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.

3.15 – Insurance: Who’s Looking Out For You?

Duration 24:24

Host Walter Isaacson digs back to the origins, and the big data-driven (and micro-duration) future of the insurance industries.

3.14 – Fashion: The Politics of Style

Duration 27:43

In this episode, hear from Walter Isaacson and fashion luminaries as they discuss the technological, political, and personal underpinnings behind fashion revolutions of the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries.

3.13 – Public Transportation: Moving Us Forward

Duration 29:13

In this moving episode of Trailblazers, we take an exclusive look inside the history, and ahead to the intriguing future, of public transportation.

3.12 – Animation: Just Like We Drew It Up

Duration 32:17

Walter Isaacson traces of evolution of animation from analog to digital.

3.11 – Sports Analytics: What’s After Moneyball?

Duration 26:33

Host Walter Isaacson traces the fascinating history for Bill James’ number-crunching to the data visualizations available to athletes, coaches, executives and fans of tomorrow.

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.