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Stephen Fry's 7 Deadly Sins

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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S1 EP1 - Great Leap Years - When We Were Very Young

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.

41mins

9 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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S2 EP1 - Introduction

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.

32mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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S2 EP2 - Pride

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.

28mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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S1 EP2 - Great Leap Years - 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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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S2 EP4 - Lust

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

39mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #5