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.

1.14 — Airlines: Where Disruption Takes Flight

The air travel industry has seen more than its share of turbulence in the century since its inception.
Come fly with us on this wild ride through the friendly skies.

1.13 — Weather: Cloudy with a Chance of Disruption

A climate of disruption is constantly changing how we watch the weather. In this episode, let’s open the almanac and see what’s in the forecast.

1.12 — Automobiles: The Road to Disruption

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

1.11 — Healthcare: Side Effects Include Disruption

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

1.10 — Navigation: Exploring Disruption

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

1.9 — Finance: Cha-Ching!

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

1.8 — Music: The Sound of Disruption

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

1.7 — Advertising: Disrupting Interruption

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

1.6 — Hospitality: Disrupting the Destination

Before hotels there was home sharing. Take a historical look at the hospitality industry from horse carriage inns to the personalized sharing economy.

1.5 — News: Disruption is the Lead Story

New technology threatened newspapers to the brink of extinction in 1845. Sound familiar? Walter Isaacson tells the story of news industry resilience.

1.4 — Gaming: Game On, Disruption

Host Walter Isaacson explores the immersive experiences and unlikely victors of the volatile video game industry.

1.3 — Food Delivery: A Slice of Disruption

One simple viral video drove a pizza company to reinvent itself as a tech company. Walter Isaacson tells the story in this episode of Trailblazers.