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Apps We Love – Podcast Managers and Podcasts

Many of us will be taking some time away from the office during the holidays, but that doesn’t mean we won’t want to stay connected with what’s happening in the world. We surveyed members of the CPA Practice Advisor community to find out how they ...


Many of us will be taking some time away from the office during the holidays, but that doesn’t mean we won’t want to stay connected with what’s happening in the world. We surveyed members of the CPA Practice Advisor community to find out how they like to listen to their news, books, whitepapers, webinars, and other fun ways to kill time with a headset. Not only did we ask what apps they use, we also asked for recommendations for some of their favorites podcasts. Here’s what we found out.

David Cieslak of Arxis Technology, told us he loves and uses Stitcher every day to listen to his favorite podcasts: “AP Radio,” “This morning with Gordon Deal,” “Left, Right & Center,” and “The Ben Shapiro Show.”

Daniel Vidal of Expensify uses Apple Podcasts. “I have found Apple Podcasts to be sufficient for me, with access to all podcasts on the go. A couple of podcasts I listen to are: ‘The Tim Ferriss Show,’ and ‘Revisionist History’ by Malcolm Gladwell.”

Michelle Walsh, VP of Client Services at XCM told us that she uses Audible or My Podcast by Apple. “One that I really enjoy is ‘99% Invisible’ and also the ‘TED Radio Hour.’

Blake Oliver of Armanino said, “My favorite podcast app is ‘Overcast.’ It has a feature called ‘Voice Boost,’ which normalizes volume so that it’s easy to hear in the car without cranking up the stereo.”

Garrett Wagner of Thayer & Associates told us, “For podcasts, I use Podbean to manage the podcasts that I listen to. My favorite podcast right now is the ‘Green Apple’ podcast.” Green Apple is produced by John Garrett, aka “The Recovering CPA.”

Ron Baker of the VeraSage Institute, a prolific podcaster himself, uses iTunes and Apple’s Podcast apps to manage his podcasts. Some of my favorites include:

  • Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson
  • EconTalk
  • Rabbi Daniel Lapin
  • The Soul of Enterprise: Business in the Knowledge Economy (ok, this one is mine, but I cannot not mention it!)

Doug Sleeter, founder of The Sleeter Group (now Accountex) listens to ”Soul of Enterprise” as well. “It’s fantastic, deep thinking ideas on building business in the knowledge economy.”

Joshua Lance of Lance CPA Group is also a fan of “The Soul of Enterprise” and “Thrivecast.” “To get my soccer fix, I listen to ‘Wrong Side of the Pond,’ “ he added.

Anne-Lise Dorry, director of accounting publications at Thomson Reuters, said she runs a lot and therefore listens to a lot of podcasts. Here are her favorites:

  • In the Accounting world, I listen to the PwC’s CFOdirect podcasts.  In around 20 minutes, they tell me what I need to know on a specific topic or give me a quarterly update.
  • My favorite app is Radiolab’s More Perfect.  It discusses the history, role, and decisions of the US Supreme Court.  It sheds lights on the Constitution and the good, the bad and the ugly of its interpretations.
  • For runners, I recommend the Run to the Top podcast.  They are well researched and address a wide arrow of running topics (from nutrition, to gear, to inspirational stories).

Arline Welty, partner at DataQuest, said, “This might sound off-topic but I gotta say… ‘One Bad Mother’ is a comedy podcast hosted by Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn about motherhood and how unnatural it sometimes is. It’s just fun to listen to on lunch break walks.”

Elizabeth Pittelkow, controller at Litéra Microsystems, uses Stitcher Radio as a podcast app for its functionality, interface, and selection of shows. “I enjoy the ‘Let’s Get Radical’ podcast by Jody Padar and Liz Gold that focuses on the small business success stories and skills-building.”

Caleb Jenkins, leader of client accounting services at RLJ Financial Services told us he uses the Apple Podcasts App. One of his favorite podcasts is the ‘Scaling New Heights’ podcast. “The amount of powerful quality information distributed on this podcast is like no other podcast. Joe Woodard does a great job at hosting interesting, exciting, and informative podcasts for the Scaling New Heights podcast.”

If you’re still looking for more sounds to fill your ears, Randy Johnston, executive vice president and owner at K2E Enterprises and CEO at Network Management Group sent us a list of compilations of favorite podcasts.




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