Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson

Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
We tell the unexpected stories of digital disruption.
Da Vinci: Il Grande Apripista // The Great Trailblazer
Oct 17 • 33 min
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…
Where Disruption Takes Flight
Sep 27 • 33 min
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.
Cloudy with a Chance of Disruption
Sep 13 • 33 min
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.
The Road to Disruption
Aug 30 • 34 min
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 winding…
Side Effects Include Disruption
Aug 16 • 29 min
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,…
Navigating Disruption
Aug 2 • 39 min
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.
Disruption: Cha-ching!
Jul 19 • 31 min
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.
Music: The Sound of Disruption
Jul 5 • 34 min
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.
Advertising: Disrupting Interruption
Jun 21 • 32 min
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.
Destination: Disruption
May 24 • 30 min
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.
Breaking News: Disruption
May 10 • 31 min
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…
Disruption: Game On
Apr 26 • 33 min
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.
A Slice of Disruption
Apr 12 • 26 min
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…
Developing Disruption
Mar 28 • 29 min
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 versa.
Mar 14 • 33 min
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.
Introducing Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson
Mar 3 • 0 min
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…