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BBC PODCAST

The Bank in Your Pocket

Smartphones are bringing banking to the unbanked – giving millions in emerging markets access to credit and banking for the first time. Presenter Manuela Saragosa speaks to World Bank treasurer Arunma Oteh, as well as the chief executive of fintech firm Cignifi, Jonathan Hakim, both…

21/06/2017

Tom is ready to seal the deal, and Lilian smells a rat.

Uber and Out

Travis Kalanick, founder of the ride-hailing app company, resigns as chief executive. (Picture: An Uber SUV waits for a client in Manhattan; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

20/06/2017

Freddie finds a new vocation, and Anisha sets a challenge.

Fuddy-duddy

Old-fashioned and set in your ways? Could you be one of these people?

Weird Career Paths

Zen investment banking, “reverse retirement”, and doing 25 jobs before you’re 25 – Ed Butler speaks to three people pursuing unusual paths through working life. Michael Dobbs-Higginson, diagnosed with a terminal illness, looks back on a remarkable life that took him from a farmer’s son…

19/06/2017

Justin’s hackles are raised, and Kirsty feels she has lost a friend.

Multi-word verbs

Do you ever meet up with your friends at the shopping centre? In English ‘meet up with’ is an example of a multi-word verb