302 episodes

Greg Jorgensen and Ed Knuth have been knocking around Bangkok since the turn of the century. Exploring dark corners, eating amazing food, and interacting with fascinating people, the two have gotten to know and love Thailand's capital in all its confusing, mysterious glory.

Every week they chat about topics near and dear to those living here, those visiting here, or those who are just curious about what it's like to live in Asia's craziest city.

The Bangkok Podcast | Conversations on Life in Thailand's Buzzing Capita‪l‬ Anthony Joh

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

Greg Jorgensen and Ed Knuth have been knocking around Bangkok since the turn of the century. Exploring dark corners, eating amazing food, and interacting with fascinating people, the two have gotten to know and love Thailand's capital in all its confusing, mysterious glory.

Every week they chat about topics near and dear to those living here, those visiting here, or those who are just curious about what it's like to live in Asia's craziest city.

    Wonderful Weirdos: Tales of Bangkok Characters Good, Bad & Strange

    Wonderful Weirdos: Tales of Bangkok Characters Good, Bad & Strange

    A listener suggestion leads Greg and Ed down memory lane, reminiscing about some of the strange, interesting, and just plain odd characters they’ve met here - and why Bangkok is such a great place to meet them.

    • 35 min
    Ganjapreneur Kitty Chopaka Discusses the Marijuana Landscape in Thailand

    Ganjapreneur Kitty Chopaka Discusses the Marijuana Landscape in Thailand

    We’re joined by Kitty Chopaka, ganjapreneur and expert on Thailand’s cannabis industry, who explains what its rapid change means for farmers, investors, those with chronic medical problems, and of course, your average toker who just wants to relax, man.

    • 52 min
    Neighborhood Focus: Soi Suan Phlu

    Neighborhood Focus: Soi Suan Phlu

    What used to be a dreary little non-soi most associated with the mind-numbing task of renewing your visa is now a hip little community with lots to offer - even during a pandemic! Greg and Ed dig their pretty nails into Soi Suan Phlu.

    • 28 min
    Mark Wiens on the Joy of Eating Thai Food

    Mark Wiens on the Joy of Eating Thai Food

    Legendary food documentarian Mark Wiens joins us to chat about how he ended up in Thailand, what goes into making his videos, and why he never seems to gain weight despite eating for a living.

    • 50 min
    Bangkok’s Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

    Bangkok’s Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

    Working our way through Bangkok’s Seven Deadly Sins, we land on GREED. Every culture has it, but every culture deals with it differently, and Greg and Ed discuss how it manifests itself in Thailand.

    • 30 min
    Sawatdee Cough: Bangkok’s Air Pollution Crisis

    Sawatdee Cough: Bangkok’s Air Pollution Crisis

    Bangkok’s disgusting winter air is no laughing matter: its long-term health effects can make you seriously sick, or even kill you. We welcome Khun Weena from the Thai Clean Air Network to discuss why it’s here, who’s to blame, and what can be done.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

jwarbjj ,

Highly positive travel podcast

Great podcast , very ‘down to earth’ and extremely informative info on many aspects of travel. Looking forward to many more in the future !

rayfield1969 ,

Enjoyable

Binge listened to expat women and Cambodia episodes, been in BKK 4 years with my wife she’s involved with Aussie NZ women’s group. She enjoys BKK but as an empty nester feels invisible.
The Cambodia dispute rumbles on, the temple on the border has huge implications in the gulf for oil exploration.

Flipper2222222 ,

Informative, Funny, quirky and more!

The BKK podcast is one of my favourite podcasts. I listen to every episode. Greg and Ed give great tips and explanations on the how, what and why things are the way they are to non-Thai people in this foreign land. They often have special guests on that talk on topics such as historical, social, political and sometimes just how much they like a certain food stand on a given back street of Bangkok.

Keep up the great work guys, personally I am getting a lot from the knowledge I get from your twice weekly instalments.

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