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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 created our world. It tells the story of how our lives have been transformed by a fascinating and compelling mixture of human decision and vision, greed and need.

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6 - The Iotatron that Wasn't

6 - The Iotatron that Wasn't

2018-05-1401:06:1824

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
5 - Let's Play Monopoly

5 - Let's Play Monopoly

2018-05-0701:00:5139

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
2 - A Faustian Pact

2 - A Faustian Pact

2018-04-1600:51:5656

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.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
1 - When We Were Very Young

1 - When We Were Very Young

2018-04-0900:42:33113

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.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Trailer

2018-04-0100:02:4422

Stephen Fry previews his epic new documentary podcast series entitled Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years – the stories behind inventions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Comments (24)

Shelley Cottenden

just absolute bliss xx

May 13th
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Radiofly Podcasts India

eagerly waiting for series 2

Mar 12th
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Simon Farnell

fantastic podcast, I've listened to all of these in a week and they have been magic.

Nov 26th
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Game Nation

Fantastic Thankyou!!

Nov 26th
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Aaron Cone

having hated modern history at school I really enjoyed it. I must be getting old Mr Fry

Nov 22nd
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Ru Nacken

Absolutely fantastic! just... fantastic! And what a time to be alive!!

Nov 12th
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Neil Holmes

Really looking forward to Series 2. Outstanding podcast.

Oct 25th
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Brian Doolan

Excellent series. Listen to it over and over and always interesting. Series 2 please!

Oct 23rd
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Jinesh Bagadia

thank you making this episode 🙏

Jun 19th
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Neil Holmes

Thoroughly enjoyed this episode. Will go on to listen further. Excellent.

Jun 15th
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Mairi Hutchinson

you don't know how long I've waited for a podcast from Mr Fry. please never, ever stop.

Jun 6th
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Wayne Murphy

Wonderful episode!

Jun 5th
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J Jones

its brilliant, wish there was more episodes and a tv series (Netflix - splash the cash)

May 21st
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Mike Howard

Love it

May 16th
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Douglas Rankine

what a lovely series. what a hypnotic voice. I have listened to the first five podcasts at least 10 times...but keep falling asleep before I get passed the first 15 minutes!. what I do take in, I find fascinating...keep it up Mr Fry.

May 13th
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Intrograted

Douglas Rankine I'm here listening for about the fourth time for the same reason!

Feb 3rd
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Ruhan Janse van Rensburg

I am a Computer Studies teacher and what I have learnt so far and am starting to derive will be in future episodes is literally changing my view of the world and technology. Thank you Stephen. Best. podcast. ever.

May 4th
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Wes Stone

Fantasticly interesting. Please upload more frequently- I need more!

Apr 25th
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Marie Frias

absolutely informative....thank You! had a great time listening to this podcast.

Apr 17th
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cath evans

Bought to this from The Times review which gave it five stars....well deserved.

Apr 13th
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James Sykes

brilliant podcast thanks so much for the upload

Apr 13th
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