On today’s show, we’re happy to be joined by Mod, who is a Thai language instructor. We wanted to see what it’s like for a Thai person to teach Thai to foreigners, and she gives us some interesting insights into what problems we all have, how we sound to Thai ears, and how our native accents affect our speaking ability.

We also talk about how what you *expect* to hear can sometimes have a bit of influence on what you *do* hear, why it’s okay to shun Greg for his use of old-fashioned Thai that instantly reveals him as an old geezer, and the difficulties of pronouncing the Swahili word ‘mxosa’.

There is also a VERY IMPORTANT announcement regarding the future of Bangkok Podcast, which you may even be able to play a part in.

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Bangkok Podcast Forever Delayed Forever Delayed
Tribute night to the heavy metal era everything from Kiss, Metalica and Iron Maiden to The Clash, Nirvana and more by DJs Madcat, Ubby Ibby and Cookcook. Dress code: School of Rock. Jul 30, 8pm. Cosmic Cafe, RCA Block C, Rama 9 Rd., 081-304-6907. Free entry.

Bangkok Podcast Hedwig and the Angry Inch Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Told in the form of a rock concert, this cult hit musical follows Hedwig, a rock singer who underdoes sex change surgery to escape from Communist-era Berlin. He arrives in the American Midwest where he falls in love with a US soldier. Performed by the Bangkok University Theater Company and subtitled in Thai. Jul 14-31, 6pm. black box Theater, Bangkok University (Rangsit Campus), Phahon Yothin, 02-262-3456. B500.

Bangkok Podcast Thailand Grand Sale Amazing Thailand Grand Sale
Yearly sale festival returns with our local products and services such as food, leather stuff hotels and resorts promotion. Jul 28-31, 10am-8pm. Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Petchaburi Rd. (MRT: QSNCC)

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