280 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 • 26 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.

    The Unique Role That Teachers Play in Thai Culture

    The Unique Role That Teachers Play in Thai Culture

    Teachers in Thailand exist somewhere between loved and revered, often enjoying wide latitude for discipline and an automatic aura of respect - but why? Where does this come from? And what do monks and Confucius have to do with it? Greg and Ed discuss.

    • 35 min
    An Economist Speaks: The Numbers on Thailand's COVID Economy

    An Economist Speaks: The Numbers on Thailand's COVID Economy

    We welcome back economist Dr. Jessica Vechbanyongratana to discuss the numbers on Thailand’s economy, labor force, and tourism sector, and what might (and might not) work as it tries to recover from getting punched in the face by COVID.

    • 54 min
    Ten Laws Expats Should Understand in Thailand

    Ten Laws Expats Should Understand in Thailand

    Despite what your parents told you, you aren’t special - at least not special enough to ignore the law. Greg and Ed discuss some well-known and not-so-well-known laws that expats need to be aware of when in Thailand, lest you face the wrath of the courts - or worse.

    • 36 min
    Jarrett Wrisley & Chalee Kader Discuss Bangkok's Restaurant Biz in the Time of Covid

    Jarrett Wrisley & Chalee Kader Discuss Bangkok's Restaurant Biz in the Time of Covid

    We chat with badass chefs Jarrett Wrisley and Chalee Kader about their award-winning restaurants, the F&B biz in Bangkok, how a food business operates during COVID, and communist rice vendors.

    • 53 min
    Bangkok’s Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

    Bangkok’s Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

    Continuing our Seven Deadly Sins series, we jump right into LUST, with our advice on things to do, things to avoid, and things to think about if you plan on visiting some of Bangkok’s (in)famous red light districts. Tourist, expat, curious onlooker...everyone ends up there at some point, and forewarned is forearmed.

    • 29 min
    Crossing Cultures: From Small-Town Thailand to the USA & Back Again

    Crossing Cultures: From Small-Town Thailand to the USA & Back Again

    Ed interviews his former student Poy about her year as a high school exchange student in the USA and the funny and insightful cultural lessons she learned while there - and which she had to un-learn on her return to Thailand.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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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