Aaron Flack

Aaron Flack works at a multinational company in Bangkok in a position I've always referred to as an 'in-house company teacher'. Let's pull up a chair (after we've screwed the legs on of course) and hear about what the job entails working for that well-known Swedish company with the yellow and blue logo.


Erich R. Sysak

Erich R. Sysak has lived in Thailand for almost two decades. He's got many years of English teaching experience under his belt but he's also written several Thai-themed novels and developed a permaculture farm in Isaan. Now this guy really does sound like an interesting fellow.


Stephen Saad

Stephen Saad is an expat and Thai language learning enthusiast. He's also written a wonderful book called "100 Thai Words That Make You Sound Thai". Ajarn met Steve for coffee and talked about all things Thai language.


Rob Whitelaw

Kickstart Art is a non-profit, community organization that delivers art classes to migrant and refugee children living along the Thai / Myanmar Border. Sounds interesting. Let’s find out a bit more from Director, Rob Whitelaw.


Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer is the man behind Smart Fun - an education company that brings out the engineer in every young student by using Lego bricks. And who doesn't love playing around with Lego!


Robert Walsh

It’s not uncommon for foreign teachers in Thailand to fancy a change of scenery and head for pastures new and to one of Thailand’s neighbours – perhaps Myanmar, Vietnam or Cambodia. But what about Laos? I’d like to know a bit more about what’s going on there. I came across a website for a wonderful looking institute in Vientiane called the Oscar International School and found out that Mr Robert Walsh is the man to fire the questions at.


Vern Lovic

If you’re ever unfortunate enough to get bitten by a snake in Thailand, then just pray that there’s a guy like Vern Lovic within shouting distance. Among numerous other on-line interests, he is Thailand’s ‘farang snake guy’. I couldn’t give the chance to chat with Vern a missssssss.


Gill Morris

Gill Morris is a British teacher who has taught English in Thailand on and off for several years. But having moved to Bangkok, Gill discovered she enjoyed nothing more than exploring the city and discovering its ‘hidden side’. And as a result she’s just published a fabulous book on the topic of Bangkok’s European heritage.


Matthew Noble

We first put Matthew in the ajarn hot seat almost five years ago. At that particular time, he was about to move back to America with his Thai wife after six years as a teacher in Thailand. Matthew always came across as a very dedicated and serious teacher and I was eager to catch up with him to find out how life had panned out for him since our first chat.


Jody Houton

“A Geek in Thailand” could well be the most enjoyable book I have ever read about this country – and trust me, I’ve read a few. The man behind ‘Geek in Thailand’ is British journalist, Jody Houton. Let’s talk about the man himself and how the book came together.


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