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Jan 17, 2018

The SwissPats welcome guest Clare O’Dea, who wrote “The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths.” The Irish author and journalist, who has now lived in Switzerland for more than 14 years, explains how she searched for the truth behind Switzerland’s more famous cliches and who is in charge of the alcohol at...


Jan 10, 2018

The SwissPats welcomed Jonathan Martin, founder of the popular Facebook page, A Shropshire Lad in Switzerland. Jonathan discusses how he created and maintains his ever-growing presence on the popular social media channel. The SwissPats also talk about the cost of watching TV, listening to the radio, skiing and meat and...


Jan 3, 2018

Two-thirds of the SwissPats are back for the first episode of 2018, as Don and Suzi discuss their respective Christmases, jet lag, going to the movies in Switzerland, smuggling turkeys between countries, self-banning social media and how to NOT order wine at a U.S. steakhouse.


Dec 13, 2017

It is the final podcast of 2017, as the trio will take a holiday break. Suzi breaks down the different types of Swiss Christmas cookies (or biscuits) and Swiss Christmas traditions while the news desk features stories on driverless trains and, finally, Basel’s Fasnacht earns a special distinction. See you in 2018!


Dec 6, 2017

Saint Nicholas Day is Dec. 6, and in Switzerland it means a man in a red and white costume comes around with gifts, but so, too, does St. Nick’s alter ego, Schmutzli. This fella isn’t nearly as jolly, generous or pleasant to be around because Schmutzli carries a broom of twigs to smack children who haven’t been...