Strike a (power) pose

The Headliner podcast

4th May 2018

On this week’s podcast, Chloe Redfern, James Steward and Beth Hunt discuss everything from power poses to mega-mergers.

It’s been a big week for two of the UK’s leading supermarkets, Sainsbury’s and Asda, as their mega-merger was announced to the world. Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe could hardly contain his excitement and was even caught on camera singing a rendition of ‘We’re in the money’ before an interview with ITV News.

The UK has a new home secretary, following on from Amber Rudd‘s resignation on Sunday evening. News of her successor Sajid Javid’s appointment dominated the front pages, but it was his ‘power pose’ outside his new office that got people talking.

Since David Attenborough’s Blue Planet series aired at the end of last year, the importance of cutting down on plastic waste has been put firmly on the agenda. Now a new café in Covent Garden is taking eco-friendly dining to new levels. ‘Rubbish Café’ is a pop-up serving a zero-waste menu, with everything from speciality coffee to food from sustainable chef Tom Hunt.

Away from caring for the planet, this week the government and tech sector announced plans to invest £1 billion in the UK’s AI future. The money will fund training for specialist computer science teachers, AI PhDs and the development of a new talent programme