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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

Apr 30, 2021

Acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow discusses his book, "The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives".

Mlodinow received his doctorate in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and now teaches about randomness to future...

Apr 27, 2021

Claudia Hammond is an award-winning writer and broadcaster and Visiting Professor in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Sussex. As the presenter of "All in the Mind" she is BBC Radio 4's voice of psychology and mental health.

In this Talk, Prof. Hammond discusses her book "The Art of Rest: How...

Apr 23, 2021

"Never Again, Again, Again..." is a powerful photographic essay with text on the six major genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries: Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda and Darfur. It is the first photographic publication dealing with all six genocides, including photographs by the author,...

Apr 20, 2021

Pot. Weed. Grass. We all think we know cannabis. But do we? Somewhere between the illicit joints and pot brownies, the conversation stopped -- and only now is it re-taking the center stage as more states pass legislation to legalize.

In Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, author Joe Dolce...

Apr 16, 2021

Game designer Elan Lee visited Google in 2019 to talk about the work that went into the record-setting Exploding Kittens Kickstarter. Exploding Kittens is an irreverent, highly-strategic card-game version of Russian roulette, and is the most funded game in the history of Kickstarter.

In this Talk, Elan discusses how his...