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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Culture Wars move into science arena, NHS and private hospitals & Frank Field

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Culture Wars move into science arena, NHS and private hospitals & Frank Field
With Cop26 underway, Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses the way that the culture wars are moving into the realm of science. He also contrasts how the UK public's behaviour has changed in a generation with the polarised politics of the USA. He examines why the NHS has failed to use private hospitals to clear its backlog despite a £10 billion deal. And he pays tribute to Lord Frank Field, looking at his ideas – way ahead of their time – on the provision of unemployment benefit.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Dune, The Boss Baby 2, Last Night in Soho, Ron's Gone Wrong

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Dune, The Boss Baby 2, Last Night in Soho, Ron's Gone Wrong
James Cameron-Wilson discusses the UK box office, with No Time To Die reclaiming the #1 spot. With £86m banked, it's the 6th most successful film in the UK and the only one ever to have taken over £1m a day for 30 consecutive days. Dune, spectacular but unengaging according to James, has been knocked off top spot and is #2. The Boss Baby 2 is #5 while Edgar Wright's "baffling" Last Night in Soho arrives at #8 with Ron's Gone Wrong, a UK animation much recommended, #9. James also looks at two Netflix movies, Hypnotic and The Harder They Fall.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Space nappies, 20 years of the iPod & wood that's sharper than steel

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Space nappies, 20 years of the iPod & wood that's sharper than steel
Share Radio's technology editor gives us the low-down on high-tech. There's Hertz ordering 100,000 Teslas, just as 12,000 are recalled, how SpaceX's astronauts are coping with a lavatory leak, the 20th anniversary of the music revolution sparked by the iPod, the scientists who have found a way to make wooden knives that are 3 times sharper than steel, a hover bike arriving next year that will set you back a mere half a million pounds and Steinway's innovation that will enable pianos to play remotely.
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Steve Caplin


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Georgie Frost

The Business of Film: How to change the world

Georgie Frost
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: How to change the world
In 1971, a group of friends set off to sail into a nuclear test zone in a boat called Greenpeace, and their protest captured the world’s imagination. In 2015, a new documentary called 'How to Change the World' reveals the archives which bring their story to life. In this episode recorded in September 2015, Georgie Frost talks with director Jerry Rothwell.
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Jerry Rothwell


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Airships & Hydrogen Engines.

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Airships & Hydrogen Engines.
In the week of COP 26, we re-visit an episode from May '21 in which Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, looks at Google's 3D video chat system, the return of airships, Einstein's e-mc squared letter, the installation of the swimming pool 35 metres high, a hydrogen engine with only 20 parts, an electric Popemobile, an anti-hacking system, how a man blind for 40 years has recovered his eyesight, and a 3D-printed electric scooter; and he discovers just how prescient rocket scientist Wernher von Braun was in one of his science-fiction novels.

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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: the unabridged Budget speech.

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: the unabridged Budget speech.
If you missed Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivering his speech on 27 October, here's your chance to hear it. Plus, read our commentary on Monday 1 November for Share Radio's perspective, including our assessment of the contrast with the mid-70s, when public borrowing last hit stratospheric levels.

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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: A reminder of the the Paris Climate Deal 2015

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: A reminder of the the Paris Climate Deal 2015
In December 2015, the then US President Barack Obama gave his reaction to the climate change deal brokered in Paris. Among the headline-making initiatives was the promise to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius, yet for some green activists that deal was hardly a resounding success. Countries were legally bound to have their emission reduction levels checked but there was flexibility on how they went about hitting their targets - and they haven't. In this episode recorded in February 2016, Juliette Foster is joined by the author Andrew Simms of the New Economics Foundation and by Share Radio's then regular economics commentator, Professor John Weeks. They also discussed the 2016 perspective on the economics of climate change, and ask whether Paris made the link between excess human consumption and the impact on economies dependent on fossil fuels. As the Glasgow COP 26 conference gets underway, it's helpful to re-visit these plans made 5 years ago, and consider how far we still have to travel.
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Andrew Simms, John Weeks


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Andrew Lloyd on Vertical Farming for COP26.

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Andrew Lloyd on Vertical Farming for COP26.
Adam Cox is joined by Andrew Lloyd, COO of Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), to discuss vertical farming ahead of COP26. They look at new research showing the public’s growing concerns towards traditional farming and how vertical farming could be the future of more sustainable food production. Andrew also explains what IGS is, and why it came to be.
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Andrew Lloyd


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Colin Jackson on High Cholesterol and Heart Health.

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Colin Jackson on High Cholesterol and Heart Health.
Adam Cox is joined by two time gold medal winner, Colin Jackson CBE, to discuss new research released by Benecol for World Heart Day, looking at the UK's lack of understanding around cholesterol. They look at Colin's own journey with cholesterol, and how he changed his lifestyle to lower his cholesterol level. Colin also speaks about his partnership with Benecol.
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Colin Jackson


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: The Harvest.

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: The Harvest.
Do you sometimes feel that money is inversely proportional to joy? Many people suffer such a negative association with money, but the metaphor of the harvest tells us a different story. At this time of year harvest festivals are often celebrated, showing how joy, abundance - and sharing - can all co-exist. In this episode Adam talks of growth needing time to take root, and how we can celebrate the result together.

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