On our podcast this week, Digital Manager Darren Grimes discussed the relationship between capitalism and Christianity with our Senior Academic Fellow Philip Booth and Father Marcus Walker, Rector of St Bartholomew’s Church in London. Following recent, seemingly anti-capitalist, interventions by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, they assessed the extent to which the Church of England can still be considered the “Conservative Party at Prayer”. They also examined the treatment of markets, free exchange and private property in scripture. Finally, they hypothesised that the decline of religion in our society has coincided with the growth of the State, and a growing sense that the government, not private institutions or families, should take responsibility for societal ills.
Adam talks to lifestyle transformation coach Joey Romeu about why busy people tend put their health on the backburner and the consequences. Joey explains how to start small and build habits that are sustainable rather than unrealistic goals. They discuss why diet is so important and that it’s not necessary to be perfect when it comes to health and fitness.
Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, looks at the general market sell-off as well as numbers from mid-cap housebuilders Telford Homes and Countryside Properties, recruitment companies Page Group and Hays and packaging group Mondi. He looks ahead to results from Unilever, Barratt Developments, ASOS and Intercontinental Hotels.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University wonders what Theresa May meant when she talked about ending "austerity" and what it means for the Conservatives. He also ponders the future of British Railways and wonders if the phenomenally successful Japanese railway system could provide a radical, privatised solution. Lastly, he looks at the looming debate on worker ownership.
James Cameron-Wilson exults in a bumper week at the box office with three films all taking £4m or more on their debut. He reviews the new movies, Venom, Johnny English Strikes Again and A Star Is Born, tipping one for Oscar success. Spoiler alert - It isn't Johnny English. He also looks at the release for home viewing of The Happy Prince, written and directed by and starring Rupert Everett.
Steve Caplin discusses a Saudi-invented car that lets you keep fit with bike pedals as you drive, at robot viticulturists, robot caterpillars that will crawl inside you (for medical reasons), at the moving tail you can control with your phone, a startup that aims to let you live forever, at least in your friends' memories and BAE's wearable cockpit.
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: Unemployment hits a 49-year low; Tech giants may have been hacked by China; Elon Musk’s tweeting sends Tesla shares lower; Costco struggles with “material weakness”; And Tronc decides to change its name back to Tribune Publishing.
Rachel Kellett has worked in strategic planning and within education throughout her career, and is working on the new T-levels (technical levels) being rolled out from 2020. She is Head of Qualifications and Product Development at the Association of Accounting Technicians. She urges people not be afraid of ‘scaring to fail’, or who might be watching in favour of a bolder approach to career change. She’s also a keen equestrian who harbours an ambition to be a dressage judge.
Adam talks to Douglas Vermeeren, a serial entrepreneur, speaker, film maker and author about his mission to interview 400 of the most successful business people across multiple industries. Douglas was so inspired by the book Think and Grow Rich that he emulated the approach used by Napoleon Hill and updated it for the 21st century. Douglas shares key insights on delegation, finding and keeping talent, marketing and focus in an insightful conversation that will be invaluable to business owners and entrepreneurs.
Political commentator Mike Indian, author of the Groucho Tendency blog, looks back at the Conservative Party Conference. Did Teresa May do enough to save her position as leader and what effect will Boris Johnson's speech have? He contrasts the Tory Conference with the greater energy and youth of the Labour Conference and Party. He also discusses the latest revelations about the cyber activities of the GRU and the concerted effort being made by the West's security services.