In this episode of Footnotes, we explore the controversial career and personal life of Yale graduate Lee de Forest, who is best known for inventing the part that made early radio and television possible. Was he really the “father of radio” or was he just a great storyteller?

Hosted by Hannah Mark ’25. Produced by Hannah Mark ’25 and Grace Ellis ’25.

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Hannah Mark covers science and society and occasionally writes for the WKND. Originally from Montana, she is a junior majoring in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health.