302 - Venice Erupts at Tourist Hordes!

July 29, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on demonstrations and protests from the iconic, lagoon city of Venice as residents once again march. The reason for their anger is the sheer number of tourists that visit the city every day and the huge impact that has had on the lives of ordinary Venetians. The local government says that they city can no longer tolerate current levels of tourism. What is going to happen in Venice?

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July 29, 2017
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289 - The Man Who Ditched Shoes

April 28, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an unusual decision my one Englishman from London to stop wearing shoes. Trainers. Boots...and any other type of footwear. In fact for the last four years he has worn nothing on his feet at all. This includes when there is snow and ice on the ground and also when the pavements and sidewalks are over 35C! Why does he does this..? What benefits and problems does he incur?

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April 28, 2017
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270 - A Very Dangerous School Run!

November 25, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on how the most dangerous school run in the world has become a littler safer for school children. Twice a month children from as young as 4 years old in Atuler, China have to climb an 800m cliff to get to and from school. Until this week, the only way up / down the mountain was an ancient wooden ladder. What has happened to make their commute a bit easier?

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November 25, 2016
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216 - Hotel of Bones

October 16, 2015


With Halloween coming at the end of the month one Internet company is offering brave travellers the ultimate fight night - a room full of skulls and bones. For one night two people can stay in the catacombs of Paris whilst sleeping next to the bones of some of the city's six million dead bodies. What? Why? And how much?
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October 16, 2015
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171 The Scent Globe

November 14, 2014


This week's podcast is about a new attraction at London's Heathrow Airport that allows travellers to smell what different countries around the world smell like, before they arrive.

Image credit:
Wakame: Emukato via Wikipedia PD.
Sheshell: Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. via Wikipedia PD.
Sencha: Rama via Wikipedia CC BY-SA 2.0 FR.
Ambergris: Peter Kaminski via frickr CC BY 2.0.


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November 14, 2014
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