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Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

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  Well, Audrey Hepburn is one! Switzerland has become home to numerous famous people, some of whom live out their last days here and then their eternity too. Today on Swiss Up! Dario tell u...

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Swiss Up! -  The political emergency response team: Libero

Swiss Up! - The political emergency response team: Libero

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  What does that even mean, a political emergency response team? If you're not sure, Dario is and on today's episode of Swiss Up! we're learning all about news narratives and im...

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Swiss Up! - Women finally get the vote

Swiss Up! - Women finally get the vote

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  Switzerland may be progressive in some senses, but it was very late to give women to vote. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how women finally reached equality in the voting se...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss air rescue system

Swiss Up! - The Swiss air rescue system

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    Rega is the Swiss ambulance of the air, rescuing people from the mountains. On today's episode learn all about why their work is increasing and what other areas they help in...

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Swiss Up! - Salt mines of Bex

Swiss Up! - Salt mines of Bex

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    Swiss wealth didn't just come from banks and watches - it came from salt too! Today on Swiss Up! Dario tells us all about the history of salt extraction, how it's change...

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Swiss Up! - Matterhorn appreciation episode

Swiss Up! - Matterhorn appreciation episode

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    You may never have got round to visiting it, but you definitely know its appearance by heart. One of the most recognisable mountains in the word, today Dario tells us all about ...

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Swiss Up! -  Pestalozzi and the education revolution

Swiss Up! - Pestalozzi and the education revolution

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    A trained clergy man, farmer and finally educator, Pestalozzi is famous for reforming Swiss education. Find out more about his philosophy that revolutionised the schooling syste...

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Swiss Up! - LSD origins & bicycles

Swiss Up! - LSD origins & bicycles

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Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist, accidentally ingested a tiny amount of LSD... and then decided to try it again. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! the history behind the drug and how bic...

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Swiss Up! - WWII Alpine Bunkers

Swiss Up! - WWII Alpine Bunkers

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  If Switzerland didn't participate in World War Two, what were the bunkers for - the ones littered across the Swiss Alps? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! where Dario tells...

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Swiss Up! - The battle of Marignano 1515

Swiss Up! - The battle of Marignano 1515

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    How did the Swiss territorial expansion end? The birth hour for Swiss neutrality to some, a shameful failure to others. What is sure is that it was the deadliest Battle for t...

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Swiss Up! - Proportional representation in elections

Swiss Up! - Proportional representation in elections

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On today's episode of Swiss Up! Dario walks us through how national elections came to use proportional representation - how did it start, why did it start, and is it a good thing? And if propor...

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Swiss Up! - The Banking Scene

Swiss Up! - The Banking Scene

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Switzerland has historically been famous for banking, be that good or bad. But how has it changed over the years, especially since the 2008 crisis? Today Dario discusses tax evasion, offshore banki...

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Swiss Up! - Freddie Mercury in Montreux

Swiss Up! - Freddie Mercury in Montreux

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What's the link between Switzerland and Queen, the band? Find out in today's episode of Swiss Up! where Dario tells us why Montreux has a Freddie Mercury statue...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Slave Trade History

Swiss Up! - Swiss Slave Trade History

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  Most countries who got their hands dirty in the slave trade era would rather forget that ever happened. But on today's Swiss Up! Dario visits Switzerland's history and how they we...

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Swiss Up! - The success of Heidi

Swiss Up! - The success of Heidi

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  Published in 1881, Heidi as been one of the greatest exports of Swiss culture. Find out in today's Swiss Up! all about the book's history and its global reach today.   ...

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Swiss Up! - The Spanish flu in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - The Spanish flu in Switzerland

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Though Switzerland avoided the war, they did not avoid the flu, with 25,000 people dying in total. Today Dario tells us about the disease, how it spread, and the theories of why more men suffered t...

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Swiss Up! - Is there a Swiss motor industry?

Swiss Up! - Is there a Swiss motor industry?

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    Dario says no, not really anymore. But there was one! Today on Swiss Up! we learn about car manufacturing in Switzerland, how General Motors had a plant in Biel, and how Switzer...

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Swiss Up! - Swatch: The plastic watch born in crisis

Swiss Up! - Swatch: The plastic watch born in crisis

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    Ever heard the story of Swatch, the famously Swiss plastic watch brand? Today on Swiss Up! Dario explains that story, including the risk one employee took when the company was o...

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Swiss Up! - The first woman in Swiss government

Swiss Up! - The first woman in Swiss government

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Do you know who Elisabeth Kopp is? Dario does and on this episode of Swiss Up! we find out all about Kopp's success into government and her scandal out of it.

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Ticks

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Ticks

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In the final episode of the Animals That Could Kill You series on Swiss Up!, Dario talks about tics. The smallest of all our animals we've discussed this week, yet much more likely to kill you,...

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Wolves

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Wolves

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This week on Swiss Up! we're looking at animals in Switzerland that could kill you (yikes!). Today Dario discusses wolves and why not to dangle sausages around up a mountain.

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Snakes

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Snakes

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This week Dario is telling us all about the animals in Switzerland that can kill you - thankfully there's not that many! On today's episode of Swiss Up! we're talking about de...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Federal Cabinet

Swiss Up! - Swiss Federal Cabinet

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Ever wondered how the Swiss government is different to every other governing system in the world? How do cabinet members get elected? What does the president do and how much power does he have? (Hi...

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Swiss Up! What's the capital of Switzerland? - wrong!

Swiss Up! What's the capital of Switzerland? - wrong!

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What's the capital of Switzerland? You think you know the answer, but you could be wrong. Dario explains.

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