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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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The Business of Film: Vice

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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

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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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Motley Fool Money: Are You Paranoid or Complacent?

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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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Gadgets & Gizmos: The watch with no numbers & no hands for a mere $350,000

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The watch with no numbers & no hands for a mere $350,000
Steve Caplin, although a fan of Amazon's Alexa, wonders if it's worth building into a bicycle or a piano! He also looks at self-tightening trainers using a smartphone, the most retweeted message ever, a way of finding lost keys, a double bass that fits in a small suitcase, a solar-powered yacht and a $350,000 Swiss watch with no numbers and no hands, which chimes and gongs to tell the time.
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Steve Caplin


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Motley Fool Money: The Man Who Revolutionized Investing

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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money:  The Man Who Revolutionized Investing
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: Netflix rises on a price hike but slips on earnings; Atlassian hits a new high; UnitedHealth reports healthy earnings; Lululemon hits its stride; And Tesla makes a big cut; Analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories, dig into the latest from American Express and Tiffany, and celebrate the life of Vanguard founder John Bogle; Plus, Reuters transportation writer Paul Lienert talks cars, trucks, and “big-ass” crossovers.
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Chris Hill


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Boohoo, Persimmon & A B Foods

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Boohoo, Persimmon & A B Foods
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks back at numbers from Boohoo, Persimmon & Bovis and Associated British Foods and looks ahead to what we might expect from Restaurant Group, St. James's Place and Vodafone.
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Graham Spooner


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Gadgets & Gizmos: More amazing stuff from the Consumer Electronics Show

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: More amazing stuff from the Consumer Electronics Show
Steve Caplin continues his look at the weird and wonderful delights of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There's a VR headset with eye-tracking, a humanisation of Amazon's Alexa, a laundry-folding robot, an intelligent toilet with a "fully immersive experience", a water generator for cars, a mask to stop snoring and a smart speaker to teach Chinese.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: Brexit - Can the unimaginable happen? And the Periodic Table

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Brexit - Can the unimaginable happen? And the Periodic Table
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University considers the possible future course for the Brexit process in the wake of the Government's unprecedentedly large defeat in the House of Commons. He also looks at the current economic and political state of the EU itself, finding one ray amidst the gloom in the preparations made for Brexit by the authorities in Cornwall. He also marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: Stan & Ollie

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The Bigger Picture

The Business of Film: Stan & Ollie
James Cameron-Wilson surveys the UK box office, dominated by period pieces. Stan & Ollie takes the #1 spot, followed by The Favourite & Mary Poppins Returns. Keira Knightley in Colette comes in at #7 with The Upside, remake of French hit Untouchable, at #8. Jason Reitman's movie on Gary Hart, The Front Runner, only manages #18. For home release, James reviews The Escape with Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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