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Stephen Fry's Great Leap Years

Stephen Fry | SamFry Ltd

Stephen Fry's Great Leap Years explores topics ranging from the rise of humankind as the inventor, to the astonishing combination of persistence, investment and inspiration it took to create the Gutenberg Press and the communication technologies that...Show More
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6 - The Iotatron that Wasn't

1:05:12 | May 14th, 2018

Series 1 Finale! Across the ocean of discovery the swells are building with ever increasing mass and speed. The swells of robotics, AI, nano science, the internet of things, quantum computing, genomics, gene editing, bio-augmentation, bionics, autono...Show More
5 - Let's Play Monopoly

59:40 | May 7th, 2018

The War of the Currents and a new type of person arises, an almost wholly American invention - the salesman. The foundations are set for the rise of one of the mightiest company's the world had ever seen - International Business Machines. Or as we al...Show More
4 - Raising the Vail and Catching the Tube

55:22 | Apr 30th, 2018

The sperm whale, Bell Labs, vacuum tubes and the dawning age of information at the speed of light. Researched, written & read by Stephen Fry. Music composed and conducted by Guy Farley with The Chamber Orchestra of London.
3 - Bells, Nobels, More Bells and Prizes

54:16 | Apr 23rd, 2018

The spark that Napoleon sent across the century from Paris to New York with the prize fund that seeded the Bell Labs energised the next century's, in ways that the emperor could never have guessed at. Researched, written & read by Stephen Fry. Musi...Show More
2 - A Faustian Pact

50:51 | Apr 16th, 2018

A medieval tech start-up led by serial entrepreneur Johannes Gutenberg and his invention that unleashed a societal revolution. As Europe recovered from the scourge of the Black Death, a young man from a family that had made its name in metalwork, s...Show More
1 - When We Were Very Young

41:47 | Apr 9th, 2018

Far out in the ocean of discovery huge swells have been gathering and combining to create the great tsunami that will soon engulf us, We look back at how innovation in technology has, from the first, changed our ways of living, our sense of who we ar...Show More

02:30 | Apr 1st, 2018

Stephen Fry previews his epic new documentary podcast series entitled Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years – the stories behind inventions.