This is the podcast which asks: could you survive a Thai prison? Escaping Bangkok tells the stories of those who made it out alive from some of the world’s worst jails. Listen to episodes on all popular podcast players.
Who is Lisa Marie Smith? As she enters a Bangkok bar, a young woman is about to be thrown into the centre of an international drug trafficking con.
Lisa Marie Smith, a 20-year-old student from Australia, is walking into a nest of vipers.
After five months in the prison hell hole known as the Bangkok Hilton, she makes an audacious flight to freedom.
From Bangkok’s backpacker district, to the Greek Islands and Dublin’s Temple Bar, this is a tale of extraordinary luck, intrigue and an unmasking in shocking circumstances.
Despite being on Interpol’s Most Wanted list, the former catering student lives under the radar for nearly 20 years.
Until a random incident of violence blows Lisa’s cover.
We go beyond the stereotype of foreigners who are imprisoned for drugs in Asia.
Plus we talk to the people who are left behind when their loved one is in a foreign prison.
Moreover, you will learn how the Bangkok Hilton is worse than anything you’ve seen in the media.
For some, it is a fate worse than death. Because at the heart of this story, is an underfunded Thai prison system full of medieval horrors.
This is Lisa’s story and the testimonies of other foreigners whose lives have been derailed by the Bangkok Hilton.
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