340 - Unethical Sponsorship in Sport?

June 08, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a growing dilemma for sports teams and major global events – is any kind of sponsorship ok? Almost all sports teams have at least one major sponsor, whilst conferences, meetings and global events usually have quite a few who wish to advertise their name by paying large sums of money. But, should regimes with autocratic leaders be allowed to sponsor teams or events? Should there be rules to prevent this?
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June 08, 2018
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339 - Beetles, Lions, Trees & Flowers

June 01, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the annual report by the International Institute of Species Exploration that lists all the new animals, plants, marsupials and microbes that have been discovered in the last 12 months. In total there have been 18,000 new species discovered, which seems quite a lot, but as more than 20,000 species died out last year then it is actually a worryingly low number. Who are the top 10 species? Why are they the top 10?
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June 01, 2018
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338 - The Movie Poster King!

May 27, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the incredible career of Bill Gold, an American graphic designer who was behind some of the most iconic movie posters of all time. Mr. Gold passed away this week at the age of 93 in New York, 76 years after he designed his first ever movie poster. Of the hundreds of movie posters that he designed, six went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Why was Mr. Gold's posters so good? What legacy does he leave behind?
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May 27, 2018
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337 - Nothing is Impossible!

May 27, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a remarkable achievement by one extraordinary man who has scaled the highest mountain in the world – despite being a double amputee. The 69-year old climber from China lost both his legs more than 40 years ago in a climbing accident, but that has not disrupted him from climbing Mount Everest. Why was he so determined to reach the top? How did he climb the snow-covered mountain?
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May 27, 2018
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336 - Surfing the Highest Wave!

May 11, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast revisits a topic that we first explored way back in 2012 in ENW 50. Back then we reported on the highest wave ever surfed by a 44 year-old American professional surfer Garrett McNamara. Well his six-year record has been broken when this month official recognition was given to a new height! How high was the wave surfed? Who broke Mr. McNamara's record? Where was the wave surfed?
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May 11, 2018
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