International giving podcasts


  • learning from history peabody

    Learning from the history of philanthropy, with Ben Soskis

    26 June 2018 - Rhod is joined by Ben Soskis, a Fellow at the Urban Institute and editor of, for a wide-ranging chat about the history of philanthropy and what it can teach us about the big challenges facing charities and donors today.
  • new power

    Jeremy Heimans on philanthropy, civil society and 'New Power'

    25 April 2018 - In our first podcast interview, Rhodri chats to Jeremy Heimans, co-author of bestselling book 'New Power'.
  • involuntary philanthropy

    Involuntary philanthropy

    10 April 2018 - In this episode, Rhod looks at whether philanthropic giving is always a choice on the part of the donor, or whether it can sometimes be compelled.
  • is philanthropy progressive

    Is philanthropy progressive?

    27 March 2018 - We explore whether philanthropy is progressive; is it a means for moving society forwards or a tool for defending the status quo?
  • new money

    Old money VS new money

    13 March 2018 - We explore what the difference between inherited and created wealth means for philanthropy with topics including; attitudes to wealth, future money and pre-commitment, and cryptophilanthropy.
  • death and taxes 2

    Philanthropy, death and taxes; part 2

    27 February 2018 - We look at the link between tax and philanthropy with topics including; importance and controversy, justifying philanthropic tax breaks and do philanthropic tax breaks work?
  • death and taxes 1

    Philanthropy, death and taxes; part 1

    13 February 2018 - We consider the influence of mortality on giving with topics including; the history of death and philanthropy, giving while living vs. waiting 'til you are gone, and the future of death.


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Rhodri Davies

Rhodri Davies

Head of Policy

Rhodri leads Giving Thought, our in-house think tank focusing on current and future issues affecting philanthropy and civil society. Rhodri has spent nearly a decade specialising in public policy around philanthropy and the work of charities, and has researched, written and presented on a wide range of topics. He has a first-class degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford.   Read more about Rhodri