Back at the end of last year, it looked like Radio 2 was going to go to the dogs and indeed it was. I had to find something new to listen to, something engaging, interesting and entertaining… Hence I found podcasts. I’ve tried some that are as dry and old toast but these are the posts about the ones that have caught my mind…
The next podcast I would like to blog about is called Great Leap Years by Stephen Fry. This really is a wonderful look into how the everyday things we take for granted were not only started but discovered.
The Gutenberg press,Electricity, Modern communication all have their stories and they’re told with such great enthusiasm that the listener cannot help but be drawn in.
So what can you expect to get from listening to this podcast? Without giving away too much there’s the story of the Emperor who was taught Chess by a poor man and how the reward he asked for saw him executed.
The humble beginning’s of data processing with IBM was checkered with corruption, greed and how it affected processing of people on both sides during WWII.
How Amber was the spark that ignited the human discovery and exploitation of electricity….
And much… much more. Whether you know about technology or are just fascinated by it there’s a lot to get out of this podcast and I totally recommend it. If you try it, let me know what you think.
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