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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: The Free Wolf in the Wilderness

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: The Free Wolf in the Wilderness
For many people, there's a continuing internal struggle between the need for comfort and security and the yearning for freedom and adventure, but once settled into the former it can be difficult to face the risks and unknowns of the latter. Doubts about capability and resources can take over, and thoughts about taking a different path can be very challenging. It's really about re-building one's self-belief, and Adam Cox uses hypnotic analogies in order to help you find that confidence.

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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The outlook for 2024 and Gregg's

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The outlook for 2024 and Gregg's
Neil Shah of Edison Group feels that the bond market has now normalised whch could help the equity market, where many companies have stabilised after a tough year, although he points out that the US market looks peaky. He admires the outstanding quarter year results from Gregg's. The business appears to be in the sweet spot where value is important to customers with a healthy balance sheet and a great management team. It pays a yield but there is still plenty of growth left, although the rating clearly anticipates this.
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Neil Shah


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: One Life, Priscilla & Good Grief

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: One Life, Priscilla & Good Grief
James Cameron-Wilson marvels that Wonka is still #1 after 5 weeks, with total of £53m at the UK box office. Anthony Hopkins stars in One Life, the true story of stockbroker Nicholas Winton's extraordinary wartime rescue of hundreds of Jewish children. James found it beautifully realised and hugely affecting. He was less impressed with Priscilla, about the spouse of Elvis Presley. Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, which he found unimaginative. He admired the decor and scenery more than the plot in Netflix's drama about grief and friendship, Good Grief, written and directed by Dan Levy.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Autofocus glasses, a washing bot, a smart coffee table & a 1000-year photograph

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Autofocus glasses, a washing bot, a smart coffee table & a 1000-year photograph
Tech guru Steve Caplin discusses some of the devices at the Consumer Electronics Show incuding a bus with AR windows, autofocus glasses, a washing bot and an auto-tracking phone-charging stand. An experimental philosopher has set up a camera with a 1000-year exposure. There's a strap for an Apple watch that will let users control Apple devices with gestures. A smart coffee table will display photos and movies and games. Morrison's pod to deter shoplifters is proving unpopular. There's a development in fire hoses to make them easier to wield. And it turns out that the over-70s are the second heaviest online users.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The Post Office Horizon fallout and what we can expect in an election year

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The Post Office Horizon fallout and what we can expect in an election year
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the fallout from the ITV drama about the Post Office Horizon scandal which has finally galvanised politicians. Labelled the biggest miscarriage of justice in British history, Mike examines what it means for people's trust in democracy and our institutions. He expects 2024 to be an election year and explains what we might expect from the main political parties, comparing them to competitors at a school sports day.
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Mike Indian


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Copyright, and Ownership for All

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Copyright, and Ownership for All
Steamboat Willie, the original Mickey Mouse, steps into the public domain after 95 years of copyright restriction. Copyright law has been with us for over 300 years, but it's due a serious revision in the light of Artificial Intelligence. The New York Times is relying on current legislation to sue Open AI for infringing their copyright to train ChatGPT, but surely the information and analysis that the NYT report on belongs to us all? Background music: 'People Watching' by Sir Cubworth

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Is the taxman really going after Ebay sellers?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Is the taxman really going after Ebay sellers?
Have you ever sold anything on Ebay, Vinted or Facebook Marketplace to make a bit of extra cash? Those who do may have been worried this week, as news that the websites will now be required to report sellers' activities to the taxman caused panic online. So what are the rules - and is HMRC really going after people who sell the odd frock or mobile phone? Lee Boyce, Helen Crane and Georgie Frost explain what's really happening, how to tell if you are a 'trader' - and why most people having a clear-out of their old clothes won't need to worry. Mortgage lenders have started 2024 with a bang, with the likes of HSBC, NatWest and TSB announcing rate cuts left, right and centre. There is now a five-year fix with a rate of 3.94% - so what does that tell us about how low the base right might go this year, and will these cheaper home loans start to drive up house prices again? As we get back to reality after the festive break, we are also approaching Divorce Day. The first working Monday of the year is supposedly when unhappy couples are most likely to call it quits. If that is you, we are on hand to explain what you need to know about splitting your property, pension and more with an ex. Finally, Lee, Helen and Georgie discuss what they learned about their finances in 2023 - and the mistakes they won't be making again this year.
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Helen Crane


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: The End of the Mickey Mouse Moat? (3/1)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: The End of the Mickey Mouse Moat? (3/1)
After 95 years of copyright protection, Steamboat Willie enters the public domain. Asit Sharma and Dylan Lewis discuss why early versions of Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters are now appearing in horror slasher films, Tesla once again being the king of EVs, and what to make of BYD coming up on its heels, a digital entertainment stock to watch in 2024. Then, 16 minutes in, it’s been a great run for growth stocks – and it might not be over! Deidre Woollard caught up with Motley Fool Analyst Kirsten Guerra for a look at some recent winners that could keep winning in 2024. Companies discussed: DIS, TSLA, SONO, DUOL. Host - Dylan Lewis; Guests - Asit Sharma, Deidre Woollard, Kirsten Guerra
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Asit Sharma, Deidre Woollard, Kirsten Guerra


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Stock Picks > Economic Forecasts (2/1)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Stock Picks > Economic Forecasts (2/1)
Institutional investors make headlines with sweeping predictions about the economy, but there’s not much of a consequence if they’re wrong. Ricky Mulvey and Jason Moser discuss Apple resuming watch sales, and long battle against Masimo, why it’s difficult to make accurate economic predictions, understanding a business’s valuation and its story, and a stock and an ETF we plan on holding through 2024. Plus, 18 minutes in, Robert Brokamp and Alison Southwick provide some tips to be more productive in the new year. Stocks/ETFs mentioned: AAPL, MASI, TDOC, AXON, SCHD. Host - Ricky Mulvey; Guests - Jason Moser, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp
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Jason Moser, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: A Daydream of Self-Acceptance

Adam Cox
Original Broadcast:

The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: A Daydream of Self-Acceptance
If concerns about how other people think of you develop into seeking to manage those relationships, it can result in giving away control of your thoughts and actions to others. This episode puts forward alternative approaches which help re-build self-confidence, encouraging self-acceptance and self-empowerment to make positive life choices for yourself.

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