Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
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We tell the unexpected stories of digital disruption. Listen in as Walter Isaacson, digital revolution expert, explores the unknown drama behind some of the world’s biggest digital disruptions, the daring trailblazers willing to think differently, and the lessons learned along the way. Brought to you by Dell Technologies.
||CleanVR: What's Possibly in Reality?||Walter Isaacson and guests trace the origins of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies from early applications in video games to who knows what’s on the horizons. Will we one day only be limited by our imaginations?||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitics: The Medium is the Message||Walter Isaacson and guests dive into a complex discussion on the history of technological breakthroughs and the way they’ve changed how elections work, featuring stories from the insiders who watched it all unfold.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFormula 1: The Race to Keep Pace||Walter Isaacson and guests engage in a fast-paced discussion on the history of Formula One, featuring stories from drivers, technicians and the scientists behind the auto industry’s biggest breakthroughs.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWatches: Innovation on Time||Walter Isaacson and guests engage in a timely discussion on how humans throughout history answer one of our most fundamental questions: “When?” So, what makes the industry tick? And how can we expect time to change in the future? For more on the po||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBatteries: The Power of Portable Power||Walter Isaacson returns to talk about batteries with the inventor of the lithium ion cell himself, plus current researchers aiming to disrupt the industry again. Can we make them cheaper, safer, sustainable and more powerful? For more on the podcast go||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview Season 3 of Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson||This fall Trailblazers will be back with all new episodes featuring behind the scenes stories of some of the biggest disruptions of our era: from the way we tell time, to the way we solve crime, talk to you then...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgriculture: Can vertical and urban farming feed the world?||Host Walter Isaacson talks farming. How did the mechanical reaper change the way we harvest? Can vertical farming help feed our ever-growing cities? Will AI, machine learning and the Internet of Things make farms more efficient? Guests include Neil Dahl||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTiming the Market||The stock market is one wild ride, from the literal rough seas of the Renaissance to the forthcoming disruption of algorithms and AI. Invest your time in this week’s episode to learn the exciting origins and incredible future of how shares and stocks||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSneakers||From an actual jail in England to a pretend jail in Nike advertisements, sneakers have always made a statement without saying a word. In this episode, we look into how they fit into the sport and fashion landscape – both on and off the field of play.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Change||From seals campaigns to ice bucket challenges, from Jerry Lewis through Chance the Rapper, fundraising has leveled up since the old days of the poster-sized thermometer. Hear how streaming, social media and celebrity have all contributed to the way we r||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeep Boop||At SXSW, we brought together leading experts in the field of AI for a special live panel discussion on the future of robots – in our homes, at work, and anywhere else they can go. We gathered all the highlights here for you in this episode.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJackpot||We’ve come a long way from the mechanical slot machines of the 1960s. In just the past few decades, we’ve graduated to multi-billion dollar social casinos on our smartphones and reflexive resort pricing in Las Vegas. Roll with this episode to learn||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrivacy Please||Privacy is an American norm, but did you know it wasn’t an American law until 1977? The war to protect our image, our data and our humanity rages as hot as ever – now more digital than ever. In this episode, we’ll take a look at the mechanisms in||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTee Time||Whether you see golf as an intense, white-knuckle competition, or a leisurely stroll around a course, the game has endured and the magic of the sport keeps growing. In this episode, we’ll take a look at how innovations have made golf bigger, better an||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHead of the Class||From the blackboard to bots, technology has made inroads into classrooms all over the world. Where will the next innovation in education come from? We take you to the head of the class in this episode.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Space||It will always be the final frontier – no matter how much of it we can reach. In this episode, we go deep into space: into the known unknowns we’ve explored, the unknown unknowns that lie ahead, and the entrepreneurs racing to lay claim to the heave||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe Mine||Finding love has evolved as we have. In this episode, we take a look back at the way we find, attract and pursue lifelong partnerships. It’s time to get in your feelings, as we explore how technology is disrupting the very nature of our nature.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDid You Get the Memo?||We’ve been using technology to instantly convey ideas and collaborate across companies – and continents. Yes, communication’s come a long way since the days of Samuel Morse. In this episode, we crack the code on how it’s continuing to evolve and||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere's No Place Like a Smart Home||We’ve been using technology to make our homes more comfortable, more secure and more entertaining for decades – with varying degrees of success. In this episode, we’ll discuss a history of smart technologies used inside the house, and analyze just||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToy to the World||The toy industry has a long history, but only really became a technology-heavy omnipresence since the 1970s. In this episode, see how toy manufacturers have adapted digital – or not – to win the battle for children’s attention.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive and in Concert||From amphitheaters to theme parks, from dairy farms to airports, the live event industry is constantly finding new ways, and new places to bring us together. And this episode is your backstage pass to hear how it all works.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKnock Knock: Special Delivery||What used to take a month, now takes hours. Delivering anywhere in the country is becoming faster and cheaper than ever. In this episode, we’ll take a look at the steps we took to get closer and closer to instant gratification.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClean Up On Aisle 9||For 100 years, the supermarket has been the place to go to purchase groceries –but that’s rapidly changing and will almost certainly not be the case in the coming decade. Here, we look back on its reign at the top, and look ahead to its very precari||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDa Vinci: Il Grande Apripista // The Great Trailblazer||There have been many Trailblazers throughout history. But perhaps none has loomed larger, or longer, than Leonardo da Vinci. From art, to science, to math, to technology, hear just how disruptive his contributions were—and still are—in this special||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere 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.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCloudy with a Chance of Disruption||A climate of disruption is constantly changing how we watch the weather. In this episode, Tim Gasparrini, Janice Stillman, Peter Moore, Sarah Witman, Jim Cantore, Cameron Clayton and Paul Roebber open the almanac and see what’s in the forecast.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Road to Disruption||From the Model T to the Model 3, the auto industry’s come a long way – and its most exciting era is yet to come. Join Walter and guests Matt Anderson, Ashlee Vance, Bryan Salesky, Oliver Cameron, and Hans-Werner Kaas as they discuss the long and win||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSide Effects Include Disruption||From X-Rays to wearables, better healthcare means peering deeper into the human body. Join Walter and guests Dr. Daniel Kraft, Reenita Das, Dr. Jeffrey Trent, Anne Wojcicki and Dr. Giselle Sholler as they explore how wellness is becoming more personal,||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigating Disruption||Quantum leaps in navigation are bringing our world closer. Join Walter and guests Brad Parkinson, Stan Honey, Randy Hoffman, Corinne Vigreux and Di-Ann Eisnor as they explore how we got here, and where we’re going next.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisruption: Cha-ching!||The way we value and move money is changing. Again. Join Walter as he explores Bitcoin and the long evolution of currency with guests Neha Narula, Don Tapscott, Felix Martin and Max Levchin.||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic: The Sound of Disruption||The way we consume music is continuously changing. Join Walter as he discusses how the industry’s endured unfathomable disruption with guests Ani DiFranco, Amanda Palmer, Robert Harris, Jonathan Taplin, Jim Rondinelli and Bob Lefsetz.||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdvertising: Disrupting Interruption||The story of advertising starts, ends and endures with disruption at its core. Join Walter Isaacson as he discusses digital marketing's past, present and exciting future with industry visionaries Seth Godin and Dave Droga.||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDestination: Disruption||Before hotels, there was home sharing. In the digital age, Airbnb has brought it back. Walter Isaacson takes a historical look at the hospitality industry, navigating listeners from horse carriage inns to the personalization of the sharing economy.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreaking News: Disruption||Over 150 years ago, new technology threatened newspapers to the brink of extinction. Sound familiar? In this episode of Trailblazers, Walter Isaacson follows the history of the newspaper industry and explores how it has survived by adopting — not resi||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisruption: Game On||Sometimes you lose your entire market share to two plumbers and a hedgehog. In this week’s Trailblazers, Walter Isaacson explores the immersive experiences and unlikely victors of the volatile video game industry.||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Slice of Disruption||One simple (but disgusting) viral video drove a pizza company to reinvent itself as a technology company. However, technology and the fast food industry have walked hand in hand for decades. In this episode of Trailblazers, Walter Isaacson explores this||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeveloping Disruption||Digital cameras disrupted Kodak’s film business and led to its bankruptcy in 2012. The catch? Kodak actually invented the digital camera. In this episode, host Walter Isaacson explores how quickly the disruptors can become the disrupted - and vice ver||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLights...Camera...Disruption||How the movie Jaws and a $40 late fee led to a complete disruption of the entertainment industry as we know it. Host Walter Isaacson explores a series of unusual partnerships, bold moves, and missed opportunities that defined television and film.||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson||We tell the unexpected stories of digital disruption. Listen in as Walter Isaacson, digital revolution expert, explores the unknown drama behind some of the world’s biggest digital disruptions, the daring trailblazers willing to think differently, and||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Good but more frequency please!
I really enjoy this podcast. It's similar to How I Built This but covers a much longer time period. So instead of covering one innovation, it shows how an industry is continually being disrupted over the decades. Only thing I wish for is that they come out with more episodes, like How I Built This which is every Sunday night.
Good use of time
Really enjoy the end-to-end approach to describing path of innovations that have made a technology or an industry.
I love how each episode starts at the beginning of the innovation and we hear how the innovation evolves through each discovery or invention. Keep the episodes coming!