7 Must-Listen Retirement Podcasts That Aren’t About Money

Staying physically and mentally engaged in retirement is just as important as how much cash you have in the bank. Here are some of my favorite podcasts to entertain and enlighten.

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Podcast listening isn't just for Snapchatting Millennials anymore. According to Edison Research (opens in new tab), 20% of U.S.-based podcast listeners are 55 or older. You can find any topic you desire, pop in your earbuds, and settle in for an intimate conversation with the host.

Podcasts may seem new and unique, but they've been around for a while. Shows and their topics can range from quirky to mainstream and run anywhere from 15 minutes up to hours in length.

I'm a big fan of this medium. In fact, I host a retirement podcast called Stay Wealthy (opens in new tab), which recently made the Apple Podcasts Top 50 list in the investing category. My experience as a podcaster gives me a front-row perspective to shows and hosts that have a unique ability for reaching, educating and entertaining their audiences.

Money is only one piece of the retirement puzzle, it's also essential to stay mentally and physically active. Podcasts that explore topics in health, current events and entertainment can help keep you engaged and motivated.

Here are seven podcasts for retirees that I highly recommend and that have (almost) nothing to do with money.

This article was written by and presents the views of our contributing adviser, not the Kiplinger editorial staff. You can check adviser records with the SEC or with FINRA.

Taylor Schulte, CFP
Founder and CEO, Define Financial

Taylor Schulte, CFP®, is founder and CEO of Define Financial (opens in new tab), a fee-only wealth management firm in San Diego. In addition, Schulte hosts The Stay Wealthy Retirement Podcast (opens in new tab), teaching people how to reduce taxes, invest smarter, and make work optional. He has been recognized as a top 40 Under 40 adviser by InvestmentNews and one of the top 100 most influential advisers by Investopedia.