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Gadgets & Gizmos: A parallel universe with time running backwards

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: A parallel universe with time running backwards
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, asks if scientists in Antarctica have found a parallel universe where time runs backwards. He looks at the robot dog now on sale as well as Lego's Super Mario enabling you to play a "real" game. He turns up his nose at an Age of Odour exhibition about smells and discusses the world's biggest liquid air battery, how you can eavesdrop with a lightbulb, 3D print within the human body, put out fires with a vase and stop legged robots slipping up.
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Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: Da 5 Bloods, Worldwide box office & You Don't Nomi

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Da 5 Bloods, Worldwide box office & You Don't Nomi
James Cameron-Wilson looks at encouraging news for UK cinemas and explains how BAFTA's awards are changing because of Covid-19. He reviews Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, out as a Netflix premiere and the documentary You Don't Nomi about the camp classic movie Showgirls. And, with cinemas open in a few countries, he calculates a very unusual world box office chart.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Bigger Picture: The BLM protests and problems emerging from lockdown

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The BLM protests and problems emerging from lockdown
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the response to the Black Lives Matter protests and what it means for the study of history and our attitudes towards contentious figures of the past. He examines the latest government moves to ease lockdown, with schools being delayed returning until September, calls to cut social distancing below two metres and the delays to testing and the track & trace app. He also looks at the furore over minister Robert Jenrick.
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The rise of the robots

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The rise of the robots
Share Radio's technology editor look at several stories involving robots for publishing news, receiving degree certificates, enforcing social distancing in parks and disinfecting hospitals with UV light. He looks at the revival of the James Bond Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 WITH attendant gadgets, turning CO2 in the air into petrol, a smart ear-cleaning rod and a dish that solves all the major problems of using butter - only to meet resistance to its purchase at home.
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Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: Cinema openings worldwide, Richard Jewell and The Lighthouse

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Cinema openings worldwide, Richard Jewell and The Lighthouse
James Cameron-Wilson looks at those places around the world where cinemas are reopening. He reviews Clint Eastwood's last film, the true-life tale of security guard hero-made-villain Richard Jewell, starring Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell and Cathy Bates He takes us through the latest chart of online movie releases and reviews the rather unusual, yet critically popular, film The Lighthouse with Robert Pattinson and Willem Defoe.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Markets, airlines and Unilever

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Markets, airlines and Unilever
Joe Healey of The Share Centre analyses the recent behaviour of the stock market and looks at the airline sector. He extols the virtues of Unilever as a defensive stock as the company announces plans to combine its British and Dutch arms. Looking ahead, he tells us what we might expect from Ashtead, National Grid and John Wood.
Guest:

Joe Healey


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The Bigger Picture: Sunak's balancing act, Hong Kong's freedom and the Army and MeToo

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Sunak's balancing act, Hong Kong's freedom and the Army and MeToo
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses the delicate balancing act being undertaken by Rishi Sunak. He looks at the battle to keep Hong Kong free under the rule of law and how important Hong Kong's special status is to China. And he explains why the British Army needs its own MeToo moment.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The ultimate tea machine

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The ultimate tea machine
Share's technology editor Steve Caplin marvels at Bru, the "ultimate tea machine". He also looks at a USB stick claiming to protect against 5G, the BBC's new voice assistant, Virgin Media closing their stores, the hard-to-read font that does NOT enhance memory, an electric surfboard and an electric Cessna plane and how a fantasy advertised on Facebook went badly wrong.
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Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: Top musicals of all time, A Rainy Day in New York and Onward

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Top musicals of all time, A Rainy Day in New York and Onward
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the chart of the top musicals of all time. He reviews Woody Allen's new (but not final) movie, A Rainy Day in New York, with its difficult route to screen. And he reviews Pixar's latest, Onward, the cinema release of which was marred by the arrival of the coronavirus.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Year Ahead: FTSE changes, the market recovery, Aveva & Johnson Matthey

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Year Ahead: FTSE changes, the market recovery, Aveva & Johnson Matthey
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre discusses the changes to the FTSE Index and how they reflect the big changes going on around us. He looks at the market recovery in the face of continuing signs of problems ahead. And he looks at what we might hear from Aveva and Johnson Matthey.
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Graham Spooner


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