Your Money Briefing is your personal-finance and career checklist, with the news that affects your money and what you do with it. From spending and saving to investing and taxes, the Wall Street Journal’s finance reporters and experts break down complicated money questions every weekday to help you make better decisions about managing your money. Hosted by J.R. Whalen.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Informative at times; very rookie info other times - What is that terrible screeching sound at the beginning of each podcast?? It started appearing maybe around late December ‘. WSJ has a tough task on hand because a lot of young folks are entering the financial world these days, and so WSJ has been releasing some podcasts that offer tips and guidelines for rookies who are learning the ropes of personal finance. That makes some episodes too skippable for those who have been at it financially for years. Sometimes I still listen to those episodes geared towards young folks but I’d prefer each episode to be more deeply informative.
2. Terrible intro noise - what happened - Ok- stars because I love the content and JR is great to listen to. Fantastic content. With that said, since the start of there is this glitchy high pitch intro on the sound track that is loud and KILLS your ears. What happened and please fix it - a concerned and avid WSJ listener
3. Missing Details, Sometimes Ignores Biggest Issues - Since the people being interviewed know the questions in advance, why do their answers almost always refer to generalities rather than specifics? And how can your interviewees and hosts ignore obvious and in your face true answers? Example- just listened to a podcast that stated Americans have $. Trillion in “excess” savings. How could neither the host nor the interviewee not mention the trillions of dollars the government has thrown into the economy over the past year? One of the biggest answers to why “excess” savings is obviously that most Americans received a ton of money from the federal government over the past year, and the majority of those Americans never lost any income and therefore didn’t need those “relief” funds. When you miss such an obvious point, it hurts your credibility.
4. I could only stand one episode… - …which was the car lease v. buy episode. The personal finance reporter’s description of car acquisition was biased towards leasing (a complex and typically more expensive way to acquire a car), lacked nuance and was unsophisticated. I heard too many things wrong with the reporter’s description to list here. My advice: don’t do anything based on what you hear in this podcast. We should expect more savvy and detail from the reporter for a financial publication.
5. Stop the repetitive advertisements - I listen to what’s news, money, and tech news. The same commercial is played at the beginning and end of the podcast. Do you understand how irritating that is? I don’t mind ads but you need to vary them up. I will never support companies that you repetitively advertise.
6. You’re welcome - Can Ann Terguson stop saying “you’re welcome” when being thanked for being on the show? I’ve never heard someone say this before. Other people say Thank you so much for having me or something like that. How self important is she to say You’re welcome to something like that like she’s doing the host a favor. Maybe she is doing him a favor but I can’t imagine someone who is actually popular and widely sought after being so arrogant as to say You’re welcome for something like this.
7. Are they even researching their topics? - This podcast uses the format of a host interviewing a “reporter” about a topic. Of course the host and “reporter” have agreed to the questions in advance, so why does the “reporter” have almost no fact-based information to share? There are no actual events or examples, just broad generalizations. And for a rehearsed script, the “reporter” doesn’t seem very prepared to answer the questions. Do your homework! This is the Wall Street Journal. C’mon guys.
8. Great Show - I’m just getting my feet wet with understanding saving/investing for retirement, homeownership, insurance, etc as a college student, so this show is very insightful. My only complaint is that the theme music sounds pretty antiquated. I know that’s trivial to point out, but it kinda irks me.
9. Mostly positive - Listen to manyof these and they are typically good at summarizing the topics. Sometimes the answers are too simplistic and leave me wanting more. The hosts are all good and knowledgeable And one question. What happened to JR Whalen’s voice. He sounds like he got braces or something. He’s become more distracting for me
10. Of course unemployment is still high - Some Democratic office holders, particularly in large states, have withheld reopening. NYC has held off restaurants until September to keep the rehires out of the jobs report until after the election. Until the shut down large states reopen fully, then the numbers will continue to suffer
11. Bill Green in Maine - It would be convenient for me if you mentioned the Day aloud as financial information is changing so fast you are, at times, actually misadvising people. The financing of a starter home is a good example-if one listened to it a week later. Since these are actually archived, I almost think you risk liability.
12. Pamela Yellen - Her review of K plans was way off base and she gave poor advice. Good for employers to offer something to employees to save for retirement. For those employees that are uncomfortable or unwilling to make a selection then an employer has to make the best choice. I am not sure what bubble Ms. Yellen lives in but it is not an ideal world and some people will not take control of their finances. I hope people do not listen to this podcast and opt out of a great savings method.
13. Reply to the Pamela Yellen critics - I think you all missed the point. She told you not to put all your eggs in one basket. Not all in the k. And then not all in one fund in the k. Ms Yellen for sure has an agenda with whole life insurance. But it is a particular kind she is referring to. Look up “infinite banking”. Personally i believe in using the K for everything up to the company match ( but not more). For those who are lucky enough to be able to use it. A Roth is another fantastic bucket. After that, using a life insurance policy as an investment vehicle (not just any whole or Universal life, but one specifically designed around the principles of infinite banking has been very powerful for me. You absolutely don't have to go with Ms Yellen’s solution. I did not ( but i do like her book). You do have to research infinite banking and who offers products that achieve it. And like she said. Its part of the plan. Not the whole plan.
14. Poorly Screened Guest - I’m extremely disappointed with the Nov interview with Pamela Yellen. My BS detector went off when you previously had her as a guest because she seemed to be pitching whole life insurance policies. You then invited her back and she bashed the hell out of target date funds and extolled the virtues of whole life insurance and annuities. Is the WSJ aware that Pamela’s business includes a referral service for life insurance agents? Do you think that maybe she might have a gigantic conflict of interest?
Seeking Alpha's Wall Street Breakfast brings investors the top news every morning. Released by 8:00am ET, it's all the news you need to know for your market day.
Release date: 2023-03-05
1. Poor Pronunciation - I've been listening to this show for years. It's an informative quick take on the market and front cover news. But no one host has been able to properly pronunce words. For example, why does Lauren Izso always improperly pronounce words and names? Today // she messed up "Deutsche" for Deutsche Bank and she couldn't say "McMoRan" properly when referring to Freeport-McMoRan. This literally happens every day lol....
2. Disingenuous - How can the guest claim no need to sacrifice returns with silly esg investing?! The returns are lower. Invest your values but your paying more for each investment. Total scam and windfall for the advisors. Stakeholder capitalism Is just socialism. If your business is open, honest, with a product/service the market wants, you will be rewarded. If you advise the environment along the way the market will notice and if people actually care they will not buy the product. Hypocritical how the tech industry to include electric vehicles are actually bad for the environment but i still see the virtue signaling going on. Oh well. Free market Capitalism is the way to prosperity for the most people, look it up, try it, observe it.
3. Terrible Format Changes - I don’t know who is writing this copy, but it’s awful. Genuinely terrible. The rhetorical questions as just awful, pedantic and time wasting - the opposite of what makes this podcast good when it has been good. “X is down .” One what?! One dollar, one point, one ton, one VW bus? The announcer herself is fine, but the copy has got to be streamlined and sped up for this to make it back above a one or two for me.
4. The Voice Is Not Helping - Hello Please change the voice. Looks like the voice from a video platform. You need a professional, serious voice; not the one you currently have. There use to be a female voice, after Pim Fox. That voice was great. Professional, fresh and to the point. This is a news outlet not an entartaimnet podcast. Three weeks until unsubscribing if no change is made. Thank you.
5. Audio quality is bad - The content is good, but pop filters need to be added to the microphones for the elimination of the irritable pop sounds that are captured by the microphone when speaking closely to them. I’ll give this podcast stars once this issue has been addressed. Please address this issue. Thank you and sorry for the star.
6. Sunday host Oct - This episode’s host Matt struggled to pronounce well known company names - listen to how he butchers Anheuser-Busch, Colgate-Palmolive, and Boise Cascade just to name a few. Also any term related to oncology seems foreign to him. Even if he could pronounce decades old company names correctly he is not anywhere close to a good podcast presenter. He seems to have zero ability to translate written sentences to a more traditional and professional broadcast style with proper punctuation pauses, appropriate inflection, and overall not any verbal polish at all. He sounds like he is the recent (slightly hungover) ambivalent college graduate of a SA executive given a position he wouldn’t have otherwise earned if there were real auditions. Please bring back Rena if you can! The content of your podcasts is usually always good - please at least get a mediocre presenter that doesn’t detract from the message.
7. Pay your narrators - Surely there is somebody with a high school level of reading comprehension that can read the weekend show or at least read it prior to recording the show. I have never heard so many mispronunciations in one five minute show. It really takes away from the credibility of the show when the speaker doesn’t know how to pronounce the names of the companies they are reporting on.
8. Narrator - I normally listen on .x to get through my podcasts quicker but whenever Nathaniel is on (which has been frequently recently) I have to turn this off. Pimm is okay but Steve Brown is the OG narrator and this podcast has gone downhill without him. Bring Steve back or get someone who can host an informative and smooth cast EDIT: on Wednesday September , Steve Brown returned triumphantly and delivered one of the best WSB segments in weeks
9. Friday host seems to pale comparison to weekday - Not sure why the change up in hosts but the weekend host seems to always defer to his agenda. In the episode on sept , all of his hosts made great points and then despite dipping into the Twitter/blockchain story he turned back to ‘not quite blockchain story but China’. I would rather he let the guests talk more or just a tick to straight reporting like the pod does through the week. Also poor form on the ‘kick them while he’s down take’
10. Pretty good, getting better. - I’ve made this podcast a part of my morning routine for a few years now. I liked Steve Brown on the weekdays and Rina on the weekends. One thing that I couldn’t get over was the mispronunciation of key econ terms and company names. I mean, this is markets podcast so they should know these things. That aside,I like the episodes but things changed. So, first they replaced Rina with Jason, who I really is hard to listen to; not only for the poor reading and quality but again mispronunciation. Then Steve was replaced by Nathanial, on Mondays. I could listen to him but I found he spoke to slow so I usually .x him. Lately, they brought in a familiar voice in Pimm Fox. Definitely, more professional and a welcome addition. I like the weekend round table so def keep that up. Just please work on the Sunday episodes as Jason isn’t cutting it, sorry Jason. Rina did a great job with they content and length of the episodes. Hope this helps.
11. Bad narration, mixed sound quality - I started listening to this months ago and at first thought it was a great informative podcast, and I started listening to it each morning. However, the host has changed and it is now unbearable. Whenever Nathaniel E. Baker is on, I immediately stop listening because he is so monotone and boring. Please stop putting him on the air!! Steve Brown was great but now he’s disappeared and the new narrator Pimm Fox is so-so. The podcast seems much shorter since Steve Brown left and is not as informative. I’ll be looking for another financial podcast as this one has lost my interest unfortunately.
12. Steve & Rena are great…but I turn it off if it’s anyone else - I’m convinced that a Siri voice would have more energy than some of the newer “regulars.” Steve Brown and Rena Sherble are fantastic! But more recently, they have been using other voices. In and of itself, that’s not a problem, but the cast of characters reads the news without energy. Their voices are monotonous and lifeless. Whenever it’s not Steve or Rena, I just turn it off.
13. star content but some hosts better than others at delivery - This is the one podcast I listen to everyday. It usually summarizes all the most relevant and interesting news of the day as well as offering different perspectives on the current markets. Nathaniel is laid back and sounds the most natural while other hosts often seem to be trying to keep up with reading Doesn’t keep me from never missing an episode though!
Serial investigative journalism from APM Reports, with host Madeleine Baran and a team of reporters. Season 1 looked at the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota and the accountability of sheriffs in solving crime. Season 2 examined the case of Curtis Flowers, who was tried six times for the same crime. Also, a special report on COVID-19 in the Mississippi Delta.
Release date: 2020-10-14
1. Research is good but the pandering to sexual deviants really turned me off - They've done their research which has clearly been to embarrass the police department. I agree the police didn't do their due diligence and deserve a great deal of the blame; however, the episode on why the sex offender registry is sooooo awful and harmful turned me off completely. So this wonderful military man, who by the way is sworn to protect America and her citizens, can't find a nice place in Miami to live because he's on the sex offender registry, is supposed to make me sad and upset?! It doesn't. How about not planning sexual hook ups with minors and you can live wherever you want! I have no sympathy for him or anyone else who tries to harm children. I'm fine with him and anyone else who seeks out underage children to sexualize and harm being on a list and having a hard time finding a place to live. The fact that this podcasts and many in this country are suggesting we normalize pedophilia is the true crisis.
2. The Best Investigative Journalism I’ve Heard - This reporting is so thorough, well laid out and devoid of personal projection and speculation that’s used as filler in so many other podcasts. Yet it’s engaging storytelling that keeps me listening. I’m finding it hard to listen to any other true crime/investigative podcasts now because caliber is so inferior. Can’t wait for the next story!
3. S is BEST true crime podcast I’ve ever listened to!!! - In The Dark Season (Curtis Flowers) is the very BEST true crime podcast I’ve ever listened to!!! When a podcast leads to an innocent man being released from y in prison & even mentioned in federal courts (up to the SCOTUS)…u know this team did something right! Their investigative journalism on this case was clearly leaps & bounds more thorough than what the cops put into the crime. And w/out question… far, far, far more comprehensive questioning, fact finding, & evidence gathering than district attorney Doug Jones & his “investigator” put forth.
4. Season Episode - This hit me hard. What gets me the most is this prosecutor. How dare he do this to this family. In my opinion, all because of his ego. It should be against the law what this man has done, not only to the Flowers family but also what he did to the witnesses. He is just despicable. I can’t stand it that he does not have to see or know the impact that his actions have had on this family.
5. Incredible reporting and story telling - Season two, in particular is incredible - the reporting is remarkably detailed and the story is very well told. Highly recommend listening Thank you to the team for the remarkable work for this story, calling out the systematic racism that is infused in this case, and ultimately for this man.
6. Wonderful Listen - Not only is this season fascinating with all the information ITD has uncovered, but to have all that hard work contribute/result in an innocent man being heard, all the way to the Supreme Court has earned this team a place in heaven. Thank you for the terrific post-season updates. I eagerly await Season .
7. Excellent Reporting! - I love both seasons, but season about Curtis flowers…. Wow. The disgusting injustice by Doug Evans and the DA’s office in Mississippi is absolutely despicable. It’s important to share these stories and bring to light the corruption and racism so that it can be corrected - thank you to the in the dark team for setting the record straight and helping free an innocent man!!!
8. Disappointing & Annoying - Overly scripted and corny. Unprofessional and repetitive wording - “that guy from…”, “back then”. Wastes time simplifying things that don’t need simplification then skips over explanations that need to be said. Hard to follow and poorly organized - often had to re-listen to figure out what was going on. Story went off on tangents - often for most of an episode. Confirmation bias in research due to the clear search for a scandal to break. Anti-law enforcement.
9. Season blew me away - “…there are no perfect crimes. There are only failed investigations.” I’d love to know more about the psychology of police departments who refuse to reflect on failed investigations, who jump to the most complicated (and often wrong) conclusions, who won’t apologize to wrongfully accused folks whose lives they’ve negatively impacted. It was so hard to listen to the interviews with the Sheriff. That is one toxic dude.
10. To my fellow conservatives…. (Based on season ) - At first glance you might think this is another “woke” podcast. But if you dismiss this based on that assumption you are missing out! Three reasons to listen to season : . The narrator has a nice voice and the pacing is easy to listen to. . This is first rate journalism. This team left no question unanswered, questioned every bit of evidence, and never, ever rehashed old news stories. . As a lifelong conservative I always felt the claims of “systematic racism” were either overhyped or based on things that happened during the Jim Crow era. While I never thought racism ever vanished, I felt the left used it as a political ploy. Probably to some extent they do. However, this podcast showed me how wrong I was. It does exist and it seems to thrive in our criminal justice system in one way or another. This podcast shocked and disgusted me and made me see things I never knew were happening. I found the things reported on in this podcast absolutely terrifying and worth the attention of every American. Any kind of racism is an injustice to us all. Unless we deal with it as a people, we are doomed to repeat the past. This podcast made me see that and I think it should be required listening for every American.
11. Grateful. - My name is Nicole from so Cali area I’m early s , I’m a mom along with other rolls I play . My life is hectic .never heard a podcast in my life I just wanted to reroute my thinking, curios, I hit podcast button on my phone and started listening to the curtis flowers tapes, well let me tell u!
the straight professionalism, the down to earth personality and all the great work and time these people have took on a open personal level, all or nothing winning attitude, I was blown away, seriously! I was instantly drawn in,I’ve even repeatedly played it. Hands down and hats off to you over there in journalism.
12. Fantastic - I’ve listen to both seasons now and can’t wait for . Madeline is quite an interviewer as well as a great storyteller. She has a way of getting people to talk to her and tell her things they haven’t told anyone else. She deals well with people when they get ugly with her and comes across as very sincere. The amount of research and chasing down people they do is astounding.
13. Incredible and incredibly important journalism. Must listen. - I’ve listened to literally hundreds of crime- and court-related podcasts, thousands of hours, and the first two seasons of In the Dark are the most profound body of independent journalism I’ve ever heard. Madeleine’s integrity, persistence and commitment to the truth—no matter how ugly or difficult or unpopular—is truly remarkable. She deserves every award available in this field. Parker, Natalie, Will, Samara and the rest of the team clearly dedicate their lives to the case they are investigating each season, and clearly have made an enormous difference in the lives of the people they interview. Even more impressive is their unfailing ability to stay calm and cool while asking intensely personal, probing questions and confronting folks who are obviously racist, violent, and full of hate. The respect they show to every single person on both sides of each case is something to aspire to. I’m shocked this podcast isn’t at the top of the charts and hadn’t arrived on my radar sooner. This is what journalism should always look and sound like. Bravo and thank you, APM.
The top business headlines from The Wall Street Journal, three times daily. Whether it’s the latest on overseas markets, economic news out of Washington or closing numbers from Wall Street, you'll be in the know in a flash.
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. An Opening Bell briefing would help this podcast. - This is a great briefing for up to date business reports. The morning briefing is great for when I take a shower, while I listen to the afternoon and Closing Bell briefings during my lunch break and commute home from work respectively. One thing that would help this podcast is an Opening Bell brief for whenever the stock markets open. Overall, great news updates from this series.
2. Very special rioters - Really disappointed in the coverage of the pro-Trump mob that rioted at the capitol and have to unsubscribe. Honestly bummed because the reporting is usually good but after hearing “Trump told protestors to go home” ...and nothing else, unfortunately I can’t continue to support. Not for nothing but the same ad on all three daily episodes was annoying, too and I almost unsubscribed/jumped off a building during the election with that insipid Absolut shake or stir the election ad.
3. Facile mediocrity - I expect more advanced expertise and technical analysis, and less bias from an establishment of the stature of WSJ. Used to be I could read (or listen to I guess in modern terms) NYT and WSJ and get all the relevant facts and critical analysis from the best of the best from both minimalist and expansionist views of public policy and government. This just a complete waste of time.
4. Helpful, succinct stories but painful ads - Really enjoy the content but someone’s got to do some thing about the ads. Not only are they pretty long and repetitive given how short the podcast is but they seem to be geared toward mostly a high school audience with recent ones instructing us how to prioritize voting over drinking hard liquor, and how Facebook is so wonderful it can police itself and educate us on how to vote.
5. Drop the Autism Speaks ads - I’m a daily listener, disabled and from a journalism and communications background. You don’t have to look far in Disabled Twitter, Autism Twitter and disabled and autistic communities online and off to discover all the damage AS has done to autistic adults and kids. AS still promotes ABA treatment and actively works to eradicate nonverbal autistic people, in methods medicine finally has reviewed and advised is malpractice and even torturous. AS has a long history of even worse actions that’s created irreparable harm, and while I understand AS wants a clean slate to reinvent itself in autism, it’s not owned up to and made apologies to the many it harmed the over years. If you take ads from this, understand you traumatize many autistic listeners, and uphold an organization widely decried and avoided in patient and provider communities. Otherwise, good show.
6. Podcasts - I hate the new format. Before I could type in WSJ latest podcasts and I could listen to today’s morning three and other today’s topics. The new format is much more cumbersome and not worth the effort to listen to Todays podcasts.
I am very disappointed in the new format as a Wall Street Journal subscriber.
Our editors and correspondents give their authoritative take on the markets, the economy and the world of business. Published every Thursday by Economist Podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Release date: 2023-02-23
1. Bias in the Economist - Having someone (Henry Gao) with an anglicized name from Singapore does not guarantee a non pro-China stance, seeing that Gao actually did his undergraduate degree at the China Youth University of Political Studies, China. The host also lets his own bias shows when he intimated that the US is relinquishing its role in the WTO. The USTR does not agree with the recent ruling because of clearly stated reasons. Tai recently said that the WTO needs to be updated for the world we live in.
2. Stick to Finance - This podcast has gone so far downhill since it was launched several years ago by Zanny Minton Beddoes and Greg Ip. If you want to have a podcast about enviroinmental issues, create a separate one (and call it "To a Lesser Degree" and then cancel it because it's not popular). Don't try to squeeze environmental issues into a finance podcast. ...And stop trying to imitate the successful "Checks and Balance" style - it's not working.
3. Don’t like new format - Long time listener. Usually love the content. Not a fan of the new format. Cut down on the banter. Just ask the experts and/or lead journalists for their opinions. Having three people go round robin with a couple words each to complete a sentence is the pits. Doing it multiple times an episode is torture.
4. More please - Every episode of this show is like getting to hang out with my three smartest finance friends, except none of my friends in finance are as fun as these three! Would honestly love like… little episodes with one host like reacting to finance indicators or something because you all are so good at explaining!
5. Excellent - made me care about crypto! - I love this show for the way it makes sure I understand what’s important in the world of traditional finance and money, but also new things as well. Honestly always thought crypto was just for young finance guys in fleece vests, but real people are using this stuff - need to pay attention and make sure we’re being smart about it in the finance community. Keep up the good work!
6. Broad coverage with depth - Specific in depth coverage of money focused trends are especially brilliant. However, waiting for FT to produce an energy specific podcast covering all aspects of the energy inflection point we are navigating through, hosted by Charlotte Hayward! Another hope is to see a collection of daily & weekend podcasts that can redefine the nature of digital media subscription. Magazines are boring digital or otherwise
7. Great refresh of the format - The new format for Money Talks — focusing deeply on single topics instead of rehashing what’s already in print — is really starting to shine. The latest episode, “Breaking the Bank? Part One”, went into whether central banks should consider climate risks. The hosts provided historical context and asked the bigger question of the limits of central bankers in steering a country’s economy and the boundary between central banks and domestic policy. It was engaging, thought-provoking, and went beyond the print coverage, which is refreshing.
8. Since when did the economist become liberal? - Maybe there are only liberal young people willing to work for traditional news sources. They think of it as a crusade so they are willing to work for low wages. It feels like the objectivity is slowly departing. Still better than The NY Times, but still slanting liberal. I guess that’s the new world we live in. To be profitable requires rallying a base and it seems well educated people who desire to follow a podcast or subscribe to a news service are liberal the economist must cater to this audience to survive. It’s going to be a challenging decade.
9. Housing basics missed - Demographics is the fundamental macroeconomic driver behind housing boom. That it wasn’t covered and the meandering side track into various microeconomic digressions was disappointing. Josh Brown of CNBC fame recently interviewed another housing economist who nailed the demographic geographic economic drivers
10. “Sort of . . . Sort of” - Tried listening to this podcast for the quality of information we all expect from the Economist. Unfortunately I could not get through the episode due to the verbal tic “sort of” polluting every sentence, sometimes more than once. That useless phrase adds no value, undemines the speaker’s point, and wastes listeners’ tiime. I won’t tune in again, lest I pick up that annoying tic.
11. Excellent - They asked for a review. Here is mine: An excellent podcast, a refreshing breath of superb journalism, and an enlightening passage of time. One should go outside ones perspective to get a better view of the world. I have muted the propaganda bombardment from Fox News and NPR. And yet I feel well informed with these and similar podcasts. Thank you for your programs.
Best regards to all!
12. In simpler terms - I love this podcast, but I have oftentimes have trouble understanding the technical terms & need to rewind multiple times to fully grasp the meaning behind large concepts. It would be helpful if the narrator, or the person guiding the interviews, would take a few seconds to recap & summarize what the interviewee is saying in simpler terms.
13. I like the podcast, but.. - Thank you for uploading these podcasts. They're generally very good. One shortcoming is that without descriptions, it's impossible to tell what the individual podcasts are about. You have to play each one to get a sense of what is being discussed, which is inconvenient when trying to figure out which podcast to listen to.
14. Style undermines the substance - I like the variety of topics covered, and there is usually a good mix of macro discussion and more eccentric economic issues, all discussed with trademark Economist pithiness. However, the sound production is brutal. I'm sitting at home and have to crank up the volume all the way to the max in order to hear it. It's impossible to understand the podcast in the car. A greater investment in the sound quality would get this podcast up to five starts.
Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Hamby, along with the team of expert journalists at Puck, as they let you in on the real conversations insiders are having across the four corners of power in America: Wall Street, Washington, Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Puck's contributors will bring you smart conversation around the inside stories happening in these worlds. Presented in partnership with Cadence13 Studios, this podcast will release new episodes daily, Monday-Friday.
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. Stop saying “like”! - Beyond annoying that educated adults can’t stop saying “like” every three seconds. All the contributors do it but Peter Hamby is the absolute worst. I counted seven “likes” in one sentence this morning. Tara Palmeri is really bad as well. Listen for yourself, between that and the vocal fry, I just can’t do it anymore. Jumping ship on this pod. Plenty of grown ups to be found elsewhere.
2. Interesting idea, needs new host - The guests that are brought on are interesting to listen to- but the stories that are covered tend to be dated by - days. It’s a podcast, keep up with current events. No one wants to hear a news podcast about stuff that happened last week. Additionally, Peter Hamby has a somewhat shallow understanding of politics on the left. He did a story on Katy Porter’s senate bid and completely neglected the mention how much outrage there has been over Dianne Feinstein’s behavior, obvious cognitive decline, possible signs of dementia, etc. A shallow reading of the story
3. It’s NewsCorp, not NewsCore - I’m a faithful fan of the Puck podcasts and its talented journos, but SMH whenever I hear one of your stars, like Dylan Byers, refer to NewsCorp (with a pronounced “p” at the end) as “NewsCore,” apparently mistaking the abbreviation for corporation (i.e, corp), as corps (as in the Marine Corps, which is pronounced core). Not picking on Dylan, because I’ve heard other prominent podcasters and broadcasters do the same, including, I believe, the estimable Scott Galloway, of whom I count myself in his legion of admirers.
4. As Good as It Gets! - Excellent podcast! Every episode is well sourced, well produced and interesting. Great mix of the most important stories and issues shaping our national discourse. In addition, it provides unique insights from Puck’s cadre of best-in-industry journalists. It’s the first thing I listen to each morning.
5. Meta is protecting us? - Media-centric podcast with all the liberal bias you might expect (and I'm not % sure they realize how much it comes across). I appreciate most of the smart voices on here, but I really don't like Hamby's "interview" style in which he talks more than his guests and often interrupts to make or finish a point. Sometimes raising his voice to literally shout down the other person until he's done. Hamby really need to check that. And as insult to injury taking Meta/Facebook ad money to let them hawk their "privacy" and "we really don't like disinformation" PR on your podcast is fairly offensive. Their passive amplification of toxic content to their users is well documented shouldn't be something Puck facilitates. I know that sweet FB money pays for the lights but is there NO ONE ELSE who is willing to place ads against your reporting? Reason why I unsubscribed.
6. Stelter - Media coverage that cynically ignores there is no equivalency between fascists and center right elected politicians is useless and detrimental to any editorial debate. Stelter may have been somewhat naive and preachy, but he was doing a necessary job. Imagine what would David Carr, who was a far more sophisticated thinker than the two glib guys in this podcast, have written since . Too bad John Harwood’s departure didn’t happen before you could enact you performance of objectivity schtick. Glad I didn’t subscribe to Puck right away.
7. A Refreshing Break From Pundit Group Think - Whether it’s politics, business, or entertainment, the Pundit Industrial Complex is exhausting. They either are super hyperbolic or incredibly stale, which is kind of an accomplishment. That is what makes Puck News so refreshing. They are unhindered by the blandness of the trades or the pundit group think. It is also why it’s kind of funny that Facebook os an advertiser. Whatever, glad Puck News is cashing that FB money to keep this daily show on air.
8. Not fulfilling its potential. - If you are looking for any type of ‘balance’ in this podcast, you won’t find it. I tried three different episodes and couldn’t finish any of them. By ‘balance’, I mean anything other that a left-leaning interpretation. Not that I don’t think that the right doesn’t have its share of idiots but you won’t find any nuance or framework challenging insights here. Subjects are introduced with a simplified slant and then offer opinions to back that up. Seems like a good concept, but not worth the time.
9. Fun to listen to the Liberal point of view - Very well produced and easy to listen to. That's a given since it's a media mouthpiece for Facebook. With trust in media at an all time low this show makes it easy to see why. The hosts are constantly miffed at how a majority of the country have it all wrong. It never occurs to them that it could be them who is wrong. If you wanna hear what snowflakes sound like when they are melting listen to this show. And remember Facebook is your friend.
10. Enjoyable fast - Started listening- overall enjoyable, brevity appreciated. Fairly quick, gets to the point of the matter, hear about stories you may not see in many other outlets. Journalists seem to hold as true, the sort of mainstream leftwing CNN/NYT/WAPO perspective. That’s unfortunate and often false, but, as long as you know ahead of time, can adjust accordingly. Verdict: Worth listening, good topics, reasonable, factual.
11. Solid, but… - Many of the conversations on the podcast about Silicon Valley and media are great for those with a slightly more than casual interest. The conversations about Russia and the war in Ukraine has also been really solid and nuanced. What’s not so great is a lot of the cheerleading for “Puck” you hear on the podcast and the general “aren’t we great”vibe. I know you’re trying to sell subscriptions but many a lighter touch approach to the marketing talk?
12. The preeminent source on what’s going on behind the scenes in media - Excellent source on the back channel chatter that hits the pages days later. Just one thing… with the greatest peace and love please someone, anyone explain to these guys the difference between a share price and a company market cap. Like this seems like a recurring problem that shouldn’t get in the way of the great reporting & analysis that’s going on (kinda concerning though).
The top stories and best shows in the blockchain world, delivered daily from the team at CoinDesk.
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. Quick, Concise, & Thorough - Will, Jen, Wendy, Zach, Adam & team do a great job on a daily basis with a - minute show. The level of discussion is complete and free of any bias, generally. (If so, it is disclosed) There are some ‘hot takes’ and Twitter news/drama from time to time but otherwise very factually based discussions without FUD or dunking. If you are new to crypto or a seasoned vet, this podcast is a great place to start or add to your daily podcast rotation.
2. The Breakdown with NLW - Love this podcast. In a world when so much is presented as right or wrong, black or white, my way or the wrong way, NLW presents a refreshingly nuanced perspective from a variety of sources. Love learning about the views of people across the political spectrum that I might not otherwise hear from or about. Always worth my time.
3. Educational not sensational - I appreciate NLW’s thought provoking content in that it’s balanced and presents extensive background enabling the listener to learn and think about the broader “power shifts” driving the actions. It’s a must listen daily podcast for me and more than just crypto content. The macro and political angles help in other industries as well.
4. The best macroeconomic podcast around - Like a lot of people I got into this because of their take on cryptocurrency markers, but stayed for the insight into the broader economy and how everything works together. The commentary is fast paced and has some editorial content (which I like). You can get data, news, and numbers anywhere, but I like their take on what’s going on from a ,’ perspective. One of my few go-to podcasts.
5. NLW makes this podcast - The Breakdown with NLW is the best podcast. Incredibly high quality journalism and discourse on crypto and macro economics. Mainstream media could learn a thing or two from this guy across the board. I look forward to new episodes throughout the week. Keep up the fantastic work NLW and CoinDesk.
6. NLW’s Breakdown Is My Favorite Podcast - A pod on the Economy, Political/Financial Events ... and Crypto. Varied topics, interesting guests, even handed discussions. I don’t know how Nathaniel (NLW) finds his guests or conducts the in-depth research behind his insightful questions. On a daily basis he shows other “professional” podcasts, e.g., Motley Fool’s MarketFoolery & Money, to be self-serving, bucket shop peddlers.
7. Great to have up-to-date news from the cryptoverse - I very much enjoy the short format yet in-depth analysis provided by especially The Breakdown and The Hash. One thing I’m very much impressed with is I don’t feel like I’m being shilled some coin or promoted towards some particular company all the time.I love the microanalysis and macroanalysis. Just tell me about the crypto economy. Let me make up my own mind.I think that’s why I like this contact so well. Well done and keep up the good work!
8. This is the only podcast you need - I don’t often write podcast reviews but this podcast deserves it. There is SO much crypto info out there but this podcast consolidates it into one easily digestible clip every day. After listening to this podcast over time you will understand everything you need to know about crypto and it’s macro economic effects.
9. Usually on point but not today - Love this podcast but episode is off base. Bring on some experienced foreign police experts if you’re going to dive into foreign policy. There were multiple inaccuracies and and grotesque under simplifications. Comparing sanctions to cancel culture? Come on. Exporting democratic ideas? Let’s look at China and the WTO. There has long been the existence of multiple reserve currencies. Not just the dollar. This episode is just bad.
10. A university lecture nearly every episode - Having no former knowledge in crypto assets this podcast has brought me further along than I may have ever, by picking up current literature and trying to catch up. The best part, political bias does seem to be muted and that is a huge plus for me. Update // Everything I’ve written previous still stands. This is the most informative podcast for Neewbs such as myself and possibly even for seasoned veterans in this space too. I just haven’t seen any other source put things into perspective as well. The best part is I never notice a bias either way. The politics are other hot button issues are always discussed solely in terms of long term macro possibilities. Never do I feel I must be in a side or in a camp to listen and learn. Thanks NLW! Update // Still stand by all above. Also thanks to NLW just learned just learned that options expiration has an effect on short term pricing of the underlying. Guess I’ll have to learn how to track open interest volume for various strike pricing. Keep up the great work to NLW and the others on the CoinDesk platform too. // This episode was super informative in regards to Archegos forced liquidation. The most important points: Beware leverage Beware dealing won’t criminals BTC and Cryptos are the solution not the problem. // Still the most pertinent show to orient your crypto compass to.
11. Easily my favorite crypto podcast - NLW shares relevant news of the day, dips into new developments, and doesn’t forget the macro picture at large. He is always keen to identify possible correlations, share Multiple views from respected economists and devs that often run counter, and lastly, to cleanly give his thoughts; always devoid of ego. It’s a top show in this genre.
12. Trusted Authority - Have you ever presented what you thought was a thoroughly-documented and definitive thesis only to discover that you had overlooked some key literature on the subject matter? This will never be the case with NLW, who also always will keep the many sides of any reporting well-balanced and in fruitful tension.
13. NLW - This is in my top for PodCasts for Economics and Crypto Macro information. Not only is NLW informative, he seeks to justify both sides of the street as he delivers with solid enthusiasm. I listen as often as it gets updated, & appreciate every time his neutral stance and deep thought on our growing Meta-Future! One Love brother. Peace. @Guimondlucas
14. One of the best economics oriented podcasts - This podcast is certainly focused on the crypto markets but NLW takes a much more holistic look at macro economics and the World events that are moving both crypto and traditional markets. This is not somebody who is pumping coins or telling you how to get rich but instead, gives a very high level market and sites that I think very well balance the perspective one hears from Bloomberg for instance.It sounds like he has a traditional Wall Street educational background but is also extremely deep into crypto markets and that is a very powerful combination. On top of that he is extremely articulate and concise and easy to listen to. (and I believe he recently had a baby and yet I have seen no reduction in the quality or frequency of this podcast which is amazing!).
A daily dose of irreverent, offbeat, and informative takes on business & tech news. Hosted by Zachary Crockett, Juliet Bennett Rylah, Jacob Cohen, and Rob Litterst from The Hustle.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Partially Missinforned - After listening to two weeks of the Podcasts, and doing my own research, I realized that a lot of the topics they talk about are misinforming. Either not having the full picture of an issue they discuss or just blatantly being incorrect and only speaking for what their perception is. They seem like nice, fun people though!
2. Awesome Daily Business Podcast - I love this podcast and it has become part of my daily listening. Each episode is brief and generally in two parts. A couple tech business news headlines and then a longer segment on a current events topic in the tech business realm.
The guests are well informed and the interviews/discussions have a quick pace.
3. Love the Hustle!! - Every morning on my way to work, I check this app to see if there’s a new episode. And if there isn’t, I’ll just listen to an older episode. This show brings joy to my day, and I love hearing about business news and tech trends in a way that’s quick but memorable. In the afternoons I’ll read the newsletter, which feels like a different experience than the podcast, but that adds to the value of it! Then, they publish interesting long-form articles on Sundays, so there’s that too. This is definitely my favorite business podcast!
4. Big Tech - $ Billion? Grocery delivers worth $ Billion? Google and YouTube growing fastest? % tax on crypto for % people in India? Emogies? Botha Bing Botha Boom The Hustle. Ok. I’m quickly (not as quickly as the birdseye view of life for the truly living) discovering that I’ve fallen and I can’t get up… or can I? The Hustle (and notepaper nearby) may be just the ticket to reawaken this dazed Rapunzel. Love the podcast! Don’t speak slower for me… I’m determined to listen fasterer.
5. Informative and fast. - The hustle podcast is the perfect morning podcast for your coffee. It’s both informative, fast and funny. Enjoyed the reference about the beanbag chair and you guys are so right about recycling. Our City only recycles two plastic things ( & ) out of the eight numbers that are recyclable. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s show!
The HousingWire Daily podcast examines the most compelling articles reported across HW Media. Each morning, we provide our listeners with a deeper look into the stories coming across our newsrooms that are helping Move Markets Forward. Hosted and produced by the HW Media team.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. My favorite podcast - The content and guests are very informative. I entered the mortgage industry in , right out of college, and love their perspective on the ever evolving mortgage industry. I initially started listening for the Logan Mohtashami content, and now listen to this daily due to Sarah Wheeler. She is an amazing podcast host and does a great job carrying the conversation by asking her guest probing questions. My favorite podcast!
2. Great industry info - Logan has become too negative recently, and his “everyone else knows nothing, he knows everything” attitude is not the vibe. There are tons of Mortgage Professionals, get some more guests. Also very Interesting take on the CFPB. It worth keeping in mind that the CFPB is not out to fine- they want consumer protection. Lenders and servicer oversight is much needed and should work toward not giving the CFPB a reason to investigate. From my lengthy experience in mortgage, mortgagors are ONLY getting errors corrected by going directly to the CFPB.
3. / episode - The episode on had some of the worst audio that I have heard with microphone popping fairly frequently. While Matthew ads interesting information he also says a lot of filler words like “ you know” and “ things like that”. Additionally he speaks in a very monotone delivery and while he is a reporter and a journalist he could be more enthusiastic sounding.
4. Great interviews but Consider your length - You do an awesome job in your interviews; perhaps you could work to deliver content in minutes or less per day? I wonder if you could get any data from people on how closely they actually listen to the entire segment you record… If I’m being candid, a lot of the conversation is ‘extra’ that could be cut.
5. Simply the best - The daily download is my “go-to”on my commute (before Covid) turned “extended coffee break.” The digital production team is top notch at addressing the hottest topics in the mortgage and housing sector. They keep you engaged with thought leaders and experts in the field. This podcast is a hidden gem.
Crypto assets and blockchain technology are about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity to the Internet of Things. In this podcast, host Laura Shin, an independent journalist covering all things crypto, talks with industry pioneers about how crypto assets and blockchains will change the way we earn, spend and invest our money. Tune in to find out how Web 3.0, the decentralized web, will revolutionize our world. Disclosure: I'm a nocoiner.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Valuable, but Ms. Shin - There’s no question this is an extremely informative podcast. But Ms. Shin sounds like an abused spouse or girlfriend. “Oh yes, SBF just beat the crap out of me. Sure, SBF broke my arm, knocked out my teeth. But you know, it’s really my fault, not his”. Grow up, Ms. Shin
2. You’re much appreciated - Thanks for the amazing content Laura. I’m new to the space so I’ve been diving deep into the rabbit hole of Crypto. Thanks to your content that dive has been pretty smooth thus far. I stumbled upon your Ted Talk on YouTube at the ending of , that’s where I learnt about your podcast and I’ve been a devoted listener ever since. Keep up the good work.
3. Great interviews - Thanks Laura for Christmas Eve and so many others this year. A follow up on El Salvador adaption was missed. How this de level ops and grows or fails will be a major news event going forward. I like guest’ discussion on FUD and tribalism. Perhaps the opposite can be COP (Cheerleading, Overvaluing, and Pumping).
4. Livni Never Again! - I generally really like Laura’s podcasts. Her guests are usually well informed and very educational. But that Livni guest from The NY Times was horrible! I could not stand to listen to her! What brainless, liberal hack! Please never ask her back onto your show Laura. Your listeners hated her.
5. Empowering, insightful and actionable! - Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the crypto community, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Laura does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating the constantly shifting industry landscape - while highlighting what you truly need to know - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
6. Not journalism; beware. - It’s very clear that after listening to Laura for years now that her podcast will not cover certain major projects within the crypto ecosystem that deserve the coverage. Instead she focuses on Ethereum positive related topics primarily. This week’s crypto news recap failed to mention a new crypto exchange/platform that is the best capitalized within the crypto ecosystem. This will lead to more on ramps for crypto as a whole. Zero mention and it’s very obvious that she has an agenda and is not covering unbiased news.
7. Please have someone else read news recap - I enjoy this podcast and find it informative. Laura is a great interviewer. My only gripe is that the Crypto News Recap section is almost un-listenable, as she reads the headlines and blurbs in a very stilted manner, both in terms of awkward pauses/pacing and errors in reading words.
8. Intro is the worst - Seriously, this was the longest and most annoying intro I have ever had to sit through for any podcast. I only say this because it is a huge barrier to listeners. Please consider changing it. The last thing I want is to try to be sold three different times before the podcast even starts
9. Big fan...Mind stretch! - You can geek out on the details or plug in for the big picture. Up to you. Laura does a terrific job of keeping the conversation on topic and on task. I listen to a lot of different podcasts - few have the mind-stretching qualities of Unchained. Also, if you haven’t realized we are at the tipping point of the biggest shift in our civilization in probably years, plug in or go back to your -track.
10. Excellent - I love how the host’s questions are almost ALL the who/what/where/when/why/how type and avoids assuming answers for the guests or putting forth potential responses at the end of questions. I can’t stand when people do that! Laura also asks “tough” questions and seems averse to softball lines of inquiry. Bravo.
11. One of best podcasts in crypto - I have been listening to Unchained and now Unconfirmed since the beginning. They are my number one go to source for news and information in the Crypto space. Laura Shin is an amazing interviewer and writer. She asks insightful and pointed questions. Somehow she is able to land the best guests. From CEOs to founders, from investers to inventros of the major companies and projects in the Crypto space. When I introduce people to Crypto and they ask for more information, I always point them to Unchained and Unconfirmed podcasts.
12. Statist - Laura is perhaps the most out of step journalist with respect to Bitcoin, short of being a full-bore nocoiner. She gladly entertains arguments and advertisements for kyc, aml, Orwellian chain analysis, regulation, compliance and dubious altcoins and big bank "blockchain". It makes one wonder, if her crypto views came to fruition, would it even be different than the system we have today? Unsubscribed.
13. Top guests rough interview style - It’s tough to listen to at times given her interview style. She’s knowledgeable on the surface, but gets lost when the topic becomes deeper and repeats to “that’s interesting” [repeat multiple times]. Perhaps she’s still getting her podcast legs under her, but after a few years and some honest self reflection not sure why this would still be the case.
In Deconstruct, The Real Deal breaks down the most important ideas in real estate. We follow the money from Los Angeles to New York City to explain what investors, brokers and developers are focused on right now. This is essential listening for understanding the great, big world of real estate.
Release date: 2023-02-27
Host June Grasso speaks with prominent attorneys and legal scholars, analyzing major legal issues and cases in the news. The show examines all aspects of the legal profession, from intellectual property to criminal law, from bankruptcy to securities law, drawing on the deep research tools of BloombergLaw.com.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Great show and they fixed the audio - I like learning about the stories and June Grasso is a great host. Some of the guests are very good and some are a little boring but most of these I love to listen to. The audio used to be bad, going from loud to quiet between speakers and always loud when the ads play. They seem to have fixed that. Sometimes the audio gets chopped badly when a chunk is missing or a snippet goes back a few seconds and replays on its own. But that doesn’t happen often.
2. F Y I - I wonder if Bloomberg has the knowledge of Constitutional Law : Deprivation of Rights Title Under Color of Law?? Interesting that so many aren’t aware of that law and the consequences from minor to the most heinous. Audiopedia’s definition of Power Harassment and Family Matters Law group parental rights of unwed parents. The mother has full custody upon birth. If the father, as an example doesn’t go to court to establish paternity then any actions to go near the mother and child is considered very serious including among many other very serious charges attempting kidnapping, bodily harm etc…
3. Interesting but only one side of the dispute is presented - If all sides agree there is no legal dispute. When they don’t agree there are at least two sides. June Grasso interviews mostly law professors who provide the leftist perspective on the dispute. Since that is not the only perspective the podcast does little to advance understanding. The only way to truly understand a legal dispute is to know all sides of the issue. Lately June has gone so far off the hyper partisan ledge that her show no longer offers any value.
4. Bloomberg “ program bumber music” - All program introduction and segments bumper music resembles and ,s Batman episode , live AM radio introduction and segment music are overall loud and over take the content! I personally was an audio technician for local cable network, I bear witness to periodically substituting program introduction sound tracks . Bloomberg has a need for program introduction that is easygoing and program specific recognition, present audio is nothing more than noise , percussion rich loud and non programming specific. I am available ! A long time over the air wave and internet services consumer, will someone please raise this issue with your Program Directors responsible for audio overlay! Batman and Robin sounded ok in not appropriate today . I will wait for response, I will advise and suggest in person if possible! I support Bloomberg communication company completely! Ted @ my email
5. Lack of audio equalization - This podcast has sound effects that are much louder than the content. In the episode about the EU fight with Hungary and Poland, the “woosh” sound between segments was so loud it hurt my ears. They had the same issue with ads. That reflects laziness of the producers. It’s easy to equalize the volume.
6. Awesome, but please turn down sound effects - This is probably the best podcast available for law. It reaches the best experts around the country for in-depth, comprehensive and yet relatively digestible commentary. But PLEASE ASK THE SOUND ENGINEER to turn down the volume of the sound effects. It’s so loud compared to the voices. Between segments there’s this swoosh sound which makes my ears bleed. Similarly the music at the top is way too loud. But keep doing your thing substantively, it’s great.
7. My favorite podcast - Very informative, with interesting perspectives on the major legal issues of the day, and I think it’s done so fairly. June Grasso is a phenomenal host; curious and probing, taking the spot of the listener in a way that is just really wonderful. I wish she hosted more podcasts.
8. Embarrassed, to say the least... - Yesterday’s episode with Bradley Moss was an embarrassment. When I listen in to Bloomberg, I expect a left leaning bias. But, I think it’s time for Bloomberg to decide whether this show is news or opinion. To sit through minutes of Mr Moss hammering AG Barr was a total waste of time. Please do not have him as a guest again. Totally one sided with no nuance whatsoever. I expect far more from Bloomberg Law.
9. Increasingly Partisan - The podcast used to cover interesting legal issues in a neutral way, but that changed dramatically over the last few years. Now, June speaks with guests from a singular viewpoint and covers only political topics. She barely asks questions; instead, she makes breathless statements with which the guests then agree. And on top of that, June offers no insightful analysis. I’m not sure if she’s always been a blind partisan without any real insight on the law, but the last few years have certainly revealed her as such.
10. Biased toward Democrats - I’m unsubscribing. This was a decent podcast. But many of the law professors who contribute and now the host operate under the assumption that the Trump administration is guilty before reviewing the facts, law, and evidence. They need to provide the arguments for both sides and remain neutral but they generally do not. Also, the sound quality for the remote guests is pretty awful.
11. Fire your sound editor - The only legal podcast that comes with tinnitus. The content is alright, but it’s interrupted with almost comically loud ads. It seems like something easy to catch and fix... Also the guests are sometimes cut-off arbitrarily to end the episode. It’s either awkward, or rude, or right in the middle of interesting discussion. It makes no sense to have an episode that’s seconds shorter if the guest can’t finish their thought about what they are brought on to speak about.
ChatGPT is the podcast where we dive into the world of cutting-edge AI and its impact on our daily lives. With in-depth discussions and interviews with leading experts in the field, we'll explore the latest advancements in language models, machine learning, and more. From its practical applications to its ethical considerations, ChatGPT will keep you informed and entertained on the exciting developments in the world of AI. Tune in to stay ahead of the curve on the latest technological revoluti...
Release date: 2023-03-04
1. Caught me up to speed - Thanks man! This was a great and informative resource to listen to to understand a bit more about this crazy new Ai stuff. Perfect little tidbits too, not very long. Honestly you should make even longer ones I like the content. Anyways great podcast, thanks for educating the rest of us!
The Financial Advisor Success podcast brings you real success stories and insights from the most successful financial advisors, and leading industry consultants, about how to take your advisory business to the next level. Get a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes building a successful advisory business, and how entrepreneurial advisors navigate the inevitable highs, and lows, of growing a firm. Whether you're a new financial advisor trying to get started on the right foot, or an experien...
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. Crazy Good Talks - I found this interview to be extremely helpful and informative. It gave me ideas that I can implement right away as well as things to contemplate for future growth. Communication skills can always be improved, and are so important in this business. She gave great ideas that planners at any career stage can implement. Michael- thanks for having her on.
2. Game-changing! - The insights that Michael and his guests bring to bear on the Financial Advisor Success podcast never fail to blow me away! With a compelling conversations that address the most crucial topics in the financial advising space, I walk away with a handful of golden nuggets every time. Tune in!!
3. Empowering, insightful and actionable! - Whether you’re well established in the financial services industry, or just getting started as an advisor - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Michael does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving practice, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
4. Interesting guest, if the host would let them speak. - As the title says, the guest are usually quite interesting and they often have good insight to share. Unfortunately, as a ratio, the host speaks way too much. Its almost as if he wants to let us know how smart he thinks he is. Granted, he is smart but he ought to pullback and let the guest shine. They are why we listen.
5. A living saint! - Should Michael ever pass from this world, I will personally spearhead his case for canonization! The quality of his work, and the quality of the guests on his show is so helpful and inspiring. I love this show and I try to catch as many episodes as I can because they are all so insightful. Thanks, Michael and keep up the good work!
6. Invaluable Resource for Advisors - This is hands down the best podcast for financial planners I have had the privilege to listen to. Micheal asks great questions and the people interviewed offer fantastic perspectives and insight. Micheal has interviewed some of greatest minds in financial planning community and it provides so much value as a fellow financial planner. I have listened to some episodes multiple times and it provides a great deal of energy, affirmation and direction in how I approach my personal and professional life. I can’t thank Michael and his guests enough for this extraordinary information made available to everyone. Thank you for all you do to advance the financial planning profession!
7. Love his content normally… - I love what Kitces brings to the industry, and my financial practice is certainly better due to his contributions through this podcast. The last three guests spent a fair amount of time patting themselves on the back for the work that they do… I sit on a board where we teach financial literacy and workforce readiness. If I’m asked about it, I point to the work of the board and the people that work around me. Which is the opposite of what the last few gas have done. It made it difficult to listen to. I will continue to listen because these or otherwise great podcasts...
8. Valuable insight for financial planners - Michael Kitces does an amazing job at interviewing a wide-range of professionals within the financial planning & advisory space. What I really love about it all, is that he steers the conversation in a way that highlights takeaways that us planners/advisors (new or old) can take into practice.
9. Very useful information - Michael's interview with Ron Carson was enjoyed and informative to listen to. As a fee-only registered investment advisor and financial planner, I am seeking more insights on how to grow my business, increase revenues, and enhance my client services and client satisfaction. This podcast has given me several excellent ideas, particularly relating to working with my staff.
10. One incredible advisor - I've been listening, reading, and now watching Michael for several years now. No one has their finger on the pulse of financial planning research and new opportunities than him. I can't believe he's one dude. It's personally inspiring to see a self-made financial advisor in a world of big companies and high regulation. He is a fixture at high level planning conferences and seminars. He partners on research papers with PhDs in academics. And he's offering an avenue to the business that no one else is even considering. All the best to him and his family, partners and clients. Thank you very much.
11. Like getting a PHD in financial services - How Michael cranks out this much content while keeping it at such a high standard is incredible. Pioneer when it comes to social media and building a platform in financial services, so lots to offer (and that's before you get to his incredible guest list). Make sure to check out the episode with Ron Carson, one of my favorites. - Brad Johnson host of The Elite Advisor Blueprint Podcast
12. Must listen for any FA - These podcasts are great and a must for any Financial Advisor. Host does a great job of going in depth in a world where "behind the scenes" information is hard to find. I'm a new FA and I've learned more from these podcasts than I do at my firm. Great guests who are experienced in the business and great topics that are relevant for everyone. When I first started listening, I would cherry pick episodes based on what I wanted to learn about, but I soon realized that all the episodes offer an educational opportunity. Highly recommend for anyone interested in the financial industry.
13. Must Listen for All Advisors - If you are an financial advisor serious about your career you must make time for this podcast. As far as I can tell, nobody in our industry is more knowledgable than Michael. If someone happens to have a better grasp on the topics we deal with, they aren't nearly as good at sharing as he is.
14. Insights by the Best in Our Business - These podcasts are a must for those that continue the learning journey and seek effective ways to inspire their financial advisory teams, build enduring value, and partner more fully with clients. Great job, Michael Kitces! I greatly appreciate your contribution here and the contributions of those with whom you've interviewed and will interview.
15. My new favorite podcast - I look forward to each new episode and am amazed that something resonates with me in each and every episode. The selection of guests is top-notch and the advice and information is priceless. This podcast has definitely inspired and helped me in my practice. A couple recommendations: stop referencing the show notes over and over throughout the episode and just mention it once at the beginning. Get a new, shorter intro with a different voice. Other than that - keep up all of the amazing work you are doing to bless others.
In this daily podcast, Bloomberg’s reporting team teases out what’s actually important in the crypto conversation. Led by crypto editor stacy-marie ishmael, the show draws on reporters and editors around the world and credible voices from across the industry. Episodes cover everything from regulation to NFTs to DeFi to the environmental considerations surrounding an asset class shaping the future of finance.
Release date: 2023-03-03
ESG Insider is a podcast from S&P Global that takes you inside the environmental, social & governance issues shaping the business world today. In each episode, co-hosts Lindsey Hall and Esther Whieldon interview ESG experts, leveraging S&P Global data to shine a light on the sustainability opportunities and risks that business leaders and investors need to know about. Lindsey Hall is head of ESG Thought Leadership at S&P Global Sutainable1 and Esther Whieldon is a Senior Writer on the team.
Release date: 2023-03-03
What matters most right now in Commercial Real Estate. Business leaders join economic, subject matter and industry experts to share their distinct views and latest thinking. Hosted by Spencer Levy, CBRE’s Chairman of Americas Research. Visit us at CBRE.com/TheWeeklyTake
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. Real time economic history - A weird document of our time, it has been interesting to hear real estate people attempt to understand the role of the office building in a world that obviously has way too many of them. Lately it has started to wear something that looks more like desperation and shifted to cheerleading for companies to force their workers to return to commuting to an office, with unsubstantiated claims like "the good employees have already returned to the office!", a schtick that is really wearing thin. The most bizarre masks-off moment was the woman who said that forcing workers to commute to an office was a "social responsibility" issue because the stores next to the office building need the workers to spend money there.
2. Insights... finally - I am so tired of “biography” podcasts. Yes.. we’re all fascinated by your success and your career advice for the rest of us, blah blah blah... is it too much to ask for more insights and less talking about yourself? Podcasts in the real estate sector have fallen prey to this same disease. Finally, a real estate podcast that skips past the biography, and directly into INSIGHTS. Thank you Spencer Levy and God bless.
3. Best Business podcast - When it comes to business growth and economics, there is no one better suited to provide insight and foresight on what is going on than Spencer Levy. His view of the world, indepth research and local knowledge make him very well suited to host these sessions. He brings in those people who have intimate knowledge and daily insight on each topic. I highly encourage people to subscribe and listen each week.
Becker's Healthcare Podcast is an exciting new podcast from Becker's Healthcare which features interviews and conversations with the latest in thought leadership in the healthcare industry.
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. Not what I expected - Some of the podcasts are really great. The guests are some of the top executive leaders in US healthcare. Unfortunately, too many of the individual podcasts seem to basically be advertisements for the guest’s affiliated company. I’m overall disappointed, given the wonderful (untapped) potential these could be.
2. Empowering, insightful and actionable! - Whether you’re well established as an innovator in the healthcare space, or just getting started carving out your role as a change agent within this complex ecosystem - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Scott does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever-changing healthcare landscape - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
Thinking Like A Lawyer is a podcast featuring Above the Law's Joe Patrice, Kathryn Rubino, and Chris Williams. Each episode, the hosts will take a topic experienced and enjoyed by regular people, and shine it through the prism of a legal framework. This will either reveal an awesome rainbow of thought, or a disorienting kaleidoscope of issues. Either way, it should be fun.
Release date: 2023-02-22
1. Interesting sometimes too goofy - Sound effects — thumbs down Don’t mind the liberal leaning. Data shows the more education you have, the more likely you are to be liberal. These are folks (Americans w/post grad degrees) in the upper % of Americans in terms of education so it’s no surprise and representative of their status in our society.
2. Best law podcast - Great analysis of law. Does law really well. Great Supreme Court analysis. Great response to former President Trump. Great analysis of former POTUS. Excellent Law blog. Excellent Law podcast. Excellent Biglaw podcast. Excellent Law school podcast. Excellent LSAT podcast. Excellent Bar Exam Podcast. Excellent political podcast. Law SupremeCourt LSAT BarExam Biglaw lawschool USNWR
3. Quick updates - I listen to a lot of different podcasts. I keep this one in the mix because it’s less in depth than my other choices. I like that it’s a shorter podcast and not super heavy. I enjoy the small talk at the beginning. However, I often skip it because I absolutely hate the horn sound effect. It’s jarring and has often made me consider unfollowing. If that wasn’t a thing, I’d give it stars.
4. Not Worth Your Time. - Show is not representative of legal opinions or even educational on the law. The level of arrogance and political bias of the current hosts is astounding. And such bias is presented as the mainstream. Go listen to Advisory Opinion, it is much more fair, honest, educational, and entertaining.
5. Interesting perspective… - I am not a lawyer but became interested in the subject and started listening to NUMEROUS legal podcasts. These guys have an interesting take on the current ‘events’ in the legal field. Love the banter and teasing. Love that the content delivery is pedestrian—very little jargon. Overall, the min podcast gives me a smile and some insight into the legal ‘industry’
6. Politics not Law - The description of this podcast is that it goes over legal ideas and legal ramifications of whatever given situation. This isn’t true. It is just three people, who are very left leaning, which is not a bad thing, discussing their political points of view. I can get my lefty content from any corner of the internet. There is more than anyone could want. I don’t need another leftist podcast, i wanted to hear legal topics being discussed and to be done so efficiently. They waste your time on this podcast and just give out opinions, not legal analysis. It’s a waste of time. They hosts are also very annoying, but that is a personal opinion. Objectively, they do not deliver what they propose to.
7. Enjoy the show but the cheesy sound effects… - I enjoy tuning into the show each week. But, for the love of God, do away with the cringy sound effects. They aren’t funny and add nothing. I have enjoyed Chris’s guest appearances. He’s witty. I would like to hear more substantive comments from him, however.
8. Fun legal chitchat - Started listening while applying for law school, still do now as a practicing BigLaw associate. A fun little roundup of legal news with a lighthearted vibe. Focuses more on the industry itself, law schools, legal stories that intersect with politics/current events, rather than dry reporting of actual cases (although they do sometimes cover major cases).
9. Maybe align your convo with the actual concept - The concept of chatting about pop culture through the lens of a lawyer is AMAZING. Too bad the actual podcast does not actual deliver as described; Host Joe Patrice himself summarizes the podcast content as big law, law news, and law school content, and not pop culture discussion through the thought process of a lawyer (). I tune in each week hoping you’ll actually do what you say you will because it would be of higher value, completely unique, and EPIC. Replace your current co-host, she just does not jive with Joe well, at all. Last, love your site! () Patrice, J. Episode Oct , : min. Thinking Like a Lawyer Podcast. Above the Law.
10. Terrible - This podcast is entirely skewed to left leaning people. Not worth listening to. Not to mention these two don’t know what they’re talking about because they’re so blinded by their political views. Do yourself a favor and look somewhere else for good podcast material, because it’s not here.
11. Annoying Hosts - The hosts are super annoying on this show. They talked about stuff unrelated to the podcast for minutes before getting on topic. The female host also kept talking over and interrupting the male host. Lastly, they seemed to endorse that the January th protest was a “coup” which is laughable considering the extreme absence of weapons and the fact that no one was killed (except a protestor, Ashli Babbitt, shot by an unknown police officer and a police officer whose cause of death was ruled as natural causes).
12. Perfect for people looking to attend law school! - Absolutely love love love this podcast! Joe and Kathryn have great perspectives that offer future law students a peak into the legal world in an enthusiastic and exciting way. I have enjoyed listening to them the past few months as I prepare for law school.
13. I love this show! - I love listening to this podcast on my way to work in the morning. Joe and Kathryn are hilarious and authentic while providing a pretty good understanding of how law and legal culture influences politics and pop culture. They definitely add a dimension to issues that I wouldn’t consider on my own.
14. I want to love this - Frankly, Kathryn annoys and frustrates. She interrupts and cuts Joe off so much that it’s hard to listen. Joe is great and I want to hear what he has to say. Kathryn, please take it down a notch. And lose the verbal tics. Sorry to sound harsh, but this could be a great podcast.
15. Della umbrella - Mr slur, your thinking is tired and who is convinced by your “I don’t know” Are u eating properly? Your running on empty
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Love the show. Eat healthy, you are needed Ohoooooo I’m sorry for the ignorant rant...
It’s been days of citizen, helpless fright ....
..... I just know there is a stockpile of ordinary persons, like myself searching for common sense solution that MUST BE RIGHT IN FRONT of us.. we have voted trumpsters out. Where is that mechanism that has been overlooked!!! Your youthful courage is obviously.... thinking like a lawyer:-/ ...help us to Think-like colonial Sam Adams
Pro Say is a weekly podcast from Law360, bringing you a quick recap of both the biggest stories and the hidden gems from the world of law. Each episode, hosts Amber McKinney and Alex Lawson are joined by expert guests to bring you inside the newsroom and break down the stories that had us talking.
Release date: 2023-03-04
1. Comedians - This show is proof that lawyers are not very good at comedy. Although their commentary is on point (I hesitate to say “excellent” after one of their guests suggested that the National Archives “own the Presidential Records” or something like that”), there is too much banter and ongoing attempts to be humorous. They are also loud, and that’s not my volume setting.
2. Callous discussion of serious issues - In discussing Depp’s defamation trial, the hosts failed to acknowledge serious accusations of domestic abuse, and instead fed into misogynistic narratives vilifying the accuser. They failed to discuss the scary repercussions this will have on other victims of domestic violence. Don’t discuss something like domestic violence, which impacts / of women, in such an insensitive manner. It’s offensive and only causes more harm to survivors.
3. More liberal garbage - This podcast is less than worthless. If you’re looking for some liberal MSNBC garbage, you’ll enjoy this podcast. These podcasters bring literally nothing to the game other than to be an echo chamber for liberal extremist, and that’s redundant, ideology. You will never hear any voice on this podcast that is center, and certainly not right of center, ideology.
4. Lost the Plot - I’m a long time listener and appreciate many years of great Friday listens - but in the last couple months the show (summer / fall ) and hosts have really lost the plot. What set the show apart was its law first, politics a distant second stance - understanding that the two are often inseparable - the hosts in past years have done a reasonable job of balancing and often maintaining a sort of light heartedness in an episode even when handling very heavy subjects. That effort has seemingly been abandoned in favor of broad brush issue coverage and that’s a shame. Not saying there isn’t a point in covering a variety of social issues - I just wasn’t hear (pun intended) primarily for that. Thanks for all the past seasons.
5. Very good - I’m an aspiring attorney and I really like this podcast. The hosts are upbeat and keep things interesting and insightful. My only issue with it is a technical one from my days doing audio production: hosts, if you’re reading this please buy yourselves some pop filters. The plosives are quite loud and I find it really distracting.
6. Good Podcast but... - This is a really good podcast but you can definitely hear the hosts political views bleed through. I like when they keep the topics relevant to actual pending cases and opinions of the court. Some weeks they tend to recap major headlines and this isn’t really the forum for that. For instance the last episode did a recap of Presidential executive orders, but until one is challenged in court it shouldn’t be discussed here. Sticking to actual legal action would help keep politics out, at least I feel it would. Other than that the hosts do a great job breaking down the sometimes complicated legal process and do a really great job of interpreting legal opinions.
7. Terrible - I love podcasts that inform me, but this one doesn’t. I listen to this callow group and wonder whether they really graduated from law school. I doubt it. If you are going to speak about, for instance, Uber proposing to acquire grubhub and members of Congress writing antitrust authorities to encourage close review, you might want to discuss entry barriers in the context of apps. That would be informative. Or perhaps tell readers that concerns about impact on workers are not the stuff of antitrust. And if you are going to speak of law firms potentially downsizing offices and then use Cravath as an example, perhaps be aware that cravath may have palatial office but they were at the forefront exactly yrs ago when they moved from Chase Manhattan Plaza to a down at the heels neighborhood on th Ave blocks away from a porn theater in the summer of . How do I know that? I was a legal assistant there when they made that move right before I went off to law school. But to know this would require actual, you know, research instead of gum flapping. I don’t need a legal podcast from ignorant know nothings.
8. Come to understand law, stay for the witty banter - As a workflow coordinator, I love that this podcast breaks down what is going on in the world of law as it helps me understand my small part in the big picture. The hosts are great at explaining things to non-lawyers and are hilarious. Recommend for anyone interested in US Law.
9. A Surprise and Delight for Legal News - I’m not a lawyer, but I am a dedicated consumer of pods and this one is always in my weekly rotation. The hosts manage the unthinkable: taking dense, law-endemic topics and translating them effortlessly in a way that informs, entertains, and delights. Who knew legal news could be so funny? A must-listen for law nerds and average citizens alike.
10. Educational and enjoyable - I assigned this podcast to my senior undergraduate students in legal studies seminar and they loved it! They came to class with questions (!!) and many finished the entire pod by the end of the semester without any prompting. Thank you for proving such an entertaining and fun learning resource!