The Week Unwrapped: Scams, shares and male skirts
Why has Covid caused a surge in scams? What’s got into the world’s stock markets? And will men really start wearing skirts?
Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days.
In this week’s episode, we discuss:
The number of scams reported during the past year has shot up - and even more are almost certainly going unreported. What, if anything, is the connection between the pandemic, lockdown and the rise of the con-artist, and what lessons should we learn about protecting ourselves?
It’s a year since the stock market hit rock bottom last March as lockdowns shut down much of the world. Most people probably wouldn’t have thought that a global pandemic would be good for business - and yet, since late March last year, the US stock market has had one of its best ever years. What does it say about the link between the economy and the stock market? And what will happen next?
Skirts for men
This week, fashion experts noted an emerging new trend in men’s fashion: the man-skirt. With skirts for men included in the Autumn/Winter collections of several major fashion brands, has androgynous fashion entered the main-stream for good? Or do we still have some way to go before we’re freed from the shackles of gender-conforming clothing?