Podcasts, having started their journey as a unique format to discuss and disseminate knowledge and insights around a range of topics, have taken off over the past few years. Numbers suggest that there are nearly 2.4 million podcasts worldwide, with a combined listener base of 424 million. Awareness of what podcasts are has also increased significantly. In the past 15 years, the percentage of the US population who know about podcasts has surged from 20% to nearly 80%.
The world of cryptocurrencies and digital assets has been quick to respond. Industry analysts, professional investors, and enthusiasts – every stakeholder category related to the market have tried their hands at benefiting from well-devised crypto podcasts. Today, we will list out the top five crypto podcasts you must not miss in 2023.
Guy Swann is the host of the Bitcoin Audible podcast. With more than 850 episodes hosted and a customer rating of 4.9 out of 5, Guy aims to make crypto knowledge accessible to everyone through his podcast. However, Guy’s vision is not only limited to simplifying the concepts and notions of crypto assets.
He looks at cryptocurrencies from an investment perspective, analyzes them through the prism of economics, tries to locate the philosophical foundations the market stands on, and studies the technological terms it adheres to. To bring out smart, precise, and actionable insights on the market, Guy distills thousands of hours of publicly available work on Bitcoin.
Guy’s podcast was featured in Forbes Magazine’s Top Crypto Podcasts of 2020. He is also the CEO of One Eleven Productions.
The Pomp Podcast
With more than 1,100 episodes listed on Apple Podcasts so far and a customer rating of 4.7 out of 5, the Pomp podcast gets its name from its host Anthony Pompliano. The most enticing aspect of The Pomp Podcast is that it does not look at crypto assets as a phenomenon in isolation.
Apart from the crypto world, Anthony also talks to trendsetters and emerging achievers in the larger field of business and finance. For instance, the 1140th episode of the Pomp Podcast, titled ‘Gideon Powell On Bitcoin Mining, The Oil Industry, and Criminal Justice Reform,’ saw Pompliano talking to Gideon Powell, the CEO & Chairman of Cholla Petroleum.
While the rise of Bitcoin mining in West Texas was one of the crucial topics discussed in the show, there were several other points of discussion too. Other than running the podcast, Anthony Pompliano helps build companies and invest in others through Pomp Investments. One can subscribe to pompletter.com for a daily newsletter on Bitcoin, Business, and Finance. The Youtube channel of Pompliano, started in February 2018, is fast approaching to onboard its first 500,000 subscribers.
Laura Shin is the host of the Unchained podcast. Her podcasts and videos have garnered more than 20 million downloads and views, while her official Twitter handle has more than 225,000 followers. Laura is also the author of the book “The Cryptonians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze”.
Laura has also served as the first mainstream journalist to cover crypto full-time on behalf of Forbes and has spoken on Crypto at TEDx San Francisco, IMF, Singularity University, and the OSLO freedom forum.
With nearly 450 episodes hosted on Apple Podcasts, Laura likes to speak about the potential of cryptocurrencies and how it is going to change the way we earn, spend, and invest money. Laura’s Unchained podcast enjoys a customer rating of 4.6 out of 5.
The Bad Crypto Podcast
The hosts of the Bad Crypto Podcast are Joel Comm and Travis Wright. Known as technologists and crypto-enthusiasts, Joel and Travis try to bring clarity to the world of Bitcoin, Blockchain, Litecoin, Ethereum, Alt-Coins, and more, through their podcast.
The number of podcast episodes hosted by the duo has crossed 700 and is fast approaching 750. Topics covered in the podcast are wide-ranging, starting from the Binance FUD to the Power of Immutable Ledger and from the future of Tether to an interview with Anthony Di Irio, Ethereum Co-Founder. The customer review rating of the Bad Crypto Podcast stands at 4.5 out of 5.
Crypto 101 podcast, hosted by Bryce Paul and Pizza Mind, is the average consumer’s guide to cryptocurrency. The platform has hosted nearly 500 episodes, covering a range of topics, including trust, transparency, and privacy in the crypto world, how to use leverage when trading crypto, the regulation landscape prevailing in the industry, the adoption of NFTs, and much more. The podcast has a customer satisfaction rating of 4.3 out of 5.
Bryce Paul, the co-host of the podcast, is the co-founder and investment partner at Tower 18 Capital, a DeFi-focussed crypto hedge fund. Bryce, along with his co-host Aaron Malone has co-authored the book ‘Crypto Revolution,’ selling over 75,000 copies to date. Aaron Malone is also the founder of the VC firm Collective Ventures, co-founder of reHash Mining Co., and partner at Tower 18 Capital Hedge Fund.
In the coming days, we can reasonably expect that new podcasts will break into the scene, with newer insights wrapped in unique presentation modes. While selecting the podcast that would suit your needs the most, it’s better to take a thorough rundown of the episode titles to grasp where its specialization and uniqueness lie.