Stephen Fry's Great Leap Years
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.

Stephen Fry | SamFry Ltd
History   Podcasts   Society & Culture  

Latest Episode
You can check more episode on Publisher's website

2 - A Faustian Pact

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. 

2018-04-16 02:00:45 UTC

About This Site  Privacy Policy


the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod touch, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.