The 5 Best Fintech Podcasts of 2021

Newly formed fintech companies are transforming the global economy right in front of our eyes.

Today, retail investors can invest commission-free, developers can easily build financial features into their products, and consumers have the flexibility to buy now, pay later for almost anything. 

Whether you’re a fintech newbie or a veteran of the financial services industry, the collection of podcasts below will keep you from missing out on all the latest changes happening in fintech.

The best fintech podcasts

What makes a fintech podcast episode great?

Fintech is changing so rapidly that both people newly interested in the space and those who’ve been aware of its importance for years find themselves struggling to keep up. 

Our selection of podcasts is entertaining enough to keep you listening and informative enough to make you comfortable talking about fintech in a room full of experts. 

Here’s our collection of the best fintech podcasts of the year:

Best fintech podcast for finance newbies

Snacks Daily

Robinhood’s Snacks Daily is hosted by Jack Kramer and Nick Martell, originally founders of the MarketSnack’s newsletter. Every weekday the pair get together for an entertaining ~20 minute breakdown of financial news headlines. This podcast has a low barrier to entry, and is a great place to start for anyone new to fintech.

In this episode of Snacks, Jack and Nick breakdown the most shocking fintech rumor of the year - PayPal exploring a $45 Billion acquisition of Pinterest to create a “Super App.”

Best fintech podcast for economics lovers without friends in finance

Planet Money

The team behind the Planet Money podcast describes listening to their show like calling up a friend and saying, "meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." The podcast mostly covers stories in the broader economy, but occasionally focuses on fintech.  

In this episode, Nick Fountain and Mary Childs unpack Robinhood’s controversial January 28th decision to freeze purchases of shares for a number of companies, most notably GameStop.

Best fintech podcast for aspiring fintech entrepreneurs

Wharton Fintech Podcast

The Wharton Fintech Podcast hosts conversations with fintech entrepreneurs, investors, and other people “revolutionizing global financial services.”

In this episode of the podcast, Gabriela Ariana Campoverde chats with Michelle Tran and Sasha Pilch, co-founders of NYC Fintech Women, about how building a network that empowers women as they advance in the fintech industry - and their original motivation.

Best fintech podcast for traditional financial services professionals

Bloomberg Oddlots

Every Monday and Thursday hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway interview financial experts to discuss market crazes and emerging trends.  

In this episode of Oddlots, Joe and Tracy interview China Tech analyst Dan Wang, of Gavekal Dragonomics. He breaks down the recent crackdowns by Chinese authorities on fintech companies and their impact on investors. 

(note: Oddlots is one of Fintech Business Weekly author, Jason Mikula’s, favorite fintech podcasts)

Best fintech podcast for fintech industry insiders

Breaking Banks

Every week host Brett King brings on fintech industry experts ranging from people at the bleeding edge of technology to the people making fintech more inclusive.

In this episode of Breaking Banks, Brett talks with experts about the companies that put embedded finance tools in the hands of small businesses.

Top fintech podcast honorable mentions

  1. The Pomp Podcast: Building a Fintech Unicorn with Eric Glyman
  2. AcquiredFM: Modern Treasury
  3. All-In Podcast: Robinhood's GameStop decision: Why did it happen and how can it be prevented in the future?
  4. Fintech Insider: 576. News: Fintech, assemble! Plaid, Stripe, and Klarna announce partnerships 
  5. Colossus: Dave Girouard - Making Better Loans

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