BIG Podcast



Things are changing fast in the world of financial technology. The BIG Podcast explores the impact of financial technology innovations on the every day person. Top financial industry guests will give us exciting insights into technologies that will shape the way we manage and spend our money.


  • A Dip in the Snark Tank

    01/03/2022 Duración: 46min

    John and Glen hold court with Cornerstone Advisors Chief Research Officer Ron Shevlinabout Google’s unsettled payment strategy and a divergence of opinion on banking opportunities in the metaverse. Also, John tours Chase’s new virtual branch (and pets a tiger).

  • Charting a Glide Path to the Cloud

    23/02/2022 Duración: 33min

    Jack Henry CEO Dave Foss joins Glen to elaborate on his company’s newly unveiled technology strategy and its unbundling of the core. Also- what does Tony Gwynn have to do with venture capital?

  • Getting Paid. Period.

    15/02/2022 Duración: 35min

    Christine Barry shares new Aite-Novarica research on business payment attitudes, Mark Johnson discusses Deluxe’s newly minted Q2 partnership, and Glen recaps other highlights and takeaways from Deluxe Exchange- including Peloton’s role in the Metaverse and TransUnion’s take on the narrowing refi window.

  • Crypto Strategy = Banking Strategy

    08/02/2022 Duración: 30min

    Glen speaks with NCR’s President of Digital Banking Doug Brown about the firm’s recent acquisition of cryptocurrency software provider LibertyX, its role in a full-suite digital banking offering, and “skating to where the puck is going to be.” Also, more CBDC fun and FedNow floats a trial balloon.

  • Small Credit Unions Bucking the Trend

    01/02/2022 Duración: 34min

    StagePoint Federal Credit Union’s Tyler Valentine discusses his journey from teller to CEO and opportunities for small credit unions to tap into growth. Also, Glen recaps the latest developments in the never-boring world of cryptocurrency.

  • Keeping it Real in the Metaverse

    25/01/2022 Duración: 31min

    Glen speaks with Bonifii CEO John Ainsworth about the clear need for member authentication in today’s and tomorrow’s digital worlds, and a fascinating Metaverse opportunity for credit unions. Also- the Fed nudges the CBDC ball forward, Amazon backs down and SPACs meltdown.

  • John Just Got Back from CES- and Boy Is His Robot Tired

    19/01/2022 Duración: 42min

    John shares highlights from his time on the floor at CES, including a big week for robots and a glimpse into the not-too-distant future of embedded finance and the metaverse. Also an assist from James Corden, a Boring tunnel and a prescient Second Life reference.   

  • Ask John Anything

    11/01/2022 Duración: 35min

    John shares unfiltered thoughts on data sharing, cat pictures, artificial intelligence, APIs, and starting a credit union from scratch. Glen provides an opinionated round-up of recent news including an FDIC squabble, new crypto developments, the latest payment research, and venture capital heartburn.

  • What Does 2022 Have in Store for Fintech and Credit Unions?

    04/01/2022 Duración: 52min

    Now that we've closed the book on 2021, John and Glen turn their attention to the big stories of 2022- with an emphasis on anticipating the unexpected. Includes our always popular (and sometimes even accurate!) Bitcoin price prediction.

  • BIG Experts, Big Stories

    14/12/2021 Duración: 47min

    John and Glen dissect the biggest stories impacting the fintech, credit union and crypto worlds in 2021- from the meteoric rise of Bitcoin (and GameStop!) to supply chain snarl-ups to worker shortages to Google pulling back from checking accounts.

  • Fintechs Re-Writing the Rulebook

    07/12/2021 Duración: 55min

    Glen speaks with the founders of 3 bold startups- Renofi, Silvur and SocialEquity- with fresh approaches to key financial services challenges.

  • Thanksgiving Hangover Edition

    30/11/2021 Duración: 40min

    John and Glen update their annual tradition, trading thoughts on what they've been grateful for (from a fintech perspective- mostly) over a busy 2021.

  • Unicorns, Dragons and CUSOs

    16/11/2021 Duración: 46min

    Glen shares highlights from an action-packed week at the NACUSO and VentureTech conferences, featuring interviews with startup Atomic FI, fintech investor CMFG Ventures, and champions of a campaign to launch more new credit unions.

  • An Eyebrow Raising Title

    09/11/2021 Duración: 35min

    John and Glen interview futurist and author Brett King about his new book, "The Rise of Technosocialism," how the pandemic prompted him to re-write its first half, and why moderates shouldn't be scared off by the title.

  • Money 20/20's Journey into DeFi

    02/11/2021 Duración: 43min

    Glen chats with a trio of Founder/CEOs from the hallways of Money 20/20- MetalPay’s Marshall Hayner, SnapCheck’s Ken Kruszka and Honeycomb Credit’s George Cook. Also, Glen violates the first rule of Fintech Fight Club.

  • Bound By the Supply Chain

    26/10/2021 Duración: 37min

    John and Glen discuss how today’s supply chain headaches could cause longer-term credit union migraines. Also- a new ETF drives a Bitcoin price record, and debating whether to pay ransomware demands.

  • Big Tech’s Banking Incursion Isn’t Over

    19/10/2021 Duración: 37min

    John and Glen begin by dissecting Google Checking, and somehow end up on Buy Now Pay Later and Sam’s Club. Also- Mr. Bitcoin’s wild ride.

  • Credit Union Bonnaroo!

    12/10/2021 Duración: 37min

    All roads lead to Las Vegas, as Glen previews a busy industry calendar with Curql Collective CEO Nick Evens (NACUSO Network Conference, VentureTech) and Money 20/20 President Tracey Davies.

  • Gaming the System- Lemonade LXP Preps Front Line Workers for the New Reality

    05/10/2021 Duración: 28min

    Mike gets phygital with Lemonade CEO/Co-Founder John Findlay, and Glen assesses the demise of Google checking and a new take on the worker shortage.

  • Finovate Part 2- Startups Are Not Throwing Away Their Shot

    28/09/2021 Duración: 31min

    Glen wraps up his Finovate coverage by interviewing demo standouts FinGoal and Directlink and offering some Hamilton parallels (and puns). Also- thoughts on the crypto crunch.

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