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.

GDT Podcast / Episode 20

Jeremy chats with David Patrick King of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy to close season two of Givers, Doers, & Thinkers.


GDT Podcast / Episode 19

This week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy sits down with JP De Gance to discuss the status of marriage in the United States and what it means for civil society.


GDT Podcast / Episode 18

Today on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with writer Helen Pluckrose about critical social justice ideology, what it is, and what to do about it.  


GDT Podcast / Episode 17

Jeremy sits down with Howard Husock of Philanthropy Roundtable to discuss who killed civil society and its unsung heroes.


GDT Podcast / Episode 16

This week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with NextAfter’s Tim Kachuriak.


GDT Podcast / Episode 15

Jeremy sits down with Helen Andrews to discuss the baby boomers and how they made everything worse and refuse to admit it. 


GDT Podcast / Episode 14

This week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with Brad Wilcox about how civil society affects our marriages and families for better or worse.


GDT Podcast / Episode 13

This week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy sits down with Kevin Youngblood.


GDT Podcast / Episode 12

Elise Westhoff of The Philanthropy Roundtable sits down with Jeremy Beer to discuss the status of philanthropy in America and dangerous reforms that could cripple it.


GDT Podcast / Episode 11

To kick off season two of the podcast, Jeremy speaks with Timothy P. Carney of the American Enterprise Institute. Jeremy also chats with Kyle Vander Meulen of American Philanthropic on welcoming new donors.


Be sure to check back soon for more episodes.