What’s all this about, then?
The Bangkok Podcast began in 2010 with Greg Jorgensen and Tony Joh at the helm. After a great run, it was wrapped up in 2013. Now, the show has returned with one of the original hosts and a new co-host (see below) to take another look at all of the weird, wonderful, awful, interesting, and mystifying aspects of expat life in Bangkok.
It all started when my best friend suggested we go to Thailand to visit a friend of ours in Chiang Mai in 2001. I told him I can’t just “go to Thailand” and he asked why not. I didn’t have a suitable answer, so we planned a four month trip full of beaches, palm trees, and looking at maps on street corners. Turns out he wasn’t much for traveling though, and went back to Canada after 12 days. I decided to see how things played out, and I’m still here. In that time I’ve taught English, worked as a team building facilitator, done voice overs, gotten shot at in movies, performed standup comedy, and written enough travel stories to fill a very boring book. My interests are movies, technology, bike riding, and short walks on the beach (it’s too hot here to take long walks).
I took a sabbatical in 2015… and never looked back.
After my year abroad — 13 countries on three continents — I’ve decided to make Bangkok my home base for 2016. I’m providing services for a select group of clients, focused on podcasting, media distribution, and strategic consulting services
My podcasting CV tells the story best. I started podcasting on October 14, 2004. According to Podcast Alley, I was the 40th podcaster ever. I’m also the co-author of Podcasting for Dummies and Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies. I launched and managed a network of over 700 audiobooks released in serialized podcast form. I’ve spent over a decade in or adjacent to the C-Suite in marketing departments or digital agencies focused on new media and innovation. Today, I still share my stories with the world via podcasts.
Anthony Joh has been a world traveler since birth, having grown up in Japan, USA and eventually settling in Canada. He’s been a business savvy entrepreneur ever since his first venture selling newspapers at the age of 9. After getting the travel bug he sold his successful auto detailing business and took off on a globe trotting adventure. He spent some time exploring Europe and indulging his passion for classic European cars before landing in Bangkok and starting the Bangkok Podcast.
Anthony now lives in Tokyo and you can follow his adventures on Facebook.