The crypto space can be intimidating for beginners. If you’d like to learn more about blockchains and cryptocurrencies but don’t know where to start, you should try listening to a few podcasts.
Here are podcasts about cryptocurrencies that everyone needs to listen to. They’ll bring you up to speed in no time.
The Bad Crypto Podcast went live in mid-2017, and the two hosts—Joel Comm and Travis Wright—have been turning out new content at an impressive clip ever since. It took them just six months to release their 100th episode and 12 months to reach the 200 mark. They also produce an accompanying blog.
Joel and Travis take a light-hearted approach to discussing the current issues in the world of crypto, making their show accessible for beginners.
If you’re looking for technical jargon and in-depth price analysis, this isn’t the podcast for you. If you want something that’s easy-on-the-ear to listen to in your car on the way to work, give it a try.
The What Bitcoin Did podcast is a spin-off from Peter McCormack’s excellent blog of the same name.
The show is interview-centric. Since its launch in late-2017, Peter has already interviewed some of the biggest names in crypto, including Luke Martin from Venture Coinist, trading celebrity Jameson Lopp, and crypto journalist Laura Shin.
In line with its growing popularity, Peter has increased the frequency of new releases. There are now two per week.
Hosted by the previously mentioned Laura Shin, Unchained offers an enjoyable mix of business and technology that’s suitable for both beginners and seasoned crypto investors.
Interviewees include entrepreneurs, technologists, and investors. They discuss everything concerning crypto assets and blockchain technology.
Shin used to be a Senior Editor at Forbes but left after Unchained started to gain traction. Focusing on the podcast full-time has allowed her to release new content more frequently. The release schedule has gone from two episodes a month to a couple of episodes most weeks.
The Bitcoin Podcast was one of the first crypto-centric shows that became popular. The first episode went live way back in May 2015.
All the episodes take a long-form approach; the average episode length is over an hour. You can expect a new episode to drop every week.
The show hosts guests from many different backgrounds, providing plenty of variation between episodes.
As the popularity of the show grew, the show’s creators expanded the brand into The Bitcoin Podcast Network. We’ll come onto some of the other podcasts in the network shortly.
The Crypto Street Podcast is another interview-based show. Guests are typically full-time crypto traders and miners. Most of the time, the interviewee is also a well-known personality on Twitter.
Indeed, the podcast itself is run by three well-known Twitter users K1llerWh4le, CryptoDale, and Prince.
If Twitter is one of the leading ways in which you receive your crypto news, this is the podcast for you. You’ll be able to listen to many of the people you interact with every day.
Let’s Talk Bitcoin is the longest-running show on this list. It’s been around since 2013, racking up almost 400 episodes since. You can expect two or three new episodes per month.
Andreas Antonopoulos co-hosts the show; he is one of the world’s foremost Bitcoin experts and was an early advocate of the technology.
He’s also a bestselling author. His three books—Mastering Bitcoin, The internet of Money, and The internet of Money Volume Two—have all been mega hits.
As the name suggests, the Ether Review focuses on the Ethereum blockchain. It’s the second largest blockchain and cryptocurrency in the world behind Bitcoin.
Arguably, Ether has more real-world applications than Bitcoin. The podcast explores those uses in depth. The content is varied; the hosts discuss the news and interview guests.
The same team also produces a spin-off show called Ether Review Legal. Legal concerns are one of the key issues facing the crypto sector, so it’s an interesting listen. Recent episodes have discussed Coinbase’s dispute with the IRS, jurisdiction issues, and regulatory sandboxes.
It’s fair to say that listening to endless chat-based podcasts can start to become repetitive after a while. To break up the monotony, try listening to Crypto Till Infinity.
The podcast offers a blend of crypto chat and music. The topics for chat part of each episode vary considerably. The last few episodes have seen a discussion about investment strategies, a conversation about how blockchains can help festivals, and opinions on WooCommerce’s integration with Coinbase.
The music is typically a mix of funk, soul, and R&B. There’s a new episode every few weeks.
Hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sebastien Couture, and Meher Roy, the Epicenter podcast has a back catalog of more than 250 episodes.
Originally called Epicenter Bitcoin, the show’s focus has since broadened. Today, it looks at all the start-up businesses and open source projects that are using blockchains and cryptocurrencies as part of their long-term goals.
Guests on the show come from a variety of backgrounds, including entrepreneurs, academics, and industry experts.
Investor and marketer Carter Thomas hosts Coin Mastery.
Unlike the other podcasts we’ve introduced you to, Coin Mastery is almost exclusively centered on cryptocurrency trading. Market news, technical analysis, and fundamental analysis all get plenty of airtime.
The show is available as a podcast, but there’s also a YouTube channel. If possible, you should watch the video footage; many of the trading issues the show discusses have accompanying on-screen charts and graphs.
If we missed out your favorite crypto podcast, be sure to let us know about it in the comments below.