Episodes

Oct. 16, 2018

Expat Insights: Owning a Restaurant in Bangkok [Season 3, Episode 30]

A common dream for many expats in Thailand is to open their own bar or restaurant. Ed interviews Matthew Fischer, a local restaur…

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Oct. 9, 2018

Thai Ghost Stories: Myth and Terror [Season 3, Episode 29]

This week’s subject is the fascinating mythology of Thai ghosts, which, as anyone who has spent any time here knows, are a pretty…

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Oct. 2, 2018

Gay Rights in Thailand [Season 3, Episode 28]

Ed interviews Thanita ‘Ninar’ Wongprasert, a former UN employee and long time activist in the LGBTQI community in Thailand. Ninar…

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Sept. 25, 2018

Bangkok History Highlight: Phlaek Phibunsongkram [Season 3, Episode 2…

Greg and Ed try something new with the first in a series of episodes that look at interesting events in Bangkok’s history. For th…

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Sept. 18, 2018

Insight into Bangkok’s Mobile Street Vendors [Season 3, Episode 26]

Greg interviews Kisnaphol “Keng” Wattanawanyoo, an expert in the informal aspects of urban life, and in the case of Bangkok, the …

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Sept. 11, 2018

Permanent Residency in Thailand: Worth It? [Season 3, Episode 25]

Greg and Ed jump into the tricky issue of whether it is worth it for expats to gain permanent residency status in Thailand, also …

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Sept. 4, 2018

Author Patrick Winn on Organized Crime in Southeast Asia [Season 3, E…

The podcast is very pleased to welcome back journalist , who previously appeared on the show in its very early days - , to be pre…

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Aug. 28, 2018

What Are People Asking Google About Thailand? [Season 3, Episode 23]

Google searches have become a treasure trove of information on modern cultures, and something that everyone from students to seni…

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Aug. 21, 2018

Endangered Languages & Evolving Thai with Linguist Rikker Dockum [Sea…

What if you got into a time machine and jumped forward a few hundred years, only to discover when you arrived that no one spoke y…

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Aug. 17, 2018

Jobs You Can’t Do, and Drugs You Can (Maybe) [Bonus 21]

Just for a bit of fun, we're releasing this week's bonus episode for all our listeners! Patrons of the Bangkok Podcast get the re…

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Aug. 14, 2018

Neighborhood Focus - Ari [Season 3, Episode 21]

Another in our continuing series on Bangkok’s coolest and most notable places to live or visit! This week we focus on the Ari nei…

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Aug. 7, 2018

Thai Work Permits: What Just Changed? [Season 3, Episode 20]

If you’ve even a passing interest in living in Thailand, you’ve likely heard of the recent changes to the Kingdom’s work permit l…

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July 31, 2018

Trainspotting: The Past, Present & Future of Rail Travel in Thailand …

This week your intrepid hosts discuss all manner of rail travel in Bangkok and beyond, and the role that the train system plays i…

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July 24, 2018

Unique Perspectives: Thailand's Third Culture Kids [Season 3, Episode…

What do you do if the culture you grew up in isn’t your own - or even your parents’? You adapt, dammit, and become what’s known a…

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July 17, 2018

The Risks and Rewards of Biking in Bangkok [Season 3, Episode 17]

On this episode, Master Yoda Biker Greg counsels young padawan Ed in the ways of biking in Bangkok, focusing either on the casual…

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July 10, 2018

Talking With Phra Pandit: What's Up With Buddhist Novices? [Season 3,…

Have you ever seen those little kids walking around a temple dressed as monks? Well guess what - they ARE monks! Sort of. Mostly.…

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July 3, 2018

Neighborhood Focus: Ekkamai [Season 3, Episode 15]

As all expats know, Bangkok is a gigantic, sprawling metropolis, but it does contain dozens of identifiable neighborhoods, each w…

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June 26, 2018

Teaching Critical Thinking in Thailand [Season 3, Episode 14]

In a culture where most people have seen ghosts, visit fortune tellers, and where questioning authority is kind of, sort of, not …

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June 19, 2018

How Has Bangkok Changed Us? [Season 3, Episode 13]

Something a little different this week - a host swap! Greg is joined by co-host Scott Coates, one of his oldest friends in Thaila…

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June 12, 2018

Talking Overtourism With Stuart McDonald from Travelfish.org [Season …

From a cute lil’ gazebo on the rooftop of a newly-renovated hotel in Chinatown, Greg, Ed, and Stuart from Travelfish.org jump int…

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June 5, 2018

Finding the Groove: Live Music in Bangkok [Season 3, Episode 11]

We start off with some good news! Throwing back to episode 2.18 and guest Sawang Srisom, a disabled rights activist, Greg is happ…

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May 29, 2018

Reverse Culture Shock with Evo Terra [Season 3, Episode 10]

Greg welcomes former co-host Evo Terra back to the podcast after his repatriation to the good old U.S.A. Evo describes his new li…

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May 22, 2018

The Good, the Bad, the Cuddly: Raising a Kid in Bangkok [Season 3, Ep…

Episode links: My interview with the guys at This Strange Life podcast Bangkok may be great for the childless among us, but what…

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May 15, 2018

Stu Jay Raj: The Inside Story of Thai Vowels [Season 3, Episode 8]

Key links for this show: Hey, do you know the difference between ใ and ไ? What about เ and แ? Well, we sort of do, but you know …

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