The Bangkok Podcast | Expat Life In Thailand Via Expats from Canada & America
About This Show
After 16 years in Bangkok, Greg Jorgensen likes to think he knows the city pretty well. Evo Terra hasn't quite hit the two-year mark, but is already figuring out the elusive "Thainess" that makes Krung Thep Mahanakon, also known as the City of Angels (or just Bangkok), a fantastic place to live. Each episodes covers a single topic related to the finer points of living in the second biggest city in Southeast Asia.
If you think there's not much more than rooftop bars, temples, and massage parlors, you're in for a treat. Bangkok is much, much more than the description on a cheesy tourist brochure. Come see us!
Most Recent Episode
Unlearning Thai: Talking with Stu Jay Raj about cracking Thai fundamentals (2.41)
6 days ago
We’re talking with Stu Jay Raj, who uses his fluency in 12 languages to help "fluent" Thai second-language speakers connect on a more personal level than they ever thought they could. But first, the most Thai way to listen to the show and communicate directly with Evo. (Don't tell Greg!) Before we get started, we need to talk about our Patreon page, the only way we raise funds to support the show, and how many people have already signed up to get bonus content and extra content from us for a few bucks. There’s also our quasi-official LINE account, where a few of our followers are engaging in one-on-one conversations with Evo all the time. Are you connected with one or both of those? No? Fix that. You’ll get the warm fuzzies almost immediately! Prosody. It’s not a Thai word, but it’s not a word that either of us were familiar with. And, as it turns out, it’s key to becoming a better Thai speaker. That’s what you’ll learn when you listen to Greg’s conversation with one of the most talented and well-known polyglots in Asia, Stu Jay Raj. He’s fluent in over 12 languages including English, Thai, Lao, Indonesian, Malay, Khmer, Burmese, Spanish, Hindi, Danish, and Vietnamese, with working knowledge of several more. But he's not your average language educator. He has a degree in Cognitive and Applied Linguistics and uses his skills as a corporate facilitator, cross-cultural training specialist, and to assist multinationals, governments and NGOs in high-level conflict resolution. Here’s what you’ll learn from Stu when you listen to this conversation: Why the street is your best classroom when learning the natural rhythms and patterns of the foreign language you’re trying to learn. The truth about “fluency” and why it does