Monthly Archives: April 2017

Ian McCann takes a look at one of the greatest and most culturally influential rap songs by genre pioneers Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. A hit urban anthem, it almost wasn’t recorded… Credits: Castle Communications, Warner Bros, Wagram Music, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Atlantic Records

 

The pros and cons of tactical voting, Ukip’s campaign launch, Labour’s decline in the Wales and taxing issues for the Tories. With Henry Mance and Miranda Green of the Financial Times, plus commentator David Torrance and pollster Matt Singh. Presented by Sebastian Payne.

 

The sport has only once been played in the summer Games but some now believe the wider exposure inclusion would give it is necessary for its survival, says Murad Ahmed. First, though, cricket modernisers must convince sceptics in India

 

Does extraordinary achievement have a dark side? Can you be driven while also content and of sound mind? FT columnist Emma Jacobs puts the question to journalist and broadcaster Alastair Campbell and psychologist Oliver James.

 

Economist and polymathic author Tyler Cowen talks to Cardiff about his essay, “Stubborn Attachments”, in which he shares his vision for a free and prosperous society – and the philosophical foundations necessary to build it.

 

There are too many snags to offer a convincing case for buying the dollar, the euro and sterling, says Adrian Owens of GAM. He tells Roger Blitz why he thinks there are better opportunities in emerging market currencies

 

Hasan Rouhani is seeking re-election as Iran’s president next month. He remains popular for reaching a nuclear deal with the west, but the poor state of the economy could count against him, Najmeh Bozorgmehr, FT correspondent in Tehran, tells Andrew England.

 

FT Money Show presenter Hugo Greenhalgh and guests on whether the pensions triple lock will last past the election, how cashing in your pension could affect your ability to borrow and investing in minibonds.

 

Polls predict an easy victory for Emmanuel Macron in the second round of France’s presidential elections, but a lot can happen in the final two weeks of campaigning. Gideon Rachman discusses the independent centrist and his prospects with the FT’s Tony Barber and Michael Stothard

 

Stripe’s John Collison speaks to the FT’s Leslie Hook about what he and his co-founder brother have planned for the $9bn online payments company, why Silicon Valley is still their preferred place to have their headquarters and what it is like to be one of the Valley’s youngest billionaire entrepreneurs.