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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.

Nov 5, 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 Of Not Giving A F-k.

Mark hit something in the cultural Zeitgeist with his first book, which “gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates...


Oct 15, 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 of humankind. From asteroids and artificial intelligence to volcanic super-eruptions to nuclear...


Oct 8, 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 in the process -- through deliberate rest.

He is the author of a three-book series on work...


Aug 27, 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 in order to make better decision and master self-control.

In addition to his latest book, Robert has...


Aug 6, 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 formidable, Steven Pinker believes the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.

Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of...