Joe Healey of The Share Centre casts his eye over recent news from Diageo, Boohoo and Rolls-Royce, all affected in different ways and to different degrees by the effects of the pandemic. Looking ahead, he considers what might be expected when we hear fro Tesco and imperial Brands.
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the Government's battle with its own backbenchers over the UK Internal Market Bill and oversight of the Covid-19 regulations, with the new Speaker issuing a rebuke to the administration. He assesses Sir Keir Starmer's virtual speech to the Labour party conference and considers the problems of holding a party conference under such conditions. And he looks across the Atlantic in the wake of the first Presidential debate between Trump and Biden.
James Cameron-Wilson laments the nervousness of the film studios in holding back new movies from the nation's cinemas, starved of new product. With no new films to see on the big screen, he raves about Japanese animated movie Weathering With You, out on DVD and Blu-ray and is equally excited by Netflix's The Social Dilemma, a frightening and thought-provoking documentary about the dangers of social media. He also recommends The Great Buster: A Celebration, a documentary about the great silent comedian Buster Keaton.
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin gets excited by trials of a hydrogen-powered train which, it is hoped, might appear in passenger service in 2023. David Attenborough achieves a record for speeding to 1m followers on Instagram, Amazon reveals a host of new products - including one that seems rather creepy - and also unveils a palm scanner while others think 3D vein scanning could be the way to go. There's a foldable PC, a super enzyme that eats plastic, a smart bike light seeking crowdfunding, a pop-up restaurant on a plane, how seaweed could help with your cleaning and a jet suit for paramedics in the Lake District.
In this episode, Vicky Sayers is joined again by Esther Mukoro, founder of the career and personal finance blog for women: Money Nuggets. They talk about why, when it comes to taking action to ensure their financial security, women tend to fall behind compared to men – and Esther offers her advice on how to change that.
Adam Cox is joined by video conferencing expert, Dieter Dehaemers, to discuss how COVID-19 has changed the way we work – and how flexible working has allowed a new way for meetings to take place. Dieter shares his thoughts and advice on how to keep up to date with meetings and the way our mindsets have changed when it comes to collaboration when working from home.
Adam Cox is joined by entrepreneurs Alex Willcock and Felix Conran. They discuss the impact our living spaces have on our lives, the new reality of the home being on display through video calls, and the pressure this puts on the individual to have a more presentable living space. Adam delves into the changing relationship between the home space and the work space, and how the distinction between the two has started to blur during lockdown.
Adam Cox is joined by leadership and mindset coach, Adrian Hales, to discuss holistic approaches to boosting confidence and what it means to be superhuman. Adrian talks about the different types of confidence and the fine line between arrogance and authentic self-confidence. Adrian and Adam reveal the superheroes that most inspire them, and Adrian offers practical tips for anyone who needs an immediate confidence boost.
In this episode, Adam was working with a man with a rare form of Agoraphobia that meant he got very anxious as he reached the boundary of a distance from his home. Most agoraphobics feel this way about the idea of leaving their home but for him, it was his town. This hypnosis session can be used metaphorically for anyone listening to expand their own comfort zone and to feel resourceful at the idea of doing things outside of the comfort zone.
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, Megan Brinsfield from Motley Fool Wealth Management joins the team to talk about Incentive Stock Options, HSAs versus FSAs, tax benefits for working from home, and more.