Doha Heat (general)
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.

After a successful career in business and marketing, Elsbeth Blekkenhorst opened her own shoe brand. Having nothing to do with fashion before that, she turned some of her negative experiences with finding comfortable shoes into a passion project. In this episode, we talk about the positive experiences and challenges associated with opening your own business, women supporting women, and so much more!

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Elsbeth Blekkenhorst is a clear After a successful career in business and marketing, Elsbeth Blekkenhorst opened her own shoe brand. Having nothing to do with fashion before that, she turned some of her negative experiences with finding comfortable shoes into a passion project. In this episode, we talk about the positive experiences and challenges associated with opening your own business, women supporting women, and so much more!

Direct download: DH_Season_2E08_Elsbeth.mp3
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Ever wanted to go to therapy but heard that you should pray your worries away or that it's "just a phase?" In this episode, we bust some mental health myths with Shefa Obaid, a psychology specialist. We discuss Shefa's experience working in refugee camps as a mental health practitioner, the physical changes that take place in the brain for someone suffering from mental disorders, and what coping mechanisms can we use to help ourselves and those around us when we don't have access to psychologists.

 

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Ever wanted to go to therapy but heard that you should pray your worries away or that it's "just a phase?" In this episode, we bust some mental health myths with Shefa Obaid, a Canadian psychologist. We discuss Shefa's experience working in refugee camps as a mental health practitioner, the physical changes that take place in the brain for someone suffering from mental disorders, and what coping mechanisms can we use to help ourselves and those around us when we don't have access to psychologists.

 

Direct download: DH_Season_2E07_Shafir.mp3
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Ever wanted to go to therapy but heard that you should pray your worries away or that it's "just a phase?" In this episode, we bust some mental health myths with Shefa Obaid, a Canadian psychologist. We discuss Shefa's experience working in refugee camps as a mental health practitioner, the physical changes that take place in the brain for someone suffering from mental disorders, and what coping mechanisms can we use to help ourselves and those around us when we don't have access to psychologists.

 

Direct download: DH_Season_2E07_Shafir.mp3
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Ever wanted to go to therapy but heard that you should pray your worries away or that it's "just a phase?" In this episode, we bust some mental health myths with Shefa Obaid, a Canadian psychologist. We discuss Shefa's experience working in refugee camps as a mental health practitioner, the physical changes that take place in the brain for someone suffering from mental disorders, and what coping mechanisms can we use to help ourselves and those around us when we don't have access to psychologists.

 

Direct download: DH_Season_2E07_Shafir.mp3
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Working in a male-dominated industry can be quite daunting to many women. Sahar El Rafai, an engineer by profession, has taken this as a challenge and brought out the best out of this experience with her. This part-time personal trainer talks to us about balancing two careers, dealing with the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry where a woman may not be taken seriously because of her gender, self-care, and much more!

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Sam Meekings' love for writing came from childhood, when he wrote his first book about going on adventures with his dog. As a university graduate, his passion for writing intersected with his interest in exploring different cultures. As a teacher in China, he discovered a fascinating story about the trials of a couple's relationship as they experience Mao's Cultural Regime and the birth of modern China. Not realizing what he was getting himself into, he started his first historical fiction novel. In this episode, we discuss the ins-and-outs of being a writer, what strategies can you use to motivate yourself to keep writing, and how to do justice when you write about another culture without culturally appropriating it.

Check out his new book on the story behind a painting by Vincent Van Gogh here: https://t.co/5dYJTOqbe8

 

 

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Grace Medina's love for handicrafts didn't start from childhood, even though she belonged to a family of designers. A journalist from Venezuela, she discovered her passion for quilting and patchwork when she decided to explore different avenues as a bored stay-at-home mom. In this episode, we talk about the intricacies of quilting and patchwork, her organization, Handy and Crafty, the connections between art and culture, and how engaging yourself in some form of art can help you cultivate joy and satisfaction and become part of a community.

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Sondra Hope, founder of Yala Healthy, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the early age of 24, then faced recurring bouts of it. But the one thought that kept her going through this struggle was that she wanted to be healthier for her daughter. Once overweight, Sondra is now a fitness and health trainer with a unique methodology to train her clients—not just focusing on food and exercise, but also helping them train their minds. Listen to today's episode, where we dive deep into her past and ongoing struggles with cancer, her fitness ideology, tips on living a healthy lifestyle, and the nutritious, tasty, and super affordable treats she offers on Yala Healthy.

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The obstacles and the struggles life throw at us can be very daunting and hard to get over. When they’re left unspoken, it can cause a deep-rooted issues within us, such as anxiety. And often times, it's hard to find a community to reach out to for help. When Kausar and Mariam had this realization, they decided to bring together their passions to start Community Connect Doha, an initiative aimed at creating dialogue, so people in Doha could discuss issues pertaining to the community in workshops and other events. In this episode, we speak about their experience as expat kids and parents, the importance of community and talking about stigmatized topics, and more!

 

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What an episode to kick off the second season with! Our guest this week is the super vibrant and spirited, Harriet Gyamfuah. We talk about how unexpected events got her jobs in Prada, Miu Miu, and Marie Claire, her passion for fashion, writing, and public relations, and the transformation she's experienced in her journey navigating the world of fashion as a woman of color. 

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When Khedija Dellal moved to Qatar, she had a hard time interacting with people. Now, the mother of two finds connection with others being a personal trainer and Instagram blogger and helping women stay fit. Listen to how pregnancy changed her life, how she overcame a tough delivery, and how she pursues a fit lifestyle with her children. Through her passion, she helps pregnant woman become stronger and more prepared for motherhood in the comfort of their homes. Listen to the full episode to know her motivational story and learn how exercise and activity can empower you.

 

If you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar

 

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Hani Arif and Nathalie Wherlock met some time after Natalie permanently moved to Qatar and bonded over shawarmas and fatayers. The now husband-and-wife duo are founders of lemonandmint.co, a food blog, which shares their reviews and thoughts about the various restaurants in Doha. Listen to know more about how they aim to help the Doha community through their blog, their suggestions on how we can make Qatar a food destination, and their favorite restaurant recommendations. 
 
Where can you find the best lemon mint in Doha? Let us know in the comments!
 
As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar

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Zahra Shikara is unstoppable. From earning a black belt in Taekwondo and undergoing Shaolin Kung Fu training in China to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and practicing a 14-day water fast for an extreme physical and mental experience, she has tried it all. Our guest this week enjoys pushing herself to her limits and breaking barriers. Listen to her speak about her adventures and her tips on how to mentally train yourself to establish a fit and healthy lifestyle. You will also learn how your physical fitness can impact your emotional and mental wellbeing.

 

As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar 

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Have you ever met someone who exudes creativity? This week's guest is the imaginative interdisciplinary designer, Islam Shehab, who speaks about how his architectural background and creative thirst led him to interdisciplinary design and his interest in speculative design (hint: Black Mirror uses speculative design). To learn more about what is speculative design, Islam's twirly mustache, his tips on unleashing your creativity, and his upcoming exhibition at the fire station, listen to the full episode! 

 
As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar
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Our guest for this episode is the super fun, sassy, and unbiased Qatar food and travel blogger, Rachel Morris. She speaks about her food adventures in Qatar, her love for traveling, and how she feeds her creativity through her blog. She also speaks about the books she's written (hint hint, true crime), her journey to becoming a food and travel blogger, and her favorite cities. To find about her recommended restaurants (and podcasts!), listen to the full episode.
 
 
As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar
 
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When you think of lifestyle bloggers, you probably don't think of someone who wears a veil. Challenging these stereotypes on an everyday basis is Khansa, founder of Creativity With Kay. She's a lifestyle, food, and travel blogger based in Doha. Listen to this episode to hear about how she confronted the skepticism around her persona and became one of Qatar's biggest influencers. 

As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar

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When Hichame Moubarak started introspecting as a teenager, he realized that he needed to make some changes. This is how his journey towards reinvention began. From sky diving to the Iron Man Triathlon, he decided he would do anything and everything to step outside his comfort zone. Now, he works a full-time job in Qatar along with supporting his passion for ultra endurance athletics. Listen to this episode to gain some inspiration on the process of reinvention, personality development, and how developing your physical strength could help your mental and emotional wellbeing.

To donate to Hichame's charitable water initiative, click here: https://my.charitywater.org/hichame-moubarak/4-deserts-grand-slam-run-for-clean-water

As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar

Direct download: Hichame_Moubarak.mp3
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This week’s guest is the phenomenal weather presenter from Al Jazeera, Everton Fox. We talk about his inspiring journey from BBC World to Al Jazeera in Doha, his expertise in meteorology, the issue of global warming and climate change today, what the increasing temperatures around the world could mean, and the simple things we can do on an everyday basis to help the environment. Being a long-time friend of Stefan’s, Everton also gives us fun tidbits of information that you might not have known about Ginger Camel’s CEO.

As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar

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As a child, Arvind Rampal was fascinated with books that discussed personal growth, so it only made sense that he would find a job in the field of personal development and human capital. He is now the Managing Director at Qatar Skills Academy.

In this episode, he talks about the philosophy of positive thinking called 'Law of Attraction,' building the right mindset to attain success, and the field of coaching and development. In Qatar, Arvind organizes regular meet-ups and invites anyone in Doha to discuss various topics from mindfulness to building up positive habits that will build one's personality.

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Yoga has been around for ages, but not everyone can wrap their heads around its effects and benefits. With international Yoga Day right around the corner, what better time would there be to understand the science behind the practice?In this episode, we speak to Mary Bugg, Founder of Yoga Bugg, who shares her unique story of how learning yoga changed her life. Listen in to know about the different forms of yoga and what kind of yoga you can start practicing to cater to your lifestyle. 

This episode is brought to you by Warwick Doha, a five-star hotel located in the heart of Doha. They have incredible Eid offers that you absolutely must experience. It's Eid after all, from from buffets and World Cup screenings to spa packages—the perfect time to treat and reward yourself.

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We're turning four on 14 June! It's been a wonderful ride and we cannot wait to share the stories of more wonderful people on our podcast.
In this week's episode, we have a special guest, the founder of Doha Heat, John Savage who shares his experiences with starting Qatar's first podcast. We talk about why he wanted to start a podcast, the challenges he faced, and our journey in the past 4 years. Also joining in on this episode is Stefan Lindberg-Jones, CEO of Ginger Camel and our publisher.
Thank you so much to all our listeners for their support. We couldn't have done this without you!

S/O to our show sponsor this week Warwick Doha, who treated our host to a luxurious spa and a delicious iftar buffet. Check them out for amazing Ramadan offers and treat yourself—you deserve it.

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This week, we hosted Haitham Kurdi, founder of Ramadan's Pearl Charity Meals in Qatar.  The initiative feeds more than 230 workers at The Pearl Qatar daily through iftar nutrition packs as well as hot meals from kind neighbours and supportive local restaurants. Listen in to know about the meaningfulness of this venture, and how you can contribute too!

 
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Is your skin dull and tired from all the stress it goes through? Do you want to know the small steps you can take on an everyday basis to protect and help nourish it?
 
This week, we spoke to the illustrious Marzena Hallam, founder of Emoly, who creates 100% organic and 100% natural skin care products in Qatar, along with working a day job. Listen in to know what the best practices are to care for your skin and to learn about how an organic skincare regime can benefit you.
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Do you believe in book fairies?

Doha Heat had the pleasure of chatting with a real-life Book Fairy! Jean Bayaborda, founder of The Book Fairies Qatar, talks about her love for books and how she raises awareness of reading in Doha.

Do you have a passion for reading and spreading satisfaction to others? Download our podcast and listen to learn how you can become a book fairy too!

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Doha Heat had the pleasure to host Nourah Al Sulaiman, Students Outreach Manager of Ensaniyat. Ensaniyat is a project under the umbrella of migrant-rights.org and aims at spreading knowledge and awareness about migrant and domestic workers rights in Kuwait and Qatar. Listen to our Podcast at http://www.gingercamel.com/podcast/doha-heat or watch us here, we went LIVE this morning!

Qatar Labour Law document:

https://www.ilo.org/…/1284…/F-1438071320/QAT105099%20Eng.pdf

Follow and support Ensaniyat:

https://twitter.com/Ensaniyat_
https://twitter.com/_Noourr
https://www.instagram.com/ensaniyatproject/

If you would like to support a local project started by a group of neighbours, donate your time/goods/iftar boxes this Ramadan:
Ramadan Charity Meals at The Pearl Qatar:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/790785904460772/

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Doha Heat had the pleasure to meet Jack Saba GM of Public Affairs Sasol. We discussed their CSR initiative "Accessible Qatar" and "Definitely Able Qatar" to Inspire us all and bring awareness about the super abilities of those with disabilities. Bringing your attention to the first public inclusive park in the entire region where children with all types of abilities can play together Legtaifiya Park

Follow them here:
FB @/thedefinitelyable 
Instagram: @definitelyAble

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Coach Elizabeth Wood, Founder of Inspire Me spoke on the topic of Self-Confidence, a common topic for those who seek coaching. Her approach is to keep it simple by offering 5 Simple Steps to Self-Confidence. She empowers her audience to commit to tangible action steps within the week. Download the podcast and benefit from a surge of energy coming through your speakers! 
www.inspireme.qa 
Instagram: @elizabeto 
FB: Elizabeth Wood

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Goal setting through coaching...

Doha Heat had the pleasure to host our guest Abdulaziz Dallol Leadership and Life Coach yesterday. We discussed how Aziz supports his clients to reach their goals by tackling limiting beliefs they may have about themselves, as well as exploring the comfort zone and how to break out of it in order to grow. We also tapped into pain and how pain can serve us. If you haven't yet watched the LIVE video check it out below and download the podcast to catch it all!

Instagram: @azizdalloul 
Website: http://www.azizdalloul.com

Also we spoke of Inspire Me's free workshop series that takes place every Tuesday evening from 6pm-7.30pm at Shakespeare, The Pearl.
Http://Www.inspireme.qa

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LIVE with our guest Anahi Brown -Lifestyle and Wellness coach. We learn about Paleo and Keto diets and general mindfulness to keep us happy and energised!

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Hello Doha Heat! We had the pleasure of hosting Ms. Jacinthe Lamontagne-Lecomte on our FB LIVE podcast. Jacinthe likes to introduce herself as a Citizen of the World free of labels and told us; "I'm not an artist". We discussed her photography, art-work and canvas work within the theme of capturing emotions. To know more download this week's podcast and show support. Follow Jacinthe for more inspiration. Let's get curious!

JACINTHE LAMONTAGNE
FB Page: Jacinthe Lamontagne-Lecomte Jacinthe Lamontagne-Lecomte
www.jacinthelamontagnelecomte.com

International Artists Doha will have an event at the W-Hotel on the 24th March 2018 unveiling Jacinthe's canvas titled "Emotions"

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Brainchild of "Filipiknows" Carlo Yan joined us this morning in the studio to discuss his blooming business in Qatar and the Gulf. Today's theme was motivation. We discussed what motivates us, and strategies to stay on track whilst en route to achieving our goals. We also discussed the concept of the comfort zone and what we can potentially do to stretch ourselves out of our comfort zone to step into our full potential and grow. His goal is to reach out to the Filipino community worldwide, and his motivation is his family.

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This episode we addressed the concept of celebrating our positive emotions more than we usually do. We compared how as humans we tend to dwell on negative emotions and stay 'in' them much longer than our positive emotions. We discussed this in light of the current situation in Qatar, and how the blockade has affected our emotional wellbeing. It comes down to our choice whether we push through the bad times to embrace the good.

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Good evening Doha Heat! We had the pleasure of hosting 12-year old singer Janna Tompson. This week's theme was learning from our challenges and turning it into something positive. Janna spoke of her passion for singing and music and how it helps her on a daily basis to overcome bullying. She touched on how speaking out and asking for help during tough times supported her to be herself and care less about what people think of her. She sang for us and we are delighted to hear her beautiful voice... download this episode now and follow Janna on her inspiring journey.

https://www.facebook.com/Jannathomsonuk/

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This week's guest was Salman Bin Nasser, Qatari Explorer. We spoke of how his expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro inspired him to grow and pursue success as well as his hike across Qatar . We also spoke of what is it that inspires us as humans and how we experience fulfilment in life.

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This podcast is about how to visualise your best life. A vision board is a creative way to put your dreams down on paper or design on the computer.  

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The Disease to Please was theme of the week, with our  special guest Amal Al Muftah, Qatari Film Maker, Artist and Director. 

 

Elizabeth and Amal discussed the challenge of People-Pleasing in a creative industry such as film making. Amal shared her insight into how she overcame the challenge of pleasing others and began to please herself by setting boundaries and no longer restricting her creativity. Through the chat, Elizabeth and Amal gave the listeners insight into what people pleasing is and how we can grow and be more creative and authentic if we put ourselves first.

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We had the pleasure to host Doha-based Henna artist Nazma Mazhar as our guest on Doha Heat's podcast this morning. She uses her artistic talent as a personal charity project to bring happiness to cancer patients in Doha and those who have lost their hair to the disease alopecia.

 
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Jeanne leads the Doha Environmental Actions Project. Doha Environmental Actions Project is keen to raise public awareness of the environmental damage caused by the littering, and aid in making the public aware of the new Law #18 of 2017 on public hygiene which prohibits littering in public spaces and lays down stringent penalties for offenders.  

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Stefan Lindberg-Jones introduces Elizabeth Wood to the Doha Heat podcast audience. We get to hear why she has taken the role of host and what she will bring to the show.

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Today we are revisiting our friend, instrumental rock musician Shehzad Bhanji as he has recently produced his second album. This time we talk about the major shift in the global music industry as well as a musical scene in Qatar. About new ways of being an artist in the digital era, following your dreams and about the music of course.
For more information please visit www.shehzadbhanji.com

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Zoe Hawk is an artist who shows us the mysterious world of girls, mostly innocent and sometimes vicious. Her works are deep yet easy to understand, they touch the issues of childhood, social adaptation, gender. If you have ever been a girl you will relate. In case you haven’t… Well, we talked with Zoe about much more than that. So join us while we try to answer the eternal questions of what is art and how do we know. And while you listen, visit her website: zoehawk.com or instagram: @zoe.hawk

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Have you ever been bored at a museum? Tired perhaps? Don’t worry, our today’s guest  Pamela Erskine-Loftus will tell us about what do museums of today do to save you from the museum fatigue. That’s an actual term. We will also discuss how great it is to enjoy a good cultural experience and why it’s better to not try do a whole museum at once.
So tune in, and enhance your culture with us.

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Did you know the Museum of Islamic Art was designed by the same architect, who designed the Louvre Pyramid? Or that when the National museum of Qatar was first opened it didn’t have a collection to display?
If you want to fall in love with Qatar, the unique place where we live, listen to our guest
Dr. Mariam Al-Mulla. She is  a cultural researcher at Qatar University, a former director of Qatar National Museum, a curator and organizer of many exhibitions, an art historian, a  museologist and much more. With us she shares the stories of Qatar. The stories of heritage, family, growth and aspiration.
Join us for this conversation, and you will feel Qatar a little more.

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There is a special kind of place. A place we usually go to on a school trip, often visit as tourists when traveling to other countries. We know they’re important, but often don’t visit them in our own hometowns.

Museums are meant to make a community.

They are a non-profit institution built to preserve our culture, to share it with us, to provide us with means of discussion and reflection on who we are. With our guest Safa Arshad, we’ll find out what the museums of Doha have for us to learn.

Direct download: DH_-_Museum.mp3
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Between the the worlds of food abundance and scarcity in Qatar there is a bridge. It’s called Wa’Hab which means “to give” - a Doha based initiative that brings excess food from those who have it to those who need it. In this episode we talk to some of the authors of this elegant solution to a whole string of problems at once.

For more information visit www.wahab.qa

Direct download: DH_-_Wahaab.mp3
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For large portion of time there was virtually one way most people could see the world outside of their hometown. They couldn’t go to far off places but they could see those places through the eyes of a travel photographer. Someone brave who took on a risky journey, brought a camera and captured the world for them to see.

These days everybody takes pictures and most of us even travel occasionally. Does that make us all travel photographers? Not really. Apparently there’s something more to it. What exactly is that we’ll find out with the help of our guest Lubaib Gazir, a travel photographer based in Doha.

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Meet Anna, the new host for the Doha Heat podcast. Hear her talk about her background and her ideas for the future episodes of the show.

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Originally from Kuwait, Wala’a found herself in Doha as a student, and later as an interior designer in Japan. Since then, she has taken an interest in colours and the important roles they play in our lives. Join us as we discuss the importance of incorporating the right colours through design and meditation. Colour isn’t something that you just wear, it’s what we live and what we breathe.


For more information please visit: www.thecolorrecipe.com

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It all began in the early 1900’s when women in New York stood up for their right to be heard. Fast forward to 2017 and we’ve seen a drastic change in women’s rights; however there’s still much to be done. Join me as I discuss the importance of this very special day, and highlight a woman who continues to inspire through love and passion.


For more information on International Women’s Day and any events going on in your region, please visit: www.internationalwomensday.com

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In a world filled with bloggers and up and coming social media celebrities, how do you separate yourself from the pack? How do you stand out? Karen Nicolet, founder of Clumsy and Chic discusses the importance of developing your own brand identity, while being authentically you. From photography to her love of fashion, Karen shows us how the little things in life truly make a difference. Join this Grazia Style Awards Blogger of the Year on her journey from marketing to mommy hood, here in Doha.



For more information please visit: www.clumsychic.com

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Born in Doha, and raised in the UK, Tamara Hasan is the perfect example of turning an idea into reality. After a friend fractured his arm and had nowhere to turn to in terms of physiotherapy, she saw a need and raced to fill it. In 2015, Tamara Hasan co-founded the International Physiotherapy Centre here in Doha, Qatar and she didn’t stop there. One year later, she found her and her team opening a second location. Fast forward to today, and she has now opened the International Medical Centre, a practice where you have your own family practitioner. Striving to give medical care a more personal feel, Tamara is hopeful that the newly opened International Medical Centre will provide just that.

So join Tamara and her team on their journey, as they strive to take healthcare and rehabilitation to the next level, here in Doha, Qatar.


For more information please visit: www.theipcentre.com and www.theimcentre.com for more information.

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In 2010 while visiting his parents here in Qatar, Canadian Sameer Ali realized something was terribly wrong. A short flight to his native India and a few tests after, the unexpected was confirmed - he had been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. After chemotherapy and a 6 month stay, he was free of cancer and back to Canada, only to learn his cancer had returned. Fast forward to 2016, and a few mountains later, Sameer is a true testament to how a positive attitude can overcome anything.


Follow him on his journey as he raises cancer awareness, one mountain at a time.

facebook.com/climbovercancerqa

@climbovercancerqa

 

Direct download: Doha_Heat_Sameer.mp3
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Fiona Lovatt, a woman whose heart shows no boundaries had no idea what she would be faced with, upon her arrival in Nigeria. A four month time frame, books in hand and a hope to spread her love of education, Fiona soon realized her true life's purpose. Nearly five years and five separate initiatives later, she shows no signs of slowing down. Join Fiona on her journey as she aids the children of Borno and internally displaced persons (just to name a few), rebuild their lives after fleeing the terrors of Boko Haram.


For more information on Fiona Lovatt’s journey, please visit: http://lovattfoundation.org

Direct download: Doha_Heat_-_Fiona_Lovatt.mp3
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A special podcast where Stefan Lindberg-Jones hands over Doha Heat presenting to the new host Ansam Safieh. Doha Heat’s 4th presenter since the podcast launched in 2014. Ansam, Sam for short, gives us a brief insight into what she did before turning her hand to podcast hosting and she talks about some of her guests she has lined up in the next couple of weeks.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_-_Ansam.mp3
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Ahmed Hassan is an inspirational young man, who stumbled across his inner passion and creativity two years ago with his camera phone which has led him on a journey of discovery of photography.

This has led him to have an exhibition this month of his work.
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I am sure many of us at one time or another in their life have written a poem or some lyrics to express themselves. I am certain we did this in private, and not many of us shared our creativity. Now you can learn more about developing your skill in poetry writing and writing music, with the help of a new group called Words & Strings (http://www.wordsandstrings.xyz), set up by Amin Isaac & Elmoiz.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_-_WS.mp3
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Ghanim Al Sulaiti is an inspiration amongst young Qataris growing up amongst the deluge of fast food restaurants. A qualified engineer who’s passion was healthy living and eating, decided to lead by example and educate the best way he could by opening Qatar’s first Vegan Cafe 100% plant based food. Listen to Ghanim's story and his passion for enriching the lives of their guests, their employees and the community through healthy eating.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_-_Vegan.mp3
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With so many people being affected by cancer in different ways these days, either through knowing someone close to them, a friend of a friend, or actually having cancer themselves, it’s not something you can ignore, and it won’t  go away if we stick our heads in the sand. Self testing and regular check-ups are important for all of us and Breast Cancer Awareness Month is great reminder about taking care of ourselves and the importance of supporting others.

Listen to our inspirational special guest Sandee Thompson, who took on breast cancer herself and walked away with a bilateral mastectomy. Sandee shows us that if you are diagnosed with the Big C, it’s not the end of the world, and can in fact be a new beginning. Sandee can be contacted directly at sandee_t@yahoo.com

Direct download: DH_-_BCA.mp3
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If you have been in Qatar for over a year or so you would understand that sometimes finding things in shops or knowing what the procedure is with official paperwork can be a little frustrating at times and confusing, so generally you turn to your work colleagues or friends for help and advice. Now there is a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/579287658767294/  and website https://wwhidoha.com/ When, Where & How in Doha which brings together the Qatar community to help each other with relevant information you want to know. Sean Garret founding partner talks to @dohaheat about how the Facebook page came about, the amazing response from the Qatar community, the strange questions and the future for the Facebook site & website.

Direct download: DH_-_WWHDOHA.mp3
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@DohaHeat is the community podcast here in #Qatar, so when we heard about this regular #event @paintqatar we felt we had to share it with the Doha Heat #community. Joe Newnham from @TrinityQatar explains the whole concept and how it is appealing to all ages. Listen to the podcast to hear how you can book a place and get 10% discount.

Direct download: DH_-_PTTQ.mp3
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These long summer holidays really do not lend themselves to sustaining a podcast, huh? We return with a new episode, which features some familiar voices: Producer Andrew Clark and Ginger Camel Managing Director Stefan Lindberg-Jones. The two discuss how the podcast got started, its ups and downs, and the next chapter.

Special thank you to all of our listeners; without you all the podcast would never have made it this far. Do not be shy about getting in touch if you would like to be a potential guest.

See you around the sandbox. - Andrew

Direct download: DH_-_Andrew.mp3
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Good things come to those that wait, right? We are back after a lengthy absence because life sometimes gets in the way of side hustles. This episode introduces us to Professor Anne Sobel, who is an accomplished independent filmmaker and is currently working on a graphic novel. Her latest project focuses on a story involving elements of fantasy and female empowerment, all set in the GCC.

Direct download: DH_-_Anne_Sorbel.mp3
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Every day is a new opportunity to live positively and give to others - this is the guiding mantra for Shefa Ali. Raised mostly in the UK, but relocating to Qatar a few years ago, this guest touches on how shifting a mindset and devoting yourself to service leads to great things.

Make sure to follow her journey via these channels:

Instagram: Miss_Shefa

Snapchat: Missshefa007

Direct download: DH_-_Shefa.mp3
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A man. An Instagram page. And lots of ambition - these things aptly sum-up today's guest, Mohannad Bitar. Wanting to show the world Qatar's diversity of experiences and scenery (hold the desert and mall jokes), Bitar launched an Instagram account focused on these things, which has grown exponentially in less than a year. The interview delves into what sustains his passion for this project and where he hopes to take it next.

 

Follow Mohannad's journey and see This is Qatar's latest posts via their Instagram profile: @thisisqatar.

Direct download: DH_-_MR_TIQ.mp3
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Born and raised in Pakistan, Shehzad Bhanji tells his story of pursuing music as a teenager with relatives, growing up, and then returning to his passion for writing rock music. Although having a full-time job in marketing and a family, the now Doha-based musician finds time to write, record, and promote his take on instrumental, guitar-focused rock. To listen to his album, Never Say Goodbye, head here: http://www.shehzadbhanji.com/#!music/c130w.

Direct download: DH_-_asdf.mp3
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Best known as the authors behind "Life with Karlly," a blog about Doha life, Karen and Allyson stopped by the studio. The two, who are lifelong friends, reveal how they balance one another and keep a free-flow approach to writing.

Make sure to keep up to date on their latest entries and insightful reviews via one of their many channels:

Blog: www.lifewithkarlly.com

Facebook: Life With Karlly

Karen's Instagram: @Karenxxii

Allyson's Instagram: @nikkibeybe

Direct download: DH_-_Karlly.mp3
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Carolin Zeitler, one of our previous guests and head of How Women Work, stops by to share about the organization’s upcoming conference. 

Learn more about the organization and their great work via one of these channels:

Facebook: How Women Work
LinkedIn: How Women Work
Twitter: @how_women_work
Conference Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-women-work-2016-connecting-the-dots-tickets-19910369451

Direct download: DH_-_Caronlin_HWW.mp3
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Spent an evening this week driving around with new friend and globetrotter, JP Salva, who is the man behind the travel blog, "Border Junkie." Giving up his job and just going for it, he has visited 131 countries so far, documenting it on Instagram and Snapchat (BorderJunkie). We talk about how he got started and what it is like building a community online by doing something you love.

Special note: Can you name the first country JP visited outside of the US? If so, let us know in the comments section on our Facebook page and one lucky winner will be selected for a prize.

Direct download: DH_-_Car_Recording.mp3
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Hospitality management is not just a job for today's guest, Christoph Franzen; it is a life-long passion. The Grand Hyatt's Area Vice President for Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman took some time between helping guests to chat about growing up in a family of Swiss hoteliers and why he loves what he does. 

 

Find out more about the Grand Hyatt Doha's events and restaurants here: http://doha.grand.hyatt.com/

Direct download: DH_-_Chris.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Stand-up comedian, Paralympic athlete, model, advocate - all qualities embodied by today’s guest, Nawaal Akram. Not one to hold back, she dives right into her unique personal journey and the challenges faced along the way. Check out her social media accounts to see what Nawaal is up to:

 

Facebook: Nawaal Akram

Twitter: @nawaalakram

Instagram: @nawaalakram

 

Muscular Dystrophy Qatar:

Instagram: @MD.Qatar

Direct download: DH_-_Nawal.mp3
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One more episode before 2015 ends, and make sure to not miss this one with Valeria Mazzei of The Expat Shella​. The young Italian expat exudes positivity and ambition as she opens up about moving to an unfamiliar place as a teenager and jumping into curating a YouTube channel with friends.

Direct download: The_Expat_Shella.mp3
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What do marketing, psychology, and fitness training have in common? They are all passions driving this episode's guest, Nuwaid Pocker - founder of Crunch Doha, a Qatar-based, holistic approach to eating healthy and staying fit. Listen in to hear all about this young entrepreneur's personal journey of taking risks and fully believing in one's ability to achieve greatness with tenacity.

 

Find out more about Crunch Doha at www.crunchdoha.com or on their social media channels.

Direct download: DH_-_Nuwaid.mp3
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Hello Doha Heat family! This week we hear from Cameron McNaughton, who recently relocated to Qatar after reflecting on wanting to push himself out of his comfort zone and wishing to be with family here. We delve into his journey from South Africa to deciding to set aside familiarity and comfort for new opportunities in an unfamiliar place - a theme that probably resonates with many listeners.

Make sure to check-out his startup project mentioned in the episode: www.golfchamps.net. You can also connect with Cameron via Twitter: @rakkers7.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am MSK

40+ countries, 600+ conversations - this is the life of aspiring travel writer Colleen Waterson, who stayed up late to chat about her journey to ask people around the world 3 questions. We get into what inspired her to pursue this dream and how she sustains the energy necessary to do something like this. Learn more about Colleen's project and participate here: www.bigsharedworld.com.

Direct download: DH_-_Colleen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Since Andrew has gone on a short break to the U.s., Ifath is going to be hosting alone for the first time this week! Our guest is Reem Mansour, Co-Founder of Cat Assistance team of Qatar. She discusses changing her career path from Mass Communication and Theatre to helping out our small feline friends and what her future plans are for the rescue organisation.

Direct download: DH_-_2_1.mp3
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Jessie Oliver, who is better known by her Instagram handle @Slinky.Jam, shares her personal journey from Australia to Qatar. The rising artist, who spends her days at a Doha veterinary office, shares how art came into her life and how social media has helped get her name out there.

Direct download: DH_-_2.mp3
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Elsbeth Blekkenhorst, who founded and currently runs Global Women Qatar, tells about her personal journey from business student to air steward to entrepreneur - all the while finding love and starting a family. Her Doha-based recruitment firm aims to empower women through the cultivation of an on-and offline community where individuals share their tips for navigating the sometimes puzzling path to employment in Qatar. For all the latest updates from Elsbeth and her guest contributors, make sure to check out the Global Women Qatar blog: http://www.globalwomenqatar.com/blog.

Direct download: Elsbeth.mp3
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We've made it to our 200th episode and what better way to celebrate than this interview with Seti Raeisi, who balances a demanding 9-5 with her passion for helping others live better. The life-long Doha resident shares about her desire to continuously learn and improve, be it studying computer science or composing her first motivational book in 2016. The enthusiasm and positivity seeps through this episode - hope you enjoy!

Feel free to check-out Seti's multiple social media platforms to get quick and FREE healthy living tips:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Setareh-Raeisi-942191262468546/timeline/

Instagram: @setithc

Snapchat: setasetaseta

Direct download: DH_-_Seti.mp3
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Almost to our 200th episode - holy moly! Thanks to the wonderful world of Instagram, we met this episode's guest, Lulu Mohamad Ali, who is a self-described "Fashion, health, beauty, food, business, and technology micro-blogger" based in Doha. We talk about pursuing one's passions despite not fully knowing how to do it, the importance of learning daily, and what we can expect from her brand, Labelled.

Direct download: DH_LMA.mp3
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Julian Jan, owner and instructor at the Jan Institute of Education, tells about his life-long passion for learning, specifically the humanities. For anyone who has been in Qatar for a while, you might not think of Qatar as being a place where artists, philosophers, and historians thrive, but educators like Julian are helping to change that. Tune in to hear how more about this and Julian’s life journey that led him to Qatar.

 

 

If you like this episode or any of our past ones, please leave us a review on our Facebook page or iTunes page and check us out on snaptv.me. We love hearing from you!

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Born and raised in Qatar, this sister and brother open up about the simultaneous feeling of missing a bygone era in the country and enjoying the changes that have come. The conversation also drifts into exploring the evolving cultural norms within Qatar and some of the ways in which young Qataris are pioneers. We definitely will have to do part 2 since we only get a small sampling of the two’s expeditions to places like the Amazon, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the Arctic Circle.

Direct download: DohaHEAT1.mp3
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Mayouf Rouf, who is one of the founders of Qatar’s e-commerce fashion platform that offers a hassle-free online shopping experience, joins us at the studio. We learn a bit about growing up in the country and his adventures in northern India, which would later influence his decision to pursue entrepreneurship full-time. Visit the Shabab Falcon site here: https://shababfalcon.com.

Direct download: DohaHEAT1_1.mp3
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After what seems like forever, we are finally back with a new episode of Doha Heat where we introduce Carlo and his team at SnapTV.me. We are excited for this new partnership and growing together. Make sure to show them some love by visiting their website and checking-out the first online web-TV magazine in the Middle East.

 

Got an idea for an episode this year? We would love to hear from you via our social media or by dropping us a message on our website: www.dohaheat.com

Direct download: Doha_Snap.mp3
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Originally from Zimbabwe, maths teacher Lizzie Muringi joins us to talk about her life-long passion for education, specifically its ability to directly impact someone’s life. Not only does this passion get channeled into her day job, Lizzie also initiated an NGO, Blue Diamond Trust, aiming to assist students with school fees and other expenses.

 

 

*Special note: With the Doha Heat team going on holiday, this will be the last new episode for about a month. In the mean time, definitely check-out our past episodes.

Direct download: Teach.mp3
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Environmental protection advocate and social media enthusiast, Neeshad VS, stopped by the studio after work to share his story that spans from India to Qatar. Because of his international experiences and very clear passion for giving back to his community, this young guy is someone to keep an eye on - expect great things from him in the future! Note: there are some great, easy ways to make your Ramadan more eco-friendly, too.

Direct download: Neeshad_VS.mp3
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Special shoutout to our sponsor this week, Hyatt Plaza’s Fast-A-Thon 2015, which takes place this weekend, June 26th through 27th. To learn more about the event and register, visit: http://on.fb.me/1Ld2AuH.

Have you met someone that just exudes confidence and joy? Well, Mrs. Universe 2014 1st Runner-Up, Yezenia Navarro, demonstrates these qualities along with so many more. Listeners gain insight into her journey from pursuing acting in Mexico to falling in love and making the move to Qatar, after which she was invited to represent her homeland in the Mrs. Universe pageant.

 Want to learn more about Yezenia's anti-domestic violence campaign, Queens Without Scars? Make sure to follow the initiative's work here.

Direct download: Yezenia_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MSK

 

Doha Heat family! We’ve made it to our 1st birthday - woohoo! Thank you for all of your support and special thanks to our guest contributors, Neeshad and Saila.

Direct download: DH_-_Anniversary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MSK

Robotics in the GCC seem to be a hot topic these days, especially after our neighbors in Dubai announced the debut of some robo-cops...not the 90s classic type sadly. Qatar, not to be outdone, is also fostering a domestic robotics industry at Education City, the location of today's podcast. Tune in to learn about how one Texas A&M alum is fostering its growth and got inspired by Hollywood.

 

Find more information about today's show over at our guest's website: http://www.qrid-robotics.com/about_qrid.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_Robotics_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MSK

If you have been watching the news recently, I am sure you are familiar with the earthquakes that hit Nepal and left the country in need of humanitarian relief. How do you provide this when you are abroad? Well, today's guests, Omer and Zaid of Education City United 4 Nepal, reveal how their student organization is doing this successfully and with a lasting impact.

Direct download: Doha_Heat__Nepal.mp3
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The team ventured outside of Doha for a special interview with head equestrian trainer, Claudia Bergers, at Al Uqdah Equestrian Complex. Many people probably had no idea how big horseback riding is in Qatar so we went to the best source. Claudia shares about her journey from the Netherlands to Qatar and gives us a tour of the facility.

Direct download: DH_-_Claudia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MSK

"Bright Lights, Little City" - a blog inspired by Nat High's 1st weekend in Doha and the city's "relentless ambition" is the focus of today's episode. Nat, who started the adventure into writing and sharing his insights into Doha life, tells us why he chose writing, how his creative process works, and how to sustain it.

Direct download: Nat_High_-_DH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MSK

Doha Heat family, give a warm welcome to Ifath Sayed who will be joining as a co-host! Today we got the opportunity to meet Jamal Salim Abdulla, who hails from Mombasa, Kenya and currently works at Qatar Foundation. His journey is truly uplifting as he tells of foregoing his own university studies to help provide for his family's well-being back home.

Direct download: DH_-_Jamal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MSK

Arriving in Qatar a few years ago after helping improve Dubai's transportation systems, Mark Thomson is quite the community man. He joins us to talk about his work with Internations, which is a networking and social group for expats and locals alike, and a life-long pursuit of meeting people. We also delve a bit into how we, as expats, can contribute positively to Qatar's future and why that is important.

Direct download: DH_-_Mark_Thomson.mp3
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Noemi Espinosa, a global adventurer who documents her journeys via Pinay Flying High​ blog, joins us today. She opens up about her early travels with her aunt in the Philippines, some of the struggles she has faced while traveling, and the future of her blog.

 

Make sure to subscribe so you never miss a new episode! Find us on iTunes here: http://apple.co/1DVOmLB. Find us on Stitcher (Android/iOS friendly app): http://bit.ly/1JUG7QF.

Direct download: DH_-_Noemi2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MSK

If you have been to Jones the Grocer, you probably have met today's guest at the front, Gopal Baysal. We talk about his journey from Nepal, where he attended university, to the GCC, and how one goes about making a life in an unfamiliar environment.

 

Make sure to subscribe so you never miss a new episode! Find us on iTunes here: http://apple.co/1DVOmLB. Find us on Stitcher (Android/iOS friendly app): http://bit.ly/1JUG7QF.

Direct download: DH_-_Gopal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MSK

Warning: super sweet episode ahead with architect/baking blogger, Rou'a Wehbi, of Rou's Sweet Corner. We talk about pursuing multiple life passions simultaneously, especially those that are seemingly not related. Make sure to check-out her blog and show some love.

Direct download: DH_-_02_-_Roua.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MSK

Northwestern University - Qatar senior, Abir Bouguerra, comes to the studio and tells us about growing up between Qatar and Tunisia, figuring out one's identity, and the pursuit of finding intersections in her passions. She also shares about developing her artistic skills, notably painting and poetry - expect to hear more from her! A very earnest and heartfelt episode ahead.

Direct download: DH_-_01_-__Abir.mp3
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Two of the guys from Doha-based gaming studio, Girnaas, dropped by to talk about their personal journeys from divergent paths to now being pioneers in video game design in the region. Make sure to take some time to check-out their games available in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

Direct download: EP_-_Girnas.mp3
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