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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
    • 4.8 • 493 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 - Beer: A Revolution is Brewing

    Encore - Beer: A Revolution is Brewing

    This episode originally aired on July 15, 2020.

    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.​

    • 32 min
    Encore - Formula 1: The Race to Keep Pace

    Encore - Formula 1: The Race to Keep Pace

    This episode originally aired on October 9, 2018.

    Walter Isaacson and guests engage in a fast-paced discussion on the history of Formula One, featuring stories from drivers, technicians and the scientists behind the auto industry’s biggest breakthroughs.

    • 25 min
    Encore - Dating: Be Mine

    Encore - Dating: Be Mine

    This episode originally aired on February 6, 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.

    • 26 min
    Encore - Fitness: Working Out While Staying In

    Encore - Fitness: Working Out While Staying In

    This episode originally aired on April 8, 2020.

    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.

    • 30 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
493 Ratings

493 Ratings

Water could be rusty! ,

My favorite podcast!

Walter Isaacson delivers the perfect blend of information, education, and entertainment in every podcast.

Iswoon ,

Riveting

Calm & captivating, Professor Isaacson is a perfect host for this concise and pertinent podcast.
Too much noise in that domain,
listen up to this one. Highest marks.

krh1983 ,

Idea

Trailblazers should do an episode on technology hacking history and how it’s evolved.

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