Edison, Westinghouse and the curious origins of the electric chair

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In this episode we’re diving deep into how Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse’s war of electric currents led to the creation of the electric chair - and how at the time, this supposedly humane method of execution, turned out to be anything but.

WARNING: This documentary includes a detailed description of an execution via electric chair. Listener discretion is advised.

The documentary The Chair was licensed by DRG to Little Dot Studios.

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