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JJRR Ep26 From law to international university Professor - Expat life - Thai healthcare - Co-hostin


Click album cover to listen. Ed Knuth is a lawyer turned professor and digital photography enthusiast who took a 6 month teaching gig in Southeast Asia as the jolt he needed to reinvent himself. Fast forward 17 years and Ed, originally from the US, has become a fixture in the expat community of Bangkok, Thailand. Listen to Ep26 as Ed describes university life, culture shock, and the Thai healthcare system. Now the co-host of the Bangkok Podcast, Ed also describes his pioneering efforts in digital cinema and shooting of the JJRR logo.@bangkokpodcast @ciff42 @tuinternational #jimjimsreinventionrevolution @expatexplorer








http://www.bangkokpodcast.com/

@bangkokpodcast

https://www.clevelandfilm.org/

https://www.amazon.com/Thailand-Culture-Smart-Essential-Customs/dp/1857336917/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=8VR8ZF72KYTJCY987KQ8

03:53s Chiang Rai clocktower album cover, official photographer of JJRR podcast

06:38s Ed’s cutting edge Digital Cinema Expo, love of film and all things digital

12:30s Moving away from being a lawyer and coming up with a new plan

13:30s Hearing about a teaching job in Thailand and making the leap

16:08s Reading Culture Shock Thailand on the plane vs contemporary Thai culture

27:41s The adventure of meeting Internationals, other expats, and being outside the US

32:34s Getting diagnosed with abdominal cancer and experiencing foreign healthcare system

35:32s The 30 Baht ($1 US) healthcare system and other tiers

41:39s Thailand’s medical system, one of the best values in the world

44:15s Thai legal system in healthcare vs US, a cultural difference

46:13s Teaching Thai students and breaking into University teaching part time

51:08s Teaching International programs in Thailand, types of students

54:05s British American Studies curriculum

56:10s Developing a critical thinking course and having it adopted widely by University

1:02:42s Co-hosting the Bangkok podcast for expats with Greg Jorgensen

“I always tell them leave the United States. My advice to all Americans is to get out. It gives you such a perspective on the world.”

“A running joke amongst expats here is that we always think that we’re only gonna stay one more year.”

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