To say that podcasts have become incredibly popular within the past few years is an understatement. According to Edison Research, 74 million Americans listen to podcasts every week. Their popularity is largely due to the depth and breadth of content, from aviation to zen meditation, there is something for everyone.

Whether you’re a seasoned podcast aficionado or you’re just getting into it, with over 3 million podcasts and 160 million episodes available, finding good content can be overwhelming. Check out our curated list of the best podcasts for those in the financial advice industry covering finance news, management, advisor practice management, and thought leadership.

1. Financial Times News Briefing

By Financial Times
Available On: 
Apple, Spotify
Frequency:  Daily
Average Length:  10 mins
Summary:  From the newsroom of the Financial Times, FT News Briefing is a short daily rundown of the top global stories you need to know for the day ahead. Available every weekday morning, these short podcasts are a great way to get a concise overview of financial news.

2. Motley Fool Money

By The Motley Fool
Available On:  Apple, Spotify
Frequency:  Daily
Average Length:  25 mins
Summary:  Chris Hill and a team of Motley Fool investment analysts cover the day’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for long-term, business-focused investors.

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3. Financial Advisor Success

By Michael Kitces
Available On:  Apple, Spotify
Frequency:  Weekly
Average Length:  90 mins
Summary: The Financial Advisor Success podcast by leading industry consultant and thought leader Michael Kitces provides authentic success stories and perspectives from accomplished financial advisors and industry experts. Listeners will appreciate the podcast’s real and invaluable insights into building a successful advisory business.

4. The Perfect RIA

By Matthew Jarvis & Micah Shilanski
Available On:  Apple, Spotify
Frequency:  Semiweekly
Average Length:  25 mins
Summary:  Does your practice today resemble the dream you had when you started in this industry? Are you consistently delivering massive value to clients, while still having the time, energy, and money to live a life of passion? Tune into The Perfect RIA podcast to learn from real advisor how all this and more is possible.

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5. Mindy Diamond on Independence for Financial Advisors

By Mindy Diamond
Available On:  Apple, Spotify
Frequency:  Weekly
Average Length:  45 mins
Summary:  Mindy Diamond and Louis Diamond, nationally recognized recruiters and consultants to financial advisors, take listeners on a journey to explore this evolving industry landscape. Along with guests, including industry leaders and breakaway advisors, they discuss various models from the wirehouses, regional firms, broker dealers on through to independence.

Mindy Diamond On Independence

6. Wharton FinTech Podcast

By Wharton FinTech
Available On:  Apple, Spotify
Frequency:  Weekly
Average Length:  30 mins
Summary:  The Wharton FinTech Podcast discusses the trends, topics, and ideas that are reshaping the financial services industry. It features founders, investors, students, and thinkers from the world of FinTech. This podcast is geared towards listeners that are partial to academic thinking and value unique global perspectives.

7. Between Now and Success

By Steve Sanduski
Available On:  Apple, Spotify
Frequency:  Weekly
Average Length:  60 mins
Summary:  Host Steve Sanduski, CFP, is the founder of two financial services companies and New York Times bestselling author. This inspiring podcast presents strategies and tips needed to succeed in both business and life. In each episode, his guests — high achievers and visionary leaders — share their journey and the lessons they learned.

8. Coaching for Leaders

By Innovative Learning
Available On:  Apple, Spotify
Frequency:  Weekly
Average Length:  45 mins
Summary:  This long-running show hosted by Dr. Dave Stachowiak helps listeners discover leadership wisdom through insightful conversations. Dr. Dave Stachowiak brings perspective from a global leadership academy, plus more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie.

9. HBR IdeaCast

By Harvard Business Review
Available On:  Apple, Spotify
Frequency:  Weekly
Average Length:  30 mins
Summary:  Harvard Business Review’s highly acclaimed weekly podcast features leading thinkers and innovators in business and management. Harvard Business Review is one of the most prestigious business strategy and management magazines in the world, so it’s no surprise that the production value of their podcast is topnotch — nor is it a surprise that their podcasts have more than 2 million monthly downloads.

HBR IdeaCast podcast

10. Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

By Stanford eCorner
Available On:  Apple, Spotify
Frequency:  Weekly
Average Length:  45 mins
Summary:  Each week, experienced entrepreneurs and innovators come to Stanford University to candidly share lessons they’ve learned while developing, launching, and scaling disruptive ideas. These 45-minute episodes deliver tremendous value and knowledge.

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