Swiss stories for the world
A personal and musical rebirth
Sometimes changing names and continents is the best way to cope in a pandemic. Swiss country music singer-songwriter Florian Fox tells us why he's in the right place at the right time.
The dirt on digging for gold
Switzerland is the world’s leading gold refiner. But in spite of efforts to make the supply chain more transparent, there are still some big questions about the origins of all this gold, and how it's extracted from the earth. In this episode we travel...
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?
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.
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...
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.
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