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    5.16 — The electrical grid: keeping the lights on

    The electrical grid is the most important innovation of the 20th century. What started out as...

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    5.15 — Parenting: It takes a village

    You’ve probably heard the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” That's because for...

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    5.14 — Snacks: delight in every bite

    Take a look in your pantry. Chances are, there are at least a few different snacks...

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    5.13 — Vaccines: An Injection of Hope

    Vaccines are headline news all over the world these days. The rapid development of several COVID-19...

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    5.12 — Eyesight: Vision's Visionaries

    Vision problems have always affected humanity, but until the invention of eyeglasses, there wasn't much that...

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    5.11 — Poverty: Economic Advancement in the Developing World

    Poverty is a challenge facing over one billion people across the globe so, as far as...

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    5.10 — Reviews: Empowering the Consumer

    Before the internet, we largely depended on professional reviewers to tell us what movies to see...

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    5.9 — Sports Medicine: Pushing Ourselves to the Limit

    As long as there have been sports, there have been sports injuries. Sports medicine is relatively...

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    Dan Rather Talks CRISPR with Walter Isaacson

    CRISPR gene-editing technology has been all over the news lately, and not just because of its...

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    5.8 — Recycling: Turning Trash into Treasure

    Recycling used to just be called "scrap metal salvage" and it was thought of as an...

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    Cryptography: The Key to Sending Secret Messages

    From highly sensitive material to an emoji-filled text messages, we expect all of our communications to...

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    Happy Holidays from Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson

    Happy Holidays from Walter Isaacson! We'll be back in 2021 with more great stories.For more on...

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    5.6 — Genomics: Rewriting Our Health

    Recombinant DNA. The double helix. Mapping the human genome. You know these are all related to...

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    5.5 — Beauty: More Than Skin Deep

    Beauty might only be skin deep, but the rivalry that helped create the industry is much...

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    5.4 — eSports: More Than Just a Game

    With legacy sports leagues drastically modified or on hiatus, something had to step up to take...

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    5.3 — Ocean Exploration: Into the Deep

    For most of human history, what goes on under the surface of the ocean has been...

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    5.2 — Scams: The Oldest Tricks in the Book

    Scams and cons have been around since the dawn of currency. Wherever there is money, there...

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    5.1 — Offices: The Evolving Workplace

    Office design was originally focused on getting the most productivity out of every worker, but as...

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    4:18 — Podcasts: A Storytelling Breakthrough

    Podcasts are everywhere right now and this new mode of storytelling is only getting more popular....

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    4.17 — Water: A Thirst for Innovation

    The planet is covered in water, but only three percent is drinkable. One of the biggest...

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    4.16 — Archaeology: Unearthing the Past

    Our history as human beings is buried far beneath the ground, and it's going to take...

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    4.15 — Beer: A Revolution is Brewing

    Beer is one of the world's oldest beverages. But for a long time, there was little...

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    4.14 — Hearing Aids: Rediscovering Sound

    People have been using hearing aids since the dawn of humanity, but the desire for more...

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    4.13 — Wellness: Knowing Yourself

    What do we mean when we talk about wellness, and why do people want it so...

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    4.12 — Fitness: Working Out While Staying In

    Exercise is essential to increasing our lifespan, health and mood. With recent technological advancements, there's no...

  • Walter Isaacson Interviews Michael Dell

    What will the role of technology and businesses be as we navigate a more digital world?...

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    4.11 — Aging: Improving the Golden Years

    Aging is inevitable... or is it? On the latest episode of Trailblazers, we discover what causes...

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    4.10 — Spying: Hiding in Plain Sight

    Spying is an ancient art, going back to at least Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago. It's...

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    4.9 — Theme Parks: Where Tech Meets Thrills

    Theme parks have always been based around thrills, from their earliest days featuring sleds pushed down...

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    4.8 — Hoaxes: The Original Fake News

    Distrust in the news media isn't as recent a development as we might think; hoaxes and...

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    4.7 — 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...

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    4.6 — Job Search: Not-Entirely-Human Resources

    Not so long ago, we were all applying for jobs in person. The internet, and companies...

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    4.5 — Lock and Key: In Safe Hands

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

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    4.4 — Conservation: Next Generation Technology

    Technology and nature used to reside at the opposite ends of the spectrum. But like our...

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    4.3 — Skyscrapers: An Upward Journey

    As space on our planet comes at a premium, building “up” is the natural solution. But...

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    4.2 — Prosthetics: Enhancing Human Capabilities

    Progress in modern medicine stems from a demonstrated need in the population, driven by the work...

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    4.1 — Fame: A New Breed of Celebrity

    The allure of celebrity has always been a facet of human nature. Whether it's deified early...

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    AI: Hype vs. Reality arşivleri

    New from Dell Technologies comes a show about the cutting edge of artificial intelligence. Join host...

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    3.16 - AI: What's Hype? What's Reality?

    Guests Jerry Kaplan of Stanford University, Oren Etzioni of The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, research...

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    3.15 - Insurance: Who's Looking Out For You?

    Host Walter Isaacson discusses the insurance industry’s progress and pratfalls. For more on the podcast go...

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    3.14 - Fashion: The Politics of Style

    Host Walter Isaacson recounts the fascinating origins, developments and movements behind paradigm shifts within the fashion...

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    3.13 - Public Transportation: Moving Us Forward

    Host Walter Isaacson explores the technology and people who continue to reinvent … maybe not the...

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    3.12 - Animation: Just Like We Drew It Up

    Host Walter Isaacson explores the art and the science behind bringing animation to life – on...

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    3.11 - Sports Analytics: What's After Moneyball?

    Walter Isaacson hits a homerun with the story of sports analytics, from Moneyball to the championship...

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    3.10 - Home Cooking: Technology Worth Savoring

    Walter Isaacson asks: how did we go from inventing fire to the Instant Pot? How much...

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    3.9 - Telecom: A Talking History

    Walter Isaacson returns with the story of telecom, from Alexander Graham Bell, to the creation of...

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    3.8 - Forensics: Who's on the Case?

    Walter Isaacson talks about the history of identifying and exonerating criminals, from fingerprints to DNA and...

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    3.7 - Printers: What Will We Print Next?

    Walter Isaacson returns to tell the history of printing, from the press to the copier, to...

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    3.6 - Mattresses: Innovation Never Sleeps

    Walter Isaacson and guests trace the way we buy, experience and purchase mattresses. Is disruption of...

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    3.5 - VR: What's Possible in Reality?

    Walter Isaacson and guests trace the origins of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies from early applications in...