30:32 | Nov 29th, 2017
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.
31:10 | Nov 15th, 2017
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.
32:48 | Nov 1st, 2017
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 precario...Show More
33:14 | Oct 17th, 2017
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 e...Show More
33:27 | Sep 13th, 2017
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.
34:08 | Aug 30th, 2017
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 wind...Show More
29:01 | Aug 16th, 2017
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 persona...Show More
39:18 | Aug 2nd, 2017
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.
34:06 | Jul 5th, 2017
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.
32:14 | Jun 21st, 2017
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.
30:13 | May 24th, 2017
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.
31:09 | May 10th, 2017
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 res...Show More
26:40 | Apr 12th, 2017
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 t...Show More
29:18 | Mar 29th, 2017
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 ve...Show More
33:21 | Mar 15th, 2017
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.
00:45 | Mar 3rd, 2017
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, an...Show More
32:17 | Mar 20th
Host Walter Isaacson explores the art and the science behind bringing animation to life – on the big screen, on the small screen, and on your computer screen. For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers
26:33 | Feb 27th
Walter Isaacson hits a homerun with the story of sports analytics, from Moneyball to the championship run of the Golden State Warriors, with guests Bob Costas, Jackie MacMullan, and Warriors Assistant GM Kirk Lacob. For more on the podcast go to del...Show More
27:10 | Feb 13th
Walter Isaacson asks: how did we go from inventing fire to the Instant Pot? How much different is cooking from its genesis tens of thousands of years ago? And just what does a microwave have to do with weaponry?
28:49 | Nov 21st, 2018
Walter Isaacson and guests trace the way we buy, experience and purchase mattresses. Is disruption of the industry breaking with tomorrow’s light? Don’t sleep on the answers. For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers
28:16 | Nov 7th, 2018
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?
32:36 | Oct 24th, 2018
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.
24:24 | Sep 26th, 2018
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 pod...Show More
25:48 | Sep 12th, 2018
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...Show More
01:57 | Aug 8th, 2018
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...
30:01 | Jul 11th, 2018
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 D...Show More
28:52 | Jun 27th, 2018
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...Show More
30:52 | Jun 13th, 2018
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.
31:01 | May 30th, 2018
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 w...Show More
34:31 | May 16th, 2018
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.
07:57 | May 10th, 2018
This is just a preview of the newest podcast from Wondery called American Innovations. You can hear the first 3 episodes right now by searching for American Innovations on Apple Podcasts or go to wondery.fm/blazer
29:24 | May 2nd, 2018
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 m...Show More
31:06 | Apr 11th, 2018
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 pla...Show More
32:33 | Mar 21st, 2018
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 a...Show More
31:47 | Feb 21st, 2018
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 heaven...Show More
26:38 | Feb 7th, 2018
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.
31:39 | Jan 24th, 2018
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 add ...Show More
32:20 | Jan 10th, 2018
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 ho...Show More
31:00 | Dec 6th, 2017
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.