247 - Memory Must Never Fade

May 29, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an historic visit to Hiroshima by the US President, Barack Obama. President Obama has become the first US president to ever visit Peace Park, the memorial site that commemorates the dropping of the world's first atomic bomb on August 6th 1945. His visit comes just one month after US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Hiroshima. What did President Obama do whilst in Hiroshima?
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May 29, 2016
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246 - Pirate Party to the Rescue?

May 20, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on one of the fastest growing political movements around the world – the Pirate Party. Pirate parties now operate in 48 countries globally and advocate direct democracy. What other ideas do they believe in? Why are they such an interesting and growing political movement?

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May 20, 2016
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245 - Sonic & Space Invaders

May 13, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on some of the most famous and beloved video games that have ever been played. Space Invaders, the first massively popular 'shooter' games and Sonic the Hedgehog have both been added to Video Game Hall of Fame. Why have these two video games been chosen? What special reasons were given?

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244 - 5,000 to 1 Miracle!

May 06, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports one of the biggest shocks in sporting history. Leicester City, a football club from the Midlands in England have won the English Premier League title. They had never won the title in their 132-year history. At the start of the season in August 2015 they were favourites to be relegated. They were 5,000 to 1 to become champions. How did this happen?

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243 - Beautiful Money

April 29, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast starts by asking you some questions? How much money do you have in your wallet or purse right now? Can you explain the designs of those banknotes? Which famous people, buildings or animals are depicted on them? This wee k the New Zealand $5 note has been voted the most beautiful in the world? Why? Well...

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