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Since its inception in May 2019, A Vietnam Podcast (originally A Saigon Podcast) has been one of the top English language speaking podcasts in Vietnam.
We all have a story. A Vietnam Podcast talks to people connected to Vietnam, who each share their individual story.
We all have a story.

Now entering its 8th season, with over 25,000 downloads, please enjoy A Vietnam Podcast.Follow us on Facebook.
Host Niall Mackay, from Glasgow, has lived in Saigon since 2016 with his wife, Adrie, and 7MB Mascot, their dog Biscuit. Who you will often hear snoring in the background of early episodes! He likes to talk but likes to listen to people and their stories. As well as hosting A Vietnam Podcast he also hosts and performs at comedy shows in Saigon and across Vietnam.
Inspired by the people that live in Saigon and Vietnam from all walks of life and backgrounds, he wants to know about their stories and experiences.
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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Since its inception in May 2019, A Vietnam Podcast (originally A Saigon Podcast) has been one of the top English language speaking podcasts in Vietnam.
We all have a story. A Vietnam Podcast talks to people connected to Vietnam, who each share their individual story.
We all have a story.

Now entering its 8th season, with over 25,000 downloads, please enjoy A Vietnam Podcast.Follow us on Facebook.
Host Niall Mackay, from Glasgow, has lived in Saigon since 2016 with his wife, Adrie, and 7MB Mascot, their dog Biscuit. Who you will often hear snoring in the background of early episodes! He likes to talk but likes to listen to people and their stories. As well as hosting A Vietnam Podcast he also hosts and performs at comedy shows in Saigon and across Vietnam.
Inspired by the people that live in Saigon and Vietnam from all walks of life and backgrounds, he wants to know about their stories and experiences.
Seven Million Bikes uses these digital tools. We 100% recommend them. Any questions send us an email or message on the socials.
These are affiliate links so they will give us a small commission, only if you sign up , and at no extra cost to you! You'll be directly supporting Seven Million Bikes too.

Podcast Episodes Edited with Descript 🤜https://bit.ly/3FM3IFB
Episode art designed by Niall Mackay using Canva 🤜 https://bit.ly/3oW2S2n
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    PodSwap | Creators In Vietnam - How To Become A Stand-Up Comedian And Podcaster With Niall Mackay

    PodSwap | Creators In Vietnam - How To Become A Stand-Up Comedian And Podcaster With Niall Mackay

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    Thank you for listening to Seven Million Bikes; A Vietnam Podcast. We share the stories of people with a love for Vietnam. My name’s Niall Mackay and I’m your host.

    I’ve lived in Vietnam since 2016 and first started this podcast to know more about the interesting people that live in Saigon - a crazy, bustling, energetic city. As the show has grown we now talk to people from all over the world who have a Vietnam story to share.

    While we are getting ready to share Season 8 with you this is an extra special PodSwap with our friends at Creators In Vietnam. We share a long history with their show since before each of our podcasts started. I was lucky enough to be a guest recently and finally meet their hosts in person, Tue-Si and Moni.

    They’ve graciously allowed me to share this episode with you.

    I’ve been asked several times whether I’d ever be a guest on my own show, and the answer is no, mostly because I like to share other people’s stories. You’ll learn a little bit about me if you’ve listened to enough episodes. In my interview with Creators in Saigon you get to hear more about behind the scenes of Seven Million Bikes and the thought process behind what I do and how I do it and how I went from the shy kid into a stand-up comedian & podcast host.
    Hope you enjoy this episode, let me know what you think, and thanks again to Creators In Vietnam for sharing my story and letting me share it with you.

    Follow Creators In Vietnam!

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    Theme music composed by Lewis Wright.
    Main Cover Art designed by Niall Mackay and Le Nguyen.
    Episode art designed by Niall Mackay


    Check out Place In Saigon apartments here! Email me or message on Facebook or Instagram and I'll introduce you to Bryan with a coffee. niall@sevenmillionbikes.com
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    BONUS EPISODE (Cut For Time) - Hayden Lowry Talks About Toronto & Kim's Convenience

    BONUS EPISODE (Cut For Time) - Hayden Lowry Talks About Toronto & Kim's Convenience

    Check out Place In Saigon apartments here! Email me or message on Facebook or Instagram and I'll introduce you to Bryan with a coffee. niall@sevenmillionbikes.com
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    • 3 min
    Immunologist And Prominent Vaccine Advocate In The Saigon Community (Live) | Dr Leigh Jones S7 E12

    Immunologist And Prominent Vaccine Advocate In The Saigon Community (Live) | Dr Leigh Jones S7 E12

    In this episode we are joined by Dr Leigh Jones, a fellow Scot who has lived in Vietnam since 2017 and Singapore before that since 2010. Dr Jones is a prominent vaccine advocate in the Saigon community and has a PhD in Immunology with years of experience in researching infectious disease.

    Follow OUCRU -  website: http://www.oucru.org FB: https://www.facebook.com/OUCRUVN and Twitter: https://twitter.com/OUCRU_Vietnam 
    Follow Leigh - Twitter: https://twitter.com/drleighannjones 
    WHO COVID: https://covid19.who.int 
    CDC COVID: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 
    NHS COVID: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 
    Royal College of Ons and Gyn (for info on pregnancy related to COVID): https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/coronavirus-covid-19-pregnancy-and-womens-health/covid-19-vaccines-and-pregnancy/covid-19-vaccines-pregnancy-and-fertility/ 
    British Society for Immunology: https://www.immunology.org/coronavirus 
    Health Feedback Initiative for fact checking: https://healthfeedback.org 
    Check out Place In Saigon apartments here! Email me or message on Facebook or Instagram and I'll introduce you to Bryan with a coffee. niall@sevenmillionbikes.com
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Christmas Message From Santa, Niall and BONUS SONG "Covid 19's Coming To Town"

    Christmas Message From Santa, Niall and BONUS SONG "Covid 19's Coming To Town"

    Check out Place In Saigon apartments here! Email me or message on Facebook or Instagram and I'll introduce you to Bryan with a coffee. niall@sevenmillionbikes.com
    Did That Really Happen?  A new comedy podcast from Seven Million BikesListen and Subscribe/FollowApple Podcasts / Spotify / Podcast Addict / Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/SevenMillionBikes)

    • 10 min
    PodPast 20/5/2020 REMASTERED | Being An Influencer, Starting A Blog, Break Ups and Dating In Saigon | Frances Fraser-Reid S4 E1

    PodPast 20/5/2020 REMASTERED | Being An Influencer, Starting A Blog, Break Ups and Dating In Saigon | Frances Fraser-Reid S4 E1

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    This episode has been remastered using AI technology - Enjoy!

    Thank you for listening to Seven Million Bikes, A Vietnam podcast. My name's Niall Mackay and I've been the host of this podcast since 2019, when we started as A Saigon Podcast. We set out to share the stories of people that lived in Saigon, because it's such a crazy energetic city. And there was so many interesting people here.

    As the podcast grew, we started to interview more and more people from across the world. The all have a connection to, and a love for Vietnam. So we hope if you're a regular listener, you've enjoyed these stories. And if you're new to the podcast, then enjoy this episode, which is from the archives. While we take a break after season seven.

    If you are new, then make sure you subscribe to the podcast so you get notifications for new episodes and check us out on Facebook and Instagram, YouTube and even Tik Tok. Enjoy this episode. Thanks for listening.
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    Recorded pre-quarantine, pre-lockdown this episode was intended to be the first of Season 3, recorded at Waves studio.

    As you may well know, season 3 became the Quarantine Season and I haven't been able to record any more episodes yet for season 4.

    So to celebrate one year of Seven Million Bikes I dusted down the file off the shelf and am releasing it for your listening pleasure as a bonus episode to start Season 4.

    Look out for new episodes as soon as I am able to!

    Frances is a travel blogger with the well-know blog So The Adventure Begins. She is also well-known for her pink Honda cub she is often seen driving around Saigon. She has been living in Saigon now for three years and is the first Scottish guest to join me on the show. Don't worry, you can understand us!

    We talk about her not being an influencer, why she started a blog, breaking up and dating in Saigon, out homeland and of course Scottish accents.

    There is the unplanned ubiquitous shout out as always for Matt Ryan! And his deep-fried Mars Bars.

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    Theme music composed by Lewis Wright.
    Main Cover Art designed by Niall Mackay and Le Nguyen.
    Episode art designed by Niall Mackay
    Check out Place In Saigon apartments here! Email me or message on Facebook or Instagram and I'll introduce you to Bryan with a coffee. niall@sevenmillionbikes.com
    Did That Really Happen?  A new comedy podcast from Seven Million BikesListen and Subscribe/FollowApple Podcasts / Spotify / Podcast Addict / Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/SevenMillionBikes)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    PodPast 30/3/20 REMASTERED | Overseas Student Put In Quarantine Camp; Mizuka Yasuda | S3 E3

    PodPast 30/3/20 REMASTERED | Overseas Student Put In Quarantine Camp; Mizuka Yasuda | S3 E3

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    This episode has been remastered using AI technology - Enjoy!

    Thank you for listening to Seven Million Bikes, A Vietnam podcast. My name's Niall Mackay and I've been the host of this podcast since 2019, when we started as A Saigon Podcast. We set out to share the stories of people that lived in Saigon, because it's such a crazy energetic city. And there was so many interesting people here.

    As the podcast grew, we started to interview more and more people from across the world. The all have a connection to, and a love for Vietnam. So we hope if you're a regular listener, you've enjoyed these stories. And if you're new to the podcast, then enjoy this episode, which is from the archives. While we take a break after season seven.

    If you are new, then make sure you subscribe to the podcast so you get notifications for new episodes and check us out on Facebook and Instagram, YouTube and even Tik Tok. Enjoy this episode. Thanks for listening.
    After realising we were in the same quarantine facility online Mizuka reached out and connected with our WhatsApp group and Adrie on Instagram where they were following each others Stories from opposite buildings. 

    After chatting for several days online Niall and Adrie finally met Mizuka in person, at a distance, on one of our walks.

    Born and raised in Saigon, with her parents still living here, Mizuka made the difficult decision to return to Vietnam from her final year of studies in the U.S. to be with her parents before she was locked out of Vietnam. Or her parents were locked out of the U.S.

    Her story is one of many similar yet unique stories around the world about how the rapid escalation of Covid-19 affected people. 
    Check out Place In Saigon apartments here! Email me or message on Facebook or Instagram and I'll introduce you to Bryan with a coffee. niall@sevenmillionbikes.com
    Did That Really Happen?  A new comedy podcast from Seven Million BikesListen and Subscribe/FollowApple Podcasts / Spotify / Podcast Addict / Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/SevenMillionBikes)

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Blueskyvietnam ,

Interested podcast

Listening to different points of view of expats living in Sai Gon is really interesting. I really love the idea and the energy of Seven Millions Bikes podcast. Thanks Niall.

A Saigoneer-to-the-core ,

Cool podcasts about Saigon with great theme tune and awesome content.

Listen to these podcasts if you would like to visit Saigon or even if you’re already here to see how people see Saigon through their eyes and feel Saigon through their hearts.

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