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Sound engineer Daniel Wihler working on one of my podcasts

For a while I’ve been wanting to highlight the work of the studio technicians who, frankly, make my podcasts sound way better than they would if I had to do them alone. They ensure that my narration is the best it can be by setting up the mic, monitoring the levels, and finessing all the transitions between me and my audio from the field. They know the right spots to fade in music or ambient sound, and they’re great at finding sound effects, too. And when a feature is too long, they give sensible advice about what to cut. On top of that, they’re fun to work with!

So a big thank you to the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation’s Daniel Wihler, Jakob Stoller and Ivan Steiner!

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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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Podcast icon courtesy of Colleen AF Venable

The place to be: for many international firms, that’s Switzerland. A place revisited: a political exile revisits Tunisia for the first time in 19 years. Places you wish you’d never been: a woman remembers her painful past.

Click on the link below to listen a recent swissinfo.ch podcast, which I regularly contribute to.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimedia/audios_podcast/People_and_places.html?autoPlay=y&view=podcastDetail&cid=29650988

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