Best Retirement Podcasts 2020

Best Retirement Podcasts 2022

Best Retirement Podcasts 2022

Retirement Podcasts are plentiful. Which podcasts are the best retirement podcasts for 2022?

Here, I define a retirement podcast as an information- and planning-rich resource that focuses on the financial aspects of retirement. Other podcasts that cover the purpose and emotions of retirement are not included. And most financial podcasts are thinly veiled attempts to sell financial services and chunky annuities… best to be avoided!

So, which retirement podcasts are the best for 2022?

Retirement Podcast—Best Overall

I spend a lot of time listening to podcasts. They are great for early AM power walks and commuting. Listen at 1 and 1/2 speed and work your way up to 2x speed if able!

When deciding on the best overall retirement podcast, I didn’t feel like I could pick just one! First, everyone’s listening style is different. And next, everyone’s baseline knowledge is different.

I have attempted to include the most information-rich shows with very little self-promotion. To do this, I have left out a few shows that are mostly just long-winded advertisements. That said, always understand the incentives of the information providers.

Instead of a best overall retirement podcast, let’s look at some of the best retirement podcasts for 2022 broken down by subcategories.

Best Retirement Podcast of 2022

This year, we return to an old favorite: Retirement Answer Man. This retirement podcast got a facelift last year, and the changes are quite good.

From an overall quality standpoint and for the deep dives into month-long themes, Retirement Answer Man is the best retirement podcast of 2022.  The host uses his podcast not to drive business to his RIA but rather to a retirement community for the DIY retirement crowd. Bravo, Roger! Good for you!

Best New Retirement Podcast of the Year

I didn’t find any new podcasts this year worthy of the prize. Any suggestions or ideas?

Best Retirement Podcast to Challenge Yourself

Rational Reminder, a podcast out of Candida, the hosts discuss rational evidence-based investing. Worth a listen if you want to discuss the data that supports rational investing.

Though this podcast is not strictly retirement-focused, the evidence-based, data-driven dialogue is so above and beyond any other podcast that you need to challenge yourself with this podcast if you are a rational investor.

Best Retirement Podcast with Humor

Your Money Your Wealth is hilarious. Good humor and good planning. In addition, the production value of this show is perhaps the best in class.

Hosts Big-Al and Joe answer various questions, including retirement and social security questions. Al is a CPA, so there is a tax-centric nature that you don’t find in other retirement podcasts. This is a great addition and makes this retirement podcast stand out.

Best Retirement Podcast for Technical Information

The Retirement and IRA Show wins the technical category by a landslide! If you want a four-part series on the QLAC or the nitty-gritty on estate planning, Jim and Chris are your men.

Chris coined the Tax Planning Window. In addition, they present novel planning ideas such as Roth Re-Characterizations via the 60-day Rollover. The show has other unique planning ideas, mainly from the Ed Slott Group.

Search past episodes and see if a particular technical topic interests you. Watch out for Jim’s perseveration on specific topics, which he covers in detail every other episode. If you are scared of annuities, on the other hand, Jim’s philosophy might teach you a thing or two.

Best Retirement Podcast for Older Folks

The nod in 2022 goes to Ready for Retirement. This podcast is no-nonsense and topic-driven. Really value-packed episodes. This is like a retirement textbook. You can look through the catalog and pick out episodes you want to listen to, and the advice is sound and reasonable for most.

Best Retirement Podcast for Younger Folks

Stay Wealthy is a podcast by a marketing genius. He actually self-titles his webpage as the “#1 Retirement Podcast” without any data to back up that claim, but maybe that’s why he is a marketing genius, and I’m not.


Honorable Mentions

Afford Anything  Great podcast. Focuses on Early Retirement, but the host is amazingly insightful and unravels the question-behind-the-question that needs to be answered first.

Bogleheads On Investing Rick Ferri interviews great guests. Great long-form interview podcast. Rick Ferri Walks in the Footsteps of Jack Bogle

Money For the Rest of Us Usually very technical but great information. Focus is on investing rather than on retirement.

The Long View  Produced by Morningstar, very informative guests and topics. Best podcast in the honorable mention section.


Best Podcast for Long Form Interviews

Masters In Business is a podcast worth listening to every week. Barry Ritholtz has A+ level guests, and although the topic is not usually retirement, it is not usually Business either. Topics include investing, economics, business, history, and it has a great segment on end for recommended books.

Although not specifically a Retirement Podcast, Masters In Business deserves a listen. Scroll through and see if any of the top-notch guests catch your eye.

Infinite Loops became one of my favorite financial podcasts this year. Some guests are better than others, so choose carefully.

Summary The Best Retirement Podcasts 2022

There you have it. This is, admittedly, one man’s view of the best retirement podcasts for 2022.

There is good and bad information everywhere on the internet, so take everything you hear on a podcast with a grain of salt. Or many grains.

Obviously, folks do a podcast because they are pitching their services! Some are more overt about their conflicts of interest than others, but all have conflicts of interest and services to sell

If you enjoy planning for retirement and listening to podcasts, check out some of my best podcasts for retirement in 2022.


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  1. I find Retirement Starts Today educational. And you do list it as an honorable mention, yet you call it “possibly most over-rated.” Do you mean “under-rated?”

    Thanks for the list. Many of my current favorites and a few more to check out.

    • No, over rated. I just don’t get excited when it drops on my playlist. Kind of boring… needs updating. It is educational but I like other people’s work better! Thanks for commenting.

  2. I found YMYW from your last blog post about podcasts, and it’s become a favorite in my podcast rotation. Looking forward to checking out some of these new ones (to me) too!

  3. Thanks David. I am always looking for podcasts. I agree with you about the
    Retirement Starts Today podcast. Easy to listen to, but I hardly ever learn anything new.

  4. Being within (hopefully) 2-3 years of retirement, I love The Retirement and IRA Show! Have learned so much (esp. the questions to ask). Another shout out for New Retirement, too. Super informative. Excellent list – thank you!

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