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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: What's the true cost of becoming a tennis pro? Marcus Willis reveals all

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: What's the true cost of becoming a tennis pro? Marcus Willis reveals all
It's that time of year again – Wimbledon, arguably the best tennis tournament in the world, starts next week. Assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost dust off their picnic blankets, pack the strawberries and cream and talk tennis with British pro – and plucky underdog – Marcus Willis, who has been ranked as high as 209th in the world. We look at the state of the game in Britain and why more youngsters are heading to the US, including 19 year-old Paul Jubb, a Wimbledon wildcard entry who may have to reject his £45,000 cheque. We discuss life after Andy and the true financial cost of training a child up to become a top tennis player – and the physical and mental cost to boot. Marcus also reveals all about his truly remarkable run in Wimbledon in 2016 in which he played Roger Federer on centre court – and managed to lob the best tennis player in history. He also reveals how much money that summer made him and how bonkers life became after he was thrust in the spotlight.
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Lee Boyce, Marcus Willis


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Boris vs Hunt, HK protests and currency wars and Chernobyl on TV

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Boris vs Hunt, HK protests and currency wars and Chernobyl on TV
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex Collect compares and contrasts the two contenders for the leadership of the Conservative Party, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. He also considers whether the protests in Hong Kong are emblematic of bigger stresses and strains involving the US, China and Europe. Lastly, he looks at the Sky/HBO TV series, Chernobyl, which he considers one of the best political TV dramas of all time.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Sex in space, virtual Stonehenge and voice-activated Monopoly

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Sex in space, virtual Stonehenge and voice-activated Monopoly
Steve Caplin gets all steamed up, with stories about sex in space, on Instagram, on DVD and more. He also waxes lyrical about the new 360-degree webcam at Stonehenge but is less enthused about a voice-activated version of Monopoly. There's a family-friendly beehive seeking crowd-funding, Japanese DNA matchmaking and NatWest's new way of using selfies for indentification.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Toy Story 4

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Toy Story 4
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office, where Aladdin's 4-week chart-topping run was ended by the success of Toy Story 4's opening (though both are Disney films). James reviews that and the new entry at #5, BrightBurn, as well as Child's Play at #9. For his home release of the week, he has chosen If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the James Baldwin novel, which picked up the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Wood Group, Petrofac, Stagecoach & Carpetright

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Wood Group, Petrofac, Stagecoach & Carpetright
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks back at numbers from Wood Group, Petrofac, Tullow Oil, Stagecoach, First Group and Carpetright. He also looks ahead to what we might expect from Sainsbury's, Associated British Foods, Persimmon and St. Modwen.
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Helal Miah


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Will there be a mis-selling scandal over final salary pension advice?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Will there be a mis-selling scandal over final salary pension advice?
Two-thirds of savers are being told to abandon final salary pensions - and this is despite the Financial Conduct Authority saying that advisers should start with the standpoint this is not a suitable option. That revelation arrived this week as the FCA said too much advice on valuable pensions is 'still not of an acceptable standard.' Are people getting the right advice about their gold-plated pensions, or are they right to jump ship? That's the question tackled by editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost this week. Meanwhile, a reader discovers an old Post Office Savings Bank book from the 1960s – but what is it worth now and can you even take the money out. Premium bonds – how do you really find out you've won the jackpot? Britain has a net zero emissions target for 2050, but what are the best electric cars to buy now? And forget fantasy football, we reveal the details of our fantasy share picking game where the winner will scoop a giant £20,000 grand prize.
Guests:

Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Stock Market Hits Record High

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Stock Market Hits Record High
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: The S&P 500 hits a record high as Wall Street (and investors) read the latest tea leaves from the Fed; Slack makes a successful debut in the public markets; Facebook introduces a new cryptocurrenc; And Oracle hits a new high. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross, and Jeff Fischer of 1623 Capital, discuss those stories and weigh in on earnings from Adobe, CarMax, and Darden Restaurants.
Guests:

Chris Hill, Andy Cross, Ron Gross, Jeff Fischer


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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: What's a football CEO? Brighton & Hove Albion's Paul Barber on running a Premier League club

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: What's a football CEO? Brighton & Hove Albion's Paul Barber on running a Premier League club
It's been an interesting last couple of decades for Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club to say the least. They fell to the basement division, had plenty of stadium drama and now find themselves an established Premier League team. In this week's This is Moneyball podcast, assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost are joined by the Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber, who previously worked with the FA and Tottenham Hotspur. He's been at the club since 2012 and gives the rundown of his day-to-day job and how the role has evolved. There is insight as to why the club has been 'scouting' managers for years, before recently appointing Graham Potter, who has a master's degree in leadership and emotional intelligence. He also gives his views on money in the game and why it is a good thing, the 'fit and proper' persons test for chairmen – and how his ingenious plan to give away replica shirts to seven year-old fans is reaping dividends as the Seaside-club goes global.
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Lee Boyce, Paul Barber


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: The Soul Coach

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: The Soul Coach
Adam talks to Ullis Karlsson a soul coach and spiritual healer about the impact that stress and burnout can have in modern day living. Ullis explains that Sweden like many western countries have long working hours and high levels of stress which can lead to self destructive behaviour such as alcohol and drug dependency. Ullis explains that by using techniques that utilise the breathe and breathing styles it can create a sense of wellbeing. Ullis talks about psychological, physical and emotional stress and how using yoga as a therapeutic approach can create massive changes to energy levels, stress levels and overall health and happiness.
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Ullis Karlsson


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Retiring Later for Fun and Profit

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Retiring Later for Fun and Profit
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 episode, whether they are doing it because they need to or because they want to, people are more often likely to work later in life or opt for a semi-retirement. We’re joined by AARP’s Susan Weinstock to talk about why this trend isn’t going to change, and how you can plan for the realities of a later retirement.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Susan Weinstock


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