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.

4.3 — Skyscrapers: An Upward Journey

Duration 28:49

Durability, convenience and beauty have no defined shape. That’s why skyscrapers are a medium for dreaming. Listen to the latest episode of Trailblazers and learn how far we’ve come. And where we’re going.

4.2 — Prosthetics: Enhancing Human Capabilities

Duration 27:44

Trailblazers is exploring the science and technology that grew from battlefield survival to biomechanical innovation that is on track to surpass natural human capabilities.

4.1 — Fame: A New Breed of Celebrity

Duration 31:43

From the silver screen to reality television to digital influencers, Trailblazers is taking a deeper look into fame and the changing blueprint of what it takes to get there.

3.16 – AI: What’s Hype? What’s Reality?

Duration 30:31

Host Walter Isaacson and guests trace the origins of AI, each milestone to date, and reveal how it’s evolving at lightning speed.

3.15 – Insurance: Who’s Looking Out For You?

Duration 24:24

Host Walter Isaacson digs back to the origins, and the big data-driven (and micro-duration) future of the insurance industries.

3.14 – Fashion: The Politics of Style

Duration 27:43

In this episode, hear from Walter Isaacson and fashion luminaries as they discuss the technological, political, and personal underpinnings behind fashion revolutions of the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries.