When it comes to great Podcasts, it’s hard to go past Barry Ritholtz’s ‘Masters in Business’ series. Mr Ritholtz has a fantastic line up of interesting guests across a broad spectrum of disciplines and his broad knowledge of all-things-investing ensures the interviews are insightful and engaging.
Some of my favourites have included Leon Cooperman [Omega], John Carreyrou [Theranos reporter], Jim Chanos [Kykonis], Dr Raife Giovinazzo [Fuller & Thaler], Ed Thorp [Beat the Dealer], Yuval Noah Harari [Sapiens], Daniel Kahneman [Thinking Fast & Slow] and Jeffrey Sherman [DoubleLine].
Shane Parrish - Farnham Street
Shane Parrish is the founder of the fabulous Farnham Street blog, ‘a mecca for the world’s biggest money managers’ including Ray Dalio and Dan Loeb.
The blog and associated podcast interviews focus on personal betterment through improved mental agility and mindfulness. A treasure trove of content with a broad array of deep thinkers. Some of my favorite interviews have included Naval Ravikant, Atul Gawande, Annie Duke, Philip Tetlock and Robert Greene.
How I Built This - Guy Raz
If you want to learn about what makes a successful business, Guy Raz’s NPR podcast series, ‘How I Built This’, is a must. Raz delves into the characteristics of both great businesses and their CEOs. He gets a great line-up of high quality guests.
Some of my favorite podcasts include Chip Wilson [Lulumon], Ron Shaich [Panera Bread], Brian Scudamore [1-800-GOT-JUNK], James Dyson [Dyson], Arthur Blank [Home Depot], Herb Kelleher [Southwest Airlines], Sara Blakely [Spanx], Miguel McKelvey [WeWork] and Howard Schultz [Starbucks].
Understanding businesses can provide an edge in investing. Ask Buffett .. “I am a better investor because I am a businessman, and a better businessman because I am an investor.”
Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights — or to ruin. Some of my favourite podcast series have included Netflix vs Blockbuster, Fender vs Gibson, Ferrari vs Lamborghini and Ford vs Chevrolet. A 10 out of 10.
Value Investing With Legends
‘Value Investing with Legends’ is a series run by Columbia Business School with interviews with some of the world's greatest investors. The interviews cover their views on the investment management industry, how they developed their investment process and how they see the field changing over time.
Some great interviews including David Abrams, Tom Russo, Mario Gabelli, Chris Davis and Michael Mauboussin.
INVEST LIKE THE BEST - PATRICK O'SHAUGHNESSY
I’ve learnt a lot while taking in some of the great interviews on Patrick’s ‘Invest Like the Best’ podcast. He’s an A-grade interviewer who has a first class line-up of awesome guests willing to share what they’ve learned with you.
Some of my favourites have included Chuck Akre [Akre Capital], Sam Hinkie [Philadelphia 76ers], Josh Wolfe [Lux Capital] and Jerry Neumann [VC - ReactionWheel].
The David Rubenstein Show
David Rubenstein, the billionaire founder of private equity firm, The Carlyle Group, gets a distinguished line up of guests on his namesake show including some of America’s greatest CEO’s, Investors and Politicians.
Some of the interviews I’ve enjoyed include Paul Singer, Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Ken Griffin and James Gorman.
Capital Allocators - Ted Seides
Ted Seides of Protégé Partners is probably more famous for his ill-fated hedge fund bet against Warren Buffett than his podcast series. Notwithstanding, Mr Seides’ interviews are an excellent resource for investment knowledge.
Some of the interviews I have enjoyed on Ted’s podcast series include Paul Black [WCM], Andy Redleaf [WhiteBox], James Aitken [Aitken Advisers], Dan Ariely [Irrational Capital] and Thomas Russo [Semper Vic Partners].
WealthTrack - Consuelo Mack
Consuelo Mack’s Wealthtrack video interviews are available as audio recordings in podcast form. Consuelo has a great line up of interesting guests including many of the Investment Masters themselves. Mack’s focus on long term investing and her experience with financial markets ensures the interviews are insightful and entertaining.
Some of my favourite interviews have included Chuck Akre [Akre Capital], Cliff Asness [AQR], Ed Yardeni [Yardeni Research], Thomas Russo [Semper Vic Partners] and Chuck Royce [Royce Funds].
The Forbes Interview - Steven Bertoni
I stumbled across Steven Bertoni’s podcast series when I was searching for a podcast on a blog post I was writing. Mr Bertoni’s interviews are always interesting and he gets a solid line-up of guests across a broad array of disciplines.
I’ve enjoyed interviews with Paul Tudor Jones [Tudor Corporation], Tom Steyer [Farallon], Adam Neumann [WeWork], Ray Dalio [Bridgewater], Ron Shaich [Panera Bread], Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger [Sully] and Danny Meyer [ShakeShack].
We Study Billionaires - Preston Pysh/Stig Broderson
Preston and Stig get a diverse line up of great investors and business people on their podcast series. They’ll also often review interesting books, investors, investing styles, authors and business success stories.
Some interesting interviews include Robert Cialdini [Influence], Guy Spier [Aqua Marine Fund], Roger Lowenstein [Author], Jim Rogers [ex Quantum] and Ed Thorp [Beat the Dealer].