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Looking for Swiss german podcasts / youtube videos

Hi,

I am able to speak and understand Highgerman on an adequate level but in 2 months time I am starting a job at a company where at least 80% of the employees are Swiss so I want to get better at understanding Swissgerman. I do not intend to speak it.

I have 1 hour a day to listen to anything on my phone. I already listened many times to the podclub.ch material and also some youtube discussions recorded from TeleZuri.

What other sources are there? Is there mabye any youtube channel where people only speak Swissgerman? Or maybe someone has a large collection of mp3s? I would need about 20-30 hours of material I think.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07.05.2015, 15:59
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https://www.youtube.com/user/SchweizerFernsehen
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Old 07.05.2015, 16:04
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Re: Looking for Swiss german podcasts / youtube videos

I'm not sure if you can get these as podcasts, but here are the two sources that help me most often with my understanding:

1. Watch the SRF Tagesschau (news) every night. The anchors speak high German but most of the interviews are done in Swiss German. It helps with the context of what's being said. Also the weather is always done in SG.

2. Watch the program called Arena on Friday nights on SRF. It's a round-table discussion, almost completely in Swiss German, about current hot topics.

If you're like me, you'll pick up just enough Swiss German to start muddling your speaking of High German when you're out and about.
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Listen to any call-in radio show on SRF4 - they do my head in, I just about understand the presenter and then someone from Glarus calls
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