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Swiss stories for the world

    Part 3: Why do we get nostalgic?

    Part 3: Why do we get nostalgic?

    Part three of a three-part series about the connection between nostalgia and homesickness.  If a friend abandoned you in a foreign country, how angry would you be? And how healthy is it to dwell on the past?

    • 24 Min.
    Part 2: Why do we get nostalgic?

    Part 2: Why do we get nostalgic?

    Part two of a three-part series about the connection between nostalgia and homesickness.  We "meet" a medical student who attended Basel University in the 17th century, and we try to retrace the steps of the Swiss mercenaries who inspired him.

    • 27 Min.
    Part 1: Why do we get nostalgic?

    Part 1: Why do we get nostalgic?

    Part one of a three-part series about the connection between nostalgia and homesickness.  For this we travel back in time to join two backpackers exploring Europe in the 1980s, and we find out how they’re connected to Swiss mercenaries hitting the road...

    • 17 Min.
    Moving back to Switzerland in a pandemic

    Moving back to Switzerland in a pandemic

    In 2020, getting the kind of schooling you want for your kids sometimes meant moving halfway across the world, at the drop of a hat. Meet a Swiss woman in California who did just that.

    • 22 Min.
    The jazz singer with Swiss folk roots

    The jazz singer with Swiss folk roots

    When you first see her with her sleek bob and glossy fingernails, it’s kind of surprising to learn that Gabriela Martina was raised on a farm. But it’s memories of her rural upbringing that power some of her music.Over a decade ago, she left her home in...

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    Inside Geneva: A decade of war in Syria

    Inside Geneva: A decade of war in Syria

    In this episode of Inside Geneva, we take a look at the ongoing conflict in Syria.Shouldn’t it be over by now? Could humanitarian groups be doing more?Host Imogen Foulkes is joined by Jan Egeland, who served for several years as chair of the UN’s humanitarian task force for Syria, and Fabrizio Carboni, now the ICRC’s director of operations for the Middle East.Subscribe to this podcast, for example on Apple Podcasts, PlayerFM or Spotify, to ensure that you don’t miss the next episode.

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