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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.

Mar 5, 2019

American essayist, scholar and former trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty, discusses his latest book "Skin in the Game".

Nassim explores the notion that 'skin in the game' is necessary for fairness, commercial efficiency, and risk management, and...


Dec 12, 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 success, the group began making films, which include Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). Idle, who also founded The Rutles, authored the...


Nov 27, 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 HBO comedy series Silicon Valley, and is also starring in the upcoming film "Crazy Rich...


Nov 20, 2018

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

About the book:

Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have...


Nov 13, 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."

Described as a "truly mind-expanding" journey through today’s most pressing issues, "21 Lessons...