Podcasts are great. They’re like audiobooks without that pesky time commitment. The problem is that there are more than half a million podcasts with over 18 million collective episodes. That’s SO many! How are you supposed to choose? You only have two ears! But don’t worry, we listened to hundreds of hours of money podcasts (because we’re a money and happiness company and some of us have very long commutes) to figure out which ones are worth your listen.
Hosted by author, TV host, and financial expert Farnoosh Torabi, So Money is a daily podcast that explores both the minutia of managing money and the bigger picture of how money affects all areas of our lives. In half of the episodes, Torabi interviews notable authors, business people, and influencers of all kinds about their money journeys. For the other half, Torabi directly answers your questions. Because it’s daily, there’s no shortage of content for you to enjoy. If today’s episode isn’t for you then maybe tomorrow’s or any of the over 800(!!!) back episodes will be.
Sometimes money and economics can seem really, really confusing. The NPR podcast Planet Money attempts to simplify it. With the tagline, “the economy explained,” Planet Money’s team of cohosts tackle financial jargon, economic news, and money stories with the goal of making sure you not only understand the subjects, but enjoy it, too. They’re able to make topics like index funds, pennies, and speculation into approachable, interesting stories.
Bad with Money with Gaby Dunn
If you ever feel like you’re just naturally bad with money, then join TV writer, actor, and bestselling author Gaby Dunn as she tries to figure out the basics of finance and how to be better with money. What started in season one as a very personal examination of Dunn’s failings with finance has evolved into a podcast that also tackles topics like economic mobility and universal basic income. Dunn’s honest, raw, and funny personality will keep you coming back for more.
Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life
Over almost 600 episodes, personal finance expert, award-winning author, podcaster, and speaker Laura Adams, better known as Money Girl, answers any, and I mean any, financial question you may have in under 30 minutes. Start listening at the most recent episode or dive deep into the archives to find out when to cancel a credit card, how to start investing, or how much cash to carry in your wallet. If you’ve got a financial question, Money Girl has probably already answered it.
The Fairer Cents
Podcasts where two funny friends talk to each other about a given topic for an hour are a dime a dozen. But The Fairer Cents separates itself by delivering serious financial tips along with the laughs. Hosts Tanja Hester and Kara Perez talk the wage gap, the struggles of being a woman in the workforce, the cost of self-care, and other serious financial topics affecting women today. All while somehow still staying optimistic, having fun, and cracking jokes.