We are talking to more clients who are gravitating toward podcasts as a way to digest complex information in short soundbites, and they are asking for listening recommendations. Below are four of our team’s favorite podcasts about investing and personal finance. Please reach out to us if you have trouble finding these shows on your preferred podcast application, or if you want more suggestions.
NUMBERS BY BARRON’S (Investing)
Every trading day, Numbers By Barron’s breaks down the stock market’s biggest stories into three essential numbers in this three-minute podcast.
Why We Like It: This podcast is an excellent way to start the day for those interested in the forces driving the market over the short term. It is easily digestible due to its quick format and consistent theme of providing three “numbers to know.”
INVEST LIKE THE BEST (Investing)
This weekly podcast is hosted by Patrick O’Shaughnessy, CFA, and features a mix of guests, including portfolio managers, venture capitalists, researchers, and authors.
Why We Like It: The host and guests explore the ideas, methods, and stories of people that will help you better invest your time and money. O’Shaughnessy is an effective communicator of research-based investment strategies and how investors can best leverage them. While the podcast is often investment-focused, the host sprinkles in a variety of non-investment-related subjects to pique your curiosity.
PLANET MONEY (General Economy)
National Public Radio (NPR) began producing this podcast in 2008 to improve financial literacy in the wake of the financial crisis. The show is hosted by a rotating cast of familiar NPR reporters and tends to run from 10– 30 minutes. It has been the recipient of many awards, including a Peabody and an Edward R. Murrow Award.
Why We Like It: Planet Money uses entertaining narratives and stories to tackle popular and complex financial topics, making these areas more approachable to audiences who don’t have an academic background in economics. It is effective in helping listeners better understand the significant, complicated forces that move the economy.
HERMONEY (Personal Finance for Women)
Personal finance journalist and best-selling author Jean Chatzky hosts this show that zeros in on the challenges faced by women in the economy. Chatzky is an awardwinning journalist, a personal finance columnist, the financial editor of NBC’s TODAY show, AARP’s personal finance ambassador, and the founder and CEO of the multimedia company HerMoney.
Why We Like It: Women are often underrepresented in the personal finance space, but this female-forward podcast gives a nudge to listeners who may feel left out or are eager for advice that speaks specifically to their goals. It’s honest, funny, and incredibly useful for women getting hold of their career and wealth.