Last Updated on April 14, 2020 by Mark P.
Whether you listen at the gym, in your car, or riding the subway, podcasts are a great way to pass the time while also learning something new.
One of the fastest-growing parts of the podcast industry is Business & Finance. Need help with your personal finances? There are podcasts for that. Need to earn some extra income with a side gig? There are podcasts for that, too. But with so many to choose from, which one is right for you?
With that in mind, let’s examine some of the best financial podcasts being made today:
Are you looking to get a sense of what’s happening in the world of finance, but you only have ten minutes? Then this is the podcast for you. Stacey Vanek Smith and Cardiff Garcia from NPR’s Planet Money team provide a quick glimpse into the world of work, business, and the economy. Recent Episodes Include: How the FCC is trying to take on robocalls, China trade deal: A truce awakens, and Can you name five fine artists that are women?
What the people say: “Short, interesting, and almost always fun.”
The RISE Podcast is from Instagram-influencer turned best-selling author Rachel Hollis. The 37-year-old mother of four is the author of Girl, Wash Your Face, which has sold more than 880,000 copies in the United States alone. On her podcast, Hollis provides “tangible and tactical tools for your life and business.” Most episodes include an interview with a self-help guru, motivational speaker, or author. Hollis also does the occasional mailbag episode.
Recent Episodes Include: How to stop caring what others think with Ben Horowitz, The most important things I do every year, and How to build a business around social media with Naomi Davis of Love Taza.
What the people say: “I love how intentional she is with providing tactical tips as well as inspiring messages. She is consistent with her message of empowering women and inclusivity.”
The Side Hustle Show is — as you might expect — about the gig economy. Host Nick Loper walks listeners through a variety of ways to earn extra income: blogging, social media marketing, self-publishing, app development, and many more. Nick is focused on both full-time small business owners looking to grow and part-time entrepreneurs who are looking for ideas. He sticks to a regular weekly schedule, and most shows run in the 30-50 minute range.
Recent Episodes Include: Public domain publishing: $100k/year selling classic books on Amazon, Dropshipping and digital products on Etsy, and How to start a pet waste removal business: $50/hr part-time.
What the people say: “Nick’s show is an idea incubator for all current and aspiring side hustlers.”
If none of these podcasts are for you, don’t fret. There are quite literally thousands of podcasts being produced every day. Check out your podcast app or a site like Stitcher [https://www.stitcher.com/] to find one that’s perfect for you.