Swiss Story Episode 1: Why am I here?
California native Lawrence Desmond is living in Basel for a few months. He finds a lot of similarities between his American home and temporary ...
Swiss Story Episode 2: Scattered ashes
Lawrence reveals the secret of his interest in Basel. Watch this episode to learn what has brought the archaeologist to the Swiss city on the Rhine.
Swiss Story Episode 3: Journey back in time
Lawrence goes back to the 1940s to show us the Switzerland his mother rediscovered, after being away for 20 years. (Lawrence Desmond for ...
Swiss Story Episode 4: Childhood in Basel
Lawrence visits where his mother grew up. Follow Lawrence’s blog on archaeology here. (Lawrence Desmond for swissinfo.ch)
Swiss Story Episode 5: Ferries and zithers
Lawrence crosses the Rhine and hears from the ferryman what it was like in the past. Follow Lawrence’s blog on archaeology here. (Lawrence ...
Swiss Story Episode 6: Gritli speaks
Lawrence gets a lesson in Swiss-German dialect. His teacher in Basel helps translate an old recording of his mother describing an accident.
Swiss Story Episode 7: A house for refugees
Lawrence revisits his grandparents house near the border with Germany and France. In the Second World War years, the family provided shelter for ...
Swiss Story Episode 8: Arriving in California
Lawrence looks back at his Swiss journey and returns to California. Follow Lawrence’s blog on archaeology here. (Lawrence Desmond for swissinfo.ch)
Swiss Story Episode 9: Swiss picnic in Silicon Valley
Lawrence has lunch with members of the Swiss club. Follow Lawrence’s blog on archaeology here. (Lawrence Desmond for swissinfo.ch)