James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office figures, noting that World War 1 Oscars favorite 1917 is set to smash records while Will Smith's latest blockbuster Bad Boys for Life fails to live up to its predecessors. Bombshell and Just Mercy both give strong showings. For home viewing, James recommends comedy-drama The Farewell.
Steve Caplin asks whether we should be worried about Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei's plans to build part of the UK's 5G network following a warning from the US. Steve also takes a closer look at the latest car tech - something that's helped Elon Musk's Tesla to a whopping $100 billion valuation.
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss his favourites in the Biopic genre. They talk about the recent trend for Oscars going to Biopic actors and actresses, and discover an interesting trend in Australian actresses playing English monarchs – some on multiple occasions!
In this episode: The Life of Emile Zola (1937), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Serpico (1973), Raging Bull (1980), Shine (1996), Elizabeth (1998), Erin Brockovich (2000), Lincoln (2012), I, Tonya (2017), Vice (2018).
Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential “Rom Com” films ever made. Plus, Vicky shares an unpopular opinion on Four Weddings and a Funeral, and some strong feelings about Tom Hanks.
In this episode: It Happened One Night (1934), Bringing up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), The Apartment (1960), Annie Hall (1977), Gregory’s Girl (1981), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), There's Something About Mary (1998), Notting Hill (1999).
Adam Cox is joined by speaker and coach Jean-Pierre De Villiers who talked about how to take personal responsibility even in the face of adversity just months after a near fatal crash and what he learned from 16 days of silent meditation. Jean-Pierre was knocked over by a hit-and-run on his bike while riding from John O’ Groats to Lands’ End. This left him hospitalised and needing months of rehabilitation. JP discusses how we find the mental strength to forgive and how we was able to take personal responsibility for an accident to avoid becoming a victim. JP shares some tips to help make the best of any traumatic situation.
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: It’s our annual clean-up-your-financial-stuff-and-get-organized episode. This year we have the help of Dayana Yochim from HerMoney with tips and tricks for tidying up your accounts, portfolio, documents, and life in general.
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: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley hit 52-week highs but Wells Fargo slips; The National Retail Federation reports healthy holiday spending but Target tumbles on disappointing sales numbers; Gap decides not to spin off Old Navy. And Visa makes a big purchase. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on Five Below, Tailored Brands, and Netflix’s new partnership with Ben & Jerry’s. Our analysts share three stocks on their radar: Freshpet, Teladoc Health, and SmileDirectClub. Plus, media and entertainment analyst Tim Beyers talks Amazon, Apple, Disney, Netflix, NBC streaming, cybersecurity stocks, and investing in the cloud.
Santander is to cut the rate of interest customers can earn with its 123 current account. It will mean one of Britain's most popular accounts will have dropped from a top tier 3 per cent when it launched in 2012 to 1 per cent. Why has the high street banking giant done this and could it result in an exodus of people moving? Does it signal the end of current accounts with benefits? It is also capping the level of cashback customers can earn while putting a blanket 39.9 per cent overdraft rate in place – following a similar move from its banking rivals. Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost take a look at what it means for the current account market, whether there are other – better – accounts to switch to and how it managed to become so popular. Also on this week's podcast, we look at the rise of the buy now, pay later form of credit and whether it is another debt trap to watch out for. Why have nearly 40,000 people put in retrospective planning applications? And can you really hide a castle behind a haystack… Lastly, the love affair with car buyers and SUVs shows no signs of abating – sales continue to grow at a faster rate than any other group. We list the five reasons, allegedly, not to snap one up and whether you should consider an alternative.
Adam Cox talks to sports hypnotherapist Matthew David Robinson, founder of Boxnosis. Matthew discusses how he helped a local boxer become British champion and how sometimes the biggest opponent in life can be ill health as he talks about how his step daughter Kerri Parker fought an aggressive brain tumour with courage and resilience.
In this episode of Policy Matters, hosts Franz Buscha and Matt Dickson talk to ... Matt Dickson and Franz Buscha! It’s been a while since we talked about the policy-relevant research that we are currently pursuing both together and individually, so we take some time to find out what is floating our research boats. Matt talks about a couple of research projects looking at the impact of education on labour market and health outcomes – using different “natural experiments” to try to identify how much education actually affects these things. Franz then tells us about his recent research project on the geography of social mobility in the UK, exploring the nuanced story of social mobility differences between, and within, regions. The discussion concludes with consideration of recent developments in data availability and how that can benefit researchers and policymakers going forward.