Top 10 Business Podcasts

Planet Money, The Indicator, and Business Wars lead the list

The podcast industry has exploded with growth over the past several years, and that growth has extended to entrepreneurial podcasts as well. There are over 1.5 billion podcasts globally as of Oct. 2020, according to

If you are looking to learn about the economy or stay up-to-date on the latest financial news, here are 10 podcasts for you.

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1. Planet Money

  • Episode release date: Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Average episode duration: 20 minutes to 30 minutes

Since 2008, NPR’s Planet Money has been explaining the economy in a fun and captivating manner, working to find creative ways to make sense of the big, complicated forces that move the economy. Recent episodes explore the distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine and a legal battle between businesses and unions.  

2. The Indicator from Planet Money

  • Episode release date: Weekdays
  • Average episode duration: 10 minutes

An offshoot of Planet Money, The Indicator helps listeners make sense of what’s happening today. Hosts Stacey Vanek Smith and Cardiff Garcia take a number or term from the news and find the context and big ideas behind it. The podcast provides insight into work, business, and the economy.

3. Business Wars

  • Episode release date: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Average episode duration: 30 minutes

David Brown tells listeners the stories behind competition in the business world. He looks at specific companies and reveals what drives their leaders and investors to new heights. Netflix versus HBO; Nike versus Adidas. Business is war, and the outcomes of these battles influence consumer habits.

4. Business Casual

  • Episode release date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Average episode duration: 30 minutes

Morning Brew’s Kinsey Grant interviews the biggest names in business to ask them questions listeners would want to know the answers to. Business Casual explores the stories behind the headlines, touching on topics like venture capital, social media, and streaming.

5. Masters in Business

  • Episode release date: Once a week
  • Average episode duration: 60+ minutes

Bloomberg opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz looks at the people and ideas that influence markets, investing, and business. Recent episodes feature Catherine Keating, CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and Dennis Lynch, head of Counterpoint Global at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

6. Marketplace

  • Episode release date: Weekdays
  • Average episode duration: 30 minutes

Kai Ryssdal provides listeners with context on the economic news of the day, explaining what is happening in the stock market and how macroeconomic policy can affect listeners and their businesses. Through stories, newsworthy numbers, and conversations with industry insiders, Marketplace helps listeners understand the economic world around them. 

7. The Journal 

  • Episode release date: Weekdays
  • Average episode duration: 20 minutes

Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson, of The Wall Street Journal, explain the most important stories of the day through the lens of business. Recent episodes discuss the government’s case for breaking up Facebook and Airbnb’s rough road to an IPO.

8. Snacks Daily

  • Episode release date: Weekdays
  • Average episode duration: 15 minutes

Robinhood’s Snacks podcast provides listeners with an entertaining breakdown of the top three business stories of the day. It coincides with Robinhood’s Snacks newsletter, which provides a fresh perspective on the day’s financial news.

9. Pivot

  • Episode release date: Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Average episode duration: 60 minutes

Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway offer insights into the biggest stories in tech, business, and politics. Together, the duo makes bold predictions as well as picks winners and losers. Recent topics include Facebook’s antitrust lawsuits, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, and DoorDash and Airbnb’s IPOs.

10. Money Talks

  • Episode release date: Tuesdays
  • Average episode duration: 25 minutes

Editors and correspondents from The Economist give listeners their opinions on the markets, economy, and world of business. Recent episodes discuss whether inflation will bounce back and the Biden administration’s economic “dream team.”

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