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August 24, 2019
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386 - Walking Backwards to Advance Trees

August 03, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a wonderfully strange gesture by a man in Indonesia who is protesting against deforestation. Indonesia has the 3rd highest global deforestation in the world – behind only Brazil and the Congo. At the current rate of tree felling, the percentage of the forest in Indonesia will continue to decrease at an alarming high rate. So, how is the protest strange? How long will it last? What is hoped to have been achieved by its end?
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August 03, 2019
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385 - A Champagne Super Over

July 19, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on one of the most remarkable endings in any sporting contest. After seven weeks and 48 matches the final of the cricket world cup – which is behind only the football world cup and the Olympic Games for global TV viewing figures – came down to a sudden death play-off. Never before in the history of the tournament had two teams finished with a tied score. Even after extra play the scores were still tied! Unique in cricket history. What happened next? Was there a winner?
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July 19, 2019
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384 - A Linguistic Death Match!

July 14, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on how linguistic differences are fuelling an ongoing bloody tragedy in Africa. The northwest African country of Cameroon has seen growing violence over perceived grievances by people who speak a language that is a minority in the country. Demands for greater autonomy and linguistic equality have been met by brutal and often violent suppression by the government. Which languages are fighting?
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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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