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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.

Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson Dell Technologies

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 57 Ratings

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.

    Encore - Toys: Toy To The World

    Encore - Toys: Toy To The World

    This episode originally aired on December 5, 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.

    • 31 min
    Encore - Home Cooking: Technology Worth Savoring

    Encore - Home Cooking: Technology Worth Savoring

    This episode originally aired on February 12, 2019.

    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?

    • 27 min
    Encore - Wellness: Knowing Yourself

    Encore - Wellness: Knowing Yourself

    This episode originally aired on June 17, 2020.

    What do we mean when we talk about wellness, and why do people want it so badly? In this episode, we dive deep into this sometimes-nebulous field, talking to practitioners who spend their time helping people become well.

    • 35 min
    Encore - Education: Head of the Class

    Encore - Education: Head of the Class

    This episode originally aired on March 6, 2018.

    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.

    • 32 min
    Encore - Ice Cream: Innovation on Ice

    Encore - Ice Cream: Innovation on Ice

    This episode originally aired on November 16, 2022.

    Throughout the world and throughout history, you can find evidence of cultures enjoying cold desserts—precursors to the ice cream we love today. The desire to keep food cold led to the creation of European wine slushies in 1558 and to the transportation of ice from New England to the Caribbean in 1806.

    • 32 min
    Encore - Meat: Break a 2.5 Million Year Old Habit

    Encore - Meat: Break a 2.5 Million Year Old Habit

    This episode originally aired on January 29, 2020.

    The human obsession with meat has never wavered from prehistoric times until now. However, this food once reserved for the rich and powerful has led to global problems of an unprecedented scope and has exacerbated climate change in a way that few other industries have. Finding a way to break our reliance on animal-based meat is one of the top challenges of the day, and Trailblazers is taking a deep look into some of the leading candidates for our next protein of choice.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

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Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson

This podcast is very interesting. Walter has an unique gift for storytelling that engages the listener to the stories he tell. From different subjects but very interesting subjects. I recommend if you like good stories and great historical facts !

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