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Swiss stories for the world with host Susan Misicka. In every episode we cover a universal topic with strong Swiss ties. You’ll be surprised at how much "Swissness" there is out there.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

Swiss stories for the world with host Susan Misicka. In every episode we cover a universal topic with strong Swiss ties. You’ll be surprised at how much "Swissness" there is out there.

    Meet couples saying 'I do' to gay marriage

    Meet couples saying 'I do' to gay marriage

    Now that Switzerland has approved marriage for all, host Susan Misicka talks with some couples who explain why it's important to them. We also hear from opponents of Swiss legislation granting same-sex couples the right to marry.

    • 19 min
    Why we still need pens and pencils

    Why we still need pens and pencils

    In this encore episode of The Swiss Connection, we visit Swiss century-old pen and pencil maker Caran d'Ache. Podcast host Susan Misicka takes a tour of the factory and feels a bit silly when Caran d’Ache President Carole Hubscher sees her hasty choice of writing instrument.

    • 15 min
    Typeface designer is in love with letters

    Typeface designer is in love with letters

    Swiss designers gave us the big-name Helvetica and Frutiger typefaces in the 20th century. Now a modern-day designer from Basel is collaborating on a new font that we might soon be seeing a lot more of.  Nina Stoessinger of Frere-Jones Type in Brooklyn talks about inspiration and challenges.

    • 14 min
    Decrypting cryptocurrency and blockchain

    Decrypting cryptocurrency and blockchain

    How soon will we start buying our groceries with Bitcoin? What kind of scams do we need to be aware of? And why is Switzerland so sweet on cryptocurrencies and blockchain? SWI finance correspondent Matt Allen gives host Susan Misicka an overview of what he's learned while covering this scene over the past several years.

    • 24 min
    Why people love the Locarno Film Festival

    Why people love the Locarno Film Festival

    A gorgeous location for a film festival: Locarno in southern Switzerland. The international event features about 200 films in 10 days. But what makes the Locarno Film Festival so special? In this episode, SWI culture editor Eduardo Simantob tells podcast host Susan Misicka why he loves it. 

    • 10 min
    Meet the Swiss woman bringing open water swimming to Boston

    Meet the Swiss woman bringing open water swimming to Boston

    Swiss architect Renata von Tscharner has devoted over two decades to improving the public spaces along the Charles River in Massachusetts. She even hopes to get people swimming in Boston's so-called "dirty water" on a regular basis. We met her at the Rhine River in her native Basel.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

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Virtual travel to Switzerland

Produced by journalists and well researched and the story is presented well. It feels like a virtual trip to Switzerland without having to travel. The host is excellent.

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