21 May, 2013

Ciarán spoke with Nik von Frankenberg about the political parties on the left of the Swiss political system: the CVP, SP and the Green Party. With Guy Morin, Basel has one of the few green mayors in Switzerland.







14 May, 2013

This week's show is action packed. Find out how to get traditional fish and chips in a traditional English pub The Fish InnJohn Picton, the English pub landlord came in to tell us about why he set up an English pub in Reinach.

Our monthly food guru, Sue Style, came into our Radio X studios to talk about a brilliant wine event in Alsace.

7 May, 2013

This week, Ciaran talked to Nik von Frankenberg in part two of a series about the Swiss political system.








30 April, 2013

This week The English Show team brings you another action-packed show all about our region and upcoming events.

Ciaran talked to local Radio X journalist Nik von Frankenberg about Swiss politics, in his Political Podcast. In a concise way, it explains how politics works in Switzerland.







23 April, 2013

This week Kiwi Jon went to Parc Des Eaux Vives in Huningue. If you want to enjoy the joys of white water canoeing, 5 minutes from Basel over the border, then this is the place for you to go this spring and summer.





16 April, 2013

It's spring! And with it, the ground is covered in Bärlauch, or wild garlic. Wild garlic has always been associated with bears, as witnessed by its Latin, German and French names (Allium ursinum, Bärlauch and ail des ours, respectively). Seems that these hibernating animals are extremely partial to this garlicky member of the allium family, which emerges conveniently from its winter slumbers just as the bears are coming out of theirs.

9 April, 2013

This week, Nic Oatridge gave us top tips on where to go skiing in spring. Engelberg, Zermatt and Meiringen all still offer vast amounts of snow at this time of year. Of those three, Engelberg is the easiest of the great Swiss resorts to get to from Luzern by road or rail along the beautiful Engelberg valley. Listen to the show to get all the details!



2 April, 2013

Nina Carrasco, president of the Basel International Speakers Club, talked to Ciaran about public speaking. Most of us dislike public speaking, but the club can give you the necessary tools to gain confidence in your speaking skills. The next Speakers Club meeting is on Wednesday, 10th April, at Gempenstrasse 10 - you're welcome to join.

12 March, 2013

Nic OatridgeNic Oatridge talked about the delights of Zermatt this week. Zermatt is right at the head of a valley, surrounded by the highest peaks in Switzerland, and was a quiet farming community until the onset of Alpinism. Now it is a bustling town and the car-free cachet is somewhat undermined by the electric taxis and even police cars, plus of course buses racing to ferry skiers and snowboarders around the resort and its four pisted areas.