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Georgie Frost

This is Moneyball: Its F1 future now looks safe – but why was it under threat... and what's it like to drive?

Georgie Frost
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This is Moneyball

This is Moneyball: Its F1 future now looks safe – but why was it under threat... and what's it like to drive?
What's going on at Silverstone and why was its place on the Formula One calendar in doubt? That's the question assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost tackle this week. It looks like the future of the F1 race in Northamptonshire has been secured – but what's behind the economics of the iconic track and its owners? We are joined this week by former British F1 driver Mark Blundell – 1992 Le Mans winner and three-time F1 podium finisher. He gives us his views on Silverstone, how technology has changed the face of motor racing substantially since the 1990s and why – aged 53 – he decided to get back behind the wheel, competitively. We look into the Silverstone contract, new races for 2020, the threat of a London Grand Prix, why it is important to the economy – and the impact paid-for TV is having on sport.
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Lee Boyce, Mark Blundell


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Kim Darroch; Tory leadership debate; Labour, Brexit & anti-semitism

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Kim Darroch; Tory leadership debate; Labour, Brexit & anti-semitism
Political commentator Mike Indian examines the resignation of Sir Kim Darroch, the UK's American ambassador and wonders whether Donald Trump's suggestion of Nigel Farage in the post might come to pass. He considers who came out on top in the Tory leadership debate on TV and mulls over Labour's latest shift on Brexit and its response to the Panorama programme on anti-Semitism in the party.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The electric Mini Cooper

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The electric Mini Cooper
Steve Caplin takes a look at the latest developments in the automotive world, with the first electric Mini Cooper, 130 Lotus e-cars, Tesla upping production, a Tel Aviv company reinventing electric cars with a common platform, Jaguar Land Rover monitoring drivers' facial expressions, Scotland Yard using a military drone to catch dangerous drivers. He also explains why people are hiring cars in Japan but going nowhere. Uber launches a helicopter service in New York, it's 40 years of the Walkman, The BBC is using AI for assessing the highlights of Wimbledon and Amazon joins forces with the NHS.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Barratts, Robert Waltes, Ocado and Micro Focus

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Barratts, Robert Waltes, Ocado and Micro Focus
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent news from housebuilders Barratt Developments and Bovis Homes, recruiters Robert Walters and Page Group, Ocado and Micro Focus. He also looks forward to what we might expect from BHP and Rio Tinto, Burberry, Hays and Royal Mail.
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Helal Miah


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Spider-Man Far From Home

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Spider-Man Far From Home
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office figures. Although attendances are still suffering from the hot weather, Spider-Man: Far From Home opened at #1 with a £14.1m gross, pushing Toy Story 4 into second place. Other new films include a Westlife doc, horror film Midsommar, the animated The Queen's Corgi and yet another Luc Besson female assassin movie, Anna. For home release, James recommends The Kindergarten Teacher starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
What can parents learn from the success of tennis star Roger Federer? When is grit a problem? Should travel soccer get the boot? What’s the best predictor of success in the business world? Is it better to be a frog or bird? And what should every graduate know about the road ahead? On this week’s show, we explore those questions and more with David Epstein, author of the New York Times bestseller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.
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David Epstein


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Woodford one month on

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Woodford one month on
This is Money - in partnership with NS&I, with Georgie Frost, Editor Simon Lambert and News Editor Alex Sebastian. And on this week's episode: Woodford one month on. What went wrong for the UK's most high profile fund manager, what’s been the fallout, what could be the reputational damage to the whole fund industry and why we should all care?But it's ill wind and all that...so will and are lessons being learnt?
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Simon Lambert, Alex Sebastian


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Ed Bowsher

The Big Call: Building blocks for a portfolio

Ed Bowsher
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The Big Call

The Big Call: Building blocks for a portfolio
How can you use ETFs to build an investment portfolio? And what should investors focus on when they’re choosing an ETF? Ed Bowsher finds out from Oliver Smith, Portfolio Manager for IG Smart Portfolios, and Adam Laird, Head of ETF Strategy at Lyxor.
Guests:

Oliver Smith, Adam Laird


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Groundhog Day

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Groundhog Day
Adam talks to Tyler Coleman, a specialist in breaking negative patterns. Tyler talks about how he freed himself from his patterns of aggression from male authority figures by using breathing techniques and self-reflection which enabled him to stop living his own personal groundhog day. They discuss why in many cases when we have destructive patterns that life gives us the same experiences on repeat until we break the patterns and replace them with new choices.
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Tyler Coleman


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New Economics Foundation

NEF: What should the climate movement do next?

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: What should the climate movement do next?
It’s been a busy year for the climate movement since last summer’s scorching heatwave. Extinction Rebellion shut down the streets, the school strikes saw thousands of young people take a stand, and the Green New Deal has shot to the top of the political agenda – for now, at least. Last month Parliament passed a motion to declare an ​‘environment and climate change emergency’. Meanwhile, Theresa May is trying to use the last weeks of her premiership to build some sort of legacy, including a new target for net zero climate emissions by 2050. So, against that backdrop, what should the climate movement do next? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined this week by Hannah Martin from Greenpeace and Green New Deal UK.
Guests:

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Hannah Martin


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