Podcasts are similar to radio programmes, delivered on the internet. All Financial Times podcasts are available free, and currently do not require an FT subscription.
Listen on FT.com
You can listen to Financial Times podcasts directly on FT.com, and FT subscribers can receive notifications about new episodes using myFT .
You can also be alerted to new episodes by following us on Twitter at @ftpodcasts.
Listen using a mobile app
Most people choose to listen to podcasts through a “podcatcher” app on their tablet or mobile phone. Such apps are usually free. They ensure that you will receive each new episode as soon as it is published, and allow you to listen while you are not online.
FT podcasts are available free on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Acast, Spotify and Stitcher.
If you use any other podcast application, you should still be able to listen by searching for “FT” within the application. For details for how to do this in a particular app, please refer to its documentation.
Listen using a voice assistant
On Google Assistant, just say, “OK Google, play the news from the Financial Times” or “OK Google, play the FT News Briefing”.
To make this show your default news source, do the following:
- Open your Google Assistant;
- Say “Listen to the news”;
- Under the show that plays, tap “News settings”;
- Tap “Add news sources”;
- Find and tick FT News Briefing under the Business News section;
- Tap “Change order” and drag FT News Briefing to the top.
On Amazon Echo, enable FT News Briefing as your flash briefing by doing the following:
- Open your Amazon Alexa app;
- Tap “Settings” or “Customize Alexa”;
- Tap “Flash briefing”;
- Tap “Add content”;
- Search “FT News” and enable the briefing.
Then you can ask your Amazon Echo device, “Alexa, give me my flash briefing” or “Alexa, what’s the news?”
On Apple’s Siri, just say, “Siri, play me the FT News Briefing” and the most recent episode will play. You can also say, “Siri, show me podcasts by the Financial Times” to see our entire podcast offering.
FT News Briefing
A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning. FT News Briefing is produced by Eric Krupke and Aimee Keane.
FT News in Focus
News and analysis from FT reporters around the world. FT News is produced by Fiona Symon and Aimee Keane.
FT Behind the Money
From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind The Money takes you inside the big business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world. New episodes released on Tuesdays. Hosted by Aimee Keane.
A review of British politics, featuring the FT’s political commentators and correspondents published every Saturday morning. FT Politics is presented by Sebastian Payne and produced by Anna Dedhar.
FT Money Show
Engaging and insightful coverage of personal finance, presented by Claer Barrett. FT journalists and industry commentators discuss how the latest events will affect you and your pocket. Produced by Lucy Warwick-Ching.
FT Banking Weekly
Global insight and commentary on the top issues concerning the banking sector, presented by Patrick Jenkins and produced by Fiona Symon.
FT World Weekly
Drawing upon the FT’s team of foreign correspondents and international analysts to make sense of world events, World Weekly is presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Fiona Symon.
FT Tech Tonic
A conversation about the way technology is changing our economies, societies and daily lives. Hosted by John Thornhill, innovation editor
FT Everything Else
The culture podcast that’s into film not finance, music not markets, and style not stocks. Featuring star guests and presented by Griselda Murray Brown and Alexander Gilmour. You can also join the Everything Else Facebook page.
FT Start-up Stories
Jonathan Moules talks to entrepreneurs about building successful brands, giving birth during a funding round, and rebuilding a reputation in the wake of bankruptcy. Real stories from those who’ve done it, from idea to exit. Produced by Fiona Symon
FT Big Read
The best of the FT’s Big Reads, featuring in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Produced by Anna Dedhar
FT Work & Careers
Showcasing the latest business insights from top executives to experts.
FT Hard Currency
A hard look at what’s driving the world’s largest financial market. Roger Blitz talks to global experts on foreign exchange about the market trends, political and economic factors affecting global currencies.
FT World Tech Founders
Entrepreneurs in emerging markets talk about the rewards and challenges of starting up a business in countries such as Egypt, Tanzania and China.
A weekly conversation about business and economics where FT hosts and their guests delve into a new theme, with more wonkiness, humour and irreverence than you’ll find anywhere else. Alphachat is produced by Aimee Keane in New York.
FT Brexit Unspun
Looking beyond the slogans and grandstanding to examine what Brexit will mean for Britain’s trade, economy, public institutions and private sector. Brexit Unpsun is presented by Siona Jenkins and produced by Fiona Symon.
FT Big Picture
The big ideas and themes of the 21st century explored by FT columnists. Presented by Jonathan Derbyshire and produced by Anna Dedhar.