The Best Podcast That Explains What Crypto Is

Published: April 19, 2024 | Last Updated: April 14, 2024

Markos Koemtzopoulos

Markos Koemtzopoulos is the founder and main writer of ElementalCrypto. He has been a lecturer at the University of Nicosia on cryptocurrencies and DeFi and has taught two courses on crypto and blockchain technology.

In this post, I will list the best podcasts that explain what crypto is.

This post is part of my series on the best crypto podcasts.

Best What is Crypto podcast

1. Cryptocurrency for Beginners: with Crypto Casey

Offers educational content and how-to guides on anything to do with crypto. This is probably the ultimate guide to use if you are intent on learning about crypto while listening to podcasts. 

Listen to Crypto Casey here.

2. Crypto101 

One of the best ways to learn about crypto is to listen to the Crypto 101 podcast.

Podcast hosts Bryce Paul & Brendan Viehman comment on all things crypto and if you start from the beginning you will build an excellent understanding of cryptocurrencies. There are more than 500 episodes but episodes 1 through 10 discuss the very basics such as what is crypto, how wallets work, and how to invest in digital assets. Many of their episodes feature prominent guests from the world of crypto.

Check out episode 375 where they discuss economics with Dr. Garrick Hileman, the Head of Research at Blockchain.com. 

3. What Bitcoin Did

Listen to the early episodes of this podcast to understand what bitcoin is. Podcast host Peter McCormack interviews industry experts and focuses solely on the world of Bitcoin. Out of all crypto assets bitcoin is the largest by far. So if you want to understand blockchain technology I highly recommend you understand Bitcoin first. 

By the way I have an excellent explainer of what a bitcoin is and how it works here.

4. Pomp podcast

One of the best crypto podcasts you can listen to is Anthony Pompliano aka the Pomp. He often invites crypto investors and specialists to his shows and drills them on their opinions about Bitcoin. 

5. Tim Ferris’s interview with Vitalik Buterin

Tims Ferris is an entrepreneur who interviews successful people from all walks of life. In this interview, he and Naval Ravikant, a popular VC investor and tech mentor, interview Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum. The episode is a great way to learn about Ethereum and understand how Vitalik thinks of crypto more broadly. 

6. The bad crypto podcast episodes 1-10

If you listen to the early episodes of the bad crypto podcast you will be able to learn the basics of crypto. BCP is one of the top crypto podcasts and hosts Joel Comm and Travis Wright build a nice rapport with each other.  I especially like how they break down complex topics into simple language.

They bring various crypto experts to their show and each podcast tends to focus on a different protocol.

7. The Blockcrunch Podcast Jason Choi

Jason is one of the most renowned podcasters within the crypto community. He interviews industry leaders who offer valuable insights on the latest developments in crypto markets. With its blend of informative content, expert analysis, and engaging discussions, Jason’s podcast is a great way to stay up to date with the crypto world.

8. Bankless podcast by David Hoffman and Ryan Sean Adams

This podcast is popular amongst Ethereum fans as it discusses Ethereum and decentralized apps built on top of it. They discuss the latest trends in the crypto industry usually with a focus on Ethereum. 

9. Unchained podcast

Host host Laura Shin is the first journalist to write for Forbes on crypto. She is now an independent journalist and frequently interviews industry pioneers from the blockchain industry.

“Unchained” features interviews with leading figures in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, including entrepreneurs, developers, investors, regulators, and thought leaders. The podcast aims to provide listeners with insightful discussions, analysis, and perspectives on the latest happenings in crypto.

Episodes of “Unchained” often delve into specific projects, emerging trends, regulatory issues, and technological advancements shaping the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency. 

10. Web3 with a16 z podcast

This is a podcast series that explains crypto and Web3 in easy-to-understand language. A16z is a venture capital fund by Andreessen Horowitz that invests heavily in crypto. 

11. Token metrics podcast

Token Metrics is a platform that provides cryptocurrency investment research, analytics, and tools. The Token Metrics podcast is likely a podcast affiliated with the Token Metrics platform where they discuss various topics related to cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, investment strategies, and market analysis. These podcasts often feature industry experts, analysts, and sometimes even founders of blockchain projects discussing trends, developments, and insights within the cryptocurrency space. It’s a resource for anyone interested in learning more about investing in cryptocurrencies or staying updated on the latest trends in the market.

Other ways to learn about crypto

YouTube videos explaining crypto

If you are listening in your car or on a walk then you might want to check out these videos

Audiobooks

  • The best to get a high-level overview of Bitcoin and crypto is to listen to Andreas Antonopoulos’s Internet of Money trilogy
  • The bullish case for Bitcoin explains why people see Bitcoin as a store of value
  • The Cryptopians describes the creation of Ethereum in detail
  • Bitcoin Billionaires is a fun audiobook to listen to and explains the history of bitcoin
  • Crypto Revolution: YOUR GUIDE TO THE FUTURE OF MONEY

Resources to understand crypto

My site, elementalcrypto.com, is dedicated to explaining crypto in simple language. 

  1. Check out my Crypto 101 page on how to get started
  2. I have condensed 8 years of knowledge into a 3-hour course here.
  3. Check out my article on What Should a Beginner Learn in Crypto which recommends articles and books to read.

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Markos Koemtzopoulos is the founder and main writer of ElementalCrypto. He has been a lecturer at the University of Nicosia on cryptocurrencies and DeFi and has taught two courses on crypto and blockchain technology.

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