The Bangkok Podcast | Life in Thailand's Buzzing Capital

The Bangkok Podcast | Life in Thailand's Buzzing Capital

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Thai Politics: Where We Are, Why We’re Here, and What’s Coming Next [S6.E33]
March 28, 2023

Greg begins by explaining the momentous time we live in: soon there will be a general election in the Land of Smiles. He turns to Ed, allegedly a professor of political science, to give a primer (long

Authors Paul & Yuangrat Wedel Discuss the History of Radicalism in Thailand - Part 2 [S6.E32]
March 21, 2023

This is the second part of a two part interview with Paul and Yuangrat Wedel, longtime scholars and writers on Thai history and society. The first part of the interview focused on the roots of radical

Authors Paul & Yuangrat Wedel Discuss the History of Radicalism in Thailand - Part 1 [S6.E31]
March 14, 2023

Greg and Ed interview a fascinating and very erudite couple, Paul and Yuangrat Wedel. Paul, a native of New Jersey, met Yuangrat, a native of Nakhon Si Thammarat, in Bangkok in the late 1970s and thro

Bangkok vs the World: Reading the Data to See How We Stack Up [S6.E30]
March 07, 2023

Greg and Ed look at a few recent world rankings to see where Thailand fits into a world with nearly two hundred different countries. First, Greg brings up the , a comprehensive ranking of 48 large ci

Richard Barrow on Twitter Trolls, Upset Officials & Train Guides [S6.E29]
February 28, 2023

This is Part 2 of our epic interview with Richard Barrow, giant among expats in Thailand. In the second half of the discussion, Richard continues with explaining his slow rise as a citizen journalist

Richard Barrow on Life in Samut Prakan and Finding a Niche Online [S6.E28]
February 21, 2023

Greg and Ed meet the icon Richard Barrow in Samut Prakan and interview him about his unusual life in Thailand. Richard begins by explaining his life roaming Asia as a young man on his way to Australia

What Does ChatGPT's Artificial Intelligence Make of Bangkok? [S6.E27]
February 14, 2023

Unless youve been living under a rock lately, youve probably heard of ChatGPT, a brand new AI writing tool that produces some shockingly advanced stuff. Its only a few months old but its already t

Talking Acting & American Grub with Actor "Poo" Boonthanakit [S6.E26]
February 07, 2023

Ed interviews Sahajak Poo Boonthakit, Thai actor and entertainer. K. Poo begins by explaining his unusual childhood: his father was a Thai diplomat and when Poo was a young boy his family moved to N

Is Thailand Really the "Land of the Free"? [S6.E25]
January 31, 2023

Greg and Ed get all deep by asking the question Is Thailand really the Land of the Free? And what does freedom even mean? Many people know that the word Thailand is supposed to translate as the

Bangkok’s Dark Side: Justin Dunne on His Creepy “Bangkok Haunt” Tours [S6.E24]
January 24, 2023

Greg interviews Justin Dunne of , a tour company in Bangkok that focuses on Thai ghost stories and their relevant locations. Justin is an old friend of Gregs and after trading a few stories of the o