Entertaining and interesting series of podcasts on invention and change by Stephen Fry
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Entertaining and interesting series of podcasts on invention and change by Stephen Fry

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Found 4th JunEdited by:"CoolCarCuffs"
Really great set of new podcasts from the ever brilliant Stephen Fry. Each episode he delves into an area of invention or change. It is interesting and entertaining in equal measures and I am hooked. At 50 minutes an episode they are great for listening on the way to work or when you are washing up in your kitchen.

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If you enjoyed the BBC seasires "50 things that shaped the modern economy" then this is for you, it takes a more in depth look at inventions and changes that shaped our world

They are best listened to in order
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NeoDoug13 h, 26 m ago

Seriously? I've got 300 hours of podcasts on my queue already, and now I …Seriously? I've got 300 hours of podcasts on my queue already, and now I have to get this one too! Thanks @ratsdomino!


Listen at 1.5x speed

I get through 30 podcasts per week and I've still got time for Audible books. My favourites are Naked Scientists and History Hit (which I'm listening to in reverse order). I love science so most of my podcasts are science related so this will make a nice change.

Thanks O/P, I'll give these a blast.
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Thanks @ratsdomino i'll give this a listen
Edited by: "niceroundpound" 4th Jun
Just finished it, worth a listen for sure.
i am hoping he will be returning to them to add another 6 soon!
Seriously? I've got 300 hours of podcasts on my queue already, and now I have to get this one too! Thanks @ratsdomino!
Edited by: "NeoDoug1" 4th Jun
NeoDoug13 h, 26 m ago

Seriously? I've got 300 hours of podcasts on my queue already, and now I …Seriously? I've got 300 hours of podcasts on my queue already, and now I have to get this one too! Thanks @ratsdomino!


Listen at 1.5x speed

I get through 30 podcasts per week and I've still got time for Audible books. My favourites are Naked Scientists and History Hit (which I'm listening to in reverse order). I love science so most of my podcasts are science related so this will make a nice change.

Thanks O/P, I'll give these a blast.
NeoDoug14th Jun

Seriously? I've got 300 hours of podcasts on my queue already, and now I …Seriously? I've got 300 hours of podcasts on my queue already, and now I have to get this one too! Thanks @ratsdomino!


Haha I am sorry, but this is totally worth adding to the queue!

I've got a back up on Adam Buxton, Cognitive Dissonance, Freakonomics, Desert Island Discs, This American Life... It's a tough life. I only get to listen traveling to work... it's only a five minute cycle
GlentoranMark3 h, 42 m ago

Listen at 1.5x speed I get through 30 podcasts per week and I've still …Listen at 1.5x speed I get through 30 podcasts per week and I've still got time for Audible books. My favourites are Naked Scientists and History Hit (which I'm listening to in reverse order). I love science so most of my podcasts are science related so this will make a nice change.Thanks O/P, I'll give these a blast.


I'm already listening at 2x speed! (Once you get used to it, it's surprisingly easy! It just sounds so weird if you've got used to how people sound at double speed, then go back to listening at normal speed - everyone sounds like they're on drugs! )
Great freebie - thanks OP
Got through the first 5 of 6 episodes today.

I liked it, it reminded me of the old BBC TV programme Connections where one thing led to another to another with an overall theme. This is more an educating Audiobook with a different chapter each time although the timelines varies from subject to subject. Good news is if it's successful (and it should be) then it should lead to another 6 episodes at least.

I'll finish it tomorrow but unlike a normal Podcast, I'll probably listen again at a later date (maybe before new episodes are released).
GlentoranMark4th Jun

Listen at 1.5x speed I get through 30 podcasts per week and I've still …Listen at 1.5x speed I get through 30 podcasts per week and I've still got time for Audible books. My favourites are Naked Scientists and History Hit (which I'm listening to in reverse order). I love science so most of my podcasts are science related so this will make a nice change.Thanks O/P, I'll give these a blast.


Try Science(ish) - it discusses whether films could happen. For example, could we bring back Dinosaurs (Jurassic Park) or could we live on Mars (The Martian). It's detailed but funny.
Alternatively, No Such Thing As A Fish - the QI Elves talk about stuff they found out whilst researching for the show.
For pure childish humour with proper questions thrown in, RHLSTP.
CoolCarCuffs4th Jun

Haha I am sorry, but this is totally worth adding to the queue! I've got a …Haha I am sorry, but this is totally worth adding to the queue! I've got a back up on Adam Buxton, Cognitive Dissonance, Freakonomics, Desert Island Discs, This American Life... It's a tough life. I only get to listen traveling to work... it's only a five minute cycle


Sorry to do this to you, but you really should add 'Stuff You Should Know' to that list.
That's for posting, always on the look out for a new podcast. Just finished mafia, a documentary about the criminal justice investigations into being up the mob. Really interesting.
miffyl1 h, 41 m ago

Try Science(ish) - it discusses whether films could happen. For example, …Try Science(ish) - it discusses whether films could happen. For example, could we bring back Dinosaurs (Jurassic Park) or could we live on Mars (The Martian). It's detailed but funny. Alternatively, No Such Thing As A Fish - the QI Elves talk about stuff they found out whilst researching for the show. For pure childish humour with proper questions thrown in, RHLSTP.


Yes! Love RHLSTP! And the others you mentioned. Too many good podcasts, not enough time
Highly recommend Dan Carlin’s hardcore history if anyone is looking for history podcasts. Blueprint for Armageddon is about 20hours and a great insight to wwi
thought this was an excellent series. def heat from me
Some good suggestions, I'll add them for sure. Keep them coming!
miffyl8 h, 11 m ago

Try Science(ish) - it discusses whether films could happen. For example, …Try Science(ish) - it discusses whether films could happen. For example, could we bring back Dinosaurs (Jurassic Park) or could we live on Mars (The Martian). It's detailed but funny. Alternatively, No Such Thing As A Fish - the QI Elves talk about stuff they found out whilst researching for the show. For pure childish humour with proper questions thrown in, RHLSTP.



Infinite Monkey Cage is science with humour, pretty good.
Weekly Space Hangout is Astronomy nerds talking about the most recent stories.
The British History Podcast is an in depth look at the history of Britain. Been going 4 years and in the 9th century
Radiolab bit hit and miss but loved the story of the Pitch Experiment and also the question of who has control over the Nuclear button (spoiler, it's Trump, if he presses it then the nukes go off, no questions asked )

Just a few that I listen to.
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