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Matt Dickson

Policy Matters: Live from lockdown (part two) – what have we learnt since April?

Matt Dickson
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Policy Matters

Policy Matters: Live from lockdown (part two) – what have we learnt since April?
In the midst of the second COVID-related national lockdown for England, this episode of Policy Matters sees hosts Franz Buscha and Matt Dickson revisit some of the questions that were being asked in the first episode recorded under lockdown restrictions back in April. They start with some personal reflections on what life has been like juggling working-from-home and home-schooling over the months since the pandemic began, and thinking about the impact that the disruptions to education will have on school-aged children and inequality. Franz and Matt then discuss some of the academic research related to the pandemic; highlighting in particular the unintended consequences of policies like the “Eat out to help out” scheme, and considering the different ways in which the pandemic has affected the self-employed. The programme ends with a look ahead at some of the longer-term effects this experience might have on birth-rates and the implications these may have, and also considers what positive policy lessons could be taken forward and acted upon in the future.
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Franz Buscha


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Simon Rose

The Bigger PIcture: Light at the end of the C-19 tunnel, Europe's new Iron Curtain & central banks' catastrophic failure

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger PIcture: Light at the end of the C-19 tunnel, Europe's new Iron Curtain & central banks' catastrophic failure
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University considers whether there is light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel or whether there's another - economic - tunnel just ahead that we're about to plunge into. He also asks if a new, cultural, Iron Curtain is descending on Europe, splitting the grouping into east and west. And he ponders whether the World's Central Banks' policies have set us up for a catastrophic fall.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Topps Tiles, Iomart, AJ Bell & Xmas books

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Topps Tiles, Iomart, AJ Bell & Xmas books
Investment research analyst Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent news from Topps Tiles, Iomart and AJ Bell and looks ahead to what we might expect from British American Tobacco, Rolls-Royce and Ocado. Simon Rose recommends two books for Christmas that might appeal to those interested in investment and economics: Investing for Growth by fund manager Terry Smith and Daylight Robbery: How Tax Shaped Our Past And Will Change Our Future by commentator/comedian Dominic Frisby.
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Helal Miah


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Yes, God, Yes, Possessor & Happiest Season

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Yes, God, Yes, Possessor & Happiest Season
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the sad UK box office chart with fewer than 30 cinemas open (Home Alone is #1). He looks at new Netflix offering, Yes, God, Yes about a religious, naive young woman in the early days of online chatting. Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor, starring Andrea Riseborough, he found stomach-turning. But he was very taken with gay-themed romcom Happiest Season, starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, which he recommends strongly.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Champagne robots, the sound of space and silent drones

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Champagne robots, the sound of space and silent drones
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin discusses the odd result of the South African lottery with six consecutive numbers. He also marvels at robots serving champagne, cultured meat, an end to astronauts burning their underwear, quieter helicopters and silent ion-propelled drones, a fan that follows you around the room, even smarter smart photo frames and an electric conversion kit for classic Minis, a snip at just over £10,000.
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Steve Caplin


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Hypnotic Wealth

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Hypnotic Wealth
In this episode, Adam shares a group hypnosis session that took place in front of an audience during his talk called Hypnotic Wealth. This uses a metaphor of a time machine to enable you to explore what you'd do to become wealthy if you have a time machine and what your financial future looks like at different levels of wealth including security, comfort, luxury and freedom. A great hypnosis session if you'd like to change how you think about wealth and money to be more financially successful.

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Adam Cox

Mini Mindset: Visible cleaning during COVID-19

Adam Cox
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Mini Mindset

Mini Mindset: Visible cleaning during COVID-19
Adam Cox is joined by the Managing Director of ABM UK, Adam Baker, to discuss how during the COVID-19 pandemic seeing is believing when it comes to cleaning. They consider the public’s attitude towards visible cleaning in public spaces to create a sense of safety and to gain back the public’s confidence in visiting businesses, and how the pandemic has created a greater demand for the facility services industry.
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Adam Baker


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Adam Cox

Mini Mindset: Post-purchase customer care

Adam Cox
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Mini Mindset

Mini Mindset: Post-purchase customer care
Adam Cox is joined by Angus Knights, Partnership Manager from Parcellab, to discuss the implications that come from retailers and businesses ignoring customers once they have made their purchases. They delve into the impact this will have on both the public and retailers, and how important customer service is in order to ensure a good relationship is maintained between the two once the customer has clicked “check out”.
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Angus Knights


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Masculine mindfulness and the modern man

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Masculine mindfulness and the modern man
Adam Cox is joined by masculinity coach, Vasileios Tsitsivos, who discusses the many issues faced by modern men. Vas explains that a lack of role models in childhood can have a devastating effect on men, and that many are playing a role of masculinity that doesn't reflect their true values. Vas shares his thoughts on toxic masculinity and offers some tips to men of all ages in areas such as relationships and fatherhood.
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Vasileios Tsitsivos


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Tech in 2020 and Beyond

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Tech in 2020 and Beyond
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. It’s the second part of our series with the help of the folks over at Industry Focus. This week, Dylan Lewis joins the team to talk about how the tech sector did in 2020 and what to watch in 2021.
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Dylan Lewis


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