Best Crypto Podcasts 2023
A curated list of crypto podcasts on Spotify, Youtube & Apple Podcasts.
- Writer George Hristov
- andEditor Shannon Ullman
- March 20, 2023
- •3 Min Read
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In our 24/7-always-on world, finding time to sit down and read crypto news can be difficult. Thankfully, crypto podcasts allow you to consume the latest headlines and interviews while going about your day, on your commute, or during a workout.
There is no shortage of crypto podcasts, and more are popping up every day. The best ones, in our opinion, provide in-depth industry coverage, host big-name guests from the crypto world, and even provide citizen journalism — asking the tough questions when things are going south and doing the legwork to find the latest developments in the space.
Below we take a look at the top crypto podcasts.
Our Favorite Crypto Podcasts March 2023
- Bankless: Best For Top Guests
- The Pomp Podcast: Best For Variety
- UpOnly: Best For Relatability
- Unchained: Best For a Journalistic Take
- Bloomberg Crypto: Best For International Crypto News
- What Bitcoin Did: Best For Bitcoin News
- The Bad Crypto Podcast: Best For Beginners
Area of Focus
Most Popular Episode
The Pomp Podcast
Bitcoin & popular culture
“Pomp Podcast #256: Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya on How To Invest in This Crisis”
Crypto interviews & news
Crypto interviews & news
“Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Bitcoin Will Be 'the Category Winner' - Unchained Ep. 178”
Daily crypto news
What Bitcoin Did
Bitcoin interviews and news
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Beginner-friendly crypto content
“Mind Behind Hex, Pulsechain, & PulseX: Richard Heart Reveals What Hexicans Want to Know!”
1. Bankless: Best For Top Guests
Most Popular Episode: “This is the Best Trade in Crypto Right Now - Raoul Pal”
The Bankless podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in crypto. Hosted by Ryan Adams and David Hoffman, it covers all sorts of topics in crypto from investing and trading, to developments in the crypto ecosystem, new blockchains, and much more.
The “Bankless” name derives from their crypto-esque commitment to becoming free from banks and having full control over your finances. The hosts are fun and dynamic and every episode has a different guest from the crypto community. Notable guests from the show’s episodes include the founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, and famous investors Raoul Pal and Cathie Wood.
Every week, Bankless does a “Rollup” episode which summarizes the week’s events in crypto.
2. The Pomp Podcast: Best For Variety
Most Popular Episode: “Pomp Podcast #256: Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya on How To Invest in This Crisis”
Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano is a big-name crypto personality and Bitcoin investor. On his show, “The Pomp Podcast”, Anthony interviews crypto investors, developers, and even critics. The show is not strictly crypto, either, and it features guests such as US presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, internet personalities like Jake Paul, and more. The Pomp podcast publishes new episodes every day, so if you’re looking for a firehose of content, this is a good choice.
3. UpOnly: Best For Relatability
Most Popular Episode: “Mark Cuban: Present & Future Opportunity of Crypto”
UpOnly follows in the footsteps of several other crypto podcasts with its interviews of industry experts and overview of the news events. This podcast, however, puts a spin on the familiar format through the force of the personalities of the hosts. Hosted by Cobie and Ledger, two infamous names in the crypto Twitter space, UpOnly brings a deep insider’s look to the world of crypto.
The hosts (self-admittedly) don’t always post very regularly, however, UpOnly is a great way to hear the latest news and interviews straight from the traders and “degens” who make the crypto markets what they are.
4. Unchained: Best For a Journalistic Take
Most Popular Episode: “Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Bitcoin Will Be 'the Category Winner' - Unchained Ep. 178”
Hosted by former Forbes senior editor Laura Shin, the Unchained podcast is a buttoned-up, formal look at crypto: the headlines, figures, and events. New episodes of Unchained are published several times a week and feature interviews with industry leaders, as well as summaries of the week’s top events.
Its launch in 2016 makes Unchained one of the longest-running crypto-dedicated podcasts that’s still around. Host Laura Shin’s background as a reporter for Forbes lends credibility to the program and makes this a good choice for those who are looking to hear unbiased, serious conversations about the space.
5. Bloomberg Crypto: Best For International Crypto News
Most Popular Episode: Unknown
From the popular business news publication comes Bloomberg Crypto — a daily, 15 minute look at the news and headlines around crypto. Hosted by Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Bloomberg Crypto’s managing editor, this is part podcast and part daily news program.
Unlike other shows, Bloomberg Crypto rarely does interviews, instead opting for an informative news-show style. Bloomberg Crypto is also unique in that it pays special attention to crypto events outside the US and covers important crypto developments in Europe, South America, and other regions that are often overlooked by other crypto media.
6. What Bitcoin Did: Best For Bitcoin News
Most Popular Episode: “Bitcoin is Digital Energy with Michael Saylor”
The “What Bitcoin Did” podcast bills itself as “the #1 Bitcoin Podcast” and it doesn’t disappoint. Hosted by Peter McCormack, the show publishes new episodes twice a week that cover all things Bitcoin and include interviews with Bitcoin developers, privacy advocates, investors, and more.
The podcast’s previous guests feature high-profile names such as famous Bitcoin advocate Michael Saylor, and even the El Salvadoran President, Nayib Bukele — dubbed “the Bitcoin President'' for using his country’s treasury to aggressively invest in Bitcoin.
7. The Bad Crypto Podcast: Best For Beginners
Most Popular Episode: “Mind Behind Hex, Pulsechain, & PulseX: Richard Heart Reveals What Hexicans Want to Know!”
The Bad Crypto Podcast, hosted by Joel Comm and Travis Wright is a beginner-friendly introduction to the world of crypto and blockchains. With a very accessible, light humor, the guys walk you through everything you need to know to go from beginner to pro in the crypto world. They recommend you start with episode 1 of the podcast, since the podcast is serialized, but, with over 700 episodes, they won’t blame you for jumping right in to whatever the latest episode is.
Looking For More?
Frequently Asked Questions
Who has the best crypto podcast?Expand to learn more
It’s impossible to say what the best crypto podcast is since that depends on what you’re looking for.
If you’re looking for a deep dive into this week’s news and interviews with industry leaders, Bankless might be a good choice for you. If you want something that’s a blend of crypto and other hot topics, The Pomp Podcast has what you need. How does a short daily summary of the state of crypto from a big-name news outlet sound? Bloomberg Crypto is just that.
Who is the most trusted crypto analyst?Expand to learn more
There are many highly respected voices in the crypto space, however, it’s difficult to determine a single most well-trusted crypto analyst. Investors like Cathie Wood, journalists like Matt Levine, and financial analysts like Raoul Pal are well-known and respected names.
Check out our crypto influencers list for a more detailed breakdown of movers and shakers.
Where can I listen to crypto news?Expand to learn more
For long-form summaries of the week’s crypto news, the Bankless “Rollups” and the Unchained Podcast’s “News Recaps” are good resources. Bloomberg Crypto, meanwhile, provides daily snippets of the latest crypto developments.
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George is a tech writer interested in web3 startups and communities. In the dynamic world of crypto, he stays plugged in to the day-to-day headlines, deep dives, and industry commentary.
Shannon Ullman is the managing editor for Milk Road. She specializes in cryptocurrency and personal finance content. Her work has appeared in publications like Insider Inc.
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