Best Retirement Podcasts 2020

Best Retirement Podcasts 2023

Best Retirement Podcasts 2023

Which podcasts are the best retirement podcasts for 2023?

I like retirement podcasts planning-rich and full of information. These focus on the planning or financial aspects of retirement.

Other podcasts that cover the purpose and emotions of retirement are not included. I’ll admit that I spend more time listening to those types of podcasts these days.

But be careful out there! 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 2023?

Retirement Podcast—Best 2023

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 Podcasts

One of the longest-running, here is an old favorite: Retirement Answer Man.

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


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 2023 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. The focus is on investing rather than on retirement.

The Long View  Produced by Morningstar, very informative guests and topics.

Animal Spirits is a lot of fun to listen to, and I rarely miss an episode. Not retirement focused.


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. The Meb Faber Show fits that description as well.

The Compound and Friends is new this last year and provide a Wall Street view with the perspective of a growing RIA that gets today’s investors.

Standard Deviations is all about the behavioral finance side of investing.

Finally, a shout-out to Frank and Risk Parity Radio. Frank is a one-man machine (sorry, Mary) who is taking on deaccumulation if you want to have a 4-5% SWR and are a DIY investor.


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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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