396 - Bushifires, Money & 1,000 Games

November 15, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast goes back to one of our earlier podcast templates and reports on three news stories from three different parts of the globe. We first go to NSW in Australia where humour has been found amongst the bushfire devastation. Then to southern Africa and Zimbabwe where new banknotes it is hoped will help the country slowly rebuild. Finally, to England where the home of football will be the first country to play 1,000 international matches.
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November 15, 2019
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395 - No Selfies with Geisha

November 08, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a decision by one Japanese city to try and combat what has become a modern trend across the world – selfie tourism. The city of Kyoto – home to some of the country’s most significant cultural sites has decided to implement a selfie ban. Their focus is the city’s 400 Geisha – who have complained that requests for selfies have become out of control. How will this ban be enforced? What will be the result on tourism?
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November 08, 2019
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394 - Rugby World Cup 2019

November 05, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on the final of 2019 Rugby World Cup final where history was made as South Africa triumphed for the third time. They defeated England 35-12 in a one-sided game at the final held at the International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan. The victory also created a new piece of sporting history when South African captain Siya Kolisi lifted the Webb Ellis Cup. What history was created? Why is it significant?
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November 05, 2019
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393 - Chile Aflame Over Prices & Rights!

October 25, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a horrible developing situation in Chile – a country we were thrilled to have visited last year for ENW 358 & ENW 359. This week has seen growing violent clashes between government forces and ordinary Chilean citizens. Major cities such as Santiago and Concepcion have witnessed looting, rioting and police and military using rubber bullets. What has caused such a tragic situation to develop? Is there any sign of a solution?
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October 25, 2019
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392 - Woke Sadfishing Prorogued!

October 22, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast - the 1,001st episode presented by Hiroshima University - reports on the frontrunners for the coveted and prestigious title of Word of the Year for 2019! Each year the three major dictionaries of English from the UK, Australian and the US select one word that they feel has come to represent the previous 12 months. Which words are likely to be selected? Are there any surprises as to what the word might be?
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Note: Episode 392 was originally scheduled to be posted on 18 October. We apologise for the delay.


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October 22, 2019
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