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?
ENGLISH NEWS WEEKLY will try and explain all! (PDF)

Image credit: Carlos Figueroa via Wikipedia CC BY-SA 4.0.


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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?
ENGLISH NEWS WEEKLY will try and explain all. (PDF)

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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Episode 1000! - Special Program

October 15, 2019


This is a special programme by Jaime and Joe to commemorate the milestone 1,000th episode of their podcasts - English News Weekly and Hiroshima University's English Podcast - presented by the Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education (FLaRE), Hiroshima University! We thank all the listeners for their support over the last 11 years. We will continue to present fun and high-quality English programmes, so please stay tuned!




BGM: Flying to the sky by soundorbis

391 - NZ Wrestles with 250th Anniversary

October 11, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on the dilemma facing New Zealand over its colonial past. This month is the 250th anniversary of the landing of Captain James Cook on the north-east shore of the country’s North Island. Modern-day New Zealand stems from that first European incursion, yet the landing also spelled the death-nail for the country’s aboriginal peoples. How is New Zealand marking the anniversary? What is the reaction from the iwi people?
ENGLISH NEWS WEEKLY will try and explain all. (PDF)




Countdown to Our 1,000th Episode


The English learning podcasts from Hiroshima University (English News Weekly and Hiroshima University's English Podcast) will soon reach the milestone 1,000th episode!

For our 1,000th episode, we will present a special programme by Joe and Jaime.

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October 11, 2019
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390 - The Scream Heard Again & Again & AGAIN!

October 04, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a short sound that last for only a few seconds, is know to millions of people around the world, yet is also almost universally overlooked. The Wilhelm Scream is the most used sound effect and can be found in hundreds of movies and TV series around the world. The scream was first recorded in October 1951 by a character actor and country singer called - Sheb Wooley. Why is it used so often? What famous movies have used it?
ENGLISH NEWS WEEKLY will try and explain all. (PDF)




Countdown to Our 1,000th Episode


The English learning podcasts from Hiroshima University (English News Weekly and Hiroshima University's English Podcast) will soon reach the milestone 1,000th episode!

For our 1,000th episode, we will present a special programme by Joe and Jaime.

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October 04, 2019
Right-click the link below to download the PDF that is available free with this week's English News Weekly podcast.

389 - ENW...in Prague!

September 27, 2019


In this special edition podcast ENW visits four beguiling locations from the Czech capital city of Prague!
(PDF)




Countdown to Our 1,000th Episode


The English learning podcasts from Hiroshima University (English News Weekly and Hiroshima University's English Podcast) will soon reach the milestone 1,000th episode!

For our 1,000th episode, we will present a special programme by Joe and Jaime.

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