Bangkok Podcast: Voranai Vanijaka II

2017-10-18T21:48:01+07:00June 13th, 2011|Bangkok Podcast Season 1, Interviews|5 Comments

Bangkok Podcast 57: Voranai Vanijaka II

On this episode of Bangkok Podcast, we are very happy to welcome back Bangkok Post columnist Voranai Vanijaka whose articles focus on many of the most important issues facing Thai society today – politics, class struggle, stereotypes, corruption, and more. His writing is read by many who appreciate his no-nonsense style of facing problems head on and exploring some ugly truths; coincidentally, the same reason some are not fans of his articles.

With the Thai election just around the corner, Voranai gives his view on the current landscape of Thai politics, what he thinks will happen after the election, why the election is about more than just one person, and how we all play a part in making sure Thailand moves forward instead of backward.

We are also joined by Benjamin Lord, owner and head baker at Urban Pantry, Bangkok’s best option for fans of bread – real bread. Ben started selling loaves to friends but word spread so quickly that he’s now moving his kitchen-based business into its own shophouse. He brings some of his wares into the studio for Greg and Tony to try, who nearly forget about the podcast because they’re so busy eating.

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  1. steve miller June 14, 2011 at 2:07 am - Reply

    great show…there is a great android mobile phone app for your north american listeners that let’s you read the bangkok post everyday.
    keep up the good work

  2. TK June 16, 2011 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    This has to be one of the best episodes of BK Podcast. I really found the discussion deeply interesting, and I’m really impressed with Mr. Voranai. Kudos to the hosts and guest for this brilliant episode.

    • Greg June 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks TK, Voranai is a good guy to listen to and has some interesting insights into current events. Let’s hope he was right about there being minimal violence and protests after the election!

  3. Michael September 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Be careful with Urban Pantry. While most of their products are good, there are some that are not and Benjamin Lord seems to not believe in the creed of “truth in advertising”. Complain and he will immediately cut you off from Facebook account and from buying.

    Hope the tax man eventually gets to him.

  4. Kupic January 6, 2014 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Interview with Voranai still applies today in 2013!

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