Season 3

Oct. 8, 2019

Neighborhood Focus: Sukhumvit Soi 71 (Phra Kanong) [Season 3, Episode…

Big News: This show will be the final episode of Season 3! We figure 80 episodes is the right number given the length of previous…

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Oct. 1, 2019

Thailand's Evolving Attitude Toward Mental Health [Season 3, Episode …

Greg interviews Rex de Koening and Johanna de Koening Schaaij from , who have been working as therapists in Thailand since 2001. …

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Sept. 24, 2019

Are Bangkok's Floods Getting Worse? [Season 3, Episode 78]

Greg and Ed dive into the flooding crisis in Thailand. (Get it?) Ed begins with some sobering statistics on the recent spate of f…

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Sept. 17, 2019

Making Thai Subtitles: Culture, Slang, and Curse Words [Season 3, Epi…

Greg interviews Palm, a professional translator of English to Thai, but in a very specific context: subtitles for film and televi…

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Sept. 10, 2019

Neighborhood Focus: Sukhumvit Soi 11 [Season 3, Episode 76]

Greg and Ed discuss one of their old stomping grounds - Sukhumvit Soi 11, perhaps the most famous destination on Sukhumvit that d…

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Sept. 3, 2019

Roger Crutchley: Writing About 50 Years in Bangkok [Season 3, Episode…

Readers of the Bangkok Post will need no introduction to this week’s guest. Roger Crutchley - or Old Crutch, as he’s known - arri…

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Aug. 27, 2019

Second Opinions & Jedi Lies: Stories from Bangkok's Hospitals [Season…

Sooner or later, we all spend some time in the hospital, so Greg and Ed riff on their myriad experiences in Bangkok hospitals ove…

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Aug. 20, 2019

Bangkok Social: Conversations That Matter at Aristotle’s Cafe

Greg talks to Hassan Ghiassi, the creator and organizer of , a Bangkok group that focuses on meetups that involve discussions and…

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Aug. 13, 2019

Expat Destinations: Bangkok vs. Phnom Penh [Season 3, Episode 72]

First up - apologies for Greg’s bad audio on this episode! Small technical problem, and it sounds like he’s talking on a phone fr…

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Aug. 6, 2019

Transport Engineer Don Siridhara Digs Deep into Bangkok’s Rail Networ…

With the iminent opening of the MRT Blue Line extension, we sit down with Don Siridhara, a lecturer and transportation planning e…

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July 30, 2019

Why Do Expats Leave Thailand? [Season 3, Episode 70]

Greg and Ed address an important but tricky question: Why do expats leave Thailand? How do you know when the right time to leave …

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July 23, 2019

Making Bangkok Accessible for All: Khun Saba Keeps Fighting [Season 3…

First - don’t forget our meetup on 27 July at Smalls. . And also don’t forget that both Greg AND Ed will be speaking at Bombyx on…

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July 16, 2019

Dr. Vorapot Discusses Bangkok’s Dengue Dangers [Season 3, Episode 68]

Dengue infections are off the chart this year, and it pays to know the dangers. Do you? ARE YOU SURE? Greg interviews Dr. Vorapot…

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July 9, 2019

Director Pailin Wedel Talks About Her Film ‘Hope Frozen’ [Season 3, E…

A bit of self-promotion first - we’re happy to see that the Bangkok Podcast was chosen as one of 2019’s . A great honor! Now to t…

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July 2, 2019

Bangkok History Highlight: The Cambodian Thai Soap Opera Riots of 200…

Continuing our series on interesting events in Thai history, Greg introduces the Thai-Cambodian ‘crisis’ of 2003. It started when…

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June 25, 2019

Dating in Bangkok: Expat Women Share Stories & Advice - Part 2 [Seaso…

Part 2 of a panel discussion with four guests! Why four? Well, everyone knows that cliche about Bangkok being a heaven for expat …

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June 18, 2019

Dating in Bangkok: Expat Women Share Their Stories - Part 1 [Season 3…

It’s a very unique episode of the Bangkok Podcast! Greg and Ed do a first for the the show, with a panel discussion with four gue…

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June 11, 2019

Ed vs. Reverse Culture Shock [Season 3, Episode 63]

When you’ve been an expat for a long time and don’t visit home regularly, what’s it like going back?  Is reverse culture shock ev…

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June 4, 2019

Driving in Bangkok: Cars vs. Motorbikes [Season 3, Episode 62]

With Ed still on vacation, Greg is joined by special co-host Scott Coates to discuss a question of the ages - when driving in Ban…

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May 28, 2019

Talking with Phra Pandit: Amulets, Talismans, Relics & Faith [Season …

It’s been a while, but one of our favorite semi-regular guests is back! Bangkok Podcast’s official Buddhist correspondent, Phra P…

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May 21, 2019

Up Close and Personal: Live Storytelling at Bombyx [Season 3, Episode…

Bangkok’s live performance scene is evolving in some interesting ways, and nowhere is that more clear than at , the city’s most p…

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May 14, 2019

Gadget Geeks in Bangkok [Season 3, Episode 59]

Are you a gadget geek? Greg and Ed sure are, and they discuss some of the key places in Bangkok for people to get their gadget ge…

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May 7, 2019

Bangkok Informed: What It’s Like Moderating an Expat Facebook Group […

Most of us have used one type of expat group or another, so you know that they’re often a chaotic mix of helpful advice, strange …

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April 30, 2019

Dealing With Common Expat Problems in Bangkok [Season 3, Episode 57]

Bangkok is a great city to be an expat in, but it’s not without its challenges. On this show, Greg and Ed compare Bangkok to othe…

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April 23, 2019

Charity, Kindness & Food: Talking With Courageous Kitchen's Dwight Tu…

Greg interviews Dwight Turner, the founder of Courageous Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that centers on food and nutrition edu…

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April 16, 2019

How Quickly Are You Prepared to Leave Bangkok? [Season 3, Episode 55]

On this episode, Greg and Ed discuss the concept of a “Go Bag” - that is, a bag that always stays packed in case you need to get …

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April 9, 2019

HUBBA Thailand CEO Talks Real Estate, Coworking & Entrepreneurism [Se…

Greg interviews Aim Chareonphan, the CEO of Hubba Thailand, a coworking pioneer in Thailand. From humble beginnings borne out of …

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April 2, 2019

Bangkok History Highlight: The Amazing Career and Tragic Death of Mit…

First of all - we’re on YouTube! Well, just the audio of each show, but still...makes it easier to listen. ! On to the show… In a…

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March 26, 2019

Season 3 Retrospective: Looking Back on 1 Year [Season 3, Episode 52]

Greg and Ed reminisce about Ed’s first year as co-host of the Bangkok Podcast. Ed begins with a big ‘thank you’ to Greg for givin…

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March 19, 2019

Bored Expats: Getting Your Groove Back in Bangkok [Season 3, Episode …

Bangkok is a giant, chaotic, constantly evolving megalopolis. But guess what? If you live here long enough, you’ll get bored. Hap…

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March 12, 2019

Talking Muay Thai With Fighter Matt Lucas [Season 3, Episode 50]

Greg interviews writer, commentator, and Muay Thai fighter Matt Lucas about the life of a foreigner in Bangkok practicing the Tha…

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March 5, 2019

Bangkok's Best Photography Spots [Season 3, Episode 49]

The guys discuss something of great interest to many of our listeners - where to take the best photos in Bangkok. Ed begins by di…

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Feb. 26, 2019

Thailand in the Rearview: Catching Up With Evo Terra [Season 3, Episo…

Has it already been a whole year? Greg interviews former co-host Evo Terra, who has been back in the United States for one year s…

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Feb. 19, 2019

Do Thais Really Smile More Than Anyone? [Season 3, Episode 47]

“The Land of Smiles” has been one of the most successful marketing campaigns in history. So much so, that many people come to Tha…

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Feb. 12, 2019

Sueching Chin Talks Tech & Thai Culture [Season 3, Episode 46]

Searching for some insight into how technology is shaping the next generation of Thais, Greg interviews Sueching Chin, a TV host,…

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Feb. 5, 2019

Neighborhood Focus: Thong Lor [Season 3, Episode 45]

In a return to ‘Neighborhood Focus,’ Greg and Ed dive into the jam-packed area surrounding Sukhumvit Soi 55, aka Thong Lor, descr…

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Jan. 29, 2019

What's it Like Teaching Political Science in a Thai University? [Seas…

In this episode, a curious Greg queries Ed about what it’s like to teach political science in Thailand, a country that has suffer…

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Jan. 22, 2019

Christopher G. Moore on Bangkok, Creativity & Storytelling [Season 3,…

Greg interviews author and noted man-about-town Christopher G. Moore, who returns to the show after appearing in Episode 44 of Se…

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Jan. 15, 2019

The Good, the Bad & the Embarrassing: Thai Maid Stories [Season 3, Ep…

In this episode, Greg and Ed discuss a very common issue among expats: how to find a good maid. While very common here, finding a…

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Jan. 8, 2019

Yoga, Spirituality, and Meditation in Thailand with Marisa Cranfill […

Ed welcomes back Marisa Cranfill, who was a guest on , where she educated Greg and Tony with her deep knowledge on . This time Ma…

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Dec. 25, 2018

MAQE COO Drew Kamthong Talks Tech, Design & Management in Bangkok [Se…

This week Greg interviews Drew Kamthong of MAQE, a digital consultancy that started as a web design firm that has transformed int…

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Dec. 18, 2018

Merry Christmas from the 'Kok! [Season 3, Episode 39]

It’s the annual Bangkok Podcast Christmas Blowout, with free gifts to all of our listeners! Well, that’s a complete lie, actually…

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Dec. 11, 2018

The Expat Hassle of Keeping Old Friendships Alive [Season 3, Episode …

This week the guys address a common concern of long term expats: how best to keep in touch with family and friends back home. Tha…

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Dec. 4, 2018

Community, Philanthropy, and Condoms with Mechai Varivaidya - Part Tw…

In Thailand, there are plenty of household names, but not many of them bring a smile and a twinkle to the eye the way that “Mecha…

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Nov. 27, 2018

Community, Philanthropy, and Condoms with Mechai Varivaidya - Part On…

In Thailand, there are plenty of household names, but not many of them bring a smile and a twinkle to the eye the way that “Mecha…

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Nov. 20, 2018

Bangkok History Highlight: The Blue Diamond Affair [Season 3, Episode…

Continuing our series on interesting episodes in Thai history, this episode focuses on the infamous Blue Diamond Affair, It all s…

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Nov. 14, 2018

Insight Into Thailand's Burmese Refugees [Season 3, Episode 34]

Anyone familiar with Southeast Asia knows how complicated the issue of refugees is. Thailand, as the wealthiest country in the re…

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Nov. 6, 2018

Our Favorite Farang Food Joints in Bangkok [Season 3, Episode 33]

This week is a special on-location show at a Pizza Company restaurant in a highly secret, undisclosed location (to ensure the BP …

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Oct. 30, 2018

A Look at Bangkok's Contemporary Art Scene [Season 3, Episode 32]

To get some insight into Bangkok’s art scene, Greg interviews Nim Niyomsin, an independent art curator. She gives her views on th…

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Oct. 23, 2018

Neighborhood Focus: Victory Monument [Season 3, Episode 31]

The Victory Monument area of Bangkok is unique in that it combines the old - the monument itself is of a Thai victory against the…

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