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Online since 2010! 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.
 
Zwei Menschen, wohnhaft in Berlin und Bangkok in ihren 40ern und weißer Königspudeldame. Sie hat Jura, Musik und Musiktherapie studiert, er hat Abi, eine Softwarefirma und viel Meinung! Die Welt aus ihrer Sicht, politisch, gesellschaftskritisch und hier und da auch bissig lustig. Beide haben schon recht viel von der Welt gesehen und werden zu den Themen Thailand und Bangkok sowie Berlin berichten. Wie ist es, in diesen Metropolen zu leben und zu arbeiten. Solltest Du eine Reise nach BKK / Th ...
 
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Bangkok Strange

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Take a look at life in Bangkok, Thailand from the strange side of things. Hosts dana blouin and Mike Somerville explore each topic with very different perspectives. No matter if you live in Bangkok, want to visit or even move here, come explore the strange with dana and Mike.
 
Fasten your seat belt for a wild ride into the craziest travel stories from around the world that never made it into the guidebooks! Everyone has that one crazy travel story. You know, that one you’ve told a million times at the pub with your mates and perhaps some strangers over a beer... whether it’s getting lost, a brush with death, a holiday fling with a hot foreigner, that time you experimented with something new or perhaps you went looking for a good time and ending up finding yourself ...
 
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Greg interviews the Luxembourgian Ambassador to Thailand, Jean-Paul Senninger. As a diplomat with a long list of postings around the world, from his home base at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Washington, D.C., Spain, Turkey and finally Bangkok, where he is the chief diplomat for several Southeast Asian nations. Jean-Paul talks about the diffic…
 
Greg and Ed discuss the recent decriminalization of cannabis in Thailand, the recent changes around town it’s caused, and whether or not they think it will last. First, Ed does a quick interview with our resident Weed Expert, Kitty Chopaka, who is both a ‘ganjapreneur’ and social activist. Kitty explains that the current situation is somewhat of a …
 
This is Part Two of Greg’s recent interview with uber-expat Christopher G. Moore, author, raconteur, and general man-about-town. In true Renaissance guy fashion, the two men jump from topic to topic, each more interesting than the next. First, Greg asks Chris about how translations of his books are undertaken, and Chris tells a fascinating story of…
 
Greg interviews Christopher G. Moore, long-time friend of the podcast and senior Bangkok expat, known for his extensive fiction and non-fiction writing as well as his legendary conversational skills. Chris begins by relating his recent short film project, a Bangkok noir featuring his most famous character, Vincent Calvino and what it takes to bring…
 
Bankogkoknoi Book Review EP110 เดินสมาธิ (Walk) โดย โชลโด้ แรดฟอร์ด แปลโดย ญาณพล มุสิเกตุ สำนักพิมพ์ Amarin Dhamma ติดตามเราได้ที่ Facebook: http://facebook.com/bangkoknoibookreview ฟังผ่าน Podbean https://bknbookreview.podbean.com Apple Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/th/podcast/bangkoknoi-book-review/id1097434420?mt=2 ฟังบน Spotify https://open.…
 
Greg and Ed pull together all their accumulated wisdom about Thai culture and society into six pithy theories to aid expats and tourists alike. Ed begins with his classic ‘Universal Theory of Thailand,” that everything good in the country comes from Thais being so nice, and that everything bad in the country ALSO comes from Thais being so nice. The…
 
Ed interviews Paul Spurrier, a British expat in Thailand who has been in the film industry his entire life. Paul begins at the beginning, how his first movie ever in a movie theater was “The Sound of Music,” and it had such an impact on him that he decided to become an actor (at age 8!). After a prolific career as a child on stage and screen, inclu…
 
Ed leads a discussion and semi-rant about a persistent myth regarding the history of prostitution in Thailand that was recently perpetuated by a YouTube video by Thaiger. The myth goes like this: prostitution wasn’t much of a thing in Thailand until the Vietnam War era, when the demand created by American GIs on rest and relaxation resulted in a bo…
 
Bankogkoknoi Book Review EP 109 เศษหนึ่งส่วนเศร้า โดย Marry D. Minor สำนักพิมพ์ P.S. ติดตามเราได้ที่ Facebook: http://facebook.com/bangkoknoibookreview ฟังผ่าน Podbean https://bknbookreview.podbean.com Apple Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/th/podcast/bangkoknoi-book-review/id1097434420?mt=2 ฟังบน Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/7cUJ3aZFS5PhS…
 
Because the first show was so fun to do - and full of great listener-generated ideas! - Greg and Ed revisit the idea of expat ‘merit badges,’ a recognition of classic experiences in Thailand that indicate you are more than just a tourist. I mean, try to come to Thailand as a tourist and not eat bugs, that’s easy-peasy! We’re talking about real skil…
 
Greg and Ed interview expat legend Chris Baker, co-author (along with his wife Pasuk Phongpaichit) of A History of Thailand, in addition to several other well-known books on Thailand. Greg and Ed gush over the fact they have both read Chris’s most famous work, something that every serious expat needs to do at some point. Chris begins by relating th…
 
Endlich haben sie es wieder geschafft, ein Podcast geht online, die Zuhörer werden wieder mit Stoff versorgt! Harry berichtet von seinen Erlebnissen auf der Retro Classic auf der Suche nach attraktiven SECs und Monique hat sich erfolgreich durch das Adventure Monkey Island geschlagen. Das Restaurant Pots unter der Patronage von Dieter Müller war ei…
 
It’s Greg’s turn for some reverse culture shock as he relates his return to Thailand from the Great White North of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ed first notes the differences between his situation and Greg’s: he still has family in Ohio, while Greg’s family are no longer there. Plus, Ed’s habits tend towards the international, such as Starbucks and Su…
 
EP108 เกร็ดความคิดบนก้าววิ่ง What I Talk about When I Talk about Running โดย Haruki Murakami แปลโดย นพดล เวชสวัสดิ์ ติดตามเราได้ที่ Facebook: http://facebook.com/bangkoknoibookreview ฟังผ่าน Podbean https://bknbookreview.podbean.com Apple Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/th/podcast/bangkoknoi-book-review/id1097434420?mt=2 ฟังบน Spotify https://open…
 
Anyone who has been to Thailand knows the old “Ohhh, the temple is closed today, why don’t you come with me to this gem store?” Despite warnings in literally every bit of content about traveling to Thailand, thousands still fall prey to this scam every year. But why?? To answer this we are joined by Ding Xu, a PhD candidate in tourism at Australia’…
 
Thanks to a suggestion from a listener Greg and Ed discuss the fascinating topic of games that are common - if not unique - to Thailand. Both guys have some familiarity with some games played in public such as ‘takraw,’ but many of the others are part of this strange world called ‘Thai culture’ that the guys apparently don’t actually know that well…
 
Die Affen sind los, ob mit dreiköpfigen Eichhörnchen oder nur in der Playstation. Die Rätsel rund um Monkey Island werden nun bei uns zuhause gelöst. Monique und Harry berichten von diversen Restaurantbesuchen und geben ihre Meinung zum NoName in der Torstraße ab und warum sie nicht jedem Koreaner, der ein Restaurant eröffnet, über den Weg trauen. …
 
Greg interviews our old friend and recurring guest Phra Pandit, about public speaking as a Buddhist monk. Beginning with some public speaking basics, such as the three things that really matter when you give a speech: what you have to say, who you are, and how you deliver, our venerable friend emphasizes that how you deliver a speech is what you ha…
 
In the wake of the 2022 World Happiness Report - which saw Thailand drop by quite a few spots - Greg and Ed jump into the fascinating topic of the happiness of Thailand compared to other countries. How can you possibly measure something like the ‘happiness’ of a country? Well, wannabe social scientist Ed claims it can be done, and Greg walks throug…
 
Greg interviews Dax Ward, an adventurous photographer best known for his beautiful photos of dilapidated buildings and abandoned places. Dax begins by explaining that he was a very late starter to photography, getting a DSLR for the first time in 2015. After a random trip to the airplane graveyard down Ramkhamhaeng Road, he developed an affinity fo…
 
Greg and Ed tackle the uncomfortable topic of self-censorship in Thailand, especially as it pertains to the podcast itself, and the churning, roiling issue of what you can say, when, and how, which seem to be in the news every day. Although it is unfortunate, the reality of working and living in Thailand is that the laws and culture are not the sam…
 
Oder haben wir ein paar Minuten gebraucht um uns einzugrooven - wir sind es eben doch eher gewohnt uns gegenüber zu sitzen. Aber dann sprechen wir über das beste Sunday Brunch der Stadt (Bangkok, nicht Berlin) und was es da alles zu genießen gab. Wichtig ist natürlich auch über die aktuellen Zustände und Meinungen des Russland-Ukraine Krieges zu sp…
 
Greg and Ed consider the tricky question of Thailand’s role in the global order. Sparked by a question from one of his students about what Thailand’s response to the war in Ukraine should be, Ed realized that he’s never really thought about the world from the perspective of the Thai government or even a Thai person. The guys do their best as non-Th…
 
Natürlich geht es aktuell nicht ohne ein Wort über die Ukraine und den Angriffskrieg durch Russland. Wir tauschen uns über unsere persönliche Einschätzung dazu aus und wie wir das Thema Bundeswehr-Budget und Unterstützung der NATO sehen. Harry als ehemaliger NATO-Soldat hat eine recht klare Meinung dazu. Wir sind uns einig, Putin brauchen wir nicht…
 
Greg interviews ‘Bangkok Pat,’ whose videos on Bangkok’s historical secrets uncover the hidden layers of this fascinating city. Pat begins with a bit of personal background, growing up in the UK with a Thai mother, and eventually losing touch with that part of his history. Undeterred,in his early twenties, he made the move to Thailand to re-discove…
 
Greg and Ed discuss the significance of the recent decision by the Thai parliament to accept a change to the official English name of Bangkok that was proposed by the Royal Society of Thailand. Initially, it was announced as a major change from ‘Bangkok’ to ‘Krung Thep Maha Nakhon,’ (that’s กรุงเทพมหานคร for you Thai readers), but Greg clarifies th…
 
Eine wilde Woche wird heute wild besprochen! Monique und Harry anlysieren die NFL-Halftime-Show und fragen sich wer da alles warum entlassen wird?! Dann gab es da noch ne Menge Feedback von den Zuhörern, die natürlich auch im einzelnen diskutiert werden und warum der aktuelle Shitstorm gegen Harry doch nicht so schlimm und nur ein Sturm im Wassergl…
 
One of the great things about Thai culture is the many facets that make up the whole. One of them is the Indian community, and Greg is happy to welcome Ram Sachdev, a first generation Thai-Indian and founder of Masala Magazine, a leading voice of the Thai-Indian community, to talk about it. We begin by going over the many historical cultural connec…
 
As Thailand starts to get back to bid-ness, there will likely be a whole lot of n00bs coming in to tour, work and live. Most who have been here for a while already remember what an overwhelming experience Bangkok was in the early days, and how helpful it was to make a network of friends that you could turn to for advice. Of course, not all advice i…
 
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