Well folks, after much discussion and late night Skype chats, Greg and Tony have decided that Bangkok Podcast has reached the end. As you’ve no doubt heard us talk about before, putting a podcast together takes a lot of time and effort, and time is something that both Greg and Tony have very little of these days, so it’s time to hang up the ol’ mics.
Bangkok Podcast: The Original Season
The original Bangkok Podcast with Tony Joh and Greg Jorgensen ran for 77 episodes, from May 17, 2010 to January 5, 2013. Below is a link to those original episodes.
(Season 2.0 started up in October of 2016, so don't miss it!)
On this episode of Bangkok Podcast, Greg and Tony wrap up the latest news making the rounds in Thailand. From the crazy amount of rain that has been hitting Bangkok to the latest skin whitening craze and finally they talk about the attempt by airport link authorities to boost ridership.
We also chat with Ali Weiner, who is organizing an epic walk from Bangkok to Burma to raise awareness awareness of the dangers and realities of human trafficking and to meet their goal of raising $100,000 dollars for various charities.
On this show Greg and Tony welcome back past guest Paul Garrigan who joins us to talk about his new adventure as a muay thai fighter. While always harbouring the dream of stepping into the ring Paul was reluctant to start training as a fighter believing he was too old. However once he got into the ring and overcame a series of injuries, boxing became a form of meditation for him.
Tony and Greg covers the endless topic of cost of living in Bangkok. How much is a decent apartment? Is Thai internet fast? How much does it cost to get a cell phone in Bangkok? We reveal all in this episode of Bangkok Podcast.
Welcome back! Ten months after our last regular show, Tony and Greg are back on the air with an all new format but the same focus – Bangkok in all its wonderful, weird, awesome, odd glory.
On this special episode of Bangkok Podcast, Greg and Tony connect via Skype to talk about Greg’s recent wedding. From emergency changes due to the floods, unexpected costs and language issues Greg reveals the details and tips of getting married in Thailand.
Greg and Tony also discuss the latest topics in Thailand from what the Thai government is doing to assure Japanese investors that their factories won’t be flooded out again, to how it’s possible to lose and recover 13 million baht in gold in a taxi!
Tony & Greg return to the airwaves with a special encore show. Tony talks about his experiences living in Tokyo compared to Bangkok and what he misses about living in Thailand. We welcome back past guest Hamish Chalmers to talk about his amazing story about escaping the floods in the middle of the night with his family. We also talk to Michael Biedassek about his recent community initiative that raised over 2 million baht for the flood relief.
On this episode, Tony and Greg discuss the Bangkok Podcast Farewell Dinner, go over some of their favorite shows from the past, get into a few details on what it took to put a show together, and thank a few very important people who worked with us behind the scenes to make sure the podcast grew.
We also want to say a special thanks to each of our guests, who came on the show in their free time and gave people a glimpse into the cool personalities that help make Bangkok such a great city. Thanks again everyone – keep your Bangkok Podcast iTunes, Facebook and Twitter links active – we might be back sooner than you think.
On our last show we invited the venerable Pandit Bhikku back to the studio and we switched things up a bit and let Pandit interview us. Phra Pandit asks us if we believe in God and if we, in fact, believe what we believe, which is one of the key introspective aspects of Buddhism. Needless to say, it gets a bit deep as Tony, Greg and Pandit debate the meaning of belief and the freedom to choose if you even want to believe in anything.
We are very happy to be joined by Mr. Korn Chaitikavanij, Thailand’s ex-finance minister. Although his Democrat party lost Thailand’s most recent election, he is still an MP and is a high profile member of the Thai political landscape. Khun Korn talks to us about what it was like running in the election, which was one of the most fiercely contested in Thai history, and what his thoughts are now that his party is now the opposition.