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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Inflatable drones, bikes with square wheels & edible batteries

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Inflatable drones, bikes with square wheels & edible batteries
Steve Caplin discusses tech with Simon Rose, lamenting the end of BuzzFeed news and explaining Twitter's blue tick problem. The Russians have beaten Tom Cruise to making the first movie in space while NASA's Mars helicopter has just completed its 50th flight. Inflatable drones may soon solve the problem of drone fragility while a bike's been built with square wheels. Parrots have been trained to video call each other while Italian scientists are developing an edible battery. Steve is also impressed by a crowdfunded system of multi-camera live streaming to your phone.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Ministerial/Civil Service relations, Joe Biden running & Sinn Fein attending the Coronation

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Ministerial/Civil Service relations, Joe Biden running & Sinn Fein attending the Coronation
In the wake of Dominic Raab's resignation and bullying allegations against the Health Secretary, political commentator Mike Indian looks at why antagonism has grown between the Government and the Civil Service? Do we even have the right sort of Civil Service for a modern Britain? He considers whether we should be worried that it's looking ever more likely that the next American Presidential Election will, again, be between Biden and Trump. And he finds it a source of optimism that Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill has said that she will attend King Charles's coronation.
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Mike Indian


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Modern Mindset: Emilio Rimini on Brits Attitudes Towards Switching to Eco-Friendly Products

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Modern Mindset: Emilio Rimini on Brits Attitudes Towards Switching to Eco-Friendly Products
Adam Cox is joined by Emilio Rimini, Director at The Green Company, to discuss new research which suggests mixed feelings amongst the British public when it comes to maintaining environmentally conscious shopping habits during a cost-of-living crisis. Emilio explains the misconceptions around budget shopping in an environmentally friendly way and provides tips on how to be more environmentally conscious when shopping. https://www.thegreencompany.online/
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Emilio Rimini


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Investing in Energy

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Investing in Energy
Dire warnings about the damage from climate change, plus the war in Ukraine, mean that we need to wean ourselves quickly off fossil fuels. However the investment markets are very slow in re-aligning opportunities in quoted investment markets: personal investors need to be able to invest in massive renewable energy projects such as Xlinks, but private equity and institutions have got in there first. We need a thorough overhaul of the investable energy sector to provide socially acceptable alternatives to fossil fuels. Background music: 'Boundless Energy' by Nate Blaze

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: It's got easier to win big on the Premium Bonds but should you invest?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: It's got easier to win big on the Premium Bonds but should you invest?
Premium Bonds are a national institution and their prize-giving place in British savers' hearts was only cemented further through the low interest rate years. But now interest rates are on the rise and Premium Bonds offer not only the chance to win £1 million but also a much better rate of return. The average prize fund rate on Premium Bonds has reached the heady heights of 3.3% - going head-to-head with top easy access savings deals. But what many savers may not realise is that their chance of winning a big prize of £100,000 or £50,000 has got much better too. So, is it time to back Premium Bonds even further, or would you be better off with a standard savings account? Georgie Frost, Sam Barker and Simon Lambert look at the numbers and the pros and cons. Plus, an even better return of up to 4.6% is offered now by five year fixed rate savings accounts, but are they worth going for and choosing over stocks and shares? This week brought yet more news of annoyingly high inflation, as CPI stubbornly stuck above 10%; but why are food prices still rising so rapidly, are supermarkets or producers cashing in, and what can you do about it? And finally, supermarkets have a new loyalty card wheeze - lower prices for those with them and more expensive groceries for those without. Sainsbury's Nectar Prices has followed Tesco's Clubcard Prices and now the Co-op has member prices too. Is this enough to change Simon's mind on loyalty cards?
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Sam Barker


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Netflix, Tesla, China's Growing Auto Industry, and Apple's Rise in India (21/4)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Netflix, Tesla, China's Growing Auto Industry, and Apple's Rise in India (21/4)
As earnings season heats up in the U.S., investors had good reasons to keep their eyes on China and India. Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss Tesla's challenge with margin pressure, Intuitive Surgical's stock rising on strong 1st-quarter results and guidance, American Express continuing to catch on with Millennials and Gen Z, shares of D.R. Horton, America's largest homebuilder, hitting a new all-time high, and the latest from Netflix, P&G, Johnson & Johnson, and Lululemon. Then, 19 minutes in, Motley Fool senior analyst Bill Mann discusses China's rise as an automotive exporter, Apple's growing presence in India, and why he's keeping an eye on mining companies in Brazil. Finally, 33 minutes in, Andy and Jason discuss the growing business of tiny snacks and share two stocks on their radar: Tractor Supply and Amazon. Stocks discussed: NFLX, TSLA, ISRG, PG, AXP, JNJ, DHI, LULU, AAPL, GIS, TWNK, PEP, TSCO, AMZN. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Andy Cross, Jason Moser, Bill Mann
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Andy Cross, Jason Moser, Bill Mann


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Advice to a Young(er) Investor (17/4)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Advice to a Young(er) Investor (17/4)
What do you wish you knew when you were just starting out investing? Jason Moser discusses Roblox sharing its last batch of monthly metrics, why the company still has a "glass half-full valuation", and thoughts for a relatively new investor with decades of investing ahead. And at 17 minutes in, Asit Sharma talks with Bill Burns, CEO of Zebra Technologies, about the business of barcodes and robots in fulfillment centers. Companies discussed: RBLX, ZBRA. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Jason Moser, Asit Sharma, Bill Burns
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Jason Moser, Asit Sharma, Bill Burns


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: ‌Searching for the Inner Child

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: ‌Searching for the Inner Child
If you've struggled with difficult, potentially domineering, relationships in the past, this episode could be for you. Using two key hypnotic principles, 'inner child' work and regression to the point of cause, Adam Cox helps you to be your own fairy godmother: re-positioning memories and experiences to provide different meanings for difficult life events. It's all about finding the resources to love and trust yourself.

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Steven Bailey on Outdoor Wood Care

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Steven Bailey on Outdoor Wood Care
Adam Cox is joined by Steven Bailey, from Barrettine, to discuss why it is so important to care for wood outside, and the environmental issues that should be considered when doing so. Steven explains the best time of year to carry out woodcare projects, and how to save grey wood. www.bestwoodcare.co.uk
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Steven Bailey


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Anthony Eskinazi on New Data Revealing Higher Demand For Parking Than Currently Available

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Anthony Eskinazi on New Data Revealing Higher Demand For Parking Than Currently Available
Adam Cox is joined by Anthony Eskinazi, Founder & CEO of JustPark, to discuss why there is such a high demand for parking in light of new research findings which suggest demand is higher than the current supply. Anthony explains how rented parking spaces could be part of the solution, and can earn the public additional passive income. https://www.justpark.com/
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Anthony Eskinazi


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