Apr 22, 2022
Stephen Devincenzi, founder and host of SEND7 interviews Daniel Godson!
Topics are: Swiss language, Swiss food, Swiss military, Argentina and more...
YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/BZMFFcaM8Dk
Transcript version to read along while listenig:
0:00:01 Why is Stephen interviewing Daniel?
0:00:45 The bad, bad Swiss citizen
0:04:44 Weird Swiss dialect
0:06:16 The official languages of Switzerland.
0:07:59 Do Italian speakers understand Romansh?
0:08:14 Do Romansh speakers speak another Swiss language?
0:09:33 The difference between Swiss German and Standard German
0:10:20 Is Swiss German a language or just a dialect?
0:11:40 Where does Daniel live nowadays?
11:52 Did Daniel's dialect become more understandable over time? (THE TRAITOR)
13:42 Can you have a conversation in French? (Communication first)
14:46 Languages that Swiss people learn in School
15:22 Are most people successful in learning a second Swiss language?
16:25 The language situatoin in Basel
18:16 How do Swiss people speak to each other?
19:48 Swiss neutrality and the Pope guarded by Swiss guards
24:58 Direct democracy in Switzerland / Referendum
31:35 Is it true that on Sundays by law, you can't make a lot of
33:12 What is the typical Swiss dish?
40:40 Do you like mate tea? Did the COVID situation have an effect on the mate culture?
44:47 Daniel and Maradona
46:29 Do you travel much into the other countries? Have you traveled much around Europe?
48:15 Tuscany and Barcelona
50:26 My Fluent Podcast
52:42 The future of SEND7
57:38 The Vocab Man Podcast
1:01:26 Stephen's passion about the news
1:02:24 Outro - Simple English News Daily podcasts overpassed 1 million downloads!
1:02:38 Interview with Stephen (Luke Thompson from Luke's English Podcast)
Simple English News Daily | SEND7 podcast:
Is The News good for learning English? (From LEP#766):
Stephen was features on Luke's English Podcast in April 2022. Take a listen here:
92 - How to learn English with a News Podcast - Simple English News Daily: This is the interview I conducted back in 2021 with Stephen. https://youtu.be/Au8tUE8jxw0
Some remarkable Swiss referendums that came to mind after recording:
Exemplary Swiss work ethics:
In March 2012 Swiss people voted against extra holidays. The idea was to go from 4 to 6 weeks paid holiday a year. (Swiss people really must love working!)
Monthly income of 2,500 Swiss francs for every adult? No thanks!
Swiss people have rejected a proposal in June 2016 to introduce a guaranteed basic income for all. Suggested was a monthly income of SFr2,500 ($2,555) for adults and SFr625 for each child.
77% opposed the plan
only 23% backed it.