Even if you’re not a regular listener, podcasts for accountants are a great way to get inspiration and valuable tips on the go. To help you find the best podcasts that are most applicable for accountants, Arbitrue has put together this list of thought-provoking and entertaining series. Grab your headphones and check these out.

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1. The Tim Ferriss Show

Best-selling author Tim Ferriss talks to a range of world-class performers in this fantastic podcast series. In the episodes Tim talks to CEOs, influencers and leaders, digging deep to find the tools, tactics and tricks that make these people who they are.

The list of past guests has been highly impressive: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Robbins, Peter Thiel, and Malcolm Gladwell, to name just a few. Although each episode varies quite considerably in length (from 30 to 120 minutes), this podcast is super-successful and regularly makes iTunes annual “best-of” lists for podcasts.

Frequency: 5-6 episode(s) per month
Length: 30-120 min per episode
Running since: 2014
Listen or download:  iTunes, PlayerFM, Tim Ferriss

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2. Accounting Best Practices with Steve Bragg

One of the longest-running podcasts for accountants, this series has been active for an impressive 12 years. Short and sweet, “Accounting Best Practices” covers essential information on a broad range of topics useful for everyone in the finance industry.

Downloaded over 2.3 million times, the series is hosted by Steve Bragg, the founder of AccountingTools and a renowned author of over 100 books and courses for accountants.

This podcast is practical and informal, and at the same time jam-packed with relevant information. Episodes are just 5 to 10 minutes long, and discussions include topics such as accounting management, best practices, controls, accounting standards, payroll, metrics, and GAAP.

Frequency: 1-2 episodes per month
Length: 5-10 min per episode
Running since: 2006
Listen or download: iTunes, PlayerFM, Accountingtools.com

3. Grow My Accounting Practice

If you’re interested in starting or growing your own accounting or bookkeeping business then this show by Mike Michalowicz is for you. The “Grow My Accounting Practice” podcast discusses everything you need to know, including tips on marketing, sales, hiring, management and pricing. Here you can learn the business skills you need to run the practice of your dreams.

Frequency: weekly
Length: 30-60 min per episode
Running since: 2016
Listen or download:  iTunes, PlayerFM, GrowMyAccountingPractie.com

4. Freakonomics Radio

Following the success of the worldwide bestselling book, Freakonomics, authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have partnered together to bring you Freakonomics Radio.

Similarly to the renowned book, the Freakonomics podcast talks about a range of topics from the World Cup to human psychology, with the motive to uncover “the hidden side of everything”. Past guests interviewed include big names such as Mark Zuckerberg and Ray Dalio. The show is hosted by Dubner with regular appearances from Levitt and a new episode is published every week.

Have you read the original book, Freakonomics? It’s well worth a read and makes our list of non-fiction books for accountants.

Frequency: weekly
Length: 30-60 min per episode
Running since: 2014
Listen or download:  iTunes, PlayerFM, Freakonomics.com

5. The Big 4 Accounting Firms Podcast

As the name might suggest, this podcast covers news and tips about how to succeed at the big 4 accounting companies, including KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and E&Y.

Episodes dive into industry and company specific news, as well as covering career tips on how to be a successful accountant at these types of companies.

Frequency: weekly
Length: 5-20 min per episode
Running since: 2017
Listen or download:  iTunes, PlayerFM, Big4AccountingFirms.com

6. TEDTalks Business

If you love TEDtalks then this is a must-listen podcast for you. Of course, there are plenty of talks related to finances and running a business that accountants may find thought-provoking, or at least useful.

Innovators, entrepreneurs and business researchers take to the stage and share their stories and insights. Many of the podcast episodes can be watched as a video for free at TED.com.

Frequency: 2 episodes per month
Length: 5-20 min per episode
Running since: 2011
Listen or download:  iTunes, PlayerFM, TED Talks Business

7. Accounting Today Podcast

Accounting Today is a well-established, NY-based trade magazine with over 30 years’ history. AT experts also share their knowledge through a podcast series geared towards those who are involved in the public accounting profession.

The episodes share discussions with thought leaders and change-makers on a variety of issues relevant for accountants. The episode length of around 30 minutes is perfect for the morning commute nad a new episode is published weekly.

Frequency: weekly
Length: 15-30 min per episode
Running since: 2016
Listen or download:  iTunes, AccountingToday.com, PlayerFM

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