7 Investor Relations and Finance Podcasts to Listen to for Career Development

Whether you’re currently looking for a job in investor relations, transitioning into a new role in the field, or just looking to grow your knowledge, podcasts can be a great way to expand your horizons. 

Here are seven resourceful podcasts that can help you get ahead, redefine success, and navigate the capital markets world.

1. Winning IR 

Winning IR is an investor relations podcast designed to showcase the transformation of the IR profession and profile the experts leading the change. Irwin COO Mark Fasken sits down with industry leaders to learn more about the real impacts and advances being made by investor relations professionals in an increasingly sophisticated capital markets environment. 

Each episode focuses on a different challenge, innovation or perspective on the ever-evolving role of IR, giving you real actionable insight that you’ll be able to use to build a better investor relations program. A range of guests dive into their experience while sharing their best advice on topics such as ESG, activism, earnings calls, creative storytelling, building your IR program and much more.
Episodes are released bi-weekly and can be accessed on Irwin’s website, Apple Music, Spotify, and all the other usual places you listen to content.

2. The Ticker 

Next on our list is The Ticker—a podcast that amplifies the voices of the global investor relations community brought directly to you by IR Magazine

In every episode (released monthly), IR Magazine sits down with the world’s most interesting IR thinkers for actionable insights and commentary on trending topics such as ESG, activism, shareholder engagement, corporate access, regulation, and more. Whether you’re in the car, or on the plane to your next IR event, the Ticker podcast will bring you the sound of the global investor relations community.
You can find the latest episodes of the podcast here.

3. Welcome to the Arena

If you’ve wondered how you and your company’s narrative can stand out from the corporate crowd in today’s competitive financial world, be sure to join Tom Ryan—Co-Founder & CEO of ICR—for the podcast series, Welcome to the Arena. Each episode features candid conversations with CEOs, CFOs, and other key business and financial players who influence the fate of public or aspiring public companies in the capital markets. 

As a former Wall Street Journal ranked sell-side equity analyst and the founder of one of the largest strategic communications firms in the world, Tom understands what it takes to navigate this complex environment. Welcome to the Arena is a forum for CEOs, CFOs, institutional investors, sell-side analysts, financial journalists, private equity professionals and other financial community participants to share their stories and give advice in an open and candid conversation. You can check out all the episodes to date here

4. Enquire

The Enquire podcast aims to bring together investor relations professionals to share their experiences and best practices while offering listeners insights and ideas into the dynamic world of IR. 

Clara Melia, the founder and CEO of Equitory—the UK’s largest dedicated investor communication consultancy—has the pleasure of having fascinating and informative conversations with some of the most experienced and well-respected people in the world of Investor Relations. 
Episodes are released every two weeks, and you can listen here, or anywhere you get your podcasts from.

5. Masters in Business

Masters in Business (MiB) is a podcast that streams on the Bloomberg Radio network. Its host—Barry Ritholtz—looks at the people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business. Ritholtz is also the founder and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, a financial planning and asset management firm with $2.8 billion in assets that offers various services to the investing public.

Ritholtz created MiB to share a deep dive into the minds of the most influential and successful people in the world of business and finance. The weekly podcast explores how each guest became the professional they are today while discussing topics such as the mentors that influenced them, what books they read, and even their daily routines.

MiB is the most popular podcast in the Bloomberg audio catalog, with an average of almost 10 million streams annually. The full-length version of each episode—uncut and without ads—can be found on all your favorite podcast locations, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Bloomberg, and Stitcher.

6. Wall Street Oasis

On Wall Street Oasis, Patrick Curtis—CEO Of Wall Street Oasis—hosts and interviews various guests to discuss their journey and understand how they succeeded in their careers in finance.

Each episode (released every Thursday) shares critical career and life insights from successful professionals across investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, management consulting, prop trading, asset management and more. For in-depth advice around recruiting, interviewing, networking, and “day-in-the-life” segments, subscribe and check out all the episodes to date on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, or YouTube.

7. Marketplace

Every weekday, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal helps listeners make sense of the day’s business and economic news—without needing a background in finance or economics. As a leading public media voice, Ryssdal has been a trusted broadcaster for 20 years and has received the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, a Peabody Award, and an Emmy.

The Marketplace podcast takes you beyond the numbers, bringing you context into world news while breaking down stories to help you live smarter. Its dedicated team of worldwide reporters speak with CEOs, policymakers, and everyday people trying to get by.
This podcast doesn’t only focus on finance and business—but makes a point to highlight people, local economies, and global news. New episodes are released daily and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

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