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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.

Oct 22, 2021

Samuel Brinton, the son of two Southern Baptist ministers, shares his experiences with years of so-called “conversion therapy” designed to "cure" him of his homosexuality. In this talk, Sam speaks about his experiences in the hopes that others who have endured similar struggles will find hope. Today, Samuel is the...


Oct 19, 2021

Humor is serious business. And that’s a fact backed by cold, hard research. Humor builds bonds, defuses tension, boosts innovation, and bolsters resilience through hard times. That’s why Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas teach a class called “Humor: Serious Business”, at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business,...


Oct 15, 2021

As climate change, wildfires, and decades-long megadroughts continue to ravage once-vibrant parts of our planet, humanity is experiencing an overdue reckoning about our most precious resource: water. Enter director Jessica Yu and her film Last Call at the Oasis, a documentary that firmly establishes the urgency of...


Oct 12, 2021

Psychology professor Dr. Paul Slovic discusses the way people tend to perceive mass tragedies and losses at scale. He and his colleagues worldwide have developed methods to describe risk perceptions and measure their impacts on individuals, industry, and society. His most recent work examines “psychic numbing” and...


Oct 8, 2021

Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most inspiring and visionary spiritual teachers in the world today. His bestselling books The Power of Now and A New Earth aim to help readers find freedom by living their lives in the present moment, instead of dwelling on the past or fretting about the future. The New...