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SwissPats

Dec 13, 2017

It is the final podcast of 2017, as the trio will take a holiday break. Suzi breaks down the different types of Swiss Christmas cookies (or biscuits) and Swiss Christmas traditions while the news desk features stories on driverless trains and, finally, Basel’s Fasnacht earns a special distinction. See you in 2018!


Dec 6, 2017

Saint Nicholas Day is Dec. 6, and in Switzerland it means a man in a red and white costume comes around with gifts, but so, too, does St. Nick’s alter ego, Schmutzli. This fella isn’t nearly as jolly, generous or pleasant to be around because Schmutzli carries a broom of twigs to smack children who...


Nov 29, 2017

Thanksgiving came and went in Switzerland as just another Thursday, but something happened the next day that floored Don -- Black Friday is a thing here. The SwissPats discuss that phenomenon as well as the news that Amazon has signed an agreement with the Swiss post to provide rapid customs clearance. In other words...


Nov 22, 2017

The latest edition was recorded at Don's house and even though there is more than a month before Christmas, Suzi and Emma were subject to a view of his Christmas tree. Too early or nah? The SwissPats News Desk also makes its debut discussing the World Fondue Championships, dates you can shop on a Sunday this...


Nov 15, 2017

The Christmas season is upon us, whether you're ready or not. What's the first thing you need to do after putting on that ugly Christmas sweater? (Make a batch of egg nog?) Well, yeah, but then it'll be time to put up a tree. So, what side are you on -- Team Real or Team Fake? The SwissPats are firmly entrenched on...