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.

2.1: 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 …

18: Live and in Concert

Duration 30:32

Plug in, turn up, and bring people together For the past 2,000 years, live events have given people thrills and …

17: Knock Knock: Special Delivery

Duration 31:10

An overnight success What an incredible time to be alive – you can purchase something with one-click, and have it …

16: Cleanup on Aisle 9

Duration 32:48

For 100 years, the supermarket has been the place to go to purchase groceries. We look back on its reign at the top, and look ahead to its very precarious future.

15: da Vinci: Il Grande Apripista // The Great Trailblazer

Duration 33:14

No trailblazer has loomed larger, or longer, than Leonardo da Vinci. Hear his incredible disruptive history in this special episode of Trailblazers.