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Podcasts - top 12 summer listens

by Lewis Panther SA FIN | 12 Dec 2018
If you want to have a laugh at some good old fashioned skittish humour, brush up on your blockchain and other business issues or just daydream about a new job, FINSIA’s summer list of podcasts will help you wile away the hot afternoons over the next few weeks. 500 Podcasts - top 12 summer listens - FINSIA - InFinance

We’ve got everything from finance and property to film buffs chatting about their favourites and even Marvel’s first outing into the world of podcasts. 

Turn them on, chill out and have a listen.

1. Finance & Fury

Aims to address the lack of formal financial education people get through their school years. Mondays look at personal finance. “Say What” Wednesdays are for for those questions with an itch that you need to scratch and Furious Fridays is for digging a little deeper into the mysteries and misconceptions about finance and the economy.

2. Hey, Cool Job!

Ever met a LEGO designer, war reporter, gold digger or a scuba diving instructor and thought, “Hey, cool job!”? This is for those who are curious about careers they make movies about. American writer Mary H.K. Choi unveils their everyday lives. Makes you consider a mid-life career crisis.

3. Banking Weekly, FT

Each week the FT banking team discuss the biggest banking stories of the week, bringing you global insight and commentary on the top issues concerning this sector. If you don’t want to have regular updates on Brexit and its implications, probably best avoiding this one.

4. Banking on Blockchain

Explores developments in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries around the world from a regulatory and public affairs perspective. With episodes having titles like the WildWest of Blockchain, Hashing Heathcare Solutions, it suggests that disruptive technology is continuing to have a major impact.

5. Wooden Overcoats

Anyone hankering for a bit of silly old school British comedy should plug into this gem, which is now three seasons old. Rival funeral directors in a tiny village on a small island in the middle of the English Channel bicker and battle each other for business. If the fact that the original parlour was founded by serial bigamist Gilbert Funn in the 15th century doesn’t tickle you, nothing will. Oh, and it’s narrated by a gossipy mouse.

6. Bank on It, John Siracusa

Every week show host John Siracusa talks to fintech leaders and entrepreneurs to uncover their stories and creations - and the most important topics in fintech today.

7. The Property Couch

With the rollercoaster ride Australian property is facing, two of the country’s top experts Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley regularly sit down to get to the nub of the issues affecting homebuyers and investors.

8. The Rewatchables

Everyone loves listing their best films and arguing why they’re on it. Here a group of movie geeks go over some of the greatest blockbusters of the past 30 years, pulling them apart and bigging them up. I guarantee it will have you digging into your own movie library when you get home.

9. Bank To Bank, Chris Nichols

This podcast is designed by bankers for bankers with the goal of improving industry performance. Each week of the season we deconstruct a single aspect of banking that makes a bank outperform their peers. More than just raising issues, this podcast will interview top bankers and industry experts in order to provide practical solutions to modern problems.

10. Wolverine: The Long Night

Marvel doing talkies? Sounds unlikely. But the world’s favourite cigar-chomping mutant is now a podcast that is getting rave reviews. Spoiler alert, The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage has replaced Hugh Jackman in the title role. But the moody sound effects set this up perfectly.

11. Without Fail

Alex Blumberg interviews people from the worlds of business, sport and culture with - as the name suggests - a particular focus on how they failed and what they learned while doing it. The first two episodes are a fascinating conversation with Andrew Mason who founded, and was then fired from, Groupon.

12. Making Obama

What took Barack Obama from idealistic community organizer in Chicago, to law school, and on to political ladder becoming the 44th President of the United States.
Friends, former bosses and formative figures in his life as well Obama himself took part in this podcast about the origins of his remarkable journey to becoming the first African American president.


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