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Swiss Up! - Yet another Swiss capital city: Avenches

Swiss Up! - Yet another Swiss capital city: Avenches

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  Forget Bern, Zurich and Geneva, back in the Roman era Avenches was the place to be. Once a metropolis called Aventicum, the town remains a historical site with Roman Baths, a theatre and ...

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Swiss Up! - Switzerland's most famous whistleblower

Swiss Up! - Switzerland's most famous whistleblower

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  Christoph Meli became famous in Switzerland for his tattling on the unlawful activities he saw around him. He was both regarded as traitor and hero, and ended up receiving death threats w...

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Swiss Up! - Escalade

Swiss Up! - Escalade

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  Legend goes that when Geneva was invaded by the Duke of Savoy, a woman stopped the invasion by pouring soup over the enemy army. Maybe you have no idea what any of that means or maybe you...

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Gadget Guru - Google Pixel 3

Gadget Guru - Google Pixel 3

Gadget Guru

Android, as the creators of android want you to experience it...

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Swiss Up! - From coins to banknotes

Swiss Up! - From coins to banknotes

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  1907 was the year that Switzerland introduced banknotes to the population. Find out about the history of banknotes, their series in Switzerland, and how they've changed over the years...

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Swiss Up! - Who created modern Switzerland?

Swiss Up! - Who created modern Switzerland?

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  Alfred Escher did! Or at least, he greatly influenced the creation of the Switzerland we know and love. Find out who he is on today's episode of Swiss Up! and learn about his politica...

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Swiss Up - Get to know your new councillors

Swiss Up - Get to know your new councillors

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  Yesterday, two women were elected to Federal Council, in an unsurprising election result. Find out all about Karin Keller Sutter and Viola Amherd, their history and their policies, o...

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Swiss Up! - Inventing Helvetica

Swiss Up! - Inventing Helvetica

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  Minimalism characterises Swiss design, and this has greatly influenced the graphic design progress in Switzerland. Join Dario today as he discusses how the typeface, Helvetica, was develo...

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Swiss Up! - Talking HIV/AIDS

Swiss Up! - Talking HIV/AIDS

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  On today's episode we're covering the sensitive topic of HIV/AIDS in Switzerland. Any information in this edition of Swiss Up should not be considered medical advice. It's ...

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Gadget Guru - Synth-a-slider

Gadget Guru - Synth-a-slider

Gadget Guru

I want this to be the new soundtrack to my life...

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Swiss Up! - Samichlaus: The Swiss Santa

Swiss Up! - Samichlaus: The Swiss Santa

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  Saint Nicholas, or Samichlaus, looks a little different to our anglophone (or, Coca Cola) Santa Claus. Find out what's different, why he looks a little religious, and about his questi...

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Swiss Up! - The grid city of La Chaux-De-Fond

Swiss Up! - The grid city of La Chaux-De-Fond

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Have you heard to the city built so that no buildings cast shade on one another? La Chaux-de-Fonds is a UNESCO site for its particular layout, built to suit the lifestyle of its workers. Find out m...

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Swiss Up! - Karin Keller Sutter is a shoo-in

Swiss Up! - Karin Keller Sutter is a shoo-in

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At the end of this year, the Swiss government is changing up. It's almost certain that the two free seats will be taken by women. But who are these women and, specifically, who is Karin Keller Sutt...

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TEDxLausanneWomen2018

TEDxLausanneWomen2018

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The theme of TEDWomen and TEDxLausanneWomen 2018 is: Showing Up. Ashley Puckett is a Curator for TEDxLausanne and tells us more...

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Swiss Up! - Onion market: A Swiss tradition

Swiss Up! - Onion market: A Swiss tradition

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No one really knows where the tradition came from. Did Bern just have a huge craving for onions one day? Did they have too many that they needed to get rid of? Neither of these answers are correct,...

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Gadget Guru - A robot dinosaur you can train

Gadget Guru - A robot dinosaur you can train

Gadget Guru

Our Gadget Guru is pretty excited about both dinosaurs and robots, so you can only imagine how he feels about this offering from Mattel and Jurassic World Toys. 

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Swiss Up! - Flirting with the E.U.

Swiss Up! - Flirting with the E.U.

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  We all know that Switzerland is not in the European Union...but why? And how close is the Swiss relationship with the EU? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up!    

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Swiss Up! - Islam: from the 10th century to modern day

Swiss Up! - Islam: from the 10th century to modern day

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    Islam in Switzerland predates the country itself (or rather, the federation). However for a long white Islam was absent from the country, up until rather recently. Find out more...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Private Banking

Swiss Up! - Swiss Private Banking

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  It's time to look at what makes Switzerland famous in the financial world: private banking. Today Dario explores the history, luck, and expertise of private baking in Switzerland and ...

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Swiss Up! - WW1: Neutrality, famine and chocolate

Swiss Up! - WW1: Neutrality, famine and chocolate

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  How did World War One affect Switzerland? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how neutrality was implemented and how famine was one of the main fears of the time.  

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Swiss Up! - Vote, vote, vote

Swiss Up! - Vote, vote, vote

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  This Sunday it’s time to vote! So in honour of the voting system in Switzerland we’re doing a deep dive today and telling you all about it. International law out-laws Swiss la...

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Swiss Up - The Ritz hotels are Swiss

Swiss Up - The Ritz hotels are Swiss

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    Cesar Ritz was once from a poor farming family in Niderwald. Then he developed luxury hotels that revolutionised the hotel business, founding the Ritz Carlton brand. Find out hi...

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Swiss Up! - Hidden Gold

Swiss Up! - Hidden Gold

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  It might seem cartoonish to picture bars of gold being stored in an underground bunker - but that is exactly what happens in Kandersteg. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how m...

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Swiss Up! Switzerland's biggest heist

Swiss Up! Switzerland's biggest heist

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Today Dario looks back at Switzerland's biggest robbery - CHF 53m! But it didn't go completely to plan - they stole too much money.

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