Andrew Purdie

Property Developer
TV Presenter


The Purdie Foundation

The Hidden Philanthropist


Bennett Williams




The Hidden Philanthropist is not just another podcast. It represents a fresh, new perspective on the art of giving back. Serving as a platform where philanthropists can truly shine, inspire others, encourage meaningful action and lead by example, The Hidden Philanthropist podcast engages listeners through the power of storytelling in a thoroughly entertaining format.

With each episode, The Hidden Philanthropist podcast brings forth the stories of remarkable individuals who have dedicated their lives to philanthropy. These unsung heroes, both household names and anonymous givers, represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. They share their journeys, triumphs and challenges, offering a glimpse into the world of philanthropy that goes beyond financial contributions.

Through the intimate and authentic conversations facilitated by TV personality and property developer Andrew Purdie, you will gain insight into the motivations and inspirations that drive these philanthropists. The philanthropy podcast showcases the transformative power of giving back, highlighting how acts of kindness and generosity can make a lasting impact on individuals, communities and society as a whole.

The Hidden Philanthropist goes beyond simply presenting stories; it provides a space for listeners to learn, reflect and take action. It aims to empower individuals who aspire to make a difference but may be unsure where to start. By sharing diverse perspectives and strategies, the podcast encourages and guides listeners on their own philanthropic journeys. In each episode, The Hidden Philanthropist offers a unique blend of entertainment and education. Since launching, the series has captured the attention of listeners with engaging narratives, captivating anecdotes and thought-provoking insights. The discussions delve into the complexities and nuances of philanthropy, tackling topics such as sustainable giving, social impact and innovative approaches to creating change.

The first series includes guests Reverend Tim Costello, Dr Charlie Teo and Father Bob Maguire. The second series launched at the beginning of July with an incredible array of guests including Moira Kelly, Hugh Mackay, Daniel Flynn, Chyka Keebaugh and Jeremy Meltzer.

Listeners can expect an immersive experience, as The Hidden Philanthropist podcast transports them into the world of giving back. Witness the power of compassion, empathy and determination, inspiring and motivating you to take action in your r own life. Whether it’s a personal revelation, a new perspective or a specific idea to implement, each episode of The Hidden Philanthropist podcast sparks a desire for positive change.

In this ever-evolving world, where the need for philanthropic endeavours has never been greater, The Hidden Philanthropist stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration. It encourages listeners to recognise their own potential to contribute and make a meaningful impact. Through this philanthropy podcast, the art of giving back takes centre stage, reminding us all of the transformative power of compassion and the profound difference we can make in the lives of others.

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