Episodes

Aug. 25, 2020

Bangkok’s Seven Deadly Sins: Lust [Season 4, Episode 45]

Greg and Ed continue their ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ series with LUST - yep, we go there. Well, figuratively, anyway. On the record, th…

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Aug. 18, 2020

Crossing Cultures: From Small-Town Thailand to the USA & Back Again […

Ed interviews Putsawan ‘Poy’ Tipsakorn, a friend and former student of his who did an exchange year in the U.S. while in high sch…

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Aug. 11, 2020

Holding a Mirror Up to Thailand: Thisrupt's Voranai Vanijaka [Season …

This week Greg interviews Khun Voranai Vanijaka, a well-known Thai journalist, social commentator, and founder and editor-in-chie…

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Aug. 4, 2020

A Quarantine Interview & Media Recommendations [Season 4, Episode 42]

After a very strange intro in which Greg extols the virtues of a , we get into the main episode, which comes in two parts. First,…

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July 28, 2020

Building a House in Thailand [Season 4, Episode 41]

Greg and Ed interview Florian, an old friend of Greg’s and coincidentally the occupant of Greg’s old apartment in Chinatown with …

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July 21, 2020

Bangkok's Seven Deadly Sins: Pride [Season 4, Episode 40]

In a new series cooked up by Greg’s evil brain, the guys explore Bangkok through the prism of the Seven Deadly Sins. Each of the …

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July 14, 2020

Entrepreneur and TV Host Dan Fraser on Filming, Language, and Absorbi…

This is Part 2 of Greg’s interview with Dan Fraser, an old friend, Thai TV star, and owner of adventure travel company Smiling Al…

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July 7, 2020

Entrepreneur and TV Host Dan Fraser on Filming, Language, and Absorbi…

Greg interviews Renaissance-Expat Extraordinaire Dan Fraser, an old friend of both Greg and Ed and a former guest of the podcast …

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June 30, 2020

The Gun Show: How a Few Thai Cannons Helped Shape History [Season 4, …

We return to our Thai history series with a fascinating look at the role that several Thai cannons played in some important histo…

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June 23, 2020

Jobs, Wages and Napoleon Dynamite: The Hard Data on Thailand’s Econom…

It’s an extra-long show this week as Greg interviews Jessica Vechbanyongratana, a professor at the faculty of Economics at Chulal…

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June 16, 2020

How Thailand Changed Our Views on Fake Stuff [Season 4, Episode 35]

Inspired by a , the topic is counterfeit goods. Most people are aware that all types of counterfeit goods are available for sale …

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June 9, 2020

The Thai Foreign Ministry & Public Communication During COVID-19 [Sea…

Greg interviews Khun Natapanu Nopakun, the Deputy Spokesperson for the . You’ve probably seen him on TV - he’s the guy who gives …

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June 2, 2020

Lockdown: A Few Small Upsides to a BIG Downside [Season 4, Episode 33]

When you are a kid, you are taught to look on the bright side of everything. In that spirit, Greg and Ed search for any possible …

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May 26, 2020

Up Close & Personal With Thai Culture: The National Museum Volunteers…

You know how foreigners aren’t allowed to be tour guides in Thailand? Well guess what - there’s an interesting little loophole to…

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May 19, 2020

Big Brother Says Hi: Do You Have More or Less Privacy in Thailand Tha…

Greg and Ed tackle the complex question of privacy in Thailand, especially as it compares to privacy back home. But there are lot…

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May 12, 2020

Pain, Disease & Illness: The (Thai) Language of Medicine with Stu Jay…

The topic is a bit morbid but these are strange times - Greg interviews polyglot and podcast favorite on the roots of the Thai l…

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May 5, 2020

Thailand’s Booze Ban: Good Strategy or Pointless Folly? [Season 4, Ep…

Greg and Ed recorded a show that goes in-depth on Thailand’s alcohol ban and whether or not it makes sense as a way to combat the…

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April 28, 2020

Author Phil Jablon on the Disappearing Legacy of Thai Cinemas [Season…

Greg interviews Phil Jablon, a true connoisseur of Southeast Asia’s old movie theaters and author of the fantastic book . As note…

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April 21, 2020

We Discuss: Myths and Misconceptions About Bangkok [Season 4, Episode…

This week is a dose of keeping it real: What are some common beliefs about Thailand that Greg and Ed just don’t buy? Ed starts of…

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April 14, 2020

Pious Isolation? The Day-to-Day Life of a Thai Monk [Season 4, Episod…

First of all, a public service announcement: Our friend Adam is coordinating a project to get soap, disinfectant, and food to som…

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April 8, 2020

Lockdown! How Does This One Compare to Others? [Season 4, Episode 25]

In their continuing effort to find something to talk about besides coronavirus, Greg and Ed decide to compare the current crisis …

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March 31, 2020

WHO’s Dr. Daniel Kertesz Talks COVID-19, Pandemics & Silver Linings […

Greg interviews Dr. Daniel Kertesz of the World Health Organization, to confirm, deny, or simply explain in better detail some of…

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March 24, 2020

Mixed-Culture Relationship Advice from Dr. Greg [Season 4, Episode 23]

Taking a personal turn thanks to an idea from Wes, one of our patrons, Greg discusses his dating experiences in Thailand and what…

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March 17, 2020

How Tim Hortons Came to Thailand [Season 4, Episode 22]

Thailand’s food tastes have changed a lot since Greg and Ed first got here two decades ago, and in that time, things have gone in…

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