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Word of Mouth - Handwriting, remember it?

Word of Mouth - Handwriting, remember it?

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Today Garry Littman is talking about handwriting. Remember that? Hand-writing, yes it was a combination of a hand-held, low tech instrument called a pen which could be applied to vegetal prod...

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Word of Mouth - Swiss watches & corruption

Word of Mouth - Swiss watches & corruption

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Today Garry's talking watches; expensive Swiss watches. 

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Word of Mouth - Foodie!

Word of Mouth - Foodie!

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It’s time to talk about one of our favourite subjects - food. Most English words that concern cooking and eating come from the kitchens of France such as cuisine, omelette, entrée, ...

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Word of Mouth - Swiss Family Robinson

Word of Mouth - Swiss Family Robinson

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The book Robinson Crusoe, written in by Daniel Defoe in 1719, is said to be the first English novel. The book’s success launched the Robinson genre – epic stories about the lost and the...

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Word of Mouth - Marmots & the bubonic plague

Word of Mouth - Marmots & the bubonic plague

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This week Garry has been looking at killers. The greatest killer of our species - homo sapiens - are not those with sharp serrated teeth. Our greatest mass murderer so far, is the female mosquito. ...

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Word of Mouth - LSD

Word of Mouth - LSD

If you’re of a certain age you may remember the Beatles’ song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – a song that celebrates the psychedelic properties of the drug LSD.

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Word of Mouth - Tintin & famous Piccards

Word of Mouth - Tintin & famous Piccards

This week Garry Littman has been investigating Europe's most famous detective journalist. His name is Tintin - the hero of cartoon book adventures, written and illustrated by Hergé.

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Word of Mouth - Tintin & famous Picards

Word of Mouth - Tintin & famous Picards

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This week Garry Littman has been investigating Europe's most famous detective journalist. His name is Tintin - the hero of cartoon book adventures, written and illustrated by Hergé.

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Word of Mouth - Goatman

Word of Mouth - Goatman

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The Swiss are very fond of their mountain goats. One man – an Englishman – transformed himself into a Swiss mountain goat and went to live with a herd of goats near the village of Wo...

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Word of Mouth - LSD (25 Oct 2016)

Word of Mouth - LSD (25 Oct 2016)

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If you’re of a certain age you may remember the Beatles’ song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – a song that celebrates the psychedelic properties of the drug LSD. LSD was discove...

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Word of Mouth - Tennis & kings

Word of Mouth - Tennis & kings

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Each week Garry Littman brings you some of the most curious facts from the most interesting tales of Swiss history and individuals. Garry uncovers truth behind the legends and Swiss folklore that m...

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Word of Mouth - The King's Bottom

Word of Mouth - The King's Bottom

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Today Garry Littman would like to talk to you about a bottom. No ordinary bottom, but a king’s bottom; and no ordinary king, but the most regal of French kings - the Sun King. King Louis&#...

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Word of Mouth - Barry the Great

Word of Mouth - Barry the Great

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In this week's episode of Word of Mouth Garry Littman takes a look at Swiss heroes.  And there are none braver than Barry the Great. Sorry, it’s not your turn Mr William...

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Word of Mouth - Riddles of Linguistics

Word of Mouth - Riddles of Linguistics

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What am I? I've been around since the dawn of the modern human. You have one. We all have one, although some people stupidly claim they don't. You can lose your keys, virginity and tempe...

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Word of Mouth - Barry the Great

Word of Mouth - Barry the Great

In this week's episode of Word of MouthGarry Littman takes a look at Swiss heroes. 

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