DiscoverEnglish Learning for Curious Minds#258 | The War Of The Currents
#258 | The War Of The Currents

#258 | The War Of The Currents

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In the late 19th century there was fierce competition to provide electricity to the rapidly industrialising USA. The winner would be rewarded with huge wealth and fame.

But who would claim the prize, and how dirty would the fight get?



  • Difference between AC & DC

  • The Golden Age in America

  • Early electrical inventions

  • The race to invent indoor electric lighting

  • Thomas Edison's incandescent electric light bulb

  • Why Edison pushed for DC

  • The problems with DC

  • The opportunity for a monopoly

  • Creating a challenge for Edison's employees

  • Breaking with Tesla

  • What was better: AC or DC?

  • The arrival of George Westinghouse

  • The battle gets dirty as Edison fears he is losing

  • The creation of the first electric chair

  • The execution of William Kemmler

  • Westinghouse's AC system wins the contract for the 1893 World Fair

  • The legacy of The War of Currents

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/war-of-the-currents


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#258 | The War Of The Currents

#258 | The War Of The Currents

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