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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. DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Google, Inc. The comments on this channel belong only to the person who posted them. We do, however, reserve the right to remove off-topic or inappropriate comments. Also, the materials presented in the episodes are licensed to Google by the speaker(s). Google does not endorse any products or technology presented by the guest speakers.

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. DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Google, Inc. The comments on this channel belong only to the person who posted them. We do, however, reserve the right to remove off-topic or inappropriate comments. Also, the materials presented in the episodes are licensed to Google by the speaker(s). Google does not endorse any products or technology presented by the guest speakers.

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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. DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Google, Inc. The comments on this channel belong only to the person who posted them. We do, however, reserve the right to remove off-topic or inappropriate comments. Also, the materials presented in the episodes are licensed to Google by the speaker(s). Google does not endorse any products or technology presented by the guest speakers.

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Episodes

Ep156 - Therese Caouette & Paula Bock | Human Trafficking: Realities from the Ground

6/18/2021
In honor of International Woman's Day, Therese Caouette and Paula Bock from the nonprofit PARTNERS ASIA share the realities of human trafficking and examine proven methodologies to combat modern-day slavery. By connecting local organizations to global funding, PARTNERS ASIA is able to forge relationships with local leaders who work to serve the needs of invisible populations, such as refugees, migrants, ethnic minorities, & LGBTQ individuals who are living primarily along the...

Duration:00:50:50

Ep156 - Marcus Samuelsson | The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food

6/15/2021
Chef Marcus Samuelsson discusses his book The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food: A Cookbook. In The Rise, Chef Marcus gathers together an unforgettable feast of food, culture, and history to highlight the diverse deliciousness of Black cooking today. Driven by a desire to fight against bias, reclaim Black culinary traditions, and energize a new generation of cooks, Marcus shares his own journey alongside 150 recipes in honor of dozens of top chefs, writers, and activists—with...

Duration:00:50:29

Ep155 - Daphne Miller | Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Teaches Us About Health and Healing

6/11/2021
Daphne Miller talks about her new book Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing. Family physician Daphne Miller long suspected that farming and medicine were intimately linked. Increasingly disillusioned by mainstream medicine's mechanistic approach to healing and fascinated by the farming revolution that is changing the way we think about our relationship to the earth, Miller left her medical office and traveled to seven innovative family farms...

Duration:00:53:28

Ep154 - Vidit Gujrathi | Chess Grandmaster

6/8/2021
Chess Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi discusses his career and experience playing chess at the highest level. Vidit Gujrathi started playing chess at the age of 7, and has since won 4 National Youth Medals, 4 Asian Youth Silver Medals, and 3 medals in World Youth Championships. In 2006, he achieved the title of International Master after finishing second in the National Chess Championship 2008. He attained the title of ‘Grandmaster’ in January 2013. Since 2015, Vidit has been a prominent member...

Duration:00:42:49

Ep153 - Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky | Sound Unbound

6/4/2021
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, visited Google in 2008 to discuss his book Sound Unbound, his collection and thoughts on how music, art, and literature have blurred the lines between what an artist can do and what a composer can create. In Sound Unbound, Miller asked artists to describe their work and compositional strategies in their own words. These were reports from the front lines on the role of sound and digital media in an information-based society. From August of 2008. Visit...

Duration:00:50:12

Ep152 - Gabija Toleikyte | Habits, Behaviors & Change

6/1/2021
Dr. Gabija Toleikyte is a neuroscientist, lecturer, and performance and wellbeing coach. She is currently a lecturer in psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. In this talk Dr. Toleikyte discusses "Why the F*ck Can’t I Change", her ground-breaking new book that gets straight to the root cause of why we form certain habits and behaviors, and shows how we can realistically stop ourselves from repeating the same mistakes. Gabija takes us on an eye-opening journey through the extraordinary...

Duration:00:56:02

Ep151 - David Graeber | Debt: The First 5,000 Years

5/28/2021
While the "national debt" has been the concern du jour of many economists, commentators and politicians, little attention is ever paid to the historical significance of debt. For thousands of years, the struggle between rich and poor has largely taken the form of conflicts between creditors and debtors—of arguments about the rights and wrongs of interest payments, debt peonage, amnesty, repossession, restitution, the sequestering of sheep, the seizing of vineyards, and the selling of...

Duration:01:23:31

Ep150 - Walter Isaacson | The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

5/24/2021
Author Walter Isaacson discusses his recent book "The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race", a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies. Bestselling author of "Steve Jobs" (2011), "Einstein: His Life and Universe" (2007) and more, Walter Isaacson has established himself as the biographer of creativity,...

Duration:00:58:13

Ep149 - Lauren Webber | In Cheap We Trust

5/21/2021
Cheap suit. Cheap date. Cheap shot. It's a dirty word, laden with negative meanings. It is also the story of author Lauren Weber's life. As a child, she resented her father for keeping the heat at 50 degrees through the frigid New England winters, and for rarely using his car's turn signals-to keep them from burning out. But as an adult, when she found herself walking 30 blocks to save $2 on subway fare, she realized that she had turned into him. What does it mean to be cheap? When is it...

Duration:00:53:00

Ep148 - Kyle Newman, Mike Witwer and Jon Peterson | Heroes' Feast: The Official Dungeons and Dragons Cookbook

5/18/2021
This episode features authors Kyle Newman, Mike Witwer, & Jon Peterson discussing Heroes' Feast: The Official Dungeons and Dragons Cookbook. The cookbook invites fantasy lovers to celebrate the unique culinary creations and traditions of their favorite fictional cultures of Dungeons and Dragons. The book includes an array of dishes delicate enough to dine like elves and their drow cousins or hearty enough to feast like a dwarven clan or an orcish horde. All eighty dishes—developed by a...

Duration:00:56:46

Ep147 - Institute of International Education | Empowering Women through Technology in the Middle East and North Africa

5/14/2021
Moderated by Program Director Heather Ramsey, the following panel discussion highlights the work of the Institute of International Education’s “Women in Technology program” focused on the regions of the Middle East and North Africa. The program, known by its acronym WIT, provides women in the MENA region access and opportunity to enhance their marketable skills and gain economic independence thru careers in technology. Since its launch in 2005, WIT has trained tens of thousands of women and...

Duration:00:41:25

Ep146 - Arielle Crawford, Gene Baur, Jodi Monelle & Liz Dee | Climate Change, Sustainability, and What You Can Do to Make an Impact

5/11/2021
From the earth’s tallest peaks to the ocean floor, no part of the world is spared of climate change. Right now we are facing a disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years - climate change. In an effort to inspire change, we sat down with experts who have built sustainable organizations and are making revolutionary efforts to combat climate change by doing everyday activities in a more sustainable way. Collectively, we can make a world of difference. About the...

Duration:00:58:59

Ep145 - Ayelet Waldman | Bad Mothers

5/7/2021
Israeli-American lawyer and novelist Ayelet Waldman came to public attention with the publication of her essay “Truly, Madly, Guiltily”, in which she describes the complex & sometimes conflicting feelings she has for both her husband & her four children. This essay provoked so much public controversy that Waldman decided to write a collection of essays about parenting and motherhood, entitled “Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of...

Duration:00:51:06

Ep144 - Emmanuel Acho | Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man

5/4/2021
This episode is with Emmanuel Acho, who discusses his book and YouTube Channel series of the same name: "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man", which offers conversations about race in an effort to drive open dialogue. Emmanuel is a Fox Sports analyst and co-host of "Speak for Yourself". After earning his undergraduate degree in sports management in 2012, Emmanuel was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He was then traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, where he spent most of his...

Duration:00:58:38

Ep143 - Leonard Mlodinow | The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

4/30/2021
Acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow discusses his book, "The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives". Mlodinow received his doctorate in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and now teaches about randomness to future scientists at Caltech. Along the way, he also wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation. In "The Drunkard's Walk," Leonard Mlodinow shows us...

Duration:00:42:45

Ep142 - Claudia Hammond | The Art of Rest

4/27/2021
Claudia Hammond is an award-winning writer and broadcaster and Visiting Professor in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Sussex. As the presenter of "All in the Mind" she is BBC Radio 4's voice of psychology and mental health. In this Talk, Prof. Hammond discusses her book "The Art of Rest: How to Find Respite in the Modern Age". Much of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. Counting...

Duration:00:57:26

Ep141 - Lane Montgomery | Never Again Again Again...: Genocide

4/23/2021
"Never Again, Again, Again..." is a powerful photographic essay with text on the six major genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries: Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda and Darfur. It is the first photographic publication dealing with all six genocides, including photographs by the author, other contemporary photographers, and archival images. The book is not just a litany of the locales, dates, and death tolls, but also an unforgettable view of the victims, the...

Duration:00:35:37

EP140 - Joe Dolce | Brave New Weed

4/20/2021
Pot. Weed. Grass. We all think we know cannabis. But do we? Somewhere between the illicit joints and pot brownies, the conversation stopped -- and only now is it re-taking the center stage as more states pass legislation to legalize. In Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, author Joe Dolce travels to the new frontier of cannabis, shedding light on everything you didn’t know about weed (and didn’t even think to ask). Through dispatches from Amsterdam, Israel,...

Duration:00:46:41

Ep137 - Elan Lee | Exploding Kittens & The Key to Running a Successful Kickstarter

4/16/2021
Game designer Elan Lee visited Google in 2019 to talk about the work that went into the record-setting Exploding Kittens Kickstarter. Exploding Kittens is an irreverent, highly-strategic card-game version of Russian roulette, and is the most funded game in the history of Kickstarter. In this Talk, Elan discusses how his groundbreaking work on Alternate Reality games such as The Beast and Ilovebees made him aware of the power of positive online communities. In addition, he describes how his...

Duration:00:49:21

Ep138 - Ryan Serhant | Big Money Energy

4/13/2021
Ryan Serhant discusses his recent book Big Money Energy. Big Money Energy is the feeling you get when you encounter someone who is massively succeeding at life. They're the ultimate picture of self-confidence. There's no bravado, no bragging — they know they have BME and so does everyone else. You get Big Money Energy by being 100% committed to making your vision a reality... and that vision has to be BIG. In Big Money Energy, Serhant will show readers how he tapped into his Big Money...

Duration:00:53:22