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We investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and international aid. In-depth interviews and shoe leather reporting from across the globe. Send us your tips. www.tinyspark.org

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We investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and international aid. In-depth interviews and shoe leather reporting from across the globe. Send us your tips. www.tinyspark.org

    ‘Dirty Work’ Raises Moral Questions

    ‘Dirty Work’ Raises Moral Questions

    Journalist and author Eyal Press’ book 'Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America' examines the morally troubling jobs that are done in our name, and shines a light on the workers who do them. Press argues that these workers are hidden by the powerful in society who want to keep the violence of prisons, slaughterhouses, and battlefields out of the public eye.

    • 34 min
    How the Prison-Industrial Complex Undermines Immigrant Rights

    How the Prison-Industrial Complex Undermines Immigrant Rights

    As the federal government pours billions of dollars into private detention facilities, new research shows political donations from these for-profit companies are influencing policymakers to support legislation criminalizing undocumented immigrants. University of New Mexico associate professor Loren Collingwood talks about his findings, and emotionally shares why they matter.

    • 23 min
    For This Art Curator, the Aesthetic is Political

    For This Art Curator, the Aesthetic is Political

    ‘There have been so many important critiques of the nude in art history,’ writer and art curator Macushla Robinson tells us. Her own critique, 'Every Rape at the Met Museum' digs into the way sexual violence has been publicly displayed and even artistically praised at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

    In this candid conversation, Robinson explains how the images of women on art museum walls, and the bodies of women in the art world today, are still subject to misogyny and sexual violence.

    • 40 min
    Community First! Tiny Homes, Big Intentions

    Community First! Tiny Homes, Big Intentions

    As the U.S. deals with a severe crisis with up to 600,000 people experiencing homelessness each night, we tour the Community First! village in Austin. This unique community was established to provide affordable, permanent housing for the chronically homeless in Central Texas. Why do the residents think it works?

    • 29 min
    Stanford Professors Take On Silicon Valley

    Stanford Professors Take On Silicon Valley

    We speak to the authors of System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong, and How We Can Reboot. The trio of Stanford professors use a cross-disciplinary approach to critique technologists and the outsized power they wield in society. By weaving together philosophy, engineering and social science disciplines, the authors make a compelling case that we need ethics and an active democracy to ensure tech serves the public interest above shareholder’s interests.

    • 38 min
    Broadway’s Break: A Deep Breath For The Industry?

    Broadway’s Break: A Deep Breath For The Industry?

    Broadway has returned after closing eighteen months ago. We speak to actors, writers and directors about what the break meant for their lives and work. One prepares to make his Broadway debut, another looks beyond the stage, and all tell us that they hope the future improves representation and equity in the theater.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

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Finally! Out in the field

Let’s listen to those experiencing the issues and problems we are trying to solve - and the experts studying them.

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Excellent

Absolutely the best podcast exploring critical topics in philanthropy and the non profit sector.

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Brilliant discussions

great interviews and critical insight

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