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Best Finance Podcasts for Professionals in 2024

This post was originally published on March 2020 and has been updated for relevancy on April 23, 2024.

With more than two million podcasts indexed on Google, there’s a wealth of informative, insightful podcasts out there covering just about every topic.

Finance is no different.

All of the big financial publications now have a podcast in some form or other, many of which aren’t behind a paywall.

The average American now listens to seven different podcasts per week, and it’s not entirely surprising: podcasts are a great way to gain insight about a topic of your choice when you’re on the go or at rest.

At DealRoom we work many financiers helping them organizing M&A process and here we’ve compiled ten of the best financial podcasts (in no particular order), all of which come with our recommendation.

Best financial podcasts in 2024

  1. The Clark Howard Podcast - Business, Strategy, Finance
  2. Bloomberg Masters in Business Podcast - Business, Strategy, Finance
  3. Exchanges at Goldman Sachs - Finance, Money, Economics
  4. Fast Money Podcast - Finance, Money, Economics
  5. Real Vision Daily Briefing: FInance & Investing - Business, Strategy, Finance
  6. M&A Science - M&A, Strategy, Finance 
  7. The Ramsey Show -  Finance, Money, Investments
  8. The Rich Dad Radio Show - Finance, Money, Investments
  9. So Money - Finance, Money, Economics
  10. The Bigger Pockets Podcast - Investing, Investments, Finance
  11. The Disciplined Investor - Investing, Investments, Finance
  12. Invest Like the Best - Investing, Investments, Finance
  13. Optimal Finance Daily - Finance, Business, Economics
  14. We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast - Investing, Investments, Business
  15. Planet Money - Finance, Money, Economics
  16. Choose FI - Personal Finance, Investments, Investing
  17. Inside the Strategy Room - Strategy, Finance, Business
  18. The Tech M&A Podcast - Technology, M&A, Investing
  19. Count me In - Accounting, Business, Money
  20. Strategic Financial Leadership - Strategy, Finance, Investing
  21. The Better Finance Podcast - Money, Finance, Economics

1. The Clark Howard Podcast

This podcast is hosted by Clark Howard, a financial expert with over 30 years of experience. With over 1800 episodes, this is one of the most successful podcasts that offers practical advice on improving financial health, discussing current news, economic trends, and important issues to help listeners make smart decisions. The show covers topics like debt management, credit, bills, savings, and retirement planning.

Tags: Business, Strategy, Finance

2. Bloomberg Masters in Business Podcast

Bloomberg has a daily podcast (“Bloomberg Surveillance”) but this weekly edition tends to feature higher profile guests and less of the daily swings in market sentiment that sometimes give volatility to the quality of daily financial news podcasts. Each week, the podcast chooses new economics, business or finance-related topics and delves into it in some detail by interviewing an expert on the topic. Few news organizations can pull in the big names like Bloomberg, and that’s reflected in the quality of the industry experts they interview each week.

Tags: Business, Strategy, Finance

3. Exchanges at Goldman Sachs

If you want to work at the biggest investment bank on Wall Street, you’d better be a good communicator. That’s what comes across here, as senior figures from different departments in the bank talk about the concepts of our time, going into some depth about the merits of each. In one three-week stretch, the analysts covered how streaming is affecting box-office returns, the (disappearing) American pension and the changing landscape of the healthcare sector. The best part is that you know they’re talking to the leaders in each of these industries on a daily basis. This is idea-based content rather than news-based content, so you can dip in and out of topics as you please.

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

4. Fast Money Podcast

Created by CNBC and hosted by Melissa Lee and, what they describe as ‘a roundtable of top traders,’ Fast Money is among the very best of the daily finance podcasts. Each day, the host and her guests look at what’s driving the markets, what happened overnight in Asia and what’s likely to happen in the period ahead. As a daily podcast, you wouldn’t expect the guests to be of the same caliber of Bloomberg’s weekly podcast (to take one example), but Lee is such an adept interviewer that it doesn’t seem to matter. Ideal for anyone who needs to be up on the events of the day. The best part of that day’s financial news is covered in 45 minutes, going far more in-depth than regular broadcast news.

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

5. Real Vision Daily Briefing: FInance & Investing

The Real Vision podcast provides daily market updates between the close of U.S. markets and the open of Asian markets. They prepare listeners with the knowledge and tools they need to progress financially. It encourages listeners to subscribe for free expert analysis. This is a great podcast that delivers in-depth discussions on finance and the global economy, with insights from specialists and guests. It aims to simplify and clarify complex market dynamics for its listeners. 

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

6. M&A Science

Hosted by our very own CEO, Kison Patel, M&A Science is an educational podcast that explores the world of M&A with industry leaders and practitioners. Each episode covers an aspect of mergers and acquisitions in some depth, looking at past case studies to provide some context. Mostly, the aim here is to educate relative novices in mergers and acquisitions but there’s something here for even the most battle-hardened investment bankers and M&A experts. Each episode features a different industry expert or practitioner, with a new episode being added about once a fortnight. If you are involved in M&A in some way, this is the podcast for you. 

Tags: M&A, Strategy, Finance

7. The Ramsey Show

Hosted by Dave Ramsey, this show focuses on financial literacy and financial independence by avoiding common pitfalls. With Dave’s passion to educate his listeners, you will often hear harsh truths about budgeting money and avoiding debt. This is perfect for beginners who are looking to seek actionable steps on how to save money. However, if you can’t handle tough love on how wrong you spend your money, then this podcast might not be for you.

Tags: Finance, Money, Investments

8. The Rich Dad Radio Show

Robert Kiyosaki is one of the most polarizing figures in the financial industry. His financial advice shook millions of people all over the world - “if you want financial freedom and be able to afford anything you want, invest in real estate using debt and create passive income.” Some of his investment strategies also include investing in gold and silver, rather than hanging on to your benjamins. This podcast will make you question your money management skills, and might rearrange your financial goals. 

Tags: Finance, Money, Investments

9. So Money

Presented by Farnoosh Torabi, So Money is the most well-known of the dozens of personal finance podcasts doing the rounds. It’s also probably the best. Torabi interviews everyone from listeners who have an interesting (and insightful) story to tell to world famous personal finance gurus like Tim Ferriss. The show covers topics on everything from ETFs and finding a suitable wealth manager to investing in corporate debt and pensions.

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

10. The Bigger Pockets Podcast

If you haven’t heard of Bigger Pockets by now, chances are you’ve had no recent involvement in real estate investing. Bigger Pockets became something of a phenomenon over the past five years, reinforcing the idea (which perhaps went missing after the GFC) that millions could be made by investing in real estate, even by the layperson. Every Thursday, the presenters look at real estate news and interview everybody from first-time investors to seasoned pros, and cover everything from REITs to distressed property buying. A mecca for those interested in real estate finance.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

11. The Disciplined Investor

Every week, host Andrew Horowitz goes into granular detail about what he sees happening in the markets and where they’re likely to head next. The lead story, let’s say US-China tariff wars, is intertwined with different topics such as investment portfolios, currency fluctuations and which stocks are most likely to be affected by the wars. It’s always well thought-through and topical. This one is unashamedly aimed at experienced investors, but is mostly accessible to novice investors who are looking for something with more technical content.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

12. Invest Like the Best

This podcast’s heading may be a misnomer: It gives the impression that it’s going to help novice investors work their way through the maze of investments, endowing them with tips from the best in the game. In fact, Invest Like the Best is not a million miles from the Disciplined Investor (see previous entry), with more emphasis on ideas - say, investing in cryptocurrency or private equity - than the newsfeed of the day. It also features regular visits from well-known Wall Street figures.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

13. Optimal Finance Daily

The blurb for Optimal Finance Daily says: “Think of Optimal Finance Daily as an audio blog or podcast.” That about sums it up: every day, OFD curates content from the best personal finance blogs from around the web and makes a podcast on one every day. It’s a simple concept that works surprisingly well. While the quality of most blogs may ebb and flow, OFD benefits from being able to pick and choose the best work of the day. If you’re a regular reader of personal finance blogs - and the statistics show that millions are - this podcast will do wonders for you.

Tags: Finance, Business, Economics

14. We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast

This podcast is essentially a review of books on successful entrepreneurs and investors such as Ray Dalio, Warren Buffett, George Soros and even Bill Gates. The presenters do a great job of summarizing interesting books, giving you a flavor of what to expect from each. The content is highly accessible and fairly low on technical detail. The treatment of the world’s best investors as demi-gods is also a little irksome, but this is an enjoyable listen, notwithstanding. This is like the easy-listening section for finance enthusiasts.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Business

15. Planet Money

Planet Money is NPR’s money-related show, and as such, features intelligent and objective comments on what’s going on in the world of finance and economics. Examples of recent shows include features on the likely effects of inflation over the next two years, and how Vladimir Putin has managed to sanction-proof the Russian economy. As an NPR show, it reaches a wide audience of nearly half a million people, and that also gives it access to some of the brightest thinkers working in money today. The show is a great mix of the topical and the theoretical, enabling listeners to apply sometimes complex financial theories to what’s going on around them in a particular moment in time.

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

16. Choose FI

This is the first podcast on this list to focus on personal finance, but many of the tips are intelligent enough to have some application to those working in finance. The show has now been running for over 300 episodes and may have passed its peak, but earlier episodes offer a wealth of good tips that anybody can leverage.  This is a casual ramble through the world of personal finance and has some valuable takeaways that even veterans of the world of finance will appreciate.

Tags: Personal Finance, Investments, Investing

17. Inside the Strategy Room

Again, not strictly a finance podcast, but certainly one that finance professionals will draw value from, and most of the topics have at least some relevance to finance. Listeners can easily filter through old episodes, choosing from topics that interest them, including M&A, Corporate Finance and the CFO role, the board perspective, innovation, and strategy. Recorded by Mckinsey, it should come as no surprise that all areas feature cutting edge thinking and outstanding expert guests. Many finance podcasts tend to follow news cycles, while this one attempts to set its own agenda, making it a great way to get away from the noise and obtain a fresh perspective.

Tags: Strategy, Finance, Business

18. The Tech M&A Podcast

The tech M&A podcast recently reached its 100th podcast, and offers a fantastic dip-in and dip-out format for casual listeners looking to expand on a certain area of M&A. For example, ‘12 steps to increase value’ or ‘understanding today’s buyers.’ The podcast is recorded by the Corum Group, a company which specializes in technology transactions. Anybody interested in getting insights into the tech side of M&A should also listen in, as the show reflects the producers’ expert knowledge in the area.

Tags: Technology, M&A, Investing

19. Count Me In

Count Me In is a podcast created by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) that seeks to bring listeners the latest perspectives and learnings from the accounting and finance world, as told by experts working in the field. Given its management accounting focus, the podcast provides insights into all things business, including technology, data analytics, agile project management, and more. Recent episodes include ‘trends in FP&A’ and ‘A complete look at business transformation.’

Tags: Accounting, Business, Money

20. Strategic Financial Leadership

The name of the podcast may be misleading. While this podcast certainly touches on some burning issues of strategy, economics and finance, its main focus are ‘candid conversations’ with experienced CFOs, Wall Street bankers, and others working in the broader finance industry. It mimics the format of the WTF pod in this sense, and although not all of the interviewees will be instantly recognizable (truth be told, very few of them are), almost all are good speakers with some interesting perspectives on finance.

Tags: Strategy, Finance, Investing

21. The Better Finance Podcast

As the signature podcast of Big 4 accounting firm EY, the Better Finance Podcast not only draws on insights drawn from some of the world’s leading companies and finance practitioners, it also aims to be a thought leader for those listening in. Examples of recent podcasts include “how can diverse experience enhance the career path to being a successful CEO?”, “The CFO’s expanding role in the ESG ecosystem”, and “closing the ESG gap in corporate reporting.”  The topics may be a little high-falutin’ for many listeners, but are all directly relevant to what modern CFOs should be considering in their businesses.

Tags: Money, Finance, Economics

This post was originally published on March 2020 and has been updated for relevancy on April 23, 2024.

With more than two million podcasts indexed on Google, there’s a wealth of informative, insightful podcasts out there covering just about every topic.

Finance is no different.

All of the big financial publications now have a podcast in some form or other, many of which aren’t behind a paywall.

The average American now listens to seven different podcasts per week, and it’s not entirely surprising: podcasts are a great way to gain insight about a topic of your choice when you’re on the go or at rest.

At DealRoom we work many financiers helping them organizing M&A process and here we’ve compiled ten of the best financial podcasts (in no particular order), all of which come with our recommendation.

Best financial podcasts in 2024

  1. The Clark Howard Podcast - Business, Strategy, Finance
  2. Bloomberg Masters in Business Podcast - Business, Strategy, Finance
  3. Exchanges at Goldman Sachs - Finance, Money, Economics
  4. Fast Money Podcast - Finance, Money, Economics
  5. Real Vision Daily Briefing: FInance & Investing - Business, Strategy, Finance
  6. M&A Science - M&A, Strategy, Finance 
  7. The Ramsey Show -  Finance, Money, Investments
  8. The Rich Dad Radio Show - Finance, Money, Investments
  9. So Money - Finance, Money, Economics
  10. The Bigger Pockets Podcast - Investing, Investments, Finance
  11. The Disciplined Investor - Investing, Investments, Finance
  12. Invest Like the Best - Investing, Investments, Finance
  13. Optimal Finance Daily - Finance, Business, Economics
  14. We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast - Investing, Investments, Business
  15. Planet Money - Finance, Money, Economics
  16. Choose FI - Personal Finance, Investments, Investing
  17. Inside the Strategy Room - Strategy, Finance, Business
  18. The Tech M&A Podcast - Technology, M&A, Investing
  19. Count me In - Accounting, Business, Money
  20. Strategic Financial Leadership - Strategy, Finance, Investing
  21. The Better Finance Podcast - Money, Finance, Economics

1. The Clark Howard Podcast

This podcast is hosted by Clark Howard, a financial expert with over 30 years of experience. With over 1800 episodes, this is one of the most successful podcasts that offers practical advice on improving financial health, discussing current news, economic trends, and important issues to help listeners make smart decisions. The show covers topics like debt management, credit, bills, savings, and retirement planning.

Tags: Business, Strategy, Finance

2. Bloomberg Masters in Business Podcast

Bloomberg has a daily podcast (“Bloomberg Surveillance”) but this weekly edition tends to feature higher profile guests and less of the daily swings in market sentiment that sometimes give volatility to the quality of daily financial news podcasts. Each week, the podcast chooses new economics, business or finance-related topics and delves into it in some detail by interviewing an expert on the topic. Few news organizations can pull in the big names like Bloomberg, and that’s reflected in the quality of the industry experts they interview each week.

Tags: Business, Strategy, Finance

3. Exchanges at Goldman Sachs

If you want to work at the biggest investment bank on Wall Street, you’d better be a good communicator. That’s what comes across here, as senior figures from different departments in the bank talk about the concepts of our time, going into some depth about the merits of each. In one three-week stretch, the analysts covered how streaming is affecting box-office returns, the (disappearing) American pension and the changing landscape of the healthcare sector. The best part is that you know they’re talking to the leaders in each of these industries on a daily basis. This is idea-based content rather than news-based content, so you can dip in and out of topics as you please.

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

4. Fast Money Podcast

Created by CNBC and hosted by Melissa Lee and, what they describe as ‘a roundtable of top traders,’ Fast Money is among the very best of the daily finance podcasts. Each day, the host and her guests look at what’s driving the markets, what happened overnight in Asia and what’s likely to happen in the period ahead. As a daily podcast, you wouldn’t expect the guests to be of the same caliber of Bloomberg’s weekly podcast (to take one example), but Lee is such an adept interviewer that it doesn’t seem to matter. Ideal for anyone who needs to be up on the events of the day. The best part of that day’s financial news is covered in 45 minutes, going far more in-depth than regular broadcast news.

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

5. Real Vision Daily Briefing: FInance & Investing

The Real Vision podcast provides daily market updates between the close of U.S. markets and the open of Asian markets. They prepare listeners with the knowledge and tools they need to progress financially. It encourages listeners to subscribe for free expert analysis. This is a great podcast that delivers in-depth discussions on finance and the global economy, with insights from specialists and guests. It aims to simplify and clarify complex market dynamics for its listeners. 

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

6. M&A Science

Hosted by our very own CEO, Kison Patel, M&A Science is an educational podcast that explores the world of M&A with industry leaders and practitioners. Each episode covers an aspect of mergers and acquisitions in some depth, looking at past case studies to provide some context. Mostly, the aim here is to educate relative novices in mergers and acquisitions but there’s something here for even the most battle-hardened investment bankers and M&A experts. Each episode features a different industry expert or practitioner, with a new episode being added about once a fortnight. If you are involved in M&A in some way, this is the podcast for you. 

Tags: M&A, Strategy, Finance

7. The Ramsey Show

Hosted by Dave Ramsey, this show focuses on financial literacy and financial independence by avoiding common pitfalls. With Dave’s passion to educate his listeners, you will often hear harsh truths about budgeting money and avoiding debt. This is perfect for beginners who are looking to seek actionable steps on how to save money. However, if you can’t handle tough love on how wrong you spend your money, then this podcast might not be for you.

Tags: Finance, Money, Investments

8. The Rich Dad Radio Show

Robert Kiyosaki is one of the most polarizing figures in the financial industry. His financial advice shook millions of people all over the world - “if you want financial freedom and be able to afford anything you want, invest in real estate using debt and create passive income.” Some of his investment strategies also include investing in gold and silver, rather than hanging on to your benjamins. This podcast will make you question your money management skills, and might rearrange your financial goals. 

Tags: Finance, Money, Investments

9. So Money

Presented by Farnoosh Torabi, So Money is the most well-known of the dozens of personal finance podcasts doing the rounds. It’s also probably the best. Torabi interviews everyone from listeners who have an interesting (and insightful) story to tell to world famous personal finance gurus like Tim Ferriss. The show covers topics on everything from ETFs and finding a suitable wealth manager to investing in corporate debt and pensions.

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

10. The Bigger Pockets Podcast

If you haven’t heard of Bigger Pockets by now, chances are you’ve had no recent involvement in real estate investing. Bigger Pockets became something of a phenomenon over the past five years, reinforcing the idea (which perhaps went missing after the GFC) that millions could be made by investing in real estate, even by the layperson. Every Thursday, the presenters look at real estate news and interview everybody from first-time investors to seasoned pros, and cover everything from REITs to distressed property buying. A mecca for those interested in real estate finance.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

11. The Disciplined Investor

Every week, host Andrew Horowitz goes into granular detail about what he sees happening in the markets and where they’re likely to head next. The lead story, let’s say US-China tariff wars, is intertwined with different topics such as investment portfolios, currency fluctuations and which stocks are most likely to be affected by the wars. It’s always well thought-through and topical. This one is unashamedly aimed at experienced investors, but is mostly accessible to novice investors who are looking for something with more technical content.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

12. Invest Like the Best

This podcast’s heading may be a misnomer: It gives the impression that it’s going to help novice investors work their way through the maze of investments, endowing them with tips from the best in the game. In fact, Invest Like the Best is not a million miles from the Disciplined Investor (see previous entry), with more emphasis on ideas - say, investing in cryptocurrency or private equity - than the newsfeed of the day. It also features regular visits from well-known Wall Street figures.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

13. Optimal Finance Daily

The blurb for Optimal Finance Daily says: “Think of Optimal Finance Daily as an audio blog or podcast.” That about sums it up: every day, OFD curates content from the best personal finance blogs from around the web and makes a podcast on one every day. It’s a simple concept that works surprisingly well. While the quality of most blogs may ebb and flow, OFD benefits from being able to pick and choose the best work of the day. If you’re a regular reader of personal finance blogs - and the statistics show that millions are - this podcast will do wonders for you.

Tags: Finance, Business, Economics

14. We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast

This podcast is essentially a review of books on successful entrepreneurs and investors such as Ray Dalio, Warren Buffett, George Soros and even Bill Gates. The presenters do a great job of summarizing interesting books, giving you a flavor of what to expect from each. The content is highly accessible and fairly low on technical detail. The treatment of the world’s best investors as demi-gods is also a little irksome, but this is an enjoyable listen, notwithstanding. This is like the easy-listening section for finance enthusiasts.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Business

15. Planet Money

Planet Money is NPR’s money-related show, and as such, features intelligent and objective comments on what’s going on in the world of finance and economics. Examples of recent shows include features on the likely effects of inflation over the next two years, and how Vladimir Putin has managed to sanction-proof the Russian economy. As an NPR show, it reaches a wide audience of nearly half a million people, and that also gives it access to some of the brightest thinkers working in money today. The show is a great mix of the topical and the theoretical, enabling listeners to apply sometimes complex financial theories to what’s going on around them in a particular moment in time.

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

16. Choose FI

This is the first podcast on this list to focus on personal finance, but many of the tips are intelligent enough to have some application to those working in finance. The show has now been running for over 300 episodes and may have passed its peak, but earlier episodes offer a wealth of good tips that anybody can leverage.  This is a casual ramble through the world of personal finance and has some valuable takeaways that even veterans of the world of finance will appreciate.

Tags: Personal Finance, Investments, Investing

17. Inside the Strategy Room

Again, not strictly a finance podcast, but certainly one that finance professionals will draw value from, and most of the topics have at least some relevance to finance. Listeners can easily filter through old episodes, choosing from topics that interest them, including M&A, Corporate Finance and the CFO role, the board perspective, innovation, and strategy. Recorded by Mckinsey, it should come as no surprise that all areas feature cutting edge thinking and outstanding expert guests. Many finance podcasts tend to follow news cycles, while this one attempts to set its own agenda, making it a great way to get away from the noise and obtain a fresh perspective.

Tags: Strategy, Finance, Business

18. The Tech M&A Podcast

The tech M&A podcast recently reached its 100th podcast, and offers a fantastic dip-in and dip-out format for casual listeners looking to expand on a certain area of M&A. For example, ‘12 steps to increase value’ or ‘understanding today’s buyers.’ The podcast is recorded by the Corum Group, a company which specializes in technology transactions. Anybody interested in getting insights into the tech side of M&A should also listen in, as the show reflects the producers’ expert knowledge in the area.

Tags: Technology, M&A, Investing

19. Count Me In

Count Me In is a podcast created by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) that seeks to bring listeners the latest perspectives and learnings from the accounting and finance world, as told by experts working in the field. Given its management accounting focus, the podcast provides insights into all things business, including technology, data analytics, agile project management, and more. Recent episodes include ‘trends in FP&A’ and ‘A complete look at business transformation.’

Tags: Accounting, Business, Money

20. Strategic Financial Leadership

The name of the podcast may be misleading. While this podcast certainly touches on some burning issues of strategy, economics and finance, its main focus are ‘candid conversations’ with experienced CFOs, Wall Street bankers, and others working in the broader finance industry. It mimics the format of the WTF pod in this sense, and although not all of the interviewees will be instantly recognizable (truth be told, very few of them are), almost all are good speakers with some interesting perspectives on finance.

Tags: Strategy, Finance, Investing

21. The Better Finance Podcast

As the signature podcast of Big 4 accounting firm EY, the Better Finance Podcast not only draws on insights drawn from some of the world’s leading companies and finance practitioners, it also aims to be a thought leader for those listening in. Examples of recent podcasts include “how can diverse experience enhance the career path to being a successful CEO?”, “The CFO’s expanding role in the ESG ecosystem”, and “closing the ESG gap in corporate reporting.”  The topics may be a little high-falutin’ for many listeners, but are all directly relevant to what modern CFOs should be considering in their businesses.

Tags: Money, Finance, Economics

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