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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.
 
🎤 Welcome to the Fruiting Body Podcast with your Host Brendan O'Neill 🍄 The Fruiting Body Podcast Channel aims to inform, discuss, and make you aware of the potential for freedom and success. We chat with guests from across the world who have taken action in their life and reaped the rewards, working and living in their dream destination, Phuket, Thailand. ❤️ Subscribe to this channel for New Podcasts EVERY TUESDAY
 
In this podcast, we will talk about Thailand, where to go, where to visit, when to visit and what to look out for during holidays. With more than 30 years of solid experience in the travel and tourism industry, Thailand Holiday Group was established to meet the needs of Australians wishing to visit Thailand for their holidays. https://www.thailandholidaygroup.com/
 
Over 250 interviews with Digital Nomads, Location Independent Entrepreneurs and Expats living the 4-hour workweek! Subscribe for weekly interviews about the best places in the world to live, travel, all while starting or running and online business! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/travellikeaboss/support
 
The Travel Diaries is a weekly interview series where journalist Holly Rubenstein chats to a special guest about their adventures around the world, and the travel experiences and destinations that have shaped their lives. Be transported to exotic and far flung places as Holly and her diverse range of famous guests take you on a journey through the seven chapters of their life's travel diaries, from their earliest childhood travel memory and the first place they fell in love with; to their al ...
 
Far East Travels-Inspired by Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, Anthony Bourdain and National Geographic.-Informative, enlightening, entertaining. Let John Saboe take you on journeys filled with spiritual celebrations and rituals, ancient festivals thrilling wildlife safaris, trekking and climbing quests and a vast array of food cultures. Learn about cultural differences, village life, urban exploration, street food, history and architecture in places like Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, India, Kor ...
 
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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.
 
The Sexpats Asia Podcast is a weekly Podcast where people that consider themselves Sexpats, talk about their experiences and give tips on where the best spots are, what you should expect to pay to save you being overcharged and other great pointers you wish you had before you landed. The guests come from many countries, some are regular tourists, others are living in Asia. Whether it is Pattaya, Nana or Cowboy in Thailand, Fields Avenue in Angeles City in the Philippines or Block M in Jakart ...
 
Richard Harris SC OAM, 2019 Joint Australian of the Year talks about risk with real, live, risk takers. How can one person BASE jump from a bridge when another gets dizzy at the top of the stairs? Why might you fear going into an elevator when I love to explore flooded caves? Real Risk gets into the weeds with the people we all think are crazy, to find that mostly, they aren’t at all. They just have a different view of the world around them, often driven by curiosity or a need to test themse ...
 
On AirAsia is a collection of stories and journeys told by people from all over the world on subjects close to their hearts. We go behind the scenes and hear the story behind the every stories, go deeper into destinations and learn about the people that make things happen.
 
Electric vehicles are the future. But with new technologies comes confusion! What's real? And what is hyperbole? Who are the people to know and what are their visions? Leading global electric vehicle innovators and executives join Michael J. Dunne in no-nonsense conversations about what that electric future looks like. Speaking with some of the biggest in the field like Fisker, NIO, Lucid, Xpeng and more, Dunne - author, entrepreneur and keynote speaker – knows the business of electric vehic ...
 
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People driving electric cars are discovering that charging is totally different from the routine of filling up at the gas station. There is complexity. There is uncertainty. Sometimes the App does not work according to plan. Sometimes the charger is broken. And sometimes the fast charger is not so fast after all. Customers are understandably frustr…
 
With Ed being stuck in the US, he relates ten experiences he has had during his stay in Ohio that he doesn’t think he would ever have in Thailand, introducing them with his characteristic wit and charm. (Ed wrote this). From overly aggressive nazi guards at the airport to overly aggressive kindness from fellow shoppers, and all the way down to Covi…
 
Welcome to 2022 and the first episode of the year! I have been traveling in Southern and Central Vietnam for the past 3 week happy to be back in Da Nanag with the latest update. I talk about the latest travel news from here including the final exit orders for all tourists and visitors on free visa extensions since March 2020. Thailand is ever chang…
 
Greg interviews Phra Pandit, the resident Bangkok Podcast expert on all things Buddhism, about negative emotions such as anxiety and anger and how Buddhism deals with them. Displaying his deep knowledge of Western psychology, Phra Pandit begins first by discussing the Freudian approach to anxiety, which separates out reasonable negative emotions fr…
 
Oliver is an international student and football player from Millfield Prep School, enjoying his holiday right here in Phuket. Oliver was born and raised in Singapore up until the age of 7 when his parents decided to make the transition to move and live in Phuket, Thailand. After getting stuck overseas during the current situation, Oliver decided to…
 
It’s a COVID Christmas Craptacular! The guys discuss all the ways that COVID has made the holiday season difficult for expats and travelers to Thailand. To start things off, Greg plays a quick conversation with podcast supporter Ash, who is now more or less locked out of Thailand due to the recent tightening of restrictions. So much for planning ah…
 
Kleiton is the founder and owner of Phuket Fight Club, one of the most elite Muay Thai gyms on the island. Born in Brazil, he started off his career as a professional Futsal player, developing a sense for spotting opportunity and success early in his life. Kleiton is now a successful entrepreneur who has started many businesses which include the fa…
 
On today’s destination special we’re travelling far away to the warmer climes of South East Asia. To a country renowned for its opulent monuments, ancient ruins, floating markets, palm-fringed tropical beaches, turquoise seas, lush jungle, sumptuous cuisines and a people so friendly that the country is nicknamed The Land of Smiles. Of course, today…
 
When Greg and guest-host Scott moved here at the turn of the century, Bangkok had about 22km of train lines (not counting the SRT diesel trains). Now there are 210km in operation with a further 250km under construction. That’s huge! But it presents a problem - Bangkok is evolving very quickly, and unless you ride the trains A LOT, you are probably,…
 
Jack Thomas is the founder and CEO of BASE, voted Bangkok's Best Studio and Asia's Gym of the Year at the Fitness Best Awards. Jack also hosts the Fitness Business Asia podcast, a weekly show that was created with a mission to raise the standards of the fitness industry in Asia. Jack was born and raised in the UK and after traveling to Bangkok 17 y…
 
Today, we’re embarking on a journey to the far north of Europe. To a place of summer midnight sun and the magical northern lights of the winter. The Land of a Thousand Lakes. A place where saunas are as common as cafes. And, with just a few days to go until Christmas, I imagine it’s a hive of activity given that Lapland in the north of the country …
 
Joining us on this week's Winning in Asia conversation is Ganesh Iyer, Global CIO and EVP at NIO USA. Ganesh moved to NIO in 2016 after a 5 year tenure at Tesla . Think of NIO as a Chinese company with a global DNA. The seven year old automaker founded by Chinese billionaire William Li operates from bases in Munich, London, San Jose and Shanghai. N…
 
The show welcomes back Dr. Jessica Vechbanyongratana, an economist at Chulalongkorn University, to discuss the cold, hard data on Thailand’s demographics. It sounds vague and geeky at first, but the more you look into it, the more you realize just how much you can tell about Thailand by observing things like the age that people are getting married …
 
Mika was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Shortly after finishing her studies, Mika’s journey towards success began with a trip to The City of Angels-Bangkok. Her passion for travel and fashion allowed her to pursue her goals, working as a senior designer in Shangai as well as a creative consultant in London. Her Love for Thailand brought her b…
 
Today’s guest is the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, an interview that has been years in the making, and a real honour. For billions of us, including myself, Airbnb has completely changed the way we travel. It opened up people’s homes, creating an army of Superhosts in the process, bringing tourists and locals far closer together. It’s …
 
Greg and Ed finish up the Seven Deadly Sins series with a discussion of ‘gluttony’ in the context of Bangkok - in this case, wanting to eat the largest quantity of food for the least amount of money. While we all know that Bangkok is one of the best places to eat in the world, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best city to eat A LOT for CHEAP. E…
 
Today, I’m joined by a legend of the culinary world, the chef, restaurateur and broadcaster, Michel Roux Jr. Michel was practically born in a kitchen when his mother went into labour during service at his father’s restaurant. He’s the son of Albert Roux and the nephew of Michel Roux, brothers who revolutionised the restaurant business in the UK whe…
 
Up to 10 countries of South Africa have now been barred from entering Southeast Asian countries and South Korea. As well, anyone who has recently visited or transited through these countries have been barred from entering the region. South Korea requires it's citizens who are returning from those South African countries to quarantine in a governmen…
 
When she was nine years old, Linda Zhang got on a plane for the first time in her life and flew to America. Her father met her at the airport in Chicago and they drove three hours to Purdue University where he was a graduate student. Riding in a car - also for the very first time - taking in the bright city lights, Linda says she felt a "little bit…
 
To see lots of Molly's thrills and spills, be sure to watch the interview on YouTube under Real Risk Podcast. For the last episode of the series, I bring you a chat with an extraordinary Australian who is currently dominating in the highly competitive world of rally driving. After winning the Australian Rally Championship in 2016 (as both the young…
 
Greg interviews Belgian Ambassador to Thailand, Madam Sybille de Cartier, formerly Ambassador to Egypt and Sudan, with plenty of diplomatic experience in other posts around the world. She discusses the long history that Belgium and Thailand share, going back all the way to 1839, which is pretty amazing since Belgium itself was founded in 1830. Belg…
 
Alona "Holy_Aloha" Myronenko is a popular Ukrainian streamer and talented poker player, who has won dozens of online tournaments and many final tables in live poker. Alena visited the KYIV UA Millions series, where she joined the PokerMatch team. In two years "Holy_Aloha" went from the streamer team to the ranks of ambassadors, and now a representa…
 
Check out the video version on YouTube under Real Risk Podcast. The 2019/20 bushfire season in Australia was the worst on record. The first ever recorded "giga-fire" that burnt across multiple states. And Greg Mullins was one of the experts who knew it was coming. Greg fought his first bush fire as a young lad alongside his father. It was the start…
 
In a very topical show Greg and Ed discuss the role that alcohol plays in Thai culture. For a country that seems to love restricting alcohol consumption, be it for religious holidays or even election days, Thails love to drink (the most in SEA, actually). But there’s a rather huge gulf between the way Thai people actually behave and the image that …
 
Nataruch Vatcharayothin (Mix) joins us today with Lex Chernock to discuss the new global trend that has taken the hearts of collectors everywhere, NFT’s and the Metaverse. Mix is an NFT artist from Bangkok, Thailand who has launched two successful NFT projects, namely, Timixabie and Pigaboo. Mix has been drawing ever since she was young, bringing t…
 
Giovanna Fletcher is one of the UK’s most successful women’s fiction authors. She's the host of Happy Mum, Happy Baby, the chart-topping podcast which sees her interview celeb guests about the highs and lows of parenting. She and her husband Tom Fletcher, from the band McFly have a huge YouTube presence where they perform together; and she’s I’m a …
 
Cambodia surprised everyone recently abandoning their phasing in of tourism to fully reopening the country to travelers. They're even paying for the rapid test on arrival! That's two countries in Southeast Asia that are now fully opened to travelers. This week also saw the first tourists to arrive in Vietnam in 20 months. Nha Trang, Da Nang/Quan Am…
 
In his new book, Race of Tomorrow, Simon Mundy recounts real life stories of how the climate crisis is changing the basic fabric of people's lives and planet earth itself. Mundy, Editor of Moral Money at the Financial Times, documents the profound changes during a 2 year journey that took him to 24 countries. His visits range from a thawing perma-f…
 
See the video of Carly's interview on YouTube under Real Risk Podcast. At 24 years of age, Adelaide Muay Thai and Karate expert has already won national and world championships. She is a successful business woman and has a passion for enabling women to be confident, strong and safe on the streets and in life in general. Her latest venture is to pro…
 
Robert M. Biter, MD is a holistic Obstetrician and Gynecologist, founder of the worldwide nonprofit Seaside Giving and CEO of Dando A Luz Birthing Center. Born In California, he graduated from Penn State College of Medicine in 1997 and has over 24 years of experience to his name. Robert became a supporter of natural birth after realizing the many i…
 
Steve Backshall is a BAFTA-winning presenter, writer, explorer, naturalist and all round daredevil. His big break as a broadcaster arrived when National Geographic offered him the post of Adventurer in Residence and he’s been taking on some of the toughest challenges on earth ever since, gracing our TV screens with shows like Deadly 60, Expedition,…
 
Navigating through the confusing Thailand Pass online registration as well as updates for travel openings for Bali, Japan, Hong Kong, and more. Although the odds are still in your favor you could end up ruining your vacation if you're traveling to Thailand for only a two week stay or less. It's happened to people that came in close contact with som…
 
Enjoy the video version on YouTube at Real Risk Podcast. At the top end of town in motor sports - Formula 1 and MotoGP, the budgets are eye watering. The technology is beyond comprehension and the competition to get a seat or a ride is extraordinary with countless young wannabes vying for a tiny number of opportunities. So when the red lights go ou…
 
The boys address the big story of the day: Thailand’s long-delayed reopening to tourists, at least from certain low-risk countries. Ed begins by recounting the current (at the time of the show) rules for tourists: COVID medical insurance, a negative test within 72 hours of departure, and a negative test after touching down which MAY require a night…
 
Hungarian-born Peter RIchweisz is an award-winning cinematographer and creative director based in Phuket, Thailand. After graduating from ELTE University in Budapest where he completed his philosophy studies, Peter moved to London in 1997 to start a career in photography. With a strong background in contemporary art, he developed a unique method of…
 
Jessica Nabongo is the first black woman in history to have visited all 195 countries in the world. On top of that, she travelled to 89 of these countries solo. All by the age of 35. She’s an influencer, photographer and businesswoman, and shares with us what she learnt throughout this epic journey. From Tuvalu and Eritrea to Turkmenistan and Djibo…
 
Cambodia finally announces reopening plans set for the end of November. Thailand reopened this week to fully vaccinated tourists from select countries and Vietnam has more regions getting ready to open possibly in November along with Phu Quoc Island. Clearly there is urgency to get things rolling again with airlines on the verge of bankruptcy and h…
 
Wan Issara is the managing director and face of the famous and luxurious 5-star @Sri panwa, a luxury hotel private pool villa & spa resort in Phuket Thailand. He started his journey abroad at the age of 9 where he lived, studied, and worked in countries such as England, America, and Switzerland. After majoring in Hotels and business management, Wan…
 
Shah Firoozi P.E., J.D. is one of the most savvy and insightful business people on the planet. Born in Iran, raised in the United States, Shah earned advanced degrees in engineering, business and law. He also speaks several languages. His company, PAC Global, works with automakers and suppliers in just about every time zone, from the US to Turkey f…
 
Check out the video version on YouTube Like all elite branches of law enforcement or the military, the Water Operations Unit of the South Australian Police demand high standards of fitness, stamina and intelligence in their recruits. More than just divers, the team are police officers first and foremost, conducting their duties at sea and on rivers…
 
Greg interviews Tristan Knowles, an Australian expat in Thailand working for the Asian Development Bank, specializing in infrastructure finance in the Mekong region, including alternative energy such as solar power. Greg begins by asking the obvious question: Thailand is practically constantly sunny, so why aren’t there solar panels on every roofto…
 
Today’s guest is a broadcasting legend. Whether it’s the Olympic Games, Paralympics, horse racing, Crufts, Wimbledon or so much more, Clare Balding has risen to national treasure status. She’s also a best-selling author, radio presenter and podcaster, in case you didn’t think she was busy enough! Covering so many major TV events has taken Clare aro…
 
Check out the video version on YouTube! Matt Hall can fly pretty much anything from an airforce jet fighter to a composite MXS raceplane in the Red bull air races. This Australian is a third generation pilot from New South Wales. During a high octane career spanning over 35 years, he's learn't a thing or two about risk management as he pushes the e…
 
On today’s show Greg and Ed address a pretty simple question: When you see Bangkok in movies and in series, are you actually seeing an accurate portrayal of the way Bangkok REALLY is? The guys decide that the short answer is probably not (certainly not in Thai lakorn), but there are some interesting exceptions. For example, even big-budget movies s…
 
Mike (Proper) Malott is a Canadian Welterweight MMA fighter who is heading to the UFC after a 39-second submission win on Dana White’s Contender Series. The 29-year-old from Burlington Ontario is a striking coach and fighter for Team Alpha Male in Sacramento California. After taking a hiatus from the fighting life, Malott joined the corner and beca…
 
We’re back for Season 6 (how did that happen?!) and what an honour to be joined on our first episode by the Oscar-nominated actor and writer, Stanley Tucci. You’ve seen him in The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games, Julie and Julia, Supernova, Fortitude, and The Lovely Bones. He’s directed four movies, and recently won an Emmy for his new food and…
 
Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss cities they have each traveled too multiple times and would like to return to in the future. But first! Where have Gail and Piper been? Each of them shares their experiences getting vaccinated earlier this year. Gail's cities full of memories London, UK Boston, MA USA Florence, Italy Piper's cities full of m…
 
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