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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

Ep164 - Lisa Piccirillo | How You Too Can Solve 50+ Year Old Problems

7/20/2021
Lisa Piccirillo is a mathematician specializing in the study of three- and four-dimensional spaces. Her work in four-manifold topology has surprising applications to the study of mathematical knots. Perhaps most notably, Piccirillo proved that the infamous Conway knot is not, quote-unquote, “slice.” For all other small knots, “sliceness” is readily determined, but this particular knot had remained a mystery since English mathematician John Conway presented it in the mid-1900s. After hearing...

Duration:00:49:19

Ep163 - Paul Greenberg | Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

7/16/2021
Our relationship with the ocean is undergoing a profound transformation. Just three decades ago, nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild - but rampant overfishing combined with an unprecedented bio-tech revolution has brought us to the point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex and confusing marketplace. We stand at the edge of a cataclysm; the distinct possibility that our children's children will never eat a wild fish that has swum freely in the sea. In Four...

Duration:00:57:41

Ep162 - Graham Norton | Home Stretch: A Novel

7/13/2021
In this episode, Graham discusses his new book Home Stretch: A Novel about a small-town tragedy that reverberates throughout the lives of those involved and how shame and longing can become a legacy. It is 1987 and a small Irish community is preparing for a wedding. The day before the ceremony, a group of young friends, including the bride and groom, drive out to the beach. There is an accident. Three survive, but three are killed. In Home Stretch, Norton expertly explores the power of...

Duration:00:56:38

Ep161 - Patrick Awuah | Innovation for Change in Africa

7/9/2021
After a successful career at Microsoft, Patrick Awuah looked back to his native Ghana and decided that the ills of the country could only by solved by educating the next generation of business and government leaders, providing them with training in critical thinking and ethics that the current generation lacked. To put his plan into action, he founded Ashesi University in Accra, West Africa's first liberal arts school. Now in its 19th year, Ashesi empowers young Africans to develop the...

Duration:00:53:55

Ep160 - Dr. Donna Christensen & Dr. Lauren Smith | Minority Health Month: Then and Today

7/6/2021
This episode features Dr. Donna Christensen & Dr. Lauren Smith who discuss the significance of Minority Health Month from its inauguration, to the work that is being done for BIPOC communities today. The Honorable Donna M. Christensen retired from the US House of Representatives in 2015 after serving nine terms over 18 years. She is the first female physician to serve as a Member in the history of the U.S Congress. Lauren Smith, MD, MPH, is the Chief Health Equity and Strategy Officer for...

Duration:01:02:21

Ep159 - Henry Pollack | A World Without Ice

7/2/2021
Ice has been around for billions of years but it has taken less than three centuries for human growth and industry to bring it to the point of extinction. Henry Pollack, professor of geophysics at the University of Michigan for more than forty years and one of the world’s leading experts on the temperature of the Earth, argues that ice is natures best thermometer and perhaps its most sensitive and unambiguous indicator of climate change. When ice gets sufficiently warm, it melts. Ice asks...

Duration:00:50:21

Ep158 - Cassandra Coburn | Enough: How Your Food Choices Will Save the Planet

6/29/2021
Dr. Cassandra Coburn joins us to discuss her book Enough: How Your Food Choices Will Save the Planet. Our food production systems are the single biggest cause of environmental change, while diseases linked to our eating habits are at epidemic levels and increasing. Enough uses the latest scientific research to address the vital question: can we provide a growing population with a healthy diet from sustainable food systems? Fortunately for us all, the answer is yes and the book shows...

Duration:01:01:33

Ep157 - Peggy Whitson | Space, STEM & Beyond

6/22/2021
Named as one of TIME’s Most Influential People (2018), Peggy Whitson has an incredible list of record-breaking accomplishments to her name. She is the first woman to command the International Space Station, twice(!) in 2008 & 2013, the first female and first non-military Chief Astronaut, she has performed 10 spacewalks, the most of any female astronaut, and at 665 days, Dr. Whitson has spent more time in space than any other American. Moderated by Leigh Gallagher. Visit...

Duration:00:51:21

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