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Giving Thought

PODCASTS FROM GIVING THOUGHT

Our regular podcast series explores trends in global philanthropy and civil society.

About the Giving Thought podcast

The Giving Thought podcast is an exploration of trends in global philanthropy and civil society.  Since launching in May 2017, the podcast has become recognised as an insightful and influential source of philanthropic debate. 

In each episode Rhodri Davies, Director of our Giving Thought Think Tank, and guests take a contemporary issue in philanthropy and civil society and break it down into three manageable chunks, giving an overview of the extensive work they have done on the subject. Search our podcasts by subject, listen in here or on iTunes and Libsyn and send us your thoughts.

Latest podcasts

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    Rob Reich podcast: Philanthropy, democracy and inequality

    27 November 2018 - We talk to Professor Rob Reich from Stanford University about his new book 'Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How it Can Do Better and about his wider work exploring the political philosophy of philanthropy'.
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    Philanthropy and empathy

    11 December 2018 - In episode 39 of the Giving Thought podcast we ask if empathy leads us to prioritise giving to those who are sufficiently “like us”, at the expense of others?
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    Podcast with Vinay Nair

    15 January 2019 - We chat to Vinay Nair, co-founder and CEO of social good tech startup Lightful about how charities can use technology to tell their stories more effectively, and some of the key opportunities and challenges.

Podcast themes

Many podcasts cover more than one theme. If you would like to discuss the issues raised, have suggestions for future podcasts or any questions, please get in touch.
     
      

Podcast host

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

E:
givingthought@cafonline.org

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