372 - From Comedian to President?

April 05, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast focuses on a developing story from Eastern Europe, where Ukraine is voting to choose a new president. This seems run-of-the-mill, no? If one looked around the world, then most months of the year would find one country holding an election of some sort. So why is Ukraine different? Well that is because the man leading the votes is a 41-year-old professional comedian. And what is more interesting is that he is famous in Ukraine for starring in a popular comedic TV show where is plays the president! Will he actually win?
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April 05, 2019
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334 - 1 California, 2 California, 3 California...?

April 20, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast explores an intriguing proposal from the west coast of the United States which could see a dramatic change to the make-up of the country. The biggest state, by population, in the US is California – home to 39m people. But, a proposal from one billionaire investor would see the state being split into three new states. Why has this proposal happened? Does it have support from the majority of Californians? Will it really happen?
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April 20, 2018
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296 - What Next for the Chrysanthemum Throne?

June 16, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast looks at remarkable news from Japan where the government has enacted a one-off law that will allow the current Emperor to abdicate. This is the first time since the beginning of the 19th Century that a Japanese Emperor is willingly abdicating. The current emperor, Akihito, has been on the Chrysanthemum Throne since 1989 and announced his desire to abdicate last year. When will happen?

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June 16, 2017
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268 - Trump Triumphant

November 13, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on a momentous moment in the United States as the most powerful democracy on Earth elects a man with no political experience. In a surprising election result, Donald Trump a New York born businessman defeated former First Lady, Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. How did this happen?

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November 13, 2016
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251 - To Brexit or Not..?

June 24, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on what of the biggest moments in post-war European history. This week has seen the culmination of a long running debate over the future of the European Union. This week the United Kingdom voted on whether they will continue to be a part of the 27 country union. Why is this such a momentous decision? What will happen next?

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June 24, 2016
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