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Swiss Up! - The Last Famine

Swiss Up! - The Last Famine

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Over 200 years ago, now, the last famine to ravage Switzerland took place - mostly thanks to a huge volcanic eruption over in Indonesia. Today on the show we're talking about what the effects o...

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Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

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Today (Friday 14th June) women are striking across the country in protest of the wage gap between men and women in Switzerland. This is not the first strike nor (sadly) will it be the last - find o...

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Swiss Up! - Art Basel

Swiss Up! - Art Basel

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It's beginnings are humble, but Art Basel is now an annual event attracting art galleries from all over the globe. Yet not everyone is excited about this. Find out why on today's episode.

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Swiss Up! - The History of Carouge

Swiss Up! - The History of Carouge

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Across the river Arve, the town of Carouge stands just a quick tram ride from Geneva. Its atmosphere, history and architecture, however, is very different and the Ville de Carouge offer guided walk...

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Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

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Not only was she the first MP in Switzerland of African descent, but she was also one of the first 10 women elected to Swiss parliament. So she is important in the progression of Switzerland and ev...

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Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

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Dinosaur fossils have been found all over Switzerland, but are particularly concetrated in some areas. On today's episodes we discuss why Frick has a high densitiy of dinosaur fossils and where...

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Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

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In the Lucerne region, a mountain stands from which people were once forbidden to climb, as superstition led to fear. Originating from a legend surrounding the death of Pontius Pilate, Dario discus...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

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On today's episode we're looking at the iconic Swiss flag - where did it originate, is it ever rectangular, and does it have ties with the Red Cross organisation? Dario will answer all thes...

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Swiss Up! - Worry

Swiss Up! - Worry

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What do the Swiss worry about? Are they concerned by the quality of their chocolate? How big a bell you can put on a cow before it can no longer lift its head? We are of course joking - Swiss ci...

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Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

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On today's episode we're talking about the Washington Principles and how Switzerland have helped in recovering Nazi looted art. 

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Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

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Travel back in time with us to the 19th century when hotels along the shores of Lake Geneva needed ice and the only way to transport it from the mountains was by wagon.  We'll even thro...

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Swiss Up! - What's up with Huawei

Swiss Up! - What's up with Huawei

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Have you heard of the Huawei-US national security controversy? If you haven't, that's ok - we'll get into it on this episode of Swiss Up! Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, has been coll...

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Swiss Up! - A one-way ticket to Brazil

Swiss Up! - A one-way ticket to Brazil

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 200 years ago, a group of people from Fribourg and Lucerne made the treacherous journey to Brazil, to colonise an area now known as Nova Friburgo. With over 2,000 people leaving Switz...

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Swiss Up! - The Hong Kong plague

Swiss Up! - The Hong Kong plague

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We're in Hong Kong today! Or at least Alexandre Yersin was in the late 1800s, after he left his home-country of Switzerland.  On today's episode we discuss Yersin's life and car...

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Swiss Up! - Sperm

Swiss Up! - Sperm

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This week, the news broke that Swiss men have a low sperm count on average. So on today's episode, Dario talks us through what affects sperm count and busts some urban legends about it. ...

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Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

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With the votes in, Dario talks us through the outcomes on today's episode of Swiss Up!

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Swiss Up - The Post Bus

Swiss Up - The Post Bus

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The Post Bus is the famous yellow bus delivering post to the most remote corners of Switzerland. But recently, the company has been hit by a costly scandal.  On this episode, Dario talks us...

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Swiss Up! - Zero Waste Shops

Swiss Up! - Zero Waste Shops

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Over here in Switzerland we (embarrassingly) have one of the highest rates of waste in the world. However, a movement has begun to change this - Zero Waste! Dario talks us through the respo...

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Swiss Up! - The Short Life of Naked Hiking

Swiss Up! - The Short Life of Naked Hiking

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Naked hiking slipped into the Swiss zeitgeist for a brief moment before it was banned 10 years ago. What happened and why? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up!     WRS is...

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Swiss Up! - The History of Healthcare

Swiss Up! - The History of Healthcare

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We're going back in time to look at Switzerland's healthcare system from the 19th century all the way through to the 21st. Dario takes us through its evolution and how it came to be a compu...

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Swiss Up! - Eiger North Face

Swiss Up! - Eiger North Face

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On this episode, Dario takes us through the fame, difficulty and tragedy of the Eiger's north face.  Watch English broadcaster, Chris Tarrant, take a journey along the railway line thro...

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Swiss Up! - Freedom of the Press

Swiss Up! - Freedom of the Press

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  Switzerland ranks 6th worldwide on the World Press Freedom Index but there are warning signs that this could change. Find out all about the Swiss media landscape and what the future may h...

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Swiss Up! - Revising the constitution

Swiss Up! - Revising the constitution

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On the first day of the 21st century, Switzerland rolled in a newly revised constitution. Find out why it was new, what there was beforehand and whether we're likely to see antoher total revisi...

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Swiss Up! - When landmarks burn down

Swiss Up! - When landmarks burn down

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With the tragedy of the Notre Dame in our global consciousness, this epsiode of Swiss Up! looks at some Swiss fire tragedies and what is done nowadays to prevent any more fire-related destruction.&...

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