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Sep 11, 2019

Welcome to another edition of the SwissPats’ How-To Series. In this episode Simon Thiriet, the head of communications for the Basel-Stadt schools, explains how the local Swiss schools work.

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Unlike our typical show that features a guest or our first-of-the-month What's Happening, our...

Aug 21, 2019

There is no slowing down the drive of Chantal Vroom. (See what we did there?) She calls herself a communications trainer and while she self-deprecatingly said it may sound boring, the chat with the SwissPats was anything but. She covers her journey to Switzerland, having now two kids in this country, how she learned how...

Aug 7, 2019

Suzi and Don are back from their summer holidays. Suzi was in the south of France and Don was golfing back the States. Their days of leisure are over as they return to talk about how U.S. tourists are flocking to Switzerland, how Germany would like more border checks and how Swiss banks are costs the ultra-rich.


Jul 10, 2019

Don and Suzi also talk their summer holiday plans and the odd results of a study where Switzerland is considered the "worst in Europe" for being family-friendly. Whaaaat?!?!
As for this week's guest, Ariane Tavakol, her path to Switzerland was not a direct route. She left Iran at age 7 for Paris followed by...

Jun 19, 2019

David Max joins the SwissPats as he discusses his new shop in Basel,  Dandy Delirium. This boutique clothing store specializes in eccentric fashion that you can wear to work or at play. Its inspiration comes from Max living in the Soho neighborhood of New York City in the 1980s.

Suzi and Don also chat about how much a...