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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

Jun 9, 2023

What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the self-aware mind and to feelings as profoundly varied as love or hate, aesthetic pleasure or spiritual yearning? These questions today are some of the most hotly debated issues among scientists and philosophers. Now, in his book “The...

Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Pooja Lakshmin visits Google to discuss her book “Real Self-Care: A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness”. The book provides a step-by-step guide towards real, sustainable change, using case studies from Dr. Pooja’s practice and clinical research.

You may have noticed that it’s nearly impossible...

Jun 2, 2023

Guitarist Nita Strauss visits Google to discuss her life on the road as a touring musician.

Los Angeles-born guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa, and sharing the stage with a diverse...

May 30, 2023

Claire Hughes Johnson, former COO and current corporate officer and adviser at Stripe, visits Google to discuss her new book, “Scaling People: Tactics for Management and Company Building.”

A leader at both Google and Stripe from their early days, Claire Hughes Johnson has worked with founders and company builders...

May 26, 2023

Robert Reich visits Google to discuss the impact of automation & artificial intelligence on our economy. He also provides a recommendation on how we can ensure future technologies benefit the entire economy, not just those at the top.

Robert Reich is the Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of...