Talks at Google

Dr. Jonathan Salk — A New Reality: Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future | July 1, 2019

43:43 minutes

Our current place on the human population growth curve is a unique and critical moment, evolutionarily and historically. In his Talks at Google presentation, child psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Salk discusses how we can survive and evolve through a basic shift in our values and behavior. The book A New Reality was co-written with Jonathan's father, Jonas Salk, who developed the first effective polio vaccine.


The Young Turks

Dr. Jonathan Salk: The Future Is Brighter Than You Think | November 14, 2018

8:46 minutes

Should you be more optimistic about the future? John Iadarola interviews Dr. Jonathan Salk about rational optimism on The Damage Report. Watch the broadcast of their conversation, which aired Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The Damage Report with John Iadarola airs live weekdays on the TYT Network. Iadarola hosts a “a daily breakdown of the true threats and challenges facing our country and our world. The Young Turks is the largest news show online — and the flagship show of TYT Network. This award-winning news series garners 100 million views monthly.”



A New Reality | July 22, 2018

53 minutes | Introductory remarks followed by presentation. Presentation begins at 3:01.

C-SPAN’s series Book TV filmed and aired Jonathan Salk’s presentation  “A New Reality: A Vision of Hope for a World in Transition.” The talk was hosted by University of California San Diego on the evening of May 24, 2018 in the Seuss Room of the Geisel Library. Book TV aired Salk’s presentation July 22, 2018. La Jolla Light’s Will Bowen characterized the presentation in this way: “In a way, psychiatrist Jonathan Salk — son of Jonas Salk, discoverer of the polio vaccine — is following in his late father’s footsteps. Like his famous father, Salk is offering the world a vaccine. His is not biological, but educational, made of altruistic ideas such as hope, cooperation and win-win interactions. Salk says, if distributed world-wide, it offers the promise of immunity in the coming age of global ecological and population disasters.”


The Library Channel

Creativity, Culture and Community: The Legacy of Jonas Salk — UC San Diego Library Channel | October 15, 2015

58 minutes | Introductory remarks followed by panel discussion. Discussion begins at 6:53.

An evening of conversation and celebration at the close of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk featuring his sons Jonathan and Peter, author Mary Walshok and Gary Robbins, science editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The panel reflects on how Jonas Salk, his wife Francoise Gilot and his Institute shaped San Diego and its fledgling biomedical community; the interplay between Salk and other leaders in building the civic infrastructure, and other remembrances from the Salk brothers about their father’s discovery of a vaccine for polio.