Not all companies produce podcasts, but you might be surprised by how many do. These are definitely worth seeking out as you can get a feel for the people who work in the companies, the arguments they use, the attitudes they hold. It is more personal than reading a website. And with some companies who update regularly, you can find out their latest thinking in a more digestible form than reading a full report.
Here are some company podcasts I found, either by searching a company website, googling, or by searching the podcasts section of the iTunes store.
Deloitte Insights podcasts – the Global insights podcast is good, and there are a number of country-specific Insights podcasts available too
Credit Suisse podcasts - includes Economy & Finance and Global Investor
Aon – Insurance, Pensions and Consulting – about the Aon graduate scheme
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Insights – for a focus on investment
Accenture podcasts – Business and Tech – a range of series available here including financial services, information management, management consultancy and systems. From a quick search it looks like there are more podcasts available in different specialist areas of the site.
Deutsche Bank RSS & podcasts – headlines and press releases
McKinsey Global Institute – audio articles
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If you have a bit of spare travel time on your way to uni or work, why not give these podcasts a go to develop your commercial awareness – essential for interviews. I regularly listen to these ones and subscribe to them via iTunes so I can vouch for their quality!
Listen to Lucy – Lucy is the FT’s management columnist, and in snappy five minute podcasts she pulls apart assumptions about management and career planning – through-provoking and entertaining.
Martin Wolf – the FT’s chief economics commentator, reads his weekly column
Wake up to Money – daily business and financial news from the BBC. Also available every weekday morning on BBC Radio 5 live at 5.30am…
Careers in the City – Choosing a Career in the City – a top speaker from our City Course, Catherine Sweet, gives great insight into career choice.
The Bottom Line with Evan Davis – weekly interviews with influential business leaders.
Planet Money – (my favourite) – explores economic theory in a hands-on approach featuring plenty of real-life stories. It is US-based, but discusses global trends and relevant stories to us in the UK. What causes inflation? Why do people buy gold? What is a mortgage bond and a toxic asset?
Business Weekly – BBC World Service podcast looking at current hot topics in business, management and economics.
Bloomberg – range of podcast series on news, economics, politics and the market
TEDtalks – not limited to business, but these podcasts are worth attention as examples of great presentation skills. TED has a reputation for hosting outstanding, inspiring talks.
Do you have any favourites you’d add to the list?