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.

2014 - what a year it has been for us! In our final episode of the year, we take some time to look back on our personal journeys, as well as what is coming up in 2015. Nicole also shares techniques that we can use in constructing a vision board to set right intentions and manifest our goals.

Direct download: Episode_117_-_Hot_and_Healthy_Year_in_Review_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

We take the chance to bring you a year in review - a look back on what happened in 2014 and what's coming up. Needless to say, it's been a wonderful journey to this point and hopefully is enriching listeners' lives. A big thank you to you all and Happy New Year!


Right in time for the holidays and new year, Nicole and I sat down with Tina Ringer Mogensen, who is a psychologist specializing in the Imago therapy techniques. We get into how we can all be more mindful and compassionate as we visit loved ones or have them come to us. The intention behind doing so is the cultivation of more engaged, loving relationships.

Direct download: Episode_115_-_Hot_and_Healthy_Holiday_Special_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Excuses, excuses, excuses - the things we make when we wish to avoid situations or those conversations that might be uncomfortable. Going into the holiday season it's a great opportunity to reflect on our actions and how we respond to events that pop up throughout our lives. We explore methods of overcoming our desire to push blame on others and how to find the courage to address things head-on.


Hope everyone had a lovely National Day last week! Andrew is back in the US for a holiday to see family and shop for wedding venues so Kev is riding solo today. If you are hanging around Doha during the holidays make sure to check this episode out.


Bucking the usual approach to a year in review, The Edge Magazine takes a look at some of their biggest stories from 2014 and how they might affect Qatar and the world next year. We delve into the Ukranian crisis, Hamad International Airport's development, reforms coming to the kafala system, and Qatar's population boom.

*Please note we will be off-air for a 2-week holiday break with this series.

Direct download: Episode_112_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_12.18_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Met today's guest initially via Twitter, and after hearing about her experiences in Qatar, I knew I had to have in Maha Al-Sulaiti. We talk about growing up Qatari, balancing personal development with appreciation of one's familial backstory, and navigating the traditionally male-dominated field of engineering.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Struggling to overcome some perceived obstacle in your life, say a subconscious stressor or phobia? Our guest today, Jacob Melaard, guides us through the Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, which may be the thing that helps you excel and let your greatness shine through.


Winter is in full-swing (at least for those in the northern hemisphere) and so is the holiday season, which can be sometimes stressful for individuals going to see family. Jeanine and Marie provide listeners with a reflective episode focused on forgiveness and letting ourselves experience familial love.


Sabah al-khair! Perhaps the biggest single day event is upon us: Qatar National Day 2014! This week things quiet down a bit elsewhere, but we've got you covered with the best events happening ahead of the holiday season kicking off on the 18th. For specific events related to National Day, check out this great schedule: http://www.qatarnationalday.qa.


A little later than usual in releasing this episode with our friends, The Edge, but here it is! Miles and I talk about the Qatar Investment Authority's recent decision to purchase shares of taxi-hailing app Uber and the effect of declining global oil prices on the country's future development.

Direct download: Episode_107_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_12.11_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:55pm MSK

In today's episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Safa Al-Ameri, whom I initially met via Twitter and is quite the ambitious woman. She opens up about relocating to Qatar from Yemen with her family and seizing opportunities in her new home to give back and share her passion for sustainable living.

Direct download: Episode_107_-_Safa_Al-Ameri_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Margarita Zuniga stops by the studio and opens up about her life passion for helping others, whether it is raising cancer awareness through motorcycle riding with the Ladies of Harley or gearing up to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Definitely one of our deepest personal stories to be shared on the podcast so far; my jaw kept dropping.

Direct download: Episode_106_-_Hot_and_Healthy_with_Nicole_van_Hattem_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Taking 100% responsibility for your actions and how you respond to situations can be scary - trust me, it's an ongoing struggle. The Empower World team reveals some ways to help guide us towards regaining control in how we interpret occurrences and our reactions without casting blame elsewhere.


Tired of the same routines in Qatar and feel like there's never anything to do? Let Kev from ILoveQatar.net and I help inspire you with the country's best happenings. This week we talk fashion shows, handmade goods, and Kev challenges me to do the 3K fun run this weekend.


Are you a mother living in Qatar or soon-to-be one? This morning we sat down with Paulien Christensen of Doha Mums and Doha Family magazine to hear about her transition from the hospitality industry to helping run one of the region's best family-centric initiatives.

Direct download: Episode_102_-_Paulien_Christensen_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Nicole and I wrap up the top 10 list of food additives to keep an eye out for and avoid consuming if at all possible. Remember: we've got purchasing power to demand better food!


Are you a glass half-full or half-empty type person? How do you view challenges that pop up in your life? Jeanine, Marie, and I explore our mindsets' impacts on living fulfilled lives and ways to minimize those iternal saboteurs beckoning us to not achieve greatness.


Saturday wraps up the Ajyal Youth Film Festival and offers the chance to catch many of the films you might have missed previously. Don't sleep on this one!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:18pm MSK

Unable to attend the Doha Film Institute's Ajyal Youth Film Festival so far? No worries! We've got you covered going into the weekend with Thursday's schedule of showings.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:15pm MSK

Kev from ILoveQatar.net and I bring you Thursday's schedule for the Ajyal Youth Film Festival.

Direct download: Bonus_Episode_-_Ajyal_Youth_Film_Festival_Pt._2_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:31pm MSK

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