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On a recent trip, I embarrassed my travel companion after I flagged down a flight attendant.

“You know, I produced some of your in-flight entertainment,” I told her, and pointed to my screen. She managed to look interested — even impressed — but in truth she was probably more concerned about making sure everybody got their dinner on time!

The entertainment in question was The Swiss Connection, which SWI swissinfo.ch produces for SWISS International Air Lines. (There’s Swissness for you.)

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The current batch includes my tales of cheeky street musicians (Bern’s Buskers’ Festival) and a jolly band of wandering woodsmen (An Architectural Tour). The selections come from swissinfo’s weekly program, and they change every few months.

So next time you travel with SWISS, I hope you’ll check it out! I know I will, and I might even elbow a fellow passenger and say, “Guess what? If you like podcasts … ”

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Egg-cellent

 

In this week’s swissinfo.ch podcast, I focused on:

– a noisy Lenten tradition

– happy laying hens

– and a man who found a way to outsmart ovulation.

Click here to listen.

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Chris von Rohr of the rock band Krokus

I recently had the chance to visit Krokus founder and bass player Chris von Rohr in Solothurn, Switzerland. We chatted about the band’s history as well as von Rohr’s plans for the next few years.

You can listen to my audio feature on swissinfo.ch — but make sure you’re comfortable because it’s 17 minutes long!

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Blues musician Philipp Fankhauser

Musician Philipp Fankhauser talks about how he turned blues into Swiss gold in this audio feature for swissinfo.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimedia/audios_podcast/Call_it_the_blues.html?autoPlay=y&view=podcastDetail&cid=29703234

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Eliot performing with Dr. Cranknstein

Eliot performing with Dr. Cranknstein

After nearly 14 years of living in Switzerland, American musician Eliot Chambers has developed a steady following both as a solo performer and as the leader of a hard rock band called Dr. Cranknstein. According to Chambers, Switzerland is a great place for independent musicians.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.swisster.ch/en/people/latest_profiles/eliot-chambers-48-rock-musician_101-1264428

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