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.


  • Finovate- Back to the Stage

    21/09/2021 Duración: 34min

    Glen connects with some of his favorite Finovate demoing companies- ASA Financial, Sontiq and Best of Show winner Dreams. Also- is Save Now Buy Later a thing?

  • Neobanks- Striking a Chord with Attuned Audiences

    14/09/2021 Duración: 32min

    Glen speaks with Nerve CEO/Co-Founder John Waupsh about his quest to create a better banking solution for working musicians. Also- diverse reactions to the Apple App Store court ruling.

  • On the Way to Retirement... Cannabis Happened

    31/08/2021 Duración: 33min

    Safe Harbor Financial CEO Sundie Seefried shares her journey to cannabis banking advocate. Also- what business are credit unions really in, and how do they avoid becoming the next Kodak?

  • Open Banking is Coming!- Now, What Is It?

    24/08/2021 Duración: 34min

    Glen meets with Axway’s “Mr. Open Banking,” Eyal Sivan, to discuss Americans’ limited grasp of an accelerating trend poised to redefine the US banking landscape. Also- a fresh neobank aims to hit the right note, and a white hat’s identity remains cryptic. 

  • Digging into Delta and DeFi

    17/08/2021 Duración: 49min

    John and Glen discuss credit unions’ evolving approaches to managing the Delta variant, Amazon’s expanding moves into DeFi, and a crowdsourced initiative helping CUs understand how members are engaging with cryptocurrency.

  • Getting to Yes More Often

    10/08/2021 Duración: 28min

    Glen chats with Scienaptic's Kathryn Bonesteel about bringing artificial intelligence to credit union loan underwriting. Plus- Square buys now, and Americans remain unclear on open banking.

  • Back to the Contact Center?

    03/08/2021 Duración: 31min

    Glen speaks with Glia co-founder/CEO Dan Michaeli and Lead Research Analyst Rick DeLisi about the changing role of the Member Services Representative. Also, a white-hot 2021 for fintech activity.

  • Fintech Buyers Club

    27/07/2021 Duración: 30min

    Nick Evens, CEO of the $150 million Curql Collective investment fund, explains why the days of “one-off” credit union investments in fintech startups are over. Also- Square’s foray into small business banking and FICO’s waning clout.

  • Has US Open Banking’s Day Arrived?

    20/07/2021 Duración: 42min

    John and Glen dissect the Biden Administration’s recent Executive Order and its likely impact on open banking, financial institution mergers, and services in “banking deserts.”

  • Buy Now Pay... Smarter?

    13/07/2021 Duración: 44min

    Glen's candid conversation with Opy CEO Brian Shniderman about his firm's twist on the BNPL model. Also- a flashpoint for US open banking?

  • El Salvador’s Bitcoin Gambit

    29/06/2021 Duración: 35min

    John joins Glen from A Quiet Place to unpack El Salvador’s unexpected decision to treat Bitcoin as legal tender, in parallel with the US dollar- as well as last week’s wild ride in cryptocurrency prices.

  • 291 Million Credit Unions Members Can’t Be Wrong

    22/06/2021 Duración: 22min

    Glen speaks with WOCCU’s Kadie Hochmuth about July’s World Credit Union Conference and the World Council’s 50th anniversary. Also- dissecting the Fed’s new interchange report and debunking Durbin conspiracy theories.

  • Accelerating the Path to Financial Health

    15/06/2021 Duración: 33min

    Glen speaks with the Financial Health Network’s Hannah Calhoon about its latest cohort of Accelerator fintechs and the ongoing EMERGE conference. Also El Salvador embraces Bitcoin, and the Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy comes to a crashing halt.

  • No Summer Vacation for Fintech

    08/06/2021 Duración: 29min

    Glen previews a busy upcoming conference schedule- including a chat with the leaders of Fintech South. Plus- Bitcoin Nation turns on Elon, the Winklevi offer rewards, and Ally throws down the O/D gauntlet.

  • Finding a "Happy Path" to Debt Reduction

    25/05/2021 Duración: 41min

    Glen speaks with Ilian Georgiev, co-founder and CEO of debt management app Charlie, about how mobile gaming can inform financial wellness and why new approaches are needed to address the gender gap in finance.

  • Automated- for the People

    18/05/2021 Duración: 47min

    Glen connects with leaders from three of his favorite Finovate Spring presenting companies- Attune, BodesWell, and Urjanet- each unveiling solutions designed to enhance consumers' financial lives.

  • A Digital Paul Revere, and a Credit Union Adam Smith

    11/05/2021 Duración: 27min

    Glen remembers "the man who saved the internet," and Bradley Leimer champions a new(ish) path for credit unions. Also, a quixotic new legal assault on the Durbin Amendment.

  • Elon Musk Expects a Population Collapse- What’s a Credit Union To Do?

    04/05/2021 Duración: 43min

    Some futurists expect population declines by mid-century, with a US reversal coming even sooner. What would this scenario mean for financial services? Also, John grills Bitcoin Loser Glen about the wisdom of being paid entirely in crypto. 

  • Payments Leaders, and the Consumers Who (Might) Follow

    27/04/2021 Duración: 39min

    Glen speaks with Fiserv SVP of Government Relations Kim Ford about the newly created Payments Leadership Council and BAI Research Director Karl Dahlgren about the surprising ways each generation’s banking attitudes have shifted since the pandemic.

  • Building a Bank for People on Mars….

    20/04/2021 Duración: 42min

    Fintech visionaries Brett King, Theo Lau and Chris Skinner join our Digital Town Hall for a robust exchange on how the future of credit unions- and the economy overall- has been altered by the pandemic.

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