Often, podcasts can afford to be more in depth than the brief finance segments on TV or radio news, and there’s such a wealth of options it’s likely you’ll find one to suit your interests and needs.
Here’s a list of some quality audio content, tailor-made for Australian investors.
Run by the anonymous ‘Firebug’ this podcast has a strong focus on attaining financial independence – making enough from your investments that you don’t need to work. The podcast interviews new people each episode who have reached, or are on their way to, financial independence.
What we like about it: Hearing from ordinary people about their journey to financial independence provides a fresh perspective and makes it more relatable.
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The Australian Investors Podcast
The Australian Investors Podcast hosted by Owen Raszkiewicz, the founder of the Rask Group, is relatively new on the scene. In each episode the presenter interviews a different finance and investment guru, who shares their investment insights and tips.
What we like about it: The guests on the show not only share their investment insights but also their personal story, focussing on how their career developed. This makes for a multi-layered and interesting chat.
Devils and Details
Business Insider’s offering discusses financial news, developments, policy and strategy, both in Australia and overseas. They regularly have finance professionals and key economists on as guests to provide their views and opinions.
What we like about it: A great go-to source for in depth investment news and from such a trusted source, what more could you want?
Equity Mates is hosted by Bryce and Alec, two young Aussies with a strong interest in finance. They provide an accessible and entertaining introduction to investing.
What we like about it: The presenters neatly breakdown complex and intimidating investment concepts, making it a great podcast for newcomers.
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The Money Cafe
Alan Kohler and James Kirby, from the Australian, record a weekly chat mulling over the week’s financial news. In each episode of The Money Cafe, Alan discusses some of his recent writing from his website with James acting as interviewer.
What we like about it: Kohler and Kirby are two of Australia’s most renowned finance journalists and have worked together for years. So, while listeners will get a good dose of finance news and interesting insights, there is also plenty of banter thrown around making it an entertaining podcast.
The Richards Report
What we like about it: Richards has managed to interview some very interesting people, including former Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner and ex-AFL captain Chris Judd.
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NAB’s Gemma Dale hosts this podcast, discussing strategies and tips to build your wealth, with a strong emphasis on investing.
What we like about it: Each week she examines a different topic, from different tools and investment instruments, to the influence of technology, to investing abroad.
These are just a few of the many podcasts covering investing in Australia, let alone the rest of the world, but they should help to get you started. And as always, you can learn more about investing on Canstar’s own Investor Hub.
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