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.

  
Publisher
Stephen Fry | SamFry Ltd
Website
http://stephenfry.com/greatleapyears
Genre
History   Podcasts   Society & Culture  
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Title
2 - A Faustian Pact
Description

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. 

Published
2018-04-16 02:00:45 UTC
http://stephenfry.com/greatleapyears


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