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PayPod: The Payments and Fintech Podcast

Hosted by Scott Hawksworth and sponsored by Soar Payments, this podcast features weekly interviews with thought leaders in the worlds of fintech and payments. From credit card processing to bitcoin, from blockchain to POS systems, and the latest in fintech.... we cover it all. 

Apr 30, 2020

At this episode's release, Coronavirus-related shutdowns and stay-at-home orders are still in full effect all over the world. Even with some places opening up slowly, the impact of Covid-19 on business and finance will be wide reaching.

This impact will differ slightly based on location, and this episode is all about...


Apr 25, 2020

Covid-19, or the novel coronavirus, has resulted in a pandemic that has reached across the globe. Both the virus and the response to it has impacted individuals, businesses and countries in unprecedented ways... the worlds of payments and fintech are no exception.

In times of general societal and economic upheaval,...


Apr 17, 2020

It’s no secret that the finance and tech industries have traditionally been male dominated. Fortunately, more women are joining fintech or payments companies every day… with some of them steeping into crucial leadership roles.

On this podcast, we celebrate women in our industry and cover some of the crucial topics...


Apr 10, 2020


There’s little doubt that the legal cannabis industry is here to stay, and will continue to grow as more states (and someday even the federal government) will push for legalization (both medicinal and recreational).

Yet the financial side, from banking to commerce, will continue to be a challenge for dispensaries and...


Apr 3, 2020

When it comes to the payments industry, security and compliance (specifically PCI compliance) are crucial topics to understand.

Why is security and compliance so important? What are the consequences for not getting it right? What does PCI compliance even mean?

To answer these critical questions and more, we were joined...