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Top 17 Financial Podcasts for Professionals in 2022

Marsha Lewis
VP of Marketing at DealRoom
Marsha Lewis
VP of Marketing at DealRoom

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.

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Best Financial Podcasts

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

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 topic and delves into it in some detail by interviewing an expert on the topic. A recent example was Brian Deese, BlackRock’s Global Head of Sustainable Investing talking about ESG stocks.

Why you should listen: 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

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.

Why you should listen: 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

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.

Why you should listen: 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

M&A Science

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.

Why you should listen: If you’re reading this, the chances are you’re involved in M&A in some way, so this podcast is an obvious place to enhance your podcast listening.

Tags: M&A, Strategy, Finance

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.

Why you should listen: Finance and personal finance are often quite separate distinctions (pensions being a case in point), and this is a great jumping off point for the latter.

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

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.

Why you should listen: Unmissable listening for anybody looking at real estate investing.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

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.

Why you should listen: The analysis provided by Horowitz is well founded and rarely too far from the mark.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

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.

Why you should listen: Great analysis, great guests, great variety of content.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

Optimal Finance Daily

The blurb for Optimal Finance Daily says: “Think of Optimal Finance Daily as an audioblog or podcast.” That’s 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.

Why you should listen: 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

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.

Why you should listen: This is like the easy-listening section for finance enthusiasts.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Business

Planet Money

Planet Money is NPR’s money-related show, and as such, features intelligent and objective comment 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.

Why you should listen

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

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. 

Why you should listen

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

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. For example, a recent episode featured how to deal with stakeholder capitalism. 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.

Why you should listen

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

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.

Why you should listen

It’s always good to listen to people talking about an area that they practice in, and the Corum Group has been operating in tech M&A for over 30 years.

Tags: Technology, M&A, Investing

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.’

Why you should listen

Management accounting is a broad-based look at finance, so whatever your speciality, there’s likely to be something in the previous episodes to suit your tastes.

Tags: Accounting, Business, Money

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.

Why you should listen

This is a casual listen to interviews with practitioners of finance and there are often nuggets of wisdom that you can take away from most of them.

Tags: Strategy, Finance, Investing

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.” 

Why you should listen

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

mascience.com


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.

mascience.com

Best Financial Podcasts

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

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 topic and delves into it in some detail by interviewing an expert on the topic. A recent example was Brian Deese, BlackRock’s Global Head of Sustainable Investing talking about ESG stocks.

Why you should listen: 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

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.

Why you should listen: 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

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.

Why you should listen: 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

M&A Science

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.

Why you should listen: If you’re reading this, the chances are you’re involved in M&A in some way, so this podcast is an obvious place to enhance your podcast listening.

Tags: M&A, Strategy, Finance

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.

Why you should listen: Finance and personal finance are often quite separate distinctions (pensions being a case in point), and this is a great jumping off point for the latter.

Tags: Finance, Money, Economics

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.

Why you should listen: Unmissable listening for anybody looking at real estate investing.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

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.

Why you should listen: The analysis provided by Horowitz is well founded and rarely too far from the mark.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

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.

Why you should listen: Great analysis, great guests, great variety of content.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Finance

Optimal Finance Daily

The blurb for Optimal Finance Daily says: “Think of Optimal Finance Daily as an audioblog or podcast.” That’s 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.

Why you should listen: 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

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.

Why you should listen: This is like the easy-listening section for finance enthusiasts.

Tags: Investing, Investments, Business

Planet Money

Planet Money is NPR’s money-related show, and as such, features intelligent and objective comment 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.

Why you should listen

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

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. 

Why you should listen

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

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. For example, a recent episode featured how to deal with stakeholder capitalism. 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.

Why you should listen

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

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.

Why you should listen

It’s always good to listen to people talking about an area that they practice in, and the Corum Group has been operating in tech M&A for over 30 years.

Tags: Technology, M&A, Investing

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.’

Why you should listen

Management accounting is a broad-based look at finance, so whatever your speciality, there’s likely to be something in the previous episodes to suit your tastes.

Tags: Accounting, Business, Money

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.

Why you should listen

This is a casual listen to interviews with practitioners of finance and there are often nuggets of wisdom that you can take away from most of them.

Tags: Strategy, Finance, Investing

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.” 

Why you should listen

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

mascience.com


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