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When you go to a Thai prison you face torture, death, disease and emotional devastation 
Welcome to hell! This is the podcast that tells of the pain Thai prisoners go through and how some of them have escaped.
Could you survive a Thai prison?

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Escaping Bangkok Podspot

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

When you go to a Thai prison you face torture, death, disease and emotional devastation 
Welcome to hell! This is the podcast that tells of the pain Thai prisoners go through and how some of them have escaped.
Could you survive a Thai prison?

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    5. Let's Start | My Dad Was In A Thai Prison

    5. Let's Start | My Dad Was In A Thai Prison

    Writer Adrian Simon today takes us on a trip back In time to when his Dad was arrested in Thailand for drug trafficking. 
    His is a gripping insight into growing up the son of an international drug trafficker. 
    For some, a calling in life comes with little choice. For Adrian, it began with the incarceration of his father, Warren Fellows, who was arrested for smuggling heroin.
    Spared the executioner’s aim, Warren was sentenced to life inside one of the worst prisons on the planet.
    Twelve years later, he was granted  a King’s pardon. A free, but very broken man.
    Upon his return, Warren penned the bestselling memoir. The Damage Done, one of Australia’s most successful books, reaching millions across the globe.
    Adrian has penned his own account of this time. His biography Milkblood is the story of his mother’s trials and tribulations.
    These collected experiences and many more, have led Adrian into the fields of writing and public speaking.
    Using these as vehicles, he has been able to reach a wide audience, enlightening, as well as entertaining with stories from his childhood and early adulthood (as chronicled in {Milk-Blood: A Father's Choice, the Family's Price}.  
    Please rate and review Escaping Bangkok on Apple Podcasts.
    Join us on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram @EscapingBangkok. This is where you will find our YouTube channel.
    Lisa can be found on Twitter @lisapodcasts. 
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    • 37 min
    4. How to Escape a Thai Prison

    4. How to Escape a Thai Prison

    In 1996, admitted serial smuggler David McMillan aka McVillain made an audacious escape from a Thai prison, a feat no westerner had ever achieved.
    The former child star was just out of a stint in the notorious Australian jail Pentridge when he found himself on death row in Klong Prem Prison, Bangkok, Thailand.
    He had to get out and fast before he was executed. Being locked up abroad required him to exercise all his street smarts.
    The jail, known as the Bangkok Hilton, is a nightmarish, seething mass of human misery and is regarded as one of the worst in the world.
    David describes his experience in Klong Prem as: “it is a place where 600 foreigners wait and rot among the 12,000 inmates. Amid the tragic, ruthless, and forgotten, one man (David McMillan) resolves to do what no other has done: escape.”
    His story is incredible as he takes the listener through every step of his hazardous disappearance from Klong Prem.
    “Two Weeks Before My Execution By Machine Gun, I Abandoned 20 Earlier Escape Plans — And Got Out The Traditional Way: Over The Wall,” he said.
     
    “The Major Problem Was There Were 11 Walls,”
    For more, visit David’s YouTube channel. 
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    Join us on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram @EscapingBangkok. This is where you will find our YouTube channel.
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    • 55 min
    3. Keep Calm. Carry On

    3. Keep Calm. Carry On

    Towards the end of the 20th century, police accelerated their attempts to find Lisa Marie Smith, no doubt pushed by the Thai government. 
    Officials there had lost face when she disappeared & were determined to settle the score.
    This is the final chapter of her story, where you will hear how Lisa, now aged almost 40, has found love.
    And again she is not far from trouble, but this time it is not of her own doing. 
    Keep in touch and leave us a voice message with questions or feedback.
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    Please rate and review Escaping Bangkok on Apple Podcasts.
    Join us on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram @EscapingBangkok. This is where you will find our YouTube channel.
    Lisa can be found on Twitter @lisapodcasts. 
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    Links:
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    Hotel K 
    The Invisible Man 


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    • 21 min
    2. On the Run

    2. On the Run

    Lisa Marie Smith is escaping Thailand after five months in the prison hellhole known as the Bangkok Hilton.
    She is leaving Thailand on bail using her Australian passport and likely vows to never return to the Land of Smiles.
    As her international flight makes its way out of Thai airspace, she’s finally free of the Bangkok Hilton.
    Keep in touch and leave us a voice message with questions or feedback.
    Gift us your support here for exclusive content and behind the scenes work. You can also support Escaping Bangkok on Buy Me a Coffee.
    Please rate and review Escaping Bangkok on Apple Podcasts.
    Join us on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram @EscapingBangkok. This is where you will find our YouTube channel.
    Lisa can be found on Twitter @lisapodcasts. 
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    • 27 min
    1. The Ugly Truth About Thai Prisons

    1. The Ugly Truth About Thai Prisons

    Twenty-year-old Lisa Marie Smith, the only child of an insurance millionaire, is arrested and thrown into a putrid Thai prison. 
    For five torturous months, she is detained Bangkok’s Klong Prem women's prison. 
    This is the story of how she survived the prison known as the Bangkok Hilton.
    From the backpacker district, to the islands of Greece, and the Guinness-soaked streets of Dublin’s party zone, this is a tale of great fortune and extremely bad luck.
    Keep in touch and leave us a voice message with questions or feedback.
    Gift us your support here for exclusive content and behind the scenes work. You can also support Escaping Bangkok on Buy Me a Coffee.
    Please rate and review Escaping Bangkok on Apple Podcasts.
    Join us on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram @EscapingBangkok.
    This is our YouTube channel.
    Lisa can be found on Twitter @lisapodcasts. 
    Produced by Podspot
    Links:
    Episode transcript 
    Behind the Walls A Look Into Thailand’s Prison Systrm After the Coup
    UPI report on Lisa’s 1996 Arrest
    Support us at Escaping Bangkok: www.escapingbangkok.com


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    • 32 min
    Escaping Bangkok

    Escaping Bangkok

    Could you survive a Thai prison?
    Escaping Bangkok tells the stories of those who have survived the Bangkok Hilton.
    It’s 1996 and Princess Diana is divorcing Prince Charles, Bill Clinton was US President, and the Irish Republican Army was bombing Canary Wharf in London.
    Lisa Marie Smith, the daughter of an insurance millionaire, is entering a Bangkok bar called Paradise.
    She is at the end of a two-month backpacking trip through the picturesque Southeast Asian nation.
    And Lisa is about to get more than she bargained for in the country known as the Land of Smiles. Her worst nightmare.
    Keep in touch and leave us a voice message with questions or feedback here.
    Please rate and review Escaping Bangkok on Apple Podcasts.Join us on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram @EscapingBangkok.
    Lisa can be found on Twitter @lisapodcasts.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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Powerful stories

Really great story telling! The prison sounds awful, what people must go through, I can only imagine.

vancy13 ,

Crazy story! Looking forward to the deep dive

Love the straight up, no nonsense of this podcaster, after following her on the Epstein case, I’m going to be immersed in this one!

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Awesome true crime

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