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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.

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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.

    Archeology: Unearthing the Past

    Archeology: Unearthing the Past

    Our history as human beings is buried far beneath the ground, and it's going to take more than picks and shovels to unearth it. That's why modern archaeologists have been enlisting the help of technology like satellites, deep learning and AI. With all these tools at hand, a more complete story about our ancestors begins to emerge.

    On this episode of Trailblazers, you'll hear from archaeology experts, including Sarah Parcak and Damian Evans, pioneers using satellites and laser scanning in archaeology, and Iris Kramer, founder of ArchEO, a startup using machine learning to process archaeological data.

    • 26 min
    Beer: A Revolution is Brewing

    Beer: A Revolution is Brewing

    Beer is one of the world's oldest beverages. But for a long time, there was little that could be done to control the brewing process. With the advent of thermometry, however, brewing was standardized. Temperature control helped make beer taste even better. That's where we've seen the most innovation over the past two hundred years.​

    And as you can tell from the sheer volume of different beer on the shelves today, that innovation has continued at a rapid pace.​​

    In this episode of Trailblazers, hear from beer historian James Sumner, Mattihas Ebner, the International Brand Ambassador for Bavaria's famous Weihenstephan Brewery, Ken Grossman, the founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Sam Calagione, the founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, and IntelligentX's Hew Leith.

    • 31 min
    Hearing Aids: Rediscovering Sound

    Hearing Aids: Rediscovering Sound

    People have been using hearing aids since the dawn of humanity, but the desire for more fashionable, miniaturized devices and better performance has driven technological advancements in personal communications devices for the last century-and-a-half.

    Hearables continue to set the pace for major innovation in telecommunications.

    On this episode of Trailblazers, hear from the president of Starkey Hearing Aids, Brandon Sawalich, about Livio AI — the world's first hearing aid with AI and integrated sensors — as well as Tendekayi Katsiga, the co-founder of Deaftronics, which is providing solar powered hearing aids for those in rural communities throughout Africa.

    • 30 min
    Wellness: Knowing Yourself

    Wellness: Knowing Yourself

    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.

    • 34 min
    Fitness: Working Out While Staying In

    Fitness: Working Out While Staying In

    Exercise is essential to increasing our lifespan, health and mood. With recent technological advancements, there's no need to leave the comfort of your living room to feel the burn. On the latest episode of Trailblazers, we weigh all the different options available to someone looking to take their workout somewhere new.

    • 29 min
    Walter Isaacson Interviews Michael Dell

    Walter Isaacson Interviews Michael Dell

    What will the role of technology and businesses be as we navigate a more digital world? In this special episode, Walter Isaacson and Michael Dell have a one-on-one virtual discussion to find out.

    • 13 min

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369 Ratings

369 Ratings

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Interesting Storytelling

It’s a nice change up to how these types of topics are covered in podcasts I like it better.

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And now John Goodenough is a Nobel Laureate, what a trailblazer in predicting!!!

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An incredibly interesting, insightful, and informative podcast. A great blessing for those into history, science, and how the world goes ‘round.

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