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Stephen Fry's 7 Deady Sins - I will take each one of the Seven Sins in turn, lay them out on the surgical table and poke, prod, pry and provoke in an attempt to try to anatomise and understand them; I hope and believe it will be, if nothing else, delicious fun and something of a change from the usual run of podcastery.

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Stephen Fry previews his epic new documentary podcast series entitled Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years – the stories behind inventions.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 are and what we are to expect from life. Researched, written & read by Stephen Fry. Music composed and conducted by Guy Farley with The Chamber Orchestra of London.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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, specifically in gold and silver smithing pondered a new invention, It would combine his knowledge of working hot and molten metals with other technologies that had yet fully to coalesce in his mind. He believed that if he got it all right it would make him a staggering amount of money. Researched, written & read by Stephen Fry. Music composed and conducted by Guy Farley with The Chamber Orchestra of London.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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. Music composed and conducted by Guy Farley with The Chamber Orchestra of London.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 all know it today, IBM. Researched, written & read by Stephen Fry. Music composed and conducted by Guy Farley with The Chamber Orchestra of London  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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, autonomous weaponry and transport, brain machine interfacing – all these existentially transformative developments are gathering pace and momentum now and a remarkable future beckons. Researched, written & read by Stephen Fry. Music composed and conducted by Guy Farley with The Chamber Orchestra of London.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Stephen Fry's 7 Deadly Sins is coming in early 2020  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S2 EP1 - Introduction

S2 EP1 - Introduction

2020-01-1332:2996

An exploration of the human heart. In this new series I will take each one of the Seven Sins in turn, lay them out on the surgical table and poke, prod, pry and provoke in an attempt to try to anatomise and understand them; I hope and believe it will be, if nothing else, delicious fun and something of a change from the usual run of podcastery. Researched, written & read by Stephen Fry. Music composed and conducted by Guy Farley.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S2 EP2 - Pride

S2 EP2 - Pride

2020-01-2028:2864

For two thousand years Pride has stood at the very top of the list of the Seven Deadly Sins. Perhaps no longer. Perhaps a new sin is rising to replace it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S2 EP3 - Greed

S2 EP3 - Greed

2020-01-2733:5735

Avarice, or Greed as we would call it today, now there’s a proper vice, one we can all surely identify with, claim and confess to. One of the defining quotations of the materialistic 1980s came from the fictional character Gordon Gecko, the junk bond pirate played by Michael Douglas in the Oliver Stone film, Wall Street. “Greed,” he tells a dinner of fellow financiers, “for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works”. It’s easy to dismiss this. Your instinct might be to shake your head sadly, or scoff angrily. Yet...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S2 EP4 - Lust

S2 EP4 - Lust

2020-02-0339:5939

You know you want it. You know you do.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S2 EP5 - Envy

S2 EP5 - Envy

2020-02-1037:0935

I confess. I’ve been guilty of envy. It’s not a pretty vice. And now I envy YOU - all the pleasure of this fresh new podisode ahead of you. You lucky lucky people...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S2 EP6 - Gluttony

S2 EP6 - Gluttony

2020-02-1729:0016

Loosen your waistbands and gorge with me until you gasp. It’s Gluttony - the devil that drives us to all kinds of addiction and excess *burp*.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S2 EP7 - Wrath

S2 EP7 - Wrath

2020-02-2426:3614

Mister ANGRY has been unleashed from his rage cage. Let’s drink together some of the wine from his grapes of wrath. Furious to know more?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S2 EP8 - Sloth

S2 EP8 - Sloth

2020-03-0222:1724

Yes, we’ve come to the seventh of the seven deadly sins. Sloth. Is it sloth as in both, or sloth as in moth? Whichever, sloth lives inside us all.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S2 EP9 - Wrapping Up

S2 EP9 - Wrapping Up

2020-03-0949:5915

I have been charmed and delighted to find that the comments that have come in for this series have been sound, friendly, helpful and informed. In this final episode for this series, I’ve singled out one or two. Thank you for your questioning, your listening — go on searching, asking and wondering. Wondering in both senses: wondering by wanting to know and wondering by marvelling. And here’s to madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels and sceptics.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Comments (61)

Jake

" what's wrong with cocks, cunts and cum?" - Stephen Fry great episode!

Jul 29th
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Moose Wisdom

Spot on.

Mar 18th
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Peter Evans

"Time you enjoy wasting is time well spent." Bertrand Russell

Mar 3rd
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S o u r i

🤔...

Mar 1st
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Gary Babbage

well, hopefully I will have less rage and/or outrage after listening to this ! you do make me laugh out loud, and so insightful, especially about the road rage. thank you so much for brightening my day :)

Feb 26th
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J H

I heard "Theory Of Mind" and was waiting for the mention of Autism. Luckily, it was only hinted at with the mention of neurotypicality but I still hope that, one day, word will reach everyone - Baron Cohen's hypothesis that Theory Of Mind is absent in autistic people has been disproven. Theory Of Mind or lack thereof is not a feature of autism. We don't inherently lack empathy either. Some of us do struggle with processing multiple inputs and can miss visual feedback while we're listening and so non-verbal hints can be missed. Some of us also struggle with mixed messages and shifting social rules and are then seen as rude or uncaring when we actually just don't have the whole picture (especially where people are hiding obvious signs of their feelings in their speech but hinting at them with strange body moments). It's not a failure to understand another person's perspective or not to even be aware that they may have a different internal experience from us. It's more about overwhelm of information and not getting the full picture for various reasons. Sally may have blatantly stated that she doesn't know where the thing is... she's deceptive, that Sally. Perhaps it was a joke or sarcasm or she meant the opposite but we didn't catch the wink she gave because looking at her eyes while she's talking is distracting. (That's an analogy btw.) The puzzle Baron-Cohen used is for children and doesn't translate to adults, neurotypical or otherwise. Anyway, I am really enjoying this series and I hope that this comment is taken in a spirit of constructive feedback and sharing of thoughts. :-) I waffled on a bit more than I meant to but I felt it was worth expanding on my meaning. I love to listen to you (Stephen Fry) talk about anything and everything. This is an excellent series.

Feb 24th
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Peta Bufton

I love it, I like Stephan Fry, he's great, his voice is hypnotic

Feb 3rd
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Woke Gruffalo

loved season one. not sure what to make of this. it's kind of interesting but not really learning anything. can't help but deal like I am being preached too.

Feb 1st
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The Antiquary

The older I get the more I understand an unkind criticism of Fry I once heard. This superficial 'a plague on both your houses' engages nothing, hits nothing. No better than gossip and rumour... you must name the beast before you seek to slay it.

Jan 29th
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Adam Cook

Well this show just took a rather dark turn

Jan 20th
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Jeremy Green

isn't 42 a difficult number to equate to x^2+y^2+z^2=42

Jan 15th
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BaalHammon 89

Brilliant

Jan 15th
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Jeremy Green

given all the sauntering off to the holy lands, is mr. fry a saint yet? or St. Fry as I'm converted to his teachings.

Jan 13th
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Richard

I could listen to Fry talk all day. British legend.

Jan 13th
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Sandcastle •

Fuck yes!

Dec 30th
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BaalHammon 89

I love this series so much, I'm sad it's almost over. Looking forward to more Stephen Fry's work.

Dec 30th
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BaalHammon 89

Wonderfully beautiful. It changed or to be m9re precise, it cleard my thoughts of what's happening in this day and age. Thank you!.

Dec 28th
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BaalHammon 89

What a great man.

Dec 28th
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Shelley Cottenden

just absolute bliss xx

May 13th
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Radiofly

eagerly waiting for series 2

Mar 12th
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