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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.

Oct 30, 2020

Punching the Air is a collaboration between author Ibi Zoboi and activist Dr. Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Central Park Five. In this talk, Malika Saada Saar, YouTube's Global Head, Human Rights, is in conversation with the authors, and the talk is centered on the impact of hope and storytelling. Zoboi and...


Oct 23, 2020

Byron Allen is an American businessman, comedian, television producer. Byron is the founder, chairman and CEO of the U.S. media company, Entertainment Studios / Allen Media Group. Earlier this year, Allen published an op-ed, “Black America Speaks. America should listen,” demanding that America fulfill its promises...


Oct 16, 2020

BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer/poet and historian Akala is a label owner and social entrepreneur who combines unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling. Author of the book Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, Akala is well-versed in providing race and...


Oct 9, 2020

HOLA, Google's Latinx Employee Resource Group, hosts a conversation about racism and colorism, identity, and justice in Latin America with four Afro-Latinx activists and scholars from Peru, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and the United States. This conversation examines the historical context of race in Latin America,...


Sep 25, 2020

Due to years of racial injustice, pain and trauma have been passed down among people of color for generations. The impact that colonization had on indigenous people is still felt today, a cycle that continues to produce more trauma and suffering. However, Andrew Jolivétte, Professor of Ethnic Studies, argues that...