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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

Jun 7, 2024

Kevin Jennings visits Google to introduce listeners to the “queeroes” who led the fight for LGBTQ+ equality in America over the past century.

Featuring both familiar stories as well as ones you may never have heard before, Kevin’s Talk will fill in the gaps in the history textbook you read in high school so that...

May 14, 2024

Writer, broadcaster, and researcher Dr. Aarathi Prasad visits Google to discuss her book “Silk: A World History.” In a tale that spans continents and millennia, Aarathi weaves together the complex story of the queen of fabrics. Through the scientists who have studied silk, and the biology of the animals from which...

Sep 5, 2023

Author and research scientist Lewis Dartnell visits Google to discuss his book “Being Human: How our Biology Shaped World History.” The book explores how our biology has shaped our relationships, our societies, our economies and our wars, and how it continues to challenge and define our progress.

Powerful yet...

Aug 1, 2023

Award-winning structural engineer Roma Agrawal visits Google to discuss her book “Nuts and Bolts: Seven Small Inventions That Changed the World in a Big Way.” The book takes readers on a deep dive into the seven most basic building blocks of engineering that have shaped the modern world.

From the physics behind...

May 19, 2023

Author Quentin Skinner visits Google to discuss his book “Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction.”

Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil so that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved?...