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MegaHertz: London Calling – episode 9

May 15th, 2018 by admin

Please click here to listen to the eighth episode of Noreena’s radio programme MegaHertz: London Calling.

In this MegaHertz episode, Noreena Hertz is joined by award-winning neuroscientist and author Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, political journalist and writer James Bloodworth, and Israel’s favourite prime time news-anchor, Yonit Levi. Together they discuss the teenage mind, going undercover at Amazon, and why Israelis have a thing for Trump.

MegaHertz: London Calling – episode 8

March 22nd, 2018 by admin

L-R writer Rebecca Stott, Noreena Hertz, comedian Shazia Mirza, and economist Vicky Pryce.

L-R writer Rebecca Stott, Noreena Hertz, comedian Shazia Mirza, and economist Vicky Pryce.

Please click here to listen to the eighth episode of Noreena’s radio programme MegaHertz: London Calling.

This week MegaHertz celebrates International Women’s Day 2018. Noreena Hertz is joined by economist and campaigner Vicky Pryce, novelist and Costa prize winner Rebecca Stott, and award-winning comedian and actress Shazia Mirza. Together they discuss modern-day feminism, extremist religious cults, and whether the justice system is fair on women.

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I have really exciting news! You can now listen to my radio show, MegaHertz: London Calling, wherever you are in the world. Please click here to listen to my most recent show, and here to listen to all past episodes.

I am so pleased, and I hope you enjoy.

Noreena.

 

MegaHertz: London Calling – episode 7

February 7th, 2018 by admin

Please click here to listen to the seventh episode of Noreena’s radio programme MegaHertz: London Calling.

This week MegaHertz features best-selling science author David Adam, the inspiring adventurer Sarah Outen, who was the first woman to row across the Indian ocean, and acclaimed author and morning-guru Allan Jenkins. Together they ask whether we can make ourselves more intelligent, the trials and rewards of travelling the world by boat and dealing with nature’s worst storms, and discuss the benefits of waking up early.

Noreena with her guests. L-R Danny Cohen, David Adam, Noreena Hertz, Allan Jenkins, and Sarah Outen

Noreena with her guests.
L-R Danny Cohen, David Adam, Noreena Hertz, Allan Jenkins, and Sarah Outen

Please click here to listen to the special New Years episode of Noreena’s radio programme MegaHertz: London Calling on Facebook Live.

On this very special New Year’s day show, Noreena Hertz is joined by world-renowned historian, broadcaster, and television presenter Simon Schama, Mona Chalabi who is the Guardian’s Data Editor, ‘Book of the Year’ winner Anna Ptaszynski, as well as former Head of Television at the BBC, and now movie and television producer, Danny Cohen. They ask what the forces were that defined 2017, who wins our vote for the most cretinous leader of 2017, and what are our hopes and fears for the year to come.

MegaHertz: London Calling – episode 5

February 7th, 2018 by admin

Please click here to listen to the fifth episode of Noreena’s radio programme MegaHertz: London Calling.

This week Noreena Hertz is joined by former Deputy Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Nick Clegg, visionary entrepreneur Stacey Boyd, and writer and philosopher Alain de Botton. They question how long London can be a European center, why its OK to see the glass half empty, and finally, how to remain calm in these anxious times.

 

Noreena with her guests Nick Clegg, Stacey Boyd, and Alain de Botton.

Noreena with her guests Nick Clegg, Stacey Boyd, and Alain de Botton.

MegaHertz: London Calling – episode 4

February 7th, 2018 by admin

Please click here to listen to the fourth episode of Noreena’s radio programme MegaHertz: London Calling.

This week Noreena Hertz is joined by the Managing Director of the UK’s most iconic soccer club Liverpool FC, and fellow American, Billy Hogan, Gabe Turner, who has made films about Usain Bolt and Marvin Gaye, and is also James Corden’s business partner, and Rick Edwards who is a broadcaster, author, and science populiser. They’ll be taking a look at the science behind sci-fi movies, questioning the real lives of celebrities and asking who you would most like to appear on carpool karaoke.

 

 

MegaHertz: London Calling – episode 3

February 7th, 2018 by admin

Please click here to listen to the third episode of Noreena’s radio programme MegaHertz: London Calling.

This week Noreena Hertz is joined by the UK’s most popular Quiz Show host, author and TV producer, Richard Osman, space researcher and emergency medicine MD, Dr Beth Healey, and the Financial Time’s Global Media Editor Matthew Garrahan. They’ll be discussing Rupert Murdoch’s interest in taking over British broadcaster, Sky, what it’s like to cut yourself off from the world to travel through space, and quiz shows from a British perspective.

 

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Please click here to view article on Noreena’s ITV blog.

In the past 10 years, the number of people over the age of 65 who are at work has doubled. More than one million of Britain’s pensioners are now clocking on. But is this by choice or is it due to circumstance? And what does this imply for the rest of us? I went on a journey across the country to find out.

For some like 92-year-old Tom Brogan, work clearly enhances life. I could see how much he enjoys interacting with his customers at Asda and how much his fellow employees cherish him. Tom talked of how work gives him “independence” and of how it “gets me out of bed”. Similar sentiments were shared by several of the other over-65s in work I spoke with.

And I get that, being stuck at home all day could be really lonely and dull. But what if you’re not healthy enough to go out to work each day? Or don’t have enough energy? Forty percent of over-65s have limiting chronic health issues.

And is it that easy to get work if you’re older? Because despite laws against age discrimination the reality, as I found, is that getting a job when you’re over 50 is tough. More than a third of over-50s who were looking for work past year had been searching for more than 12 months.

Julia Clancy – a charismatic former hairdresser – is 59. She’s been applying for hundreds of jobs to no avail for the past two years. I could understand how demoralising it was for her “to imagine a future when all she had to live on was £73 a week”.

“I can’t see any light at the end of this tunnel,” she told me.

It’s not that older employees make worse employees, the opposite is in fact true. Andy Briggs the Government Business Champion for Older Workers had enlightening statistics to share. An over 50-year-old is less than half as likely to take a sick day than a 20 to 25-year-old and five times less likely to leave and change jobs than a 20 to 30-year-old. And whilst some of our skills do wane with age, our experience and knowledge grows.

Businesses need to wake up to the fact that older workers can add significant value and nurture their older employees better. Most could do much better than they currently are on this front.

For those of us not yet approaching retirement my journey shed light on something else: how ill prepared most of us are for our twilight years. In Holland it’s common for people to save 20% of their salary for their retirement. Here in the UK, latest figures from Prudential show nearly one in seven workers retiring this year have made no other financial provisions for life after work and will be relying solely on their state pension to survive.

What this means it that for most of us working into later life will be a necessity, if we hope to retain a decent standard of living that is.

Retirement is increasingly a luxury many will never be able to afford.

La Vanguardia – Generation K

September 21st, 2017 by admin

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Please click here to read an article on Generation K published in La Vanguardia.