THE 20 BEST FINANCE PODCASTS IN 2021

In this list, we break down our top finance podcasts, covering all types of finance, from personal finance, to corporate finance, and more.

Ultimately, “Finance” can mean a lot of different things to people. When used generally, it could mean personal finance, stock investing, economics, real estate, or it could even mean corporate finance. There’s often overlap between the various types of finance, but there are certainly noticeable differences as well.

BEST FINANCE PODCASTS

Best Financial Markets Podcast: We Study Billionaires | Alternate: Money For the Rest of Us

Best Personal Finance Podcast: BiggerPockets Money | Alternate: The Dave Ramsey Show

Best F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early): ChooseFi | Alternate: Afford Anything

Best Finance Podcast for Beginners, Millennials, and Gen Z: Millennial Investing | Alternate: Real Estate & Financial Independence Podcast

Best Finance News Podcast: Motley Fool Money | Alternate: The Clark Howard Podcast

Best Corporate Finance Podcast: Count Me In | Alternate: M&A Science

Best Economic Podcast: Real Vision | Alternate: Macro Voices

Best International Finance Podcast: FRT Podcast | Alternate: Bloomberg Surveillance

Best Real Estate Podcast: BiggerPockets Real Estate | Alternate: Real Estate 101

Best Cryptocurrency Podcast: The Pomp Podcast | Alternate: Unchained

Whether you’re new to finance or a 30-year veteran of the finance industry, there’s a podcast for you. With thousands and thousands of finance podcasts available, we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve narrowed it down to the best of the best, and provided you with a listening calendar below to help you plan your weekly learning schedule! 

BEST FINANCIAL MARKETS PODCAST: WE STUDY BILLIONAIRES

On We Study Billionaires, the world’s largest stock investing podcast, hosts Stig and Trey interview and study famous financial billionaires, including Warren Buffett and Howard Marks, and they teach you what they learn and how you can apply their investment strategies in the stock market.

What was once a standalone show, has now been combined with a new show, Bitcoin Fundamentals, from The Investor’s Podcast Network. These operate as two independent shows, with different hosts, but are available to listeners in the same podcast feed.

Although they started by studying Buffett nearly exclusively, Stig, Preston, and Trey have done a great job over the years of transitioning the show’s coverage to more relevant, timely, and actionable ideas. Many value investing and Buffett aficionados are not able to pivot to new ideas, strategies, or concepts, such as Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and even macroeconomics, the way Stig, Preston, and Trey, have. In fact, to cover the wide range of topics evolving in the financial world, the team at TIP is now putting out twice the content, with two episodes per week — one We Study Billionaire episode and one Bitcoin Fundamentals episode.

In addition to the wide variety of topics covered and the world-class guests, the show’s audio and editing quality are top-notch which makes for a pleasant audio experience.

  • Hosts: Preston Pysh, Stig Brodersen, Trey Lockerbie
  • Website: www.theinvestorspodcast.com
  • Release of new episodes: Every Wednesday (Bitcoin Fundamentals) and Saturday (We Study Billionaires)
  • Average length of episodes: 40 to 60 minutes
  • Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Topics covered: stock investing, value investing, Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, commercial real estate, macroeconomics, trend-investing, commodities, and more

Alternate: Money For the Rest of Us

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David Stein, host of the Money For the Rest of Us podcast, describes what he’s building with his podcast and community by saying, “you manage your own money. So do I. Let’s share notes and take this financial journey together.” Stein does a great job of covering a wide range of topics, from those that are “need-to-know” to others that are more timely, all from a perspective that is understandable for beginners and also educational for those a bit more advanced. The Money For the Rest of Us podcast typically doesn’t have guests, nevertheless, Stein does a great job teaching how money works, how to invest it, and how to live without worrying about it, with just himself and a mic.

  • Hosts: David Stein
  • Website: www.moneyfortherestofus.com
  • Release of new episodes: Every Wednesday
  • Average length of episodes: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Topics covered: personal finance, stock investing, money management, index funds, individual stock picking, retirement accounts, and more

BEST PERSONAL FINANCE PODCAST: BIGGERPOCKETS MONEY

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On the BiggerPockets Money podcast, one of BiggerPockets’ five podcast, hosts Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen teach listeners how to earn more, keep more, spend smarter, and growth wealth, by interviewing unique and powerful thought leaders — often who are very similar to everyday people, with an extraordinary story. 

Scott and Mindy have a dynamic relationship as co-hosts that works very well together and provides a great listening experience for the audience. They often agree, but each brings their own interesting perspective to the conversation. Scott, Mindy, and other BiggerPockets’ team members, do a great job of finding relatable topics and guests for the show, that truly makes the listener believe they can do it too.

  • Hosts: Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen
  • Website: www.biggerpockets.com
  • Release of new episodes: Every Monday and Friday
  • Average length of episodes: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Topics covered: personal finance, retirement planning, retirement accounts, taxes, debt, investing, money relationships, and more

Alternate: The Dave Ramsey Show

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If you’ve ever searched for anything finance-related, you’ve likely come across Dave Ramsey, or Ramsey Solutions, Ramsey’s company, one way or another. 

That’s because Dave Ramsey is arguably one of the most well-known financial experts in the world. Along with others, Ramsey hosts his podcast, The Dave Ramsey Show, which is part of a plethora of other Ramsey Solutions podcasts. 

What is a bit unique about The Dave Ramsey Show is twofold — first, his show is nearly exclusively a call-in radio show where the content is driven from listener’s of the show and Dave answers their questions, and second, he releases nearly three hours of content, every single weekday. This is broken down into three, one-hour episodes per day.

As the show has gone on, Dave has started to remove himself a bit from the conversations, turning to other hosts to lead the show, but Dave is still involved from time to time. Dave, and his co-host’s advice, is often very direct, and sometimes harsh, but it helps millions of people face the reality of their situation and get on the right path towards financial freedom.

BEST F.I.R.E. (FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE RETIRE EARLY) PODCAST: CHOOSEFI

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When it comes to Financial Independence and Retiring Early (“FIRE”), hosts Jonathan Mendosa and Brad Barrett believe there is no “right way” or topic too big or too small — if it speeds up the process of getting to financial freedom, it’s a topic of discussion on the ChooseFI podcast. Oftentimes, FIRE podcasts are designed around a few, narrow strategies that are supposed to be followed by everyone. Jonathan and Brad have done a great job of opening the world of FIRE to various different ways to get to the same end goal many people share. There’s a mix of personal stories from the hosts, very successful guests, and those who are a bit more relatable to the audience.

  • Hosts: Jonathan Mendosa and Brad Barrett
  • Website: www.choosefi.com
  • Release of new episodes: Every Monday and Friday
  • Average length of episodes: 30 to 75 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Topics covered: FIRE, financial independence, retirement, retiring early, personal finance, investing, stocks, retirement accounts, emergency funds, and more value investing, stock investing, stock analysis, financial statements, Warren Buffett, Phil Fisher, and more

Alternate: Afford Anything

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Host Paula Pant has taken a bit of a different approach to podcasting with her show, Afford Anything. Many podcast shows try to make the content relatable for the audience members, where Paula decided to only bring on “guests who hold a doctorate or have authored a book that’s on the New York Times or Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.” While this type of content can sometimes be unrelatable for people, it is a great resource to learn from some of the best minds in the world, and provides you with high-quality ideas and strategies that true professionals have researched and tested for years.

  • Hosts: Paula Pant
  • Website: www.affordanything.com
  • Release of new episodes: Sporadic
  • Average length of episodes: 10 to 90 minutes
  • Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Topics covered: personal finance, FIRE, financial independence, retirement, investing strategies, stock market, and more

BEST FINANCE PODCAST FOR BEGINNERS, MILLENNIALS, AND GEN Z: MILLENNIAL INVESTING

Millennial Investing has quickly become a leading investing, personal finance, and side hustle podcast for the younger generations, with a target of those between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Also hosted by Robert Leonard, he talks with successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors to help educate and inspire the Millennial generation, to improve their financial literacy and make better investment decisions, with both their time AND money.

To illustrate why this show has become a leading podcast for Millennials, let’s look at what listener’s of the show are saying:

“This is one of my go-to podcasts that I go to almost every week. Robert provides excellent content with great guests from a variety of backgrounds. His questions are very thoughtful and help the audience breakdown and understand the concepts!”

“I started listening from the beginning and it continues to fill me in on ideas I never considered. I highly recommend you listen.”

“Me and my husband listen to this podcast all the time. I love all the guest speakers and the host is awesome. I highly recommend this to everyone who is wanting to invest and become successful in this new age.”

“One of the best investing podcasts out there; host does a great job interviewing. I appreciate his humble approach to the subject material — keep up the greak work!”

One of the best parts of the Millennial Investing podcast is the range of guests and topics that appear on the show. While it is important to study and understand the fundamentals of investing, it is arguably just as important to master other concepts, like personal finance and psychology, that improve and support your investing journey as it is to understand the fundamentals of investing. Rather than skipping straight to investing in complex securities, this show walks you through building a strong financial base through personal finance, how to make more money so you have more capital to invest, and then, and only then, how to actually invest the money you have (or will have).

Alternate: Real Estate & Financial Independence Podcast

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Award-winning podcast, Real Estate & Financial Independence, and host, Chad “Coach” Carson”, cover all things investing and financial independence related, with a focus on “doing more of what matters in your life”. Rather than focusing solely on making as much money as possible, Coach Carson talks about having a balance in order to achieve true freedom and financial independence.

Since Coach Carson has a genuine passion for helping people, it’s very clear in all of his content, from social media to the podcast to YouTube to his website. Coach Carson understands that not everyone consuming his content is at the same level of sophistication and therefore he often defines key terms on the episodes that people listening may not know yet. Furthermore, this show does a great job of blending educational concepts with real-world examples to really drive home the point and improve the learning experience.

BEST FINANCE NEWS PODCAST: MOTLEY FOOL MONEY

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On Motley Fool Money, the Motley Fool’s Chris Hill and other analysts get together to discuss the most important business and stock investing news from the concluding week. As part of their discussions, they translate the news stories into potential implications for investors, both good and bad, as well as providing stock picks to potentially benefit from those news stories.

However, unless you’re a finance, business, and investing nerd like us, the truth of the matter is that these topics can be dry and boring — not with the team behind Motley Fool Money. 

In fact, the show provides fantastic, actionable insights and commentary on timely business news and investment opportunities, while also educating investors along the way. The show does a great job of opening the eyes of listeners to new industries and companies that they may not have heard of previously. As with any world-class show, the audio quality with the show is above-average and allows for a professional and enjoyable listening experience.

  • Hosts: Chris Hill
  • Website: www.fool.com
  • Release of new episodes: Every Tuesday and Friday
  • Average length of episodes: 35 to 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Topics covered: stock investing, value investing, growth investing, stock market news, investing tips, and more

Alternate: The Clark Howard Podcast

clark howard podcast

Similar to Dave Ramsey, Clark Howard, host of The Clark Howard Podcast, is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host that has made his way to the podcast medium. Clark is on a mission to empower people to take control of their money. 

To do so, he discusses money-saving tips on everyday items that aren’t often discussed on podcasts, such as cell phones, eyeglasses, student discounts, senior discounts, and more. Clark also has a great mix of timely business news episodes on his show – covering current events such as fraudulent unemployment benefits, vaccine’s impact on employment and travel, and more. If you’re looking for a podcast with a mix of practical advice on everyday personal finance challenges, as well as business news, The Clark Howard Podcast is for you.

  • Host: Clark Howard
  • Website: www.clark.com
  • Release of new episodes: Every weekday
  • Average length of episodes: 25 minutes
  • Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Topics covered: personal finance, investing strategies, taxes, cell phones, credit, insurance, retirement, business news, and more

BEST CORPORATE FINANCE PODCAST: COUNT ME IN

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Brought to you by the Institute of Management Accountants, the Count Me In podcast provides a look into the corporate finance and accounting worlds. Expert financial leaders from organizations across the globe provide insight into how world-class organizations are transforming with changes in technology, finance, and accounting. If you’re new to the industry as an entry-level employee, this podcast can help you discover ideas that could be used to advance your career and give you an advantage over your peers. If you’re a more experienced financial professional, this show can give you an inside look at how other successful organizations are dealing with industry-wide problems and changes, which you can implement in your own business.

  • Hosts: Adam Larson and Mitchell Roshong
  • Website: www.imanet.org
  • Release of new episodes: Every Monday and Thursday
  • Average length of episodes: 15 to 25 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Topics covered: accounting, finance, corporate finance, management accounting, cost accounting, careers, accounting news, business transformation, and more

Alternate: M&A Science

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The world of mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) can often seem like a black box — the M&A Science podcast looks to change this. Hosted by Kison Patel, the M&A Science podcast explores the intricate world of M&A with experts completing these types of transactions. The show doesn’t just provide a rosy outlook for M&A activity — it discussed why big companies often destroy smaller ones in M&A transactions, risk in software M&A, and why M&A integration is so hard. This show is great for individuals looking to enter the industry as an employee, or stock investors looking to understand how M&A’s may impact some of their favorite investments.

  • Hosts: Kison Patel
  • Website: www.dealroom.net/type/podcast 
  • Release of new episodes: Every Monday
  • Average length of episodes: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Topics covered: mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, risk management, vertical integration, innovation, venture capital, and more

BEST ECONOMIC PODCAST: REAL VISION

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Every weekday, on Real Vision, Real Vision’s journalists provide expert analysis on the day’s business and investing-related events, with the goal of helping listeners better understand the world of finance, economics, and the broader business world.

 Podcasts are a great way to conveniently consume content, for free. However, one of the downsides can be that the content is outdated – not with Real Vision. The show is recorded each weekday at 3-4pm EST and then released just hours later. This allows the content to be timely and relevant to current market conditions and developments. Ash and Ed are joined by world-class guests that make understanding the evolving and complex world of macroeconomics attainable for all of its listeners. 

  • Hosts: Ash Bennington and Ed Harrison
  • Website: www.realvision.com 
  • Release of new episodes: Every weekday
  • Average length of episodes: 25 to 35 minutes
  • Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Topics covered: stock market news, business news, investing tips, stock investing, and more

Alternate: Macro Voices

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As a retired software entrepreneur turned hedge fund manager, host Erik Townsend provides weekly stock market and macroeconomic commentary, as well as interviews some of the brightest minds in finance. If you’re closer to the “Advanced” end of the spectrum than you are the “Beginner” end, the MacroVoices podcast is a great option for you. 

However, if you’re a beginner, it can still be a great show for you, but the topics tend to be a bit more complex and may be difficult to follow if you don’t first have the base knowledge of the underlying concepts. Erik has had a successful career across many different industries and markets, which he leans on to provide a diversified perspective on many macroeconomic topics. In addition, he has actively traded energy, grains, and precious metals futures for over 10 years.

  • Hosts: Erik Townsend
  • Website: www.macrovoices.com
  • Release of new episodes: Every Thursday
  • Average length of episodes: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Difficulty: Advanced / Sophisticated
  • Topics covered: stock investing, stock market, macroeconomics, US Dollar, inflation, deflation, monetary policy, alternative investing, and more

BEST INTERNATIONAL FINANCE PODCAST: FRT PODCAST

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Hosted by Brad Carr, the FRT Podcast is a blend of international finance and technology. Brad is often joined by executives and senior staff at leading multinational organizations driving change through technology. In a world where technology is more important than ever, and the global economy is being more connected than ever before, the FRT podcast provides real-time insights into initiatives and regulations from around the globe in an interesting and easy to understand manner. 

  • Hosts: Brad Carr
  • Website: www.iif.com
  • Release of new episodes: Sporadic
  • Average length of episodes: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Topics covered: innovative technologies, data sharing, data protection, machine learning, cloud computing, cultural change, digital era, and more

Alternate: Bloomberg Surveillance

Bloomberg Surveillance

With four co-hosts, Tom Keene, Jon Ferro, Lisa Abramowicz, and Paul Sweeney, make up the team on the Bloomberg Surveillance podcast. The goal of the show is to provide daily insights to the latest global trends in finance, economics, and investing, by chatting with leading financial experts from across the world. 

In fact, understanding global markets can help you be a better, more well-rounded investor, even when investing domestically. It can also help you spot trends and potential challenges on the horizon for your local markets. Covering a wide range of topics, the Bloomberg Surveillance podcast and team does a great job of providing actionable, timely insights impacting global financial markets.

  • Hosts: Tom Keene, Jon Ferro, Lisa Abramowicz, and Paul Sweeney
  • Website: www.bloomberg.com
  • Release of new episodes: Every weekday
  • Average length of episodes: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Topics covered: finance, global finance, macroeconomics, global economics, investing, financial markets, world economy, international finance, inflation, and more

BEST REAL ESTATE PODCAST: BIGGERPOCKETS REAL ESTATE

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With over 400 episodes, and over five years worth of weekly of interviews, the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, co-hosted by Brandon Turner and David Greene, is an industry-leading podcast that covers nearly all topics an investor wants to learn about – from very beginners to real estate tycoons. 

If you’re a new investor who hasn’t yet heard of BiggerPockets, you’re going to be very thankful that you did today. If you are familiar with BiggerPockets, you’re likely already thankful for having it as a resource.  

Particularly when it comes to real estate content and resources, look no further than BiggerPockets for the best of the best. Not only is their flagship podcast one of the best in the business, they also provide fantastic and invaluable resources and books on their website. In the podcast, Brandon and David clearly have a great relationship off the show that translates to a fantastic dynamic during the episodes. Both Brandon and David are successful real estate professionals and investors themselves, and as a result, they are able to share their stories with the audience as learning experiences and to really dig into the guest’s story to bring out the best learning opportunities for the listeners. 

  • Hosts: Brandon Turner and David Greene
  • Website: www.biggerpockets.com
  • Release of new episodes: Every Thursday and Sunday
  • Average length of episodes: 75 to 90 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Topics covered: rental properties, house flipping, commercial real estate, entrepreneurship, real estate investing tips, BRRRR, house-hack, and more

Alternate: Real Estate 101

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Real Estate 101, hosted by Robert Leonard, is a relatively new show that has quickly gained authority and popularity in the real estate podcast space. It was once a standalone show in its own podcast feed, but it has recently been combined with Robert’s other show, Millennial Investing, in one podcast feed. 

To summarize the show, Robert brings on a wide range of guests, from fellow “newbie” investors investing as a side hustle to full-time multimillionaire real estate investors to walk you through all the questions and roadblocks you face as a new investor. You don’t have to face the world of real estate investing alone – let Robert, and his guests, be your guide on your investing journey. Break past the paralysis-by-analysis stage and get your first deal, or next deal, done with actionable tips, strategies, and guidance from Robert and guests!

There is something to be said for learning from someone who has seen, and done, it all — who has already done everything you want to do and more, allowing you to learn from their mistakes without having to make them yourselves. However, there is also something to be said for learning alongside someone on their journey. This not only provides motivation, but it also shows you, the listeners, that you can do it to, while receiving updates in real-time. 

To illustrate, the latter is exactly what takes place with host Robert Leonard on the Real Estate Investing podcast. Robert has a wealth of knowledge from years and years of studying, but is still actively working to build his portfolio, which he shares his wins, and losses, along the way with the audience. 

In addition, as part of The Investor’s Podcast Network, similar to We Study Billionaires, the show’s audio quality is a top priority for the TIP team, leading to a great overall listening experience. 

  • Hosts: Robert Leonard
  • Website: www.theinvestorspodcast.com/real-estate-investing
  • Release of new episodes: Every Monday
  • Average length of episodes: 30 to 60 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Topics covered: how to get started in real estate investing, rental properties, house flipping, house hacking, live-in-flips, commercial real estate, real estate crowdfunding, and more

BEST CRYPTOCURRENCY PODCAST: THE POMP PODCAST

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The host’s goal with The Pomp Podcast is to help its listeners get smarter every day, by hearing discussions and interviews with the “most interesting” people in Bitcoin, crypto, business, and finance. These guests include cultural icons to billionaires and everyone in between.

It’s hard to find a bigger and more entertaining name in crypto than Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano. Finance, and specifically the intricacies of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, can often be very dry, boring, and hard to follow. This show makes the content entertaining and educational. It also provides multiple ways to consume the content – via podcasts or YouTube videos. Pomp asks great questions to really dig into the topic at hand, has no problem asking tough questions, and helps get the information out of the guest that the audience truly wants to learn. 

  • Hosts: Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano
  • Website: www.anthonypompliano.com
  • Release of new episodes: Every weekday 
  • Average length of episodes: 60 to 75 minutes
  • Difficulty: Advanced / Sophisticated
  • Topics covered: Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, monetary policy, macroeconomics, venture capital, stock market, technology, entrepreneurship, and more

Alternate: Unchained

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Laura Shin, host of the popular Unchained podcast, is an independent journalist who discuss all things crypto by speaking with and interviewing industry experts and pioneers on how crypto assets and blockchain technology are going to change the way people earn, spend, and invest money. 

This show is great because the guests are always high-quality, the host isn’t afraid of asking difficult questions, and she avoids leading the guests to specific responses. Her questions are open-ended, answering the who, what, when, where, why, of the topic at hand without coercing the guest into a specific response – allowing for a genuine conversation and learning opportunity.

  • Hosts: Laura Shin
  • Website: www.unchainedpodcast.com
  • Release of new episodes: Every Tuesday
  • Average length of episodes: 60 to 75 minutes
  • Difficulty: Advanced / Sophisticated
  • Topics covered: Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain, US Dollar, monetary policy, and more

LISTENING CALENDAR FOR THE BEST FINANCE PODCASTS

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CHOOSING THE BEST FINANCE PODCASTS

Here are the factors that were taken into consideration in choosing the best of the best. The first is, of course, the quality of the content. Meaning, how much value is the show providing its listeners? Second is how the host(s) is/are, how the guest(s) is/are, and what level their caliber is. Finally, how is the listening experience? Is the audio high-quality with good editing, minimal background noise, and without any side conversations or dead space? 

DISCLAIMER

This list was created with as unbiased reviews as possible from Robert Leonard. The opinions are his own and are not influenced by payments from advertisers. The author has been an avid podcast listener for over six years now, and he has been a podcaster for about two years. Ultimately, the rankings are based on what he believes add up to a great podcast. 

DIFFICULTY GUIDE

Beginner:

The topics discussed in the podcast sound foreign to you.

Beginner to Intermediate:

The topics discussed are relatively new to you but you may have already studied them in the past. In addition, the show covers topics from a beginner’s perspective in some episodes but also dives into intermediate topics that are slightly more complex.

Intermediate to Advanced:

You have studied the topics discussed in the given podcast. In addition, you understand and can apply the principles but you still have a bit of room to learn. Lastly, the show covers intermediate level subject matters that can get more advanced and complex within some episodes.

Advanced / Sophisticated:

You are towards the top of the scale in terms of comprehension of the show’s topics and consider them part of your expertise. In addition, you are able to fully understand and apply the concepts and strategies discussed.

The Investor’s Podcast: Best Finance Podcast

Mark Yusko

Morgan Creek Capital Management, Co- Founder, CEO, & CIO

Mark Yusko is the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management. He is also the Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets.

Morgan Creek Capital Management was founded in 2004 and currently manages close to $2 billion in discretionary and non-discretionary assets. Prior to founding Morgan Creek, Mr. Yusko was CIO and Founder of UNC Management Company (UNCMC), the Endowment investment office for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before that, he was Senior Investment Director for the University of Notre Dame Investment Office. Mr. Yusko has been at the forefront of institutional investing throughout his career. An early investor in alternative asset classes at Notre Dame, he brought the Endowment Model of investing to UNC, which contributed to significant performance gains for the Endowment. The Endowment Model is the cornerstone philosophy of Morgan Creek, as is the mandate to Invest in Innovation.

Mr. Yusko is again at the forefront of investing through Morgan Creek Digital Assets, which was formed in 2018. Morgan Creek Digital is an early stage investor in blockchain technology, digital currency and digital assets through the firm’s Venture Capital and Digital Asset Index Fund.

Mr. Yusko received a BA with Honors from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago.

Anthony Scaramucci

SkyBridge Capital, Founder & Co-Managing Partner

Prior to founding SkyBridge in 2005, Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001. Earlier, he was a vice president in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co. In 2016, Scaramucci was ranked #85 in Worth Magazine’sPower 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year –New York” Award in the Financial Services category. Anthony is amember of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), vice chair of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, a board member of both The Brain Tumor Foundation and Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a Trustee of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He was a member of the New York City Financial Services Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2012. In November 2016, he was named to President-Elect Trump’s 16-person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee. In June 2017, he wasnamed the Chief Strategy Officer of the EXIM Bank. He served as the White House Communications Director for a period in July 2017. Scaramucci, a native of Long Island, New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Michael Saylor

MicroStrategy, Co-Founder

Mr. Saylor is a technologist, entrepreneur, business executive, philanthropist, and best-selling author. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Office of MicroStrategy, Inc. (MSTR). Since co-founding the company at the age of 24, Mr. Saylor has built MicroStrategy into a global leader in business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. In 2012, he authored The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything, which earned a spot on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

Mr. Saylor attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving an S.B. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and an S.B. in Science, Technology, and Society.

Alex Saunders

Nugget's News, Founder & CEO

Alex Saunders is the founder and CEO of Nugget’s News, a digital media company focused on all things crypto. Alex has been captivated by cryptocurrency since 2012 and in 2017 he began educating globally on the benefits of cryptocurrency and how to safely acquireit. Nugget’s News has been listed as a top-20 podcast by Business Insider, ShapeShift and Lifehacker and has over 120k YouTube subscribers with 9 million total views.Alex is also heavily focused on his cryptocurrency education platform Collective Shift which currently serves over 4,500 members. provides his unique perspectives by utilising his expertise in fundamental analysis, technical analysis and market sentiment. He is working towards his mission of making it easier for everyone to understand the financial world.

James Putra

TradeStation Crypto, Inc., Sr. Director of Product Strategy

James helped launch TradeStation Crypto’s offering which utilizes a true online brokerage model that self-directed investors and traders have come to expect for equities, futures, and foreign currency markets. He is a reputed crypto asset specialist and blockchain thought leader focused on helping people find innovative ways to participate in this space. He is active in the blockchain community with speaking engagements, TV appearances and mentoring. James has over 15 years of experience in the Fintech industry.

Raoul Pal

Real Vision, Co-Founder & CEO

Raoul Pal is the Co-Founder and CEO of Real Vision, the world’s pre-eminent financial media platform, which helps members understand the complex world of finance, business, and the global economy.

Real Vision members also have access to Real Vision Crypto, a cryptocurrency and digital assets video channel watched by over 80,000 people. In addition, Raoul has been publishing Global Macro Investor since January 2005 to provide original, high quality, quantifiable and easily readable research for the global macro investment community hedge funds, family offices, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. It draws on his considerable 31 years of experience in advising hedge funds and managing a global macro hedge fund. Global Macro Investor has one of the very best, proven track records of any newsletter in the industry, producing extremely positive returns in eight out of the last twelve years.

He retired from managing client money at the age of 36 in 2004 and now lives in the tiny Caribbean island of Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Previously he co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for GLG Partners, one of the largest hedge fund groups in the world. Raoul moved to GLG from Goldman Sachs where he co-managed the hedge fund sales business in Equities and Equity Derivatives in Europe. In this role, Raoul established strong relationships with many of the world’s pre-eminent hedge funds, learning from their styles and experiences.

Other stop-off points on the way were NatWest Markets and HSBC, although he began his career by training traders in technical analysis.

Peter McCormack

What Bitcoin Did, Journalist

Peter McCormack is a full time journalist/podcaster covering topics such as Freedom, Human Rights, Censorship and Bitcoin. Peter created and hosts the What Bitcoin Did Podcast, a twice-weekly Bitcoin podcast where he interviews experts in the world of Bitcoin development, privacy, investment and adoption. Launched in November of 2017, the podcast has grown to over 100 episodes with a guest list that is a testament to the diversity of knowledge and opinions that represent the broader Bitcoin community. Expanding his growing list of human interest recordings, documentaries and films Peter has recently launched the Defiance podcast and DefianceTV.

Caitlin Long

Avanti Financial Group, Founder & CEO

22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. In 2018-20 she led the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 20 blockchain-enabling laws. From 2016-18 she jointly spearheaded a blockchain project for delivering market index data to Vanguard as chairman and president of Symbiont, an enterprise blockchain start-up. Caitlin ran Morgan Stanley’s pension solutions business (2007-2016), heldsenior roles at Credit Suisse (1997-2007) and began her career at Salomon Brothers (1994-1997). She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 1994), the Kennedy School of Government (MPP, 1994) and the University of Wyoming (BA, 1990).

Hunter Horsley

Bitwise Asset Management, CEO

Hunter Horsley is Chief Executive Officer of Bitwise Asset Management. Prior to Bitwise, he was a product manager at Facebook, working on advertiser products including the multibillion-dollar sponsored content ecosystem and ad breaks in videos. Before Facebook, Horlsey was a product manager at Instagram, responsible for multiple advertising products generating several hundred million dollars of revenue. He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in economics. Recently, Horsley was named a member of Forbes’ 2019 “30 Under 30” list.

Luke Gromen

Forest For The Trees, Founder & President

Luke Gromen has 25 years of experience in equity research, equity research sales, and as a macro/thematic analyst. He is the founder and president of macro/thematic research firm FFTT, LLC, which he founded in early 2014 to address and leverage the opportunity he saw created by applying what clients and former colleagues consistently described as a “unique ability to connect the dots” during a time when he saw an increasing “silo-ing” of perspectives occurring on Wall Street and in corporate America.

FFTT caters to institutions and sophisticated individuals by aggregating a wide variety of macroeconomic, thematic and sector trends in an unconventional manner to identify investable developing economic bottlenecks for his clients. Prior to founding FFTT, Luke was a founding partner of Cleveland Research Company, where he worked from 2006-14. At CRC, Luke worked in sales and edited CRC’s flagship weekly thematic research summary piece (“Straight from the Source”) for the firm’s clients. Prior to that, Luke was a partner at Midwest Research, where he worked in equity research and sales from 1996-2006. While in sales, Luke was a founding editor of Midwest’s widely-read weekly thematic summary (“Heard in the Midwest”) for the firm’s clients, in which he aggregated and combined proprietary research from Midwest with inputs from other sources.

Luke Gromen holds a BBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and received his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He earned the CFA designation in 2003.

Meltem Demirors

CoinShares, Chief Strategy Officer

Meltem Demirors is Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares, an investment firm that manages billions in assets on behalf of a global investor base, and is a trusted partner to investors and entrepreneurs navigating the digital asset ecosystem. Meltem oversees the firm’s managed strategies group and its New York office and leads corporate development.

Previously, she was part of the founding team of Digital Currency Group. As a veteran investor in the digital currency space, she has invested in over 250 companies in the ecosystem.

Meltem is passionate about education and advocacy, and teaches the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme and co-chairs the WEF Cryptocurrency Council.