerous. Both a c. n. d. c. equally capable of producing enough voltage to shocked her dick and or tits off. Okay. So the following the law getting into this war of current good, good historical reminder to not believe the hype all the time just because all your friends and family and media might be telling you something that doesn't mean it's true marketing marketing often mixed with so much disgusting blatant lies and manipulation. It's okay. So so eight hundred eighty eight Edison too big deal. He and his company are already various Alvis in phila- Christie's make a shit ton of money off his technology, and he wants to keep making that money and he's put all his chips, you know, or all his eggs, I guess in the DC basket and after developing the first incandescent bulb in eighteen seventy nine, he supports direct or supported by direct current. The new lucrative electricity market has opened his arms to him. He's print money. His invention was guaranteed to change the world. His eventual with godlike. Hold, just let there be light, revolutionary phenomena, Edison. While quick understand that its venture was guaranteed success. Also nude had limitations. You know, it's very smart guy. He's jeans himself. He knows it has limitations on being used over long distances and when former ungrateful employees, Nikola tesla shows backup starts strongly offering an advocate, and it's cheaper AC, you know, kind of a know method of transmission. He's not happy about it. He's not happy about it. And so he becomes a short, a ruthless line, mean-spirited Astle to try to turn public opinion away from alternating current or maybe he was already that kind of person. You just revealed his true nature to the world. Now, Edison launches a very mean spirited propaganda campaign that's wildly effective. He consistently presents Tesla's. Alternating current is being very dangerous and unreliable. Edison actually stated at one point just as certain as death Westinghouse, which is Tesla's AC system will kill the customer within six months after he puts it in a system of any size. He knew this wasn't true. You don't really see companies do that anymore. By the way. Can you imagine if the CEO afford showed up in a commercial just said something like, go ahead by Chevy. And then when it hit someone and you're, you're doing, you're done washing you, you're dead children's blood off the inside of the windshield. Maybe you'll be ready to buy a Ford for tough talking crazy just to like, you know, to say that your competition is going to kill its customers. Back in eighteen eighty seven Edison had actually already laid the groundwork for his AC. Power will kill you smear campaign against Tesla's Westinghouse backers. When a dentist from buffalo reached out to Addison in the hopes of finding a more humane way of capital punishment. Alfred P Southwick found hangings to be inhumane, but a recently seen a man accidentally electric himself and he thought that an answer to a more humane type of execution may allow or may lie within this new sites. Edison was always publicly opposed to the death sentence, but he saw the opportunity to to associate his comp. Titian with death. So he recommended the Westinghouse company and their use of alternating current to Southwick and worked AC current would be used for the electric chair. Starting in eighteen ninety on August six h ninety convicted murderer. William Kimbler will be the first person to be killed. The electric chair in Auburn, New York, and it was horrific. The generator was charged with thousand volts soon to be inadequate amount to induce quick unconsciousness and cardiac arrest. The chair had already been thoroughly tested. A horse had been successfully electrocuted the day before current within pass through Kenner for seventeen seconds. The power was turned off and Kellner was declared dead. However, he wasn't witnesses noticed, Kevin. We're still breathing. The attending physicians come forward to examine Kamler confirm. He is still alive. Dr calls out. Have the current turned on again, quick. No delay Keller was then shocked with two thousand volts blood vessels under his skin began to rupture and bleed. And someone says, would actually later claimed his body caught fire, the New York Times reported that an awful or. Odor began to permeate the death chamber. And then as though to cap, the climax of this fearful sight, it was seen that the hair under and around the electrode onto the head and flesh under and around. The electrode at the base of the spine was singed. The stench was unbearable. So they're cooking this guy when this is reported the smell of burning flesh and several nauseated spectators unsuccessfully tried to leave the room. The execution ends up taking eight minutes. The competitive newspaper reporters covering the Kamler execution jump on all these abnormalities. Each newspaper tries to outdo the others with sensational headlines and reports the head of Westinghouse Tesla's company. George Westinghouse later would comment. They would have done better just using an axe huge PR win for Edison. Westinghouse's. Alternating current became so associated with getting electrocuted that people began to refer to getting electrocuted as getting Westinghouse, man, how happy that makes us? Do you want my clean safe, not Schalke power, or do you want Tesla's. Death juice want my dependent will make America great against dips app or do you want tests those commies skin sizzler and how much that suck for George Westinghouse man to have your actual name associated with horrific. Death wasn't asked by the way, had tried to prevent this very strong. He had thrown one hundred thousand dollars into an appeal for Kamler to keep that dude from being electrocuted to try to prevent alternating current from being used in his death. This just a small part of this war currency. And this wouldn't happen till eighteen ninety. Meanwhile back in eighteen eighty eight Edison was just he wasn't just sitting around hoping for an opportunity to present itself. He was making it happen. He was touring the US putting on presentations or at least funding presentations. If he wasn't there himself about how dangerous AC power could be. You know, he he started publicly electrocuting dogs horses and even electrocuted in elephant with AC to make his case seriously. This isn't just on my weird shit. He really did this. Like what in the fuck bounce around the web and you'll see you'll read stories about him. Let Coon all kinds of creatures. We'll Edison didn't actually let shoot, you know these animals himself, but he, you know, he paid to have the demonstration carried out. So he paid to having killed same difference. Often he paid to having killed by an engineer and anti alternating current advocate, Harold Brown stray dogs stray cats horses rang Tang. Yeah, that elephant will talk about a little bit. June of eighteen eighty eight. He started. He set up a public display to warn of the dangers of alternating current at a dog's water dish hooked up to an AC dynamo, and when the dog went to get a drink, you have fucking. Shocked to death. Man times were different again. Can you imagine getting away with doing anything remotely like that today? You know, just like my God, just a public backlash while I mean, the laws you'd break and everything too, but just to prove that my carbonated life bubble soda is far safer than my competitors, big bubble cola this by being just the bubbly. I had five of these pigeons drink life bubble in five drink big bubble now. Sorry, what does it life bubble? So yes, life bubble at five drank five bubble. And then if I bring bay, but what now watch carefully see that that patient has exploded sort of that one. Oh, and the other three. All five of the big bubble cola drink is just had those stomachs blow up. You see him talking about, oh, oh, shoot. Okay. That's one of ours just actually explode as well. Oh shit. Okay. Two hours. Oh, DAL. Okay. Three, dammit, dammit, but. Okay, that seems to be the same as me it. So five of their pigeons exploded to death. Two of ours lived so life bubble the safer bubble drink. By the way pigeon's blown up from drinking carbonated beverages seems also be just a urban legend as does the alka-seltzer thing blown them up probably best, not to test a don't don't. Don't s it? Edison would test it though. He could. He clearly didn't give shit. We'll George west now sees how this plane out. He writes Edison letter at one point saying, I believe there has been a system systemic attempt on the part of some people to do a great deal of mischief and create as great difference as possible between Edison company and Westinghouse Electric company when there ought to be an entirely different condition of affairs. So he's like, come on, man, we we can get along. We can make this for everybody. Edison does not bother writing back. He does continue purchasing stray dogs for twenty five cents each to use in many more presentations. So really this war of current less of a war really just a continual assault against Westinghouse and Tesla's preferred, alternating current, a c electricity, an eighteen hundred nine Edison has luxuriant stray pets to increase his company's bottom line. Tesla travels to Paris for the exposition universal. L. where he finds inspiration in Heinrich Hertz, his electric experimentation that proves that electromagnetic radiation radio waves are released. Radio waves are in fact, real, and this led to the invention of his tesla coil in eighteen ninety one on aged ninety. One tesla demonstrated wireless lighting by skewed by electrostatic induction at Columbia college. He would later go on to claim that his new system of wireless Leiden he'd worked on for more than a decade would eventually lead to a system which signals and possibly power will be sent to the earth without the use of wires. Sound familiar. Sound like pretty much what most of his base most of our lives around now wireless technology, incredible how how important this contribution is to modern tech in the internet. Like this dude was, you know, trying to trying to get the internet going back then July thirtieth 1891 tested, became a citizen of United States. Patents is tesla coil. What is a tesla coil? Jessica oils and electrified cock ring what Scooby? No. Tesla coil produces wireless trysofi. You've probably seen a version of wanting to museum. Even some fries. Latronic stores have tested quotas place. It's a metal coil that shoots out what looks like a lightning bolts little of our arcs of electricity tests that would stand near an arc for demonstrations, hold a light bulb in his hand, and the electricity would pass through him into the bulb lighting. It up the concept behind the quills actually fairly simple and makes use of electromagnetic force and residents and their powerful these. These testicle employing copper wire and glass bottles and amateur like Trish in can build a tesla coil that can produce a quarter of a million volts. Well, 1892 Edison and Thomas Houston merged into a new company. You may have heard of called General Electric right as soon as working under other names previously now get General Electric. They celebrate by electrocuting and then stopping a hundred cocker spaniels to death, hailed him. No, I don't do that tesla lectures in London in eighteen ninety two and eighteen ninety three tesla and Westinghouse. Finally score a major victory defining victory in the ongoing war of current, which really isn't like directed at Edison. You know, in this case, I feel like Edison's, you know, battle or battles or moves during the war. We're very direct like just buried much directly shitting on a c. in Westinghouse, where an eight, nine thousand three tests on west. Now they just do something you know, successful which I guess is you know their side of the war that they win the bid to light up the world's Columbian exposition, also known as the Chicago world's fair. Now we talked about the world's fair back in h h Holmes murder. Castle episode suck number twenty five. H homes, you know, killed an unknown amount of random tourists who came to stay at his murder castle while they were in town for the expo or working out the expo or move down because the work provided by the expo we'll Edison. General Electric had originally proposed to power. The electric exhibits at the expo using direct current at the cost of one point eight million. And when that was rejected, they got their bid all the way down to five hundred and fifty four thousand dollars. I love that difference. You know, just like Edison like we can't do it for a penny less than one point, eight million. That's the that's the the least expensive way we could even possibly do it with technology. That's that's far too expensive Thomas and I'm so I, but we're, we're going to have to look elsewhere. Hello? Oh, hold on. Hold on. Just got new figures in my head half a million, but you never have a million like he cuts it by over a third or mentor DNA. It's down to like what like almost seventy percent less than you original offer within Westinghouse. Their offer comes in at three hundred ninety nine thousand so cheaper than the cheap. New option from Edison. And this is a historical moment for tests because they win the bid, and now they're able to showcase their beloved AC on big big stage. Thomas king dickhead Edison tries to rain on tests parade by banning the use of Edison's lamps at the expo, but Westinghouse's company quickly designs a double stopper lightbulb, which allows them to sidestep some Edison's patents, and they're able to like the fair anyway, and it was a wild success as Eric Larsen describes in the main source used for the h. h home suck the the book, the devil in the White City in which Eric Larsen wrote, if evenings, it's a fair were seductive. The nights were ravishing the lamps that laced every building a walkway produced the most elaborate demonstration of electric Lumine ever attempted and the first large scale test of alternating currents. The fair alone consumed three times as much like Tristan as entire city of Chicago. There were important engineering milestones, but would bizzare visitors. Adored was the sheer beauty of seen so many lights ignited in one. At one time every building, including the manufacturers and liberal arts building was outlined in white bulbs. Giant searchlights the largest ever made and said to be visible, sixty miles away had been mounted on the manufacturer's roof and swept the grounds and surrounding neighborhoods, large colored bulbs lit, the hundred foot plumes of water that burst from the mic Monis fountain. It was like getting his sudden vision of heaven. So you know very successful. So that's that's awesome. That was nice. Nice year for tesla. Next year eighteen ninety. Four has to be ends experimenting with what he referred to as invisible kinds of radiant energy, which led him to possibly take in the first x Ray photo by accident tesla was trying to photograph a buddy Mark Twain in his lap. You know, be deal no big namedrop. But the only image that came through is was a metal piece on his camera lens. So you know, maybe kind of technically the first x Ray photo agent, ninety five tests with the help of new financial backers, able to open the Nikola tesla company. The aim was to market and develop a variety of Tesla's previously patented inventions and pursue new work as well. Alfred Brown from Tesla's earlier day joins in brought patents from Tesla's work under peck and Brown, very little ended up coming from it all other than the fact that they continue to manage Tesla's patents for years and years to come. Then on March, thirteenth eighteen ninety-five tesla has what is arguably a terrible terrible day for scientists. His lab catches fire and burns to the ground notes. Research models all go up in smoke, and he is crushed the New York Times quoted him as saying, I am in too much grief to talk. What can I say? I can't imagine I've had hard drives crash in. That feels terrible. You know my my photos, Mike, my documents, my my old emails that are likely that I would never looked at again, but gave me great comfort to know that I could if I wanted to know. November of eighteen ninety six test to finish his work on a project on a brand new damn Niagara Falls. Using his AC system. The power generated from the falls produce enough electricity to power all of Buffalo New York. Now, this is considered by some to be his crowning achievement. Niagara Falls, the first major hydroelectric power plant in the world. Dr Charles f, Scott professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Yale University, former president of the American Institute of electrical engineers would say the time, the evolution of electric power from the discovery of fair day in eighteen thirty one to the initial great installation of the tesla policy system in eighteen ninety six is undoubtedly the most tremendous event in all engineering history. So you know, high praise now wealthy for the first time, test tested becomes a scientific free agent spends next twelve or so years bouncing around Manhattan Renton various spaces, Laborde tortoise. He can often be heard muttering under his breath. Just fuck Thomas Edison. How bury him yet. Bury him and one of those ditches reduced me to digging, we'll see who lasts last Edison. Yes. C. h.. Ninety eight test of freaks out an audience at Madison Square Garden when he demonstrates his tele- tele- autumn atone boat. That was radio controlled. Basically the first remote with the world's first remote control boat people, witnessing this hard to mentally process event because it never seen anything like this. They tributed the small boats ability to move to either magic telepathy or to the small monkey that appeared to be capping. It seriously. They had like a little monkey on the boat, and they truly believed that the monkey was the one controlling. It just is a totally normal boat. Captain monkey tesla tried marketing is mentioned the US military, but they didn't bite at the time. Radio controlled item state fixed in the realm of playthings until World War One when countries will begin utilize it. Sadly, he did not decide to toured the world with his boat captain monkey and devote the rest of his life to fuck with people's minds. That'd be great. As I introduced to you Zanzibar the world's first monkey boat. Captain tell him, we'd like to go and he'll do it. He understands all human language, all of them and no one navigates the sea like Zeng's ball. Tesla godfather, remote control cars, and drones. Do how cool is that? Eighteen ninety. Nine tesla moves to Colorado Springs Colorado and start smoking so much weed gets hacky sack becomes known for bacon. The most magical brownies you've ever tasted. He subscribes to a vague political and spiritual ideology of just be cool. Man. Just let it all happen. Man, don't you just don't worry about it. He stops eating meat sauce, washing his hair, spent a long time with some friends playing twenty minute long solos full of OSA, many deeply groovy guitar riffs. Now he doesn't do that. He said something experimental station. He chose location for its high altitude as he was interested in studying the conductive nature of low pressure air to all this guy cared about was the scientific work still no romantic life to do would never ever date a single person. No rumors of love affairs, no strong indication. You know, you ever had a sexual experience, but he time probably shocked as Wayne every time I got a boner you know, just until he condition it did to stay limp. What does big deal with them dig like this? I feel like he understands you go deal on some level. He focused on sparkin lightning. I was on George arousal get out here. Chettiar yards showed up in this episode. Of a bitch, you no place here, big deal. Go get tested yet. Unlike us folks only on the scientific life, Edison would actually father six children. He's married twice, dude, you know, found time to get it on eighteen ninety nine Tessa. Also looking for the ability to create a much larger working space for his growing experimentation, Colorado. He announces plans to create deliver long distance wireless, telegraph from pikes peak to Paris. So basically in eighteen ninety nine, he really is trying to advance the internet thing about what to do. We could do if he was alive. Now, like if you're working on some kind of teleportation machine beams around like Star Trek, Elon Musk, you're probably be assistant or maybe he and he alone would push each other. Maybe they'd be rivals like him in Edison. It'd be the war of space travel instead of the war of currents. So maze by the genius of people like this. Also in Colorado, he built a massive coral is new lab that was capable of producing millions of oats as able to produce a lightning. The could travel up to one hundred and thirty five feet with this. He studied it in depth also scare the shit out of the locals. He was like a dark wizard. These people couldn't comprehend him what he was doing. He was a mad scientist probably thought he was working on Frankenstein up there. Tesla began to notice strange signals from the receivers Labra and this time began to speculate that he's picking up messages from outer space from other planets, the media hold this had a field day, mocking him claiming the tesla was, you know, talking to martians tesla himself went on to wonder about this for at least a couple of years, making occasional remarks about it, but never solidifying where the messages originated from or what they meant. He was widely mocked geniuses, sadly often are by the ignorant masses who just aren't intelligent enough to begin understand him. You know, he may very well have been the first person to pick up radio waves from space. Satisfied was experimentation in Colorado in June of nineteen hundred them back to Manhattan and into the Fain waldorf-astoria. The most prestigious hotel in New York City for decades kings queens, presidents actors, actresses artists and more stayed there. President Herbert Hoover actually lived there for thirty years after his presidency gangster Bugsy Siegel own an apartment. In the Waldorf story, Marilyn Monroe stayed there for several months. I'm able least walk by once or twice. I might have been glared at by some hotel concierge do it in blown there. Know pretty pretty good hotel in July of nineteen o one forty five year old tesla plans to build a more powerful transmitter was the aim of advancing his radio based wireless transmission system, find himself in a race. Now against Twenty-seven-year-old Italian adventure, we almo- Marconi whom tesla was convinced was using his own invention to try and beat him in this race. Tesla secured one hundred forty thousand dollars over three point. Eight million in today's money from j. p. Morgan to build the warden cliff tower, aka tesla tower and Shoreham New York. In experimental wireless transmission station. In this race, tesla intended to transmit messages, even images across the Atlantic to England, ships at sea, based on theories of using the earth to conduct the signals. Again, dude is trying to invent the internet at the dawn of the twentieth century. We'll Marconi won the race by transmitting the letter s from England to Newfoundland in December of nineteen ninety. One and history is credited him as the inventor of the radio. Tesla was quoted as saying, Marconi's could fellow let him continue. He is using seventeen of. My patents to me that's nerd, speak for is still win. Makoni technology is based on my technology when he makes money. I make money when he invents. I invent I win Tesla's God Tesla's the greatest scientists who ever lived. I don't know. 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But other investors are busy dumping more money into Marconi than tesla. And the media also begins to turn on tesla. Edison also still not done with tesla nineteen thousand three. He further proves statements about the dangers of AC powered Coney Island. Now when he has that elephant executed for an audience of thousands, topsy was a circus elephant who've been labelled as. Dangerous to stay alive after having killed three different men to fair, though. At least one of the men she killed. I tried to feed her lit cigarettes, you know, making him a complete asshole who deserved to be stomped out by Melvin. Edison built the poor creature copper sandals, and then ran six thousand volts to her system with AC power. Ninety four j. p. Morgan and other tesla inventors were either cutting support entirely or limiting funds to the point that tesla had to take out a mortgage on his tower to cover living expenses. At the Waldorf historian a story. Yes, keeping by nineteen. O six is precious. Tesla tower had been abandoned in nine hundred six tesla open offices at one six, five Broadway in Manhattan trying to raise further funds by developing a marketing and his patents on his fiftieth birthday in July tenth nineteen. O six tesla demonstrated a two hundred horsepower hundred fifty kilowatt sixteen thousand RPM bladeless turbine cool. But unfortunately this invention making very little money and it's financial problems. Continue in nineteen o nine Marconi received the Nobel prize for contributions to the field of wireless communication. This apparently just about breaks tesla and then at the awards presentation ceremony, he tells the crowd gathered there that you ward is dedicated to his mother for always being there for him and always supported him. And also to Nikola tesla who could quote suck his dick and die and go to hell. While this remark is a standing ovation. And tesla is devastated. Now, of course it never happened, but it has those feelings were hurt. He'd yet to have won Nobel prize and he felt he contributed so much more Marconi Tessa would actually never win Nobel prize nineteen ten tesla sets up another lab at the metropolitan life tower where he'd stay until you can no longer afford the rent. There has to move out in nineteen fourteen nineteen. Thirteen is primary backer p. Morgan dies nineteen fourteen year rent some space in the Woolworth building until he could no longer afford that rent, either in nineteen fifty money, woes, continue and tesla loses the tesla tower. Now completely no longer been, you know, hasn't been used for almost a decade anyway, but now it's lost to foreclosure towers, demolished. Also nineteen fifteen tesla sues Marconi's company for infringement on his, you know, wireless patents and loses his case also on November, sixteenth, nineteen. Fifteen, a routers news, agency reports from London that that a tesla had won the nineteen fifty Nobel peace prize or Nobel prize. She's being physics that was given to Thomas Edison. Nikola tesla, however, on November fifteenth. A router story from Stockholm states the prize is being awarded to, Sir William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of x rays. Some tesla biographers believed that tesla and Edison were actually supposed to have won that award. They were offered at first, but that they hated each other so much. They refuse to share the award. Now the Nobel Foundation has said that this never happened, but the rumor persists tesla moves around Manhattan for some years after this written various spaces struggling to find any investors, then moving out, leaving piles of unpaid bills behind him. He continues to ask Morgan's JP, Morgan son, you know, after JP died for for money but doesn't get it ends up in near bankruptcy nineteen twenty two Sixty-six-year-old Tessa moves from the world over store you to the Saint Regis hotel. Now where he stays for roughly year, you know, continues drug with money and falls in love with the pigeon. The pigeon thing we mentioned while back seriously, that's. That's when you know your life is in complete shambles when you fall in love with the pigeon, no one falls in love with the pigeon in any kind of romantic way while their life is working out really well and they're terribly mentally stable. Tesla began to fixate on these local pigeons during this tough time during his life that he would visit daily in a nearby park and moves onto feeding them from the windows room. And then he claims that one particular visited him and regularly and becomes injured. And then it's rumored that he spent over two thousand dollars building a contraption to help this little pigeon, help her broken wing. He'll and enter lake shared leg and our and our and our wing. And then the mess from these birds and more unpaid. Bills of course, leads to his vision and tesla would later say these birds. I have been feeding pigeons thousands of them for years, but there was one a beautiful bird pure white with light grey tips swings. That one was different. It was a female. I had only tuition call her and she would come flying to me. I loved that. Pigeon as a. Man loves a woman and she loved me as long as I had her. There was a purpose to my life has so funny slash sad to me. In late nineteen twenty two then big scandal for tesla. He and the pigeon get married, and then the pigeon dies for maternal bleeding. When tesla tries to consummate the marriage on the wedding night and that is insane. I don't know what ended up happening pigeon? I don't know what happened to tesla, sexy, love, budgen, pigeon, but I do know for the next several years, tesla continued to bounce one hotels the next leaving more and more unpaid bills as patents on his previously. Profitable inventions ran out and new inventions are not being used a nineteen thirty-one. Kenna's Souissi young writer who had been associated with test for some time organizes celebration for the adventure, seventy. Fifth birthday test. The received congratulatory letters for more than seventy pioneers in science and engineering, including our nine, and he's also featured on the cover time magazine, the covers captured is all the world's his powerhouse notes, his contribution to electrical power generation and the party went so well. The tesla made an annual event for awhile in occasion where he would put out a large better food and drink and invite the press over to. Inventions and hear stories about possible new inventions. The claims of an increasingly mad scientists, nineteen thirty one, longtime, rival. Thomas Edison also dice at year or not also like, but he dies at your day job eighty four. So really you know, between the seventieth birthday party and Edison, dine pretty good year for tesla and then following this pretty good year test starts to really kind of unravel mentally a bit. It is nine hundred thirty two birthday party. He claims. He's invented a motor that runs on cosmic race and know that that never happened that that is not a thing that exists in the nineteen thirty three. He tells reporters that he's on the verge of producing a new form of energy. He said it could be tapped with an apparatus that would be cheap to run and they would last five hundred years. He also tells reporters, he's developing a way to photograph the retina to record human thought. No, he's not developing any of that. And then tesla takes his crazy talk even further in nineteen thirty four. When he says he is now build a super weapon called a death-ray. He has now shifted into the character of the. Mad scientists, super villain. Surprised. You didn't hire an assistant called eagle at this point. Eagle show defying folks who've come to our party that I'm quite serious about my death-ray is of course, master tesla hit at once master tesla, eagle point to death, Ray at Marconi's laboratory that is master tesla at once master tesla. Yes. Can you send your imminent death? Mr. Marconi are you ready to be exploded or disintegrated or this rain in Papp's evaporated, even I am not sure what the death Ray will do to you. It's not. It's not quite finished. You'll find still fine tuning the death Ray, but but soon. Oh yes. Soon I will death. You never crossed mode or Marconi. I'm Motorola. Nineteen. Thirty. Four was seen house Tesla's former financial war of current backer begins to pay him one hundred twenty five dollars a month. Probably twenty one hundred and today's dollars in addition to covering the cost of his rent at the hotel New Yorker to kind of keep them afloat. This would he do this. For the remainder of Tesla's life, and it was listed as a type of consulting fee despite limited concert consultation, ever taking place. The rationale for why'd they did this kind of areas depending on the source, but but a likely theories at rather than doing a purely for humanitarian turtle'll reasons Westinghouse would just concerned about the the bad press that would come from Tesla's demise given the current struggles. You know, he's previous star inventor on one thousand thirty. Five tesla makes another crazy claim is birthday party. Now when he turn seventy nine, he announced his invention of a pocket-sized off later that would destroy the Empire State building. That's not a thing following this party tested became a recluse for his final years. Tinkering on various inventions talking about having built death, rays in the like after dying of a heart attack at the age of eighty six on January seventh nineteen forty three's talked about so many deaths raise no Santa things before that after he discovered by made his body is the FBI sends the alien property custodian to seizes belongings despite him. Having been a citizen in the US for for years. And then John g Trump professor at MIT was asked to inspect his items over the course of three days, make sure he's got no death race. Nothing similar funny that there were worried enough about what he's capable of inventing that they thought he may have in fact, built a death Ray or some kind of super weapon at a check it out. You know, every dies, make sure the whole hotel's not gonna explode random trivia, by the way, John g Trump President Trump's paternal uncle, and, and while this Trump never found a death-ray. Despite some conspiracy theories thinking he did and then it now blocked aluminum. Of course, he did find an issue of a comic book. I'll pootie and juju. They found issue number one. Oh seven from January nineteen nineteen called the electric mad wizard in issue dedicated to Nikola tesla in this issue. Pootie takes job as Tesla's laboratory assistant and isn't allowed to tell juju what's going on at this new job at your few weeks. Judy can't take the mystery and simply must know pootie is up to, especially since pootie came home one day with so much static electricity that their cat Dr dangles was nearly shocked to death and then hid under the couch for three days. So you snuck into Tesla's tower to see what was happening only to find pootie strapped down to an examination table like Frankenstein, juju watches, tesla polish, switch, and then giant arcs of lightning staff to the hidden PU booty with enough juice to make Putin's bones. Glow juju screams don't do test the don't you. Oh, my pootie, and he punches tesla in the face knocking to the ground and flips the switch back down and then pootie yells at you. Why don't you just put zip zip do we were playing who can be two longest lightbulb. And now tesla wins. He stayed lit for two days. And then Judy said, I didn't know know how pootie I thought he was killed in you. And then tesla pop backup, punch juju in the face to return to favour after juju fell to the ground pootie he'll watch out do and then little dizzy, birds circle around juju said, juju yield back too little too, did a pootie. And then tesla smiled and said, put that in your lunchbox Shirley and they all laughed and laughed and laughed, and then they took turns shocking the ever loving Jesus out of one another and saying cruel things about what a jerk. Thomas Edison was the end. And now back to the death, the real life Nikola tesla, January tenth tesla does Jan. Ninety four to three tests. The honored by the New York mayor time feared fuel Furio. Few fucking last name's LaGuardia is the man who LaGuardia Airport, same after and I should have looked up pronunciation guide. I fucking crazy s. to tally name Fiorello field a little few ran on legal entity who read a eulogy over the WNYC radio, violent music played in the background, two days. Later tests, funeral witness by two thousand people before his cremation few months after his death US supreme court overturned Marconi's patent in favor of tesla. And the credit do was finally bestowed on tesla for the invention of the radio. Now, this may have been nothing more than a political move just so they can save money by not having to pay Marconi because in Marconi was suing the US for for using his patents during we'll won. But either way the verdict stands and patent wise tesla. Now technically the inventor of the radio while most story and spilled it Marconi is still is still excuse me, the real inventor nineteen fifty Fifty-two Tesla's nephew, SABA. Coca Cola Novick received the remains of Tesla's estate in Belgrade the entire shipment contained eighty trunks. Tesla's ashes currently reside in the Nikola tesla museum there, and that is enough. That's it for today's time, suck timeline. Good job soldier made it back then. Nikola tesla came along way little Serbian village. Eddie compass life that son of a rural priest and a homemaker impressive. He possessed an extremely special mind devoted his entire life to the exploration of his many, many ideas. I sure he had some wacky ones towards the end. But as they say, it's a fine line between genius and madness, and he exemplified that. And I have a few more things to say about his life. But I, I found a video on YouTube called the genius of Nikola tesla, David Eick, yes, space lizard whistle blower and king wack. Doodle. David Eick has posted his thoughts on tesla. So we have to do an idiots of the internet. Did that. I posted a nine minute video of his thoughts on tesla on Tober v, two thousand seventeen and long story short, the gist of ice thoughts are that the aluminum body didn't want tesla to succeed because he wanted to make the world a better place by handing out free energy. So the repeal liens and their slaves and bloodlines continually work to discredit him and blocked the success of his many inventions. Of course, that is what I believes. Let's see what the geniuses in the comments section of his video thing. User dizzy dish has some interesting thoughts, dizzy, dish types. The world does not have any geniuses being born in this modern world. They are not all caps being taught and or train to think outside the box. I often wonder how many geniuses have been aborted by a woman that has no morals. I don't agree with either of your thoughts here, dizzy dish, and also your thoughts. Don't agree with one another. If the modern world is incapable of fostering genius, because no one is trained to think correctly, then aborting babies wouldn't matter when it came to killing future geniuses, what it. You gotta pick one stupid argument there. Either modern society doesn't allow for geniuses, doesn't cultivate genius, or we don't have genius because of abortion. You don't need any. Both in their user TASR goes a little harder on dizzy dish than I just did posting dizzy dish. You need help such poor grammar and a clear inability to think it's a shame that your mother didn't abort you. Yeah, dizzy dish had no reply for that and then true moron. YouTube user investigator posts just like we're brainwashed into thinking that Einstein was a great genius were also brainwashed into thinking that tesla invented wireless communication. I rest my case. Here's this case. You guys, the rest is case who cares? You didn't actually present a case who cares you? He actually have a case or that he didn't even hint at a case. He just threw out a few opinions that the entire or near entire scientific community would strongly disagree with and then he rests. Okay. What an investigator he is. I don't like bats and also I find slugs repulsive. I rest my case, hey, math is harder for some people to learn than others. And I like my iphone. Okay. But I kind of which I had a new iphone now I rest my case. SP. Spaghetti is delicious. But if you think about it, some people prefer sushi case rested. Fucking idiot. And last one today, protease games these su- excuse me. These tutto intellectual the internet, the person with all the answers who's impressed by nothing. Protease isn't impressed by tesla genius because he or she doesn't believe in individual genius. Just as a concept posting. An idea does not have an inventor in idea has time the idea you perceive to be unique as pondered by others. Subconsciously perceptive individuals share information when in a meditative state in inventor, by way of patent is only the first person to articulate and lay claim to the idea translation I'm as smart as tesla. I'm smart as Einstein. I know all there was possibly to know about everything because I'm a perceptive individual who can injure meditative state translation. I have very little formal education and rather than feel bad about that or or jealous or insecure, or even at least respected. You know that others have it, and it has. Value. My ego is led me to denounce it across the board and elevate myself to the level of genius without having to put any work into education or anything whatsoever. I just clear my mind, you know, and bam, I'm Doug ingenious to meditation. I'm gonna say that no amount of meditation. The world is going to give me the ability to create a hydro electric dam or revolutionized the use of fucking anything in the technical world whatsoever. I have no problem admitting that other people are way smarter than I am and tesla pigeon lover or not way smarter than me. You know waste Marta me when it came to tech and probably most other things if not almost everything else, I'm no genius. Thankfully, I don't think I am also an idiot of the internet as well. Internet. Okay. So time for some last thoughts on tesla before we wrap up today, the end of Tesla's life heat amassed roughly three hundred two hundred seventy eight, but the numbers a little hard to pin down, say spread around to twenty-six countries patents around the world. While many of his inventions have not been utilized, he was instrumental in the development of much technology take for granted today. Like, you know if something you use use AC power, all current you. You know, you have tesla to thank so very likely have tesla to thing for the for your house being lit up at night. Your plan says, you know able to, you know, run because of the the power coming into the house. Even if they're, you know, working on DC voltage is likely to be the power is being transformed from AC to DC inside the house has worked with Westinghouse, spread the use of electricity immensely. The tesla coil helped with the creation of radios and TV tesla developed a much of the groundwork that was likely used by Marconi in his radio development, and just so much more and part of what may have enabled tests to be so productive in revolutionary with the ideas he had was the possession. He had a photographic memory now. Now most I call just or many at least claim that a true photographic memory where you can recall anything you've ever seen with perfect clarity is impossible, but tesla claim to have it or very least he may have had something very close to it. He was known for his ability to seemingly memorize entire books. He spoke eight languages serbo. Croatian, Czech English, French German, Hungarian Italian and Latin had the uncanny ability to create his inventions without drawing or physically mapping them out. He preferred to just visualize their construction. His head, which is unusual. He'd have this to say about his ability. He'd say, when a word was spoken to me, the image of the object, it designated with presented self vividly to my vision in sometimes I was quite unable to distinguish whether what I saw was tangible or not. This caused me great, discomfort, anxiety. I mean, if that's true, it's like, I mean, God, this guy is almost like a curse. The kind of intelligence you had. Can you imagine just like you're able to imagine something so vividly, you're basically able to trick yourself into into thinking like it may be a tangible thing like it's like you had a certain amount of like they're like the properties of like LSD or some kind of powerful hallucinogen. The drug in his system at all times, he was able to channel it will, but it sounds like you know, like would channel more powerfully than he would have liked. This was particularly trouble troublesome for him when his mind would fixate on something horrible. You know, like his brother's death, it would just feel like it was happening right there. Again, he began to practice the art of controlling these visions fixing his mind and other things. And he wrote that he exercises skill habitually, pushing his own bound saying this ided constantly until I was about seventeen. When my thoughts turned seriously to invention, then I observed to my delight that I could visualize with the greatest facility. I needed no models drawings or experiments. Kind of you could just troubleshoot shouldn't tell your head like that. Tessa was plagued by what he referred to as luminous phenomena his entire life. It was something that he felt he had no control over in any regard. And they seem to generally manifest during stressful exciting or dangerous times. He claimed it visions of flames occasionally accompanied this kind of like little light sued see as well as distressing pain as his brain was on fire. In one instance described in his book. He claimed that he had gone on a shooting expedition in Paris, and then the following three weeks were plagued by the phenomena. He was then invited to attend another and he quickly declined alluding to the possibilities phenomenon, possibly be. Like some kind of premonition. So who knows what that she about? Like I said, special mind, rare genius. And now let's talk about a little hell little sleep. He got missed amazed by that tesla claim to only sleep two hours a night later in his adult life and just take a cage like occasional small naps. Or little additional tiny cat throughout the day, this claim may seem outlandish, but accounts were verified during his youth of playing cards or pool for stretches up to forty eight hours continuously with limited impact. He also spent a stretch of time working in his lab and would she was up for roughly eighty four hours straight as three and a half days a friend and journalist, Kenneth sweetie confirmed that tesla almost never slept. I do not understand how in the hell that is possible and it's not like it destroyed. His health clearly was not detrimental. I mean live until he's eighty six years old. He may have lived a long life partially due to consistent exercise and diet very consistent. He was never had a shape from eighteen eighty eight to nineteen twenty six, right? So for. So for almost forty years, tesla remained virtually exactly the same physically. He was six, two, six foot two inches tall, and one hundred and forty two pounds, dear God. I've never been that consistent of you've seen pictures of me from ten years ago and pictures of me like the past few years of me recently. I, you know, I'm I don't look the same about eighty. Ninety pounds heavier, and in the same height man. Yeah, this meets that has a little more meat in their sack. Then tesla would have. That's crazy. And just to be that consistent, he walked eight to ten miles a day. Another form of exercise, weird, former exercise you claim to utilize was he would curl his toes one hundred times per foot each night. He thought that helps stimulate his mind on the also just very regular with his meals yet have regular dinner off alone around eight PM every night. He was convinced that others ate too much exercise too little. Well, you'll know argument there that's prime. Most people in society. He was proud of his well-maintained physique and health. He eventually became a vegetarian and then went onto a much more extreme diet later in life. There was essentially nothing more than milk, Honey, bread and vegetable juice got this legendary self-discipline. Once again during the biography of leads, and I feel like lazy slob slash monster, almost don't want to take a drink from is smoke right now. I'm going to one last thing before we wrap up. Let's hear Tesla's thoughts on why he remained alone throughout his life as reported in a newspaper interview in nineteen twenty four. I guess now I really do want to take. I don't. You know what? No, I during the research I was drinking them. I'm not gonna drink on the Mike. I think that's route, but now looking at Moga I always this what he said he goes, I always thought of a woman as possessing those delicate qualities of mind and sold. It made her and respects far superior to man. I had put her on a lofty pedestal, figuratively speaking and ranked her and certain important attributes considerably higher than men. I worshipped at the feet of the creature. I raised this height and like every true worshipper. I felt myself unworthy of the object of my worship, but all this was in the past. Now the soft voice gentlewoman of my reverent worship has all but vanished in her place has come. The woman who thinks that her chief success in life lies on making herself as much as possible, like man in dress voice and actions in sports and achievement of every kind the world has experienced many tragedies. But to my mind, the greatest tragedy of all is the president economic condition wherein women's drive against men. And in many cases, actually. Exceed and usurping their places in the professions. And in industry, this growing tendency of women to overshadow the masculine is a sign of deteriorating civilization, practically all the great achievements of man until now have been inspired by his love and devotion to woman man has aspired to great things because someone believed in him because he had wished to command or admiration respect. For these reasons, he has fought for her and risked his life and his all for her time and time. Again, perhaps the mail into side is useless. I am Frank to admit that I don't know if women are beginning to feel this way about it, and there is striking evidence at hand that they do, then we are entering upon the cruelest period of the world's history. Our civilization will sink to a state like that, which is found amongst the bees, ants and other insects a state where in the mail is ruthlessly killed off in this major empire which will be established the female rules as the female predominates the males are at her mercy. The male is considered important only as a factor in the general scheme of the continuity of life. The tendency of women to push aside Mansa plenty that old spirit of cooperation with him and all the fares of life is very disappointing to me. And that was from this interview Texas paper in Galveston, actually not August tents, nineteen, twenty four. So tesla was a genius, but also very much a product of his time. Dude, worship women for a while and then became easily intimidated by them when they wanted. You know, God forbid to join the workforce. Translation for his rant to me is women are confusing to me in that makes me feel stupid. So you know, fuck women. Like even genius can be real dumb dumps. Now's moving along to today's top five takeaways. Number one, Nikola tesla contributed mightily to the development of the alternating current electrical system that's widely used today and discover the rotating magnetic field. The basis of most AC machinery, number two, tesla and Thomas Edison battled publicly over what was the better power source. Alternating current or direct currents. Edison won the battle initially and made a great deal of money. Tesla won the battle in the long run, but died broke. Number three. Next Edison. Tesla's main scientific nemesis was Italian inventor. We all know Marconi whose credit with inventing the radio. Even though after tesla died, tesla was given credit for inventing the radio. I based on patents. Number four. Tesla did not invented death-ray, but Hillary is an awesome that he claims as much and number five. New info did. Tesla is many conspiracy theorists and places on the internet claim. Create free energy in word. No, there is a belief in certain parts of the web that big businesses want to keep the truth, the free energy away from the public because too many companies would go bankrupt of free energy was unleashed to the public and given to the public. I, it's the same rationale behind the argument of the or the thought that cancer has actually been cured. But big pharma is keeping that truth from the public because of the money they would lose and look. I get that logic. I see that motive, and I don't put that past people to do. However, that doesn't mean it is true tesla, worked himself into bankruptcy trying to produce wireless energy based on tesla, coil principles was the purpose of his tesla tower. Did he think it was possible to create enough wireless energy to someday power the entire world essentially for free? Yes. Did he figure out how to do that? No, and no one has since although many of tried the United States and Russia both had test facilities developed during the Cold War. Based on Tesla's wireless power theories where they tried to do that, but no one has been able to figure it out. It may not even be possible. So there you go. Tesla is sucked. Hubba made some of our signs soccer's happy with that one test to let an incredible unique and interesting life. Now it's to suck him. I'm based on what I now know about him. I think it's safe to say that, you know, this is the first time he's ever sucked unless that pigeon lover had a bigger beak than I'm imagining big. Thanks as always to the time. So team, the high priests of the suck harmony village camp. Jesse guardian of grammar dope ner Reverend Dr. Joe paisley times like high priest, Alex Dugan the Biddle laser team danger, brain spaces, merch wizards, access to peril. Queens is combustive everything. Lindsay Cummins big. Thanks again to OG bojangles research assistant, and my sister, Donna HALE was her nickname. How about how about Donna, the dumdum destroyer? Maybe the dummy destroyer. She's teacher now they're putting education the brains of children every every every nearly every day I'm gonna go. I'm gonna go with dumdum destroyer like that, at least for today. And so what's up next week? Next week we suck Andrew motherfucking. Jackson, Andrew, Jackson, seventh president of the United States and also a goddamn savage when a man named Charles Dickinson call Jackson, a worthless scoundrel appel Troon at cowered in a local newspaper h no six. The future president of the United States challenges accuser to a duel to command dickens and fired. He fired. I, you hit Jackson in the chest, the bullet, miss Jackson's heart by barely more than inch. In spite of a serious wound. Jackson stood his ground, didn't even fall down raises pistol fired a shot. The struck his phone dead, killed him. Jackson carry around the bullet in his chest as well as a nother bullet from future dual for the rest of his life. Historians estimate that old hickory may have participated in anywhere from five to a hundred miles Jesus so much to learn about that crazy bastard. Next week. It's gonna be very exciting right now time to hear from you with today's time, sucker updates. Times updates or a hilarious. I update from faith Wolsey who unintentionally used one of the times gaps, new features to her detriment faith wrote in via the app, sane, either listening on Spotify from Alaska and finally decided to download the time so cap. The first episode I decided to listen to is the drunk as fuck ups up towards the end of the episode. You sounded way more shit canned than I expected. I e slow talking slurred speech. I chalked it up to the obvious and carried on with life. Next episode listen to is the same unbearably slow slurred speech. And I'm like, what the fuck is he just doing all his shows fucked up now, I mean, cool. Does your thing and all, but Dan Lewis to FINA any. I decided to check out two more episodes. Just see the trend continued sure as shit. It did. It then dawned on me that perhaps there was a lag or some technical term. I'm not aware of that caused the episode down just enough to make you sound like consistently drunk as fuck. If dunk is fuck ourselves hadn't been the first episode I listened to on the app. I wouldn't have listened to three more fucking episodes at three quarters, speed thinking you were totes wasted good times hill Nimrod. Oh my God, faith. Thank you for sending this message. Yeah, you can listen to the the the episodes now at different speed. It sounds like you were actually half speed because we don't have the three quarters. He goes all the way down to half speed and yes, I sound very, very drunk. I just I love so much you powered through three more episodes. I mean, my God that had to take you about four hours each episode, you poor thing, I appreciate your dedication. I think I'll have given up what a smash my phone or something. I, I'm glad that you are literally up to speed now. Yes, you can set it to the obviously the normal speed on the app which I would recommend for for long-term listing. Another speed. As far as variable speed and more related update comes in from time, sucker in space was her Jason king who writes dear great, sir, Dr. Reverend Don, Dan combs. The third last, the mohican most seconds. I'm currently writing this from Nimrod's ball Balzac as indeed I finally joined the secret suck and reached the final operating theme level of true freedom within the cold, the curious, all Justice. I, I did want to leave an honest and heartfelt message about how the is touch me and so many intimate ways. Oh, let's give a shout outs my fellow space wizard, c Hughes, ninety two for introducing me to your podcast just under three months ago. In that time, I've binged every damn episode and have to just say, wow, you, my friend of creates Eldon truly spectacular and so powerful. Even Jim Jones himself must smile down from heaven. As he rhythmically converged Owen t his pelvic incline faith. The fact that I can already say so much of these references today speaks volumes about the amount of knowledge you have decimated and your building to do. So in a professional yet side splitting funny way enough praise for your shame Cocteau. I want to share just a brief note on what time suck is meant to me if you haven't guessed for my extensively chosen username. I'm in fact in medical school at Michigan State University, hoping to graduate soon and go into pediatric neurosurgery and started and write the username in the notes. We're such a long career ahead at times. It is also easy to fall into ruts both in school friendships, my marriage, three years, exclamation point and life in general. Yet this all change when one of my longest known friends introduced me to your podcast, I shit you not the very first episode was the Andrei Chikatilo one if I became after if I became after just that episode, I guess if you come part of the curious just episode, I am just as messed up as you are or or you do one heck of a job as a podcast, either way your podcast became the means by which an old friendship was rekindled as well as my interest back into medicine and making a difference time and time. Again, your episodes showcase the need for humanity to open its mind a little bit, and be curious from your personal support, various causes. Organizations and movements to the incredibly uplifting stories of various times out there making this flat ice while circumcised global better place. I knew that I'd found a home. So with a long winded. Thank you for these past four months. I wanted to leave you with something. I hope makes you smile just a little bit while I assume this has been talked about before somewhere with the secret self chat room, social media or other emails, regardless. You need to listen to your episodes on double speed every once in a while. Seriously, you're green river killer or Golden State. I was mixed them up high pitch small, dick voice skits on double speed, kill me. Every time then factions. I'm in med school and listen to everything on Douglas beat. Oh, wow. For times they, I didn't realize what you actually sounded like until I was halfway through the available episodes, hopefully get a chance to hear some of those kids know it is pretty ridiculous. Tie triple double speed is great to and also like to personally suggest Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde is a future suck topic. Yes, that'd be a great, great suck wouldn't be complete Email without adding a suggestion. Once again, thank you so much incredible body of work that you put there. So far. Hope my donation continues to fuel your desire to keep the suck strong. It does hail Nimrod in his gloriously intact. Hymen Dan Lewis feed and her lascivious the lascivious excuse me, lady lumps praised me to bojangles and his worship, inspiring, trans, millennial here, wisdom and keep on stroking that limp shame cock master sucker. You'll get there someday Dr. J. man, thank you. Dr. J. what a wonderful message. I love hearing to these podcasts affects you in ways deeper than just, you know, some weekly laughs or some trivia and don't get me wrong. That's okay too. I love that I can provide an escape from the harshness of life, but when I hear stuff like this at feeds a cycle of inspiration, I inspire you. Then you in turn truly inspire me, which allows me then to inspire others. I really this reciprocal relationship. And if if you've heard my standup, it can be pretty negative. Right, can get. That's where let out my angst and it's because I just when I travel. I see so many people not seeming to care and all about other people in society, just so selfish. They don't seem to pay attention to their kids in public, even they don't pay attention to to anybody around them, especially in only like strangers. Obviously they don't hold up indoors or say, thank you, say pleaser or let someone cross the street at the dam crosswalk. They loudly curse and a family restaurant when is clearly kids around, they play ignorant, hateful music at full volume with the windows rolled down drive past a grade school or a park right is if everyone definitely wants to hear the talk on their speakerphone in the middle of a coffee shop speaking louder than everyone else, you know and not giving a shit how noxious they argue you glare at them, they glare back at you twice as hard. I see people treat their servers, rude at the restaurant at a delta ticket counter employees. Profusely thanked me the other day for allowing an elderly confused woman to accidentally cut in front of me in line. This woman thanked me so much, not the not the woman who's confused, but the counter thanked me so much that I asked her, what was that weird? I mean, would most people really just what just yelled at poor woman that there wasn't a return with, excuse me, I was next, would they really do that. I mean, she was shuffling not even walking at least ninety years old and she's by herself trying to make it to travel experience. And in this county just said, yeah, most people would actually say something. Most people would actually, you know, point out that it was their turn. It was next. She said she saw almost nothing but just rudeness from people. And it was just so refreshing to see that little thing. The fucking cost me nothing. What a one more minute to go then wait at the gate, and that's a big deal. Now, how fucking sad is that and I see all that and I wanted to give up on the world. I wanna just flush it down the toilet. I want some apocalyptic event to just purge the earth of the foul people that infected like disease. And then I met you guys, and then I get emails like that, and I'm reminded that so so much good also exists. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for the continual reminders that there is still a lot of beauty and kindness and curiosity in a yearn for for learning and progress in the world. And that's that's also exhibited. By people who don't mind cheeky, Joe is well here and there so who who would have guessed that? Not me, man now me so I appreciate it. And now one more another spider Email from time, sucker in space lizard, Tricia co tour will end on a little low comedy. I love these. She Tricia writes, Dan Collins, you evil son of a bitch. I listen to you as I'm getting ready in the morning for work and getting out the door because I have to go and pack lunch and some other assorted mom shit for my child, aka aka the white devil. Sometimes a hear your bullshit and pieces, but never hear you claim. You were just fucking around. It took me until the secret suck to realize that there are no Roanoke spiders. Damn, you learned my lesson. I will now keep your pods in my listen holes instead of walking away with my phone. I realized that the white devil freshman high school was listening to when she kept saying Bob, Bob, LA, Bob Lebo, bog Bach, damn you Cummins well played. I love you. Love that. That is awesome. Thank you'll love chicken, Joe man- when's he coming back? Who knows now little cast of characters, who knows when they feel inspired to pop back into an episode. This is my mama lavar ball bomb. I still crack up randomly sometimes might when I think about people believing that the spiders would work together. That was my favorite part of that lie. They would work together and that one spider would actually lift up your eyelid to allow another evil spider to crawl, India, able. And then like I guess let the let the island snapped down. So does it, you know? So you had a hard time, goodness, spider back off your I. That would just be like the most cartoonish evil spider ever. Thank you again everybody for Senate in your messages. Sorry, if yours didn't make it on the air or feeding your response, you know, we try to respond as a team to all dimensions, but sometimes I'm sure sure. You know some vaulted the cracks. Never out of disrespect. Never had a disregard. Appreciate you making time for us. Thank you all for making this community. Something to truly be proud of. Thanks time. Suckers nine we all did. Well, that's all time. Suckers. Thank you guys so much for listening. Talk to you spaces on Thursday. Talk to the rescue next week. Have a great week. Don't devote your life to competing with nemesis to the point that you fall into financial ruin. In ended up talking crazy talk about death, race, and most importantly, keep on sucking. Spaghetti is delicious.
First public demonstration of the Kinetoscope - May 9, 1893
"Are you following your passion? I'm Carl Mery the host of side Hustler's, join me as we hear the story in hustle of people following their passion outside of their regular job side. Hustlers. Listen and subscribe on the iheartradio app at apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts this day in history. Class is a production of iheartradio. Hi, I'm eve and welcome to this day in history class a show that uncovers history one day at a time. Today is may ninth twenty nineteen. The day was made Knight eighteen ninety three the first public demonstration of the Connecticut withheld at the Brooklyn institute of arts and sciences. The Connecticut was an early motion picture device in which people viewed images through a people at the top. By the end of the nineteenth century, the concept of moving images. Permeated the tech world the zoo practice cope, invented by photographer. Edward Moi bridge showed us sequence of still photographs in successive phases of movement. Multiple cameras were used to record these images inspired by the development of motion picture devices and a visit to Moi bridges labs, inventor Thomas Edison, decided to design a device of his own that could record successive images in a single camera and reproduced objects emotion in eighteen ninety Thomas Edison, commissioned William Dixon to build the first modern motion picture camera. The camera. Was called the Connecticut. The kinetic graph was a motion picture camera that used celluloid films that was fed through the camera with the system of sprocket. The next year Edison and Dickson developed the Connecticut scope, a single viewer peepshow device where film was moved past alight. A prototype of the device was shown to a convention of the national federation of women's clubs in may of eighteen ninety one the Connecticut was completed by eighteen ninety two and in eighteen ninety three Edison completed construction of the first motion picture production studio in west orange, New Jersey, the single room for duck center was nicknamed the black Maria, and it costs a little more than six hundred dollars to construct which would be about sixteen thousand bucks today. The Connecticut was supposed to premiere at the Sokoto world's fair in eighteen ninety three. But it did not have his big opening on may first at the exposition as plan because of production delays and a nervous breakdown Dixon. Head. Historians debate weather. Connecticut was actually on display at the fair at all but on may night viewers lined up after a lecture at the Brooklyn institute of arts and sciences to see two films on the Connecticut. One was called blacksmith seen a film that Edison created in his New Jersey studio in late April of eighteen ninety three. It was the first film of more than a few feet to be publicly exhibited and included the first instance of screen acting since the film's subjects were not actually blacksmiths blacksmith scene is also one of the earliest surviving complete motion pictures on film, the other film that was shown one about horseshoe wing is now lost. An article in the July thirteenth 1893 issue of the Alton. Telegraph out of Dylan, OI, set the following about blacksmith theme, the scene represented three men in a Ford hammering of piece of red hot iron the picture was so perfect in action perspective and proportion that it was exactly the same. As if the scene was witnessed through a camera obscure every action of the men was shown one suddenly threw down his hammer emotion toward a bottle of lager beer on the ground. This was handed to him by one of the other men he lifted it to his mouth and took a long drink and after handing it to the second man spat on his hands and grabbed his hammer beginning to pound the iron on the Ambuhl with renewed strength the smoke from the forge rose steadily into the air and curves and circles and the sparks from the Ambuhl flew in all directions in eighteen ninety four Canetti scope parlors opened around the world and by eighteen ninety-five Edison, had introduced the Connecticut phone which combine. And the Connecticut with the phonograph to have found a company in the motion picture, but soon the popularity of the Connecticut faded as protectors were developed promotion pictures. The lemme hear brothers created the thin Matt grab a motion picture film camera. That was also a film projector and printer it had his first demonstration in eighteen ninety five. I'm Steph coat in. Hopefully, you know, a little more about history today than you did yesterday. 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Edisons Demon Dolls
"The side door a podcast from the smithsonian with support from px. I'm lizzy peabody and we're back kind of i'm here to say that season. Six of side door is coming your way in mid january. We're really excited about those stories. That were researching right now. But in the meantime we have a holiday story that we just couldn't wait to tell so. Grab your blanket. A warm drink of whatever you'd like and settle in first story and this story starts at an auction for toys. What is it like to go to a toy auction. Well there are a lot of old ladies. Usually i fit right in a me too and you know i was seven or eight. When i was going to these auctions this is author best winter they were specifically dull auctions. I think your eyes would water at the amount of money that is spent their certain american dolls that are like american folk art and those go for like ten fifteen thousand dollars. Yeah yeah so a lot for a doll. It is a lot for it all it. Basically is an investment piece like buying a piece of art as a kid best didn't go to auctions to diversify her art portfolio. Was there because her mom was an antiques collector. And when you're a kid you pretty much go where your parents go. Best learn to recognize valuable dolls. But she didn't have much money so i knew what kind of doll was valuable and appealing. But i couldn't afford the actual good versions of those so it would be like oh. This one's been squished into a box for fifty years. And it's heads kind of square but it's still a lengthy best took her oddly shaped antique dolls home and made up stories to bring them to life yeah I grew up as an only child. So i did. A lot of solitary imaginative play and i played with all kinds of things. But i i was attracted to dolls. I think because they were a bit. Like puppets or characters. That i could make stories about these days. Best rights are stories down. Mostly she writes about people but sometimes she writes about dolls to and today best winter will read one of her fictional stories about a real doll that you guessed it lives at the smithsonian so this time on side door we time travel with best. The late eighteen hundreds to meet a talking doll. Invented by thomas edison. This doll has an djelic face but hides demonic secret. Can't get enough of side door. Well there's more sign up for the side door newsletter to get behind the scenes content for each episode. There's so much more to our stories than we can fit into each episode. The newsletter is where cider producer. Justin o'neill and i can share photos videos. Facts and favorite moments that for whatever reason didn't make it into the podcast. You can also find links to articles and more specifics about the research being done here at the smithsonian across the country and beyond sign up at ssi dot edu slash side door. That's sl dot edu slash side door. Here's best winter's story of a holiday gift like no other a talking. Doll invented by thomas edison and just for clarity. This doll is real but the story is fiction so here it is an excerpt from besse story titled talking dolls the doll too heavy to be tucked into the branches of the christmas tree. She rested beneath its shaggy limbs in her is a reflection of the fairy lights dangling from branches above the flames that spat inside their glass bellies and of the family that gathered now around the tree mother in new garnett earings straight back father straighter than the back of his oak chair. Grandmother rose pinching across stitched. Bookmark a gift from her granddaughters. Who had shared in the stitching. The you couldn't tell their stitches. Apart between her yellowed fingernails. They watched in silence as the sisters lifted. The long anticipated doll away from her resting place. Her inner machinery heavy enough that both sisters had to clutch her. Her eyes were sleeping is lashes. That batted her china cheeks. Her chest talked in a curious way when she was hoisted dangling at her wrist. A tag thomas edison's famous talking doll and here. The sisters in matching new made pinafores white lace for christmas nodded snug at their backs by their rough handed nurse. They're tumbling pigtails and rumpled stockings. These sisters were at precisely that point when a little girl is an even more perfect shape and size than her doll and each was a copy of the other. A single birthmark twinned their upper lips. A sideward glance seemed to skate across the face of one sister and onto the face of the other now. They held the dull between them and searched for the crank when they found it both took hold. Here was the noise. Shrieking metal the spirit of an angry child scrambled up from the grave. Mother recoiled father furrowed. His brow grandmother rose waved and naughty hand before her face as if she might be the child banshee away and the twins to their relatives. Surprise swatted each other's hands. You turned it too quickly. No you snatched at it. I didn't reluctant mother calling for nurse nurse still chewing breakfast hurrying from somewhere deep within the house to separate the girls to place the doll in the hands of wine and then the other as each took her turn with the crank the glared at her sister willing the demon voice to return and it did neither girl could call up a girl voice from the toy. One sister sat on the rug. Dumb as doll and cried while the other pressed her fists into her own. Izhak it's to make colors bloom behind her lids all this observed by the grown relatives who clutched the arms of their chairs. Now the doll was passed among the grownups. First nurse who. The dalai only needed some care and patience. She cranked with three ruddy fingers pinched around the handle. Pinky raised like to whisper careful careful. The girls gathered close watching one hung her head on nurses shoulder. One leaned eager on the heels of her hands and still the shriek. Nurses face a brief. Twist into some adult disappointment. A look that betrayed her life beyond the nursery. The house that suggested she'd seen a thing or two she didn't like before give it to mother. Here was mother's hand outstretched and shivering that seldom lifted anything heavier than a handkerchief. Nurse hoisted the doll into mother's dipping arm and mother. Quick lurched forward to catch the heavy toy lifting it. Roughly in a way the girls had never seen. She sat the doll on her lap. Where the sisters had never sat with one finger. She brushed back. It's bouncy curls such alien tenderness. Her daughter's watched in silence the translucence of her fingernail just as it caught the light. The dolls curls snagging like ribbon even this the look. She wore a young girls. Look a curious tangle like one who would give everything to be a girl again to sit on the rug with her own doll. She turned the crank the demon call and mothers fallen face. The small slump that registered only in the loosening of the crepe about her shoulder blades. The way her grip sagged around the dolls. Waste the toy tilting in her lap. A tremendous failure mother. She said her gaze fixed somewhere on the rug. Would you like to try the doll. Keep it away said grandmother rose. It's broken kitty. here was father. Her husband broken machinery. He reached for it. The doll in father's serious hands another vision for his daughter's father touched pens and ink. Wells father touched long guns and dead ducks with floppy necks and the flag that wagged on the pole in the yard that he alone raised and lowered daily. Had father ever touched a doll before the action of his fingers as he reset the needle the fold of his brow above his troubled. Is maybe the final gesture ever shared between these sisters. A look a weird bob in the chest that said. Isn't it strange to see father puzzling. Over this poor frilly creature to see him sheepishly. Pull aside the dress where it's slit and clutch the cool tin body in his reluctant hands. The dolls audacious yellow curls drooping onto his knees bother scrutinizing doll staring into the china face. The glass is the sleeping lids that were slow to open to him defective. He said to the doll. One sister hoisting herself off the rug going to stand by father the other preoccupied now by her own new coral bracelet. A gift from grandmother rose that she turned around and around on her small brown wrist. She'll have to go back said father. Oh here's the twin. Who stood by father now. A deep sadness set in sympathy for this doll. Who must be shut up in a box banished from this parlor the family this city and loved by careless postman to the terrible lonely place. She was made where she'd may be destroyed. The sister pictured a man with a hammer smashing her china face to powder but she still nice. Isn't she look at her dress. She tried it's very fine. We'll buy you a fine dress like hers. No use keeping a broken doll just for her dress. I've sewn dresses than that for your old. Dolly's said grandmother rose. Oh stop now with the crying young lady how spoiled you are look how nicely your sister sits sister on the rug still turning the bracelet round her wrist in this sister a sweet hot thing that kicked up now and kicked harder as father explained how wrong she'd been how wronged all of them had been. How expensive this item. And how difficult to acquire. What a sham. They'd fallen for what. An unconscionable scoundrel thomas edison who cared only about prophets and not about little girls. He hates little. Girls is what it is said father. The sharp-edged edged word hate twirled in her mind. A keen little gemstone. Did she hate. Who could she hate thomas. Edison yes all the edison people. Who'd ruined her present. She saw them. Heck it's twisting and battering the insides of the doll before tossing them in like rubbish or maybe they'd sabotaged only one small part. A tooth on a gear bent by an intentional finger. While they laughed she hated them. She had more hate. She swirled her gaze around the room. Everyone caught in it. Mother lips pursed and hand rested on father's fist. Grandmother rose stroking the tassell that hung from her new book. Mark nurse and the not of brown bread still in her hand from breakfast her sister watery eyed pleading with father father and his stiff grasp on the doll the doll. She leveled her hate onto it. The doll took her hate pulled it into her joints and her useless tin body and her sweet dumb face. The doll took so much hate. She was surprised. It didn't crack apart. Father handed it to nurse. Who would carry it soaked with hate and pack it back into its box and return full of hate to the horrible place. It had come from winter reading from her short story. Collection titled machines of another era. I love this story. Thank you and i have to ask. Have you ever been so bitterly disappointed in a gift as a child that it caused you to hate the inventor of the gift. No i don't think. I made connections so clearly between toys in their inventors when i was a child but i have had like all of us. Incredibly disappointing gifts. That either arrived broken. I remember specifically there used to be a toy that was you draw on. It looks kind of like an etch sketch. And then you're supposed to be able to print out the drying that you have made and that thing didn't work at all and didn't get mad at at the inventor but i did get mad at santa because i thought this is faulty. And why did you make me off. I thought santa made it. They're they're they're the inventor. Yeah yeah. Santa was the inventor and my mom had to reassure me that she was going to send it back to santa's workshop to see if they could fix it and they never could because that toy was a complete piece of junk so i never saw again. How much research do you do for a story like this. That's based on something in history but is fictional. that's a good question. I usually research intil. A my curiosity is satisfied. And i feel like i can. We've plausible fiction out of this and be i've done justice to the subject Even if it's not completely true. And i guess i'll use this story as an example. It really started with with the doll as object. And i see writing sort of as play so also when i'm teaching because i teach creative writing to undergraduate students. The whole point of that is to get students back to their childhood state of wonder. That's what i always tell them. At the beginning a semester is okay. We're gonna try to knock all of the barnacles off of you all the you know all of the films that you've seen in the screens that you've looked at and the ways you think you need to talk and look and see things going to be wiped away so that you can go back to where where you were when you were a kid and you're looking at the world coming up. After a quick break we find out what was up with thomas. Edison's talking dolls. stick around. Love learning new things on side door. Here's something you might not know. The smithsonian relies on support from people like you to make all of the research discoveries and exhibitions. You hear about possible. Smithsonian experts are addressing critical issues in the field of science history art and culture issues that affect us all and you can be a part of it. A lot of people listen to side door. Imagine what we could learn next if everyone chipped in just a little find out. How at sl that edu slash contribute. So when i first read best winter story. I could not believe that. Thomas edison inventor of the phonograph early motion pictures and the first mass produced light bulb would intentionally have created a demonic talking doll. But he did naturally. I had some questions so called up. National museum of american history curator carleen stevens. I'm responsible for the phonograph collections. And a sound recordings before. Electricity got applied to them. And after hearing winter's story i was dying to see some of these dolls but since museum temporarily closed at the moment i cannot see it myself. So can you describe the doll to us. Well this is a doll. That's about two feet tall and it came with various faces. The torso was common to all the dolls. It was a tin box. Perforated by holes and inside the tin box was a very peculiar rendition of edison's phonograph. That's right inside. The doll was a phonograph and early record player. Also invented by edison. The phonograph played a wax record. That was three inches in diameter. And then i need. A stylus would travel in the grooves to produce the sound. That emanated from the holes in the metal torso that dolls had was that gorgeous porcelain affair. The museum's example has no hair. So when you look at the back of the head there's a great big open space where that hair would've been attached. Yeah what happened to its hair. We don't know developing the doll with phonograph. Inside was edison's way of trying to solve a problem. Suspend everything you know about the last century of the music industry and try to put yourself in edison's shoes he'd invented this machine that recorded and played back human voices but he had no idea what it was four how to sell it to the public. So the doll was one idea for applying the photographs technology. But if you remember that recording you heard in the story unfortunately for edison. That voice is how the doll actually sounded in case. You didn't get enough here. It is one more time that this domain screechy. The voices on these recordings are basically those of teenage girls from eighteen. Eighty nine screaming into the edison. Phonograph doing the recording. So oh my god. Every single one of these records had to be done one at a time. There was no mass production. If i was screeching into this machine i got one record out of it. Not ten copies so the sound that comes from this record is over a hundred years old. It's done by a shrieking teenager. The fidelity wasn't good in the first place because it was a needle scratching sound into wax when it's explained this way it's no wonder these recordings sound the way that they do. But despite the crew audio quality edison's dolls were celebrated in eighteen. Ninety they were featured on the cover of scientific american magazine. People were excited people who could afford to buy the stall really wanted one because it had the latest technology in a gorgeous product. They were expensive ten dollars for an undressed doll. Twelve to twenty dollars if it was dressed that was in april of eighteen ninety and ten dollars in eighteen. Ninety is about two hundred sixty two hundred seventy dollars today so have to be a fairly well off early adopter to get this doll. So people were shelling out. Big money for doll ten bucks. An entire sheridan was on the ten dollar bill in eighteen. Ninety people had high expectations and why not on the outside. They were gorgeous dolls on the inside. They had cutting edge technology. But like so many hyped up toys. They were disappointing to the people of the period when they didn't perform as expected and the sound wasn't something that people wanted to hear over and over and over and over again. It's easy to imagine. The parents of the day gathering up these misfit dolls and like buses mother sending them back to santa. Or in this case to thomas edison. It didn't sell well at all. There were great delays in getting to market and a lot of them were returned and he started trying to make an improved version but couldn't raise enough money and then just dropped it. Edison's talking dolls. Were no more to be fair. It wasn't clear at that time that recorded sound played back was going to become the basis of an enormous music industry. I think there's a lesson in that about invention and what it takes to have an idea come to a successful market situation and get absorbed by american culture. It's not instantaneous. And the doll is one of these incredibly interesting side by side track kings. I was trying to say something about side door inside. Sore didn't work. it didn't work. I've given up on trying to make side door ponds because they get universally rejected. Maybe it was. It's a cul de sac on the road of invention. It's a cult effect on the road to invention. But maybe this road peppered with call to sacks is really one big roundabout because the problem with edison scorn worthy demon dolls. Wasn't the idea. It took us more than a century to follow through on his vision. And if you want proof of edison's concept look no further than cider producer. Justin o'neill's living room for a little girl. Plays with her own talking doll. And this one isn't a demon but it doesn't monster you've been listening to side door a podcast from the smithsonian with support from pr x. If you want to read more of best winters stories. The name of her book again was machines of another era. And if you wanna see the original article about edison's talking dolls the one best read in smithsonian magazine that gave her the idea for this story. Check out our website at sl that edu slash side door especial. Thanks episode two best winter. Carleen stevens peter. Leave hold and valencia helmick giggles this episode provided by ada. O.'neil we've noticed in your comments on apple podcasts. That you want links in our show notes and we're gonna take your advice to in our episode notes on this episode will include a link to our website where we put a photo of edison's hairless talking doll. Our podcast team is justin. O'neill natalie boyd sharon bryant and cannon caitlyn schaefer. Just sonic tammy. O neil and lyric koch. Extra support comes from john jason and genevieve at pr. Our show is mixed by talk. Fuda our theme song and other episode music by brake master cylinder and we just want to say happy trails to our friend. John barth who is taking his well earned retirement from pr x. After a long career if you want to sponsor our show please email sponsorship at pierre. X dot org. I'm your host. Thanks for listening. This doll has an djelic face. But hide game minor grant. What do you mean it's gold. I'm handing you go.
The F Word The Most Powerful Lesson Ive Learned in Business in 2020
"Few people in the online marketing space had a greater impact on my Business Been Jeff. Walker. Now, if you're not familiar with, Jeff he's the creator of product launch formula pl often he's revolutionized the online marketing world I owe a ton of my success in business to the things I have learned from his course, his book, his videos, his emails, and today I'm gonNA share the most powerful lesson I ever learned from Jeff Walker. And I promise you it's not what you think. Welcome to the affiliate Guy Podcast if you want to grow your income, serve your tribe and enjoy all the benefits of affiliate marketing and having your own affiliates you're in the right place. Thanks for joining me today. Let's get started. So a lot of people think that the. F., word. Is a dirty word. Jeff Walker is best known for his course. Scott, of course called product launch formula. And the key word in that title. Is Formula. That's the F. Word. that. I'm talking about. Formula. Formula it's dirty word. To some people. Really like it's Just. Like they hate the word formula? They feel like boxes them in too much. They can't exercise creativity because they're following a formula, but there's an incredible power. Found improven formulas like I used to hate the idea of using a formula. I hated. Like I don't WanNa follow a Formula I wanna be my own dude I going to be creative, right? And then I discovered the Prado. Principal. Probably Better is eighty twenty formula right. But when I learned is how it applies to all aspects of our life like I thought eighty twenty like only applied to make like. With that was it. But it applies to everything. And if you're not familiar with that, the Prado, principle basically states that you know twenty percent of the people originally twenty percent of the people controlled eighty percent of the wealth. And You know that was in Italy, right. Get Him Ville. FRAGO Paredo. And it was back in eighteen hundred. Italy you like twenty percent of the people controlled percents, but it applies to literally everything twenty percent of your customers will bring in a percent of your revenue. Twenty percent of your marketing will bring eighty percent of your sales. Twenty percent of your food we'll give you eighty percent of your health benefits. Twenty percent of donors to organization will give eighty percent of the money. Twenty percent of what you read twenty percent of what you study twenty percent of what you learn will produce about eighty percent of the results. Twenty percent of the roads have eighty percent of the traffic. Twenty percent of I mean everything gets has eighty percent of everything I mean it's a universal principle in the pool they about it is. It actually goes down like twenty percent of twenty percent is four percent. Eighty percent of eighty percent sixty, four percent. If you study, it percents the roads have sixty, four percent of the traffic. More than likely about four percent of your customers and bringing about sixty four percent. Of Your revenue. Four percent of your marketing ringing about sixty four percent of your sales. About four percent of donors give about sixty four percent in fact, it's actually almost exactly that's about two thirds of. All. The money to an organization come from only one twenty fifth one, twenty fifth give two-thirds. It's a formula. Eighty Twenty Formula I mean it just it's proven time and time again if formula or the way that you can quickly harness the power of this eighty, twenty principle. That's because a good formula takes all the best practices. Takes. All the highest ROI activities? That can give you a certain outcome. You want a certain outcome, you follow the formula. So most of the best online courses that I've purchased that I actually recommend. That's what they are. That's only are. It's what we've designed our courses after is formulas. Their formulas for simplifying streamlining a process. The process of achieving desired result. In other words they they take these challenging concepts. Right is very complex things. That probably took. The courses taught in take our find affiliates now, of course, for example. I. Teach Find Village Now in ninety minutes. Ninety minutes, and we've had people getting hundreds of thousands of dollars of results from. I teach it in ninety minutes other bonus lessons. So we'll go it's about three hours. Ninety minutes is eleven years of work. It took me eleven years to fine-tune that process to the point mark b like I can teach this. Eleven years. Eleven years were talking probably. Thousand mistakes. More than that. Thousands of mistakes. Thousands of hours and I put it into a ninety minute course. Because I'm making these challenging concepts easy to understand I'm taking these difficult processes making them easy to execute. And that's what the best courses do. They make extraordinary results easy to cheat because they develop that formula. I think of Clarence tribe. It's a formula for membership sites Ryan levesque's ask method. It's a formula for bucking customers getting feedback from prospective buyers a friend Ray, Edwards coperating academy. It's a proven system for writing copy that sells I use his system as a matter of fact. And Jeff's Jeff Walker's product launch formula it's a proven formula assistant for affectively launching online product and online course of launching business. Really these are all examples of proven formulas that have very specific results now. Formulas are lot cooler than they seem. I know I know they're like some of your hearing this and you're like, yeah, formulas in frameworks templates are so freaking boring. I just want to create this'll be creative and float around in a field full of lavender on a pony with a ribbon you know and just see what happens right Okay I know it because I used to action way. I. Again I said earlier. I. Felt like. Felt like. I just cringe at the thought of being confined by a process. Or? A formula. Like, formula sound so bland and. Boring who has to be boring when you can be like super funding creative. And I shared these two images on social media. Recently, route of saying you know what you think your marketing should be. It's like purple and gold and people dancing, and there's like, I'm looking at the images right? There is a gag on. Like when I'm thinking has a mullet you know but it's like everybody's just like loosen having fun like disco, balls. And, then it says what you think of marketing formulas. And it's the three is from the show freaks and Geeks if you remember that back in the day. Out, in capitalists some sort of math equations on a chalkboard right We think it's supposed to be like good marketing is supposed to be. Fun and exciting, and it should be and we think of formulas is boring and Nerdy in Anna those. But what I found is having a good formula actually unleashes my creativity rather than it. It's literally the difference. If I. If I gave you. Should see this podcast you can't. You can imagine I give you a blank sheet of paper said right something. Funny. Is here right something. Funny. I give you a blank sheet of paper said, right something. They convinces me to buy something. About that. Right something that convinces me to buy something. I what? Convince you to buy what? You know what are you buying? WHAT'S THE PRICE POINT? Who Target. Audience. When is all these questions? Right? But if I give you. A formula. For writing that email. If. I say okay. It's you know it's you're gonNA sell me this in. Here's the formula that works you WanNa start off with this in the middle you want this and at the end you want this is what Ray Edwards does with his copywriting formula. Giving you that structure doesn't mean you can't be creative you can actually be more creative and come up with something much. Better when you have a framework to work within. The same truth a good formula. Some people don't think formulas are all that boring they just think that they won't. Work for? Them? I don't think they're boring, but they're not gonNA work for me like they're like yo you. And I know this because I hear this all the time like, yeah. Worked for him. It worked for her that would never for me and then they would say he's such and such some sort of mythical advantage that he has yet but he started sooner. But he's a dog trainer. Chiropractor yeah. But he has a degree. Or they think that it was a fluke right or is all about timing or that it only works for men who are in the early fifty children are all grown up they have a graduate degree in their favorite football teams in the NFC west like. That it's not true. The reality is the beauty of a good formula is it? It's universally true. The eighty twenty is true of the retired about traffic patterns over talking about. Donors to a 'cause. They're true of sales teams. In their true of gardens. Twenty percent of the siege will usually produce about eighty percent of the the results. Their true of wealth. And their true of. People who go to hospitals twenty percent of the people account for eighty percent of hospital visits. Is a universal principle time-tested time-tested it's proven. Even if you don't think it'll work for you will. In, nature is full of proven formulas if you just look at look at nature. Whether we them or not if I you may not want to believe this but the formula for waters to parts hydrogen in one part oxygen. Whether you believe the formula works are not as relative because it's still works. Think. A rainbow. The. Formula for Rainbow, is pretty simple. You need a light source in you need water droplets in the air. I'm my five year. Old can create a rainbow. Though I don't a Sunny Day put the hose up spray there will be a rainbow, it is a formula. You think about mixed drinks I don't drink anymore. But I know how to make a GIN and tonic. I. Can literally name both ingredients. If you're my my grandmother, you WanNa lime you know. agenda and tonic in line you know. Now. Of course, cutch goes in. Well, that's. Always a jigger I just remember it is a shock class. She wanted a Jig shoot was hers was Vodka Tonic Not Gin and tonic. What am I talking about she wanted to vodka tonic with. It was the same thing jigger same sized glass pour that in pour the tonic water in squeeze the lime put the lime in. You can't screw that up. How do you get creative I don't know maybe I could put some lemonade and see I can I can mess with a little bit Ginger Ale and I don't know you know you could. You could try that but you gotTa Formula Right Now the quality of the final product is dependent upon the quality of the ingredients. So if you use cheap vodka in the tot, you leave the tonic out at room temperature for four hours open in its flat. The best formula in the world is not gonNa make a good drink. If, you go up to the water example or go back to the water example. And you add a carbon atom it's not gonNA produce water I don't know what that produces if anything probably something explodes I have no idea. It's kind of true like that's you know if you execute the formula, right, it works if you. Jack it up too much fire on you. The same is true for marketing? Formula. You follow up, use a crappy landing page at fails you follow only part of it fails follow it but believe that it will fail in. You guessed it it fails. If you follow part of it, but not all of it just doesn't work. That's what I love about. You Know Jeff's product launch formula it's been proven to work in almost any niche. In my friend Karen, she's she's in the cake decorating. Industry. She's used as formula. From Barry Friedman. He. He's a juggler. He's an entertainer. He does other stuff too but he's he used to teach entertainers how to land high high paying gigs. My friend Susan Pierce Thompson used it in the weight loss niche. Susan. Garrett you. She's a dog trainer. Like. None of these things like these are so diverse. There's no there's no thread that connects. Entertainers, dog trainers, cake decorators, weight loss. Like, there's nothing that connects those. We've used. We've used Pilaf refuse. The formula. To attract hundreds of students to our courses thousands now of superstar courses. Now just because someone has a formula doesn't mean it's the complete or even the best formula. Not, all formulas are created equal I'm reading Reading the biography by. Edmund Morris and I think, I, mentioned this in like two or three episodes in mentioning it for like months excuses the big first book I only reluctant Pages Day because. I fall asleep admittedly, it's not boring. It's actually engaging just really detailed of Thomas Edison new book is called Edison. And what I learned was fascinating. Thomas Edison didn't invent the LIGHTBULB. A Guy named Warren Delarue he was a chemist he invented the first light bulb nearly forty years before Edison's patent. The problem was his formula was extremely expensive. Therefore, it was uneconomical like it actually didn't make sense to have a light bulb verses, candles. He wasn't even the second person that was Joseph. Swan. A year before Edison. So in eighteen, seventy eight. And I just literally just read this two nights ago about the year eighteen, seventy nine was the year I read about two nights ago with Edison at this book actually it's kind of weird it goes by decade, but he goes in reverse order. So actually just finished reading about the eighteen seventies now in the eighteen sixties but this Guy Joseph Swan He created lightbulb but his bow burned out in. Minutes maybe half an hour or something. So. Multiple people had the right formula from the light bulb, but it was Edison who perfected the formula. Edison who? was able to to put into mass implementation to take the technology and and put it in a mass scale. So you've probably never heard of Joseph, Swan or Warren Delarue. You've heard of Thomas Edison. Is He perfected the formula same is true flight. I Last year I read the the biography of the the Wright brothers fastening book by Oh what's the guy's name? The famous historian just released another book called Pioneers and I'm getting ready to read I cannot think of his name, but you guys all know David something another give McCullough. Anyway. One of the things I learned was. The Wright brothers worth the only ones with the formula for. Flight. Samuel Pierpont Langley. Was the only. The only flight pioneer who got government funding. Is something. A lot of people covered in that world like you know experiment we're like we're going to get government funding. Right? He had like dozens of unmanned flights is early as eighteen, ninety, six they were successful. He understood the principles of thrust in drag the things that make flight possible he he understood those. But he never made the leap to a successful man flight. In because of that. Most people, some historic people study history of heard of Samuel, pierpont Langley. The first time I've heard of him. But the Wright brothers. Name. The Wright brothers. Everybody knows that the brothers are they when you who invented Flight Orville Lynn Wilbur Redden blocker right now Popcorn. I. Don't think that's true either. You know who invented the Wright brothers right? Every new, innovation? Has the same kind of similar trait. It is rare. That the only person credited with the breakthrough was the only one to have the formula. But they are the one who put the formula together they put they put the blocks is Robbie miles entertainments they stacked the Lego blocks the right way. With the right the right way in the right order with the right parts to make it work in other words they have the right formula. And the right. Ingredients the quality ingredients and then they have the proof that it actually works. So when it comes to launching online products, you Jeff Walker is widely credited with having the formula that works is based on timeless principles. These. Principles been around for thousands of years. Give value before. The sale which leads to reciprocity bill buzz and Agit and agitate the problem before presenting a solution which leads to pent up demand. You build community, you create scarcity and you present social proof. These have been around for generations like, I I would say literally since like BC they've been around but jeff organism into a formula that works. And so why do I give Jeff the credit? Not The seventy four people who came up with the idea of reciprocity and scarcity and social proof in pent up demand buzz and Agitating the problem that because just the one who put it into the formula what caused our business to explode. So I recognize the value of discovering developing formulas and other aspects of my business in life to achieve greater success. That's why I say it's the most important lesson I've ever learned in business. So, how do you know if a formula is a good formula? There's two ways to know whether a formula will work number one your own experience. In number two, the experience of others. How do you know the water in light? Create a rainbow. Go your backyard. You can see for yourself. or You just go outside Looking in the sky the next time it rains in the sun comes out. And you'll see either way you can see evidence of the formula you can see proof that the formula works. How do we know that the Wright brothers formula for manned flight works because? We, look up in the sky we see a plane flying and we have hand experience every time we get on a plane ourselves we know that formula works. I know that. Product on formula is a good formula because I've experienced the results personally in my business I know that stews formula for membership sites is a good formula because I have experienced the results personally my business. But. Before I had my own experiences, I, saw the countless testimonials, the case studies, the results that others have have achieved using system. I knew before I even purchased the course of work so That that that's a mental thing. I knew the formula would work. So I went into the right attitude that's key. I knew it worked for my friends. I knew it worked for clients I knew it worked for Michael Hyatt and Ray Edwards in others who built multimillion dollar businesses using pl F I knew it worked for Keira in Susan and Berry I knew that it worked for them. So I went into it with that attitude. So any good formula, you'll be able to see both the results of others. And experience the results for yourself. So real quick if you WANNA see Jeff in action I highly recommend. He's got a a workshop coming up called the product launch masterclass. If you just go to McWilliams dot com slash P. L. M. for product launch masterclass, you can sign up it's starting in just a few days depending upon you're listening to this it may have already happened but you're listening to this. Go live on September seventh it starting this week in it's only available once a year so you WanNa get in on this claims dot com slash p. l. m. will put that link in the show notes click on that go sign up for Jeff's masterless watch what he's doing Watch. What he's doing watch how he's applying his. Formula. This is the formula that's literally produced billions of dollars in sales. And he says that in this masterclass, he's pushing the boundaries of how much free stuff you can give away during a launch. And I am I'm just gonNa tell you like great marketers are students of marketing. Great marketers are students of marketing. This is your chance to learn from a master teacher. You have to buy anything from just watch every training, save every email he sends take notes. In create a copy what he doesn't create your own stuff watch him execute his formula he's going to execute his formula during the masterclass. That's like it's it's literally kind of Meta right. So you want to. Absolutely. Watch this so makes you go sign up again, the links in the show notes like. Like I'm GonNa tell you. Launches are the real deal. They just keep working. Fact they're working better in two thousand and twenty than ever before. In part because of the pandemic. Again. There's no better person learn from. Then the inventor and protector of launches. Jeff. Walk he's my launch coach. and. You have an opportunity for him to be launched coats this week so. Go check it out. It's not going to cost you one hundred percent free but only available for a few days. Once a year to go sign up start learning from the master today and I will see you in the next episode. Thank you so much for listening today. Remember to check out all of our deep dives into affiliate marketing, the affiliate Guy Got TV, and if you have a question asked ask the affiliate guide Dot Com who knows maybe you shouldn't be featured on an upcoming episode, and lastly, if you haven't yet make sure to leave a rating and review wherever you're listening to the sound. So see soon.
An Incredibly Bright Idea
"Thomas. Edison is often credited with the invention of the light bulb. Yet nothing could be further from the truth if there's any modern invention that really can't be attributed to a single person, it would be the incandescent lightbulb. Learn more about the history behind the incandescent bulb perhaps the most significant invention of the nineteenth century on this episode of everything everywhere daily. mean. This episode is sponsored by Curiosity Stream. Television is a lot like food. You can spend your time consuming junk food or you can spend your time consuming something healthy. Curiosity. Stream is like health food for television they have over two thousand, five, hundred educational programs available for streaming on almost any device and on an incredibly wide variety of subjects like the biography of. Thomas Edison. I've been a curiosity stream subscriber since the service was first launched in two, thousand fifteen and I watch it several times a week prices start as low as ninety nine per month or one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, nine per year one of the cheapest streaming services available online. If you're a curious person and let's face it, you are. If you're listening to this podcast, then you can start your subscription by visiting everything dash everywhere dot com slash curiosity stream or by clicking on the link in the show notes. Miriam. Webster. Defined incandescent as the emission by a hot body of radiation that makes it visible in that sense incandescent has been around since we invented fire the first time we heated something and it glowed we started down the path which will take us to the incandescent lightbulb. Historian Robert Friedel and Paul Israel in their book. Edison's electric. Light documented no fewer than twenty two different people who invented incandescent lights before Thomas Edison. If you've ever hooked up a wire between the ends of a battery, you'll have noticed that the wire got hot and the wire started to glow. The idea of artificial light was probably the very first thing people thought of when they started to experiment with electricity. The first documented case of using electricity to heat a wire to in condense to create light was Bhai Ebeneezer. kindersley seventeen sixty one which was well over a century before electrical light was ever commercially available. The reason why it took so long and so many people took a stab at incandescent light was that when things heat up they tend to burn. Hot enough to produce white light it's probably going to burn quickly. This is the reason why we say a light bulb burned out the filament in the bulb literally burns. Solving the problem of electrical light was really solving the problem of temperature, heat and combustion. The first person to put together something, which we might recognize as an incandescent light bulb was British scientists warn delarue in eighteen forty. He put together to ideas which while they weren't the ultimate answer were big steps in solving the problem. I. He picked platinum as a filament because it had a very high melting point that meant he could reach very high temperatures while retaining the integrity filament which would mean more and better light. Second. He put the filament inside of vacuum tube with less air to interact with the filament wouldn't burn because there was no oxygen. A vacuum was the original reason why light bulbs were bulb-shaped originally designed to hold a vacuum. Platinum was a good idea but totally impractical given the costs involve. The idea of a curled filament in a vacuum tube was a good idea however, and people did build off at. The next big innovation was the use of carbon filaments. Carbon is obviously much cheaper than platinum and it technically hasn't even higher melting point. American John Star received a patent for a carbon film lamp, but it was never put into production or made practicable. And this was the problem many inventors had come up with electrical lights but nobody could make something which was practical and affordable. So the invention of the light bulb really wasn't so much discovering the idea of incandescent light from an electrically heated filament that idea had been around for a long time. The challenge was making something that worked well and could be deployed. This is sort of like the iphone. Yeah phone wasn't the first smartphone, but it was the first to really provide a coherent experience that was easy to use. Here's where we bring in the two main characters in the story of the Light Bulb. Joseph, Swan was working in England and he began working on incandescent lighting starting in eighteen fifty and return to the project on and off over the next several decades as equipment improved in eighteen seventies, his work went into high gear. He showed off a light to a crowd of seven hundred people in Eighteen, seventy nine, which could last for forty hours, which was a really long time for light bulb. The bulb had high vacuum, a carbon filament and platinum lead wires to the film to handle the high current which was required. Between Eighteen, seventy, nine and eighteen, eighty one he lit the first homes, theaters, businesses, and streets with electrical incandescent light in London. At the same time over in the United States, Thomas Edison in his laboratory began working hard on the problem of incandescent lighting and began filing patents. The patents covered everything from creating shaped carbon filaments to the wire supports. For the Philippines, the problem was there were a lot of patents floating around for a lot of similar ideas. There was as much or more litigation and buying patents at this time. Then there was actual innovation in electrical lighting. In eighteen eighty three, the US patent office invalidated many of Edison's patents which led to years of lawsuits and eventually granted him a patent on carbon filaments in eighteen, eighty nine. Edison eventually began buying up patents and head to merge with Joseph Swan Company in Britain to avoid conflicting patent claims they created the Edison and Swan United, Electric Company which eventually became known as Eta Swan. By the turn of the century, electrical lighting was a thing but it wasn't universal yet and there were still some major problems. The Standard Bulb at this time was a carbon-based filament in a vacuum enclosed by glass bulb. The average ball pedal life expectancy still of about forty hours, which was far too short unless you had to use, which could generate a lot of revenue. Progress on electrical lighting kept moving forward. One thing which people continue to work on was the creation of a metal filament both tantalum osmium were developed, but they proved to be too expensive. Finally, one thousand four Hungarian inventor standard just in Croatian inventor Franjo Hennemann were awarded a patent for a tungsten film lightbulb tungsten made a much brighter light and lasted much longer. It was tungsten which eventually became the basis of almost all filaments in incandescent light bulbs. The other big innovation was getting rid of vacuum. Beckham's are hard to make an hard to hold. Even a slight weakening of the seal can cause air to seep in and then for the filament to burn out. The biggest innovation here came with filling the bulb with an IRC gas inert gases such as Krypton Zenana allowed for brighter bulbs and reduced blackening, which is when the inside of the bulb is coated with a black residue which reduces light. Once, the basics of incandescent bulb were established. There was a steady stream of improvements to the bulb over a period of decades which improved efficiency and lowered costs. However it no matter what was done. There was still one major problem that could never be overcome because it dealt with incandescent itself. Heat. As I mentioned before the process of incandescent involves making a heated object glow to produce light about ninety five percent of the energy which goes into an incandescent bulb ends up turning into heat. This is great if you have an easy bake oven or Alava, lamp both of which depend on the heat of a light bulb but not great for anything else. This is why fluorescent bulbs and led bulbs were created. They can create more light with less heat and hence save energy. The creation of led's is a fascinating story in and of itself, but that will have to wait for another episode. So, why is Thomas? Edison so often credited with the invention of the light bulb mostly because his name was on the early bulbs while Edison didn't invent the LIGHTBULB per se his lab did a significant amount of research and more. Importantly his company Edison Electric had the most money which meant that they were able to manufacture and distribute electrical lighting. One of the funny things is that the symbol for inspiration or a sudden idea is a light bulb which appears over someone's head yet the development of the light bulb was the exact opposite of that. When trying to find the right filament Edison's team tested over sixteen hundred different substances to find the right one. And that shows why Edison said. Was One percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration. Executive producer of everything everywhere. Daily is James Makhala. Big Shout out to the listeners in Italy Belgium Poland door and Malta for putting this show on the apple podcast charts. In those countries I have been to all of your countries in some cases multiple times and I'm hoping that we can see the show on the charts in more countries soon.
The Lightbulb Strikes Back
"You're listening to shortwave from NPR. Hey everybody matty Safai here. Today we're chatting with a niece of Ramirez materials scientist or as she describes it. I'm an atom whisper. That's what I do. I learn how atoms interact and try and get them to do new things to say. Form steel glass or copper materials that we've used throughout history to create the inventions all around us but an ISA takes it a step further. She argues that those inventions have shaped us in return. When we talk about invention we usually say I invent this and then we put a period at the end of that sentence. And what I'm saying is replaced that period with a comma and say and this invention changed me. This way she writes about this in her new book the Alchemy of US how humans and matter transformed one another. I'm trying to impress upon people that there's a dance. We create something but then it changes US somehow. Sometimes in ways that we predict sometimes in ways that we don't predict today on the show we focus on an invention that's transformed how live work and even sleep and why learning about the process of invention as well as the personalities and the flaws of our favorite inventors is so important so we're talking with a niece Ramirez a material scientists about her new book on inventions the technologies that we've created that intern have shaped us one chapter that captures this dance and really threw me for a loop. Was the one on artificial light. I mean it's all around us and yet I don't give it a second thought or barely. Even I thought if I'm honest yeah I had no idea. The Light Bulb is such a simple invention and I used to be a professor for many years. If I were to give a lecture on it I would just say this is on and this is off the lecture go home. Well don't go home because in her book a nieces serves us up some late. Eighteen hundreds drama are characters. Thomas Edison to you probably know and William Wallace who you probably don't see Edison who is largely credited with the light bulbs. Invention was actually inspired after going to visit Wallace. One Night Wallace was super excited to have the Thomas. Edison at his house cooked them. A meal showed him like contraption. But at the end of the night Edison's like great. Start Buddy now watch me make this without you? He's leaving the man's house and he's saying I'm GonNa beat you wallace. You're going the wrong direction. And he does. I'm just GonNa say I feel like William? Almost got robbed Wallace did get rob. And what's so bad about him? I live two cities over from William Wallace lives. I've been here about ten years. I never heard Wallace right. And I go over to that city. Nobody's heard of walls. He's been completely erased even more complicated than the history of the light. Bulb is how artificial light has affected our lives. Our Body has two modes has daytime mode and a nighttime mode and how it knows what mode to be in is by the type of light it needs blue light to know that it should be in daytime mode where we have a higher temperature higher metabolism and then as the light changes where it has less blue sort of in the evening or when our ancestors were alive when we lived under candlelight our bodies would enter into nighttime mode and we would be in this rest or repair mode but most of us live by artificial lights. Yeah and so. We're getting continuous blue light all the time and we're daytime all the time right and so being you know. Constantly bathed in blue light can throw off our MELATONIN LEVELS. Right that hormone. That tells us kind of that. It sleep time. That's right that's right. It's an old molecule and we have in our bodies it tells all of ourselves to go into nighttime mode but I've heard that very small marine animals they have to and it lets them know to rise to the surface when it safe and wanted to go back down. So it's a very old molecule. It tells the cells that it is nighttime mode and so you should be in rest mode and So Melatonin is going throughout our bodies and it tells us to go into rest mode but Melatonin is suppressed when blue light is detected by the photo sensor there. Yeah right so some of the advice in the book is to reduce the amount of blue light. You're exposed to later at night so you kind of want redder late less blue light so powering down your cellphone and computers and maybe having kind of a nighttime only light in your room. That's more red light. Is that right? Yeah it sounds Corny. But I actually did it after I started writing this book and my brother who I live with he. He now wears these funky yellow glasses from time to time. I'm like crazy. But he wants to put put himself nighttime mode but but in the mornings we should have Bluer Light. So go outside. The Sun has blue light or blue. Led's or compact fluorescents as the sun sets. We reduce those blue lights. If you don't have Non Blue Lights you know. Just dim them. So there's not a lot of like going into your eye but you can use redder lights so there's red. Led's and incandescent bulbs yeah and then also changed the setting on your computer so that it's a nighttime mode. Nice okay. So it'll come as a surprise to probably nobody but our creation of artificial light. Has You know intern. Really negatively affected the natural world in some ways so when really concrete of this is the courtship of lightning bugs. Yeah Awhile I love firefly's and I didn't know that there was a bar scene going in my backyard when I saw firefly's and what's going on is the firefly mail is announcing himself saying. Hey I'm a male screen and the females looking and if she likes what she sees she'll flash back. I like you and then they go meet future firefly's but what I've learned is that the number firefly's is decreasing and it has to do with the streetlights so the male fireflies will announce himself and female firefly won't see him and so she won't flashback no future firefly's and another scenario which is even worse is that he'll announce himself with the street lights above him. She'll see him. She's not impressed. Because FEMALES LARRY. Flies like male fireflies bright lanterns in his lantern is looking pretty dim in front of that street light. So it's right like he has game but artificial late is coming in there and is it. Yeah is messing with him. He's like no it's bright really is bright and she's like. I'm sorry and she swipes left. That's it no future firefly's come on humans like help. Agai messing me up. I mean Gosh. What does it take? This is fun. Okay so something that really struck me was. How many historical figures we meet in your book who you know tinkered and tinkered away for months and years on those inventions like you spent pages describing Henry. Bessemer 's early experiments with making steel. Why was it important for you to kind of include that entire process? Well we kinda live in the microwave generation and we think that you know in three minutes Things are gonNA happen right away and scientists fun but science does take was some work and what? I'm trying to impress upon people. Is that even though? It was long and arduous for them. What motivated them that they were passionate about it. And when you're passionate about something that time doesn't seem to be so onerous so So I just thought it was important to show that people worked really hard to do things. And it's not an instant overnight success that it does require some some time and effort. Yeah so throughout the book. The inventors are noted as frequently for their successes and failures not just in perfecting their inventions but also their personalities. What made you decide to focus on that interplay? Well I think story years or stickier I wanted people to really resonate with technology and talking about stuff by itself portrait of stuff that works for some people but if you hear about the people in the motivation and then you see oh you see their flaws. Then you really are pulled into the story and to be quite honest. I all I actually wanted. To debunk a lot of geniuses to. I wanted to really get into people's stuff and so I'm in the archives and I'm looking at old papers and I'm like all right. I'm here to get into your dirty laundry. Tell me about you and Samuel Morse. I'm like all right. I'm in you I'M GONNA. Oh Wow you're not such a nice person. I'm gonNA write that down. I I need people to know about that. Because we loft these geniuses and what I want the next generation to feel like they too can be inventors right because if we make these people seem so brilliant that they feel distant feels unachievable. But if we're like. Wow that guy was kind of a jerk. If he can do it I can do it That's that's my motivation. That's exactly what I want people to say. Yeah Yeah there are a couple of things that you writing about yourself and going through science. That really spoke to me. Things that you know That I could identify with a little bit And one of those was when you were talking about go like having all this joy going in to school so you wrote about how when you were an Undergrad. You remember heading into college with a sense of kind of wonder and appreciation for science but that that was momentarily taken from you by college classes that were designed to you know weed people out and you swore that you do what you could to make sure. Nobody suffered through science like that is that with. This book is absolutely I. I made this promise decades ago when I graduated from Brown I said Sciences. Not It doesn't have to be this way I. I fell in love with science as a child. And it wasn't until I got to these introductory classes at undergraduate that all the joy was squeezed out and they were actually designed to reduce the number of students. They had in fact when I went to school the first semester. They're like look to the left. Look to the right. One of you won't be there next semester and I said what kind of operation is this. We need people who science. Why are you taking this posture with students and I survived? Even though I went I was topping my school in New Jersey. It wasn't top when I got to this Ivy League institution and for me to survive. I had a lot of tutors a lot of mentoring and I spent a lot of time in the library so much so that people knew where to find me. They're like fifth floor of the CY lying over to the right. That's exactly where she is and when I graduated. No one should have to experience this. It doesn't have to be this way so I made that promise decades ago and now I finally get to fulfill it by writing about science for the general public so that they can feel included in this thing because I the book is called the Alchemy of us it's not the alchemy of few SMART. White guys. The alchemy of all of us. And that's what I was trying to impress. I embarked on this project. An Isa Ramirez is an atom whisper and the author of the book the Alchemy of us how humans and matter transformed one another which is out. Now today's episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez. Who also thinks William Wallace Got Rob? It was edited by Veit Lay. Who is abstaining from the debate and was fact checked by burly McCoy who is sceptically on team walls. I'm your host. And Newly Minted Thomas Edison Heater Mattie. 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The Father of Modern Electricity...How Not to be Average Wednesday Quickies
"You want to know how to not be average create your podcast on anchor. All right, let me explain number one, it's free, and what's better than free to there's creation tools that allow you to record and edit your podcast right from your phone or computer number three anchor will distribute your podcast for you. So it can be heard on Spotify Apple podcast app anymore for you can make money from your podcast with no minimum listenership. Five, it's everything you need to make a podcast in one place. So download the free anchor app or go to Anchor and get started now. Don't be like everyone else you're better than that. Welcome in the how not to be average Wednesdays. Not your average quickie where we take a quick look at people that have lived extraordinary lives and see if maybe we can learn a thing or two from them that we can incorporate into our lives and help us become better than average. Some of these people will be known to you some may not but all of headlines that are anything but average this week. We're taking a look at a fascinating man, one of the true intellects of the twentieth century the father of modern electricity and an eccentric genius. This week. We're going to take a look at Nikola Tesla. All right, let's get into it. Born on July ninth or tenth or twelfth it oddly depending on where you look in smell Jam Croatia. Nicola was the fourth of five children born to an inventive mother off and a parish priest father. He was given the nickname child of the storm by his aunt. You know, it's almost like his path seemed destined admit though. It was anything but easy Nicola was an intelligent child in displayed imagination creativity and even a poetic side as he aged. At the age of fourteen Nicola contracted cholera, which is kind of a disease. We don't we're not too familiar with anymore, but it's basically a bacterial infection in the disease was so bad that it hospitalized him for nearly a year. Death though would have to wait 72 years for the child with the storm cuz he was just getting started five years later. Nicola fully recovered would would enrol in Technical College in Graz Austria or grass Gray's grass in later. He attended the university in Prague Tesla's intellect was undeniable and a parent earning him high grades and even letters of commendation from the dean though as would be a theme throughout his life long story tells that he would get into arguments and disagreements with a professor over a piece of technology called The Graham Dynamo. Tesla after finishing College moved to Budapest where he would become the chief electrical engineer for the Budapest telephone exchange. It was while living in Budapest at the idea for the induction motor came to Nicola but after years of failing to gain interest in his invention, he decided to leave Europe for America off. He arrived with a few dollars to his name but a wealth of motivation and found employment with Thomas Edison. Now this lasted only a short time is their personalities were very different Edison was focused on marketing and financial success Tesla though. He was sort of out of touch with this way of thinking. You know something that ultimately may have limited Tesla's place in history. However, after leaving Edison Tesla would find investors to Aid him and starting his own business the Tesla lighting company while operating this company Tesla wage would solve issues with Arc lighting which is essentially almost like an early light bulb. It's basically where electricity would Arc between two points creating a bright light bulb. So again this business lasted a short time before Tesla would move on again. From here and basically for the rest of Tesla's life, he would just invent. I think he's credited with almost three hundred patents and he is most famously known as a mentor of the alternating current electrical system or AC electricity, which is still the standard electrical system around the world today. It's what you use is what's in your walls off Powers your electronics. All of it is thanks to Nicola Tesla though. This also brought him at odds with medicine who would go on to launch a negative press campaign against Tesla in his elect his AC electricity because Addison was trying to push his own DC electricity which again we still used today though. Not as common as AC electricity. Tesla ultimately would sell his invention to George Westinghouse who would seek to use this invention of AC electricity to supply long-distance power to the entire nation. Tesla would go on to invent many things including the first AC powered hydroelectric plant at Niagara falls off not to mention the Tesla coil, which is still used in television and radio today the Tesla coil basically produces high voltage low current high frequency off the electricity and they'll be links to articles about this and books about Tesla in the descriptions and I highly encourage you to go check those out. Tesla's inventions are extensive but aside from the AC current the item that makes Tesla Most Fascinating and mysterious is the Wireless World broadcasting system this technology that Tesla claimed could provide free energy to the entire world. Through sort of his discovery of what they call terrestrial stationary waves and it is said that Tesla was able to prove this system by lighting 40 language wirelessly over 25 miles and also creating man-made lightning. This idea earned him investment from JPMorgan. But after again finding himself at odds with the more successful and more well-funded Thomas Edison Nikola Tesla was forced to abandon. This idea. Tesla would become more and more eccentric as he aged even earning him the attention of the FBI after claiming to be able to create a death ray that could destroy airplanes up to 250 miles away ultimately. Tesla would die alone in a hotel room poor and reclusive but his contributions to mankind would continue to live on. Tesla has actually gained renewed interest today by those that would be labeled. As you know, conspiracy theories or conspiracy theorists claiming that his invention in the world are in free world energy among other things are being intentionally hidden from the world. So I'm going to include a link to a book on this topic in the description as well and maybe you know, maybe not maybe his inventions aren't being hidden. Maybe they are I don't know go take a look into this yourself and you know, see if there's any Merit to it. So what can we learn from Nikola Tesla the father of modern electricity that can help us be better than average. I think for one. It's the idea that being better than average doesn't always mean worldly success and riches and this is an idea that really needs to be done away with in America, you know, Nikola Tesla changed the world. He died essentially penniless. So don't attach your success to what the world thinks. If you do you will always be left empty. Also, I think we can learn that you have to have a belief in yourself. Don't be afraid to try and fail. I mean, I'm sitting here creating a podcast for God's a you know failure is a stepping stone to success. So go, please look down and description check out some of the materials that I have and then see what lessons you can learn from this mysterious and fascinating man. And then also if I could find this enjoyable these short bios, please take a second to follow or subscribe whatever your platform says, you know to this show and then maybe consider leaving a review. I'd certainly appreciate that but until next time as always never settle never give up and never accept average You Were Made for More
How to turn painful experiences into good causes
"What's up everybody this Jeremy and you're listening to the negotiating for life podcast where we help you level up in your health. You're wealthy your relationships pretty much all things life today we're GonNa talk about negotiating pain and disappointment. You guys I WanNa talk to you about pain. It, we're we've experienced so many like Oh. Man Do we need any more? This is not going to be a sad thing actually excited about this because I think that pain which is inevitable. It can actually be a positive how in the world can you turn your disappointment, your unmet expectation, the things that are painful in your life how can you turn them into positives and I want you to know I'm not one of those guys that actually says ages move on just strap it on and let's go. You know pull up your boot straps its role I am not that person as a matter of fact, if you're going through a major pain right now in your life I want to encourage you actually don't don't be the person who right away looks purpose in it. I learned too late in life that yes. Every pain can be utilized for good. I believe that all things can work out for good that does not mean that all things are good. That doesn't mean that just because something can be used for good that suddenly it's supposed to be good. That's the purpose in it. When I was young I was diagnosed with an illness and there is nothing good about that illness there was nothing good about it. My son had his heart broken in sixth grade. It was not good. It was not good last year in two thousand nineteen my business went backwards literally by thirty plus percent. That was not good. There's nothing good that I liked about that. However, all of those instances, all of those things have been in some way in my life or in the life of my son or in our business, they have all been used for good. So want to encourage you if you are facing pain right now if you are facing disappointment number one, don't just brush over it. You gotTA. Feel the field I give you permission today to feel the disappointment to feel the pain. One of the things when someone were to if someone were talking to me and they tell me this actually just happened today someone said, well, this happened in this happened in this happened but I'm good. So let's work on and I and I just had to pause. We just have to pause and I WANNA give you permission to take a breath and pause. The Bible talks about being still. Being still and Yes, knowing that God is good. Your situation may not be good. But. It's okay to take a breath and just be still. And to take it all in and go I am hurting I am disappointed. Bad. Things have happened. Things did not turn out the way. I. Wanted Them to turn out. You got to feel to feel if you don't feel the feeling, you'll continue to battle that feeling. So I'm all about it. You got to feel it, and at the same time I want you to know that even though they are not good. Disappointing moments, failures, and pain. Where I get excited as they can be used for good they can be used for good i. am talking to you today because of something happened to me at sixteen years old and it changed the trajectory of my life forever. That is for good. A bad thing happened as you've been used for good and it's reached thousands of people four. Good. But at first, I had to acknowledge that it was not good. I had to acknowledge that it was not good. So. How do we take the not good thing and see it be used for good. What kind of stance when you have that says I may be down but I'm not defeated. Right, that's the thing it's okay to feel down but recognize you're not to feed it. So how do we do that in our life? How do we do that in our business? How do we do that in relationships? How do we negotiate painful moments the pains of life Failure in life how do we negotiate that? I'm GonNa give you three things. These three things you guys. These are so good and I want to encourage you because I talk about this a lot on my instagram feed, and we we we we we talk about this stuff a lot. If you're not already following, can we connect on Instagram I like having this conversation with you but I would much rather have. To, and forth between the two of us, I would like to have a real conversation with you. Can you go over and find me a Jeremy? Knicks that's simple Germany vimy I want to connect with you, and let's have a real conversation. That's my ultimate goal for today's that you and I just connect and so as I'm speaking to you right now open up your. Your phone I won't say your iphone even though come on, you should be using an iphone. Just kidding. Open up your phone and go over and just go to instagram type in Jeremy Necks and let's connect I really want to do that today. But. As we're going, here's where this is where you can have massive change and transformation in your life today as you're negotiating pain. As you are going through disappointment or failure. You may be maybe failed big time. This is why I'm not scared to take risks. This is why I'm all about like leaving one job go to another job. This is why I'm all about starting the next group starting the next challenge starting the next whatever. Getting Ready here in the future I'm excited about it. WE'RE GONNA launch a summit. I'm so pump for the summit. You guys are GonNa. Love it. It's coming. I'm not telling you everything yet, but I'm excited and it's why I'm not scared to do it. So I'm like well, not that I'm not scared. It's why I'm willing to do it afraid because. Even, if I were to fail goodwill come from it, even if there's pain in the process goodwill come from it, and so here's what you need to know about your pains disappointments in your failures. Three things that will help you turn the not good to be used for good news for one. This is really important when you experienced disappointment pain or failure. When you do this when you experience it I, want you to embrace creativity and rejected the idea of quitting. Did, you hear that you need to embrace creative? You're like, what does that have to do with it? I believe the tough things in life. The pains of life gives us an opportunity for creative to be creative. I. Believe they really do they give us opportunity to see things from a new perspective. Pain has this way of jarring us and we can begin to see things from a new perspective. I remember when my youngest son was playing football and he still plays football but he was playing football and he was up against a really big dude and he got hit really hard in the end zone and he said to us wing is looking up he said everything just looked green and as we talked about that first of all made sure he was safe and he wasn't injured but talked about that like well, what did you learn from that and how like what can you do differently like so you don't see green again and we joke around because pain changes the way you see things. Pain. Gives you an opportunity to be creative. And so I believe you can embrace creativity and the idea of quitting that a discouragment or a frustration is not an opportunity to quit, but it's an opportunity to get creative. You will be able to create solutions for yourself and for others out of the midst of your pain I heard this story I love the story of this farmer. He was a chicken farmer and they had this big plot of land and the problem with where he was a chicken farmer was and his land in particular was that every season when the rains would come which farmers like the rains would come. It would flood his land and he had to figure out ways to get all of his chickens moved out and up to higher ground so that he could save their lives and he was frustrated and it was so disappointed he just wanted to be a chicken farm. That's all he loved the idea of being chicken farmer, but he not stop these chickens from drowning. and not so fresh but he wasn't willing to give him his farm and he was stomping around and finally his wife said, what is the problem and he said every year I can't figure this out every year we lose more and more chickens because I can't get them all to higher ground. It's limiting us we can't bring in more chickens because we're GONNA. Lose chickens I don't I can't carry them all the higher ground, the floods you're killing the chickens but I really want to be a farmer. And she looked at him so annoyed. And at the same time so wanting to help him and she looked at him, she said I have an idea he goes will what. She said by ducks. You take for a moment and take that in by ducks. Because ducks loved the flooding season. So you want to be a farmer via duck farmer. The point is get creative embrace creativity when you fail. Just curb embrace that creativity that says this isn't a failure. This is a this is a chance to learn something different to do something different. This isn't I'm not I'm not up against a wall. I've just come up against something that I need to learn to break through or go around or go over. Some of them have on this on this podcast I helped him do a a summit recently and I will tell you. She faced major disappointment and I'm not going to give it all away but she faced major disappointment because circumstances changed and something that she did every year for women. was she had a conference every year for women, but she couldn't do it because of the changes. Dacoven nineteen. It gave her an opportunity to get creative and you know what that creativity did. She took her conference online. And knowledge you take it online but she opened it up to people that could never come from. A physical conference, they wouldn't be able to get their customer much money. They just couldn't do it. So she was able to go globally instead of locally, which then led to almost double the number of women. It opened up the door for have really awesome speaker that she's always dreamed of having, and then it led to her opening up a special group for women which she filled. That she had never done because she got creative she made the pivot. We're GONNA talk about pivots in a future podcasts and really excited about that number two. If. You really want to get through disappointed and turn it into encouragement. You have to adopt a learner's mindset. Now I already said creativity. I. Mean this I mean there's going to be moments that you thought you were creative and it just flopped and I have watched so many people experienced the pain of failure. He's throw their sucker in the sanding I quit. They give up on themselves they quit on their dream because they thought they were being innovative. They thought they were being created, and there's first solution their second solution their third solution didn't work and so they just quit. But what I learned. And I love I love the way that Marian Wright. edleman. She's the founder of the Children's Defense Fund. She's received all kinds of distinguish awards including the presidential. Medal of freedom. Here's what she says. She says, relates to failure that failure is just another way of learning to do something. It's just another way of learning to do something it's part of the process. John Maxwell says that facing difficulties is inevitable learning from them is what's optional? Facing, difficulties, it's going to happen. Whether you choose to learn from those difficulties or not. That's the option. That's the option. What can be learned from failure what can be learned from disappointment. How can I learn from this? How can I grow through this one of the things that I really like to ask myself after every circumstance but really after a bad one after a bad experience, I have to ask this question. I say whether it's really three questions you have to ask yourself what worked what did work well What we're well, I, told you in two thousand, nineteen that my business lost over thirty percent. We've made all that up because we've asked these kind of questions. What worked well. In every failure there's something good something good happened. Even if that's something good is I figured out one way that really does not work. There's always something good. So what worked What didn't work? What didn't work beyond, write it down what didn't work What is frustrating about this? What is disappointing about this? What did I love about this? What was hard was easy. What was awesome. What sucked? And then the third question you have to ask yourself is. What could you try next time? What could you try next time? Worked, what didn't work what's next. If you can adopt those kind of questions and have a learner's mindset. Here's what you're going to discover that a bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make a turn. All you hear me say that again I heard this from somebody I love it. A bend in the road is not the end of the road in less. You fail to make a turn and when you have a learner's mindset, you can negotiate the turns. You can negotiate failure because you just adjust. You just adjust you make changes to get you where you WANNA go. He need to understand something failures or not the end of the road there just a bend in your road. So make the turn learn. Determined to learn last year when we lost that, we had to ask questions of ourselves. What did we do wrong what could we do better? What did we do? Really well. What could we do better? What could we do? Different? Adapting to a learner's mindset. So number one, you've got to embrace creativity number chew you have to adapt a learner's minds number three you have to take personal responsibility for your success. oftentimes, pain here's what really leads you to wanting to do you start to say things like well if they would've just whoever they is Or, if I just had this, then it would have been better or I'm just not enough. I am just not talented enough. I'm not wealthy enough. I don't have enough influence I don't have enough as I. Don't have enough support. Everyone, else gets whatever but I just don't get whatever. That's oftentimes pain leads to this victims mindset. One of the choices that you can determined to have in your life is that life is happening for you not to you. To avoid that victims mentality, you start to look at life and say, I'm responsible for my life and these things that are happening in my life they're happening for me they're not happening to me. They're having for me to grow for me to learn for me to get creative. They're happening for me to prove that I believe in something so much that I won't I will not stop. Whenever something gets in the way of my success that something is an opportunity for growth in my life it's an opportunity even. Disagreements with me and my wife pain in our marriage. Although they are bad. They can be used for good when I determined that this is not happening to me. This is happening for me to grow the person for me to grow as a husband for her to grow wife for her to grow as a woman for us to grow in our marriage. These are opportunities for us to grow because life does not happen to us it happens for us. So. Many of US ask why me? That's the victims mindset. Why me the way you said you could say why me? Why me Why is this happening to me? There's gotta be something in it for me. But if you're not careful why me moments. There really is a short trip to from why me to me. It's a really short trip from Y Mita Whoa? Is Me. In Nineteen Fourteen Thomas Edison by the way I love Thomas Edison this dude nothing stopped him. He's got some of the greatest. Of all time, if you just go look up quotes by Thomas Edison I'm telling you they're the most amazing things. But in nineteen fourteen, he had an explosion it his plant that cost him about twenty, three, million dollars in today's in today's money. He lost tons of buildings at his plant, and here's what happened is the flames were engulfing all of these buildings he grabbed his son and you're like Iran no no, he had a smile on his face. He grabbed his son he said, go get your mom and your friends 'cause they're never going to see a fire like this again and he smiled. Thomas Edison was determined to not let anything stop him from doing what he did, and here's what he did. He created inventions that changed the way that we experience life. After the fire he said although I'm sixty seven years old. I'll start all over again tomorrow. You hear that. That's determination. That's responsibility although I'm sixty seven years old I'll start all of this again tomorrow by the end of that year, he generated another ten million dollars in revenue. And although he had every right to, he didn't terminate one employees. He kept every employee even though he'd lost almost half his buildings generate over ten million dollars even though he lost twenty three, he generated ten million more before the end of the year. And never fired one employee. That is that's determination. Here's what he said in his words he said to do great things we need to be able to endure tragedy and setbacks. We've got a love what we do and it all and all that it entails good and bad. We have to learn to find joy in every single thing that happens find the good. You hear those words again to do great things we need to be able to endure tragedy and setbacks. We've gotTa love what do in all that it entails good and bad. We have to learn to find the joy. Every single thing that happens not everything will be good you guys. The good can come from everything. I'm GONNA close this episode I want you to hear this as you're thinking about, how can how can you take personal responsibility for your success? How can you adopt that learners mindset that says I'M GONNA learn from every failure disappointment. How can you embrace creativity that says even though? You may be facing very difficult circumstance. You're going to be innovative and creative and find a solution. As you're thinking about those three things I want you to hear it Virginia. Sader said she put it this way she said life is not the way it's supposed to be. It is the way it is. It's the way you cope with it. That makes the difference. Think about that and I'll say at one time and we're going in this episode life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is the way you cope with life is what makes the difference? I hope this helps you today I. Hope you'll go out and face those failures those disappointments. Those rejections and you'll look at each of them is yes they are bad and you'll feel too bad. But then you'll look at them as an opportunity for good to happen. We'll talk to you next time. Hey Guys I. Hope you enjoyed today's podcast episode. If you did Jimmy a favor, share it lake, it leave a review because I want more people just like you to be listening to the podcast.
Episode 496 Do You Have An Attitude of Gratitude? How To Find One!
"Everyone agrees bacon. Make everything better even marketing. This is the vacant podcasts you'll learn to cure your marketing victor internet marketing online the marketing social media tips intact now to help you bring more bacon hall master marketing sizzle brian basilica. This is the bacon podcast welcome everybody. I'm your host brian. Basilica in this is the podcast where you learned to make your business sizzle online. So are you ready to fry up some new business. Hey peeps so the other day. I was having coffee with a friend and a mentor is names all-rounder. He wrote the book the hundred zero principle principal give one hundred percent of yourself one hundred percent of the time expect nothing in return and watch what happens our was telling me a story worry about his daughter ashley so what you need to know about ashley. She has down syndrome. She's about forty years old in about twenty years ago yeah the the opportunity to take his family to y and in that trip ashley wanted to go swim with the dolphins which was one of the attractions where there were staying and when he told this story kind of hit me am i living with an attitude of gratitude and so so here's the story and i'm summarizing so what happened was is she wanted to go swim with the dolphins the handlers by the pool org the lagoon where the dolphins were said no no no she can't go in because they only saw her as a potential threat to the animals at the same time there were families with kids lined up around and they were watching this go on and finally i'll explain to them that she's fine and it would be okay and they finally agreed and let her in as soon as she went in the water. All the dolphins started swimming up to her because they sensed her piece. They could tell that she was kind and loving and not harmful so there were three different perspectives here one the handlers they were afraid for their animals so that they were going to get hurt to the parents they saw the special needs kid. Basically kalihi being denied an opportunity to enjoy life and thirdly alan his family. They knew that she was going to be perfect for the animals and the animals perfect for her so that gave me the sense of wanting to talk about the attitude of gratitude and how to find one so i'm going to lay out five key points about having an attitude of gratitude. I'm going to give you a little insight and then going to leave you with a tip so let me start with the first one work with what you have and there's a quote by teddy roosevelt and it goes like this do what you can with what you have where you are. I know people that just spent a ton of time an energy and money trying to get ahead in the world but business is really simple when you break it down and the bottom line if you can just turn one dollars into two or three you have a business. I watched this video with dennis becker who's kind of one of the fathers of internet internet marketing and he basically built his business on e. Bay making five dollars a day. He started three hundred thousand in dollars in debt and couldn't afford to spend a lot more money but he learned if he could make five dollars a day. He could figure out how the scale gala so work within the means that you have so here's my tip take an inventory of what you have avid your fingertips spend a supplement but not totally reinvent in other words use what you have first first and then figure out what you need to get to where you wanna be. Here's point to continue to learn albert. Einstein said education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school it. It amazes me how many people think that because they've done to high school and they've done to college. Maybe even gotten a p._h._d. That they're done learning but i'm here to tell oh you with years and years and years of reinvention. I've never stopped. Learning learning comes in many forms again. I saw post on facebook facebook that led me to that dennis becker video and i watched it and i learned a little bit. It was an investment of about twenty minutes but learning can come in many forms books videos webinars podcasts even networking getting out and meeting people. You can learn something so here's your tip always be on the lookout for learning opportunities and make time for it. Here's point point number three embrace failure. Thomas edison said when inventing the light bulb he says i've not not failed. I just found ten thousand ways that won't work. That's an attitude of gratitude failure a lot. A lot of times is an emotional response. We feel like we've let ourselves down but in reality if you have an attitude of gratitude attitude you realize that failure is just a key to learning to doing things the right way so sometimes like thomas edison. Maybe you have to fail ten thousand ways before you finally get it right. So here's your tip. Turn that frown upside down when you look at failure as an opportunity to grow and not just falling flat on your face you end up changing your attitude to an attitude of gratitude. Here's point number four. Don't quit too who early another quote from thomas edison is many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close close they were to success when they gave up in what happens in our world is. We're constantly barraged with do this do that. Don't do this don't do that. You know it's all this different advice. All these different lessons all these different philosophies and technologies. I call it be saas bright shiny objects syndrome and it causes us to change our focus a lot of times so here's the tip if you're sure about your perfect customer and what problem you solve for them. You have to keep trying to get your message in front of them. In a way that's gonna make them take notice so don't give up too early just figure out a new way to present your perfect idea to perfect customer and here's the number five what gets measured gets done. That's by tom peters but the quote is from galileo and he says measure what is measurable insurable and make measurable what is not so so what he's saying is define. What success means to you. Is it money. Is it awareness. Is it influence. Is it progress whatever that is figure figure out a way to measure it and if you can't measure it figure out a way to measure it so the tip is create a spreadsheet and track your progress on what it is that you're doing how many followers you have how many times you're interacted with how much money you make whatever it is track what you're doing so i wanna leave you with some final thoughts and some final quotes there are two kinds of people in this world people that get up and say good morning god and the other people that got up and say could god. It's morning so let me leave you with these quotes. If you can't change your fate change your attitude by charles revson. If you don't like something change change it. If you can't change it change your attitude maya angelou and the final one is if you want small changes ages in your life work on your attitude but if you one big primary changes work on your paradigm and that's by stephen covey be so if you like learning new things which of course i do go into l. i. Four sales dot com there every single week. I have a weekly webinar of three tips in thirty minutes on how to use used linked in to get in front of your perfect customers and get your messages noticed well. That's it for today's vacant podcast. We hope you enjoyed it and learned something today. If you did please go to. I tunes and give us a review. We appreciate all your feedback and comments if you have any questions go to w._w._w. Dot bacon podcast dot dot com forward slash questions and we'll make sure we get those answered for you till next time. Keep sizzling.
A Motion Picture Mystery
"How did snoop Dogg be murder case, what troop Kirk Cobain suicide was Bob Marley's stone cold killer. How did Sam Cooke really dying seriously? How're the dudes in Mali crews still alive. Hear these stories in disgrace land the podcast about decisions getting away with murder behaving very badly hosted by me. Jake disgrace lamp is an adult storytelling podcast contains strong language is not for kids. Listen to disgrace land on apple podcast, iheartradio app or wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome to invention a production of I heart radio. Hey, welcome to invention. My name is Robert lamb, and I'm Joe McCormick. And we have got a treat for you today. Last time, we told you, we would be back this time with a murder mystery from the development of the motion picture technology history. And today, our friend Scott, Benjamin is joining us on the show. Yeah, that's right. I mean, people keep turning up dead in the history of the motion picture. So we thought we'd bring bring in somebody extra to help us out with the heavy lifting on this one, Scott loves murder, and he's really great at talking about it, and I think it's going to be so much fun. So let's go right to our talk with Scott. Hey, so if you have been listening to this show for a while. And if you have made it to the KOTA, we tend to do at the end of every episode when we when we do our out music, we you've probably heard us mention Scott, Benjamin who helps with research on this show, and we've got such a treat for you. Scott Benjamin is joining us in studio today, Scott is. A pleasure to have you. Thank you for having me. I really appreciate it. What should people know about you? Well, I've been around here for a long time been podcast with house works originally for gash about eleven years now taken the last couple years off off air. I guess as a do research and writing for some other shows and true crime stuff. In fact, I've got a an all new trimbe podcast coming up. Pretty soon of my own can't really give you too many more details about right now, but, but it's, it's on its way. But this is one. This is key to while we're having you on here now because he's been helping us with the the invention research. And then suddenly, we ran across a little bit of true crime, potentially true crime or at least a mystery. It's kind of embedded in the research for the invention of the motion picture. Exactly. Yeah. And I thought this was just a little bit too juicy to let it go without without investigating this just a little bit more. And to be honest with you. It's about one hundred one hundred twenty nine year old. Old cold case now. So I don't think we're going to, you know be, you know solving anything today. I don't I don't think so. But we'll we try at least we can at least. You know, let people know what's happening and let them investigate it from themselves and see what they think because there's a few theories about what happened there. So here's what here's what's going on. We tend to credit the invention of the motion picture camera to either Edison, the Lumiere brothers and you know, we kind of know the history behind that. And the timing it's all kind of strange timing. It all ties in very, very closely will it appears that there was somebody that was filming motion will filming scenes longtime prior to that six, seven years prior to that. Yeah. In eighteen eighty eight and the earliest film that we have on record anything. That remains still is from eighteen eight Tober, fourteen eighteen eighty eight is a matter of fact, we know the date because Pacific reason I'll tell you the minute, but it's called the, the round garden scene. And that was shot by a man named Louie LA prints, and Lula prints scores French bone French-born. Invent? Her. He had a lot of other things that he had hit develop a lot of them head to do with some otographer the early days of cinematography. He filmed the scene. It was just like two point one seconds. I think very quick, but it does show motion. And he was using type of film that was. The early days of film that the, the paperback and had a very complex way of getting this, you know, down and captured no this one, the round garden scene is this before the celluloid film. It is just before the cellular film this. So that was just just after this. He had not yet really kind of experimented with that, yet they know the date of this film, because specifically ten days later, one of the people that appeared in the film died. And so it was like, you know, this is Phil knocked over fourteenth, but on October twenty fourth his mother in law who shown in the film passed away. So they know specifically that it was prior to this date in eighteen eighty eight. It's, it's provable by that. He didn't another scene. It was like I was traffic crossing Leeds bridge in eighteen eighty eight as well. And there's a few other early films that have survived, but they're all from right in this, in this timeframe, the stuff from Edison, and from the Lumiere brothers are in, you know, the. Will the early eighteen ninety s and then the patents came later. But that's part of the story that we're getting to hear the patents. Right. So we know that Edison was was very much like a patent hawk where is the threat word. I mean, I think there's a little bit of over demonization of Edison that may be goes on, on the internet today few years back. What was it? There was some like popular comic strip or a was basically, like Tesla's great Edison socks, which, which, of course, it's, it's, you know, it's, it's probably a flawed idea to really go all in on either individual as being, you know, this, this, this angelic figure of invention or this demonic adversary. Yeah. Maybe actually over cells tesla instead of underselling, but one of the problems, I guess is that Edison Edison had a huge laboratory that he worked in where he employed many, many inventors. And then, of course anything that was invented under that umbrella. He didn't take the credit for right? You know, Edison's. Ventures just like any other major corporation does now the auto motive companies do it all the time. You know, the people invent features functions, you know, parts components, and they may get the patent, but, you know, I dunno Ford or GM owns that product, they own that, that, that the patent, they get the royalties from all that with something we've seen over and over again, just looking at the history, photography, and, and motion picture, is that we want to think about the inventor as this, this, you know, this individual this just out there figuring out stuff on their own and a lot of a lot of inventors do fall into that category. But increasingly closer you get into the modern era. The more you see this industrials ation of invention the corporate use of invention. And so, you know, Edison is just a part of that growing trend very talked about Kodak on the show. Yeah. I mean we tend to think of inventors as or we like to think of inventors, as like, like Victor Frankenstein, right link, you know, the independent scientists. Working on a problem in solitude with their own mad genius. But more often it's true that inventors need to be part of a system. That's like providing infrastructure that makes invention possible at the same time that they're working on the invention in the movie cameras, a perfect example of this, because you couldn't really have the kind of movie cameras, that even Edison's people came up with, like William Dixon came up with until you had celluloid film. And that was what you know other people were working on what would Frankenstein have been like the novel had been Frankenstein, Inc. Right. The month Edison's likes you know, he gets one of his little lab assistants resurrect the dead, you know, and then I'll get the patent. Yeah. This and this stuff is happening on separate continents, as well. Yeah. So, you know. It's just one of those times in history where you know, they're working on the same thing. Hundreds, if not thousands of miles apart. And they don't quite know it yet. They don't each doesn't know what the other one's doing right at that moment, unless there's some talk within the community of scientists say, no of adventures of what they're working on and in likely would have kept that pretty close to the vest. They wouldn't have really said him working on this new camera nears. In fact, here's a drawn out works. Why don't you? Perfect that it doesn't work that way they keep them really, really tight until of course, you know, the goal is the patent, of course, to make the, the royalties from this invention and apparently looks like Lutherans beat Edison to the to the Mark there, the one. So he made all the money, right? No, no didn't make any money on it. In fact. Bush jump right into the story here at this point. Yes. Misery, scott. All right. So, you know, he's he's working on stuff, he actually successfully films these scenes around. Hey, garden scene. You know, the, the traffic crossing Leeds bridge cetera. And he's got the device. It's a, it's a single lens camera. This is an improvement over a camera that he had just prior to that which was like, a, a sixteen lens camera. That shot is actually two banks of eight lenses. I think that were would quickly take images. And then you could put those together and then show them in rapid succession and make you know make moving image out of them. This is a single lens camera that would record continuous motion. Right. So this requires less laborious editing. Yes. Yes. Exactly. Right. And again, this is the old paperback film at this point, it was not the not the celluloid at this at this point but he has this invention. He's ready to find. He's finally after, you know, showing it to friends and family, and, you know, projecting these on on screens in his in his laboratory or wherever, you know, these private. Showings. He's ready to go with to, you know to the public with us. Too short publicly and then file for patent in New York City here in the United States, and this is going to happen in believe in October of, of eighteen ninety has when it's supposed to happen. And so prior to that, you know, he's, he's still kind of touring around and he's got his family trying to get things together in New York City trying to get things like a place to do this. You know a a proper venue at cetera and in they're working on, and they've got it. He's still in France, and he makes a trip to see his brother, which is expected at this point because I guess is his mother had just passed just prior to this. So his brother is in charge of the state and kind of breaking up the estate and, you know, the, the will, I guess, you know, executing the will. So he makes a trip to Dejan, France. And he is spent like three days as brother and who knows what's going on there with. It's, you know, the talking about finances, or whatever I'm sure there's a lot to discuss at that point. But then his brother takes him to the train platform. You know, the, the train station there in tone in Dijon, and it's a design to Paris express train. So it's not gonna stop anywhere going to go straight from their right to Paris. And these backward has to be the I think he's gonna head to England and then to New York for this for this, you know, the showing patent awarding or whatever his brother says that he put him on the train on the platform, and that's the last anybody ever saw of prince he just disappears somewhere in between design and in Paris on a nonstop train on a nonstop train. He completely disappears in his luggage disappears. There's no paper record of him being on the train really other than his brothers word that he put him on the train. No one can remember seeing him on the train like he didn't share a cabin with anybody or anything like that. And. This is a pretty notable guy and a Saif met the guy was six foot four. So he's kind of stands out. Yeah, he would he's a tall guy. I don't know how well known he was that point. If anybody could really recognize him, I don't think that he was, but there's really no sighting of him on the train of self and certainly not in Paris when, when it arrived. So obviously that seems suspicious like that. People don't normally disappear from trains. No, no. It so, so the question would be are there. Any reasons. People had to suspect foul play related to his invention other than just the fact that he was about to debut, a hotly contested invention for which people would be competing for patents. Well, the timing is extremely convenient for anybody else who might be working on this similar invention. I mean, so think about who that might be, and we'll talk about them and just moment. All this is going down on on September. Sixteenth of eighteen ninety. He's what forty nine years old at this point. And again, just two months later. Or even one month later, I believe he was supposed to be in New York to debut this, this, and this would have clearly would have revolutionized the industry minute was something that was, it was going to make him a lot of money. No doubt about it. Right. So he banishes who but been what's the follow up who's looking for him? Of course, there's going to be an investigation, right? I mean, his brother is brothers word is that, you know, he put him on this train. And now he's just suddenly gone into thin air. Right. So Scotland Yard is on the case. And you think scouting yard, you a pretty good decent examination of what's going on here investigation? The French police are also looking and his family, of course, searching for him as well. In addition to the other to see. So I don't know who they hired or how they went about that the family themselves. But you've got three separate groups looking for him for years, it really, I mean, they're, they're, they're trying to track him down trying to figure out exactly what happened. Because again, it doesn't just happen like this. It's just a real strange occurrence. So if. Disappeared. Could you tell initially what the predominant theory was like at the time, did they think he was dead? Or do they think he had run off or what, you know, I don't know if there was a predominant theory at that time, I think there were just so many different thoughts going through everybody's head like, what could have happened to this guy. You know there's a lot a lot of these came later in time. I mean, some of them are like discussed in the nineteen sixties source still talking about this guy. Seventy five plus years later with a new theory about what might have happened. But there are there are three or four main theories of been tossed around for the last old hundred twenty nine years now the more recent theories are going to pertain to our, our modern interpretations, and really, why we remember this guy. Sure. But at the time, I'm thinking, like, surely, they probably approached this in the same way one might approach modern disappearance in. They would look to the family, they would look to connections and major stressors in their personal life. I mean, this is a guy who. Recently, lost a loved one may have been involved in some and I mean, was definitely involved in some sort of his state situation, jer. Yeah. And I guess we can just talk about the very first Serey, which was, of course, suicide they thought maybe he had jumped from the train on his own somewhere between Dijon, and Paris. But they, they searched you know trackside that whole distance didn't find anything didn't. Of course you know, why would he take his luggage with him if he did that? And now that it would make it even more visible, if you know, there's the body end luggage, and somewhere, you know, in the woods between or something like that. Jumped off a bridge or right? Okay. So I guess I'd have to questions about that number one. If anybody thinks that suicide is there any physical evidence to indicate that no physical evidence, as the thing all of this is just circumstantial evidence. Yeah, there's no body. There's no proof of anything. No one saw him. There's no witnesses the theory. I think that one of the theories behind the suicide thought is that he will he was in a significant amount of debt when he died those the other thing I was going to ask because votive yeah. So he's, you know, he's an adventure is probably borrowing taking lonesome people to get these inventions off the ground news, fledgling inventions, and I have seen numbers around, and, you know, these numbers are suspect, because they come from a lot of different places, and you read different numbers everywhere, but they said that he was somewhere around eighty four thousand dollars in debt at the time of his death, and it would have been a lot of money and still has a lot of money, I guess, but it would be so much more in writing ninety you know, kind of an unheard of amount and. He he didn't really know the, the true success of his of his new invention. He would know exactly what that would have brought him the windfall that would have meant. I mean I knew he, he thought it was big. And of course he's trying to patent it. But I don't think he had any comprehension of type of money that, that would have brought in head that been the fact is, it's not very likely that he committed suicide either, because he did have this hit a loving family. There are a lot of letters that were shared between later on that were shown between him and his wife and other members of his family. And you know his whole family was behind him. They're all supportive. It wasn't like you know he was. I don't know. It wasn't like he was Austria us in some way, you know, he was he was definitely a tight part of the this close. Knit family. So the suicide theory is rather unlikely for a few reasons. All right. We need to take a quick break. We'll be right back with more. This episode is brought to you by sleep number. We were being healthier exercising. Eating veggies downward dogging distress what we really need is proven quality sleep sleep number knows what it takes to sleep. Your best. 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Now, I know another one of the theories, which I guess, maybe we can get to next is the one that involves some kind of industrial escapade or should we do that next? Why not some the very popular one? Right. So I do think we wanna be careful not to just a blithely throw out historical murderer accumulations. But we wouldn't be doing this from out another out of nowhere like other people have sort of alleged this based on just circumstances, right? Yes. All circumstantial, everything is in this, in this case again, there's nothing really concrete here to, to told onto. Yeah. Yeah. All right. So the theory if you if you want me to jump right into it, you get to jump right in. So it's the timing is so suspect in this, and we, we mentioned the other somebody else involved in Thomas Edison's in gets thrown into the mix quite often when we're talking about this that, Thomas, Edison actually head. Lula prince assassinated on that train or somewhere near that train. Now was this, something that was alleged by anyone at the time or was it, only in accusation, that was alleged, like historically as an interpretation, many years late? I believe that the family thought initially that that's what the this ho about. Because I and I don't think initially I don't think in the initially came up with the stereo. I think that later, we'll find out. You know, there's some other things that go onto that the kind of they demonize Thomas and a little bit in the way that the patent was eventually handled. We'll, we'll get to. I do. I read right? My wrong in saying that at some point, Louie LA prince's wife said that he had left New York because he was trying to escape being pursued by industrial spies. Yeah. So there's some background there little bit. You know, there is there. There is a little bit. That intrigue that, you know, there could be something going on there. That's ill more nefarious than we would like to, to think now of this person, you know, Thomas Edison. But then, again, that's like secondhand hearsay right? Exactly. Yeah. That's right. A lot of this is I mean, a lot of it is, you know, you know, this person said this to this agency, and they reported that and you know, it's just it gets kind of distributor, pass down and it changes a little bit along the way. Also, like if someone is allegedly speaking, paranoia about industrial spies following them around, like that also. I mean you could interpreted that as being a sign of, of, you know, some, some form of, you know, not conspiracy perhaps, you know, mental illness. Yellow sure that's also possible. And we're not we're zero s we this right now, I guess we haven't even said this. But, but Thomas, Edison wouldn't have been you know, the hitman he wouldn't have been guy. The guy pulling the cord tight around the other guys, neck or he would have been Hinch men, if it was, you know, something bigger thinking from Russia with love as well. Can't help cinematic rain related murders, piano wire, and all the Thomas Edison played by what's his name Quint. Robert shaw. His name. All right. So I mean, it's, it's fascinating, the timing of, of all happens, and the way that Edison than benefited from the death of Lula prints via the patent. So remind us again, exactly of the timing here. Okay. So the timing is that in it would be September. Sixteenth of eighteen ninety s when Liu the prince went when missing and again, Edison was simultaneously, working on his own camera, but it wasn't ready at that, right? Very, very close. Now, the the they got their patents in eighteen ninety one. Yeah. That's right. And he, he was supposed to have the showing or the public viewing of his devices is his camera. Lip rinse was a prince was in October of eighteen ninety. So the timing is just far too convenient for Edison. It raised a lot of eyebrows. Let's say 'cause he benefited in such a tremendous way from this because his name is now tied in with the birth of cinematography of the birth of. Of motion pictures, really as are Lumiere brothers, who, who came about just a little bit later, I believe. Right. So nobody's alleged. I mean, even if there's not much to these allegations, nobody's alleged that the Lumiere brothers were involved. No. Absolutely not. It's all it's all focused medicine. That's right. Because air brothers, I think one of the things that a lot of the interpretations are that, they, they didn't necessarily see the long term future of this technology themselves, so they don't seem to have the character of, like, you know, viciously plotting for their their, their takeover of, of the culture via their this new tech that they've developed. No. No. Absolutely not. It's yeah, that shouldn't their name shouldn't really come into the assassination theory at all. We'll stick with Edison being the scapegoat on that one. And it was funny as reading this, you'll come across so many different versions of this in the way that this all went down and, and. Joe United head discussion earlier in the office. About about some of the stuff is very, very misleading. Oh, yes. That's right. Well I mean so there is one I was looking for good. Like, you know, articles in journals like journals cover the history of tog Raphy and stuff like that peer reviewed kind of things. And there's one article is widely cited around the internet. That alleges the discovery of a diary entry by Thomas Edison from eighteen ninety where he essentially confesses to the murder. Do you have the exact words you do to be clear? We're gonna heavily caveat this a second. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So supposedly Shatila where this letter came from or do you want the executive? Yeah, go ahead. All right. So this supposedly comes from a graduate student at the university of New York named Alexis Bedford and in two thousand eight it was, it was said that he was he was. Studying chemistry and photography was conducting research into history motion pictures for about a year and a half prior to this discovery. And the search leads to what they called the inner forgotten archives of the New York library. All right. Steriods already rice Patty room full at dusty books and all that. So he he's finding, you know, these journals these notes. He's pages. And, you know, the that are actually the work of Thomas Edison, and he stumbles across this book this just kind of fallen apart. It's a leather bound book, it's redundancy and old. But his journal of Thomas Edison, it'd be fantastic to find something like that. That was, you know, at this point undiscovered really, it was just put in on the shelf and left in the journal, of course, he jotted any was known to keep journals, like this, where jot down ideas and thoughts and sketches, most inventors do that. I'll probably, but he finds the following note, and it's got the date of September twentieth. Eighteen ninety which is four days after the prince went missing and the note, says exactly Eric Cole meet today from digital on. It has been done prince's. No more. This is good news. But I flinched when he told me murder is not my thing. I'm an inventor in my inventions for moving images canal move forward. That's the end of the entry. So I have seen this cited all over in, like blog posts, and even in books. I looked this has been cited in books as evidence of Edison's involvement in this supposed murder, I am ninety nine point nine nine percent certain that this is a work of fiction, and I don't mean a work of fraud. I don't mean like a something that is trying to be passed off as nonfiction. I believe that this article is intentionally published as a work of fiction that has been misinterpreted as a as like a straightforward report of a real event. What led you to believe it, and there are a bunch of things? I mean, number one, it's, it's if this were true. This is just a straight up murder confession. Yes. Or at least conspiracy to murder mean the language of to someone an acronym is not my thing. Limbs Lee written. I mean on one hand, I want to say as a work of fiction, I think, at this isn't that bad is. It's kind of interesting. But so I tried to look up the names are cited in this article like of the student who discovered this, and of another historian, who's named in this article, I can't find evidence of these people. They don't appear to me to be real people. There's of course, that problem one thing that I noticed is that it says Edison says in his confession from eighteen ninety in his diaries that he says, Eric cold me today from Dijon. So in eighteen ninety he received a transatlantic phone call that is not possible. I do not think there were transatlantic phone calls in eighteen ninety. I know in the first one is made. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Is january. Seventh nineteen twenty seven. So thirty seven years after this call was supposedly made is when when he claims or the note claims that he received a phone call. I think we've had a problem here of just mislabeling an article from journal that should have been clearly noted as a piece of fiction, but has confused, a lot of people. Right. Any could have been more clearly labeled in the print version. But was digitized. That's possible. Yeah. Correctly e said earlier, as well Reverend that, you know, there have been pieces of fiction that have been passed off, as scientific, or at least have been published in scientific journals, not even necessarily passed out, right dislike present, like, hey, Peter, watts was the example came up Peter watts. Former marine biologist turned scifi writer, and some of his works of short fiction have appeared in scientific journal. I see okay? But but they were they were they were not presented as science. But then again, if, if a psych can well, imagine wherever journal were digitized, I wouldn't even say in. Correctly, but without sufficient, you know, meditate data branding, like you could have something that is that, that is fiction would show up and be like, oh, here's this. Here's this murder. Confession shows up out of nowhere. All right. It seems completely implausible doesn't. Yes. No. I do not think this happened. I don't I don't think so. No, no. I just I don't put a whole lot of stock behind it. But I think a lot of people do a lot of people like the intrigue of thinking that, you know, Edison was really that bad, that he would have somebody offed over an invention. Pat did kill topsy the elephant, and horses and dogs. Maybe he was he liked to experiment with trinity. Didn't he Tom? I'm not saying I think it's impossible that Thomas Edison had something to do with this. But I definitely think that this thing about his murder confession. In the diaries, a work of fiction that has been misinterpreted as a real factual article, and number two, I, I don't know. We should be careful about making historical accusations of murder just based on circumstantial evidence was reminded, again, there is no physical evidence of this whatsoever. No, no nothing concrete at all. But. There is often this, this, this tendency, I think, to want to see the past in movie form and you know, in which is ironic given. We're talking about much. We wanna see it dramatic is. You know, we wanna think it more along the lines of the prestige with with at a villainous. Edison it. Right. Who did send henchmen to like hack up Tesla's tough? Yes. Great. Well, okay. Maybe maybe it's possible, but not not really that likely I go with that. Okay. All right. So that was that was the second one there's an hers, actually three or four or five here total. If you want one. All right. So number three would be the disappearance. That was a disappearance. It was ordered by the family. Now again, pretty unlikely in this case because it was a tight. Knit family. We do know that from notes that were passed between family members, it was a loving tight knit group, his brothers, the last one to see him alive. And there's this whole state business. Yeah. That's right. That's yeah. Exactly. So that's, that's a possibility. The, the, the disappearance was ordered by the family was something that was born out of the idea that la- prince could have been a closeted homosexual that you know, he had a family had kids. However, he was carrying on these, these other relationships that were homosexual in nature and the family was at the time embarrassed by this, and sent him away to live somewhere else without them, you know, that he was kind of the shame of the family at this point. So, like they, they banished him into some kind of exile because he was gay. Exactly. That's the thought that's the theory. And, you know, I think that this is one. The ones that comes about much later. This is from a nineteen sixty six French film history, book, okay, where the guy the jock mess up last name here. But Dilan I'll say that's probably name close to it. Anyway, he suggested that disappearances because family disapproved of his homosexuality. So they think that he fled to Chicago where he died in nineteen. I'm sorry. Eighteen ninety eight naturally and again, I I know these numbers are coming out of nowhere, and there's not a shred of evidence or proof. That, that's what happened. But it's just a theory, it's another theory that, and I don't know why land thinks that, but he does in much the same way that it's possible that Edison orchestrated murder. I mean, certainly we could imagine this being the case, I mean, certainly lines up with, you know, homophobia at the during that time period and but I would want like what's the actual evidence? I think I've read a. Critique of this theory that said that there's really no evidence that he was gay now. There's no there's no evidence of any of this. Yeah, none of it. I mean, at that he lives in Chicago, not that he died in eighteen ninety eight there's no proof of that. There's no, there's really nothing to this. It's just a another theory that was thrown out there, again, as late, as nineteen sixty six so we're talking seventy six years later, after the guy is gone is just a theory that was posited by somebody that, you know, you could grab onto and say, like, well, it's possible, you know, this reminds me a lot of, you know, Jack, the ripper theories so more limited in scope. I guess, but yeah. You know, Alan Moore's the whole evaluation of that, is that it ultimately is this, this Koch, snowflake scenario, the whole like freemason conspiracy with the what the surgeon to the Queen Victoria. There so many different version. But ultimately like his argument was we only know so much, and we will only ever know so much. And it's just kind of an exercise in how many little little, you know blank spaces we can fill in, I think actual historians of the period. Think that like that whole theory is definitely wrong for Jack the ripper, right? At least. That's what I've read. Yeah. Well, sure, I mean, it's all possibly debate Coopers and other one, right. Clues in the face. And of course, there's always, it seems like there's every couple years, someone who's making a deathbed confession that they are db Cooper more your father was DB kind of safe to do that. In the same way, it safe to continue to make a lot of ultimately kind of crazy ideas because we don't know. And we probably never will know. Yeah, that's exactly the scenario with this here. So what you're telling us is that Thomas Edison wrote the dear boss letter like he was the ripper. That's he did the white chapel murders because let's see because he was afraid that they would get ahead of him on some kind of knife patent as good theory. Good theory. Yeah. Very likely to back back to this case. What are some more of our theories? Right. So the, the other one and this is really one of the last ones you'll hear about. But then I've got another one that I want to throw in there to fratricide, which is his brother killed him. Oh, well, again, come back to the last one and exactly right. I mean, it could have been over money as mothers, will, you know, it is brother get greedy and wanna take his share as well. And that's, that's an entirely possible scenario. I mean, the only prince the only person that saw the prince at the Dejan station was brother. No one else saw him on the train. No one else. Really? I don't even know if there's a report of him being seen on the platform, even but his brother swears that that's the last place that he saw him. He put him on the train with his luggage. And that was it, then he just disappears into the mist somewhere. I guess, suspicion, very often does fall when somebody disappears on the last person to have seen them, right? Yeah. And the other thing is, you know, of course, you know, Scotland Yard and the French police, and even the people that were investigating for the family. They all eventually interviewed everybody that was on that train at night. There was no you know, sense that anything aggressive was happening next door in the cabin or, you know, they heard, or saw anybody being thrown from the train or jumping from the train or anything, unusual. And there was nothing really out of place on that whole thing. Just it's almost it's like he was never there. And I think that's the ideas that he really was never there. Right. Everything explanation. Exactly. The thought behind this is that his brother had him disappear to put it politely. One more theory. Okay. I'll let it go. There's, there's other people that kind of throw this around and talk about it. And. In a way that doesn't make sense with a lot of what we just told you. So that's they all have some kind of hole in, in the story. But there's a theory that he actually did make it to Paris. And he was on the train took his luggage off the train, but somehow wasn't seen by anybody to the whole time and head to take a cab from the train station, which was the train, I think would have arrived around eleven PM so very late. He was gonna go to the lab or you know, somewhere to work, maybe study house and the theory is that, you know, the, the coach that he took from the train station to wherever he was going to the person who's driving the coach likely just knocked him over the head stolen luggage, which probably had some cameras and things in your some devices devices. And, and simply dumped him in the river and that was happening. I guess, quite a bit at that time, if you go back and investigate, you know, murders at the time it was not all that uncommon for someone just to be kind of off quickly overnight like that dumped in the river. Never to be seen again or found as a supposed drowned victim. And there's kind of an interesting twist to that, too, is that in two thousand three someone's going through the, the Paris police archives and found a photograph of a drowning victim from eighteen ninety that looked a lot like Louie LA prints. Really? Yeah. So there is a photograph of a drowning victim that does match his description does look like him. And that's a possibility that he did drown or somebody, you know, often made it look like a drowning. And that's when he's discovered this, this whole idea just the basic idea that maybe he did make it to Paris like that opens it up tremendously because they're only so many ways to die on express train to Paris, but they're hundreds of ways to die in metropolitan Paris. But how does a six foot four men, you know, blend in and not even make his appearance, you know, known on any of the cabins, you know, if it's a full train, I don't know. So why, why do they think he didn't arrive? Live in Paris, like who, who would have seen him there while he was gassed, you know what I don't he was scheduled to go there to meet with friends, I think, and then return trip to England. So maybe maybe people were supposed to meet him in Paris, and didn't more may his supposed to meet them after, you know, I mean, I guess, picking up a friend at eleven o'clock at the, the train station. That's kinda like it is now, you know, picking up a friend at eleven o'clock at the airport. Yeah. It's not not a great favourite ask if somebody, you know, sometimes you have to, but maybe, maybe they didn't. Maybe they said you can catch a cab, you know meet me at this hotel in the morning or something like that. I I'm this is all again, just theory. I don't really know the surrounding story about what was supposed to happen in Paris when when he made it there. But yeah, maybe he did make it maybe didn't we don't. But he's the theory again, the predominate their predominant theory is that he went missing somewhere between John and Paris. He never really made it there, but there's a lot of different, you know, ideas tossed about, and I'm sure eating with five more. Scenarios that might make sense. But the timing is just all very, very strange. Because again, this this, this whole thing comes back to the patent that never really happened. But then Edison of swooped in and took the patent the family, I guess, you would think the family could patent his devices read somewhere that there is like a seven year, waiting period between when somebody goes missing. And you can I don't know if this US patent law or what, but you're not able to patent the family members item until after the person's officially declared dead. And I think he was declared dead in eighteen ninety seven that was seven years later, but in that time for in that window of time, that's when Edison came in with his his new camera and patented that device, and of course, made fortune on the royalties. So just interesting timing with all this, of course that's sparked many patent wars. We know they're patent wars that were happening at the time over many. Many different things. I mean, the rape led the rape brothers. They fought patent wars for about eleven years in the same thing with Alexander Graham Bell telephone as it took something like eleven years, six hundred lawsuits. I think. The telephone. There's a huge patent fight just over celluloid film, because it was apparently I developed in sort of vague way, with a kind of poorly worded patent by by an Episcopalian, minister from New Jersey named Hannibal good win. That's right. Animals rate. Yeah, just looked it up. That's right. Hannibal goodwin. But then, also the he was in competition with the patent on celluloid film, the belong to the Eastman company. And so they fought over that, of course Eastman was producing. You know, celluloid film at at, at bulk legs enough to sell it to Edison and Goodwin was not this still happens today. I mean, Sony, and Kodak were in a patent war that lasted until two thousand seven over digital cameras. So it's newer technology. But, you know, there's still fighting these same type of type of wars. You know it happened with radio. It happened with cars. Airplanes it name any big invention late bulbs. It all, you know, went through the courts in some way, many, many different times. And, you know, there's always a battle over who, who invented, it first and who has the rights to it, right? It's the money from it right in here, kind of income, the, the patent trolls, another layer of blessed. That's right. Yeah. There, there are people that are trolls is right. Who just going to scoop up, the, the patents from other people that are more or that are completely deserving that patent, and they take, of course, the credit for it, and, and I, I guess, maybe Edison, would you know, would he count as possibly hadn't troll? I mean he had a different scenario. We talked about his labs, and you know, how he had, you know, lots of inventors working under his umbrella. Yeah. That is in labs. And that was something different. Maybe but yeah, he's I do think Edison was not above pouncing on somebody else's idea thought he could get there. I think so too, you don't I don't I don't know if you would think that this would kind of play out smoothly in the courts and it, it certainly didn't. I mean it wasn't a wasn't as, as cut and dry as you might think. La- prince la- prince's son ate, his name's Adolf. He appeared in court. I guess as a witness for the defense in a case that was brought by Thomas, Edison against a company called the American. Muda scope and bio graph company that it interesting interesting thing about that. Is that company was founded in eighteen ninety five by William Kennedy Dickson, who was the guy that worked under Edison? It has lab to create the camera. He he developed a camera. He's the one who who really did all, you know, the, the photographic work on it against the lenses and, you know, the film and all that, you know, the technology that made that work really. Yes. So he's the one that he's a founder of that company. So Edison is suing him, but the prince Adolf prince is son again, comes in eighteen ninety eight and testifies as a witness for the defense in this court case. And he claims in that court case that look prince was the first and only inventor of Matafi, so he kinda throws in this bombshell into the into the the proceedings. And he says, of course because of that my family. My dad had been you know, his dad had been declared the your prayer is then. They should be receiving royalties for this award for this, this device end, of course, the patent that goes along with it, you know, the poll process, right? Well, he was unable to submit his dad's cameras as evidence in that core case for some reason, the judge said, no you can't. You can't show me these cameras. He wasn't able to put it into into the, the cases as evidence and so the, the court ruled in favor of Edison in that particular case, but a couple of years later, they overturned that, and I you know, the direction was reversed or the decision was versed, rather. But this is another interesting twist in the story is that Adolf was he's a young man. At this time he's twenty nine years old. Like, I think it's two years later, it was in sorry, three years later in nineteen. Oh, one so he's twenty nine he's out hunting duck hunting near his family cottage, which is on fire Island, New York state, and he ends up being shot to death. And I don't know if he was hunting alone if you. Outing with somebody, you would think that all this would have been a little bit more, you know, public knowledge, you know what happened. But, but the, the recording this is that he was just, simply found dead after he was out. Duck hunting with his his own rifle is side. They don't know if it was suicide if it was an accident, of course, it could have been either one of those right? But the, the mother, the widow now la- prints. The, the, the mother of Adolf says that she thinks that the second murder that, you know, the kid simply knew too much. And because he testified in court everybody else knew what he knew now. And, and that was the reason for another merge. So there's another murder mystery at the end of that one. I that's never really been solved. Either is that, you know, the sun turns up dead at, at a young age, just two years later, three years later. So obviously the Edison villainous are, yeah. What they think he was involved in that, too. Well, you know, that's a again, that's another theory. Yeah, there's a possibility of what happened. But it on the same hand, you can see why you murdered is not needed actually be. Volved for one to for, especially with this family to, to have some degree of hatred or distrust of Edison, of course. And therefore, it's not that much more of elite than giving, you know, especially if you're distraught over, you know, yet another untimely death slash disappearance in the family to jump to this, this next, you know, level of accusations for sure, and they're going to point to the villain that they already know he's already established as the villain of the piece the villain of the family. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So I mean, again, I think this is just a fascinating part of history and something that I never expected to come across when we're talking about, you know, motion picture cameras. Yeah. It's strange how you know that. The story just I don't know captivated me right from the beginning. But it's strange the, the twists and turns of this story taste. All right. Time to take a quick break. We'll be right back. Hey, I'm Andy, if you don't know me, it's probably because I'm not famous, but I did start a men's grooming company called Harry's. The idea for Harry's came out of a frustrating experience. I had buying razor blades. Most brands were overpriced over designed an out of touch at Harry's. Our approach is simple. Here's our secret, we make sharp durable blades and sell them at honest prices for as low as two dollars each. We care about quality so much that we do some crazy things like a world class German blade factory obsessing over every detail means we're confident and offering a hundred percent quality guarantee. Millions of guys have already made the switch to Harry's. So thank you. 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And especially when you're talking about among family members where supposedly tight, but money does come between people like that, and it's unfortunate, but it happens and maybe he didn't have the he didn't have the. The foresight to know that, you know, his brother would have been so much better off. He wouldn't have been your a. Burden. I don't know. I don't know how better to put that. Maybe I'm saying that wrong that, you know, he wasn't really a burden is just that he stood to make twice the amount of money from the inheritance. He would if his brother was still around. He could take his share and just downright greed. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I but ultimately, again, this is just a circumstantial hunch. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly right. I mean, any of them any of these theories are possible, not very likely some of them, but, but I think that the, the fratricide is probably the one that is closest to, you know. Correct. I think yeah. Yeah. So what about either of you, any gut feelings on, on what it might be? I mean, one level we, we already we talked about my bridge who definitely convert somebody. There's no question about that. Yes. So there's says the idea that, that there, there, there might be a murder in photographic move Victor history, you know, I'm, I'm already on board with that reality. I guess I like your argument though, when you come down to, like, what are the reasons that, that homicides are committed, you know, generally, it's going to be some sort of, you know of family connection or you know, somebody the victim knew not some shadowy organization that was plotting against them shirt. So it seems like that, that, that, also it removes the whole mystery of where did, how did they disappear on the train, you know, in a v if he'd jumped to his death wanted to take his luggage with them? And then why was that body or that luggage? Found. So, yeah, I, I like your argument on this. Okay. Fair enough. What about you, Joe? I don't know. I'm not good at things like this. I think sometimes of what people, I know I don't want to malign you guys because I asked the question, but I think of what one time somebody asked Carl Sagan do you think they're aliens out there or something like that? And he said, I don't know. And they said, well, what's your gut feeling? And he said, I try not to think with my gut, so I don't know. I mean, I, I may have gut feelings but I feel like maybe it's better not to say them. I guess I probably have a gut feeling that agrees with you. Maybe I tend to think, you know, it when people are pointing outside of the inner circle at very often is something inside the inner circle, then again, a, you know, a random crime could have possibly explained it. I very convinced by the by the Edison thing. Yeah. I, I think like the Parisian argument. Yeah. That also is kind of convincing. The idea that like, all right? Maybe made to Paris and they're just people didn't notice him on the train. And then once he gets to Paris. There's any number of, of ways that he could have untimely robbery, murder, which then resulted in the corpse that they found in the river, that I see. That's I don't know why he wouldn't have been discovered that point, I think, wouldn't they even like publish photos of people that were drowning victims that, you know, the unidentified bodies so that people or they could place them on view in some of the morgues their in town. I know because drowning was such a common thing in these unknowns. They wanted to figure out who they were and where, where the came from at least give them a proper burial. Another family to take the remains and you know what they want. But I dunno just seems like it's, it's a possible scenario that. Yeah, the Paris and yeah, he did get off by some, you know, cabdriver it's the least cinematic theory to which I I feel like is often. Like a way to try and judge the past, like, which, which is the least interesting story. Then, you know there's a chance that, that's the way to go. Sure. Yeah. That's a very good point. If it makes a good story, you should be inherently skept. All right. But, I mean the bottom line is, is we don't know we'll probably will never know so you know, obviously listeners out there. You may have some, some theories, you want to chime in, you want to share your, your solution to this mystery. Well, here's one thing. I will say if you if you're one of those people who likes to stick it at us in and I can sympathize understand sticking it to Addison, you don't have to resort to saying. I think he's a murderer based on no physical evidence whatsoever, or or furring to fictional story about a about a diary entry, but you can say he didn't get there. I in fact, he didn't get there. I in multiple ways like la- prince had the movie camera before Edison. Definitely an even Edison's own Canetti graph in Connecticut. Cope, you know it looks like the heavy lifting was done by Dixon by that at this point. We're just arguing over when the patent was filed. Yeah. I mean that's all it really comes down to that. And that, you know, then begets, the money, right? I mean that's the whole goal. Behind all of this really for them. Was that, you know, I think maybe the prince had more of an altruistic view this that, you know, he just simply wanted to make make it better make photography better by bringing motion to the screen in front of people and maybe Edison. I think was more money driven. Yeah. I think that's the way it comes down and fame and credit driven. Yeah. Exactly right. Now, of course, they would have been great if they'd come for the prince's well, but it never did. Well, maybe it will now maybe. Posthumously right. Yeah. Well, I wonder how much how much family still exists there is out there, still that, that might benefit from something like that. Eri how they even benefit from something like that. Every film now made must give fifty percent of profits to his family, yet, they charge per minute. Right. Yeah. Some exorbitant cost. I'm sure. Right. Scott will thanks for coming on the show here. Yeah. Murder mystery. I opened into leave you with more questions than answers. But but that's not your fault. That's what history does. Yeah. I guess. So we're released kind of reopen the books on this one and letting people know what happened. I don't know. I like when we can can spark someone's interest in something and get them to search on their own and maybe kind of figure out alternate theories, or you know, chime in with what they think may have happened. It's always fun for me. Yeah, it was certainly everybody loves a good murder mystery. So if we have if this is helped make the history of the motion picture more engaging for podcast listeners than, than I'm in favor of great. I, I hope it has it has. And thank you again for vitamin here. I really appreciate the offer, and I'd love to sit in with you anytime. Absolutely. Thanks so much for coming fun. All right. Well, there you have it. Thanks once more to Scott, Benjamin, for taking time out of his day out of his research to join us on the show to discuss a little invention and indeed a little potential murder potential murder potential suicide potential run away and hide and Chicago potential were there any others. Do we have like a beast more situation? His potential hidden away by the family. We didn't even get into like just crazy speculate. We didn't get into 'Lions no objection snow. Snow rain off became sasquatch Lingle ears. I mean is it possible for laying on a train? You don't need it technology for that to happen. I don't know. We cover the, the realistic idea. Jules Verne novel it. Langley is on a train. All right. Thanks again, disguised coming on the show and yeah, I think this, this is rapid promotion pictures, or they're going to be more motion picture episodes. I think we got one more motion picture episode us. All right. All right. We'll stay tuned for that stay tuned for future inventions. We have some non photographic a cinema cinematography episodes coming up that are that are in the works. We've been on the photographic history train, and who knows if we'll ever get off. Yes. If it will reach the destination, we will reach the destination. In the meantime, if you want to listen to other episodes of invention, check out with shows all about head on over to invention, pod dot com. That's the website that's where you'll find all these episodes e can also find anywhere. You find podcast wherever you get your podcast go there. 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Edison And The Incandescent Light Bulb
"Hello this is Stephanie. And this is talk tales and Trivia. The show that talks about well pop culture and Trivia and. I love giving you the information because I am a mad researcher and unloved researching pop culture and Trivia. Listen this podcast has been resurrected from last year. Yes I got a lot of listeners. Saying that they wanted updated episodes they want new episodes. So I'm coming at you with brand new episodes from now on once a week so you don't WanNa miss that. Today's show is an interesting one and it's one that I have to start out at the very beginning and just play with me a little bit here. Just go along with it because this is an important episode. Now if you remember your high school physics class you might recall that. The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only change forms energy changes forms and that is so important to realize as we go along in this episode. I'm going to be talking about one thing and one man an inventor but first. We can't really describe electricity or energy in full detail because well we don't see it and that's something that is really just hard to grasp when you don't see something be sure to realize this one simple truth though. Electricity and Energy has always existed. Okay without it. There would be darkness and no advancement in technology living conditions. Health computers books. Well we would not have the advancement in any area that we are used to safe to say. Life would be completely different without electricity energy. And here we go the Incandescent Light Bulb and Thomas Edison. That's right he is responsible for illuminating the world. And that is so cool. At first no one could even believe such a thing was possible. But Thomas Edison imagined a better more illuminated life for himself and others when he had the idea about the incandescent light bulb. He really did. He was a man of the people and he want everybody to be illuminated. He understood the law of thermodynamics when he was working on his invention of incandescent lighting in eighteen. Seventy eight Edison began working on a system of electrical and loom nation. Something he hoped could compete with gas and oil based lighting. Well why was that? Because gas and oil based lighting was expensive it really was and he knew there was a better way and there was Edison began by tackling the problem of creating a long lasting incandescent lamp. Something that be needed for indoor use. Well that's true. We all need light if we're indoors. Finally making a single incandescent lightbulb last a stunning twelve hundred hours. Edison made the first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb and December. Thirty first eighteen. Seventy nine and Menlo Park New Jersey. It was during this time that he said we will make electricity so cheap. That only the rich will burn candles and that's so true it is an expensive. And if you look around right now where you are you will see all kinds of elimination coming at you and you can really think Thomas Edison for that. He has really changed the world with his invention of the incandescent light bulb. He really has well back in eighteen. Eighty two the mayhem theater and Czechoslovakia was the first public building in the world to use Edison's electric lamps. That was so important for that. Time and September two thousand ten a sculpture of three giant. Lightbulbs was erected in front of the theater and that is because they want to pay homage to Thomas Edison and his incandescently Bob and the installation of the electric lamps. The incandescent light bulb was his passion. Project but Edison actually invented some other political things. I have to say and I'm going to mention them right now and you will say that's pretty cool. Such as sound recordings the phonograph and the motion picture camera as of hot caster. The invention of sound recordings well has definitely not gone unnoticed. And it is so important. Also my love of music and playing vinyl records when I was a kid up until I was about twenty five or so has shaped who I am today. I love those vinyl records. Play on a phonograph. And that was Thomas. Edison's invention is well. The movies that you and I love so much would not have happened without the invention of the motion picture camera. And the Genius of Thomas Edison inventing that as well. He really has made a wonderful life for us. He also had one thousand ninety three patents in his name here in the United States and and many other countries. Listen Thomas Edison is really a prolific inventor and one that we should never forget it took inventors like Thomas Edison to shed New Light on electricity improving life as we know it today. It is so wonderful that we have the incandescent light. Look around your room and see all that you have illuminated you know. The Light Bulb also makes other inventions possible. Did you know that most of the inventions that we use today cannot be made in the dark? We do need light to do almost everything. And we have gotten used to illumination foreshore without Thomas. Edison and the invention of the incandescent light bulb. Well we would certainly cease to exist and the way we are accustomed and it would be so difficult to live the life that we love. We love these things and we are so used to them. That living without them is impossible at this point. Thomas Edison used his imagination to see a brighter world than he was seeing. There is no doubt that before eighteen seventy eight people got along without the incandescent light. Everything was happening. The country was moving ahead. Their world was moving ahead. But with incandescent lighting. We can safely say and we can certainly say that we are so much better off and we have moved ahead from the caveman days right or from those days that it was so difficult and his made life so much better for everybody. So don't discount it and know that when you turn that light on at night or in the morning or whenever it is due to Thomas Edison. Now how to get in touch with me. Well there's a couple of ways and I wanna tell you that again. I thank you so much for listening to talk tales and Trivia if you want to go back and listen to two thousand sixteen to two thousand eighteen episodes they're on talk shows and Trivia Dot Com. And you can certainly go back and forth and listen and they're all there also there will be these upcoming episodes once a week and you don't WanNa miss them now what I have to you. It's very important and you can tell everybody. So this is to subscribe to talk dozen Trivia. All you have to do is push subscribe button. 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