2017 Best Podcasts for Financial Independence, Financial Freedom, Investing, Early Retirement, and FIRE

FIRE-focusd podcasts

The Mad FIentist (Brandon) – FIDough Favorite the Mad FIentist interviews other respected “fientists” about their techniques and strategies for achieving early financial independence.  It is worth listening to this show from the beginning.  (5 stars on iTunes.)

The Financial Mentor Podcast (Todd Tresidder) – Although there have not been new episodes for some time, all of them are worth listening to if you are interested in FIRE. (5 stars on iTunes.)

Investing-focused podcasts (paper assets)

Invest Like the Best (Patrick O’Shaughnessy) – Wide ranging and generally very interesting interviews by quant investor Patrick O’Shaughnessy.  As he describes his show, ” In each episode, I speak with the most interesting people I can find, whose stories will help you better invest your time and your money, and teach you how to play with boundaries in your own life.”  (5 stars on iTunes.)

The Meb Faber Show Podcast (Meb Faber) – Meb Faber is a a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. He is a quant investor, and his show often explores more advanced investing topics that go beyond the usual buy and hold strategies.

 Money for the rest of us  (J.D. Stein) – A top ranked personal finance show on money, how it works, how to invest it and how to live without worrying about it.  Check out our review of this  show. (5 stars on iTunes.)

Morningstar Investing Insights Video (Morningstar) – This weekly podcast includes a deep dive into market insights, investing tips, retirement advice, and fund manager interviews.  Anyone interested in investing will learn a lot from this show.  There is also an audio only version available here. (4 stars on iTunes.)

Motley Fool Money (The Motley Fool) – This podcast features a team of Motley Fool analysts discussing the week’s top business and investing stories. They also often have great interviews with interesting guests. It is always entertaining, and definitely worth checking out. (4.5 stars on iTunes.)

Market Foolery (Motley Fool) – The Motley Fool’s daily look at stocks in the news, as well as the top business and investing stories. (5 stars on iTunes.)

Rule Breaker Investing (David Gardner) This weekly show features David Garner who shares his insights into today’s most innovative and disruptive publicly traded companies. His show also teaches about the stock market, and his his signature “Rule Breaker Investing” principles. The first several episodes, listed below, are worth there weight in gold. (4.5 stars on iTunes.)

Wealthtrack (Conseulo Mack) – Wealthtrack is devoted to helping Americans build and protect their wealth over the long-term.  It focuses on long-term diversified investing in stocks, bonds, real estate, insurance, art and collectibles. (4.5 stars on iTunes.)

Paul Merriman (Paul Merriman) – Paul Merriman’s “Sound investing for every stage in life” knocks it out of the park with its candid and straightforward discussion of investing dos and don’ts. This industry giant tells it like it is. (4.5 stars on iTunes.)

Retirement-focused podcasts

The Retirement Answer Man (Roger Whitney) – Podcast from a CFP with a focus on retirement. (5 stars on iTunes.)

Real estate investing-focused podcasts

The Bigger Pockets Podcast  (Josh Dorkin and Brandon Turner) – This show is a leading real estate investing podcast and is very popular. (5 stars on iTunes.)

General money/personal finance-related podcasts

Afford Anything (Paula Pant) – Paula became famous in the FI community for her success in real estate, but in this podcast she goes well beyond that.  Her weekly show covers a wide range of topics from freelancing, investing, and more. (4.5 stars on iTunes.)

Industry Focus (Various Motley Fool Analysts) – A daily podcast that provides industry-specific coverage on healthcare, technology, energy, consumer goods, and more. (4.5 stars on iTunes.)

The Money Guy Show  (Brian Preston and Bo Hanson) – This bi-weekly podcast comes from two fee-only financial planners who share their perspective on a wide variety of money topics. (5 stars on iTunes.)

So Money (Farnoosh Torabi) – A daily podcast that aims to brings candid conversations about money with the world’s top business minds, authors and influencers. (5 stars on iTunes.)

Motley Fool Answers (Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp) – A weekly podcast that focuses on the basics of personal finance along with periodic deep dives into topics. (4.5 stars on iTunes.)

 Radical Personal Finance (Joshua Sheats) – Joshua J Sheats, is a financial planner who teaches people how to live a rich life now while building a plan for financial freedom in 10 years or less.  Sometimes gets into politics and religion.  (4.5 stars on iTunes.)

The Stacking Benjamin’s Podcast (Joe Saul-Sehy, et al.) – Looking for fewer gurus and more discussions? Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the home of fun financial conversations. If you like podcasts for entertainment rather than hardcore financial tips, this is the show for you. (5 stars on iTunes.)

Planet Money (NPR) – The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. I’m surprised how often I learn something new when listening to this show. (4.5 stars on iTunes.)