Stephen Fry's Great Leap Years

7 EpisodesProduced by 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 created our world. It tells the story of how our … read more

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6 - The Iotatron that Wasn't

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, …

5 - Let's Play Monopoly

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 …

4 - Raising the Vail and Catching the Tube

April 30th, 2018


3 - Bells, Nobels, More Bells and Prizes

April 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 …

2 - A Faustian Pact

April 16th, 2018


A medieval tech start-up led by serial entrepreneur Johannes Gutenberg and his invention that unleashed a societal revolution.

As Europe recovered …

1 - When We Were Very Young

April 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 …


April 1st, 2018


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

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