Monday November 13, 2017

Stephen Fry says Greek mythology helps us understand why humans are a 'screwed-up species'

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Stephen Fry has done everything, from comedy to drama, and radio to theatre. The British personality is also a successful writer, having published nine books over the past 26 years. In his 10th book, Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece (out Nov. 28), Fry will be exploring the Greek myths that have inspired everyone from James Joyce to Walt Disney. Next year, he'll also be bringing his retelling of these tales to the Canadian stage at the Shaw Festival. 

Today, Fry joins guest host Ali Hassan to discuss his obsession with Greek mythology and how he has decided to retell those stories. 

— Produced by Chris Trowbridge