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5 FinTech Podcasts To Help You Keep Up with Industry Trends

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Although podcasts have existed for close to 20 years, they’ve only recently exploded in popularity. According to recent data, there were almost 2,000,000 podcasts with over 47 million episodes as of March 2021. No wonder finding a new show worth investing your time into can sometimes feel like searching for a very small needle in an exceedingly large haystack! In the FinTech space alone, there are a huge number of potential shows to tune into, so the Quill team has curated a few recommendations for you. Here are five FinTech podcasts to help you stay in the loop with the latest industry trends and insights:

1. So Money 

Winner of both the Plutus Awards’ 2016 Top Financial Podcast Award and Entrepreneur magazine’s Top Female-Hosted Podcast, So Money is a double-hitter designed to inspire, educate, and fascinate. Hosted by finance expert and bestselling author, Farnoosh Torabi, the show features a series of thoughtful and in-depth interviews with various finance notables, including Arianna Huffington, Seth Godin, Robert Kiyosaki, and Jim Cramer. Whether you’re just beginning to delve into the basics of money management or you’re already pretty financially savvy, this is one podcast you simply can’t afford to miss. So Money leaves no financial topic unplumbed, from how to begin paying back your student loans, filing your taxes, and entering the real estate market to navigating your finances during periods of increased market volatility… like a global pandemic, for instance!

2. The Ramsey Show

No list of finance-related podcasts would be complete without this seminal show hosted by radio personality and finance expert, Dave Ramsey. Author of the bestsellers The Total Money Makeover and Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money, Ramsey is an internationally recognized personal finance expert renowned for his baby steps approach to financial security and the snowball method of paying off debt. Tune in as callers of all ages, genders, races, and creeds share their money stories and receive sound financial advice to help them on their journey to debt freedom.

3. TechTrends

A word of warning—this is not your typical technology-themed podcast. While most shows in this category focus almost exclusively on surface-level trends in consumer tech, such as rumors around or specs released for the latest digital device or gaming console, TechTrends tackles the implications behind deeper trends in technology relevant to today’s current events, from advances in 5G technology and cloud-based solutions to the implications of artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Hosted by Anish Bhimani, Chief Information Officer for JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking, this podcast is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to delve more deeply into the tech world and gain new insight from every episode.

4. The Great Indoors 

Thanks to the continuing disruption wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no great exaggeration to acknowledge that our entire way of life has been upended. As a society, the ways in which we now interact, work, educate and entertain ourselves have drastically changed, with routine activities becoming unrecognizable to our naive pre-pandemic selves. However, one silver lining is that these changes have helped birth new advances and spurred existing technologies to unexpected and unprecedented heights. Join Matt Roberts, Marketing Director for Amdocs in North America, as he interviews various esteemed guests to talk about the impact of the current pandemic on technology, digital culture, and our online behaviors.

5. PwC’s Finance15

An exciting newcomer to the FinTech-related podcasting landscape, Finance15 is dedicated to educating senior leaders about how to transform their finance functions to improve operational efficiency, align with overall company strategy, and rapidly respond to changes in economic and business circumstances, including evolving technologies and industry trends. Hosted by Adam Boutros, fellow Torontonian and Partner of the Assurance Branch of PwC, this podcast features a series of interviews with eminent industry executives, specialists, and consultants to discuss the importance of finance transformation in an organization, how to get started, and best practices to ensure a positive impact.

Financial literacy is crucial in today’s world, whether it’s for personal use or for identifying the direction and growth of your brand. The key is to learn how to make your money work for you, and if you’re a podcaster – you can still make this happen. When it comes to podcast monetization, it’s definitely a long-term practice. But educating yourself on how the financial world works is key and the FinTech podcasts we mentioned throughout this article are a great place to start.

About the Author: Fatima Zaidi is the CEO and co-founder of Quill Inc., the world’s first one-stop marketplace and agency where podcasters can find pre-vetted expert freelancers who will save them time, improve their podcast quality, and help grow their audience. With the expertise of veteran technical marketers, unique access to podcasting data, and a CEO that comes from a sales hacking background, Quill is positioned to be a fast-growing company.

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