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
Holy Cow! The Role of Hindu Priests in Buddhist Thailand’s Royal Court (2.45)
4 days ago
Today we’re talking with an expert on the Brahmin, a Hindu caste that plays a very important role in the highest levels of Thai society. And we have something special planned for our one year episode. Oh, and there's a Bangkok-wide podcast meetup coming up. We’ll cover that and more on episode 2.45 of the Bangkok Podcast. Have you RSVP’d to the big, huge, love-fest that will be the I Love Podcasting In Bangkok meetup on August 30th? It’s free, low-key, and something we’d like to repeat on a regular basis. So if you’re in town and free that evening, come join us and lot of other podcasters, podcast listeners, and those just interested in learning more about podcasting for a few beers and conversation. It’ll be fun! And if that’s not interesting enough, we’re coming up on our one-year anniversary of the podcast relaunch! We’re collecting questions, comments, and other items that you, our loyal listeners and fans would like for us to talk about on this special show. There are plenty of links at the bottom of this post if you’d like to send a query. But that’s not what we’re talking about on this episode. Recently, Greg chatted with Nathan McGovern, Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Religious studies at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He has a BA in Physics and a PhD in Religious Studies, and is a specialist on a unique Hindu Caste called the Brahmins. Not a lot of people have heard of the Brahmins, and even if you have you may not be aware that they play a vital role in the highest levels of Thai society and have been doing so for hundreds of years. Here are a few tidbits you’ll pick up from this fascinating conversation