Money guru Dave Ramsey has been helping people from all walks of life with their finances since the early 1990s. The Ramsey Show has a long broadcasting history and today, the show can be accessed as a podcast. Here, NetInfluencer explores the details of The Ramsey Show, including its history, format, and reach.
The Creator Behind the Podcast
Personal finance guru Dave Ramsey is the CEO of Ramsey Solutions, a company that helps people take control of their money and build lasting wealth. Dave is also a best-selling author and has appeared on major media outlets like CBS, Fox, and CNN. His mission to assist others with their finances came out of his own struggles with debt and bankruptcy. Today, through Ramsey Solutions, Dave provides financial education through courses, broadcasts, and live events.
The Ramsey Show began in 1992 after Dave wrote his book Financial Peace. He was a guest on a local radio station in Nashville, Tennessee, and Dave offered to do a free-one hour program. The show was originally called The Money Game, which Dave hosted along with a friend. In 1996, the show officially became The Ramsey Show and was nationally syndicated. Today, the show is self-syndicated and unaffiliated with any media network, but it’s still broadcasted on several radio stations throughout the United States.
The Ramsey Show also has a channel on the satellite radio platforms iHeartRadio and Sirius XM. Listeners can access the podcast on the major podcasting platforms, on YouTube, and through the Ramsey Network App.
Themes and Topics Covered
The Ramsey Show features questions from listeners and interactive discussions. Each episode provides practical advice on how to get out of debt, handling finances, and navigating career and relationship issues. Here are three summaries of recent episodes:
You Can’t Impulsively Spend Your Way To Wealth!
In this episode, Dave and co-host Jade Warshaw answer listener questions. They start with discussions around financial obligations to children and when to take care of home repairs. They also discuss student loan forgiveness and why you shouldn’t wait for government solutions to get your finances in order. Next, Dave and Jade talk about why impulsive purchases keep you broke. In the last segment, the hosts discuss the risks of investing in cryptocurrency, bankruptcy, and taking a pay cut to work a job you love.
Stop Spending Money You Don’t Have To Impress People You Don’t Like!
Here, Dave Ramsey is joined by another co-host of The Ramsey Show, Kristina Ellis. Dave and Kristina begin with a chat about maximizing retirement options and wins from a recent spending challenge. The middle of the show contains discussions around how to prepare for a government shutdown, moving funds from an IRA to a 529 college savings plan, and where to start on your money journey. Dave and Kristina wrap up by talking through where to start if you’re over $200k in debt.
Don’t Make Decisions Today That Your Future Self Hates!
The Ramsey Show co-hosts Dr. John Delony and Rachel Cruz run this episode and kick things off with a discussion on caring for aging parents and paying off student loans and mortgages. Then the two move into answering questions around how to use money from a legal settlement, which debt to pay off first, and how to save when you’re expecting a baby. Dr. John and Rachel finish the show by discussing paying for college without scholarships and using mutual funds in an emergency fund.
Reach of The Ramsey Show
The Ramsey Show has 2.58 million subscribers on YouTube. Dave Ramsey also has 3.3 million followers on his Instagram account and 41,000 followers on TikTok. On YouTube, where view statistics are readily available it appears that the average podcast receives between 25,000 views and 75,000 views per episode.
As of January 2023, The Ramsey Show was ranked as #24 out of all US podcasts, and #1 under the Investing category on Apple Music. Based on this analysis we estimated that The Ramsey Show receives 250k to 500k listens each time an episode goes out across Apple, Google, Youtube and Spotify podcast networks.
The Format of the Podcast
Each podcast episode of The Ramsey Show is an hour long segment of the full live show. The live show airs every weekday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The Ramsey Show is an interactive broadcast where listeners can submit questions to Dave and his co-host. The email form is on the show’s website and calls are accepted through the live show at 888-825-5225.
On The Ramsey Show, Dave is joined by one or more of his Ramsey Personality co-hosts. Each individual is an expert in a specific area of personal finance. Many Ramsey Personalities have podcasts of their own through the Ramsey Network. Additionally, most of them are best-selling authors and speak at live events.
Reception and Impact
The Ramsey Show reaches over 23 million listeners each week since it began airing in the early 1990s. Fans praise Dave and his team for their practical advice on life and money. The show currently has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Apple Podcasts.
If you want practical tips and advice on how to better manage your finances, check out The Ramsey Show. You can listen to Dave Ramsey’s podcast on most of the major podcasting platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. All episodes are also uploaded to the show’s YouTube channel.