412 - Welcome! Population: One!

May 08, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a remarkable small village in the United States. The dwelling on Monowi on the Nebraska / North Dakota border has a population of just one person. It is the smallest legal, inhabited village in the United States. Why does it have just one person? Who lives there? What else can visitors do in the village of Monowi?
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May 08, 2020
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411 - Japan to Be Stamped-out?

May 01, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a popular Japanese, and South-East Asian, cultural tradition that may be on its way out. The system of personalised seals is an important aspect of kanji culture, but as the world becomes more digital – can the custom survive? The Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe has asked his government to reduce the use of personal seals in everyday Japanese life. Why? Will it work? What problems could occur?
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May 01, 2020
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410 - Faroe Islands Offers Unique Virtual Tour!

April 24, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports an idea from a tiny North Sea archipelago to help those in COVID-19 lockdown. The Faroe Islands nestled in the North Sea between Scotland and Denmark have created a unique online virtual tool for visitors. But this website and app is a little different from most online virtual tours. Why is it different? Can it really help beat any lockdown blues?
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Image credit: Kristin Vang via Visit Faroe Islands. Screenshot as of 24 April 2020.


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April 24, 2020
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409 - Tasmanian Tiger Riddle

April 17, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on one of the most famous extinct animals in recent history – the Tasmanian Tiger. The last sandy-coloured, striped marsupial was thought to have died in Hobart, Tasmania in 1936. But, there is lingering belief that the ‘Tazzy Tiger’ still roams the remote, isolated forests of Tasmania. Can it really be true? What evidence exists to prove that they still live on?
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April 17, 2020
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408 - Balcony Marathons!

April 10, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on how some people have tried to react positively to being locked down due to the COVID-19 virus. In an effort to try and stay physically and mentally healthy some people around the world have been completing ‘home marathons’. What exactly is a home marathon? How are they completed? Where are they run?
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April 10, 2020
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