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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

Dec 21, 2021

Can reading a book make you more rational? Can it help you understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? These are the goals of Rationality, Steven Pinker’s follow-up to to his book Enlightenment Now.

In the 21st century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding—and at the same...

Dec 17, 2021

Few American chefs, much less female chefs, can say they’ve run Michelin-starred restaurants abroad. Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli can make such a boast, having embarked on a culinary journey in France that saw her working in some of that country’s top restaurants, including esteemed chef Guy Savoy’s eponymous...

Dec 14, 2021

Award-winning journalist Katie Couric discusses her recent book "Going There", the fast-paced, emotional, riveting story of a thoroughly modern woman, whose journey took her from humble origins to superstardom.

Katie Couric is a New York Times best-selling author and a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. Since its launch...

Dec 10, 2021

Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make...

Dec 7, 2021

Sanjay Gupta, MD discusses "World War C: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One", his new book that offers the unvarnished story behind the pandemic, including insights about the novel virus’s behavior, and practical tools to ready ourselves for what lies ahead.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is...