Podcasts have exploded in popularity in the past five years. From true crime to comedy to sports, you can find a podcast that covers just about anything you’re interested in, including finance and the economy. But with more than one million podcasts out there, it’s tough to know which ones are worth your time. Below are some of the best podcasts for finance professionals.
Planet Money by NPR
This popular podcast from National Public Radio recently celebrated its 1000th episode. Launched in 2008 during the financial crisis, Planet Money strives to explain complicated and dry financial topics in an interesting and exciting way. While the show is geared more toward those without a deep finance background or education, many finance professionals enjoy the podcast’s ability to make “boring” financial stories entertaining. They’ve done some innovative and fun things to help explain how our economy works, from buying 100 barrels of crude oil and following it “from ground to gas tank,” to launching a satellite.
Based on the best-selling books, Freakonomics Radio explores social and cultural topics through an economic lens. The podcast covers a wide range of topics, including seeking to explain why cities are so expensive to live in, the economics of sports gambling, and how to fix student loan debt.
Yahoo! Finance Daily
Need a quick run-down of the latest financial news? Yahoo! Finance Daily is a 4-5 minute daily podcast that’s perfect for the financial professional who’s short on time and is just looking for a quick update on the day’s most important financial and economic news.
The Meb Faber Show
Meb Faber is the co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management and author of several popular finance books. Featuring some of the top financial investors in the industry, The Meb Faber Show provides investment advice for novices and pros alike. Financial professionals especially enjoy his deep dives into topics such as global equity, bond, and commodity markets.
How I Built This
This podcast from National Public Radio hosted by Guy Raz features some of the most successful and well-known entrepreneurs in the world. Each episode of How I Built This features an interview with an entrepreneur as they explain how they started their business and what they think has made their companies successful. Past episodes have featured Ben Cohen And Jerry Greenfield, creators of Ben & Jerry’s, Sarah Blakely, creator of Spanx, and Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban.
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