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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 30, 2023

Sara Zaske visits Google to discuss her book “Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children.”

When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was...

Jun 27, 2023

Associate professor of philosophy Mariana Alessandri visits Google to discuss her book “Night Vision: Seeing Ourselves through Dark Moods,” a philosopher’s personal meditation on how painful emotions can reveal truths about what it means to be truly human.

Under the light of ancient Western philosophies, our...

Jun 23, 2023

Yanis Varoufakis visits Google to discuss his book “And the Weak Suffer What They Must?”, a critique of the European Union’s austerity policies during the Greek financial crisis of the early 2010’s.

In January 2015, Yanis Varoufakis, an economics professor teaching in Austin, Texas, was elected to the Greek...

Jun 20, 2023

Author Monica Parker visits Google to discuss her book “The Power of Wonder: The Extraordinary Emotion That Will Change the Way You Live, Learn, and Lead.” The book takes readers on a multidisciplinary journey through psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, literature, and business to show us how to become more open...

Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Judith Orloff visits Google to discuss her book, “The Empath’s Survival Guide.” The book teaches readers how sensitive people can thrive in an insensitive world.

What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,”...