Sneaker investing – those in the know don’t call them trainers, apparently – has become a big thing in recent years and as values have risen, so has the volume of fakes. It’s not just knock-offs aping standard sneakers anymore, some of the counterfeiters are dabbling in shoes that could go on to be worth thousands of pounds. Can anything be done, does it matter and what’s the attraction if investing in sneakers anyway? This is Money’s Grace Gausden went behind the curtain with eBay, which has its own crack team of fake sneaker spotters, to find out more and tells podcast listeners all about it here. Alongside, Georgie Frost and Simon Lambert, Grace discusses the tests that can spot a fake and why eBay is cracking down. Meanwhile, Simon looks at the comparisons between sneaker investing and other more established alternatives, such as art, wine and classic cars and, of course, the new kid on the block, crypto.
Also, the team discuss the courses for those who haven’t driven in years and the best cars to insure new drivers on. Simon looks at why smart Chancellors can’t help inflating house prices and why the holiday part was the problem with the stamp duty cut. And back on an investing tip, if sneakers are a bit too down to earth for you, how about backing a space investment trust?
For those whose perfectionist approach leads to anxiety, this hypnosis session may offer relief. Many people are very resourceful and resilient, but at the same time get stressed and worried if things can't be just right. If you have a struggle keeping this noble motive in balance, Adam Cox's therapy session could be for you
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to talk all things quirky. They discuss what makes a “quirky” film, and Vicky reveals a particular favourite of hers. In this special genre they select: 'O Lucky Man!' (1973), 'How to Get Ahead in Advertising' (1989), 'The Truman Show' (1998), 'Being John Malkovich' (1999), 'Raising Arizona' (1987), 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' (2000), 'Amélie' (2001), 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' (2004), 'Stranger Than Fiction' (2006), 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' (2013), and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (2014). Whatever happened to 'Spirited Away'(2001)?
The original 'Gadgets and Gizmos' with Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin - the first of over 300 episodes of our weekly tech programme, originally published on Share Radio's first day of broadcasting, 5th November 2014.
The news that Sarah Green has wrested the constituency of Chesham and Amersham off the Conservatives for the first time in its history merits a look back over the Liberal Democrat's long decline. The centre ground is not an easy place to be in politics, and the new MP has needed the frequent sight of HS2 bulldozers and stormtroopers to get her majority - but she's done it. This look-back over Liberal Democrat history with Simon Rose and Mike Indian was first published in October 2019, just before the last General Election.
Adam Cox is joined by Hephzi Pemberton, CEO of the Equality Group and Author of 'The Diversity Playbook', to discuss how the last year has impacted the UK's understanding of inclusion and diversity. They look at how businesses can tackle institutionalised racism in the workplace and what inspired Hephzi to start the Equality Group, in addition to discussing her new book. https://www.equality.group.
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. What differentiates one firm from another? Matt Frankel, who reviews discount brokers and robo-advisors for The Ascent (a Motley Fool company), breaks down the important criteria. And Alison digs into the research about how working from home affects productivity.
Adam Cox talks with Karen Darke, who was paralysed from the waist down at the age of 21. She has since become an adventurer, and a paralympian at the Rio Olympics, and helps others to rise from adversity. A geologist who has developed a learning process to assist human development, she describes it with the analogy of alchemy.
Do you find yourself becoming distracted and irritated by things outside your control? If so, this short episode of The Hypnotist could help you to become less bothered by such things. Adam Cox dwells on developing an ability to deal with extraneous things as they are, without allowing them to build up negative stress inside.
Does loyalty pay, or is it just a bizarre concept we have allowed businesses to convince us might exist while they take advantage? As banks and building societies hint at better rates for those who have stuck by them and insurers find themselves forced at regulatory gunpoint to at least not sting existing customers, we look at the loyalty reward and penalty. At what point does the corporate idea of loyalty rewards meet the reality of whether it’s worth sticking with the same provider? Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert discuss loyalty, its rewards and its drawbacks on this week’s podcast. Plus, Britcoin, a new idea for the Bank of Mum and Dad and beach huts - are they a cheap property goldmine?