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Bangkok Podcast's Greg Jorgensen talks living in Thailand, Getting 200 members on Patreon and The Thai Podcasting Scene

Bangkok Podcast's Greg Jorgensen talks living in Thailand, Getting 200 members on Patreon and The Thai Podcasting Scene

Update: 2020-03-26
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In this episode, we're sitting down to have a chat with a successful podcaster based in Thailand!
Greg Jorgensen is host of the Bangkok Podcast, and is on a journey to cover everything about the lovely city of Bangkok. Since 2011(!!), he covers a TON, from history to culture, specific locations and developments in the city over time, and more. All in 250+ episodes! With ~200 patrons in his Patreon, he has a whole list of loyal listeners supporting him which is amazing to hear.

We talked about:

  • Greg's journey to Bangkok and what compelled him to start the podcast
  • How he built a community of 200 paying members on his Patreon
  • His personal insights on the Thai podcasting scene

Enjoy!

Timestamps

03:14 How Greg arrived to Bangkok
04:48 The intricacies of Bangkok as an interesting city
09:57 Why a podcast? + The Origins of Bangkok Podcast
13:20 How has the podcast evolved over time with different cohosts?
16:40 How do you source for content about the city of Bangkok?
23:32 How Greg grew his Patreon to 200 members
26:07 Experimenting with premium content, failed segments and current events
29:18 What is Thailand's national flower?
30:55 Greg's insights on Thai podcasting scene
36:18 The costs of living in Thailand as a foreigner
39:30 Bangkok Podcast listenership, being friends with listeners and meetups
44:19 Building a connection with the host
46:41 Greg's podcast playlist, and dream episode to make
52:34 'T.I.T': This is Thailand
53:47 Love, Loathe, or Live With: The Asian podcasting scene

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Bangkok Podcast's Greg Jorgensen talks living in Thailand, Getting 200 members on Patreon and The Thai Podcasting Scene

Bangkok Podcast's Greg Jorgensen talks living in Thailand, Getting 200 members on Patreon and The Thai Podcasting Scene

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