Professor Tim Evans looks at Italy's new government and considers whether its policies might pose a bigger problem for the EU than Brexit, at the Swiss Vollgeld referendum which, aiming at ending fractional reserve banking, is making Central Bankers nervous and at the Orwellian nightmare facing a persecuted minority in China.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews Deadpool 2 in the context of a box office depressed by great weather, the Royal Wedding, football and other distractions. He also reviews the Blu-Ray release of the 1960 movie Inherit the Wind, with Spencer Tracy and Frederic March and the home release of the Chilean Oscar-winner, A Fantastic Woman, both of which he strongly recommends.
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at the recent results from Marks & Spencer, asking if they could have done anything differently with hindsight. He also examines the closure of Tesco's non-food website Tesco Direct and figures from Kingfisher as well as setting into context in the light of the record highs for the stock market and the firmness of the oil price.
Steve Caplin turns his attention to the Google virtual assistant that can book restaurants, the device to "magnetise rice", 3D helmets for the Swiss Guard, Uber and NASA's flying taxis, chatting with life-size holograms and the Boggle-solving app.
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: Macy’s surprises; Walmart slips; Home Depot sells off; PayPal makes a big buy; And Campbell’s Soup gets a shakeup; Our analysts discuss those stories and dish out some marital advice for the royal wedding.
Political commentator Mike Indian considers whether Theresa May's position has become untenable, and what extending the UK's membership of the customs union would mean. He also looks at the recent local election results and wonders why Labour didn't do better, as well as discussing the East Coast Line being taken back under state control.
Does Steve Caplin hear "Yanny" or "Laurel"? What do you hear? Steve also looks at time travelling guests, failure for facial recognition, Gmail's automatic email generator, windows for blind travellers and the world's "most advanced underwear" that doesn't need to be changed for weeks!
James Cameron-Wilson skims through reviews of Sherlock Gnomes, Life of the Party, Breaking In, Redoubtable and How to Talk to Girls at Parties, concentrating instead on two home video releases. He reviews Swedish Oscar nominee The Square and The Greatest Showman, bizarrely still showing in UK cinemas, despite having been released before Christmas.
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: Wall Street shrugs off big earnings from Disney; Nvidia connects; TripAdvisor flies higher; MercadoLibre stumbles; Electronic Arts wraps up a strong year; iQiyi pops, while Dropbox drops.