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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 YouTube.com/TalksAtGoogle. DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Google, Inc. The comments on this channel belong only to the person who posted them. We do, however, reser ...
 
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In celebration of #IamRemarkable Week, Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses her journey, values and career as an award winning fencing athlete and Olympian. Ibtihaj Muhammad is an entrepreneur, activist, speaker and Olympic medalist in fencing. A 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion, in 2016, Ibtihaj became the first …
 
When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum. Our thinking about it has undergone a transformation in her lifetime: Autism studies have moved from the realm of psychology to neurology and genetics, and there is far more hope today than …
 
Neal Brennan is an Emmy nominated writer, director, producer, standup comedian, and co-creator of Comedy Central’s legendary Chappelle’s Show. This week, Neal visits Google to discuss his career journey and his comedy show Unacceptable. In his new theatrical comedy show Neal Brennan: Unacceptable, Neal meticulously examines his own defects, attempt…
 
Foreign Policy managing editor and former CNN South Asia bureau chief Ravi Agrawal takes us on a journey across India, through remote rural villages and massive metropolises, to highlight how one tiny device - the smartphone - is effecting staggering changes across all facets of Indian life. The rise of smartphones, and with them access to the inte…
 
In celebration of #IamRemarkable Week, Dr. Jane Goodall discusses her podcast "Hopecast", and the moral and spiritual convictions that have driven her during her career journey as a researcher. For the past 30 years, Dr. Goodall has been speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humanki…
 
Can reading a book make you more rational? Can it help you understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? These are the goals of Rationality, Steven Pinker’s follow-up to to his book Enlightenment Now. In the 21st century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding—and at the same time, appears to be losing its mind. …
 
Few American chefs, much less female chefs, can say they’ve run Michelin-starred restaurants abroad. Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli can make such a boast, having embarked on a culinary journey in France that saw her working in some of that country’s top restaurants, including esteemed chef Guy Savoy’s eponymous three-star kitchen. In 2003, Guarnasche…
 
Award-winning journalist Katie Couric discusses her recent book "Going There", the fast-paced, emotional, riveting story of a thoroughly modern woman, whose journey took her from humble origins to superstardom. Katie Couric is a New York Times best-selling author and a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. Since its launch in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer h…
 
Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable. After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeli…
 
Sanjay Gupta, MD discusses "World War C: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One", his new book that offers the unvarnished story behind the pandemic, including insights about the novel virus’s behavior, and practical tools to ready ourselves for what lies ahead. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is CNN’s multiple Emmy Award–winning c…
 
NASA is on a journey to Mars, and we are closer to reaching the Red Planet with human explorers than we have ever been in our history. Across the country, and around the world, NASA and its partners are working right now on the technologies and missions that will enable human “boots on Mars” in the 2030s. Humanity is currently testing advanced tech…
 
In 1925, a young student named Werner Heisenberg retreated to an island archipelago on the north coast of Germany called Helgoland to escape a terrible bout of hay fever. On the treeless, pollen-free island, Heisenberg made crucial breakthroughs for the creation of quantum mechanics, setting off a century of scientific revolution. Full of alarming …
 
Bestselling author, neuroscientist, and computer engineer Jeff Hawkins joins computational neuroscience researcher and software technologist Subutai Ahmad to discuss the recent book "A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence" and how those concepts are being applied to Machine Learning. For all of neuroscience's advances, we've made little pr…
 
Todrick Hall visits Google to discuss his fourth studio album and most personal work to date, Femuline. Femuline finds Todrick sharing the spotlight with some of music’s biggest names, including Nicole Scherzinger, Tyra Banks, longtime LGBTQ+ ally Chaka Khan, and R&B legend Brandy. Todrick Hall’s resume reads like a Wikipedia entry for “Major Pop C…
 
Author Jordan Shapiro discusses his book "Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad." Shapiro is a globally celebrated American thought leader, whose column in Forbes Magazine has been read by over 5 million people around the world. He writes about global education, learning through digital play, children, and culture. Additionally, he is an internat…
 
Jessica Rovello is the CEO and Co-Founder of Arkadium, a game development company based in New York that has built hundreds of games enjoyed on over 800 million devices worldwide. Arkadium has been voted as one of Inc.'s best places to work and takes an employee-centric approach to growth. This episode is part of a miniseries called PubCast that ex…
 
This week, actor Andrew Rannels discusses his directorial debut with an episode of Modern Love, a co-production of Amazon Studios and The New York Times. Each episode brings to life a different story that has been inspired by the newspaper's popular Modern Love column. This anthology series explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful form…
 
Samuel Brinton, the son of two Southern Baptist ministers, shares his experiences with years of so-called “conversion therapy” designed to "cure" him of his homosexuality. In this talk, Sam speaks about his experiences in the hopes that others who have endured similar struggles will find hope. Today, Samuel is the Vice President of Advocacy and Gov…
 
Humor is serious business. And that’s a fact backed by cold, hard research. Humor builds bonds, defuses tension, boosts innovation, and bolsters resilience through hard times. That’s why Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas teach a class called “Humor: Serious Business”, at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, a course that has helped some of the w…
 
As climate change, wildfires, and decades-long megadroughts continue to ravage once-vibrant parts of our planet, humanity is experiencing an overdue reckoning about our most precious resource: water. Enter director Jessica Yu and her film Last Call at the Oasis, a documentary that firmly establishes the urgency of the global water crisis as the cen…
 
Psychology professor Dr. Paul Slovic discusses the way people tend to perceive mass tragedies and losses at scale. He and his colleagues worldwide have developed methods to describe risk perceptions and measure their impacts on individuals, industry, and society. His most recent work examines “psychic numbing” and the failure to respond to global t…
 
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