Season 2

Feb. 27, 2018

Bye Bye Bangkok- Season Two Finale [Season 2, Episode 72]

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Feb. 20, 2018

Investing in Thailand: Risk & Reward with Andrew Stotz [Season 2, Epi…

Finance mastermind Andrew Stotz about the ups and downs and dos and don'ts of investing in Thailand.

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Feb. 13, 2018

Neighborhood Focus: Thonburi, the Original Bangkok [Season 2, Episode…

Before Bangkok became Bangkok, it was Thonburi, the neighborhood that has happily remained on the periphery of cool - but but things are changing fast.

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Feb. 6, 2018

What's Next for Season 3 of the Bangkok Podcast? [Season 2, Episode 6…

An introspective look at how two long-term expats and one short timer woke up one day and discovered they’d made Bangkok their home.

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Jan. 30, 2018

Why Do People Keep Coming Back to Bangkok? [Season 2, Episode 68]

We pulled in an OG travel blogger to dig into why he and other hard-core travelers keep coming back to The Big Mango again and again.

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Jan. 23, 2018

Thailand Island Vacation Realities Exposed [Season 2, Episode 67]

The ups & downs and ins & outs of escaping Bangkok for a sunny, sandy vacation on one of Thailand's islands.

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Jan. 16, 2018

Bangkok vs. Plastic Bags [Season 2, Episode 66]

Farangs aren’t going to solve Thailand’s plastic bag glut. But Thai citizens can, and we can join them.

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Jan. 9, 2018

Breaking Down The Thai Smile [Season 2, Episode 65]

From successful ad campaign to national way of life, Thais have a habit of smiling their way through… everything. Let’s find out why.

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Jan. 4, 2018

Cultural Takeaways With Educator Frank Smith [Season 2, Episode 64]

Frank Smith from UC Berkeley teaches Khmer to children of Cambodian refugees. We caught up with him in person at Bangkok’s Central World mall… before we got kicked out by security. Yes, again.

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Dec. 19, 2017

A Motorcycle Meets A Car Door In Bangkok [Season 2, Episode 63]

The only thing worse than Thailand’s traffic accident statistics is actually contributing to those statistics. Yes, it finally happened to us in Bangkok.

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Dec. 12, 2017

Do They Celebrate Christmas in Bangkok? [Season 2, Episode 62]

In western countries Christmas is the BIG DADDY of holidays, the one that the entire year has been building up to. In fact it's so big that they even celebrate it in countries where, to be honest, it has no …

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Dec. 5, 2017

A Few Strange (and Possibly False) Laws You Might Experience in Thail…

Every city has silly rules on the books that no one cares about anymore, but in Thailand a few of these silly rules might actually affect your day-to-day to life.

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Nov. 28, 2017

Thai Craft Beer's Secret Weapon Is... A Korean Expat? [Season 2, Epis…

Today’s focus is on Korea's influence on Bangkok. Ted Ahn, an expat and ex-power plant manager from Korea, is actively working to bring about change in Bangkok’s local Thai craft beer industry.

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Nov. 21, 2017

Does Living In Bangkok Change Who You Are? [Season 2, Episode 59]

An intimate discussion of the transformative power of traveling and living abroad… or not?

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Nov. 14, 2017

How to Shop (and Not Shop) Like a Thai in Bangkok

We help you choose the most and least Thai things you can buy in Bangkok during the “Shop For The Nation” stimulus package for 2017.

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Nov. 7, 2017

Ten Expats Share Where They Go To Get A Taste Of Home In Bangkok

On this episode, we asked a multinational group expats where they go in Bangkok when they need a solid dose of life back home. And then we have a deep discussion about privilege in Bangkok. No, not that kind of …

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Oct. 31, 2017

Talking Travel Insurance With Stuart McDonald from [Se…

We're here is to talk travel insurance and why it's so important. Stuart McDonald, the founder of, Southeast Asia's best site for independent travel, was kind enough to join us from Bali to chat about it.

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Oct. 24, 2017

Contemporary Art Tour In Audio: Exploring Bangkok’s MOCA [Season 2 Ep…

We step out of the studio and our comfort zones to explore another of Bangkok’s under-appreciated gems: the MOCA. Also known as Bangkok’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Oct. 17, 2017

Acting Like an Actor in Thailand [Season 2 Episode 54]

Want to make a few bucks as an actor in Thailand? Well, since we've been there and done that, we’re discussing the ups and downs of emoting for cash. But first, Greg's about to fight Bangkok's killer rush hour traffic …

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Oct. 10, 2017

Thailand Taboos: How To Avoid Getting Kicked Out Of The Kingdom [Seas…

Some of the lesser known things you should never do if you want to stay on the good side of Thai culture. Like confuse “alai na?” with “alai wa!” So grab your favorite beer and relax with this episode of …

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Oct. 3, 2017

Bangkok's Hidden Gems: Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park

This week we uncover another hidden gem of Bangkok: a much needed and brand new green space that's oddly forward-thinking for Bangkok. But first, the tuk tuk scammers are actually giving out correct information this month. But that'll soon change!

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Sept. 26, 2017

Tuk Tuk Tours in Bangkok Are Not Just For Tourists [Season 2 Episode …

If we sound a little more noisy than usual, it’s because we recorded this on-location exclusive episode from the back of a tuk tuk in Bangkok. Recently we were invited on an evening food tour by the fine folks at …

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Sept. 19, 2017

The Q&A Episode: Happy Anniversary to Us! (2.50)

It’s our anniversary, and we’re answering questions from listeners about us, the podcast, movies, wild swimming, and other fun topics. But first, an epic traffic fail... but this time, from the traffic cops? Get ready for a skinny dip, here's …

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Sept. 12, 2017

Getting Married In Thailand: A Western Perspective (2.49)

Today Greg looks back to his Thai wedding to help us discuss just how much you can expect to spend on your own happy day in Thailand. That’s after a brief talk about avoiding floods and transit-hacking in Bangkok, obviously.

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Sept. 5, 2017

Do Only Weirdos Live In Bangkok? (2.48)

Today we ponder the immortal question for the you have to be a weirdo to be an expat in Bangkok? And you’ll get another reminder of our big anniversary show coming up, and how you can get your own …

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Aug. 29, 2017

Paradise Lost? Island Living in Thailand (2.47)

Today we compare living in Bangkok vs a tropical island paradise in Thailand. Also, we share how you can participate in our upcoming one year anniversary show, and give yet another reminder about the big Bangkok-Wide I Love Podcasting In …

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Aug. 22, 2017

Bangkok Needs A Facelift (2.46)

This week take a break from talking about how much we love Bangkok to discuss the city's ugly, dusty, dirty side. Prior to that, we'll tell you about our bike-tastic weekend. Because sometimes, you just gotta get out of the …

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Aug. 15, 2017

Holy Cow! The Role of Hindu Priests in Buddhist Thailand’s Royal Cour…

Today we’re talking with an expert on the Brahmin, a Hindu caste that plays a very important role in the highest levels of Thai society. We also have something special planned for our 1yr episode, plus, a Bangkok-wide podcast meetup!

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Aug. 8, 2017

Bangkok's Hidden Gems: The Scala Theater (2.44)

In our rapidly-changing city, there are precious few old buildings still left. Thankfully, the Scala movie theater is still here, and it's a hell of a place. Also, bowling: redneck or regal?

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Aug. 1, 2017

News Flash: English News on Thailand from Thailand is Hard to Find (2…

A discussion about the challenges and barriers to getting quality English-language news on Thailand from Thailand. And Evo’s learning to write like a 3-year-old. After that, the magic of pork floss. Because Bangkok Podcast.

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July 25, 2017

The Science Behind Tasty Thai Food (2.42)

This week we’re talking with an honest to goodness food scientist who gives us the lowdown on the health benefits - or lack thereof - of Thai food and its sundry ingredients. But first, Evo recounts a pleasant encounter with …

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July 18, 2017

Unlearning Thai: Talking with Stu Jay Raj about cracking Thai fundame…

We’re talking with Stu Jay Raj, who uses his fluency in 12 languages to help

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July 11, 2017

Talking with Ron Morris, author of The Thai Book: A Field Guide to Th…

On this ep, we interview Ron Morris, the author of The Thai Book: A Field Guide to Thai Political Motivations. But first, Greg goes into (thankfully minor) detail about his 2nd experience with food poisoning in 16 years of eating …

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July 4, 2017

The Best Pad Thai Is Average By Design (2.39)

This week we take a closer look at why Thailand's national dish -- pad thai -- isn't actually very representative of Thai food. But first, an innovative way to get out of a traffic ticket in Thailand when it happens …

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June 27, 2017

Best Mobile Apps For Bangkok in 2017 (2.38)

A listener suggestion drives this show as we talk about which smartphone apps make living in Bangkok that much easier, on this extra-long episode of the Bangkok Podcast. Oh, and Evo is terrible at his job. But he’s getting better, …

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June 20, 2017

The Funniest Way To Get A Thai Drivers License In Bangkok (2.37)

Both of us are licensed to drive - Evo a motorbike and Greg a car - and on this episode, we’ll tell you the process that we went through to be legal drivers in Thailand. Spoiler alert: it’s maddening. But …

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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) cure for terrorism. All of that and more on this episode of the Bangkok Podcast.

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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 to get to the bottom of this reported War on Bangkok's street food. We'll tell you …

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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. And while Evo didn't die on a motorbike just yet, a friend of his is in the hospital after his scooter …

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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 hideout, and by “hidden”, we mean new to Evo. Also Greg attempts to lose his child in a …

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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. And we share an anecdote that proves even the 2nd largest city in SE Asia is really …

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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. Also, Evo flirts with Thailand's terrible traffic stats.

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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 scam. But before we get there, we'll have a brief discussion of feet. Yeah... feet.

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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 the past and present realities of gun ownership in Thailand.

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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 change. Should these begging vagabonds take a hike, or do they deserve some leeway to, er, find their way?

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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 safety statistics. We also talk about what men do with their wives are away... or won't go away. …

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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 UC Berkeley in California. Add to that a quick conversation on the pros and cons of raising …

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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 as English teachers in Thailand. Greg used to be one of them. But Sheila’s a bit different, holding education degrees.

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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, you sure as darn heck won't be able to forget about it.

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