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 28

Today on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about philanthropy’s biggest challenges and how to address them.


GDT Podcast / Episode 27

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.


GDT Podcast / Episode 26

Today Jeremy speaks with Ismael Hernandez about his Marxist upbringing in Puerto Rico and discovery of freedom in America.


Philip Hamburger & restrictions on charity's free speech

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.


Mark Roosevelt & the philanthropy of higher education

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.


John Papola & media's influence on civil society

This week, Jeremy speaks with filmmaker John Papola about the power of storytelling and how it can be deployed to deepen our appreciation for the value of human freedom.


Jack Fowler & the publication of ideas on civil society

Join Jeremy Beer and Jack Fowler for a lively discussion on the early days of National Review, along with the influence of publications in civil society.


Jonathan Haidt & the moral intuitions that separate us but perhaps don't need to

Kicking off season three of Givers, Doers, & Thinkers with a great conversation featuring Jonathan Haidt.


David Patrick King & religion's influence on philanthropy

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.


JP De Gance & rebuilding marriage in america

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.


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