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Talks at Google
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.
June 8, 2021
Ep154 - Vidit Gujrathi | Chess Grandmaster
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.
June 1, 2021
Ep152 - Gabija Toleikyte | Habits, Behaviors & Change
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.
May 28, 2021
Ep151 - David Graeber | Debt: The First 5,000 Years
David Graeber's Debt: The First 5,000 Years carefully shows that everything from the ancient work of law and religion to human notions like "guilt," "sin," and "redemption," are deeply influenced by ancients debates about credit and debt.
May 24, 2021
Ep150 - Walter Isaacson | The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
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.
May 21, 2021
Ep149 - Lauren Webber | In Cheap We Trust
In Cheap We Trust combines a consideration of cheapness as it relates to personality, lifestyle, and philosophy with a colorful ride through the history of thrift in America, from Ben Franklin and his famous maxims to Hetty Green, the 19th-century millionaire named by Guinness as "the world's most miserly person," to the branding of Jews, Chinese, and other ethnic groups as cheap in order to neutralize the economic competition they represented.
May 14, 2021
Ep147 - Institute of International Education | Empowering Women through Technology in the Middle East and North Africa
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.
May 11, 2021
Ep146 - Arielle Crawford, Gene Baur, Jodi Monelle & Liz Dee | Climate Change, Sustainability, and What You Can Do to Make an Impact
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.
May 4, 2021
Ep144 - Emmanuel Acho | Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man
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.
April 30, 2021
Ep143 - Leonard Mlodinow | The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
In "The Drunkard's Walk," Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, chance, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in life are often attributed to clear and obvious cases, when in actuality they are more profoundly influenced by chance.
April 27, 2021
Ep142 - Claudia Hammond | The Art of Rest
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.
April 23, 2021
Ep141 - Lane Montgomery | Never Again Again Again...: Genocide
"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.
April 20, 2021
EP140 - Joe Dolce | Brave New Weed
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, Colorado, and more, Dolce endeavors to “tear down the walls of the cannabis closet” and find answers to questions. Dolce paints a fresh portrait of our attitudes towards cannabis and reveals the power of weed.
April 16, 2021
Ep137 - Elan Lee | Exploding Kittens & The Key to Running a Successful Kickstarter
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.
April 13, 2021
Ep138 - Ryan Serhant | Big Money Energy
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.
April 9, 2021
Ep137 - Daniel Dennett | From Bacteria to Bach and Back
From Bacteria to Bach and Back, Daniel Dennett's most comprehensive exploration of evolutionary thinking yet, builds on ideas from computer science and biology to show how a comprehending mind could in fact have arisen from a mindless process of natural selection.