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Best Don Delco podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Don Delco podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Each week, Suzi and Don discuss expat life, welcome on those who've blazed their own path and bring levity to living in this new, really organized land.
 
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Welcome to another edition of the SwissPats’ How-To Series. In this episode, Heike Reinhart explains why you should learn the local language upon your arrival to Switzerland, as well as where to go, how to go about it and who you should pick. Heike was born and raised in Germany and spent eight years living in the US developing a business in educat…
 
In the 100th episode of SwissPats podcast, Don and Suzi discuss two new Swiss rules for 2020 that may or may not impact you as well as the country's new president. Did you know there was a new president? Most people didn't! They also welcome on Catherine Peloquin who is the president of the Basel's Toastmasters Club. What is Toastmasters? Where is …
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. It may be the middle of the winter but there is plenty to get out of your cozy chalet to do and see beginning with family ski days to a light festival in Luzern, to a snow festival in Grindewald, a hot air festival in Château-d’Oex and even a museum night in Ba…
 
Don is approaching his third year living in Europe and he just now got around to calling soccer football. And now to confuse him even more he was introduced to Jason Ransome from the Basel Dragons Australian Football Club. In order to understand this kind of football, Don sat down with Jason to discuss this newly formed team for this very Aussie sp…
 
Lewys Thomas, co-founder and COO of Lyfa, joined us to discuss his idea of a 21st century milkman. Lyfa (pronounced: LEE-fa) is an online store and delivery service for plastic free groceries. You order all your products online and they deliver everything in reusable packaging directly to your door. Lyfa is in the midst of a crowdfunding that ends …
 
ANNOUNCEMENT! Suzi and Don reached out to past guests to ask if they would be interested in partaking in a SwissPats Holiday Giveaway for the listeners. And boy did they respond. Listen to find out a bit more on the Holiday Giveaway and stay tuned to our social media channels for all the amazing offers throughout this holiday season. This week's gu…
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. It's pretty simple for December: Christmas Markets. Don and Suzi discuss the different markets around Switzerland including the biggest one - Basel. Since that's where they live it's the one they know the best, but exploring the different markets makes December…
 
Suzi returns after an unscheduled trip back to Australia following the death of her beloved grandmother. Still fighting jet lag and a cold, she is able to focus and turn her attention to her favorite topic (food), as her and Don discuss a delicious new treat from Attimo Chocolates. Don also dishes (pun intended) on his favorite holiday - Thanksgivi…
 
The SwissPats are back with the third edition of its latest series - Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler. The Trailing Spouse Reimagined, a book written by Resler and her co-authors Francesca Incocciati and Adriana Quarck, explore the real challenges and true joys of life abroad as a trailing partner. The book was based on dozens of interviews…
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. (2:08) Wasserturmcup (underwater rugby) | Nov. 2 | Luzern (6:02) The Lumineers | Nov. 6 | Zurich Halle 622 (7:22) 23rd International Kurzfilmtage | Nov. 5-10 | Winterthur (9:25) Rocknacht | Nov. 8 | ISC Club Bern (12:30) Theater Sports | Nov. 14 | Zurich Improv…
 
Both Don and Suzi had birthdays last week, but Don is still coming to grips with turning the big 4-0. To say good-bye to his 30s, the two discuss some German words that perfectly sum up life in your 30s. They also talk Bernese Zungenwurst, or “blood tongue” sausage, and apples that are only grown in Switzerland, Miami and Australia. This week's gue…
 
Suzi and Don are back from the autumn break with author Sue Style, whose latest book - The Landscape of Swiss Wine - takes wine-loving readers on a tour of Switzerland’s wines and vineyards and the extraordinary landscapes that give rise to them. Suzi is also triggered by a pair of stories involving the pink tax and dash cams.…
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. (1:21) Whiskey and More | Oct. 4-5 | Geneva (2:57) The Cheese Market | Oct. 4-5 Huttwil (4:21) Baby & Kid Planet | Oct. 4-6 | Lausanne (6:05) Oktoberfest | Oct. 5-6 | Wädenswil (7:30) Flute Festival | Oct. 4-6 | Gland (8:40) Zurich Film Festival | ends Oct. 6 (…
 
Welcome to the latest edition of SwissPats where Don and Suzi are back to play one of the hottest game shows sweeping the nation: Which thing was invented in Switzerland? They also discuss the urban myth that Swiss housing authorities do not allow residents to flush a toilet between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The SwissPats welcome author and new expat Tamm…
 
Don and Suzi are back as Don describes how he went on his first hike in Engelberg over the weekend, and he absolutely loved it. Good thing because those 200 franc hiking shoes weren't a waste of money. They also explain what latest Internet trend was set by the Zurich police department. This week's guest is Isabelle Johnson, founder of Prêt à Parle…
 
Welcome to another edition of the SwissPats’ How-To Series. In this episode Simon Thiriet, the head of communications for the Basel-Stadt schools, explains how the local Swiss schools work. About SwissPats How-To Series: Unlike our typical show that features a guest or our first-of-the-month What's Happening, our How-To Series is here to help those…
 
The SwissPats are back with its newest series - Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler. The Trailing Spouse Reimagined, a book written by Resler and her co-authors Francesca Incocciati and Adriana Quarck, explore the real challenges and true joys of life abroad as a trailing partner. The book was based on dozens of interviews with men and women w…
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. September means the end of summer, but it doesn’t mean the fun slows down. The Swiss wine regions are the spotlight here, as there are numerous festivals celebrating the wine harvests, but also a night of American female comics, a cupcake festival for kids, a h…
 
There is no slowing down the drive of Chantal Vroom. (See what we did there?) She calls herself a communications trainer and while she self-deprecatingly said it may sound boring, the chat with the SwissPats was anything but. She covers her journey to Switzerland, having now two kids in this country, how she learned how to draw, what she learned fr…
 
Welcome to another edition of the SwissPats’ How-To Series. In this episode, Kate Bottriell explains how to buy and sell furniture - especially second hand - in Switzerland. When Bottriell arrived in Switzerland she had trouble buying good quality second-hand furniture, and thought that there was probably a better way. With a background in sustaina…
 
Suzi and Don are back from their summer holidays. Suzi was in the south of France and Don was golfing back the States. Their days of leisure are over as they return to talk about how U.S. tourists are flocking to Switzerland, how Germany would like more border checks and how Swiss banks are costs the ultra-rich. They also welcome on author and hiki…
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. July was full of festivals and that continues this summer month, as Suzi and Don discuss a rock festival in a Roman amphitheater, a classical musical festival in Lucerne and two in Zurich - the star-studded Zurich Open Air and the techno-flavored Zurich Street …
 
The SwissPats are proud to announce its newest series - Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler. The Trailing Spouse Reimagined, a book written by Resler and her co-authors Francesca Incocciati and Adriana Quarck, explore the real challenges and true joys of life abroad as a trailing partner. The book was based on dozens of interviews with men and…
 
Don and Suzi also talk their summer holiday plans and the odd results of a study where Switzerland is considered the "worst in Europe" for being family-friendly. Whaaaat?!?! As for this week's guest, Ariane Tavakol, her path to Switzerland was not a direct route. She left Iran at age 7 for Paris followed by stops in Los Angeles, New York City and e…
 
Welcome to another edition of the SwissPats’ How-To Series. In this episode, Carrie Aikman explains how Switzerland's trash and recycling programs work. Aikman hails from the United States, holds a BA in English, and is also a LEED AP. She is happy to finally be putting her degree in Creative Writing to good use as the Chief Storyteller at the Hub,…
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. Suzi and Don talk festivals and, hoo boy, are there a lot of festivals this month throughout Switzerland. There's a wine festival near #Vevey that happens only once every 25 years and Züri Fäscht that happens only once every three years. Music festivals cover a…
 
David Max joins the SwissPats as he discusses his new shop in Basel, Dandy Delirium. This boutique clothing store specializes in eccentric fashion that you can wear to work or at play. Its inspiration comes from Max living in the Soho neighborhood of New York City in the 1980s. Suzi and Don also chat about how much a 3-year-old’s curiosity cost an …
 
Welcome to SwissPats’ How-To Series. In this episode, SBB media spokesperson Raffael Hirt details how to use Switzerland's world famous railway system Unlike our typical show that features a guest or our first-of-the-month Whats Happening, our How-To Series is here to help those who are new to Switzerland or even those who have lived here for a lon…
 
Carolyn Moncel make soups, owns businesses is a digital consultant and a mom. She traveled from #Lausanne to #Basel to discuss how she went from #Chicago to #Paris to #Switzerland and why now she’s making delicious soups for Simply Souperlicious. Don and Suzi also discuss more problems with the Gotthard tunnel and how much a cup of coffee costs dep…
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. Suzi and Don talk Shakespeare at a castle, Zurich Pride Festival, Art Basel, a street art festival, UNESCO World Heritage Days, the Rapperswil Blues & Jazz festival, a trout festival and the ability to witness cows hike up a mountain. A Midsummer Night's Dream …
 
TAK Ertzinger stopped by the SwissPats to discuss her new poetry book "Found: Between the Trees" available now at GreyBorders.com. The personal story of this American/Swiss poet and artist with a Latino background doesn't end there. She also discusses her battle with PTSD and how that led to her new found love of hiking and experiencing a pilgrimag…
 
Now, we don't want to diminish this week's guest. Lili Giglia has an quite an inspiring story. From the age of 9 she suffered with severe eczema on her face and body and spent some 10 years trying everything to clear it up. Today, the former accountant now produces products at Essentially Lili that have not only have helped her, but others around t…
 
Don and Suzi welcomed on Susan Brownfield, a singer, actor, director and teacher who is one of two people behind the creation of Boutique Theatre Basel. From 7 June to 23 June, Brownfield is directing the musical, "The Last 5 Years." She joined the SwissPats to discuss that, as well as her journey from Oregon, to Boston, to Maine to Bulgaria and no…
 
Suzi is back after a few weeks home in Australia. The jet lag is real. Still, she battled through, as her and Don welcomed on fellow podcaster, Sundae Schneider-Bean. American by birth, Swiss by marriage and now an expat in South Africa, Sundae is an intercultural strategist that helps other expats live an exceptional life abroad. She also hosts th…
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. Suzi and Don talk cow fighting championships - no, that wasn't a typo - a foodie heaven in #Zurich, a TedX talk in Basel, a place where Volkswagon Beetle lovers are gathering, a run in Bern that is considered the "most beautiful 10 miles in the world, and more!…
 
Author Margaret Oertig-Davidson joined SwissPats to discuss her new book, The New Beyond Chocolate, as well as her journey from Scotland to Switzerland. The book, according to publisher Bergli Books, "examines the Swiss through the eyes of hundreds of people who have lived and worked here, and [Oertig-Davidson's] insight will help any reader gain r…
 
Janene Liston, also known as The Pricing Lady, sat down to discuss how her career as an engineer in the U.S. led her to Switzerland where she found her passion in pricing. The SwissPats also discuss what the results mean following the Zurich tradition of lighting a snowman on fire and how much the Lausanne police fined a man after parking for five …
 
Suzi and Don sit down with the chairperson of Basel Connect, Kathy Hartmann-Campbell, who moved to Switzerland in 1982. Today, her efforts at Basel Connect help promote collaboration between expats and locals in the Basel region. Don and Suzi also discuss daylight savings time, how Suzi changed the way she says "pasta" and how a horse's bodily func…
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. Suzi and Don talk music festivals on mountains, flammable snowmen in Zurich and an event that features all things chocolate. Children's Author Tea Party | April 4 | Basel Cully Concert | April 5-13 | Lavaux Snowpen Air | April 6 | Kleine Scheidegg Festichoc | A…
 
Daniel Salerno, an Australian expat and owner of a PhD in physics, is part of a four-person team that makes up Diffair, which is a sustainable, eco-friendly fashion manufacture based in Zurich that is committed to improving the social and environmental aspects of the industry. He joined us a week before their Kickstarter campaign ended. Good news! …
 
This is a special interview-only release of the SwissPats podcast. Don and Suzi sat down with Daniel Salerno of Diffair, a sustainable, eco-friendly fashion manufacture based in Zurich that is committed to improving the social and environmental aspects of the industry. Currently, Diffair is undergoing a crowd funding campaign that ends March 28. Fo…
 
Back from a two-week holiday break, the SwissPats welcome on Sophie Adang, of Stylemixers. Sophie is a fashion consultant based in Basel who shows people how to choose clothing that suits them. Suzi and Don also discuss how Don deeply scarred his animal-loving son while visiting Iceland, how many Swiss cities are ranked in Mercer’s Quality of Livin…
 
Don and Suzi head down to Biel/Bienne to the offices of Creaholic, where professional inventors have been creating interesting and helpful things for more than three decades. They talked with a few of their employees on a new app that is helping expats find one another through activities. In news, the SwissPats discuss Fasnacht plans, how long a Sw…
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. Suzi and Don talk Fasnacht as well as all the other top events that are happening this month in Switzerland including... Geneva International Auto Show | March 7-17 Schlaraffia | Frauenfield | March 7-10 Engadin Skimarathon | March 10 Festival of Culture and Ja…
 
World Radio Switzerland’s midday host Katt Cullen joins SwissPats to discuss her journey from a trapeze artist to radio show host in Switzerland. Meanwhile, Don admits he’s starting to like skiing, the Swiss ski chief said dumb things and is no longer the ski chief and Suzi found three different stories highlighting the Swiss’ fanatical desire to c…
 
After an unexpected week off because of Suzi's illness she's back to being (mostly) healthy and the SwissPats welcomed Carl Wahlers, creator of Blokes & Black Dogs. The idea behind Wahlers' group is to create a peer-to-peer support group for English speaking men in the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland, where the focus is on men having the opportun…
 
Harry Darling is third member of the Darling family to appear on SwissPats. His mom, Jeanne, is an educator and author. His sister, Kate, works at MIT on robot ethics. Harry? Well, Harry is an accomplished punk rocker and musician for the Bitch Queens and X-Darlings. (Listen to find out how you can win a free CD of either band.) Suzi and Don also d…
 
Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. Suzi and Don break down all the top events that are happening this month in Switzerland that include expos for men, golf fans and motorcycle lovers in Zurich (not all at the same time), Basel's Expat Expo, horse racing in St. Moritz, Luzern's version of Fasnach…
 
This week the SwissPats feature professional magician Guy Portlock. After learning his passion and establishing himself in the UK, he now lives in Switzerland where he performs his craft in a place where English isn't necessarily the first language spoken. Suzi and Don also discuss why a Swiss cheese maker is exporting pink cheese and which Swiss c…
 
In the second of two parts, the SwissPats host a Q&A with Juan Lo Bello, the Wine Guru on Wheels. Last week's episode Juan described his journey from Argentina to Switzerland and how he fell in love with wine. This week, wine questions from our Facebook page were posed to Juan to gain his expertise. Also, Suzi describes ANOTHER run-in she had with …
 
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