Stephen Fry's 7 Deadly Sins

By Stephen Fry | SamFry Ltd

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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.


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S2 EP9 - Wrapping Up
00:49:49

I have been charmed and delighted to find that the comments that have come in for this series have been sound, friendly, helpful and informed. In this final episode for this series, I’ve singled out one or two. Thank you for your questioning, your listening — go on searching, asking and wondering. Wondering in both senses: wondering by wanting to know and wondering by marvelling. And here’s to madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels and sceptics.

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Mar 09, 2020
S2 EP8 - Sloth
00:22:04

Yes, we’ve come to the seventh of the seven deadly sins. Sloth. Is it sloth as in both, or sloth as in moth? Whichever, sloth lives inside us all.

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Mar 02, 2020
S2 EP7 - Wrath
00:26:26

Mister ANGRY has been unleashed from his rage cage. Let’s drink together some of the wine from his grapes of wrath. Furious to know more?

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Feb 24, 2020
S2 EP6 - Gluttony
00:28:52

Loosen your waistbands and gorge with me until you gasp. It’s Gluttony - the devil that drives us to all kinds of addiction and excess *burp*.

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Feb 17, 2020
S2 EP5 - Envy
00:36:59

I confess. I’ve been guilty of envy. It’s not a pretty vice. And now I envy YOU - all the pleasure of this fresh new podisode ahead of you. You lucky lucky people...

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Feb 10, 2020
S2 EP4 - Lust
00:39:46

You know you want it. You know you do.

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Feb 03, 2020
S2 EP3 - Greed
00:33:43

Avarice, or Greed as we would call it today, now there’s a proper vice, one we can all surely identify with, claim and confess to. One of the defining quotations of the materialistic 1980s came from the fictional character Gordon Gecko, the junk bond pirate played by Michael Douglas in the Oliver Stone film, Wall Street. “Greed,” he tells a dinner of fellow financiers, “for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. It’s easy to dismiss this. Your instinct might be to shake your head sadly, or scoff angrily. Yet...

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Jan 27, 2020
S2 EP2 - Pride
00:28:18

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.

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Jan 20, 2020
S2 EP1 - Introduction
00:32:16

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.

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Jan 13, 2020
Trailer — Season 2: 7 Deadly Sins
00:00:34

Stephen Fry's 7 Deadly Sins is coming in early 2020

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Dec 30, 2019
6 - The Iotatron that Wasn't
01:05:12
May 14, 2018
S1 EP6 - Great Leap Years - The Iotatron that Wasn't
01:05:12

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.

May 14, 2018
5 - Let's Play Monopoly
00:59:40
May 07, 2018
S1 EP5 - Great Leap Years - Let's Play Monopoly
00:59:40

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

May 07, 2018
S1 EP4 - Great Leap Years - Raising the Vail and Catching the Tube
00:55:22

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.

Apr 30, 2018
S1 EP3 - Great Leap Years - Bells, Nobels, More Bells and Prizes
00:54:16

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. 

Apr 23, 2018
S1 EP2 - Great Leap Years - A Faustian Pact
00:50:51

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. 

Apr 16, 2018
S1 EP1 - Great Leap Years - When We Were Very Young
00:41:47

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. 

Apr 09, 2018
Trailer — Season 1: Great Leap Years
00:02:30

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

Apr 01, 2018