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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

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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.

    Hoaxes: The Original Fake News

    Hoaxes: The Original Fake News

    Distrust in the news media isn't as recent a development as we might think; hoaxes and humbugs go back to the earliest days of human communication. It's only the tools we have at our disposal that allow us to discover and disperse these fake stories that is unique to the digital era. On this episode of Trailblazers, we look back to the earliest, most notorious hoaxes throughout American history and see just how similar they are to what is going on today.

    • 26 min
    Meat: Breaking a 2.5 Million Year Old Habit

    Meat: Breaking a 2.5 Million Year Old Habit

    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.

    • 26 min
    Job Search: Not-Entirely-Human Resources

    Job Search: Not-Entirely-Human Resources

    Not so long ago, we were all applying for jobs in person. The internet, and companies like Monster and CareerBuilder, changed all that.

    Technology is now changing it all over again, with artificial intelligence and machine learning taking some of the unconscious biases and manual labor out of the job hunt process on the other side.

    This week on Trailblazers, we look at the evolution of the job search in the internet era.

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    • 28 min
    Lock and Key: In Safe Hands

    Lock and Key: In Safe Hands

    No lock is unbreakable; all you're ever doing is buying yourself time when a thief tries to access your valuables.

    To extend that time and make sure your security remains nearly impenetrable, you need two things: a strong lock and a unique key. Both of these have changed dramatically over the years.

    On Trailblazers, learn how we took the early lessons learned from great locksmiths and applied them to the digital era.

    • 29 min
    Conservation: Next Generation Technology

    Conservation: Next Generation Technology

    Technology and nature used to reside at the opposite ends of the spectrum. But like our environment, that relationship has changed over the years and the two have a cyclical relationship of preservation and innovation. The commitment to conserve and heal our diverse ecosystems has pushed technology further and with urgency. Because there’s no time to waste. From the American Great Plains and the African Sahara to the furthest depths in the ocean, we’re talking to the trailblazers who are innovating everyday to save the planet.

    • 30 min
    Skyscrapers: An Upward Journey

    Skyscrapers: An Upward Journey

    As space on our planet comes at a premium, building “up” is the natural solution. But how high can we go? From a century that saw buildings play out the dreams of titans and created extraordinary cityscapes, these towering columns were symbols of prosperity--or occasionally, bankruptcy. If innovation is only inhibited by our imaginations, perhaps even the sky is not the limit. Skyscrapers are the monuments of human potential and we’re still building.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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

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Truly Thoughtful

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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Great content, the narrator though...

Great content, the narrator is not very engaging though.

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