March 19th, 2015
Episode 258 of 863 episodes
As the Swiss central bank halves its economic growth forecast for this year, we look at the Swiss firms shutting down and moving to cheaper locations in Austria and Slovakia because of the soaring value of the Swiss franc. With a solar eclipse on its way, we hear about why the natural phenomenon presents a bit a of a headache for the energy industry. Voters in Spain's southern region of Andalucía go to the polls this weekend, and the BBC's Guy Hedgecoe has a report on the lead-up to the most fiercely-contested regional elections in decades. Plus, hundreds of years ago Italy was the envy of the world when it came to expensive silks, but the industry has faded in recent decades in the face of competition from cheaper Chinese production. Now, though, there are efforts to once again make Italy a centre for silk production in Europe - and it's not just the fashion industries that will benefit.
Have you trembled ‘round the campfire as the ghost stories are told? Do tales of horrors wrought by nature and beyond strike fear in your soul? Is it best when you are afraid to turn out the light? Thrill to stories that strike at your deepest fears, as host Stephen Kilpatrick brings the best of horror fiction to your ears and your mind, read to you by the most chilling narrators that podcasting has to offer. <br /> <br /> Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, Tales to Terrify is where the depths of horror reveal the truths of good, evil, and the human spirit in the District of Wonders podcast network. Like all shows in the District of Wonders, Tales to Terrify is supported by a welcoming community of dedicated fans and contributors. Subscribe today, and begin your journey through the spine-tingling depths of storytelling.<br /> <br /> Everyone has a story in the District of Wonders. Come and find yours.