392 - Woke Sadfishing Prorogued!

October 22, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast - the 1,001st episode presented by Hiroshima University - reports on the frontrunners for the coveted and prestigious title of Word of the Year for 2019! Each year the three major dictionaries of English from the UK, Australian and the US select one word that they feel has come to represent the previous 12 months. Which words are likely to be selected? Are there any surprises as to what the word might be?
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Note: Episode 392 was originally scheduled to be posted on 18 October. We apologise for the delay.


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October 22, 2019
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354 - Humans Can Recognise 5,000 Faces!

October 19, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an insightful new study released by a university in the north of England that has concluded that the average person can recoginse up to 5,000 faces! The University of York’s Psychology Faculty study tested volunteers in three separate areas to find out how the brain works when it comes to facial recognition. Why did the university undertake this study? What other conclusions did they find?
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October 19, 2018
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324 - Alphabet Soup in Qazaqstan

February 02, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a momentous decision by the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan. The Central Asian nation has announced that it will ditch the Cyrillic alphabet writing system, used in the country for more than 100 years, in favour of the Latin alphabet. Why has Kazakhstan made this decision? What is the hoped for impact of this huge change?
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February 02, 2018
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320 - 'Feminism' is Word of the Year!

December 15, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the revelation by the American dictionary company Merriam- Webster that their most searched for word in 2017 was 'feminism'. Why was this word the most popular of 2017? What other words made the top 10 list? Can you guess the answers? Well if not, don't worry as...
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December 15, 2017
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298 - Schoolboys Wearing Skirts..?

June 30, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an unusual news story from England – where schoolboys have gone to school wearing girl's skirts. This was not because of a joke, or a fancy dress day to raise money for charity. The 30+ schoolboys were protesting against the uniform rules of their school. Why did they wear skirts? What happened to the boys afterwards?

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June 30, 2017
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