Meet Chris Browning

The Host of Popcorn Finance

Fun Facts

I’ve been over 6ft since I was 13
I towered over all of my elementary school teachers
I love of tiny homes.
I want to own 2 tiny homes. 1 for living & 1 for podcasting.
I worked as a paintball referee
It was both a fun and painful job
I live in SoCal but I hate the sun
Give me 60° & cloudy everyday.
I talk for a living, but I love silence
I’m really just an introvert pretending to be an extrovert.


In 2017, Chris Launched Popcorn Finance...

Chris actually entered college as an art major, but after taking a finance class for fun (who does that) he realized how little he knew about managing his own money and that he couldn't be the only one who felt this way. Chris switched his major to finance and his passion for personal finance began. While working in the world of accounting and financial analysis, Chris decided to launch Popcorn Finance in June of 2017.

As Seen In

1.7+ Million

Podcast Downloads to Date

Through podcasting Chris has reached tens of thousands of listeners with over 1.7 million total downloads. In the years since the first episode of Popcorn Finance, Chris has interviewed 100+ financial experts, covered dozens of topics, and become a trusted source in the media.


Popcorn Finance Is Popping Up On Everyone’s List.

In its first year, Popcorn Finance was named Best New Personal Finance Podcast by the Plutus Awards in 2018. In 2021 Popcorn Finance was awarded the Consumer Excellence Award in Media by the Washington DC-based non-profit Consumer Action. Chris has also been named one of the Top African-American Financial Gurus to follow in 2018, 2019, and 2020 by NerdWallet.

Dropping Kernels In The Media.

You can find Chris breaking down the latest personal finance topics weekly with Natalie Lizarraga on NBCLX and New England Cable News. Chris has also been featured by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, PBS, Newsweek, CNBC, and many others.

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