4.10 — Spying: Hiding in Plain Sight

Host Walter Isaacson and guests discuss some of the highest-profile, highest-tech spy stories of the Cold War and beyond.

Sound Waves to Fight Wildfires: How Does it Work?

Across the globe, deadly wildfires from California to Australia are creating new risks for both humans and the planet. Amid the growing devastation, technology offers a promising solution once deemed impossible: Extinguishing wildfires with sound waves.

4.8 — Hoaxes: The Original Fake News

P.T. Barnum made a name for himself in the 1830s attempting to pull one over on the American people. Hoaxes may have become more sophisticated since then, but the intent is still the same: fool people for some sort of gain. Follow the evolution of the hoax on Trailblazers.

4.7 — Meat: Breaking a 2.5 Million Year Old Habit

The planet’s population is due to grow by two billion over the next few decades, and the environmental consequences of feeding all those people with a diet based around eating meat are significant. Follow the hunt for a new, possibly better source of protein on this episode of Trailblazers.

Five (More) Experts Weigh in on AI

From caffeinated beverages crafted by robots to fuel delivery in space aboard an uncrewed spacecraft, artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in new and exciting ways every day. Hear from five experts in various verticals as they discuss the future of AI and what it means to their businesses and related fields.

Episode 41: Solving a Looming Pilot Shortage… with Virtual Reality

The aviation industry is facing an existential crisis. Pilots are aging out of the profession far faster than replacements can be recruited and trained. Left unchecked, this could lead to fewer flights, grounded planes, and disappointed travelers. On this episode, Ed Bagden, Associate Director, Flight Operations and Safety, Leadership in Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, explains how virtual reality, data mining, and machine learning can all be put into play to solve the pilot shortage.