Best Switzerland podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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In 2011 Eddie Izzard, the man who turned talking Bollocks into an art form performed and sold–out Madison Square Garden in New York. He spent a three-month residency at the Theatre de Dix Heures in Paris performing STRIPPED: Tout en Francais in French! and then became the first stand-up to play a solo show at Los Angeles legendary Hollywood Bowl. It was an extraordinary year from an extraordinary man. Never one to rest on his laurels Izzard now plans to take on the world with a brand-new com ...
 
WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at www.worldradio.ch
 
Your British guide to Switzerland: an audio podcast for English speaking expats living in Switzerland and Swiss interested in Britain. Everything expats need to know about finding a job in Switzerland, how to find an apartment in Bern, Geneva or Zurich, how to find friends and get to know Swiss culture, traditions and of course, learn the language. We will try to answer your questions and give you personal insight into what it's like to move from London to Bern. This is not just a view from ...
 
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Noémie Enz, Cultural Mediation Manager, explains the mouthwatering exhibition about medieval food and drink at the Chateau de Chillon.Visitors can learn about which foods were particular markers of social status, why kids drank wine at the dinner table and what the medieval etiquette considered extremely rude at mealtimes. A special event on th ...…
 
Katt meets Resident Director Ian Waller and Lead Voodoo Operator Amanda Maddocks on the set of Walking with Dinosaurs. The Arena Tour is on at Geneva Arena NOW until Sunday 23rd September.
 
On today's Swiss Up! Dario looks at this weekend's votes. Food and farms are top of the agenda - although polls suggest they will fail. Also, the federal government will be taking a stronger position on bike lanes that measure looks likely to pass.
 
Dario and Katt try the Engadine Nut Tart on air...Buy them at 'The Market' at coopathome.ch(coopathome.ch/en/the-market/)
 
Switzerland is a 'hotbed' of spies... but why? Listen to Dario on Swiss Up! today discussing what attracts international spies to the country and what we can assume that they're doing here.
 
Today Dario looks at the Swiss borders and how they were established in 1815. They also need occasional updating!
 
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Last week was a biggy for techies everywhere. Each September Apple release their new iPhone. Were there any controversies this year? Do we really need a bigger screen? Does the new technology come with a trade-off in battery life? Gadget Guru has all the answers...
 
Dinosaurs are among us! This free game (with in-app purchases)has entertained the Gadget Guru over the Summer. With similarities to Pokémon Go, Paul Bristow tells us how you can get interactive with your surroundings and collect virtual Stegosaurus DNA.(Katt just spends this episode playing on the tablet in the name of research.)…
 
The World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) are in. Chaitan reports back on the world's biggest airlines.First of all, what really are the WATS? Which region accounts for the most air traffic?This is part 1 of 3 episodes where we look at the WATS. Find others at worldradio.ch/planetalkMore info:worldradio.ch/planetalkhttps://www.iata.org/publicat ...…
 
Today Dario explains the highly respected Swiss education system with its close links to industry through apprenticeships. It's believed the system is the reason youth unemployment is very low.
 
What's on at the UN? UN-appointed investigator Françoise Hampton by WRS
 
On this McKay Interview, Michael talks to Briton, Oliver Woodhead,who's made a name for himself by cooking for the most discerning of customers - the Parisians.
 
Today Dario looks at Switzerland's fourth language - Romansh (other spellings are also applicable). There are between 30-60,000 speakers in canton Graubunden. Although it is classed as a Swiss official language, it's not on the same level as French, German or Italian.
 
In my travels all around Switzerland this summer, researching for a book, I've been able to visit some marvellous, magical gardens, and the garden in the Chateau de Gruyères is one of my favourites. The box-edged parterre is planted with a riot of colour, managing to be modern and lively as well as respecting the traditions of the garden too. T ...…
 
On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the very traditional Landsgemeinde. Now only in cantons Glarus and Appenzell Innerrhodes, it's when the townspeople meet in the main square and make new laws. Women have only been able to participate in Appenzell since 1990 when the Supreme Court forced the canton to allow it.…
 
It's been a great summer and we've enjoyed spending time at the lake. Now it's time to show your appreciation and help clean it up!Patty Moll from Aqua Diving tells us why it's up to us to help clean it up and how you can get involved as a volunteer this coming weekend (which includes perks like champagne and breakfast buffets...)Sign up to hel ...…
 
Dario and Katt try the Fizzy Gazzosa al Limone (a Tincino speciality) on air...
 
Switzerland is a great place to have a drone: light regulation and plenty of companies developing new drone technologies. In fact, drones are a boost to the economy.
 
On this show, we speak to Brigitte Lawler who has set up her own consultancy business - Legend Consulting. With the tag line, Humanity through Technology, Brigitte works with companies to improve working conditions, workflows, productivity and creativity with technology. You can find out more on: www.legend.eu.com/…
 
On this week's show, Philippe Erard talks about setting up his company, Digital Convergence Solutions. he advises businesses on their IT needs and makes sure all technology in integrated and future proof. He says a good system often cuts costs by 20-30%. https://ch.linkedin.com/company/digital-convergence-solutions-sarl?trk=ppro_cprof…
 
Today we speak Niamh McIntyre who's set up a nutrition and health consultancy for mothers in Neuchatel 3 years ago. Niamh says she found she could have done with such a service when she became a mother for the first time. Find out more on www.transformationofmum.com
 
Today we talk to James Moffat who works to help small, mainly English speaking, companies in Switzerland to increase and improve their visibility in the market place. You can find out more on James's website: www.disrupt-it.co.uk
 
Today, September 12th, is modern Switzerland's birthday. It marks the time the current constitution took effect - turning the country from a genuine confederation to a federated state. Dario looks at how it happened and the call to make 12th September the new national holiday.
 
Lisa Cirieco Ohlman is in the WRS studio...Find out more on the Mid Morning Mix show page:worldradio.ch/midmorningmix
 
Today Dario looks at the life and influence of the Geneva born philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He often upset authorities in Geneva and France - but did a great deal in promoting Switzerland.
 
But seriously, start your search for your dream apartment in Switzerland with these useful links: List of websites in the Englishforum Relocation services Temporary stay in furnished apartments Once you've found a Swiss apartment you like: these are your next steps, from the first contact to signing the contract Ask for a visit, your first cont ...…
 
10th September every year marks World Suicide Prevention Day. This week, Dr Michelle discusses some statistics highlighting the work still needed around suicide prevention plus explains about a new on-line platform launched by the Swiss Federal Office of Public HealthPro-Juventute offers a 24 hour telephone helpline for children, teens and adol ...…
 
New UN Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet insisted that she would be a spokesperson for the voiceless – those who had suffered “centuries of prejudice and discrimination” - women, the peoples of the Global South and other discriminated and exploited groups, in her opening address to Member States of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Daniel ...…
 
Every year a major folk festival is held in Zurich called 'Knabenschiessen' or Boy's Shooting. It dates back to the 16th Century - and now girls can participate too. On today's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the history and the occasional controversies.
 
With thousands of new plants to be launched every year, it can be difficult to choose which ones to plant in your garden. Peter van Rijssen from Plantipp has a good eye for a good plant, and this year the team won several medals at the Dutch professional plant show Plantatium. Peter picked out two particular favourites from their range, perfect ...…
 
What's the weirdest hotel you've ever been to? Maybe it was haunted... but if you haven't been to a Null Stern hotel you probably haven't slept in a room without walls or in a nuclear bunker. Tay Kinnear spoke to Daniel Charbonnier, co-founder of these such hotels, about what it's like to create hotels with a difference - and why.…
 
Roma, Sinti and Yenish people - how much do you know about travelling communities in Switzerland? Today Dario explains the differences between the three groups, their history in the country and what difficulties the face today.
 
Switzerland is famous for watch-making and banking... but what are some of the other jobs that people get up to around the country? Tay Kinnear spoke to Christine Käser, a custodian at the highest research facility in Europe, about what it's like working at an altitude of 3454m in the Bernese Alps.
 
Dario and Katt try the Williauer Ringli cookies.www.worldradio.ch/midmorningmixBuy them at 'The Market' at www.coopathome.chhttps://www.coopathome.ch/en/supermarket/bread-%26-baked-goods/cookies-%26-cakes/cookies-without-chocolate/other-cookies/hug-willisauer-ring-cookies/p/4785022
 
Switzerland has a poor record of protection those who report unethical or wrongdoing . Dario looks at the biggest cases, how laws to protect whistleblowers are bogged down and how one ongoing case has led to a man being shunned by his village and losing custody of his children. A crowdfunding site has been set up to help him: https://wemakeit.c ...…
 
The Red Pill conference, at the Starling Hotel, Geneva, is a major all-day event focussing on UFO visitations, and what kind of forces are influencing our everyday lives here on Earth. Tay Kinnear spoke to one of the key speakers at the event, L.A. Marzulli about what kind of things the audience can expect from the conference. For more informat ...…
 
Our Gadget Guru looks at the Anafi drone that will set you back around CHF 800. It's the photographer's drone for those on the go.
 
Did you know there are enough hiking trails in Switzerland to walk across the world. Today Dario looks at hiking in the Alps, mountain huts and how important the past time is to the Swiss economy.
 
AtoZ English start teaching kids to read and write in English from as young as 3 years old, throughout primary school. This year they celebrate their 10th year.Headteacher Vicki Swales explains to Katt Cullen on the Mid Morning Mix...Find out more interviews at worldradio.ch/midmorningmix
 
Dr Michelle reminds us about a potentially life-saving App that takes the pressure out of remembering the emergency services numbers and transmits your exact location to them. Find out more about this and other important Apps here: http://www.ubiquehealth.ch/en/
 
Whats On At The UN? - Syria & Yemen talks and WHO fitness report by WRS
 
It's 20 years since the Swissair flight, SR111, from New York to Geneva crashed, killing 229 people. The crash shocked the country, especially Geneva. The flight was nicknamed 'the UN shuttle' as it often carried UN staff and diplomats between the two main duty stations. In this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at how the crash changed aviation ...…
 
With lots of students off to college this autumn, perhaps a plant might make them feel more at home? The American Horticultural Therapy Association have shown that having plants in your immediate environment can improve memory, optimism and general mood. NASA's famous plant study showed that plants can filter toxic chemicals like xylene and for ...…
 
On this week's McKay Interview, Michael talks to Dame Stephanie 'Steve' Shirley who set up a software company in 1959, she's a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the British Computer Society and has donated more than £67m to good causes.
 
Today Dario decides not to talk about Switzerland - but Liechtenstein. The small independent principality which sits between Switzerland and Austria. But the small statelet has very close links with Switzerland, which defends it.
 
In venues all across Switzerland, Intersoccer offers after- school soccer courses and holiday camps for kids aged 2 - 13. Katt speaks to Steve Long about what courses are going on this Autumn, how to get your first session free, and the girls-only courses offered in Canton Vaud. For more information, check out www.intersoccer.ch…
 
Following on from Switzerland's aviation history - there's also some women record breaking fliers, including the highest and the first. But then how the wars thwarted more women to make their name in the world of aviation. Dario explains today.
 
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