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.

2.10: Making Change

Duration 31:01

From seals campaigns to ice bucket challenges, from Jerry Lewis through Chance the Rapper, fundraising has leveled up since the old days of the poster-sized thermometer. Hear how streaming, social media and celebrity have all contributed to the way we reach out now.

2.9: Beep Boop

Duration 34:36

From algorithms to Artificial Intelligence. Meet Kuri: Your new adorable robot friend who takes pictures, videos and can make you …

2.8: Jackpot

Duration 29:29

From bone-rolling to bone-rattling thrills. If there’s one thing you can bet big on and comfortably win, it’s that society …

2.7: Privacy Please

Duration 31:06

All the news that’s not fit to print. Privacy may be an American norm, but did you know it wasn’t …

2.6: Tee Time

Duration 32:38

Think golf’s not a technology story? Think again. From balls, to clubs, to the experience itself, although the game hasn’t changed … just about everything else has. In this episode, learn how.

A Special Podcast Taping with Walter Isaacson at SXSW

Duration 65:01

Moderated by Walter Isaacson this special SXSW discussion covers the history of robotics and where the industry is headed, with …