For our second interview, we are very happy to be joined by Jodi Ettenberg – lawyer, world traveler, riot survivor, political commentator, and fan of all things related to chowing down.
In this episode of the Bangkok Podcast, we discuss something that many foreigners living here have a hard time wrapping their heads around – Thai television shows. From dramatically-enhanced soap operas to variety shows with singing, dancing Nazis, to the brilliance of funny television commercials, the range of options for the average viewer are pretty broad.
One of the problems with living in Thailand is that it’s so easy to get by without being very skilled in the Thai language, a mistake that many expats make. To provide some inspiration, we are very happy to be talking to Rikker Dockum, a researcher and Thai language scholar, who will be joining us every month on the Bangkok Podcast.
Rarely does someone move to Bangkok with a full support network of friends ready to help them out; more often than not, the first few weeks or months are a bit of a struggle as you figure out how the city works.
We are very happy to be joined by Prae Sunantaraks who was born with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative retinal disease that is slowly robbing her of her sight. She helps us understand how she remains so positive and upbeat even as her world becomes darker and darker.
In the first edition of our weekly podcast, we discuss the major issue at the moment – the ongoing redshirt protests and the continuing efforts by the military to end them. We also touch on the causes of the conflict, and then discuss what we think are some great resources for keeping on top of new developments in one of the biggest crises to hit Thailand in a very long time.
Bangkok is a city that’s at the leading edge of Asia yet still somehow stuck in the past. It’s a place of contrasts: ancient temples neighbour internet cafes, luxury automobiles compete for space with tuk-tuk’s and sprawling air conditioned shopping malls sell everything from Lanna antiques to the latest high fashion clothing. Read More »