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The Talks at Google podcast - where great minds meet. Talks at Google brings the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers, and doers all to one place. Every episode is taken from a video that can be seen at The views or opinions expressed by the guest… read more

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Ep110 - Michael Cremo | Forbidden Archaeology

September 29th, 2020


Over the past two centuries, archaeologists have found bones, footprints, and artifacts showing that people like ourselves have existed on earth for …

Andrew Jolivétte | Identity, Visibility, and Radical Love | The Search for Racial Equity

September 25th, 2020


Due to years of racial injustice, pain and trauma have been passed down among people of color for generations. The impact that colonization had on …

Ep109 - Aerin Lauder | Designing Interiors Spaces

September 22nd, 2020


This episode features AERIN LAUDER - a designer, tastemaker, working mother of two, and granddaughter of famed cosmetics company founder Estée Lauder. A modern day style icon, Aerin discusses the space for beauty and …

Akala | Black British, Race Class in the Ruins of Empire Synopsis | The Search for Racial Equity

September 18th, 2020


BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer/poet and historian Akala is a label owner and social entrepreneur who combines unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling. Author of the book …

Ep108 - Alane Freund | Understanding The Highly Sensitive Person

September 15th, 2020


Do you have a keen imagination, rich inner life, and vivid dreams?  Is time alone each day as essential as air?  Do others call you too shy or overly sensitive?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might …

Nikole Hannah-Jones Dr. Kamau Bobb | The 1619 Project | The Search for Racial Equity

September 11th, 2020


Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, Nikole Hannah-Jones sees her “work as forcing us to confront our hypocrisy, forcing us to confront …

Ep107 - John Krasinski | A Quiet Place

September 8th, 2020


Today’s episode features John Krasinski, who came to Google back in April 2018 to discuss his film ""A Quiet Place,"" which he co-wrote, directed, executive produced, and starred in. The film, also starring Emily Blunt, …

Erika Alexander Dawn Porter | John Lewis: Good Trouble | The Search for Racial Equity

September 4th, 2020


In this premiere episode, we talk with Erika Alexander and Dawn Porter to discuss the life, legacy, and wisdom of Congressman John Lewis and explore …

Ep106 - Tony Hawk | What Marketers Can Learn From Skateboarding

September 1st, 2020


Tony Hawk is one of the most recognized Action Sports figures in the world. His impact on the sport of skateboarding itself is unmeasurable, and his …

Ep105 - Billy Porter | Pose and Beyond

August 25th, 2020


Billy Porter is a Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning, actor, singer, director, composer. He won a Tony Award in 2013 for originating the role of …

Ep104 - Bob Costas, Julius Dr. J Erving, George McGinnis, Dan Issel|Dropping Dimes

August 18th, 2020


We welcome panelists Bob Costas, Julius "Dr. J" Erving, George McGinnis, & Dan Issel to tell stories of the American Basketball Association and …

Ep103 - Anthony Bourdain | No Reservations

August 11th, 2020


Anthony Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, and journalist but was probably mostly widely known for his book Kitchen Confidential and as the host of the travel documentary series, No Reservations, and Parts …

Ep102 - Phillipa Soo | Hamilton, The Broken Hearts Galley, and Beyond

August 4th, 2020


Phillipa Soo is best known for originating the role of Eliza Schuyler in Broadway’s smash hit "Hamilton" which was released as a film on Disney+ on …

Ep101 - David Peterson | Create a Language in Just One Hour

July 28th, 2020


David J. Peterson is a linguist, Hollywood consultant, and professional fictional language creator, or "conlanger". He has worked on shows such as …

Ep100 - Jay Pharoah | Two Minutes of Fame

July 21st, 2020


Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and impressionist. Following an acclaimed 5 year run on Saturday Night Live, he has continued …

Ep99 - Kevin Coval | Life and Death of an American Neighborhood

July 14th, 2020


Kevin Coval is the founding editor of The BreakBeat Poets imprint on Haymarket Books, & Artistic Director of the MacArthur Award-winning cultural …

Ep98 - Andy Puddicombe | Mindfulness Made Simple

July 7th, 2020


In his early twenties, Andy Puddicombe left his Sports Science studies to become a Buddhist monk. When he returned to the UK, he had one goal in …

Ep97 - Dr. Sarah E. Burgamy | From Stonewall to the End of a Gender Regime

June 30th, 2020


Sarah Burgamy, Psy.D, is the founder of Denver-based PhoenixRISE, a private practice with specialty offerings in identity development, sexual minority competency as well as transgender and gender diversity issues. …

Ep96 - Dr. Hil Malatino | Queer Embodiment and the Intersex Experience

June 23rd, 2020


Dr. Hil Malatino is an Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, core faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State …

Ep95 - Roz Mays | Gym-timidation: How to Overcome It

June 16th, 2020


NASM certified Roz "The Diva" Mays has dedicated many late nights at the gym to becoming a stronger and healthier athlete. Pole dancing is her sport …

Ep94 - Tim Ferriss | How to Cage the Monkey Mind

June 9th, 2020


Tim Ferris is a world renowned podcaster and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and his latest, Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From The Best In …

Ep93 - Kati Morton | Are You Okay

May 26th, 2020


Everyone struggles with mental health issues from time to time. Knowing how to care for your wellbeing and when to seek professional help is as vital as caring for your physical health. From knowing when you need help …

Ep92 - Dr. Justyna Sanders | Your Journey to Optimal Health and Wellbeing

May 19th, 2020


Dr. Justyna Sanders talks about her journey to discovering a whole, plant-based lifestyle as the best way to prevent and reverse chronic diseases …

Ep91 - Jordan Harbinger | Creating and Maintaining Connections Effectively

May 12th, 2020


Jordan Harbinger is the host of The Jordan Harbinger Show podcast. The podcast averages over 6 million downloads each month, making it one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world. It was awarded "Most Downloaded …

Ep90 - John Campbell David C. Banks | The Infamous Future Documentary Part 1

May 4th, 2020


John Campbell, Writer and Executive Producer of “The Infamous Future” documentary and David C. Banks, President & CEO, The Eagle Academy Foundation, came to Google NYC to talk about the documentary which has …

Ep 89 - Humble the Poet: Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths For A Better Life

April 28th, 2020


Kanwer Singh, a.k.a. Humble The Poet, is a Toronto-born MC and spoken word artist. His new book, "Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths For A Better Life" instantly became a bestseller in Canada, and was recently published in the …

Ep88 - Ed Winters: Can This One Simple Change Save the Planet?

April 21st, 2020


Ed Winters, also known as Earthling Ed, is a vegan educator, filmmaker, public speaker and entrepreneur based in London, England. His speech ""You Will Never Look at Your Life in the Same Way Again"", has been viewed …

Ep 87 - Kari Byron Jenny Buccos: Crash Test World

April 14th, 2020


Kari Byron (former star of Mythbusters) and Producer Jenny Buccos discuss their new show, ""Crash Test World"". In each episode, Kari explores how …

Ep86 - Côme Nzibarega Augustine Wiah: What It Means to Be Displaced

April 7th, 2020


There are currently 70.8 million displaced people, a number larger than the entire population of Thailand. 1 in every 110 people globally is either …

Ep 85 - The Broadway Cast of Hadestown

March 31st, 2020


Listen in for an exciting performance and discussion with the cast of Broadway's ""Hadestown"", nominated for 14 2019 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!

Panelists include: Anais Mitchell (Book, lyrics, music), Andre …

Ep 84 - Ryan Holiday: Stillness is the Key

March 24th, 2020


Ryan Holiday discusses how he draws on timeless stoic and buddhist philosophy to demonstrate why slowing down is the secret strategy for those …

Ep 83 - Dr. Shami Chatterjee: Building a Galaxy-Scale Gravitational Wave Detector

March 17th, 2020


As black holes spiral around each other in the distant universe, Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts gravitational waves – ripples in …

Ep82 - Tony Hale: A.C.T.’s Wakey, Wakey

March 10th, 2020


Talks at Google is proud to welcome comedian, actor & writer, Tony Hale, who you may know from hit shows like Arrested Development, Veep, and most recently Toy Story 4!

Tony shares his experience returning to live …

Ep81 - Jeff Probst: A Peek Behind the Scenes of Survivor's 20-Year Success

March 3rd, 2020


Jeff Probst, executive producer and host of the Emmy Award-winning CBS show Survivor, visits Talks at Google to discuss the success of Survivor’s 20 year run in celebration of CBS Survivor’s 20th anniversary and its …

Jocelyn Bell Burnell: She Discovered the Pulsar, but the Nobel Went to Her Supervisor | Zeitgeist 2019

February 28th, 2020


Jocelyn Bell Burnell talks through her professional history, from overcoming imposter syndrome as a graduate student in Cambridge to discovering …

Ep80 - Richard Miles Kate Germond: From Prisoner to CNN Hero

February 25th, 2020


Richard Miles, the Founder/Executive Director of Miles of Freedom and 2019 finalist for CNN’s Hero of the year, spent 15 years in prison for a Dallas, TX murder he did not commit. Kate Germond is the Senior Advocate and …

Brian Grazer Ted Sarandos: Why You Should Look People In The Eye | Zeitgeist 2019

February 21st, 2020


This episode features Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer and Chief Content Officer at Netflix, Ted Sarandos talk about the power of human connection in an industry where people must believe in ideas that don't exist …

Ep79 - Barbara Sahakian: Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds

February 18th, 2020


Barbara Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at Cambridge, Past-President of the International Neuroethics Society, Past-President of …

Mark Thompson and Lydia Polgreen: How the New York Times Became Profitable | Zeitgeist 2019

February 14th, 2020


President and CEO of The New York Times Mark Thompson and Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost Lydia Polgreen take on today's headlines, the threat that …

Ep78 - Gelong Thubten: Choose Happiness

February 11th, 2020


Gelong Thubten, a buddhist monk that left the glamorous world of acting to pursue the true meaning of happiness, visited Google Dublin campus to talk about what brings all humans together, the pursuit of happiness.

Dave Isay: A Powerful Love Story (and an Exploding Bra) | Zeitgeist 2019

February 7th, 2020


StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay talks through how the organization has cemented the voices of millions of people for generations and presents examples of some of the incredible stories that have been recorded over the …

Ep77 - Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy: Schitt's Creek

February 4th, 2020


Discussing their sixth and final season, we are joined by Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy & Annie Murphy from the hit series Schitt's Creek.

Schitt's Creek (stylized as Schitt$ Creek) is a Canadian …

Matthew Walker: The Shorter Your Sleep, The Shorter Your Life | Zeitgeist 2019

January 31st, 2020


This episode is with neuroscientist and sleep diplomat Matthew Walker on how your brain, heart, immune system, and genetics can be negatively affected by even an hour less of sleep each night, and how to sleep better …

Ep76 - Andrew McAfee: More From Less

January 28th, 2020


Andrew McAfee is the Co-Founder & Co-Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, & a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan …

Ta-Nahisi Coates: People Were Not Slaves, They Were Enslaved | Zeitgeist 2019

January 24th, 2020


In this episode, editor-in-Chief of HuffPost Lydia Polgreen interviews journalist and novelist Ta-Nehisi Coates on the enduring legacy of slavery in …

Ep75 - Justine Shanti Alexander: Snow Leopard Trust: Protecting Snow Leopards

January 21st, 2020


Justine Shanti Alexander is Regional Ecologist for the Snow Leopard Trust. She has spent the last eight years dedicated to snow leopard conservation …

Nate Silver: Who Will Win in 2020? | Zeitgeist 2019

January 17th, 2020


What are the real chances Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, or Donald Trump will win the 2020 US Presidential Election? This episode features expert statistician Nate Silver weighs the advantages and …

Ep74 - The Hu: The Gereg Tour

January 14th, 2020


While on tour for their first album, The Gereg, Mongolian rock band The Hu stops by Google to play a short set and answer some questions. The band …

Peggy Whitson: 665 Days in Space | Zeitgeist 2019

January 10th, 2020


This episode features Dr. Peggy Whitson speaking about how spending 665 days in space has changed her perspective of the world and her message to all women nerds.

Given the nickname ‘space ninja’ Peggy is the current …

Ep73 - Anthony Daniels: I Am C-3PO

January 7th, 2020


Anthony Daniels discusses his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. As C-3PO, Anthony …

Ep72 - Yalitza Aparicio: Actriz y activista en México

December 23rd, 2019


Yalitza Aparicio is a Mexican actress who made her on-screen debut as Cleo in Alfonso Cuarón's 2018 drama "Roma", which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Time magazine has named her one of the …

Ep71 - David Sinclair: Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don't Have To

December 17th, 2019


David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, discusses his new book "Lifespan", which distills his cutting-edge research findings …

Ep70 - Edward Norton: Motherless Brooklyn

December 10th, 2019


This episode welcomes writer, director and award-winning actor Edward Norton to talk about his long acting career and new film, Motherless Brooklyn, a story about a private detective afflicted with Tourette's syndrome …

Ep69 - Andrew Sykes: We Are Our Habits: How to Become a Magnetic Human Being

December 3rd, 2019


In this talk, Andrew shares the three habits that create magnetic human beings. They are simple to do, yet seldom done well. He demonstrates how you can become more magnetic and build deeper relationships with customers …

Ep68 - Broadway's Freestyle Love Supreme

November 26th, 2019


In a special Talks at Google event, members of the Freestyle Love Supreme cast discuss the current show on Broadway, and the amazing future of the FLS Academy.

About the show:
More than 15 years after its inception, …

Ep67 - Julie Andrews Emma Walton Hamilton: Home Work

November 19th, 2019


In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as

Ep66 - Broadway's Mean Girls, the Musical

November 12th, 2019


A performance and Q&A from the Broadway cast of Mean Girls, the Musical!

Panelists include: Erika Henningsen (Cady), Reneé Rapp (Regina), Krystina Alabado (Gretchen), Kate Rockwell (Karen), Grey Henson (Damian), and …

Ep65 - Mark Manson: Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

November 5th, 2019


We are joined by author Mark Manson for a fireside chat and audience Q+A to discuss his new book, Everything is F-ed, a follow on to The Subtle Art …

Ep64 - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Majken Gilmartin: Global Goals: How Gender Equality Can Save the World

October 29th, 2019


With just 10 years left to achieve the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals are once again in the spotlight. But this time, there is a sense of urgency. Amid growing threats from climate change …

Ep63 - Sean Carroll: Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime

October 22nd, 2019


Caltech research professor, theoretical physicist, accomplished author & podcaster Sean Carroll will talk quantum physics and the validity of the …

Ep62 - Bryan Walsh: End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World

October 15th, 2019


What is going to cause our extinction?

How can we save ourselves and our future?

End Times is a compelling work of skilled reportage that peels back the layers of complexity around the unthinkable--and inevitable--end …

Ep61 - Alex Pang: Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

October 8th, 2019


This is a special talk with Alex Pang, critically acclaimed author, scientific history researcher, writer, and lecturer. Alex is passionate about helping people to balance work and life -- while becoming more productive …

Ep60 - Joe Russo: Marvel Studios' “Avengers: Endgame”

October 1st, 2019


Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo discusses his movie in celebration of the in-home release. He chats during the “We Love You 3000” tour which was created as a way to thank the fans who have invested so deeply in …

Ep59 - Ramit Sethi: I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Second Edition

September 24th, 2019


"Everyone teaches us how to save. Nobody teaches us how to spend!"

Personal finance expert Ramit Sethi shares highlights from his New York Times bestselling book, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich"

Ramit writes about …

Ep58 - Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge, Carrie Cracknell: Broadway's Sea Wall / A Life

September 17th, 2019


Meet Alex, a photographer on a holiday with his family in the south of France. Meet Abe, a music producer with a baby on the way. Two men–both …

Ep57 - Dr. June Chin Wendy Nguyen: What Can CBD Do For You?

September 10th, 2019


Dr. Junella Chin and Wendy Nguyen provide medical and consumer perspectives about CBD applications in modern medicine and culture, and co-host the …

Ep56 - Matthew Walker: Why Sleep Matters

September 3rd, 2019


Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed …

Ep55 - Robert Greene: The Laws of Human Nature

August 27th, 2019


Robert Greene returns to Google to explore his latest and most monumental work yet, "The Laws of Human Nature". In the talk, Robert discusses how to detach from one's emotions to better understand intrinsic motivations …

Ep54 - Heidi Schreck more from Broadway's What the Constitution Means to Me

August 20th, 2019


Heidi Schreck, Mike Iveson, Thursday Williams, and Rosdely Ciprian from the Broadway production of What the Constitution Means to Me discuss their …

Ep53 - Jeffrey Sachs, Meik Wiking, Catalina Cernica: Happiness: The True Measure of a Successful Society

August 13th, 2019


According to the 2018 World Happiness Report, the world’s happiest countries tend to have high values for six critical variables found to support well-being: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, …

Ep52 - Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

August 6th, 2019


If you think the world is coming to an end, think again.  People are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are …

Ep51 - Pete Holmes: Comedy Sex God

July 30th, 2019


Comedy Sex God is a hilarious, profound, enlightening romp around the fertile mind of stand-up stand out, podcast king, and HBO superstar Pete Holmes.

Ep50 - Atul Gawande: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

July 23rd, 2019


Surgeon, public health researcher, and MacArthur fellow Atul Gawande discusses his #1 NY Times bestseller, "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters …

Ep49 - Michio Kaku: The Future of Humanity

July 16th, 2019


Michio Kaku is a world-renowned physicist, futurist, and author of numerous bestselling books including Beyond Einstein, Parallel Universes, The Future of the Mind, and Physics of the Impossible.

In this talk, he …

Ep48 - Broadway's To Kill A Mockingbird: Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels, and More

July 9th, 2019


We will are joined by Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels, Gideon Glick, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Gbenga Akinnagbe Jackson as they discuss their box office …

Ep47 - Chris Voss: Never Split the Difference

July 2nd, 2019


Everything we’ve previously been taught about negotiation is wrong: people are not rational; there is no such thing as ‘fair’; compromise is the worst thing you can do; the real art of negotiation lies in mastering the …

Ep46 - Bill Hader: HBO's Barry

June 25th, 2019


Join Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, The Skeleton Twins, Hod Rod, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Tropic Thunder) as he discusses his hit show Barry, now streaming on HBO Go and HBO Now.

About the show:

Disillusioned at the …

Ep45 - Sophie Bostock: Sleeping for the Sleep Deprived: How to Make the Most of It

June 18th, 2019


Dr. Sophie Bostock is a Sleep Evangelist at Sleepio, whose research interests include the links between sleep, well-being, health and performance. She has been awarded an NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellowship, …

Ep44 - Sloane Crosley: Look Alive Out There

June 11th, 2019


New York Times–bestselling author Sloane Crosley discusses Look Alive Out There—a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, …

Ep43 - Nicholas Tse: Passion Innovation

June 4th, 2019


Nicholas first stepped onto the entertainment scene as a singer at the age of 16 in 1996. Two years later, Nicholas filmed his first movie “Young and …

Ep42 - Matt Parker: The Greatest Maths Mistakes

May 28th, 2019


When math goes wrong, things can get expensive. Or absolutely hilarious. For this talk we invited YouTube personality (Numberphile, standupmaths), …

Ep41 - Paula Pant: Afford Anything

May 21st, 2019


Paula Pant is the founder of award-winning website & podcast Afford Anything and a writer and speaker specializing at the intersection between …

Google News Initiative Mini Series Ep5 of 5 - Daniel Bramatti

May 17th, 2019


As a part of Talks at Google 5-part podcast mini-series in partnership with the Google News Initiative, this episode you’ll here from Daniel Bramatti …

Ep40 - Cimafunk: A New Generation of Cuban Music

May 14th, 2019


Bringing the funk to Cuban rhythms (and vice versa), Cimafunk embraces the piquant playfulness of timeless Cuban music with 21st-century style, …

Ep39 - Colin Quinn: Red State, Blue State

May 7th, 2019


Comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member Colin Quinn, the satirical sage from Brooklyn joined Googler David Windmueller back in February …

Ep38 - Nimai Delgado: How Eating Plants Changed My Life - How It Could Change Yours

April 30th, 2019


Nimai Delgado discusses how he used his mechanical engineering background to optimize his health by choosing the right fuel for optimal human …

Ep37 - The cast of Fighting with my Family (Nick Frost, Lena Headey, Florence Pugh, and Jack Lowden with WWE wrestler Paige)

April 23rd, 2019


Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, The Brothers Grimm), Florence Pugh (The Falling, Lady Macbeth, Outlaw King), Jack Lowden (Dunkirk), and WWE wrestler Paige join us …

Google News Initiative Mini Series Ep4 of 5 - Dmitry Shishkin

April 19th, 2019


As a part of Talks at Google 5-part podcast mini-series in partnership with the Google News Initiative, this episode you’ll here from Dmitry Shishkin of BBC World Service about the future of news at the first Google …

Ep36 - Haemin Sunim: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection

April 16th, 2019


One of the world’s most prominent Buddhist monks, Haemin Sunim, joined us at Google in London to talk about self-care, discussing that only by accepting yourself - and the flaws which make you who you are - can you have …

Ep35 - Tyler Perry: Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral

April 9th, 2019


Tyler Perry discusses his new movie "A Madea Family Funeral", which opened in theaters March 1st, 2019.

This is moderated by De'Arra and Ken from the DK4L YouTube channel: 

About the movie:

Ep34 - Professor Rory Truex: Xi for life? What does it mean for China and the World?

April 2nd, 2019


Rory Truex is a professor at Princeton University focusing on Chinese politics and authoritarian regimes. Professor Truex argues why the year of …

Ep33 - Imogen Heap: Her Career: Past, Present, and Future

March 26th, 2019


World-famous recording artist Imogen Heap, who recently wrote all of the music for the record-breaking play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2, had released a new album and is currently on tour. In this …

Ep32 - Ryan Serhant: Sell It Like Serhant

March 19th, 2019


We welcome Ryan Serhant to discuss his new book Sell It Like Serhant: How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine: A lively and practical guide to sell anything and up your business game from one …

Google News Initiative Mini Series Ep3 of 5 - Lisa Gibbs

March 15th, 2019


As a part of Talks at Google 5-part podcast mini-series in partnership with the Google News Initiative, this episode you’ll here from Lisa Gibbs of the Associated Press about the future of news and artificial …

Ep31 - Kelsey Grammer, Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby, and EP Danny Strong: Cast from FOX's 'Proven Innocent'

March 12th, 2019


Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome), Russell Hornsby (The Hate U Give), and Executive Producer Danny Strong (Empire) discuss their brand new show ""Proven Innocent"" which premiered on Friday, …

Ep30 - Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Skin in the Game

March 5th, 2019


American essayist, scholar and former trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty, …

Ep29 - Claudie Haigneré, Ersilia Scarpetta: European Space Agency: A Career in Space

February 26th, 2019


Claudie Haigneré is a French doctor, politician, and former astronaut with the Centre national d'études Spatiales (CNES for short) and the European …

Ep28 - Dan Gable: Life Lessons from an Olympic Hero

February 19th, 2019


This episode is with Dan Gable, the legendary wrestler who ESPN refers to as possibly the most dominant athlete (un-scored upon Olympic Gold Medalist …

Google News Initiative Mini Series Ep2 of 5 - Marie Louise Timcke

February 15th, 2019


As a part of Talks at Google 5-part podcast mini-series in partnership with the Google News Initiative, this episode you’ll here from Marie-Louise Timcke of Funke Media Group about the future of news and data journalism …

Ep27 - DeRay Mckesson: Get Educated, Get Engaged - Converting Empathy into Action

February 12th, 2019


DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist, community organizer, and the host of Crooked Media's podcast, Pod Save the People. He started his career …

Ep26 - Henry Golding and Jon M. Chu: Crazy Rich Asians

February 5th, 2019


Talks at Google and the Asian Google Network welcomed star Henry Golding and director Jon M. Chu to Google San Francisco, to discuss their new film …

Ep25 - Marie Kondo: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

January 29th, 2019


This episode is with world-renowned organizational consultant and author, Marie Kondo. Kondo has written four books on organizing, which have …

Ep24 - Travis Willingham, Marisha Ray, and Matthew Mercer: Critical Role

January 22nd, 2019


Travis Willingham, Marisha Ray, and Matthew Mercer discuss the origins of Critical Role the show and company, their approach to crafting characters, …

Google News Initiative Mini Series Ep1 of 5 - Claire Wardle

January 20th, 2019


As a part of a Talks at Google 5-part podcast mini-series in partnership with the Google News Initiative, in this episode you’ll here from Claire Wardle of First Draft about the future of news and disinformation at the …

Ep23 - On The Basis of Sex (Justin Theroux, Director Mimi Leder, and Screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman)

January 15th, 2019


A Q&A about On the Basis of Sex, with actor Justin Theroux, Director Mimi Leder, and Screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman (RBG’s real-life nephew). 

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Ep22 - Ben Folds

January 8th, 2019


An intimate performance and conversation with platinum rock piano musician, Ben Folds.

Performance timecodes:

  • 58:40 - Landed
  • 1:03:40 - Lullaby

Ep21 - Garry Kasparov: Deep Thinking

January 2nd, 2019


Garry Kasparov and DeepMind’s CEO Demis Hassabis discuss Garry’s book “Deep Thinking”, his match with Deep Blue and his thoughts on the future of AI in the world of chess.

Get the book here:

Event …

Google News Initiative Special Mini-series (Trailer)

December 29th, 2018


In this five part series, you'll hear lighting talks presented by international voices in journalism during the Google News Initiative Innovation Forum in London. You will hear from Claire Wardle of First Draft, Lisa …

Ep20 - Boyz II Men: Three Decades of RB Hits

December 27th, 2018


Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history.  The trio, which includes Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn …

Ep19 - Jimmy Chin: FREE SOLO

December 18th, 2018


This talk with renowned photographer, director, and mountaineer Jimmy Chin discusses his most recent project: National Geographic Documentary Film’s “FREE SOLO.”

This stunning documentary provides an intimate and …

Ep18 - Eric Idle: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

December 12th, 2018


Eric Idle is an English comedian actor, author, and singer-songwriter who found immediate fame with Monty Python's Flying Circus. Following their TV …

Ep17 - Barbara Oakley: Learning How to Learn

December 4th, 2018


Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She has received many awards for her teaching, including …

Ep16 - Jimmy O. Yang: How to American

November 27th, 2018


Jimmy O. Yang, a Chinese-American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer discusses his new book, "How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents".  Jimmy is best known for starring as Jian-Yang in the …

Ep15 - Mayim Bialik: Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular

November 20th, 2018


Actress, author, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik (Blossom, Big Bang Theory) discusses her new book "Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and …

Ep14 - Yuval Noah Harari: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

November 13th, 2018


Yuval Noah Harari, macro-historian, Professor, best-selling author of "Sapiens" and "Homo Deus," and one of the world's most innovative and exciting thinkers, discusses his newest work, "21 Lessons for the 21st Century."

Ep13 - Bishop Robert Barron: Religion and the Opening Up of the Mind

November 6th, 2018


Bishop Robert Barron speaks about religion and the opening up of the mind. He is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, Auxiliary Bishop of …

Ep12 - Head Over Heels on Broadway: A Trans Perspective

October 30th, 2018


HEAD OVER HEELS is the bold and fierce new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and …

Ep11 - Ray Dalio: Principles: Life and Work

October 23rd, 2018


In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in …

Ep10 - Bradley Cooper: A Star Is Born

October 16th, 2018


Director, writer, producer and star Bradley Cooper stops by Google HQ to discuss his directorial debut film, "A Star Is Born," about seasoned musician Jackson Maine who discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling …

Ep9 - Simon Sinek: The Finite and Infinite Games of Leadership

October 9th, 2018


The Finite and Infinite Games of Leadership: Leadership, Business and Finding Purpose in the Workplace.

Simon Sinek is the bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, which have helped organizations …

Ep8 - JL Collins: The Simple Path to Wealth

October 2nd, 2018


JL Collins shares his refreshingly unique and approachable take on investing.

The author of "The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial …

Ep7 - Ryan Reynolds: Deadpool

September 25th, 2018


Ryan Reynolds, star and producer of "Deadpool", comes to Google to discuss the process of bringing the Merc with a Mouth to life.

Based upon Marvel …

Ep6 - Arno Michaelis Pardeep Kaleka: The Gift of Our Wounds: A Sikh and a Former White Supremacist Find Forgiveness After Hate

August 30th, 2018


One Sikh. One former Skinhead. Together, an unusual friendship emerged out of a desire to make a difference."One Sikh. One former Skinhead. Together, an unusual friendship emerged out of a desire to make a difference.

Ep5 - Noam Chomsky

August 21st, 2018


For the past forty years Noam Chomsky's writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual and as one of the …

Ep4 - Michael Pollan: How to Change Your Mind

August 14th, 2018


Michael Pollan has written 5 New York Times best sellers including Food Rules; In Defense of Food; and The Omnivore’s Dilemma. In this talk, he …

Ep3 - Irene Zisblatt: The Fifth Diamond: The Story of Irene Weisberg Zisblatt

August 3rd, 2018


The Fifth Diamond tells the story of Irene Weisberg Zisblatt. This story moves from her childhood in Hungary through her terrifying coming of age as a prisoner in Nazi death camps and continues on to her life in …

Ep2 - Emily Lakdawalla: The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job

August 3rd, 2018


Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor of the Planetary Society and self-described “Planetary Evangelist,” and Googler Scott Maxwell, a former JPL engineer, …

Ep1 - Frank Abagnale: Catch Me If You Can

August 1st, 2018


Frank Abagnale, Renowned Cybersecurity And Fraud Prevention Expert, Bestselling Author & Subject of Catch Me If You Can.

His transformation from one of the world’s most notorious con men to an international …

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