What Are The 10 Best Finance Professionals’ Podcasts?
The podcast has rapidly become the go-to media for anyone and everyone seeking thought leadership, guidance, advice, or entertainment, especially in a particular niche with particular audience demands.
While far from a flash-in-the-pan trend, podcasts are tapping into what makes radio so timeless – they are familiar, routine, mobile-based and mostly non-committal (compared to TV shows), increasingly well-produced and incredibly varied in content provision and direction.
The state of podcasting in 2022
Podcasting is a rapidly growing, and increasingly lucrative, creative medium for creators and advertisers:
• “In 2021, there (were) 850,000 active podcasts, with over 48 million total episodes”.
• “Each week, more Americans listen to podcasts than have Netflix accounts”.
• “Podcast ad revenue is expected to grow to $1.33 billion in 2022”.
It’s also worth noting why people listen to podcasts, and this is where podcasting really comes into its own:
• “74% of all listeners tune in to learn new things. Other common reasons include entertainment (71%), staying up-to-date with the latest topics (60%), and relaxing (51%)”.
So rather than escaping into stories (which is increasingly the reason why audiobooks are on the rise), or listening to light-hearted comedy to relax at the end of the day (comedy still stands as the most popular podcast genre), learning is the primary reason why people listen to podcasts.
Finance podcasting and the future of the medium
The Finance sector has had a proliferation of podcasts erupt over the few years – content is varied, informative and incredibly useful, and the nature of podcasting means creators can approach the topic of “finance” from a variety of angles; from money management to investment advice, industry news to crypto-tips.
The team at Audit International are real fans of a podcast, so below are our top 10 finance podcasts we absolutely urge anyone in the industry to listen to!
• Invest like the Best
“Exploring the ideas, methods, and stories of people that will help you better invest your time and money”.
A popular and varied podcast covering everything from design investment products to interviews with leading financiers, start-up accelerators and figures within finance, investment and money management.
• Inside the Strategy Room
“We talk with McKinsey partners and corporate executives on the challenges they face creating lasting strategies in a fast-changing world. We also examine the different ways these executives approach these challenges and the new and innovative ways they think of creating a vision for their enterprises”.
While more strategic in approach, this McKinsey-sponsored podcast covers business and finance leadership via CEO interviews and thought leadership.
• We Study Billionaires
“We interview and study famous financial billionaires including Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, and Howard Marks, and teach you what we learn and how you can apply their investment strategies in the stock market”.
With over 85 million downloads, this is a huge podcast for obvious reasons – an easy audio mind-tap into the richest and most successful finance people in the world.
• So Money with Farnoosh Torabi
“So Money brings inspiring money strategies and stories straight from today’s financial leaders, bestselling authors and entrepreneurs”.
One of the top-rated US finance podcasts in the podcast ecosphere, covering everything from childcare affordability to investing in a bear market.
• Money For the Rest of Us
“A personal finance and investing podcast on money, how it works, how to invest it and how to live without worrying about it”.
From debunking what money means to advice on money management and views on global investment vehicles, a great and varied finance podcast.
• Women & Money
“Take a priceless journey into your life and the life of your money with the most recognised personal finance expert in the world today”.
Suze Orman is one of the world’s most recognisable personal finance gurus, and her podcast covers everything from bond management to thought leadership on wealth creation.
• Optimal Finance Daily
“Why bother searching for the best blogs about personal finance when they can be found and read for you?”.
1900 10-minute quick-fire episodes on personal finance, covering how to get insurance to living more frugally and lifestyle changes to being better with money.
• CNBC’s “Fast Money”
“Hosted by Melissa Lee and a roundtable of top traders, “Fast Money” breaks through the noise of the day, to deliver the actionable news that matters most to investors”.
Global finance news from one of the most well-respected finance news desks in the USA. Actionable intel, up-to-date news and reporting on leading finance leadership.
• Count Me In®
“IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) brings you the latest perspectives and learnings on all things affecting the accounting and finance world, as told by the experts working in the field and the thought leaders shaping the profession”.
A detailed and investigative look at the mechanisations and movements of finance, as told by experts and relayed by leaders in the field.
• The Better Finance Podcast
“The EY Better Finance Podcast explores the changing dynamics of the business world and what it means for finance leaders of today and tomorrow”.
From ESG reporting within finance to data analytics and more, the EY Better Finance podcast is one of the most up-and-coming popular podcasts within the finance sector.
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