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.

19: Toy to the World

Duration 31:01

The toy industry and technology don’t always play nicely together. See what happens in the competition for children’s attention.

18: Live and in Concert

Duration 30:32

Get a backstage pass behind the world of live events, and hear how your favorite festivals and theme parks keep …

17: Knock Knock: Special Delivery

Duration 31:10

The technology powering special deliveries is now more special than ever. In this episode, we take a look at the …

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.

14: Where Disruption Takes Flight

Duration 33:40

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.

13: Cloudy With a Chance of Disruption

Duration 33:27

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.