Here’s what we featured on the Informed Choice Radio podcast in October 2018
Podcasting is making the headlines again this month, with the BBC launching a new app designed to woo younger listeners.
BBC Sounds replaces BBC iPlayer Radio and has been described as a way to allow the BBC to “lean in to the podcast revolution”.
Here at Informed Choice, we’re a big fan of the podcast revolution! With more than 360 episodes now available in our back catalogue, and two new episodes being published each week, audio podcasting is an important part of our programme of personal finance education for clients and professional connections.
During October we published ten new episodes of Informed Choice Radio, including five interviews with different personal finance experts.
I started the month by talking to my friend Chris Budd, a previous guest on the podcast and author of The Eternal Business.
Chris recently sold his own financial planning firm, Ovation Finance in Bristol, to an Employee Ownership Trust, and this subject has become his passion.
The episode is a must listen for all business owners but also employees who want to see their employers thrive in the future.
I also interviewed journalist Celia Dodd, author of Not Fade Away – How to Thrive in Retirement.
Not Fade Away guides the reader through the various challenges faced in retirement; dealing with the loss of status and routine, reinventing relationships, managing money, and above all, finding new meaning and purpose.
Direct lending is becoming an increasing popular investment asset class, so I spoke to Jake Wombwell-Povey who recently joined Goji Investments, an investment platform focused on Direct Lending.
After carrying out more than 200 podcast interviews with a range of different experts, I don’t get particularly nervous before starting the call. But when I had the opportunity to interview one of my favourite YouTube vloggers, Ryan Serhant, I will admit to being a little anxious!
Ryan is best known as the star of Bravo’s two-time Emmy-nominated “Million Dollar Listing New York.” Since Season 1 of Million Dollar Listing, Ryan and his team have sold billions of dollars in real estate on national television.
He’s written his first book, Sell It Like Serhant, and we spoke about the importance of selling as a way to earn money. All too often, personal finance focuses on cutting expenditure rather than making money, with both very important to secure financial freedom.
Our final interview episode in October featured Brian Dennehy, a veteran of the financial services profession and regular media commentator for more than 20 years.
We spoke about Brian’s new book, Clueless, and how to select investment funds in order to profit as an investor.
My solo episodes during October covered a broad range of topics; the cost of staying loyal to your existing financial services providers, 5 of the worst investments you can make right now, and 3 things we are not doing with our money.
We also experimented with a new podcast format called Late Night Money Live, where I invited listeners to call-in and chat about topical money matters, live on air. Watch this space for details of the next live broadcast.
And we rounded off the month with a bonus podcast episode, explaining everything you need to know about the Budget.
Do let me know which of these episodes you enjoyed the most and if you have any suggestions for future podcast guests or topics.
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