As a finance leader, we know it’s important to keep your finger on the pulse of economic developments. We’ve done the research and found the best finance and business podcasts to keep you informed and ready for whatever comes in 2021.
1. Bloomberg Masters in Business Podcast
Rating: 4.4 stars (1.6k Ratings)
About: Barry Ritholtz is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and hosts Masters in Business. This podcast takes a macro view of people, ideas, and global forces that shape industries and economies. Every week he interviews interesting leaders from the worlds of finance, technology, politics, and other critical fields.
“Truly a must for any person just starting out in investing, or is a long time learned. Just a gold mine of information.”
2. Bloomberg Surveillance
Rating: 4.0 stars (852 Ratings)
About: Analysts Tom Keene, Lisa Abramowicz, and Jon Ferro are keeping the economy under journalistic surveillance for this daily podcast. They report on the latest developments in finance, economics, investing, global markets, and relevant topics like technology and politics. Their reporting alongside interviews with industry experts makes Bloomberg Surveillance a quick and informative dose of financial education.
“The Keene Ferro team provide a solid inquisition combining macro, micro, and main street into a well rounded output.”
—capt steve w, 12/02/2020
3. Exchanges at Goldman Sachs
Rating: 4.0 stars (631 Ratings)
About: Twice a week Goldman Sachs experts in different roles around the firm report on what they’re seeing. In the Exchanges podcast, they share insights about global markets, developing industries, trade, management, and politics. Goldman Sachs has earned their reputation as a global finance leader, and savvy financial executives can stay sharp with this podcast.
“Grateful to have direct, clear, and precise market data to make more informed decisions. Very grateful for this thank you!”
4. Fast Money
Rating: 3.8 stars (908 Ratings)
About: Melissa Lee hosts this CNBC show with a roundtable of experienced traders and finance professionals to educate financial executives about market changes and investment opportunities. Fast Money is a 45 minute daily podcast that takes all relevant news and information, succinctly delivering only what finance professionals need to hear. The focus is on taking action for investors of all types.
“I really enjoy the entire team on Fast Money. I think Melissa does a great job and I like the easy banter amongst them while they’re providing their professional opinions and financial insight.”
5. HBR IdeaCast
Rating: 4.3 stars (1.4k Ratings)
About: Every week Harvard Business Review senior editors Alison Beard and Curt Nickisch interview a leading thinker in various business and management industries. Geared toward individuals working in business and finance, HBR Ideacast covers topics like cryptocurrency, diversity, and successful leadership.
Big Management Ideas
“This is the best podcast for exploring new business concepts. It helps frame old concepts in new ways. I don’t subscribe to the academic journal, but this gives me a little insight into what the journal is covering.”
—run to the podcast, 11/01/2020
6. WSJ What’s News
Rating: 4.0 stars (2.1K Ratings)
About: What’s News gives you a daily update on finance basics, including top news about business, politics, banking, the economy, and global markets. These episodes average just over 10 minutes, so it’s the perfect quick listen on your weekday commute.
Great news in short amount of time
“I really enjoyed this podcast. It’s daily news in a short amount of time. Now, I prefer to listen rather than watching television news that played the same old one over and over again just by different commentators.”
—Cheney 63, 11/10/2020
7. Breaking Banks
Rating: 4.9 stars (268 Ratings)
About: Breaking Banks with Brett King is a leading global fintech radio show and airs new episodes every Thursday (around 60 minutes each). Almost 2 million listeners from 72 countries tune in to this podcast on a regular basis.
Along with the financial podcast, Brett King is the founder of Moven, a $200m mobile bank that has over a million users worldwide and a bestselling author.
Empowering, insightful and actionable.
“Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in the world of banking and fintech, or just getting started as a catalyst for change within your organization – this is a must-listen podcast for you! Brett does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of successfully navigating an ever changing banking landscape – from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!”
There are free and premium ways you can enjoy your financial podcasts. Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher are all free options with thousands of different podcasts to subscribe to. For each of them, you can also download an app so you can listen in your car or on the go.
Spotify has plans that range from free with ad-support to $15-a-month, depending on the number of listeners. You can also create playlists with your favorite podcasts for easy listening.
YouTube also offers free listening services alongside it’s premium service, which gives you ad-free play and downloads. YouTube Premium costs $12 a month, but has exploded in popularity over the last few years.
The world of finance podcasts can be overwhelming, but these podcasts are a great place to start. Grab your favorite beverage, pick a podcast, and start investing in your financial future.