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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 11, 2020

Anthony Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, and journalist but was probably mostly widely known for his book Kitchen Confidential and as the host of the travel documentary series, No Reservations, and Parts Unknown. Born in New York City, his career was widely regarded as that of a controversial...


Aug 4, 2020

Phillipa Soo is best known for originating the role of Eliza Schuyler in Broadway’s smash hit "Hamilton" which was released as a film on Disney+ on July 3rd. The role earned her a 2016 Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical and a 2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Lead Actress in a Musical during the...


Jul 28, 2020

David J. Peterson is a linguist, Hollywood consultant, and professional fictional language creator, or "conlanger". He has worked on shows such as Game of Thrones, The 100, Defiance, and The Witcher where he has developed many languages, including Dothraki, High Valyrian, Irathient, and Elder Speech. In this...


Jul 21, 2020

Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and impressionist. Following an acclaimed 5 year run on Saturday Night Live, he has continued to cemented his ‘leading man’ status in various roles in film and television alongside acting and comedy superstars such as Katt Williams, Matthew McConaughey and...


Jul 14, 2020

Kevin Coval is the founding editor of The BreakBeat Poets imprint on Haymarket Books, & Artistic Director of the MacArthur Award-winning cultural organization, “Young Chicago Authors”. In this episode he discusses his book, “Everything Must Go,” an illustrated poetic retelling of the tales of Chicago’s Wicker...