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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.

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...


Jul 7, 2020

In his early twenties, Andy Puddicombe left his Sports Science studies to become a Buddhist monk. When he returned to the UK, he had one goal in mind: to teach mindfulness to as many people as possible. Today, Andy is an expert on meditation & mindfulness and co-founder of Headspace.

He shares his journey—radically...


Jul 2, 2020

The Search for Racial Equity Series is a forum offering an in depth study and dialog of racial equity and justice, globally. We amplify the most authentic and powerful voices of our time and of the racial justice movement. Google is using its global platform to create safe spaces for the most important and...