414 - The English Samurai Unearthed

May 22, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on the discovery of a lost tomb of one of the first Europeans to live in Japan. In 1620 William Adams died on a small Japanese island – 20 years after arriving in Japan. For nearly 400 years his tomb has been lost – until this week when it was unearthed by researchers. Why is this tomb so special? Who was William Adams?
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May 22, 2020
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413 - Pop-Up Bike Lanes to Fight COVID-19

May 16, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on an innovative idea from Berlin in Germany that hopes both get people healthy and fight the restrictions of COVID-19. The bohemian district of Kreuzberg in Berlin has introduced ‘pop-up’ bike lanes. Why? Well the aim is to allow people to commute to work or the shops without coming within 1.5 metres of each other. Has it worked? Have any other cities copied the scheme?
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May 16, 2020
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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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