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The Best Investing Podcast

By Motley Fool Staff – Updated Apr 10, 2018 at 12:24PM

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Want to expand your listening horizons? Here’s one Fool’s pick for the best investing podcast.

It's Answers' third annual Loofie Awards! Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp are joined in the studio by Matt Argersinger, Aaron Bush, and Tim Hanson to highlight their picks and pans in the investing arena.

The Motley Fool puts out a lot of great podcasts, but our analysts listen to their fair share of non-Fool podcasts. In this segment, Matt awards a Loofie to Patrick O'Shaughnessy's Invest Like the Best. From the wide range of topics to an interesting mix of interview subjects, this podcast has much to offer.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on April 3, 2018.

Alison Southwick: The next category is podcasts. We assume you love them since you're listening to this one right now. But what should you listen to after you're done with Motley Fool Money, MarketFoolery, Industry Focus, Rule Breaker Investing, and Motley Fool Answers? Well, joining us to award the Loofie for Best Investing Podcast, Non-Fool Related is Matt Argersinger. -- Yay! Woo hoo! Applause.

Matt Argersinger: Yay! Thanks, Alison! Let me read out the nominees. The nominees for the Best Non-Fool podcast... And why would you listen anywhere else? I don't know.

Southwick: How do you have enough hours in the day? I don't know.

Argersinger: Well, we've got "Invest Like the Best," "Odd Lots," "Planet Money," "Freakonomics," and "How I Built This," which is interesting.

Southwick: All the nominees came to us from The Motley Fool analysts pool. Or what do you call you guys?

Argersinger: Group. We're a pool, sure. This year's Loofie Award winner is going to "Invest Like the Best." -- Yay! Woo hoo! Applause. -- It's Patrick O'Shaughnessy's roughly weekly podcast that he does. You can read more about it if you go to InvestorFieldGuide.com. Patrick O'Shaughnessy is the CEO of O'Shaughnessy Asset Management. He's been an investor for roughly 10 or 11 years.

What I like about the podcast, in particular, is with investing, we tend to think of it as a bunch of guys reading 10-Ks, conference calls, doing models in a spreadsheet and buying stocks. Well, there's just a lot more to it. There's investor psychology. There's emotional fortitude. There's looking at the future. Being flexible. It's a lot of mind games with yourself and I think Patrick, with his podcast, takes a very investor-psychology approach to it. He interviews a lot of interesting people ranging from value investors to people who do cryptocurrency investing, or entrepreneurs, or venture capitalists. You get a really broad range.

There was a podcast recently where a guy who works in private equity came on the show. It was a great interview, but they spent about 15 minutes of it debunking Porter's Five Forces, which if you're an investing business nerd, you know Porter's Five Forces and it's podcast gold. Just go listen to it.

It's wide-ranging topics. It's made me a better investor. I think anyone who listens to it -- if you have time after The Fool podcasts -- give "Invest Like the Best" a listen.

Southwick: You also can listen to David Gardner's interview with Patrick O'Shaughnessy.

Argersinger: That's right. You can.

Southwick: Even if you don't want to stray too far from home, you can listen to David Gardner and also Morgan Housel. Didn't he interview Morgan, as well?

Argersinger: I think Patrick O'Shaughnessy and Morgan Housel are almost like the same person, in a lot of ways, in what they talk about and write about.

Robert Brokamp: Interesting.

Argersinger: If you like Morgan Housel, you'll probably like Patrick O'Shaughnessy.

Southwick: Listener Katie came up with this category. Like I said, the winner was chosen by a vote committee from Motley Fool analysts, but if you listeners have any other podcast recommendations, let us know and we'll share them with the world. [Academy Awards theme song]

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