Archive for January of 2016

230 - 10 Year Sumo Drought Ends!

January 29, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on a momentous occasion in the traditional Japanese sport of sumo. After ten years and 60 tournaments Japanese sumo fans can finally celebrate a champion that was born in Japan. The last decade has been dominated by foreign-born Sumo wrestlers, mostly from Mongolia. Why is this such a big moment for Japan...
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January 29, 2016
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229 - Boycott Over 'White' Oscars?

January 22, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on the controversy surrounding the nominees for this year’s Academy Award Ceremony. The Oscars will be handed out next month, but for the second year in a row all of the 20 acting nominees are Caucasian. What has been the response to this all white list of names?
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January 22, 2016
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228 - The Picasso of Pop Music

January 15, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on the passing of one the world’s truly great icons – David Bowie. Mr Bowie first became famous as an extraordinarily talented and innovative musician in the 1960s and 1970s. He died this week in New York aged 69. Why has his passing been such a world-wide event?
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January 15, 2016
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227 - 2016 | The Year Ahead

January 08, 2016


ENW 227 New Year Special

Happy New Year from all of us here at ENW podcast. We hope you enjoyed the winter holidays and had a relaxing time.

This week is a special edition ENW podcast – focusing on some interesting events that will be happening in 2016. First, we introduce two sporting events that will have the world watching. Next, we will be looking at a cure for sunburn and a famous canal. And finally, we report on two important events across the Chinese Straights. Want to know more...
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January 08, 2016
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