Human Faces Part 1: The Father of the Gods, Zeus, in Olympia

Why is it that for centuries – or rather thousands of years – the head has served as the motif for the side of a coin? And why has this changed in the last 200 years? Ursula Kampmann poses these questions in her book ‘MenschenGesichter,’” from which the texts for our new series are taken.

The People of Zurich and their Money 16: Free money for free citizens

Our series takes you along for the ride as we explore the Zurich of times past. In this episode you will listen to a conversation conducted in 1934. Werner Zimmermann reasons with a potential investor in WIR bank – a bank that favors a new kind of money.