An Emmy award-winning US-based podcast that’s ambitious in its scope; it promises to take any topic from listeners and it will link it back to the economy. Ergo listeners don’t only leave with a better understanding of economic forces, but also the world. Hosted by Amanda Aronczyk, Mary Childs, Karen Duffin, Jacob Goldstein, Sarah Gonzalez, and Kenny Malone, episodes typically run between 15 and 30 minutes — and recent topics include the spam call bounty hunter.
It’s Not About the Money
Host Catherine Morgan’s podcast has women in business at its core, offering practical financial management tips to be economically resilient. The qualified financial adviser and financial money coach discusses important, relevant topics without any of the confusing jargon. Issues talked about have included the importance of discussing financial trauma and its impact, how to feel OK when you’ve the chance to earn more money and the ways to overcome financial shame. Her practical and reasonable advice will help listeners enjoy a better relationship with money. Episodes have been called down-to-earth and insightful, bringing a fresh perspective to finance, something that can have the reputation of being rather flat. The podcast also deals with issues such as financial stress and managing finances for those who are self-employed. This is a must-listen for millennial women based in the UK.
The Which? Money Podcast
With so many only all too aware of the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, host Lucia and Which?’s team of experts offer free tips to help consumers get on top of bills. The first episode of 2023 is reassuringly called How to save hundreds in 2023, looking at ways to freshen finances for the coming year. You’ll also learn the art of haggling and the one hack that could reduce your energy bill. Other episodes include caring for your pet during the cost-of-living crisis, the strangest scams of 2022 and the reality of not paying bills. This is very much a straightforward, practical podcast, answering the questions that some may felt uncomfortable asking. As well as tackling the issues hitting your pocket, from spiralling energy costs to your weekly food shop, episodes also feature listener Q&As — ideal for consumers who want to be better informed.
The Art of Money Saving
Opera singer Joshua interviews guests from all over the world on subjects such as financial freedom, student loans, personal finance and investing. Catherine Morgan, who has her own podcast, has appeared as have The Financial Imagaineer and The Frugal Expat. These inspirational financial stories come from everyday people (dare we say ‘normal’) and include conversations on a guide to UK shared ownership — potentially of importance during a cost-of-living crisis — and how the aforementioned financial downturn could impact on long-term plans. There’s even advice for parents wanting to be thriftier.
The What Bitcoin Did Podcast
Bamboozled by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Then host Peter McCormack can enlighten you with interviews featuring experts in the world of Bitcoin development, privacy, investment and adoption. Rated 4.8/5 on Apple Podcasts, this is a twice-weekly show that is touted as the number one on the subject of Bitcoins.
Frugality, but make it fun… it may not sound possible, but Jen Smith and Jill Sirianni succeed in advising on just about everything. Each episode is dedicated to controlling your spending without all that shame and guilt that many feel if adhering to a strict budget. If you’re trying to save money, spend less or reach financial independence, this one is probably for you. For anyone who self-sabotages their budget, listen to the most recent episode. You’ll be nodding your head in agreement. This is something that won’t make you feel bad for having overspent; rather, if you want to be frugal and fantastic at the same time, Jen and Jill will do their best to help.
How to be a MoneyMagpie
Money expert Jasmine Birtles advises on saving cash (and maybe making a little extra on the side). She looks at how to save money around the house — of particular importance given current financial concerns — and delivering nutritious but inexpensive meals. Jasmine also looks at older fashioned ways of running our lives with that help the planet as well as helping our pocket. Each episode contains an expert interview who’ll help us better understand what’s going on internationally and why it matters to us — the episode with economist Nick Hubble is especially great, as he explains how global events affect banks, businesses and individuals.
From the mind of host Stephen J Dubner, co-author of the best-selling Freakonomics books, this weekly podcast aims to explore all the things that you always thought you knew but didn’t, as well as the subjects you never thought you wanted to know, but now do. From the economics of sleep (yes, really) to more serious issues like minimum wage and pay gaps, Dubner reveals his knowledge with the help of Nobel laureates, provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs.
According to Paula Pant, you can afford anything but not everything — it’s all about decisions, that’s the premise of her podcast. It may just seem to be an episodic dedicated to money and investing, but under the surface, Paula’s podcast assesses how to look critically and — hopefully — make smarter choices. From interviews with researchers, academics, authors and scientists, you’ll learn decision-making frameworks. Episodes include how to schedule your day for peak enjoyment (sounds good to us), the possibilities around early retirement and the debate between repaying debt or investing. Though it’s an American-based podcast, much of the content will make financial sense for local listeners.
Maven Money Personal Finance Podcast
Dubbed as one of the UK’s premier personal finance audio shows, host Andy Hart shares wealth creation and creative financial planning strategies in a way that’s not only informative but accessible to those who don’t have a lot of financial knowledge. With episodes averaging just over 20 minutes, this series discusses a diverse range of personal finance topics from investments, insurance, and money biases. The aim, of course, is to help ensure listeners ‘behave your way to wealth and don’t misbehave your way to poverty’.