Season 2

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 exists. Historically, few people fought the traffic to get here. But that’s changing, and modern …

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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 appealing to nature lovers with a short time to visit. Or is it? That’s the topic …

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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 heads. Why is it so expensive? What’s up with “illegal” beer? And where can I get more? We’ll answer …

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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 on behalf of all people who come to live in Thailand. Not surprising, we have a …

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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 pedestrian crossing areas… that’s just a start. Now imagine that from the point of view of someone confined to a …

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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 coffee. There’s no punchline. Just a great episode of the Bangkok Podcast!

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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 a noted lecturer on Buddhism, dhamma, and psychology. Desire - or the lack of it …

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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, the feeling that you just...somehow...don't quite fit in to your old life anymore. It's a disorienting feeling.

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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 show we each come up with two items, places, or pastimes that we tell friends, family, and …

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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 recent coup of 2014? We thought we'd discuss what living through a coup is actually like.

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Dec. 26, 2016

Is Dhammakaya a Cult, a Sect, or Just Another Temple? (2.12)

On this show we (well, Greg, as Evo is traveling) will talk with Pandit about what happens when a particular Buddhist temple becomes really important. So important, in fact, that the government wants to shut it down.

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Dec. 18, 2016

Merry Christmas From Bangkok! (2.11)

It's that time of year again in Thailand - the holidays season! Did you notice the extra 's' there? It was intentional, because December is one of the most holiday-heavy months in the whole year. Not only do you have …

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Dec. 12, 2016

Magic, Mysticism & Mana: Superstition in Thailand (2.10)

Buddhism isn’t the official religion of Thailand. But the overwhelming majority of people are Buddhist. Still, what you think of as Buddhism may not match up to the reality of the world. This is Theravada Buddhism that draws heavily on …

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Dec. 4, 2016

Foreign Fool: A Conversation with Author Alan Platt

When it comes to unique characters, Bangkok has them in droves - people who have been places, eaten things, talked to people, and lived adventures that would make your mother put her hand to her mouth and proclaim,

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Nov. 27, 2016

Drugs in Thailand: Too Much, Too Little, or Not Enough? (2.8)

Sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. Two of those are legal in Bangkok. Sort of. Legal drugs have a dark side, like people dying from overuse. But illegal drugs -- some pretty serious ones -- might soon be legal in …

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Nov. 20, 2016

Bangkok's Disappearing Street Food (2.7)

If you’re visiting Bangkok for the ubiquitous street food culture, you might want to get here quickly. There’s seemingly a war on street food vendors in the city. And that’s no jok.

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Nov. 14, 2016

Are You Sure You Wanna Say That? Self-Censorship in Thailand (2.6)

The shockwaves of the President-Elect of America have shockwaved all the way over here to Bangkok, Thailand. However, that’s not what we’re talking about today, though we could talk about if we want to. And that’s what we want to …

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Nov. 6, 2016

Travel Blogging: A Realistic Job or a Bunch of Hot Air? (2.5)

Ask enough people in Bangkok what they do for a living, and one will eventually say “travel blogging”. On this episode of the podcast, we break down some of the myths and mystique surrounding that title.

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Nov. 6, 2016

Bangkok's Shaky Infrastructure That Won't Quit (2.2)

Hey, you’re still here! How awesome is that. Welcome to the 2nd episode. Today, we’re talking infrastructure. No, wait! Before you decide to skip the episode, this isn’t an episode filled with mechanical engineering terms. Have you met us?

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Nov. 6, 2016

Bangkok - Digital Nomad Heaven Or Hell? (2.3)

Bangkok has become a hub for digital nomads, bringing in a wave of talent and fresh ideas into the city. Those nomads in turn attract other nomads. But is that a good thing? Or even a real thing? Let’s find …

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Nov. 6, 2016

Bangkok Podcast Has Us Now (2.1)

Three years ago, life changes forced the original hosts of Bangkok Podcast to focus on other things, and it was ultimately decided to end the show. But we’re back, baby! With an all new co-host that random chance brought to …

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Oct. 31, 2016

Bangkok 2.0 Meets 1.0 - Anthony Joh Gives Us An Update (2.4)

Bangkok tried to kill Evo this week, so Gret sat down for a conversation with Anthony Joh, the other original host of the Bangkok Podcast.

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