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.
How Would You Rate Your Thai Cultural Assimilation?
Even after 20 years, Greg and Ed have yet to fully ‘assimilate’ into Thai culture (based on a few rules they discuss). What’s your level of assimilation - and does it even matter in the big ol’ grand scheme of things?
Bangkok’s Craft Brew Godfather: A Chat With Khun Chit
Chit Beer is well known in Thailand for its delicious brew, lovely island setting, and friendly owner. We sat down with Khun Chit himself (and a nice stout) to discuss how he got started, Thailand’s beer landscape, and his strategy for building a beer army.
Thailand’s Freedom-of-Expression Minefield
“Thailand HAS freedom of expression...you just can’t talk about certain things.” Getting your mind around expressing yo’self in Thailand can be difficult, and don’t even get us started on the libel laws! Greg and Ed discuss.
Linguist Rikker Dockum on Raising Multilingual Kids
We jump on a call with our old friend, Thai language Jedi (and now Dr) Rikker Dockum, to hear what he has to say about raising multilingual children - from overhyped worries, to new theories, to his own personal experience.
Bangkok's Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath
Part 3 in our 7-part series on the 7 Deadly Sins of Bangkok. This week we tackle the revenge-iest of all sins - WRATH. What part does it play in happy-go-lucky Thai culture?
Phra Pandit on the Buddhist Concepts of Birth, Death & Rebirth
We welcome back our good friend Phra Pandit to school us on how Buddhists conceptualize life, death, and rebirth. This message is short, but we promise the conversation is very deep.