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.

2.5: Head of the Class

Duration 32:23

All a board Picture an educational setting –a classroom. If you’re in the US, it stands to reason that many …

2.4: New Space

Duration 31:52

Pride and prestige One day, we’ll peer back from deep in the celestial heart of the cosmos and reminisce, “Remember …

2.3: Be Mine

Duration 26:38

Desperately seeking someone Love. It’s the most human of all emotions. But with the way technology has evolved, and our …

2.2: Did You Get the Memo?

Duration 31:39

Breaking the limitations of the physical world There was once a time when the fastest way to send a message …

2.1: There’s No Place Like a Smart Home

Duration 32:25

Creature comforts If you can believe it, the very first thermostat was created in the 17th Century … for chickens. …

19: Toy to the World

Duration 31:01

It’s not all fun and games Ever since Edison’s “little monsters,” technology and the toy industry haven’t always played nicely …