Episodes

June 13, 2017

The Challenges Of Urban Planning In Bangkok (2.36)

A Bangkok city planner helps bring some clarity to the confusing development of Bangkok. But first, a very magical (and very Thai…

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June 6, 2017

Bangkok’s War On Street Food: A Live Report (2.35)

We grabbed our mics, left the cozy comforts of our condos and recorded a live episode of the show from the streets of Chinatown t…

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May 30, 2017

Invading Green Monster Chokes Out Bangkok (2.34)

One of Thailand's most persistent pests - the beautiful but invasive water hyacinth is once again clogging Bangkok’s waterways. A…

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May 23, 2017

The Bangkok Double Pricing Debate (2.33)

"On this episode we get into one of Thailand's most contentious topics - double pricing. But first Evo discovers a hidden hipster…

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May 16, 2017

Why Bangkok Is A Medical Tourism Hotspot (2.32)

This week we talk to an expert on medical tourism for the inside scoop on what makes Bangkok a key medical tourism destination. A…

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May 11, 2017

Is Birth Control Evil In Buddhist Bangkok? (2.31)

This week we talk with Bangkok-based Buddhist monk Phra Pandit about abortions, birth control, and how Buddhism defines evil. Als…

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May 3, 2017

Bangkok Tourist Scams Are Still Alive In 2017 (2.30)

On this episode of the Bangkok Podcast we talk about one of the negative aspects of Bangkok, the immortal, ever-present tourist s…

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April 25, 2017

Exploring Thailand’s Crazy Gun Culture (2.29)

From hitmen to red tape and homemade guns to the black market, we bring in a local expert to help us navigate the murky waters of…

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April 18, 2017

Time for Change: Should Begging Foreign Backpackers Take a Hike? (2.2…

You may have seen foreign backpackers on the streets of Bangkok, playing instruments, selling trinkets, or simply asking for chan…

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April 11, 2017

Blood on the Highway: Thailand's Seven Deadly Days of Songkran (2.27)

On this episode we talk about traffic in Bangkok - specifically the “Seven Deadly Days” of Songkran - and Thailand's awful road s…

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April 3, 2017

Talking Languages With Educator Frank Smith: Thai, Lao & Khmer (2.26)

On this episode of the Bangkok Podcast we talk languages with Frank Smith. He speaks Thai, Khmer, and Lao, and teaches Khmer at U…

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March 27, 2017

The Little Things We Miss About Home...And Will Miss About Thailand (…

On this episode, we discuss the little things we love about Bangkok, as well as the little things we miss about where we're from.

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March 20, 2017

Teaching In Thailand: A Professional Western Teacher’s Perspective (2…

Greg has a chat with Sheila Dee a Western-trained, professional educator working in Thailand. There are lots of Westerners acting…

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March 15, 2017

Magic Ink: Evo Visits the Mystical Sak Yant Tattoo Festival (2.23)

You may or may not have heard about the Sak Yant tattoo festival before, but after hearing this episode of the Bangkok Podcast, y…

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March 8, 2017

Talking with Paul Mueller: How Much Time Does Bangkok's Green Lung Ha…

When you look at Bangkok on a map, you see this enigmatic little patch of green just off center. It’s not a trick. It really exis…

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Feb. 27, 2017

"I Want to Get Back to Nature in Bangkok." Is That Even Possible? (2.…

While Thailand is a great place to experience the natural beauties of the tropics, Bangkok is a giant metro area and not all that…

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Feb. 21, 2017

Crafty Bangkok Beer: Talking with Brian Bartusch from Beervana (2.20)

Like everywhere, craft beer is exploding in Bangkok. But there are some subtle nuances that cause beer lovers to scratch their he…

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Feb. 13, 2017

Is Learning Thai Really Necessary? (2.19)

To learn to speak Thai or not learn to speak Thai. That is the question. No, literally. It’s the question we’re asking each other…

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Feb. 6, 2017

Being Disabled in Bangkok: A Conversation with Sawang Srisom (2.18)

No one is going to say that Bangkok is an easy city to navigate. Near-constant congestion, poorly paved sidewalks, non-existent p…

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Jan. 30, 2017

Red Cliff Coffee: Talking With Derek Kirk About Chiang Rai's Most Del…

So a guy from Alaska who owns a coffee plantation in Hawaii hires a guy from Indiana who’s living in Thailand to help him grow co…

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Jan. 23, 2017

Talking with Phra Pandit: Is Having Everything the Same as Desiring N…

Continuing with our Buddhism series, we welcome Phra Pandit, a Brit who has been a monk in Thailand for the past 20 years and is …

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Jan. 16, 2017

Expat Realities: Reverse Culture Shock (2.15)

If you've lived any amount of time overseas and returned to your home country, you're likely familiar with reverse culture shock,…

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Jan. 10, 2017

Four Things We Tell Everyone to Avoid in Bangkok (2.14)

Everyone loves Bangkok and it is indeed a great city. However, that's not to say everything is worth seeing or doing. For this sh…

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Jan. 2, 2017

Thailand Memories: Living Through a Coup (2.13)

Did you know that Thailand, one of the world's busiest tourist destinations, has been under military control since the most recen…

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