The top 10 podcasts for CAs

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By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

17 January 2017

A saving grace for commuters everywhere, podcasts have become a staple of consumable media. Eleanor O'Neill rounds up our pick of the best on-demand audio shows for CAs.

1. FT Money Show

From the Financial Times comes a series that targets the key personal finance issues of the day with expert analysis and insight.

The below episode asks you to consider your financial decisions and discover which fiscal personality type suits you.

You can also listen on iTunes, Stitcher or Audioboom. Older episodes are available on Soundcloud.

2. The Economist Radio

Covering everything from Brexit, artificial intelligence and South African radio telescopes, the audio companion to long-respected magazine The Economist explores te nuances of business, politics and the world at large.

This instalment looks at the challenge of re-organising a business and the elements of art and science that can contribute to success.

You can also listen on iTunes, Soundcloud or with the Google Chrome extension.

3. BBC Money Box

Broadcast on BBC airwaves since 1977, Money Box quizzes finance experts on the inner workings of the financial landscape and how they impact you.

Security is the topic up for discussion in this episode, assessing the future of passwords and whether our money is as safe as it could be.

You can also listen on iTunes or Audioboom.

4. AccountingWEB

While not a regular show, AccountingWEB's Business Editor, Tom Herbert, frequently hosts discussions on the big issues happening in accounting and the wider business world.

This episode considers the future of banks in a world of rising challengers and technological advancement.

You can also listen on iTunes, aCast or Soundcloud.

5. Brewin Dolphin

Wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin broadcasts a weekly show highlighting developments in politics, business and industry with analysis from both guests and the firm's own experts.

Listen to their interview with Deloitte's Chief Economist Ian Stewart on the Big Four firm's latest CFO survey.

You can also listen on iTunes and to older episodes on Soundcloud.

6. London Fintech Podcast

London is widely considered a global centre of Fintech and this podcast interviews the key players of the scene, gaining insight on how Fintech is being used and the impact it is having on the world.

Tune into their review of 2016 and take a look ahead to the industry developments coming soon.

You can also listen on iTunes or Android.

7. StartUp

Essential listening for the budding entrepreneur, StartUp talks through the many issues and challenges of getting a fledgling business off the ground and keeping it afloat.

Here they answer the question: How does a founder get fired from their own company?

You can also listen on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud or Spotify.

8. TED Radio Hour

In addition to their famously thought-provoking videos, the team behind TEDTalks host a regular audio show, addressing a typically varied range of topics.

In this instalment, children's author Jarrett J. Krosoczka discusses the value of mentors and the impact his have had on his life.

You can also listen on iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher.

9. Reply All

Telling human interest stories, usually with a technological slant, Reply All has been running since 2014 and is downloaded around three million times a month.

The below episode explores the dangers of mixing social media and politics and quizzes an unfortunate victim of opinion.

You can also listen on iTunesGoogle PlaySoundcloud or Spotify.

10. On The Media

A weekly investigation into how and why the media operates the way it does, On The Media provides an informed perspective on the power of the press.

Here they assess the key topic of the times for journalists and media consumers across the world: Trump.

You can also listen on iTunesGoogle Play, Pocket Casts, TuneIn or Stitcher.

Do you have a favourite podcast to share with fellow CAs? Tell us in the comments below.


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