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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 YouTube.com/TalksAtGoogle.

Apr 9, 2021

How did we come to have minds?

For centuries, this question has intrigued psychologists, physicists, poets, and philosophers, who have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled ability to create, imagine, and explain. Disciples of Darwin have long aspired to explain how consciousness, language, and culture...


Jan 5, 2021

Prof. Brian Greene, the Director of Columbia University's Center for Theoretical Physics, discusses his new book Until the End of Time which narrates the unfolding of the universe from the Big Bang in the distant past to the ultimate dissolution of all matter billions of years in the future.

He explores humanity's place...


Dec 8, 2020

Professor Sophie Scott offers a neurological and psychological point of view on the often surprising science and evolution of laughter and its role in social interactions and emotional management. She talks about why we laugh, the impact of laughing on individual well-being and her work on what makes jokes funny....


Apr 14, 2020

Kari Byron (former star of Mythbusters) and Producer Jenny Buccos discuss their new show, ""Crash Test World"". In each episode, Kari explores how history, technology, culture and people come together to make their world - and ours - a better place. The series aims to answer the most compelling questions of our...


Mar 17, 2020

As black holes spiral around each other in the distant universe, Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of space-time itself. We have now detected such ripples from stellar-mass black holes, as well as directly imaging a supermassive black hole.

Shami Chatterjee,...