I’m a daily podcast listener. I listen to 2-3 a day, and hundreds of them a year. Listening on 1.3x speed I can get through them quicker, typically when doing chores or getting exercise.
A couple of years ago I shared my top 10 most frequently listened-to podcasts. I still listen to them and for reference, can be viewed here.
Here’s a new set of 10 that I’ve incorporated into my routine. I’ve also added a brief description of each, so you have an idea of the material. I find myself gaining invaluable knowledge from them; maybe you’ll learn and enjoy as well.
Keep in mind some of these are trying to drive traffic to their site or sell a service, but from a content perspective they are rich with information:
- Animal Spirits (with Michael and Ben) – these guys share some good banter while discussing the most recent headlines and trends in the financial markets. I like it because they help translate and simplify finance-speak and help the common investor understand what’s going on.
- Marriage, Kids, and Money – Andy Hill had me on his podcast previously, and he runs an informative and helpful podcast on financial topics. He gears it towards helping young families build wealth and thrive. Topics include things like budgeting, paying off debt, and working towards financial independence.
- Inspired Money (with Andy Wang) – Andy talks about positive money stories and gives us different perspectives on topics like side hustles, real estate investing, and entrepreneurship. He keeps things, well…INSPIRING!
- Afford Anything (with Paula Pant) – I find Paula’s approach very people-friendly. She has great poise and demeanor and mostly tackles investor questions surrounding personal finance topics. She’s a big advocate on owning rental real estate and many discussions involve the how-tos of doing that.
- Project Distinct – Scott McKain is a well-traveled public speaker, author, and marketing influencer. He says “going from good-to-great is no longer good enough”, and shares ideas on how businesses can make the client experience extraordinary. Project Distinct is a great listen for those interested in establishing dominance in a competitive marketplace.
- Front Row Dads – Front Row Dad’s is a brotherhood of like-minded fathers who run their own businesses. It’s great for guys like me who strive to find balance with work/life/family, who want to become an awesome dad and even better husband. The podcast (as well as retreats, Facebook groups, etc.) give great advice on how to form thriving relationships with your loved ones while realizing that family comes first.
- The Secure Dad Podcast – Along the lines of the one above, The Secure Dad is all about helping fathers become more mindful, aware, and protective of their families. I’m not sure how I stumbled across this one, but I’ve learned many good lessons on topics such as keeping your home safe, preventing carjackings, business travel tips, and fire safety.
- The Truth About Money (Ric Edelman) – I find this weekly podcast to be insightful as Ric talks about the markets, the economy, and takes investor calls on the air. He’s a veteran in the financial industry and provides good insight on things he’s learned over the years.
- Stacking Benjamins – I was a guest on this podcast also, hosted by former financial advisor Joe Saul-Sehy. He creates 3 shows a week that covers a vast array of financial topics, in very much a lighthearted and entertaining manner. If you enjoy chatty, laid back money talk with a dash of humor – you’ll like this one.
- The Knowledge Project (with Shane Parrish) – I’ve combined my Knowledge Project email subscription with the podcasts, which “help you master the best of what other people have already figured out.” Shane deep dives into thought-provoking conversations with experts across a variety of fields. This self-improvement podcast covers topics like leadership, relationships, happy habits, parenting, decision-making, and so much more.
Bonus – for those of you that serve in the financial industry, here’s some that tailor their message to financial professionals like myself:
- Kitces and Carl (behavioral side of finance)
- Framework with Jamie Hopkins (best practices for firms)
- Experiments in Advisor Marketing (Taylor Schulte)
- Becoming Referable (self-explanatory)
- The Elite Advisor Blueprint (advisor tips)
- Not Your Average Financial Podcast (insurance-focused)
As podcasts gain in popularity, I find there are so many to chose from on a variety of topics. And I am just scratching the surface of what is out there.
That said, I am always looking to learn about new podcasts I might like…which is where YOU come in. Let me know what YOUR favorite podcasts are! Send me a note, or comment below.