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Top 10 investing podcasts for Australian investors

by Angela Thompson, Sharesight

Investors are always looking to learn and get an edge in their investing, and a great way to learn is by listening to investing podcasts. Here we look at the top 10 podcasts as rated by the Sharesight team.

Here are our favourite investing podcasts for Australian investors

(in alphabetical order)

  1. Aussie Firebug
  2. The Australian Investors Podcast
  3. Devils and Details
  4. Equity Mates
  5. Freakonomics Radio
  6. The Money Cafe
  7. Planet Money
  8. The Richards Report
  9. Shares for Beginners
  10. Your Wealth

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1 – Aussie Firebug

Aussie Firebug is an anonymous podcaster and advocate of the FIRE movement. While his blog and podcast are focused on attaining financial independence, there are a lot of practical tips here, even for regular investors. The Firebug openly shares his investing strategies and goals, with monthly updates on how he’s tracking. He also interviews other young investors who are on their way to reaching financial independence, as well as industry leaders such as best-selling author Peter Thornhill and Sharesight’s own Doug Morris.

2 – The Australian Investors Podcast

The Australian Investors Podcast is hosted by Rask Group founder Owen Raszkiewicz. Owen Interviews some of Australia’s leading investors and financial thinkers, who openly share their successes and failures. It’s a great way to pick up some new tips and become a better investor in the long run.

3 – Devils and Details

Devils and Details is a podcast from Business Insider that covers both in-depth Australian and overseas financial news. The podcast regularly features finance professionals from such firms as J.P. Morgan, ANZ and Westpac.

4 – Equity Mates

Equity Mates is hosted by Bryce and Alec, two young Aussies who aim to be the #1 podcast for beginner investors by unpacking the world of investing, “from beginning to dividend”. Jump right in, or start by listening to their essential “basic 101” episodes, before digging into their interviews with expert investors.

5 – Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio is the award-winning podcast hosted by one of the writers of the book of the same name. Overall, the podcast covers broad socio-economic topics, and explores the “hidden side of everything”. And while the podcast isn’t focused on investing, the episode entitled “The stupidest thing you can do with your money” was especially popular when it came out in mid-2017.

6 – The Money Cafe

The Money Cafe is hosted by two of Australia’s most renowned finance journalists: Alan Kohler and James Kirby. Together, they talk about the week’s finance news. As stated on The Money Cafe webpage: “Alan Kohler and James Kirby have enjoyed a long and fruitful working career that has evolved into a charming friendship. So in addition to analysing the news that matters, they pull no punches when it comes to questioning each others opinions.”

7 – Planet Money

Planet Money is another podcast out of the USA. Similar to Freakonomics Radio (see above), it covers seemingly insignificant topics that have broad socio-economic impacts, such as the secret document that transformed China, and the marketing genius (scam?) behind premium vodka.

8 – The Richards Report

The Richards Report is hosted by Ted Richards, a former AFL player who is now the Director of Business Development at Six Park. His podcast focuses on basic investing principles, including a great series on behavioural economics. He also interviews industry leaders such as ex Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner.

9 – Shares for Beginners

Shares for Beginners is relatively new on the podcast scene, but it has a solid focus of attempting to demystify investing jargon. Host Phil Muscatello has already interviewed local industry leaders, including Vanguard Australia’s Robin Bowerman, and Sharesight’s own Doug Morris.

10 – Your Wealth

Your Wealth is hosted by NAB’s Gemma Dale. The weekly series outlines strategies to build your wealth by investing. Recent topics include the inverted yield curve, small cap investing, and global debt markets.

We hope you enjoyed this list of our favourite investing podcasts for Australian investors. If your favourite podcast wasn’t mentioned, please share it with us via Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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