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Each week, Suzi and Don discuss expat life, welcome on those who've blazed their own path and bring levity to living in this new, really organized land.

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Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler | Howard Austin

The SwissPats are back with the third edition of its latest series - Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler. The Trailing Spouse Reimagined, a book written by Resler and her co-authors Francesca Incocciati and Adriana Quarck, explore the real challenges and true joys of life abroad as a trailing partner. The book was based on dozens of interviews with men and women who have relocated to Switzerland for their partners' career, and this podcast seeks to continue what the authors started. For the third episode, Resler interviewed Howard Austin, a New Zealander who left behind his surfing life to follow his wife to her native Oberwil where he established himself as a nationally accredited practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For more information on the book,click here.

43 MIN5 d ago
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Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler | Howard Austin

What's Happening in Switzerland | November 2019

Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. (2:08) Wasserturmcup (underwater rugby) | Nov. 2 | Luzern (6:02) The Lumineers | Nov. 6 | Zurich Halle 622 (7:22)23rd International Kurzfilmtage | Nov. 5-10 | Winterthur (9:25) Rocknacht | Nov. 8 | ISC Club Bern (12:30) Theater Sports | Nov. 14 | Zurich Improv Comedy (14:12)Ólafur Arnalds | Nov. 12 | Zurich Halle 622 (16:32) Lausanne Festival of Lights | Nov. 21-Dec. 31 (18:54)Frontofbicycle Exhibition | Nov. 15 | Basel Art Center (21:20) From Basel, With Love | Nov. 16 | Braswell Arts Center (22:10) Zibelemärit (Onion Market) | Nov. 25 | Bern (29:52) "What The Dickens?!" | Nov. 21-24 | Lausanne

32 MIN2 w ago
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What's Happening in Switzerland | November 2019

Birthday Week is Gone, But 40 Is Here

Both Don and Suzi had birthdays last week, but Don is still coming to grips with turning the big 4-0. To say good-bye to his 30s, the two discuss some German words that perfectly sum up life in your 30s. They also talkBernese Zungenwurst, or “blood tongue” sausage, and apples that are only grown in Switzerland, Miami and Australia. This week's guest are the makers of a new app called Let's Meet Now! Ben Freisberg, a Swiss native, teamed up with expat Peter Wakin to develop this app that not only allows users or venues to create events, but acts as a tool for people to spontaneously get together, like someone new to a town or foreign land *coughs* expats *coughs*.

45 MIN3 w ago
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Birthday Week is Gone, But 40 Is Here

Swiss wines are … good? No, really they are

Suzi and Don are back from the autumn break with author Sue Style, whose latest book - The Landscape of Swiss Wine - takes wine-loving readers on a tour of Switzerland’s wines and vineyards and the extraordinary landscapes that give rise to them. Suzi is also triggered by a pair of stories involving the pink tax and dash cams.

76 MINOCT 16
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Swiss wines are … good? No, really they are

What's Happening in Switzerland | October 2019

Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. (1:21) Whiskey and More | Oct. 4-5 | Geneva (2:57)The Cheese Market | Oct. 4-5 Huttwil (4:21) Baby & Kid Planet | Oct. 4-6 | Lausanne (6:05) Oktoberfest | Oct. 5-6 | Wädenswil (7:30) Flute Festival | Oct. 4-6 | Gland (8:40) Zurich Film Festival | ends Oct. 6 (10:55) Zurich Tech Job Fair | Oct. 9 (12:27) Grape Harvest Festival | Oct. 11-13 |Cheyres (13:51) Living in a Box: Design and Comics | ends Oct. 20 | Vitra Design Museum (16:18) Shnit (short film festival) | Oct. 17-27 | Bern (18:43) Swiss Indoors Tennis Tournament | Oct. 19-27 | Basel (23:05) Career Relaunch Conference | Oct. 22 | Zurich (24:46) English courses | Volkshochschule Basel (28:07) Truffle Market | Oct. 26 |Bonvillars (30:05) Herbstmesse | Oct. 26-Nov. 12 | Basel

39 MINOCT 1
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What's Happening in Switzerland | October 2019

Nomad author settles in Swiss countryside

Welcome to the latest edition of SwissPats where Don and Suzi are back to play one of the hottest game shows sweeping the nation: Which thing was invented in Switzerland? They also discuss the urban myth that Swiss housing authorities do not allow residents to flush a toilet between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The SwissPats welcome author and new expat Tammy Lynn Stoner, who has just released her debut novel, SUGAR LAND. Tammy has lived in 16 cities in three countries and is somewhat new to Switzerland as she is still adjusting to life here after moving with her wife and three kids earlier this year. She not only discusses her new book, but also the odd jobs she's had -- biscuit maker, medical experimentee and waitress in a Greek diner to name a few -- and how her dog became friends with a Swiss cow.

62 MINSEP 25
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Nomad author settles in Swiss countryside

Opera singing French teacher

Don and Suzi are back as Don describes how he went on his first hike in Engelberg over the weekend, and he absolutely loved it. Good thing because those 200 franc hiking shoes weren't a waste of money. They also explain what latest Internet trend was set by the Zurich police department. This week's guest is Isabelle Johnson, founder of Prêt à Parler. She is a trained opera singer, originally from Montreal, started her teaching company in order to help to native and non-native English-speaking expats to make French and Business French a part of their everyday life in Geneva.

67 MINSEP 18
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Opera singing French teacher

SwissPats How-To | Basel Schools

Welcome to another edition of the SwissPats’ How-To Series. In this episodeSimonThiriet, the head of communications for the Basel-Stadt schools, explains how the local Swiss schools work. About SwissPats How-To Series: Unlike our typical show that features a guest or our first-of-the-month What's Happening, our How-To Series is here to help those who are new to Switzerland or even those who have lived here for a long time. Hey, you might’ve forgotten what it was like when you first got here and didn’t know anything. In our How-To Series, we have sought out those in the known to help you navigate your life here in Switzerland. From getting the train, to taking out your garbage, there are rules, regulations and guidelines that we all need to follow. A lot of information is out there, but we wanted to bring it to you in a short, bite-sized podcast. Maybe you already have this stuff sorted out, but if you see a newcomer to Switzerland, send them our way and hopefully we can help make...

17 MINSEP 11
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SwissPats How-To | Basel Schools

Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler | Adriana Quarck

The SwissPats are back with its newest series - Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler. The Trailing Spouse Reimagined, a book written by Resler and her co-authors Francesca Incocciati and Adriana Quarck, explore the real challenges and true joys of life abroad as a trailing partner. The book was based on dozens of interviews with men and women who have relocated to Switzerland for their partners' career, and this podcast seeks to continue what the authors started. For the second episode, Resler interviewed her co-author Adriana Quarck. For more information on the book, click here.

41 MINSEP 4
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Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler | Adriana Quarck

Whats Happening in Switzerland | September 2019

Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered.September means the end of summer, but it doesn’t mean the fun slows down. The Swiss wine regions are the spotlight here, as there are numerous festivals celebrating the wine harvests, but also a night of American female comics, a cupcake festival for kids, a hike with beer tastings and even an Oktoberfest if you can't make it to Munich. Prost! Fantoche International Animation Film Festival | Sept. 3-8 American Standup Show Basel | Sept. 5 30 Years: Vitra Design Museum | Sept. 6 Traditional Grape Harvest Festival | Spiez | Sept. 8-9 Basel Cupcake Festival 2019 | Sept. 8 Le Temps du Cornalin | Sept. 14 Bierwanderig Ägerisee | Sept. 14 Parenting with Awareness | Cham | Sept. 17 Varen Wine Festival | Sept. 20-21 SlowUp Zürichsee | Sept. 22 International Week of Happiness at Work for Switzerland| Sept. 23-27 Oktoberfest Wädenswil | Sept. 27-28

53 MINAUG 29
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Whats Happening in Switzerland | September 2019

Latest Episodes

Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler | Howard Austin

The SwissPats are back with the third edition of its latest series - Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler. The Trailing Spouse Reimagined, a book written by Resler and her co-authors Francesca Incocciati and Adriana Quarck, explore the real challenges and true joys of life abroad as a trailing partner. The book was based on dozens of interviews with men and women who have relocated to Switzerland for their partners' career, and this podcast seeks to continue what the authors started. For the third episode, Resler interviewed Howard Austin, a New Zealander who left behind his surfing life to follow his wife to her native Oberwil where he established himself as a nationally accredited practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For more information on the book,click here.

43 MIN5 d ago
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Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler | Howard Austin

What's Happening in Switzerland | November 2019

Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. (2:08) Wasserturmcup (underwater rugby) | Nov. 2 | Luzern (6:02) The Lumineers | Nov. 6 | Zurich Halle 622 (7:22)23rd International Kurzfilmtage | Nov. 5-10 | Winterthur (9:25) Rocknacht | Nov. 8 | ISC Club Bern (12:30) Theater Sports | Nov. 14 | Zurich Improv Comedy (14:12)Ólafur Arnalds | Nov. 12 | Zurich Halle 622 (16:32) Lausanne Festival of Lights | Nov. 21-Dec. 31 (18:54)Frontofbicycle Exhibition | Nov. 15 | Basel Art Center (21:20) From Basel, With Love | Nov. 16 | Braswell Arts Center (22:10) Zibelemärit (Onion Market) | Nov. 25 | Bern (29:52) "What The Dickens?!" | Nov. 21-24 | Lausanne

32 MIN2 w ago
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What's Happening in Switzerland | November 2019

Birthday Week is Gone, But 40 Is Here

Both Don and Suzi had birthdays last week, but Don is still coming to grips with turning the big 4-0. To say good-bye to his 30s, the two discuss some German words that perfectly sum up life in your 30s. They also talkBernese Zungenwurst, or “blood tongue” sausage, and apples that are only grown in Switzerland, Miami and Australia. This week's guest are the makers of a new app called Let's Meet Now! Ben Freisberg, a Swiss native, teamed up with expat Peter Wakin to develop this app that not only allows users or venues to create events, but acts as a tool for people to spontaneously get together, like someone new to a town or foreign land *coughs* expats *coughs*.

45 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Birthday Week is Gone, But 40 Is Here

Swiss wines are … good? No, really they are

Suzi and Don are back from the autumn break with author Sue Style, whose latest book - The Landscape of Swiss Wine - takes wine-loving readers on a tour of Switzerland’s wines and vineyards and the extraordinary landscapes that give rise to them. Suzi is also triggered by a pair of stories involving the pink tax and dash cams.

76 MINOCT 16
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Swiss wines are … good? No, really they are

What's Happening in Switzerland | October 2019

Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered. (1:21) Whiskey and More | Oct. 4-5 | Geneva (2:57)The Cheese Market | Oct. 4-5 Huttwil (4:21) Baby & Kid Planet | Oct. 4-6 | Lausanne (6:05) Oktoberfest | Oct. 5-6 | Wädenswil (7:30) Flute Festival | Oct. 4-6 | Gland (8:40) Zurich Film Festival | ends Oct. 6 (10:55) Zurich Tech Job Fair | Oct. 9 (12:27) Grape Harvest Festival | Oct. 11-13 |Cheyres (13:51) Living in a Box: Design and Comics | ends Oct. 20 | Vitra Design Museum (16:18) Shnit (short film festival) | Oct. 17-27 | Bern (18:43) Swiss Indoors Tennis Tournament | Oct. 19-27 | Basel (23:05) Career Relaunch Conference | Oct. 22 | Zurich (24:46) English courses | Volkshochschule Basel (28:07) Truffle Market | Oct. 26 |Bonvillars (30:05) Herbstmesse | Oct. 26-Nov. 12 | Basel

39 MINOCT 1
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What's Happening in Switzerland | October 2019

Nomad author settles in Swiss countryside

Welcome to the latest edition of SwissPats where Don and Suzi are back to play one of the hottest game shows sweeping the nation: Which thing was invented in Switzerland? They also discuss the urban myth that Swiss housing authorities do not allow residents to flush a toilet between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The SwissPats welcome author and new expat Tammy Lynn Stoner, who has just released her debut novel, SUGAR LAND. Tammy has lived in 16 cities in three countries and is somewhat new to Switzerland as she is still adjusting to life here after moving with her wife and three kids earlier this year. She not only discusses her new book, but also the odd jobs she's had -- biscuit maker, medical experimentee and waitress in a Greek diner to name a few -- and how her dog became friends with a Swiss cow.

62 MINSEP 25
Comments
Nomad author settles in Swiss countryside

Opera singing French teacher

Don and Suzi are back as Don describes how he went on his first hike in Engelberg over the weekend, and he absolutely loved it. Good thing because those 200 franc hiking shoes weren't a waste of money. They also explain what latest Internet trend was set by the Zurich police department. This week's guest is Isabelle Johnson, founder of Prêt à Parler. She is a trained opera singer, originally from Montreal, started her teaching company in order to help to native and non-native English-speaking expats to make French and Business French a part of their everyday life in Geneva.

67 MINSEP 18
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Opera singing French teacher

SwissPats How-To | Basel Schools

Welcome to another edition of the SwissPats’ How-To Series. In this episodeSimonThiriet, the head of communications for the Basel-Stadt schools, explains how the local Swiss schools work. About SwissPats How-To Series: Unlike our typical show that features a guest or our first-of-the-month What's Happening, our How-To Series is here to help those who are new to Switzerland or even those who have lived here for a long time. Hey, you might’ve forgotten what it was like when you first got here and didn’t know anything. In our How-To Series, we have sought out those in the known to help you navigate your life here in Switzerland. From getting the train, to taking out your garbage, there are rules, regulations and guidelines that we all need to follow. A lot of information is out there, but we wanted to bring it to you in a short, bite-sized podcast. Maybe you already have this stuff sorted out, but if you see a newcomer to Switzerland, send them our way and hopefully we can help make...

17 MINSEP 11
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SwissPats How-To | Basel Schools

Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler | Adriana Quarck

The SwissPats are back with its newest series - Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler. The Trailing Spouse Reimagined, a book written by Resler and her co-authors Francesca Incocciati and Adriana Quarck, explore the real challenges and true joys of life abroad as a trailing partner. The book was based on dozens of interviews with men and women who have relocated to Switzerland for their partners' career, and this podcast seeks to continue what the authors started. For the second episode, Resler interviewed her co-author Adriana Quarck. For more information on the book, click here.

41 MINSEP 4
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Life Abroad Reimagined with Rylla Resler | Adriana Quarck

Whats Happening in Switzerland | September 2019

Wondering what to do this month in Switzerland? Fear not the SwissPats have you covered.September means the end of summer, but it doesn’t mean the fun slows down. The Swiss wine regions are the spotlight here, as there are numerous festivals celebrating the wine harvests, but also a night of American female comics, a cupcake festival for kids, a hike with beer tastings and even an Oktoberfest if you can't make it to Munich. Prost! Fantoche International Animation Film Festival | Sept. 3-8 American Standup Show Basel | Sept. 5 30 Years: Vitra Design Museum | Sept. 6 Traditional Grape Harvest Festival | Spiez | Sept. 8-9 Basel Cupcake Festival 2019 | Sept. 8 Le Temps du Cornalin | Sept. 14 Bierwanderig Ägerisee | Sept. 14 Parenting with Awareness | Cham | Sept. 17 Varen Wine Festival | Sept. 20-21 SlowUp Zürichsee | Sept. 22 International Week of Happiness at Work for Switzerland| Sept. 23-27 Oktoberfest Wädenswil | Sept. 27-28

53 MINAUG 29
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Whats Happening in Switzerland | September 2019
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