You know you are a true podcast lover when while working, relaxing, exercising or doing chores, instead of playing songs, you start playing podcasts. So let’s appreciate this.

From its inception in 2004 followed by being Oxford ‘Word of the Year’ in 2005, podcasts have come to revolutionise our lives. The impact is such that 30th September every year is celebrated as International Podcast Day since 2014 to recognise its success. 

According to KPMG, India is the third-largest podcast-listening market globally and is expected to be valued at INR 17.62 Cr by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 34.5%. As per eMarketer’s report from April 2020, 49% of users prefer using audio platforms thus making podcasts one the most preferred mediums last year. According to a research by Nielsen, the top categories for ‘light listeners’ are arts, health and fitness, and education while ‘heavy listeners’ lean more towards history, news, and true crime. 

Here are a few of our favourite podcasts that may help you and enrich your market prowess.


  • MarketBuzz | CNBC-TV18
    The most vital things you should know before the opening bell. Five days a week, powered by CNBC-TV18 Journalists, MarketBuzz breaks the clutter and gives you a complete lowdown of the most vital things that will impact the market.

    Apple Podcast | Spotify

  • Real Estate Rockstars
    In this Apple podcast, best-selling real estate author Pat Hiban hosts everyone from up-and-coming agents to seasoned veterans, including Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran and Ryan Serhant of Million Dollar Listing New York.

    Apple Podcast | Spotify

  • Money Control Podcast
    The Money Control Podcast is your daily source of business news, investment analysis and advice on stocks and the markets. Tune in to broaden your horizons with podcasts by journalists, experts and analysts giving you a head-start in the investment game.

    Apple Podcast | Spotify

  • Rental Rookie
    Emily Du Plessis of RentalRookie.com, who went from real estate newbie to owning multiple investment properties with her husband, Kirk, talks about her experience in this podcast geared toward the everyday person who wants to build a portfolio.

  • ET Market Podcasts
    This podcast presents you with the latest market updates. Hear the latest Stock market audio news, share market podcasts on The Economic Times Podcasts.

    Apple Podcast | Spotify
  • Mind Your Business
    James Wedmore, a notable online entrepreneur, shares his secrets of success emphasing over mindset, strategy, metrics, and attitude over actions and discusses misconceptions associated with becoming successful.

    Apple Podcast | Spotify
  • HBR IdeaCast
    This weekly podcast series by Harvard Business Reviews features the leading thinkers in business and management giving insights into their understanding of the idea of achievements and life.

    Apple Podcast | Spotify

We have also hand-picked a couple of special podcast episodes for you to add to your playlists and muse.


  • The Office Landlord To Beat
    Jitu Virwani, Chairman and MD, Embassy Group, talks about his journey and how he has shaped his future with people and luck.

Listening to the podcast, reading a book, listening to an audiobook, and watching films isn’t a waste of time. It’s how somebody becomes wise!”― Deyth Banger