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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

Jul 2, 2024

New York Times Bestselling author Amanda Montell visits Google to discuss her book “The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality.”

“Magical thinking” can be broadly defined as the belief that one’s internal thoughts can affect unrelated events in the external world - think of the conviction...

May 24, 2024

Sarah Williams Goldhagen visits Google to discuss how the environments we build profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being, and argues that we must harness this knowledge to construct a world better suited to the human experience.

Taking us on a fascinating journey through some of the world’s best and...

Mar 19, 2024

Bestselling author, media pioneer, and curator of TED for over twenty years, Chris Anderson visits Google to discuss his book "Infectious Generosity: The Ultimate Idea Worth Spreading." The book explores one of humankind’s defining but overlooked impulses, and how we can super-charge its potential to build a...

Mar 15, 2024

Julie Lythcott-Haims visits Google to discuss her book "Your Turn: How to Be an Adult". 

In the twentieth century, psychologists came up with five markers of adulthood: finish your education, get a job, leave home, marry, and have children. But early adulthood for members of the Millennial and Gen Z generations looks a...

Feb 27, 2024

Bestselling author Min Jin Lee visits Google to provide a masterclass on writing. In addition, she speaks about representation in media, fiction, non-fiction and her views on the evolving Asian-American identity.

In 2019, Apple ordered a television adaptation of Min’s New York Times bestselling book Pachinko....