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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363 - A Train Travel Delay Scarf!

January 18, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast is the first of 2019 and everyone at ENW hoped that you had a lovely winter holidays and enjoyable New Year. We kick off 2019, our 8th year of the podcast, with a quirky news event from Munich in southern Germany. One rail commuter, who got fed up with her daily commute being delayed stumbled upon a novel idea – a train delay scarf. Every time her train was late, she knitted a section. At the end of year, she put it up for auction. How long was the scarf? How much money was it sold for?
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January 18, 2019
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323 - Train Ticket Trainers!

January 26, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a unique gimmick that combines global sporting giant and a public transport network. This week Adidas teamed up with the Berlin Metro Train System to release a specially designed, limited edition trainer that allowed the owner the ability to do something a little different. What was it? How much did the trainers cost? How many were made? Where can you buy them?
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January 26, 2018
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297 - The Train that Runs on Virtual Tracks!

June 23, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on what could be the future of rail transport in the 21st Century – track-less trains! A company in China has launched a prototype this week that creates the possibility of a train travelling from place to place without a human driver or any rail tracks to travel on. So how will this train operate? When will it go operational? How much will it cost?

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June 23, 2017
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291 - The Ambulance Goes ‘Moo’?

May 12, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a very different type of medical transport – an ambulance for cows! Five new ambulances have been introduced as part of a new special cow ambulance service in the north-eastern part of India. Each ambulance has up-to-date technology, specially trained drivers and an onboard doctor! Why has this service been started? How many cows are treated daily?

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May 12, 2017
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