Trailblazers Podcast

Join Walter Isaacson as he explores digital disruption and innovators using tech to enable human progress – at your own pace. Play any of the Trailblazers episodes here.
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Trailblazers host:Walter Isaacson

Trailblazers host: Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, former CNN chairman and CEO, is your guide through the narratives and nuances of Trailblazers. The acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller "The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution" is also the president of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization.

3.10 – Home Cooking: Technology Worth Savoring

Duration 27:10

You might think that human cooking began with the invention of fire. You’d be off by over a million years.

3.9 – Telecom: A Talking History

Duration 29:35

Host Walter Isaacson discovers the family tree of telecommunications, and the technologies that led to big breakthroughs.

3.8 – Forensics: Who’s on the Case?

Duration 27:28

Trailblazers takes a look at rigorous standards, improved inquiry, and how scientific breakthroughs have aided the investigative process over its history and into the future.

3.7 – Printers: What Will We Print Next?

Duration 26:01

Walter Isaacson tells a story about technology that literally jumps off the page.

3.6 – Mattresses: Innovation Never Sleeps

Duration 28:49

Beds. They’re where we’re born. They’re where we die. And they’re where we spend 33% of our lives in between!

3.5 – VR: What’s Possible in Reality?

Duration 28:16

Virtual Reality has become almost too real. But from early steps forward in video gaming technology to educational, healthcare and …