I started listening to the free Buckingham Investor Radio podcast recently. The podcast is produced by Buckingham Asset Management, an investment advisory firm in St. Louis.
The podcast has two hosts — Don McDonald and Tom Cock — but to be honest the real star of the show is Larry Swedroe.
Larry Swedroe is Buckhingham’s Director of Research. He wrote many books on investing. I’ve read all of them. They are all great. I also subscribe to Larry’s blog Wise Investing on CBS MoneyWatch.
Recent episodes of the podcast included conference calls Buckingham hosted for its clients. These conference calls covered the debt ceiling, the S&P downgrade of US Treasuries, and the market volatility. Larry Swedroe was the main speaker in these conference calls. Buckingham’s clients pay good money to get advice; now thanks to Buckingham and its clients, you get to hear these advice for free.
In the June 26 episode of the podcast, the hosts offered Larry’s new book The Quest for Alpha for free to the listeners. I’m not sure if the free book deal is still going on.
Besides Larry Swedroe, the podcast also often has guests from Morningstar, DFA, and other places.
You don’t need an iPod or iTunes in order to get the podcast. Any podcast receiver software will download the mp3 files. You then listen to the mp3 files on your computer or copy the files to a portable player. If my five-year-old iAudio mp3 player ever dies I’m going to get an inexpensive one like this SanDisk Sansa Clip+ ($30).
For some reason I can’t get this podcast to work seamlessly in my favorite podcast receiver software Juice. I think it’s due to a combination of the podcast including an extra ‘/’ (investmentadvisornow.com//podcasts instead of just investmentadvisornow.com/podcasts) and Juice not handling that extra ‘/’ well. I contacted Buckingham about it. I hope they will fix it soon. No problem if you use iTunes or other software though.
Here’s the link to the podcast again: Buckingham Investor Radio.