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Natasha Proietto joins Conor Lennon to sweep us momentarily back in time to key moments in Swiss history.
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Time Capsule: Swiss myth and tradition - part 2Tuesday, 15 September, 2009Natasha Prioetto continues her exploration of the myths and legend that lie deep in the country’s popular history, focusing on the large number of myths involving animals and animal-human hybrids.
Time Capsule: Swiss myth and traditionTuesday, 8 September, 2009Natasha Proietto tries to better understand Switzerland through the many ancient myths and traditions, still frequently manifested through festivals and rituals.
Time Capsule: Switzerland's 20th century imageTuesday, 1 September, 2009For today’s discussion of Switzerland as viewed from outside during the twentieth century, Natasha Proietto takes as her starting point the Third Man character Harry Lime’s famous characterisation of the country as the home of cuckoo clocks.
Time Capsule: Switzerland through Victorian eyesTuesday, 25 August, 2009Natasha Proietto discusses Switzerland as seen by the Victorian Brits, including the many writers who came seeking - and finding - inspiration in its mountain air.
Time Capsule: Story of TicinoTuesday, 11 August, 2009Natasha Proietto digs back to the canton of Ticino’s Italian roots to tell us how this unique region of Switzerland came into being.
Time Capsule: Post-war and modern SwitzerlandTuesday, 4 August, 2009Natasha Proietto takes a look at the period following the Second World War and leading up to modern times.
Time Capsule: Swiss National Day for beginnersFriday, 31 July, 2009Sure the free concerts and fireworks are great, but what exactly are the Swiss celebrating this weekend? Natasha Proietto joins Conor Lennon in the studio for a special edition of Time Capsule, to tell us about the history and traditions—old and new—of Swiss National Day
Time Capsule: Did Switzerland behave honourably in WWII?Tuesday, 28 July, 2009Natasha Proietto and Conor Lennon explore Switzerland’s actions during World War II, a period of Swiss history which remains a very sensitive subject today.
Time Capsule: Switzerland between the warsTuesday, 21 July, 2009Natasha Proietto discusses the period between the two world wars, when Switzerland’s neutrality was put to the test by the Treaty of Versailles.
Time Capsule: The Swiss in the French RevolutionTuesday, 14 July, 2009As Switzerland’s neighbour France celebrates Bastille Day, Natasha Proietta talks about the perhaps little-known Swiss involvement in the French Revolution.
Time Capsule: Espionage, health spas in dreamy Belle ÉpoqueTuesday, 7 July, 2009Natasha Proietto tells Conor Lennon about life in Switzerland in this pre-WW1 era, which also happens to be the period in which some key aspects of Switzerland’s modern reputation were formed.
Time Capsule: Switzerland and revolutionTuesday, 30 June, 2009In this week’s Time Capsule, Natasha Proietto and Susan Flory discuss Switzerland’s evolution through during turbulent times in the 19th century, which saw the first Swiss Constitution.
Time Capsule: Napoleon in SwitzerlandTuesday, 23 June, 2009Natasha Proietto describes the moment Napoleon Bonaparte came to Switzerland, seeking loot for his Egyptian campaign and wanting control of Switzerland’s strateigic position.
Time Capsule: Revolution in FranceThursday, 18 June, 2009Natasha Prioetto looks at a turning point in Swiss history, when, in the immediate wake of the French Revolution, the relationship with France was dramatically altered.
Time Capsule: Switzerland's 'great age'Tuesday, 9 June, 2009Natasha Proietto takes a look at the late medieval era in Switzerland, a fascinating and violent period, as enlightenment thought and the Reformation swept across Europe.