When curiosity meets creativity, Walter Isaacson is there to tell the story. In each of his biographies, Isaacson serves as the ultimate reporter. He’s covered some most fascinating subjects in human history and shared their personal stories with the world. Isaacson discusses his creative process, the subjects of his biographies and the ethics of gene editing with host Charles Mizrahi.
• An Introduction to Walter Isaacson (00:00:00)
• Choosing the Right Subject (00:01:26)
• Sitting With Kissinger (00:08:19)
• Gratitude & Humility (00:11:21)
• Fairness in Biographies (00:12:16)
• Preachers vs. Storytellers (00:15:11)
• The Code Breaker (00:21:06)
• Designing Our Children (00:27:11)
• Morality, Ethics and Gene Editing (00:30:09)
• The Next Subject (00:37:31)
Walter Isaacson is an author, journalist and professor. After graduating from Oxford and Harvard University, Isaacson began his career in journalism. Since then, he's served in several senior positions at news organizations such as TIME Magazine and CNN. In addition, he held a 15-year tenure as president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Today, Isaacson teaches history at Tulane University and is a senior adviser for Arcadia Publishing.
Isaacson's own published works include several bestselling biographies on genius minds and Nobel Prize-winners alike. You can find these books below.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08G1XNG7J/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 (The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071Y385Q1/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1 (Leonardo da Vinci)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AK78QAY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i9 (Kissinger: A Biography)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FBJG4U/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i4 (Benjamin Franklin: An American Life)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PC0S0K/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i5 (Einstein: His Life and Universe)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2UBYW/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2 (Steve Jobs)
Transcript: https://charlesmizrahi.com/podcast/2021/08/03/history-science-future-of-the-human-race-walter-isaacson/ (https://charlesmizrahi.com/podcast/)
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