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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, reser ...
 
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Doug Hexter is the CEO and Founder of WoofTrax, the walk for a dog app that supports animal organizations with every step. Since launching the app, dog walkers have contributed over 50 million walks supporting over 8,500 animal shelters. This episode is part of a 4-part miniseries called PubCast, a series that explores the stories of website creato…
 
This episode is with Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, as he discusses "Greenlights", his new memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. For more information about the book visit greenlights.com Matthew McConaughey is an actor and producer, best known fo…
 
Shankar Uprety is the CEO and Founder of Hamro Patro, the most popular app in Nepal. After building the app as a side project to stay connected to Nepal, Shankar has grown Hamro Patro to 6 million Monthly Active Users and created a global Nepali community. This episode is part of a 4-part miniseries called PubCast, a series that explores the storie…
 
Originally recorded in January of 2014, our guest for this episode is Jon Taffer -- widely regarded as one of the greatest authorities in the food and beverage, hotel, and hospitality industries. If there's anyone who can prevent a bar or restaurant from going belly up, it's Jon Taffer. He runs the biggest trade show in the business and has turned …
 
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 in the world and how we find…
 
Manpreet Toor is a Bollywood/Bhangra Dance Choreographer and YouTube Star with a over 1 million subscribers on YouTube, and over 700K followers on Instagram and Facebook. She started dancing, choreographing, and teaching from the time she was young, but became famous as the result of her hit dance YouTube video, "Bollywood vs. Bhangra." Since then,…
 
In this episode, we talk with Erika Alexander and Melonie Parker to discuss the life, legacy, and wisdom of Congressman John Lewis and explore the criticality of voting rights and voter registration - a main theme in the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, which premiered on July 3, 2020, and is available to WATCH AT HOME by clicking this link: h…
 
The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-recognized lecturer, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of death in America—heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood press…
 
In this episode of The Search for Racial Equity, Nascar driver Bubba Wallace opens up about his battles with depression and self-doubt, the importance of choosing love in the face of hate, and how to drive change—both on and off the race track. As people all over the world continue to grapple with the legacy of racism, there is a sense of possibili…
 
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. Her research investigates the cogni…
 
Psychologist and neuroscientist Dr. Nim Tottenham highlights evidence showing how early social experiences may influence development through learning and modification of developmental pathways. These age-related changes will be discussed in terms of potential developmental sensitive periods for environmental influence. Compared to other species, hu…
 
Dr. Cornel West is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and one of the most influential intellectuals of our time. With a legacy of activism dating back to his childhood and decades of scholarship on race, class and gender, Dr. Cornel West has a wealth of insight on challenging injustice and protecting the rights and …
 
Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer Leslie Odom Jr. discusses his meteoric rise to the top, all things Hamilton, his solo career, and the brand-new holiday album “The Christmas Album” which released on November 6th, 2020. Odom Jr. reimagines holiday favorites like “Little Drummer Boy” and “Last Christmas” along with two newly penned original tr…
 
When it comes to issues as persistent and complicated as underrepresentation and systemic racism, conventional approaches to problem solving are not enough—we need fresh, useful ideas. In other words, we need innovation. For this episode we invite Harvard Business School professor and expert on leadership and innovation, Linda Hill to discuss strat…
 
Originally set for release on May 15, musical icon Jon Bon Jovi’s 15th studio album, aptly titled “2020” was already a collection with breadth and depth of songwriting named after a challenging and pivotal year. Along with all of America, Jon found himself unexpectedly experiencing a world-altering coronavirus pandemic, followed quickly by the stag…
 
Adam Goodes is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL). Widely considered to be a legend, Goodes holds an elite place in AFL history as a dual Brownlow Medallist, dual premiership player, four-time All-Australian, member of the Indigenous Team of the Century and repre…
 
This episode is with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, a philosopher, award-winning author of over thirty books, and respected international faith leader. He was the recipient of the 2016 Templeton Prize and served as Chief Rabbi of the UK and Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. In this conversation, he discusses his latest book Morality, which traces today’s…
 
This episode features Oakland-based artist and writer Jenny Odell, as she discusses her debut book "How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy". Jenny examines how, by paying a new kind of attention - our most precious and overdrawn resource - we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, …
 
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 Salaam talk about harnessing the po…
 
Derren Brown has written several best-selling books and – a first in the history of magic – has toured with eight sell-out one-man stage shows. He wrote the brilliant and candid book “Happy,” which aims to reclaim happiness and enable us to appreciate the good things in life, in all their transient glory. By taking control of the stories we tell ou…
 
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 to all its citizens by guaranteein…
 
This episode is with Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Coffee Meets Bagel Dawoon Kang, who provides a unique lens into the world of togetherness and the lessons we are learning during these troubling times. She shares her experiences from starting a tech company as a minority female to helping pioneer the diverse, inclusive, and equitable working environment …
 
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 class analyses of a variety of historica…
 
Abel Pintos habla sobre su carrera musical y como se ha hecho sin duda uno de los artistas más importantes de la escena musical argentina en la actualidad. Con más de 25 años de carrera, Abel ha editadó 12 álbumes: 10 álbumes de estudio y dos registros en concierto, el último de los cuáles titulado “La Familia Festeja Fuerte”, grabado en diciembre …
 
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, existing systemic inequaliti…
 
Dr. Robin Smith is most widely known as the Therapist-in-Residence on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has previously appeared and shared her expertise on news and entertainment television programs including, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, NBC’s The Today Show, The Fox News Channel, The Queen Latifah Show, and Anderson Cooper. In this episode, Dr. Rob…
 
Over the past two centuries, archaeologists have found bones, footprints, and artifacts showing that people like ourselves have existed on earth for many millions of years. But many scientists have forgotten or ignored these remarkable facts. Why? Primarily because they contradict the now dominant evolutionary views about human origins and antiquit…
 
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 healing is possible through radical…
 
This episode features AERIN LAUDER - a designer, tastemaker, working mother of two, and granddaughter of famed cosmetics company founder Estée Lauder. A modern day style icon, Aerin discusses the space for beauty and design in a world where many lives are being affected by modern day events. How should we create and consume beauty in today's world …
 
Professor Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He has spent his career driving racial research, research-based policy innovation, educational and advocacy campaigns, and narrative-change initiatives. Professor Kendi recently published the books How to Be An Antiracist and Antiracist Baby to educate p…
 
Do you have a keen imagination, rich inner life, and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential as air? Do others call you too shy or overly sensitive? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a highly sensitive person or HSP. In this talk Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Alane Freund who is an expert consultant work…
 
Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, Nikole Hannah-Jones sees her “work as forcing us to confront our hypocrisy, forcing us to confront the truth that we would rather ignore.” She holds nothing back as she discusses civil rights and racial injustice as a student of history. “As power always does, power protects itself.” Given this, will…
 
Today’s episode features John Krasinski, who came to Google back in April 2018 to discuss his film ""A Quiet Place,"" which he co-wrote, directed, executive produced, and starred in. The film, also starring Emily Blunt, is a modern horror thriller in which a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by…
 
In this premiere episode, we talk with Erika Alexander and Dawn Porter to discuss the life, legacy, and wisdom of Congressman John Lewis and explore the criticality of voting rights and voter registration - a main theme in the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, which premiered on July 3, 2020, and is available to WATCH AT HOME by clicking this l…
 
Tony Hawk is one of the most recognized Action Sports figures in the world. His impact on the sport of skateboarding itself is unmeasurable, and his personality and popularity has made him a household name. In this episode he joins us along with the Co-Founders of D/CAL, Ryan Maconochie and Adam Wilson for a discussion on creativity, innovation, ri…
 
Billy Porter is a Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning, actor, singer, director, composer. He won a Tony Award in 2013 for originating the role of “Lola" in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, and his electric portrayal of “Pray Tell” in Pose earned him a 2020 Golden Globe nomination and a Critics’ Choice Award nomination. He also recently starred in the eighth…
 
We welcome panelists Bob Costas, Julius "Dr. J" Erving, George McGinnis, & Dan Issel to tell stories of the American Basketball Association and how it shaped the current NBA style of basketball. The legitimate rival to the NBA in its heyday, the American Basketball Association (ABA) captured a large and extremely loyal fan base with its unique styl…
 
Anthony Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, and journalist but was probably mostly widely known for his book Kitchen Confidential and as the host of the travel documentary series, No Reservations, and Parts Unknown. Born in New York City, his career was widely regarded as that of a controversial and outspoken bad-boy-rock-star of the c…
 
Phillipa Soo is best known for originating the role of Eliza Schuyler in Broadway’s smash hit "Hamilton" which was released as a film on Disney+ on July 3rd. The role earned her a 2016 Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical and a 2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Lead Actress in a Musical during the show’s off-Broadway sold-out run at…
 
David J. Peterson is a linguist, Hollywood consultant, and professional fictional language creator, or "conlanger". He has worked on shows such as Game of Thrones, The 100, Defiance, and The Witcher where he has developed many languages, including Dothraki, High Valyrian, Irathient, and Elder Speech. In this interactive presentation, David creates …
 
Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and impressionist. Following an acclaimed 5 year run on Saturday Night Live, he has continued to cemented his ‘leading man’ status in various roles in film and television alongside acting and comedy superstars such as Katt Williams, Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson. He joins us on this…
 
Kevin Coval is the founding editor of The BreakBeat Poets imprint on Haymarket Books, & Artistic Director of the MacArthur Award-winning cultural organization, “Young Chicago Authors”. In this episode he discusses his book, “Everything Must Go,” an illustrated poetic retelling of the tales of Chicago’s Wicker Park in the late 1990’s. Though populat…
 
In his early twenties, Andy Puddicombe left his Sports Science studies to become a Buddhist monk. When he returned to the UK, he had one goal in mind: to teach mindfulness to as many people as possible. Today, Andy is an expert on meditation & mindfulness and co-founder of Headspace. He shares his journey—radically changing his life to become a Bud…
 
Sarah Burgamy, Psy.D, is the founder of Denver-based PhoenixRISE, a private practice with specialty offerings in identity development, sexual minority competency as well as transgender and gender diversity issues. Sarah's talk focuses on gender identity, beyond the binary system of woman/man, girl/boy. Drawing on the history of the Stonewall Riots …
 
Dr. Hil Malatino is an Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, core faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University, and an intersex person. They have spent their career dismantling the idea that biological sex is binary. In this episode, they explore the trauma and dehumanization that stems from our collective …
 
NASM certified Roz "The Diva" Mays has dedicated many late nights at the gym to becoming a stronger and healthier athlete. Pole dancing is her sport of choice, followed by TRX, strength & conditioning and flexibility. Among her finest contributions to the pole world has been creating Dangerous Curves: A Celebration of Plus Size Pole Dancers. The fi…
 
Tim Ferris is a world renowned podcaster and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and his latest, Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From The Best In The World. Some media outlets have called Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which has e…
 
Everyone struggles with mental health issues from time to time. Knowing how to care for your wellbeing and when to seek professional help is as vital as caring for your physical health. From knowing when you need help and how to get it, to how to help a loved one who may be suffering, licensed therapist, author, and YouTube creator Kati Morton clar…
 
Dr. Justyna Sanders talks about her journey to discovering a whole, plant-based lifestyle as the best way to prevent and reverse chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. In this talk, Dr. Sanders discusses the evidence showing that the foods we eat on a mainstream diet contribute to inflammation and chronic disease, drawing on h…
 
Jordan Harbinger is the host of The Jordan Harbinger Show podcast. The podcast averages over 6 million downloads each month, making it one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world. It was awarded "Most Downloaded New Shows" and "Best of 2018" by Apple. In this talk he teaches us how to effectively create, maintain and leverage connections with …
 
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