390 - The Scream Heard Again & Again & AGAIN!

October 04, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a short sound that last for only a few seconds, is know to millions of people around the world, yet is also almost universally overlooked. The Wilhelm Scream is the most used sound effect and can be found in hundreds of movies and TV series around the world. The scream was first recorded in October 1951 by a character actor and country singer called - Sheb Wooley. Why is it used so often? What famous movies have used it?
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Countdown to Our 1,000th Episode


The English learning podcasts from Hiroshima University (English News Weekly and Hiroshima University's English Podcast) will soon reach the milestone 1,000th episode!

For our 1,000th episode, we will present a special programme by Joe and Jaime.

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October 04, 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?
ENGLISH NEWS WEEKLY will try and explain all! (PDF)


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July 05, 2019
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376 - Dead Hamster Talks Pink to Ice-Cream

May 10, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on attempts to regulate an art that almost everyone who watches movies regularly will have encountered – subtitles. Concerns have grown that with the growing popularity of streaming services such as Netflix and Hula there has been an increase in poorly translated subtitled movies and TV programmes. Translation organisations in the E.U. have decided that enough is enough and are trying to stop subtitles that are misspelt, contain grammar errors or are just plain crazy! What will happen next?
ENGLISH NEWS WEEKLY will try and explain all! (PDF)


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May 10, 2019
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348 - China Bans Pooh!

August 14, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an extraordinary story from China with reports detailing that a new movie centred around the character of Winnie the Pooh will be banned. The new film, which reintroduces Pooh to his grown up owner Christopher Robin, has just been released around the world, but it seems that it will not be available in China. Yet this is not the first time the bear has been banned. Why has China banned Winnie-the-Pooh? What happens next?
English News Weekly will try to explain all... (PDF)


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August 14, 2018
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338 - The Movie Poster King!

May 27, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on the incredible career of Bill Gold, an American graphic designer who was behind some of the most iconic movie posters of all time. Mr. Gold passed away this week at the age of 93 in New York, 76 years after he designed his first ever movie poster. Of the hundreds of movie posters that he designed, six went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Why was Mr. Gold's posters so good? What legacy does he leave behind?
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May 27, 2018
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