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Is Thailand Really the "Land of the Free"? [S6.E25]

Greg and Ed get all deep by asking the question “Is Thailand really the Land of the Free?” And what does “freedom” even mean? Many people know that the word ‘Thailand’ is supposed to translate as the ‘Land of the Free.’ The guys first...

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Is Thailand Really the "Land of the Free"? [S6.E25]

Jan. 31, 2023

Greg and Ed get all deep by asking the question “Is Thailand really the Land of the Free?” And what does “freedom” even mean? Many people know that the word ‘Thailand’ is supposed to translate as the ‘Land of the Free.’ The …

Bangkok’s Dark Side: Justin Dunne on His Creepy “Bangkok Haunt” Tours [S6.E24]

Jan. 24, 2023

Greg interviews Justin Dunne of ,’ a tour company in Bangkok that focuses on Thai ghost stories and their relevant locations. Justin is an old friend of Greg’s and after trading a few stories of the old days, the guys get in…

What Do You Miss Most About Thailand? Overseas Listeners Let Us Know [S6.E23]

Jan. 17, 2023

In a special listener voicemail show, Greg and Ed discuss what listeners miss most about Thailand. The guys go through a bunch of different messages, each expressing a unique characteristic of the Land of Smiles that keeps t…

The Extraordinary Life of the Siamese Twins: Chang and Eng Bunker [S6.E22]

Jan. 3, 2023

We dive back into history with the remarkable story of Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the Siamese Twins. Born and raised in Samut Songkhram province just south of Bangkok, they had a fateful encounter with a Sc…

Ed Gets Schooled: Linguist Stu Jay Raj Critiques a Thai Conversation Part 2 [S6.E21]

Dec. 27, 2022

In Part Two of Ed’s Thai lesson with guru Stu Jay Raj, the two push through Ed’s sample Thai conversation. Stu continues to emphasize the importance of proper pronunciation of vowels, even going so far as to say it is more i…

Ed Gets Schooled: Linguist Stu Jay Raj Critiques a Thai Conversation [S6.E20]

Dec. 20, 2022

Ed goes back to school and gets a Thai lesson from the master himself, Stu Jay Raj. Ed recounts a common backstory, wherein he made serious effort to learn Thai during his first two years in Thailand - and even ended up marr…

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Greg Jorgensen

Founder/Co-host (Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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 short book. My interests are movies, technology, bike riding, and short walks on the beach (it’s too hot here to take long walks).

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Ed Knuth

Co-host (Season 3, 4, 5)

I moved to Thailand in 2000, mostly just to take a break from the American rat race. By ‘break,’ I expected to be in Thailand for 6 months or maybe even one year (!). But everything changed after my first few months in Bangkok. It’s hard to pinpoint any specific thing – it’s just that my life became an adventure. Although I’ve worked many different jobs over the years (mostly academic related), that feeling of ‘adventure’ has never really left – and so I never have.
Currently, I work at a Thai university, and my job is basically to explain ‘the West’ (mostly the U.S. and Great Britain) to Thai students. Having to do that has forced me to better understand where Thais are coming from, and I find being in between these two fascinating worlds a blast!
In my spare time, I’m both a music and a movie person; I’m especially into live blues music and the American ‘New Hollywood’ films of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

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Evo Terra

Co-host (Season 2)

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.

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Tony Joh

Founder/Co-host (Season 1)

Anthony 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 automotive 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 Joh now lives in Tokyo, Japan where he can be heard on the Tokyo Podcast. Listen each week as Anthony shines a spotlight on Asia’s most exciting and innovative city.

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