Bangkok Podcast: Voranai Vanijaka

2017-10-18T21:48:02+00:00

Bangkok Podcast 14: Voranai Vanijaka

As an editor at the Bangkok Post, one of the Kingdom’s English-language daily newspapers, Voranai Vanijaka is afforded an opportunity to have his voice heard, discussed and argued about that few of use ever have. As a journalist, his job is to look at the world through a long lens and comment on what he sees. However, in a country like Thailand – where long-held perceptions are hard to change and powerful personalities enjoy the stability of the status quo, turning that lens inward can often cause a bit of… uneasiness.

Khun Voranai joins us to talk about the somewhat controversial nature of his writing, and especially about a recent article he wrote, ‘Amart and Prai’, which challenged the long-established class structure that governs Thai societal interactions.

Tony also talks about why his trip to Japan was postponed, and Greg rattles on about another one of his bike rides, this time to the village of Baan Bat, where the locals work to preserve their unique art of beautiful, hand-made copper bowls.

Show Links:

Bangkok Post: Amart and Prai

8 Comments

  1. Brook August 16, 2010 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Great conversation you guys! Keep up the great work on these Podcasts…

    • Tony August 16, 2010 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks for tuning in! 😀

  2. Mark August 17, 2010 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Great stuff as always! Love listening to your podcast – Keep up the great work!

  3. Gene August 19, 2010 at 11:54 am - Reply

    great work guys! please keep them coming. finally.. a podcast about bangkok worth the time.

    if i may suggest, bigger panels and longer shows

    • Tony August 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Hi Gene, thanks for the comment. Panels?

      • Gene October 13, 2010 at 11:38 am - Reply

        again, i enjoy listening to the show.
        regarding panels, i meant more guests/mics in each show, but i realize that must be difficult.

        • Tony October 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm - Reply

          Stay tuned as we’re working on it!

  4. Jack August 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Nice interview…

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