TESLA: Wizard At War – Dr. Marc Seifer

Aug 26, 2022 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

TESLA: Wizard At War – Dr. Marc Seifer

The Not Old Better Show Smithsonian Associates Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and we’ve got another great show as part of our Smithsonian Associates Art Of Living author interview series.  Thank you so much for listening.  We’ve got a great guest, whom I’ll introduce in just a moment…But, quickly, if you missed any episodes, last week was our 656th episode, and we spoke to author Kathy Kleiman about her new book, Proving Ground…a great interview about the first women programmers of the ENIAC computer.  Two weeks ago, I spoke with Claudia Clark about her book, ‘Dear Barack’ and the important but unlikely, especially in this divisive political day and age, of the political partnership between Pres. Barack Obama and German PM Angela Merkel.  Wonderful stuff…If you missed those shows, you can go back and check them out along with my entire backlog of shows, all free for you there on our website, NotOldBetter.com…and if you leave a review, we will read it at the end of each show…leave reviews on Apple Podcasts for us.

Today’s interview is really fun and so eye-opening…We are talking with Smithsonian Associate Marc Seifer.  Marc Seifer will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, so please check out our show notes for more details, but we have a wonderful interview with Marc Seifer today in anticipation of Marc’s Smithsonian Associates presentation.

In the 21st century, the life and accomplishments of the inventor, engineer, and futurist Nikola Tesla have risen from almost total obscurity to topics of fresh interest. Our guest today, author Marc J. Seifer, one of the world’s leading Tesla experts, surveys for us his most significant discoveries that continue to influence today’s military technology and diplomatic strategies.  Let’s listen as author Marc Seifer reads from his new book, TESLA: Wizard at War.

Marc Seifer offers us new insights into the brilliant scientist’s particle-beam weapon (a.k.a. the “Death Ray”) and explores his military negotiations with pivotal historical figures, including his links to Joseph Stalin; General Andrew McNaughton, Churchill’s right-hand man; Vannevar Bush, head of the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development during World War II; and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show Smithsonian Associates author interview series, Smithsonian Associate Dr. Marc Seifer.

Thanks to Marc Seifer for joining me today and for his reading from his new book, TESLA: Wizard At War; Marc’s excellent preparation…really makes my job easy.  Making my job easy, and thanks, as well, to our wonderful Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  Thanks to you, our equally wonderful audience…please be safe, and I emphasize this because we need to all be safe by eliminating assault rifles.  Assault rifles should only be in military hands…they are killing our children and grandchildren in the very place they learn: School.  Please, let’s do better by eliminating assault rifles…let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show.  Thanks, everybody, and I’ll see you next week.