Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the government's attempts to reopen schools and encourage people back into offices and how confused its messaging is. He discusses the appointment of Simon Case as Cabinet Secretary, the Chancellor's attempts to reassure Tory MPs about possible tax rises, takes a look across the Atlantic at the rival Conventions and assesses Boris Johnson's performance at the first PMQs since the summer recess.
James Cameron-Wilson celebrates a 5-fold increase in UK box office as the Vue cinema chain opens more widely and Tenet soars past the £5m mark. He reviews the William Nicholson drama Hope Gap with Bill Nighy and Annette Bening, praises the 50th anniversary Blu-Ray release of Nicolas Roeg's Walkabout with Jenny Agutter and urges everyone to watch the documentary Coup 53 about the UK/US coup in Iran in 1953.
Technology editor Steve Caplin gives us the latest news from the world of tech. There's a new float-in cinema in London, a bigger folding screen phone from Samsung, an economical plane shaped like a bullet, a fitbit for lobsters, a watch with no hands and a device to turn any monitor into a touch screen. As well as that, Alexa is being encouraged to cope with all manner of British accents and dialects while the Scottish version of Wikipedia has been suspended because the majority of entries were written by an American teen who doesn't speak Scots!
Adam Cox is joined by Stuntman, Yoga Instructor, and founder of “The Downward Doug”: Doug Robson. Doug explains his journey to becoming a stunt man, and how Yoga gives his dangerous life balance. He talks about the mentality of taking risks, including life-threatening risks, and how it gives perspective to the other areas of his life. Doug also discusses the dichotomy of his pursuit of being a stuntman, which is considered highly masculine, and Yoga, which is thought of as a more feminine pursuit. He shares his life lessons and encourages everyone to take more risks in the pursuit of their dreams – whatever they may be.
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. In this week's show, Bola Sokunbi, CEO and Founder of Clever Girl Finance, talks about growing up in Nigeria, saving more than $100,000 in three years on a mid-level salary in NYC, and starting her own business after being spurned by investors and banks.
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: Microsoft and Walmart team up to pursue TikTok; Salesforce reports a record quarter; Workday gets the job done; Okta hits an all-time high; Best Buy gets a big boost from online sales; Ulta Beauty surges; And McDonald’s adds some spice. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Chewy and Medallia. Plus, Matt Argersinger, lead advisor of Millionacres, a Motley Fool investing service, talks about the current environment for commercial real estate and shares some opportunities for investors in real estate today.
A large chunk of workers are unaware that their pension savings are invested in the stock market. When asked in a recent survey what they think happens to their cash, the most common answer was that they had 'no idea.' It doesn't make for pretty reading – Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost look at why it matters, and what can be done to get people more interested in their retirement pots. It comes as a reported rift has broken out at the top of government over the state pension triple lock. A key election promise, but there is a problem: With it rising on whichever is highest: inflation, average earnings growth or 2.5 per cent, it could go up a huge 18 per cent in 2021 under those rules. What changes could happen?From next month, your teen could be much richer as the first Child Trust Funds mature. What can your 18 year-old do with the cash? One option is not to buy private flights. Lee puts his weekly Consumer Trends column in the spotlight to reveal how much it costs to charter a flight, after one company reports a surge of interest. And what on earth is a hard seltzer? Sales in the US are booming and they have now come to Britain, will they prove as popular this side of the Atlantic?
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. In this week's show, the team will answer your questions about the backdoor Roth, "investing" in insurance, Risk Parity ETFs, selling stocks to pay off your mortgage, and much more.
With French warships sent to the eastern Mediterranean, Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses why Turkey's actions are exacerbating tensions in the region and why Erdogan is so concerned about his legacy. He looks at the options available to President Putin as he watches the unrest in Belarus. And he takes a look at Qatar, a tiny kingdom in the Middle East punching well above its weight and with a well-conceived plan for the future which Britain could do well to study and learn from.
James Cameron-Wilson discusses the joy of watching a blockbuster in the cinema again, reviewing Christopher Nolan's latest time-shifting movie, the $225m Tenet. He discusses the UK box office, which continues to show improvement week on week. He casts a critical eye over yet another virus movie, the Netflix film Only. And he critiques the Kenneth Branagh film Artemis Fowl which never made it to cinemas, premiering on Disney+.