Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to explore what makes a great “animal film”. James reveals why this top ten has turned into a “Top Dozen”, Vicky makes her case for some of her favourites, and a last-minute change of heart from James sees War Horse knocked off its spot by a CGI bear called Paddington.
In this episode: National Velvet (1944), The Yearling (1946), Greyfriars Bobby (1961), The Incredible Journey (1963), Born Free (1966), Ring of Bright Water (1969), Jaws (1975), Fly Away Home (1996), The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005), March of the Penguins (2005), Project Nim (2011), War Horse (2011).
Adam Cox is joined by Art Valuer and Art Historian Sofiya Davidyan to discuss how it's possible to value art, and the circumstances that lead to art being valued highly and artists becoming brands. Sofiya discusses the nature of society to commodify: to put a value on things, such as relationships and friendships. She also gives an insight into the emotions that art can communicate, and what it means to have an artistic mind.
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 episode, Dr. Trevon Logan, from the Department of Economics at The Ohio State University, joins the team to talk about reasons behind the wealth gap between black and white families in America.
Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Dr. Trevon Logan
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Investors react to surprising employment numbers; Zoom Video connects with its latest earnings and doubles revenue guidance; Slack sells off; And DocuSign delivers. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Dick’s Sporting Goods, eBay, and Levi Strauss. And Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Target and FLIR Systems. Plus, Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner talks with Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke about the business of Shopify, the value of diversity, and the future of work.
Since lockdown began in March, there has been a huge uptick in cycling and walking, as people got out and about while staying at home. But while before coronavirus we were all told public transport was a good thing, now with restrictions easing and Britain slowly going back to work, Britons have been told to actively avoid it. Does that mean the inevitable return of the car, or with the Government promising billions to create a new era for cycling and walking, is there a brighter and greener future for mobility. Could one of the keys be electric bicycles and scooters? Editor Simon Lambert reveals all to host Georgie Frost and assistant editor Lee Boyce after giving a GoCycle GX folding electric bike a trial. How good are the batteries, how long do they take to charge, how much do they cost, what schemes are available to purchase them and what is the point of them? Meanwhile, the car industry has been rocked by Covid-19, with job losses aplenty and sales grinding to a halt. Registrations sank 89 per cent to the record-lowest May since 1952, but despite that, sales of electric vehicles were up 22 per cent – and the Tesla Model 3 was the best seller. Could it be time to head to a showroom to haggle a bargain, will there be yet another scrappage scheme and why has Fiat launched a pay-as-you-go model of ownership? This weekend could also be a good time to fill up, with petrol prices set to head higher after weeks of lower motoring costs: many Britons have been able to find unleaded for under £1 a litre. And finally, with more people using their cars to make deliveries, are they properly insured?
Adam Cox talks to Emily Harper from art-K, which runs immersive art programmes for children aged 6-16. They talk about the importance of art in children’s development, and how art-K has had to adapt to continue bringing their creativity into people’s homes during the current pandemic.
Adam Cox speaks to Wayne Bennet from Home Reach, discussing the affordability of housing and how shared ownership is increasing in popularity to enable millennials to get on the property ladder. Wayne shares a few tips about how to get a new home, and why savings that may have been dipped into to deal with the Coronavirus doesn’t mean that dreams of buying a house are out of reach.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses the delicate balancing act being undertaken by Rishi Sunak. He looks at the battle to keep Hong Kong free under the rule of law and how important Hong Kong's special status is to China. And he explains why the British Army needs its own MeToo moment.
Share's technology editor Steve Caplin marvels at Bru, the "ultimate tea machine". He also looks at a USB stick claiming to protect against 5G, the BBC's new voice assistant, Virgin Media closing their stores, the hard-to-read font that does NOT enhance memory, an electric surfboard and an electric Cessna plane and how a fantasy advertised on Facebook went badly wrong.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the chart of the top musicals of all time. He reviews Woody Allen's new (but not final) movie, A Rainy Day in New York, with its difficult route to screen. And he reviews Pixar's latest, Onward, the cinema release of which was marred by the arrival of the coronavirus.