Givers, Doers, and Thinkers (GDT) introduces listeners to the fascinating people and important ideas at the heart of American civil society. We speak with philanthropists, foundation leaders, reformers, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit executives, religious believers, historians, sociologists, philosophers, journalists, and anyone else who will help us understand contemporary civil society’s achievements and failures. We also sprinkle in practical advice for nonprofit leaders and fundraisers. This is the podcast for anyone interested in that vital space where philanthropy and civil society intersect.
The GDT podcast is available for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Buzzsprout.
Jeremy speaks with businessman and philanthropist Dean Riesen about his effort to deliver and access clean water in Tanzania and what the rest of us can learn from his work.
This week, Jeremy speaks talk to theologian Gary Anderson about the surprising things the biblical tradition has to say about the poor, charity, and charity’s rewards.
This week on Givers, Doer, & Thinkers, Jeremy sits down with Colorado congressional candidate Tim Reichert about effective philanthropy and the erosion of the middle class.
Jeremy talks to historian and journalist Christine Rosen about how American religious leaders, in partnership with philanthropy, helped grow the American eugenics movement in the first part of the 20th century.
On Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy sits down with his close friend, Erik Twist, to discuss how school leaders can transform America’s K-12 education system.
Today on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about philanthropy’s biggest challenges and how to address them.
This week Jeremy talks with acclaimed journalist Christopher Caldwell about the surprising implications of the reforms of the 1960s, including civil rights legislation for the American community.
Today Jeremy speaks with Ismael Hernandez about his Marxist upbringing in Puerto Rico and discovery of freedom in America.
Today Jeremy speaks with Philip Hamburger about the surprising origins of the IRS’s restrictions on a charity’s political speech, and why those restrictions ought to be regarded as unconstitutional.
Today Jeremy speaks with Mark Roosevelt about what a genuine liberal arts education looks like, how it contributes to a healthy civil society, and how philanthropy can be deployed to make college more or less affordable again.
Be sure to check back soon for more episodes.