405 - The Cat & Mouse Turn 80!

February 14, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on the anniversary of one of the best-known double acts around the world – Tom and Jerry. The animated adventures of the grey and white cat and the small brown mouse have entertained people around the world for 80 years. What are the origins of the pair? Who created them? What is the reason for their enduring popularity?
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February 14, 2020
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404 - Rubbing-Minds Kannywood?

February 07, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on how the English language continues to be influenced by the Anglophone-speaking world. This week the doyen of dictionaries, the Oxford English Dictionary has published its latest edition. Included in the OEDs list of vocabulary are 29 words and phrases from West Africa. Why have these words been included? What do they mean? What are their significance?
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February 07, 2020
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403 - A Very Cold Swim!

January 31, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on what at first seems to be a crazy decision by one British man who has become the first person to swim under the South Pole! Lewis Pugh’s epic, and very cold swim, is not just for excitement – he has a more pressing reason. So, what inspired the 50-year old originally from southern England to swim in freezing waters in just a small swimming costume?
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January 31, 2020
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402 - Copenhagen's Free Fruit Trees Plan!

January 24, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a fantastic new scheme from the Danish capital city of Copenhagen. Late last year the Copenhagen City government a introduced a radical plan to help improve the health of its citizens – free fruit trees! That’s right the city will plant thousands of new trees – that once ready – will be free for anyone who wishes to munch on a piece of fruit! How did the plan come about? Will it really work?
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January 24, 2020
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401 - Looking ahead to 2020!

January 11, 2020


In this special edition podcast ENW looks ahead to some events that will be happening around the world in 2020! (PDF)


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January 11, 2020
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