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More on Aaron Dorfman’s thoughts about philanthropy and race, the Giving Pledge, and foundations’ relationships with grassroots nonprofits.

More on Doctors Without Borders’ criticism of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.

More on Rahama Wright and Shea Yeleen.

More on Charline Burton and anti-terrorism.

More on Pablo Eisenberg’s critiques of philanthropy.

More on Beenish Ahmed’s experience as a Muslim American.

More on Rebecca Hamilton and social movements.

More on Corinne Dufka’s drive to champion the rights of the marginalized.

More on the drop in foreign aid to the world’s poorest countries.

More on Bill Easterly and the forgotten rights of the poor.

More on wealth inequality among nonprofits and measuring impact.

More on donor-advised funds, philanthropy laws and the Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good.

More on vetting nonprofits before you give to them.

More on Stacy Palmer’s tools for smart giving.

More on the organization The Life You Can Save and effective altruism.

More on Steven Radelet’s book The Great Surge: the Ascent of the Developing World.

More on Larissa MacFarquhar’s book Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help.

More on Amy Brown’s book A Good Investment? Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School.

More on Kentaro Toyama’s book Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology. 

More on epidemiologist Gary Slutkin’s approach to reducing gun violence.

More on TMS Ruge and locally-driven development.

For more on whether nonprofits get worthwhile returns for paying celebrities high speaking fees, click here.

For more on whether John Paulson’s $400M Harvard donation went to a worthy cause, click here.

For more on Jeremy N. Smith’s book Epic Measures, click here.

For more on tracking billions of aid dollars in Haiti and Sierra Leone, click here.

For more on Global Citizen Year, click here.

For more on Emily Troutman’s reporting and the scandal surrounding International Relief and Development, click here.

For more on how Carrboro High School students are connecting with world leaders and raising tens of thousands of dollars for global health, click here.

For more on GeoHazards and disaster prevention, click here.

For more on our investigation into TOMS Shoes, click here.

For more on Phil Buchanan and philanthropy, click here.

For more on Andrew Books’ Clothing Poverty book, click here.

For more on Giving Evidence and charity data, click here.

For more on Adia Benton’s HIV Exceptionalism book, click here.

For more about a start-up that’s asking the poor to pay for goods, click here.

For more on our investigation into bed nets, click here.

For more on our investigation into the Soccket, click here.

For more on our investigation on the harm caused by medical volunteers in Haiti, click here.

For more on our discussion with an anonymous aid worker, click here.

For more on Dayo Olopade’s book The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa, click here.

For more on evidence-based aid story, click here.

For more about Joel Selanikio’s work in Sierra Leone, click here.

For more on whether poor volunteers should be paid, click here. 

For more on Nina Munk’s book The Idealist – Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, click here.

For more on the Slingshot documentary, click here.

For more on the international adoption, story click here.

Click here for more on former business executive Mark Goldsmith’s efforts to transform the lives of prison inmates.


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  1. Thank you for a thoughtful and insightful podcast about “International adoptions”.
    As an adoptee myself from Eritrea (which closed its doors back in 1994), I appreciate it.
    I see many children from Ethiopia and a few from other African nations in L.A. and I wonder about their parent’s adoption process; with my sister and myself having been adopted before it was vogue to adopt kids and all the corruption issues.

  2. Haley

    I want to second Ryan’s question. Do you guys have a normal podcast RSS feed for us non-iTunes users?

  3. Ink

    I caught an episode of your podcast on HowSound, and I loved it. Since then I’ve had a hard time downloading episodes through my podcast app. I’m subscribed to your feed but the app isn’t recognizing the media files. Just wanted to give you a heads up. I can still listen on soundcloud.

    • Amy

      We are working on the update to our RSS feed and should be up and running very shortly! Will post details here as soon as it’s ready. So glad you caught my interview with the HowSound podcast. Always a pleasure to talk about the business of doing good!



  4. Just wanted to know if you have a Podcast RSS feed? Itunes is not for everybody and I can’t seem to get an RSS feed to subscribe to and recommend.

    Keep up the great work!

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