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 39

Jeremy speaks with Ian Rowe about why we need to replace our obsession with equity with the empowering concept of agency.


GDT Podcast / Episode 38

Jeremy sits down with Rusty Reno to discuss how and why the “strong gods” are reappearing in American society and what that means for our common future.


GDT Podcast / Episode 37

Join Jeremy this week as he speaks with nonprofit leader Jay Hein about innovative social impact investing, religion and social policy, and what the George W. Bush White House got right.


GDT Podcast / Episode 36

Today on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy talks to investor and commentator David Bahnsen about the intersection of current trends in philanthropy and economics, including why stakeholder capitalism is a bad idea.


GDT Podcast / Episode 35

Catch Mary Eberstadt on this week’s Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, discussing identity politics and the sexual revolution with Jeremy Beer!


GDT Podcast / Episode 34

Today Jeremy speaks with journalist Teddy Schleifer about how American billionaires practice their philanthropy and why it matters.


GDT Podcast / Episode 33

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.


GDT Podcast / Episode 32

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.


GDT Podcast / Episode 31

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.


GDT Podcast / Episode 30

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.


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