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The Bigger Picture: Brexit stalemate and Trump's State of the Union Address

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Brexit stalemate and Trump's State of the Union Address
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the latest Brexit developments as Theresa May once more visits Brussels in the hope of breaking the stalemate. Will Jeremy Corbyn's 5-point letter help to bring about cross-party co-operation to take things forward? Mike also looks at President Trump's State of the Union Address. What were the positives and negatives. In conclusion, Mike wonders whether, as perhaps with the UK, the centre ground of politics has vanished.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The coolest folding electric bike

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The coolest folding electric bike
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology guru, looks at the JIVR folding electric bike, admiring it not only for its stylishness but also its engineering advances, rideability and ease of folding. he also looks at the problems of "lost" cryptocurrency with QuadrigaCX, Canada's largest crypto exchange, Apple blocking Facebook's developer certificate, Jaguar Land Rover's projected light bars to help pedestrians, an updating weather poster, the CleanseBot for nervous hotel guests and the teen American bank robber whose escape vehicle was a scooter the app for which recorded all his details.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: BP, Glaxo & Compass

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: BP, Glaxo & Compass
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at recent announcements from BP, Glaxo and Compass, all of which to a greater or lesser extent bucked the softness of the market in 2018. With Tui coming out with a profits warning, Graham also looks at what we might expect from them, as well as Astrazeneca and Royal Bank of Scotland.
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Graham Spooner


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Simon Rose

Business of Film: Green Book

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

Business of Film: Green Book
James Cameron-Wilson casts his eye over the UK box office which has its first decent hit of 2019 with new #1 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Green Book, a big awards contender, is in at #2 with the derivative Escape Room clocking in at #4. James is mystified, though, as to why Can You Ever Forgive Me?, starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant, another hot pick for awards glory, should only have turned up at #8 in the charts. James also takes a look at the home release of A Star Is Born, one of his favourite films of 2018, with the DVD packed full of worthwhile extras.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Big Tech Returns and Big Game Surprises

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Big Tech Returns and Big Game Surprises
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Amazon fails to impress Wall Street; Microsoft reports some cloudy returns; And Facebook connects. Analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss these stories and dig into the latest from Apple, eBay, MasterCard, PayPal, Tesla, and Visa. Plus, Wall Street Journal editor Nat Ives talks about the business of Super Bowl marketing.
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Chris Hill


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Royal Mail, Unilever, Diageo, Shell & Ocado

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Royal Mail, Unilever, Diageo, Shell & Ocado
Ian Forrest, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, looks at the latest Fed announcement, which was more doveish on future interest rate movements than expected. He assesses numbers from Shell, Royal Mail, Diageo and Shell and looks ahead to results from Ocado, currently in talks with Marks & Spencer.
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Ian Forrest


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The Bigger Picture: The popularity of hard-left policies, ads as free speech & Venezuela

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The popularity of hard-left policies, ads as free speech & Venezuela
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University considers why so many in the developed world are advocating hard-left economic policies, wondering if there is a growing disconnect between the young and those ruling us. He also looks at attacks on advertising, explaining how vital advertising is in a free society and that it is essentially commercial free speech. Lastly, he ponders the worsening economic and political situation in Venezuela, asking if President Trump has got it right in supporting opposition leader Juan Guaido.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Vice

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Vice
James Cameron-Wilson on the latest UK box office numbers, with Glass and Mary, Queen of Scots seeing off newcomer Vice, starring Christian Bale as former US Vice-President Dick Cheney. In at #8 is the Clint Eastwood film The Mule, another true story. The Nicole Kidman movie Destoyer, once touted as a possible award-nominee, only managed an entry at #19. James also reviews the new home release, Crazy Rich Asians, which he recommends highly.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Airport parking robots

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Airport parking robots
Steve Caplin on the latest from the cutting edge of technology, taking in parking robots at Gatwick, Amazon's wheeled delivery vehicle, cameras that see round corners, Facebook's space lasers, Amazon's "blended reality mirror", a hand-pumped aqualung, why zebras have stripes and how scientists can transfer memories from one snail to another. Oh - and what submarines use X-box controllers for!
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Are You Paranoid or Complacent?

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Are You Paranoid or Complacent?
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Is the recent stock market volatility par for the course or an aberration? Is it better for investors to be paranoid or complacent? On this week’s show, award-winning financial columnist Morgan Housel tackles those questions and talks stock market history and psychology. Plus, analysts Aaron Bush, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser dig into earnings from Comcast, Intuitive Surgical, McCormick, and Starbucks. And we discuss the latest news on eBay, Mastercard, and Papa John’s.
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Chris Hill


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