Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin discusses LG pulling out of smartphones, why lab-grown meat needs spinach as scaffolding, a sunlight-catching ball to enlighten basements, an Icelandic innovation for making online meetings more like the real thing, why bees are sniffing out Balkan landmines, a smart knee brace and how Japanese scientists have proven just how annoying texting pedestrians can be.
Adam creates a hypnosis session designed to help specifically with the chronic condition of Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition that many researchers have linked to a traumatic event and this hypnotherapy session is designed to rewire the neuropathways so that the body isn't still responding to the original traumatic events. This uses a technique that has proven effective with phobias and PTSD.
Adam Cox interviews Andrew Kap, author of “The Last Book on the Law of Attraction You'll Ever Need to Read”. Andrew talks about the major misconceptions people have with the law of attraction and offers practical tips to immediately attract more of what you want in life.
In this episode, hosts Matt Dickson and Franz Buscha are joined by Sonia Bhalotra, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. Sonia has a prodigious volume of research on topics relating to the creation of human capital, early child development, gender inequality, intergenerational mobility, and the impact of early life health on later life outcomes.
Sonia discusses her research on the impact of the advent of antibiotics in the US in the 1930s on child pneumonia, and how this had long-lasting impacts on children’s education and labour market outcomes. She explains how improvements in child health and mortality have implications not just for the children themselves, but also for women’s fertility decisions and labour supply.
The discussion then turns to the trade-off between the “quality” and the quantity of children that a family have – including the surprising news that having twins is not as random as we might have assumed. Finally, they touch on Sonia’s research into the long-term benefits of treating maternal depression, which highlights how a non-drug therapy can have profound and long-lasting impact on maternal health and wellbeing.
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, Bill Mann joins the show to explain the nuts and bolts of SPACs as we take Euphonium Industries public.
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: Do you have stocks that need to be cleaned out of your portfolio? What about trimming the gains of your high-fliers? Does any stock in your portfolio spark joy in a way that would make Marie Kondo proud? Analysts Jason Moser and Ron Gross reveal why Disney, Editas, Etsy, Five Below, GameStop, Stitch Fix, TripAdvisor, and Wayfair are part of our springtime special before sharing actual cleaning tips. Plus, best-selling author and personal finance expert Jean Chatzky shares takeaways from her latest book, Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and, Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve.
Financial scams are on the rise. The coronavirus lockdowns have seen a fresh burst of investment cons with fraudsters impersonating legitimate companies to steal tens of thousands of pounds. Unwitting savers are being lured into fake savings and investments, such as fixed term bonds or share schemes, and transferring large sums to fall victim to clone fraud. What’s behind this burst of crime and how can people protect themselves? On this week’s podcast, Georgie Frost and Simon Lambert discuss the rising tide of fraud, how to stay safe and what more can be done to combat it. Also, on the show, the pair look into the cases of the mortgage prisoners, trapped paying high rates ever since the financial crisis while others have seen their monthly payments slashed. The Deliveroo float is also on the agenda – why did the shares slump as it hit the stock market? And finally, campervans are in hot demand, making this a good time for VW to be launching its new mini Caddy California: with sleeping space for two and an optional tent that turns into a home on wheels for all the family. Would you want one?
Steve Caplin looks at Volkswagen's bizarre April Fool's joke, how Uber users can now request electric, how wine tastes after a trip in space, the world's first lab-grown caviar being made in Devon, the robot self-portrait selling for $688,000, an antenna powered by 5G signals, an app mapping the world's radio stations, a gadget for sharpening disposable razor blades and what can be discerned by eye tracking.
James Cameron-Wilson on the encouraging signs of an appetite for cinema in the USA where people have been flocking to big-screen viewings of Tenet. He reviews The Mauritanian, a true story directed by Kevin Macdonald which did not pick up any Oscar nominations, Minari, an American-set film in the Korean language which got 6 nods and Sky's documentary Tina on Tina Turner.
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the question of vaccine passports and asks whether we should be prepared to show documentary proof of a jab to be allowed to go to the pub. He wonders if Alex Salmond setting up the Alba party will boost Scottish nationalism or divide it. He discusses the recent Race and Ethnic Disparities Report. And he ponders the naivety of David Cameron, caught up in the type of lobbying effort he once decried.