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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Black Panther 2 – Wakanda Forever, Enola Holmes 2 & Spirited

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Black Panther 2 – Wakanda Forever, Enola Holmes 2 & Spirited
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office where a 119% jump is entirely down to the release of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever with Letitia Wright in the lead. Despite good performances, he found it OTT and overlong. Other films suffered heavily from its amazing £12.4m weekend take. On Netflix, James enjoyed the rollicking yarn that is Enola Holmes 2 with Millie Bobby Brown. He found Christmas Carol knockoff Spirited, with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds (both paid $20m), squirm-inducing, mawkish and crude.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Robotic sewage spiders, sharks with cameras & the first laser weapon

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Robotic sewage spiders, sharks with cameras & the first laser weapon
Steve Caplin discusses the latest tech news with Simon Rose. As well as some bizarre Twitter blue ticks, there are Japanese robotic spiders to check sewers, cameras strapped to sharks to map seagrass meadows off the Bahamas, rats dancing to Mozart, the Ministry of Defence firing the first-ever real laser weapon, a Swedish wooden choir, a desk to facilitate using a laptop outdoors, a Japanese mission to collect moon dust and crowdfunding the monitoring of the modal frequencies of bridges to warn of possible collapse.
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Steve Caplin


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Empowering the United Nations

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Empowering the United Nations
The greatest challenges facing humanity - climate change, economic injustice and peaceful coexistence - are global and long-term in character. The United Nations talks about them, but lacks authority — which can only come from democratic legitimacy. We propose a country-by-country transition to directly-elected UN representatives in order to enable global long-term solutions to take precedence. Background music: 'World's Sunrise' by Jimena Contreras

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: The everything tax raid: Will the threat of higher taxes backfire?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: The everything tax raid: Will the threat of higher taxes backfire?
‘If they could tax the air you breathe they’d do it.’ That age-old moan about taxes going up has sprung to mind over the past week, as rumours about pretty much any tax you can think of being hiked were spread about. So many kites were flown about potential tax rises that even taxing selling your own home and bringing back the 50p rate were floated as potential Autumn Statement ideas troubling Jeremy Hunt and Rishi Sunak’s minds. If all this came to pass it would surely become known as ‘the everything tax raid’. But will it come to pass? Probably not. You get the sense this is a massive exercise in softening up the nation, so that when some but not all taxes go up on Thursday, people breathe a sigh of relief. Yet could this bout of not-officially-encouraged-but-definitely-not-discouraged speculation do lasting harm to the economy? Simon Lambert argues that case, when he says with sentiment already heavily depressed going into a recession, striking the financial fear of God into the population might not be the best move. Simon, Georgie Frost and Tanya Jefferies discuss the tax hikes that have been rumoured and how likely they are to happen: one gets a minus two in five chance of occurring but others seem more likely. Also, will Hunt stage a raid on pension, either via tax relief or the triple lock? Plus, the story of how Tanya helped a podcast listener win back money after paying over the odds for her mother’s care home. And finally — if among all this gloom you’ve still got room to save, should you save or invest the money, or overpay your mortgage?
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Tanya Jefferies


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: We Love Cooling Inflation! (11/11)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: We Love Cooling Inflation! (11/11)
Several factors in the Big Macro pushed stocks higher at week's end. Jason Moser and Ron Gross discuss how the Consumer Price Index report fueled an historic rise on Thursday, China's potential for pulling back Covid restrictions, the role layoffs will play in the coming months, Disney's parks division being the lone bright spot in an otherwise disappointing 4th-quarter report, and the latest from The Trade Desk, Lyft, and Marqeta. At 19 minutes in, Rachel Warren talks with Anjee Solanki, National Retail Director at Colliers, about the top retail trends this holiday season and how consumer spending continues to change. Then at 32 minutes in, Jason and Ron return to talk about Carnival Cruise's intriguing strategy to battle rising food costs and two stocks on their radar: Outset Medical and Titan International. Stocks mentioned: META, RDFN, AAPL, DIS, TTD, LYFT, MQ, CCL, AMZN, TJX, DLTR, YUM, WMT, OM, TWI. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Ron Gross, Jason Moser, Rachel Warren, Anjee Solanki
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Ron Gross, Jason Moser, Rachel Warren, Anjee Solanki


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Did We Just Hit The Bottom? (10/11)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Did We Just Hit The Bottom? (10/11)
A lower-than-expected CPI number sent stocks soaring. Jim Gillies discusses why he believes the reaction on Wall Street could signal a bottom for stocks, Bumble benefitting from today's market rise, and how, after a "busted IPO, Bumble appears to be a real business trading at a more reasonable price. Plus, at 15 minutes in, Jeremy Bowman talks with GitLab CFO Brian Robins about how his company is helping other companies develop software, and the trade-off between growth and profitability. Companies discussed: BMBL, MTCH, GTLB. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Jim Gillies, Jeremy Bowman, Brian Robins
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Jim Gillies, Jeremy Bowman, Brian Robins


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Deserve More Money

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Deserve More Money
Entrenched beliefs about money can be very de-stabilising: that it's the root of all evil and brings guilt with it, that 'good people don't need money', that if you have money it's in some way 'bad' whereas if you don't, you suffer anxiety and stress about where it's going to come from. This episode seeks to change that mindset, to show how having money can be a positive and can provide for others as well as yourself. If you're searching for more empowering beliefs about money, this could be for you.

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Adam Price on Money Worries in the UK

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Adam Price on Money Worries in the UK
Adam Cox is joined by the CEO and founder of Octopus Money Coach, Adam Price, to discuss some of the biggest money-related stresses affecting people right now. The look at why people struggle to talk about money, and Adam advises people who are struggling with money. https://octopusmoneycoach.com/
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0Adam Price


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Karen Gurney and Ana Cunha on New Volunteering Research

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Karen Gurney and Ana Cunha on New Volunteering Research
Adam Cox is joined by Karen Gurney from Oxfam, and volunteer Ana Cunha to discuss new research which reveals which cities, and their residence are the most generous with their time. They look at why volunteering can be so rewarding, and Ana explains her experience as a volunteer at Oxfam. https://www.oxfam.org.uk/
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Karen Gurney, Ana Cunha


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Reshma Malde on Why More Brits Should be Utilising Their Local Pharmacy

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Reshma Malde on Why More Brits Should be Utilising Their Local Pharmacy
Adam Cox is joined by Superintendent Pharmacist at John Bell & Croyden, Reshma Malde, to discuss why more Brits should be utilising their local pharmacies in order to be more proactive in with their health. They look at the services local pharmacies typically provides, and Reshma explains how the 5-minute blood test works. https://johnbellcroyden.co.uk/
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Reshma Malde


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