Jan. 11, 2022

Anger, Anxiety & Death: How Buddhism Deals with the Big Issues [S5.E4…

Greg interviews Phra Pandit, the resident Bangkok Podcast expert on all things Buddhism, about negative emotions such as anxiety …

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Jan. 4, 2022

The Bangkok Podcast Covid Christmas Clusterf#@k Extravaganza [S5.E42]

It’s a COVID Christmas Craptacular! The guys discuss all the ways that COVID has made the holiday season difficult for expats and…

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Dec. 21, 2021

Riding the Rails: Catching up with Bangkok’s New Train Lines [S5.E41]

When Greg and guest-host Scott moved here at the turn of the century, Bangkok had about 22km of train lines (not counting the SRT…

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Dec. 14, 2021

The Times They Are a-Changing: Thailand’s Demographic Shift [S5.E40]

The show welcomes back Dr. Jessica Vechbanyongratana, an economist at Chulalongkorn University, to discuss the cold, hard data on…

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Dec. 7, 2021

Bangkok's Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony [S5.E39]

Greg and Ed finish up the Seven Deadly Sins series with a discussion of ‘gluttony’ in the context of Bangkok - in this case, want…

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Nov. 30, 2021

Tech, Trade & Bridges with Belgian Ambassador Sibille de Cartier [S5.…

Greg interviews Belgian Ambassador to Thailand, Madam Sybille de Cartier, formerly Ambassador to Egypt and Sudan, with plenty of …

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Nov. 23, 2021

Alcohol: Thailand’s Favorite Boogeyman [S5.E37]

In a very topical show Greg and Ed discuss the role that alcohol plays in Thai culture. For a country that seems to love restrict…

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Nov. 9, 2021

Hassles and Hope: Thailand’s Big Reopening [S5.E35]

The boys address the big story of the day: Thailand’s long-delayed reopening to tourists, at least from certain low-risk countrie…

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Nov. 2, 2021

What’s the Deal with Solar Power in Thailand? [S5.E34]

Greg interviews Tristan Knowles, an Australian expat in Thailand working for the Asian Development Bank, specializing in infrastr…

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Oct. 26, 2021

Thailand in Movies & TV vs. Thailand in Real Life [S5.E33]

On today’s show Greg and Ed address a pretty simple question: When you see Bangkok in movies and in series, are you actually seei…

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Oct. 19, 2021

From Coffee to Conflict: Kenyan Ambassador Lindsay Kiptiness [S5.E32]

Greg interviews Lindsay Kiptiness, the Kenyan Ambassador to Thailand. Ambassador Kiptiness begins by introducing himself and expl…

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Oct. 12, 2021

Dungeons & Dragons & Bangkok: An Alignment Chart for the City [S5.E31]

Greg and Ed confess to their past as Dungeons and Dragons-loving young geeks. Who would have thought? The boys take inspiration f…

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Oct. 5, 2021

Building a Thai YouTube Channel for Kids Into a Family Business [S5.E…

On this episode Greg chats with his buddy Jesse Davis. You might not know Jesse’s name, but if you have kids, chances are they kn…

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Sept. 21, 2021

Accents, Dialects and Stereotypes with Stu Jay Raj [S5.E28]

Greg interviews returning guest Stu Jay Raj - polyglot, expert language teacher and man about town. Greg begins by asking Stu abo…

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Sept. 14, 2021

This is Thailand With Scott & Trevor from Talk Travel Asia [S5.E27]

Greg and Ed sit down with old friends and travel experts Trevor Ranges and Scott Coates of the podcast. The guys run through a w…

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Sept. 7, 2021

Bangkok's Seven Deadly Sins: Envy [S5.E26]

Continuing the series on the 7 Deadly Sins, Greg and Ed address the envious Envy. Of course, we love Bangkok, but no place is per…

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Aug. 31, 2021

Golfasian’s Mark Siegel Talks Fees, Tees & Thai Golf Holidays [S5.E25]

Greg interviews Mark Siegel, the director of , one of Asia’s largest golf tour operators. Greg opens with the caveat that neither…

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Aug. 24, 2021

A Few Surprising Details About Raising a Kid in Bangkok [S5.E24]

In this episode, Greg fills us in on all the special concerns of being a parent in Bangkok. As if being a parent on its own didn’…

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Aug. 17, 2021

From Dreams to Comedy: Teaching Thai With a Twist [S5.E23]

Greg interviews Kru Nan from the “You Too Can Learn Thai” podcast. Greg begins with the theory of the ‘critical period,’ that the…

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Aug. 10, 2021

Don’t be That Guy: Expat Stereotypes to Avoid [S5.E22]

Greg and Ed discuss some negative expat stereotypes - roughly the person you (probably) don’t want to become while living in Thai…

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Aug. 3, 2021

The Bombing of Bangkok During World War 2 [S5.E21]

Greg interviews about the bombing of Bangkok during World War II. Beginning with a discussion about how Thai people today percei…

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July 27, 2021

Cultural Refresher: Books & Movies to Rouse Your Thailand Mojo [S5.E2…

On a suggestion from listener Emily, Greg and Ed go back to basics with book and movie recommendations for people new to Thailand…

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