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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.

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...


Jul 30, 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.

Pete Holmes is a comedian. Maybe you've seen his show, Crashing, on HBO. Maybe you know him from his podcast You Made It Weird. Or The Pete Holmes Show! Or his videos...


Jul 23, 2019

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

Modern medicine has transformed the dangers of birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable...


Jun 11, 2019

New York Times–bestselling author Sloane Crosley discusses Look Alive Out There—a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, wit, and charm. The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity. Sloane gives an inside look into how she writes...


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...