The Bangkok Podcast is Back!

In May of 2010, my friend Tony Joh and I stuffed ourselves into a hot, tiny little room in the back of a friend’s office, set up a few beat-up old microphones, and hit record on a laptop. It was the beginning of the Bangkok Podcast, and we had no idea if it would be successful or not, or if we’d even enjoy it or not. Luckily, it panned out, and over the next few years we did a weekly show that allowed us to meet monks, journalists, celebrities, politicians, and scholars, among others.

It was great fun, but when Tony moved to Tokyo and I got busy with a new job and married life, we pulled the plug. However, as of November 2016, the Bangkok Podcast is BACK, BABY!

Recording with Rikker Dockum, our linguistics expert. It was a fairly spartan studio we had.

I was introduced to Evo Terra a few moons back, who has been podcasting since the format was born. We got to talking, and decided that Bangkok still had plenty more stories to tell, so we dusted off the old website, Facebook page, and Twitter account, set up some fancy new podcasting tech that wasn’t available when Tony and I started the show, and got to work.

We use Zencastr to record – a really cool web interface that lets us connect hosts and guests, use sound effects, and other cool tricks. I wish this existed during season 1 of the podcast.

The response so far has been positive, although we’re only 9 episodes in at the time of this writing. But more than that, it’s fun to be back on the air. Creating content is a unique type of high, especially when you’re like me and enjoy the tech side of putting a show together, as well as hearing your own voice. Haha, just kidding. No I’m not.

Hopefully we can keep going for a long while. We have some cool ideas for shows, some interesting guests lined up, and a few neat topics we’d like to get into. We also have a regular feature we call Love, Loathe of Leave where Evo and I discuss certain standout elements of life in Bangkok and how they make us feel. The fun part is that each of us springs his topic on the other with no previous knowledge of what it is.

To edit I use Hindenburg, which was created specifically for radio editing. I really love it so far, it works great.

To listen to the show you can head to and click on the individual episode, click the link in Twitter or on our Facebook page, or subscribe using your preferred podcast app. I like to use Overcast, which works beautifully, and is much more enjoyable to use than the Apple podcast app.

If you’d like, leave us some comments on the website, and we’ll hopefully be talking to you in your ear holes real soon!

Want to share? Great idea!
2016-12-05T11:27:03+00:00 Audio, Bangkok, Technology, Thailand|8 Comments


  1. Evo Terra December 9, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply

    I’ve listened to the show… and I like it!

    • Greg December 11, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      We agree on this, among many other things!

  2. Mulder January 6, 2017 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    I like the show, but feel you should loosen up a little bit more, its a bit stiff

    • Greg January 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Thanks Mulder, I’ll try to laugh more. 🙂 One of the difficulties with not recording face-to-face is that you lose some of that jokiness and immediacy, but we’re trying.

      • Evo Terra January 8, 2017 at 2:51 am - Reply

        I think he was saying YOU should loosen up more. Me? I’m cool as a cucumber and limp as a pickle.

        • Greg January 9, 2017 at 4:54 pm - Reply

          I will go limp like seaweed. Flow like breeze. Meander like water. In fact, I may even fall asleep mid-show!

  3. Alex February 12, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Great news, miss your self and Tony.
    Will tune into this one asap.
    Good job (==

  4. The Bangkok FAQ July 17, 2017 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Awesome, will definitely listen to it soon. Love podcasts 🙂

Leave A Comment