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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 11, 2024

World-renowned physicist Claudia de Rham visits Google to discuss her book “The Beauty of Falling: A Life in Pursuit of Gravity.”

Claudia de Rham has been playing with gravity her entire life. As a diver, she experimented with her body’s buoyancy in the Indian Ocean. As a pilot, she soared over Canadian waterfalls...

May 7, 2024

Samuel T. Wilkinson visits Google to discuss his book “Purpose: What Evolution and Human Nature Imply about the Meaning of Our Existence.” By using principles from a variety of scientific disciplines, Samuel provides a framework for human evolution that reveals an overarching purpose to our existence.


Apr 16, 2024

Neuroscience specialist Stefanie Faye visits Google to discuss neurophysiology and its connection to mental health, drawing from her book Biomechanics of Human Communication: Neurophysiology, Regulation, and Systems Thinking.

Stefanie Faye is a neuroscience specialist with expertise in optimizing learning, performance,...

Mar 8, 2024

Dr. Shanna Swan visits Google to discuss her book "Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race".

In 2017, Dr. Shanna Swan and her team of researchers completed a major study, finding that over the past four...

Feb 2, 2024

Math is boring, says the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker.

Part of the problem may be the way the subject is taught, but it's also true that we all, to a greater or lesser extent, find math difficult and counterintuitive. This counterintuitiveness is actually part of the point, argues Parker: the extraordinary...