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.

19: Toy to the World

Duration 31:01

The toy industry and technology don’t always play nicely together. See what happens in the competition for children’s attention.

12: The Road to Disruption

Duration 34:08

The automotive industry is overdue for disruption. Explore the exciting electric and autonomous future of automobiles in this episode.

11: Side Effects Include Disruption

Duration 29:01

The essence of healthcare is all about seeing the unseen. See how every advancement along the way has helped us open our eyes.

10: Navigating Disruption

Duration 39:39

Quantum leaps in navigation are bringing our world closer. Let’s find out how we got here, and where we’re going next.

09: Disruption: Cha-Ching!

Duration 31:21

The way we value and move money is changing. Again. Get a peek inside the Blockchain and get current on currency.

08: Music: The Sound of Disruption

Duration 34:06

Digital did more than disrupt the music industry – it changed how we define ownership. See how.

07: Advertising: Disrupting Interruption

Duration 32:14

Get an inside look at the radical reinvention of advertising and the surprising innovators behind it.