Doha Heat
Doha Heat is a weekly, communal podcast created for every type of individual who currently calls Qatar home, has in the past, or may one day.

Taking a slight a break from our usual style, this week Kev and I give you a glimpse into the Doha Film Institute's Ajyal Youth Film Festival. This episode is part 1 of 4 going through Monday through Wednesday's screenings. Make sure to check their website for a full schedule and all the trailers!


Miles from The Edge is back this week to give listeners an exclusive preview of the magazine's December issue. We get into an interesting discussion of reader demographics as a representation of a changing Qatar, the SME scene, and forthcoming events.

Direct download: Episode_98_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_11.27_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:17am MSK

Interviews like this one with Moe Fakhro, who opens up about his experiences studying in the US, learning English via video games, and his recent adventures on Mount Kilimanjaro, are what podcasters live for! This episode has to be one of my favorites so far, and I hope you enjoy it - so nice to come out knowing someone much better.

Direct download: Episode_97_-_Moe_Fakhro_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Is the food you consume daily actually "real food?" If you're scratching your head right now, listen in as Nicole and I unpack some of the hidden nutritional saboteurs in many every day items in grocery stores and what to look for on labels. Let's take back our health through knowledge!

Direct download: Episode_96_-_Hot_and_Healthy_with_Nicole_van_Hattem_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

The idea of leaving a comfort zone can make all the difference between achieving fulfillment in life and not living up to one's potential. We discuss some of the hindrances to reaching success and ways in which you can push yourself for a better life.


After a week off to recover from the flu, we're back with Kev from ILoveQatar.net to share the best events coming up this week. Just as the weather is cooling down (finally, am I right?) there is so much happening in Qatar: musicals, outdoor fitness events, and much more!

Make sure to check-out ILoveQatar.net for the full details on all the events and those we had to skip: www.iloveqatar.net.


Deputy editor, Farwa Zahra, joins us today while Miles takes some time off, and we get into discussing the "green" building scene in Qatar, as well as the ongoing FIFA construction.

Direct download: Episode_93_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_11.20_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:31am MSK

Dave Moreland and Carl Windley of the Qatar International Amateur Football League and Legacy Sports & Events drop by to tell us about their long-standing love for all things sports and 13 year stays in Qatar. We also get into what the football scene is like here in Qatar (hint: it's booming!), and they tease me about my lack of knowledge on the subject.

Direct download: Episode_92_-_Legacy_Sports_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:32am MSK

You've probably seen a lot of media about "Movember," which involves individuals showing off their best facial hair to raise awareness of prostate cancer and men's health. We invited in survivor and Movember advocate, Moey Shawash, to share about his health struggles and stories of overcoming them.


Some episodes just cannot wait to be released; today's bonus episode is one of them. We sit down to hear about the ongoing Global Entrepreneurship Week events hosted by Silatech from Stephen Brannon, Director of Communications. Stephen also opens up about his personal journey in relation to the Arab world, which involved some unique opportunities.

Direct download: Bonus_Episode_-_Stephen_Brannon_from_GEW-Qatar_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:25pm MSK

What does it take to be a leader and transcend the voice inside telling us we cannot achieve greatness? Get set for some practical knowledge and insights provided by Jeanine and Marie as we explore the concept of being a leader, no matter where we are.


Miles from the Edge Business Magazine and I bring you an exclusive preview of the National Museum of Qatar's construction and layout, which we believe will be gamechanging for the region, if not the world. We also discuss how Qatar is paving the way for new approaches to landscape architecture, combining local and foreign cultures.

Direct download: Episode_88_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_11.13_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Prepare to be floored by today's episode with Erin Quigley & Sophie Jago of the Quigley-Jago Challenge, who are seeking to raise money for a Nepali school and its supplies. These two bright, ambitious young women are the youngest Doha Heat guests thus far, and we think they have an excellent initiative going.

Direct download: Episode_87_-_Erin_Quigley__Sophie_Jago_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

How many listeners go out to eat? Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant and wanted to ask about your meal? Today's episode we had the opportunity to learn about the inner workings at Jones the Grocer via their General Manager.

 

PS - Listen in for a special giveaway at the episode's end!

Direct download: Episode_86_-_Hot_and_Healthy_with_Nicole_van_Hattem_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Skeptical about the idea of "coaching?" And no, we do not mean just the sports variety. This episode we get into understanding what is coaching and some of the misconceptions surrounding the discipline. Marie and Jeanine also talk a bit about their experiences in Doha with regards to empowering individuals.


Ahlan, Qatar! Any one else find this weekend to be amazingly beautiful with the cooling temperatures and slight breezes? Get the details on the best events that Qatar has to offer this week: Scottish dancing, the International Boat Show, a walkathon for diabetes, a few networking opportunities, and a singing talent show.


Shehan from the Edge and I chat about all things entrepreneurial in this episode! Listen in for an overview of recent smart technology released this week and the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Week in Qatar.

Direct download: Episode_83_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_11.6_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:13am MSK

The Fitness with Food team, which now includes staff member Cameron, join us to catch-up on their latest offerings and aspirations for the coming year. We also get into what drives each individual to spread their passion for healthy living.

Direct download: Episode_82_-_Fitness_with_Food_Back_Again_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Ever think of chocolate being considered a health food? Well, in fact when in its raw form of cacao it is! Listen in for the health benefits of daily cacao consumption and what to avoid in the grocery store when it comes to chocolate.

Direct download: Episode_80_-_Hot_and_Healthy_with_Nicole_van_Hattem_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Doha Heat community, let's welcome our newest series titled Empowered World, which will provide you with keys to unlocking your inner success and being a leader. In the episode we get introduced to co-hosts Jeanine Bailey and Marie Quigley. Let us know what you think!


Made it to November, and we keep on growing - wow! Today Kev and I bring you previews of the best upcoming events in Doha: 3-D printing lecture at Katara; ladies-only desert retreat; open air movie screening at MIA Park; QBIC's speaker series. Who says Qatar is a boring place?


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