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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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@googtalks

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Episodes

Ep86 - Côme Nzibarega & Augustine Wiah: "What It Means to Be Displaced"

4/7/2020
There are currently 70.8 million displaced people, a number larger than the entire population of Thailand. 1 in every 110 people globally is either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced, or a refugee. In 2018, 25 new people were forced to flee every minute. This talk aims to broaden our perspective of refugee camps and refugee experiences. This conversation between Côme Nzibarega, who spent 6 years as a refugee, and Augustine Wiah, who spent 13 years as a refugee, provides a glimpse of...

Duration:00:58:34

Ep 85 - The Broadway Cast of Hadestown

3/31/2020
Listen in for an exciting performance and discussion with the cast of Broadway's ""Hadestown"", nominated for 14 2019 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! Panelists include: Anais Mitchell (Book, lyrics, music), Andre De Shields (Hermes), Reeve Carney (Orpheus), Eva Noblezada (Eurydice), Amber Gray (Persephone), and Patrick Page (Hades). HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you...

Duration:00:56:54

Ep 84 - Ryan Holiday: "Stillness is the Key"

3/24/2020
Ryan Holiday discusses how he draws on timeless stoic and buddhist philosophy to demonstrate why slowing down is the secret strategy for those charging ahead. Ryan Holiday is an American author, marketer, entrepreneur and founder of the creative advisory firm Brass Check. He is a media strategist, the former director of marketing for American Apparel and a media columnist and editor-at-large for the New York Observer. Get his book here: https://goo.gle/32fHERi. Visit...

Duration:00:55:30

Ep 83 - Dr. Shami Chatterjee: "Building a Galaxy-Scale Gravitational Wave Detector"

3/17/2020
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, an astronomer at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science and a member of the NANOGrav collaboration, talks about ongoing efforts to build a Galaxy-scale...

Duration:00:55:51

Ep82 - Tony Hale: A.C.T.’s "Wakey, Wakey"

3/10/2020
Talks at Google is proud to welcome comedian, actor & writer, Tony Hale, who you may know from hit shows like Arrested Development, Veep, and most recently Toy Story 4! Tony shares his experience returning to live theater after 17 years for his lead role in the American Conservatory Theater's new play, ""Wakey, Wakey"", a story about a man with only a few more minutes to live. It's an intimate comedy about love, life and what it means to be human. He will also tell us about his amazing...

Duration:00:41:40

Ep81 - Jeff Probst: "A Peek Behind the Scenes of Survivor's 20-Year Success"

3/3/2020
Jeff Probst, executive producer and host of the Emmy Award-winning CBS show Survivor, visits Talks at Google to discuss the success of Survivor’s 20 year run in celebration of CBS Survivor’s 20th anniversary and its season 40 premiere. Jeff discusses everything from how he got his start with this “crazy social experiment” to what has made Survivor so successful, as well as what we should expect for Season 40. Jeff even shares publicly for the first time the moment he knew the show was...

Duration:00:53:40

Jocelyn Bell Burnell: "She Discovered the Pulsar, but the Nobel Went to Her Supervisor" | Zeitgeist 2019

2/28/2020
Jocelyn Bell Burnell talks through her professional history, from overcoming imposter syndrome as a graduate student in Cambridge to discovering pulsars, getting passed over for a Nobel Prize, inspiring Joy Division to make one of the most iconic album covers of all time, and doing her best to lift up women and people of color interested in graduate work in astronomy. Jocelyn Bell Burnell inadvertently discovered pulsars as a graduate student in radio astronomy in Cambridge, opening up a...

Duration:00:23:15

Ep80 - Richard Miles & Kate Germond: "From Prisoner to CNN Hero"

2/25/2020
Richard Miles, the Founder/Executive Director of Miles of Freedom and 2019 finalist for CNN’s Hero of the year, spent 15 years in prison for a Dallas, TX murder he did not commit. Kate Germond is the Senior Advocate and Investigator for Centurion, the Princeton, NJ-based non-profit organization that started the innocence movement. Centurion re-investigated Richard’s case and ultimately freed him from wrongful incarceration. In the 10+ years since his release, Richard has dedicated his life...

Duration:00:55:24

Brian Grazer & Ted Sarandos: "Why You Should Look People In The Eye" | Zeitgeist 2019

2/21/2020
This episode features Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer and Chief Content Officer at Netflix, Ted Sarandos talk about the power of human connection in an industry where people must believe in ideas that don't exist yet. His book, Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection, is out now. Ted Sarandos is Chief Content Officer at Netflix, overseeing the teams responsible for the acquisition and creation of all Netflix content including original series from around the world such as Stranger...

Duration:00:22:29

Ep79 - Barbara Sahakian: "Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds"

2/18/2020
Barbara Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at Cambridge, Past-President of the International Neuroethics Society, Past-President of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. In this talk, she discusses her book "Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds". With co-author Julia Gottwald, she takes readers beyond the media headlines, considering what the technique of fMRI entails, and what...

Duration:00:57:57

Mark Thompson and Lydia Polgreen: "How the New York Times Became Profitable" | Zeitgeist 2019

2/14/2020
President and CEO of The New York Times Mark Thompson and Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost Lydia Polgreen take on today's headlines, the threat that disinformation presents to our existence, and how to survive as a news organization when journalism is both vital and undervalued. Mark Thompson became president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company in November 2012. He has directed the Company's strategy and presided over an expansion of its digital and global operations. Under...

Duration:00:23:04

Ep78 - Gelong Thubten: "Choose Happiness"

2/11/2020
Gelong Thubten, a buddhist monk that left the glamorous world of acting to pursue the true meaning of happiness, visited Google Dublin campus to talk about what brings all humans together, the pursuit of happiness. Through meditation and finding inner peace and joy, we can choose to be happy, according to Thubten. This however is not an easy task and requires practice and discipline. In this talk, Thubten takes us on the journey that led him to happiness and invites us to choose happiness...

Duration:00:55:08

Dave Isay: "A Powerful Love Story (and an Exploding Bra)" | Zeitgeist 2019

2/7/2020
StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay talks through how the organization has cemented the voices of millions of people for generations and presents examples of some of the incredible stories that have been recorded over the years. Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including six Peabody Awards and a MacArthur "Genius” Fellowship. He is the author/editor of numerous books that grew out of his public radio documentary work. In 2015, Dave was...

Duration:00:22:10

Ep77 - Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy: "Schitt's Creek"

2/4/2020
Discussing their sixth and final season, we are joined by Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy & Annie Murphy from the hit series Schitt's Creek. Schitt's Creek (stylized as Schitt$ Creek) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Dan and Eugene Levy that premiered on CBC Television on January 13, 2015. The series is produced by Not a Real Company Productions. The series is airing a sixth and final season consisting of 14 episodes which began on January 7, 2020. Watch online via...

Duration:00:43:59

Matthew Walker: "The Shorter Your Sleep, The Shorter Your Life" | Zeitgeist 2019

1/31/2020
This episode is with neuroscientist and sleep diplomat Matthew Walker on how your brain, heart, immune system, and genetics can be negatively affected by even an hour less of sleep each night, and how to sleep better for a longer, healthier life. Dr. Matthew Walker is a former Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and currently is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the UC Berkeley. He is also the director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the UC Berkeley. In his...

Duration:00:22:24

Ep76 - Andrew McAfee: "More From Less"

1/28/2020
Andrew McAfee is the Co-Founder & Co-Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, & a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He studies how digital technologies are changing the world & how people & businesses will work, interact, & prosper in an era of profound digital transformation. Andrew's published book "More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources—and What Happens Next" tells the story of an important,...

Duration:00:40:36

Ta-Nahisi Coates: "People Were Not Slaves, They Were Enslaved" | Zeitgeist 2019

1/24/2020
In this episode, editor-in-Chief of HuffPost Lydia Polgreen interviews journalist and novelist Ta-Nehisi Coates on the enduring legacy of slavery in the US and the inspiration for his new book, The Water Dancer. One of America’s most prolific writers on race and culture, Ta-Nehisi Coates just debuted his first novel, The Water Dancer. Already #1 on the NYT Best-seller list, The Water Dancer follows the life of a young boy who was born into slavery. Earlier this year, Coates lobbied congress...

Duration:00:21:28

Ep75 - Justine Shanti Alexander: "Snow Leopard Trust: Protecting Snow Leopards"

1/21/2020
Justine Shanti Alexander is Regional Ecologist for the Snow Leopard Trust. She has spent the last eight years dedicated to snow leopard conservation from China to Mongolia, India, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan. In this Talk at Google, Justine discusses her snow leopard research & her work with local communities that share the snow leopard's habitat. From tracking snow leopards to protecting livestock from predators, hear how the Snow Leopard Trust is saving snow leopards. About the Snow Leopard...

Duration:00:34:55

Nate Silver: "Who Will Win in 2020?" | Zeitgeist 2019

1/17/2020
What are the real chances Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, or Donald Trump will win the 2020 US Presidential Election? This episode features expert statistician Nate Silver weighs the advantages and disadvantages each candidate brings to the race and gives his early prediction on who has the best chances of winning. Statistician, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the FiveThirtyEight, Nate has established himself as the go-to election guy using numbers and data to analyze both...

Duration:00:22:04

Ep74 - The Hu: "The Gereg Tour"

1/14/2020
While on tour for their first album, The Gereg, Mongolian rock band The Hu stops by Google to play a short set and answer some questions. The band discusses the traditional instruments they play and incorporate into their music, their history and experiences touring the world, and the message they hope listeners take away from their music. Moderated by Ken Arthur. Check out their YouTube page: https://goo.gle/2N7YGtD Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/TheHu to watch the video.

Duration:00:39:16