Episodes

Sept. 27, 2022

The Best Apps for Making Life in Thailand Fun and (Dare We Say It) Ea…

Greg and Ed dive into the crowded App and Play stores to discuss the various phone apps that make living in Bangkok easier. Greg …

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Sept. 20, 2022

Environmental Journalist James Fahn Updates His Outlook on Thailand’s…

Greg interviews James Fahn, the Executive Director of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network. Greg begins by opening a discussion ab…

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Sept. 13, 2022

22 Years Later: Ed Boils Bangkok Down to 5 Reasons He Stays [S6.E6]

Ed reminisces on 22 years in Thailand and tries to summarize exactly why he has decided to stay for so long. It’s hard to sum up,…

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Sept. 6, 2022

Finnish Ambassador Jyri Järviaho on Diplomatic History, Economic Trad…

Greg interviews Jyri Järviaho, Finland’s Ambassador to Thailand. Although Greg makes a valiant attempt at pronouncing the Ambassa…

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Aug. 30, 2022

The Mystery of Old Western Songs in Thailand That Won’t Die [S6.E4]

Greg and Ed discuss the fascinating topic of old Western pop songs that enjoy a shocking degree of popularity in Thailand. For th…

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Aug. 23, 2022

Stu Jay Raj on Cursing, Dirty Talk & the Importance of Tones Part 2 […

Greg finishes up his interview with linguist and raconteur . Stu begins with a classic: the super annoying fact that the Thai num…

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Aug. 16, 2022

Stu Jay Raj on Cursing, Dirty Talk & the Importance of Tones [S6.E2]

Greg interviews our old pal Stu Jay Raj - linguist, polyglot, and true Renaissance man. As you would expect, the topic is the Tha…

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Aug. 9, 2022

Coming Up On Season 6...! [S6.E1]

As is tradition, Greg and Ed spend the first episode of the brand new season 6 (!) looking back, looking forward, and discussing …

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July 26, 2022

A Virologist Talks Vaccine Research & Thailand's Scientific Street Cr…

In the last episode of Season 5, Greg interviews Samaporn Teeravechyan, also known as Dr. Joy. Dr. Joy works at the National Cent…

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July 19, 2022

Gotcha! Ten Situations When the Score is Bangkok 1, You 0 [S5.E70]

Bangkok’s a big city that’s got her own rules. You can try to fight them, but in the end, in certain situations, no matter how mu…

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July 12, 2022

The Million Baht Kid: Returning to Thailand After Growing Up Abroad […

Ed interviews Emily from Calgary, Canada, a unique ‘expat’ in Thailand if there ever was one. Emily was born 19 years ago in Nong…

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July 5, 2022

Fun AND Educational? Some Notable Bangkok Firsts [S5.E68]

In a new concept, Greg and Ed discuss various Bangkok ‘Firsts’ in an effort to improve their knowledge of the city’s history and …

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June 28, 2022

Luxembourg Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger Talks Diplomacy & Cultural …

Greg interviews the Luxembourgian Ambassador to Thailand, Jean-Paul Senninger. As a diplomat with a long list of postings around …

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June 21, 2022

Pot Luck Surprise! The Highs and Lows of Weed in Thailand [S5.E66]

Greg and Ed discuss the recent decriminalization of cannabis in Thailand, the recent changes around town it’s caused, and whether…

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June 14, 2022

From Toothbrushes to Curses: Storytime With Christopher G. Moore [S5.…

This is Part Two of Greg’s recent interview with uber-expat Christopher G. Moore, author, raconteur, and general man-about-town. …

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June 7, 2022

From Page to Screen: Christopher G. Moore on Hard-Boiled Bangkok [S5.…

Greg interviews Christopher G. Moore, long-time friend of the podcast and senior Bangkok expat, known for his extensive fiction a…

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May 31, 2022

Understanding Thailand: Some Rules of Thumb That Explain a Lot [S5.E6…

Greg and Ed pull together all their accumulated wisdom about Thai culture and society into six pithy theories to aid expats and t…

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May 24, 2022

Seeing Thailand Through Film: Director Paul Spurrier [S5.E62]

Ed interviews , a British expat in Thailand who has been in the film industry his entire life. Paul begins at the beginning, how …

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May 17, 2022

Busting Some Myths About Prostitution in Thailand [S5.E61]

Ed leads a discussion and semi-rant about a persistent myth regarding the history of prostitution in Thailand that was recently p…

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May 10, 2022

Achievement Unlocked! Even More Expat Merit Badges [S5.E60]

Because the first show was so fun to do - and full of great listener-generated ideas! - Greg and Ed revisit the idea of expat ‘me…

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May 3, 2022

Author Chris Baker Discusses Thai History, Culture & Conflict [S5.E59]

Greg and Ed interview expat legend Chris Baker, co-author (along with his wife Pasuk Phongpaichit) of , in addition to several ot…

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April 26, 2022

Greg’s Canada Trip: Thoughts on Reverse Culture Shock [S5.E58]

It’s Greg’s turn for some reverse culture shock as he relates his return to Thailand from the Great White North of Calgary, Alber…

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April 19, 2022

The Psychology of Tourist Scams with Tourism Expert Ding Xu [S5.E57]

Anyone who has been to Thailand knows the old “Ohhh, the temple is closed today, why don’t you come with me to this gem store?” D…

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April 12, 2022

Thai Games: From Playgrounds to Cards to Beetle Fighting [S5.E.56]

Thanks to a suggestion from a listener Greg and Ed discuss the fascinating topic of games that are common - if not unique - to Th…

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