This week we discuss Edison’s involvement in the creation of the electric chair.
“An inventor needs enemies.” These are the words of the man who brought electricity into the home, Thomas Edison. While many will argue the particulars of what he invented, Edison was perhaps the most influential man in technology during the turn of the century.
This week, Brent and Ryan talk to Dr. Paul Israel, the Director and General Editor of the Edison Papers at Rutgers University. They explore the competitive nature of the “Wizard of Menlo Park,” and how this led him to be involved in the use of electricity for capital punishment.