I subscribe to over 30 financial podcasts. How do I listen to all of them? I don’t.
I asked for your help deciding which one should get voted off my iPod. Thanks to everyone for voting (it was kinda fun, wasn’t it). You were asked two questions: Vote for the shows I should continue listening to and vote for the one show I should firmly press the delete button on.
This allowed me to see what shows you favored along with giving you the voice to be heard about eliminating one from my regularly scheduled programming.
Here are the top 4 shows you voted to keep
Each of these shows received more than 50% positive votes – meaning I should keep listening to them:
Chris LoCurto’s Extended EntreLeadership podcast: Chris LoCurto is a VP for Dave Ramsey’s company and offers bonus content from interviews featured in the EntreLeadership podcast. I’m always looking for inspiration as I try to get my coaching business to become my only business so I was really glad to see 67% of respondents voted to keep this one.
This Is Your Life by Michael Hyatt: Mr. Hyatt released his first episode on February 14, 2012. In one week he had more positive iTunes reviews for his podcast than I had from all 49 of my episodes combined and he got comments in the show notes than I get on my website in an entire year. Am I jealous – ABSOLUTELY! But he is extremely organized and offers great content so I have to tip my hat to him. Oh, and 66% of you voted that I keep him around too.
You Need A Budget: Jesse Mecham, the founder of my favorite budgeting software package YNAB, brings us a weekly show that doesn’t stick to a single theme, sometimes doesn’t talk at all about YNAB or the four rules, and offers occasional interviews from unrelated experts. Most would say the show lacks focus in a centralized message but 58% of you really like it. So do I, so I’ll keep it!
Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn: I’ve been listening to Pat since Session 1. This one definitely takes up some space in my ears as the shows are often longer than 45 minutes. To be honest, I sometimes find this one hard to listen to because I often listen in the car. How am I supposed to make these awesome changes to my website and business while on I-70? Nonetheless, Pat got 50% positive votes from you guys.
Note: I’ll have to keep listening to Smart Passive Income because I’m going to meet Pat at the Financial Bloggers Conference in my hometown this October. So psyched!
Clicking unsubscribe now
I am taking these three podcasts out of my iTunes feed. Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below, I’d love to hear what you think.
Intelligent Investing with Pamela Otten: This is an actual internet radio show (with internet commercial breaks and all) hosted by @FinancialMom. She is a Registered Investment Advisor as well as a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider for Investing. The shows are an hour long and revolve around spending less than you make and budgeting. I guess that’s why I’m dropping her show from my playlist – there is very little about investing intelligently.
Jill On Money: Jill Schlesinger is an editor at CBS MoneyWatch, is regularly featured on television shows and guest spots on various other programs across the web. He isn’t as anti-debt as Dave Ramsey but is closer to it than almost all the other popular financial gurus out there. The majority of her callers are high-income earners in their later years and every show features a call about annuities. I like Jill and appreciate her show, so I’m not sure why I’m taking her out of my podcast feed. There just isn’t enough value for me I guess.
This Is Your Life: WHAT? Yes, unsubscribed as of today. I noticed I was pushing Michael Hyatt’s episodes off until later and realized I wasn’t missing it. I still have eight downloads and feel like I owe it to him to listen to them, but I just don’t look forward to them as much as the others in my podcast playlist. Maybe it’s because I’ve heard a lot of the content before (Platform was an excellent book and I plan to read it again). Maybe it’s the jealousy thing. Ugh.
Why should I unsubscribe from a podcast?
There is very little cost in keeping a podcast subscription. Of course, there is no actual cost as far as dishing out some dead Presidents or iTunes credits but the amount of time I spend re-prioritizing my favorites to the front of the list and the lag in download times for shows I am looking forward to will add up over time. I also look at my financial podcast playlist like an email inbox – the more unopened shows there are the more out of control I feel.
Have you ever unsubscribed from a podcast? Please leave a comment below.