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A few months ago Louise and Suzi met up in a covid friendly way at Louise's lovely home in the mountains to discuss her life as a new author. Louise has written and published her book Just Like Me which discusses the topics of neurodiversity and disability. Joining forces with 4 talented illustrators, Louise has managed to bring a book to the shelv…
 
Suzi travelled to Pfäffikon to meet Dina of Smiqql fame, the co creator of "sprinkles of joy" - flavoured salts! Dina and Murat met, fell in love and created Smiqql as a way to share their love of food with Switzerland, Europe and eventually the world! Dina was a lovely guest who shares her story about life as a third culture kid in the USA and her…
 
Dr Mecky McNeill from Healthfirst.ch joined Gary to discuss some serious and important issues - Mental Health and suicide. To coincide with Movember, the yearly event to raise awareness for mens health, HealthFirst.ch is running a free webinar about the topic, with experts on hand to discuss it, as well as interact with the audience. This free 1 ho…
 
American Scott and Swiss Miriam joined Suzi (with Covid Measures in place! If you are wondering why we sound muffled, its because we wore masks!) to discuss their lives in theatre as well as their own bilingual theatre company Betwixt and Between. By having a bilingual play, children and adults alike can enjoy the story in their own language. The t…
 
Britta joins Gary and Suzi in Zurich, hometown of Kürzi Kakao, to discuss her journey from the USA to Switzerland, and how she got into the competitive but exciting world of Kakao production and her desire to make a sustainable chocolate that is also vegan. As someone who has tasted this delicious choccy, Suzi can assure you it's AWESOME! And Britt…
 
Liz Voss, Vice Chair of Democrats Abroad, joined Suzi and Gary to update us on whats going on with the upcoming (Just 45 days!) US election and how you can make sure your vote counts in this very important election... For voter registration information go to https://www.votefromabroad.org/ there you can find how to get your ballot and how to make s…
 
Suzi and Gary travelled to Zurich to interview the ever hilarious Benjamin Delahaye, who is a comedian based in Zurich. Juggling with marriage, two children, comedy gigs, a full-time job and heavy partying, Ben still believes he can have it all. His comedy will make you realize that all the stereotypes you hold about French people are not only true…
 
SEE BELOW FOR A DISCOUNT FOR CARLYLE'S CD! Aussie Carlyle Christopherson came to Switzerland for love AND a job, usually its one or the other! But Carlyle moved on, finding a new love in life; his Swiss wife and his passion; music. After a long career in the corporate world Carlyle made a decision, to live a life with Authenticity and Integrity - A…
 
***SEE BELOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THE PAINTING IN THE PIC ABOVE*** Natalie Corman joined Suzi to discuss her journey from Belgium, then Montreal then Basel, with falling in love and starting a family squeezed in too! Natalie brings a breath of fresh air to the usual expat stories - while she studied Biology and had an internship in Basel, her pla…
 
Ruxi Balea is originally from Romania but it was Zurich that Suzi and Ruxi met to discuss her life and journey from Romania and economics, to Zurich and professional photography. A woman with a passion for life, her family and her business, Ruxi made Suzi feel right at home in her studio. Visit Ruxi at Ruxi.photo to see her passion that fills the l…
 
*** SEE BELOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A GUIDED WORKSHOP OF YOUR CHOICE! *** This weeks guests are couple Patricia and Peter with Paint it Easy, that's a lot of P's! Patricia is the the artist, Peter is the one pouring your glass of prosecco while you paint! Paint It Easy was set up with a passion for art and the desire to cultivate everyones creativ…
 
This week SwissPats get a special guest, a two in one - Joe visits us as himself, to tell us about his Drag persona - Odette Hella'Grand. Odette is the best Drag artist in Basel (she has the awards to prove it!) and one of very few drag performers who live and work in Basel. Bringing shows that are suitable for all adults in Basel, regardless of if…
 
Today Shirin joins SwissPats to tell us all about coffee - from living and working in the coffee regions of Papua New Guinea, to buying and selling beans for Peets and Nespresso in USA, Singapore and Switzerland. Shirin is knowledgeable and passionate about coffee, and wants you to get to know your coffee roaster - where do your beans come from? Ar…
 
Cary Rick is this week's esteemed guest on SwissPats, and he joins a guest co host! Gary Colen is a friend of Suzi, and has been kind enough to take some of the SwissPats load. We think you will enjoy hearing a different voice and it’ll be nice to get back into the studio with 2 voices instead of 1! But back to this week's guest... Cary hails from …
 
Dr. Ruby Bakshi Khurdi is an award winning International Motivational Public Speaker, Global Goodwill Ambassador for Switzerland, Chairperson for All Ladies League, Charismatic Educationist, Social Entrepreneur, Leadership & Cultural Trainer. She has been nominated Most Inspirational Female Entrepreneur of 2017 by Swiss Entrepreneur Magazine. She i…
 
Grace joined Suzi to discuss her journey from the Philippines to Switzerland... all in the name of love. In the 9 years Grace has been in Switzerland, she has made a name for herself as a woman who really can do anything - she's hosted very successful galas all over the world, including at the Dolder Grand in Zurich. On top of that, Grace runs her …
 
Maria Zioga joined Suzi this week to discuss her journey from a career in politics, hoping to change the world, to a world of wine - but not like you'd expect. Maria also lets us know what being a diplomats wife is like, and tells us the realities of living country to country, for set periods of time. As expats we may understand to some degree, but…
 
This week Suzi caught up with Don to see how life is treating him back in the ol' US of A, finding out if he has managed to settle into life back home. It seems to be corona as usual, for Don, for Suzi... for everyone! Suzi also discusses a birthday coming up in her home, and wonders how others have handled Corona Birthdays. To listen ~~ https://an…
 
Gary, a Stay at Home dad and Naomi, a teacher and mum joined Suzi on Zoom to discuss what the last 5 weeks have been like - with the kids off from school since 16th March. The guests discuss the difficulty in getting used to having the kids home, and continuing with some sort of school and structure. With an awesome insight into what it's like from…
 
Rylla is SwissPats Reimagined host - sharing stories of peoples life abroad, reimagined. Rylla is the author of Trailing Spouses Reimagined, and spent a solid chunk of her own expat life preparing for, interviewing, and curating the book which delves deep into the life of men and women who've followed their partners to create a new life as an expat…
 
Pragati Siddhanti joined Suzi and Don a few weeks ago, before the great Lockdown of 2020, to tell us about her journey from India to Switzerland, from being a career woman to finding a passion project all while studying and taking on new activities she wasn't used to. Pragati hadn't been an expat until she made the leap to Basel, and there were lot…
 
Don and Suzi drove to Zug to meet the inspiring and fun Maricela Robles, the author of You Don't Need a Body to Sail a Boat, as well as 3 other books. Originally a lawyer in London, Maricela transitioned to published writer after finding solace in mediation, all the while embarking on a journey that took her from Mexico to London to Switzerland. Go…
 
Don was still with SwissPats when he and Suzi travelled in the pouring rain to the outskirts of Zurich to visit Danna Levy Hoffmann and her husband Georg to hear all about Organalicious, Danna's health coach business. Danna takes us on a journey from USA and Israel to Switzerland and explains why her family where a huge part of her healthy lifestyl…
 
In the final special series on Covid19 where Suzi speaks to people all over the world, we get an insight into the different stages that some countries are currently in - with the understanding that these stages are changing rapidly - what is in place today may be ramped up tomorrow. Also, how is the community coming together to support those vulner…
 
Today Suzi brings you another Covid19 special episode after talking to women all over the world about their personal situations dealing with the coronavirus. Suzi speaks to Hoda in Belgium, Ipsita in Hong Kong, Kim in Albania, Tess in Spain and Laura and Sarah in Singapore. Before the interviews, Dr Michelle Wright from Health Matters provides some…
 
A normal podcast didn't seem appropriate this week, so Suzi reached out to people all over the world to find out how they're doing, what their country has implemented and the all important question - whats the toilet paper situation? In Episode 1, Suzi spoke to people living and working in Italy, Australia, Germany and Austria and got an insight in…
 
ANNOUNCEMENT! No ads, no guests - SwissPats Suzi and Don are bringing you this unscheduled episode to make an announcement - the SwissPats Duo have officially become an Uno. Breaking up is hard to do, and that is true even for expat friends. Suzi and Don started the SwissPats as a passion project and something to do as expat stay at home parents, b…
 
The SwissPats traveled to the heart of Swiss watch making - Biel/Bienne - to interview Giselle Rufer Delance, who is the woman behind Delance watches, which are the only Swiss watch brand created by a woman. The discussion ranges from her childhood without a father to her trail-blazing education to finally battling the male-dominated culture of Swi…
 
Suzi and Don traveled to Zurich to talk chocolate, specifically Swiss chocolate, with the co-founders of Attimo Chocolate, Olivia Madet and Alain Mettler. But wait, there's more. Attimo made world-wide news late last year by producing a CHF 640.- chocolate bar weighing 80 grams. They are listed in the Guinness World Record Book as having, "the worl…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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