Financial advisors behave very much like startups. You can learn a lot about innovation, leadership, presentation skills and entrepreneurialism from Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders podcast. Every episode features insights from some of the most accomplished thought leaders. The interviews are always focused and to the point. The average podcast is 35 minutes. Check out interviews with Michael Terrell on "Healing Broken Teams from Inside Out" and Clara Shih of Hearsay Social on "Attracting the Constantly Connected Consumer."
2. Masters in Business
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz has a point of view but never lets it get in the way of the amazing minds the Bloomberg brand is able to attract. He allows his accomplished guests time to get into some nuanced discussions on everything from risk management to taxation to running a business. The average podcast is 70 minutes. Check out podcasts with social psychologist Daniel Kahneman and Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle.
3. Protect Your Assets
Assets are what financial advisors are pledged to protect. Financial expert David Hollander, president of Liberty Group, uses this podcast to educate listeners on how to do just that. His lectures range from preserving principal, risk, equities, real estate, social security, insurance, annuities and alternative investments. The average podcast is 50 minutes. Check out “And Suddenly Everything Changed” (about the financial impact of injury) and “10 Retirement Disasters that People Have Lived to Regret.”
4. The 'So Money' Podcast With Farnoosh Torabi
The So Money podcast promises “Candid Conversations for a Richer, Happier Life.” What it delivers daily is consistently high-quality and accessible content on a wide variety of financial topics. Host Farnoosh Torabi is a popular speaker and her presentation skills are on good display. Industry thought leaders such as Tim Ferriss, Jim Cramer and Tony Robbins appear. Every week, Farnoosh answers readers’ questions in a highly entertaining podcast. The average podcast is 30 minutes. Full transcripts are available on the website. This is a great one to recommend to clients. Highlights include an interview with Mr. Money Mustache
5. The 'Radical Personal Finance' With Joshua Sheats
Host Joshua Sheats is a very smart and personable financial advisor who gets into the nitty gritty details of financial matters mundane and exotic. But in every case he offers insights and life hacks that will make you smile. Are you upside down on a car loan?Are you a recovering spender?Do you want to practice stealth wealth? The Radical Personal Finance podcast will rock your world. The average episode is 35 minutes. Full transcripts are available on the website.
6. Listen, Money Matters
This irreverent podcast is the fever dream of Andrew Fiebert. He used to work at an investment bank and started his website/podcast after realizing that there wasn’t really a good place for people to learn about personal finance. The emphasis is on the four fundamentals of personal finance: budgeting, investing, paying off debt, and income growth. It’s not for the faint of heart, but then, neither is finance. Best to listen to this one with a headset or when you’re alone. A typical episode: “What the F**k is Dollar Cost Averaging.” The average podcast is 33 minutes. The website has related articles for further reading.
7. The Investors Podcast
This podcast is for you if you buy the hosts’ assumption that by studying billionaires and other successful investors, you can learn something important. Stig Brodersen and Preston Pysh curate a show that’s devoted to studying the strategies immensely wealthy investors have used to make it big in equities. And their “gets”—folks such as Carl Icahn or Phil Knight—are immensely entertaining. Ever wonder what it’s like to attend the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ meeting (complete with audio of Q&A)? Don’t want to read a book such as Tony Hsieh’s Delive
8. Entrepreneur on Fire
Financial advisors can learn a lot from entrepreneurs. After all, advisors are looking to work for themselves, control their financial destinies, and are constantly trying to raise capital. This podcast is dedicated to the proposition that the best way to learn is by studying the best practices (and failures) of others. To that end, this daily podcast serves up a wide variety of successful entrepreneurs who talk about a range of issues of interest to advisors. Want to hear about the development of the Frappuccino? Check out the conversation with Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks North America. Is your ego the enemy or an asset? Author Ryan Holiday has a perspective. The website is outstanding, with something unique: detailed time stamps for each podcast to make finding exactly what you want easy. The average podcast is 30 minutes.
9. Girlboss Radio
Looking for women’s perspectives in podcasting? Girlboss Radio brings you some of the most successful women in finance, curated by a host with a fiercely feminist sensibility, Sophia Amoruso, author of the 2014 business best seller #GIRLBOSS. The podcast features straight-ahead business conversations with executives such as GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock and Bumble founding CEO Whitney Wolfe.
10. The Big Shift
This podcast is your guide for all things values-driven, motivational and business-sustaining. Your instructor is business coach Bill Baren, and tuition is free. The Big Shift provides a community for big-hearted entrepreneurs who reject the idea that business must be cutthroat and devoid of values. Guests reach for a world where their dream businesses do well by doing good. The podcast shares proven practices in marketing, sales/enrollment, self-motivation, socially responsible investing and making values work at a profit. The website is rich in audio and video. The average video is relatively short, from seven to 15 minutes. We like "Can a Nice Guy Really Finish First in Business?".