Rank #1: BiB012: Those Who Wish to Sing, Always Find a Song With Napak Boonruang
Music is the life for a great many people, but it’s only for a select few that it actually provides a livelihood. Napak Boonruang, better known as Dom, is one of the people who can count themselves among the lucky talented few. Running three different bands, she has taken music from just a fun passion to a business that supports herself and her family upcountry. In this episode...
Oct 11 2016
Rank #2: BiB011: When Selling Ice to Eskimos is Too Easy With Jeff Amato
What’s the hardest business you could possibly start in Thailand? In a nation where fair skin is a national obsession and the sun shines nearly 365 days a year (the exception being the ones when it shines 366 days…), Jeff Amato came up with a one of a kind business idea: a tanning studio. In this episode, Jeff goes step by step over how he decided on his latest business (which is in fact business #
Oct 04 2016
Rank #3: BiB015: Airbnb in Bangkok With Karsten Aichholz
In today’s episode I talk about what makes the Airbnb market in Bangkok special and how these factors will shape the market in the future. From the specifics of empty, furnished condominiums in the heart of Bangkok, to its status as the most visited city in the world and the availability of infrastructure and personal it’s a short and direct look at why we’ll soon see some interesting developments...
Nov 01 2016
Rank #4: BiB032: Travel Epiphanies with Stuart McDonald
In this episode of Brewed in Bangkok, Siddhant meets up with co-founder of Travelfish.org, Stuart McDonald, in Bangkok. Stuart caught the traveling bug early in life, leaving Australia for a round-the-world trip that included The United States, India, and Nepal before his penultimate stop in Bangkok. Upon his return to Sydney, Stuart felt a deep connection with South East Asia and he kept...
Jun 29 2018
Rank #5: BiB031: Get Some Cash Back with Anthony Quinn
In this episode of Brewed in Bangkok, Siddhant has a chat with Anthony Quinn, founder of Dee Dee Cashback. Anthony started working in marketing with GAME, a video game chain in the UK before going to Thailand for a very long vacation, which involved working in Phuket for an e-Commerce store featured on eBay. In Thailand, he met his girlfriend, who would later become his wife...
May 04 2018
Rank #6: BiB009: Humor is Despair Refusing to Take Itself Seriously With Pule Mapacpac
What does Bangkok look like through the eyes of a Filipino expat? How do you create and fine-tune a live comedy act? What’s a line you shouldn’t cross as a comedian? In today’s episode, Filipino comedian and teacher Pule Mapacpac shares his experiences working as a teacher and comedian in Bangkok. And of course, he showcases part of the routine on the show! What I personally really liked about...
Sep 20 2016
Rank #7: BiB034: Chewing the Fat with Matthew Fischer
On this episode of Brewed in Bangkok, Siddhant chills out at Fatty’s Bar and Diner with the owner, Matthew Fischer. Matthew hails from Wisconsin and it was here that he met Kae, his future wife to be, who worked at a convenience store in his town on her exchange semester from Thailand. It wasn’t long before Matthew went to check out Bangkok on his own terms. Through stints as an English teacher...
Nov 02 2018
Rank #8: BiB035: Polish it Up with Greg Boudah
On this episode of Brewed in Bangkok Siddhant pays a visit to Gemopolis in outer Bangkok to meet American Jeweler Greg Boudah. A former US Marine and Iraq War Veteran, Greg found his new vocation in the jewellery business, first as a salesman and then as a manager. Greg was sent by one of his employers, a Belgian diamond trading company, to open a jewelry manufacturing business.
Jan 18 2019
Rank #9: BiB010: What Goes Into Writing a Book About Thailand With Jody Houton
Published author and public relations specialist, Jody Houton joins me on the Brewed in Bangkok podcast this week. From teaching aspiring cabin crew members to editing a newspaper, Jody has experienced the working world in Thailand and Europe. Sharing his unique insights, he talks about what it takes to succeed in the working world in the land of smiles and how he went about getting his book ‘A...
Sep 27 2016
Rank #10: BiB033: Kicking It with Anthony Ampai, Team Captain of Bangkok United
Amidst the soccer fever that gripped the world, Siddhant had the opportunity to chat with Anthony Ampai, the captain of Bangkok United, an elite soccer club in Thailand. Anthony grew up in the United States and he was surrounded by all kinds of sports growing up. His big break in soccer came when he was just a young boy and he had a successful trial with the national team. As a young player...
Aug 17 2018
Rank #11: BiB016: Beer, Busses and Buriram – Soccer in Rural Thailand With Jon Bonomo
Jon Bonomo wrote a tremendously useful guide for soccer fans in Thailand and it inspired me to interview him for the Brewed in Bangkok podcast. It has been a tumultuous year for soccer in Thailand. From the cancellation of the local league to the ups and downs in the qualification for the World Cup it was a gripping twelve months. This interview was recorded in early October and many things have...
Dec 13 2016
Rank #12: BiB013: Today With Karsten Aichholz
Today is a very short episode showcasing the impact of recent events on my life in Bangkok. Richard Barrow The Do’s and Don’ts of Mourning Period for Expats and Visitors by Khao Sod English Check out the complete collection of Brewed in Bangkok episodes.
Oct 18 2016
Rank #13: BiB030: Lessons in “Wai-ing” and Banking Regulations with Stephen Saad
On this episode of Brewed in Bangkok, Siddhant meets Stephen Saad, a former banker that has become an author and book distributor in Thailand. Stephen has written two Thai language books (check them out through the links in the “Resources Mentioned” section below) and is now writing his third. Arun Press is Stephen’s small book distribution business and through Arun Press...
Apr 06 2018
Rank #14: BiB029: Getting a Seat at the Table with Surasit Sachdev
In this episode of Brewed in Bangkok, Siddhant has a chat with Surasit Sachdev, founder of Hungry Hub. The Hungry Hub app is quickly becoming popular among Bangkok food lovers for its all-you-can-eat value deals, that allows diners to try out the best that a restaurant has to offer. Surasit is part of the Thai-Sikh community and grew up in Bangkok. He tells Siddhant more about growing up as a Sikh...
Jan 19 2018
Rank #15: BiB028: Oh (Spread) Sheet! How To Excel In Thailand with Andrew Stotz
In this episode of Brewed in Bangkok, Karsten and Siddhant meet Dr Andrew Stotz PhD, co-founder of Coffee Works, President of CFA Society Thailand, financial analyst and teacher. Andrew came to Thailand 25 years ago and fell in love with the country instantly. While Andrew worked as an investment banker in Bangkok, he decided to co-found CoffeeWORKS, a coffee roasting company that provides coffee...
Dec 20 2017