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July 14, 2019
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383 - Spirited Away ... 18 Years Later!

July 05, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on an unusual story from China where a movie that was originally released in 2001 has become incredibly popular – 18 years later! The Oscar Winning animated movie Spirited Away from the Japanese Studio Ghibli was banned in China due to ongoing disputes between the two Asia-Pacific neighbours. So why has Spirited Away finally been released? What changed to allow the movie’s release?
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July 05, 2019
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382 - 5,549 Times arond the Block!

June 28, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on what is either an extraordinary example of human stamina or something that is mind-bogglingly crazy. Depending on your viewpoint that it is! This week’s podcast details that start of the longest continuous road- race in the world – the 3,100-mile race held in Queens, New York City every year. Why do runners take part? How many participants are there? What is the purpose of such an incredibly long race?
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June 28, 2019
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381 - Illegal Immigrant Crocodiles!

June 21, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on reptilian tale from Timor Leste, where a huge increase in crocodile attacks on humans is being blamed on an unusual culprit. The small maritime Asian nation of Timor Leste, or East Timor in English, is a country that worships crocodiles, so important are the reptiles that it is illegal to kill them – even if being attacked! So a huge increase in deaths caused by crocodiles has concerned Timor Leste so much they are undertaking research to try and find the reason for the increase in attacks. What happened? Did they find out?
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June 21, 2019
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380 - TV Inspires Eerie Tourist Trip

June 14, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on how a massively popular TV series has inspired a sharp increase in tourism to one of the world’s most dangerous places. Chernobyl, a joint US-UK TV series that examines the aftermath of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in northern Ukraine in 1986 has become so popular that local authorities have reported a huge increase in the number of visitors to the disaster zone. Why are people visiting Chernobyl? Is there any fall-out?
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June 14, 2019
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379 - #KuToo

June 07, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a protest movement from Japan which is attempting to make women’s lives in the workforce both more equal and more comfortable! One activist has decided that the tradition in Japanese offices of women being required to wear heeled shoes has gone on for far too long. Not only is the practice sexist but wearing heels all day is also very uncomfortable! How is the protest being undertaken? Is it successful? What happens next?
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