TOP10 | Podcasts

Is binge-listening a thing? It’s no secret around the office that a few of us are podcast fanatics (yes, we’re talking about you James). Our favorite genres range from comedy to finance, and TV show runoffs to intense history lessons. In this post we are going to share some of the ones we just can’t get enough of right now.

Dee Ann Lechner

“Office Ladies.” That is my favorite right now.

ABOUT OFFICE LADIES: The Office co-stars and best friends, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, are doing the ultimate The Office re-watch podcast for you. Each week Jenna and Angela will break down an episode of The Office and give exclusive behind the scene stories that only two people who were there, can tell you. LISTEN NOW ON SPOTIFY

Clay Hixson

“How I Built This with Guy Raz.” I really like hearing how the people that started and grew the companies we know did it – the ups and downs and lessons learned.

ABOUT HOW I BUILT THIS: Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built. LISTEN NOW ON SPOTIFY

On the lighter side, “The Nateland Podcast,” by Nate Bargatze always makes me laugh.

ABOUT NATELAND: Stand-up comedian, Nate Bargatze, is hosting a new podcast – Nateland. It’s going to be real fun and funny…hopefully. Come and find out! LISTEN NOW ON SPOTIFY

Candace Smith

I’ve just started listening to podcasts as of recent, but I do enjoy listening to the “Snacks Daily,” podcast from Robinhood, which is about financial news.

ABOUT SNACKS DAILY: Digestible financial news. Get smarter fast with an entertaining breakdown of our top 3 business stories in 15 minutes. Pairs perfectly with your commute, workout, or morning oatmeal ritual. Hosted by Jack Kramer and Nick Martell. LISTEN NOW ON SPOTIFY

I also enjoy “The Rachel Cruz Show!”

ABOUT THE RACHEL CRUZ SHOW: Money should be fun, not stressful. Learn practical tips on how to save more money, get out of debt quickly and make progress toward your goals. You can take control of your money and create a life you love. LISTEN NOW ON SPOTIFY

David Greene

“Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History.” Dan likes to explore the extremes of human experience. An amateur historian, he researches deeply, and with a talent for storytelling, brings the topics or period to life in a way that is engrossing and that helps the listener understand not only the context of the past, but its relevance to the present.

ABOUT HARDCORE HISTORY: In “Hardcore History” the very unconventional Dan Carlin takes his “Martian”, outside-the-box way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This is a difficult-to-classify show that has a rather sharp edge. LISTEN NOW ON SPOTIFY

I also have to give a shoutout to “The Retirement and IRA Show,” with Jim Saulnier and Chris Stein, where I’ve made a couple of trust-related guest appearances. Some may even say I was the “guest star” of these episodes.

ABOUT THE RETIREMENT AND IRA SHOW: What do you get when you combine two knowledgeable CFP® PROFESSIONALS (one also a well-informed COLLEGE FINANCE INSTRUCTOR)? If you mix in relevant financial information and a healthy dose of humor you get the Retirement and IRA Radio Show! LISTEN NOW ON SPOTIFY

Virginia Groover

The Tim Ferriss Show is pretty good. There’s not really a consistent theme, other than that everyone he interviews in an expert in their field.

ABOUT THE TIM FERRISS SHOW: Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him “the world’s best human guinea pig,” and The New York Times calls him “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.” In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use. LISTEN NOW ON SPOTIFY

I also enjoy Freakonomics.

ABOUT FREAKONOMICS: Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. LISTEN NOW ON SPOTIFY

Choose FI is a James Motte recommendation that I’ve really enjoyed (for the low-cost index fund/buy and hold investors out there).

ABOUT CHOOSE FI: Jonathan & Brad explore the world of Financial Independence. They discuss reducing expenses, crushing debt, building passive income streams through online businesses and real estate. How to pay off debt, Crush your grocery bill and travel the world for free. No topic is too big or small as long as it speeds up the process of reaching financial independence. LISTEN NOW ON SPOTIFY

Have you heard? We’re celebrating our ten year anniversary in 2021! We’ll be sharing more of our TOP10s throughout the year to celebrate!

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