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Seven Million Bikes; A Saigon Podcast

Niall Mackay

Saigon, or Hồ Chí Minh City, is a busy, bustling, crazy and chaotic metropolis home to nearly 9 million people and over 7 million motorbikes.

It is hot, dirty and noisy. Traditional and modern at the same time, and growing more so every day, it is also an extremely enjoyable place to live. Both Saigon and Vietnamese culture present a unique set of challenges for anyone to live in, whether you are a foreigner or Vietnamese.

Seven Million Bikes talks to just some of the people that live here, who each share their individual stories and experiences.

Niall Mackay, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, has lived in Saigon since 2016 with his wife, Adrie, and now their adorable French Bulldog, Biscuit. You might even hear Biscuit snoring in the background at certain points! Starting as an English teacher, Niall now manages a charity, is an amateur stand-up comic, avid football fan (both American and otherwise) and now hosts his podcast, Seven Million Bikes; A Saigon Podcast.

Inspired by the people that live in Saigon from all walks of life and backgrounds, he wants to know more about their stories, their experiences and get tips on living in Saigon to share with listeners.

Recent Episodes

The Live Show - What can you joke about in comedy today? With Uy Nguyen, Jesús López and Angee the DivaNovember 26, 2019 Episode artwork Esta Ricardo; Part 2 - The DragMother of GenderFunk, VietNams alternative Queer scene | S2 Ep 8November 24, 2019 Episode artwork Esta Ricardo; Part 2 TEASER - The DragMother of GenderFunk, VietNams alternative Queer scene | S2 Ep 8November 21, 2019 Episode artwork Esta Ricardo; Part 1 - The DragMother of GenderFunk, VietNams alternative Queer scene | S2 Ep 8November 17, 2019 Episode artwork Esta Ricardo; Part 1 TEASER - The DragMother of GenderFunk, VietNams alternative Queer scene | S2 Ep 8November 14, 2019 Episode artwork Calvin Bui - Chef and Restaurateur | S2 Ep 7November 10, 2019 Episode artwork Calvin Bui TEASER - Chef and Restaurateur | S2 Ep 7November 07, 2019 Episode artwork Angee the Diva; Part 2 - Comedy, sex and sexuality | S2 Ep 6November 02, 2019 Episode artwork Angee the Diva; Part 2 TEASER - Comedy, sex and sexuality | S2 Ep 6October 30, 2019 Episode artwork Angee the Diva; Part 1 - Being a Comedian With Kids | S2 Ep 6October 27, 2019 Episode artwork Angee the Diva; Part 1 TEASER - Being a Comedian With Kids | S2 Ep 6October 23, 2019 Episode artwork GiangSinh Pham - Vietnamese millennial raised and absorbed in Western & Vietnamese culture | S2 Ep 5October 20, 2019 Episode artwork GiangSinh Pham TEASER - Vietnamese millennial raised and absorbed in Western & Vietnamese culture | S2 Ep 5October 17, 2019 Episode artwork Ella Beth - Jazz singer and finalist on The Voice Vietnam | S2 Ep 4October 12, 2019 Episode artwork Ella Beth TEASER - Jazz singer and finalist on The Voice Vietnam | S2 Ep 4October 09, 2019 Episode artwork Damian Kilroy - Coracle Music Festival Organiser & Cargo Events Promoter | S2 Ep 3October 05, 2019 Episode artwork Damian Kilroy TEASER - Coracle Music Festival Organiser & Cargo Events Promoter | S2 Ep 3October 01, 2019 Episode artwork Sen Nguyen - Reporting on Sexual Abuse in Vietnam | S2 Ep 2September 28, 2019 Episode artwork Sen Nguyen TEASER - Reporting on Sexual Abuse in Vietnam | S2 Ep 2September 25, 2019 Episode artwork Vũ Minh Tú LIVE - Vietnam's Raunchiest Comedian - The Tavern, D7, June 2019September 24, 2019 Episode artwork Vũ Minh Tú - Vietnam's Raunchiest Comedian | S2 Ep 1September 21, 2019 Episode artwork Vũ Minh Tú TEASER - Vietnam's Raunchiest Comedian | S2 Ep 1September 18, 2019 Episode artwork What are your top 3 Vietnamese foods? Season 1 CompilationSeptember 15, 2019 Episode artwork Sexy Meat Talks - Podcast Crossover | FINAL EPISODE S1 Ep 10 - Part 1July 29, 2019 Episode artwork Sexy Meat Talks TEASER - Podcast Crossover | FINAL EPISODE S1 Ep 10 - Part 1July 25, 2019 Episode artwork