Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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
Rank #7: BiB027: One Letter Short of Ancient with Siddhant Mehta
Ananda Everingham can be happy he didn’t go to school in India. In this episode of Brewed in Bangkok, I talk with Siddhant Mehta, who explains why that might have been not one of the best experiences. Across the Bay of Bengal, Siddhant takes a look at the influences India had on Thailand and its sometimes quirky effects that can be witnessed today. Working for Red Bull India...
Nov 26 2017
Rank #8: BiB026: Starting an International School with David Tongue
In this episode of Brewed in Bangkok I sit down with David Tongue, who is the founding headmaster of Brighton College International School in Bangkok. Brighton College in Bangkok is a sister-school of Brighton College in the UK. Out of 9,000 schools in the UK, Brighton College UK is ranked the #1 co-educational school and the #5 school out of 9,000 schools in the UK. It’s David’.
Oct 22 2017
Rank #9: BiB025: Don’t Forget the Boobs with Michael Smith
Giving himself permission to be who he wants to be, author/business owner and self-proclaimed ‘executive transvestite traveler’, Michael Smith had his fair share of experiences in his time in Thailand. Perceiving gender as something of a more fluid kind, he personally choose the box for ‘transvestite’ but won’t blame anyone who’d refer to him as a ladyboy.
Sep 18 2017
Rank #10: BiB021: From 364lbs Gamer to Dating Coach with Sky Robert Penderis
Sky was making stew while his brother looked up how much the upcoming eviction from their apartment in South Africa would cost them. Little did he know getting kicked out would put him on a track for a life he never thought possible. What started out as an adventurous stint in Thailand teaching English lead to him becoming partner in one of the fastest growing video game companies in Thailand.
May 31 2017
Rank #11: BiB018: Medical Research and Clinical Practices in Thailand With Benno von Bormann
Benno von Bormann is a scientific advisor at Thailand’s government-owned and -operated Siriraj Hospital. While there are a number of foreigners working for government departments in Thailand and there certainly isn’t a shortage of foreigners working at private enterprises, meeting a German doctor working for a Thai hospital was definitely a first for me. Having been a professional...
Feb 10 2017
Rank #12: 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 #13: 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...
Nov 01 2016
Rank #14: 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 #15: 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...
Oct 04 2016