Archive for April of 2017

289 - The Man Who Ditched Shoes

April 28, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an unusual decision my one Englishman from London to stop wearing shoes. Trainers. Boots...and any other type of footwear. In fact for the last four years he has worn nothing on his feet at all. This includes when there is snow and ice on the ground and also when the pavements and sidewalks are over 35C! Why does he does this..? What benefits and problems does he incur?

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April 28, 2017
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288 - 22,000 Years Lost!

April 21, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an accident in Western Canada that has resulted in the loss of 22,000 years of history. A freezer at the University of Alberta broke, resulting in precious, ancient ice from the North Pole melting. What happened? What is the fall out? And what are the ramifications for this?

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April 21, 2017
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287 - World's First Ship Tunnel

April 14, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an exciting new engineering project – the world's first ship tunnel! The new project is an engineering marvel and when completed will allow ships to sail through a 1.7 km tunnel in Western Norway. How long will the project take? Why are the Norwegian Government building this tunnel?

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April 14, 2017
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286 - How a River Became a Citizen!

April 08, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a unique development from New Zealand. Located on the country's North Island is a 290 km river which has been granted legal status in a historic vote in the country's parliament. This means that from now on the River Whanganui is according to the law – a citizen of New Zealand. Why did this happen? What does it actually mean for the river?

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April 08, 2017
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285 - ENW...in Madrid!

April 05, 2017


In this special edition podcast ENW visits four inspiring locations from the enthralling capital of Spain - Madrid! (PDF)


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April 05, 2017
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